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University Events: April and May 2015

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APRIL EVENTS

Apr. 1 - 30 FOOD AND BLANKET DRIVE: 

The Phi Alpha Honor Society will hold a food and blanket drive to benefit the Dorothy Day Hospitality House and Family & Children's Aid. Donations may be left throughout April in the boxes outside of the Department of Social Work Office, Room 101 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to fingerthomas001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 15 - 26 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Smokey Joe's Cafe" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on April 15 & 16; 8 p.m. on April 17, 18, 24 and 25; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 19 and 26. Broadway's longest-running musical revue is a red-hot evening of rock-and-roll and rhythm and blues standards by songwriters Leiber and Stoller. Directed by Julio Agustin Matos Jr. Seating is extremely limited.To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/SmokeyJoesCafe.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 16 - 25 ALUMNI TRAVEL - ROME & THE AMALFI COAST: 

Alumni and friends will experience the history, food, wines  and culture of Rome, Ravello, Vietri-sul-Mare, Sorrento, Positano, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Naples, Italy. For more information, go to https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/633681#.U-ElFJzCogo. To book a reservation, contact Kay Schreiber at (203) 790-8342 or send an email to kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.

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Apr. 17 - 19 CONSIGNMENT EVENT: 

The Connecticut Kids Closet will hold a spring consignment event in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, there will be a pre-sale for charity. Entry will be gained with a $10 donation or a bag of non-perishable groceries. 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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Apr. 18 RESEARCH CONFERENCE: 

WCSU will host the 2015 Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference. Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. To register for the event, go https://alumni.wcsu.edu/sigma-xi. For more information, visit http://community.sigmaxi.org/home/.

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Apr. 18 FLUTE MASTERCLASS: 

The Ives Concert Flutists will host a Flute Masterclass with Susan Hoeppner at noon in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Student flutists will play selected solos with Linda Mark as the accompanist. Hoeppner will critique the pieces. A reception will follow. For more information, send an email to luppino002@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 18 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The men's lacrosse team, winners of two out of its last three games, will take on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index.

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Apr. 18 DANBURY CONCERT ASSOCIATION: 

The Danbury Concert Association will present cellist Sophie Shao, violinist Frank Huang and pianist Gilles Vonsattel at 7:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This is a DCA subscription event. For more information, go to www.danburyconcert.org/index.shtml.

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Apr. 19 CHUCK'S MINI-MUDDER: 

The WCSU Recreation Office, Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department and the Student Government Association will host "Chuck's Mini-Mudder" on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the Westside Athletic Complex. Heats will begin at 8 a.m. and will occur in 15-minute intervals. The event will begin and end on the turf field of the stadium and will include 16 physical challenges over the course of two miles, many of which are covered in mud. Registration is $15 per person before April 10 and $20 per person after April 10. WCSU students can participate for free with valid I.D. Participants must be 12 years old and up. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ChucksMiniMudder, www.wcsu.edu/recreation, or send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu or hart056@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 20 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Art writer, historian and curator Dr. Jennifer Samet and gallerist Steven Harvey will offer their perspectives on artists and the contemporary art scene 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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Apr. 20 ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION: 

The Ancell School of Business will host "The Entrepreneurial Arc: A Panel Discussion with Successful Local Business Leaders" at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Westside Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Participants will include David Reunert, CEO of National Galactic; WCSU alumna Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, a psychotherapist, Board Certified Career Coach and speaker; and Manny Carreras, a local entrepreneur, property owner and restauranteur. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Entrepreneur-Journey.asp.

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Apr. 20 THE CHALLENGE (WCSU campus community only)

The Newbury Hall staff will host "The Challenge," a campus-wide event that resembles the "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" in a fun and cultured way. The event will begin at White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Groups of four people will compete in a race around the campus in multiple challenges, which will include strength, logic, problem-solving, teamwork and agility. There will be raffles and prizes will be rewarded. Open to the campus community only. For more information, send an email to bethkes@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 INTERNSHIP FAIR (WCSU campus community only)

Student interns in Western's Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department will present an overview of their internship experiences with poster presentations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the campus community.  For more information, call (203) 837-8612.

Apr. 21 HEART OF ART FESTIVAL (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Philosophy Club will host the "Heart of Art Festival," featuring live music, a 24-foot community canvas and more, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Quadrangle of the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to sabbagh005@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday program at noon in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The featured performer will be Reuel Camacho. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 21 FRESH-CHECK DAY (WCSU campus community only)

"Fresh Check Day," a signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF), will be held from noon to 3 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 WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.freshcheckday.com.

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Apr. 21 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at 3 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover resume content, styles and formats, and how to successfully market yourself through your resume. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 21 ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP DINNER (Invitation only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of students selected to receive Alumni Association scholarships at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The dinner is by invitation only. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

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Apr. 21 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE (Earth Day event): 

Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener will discuss "Climate Change: It's Real, It's Here, It's Time To Act" at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Earth Day event will be free and open to the public.

