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University Events: August and September 2016

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AUGUST EVENTS

Aug. 25 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU football team will take on William Paterson University in a pre-season scrimmage at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Aug. 26 PARENT WORKSHOP (Welcome Week event): 

Representatives from WCSU's Academic Advisement Center and Career Development Center will present a workshop, "Building Academic Success," at 11 a.m. in Room 201 A/B of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Is your student unsure about how to pick a major or questioning whether s/he has chosen a suitable major? How can your student get off to a good start at college? What should the game plan be for success? And speaking of success, how does your student find out about cooperative education/internship and career options? Learn some tips for academic success; find out about assessments that can assist your student in choosing a suitable major; get important tips that will boost your student's chances for success, beginning the very first semester. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 26 ALUMNI LEGACY PHOTO (Welcome Week event): 

Incoming students and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and other relatives who graduated from Western will participate in an Alumni Legacy Photo at noon on the front steps of Old Main on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. An alumni reception will follow in Warner Hall on the Midtown campus. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

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Aug. 26 ENTERING THE GATES CEREMONY (Welcome Week event): 

WCSU will hold its traditional "Entering the Gates" ceremony at 1:30 p.m. through the gates on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Faculty, staff, alumni and new and returning students will take the ceremonial walk through the gates to signify the start of another school year. Required for new students, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp or call (203) 837-9700.

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Aug. 26 PARENT WORKSHOP (Welcome Week event): 

WCSU will offer a Parent Workshop with Mike Weber, "Changes for College - Parent Edition," at 2:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 26 PLAYFAIR (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU will present "Playfair" at 2:30 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Required for incoming students, this is "the most popular campus attraction in history for new student orientation programs." For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 26 ILLUSIONIST JOEL MEYERS (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host illusionist Joel Meyers at 8:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Meyers was named 2014 Best Rising Star and was nominated for two Campus Magazine awards for 2015 alone. He has appeared on SyFy, The CW, NBC, FOX News and recently starred on "FAKEOFF" on TruTV. Meyers' combination of magic and stagecraft is not only creative but also unequaled within the performing arts. Always working toward the inspirational idea that nothing is impossible, he has an amazing way of taking his audiences with him on his magical excursions and he is only beginning his quest. The performance is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Aug. 27 VOICES OF STUDENTS (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU will host "Voices of Students," an event required for all new students, at 10 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 27 UNIVERSITY 101: WESTERN LIFE HACKS (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU will host "Western Life Hacks," an event required for all new students, at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The program consists of several dynamic and exciting, 20-minute workshops that will introduce new students to what they need to know to be successful during their first year at Western. Students will receive raffle tickets for prizes that will be given away at the end of the workshop. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 27 - 28 AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER ON THE NILE: 

Aquila Theatre will present Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" at 8 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 2 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/aquila-theatre-in-agatha-christies-murder-on-the-nile-tickets-26464793911. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Aug. 27 RECFEST '16 (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU Recreation Services will host "RecFest '16" from 4 to 8 p.m. on the Science Building lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Have fun with bungee, rock wall climbing and zip lining on the field or head into the gym for a friendly game of volleyball or dodgeball. There also will be a flash photo booth from 5 to 7 p.m. and free ice cream at the Ice Cream Emergency bus. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 27 COMEDIAN ZOLTAN KASZAS (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host comedian Zoltan Kaszas at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Comedian Zoltan Kaszas was born just Zoltan Kaszas in Budapest, Hungary. Nineteen years later in San Diego, California, he added Comedian to his name by stepping on stage and cracking wise. Over the last few years, his wisecracks have won him The Seattle International Comedy Competition, The San Diego Comedy Festival, San Diego's Funniest Person Contest and The Rockstar Energy Drink Comedy Throwdown. He tells jokes in non-contest formats as well, so come and see Comedian Zoltan Kaszas live! The event will be free and open to the WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Aug. 27 PAC BINGO (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host BINGO at 9 p.m. in the Colonial Corner of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event, which will include prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Aug. 28 SCAVENGER HUNT (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU will host the "Guidebook Scavenger Hunt," a required event for new students, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The starting point is the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hunt is a game that will enable new students to discover places on campus, explore activities and earn points while updating their status from a mobile device using the Guidebook app. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 28 CLUBS CARNIVAL (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student Government Association will host the "Clubs Carnival" from 3 to 6 p.m. on Quad on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The carnival provides the opportunity to learn about the numerous student organizations at Western. There will be amusements and more on the Midtown campus Quad. Raffle tickets will be available at the SGA booth. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 28 PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE NOVELTY (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Personalized License Plate Novelty" event from 3 to 6 p.m. at the PAC table at Clubs Carnival on the Quad on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can put their name on a personalized license plate during this event, which is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Aug. 28 BARBECUE (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU will host a barbecue for students from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Quad on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 28 VARIETY SHOW (Welcome Week event): 

CenterStage will host a Variety Show at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 28 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" at 8 p.m. in the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. Bring pillows, blankets or lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be provided. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Aug. 29 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: 

Fall 2016 classes begin today.

