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University Events: July and August 2018

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JULY EVENTS

Jul. 18 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Resume: Making a First Impression," from noon to 1 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is part of the Summer 2018 Lunch & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Jul. 20 - 21 MOCKSTOCK TRIBUTE BAND FESTIVAL: 

MockStock, a two-day tribute band music festival, will be from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Friday is MockStock Purple, featuring a tribute to Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Sly & the Family Stone. Saturday is MockStock Metal, featuring the music of Metallica, AC/DC and Guns 'n' Roses. For tickets, go to mockstocktributefest.com. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jul. 21 MARS OBSERVATION: 

WCSU will host a special viewing of Mars from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Observatory on the roof deck of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and is dependent on local weather conditions. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/ or call (203) 837-8672.

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Jul. 24 MHFA TRAINING PART 1: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. Registration is required; seating is limited. This is Part 1 of a training that will continue on Thursday, July 26. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Jul. 26 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Interview: Showcasing Your Talents," from noon to 1 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is part of the Summer 2018 Lunch & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Jul. 26 MHFA TRAINING PART 2: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. Registration is required; seating is limited. This session is Part 2 of the workshop that began on Tuesday, July 24. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Jul. 27 MARS OBSERVATION: 

WCSU will host a special viewing of Mars from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Observatory on the roof deck of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and is dependent on local weather conditions. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/ or call (203) 837-8672.

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Jul. 28 WESTSIDE REGGAE FESTIVAL: 

As part of the Summer Concert Series, "The Seventh Annual Westside Reggae Festival" will be at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Gates will open at 1 p.m. Featured artists will include Culture, Wayne Wonder, Anthem Band, Half Pint, Derrick Barnett, Tales of Joy and more. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-westside-reggae-festival-tickets-45137779313. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jul. 30 - Aug. 18 SUMMER SESSION III: 

Summer Session III begins

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Jul. 30 MARS OBSERVATION: 

WCSU will host a special viewing of Mars from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Observatory on the roof deck of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and is dependent on local weather conditions. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/ or call (203) 837-8672.

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AUGUST EVENTS

Aug. 4 FAMILY DAY AT LAKE COMPOUNCE: 

WCSU alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend "Family Day" at Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Ave. in Bristol. The $42 per person ticket will include admission to the park, parking and a catered lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the lakeside pavilion. Children 3 and under will be admitted free. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or visit https://alumni.wcsu.edu/events.

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Aug. 4 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by M.F.A. mentor Elizabeth Cohen at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 4 MARS OBSERVATION: 

WCSU will host a special viewing of Mars from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Observatory on the roof deck of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and is dependent on local weather conditions. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/ or call (203) 837-8672.

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Aug. 5 BRUSH AND BRUNCH: 

Ives Concert Park will host Brush & Brunch from noon to 3 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Art Spot will instruct all levels of painting, offering step-by-step lessons on color, shadows, hightlights and technique. Continental brunch will be served on the Ives gazebo stage courtesy of Pour Me Cafe in Danbury. Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks will be available for sale. Tickets are $39 and you must be 21 or older to drink. Get tickets at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1731437. For more information, call (203) 837-9227 or send an email to info@ivesconcertpark.com.

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Aug. 5 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a conversation with M.F.A. mentor Dan Pope at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 6 MHFA TRAINING PART 1: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. This is Part 1 of a training that will continue on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Aug. 6 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Peter Selgin, winner of the 2017 Housatonic Book Award for Nonfiction, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 7 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Jo Knowles, winner of the 2017 Housatonic Book Award for Fiction, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 8 INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Internships: How to Get Started," from noon to 1 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is part of the Summer 2018 Lunch & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Aug. 8 MHFA TRAINING PART 2: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. Registration is required; seating is limited. This session is Part 2 of the workshop that began on Monday, Aug. 6. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Aug. 8 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by memoirist Lisa Romeo and poet Julia Lisella at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 9 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by fiction/horror writer Stephanie Wytovich and mystery writer Jane Cleland at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 10 - Aug. 11 FOREVER GRATEFUL MUSIC FESTIVAL: 

The fourth annual "Forever Grateful Music Festival" will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday night and 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Some of the bands scheduled to perform include Shakedown, Legion of Jerry, Brothers of the Road, Ianbassa and members of MSE, Jen Durkin & The Business, Union Rail, The Red Hots, Atom Family Band, Blackthorn Grove, and the annual Hat City Jam. For tickets, go to www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1680608. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Aug. 17 SIP & SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-47077603379. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Aug. 19 BIG BLOCKS AND BBQ AUTO SHOW: 

Badass Grills and Danbury Auto Spring and Welding will host the Big Blocks and BBQ Auto Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Featured will be classic cars, hotrods and motorcycles with music by JR Waters, Dan's Garage Band & Snappahead. There will be local vendors and a BBQ & pig roast. For more information, call (203) 744-6577 or send an email to ed@danburyautospring.com.

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Aug. 21 MHFA TRAINING PART 1: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. Registration is required; seating is limited. This is Part 1 of a training that will continue on Thursday, Aug. 23. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Aug. 23 TRANSFER ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host Transfer Student Orientation beginning at 9 a.m. at various locations on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/summer.asp.

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Aug. 23 GETTING HIRED WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Getting Hired: Getting the Job," from noon to 1 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is part of the Summer 2018 Lunch & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Aug. 23 MHFA TRAINING PART 2: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. Registration is required; seating is limited. This session is Part 2 of the workshop that began on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Aug. 27 RETURNING STUDENTS MOVE-IN DAY (WCSU students only)

Returning resident students will move into their residence halls at the times indicated in the email they received from the Housing and Residence Life Office. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/full-schedule-ww.asp.

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Aug. 28 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: 

Classes for the fall 2018 semester begin today.

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Aug. 30 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 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. FDU-FLORHAM (Colonial Classic): 

WCSU Volleyball will face FDU-Florham in the first round of the Colonial Classic at 4 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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Aug. 31 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. LASELL COLLEGE (Colonial Classic): 

WCSU Volleyball will face Lasell College in the second round of the Colonial Classic at 6 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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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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