Apr. 21 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The men's lacrosse team, under the watchful eye of Head Coach Jason Ouellet, will battle cross-state rival, the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors, at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/mlax/index.

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Apr. 21 CHAMBER SINGERS AND CONCERT CHOIR: 

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the Concert Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will focus on the theme of DUSK to DAWN. The Chamber Singers will perform Roger Petrich's variations on the chorale, "Ah, Holy Jesus," the first movement of Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, and smaller works from Stephen Paulus, Ludwig Lenel and Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning." The Concert Choir will perform Paul Mealor's "Ubi Caritas," Handel's "O Praise the Mighty Lord," Jacob Narverud's "STONE" and "Sure on This Shining Night" by Morten Lauridsen. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 22 PHOTO BOOTH (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a photo booth from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This free event will be open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host an internship information session at noon in Room 416 of the Ruth Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 22 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Tips for Effective Stress Management" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 22 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher Renee Simon will discuss "Reduce Stress Now! Through Nutrition and Mindfulness Practices" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The lecture 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 housemannr@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 WCSU BASEBALL VS. NICHOLS COLLEGE: 

The baseball team hopes to finally host its home opener against Nichols College in a double-header that will begin at 3 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index.

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Apr. 22 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Central Connecticut State University Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology Dr. Paul Hapeman will discuss "Field and Laboratory Methods for Mustelid Conservation: Examples from American Marten, Mink and Fisher" at 4 p.m. in Room 219 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Offered as part of the continuing "Research Seminar" series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to monettem@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 ALUMNI NURSING SOCIETY RECEPTION: 

WCSU will host a reception for nursing alumni and seniors graduating from the WCSU nursing program at 4 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to senior nursing students and graduates of the university's nursing program only. For more information, call (203) 837-8298. To register for this event, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/alumni-nursing-society.

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Apr. 22 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU softball team will take on the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 22 DINNER-SPEAKER PROGRAM (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer a dinner-speaker program featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to Western" -- the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. At 5 p.m., Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Walter Cramer will be the featured speaker in the Faculty Dining Room of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to housing@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8531.

Apr. 22 CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND COMPASSION DISCUSSION: 

The WCSU Division of Justice and Law Administration and the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation will present "Restorative Justice: Healing for Both Victim and Offender" at 5:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Rev. Walt Everett and Mike Carlucci will discuss their extraordinary journey and the healing power of forgiveness under the most unusual of circumstances. The talk will be free and the public is invited.

Apr. 22 GALLERY OPENING - SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Senior Thesis 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 Tuesday, May 5. 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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Apr. 22 LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: 

WCSU Professor of Management Dr. Eugene Buccini will engage in conversation with Dr. John Patrick about the future of health care at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. As health care changes and evolves at a rapid pace, Internet industry pioneer Patrick will explain what lies ahead and what these advancements will mean for businesses, health care and the future. Patrick will discuss his new book, "Health Attitude," and will sell and sign copies after the talk. The public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/JohnPatrick-lecture.asp.

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Apr. 22 JLA CLUB LECTURE: 

The WCSU Justice and Law Club will present "The Polygraph in the Job Interview Process: The Myth, the Magic and the Science" at 6 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The presentation will be tailored to the job interview process for both the private and public sector, and is relevant to all students who may enter a career in which polygraph testing occurs. The lecture will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to salino001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 22 COMEDY SHOW (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host comedian Jay Black at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Black has performed at nearly 700 colleges nationwide and has received numerous awards, including the 2009 Campus Activities Magazine "Comedian of the Year" award, the 2013 and 2014 APCA "College Comedian of the Year" award and the 2013 "All-Around College Performer of the Year" award. The event will be free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 23 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

Sigma Delta Tau will host "Eat Wings, Raise Funds" from 5 to 10 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings, 26 Backus Ave. in Danbury. Simply present the WCSU Sigma Delta Tau fundraiser ticket when making a purchase and 10 percent of the purchase price from one ticket per table will be donated to Women for Women International. The public is invited to participate. To obtain a ticket, send an email to batista015@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 23 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU softball team will take on the Worcester State University Lancers in a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 23 DINNER-SPEAKER PROGRAM (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Office of Housing & Residence Life will offer a dinner-speaker program featuring faculty and staff who will discuss "My Road to Western" -- the story of their own education, prior experiences, past professions, and their individual journeys that landed them at WCSU. At 5 p.m., Assistant Professor of Justice and Law Dr. Divya Sharma will be the featured speaker in the Faculty Dining Room of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to housing@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8531.