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Aug. 29 ENROLLMENT SERVICES FAIR (Welcome Week event): 

The WCSU Division of Enrollment Services will host an Enrollment Services Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Offices in the division -- Admissions, Financial Aid & Student Employment, Academic Advisement Center, Registrar and Publications & Design -- will have staff available to answer questions and provide information about the services each office offers. There will be games and prizes, as well. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 29 - Sep. 18 M.F.A. ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION: 

The Master of Fine Arts Alumni Art Exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Aug. 30 HIP-HOP PERFORMANCE (Welcome Week event): 

Rapper and Hip-Hop artist Andrew "Fig" Figueroa will present "Mixed-Race Mixtape" at 6:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Through spoken word, monologue and rap, Figueroa shares the experience of growing up "mixed" and how race affects relationships with teachers, friends, family and police. An open mic session will precede the performance. It will be free and the public is invited.

Aug. 31 STUDENT EMPLOYMENT JOB FAIR (WCSU students only)

The Office of Financial Aid & Student Employment will hold a Student Employment Job Fair for new, returning and transfer students from noon to 3 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. On-campus departments and off-campus organizations will be present to discuss part-time job opportunities for federal work-study and non-work-study students. For more information, send an email to herediaa@wcsu.edu.

Aug. 31 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a welcome spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sep. 1 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE: 

The women's soccer team begins a new era as Alex Harrison takes the helm of the Colonials this fall. The team opens the season by hosting Farmingdale State College at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 1 WET 'N WILD (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Inter-Residence Hall Association will host "Wet 'N Wild" from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Featured will be inflatable slip 'n slides and foam activities for WCSU students only. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Sep. 1 GALLERY OPENING - M.F.A. ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, Sept. 26. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 1 "ASKING FOR IT" (Welcome Week event): 

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will present Act Out's "Asking for It" at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Required for incoming students, this theatrical presentation will depict real-life situations and provide students the opportunity to confront personal and societal views on controversial topics in thought-provoking discussions with the actors following the performance. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/orientation/full-schedule-ww.asp.

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Sep. 1 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. VASSAR COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's soccer team, under "new" long-time women's soccer coach and Western alumnus Joe Mingachos, will begin a new era when it opens the season against Vassar College at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 1 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, folk/pop singer Kristen Graves. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Sep. 2 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team home slate begins with the Colonial Invitational, a two-day event. The Colonials will face St. Joseph's College of Long Island in the opener at 5 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 2 FRIDAY AFTER HOURS (WCSU students only)

The Center for Student Involvement will host "Friday After Hours Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" from 10 p.m. to midnight in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Sep. 3 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. COLBY-SAWYER COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face Colby-Sawyer College at 10 a.m. in the second round of the Western Invitational in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 3 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. RIVIER UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU field hockey team will open the season by hosting Rivier University at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 3 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. SIMMONS COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face Simmons College at 4 p.m. in the final round of the Western Invitational in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 3 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. HARTWICK COLLEGE: 

A busy opening weekend of action for the Colonials is capped off with the season-opening football game against non-league opponent Hartwick College at 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 4 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will cap off Labor Day weekend action when it hosts Springfield College in a non-league match at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 5 LABOR DAY: 

No classes; university offices are closed.

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Sep. 5 COLONIAL WARS (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

Colonial Wars is the kickoff event to the yearlong series of events in the Chuck's Cup program. Each residence hall will create a banner to represent their team and come together wearing building colors to compete in multiple events including volleyball, dodge ball, tug of war, pie eating contest and more. Come out on Labor Day to help your residence hall win! For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Sep. 6 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. EMMANUEL COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team will continue non-league action when it faces Emmanuel College at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 7 FRESH CHECK DAY (WCSU campus community only)

"Fresh Check Day," a signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF), will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event aims to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses through interactive expo booths, free food, entertainment, prizes and giveaways. It also serves as a reminder that WCSU cares about its students and their well-being. The event is open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.freshcheckday.com.

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Sep. 7 SENIORS AT CAREER SERVICES (WCSU senior students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer "Seniors at Career Services" from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Senior students are invited to learn about WCSU College Central, senior recruitment and internship programs, workshops and career counseling, and special career events. Career Services staff will be available to provide resume and LinkedIn profile critiques, reserve a seat for an upcoming workshop and answer related questions. The office also offers tip sheets on resumes, interviews and networking. It will be free and open to senior WCSU students only. For more information, call (203) 837-8263.