Apr. 23 - 25 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 20th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include three evening concerts in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU jazz faculty and select student groups will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Legendary jazz pianist Kenny Barron will be the guest performer with the WCSU Jazz Orchestra in concert on Friday, April 24. The climactic Jazz Fest concert on Saturday, April 25, will feature the Jimmy Heath Big Band, led by the acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and music educator Jimmy Heath. Admission will be free for the Thursday concert; reservation and ticket information for the Friday and Saturday concerts is available at (203) 837-TIXX and www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/2015JazzFest.asp.

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Apr. 23 COMEDY HYPNOTIST(WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host comedian-hypnotist Eric Mina at 9:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Mina is an internationally known entertainer who will change the way people think about hypnosis. He received a psychology degree from Penn State University and is a Certified Hypnotherapist who has performed in Australia, Las Vegas and Times Square, where his off-Broadway show, "Perspective" was featured for six months. The event will be free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 24 MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE TRIP (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Accounting Society and Student Government Association will host a trip to the Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street in New York. The bus will depart the Midtown campus at 8:30 a.m. and return to campus at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 for WCSU students and $45 for guests, and are on sale now at the Information Desk in the Midtown Student Center, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will have access to the museum and take part in a guided tour. For more information, send an email to koukos002@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 24 WESTFEST CONCERT: 

The WCSU Program Activities Council will present Back 2 Life for WestFest 2015 at 10 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets will be $5 for WCSU students with I.D. and $20 for the public. Tickets are available at (203) 837-TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For more information, send an email to paolellob@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 25 WCSU BASEBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

As the final week of the regular season approaches, the Western baseball team will take on the Rhode Island College Anchormen in a crucial Little East Conference double-header that will begin at noon at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index.

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Apr. 25 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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Apr. 26 MARCH FOR BABIES: 

WCSU will host the March of Dimes "March for Babies" at 10 a.m. at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Money raised at the event supports programs that help women have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.org/connecticut/events/10298_3136373437.html.

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Apr. 26 OOZABALL TOURNAMENT (WCSU students only)

The Recreation Council will host the second mud volleyball tournament, "Oozeball," at noon on the grass recreation field on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Oozeball" incorporates the love of playing in a 10-inch deep mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. Pre-registration is required and only current WCSU students may participate. Registration forms and tournament rules are available online at www.wcsu.edu/recreation. For more information, send an email to shanksa@wcsu.edu or hart056@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 26 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU softball team will celebrate Senior Day when it hosts the Manhattanville College Valients for a non-league doubleheader at noon at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/sball/index.

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Apr. 26 WCSU BASEBALL VS. CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK: 

The Colonials will begin a string of five non-conference home games when the team faces City College of New York in a double-header that will begin at 1 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index.

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Apr. 26 NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU New Music Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Percussion Ensemble, conducted by David Smith, will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 26 MUSICAL JEOPARDY (WCSU students only)

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) will host "Musical Jeopardy" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Open to WCSU students only, this will be Jeopardy with a musical theme: questions will include identifying songs, artists and music terms. For more information, send an email to jara004@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 27 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-3222.

Apr. 27 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which  award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8521.

Apr. 28 TUESDAYS AT NOON PERFORMANCE: 

The Dean of Students will host "Tuesdays at Noon," an informal midday program at noon in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The featured performer will be Dan Mustin. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 28 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-9401.

Apr. 28 HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-8576.

Apr. 29 JOB SEARCH WRAP-UP WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a job search wrap-up workshop at noon in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will address student job search activities and other sources for job search information. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/cdc/schedules/workshopsched.asp or call (203) 837-8263.

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Apr. 29 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Tips for Effective Stress Management" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 017 of the Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to morele@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 29 JUMP-A-THON (WCSU students only)

Tau Kappa Epsilon will host a Jump-a-Thon from noon to midnight on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Jump-a-Thon is a 24-hour event during which a TKE brother will have to constantly be jumping on a trampoline in order to raise funds for the fraternity's primary philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. There will be food, music, karaoke, games and more. It will be open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to luis012@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 29 SENIOR PORTRAITS AND CLASS RINGS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits and Jostens class rings from 2 to 7 p.m. during the "Grad Salute" in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are required. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. There is no sitting fee.

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Apr. 29 GRAD SALUTE (Graduating WCSU students only)

Graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win free prizes. This event is open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

Apr. 29 WCSU BASEBALL VS. FDU-FLORHAM: 

The Colonials will take on FDU-Florham in a non-conference game that will begin at 4 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index.