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Sep. 7 MEDITATION: MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: 

"Meditation: MultiCultural Perspectives" will be from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Presenters will include: Keynote speaker IHHS Director Christel Autuori, who will demo one-pointed meditation, guided imagery, and coloring and chocolate meditation; Geshela Dhargey, Tibetan Buddhist monk, "Buddhist Meditation; Stephen Dydo, practiced meditator/composer, "Just Listen! Music and Meditation;" Chris Farrell, musician/composer, "Sounds of Peace;" Assistant Professor of HPX Dr. Robyn Housemann, "Wellness Mandala and Guided Meditation;" Deana Paqua, spiritual teacher/shamanic healer/Reiki master, "Meet Your Power Animal;" Jesse Rovero, practiced meditator/instructor, "Mudras and Sahaja Yoga meditation;" Nancy Scherlong, holistic psychotherapist/coach/creative arts therapist, "Journaling as Meditation;" Lara Ward, holistic health coach/educator, "Yoga-Meditation in Motion." Free and open to the public.

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Sep. 8 SENIORS AT CAREER SERVICES (WCSU senior students only)

WCSU Career Services will offer "Seniors at Career Services" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Senior students are invited to learn about WCSU College Central, senior recruitment and internship programs, workshops and career counseling, and special career events. Career Services staff will be available to provide resume and LinkedIn profile critiques, reserve a seat for an upcoming workshop and answer related questions. The office also offers tip sheets on resumes, interviews and networking. It will be free and open to senior WCSU students only. For more information, call (203) 837-8263.

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Sep. 8 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an all-night open mic. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Sep. 8 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$ BINGO" at 10 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. Bring the name slip with your name on it to be entered into an additional raffle. For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 9 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Finding Dory" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 10 - Sep. 11 CONSIGNMENT EVENT: 

The Connecticut Kids Closet will hold a fall consignment event in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public will be admitted for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The event will include thousands of new and second-hand children's clothes, shoes, toys, games, bikes, books, strollers, high chairs, changing tables, gliders, bedding, baby gear and more. For information, visit www.ctkidscloset.com or call (860) 350-6260.

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Sep. 10 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU field hockey team, under the guidance of Dani McDonnell, will face Worcester State University in the Little East Conference opener at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 10 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU women's tennis team home season opens with a Little East Conference match against UMass-Dartmouth at 1 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 10 MUSIC FEST AMERICA: 

WCSU, Ives Concert Park and Newtown Savings Bank will host "Music Fest America, A Celebration of America's Music," featuring Bela Fleck and Chris Thile, at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Music Fest America will celebrate our nation's musical traditions, presenting free performances from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on two stages at Ives Concert Park. Appearing will be Six String Soldiers and some of Connecticut's best bluegrass, jazz, folk, roots, gospel and classical artists. After a brief intermission, the Ives gates will re-open for paid ticket-holders at 6 p.m. for an evening of unforgettable music from Bela Fleck and Chris Thile on the Ives gazebo stage. The ticketed event featuring Fleck and Thile begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com. Get tickets at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1263563.

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Sep. 10 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON: 

The women's soccer team will face non-league foe University of Scranton at 3 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 10 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Sep. 13 MEME MUGS NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Memes Mug Novelty" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can put their favorite meme on a mug during this event, which is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 13 YOGA MEDITATION SERIES: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host a series of free meditation classes, "Sahaja Yoga Meditation, at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple yet profound guided meditation with easy to do hand movements all done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 13 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will face the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in key in-state battle at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 13 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. TRINITY COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face intra-state rival Trinity College in a non-league match at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 14 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Artist Marcos Chin will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 14 HUNGRY, HUNGRY HIPPO INFLATABLE: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host the Hungry, Hungry Hippo Inflatable from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 14 ANCELL DAY: 

WCSU students majoring in business and law administration or those who are still undecided about a major are invited to learn more about Ancell School of Business clubs, activities and opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the south plaza outside the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will include food, games and more. For more information, send an email to silkowskie@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 14 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Chakradance" with Khristee Rich at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Chakradance is a fun dance that balances the seven major chakras (energy centers). Specific music is designed to balance each chakra. Enjoying the music and the movement will balance the chakras for better health. Rich is a life coach and Reiki master. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 14 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a beginning of the year cookout featuring grilled chicken and steak, picnic salads and Rice Krispie treats at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Sep. 14 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team plays on back-to-back nights. The team will face Medgar Evers College in a non-league match at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 14 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. VASSAR COLLEGE: 

The WCSU field hockey team is back to non-league action when itl faces Vassar College at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 15 VETERANS WRITING PROJECT: 

The WCSU Veterans Writing Project will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Veterans of all ages and from all branches of the military are invited to join the group led by Assistant Professor of Writing, Linguistics & the Creative Process Hunter Liguore. Liguore has worked extensively with veterans who wish to share their experiences through storytelling and writing. Bring a notebook and pen. For more information, send an email to liguoreh@wcsu.edu or youngs@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 15 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, singer/songwriter Matt Sucich. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Sep. 16 - Sep. 18 GREATER DANBURY IRISH FESTIVAL: 

Ives Concert Park will host the Greater Danbury Irish Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17; and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For a schedule of events and ticket information, go to https://danburyirishfestival.org/.

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Sep. 16 - Sep. 17 "MYSTERY THE MUSICAL": 

"Mystery, The Musical" will be performed at a time to be determined in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit http://lightsup.org/.

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Sep. 17 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU football team will take on their longest-running rival, Plymouth State University, in a MASCAC home opener at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 17 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. PRATT INSTITUTE: 

The WCSU women's tennis team will face Pratt Institute in a non-league match at 1 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 17 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU field hockey team gets into Little East Conference action when it takes on rival Keene State College at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 18 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

Under the watchful eye of Joe Mingachos, the WCSU men's soccer team will face LEC arch-rival Keene State College at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 20 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU field hockey team will face Eastern Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 21 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

WCSU Career Services will offer a resume workshop at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is for students and alumni who have never created a resume and those who want to update an old resume. Topics covered will include: elements of a resume, style and format for a resume, and how to highlight strengths and experience. It will be free and open to WCSU students and alumni only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/. For more information, call (203) 837-8263.

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Sep. 22 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE: 

The women's soccer team will face Manhattanville College at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 22 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. RAMAPO COLLEGE: 

The WCSU field hockey team will face Ramapo College at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 22 COFFEEHOUSE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature Gary Johnson - All Request Live. Johson will perform a show based completely on the song requests students text to him. Open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 23 WESTERN DAY OF SERVICE: 

WCSU will host the third annual "Western Day of Service," an opportunity to volunteer with one of many nonprofit organizations in the community. Registration will be at 8 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and will be transported to local organizations for three hours of volunteer service. Buses will return to the Midtown campus at 12:30 for a wrap-up celebration. To register, go to www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/WDoS-Registration.asp. For more information, send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9700.

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Sep. 23 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Forrest Gump" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to theriault011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 24 PAC TRIP (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to "The Big E" in West Springfield, Massachusetts, for a day to enjoy everything the fair has to offer: from the food to local vendors and farm animal displays. The bus will depart the Midtown Student Center at 10:30 a.m. and the Westside Campus Center at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10 for WCSU students with I.D. and $25 for students' guests. Tickets will be on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to christensen010@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 24 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face Plymouth State University at noon in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 24 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The women's soccer team will face UMass-Dartmouth at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 24 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Sep. 24 - Sep. 25 'MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING": 

Aquila Theatre will present "Much Ado About Nothing" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/aquila-theatre-in-much-ado-about-nothing-tickets-26781323660. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 26 GOLF OUTING: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host The Neil Wagner Golf Outing with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Richter Park Golf Club, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. Proceeds from the annual event will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment. The cost is $700 per foursome or $175 per person. The public is invited; reservations are required. For more information, visit http://alumni.wcsu.edu/events or call (203) 837-8298.

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Sep. 26 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: 

The women's soccer team will face Wentworth Institute of Technology at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 27 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU women's tennis team will face Bridgewater State University at 1 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 28 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Hilary Doyle will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 28 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Reflexology" with Reflexologist Health Coach Patrick Lucas at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Reflexology is a deeply relaxing natural form of healing based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the various parts and systems of the body. Benefits of reflexology include stress reduction, relaxation and renewal of physical and emotional strength. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 28 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU field hockey team will face Westfield State University at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 28 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring meat-lovers pizza casserole, salad, rolls and cappucino pudding at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/dinners.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Sep. 28 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The women's soccer team will face Worcester State University at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 28 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. SUNY-NEW PALTZ: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face SUNY-New Paltz at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Sep. 29 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the opening act, Toure, and the featured act, WCSU senior Ian Murray. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Sep. 30 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. RUTGERS-NEWARK: 

The WCSU women's tennis team will face Rutgers-Newark at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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VISITOR PARKING ADVISORY: Western Connecticut State University offers several convenient, centrally located parking spaces for visitors to the university’s Midtown and Westside campuses in Danbury. Midtown visitor parking is in the lot next to Old Main and in designated spaces next to University Hall. Parking in the university’s White Street and Fifth Avenue garages is restricted to students, faculty and staff with hang-tags and/or parking stickers from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; visitors are welcome to park in the garages all other times. Westside visitor parking is on University Boulevard. Visitors who cannot be accommodated in these parking areas are asked to call the University Police Department to make other arrangements.

Up-to-date university parking rules and regulations, color-coded campus maps that show parking areas and shuttle bus stops, and shuttle bus schedules are available at www.wcsu.edu/parking. Call the University Police Department at (203) 837-9300 for more information about the parking rules and regulations.


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