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Apr. 29 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free, end-of-year cookout featuring grilled steak and chicken, picnic salads and dessert 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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Apr. 29 SYMPHONIC BAND, BURLESQUE AND JAZZ: 

The WCSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The program will feature the lush harmony of Mendelssohn and Franz Biebl, the burlesque of Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera," and the jazz-inspired music of Dana Wilson. Faculty guest artist Dr. Fernando Jimenez will perform on trombone a WCSU commission, "Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble" by Dana Wilson. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 30 - May. 3 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "THE CAT IN THE HAT": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Cat in the Hat" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 10:30 a.m. (school matinees) on April 30 and May 1; 3 and 7 p.m. on May 2; 3 p.m. on May 3. "The Cat in the Hat" will bring out the childhood imagination for viewers of all ages, and is the perfect show to bring the whole family to. This is a limited production, with only three shows available to the public. Directed by WCSU adjunct instructor Anthony DePoto. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 30 SENIOR PORTRAITS AND CLASS RINGS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits and Jostens class rings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the  university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are required. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. There is no sitting fee.

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Apr. 30 CAMPUS CELEBRATION (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU will host a celebration to honor the dedication and accomplishments of Dr. James W. Schmotter upon his retirement as eighth president of the university from 3 to 6 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event is open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/President-Schmotter-retiring.asp.

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Apr. 30 WCSU BASEBALL VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: 

In the final tune-up before its Little East Conference finale at UMass-Boston, the Colonials will take on the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Bloodhounds in a non-league double-header that will begin at 3 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.wcsuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index.

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Apr. 30 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, a cappella group The Parallel Fifths. 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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Apr. 30 LIP-SYNC CONTEST (WCSU students only)

"Greek Week" will conclude with a Lip-Sync Battle sponsored by Greek Council, SGA and IRHA at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Only WCSU students may compete, but the campus community is invited to watch. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

MAY EVENTS

May 1 WESTERN RESEARCH DAY: 

The 11th annual Western Research Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU alumna and Boehringer Ingelheim Senior Scientist Dr. Birgit Fogal will be the keynote speaker at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building. There will be a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/wrd/ or send an email to maskels@wcsu.edu.

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May 1 POWDER PUFF TOURNAMENT (Open to female WCSU students only)


The WCSU Recreation Department will host a Powder Puff Tournament beginning at noon on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This event is open to female WCSU students only. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, go to www.imleagues.com or send an email to allenj@wcsu.edu.

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May 2 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU Instructional Leadership Doctoral Program will host an Instructional Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The keynote speaker will be Vanderbilt University Professor of Education and Human Development Dr. Donna Ford, who will discuss "On Being a Culturally Competent Educational Professional: Models, Strategies and Resources." The event will be free; registration is required at www.surveymonkey.com/s/9JPJXPF.

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May 2 KODALY WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Department of Music will present a Kodaly Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the choir room of the Visual and Performing Arts Center. The workshop will provide information about the solfege technique for future educators to apply in the classroom. The workshop will be open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to jara004@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 3 SAXOFESTIVUS: 

The WCSU Saxophone Orchestra and Saxophone Quartets will perform at 2 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The afternoon performance will feature feats of strength with a program that includes works by J.S. Bach, Giovanni Gabriel, Leonard Bernstein and Alfred Desenclos. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the Department of Music will be accepted. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 3 DANBURY MUSIC CENTRE: 

The Danbury Music Centre will perform at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://danburymusiccentre.org/.

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May 5 ANNUAL SPRING SHOWCASE (WCSU students only)

The Eversion Dance Club will host the annual "Spring Showcase" at 5 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The showcase will be a dance concert featuring routines  choreographed and performed by members of the Eversion Dance Club. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to wigglesworth005@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 8 GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

The WCSU Division of Graduate Studies will host a commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Sen Chris Murphy will deliver the commencement address. Graduate students who are eligible to receive their master's or doctoral degrees in January, May or August this year and their guests will be invited to the commencement ceremony, with a reception to follow. For more information, call (203) 837-8244 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/graduate/.

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May 9 SOLO AND ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL: 

The WCSU Solo and Ensemble Festival will enable music students from ages 11-18 to sing and perform for WCSU's outstanding music faculty in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is open to all piano, band, orchestra, jazz and choral students from 5th grade through high school seniors. Students will prepare a solo or small ensemble (up to 13 players) of their choosing to be performed live. Students will receive immediate verbal and written feedback and have the opportunity to earn awards for outstanding performances. The cost is $10 per student, per entry, with no limit on the number of entries. For more information, send an email to wigginst@wcsu.edu.

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May 9 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8:30 to 10:30 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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May 10 UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Former Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell will deliver the commencement address. For more information, call (203) 837-8800 or visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/undergraduate/.

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May 11 - May. 16 WCSU OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION: 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will perform at 8 p.m. at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th St., third floor, in New York.

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May 12 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the Ninth Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with an integrative medicine workshop conducted by Dr. William Lee Cowden and Dr. Eva Sapi. At 6 p.m., there will be a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Dr. Richard Horowitz will speak, followed by the presentation of the "Courage in Advocacy Award" to Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.LymeConnection.Org, send an email to jennifer@lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 16 BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL FEATURING ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Robert Randolph & the Family Band from 3 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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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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