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University Events: August and September 2017

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AUGUST EVENTS

Aug. 23 ACCESSABILITY SERVICES ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will host AccessAbility Services Orientation at 8:30 a.m. in Room 101 of Warner Hall on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information or to register, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

Aug. 24 TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host Transfer Student Orientation 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. 25 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. For more information, call (203) 837-8298.

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Aug. 25 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. 25 SIP & SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" sponsored by Whole Foods Market Danbury 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 you sip wine and sample assorted snacks. All skill levels are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. For more information, visit wcsu.edu/news/2017/08/14/sip-and-sketch-evening-at-wcsu-pairs-art-with-wine-and-refreshments/. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/end-of-summer-sip-sketch-tickets-35204846644.

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Aug. 25 PLAYFAIR (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU will present "Playfair" at 8:30 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall 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." Wear comfortable clothes. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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

WestConn Recreation will host "RecFest '17" from 1 to 5 p.m. on the Recreation Field and Bill Williams Gym on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The theme is "water," so come prepared to get wet! Have fun with slip-and-slide kickball, water wars and water pong, or test your riding skills on the mechanical surfboard. You can also head into the gym for a friendly game of volleyball or dodgeball. Ice Cream Emergency will be on site from 1 to 4 p.m. and the BBQ will start at 4 p.m.  For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host illusionist Joel Meyers at 8 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 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 freshman WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to durante007@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 1 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. 27 WESTERN LIFE HACKS (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU will host "Western Life Hacks," an event required for all new students, at 3 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 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 SPEED PAINTING EVENT (Welcome Week event for freshman WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host Tom the Painter Varano for a speed painting to music event from 7 to 9 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to freshman WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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

The Office of Student Affairs will host a Scavenger Hunt from noon to 5 p.m. starting at CityCenter Danbury, 190 Main St. in Danbury. This event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp or call (203) 837-8547.

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Aug. 28 OPENING MEETING (WCSU faculty and staff only)

The fall semester Opening Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The meeting is open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, send an email to mckayj@wcsu.edu.

Aug. 29 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: 

Classes for the fall 2017 semester begin today.

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Aug. 29 - 30 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 -- Financial Aid & Student Employment, Academic Advisement Center and Registrar's Office -- 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. 30 CLUBS CARNIVAL (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student Government Association will host the "Clubs Carnival" from 2 to 4:30 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. The rain location is the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the Midtown campus. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 30 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

The Department of Nursing will host an information session about study-abroad opportunities in Greece at 3 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The trip, planned for March 2018, is open to all students, with priority given to nursing students. For course requirements, costs and more information, send an email to sousam@wcsu.edu.

Aug. 30 BARBECUE ON THE LAWN (Welcome Week event ): 

WCSU will host a barbeque from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Midtown Student Center Restaurant is the rain location. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/ww.asp.

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Aug. 30 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a welcome back 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/newman-club/newman-dinners/, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Aug. 30 PAC OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT (Welcome Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Baywatch" at 8 p.m. on the Science Building lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Welcome Week screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Aug. 31 GOOGLE SEMINAR: 

The WCSU Department of Communication and Media Arts will host a Google seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Among the topics covered will be Image Search verification, Google Trends, Google Scholar, AutoDraw.com, Google AI tools, data scraping with Google Sheets and Tabula, mapping with Google MyMaps, chart-building with Google Fusion Tables, Google Public Data Explorer, mobile reporting apps and tools, Google Cardboard, Google Earth Pro, and more. The seminar will be free and open to the public. Bring a phone or laptop and lunch. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/07/24/google-comes-to-westconn-2/.

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Aug. 31 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER OPEN HOUSE (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will hold an Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Members of the campus community are invited to attend the Open House to learn about how the center can help with resume and cover letter writing skills, finding an internship or experiential learning experience, understanding what employers seek when hiring, how to negotiate a salary and more. For more information, call (203) 837-8264.

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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 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 Ian Murray and Megan Lyon. 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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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sep. 1 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: 

The Western women's volleyball team opens the season with the Colonial Invitational, a two-day event. The Colonials will face Wentworth Institute of Technology in the opener 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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Sep. 1 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. SIMMONS COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team opens the season with the Colonial Invitational, a two-day event. The Colonials will face Simmons College in the second match at 8 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 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. PENN STATE BERKS: 

The Western women's volleyball team opens the season with the Colonial Invitational, a two-day event. The Colonials will face Penn State Berks in the first matchup of day two at 10 a.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 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: 

The Western women's volleyball team opens the season with the Colonial Invitational, a two-day event. The Colonials will face Rochester Institute of Technology at 2 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. 3 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 

The field hockey team opens its home slate against the William Paterson University Pioneers in a non-conference affair 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. 4 LABOR DAY: 

No classes; university offices are closed.

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

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "PACnic," a recruitment picnic for PAC, from 2 to 6 p.m. on the Midtown campus Quadrangle, 181 White St. in Danbury. The rain location is the Midtown Student Center Lobby. This Welcome Week event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 6 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

The Department of Nursing will host an information session about study-abroad opportunities in Greece at 8 a.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The trip, planned for March 2018, is open to all students, with priority given to nursing students. For course requirements, costs and more information, send an email to sousam@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 6 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop at noon in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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. 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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Sep. 6 MULTI-CULTURAL MEDITATION: 

The WCSU Office of Intercultural Affairs; the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation; and the Institute for Holistic Health will host "Multi-cultural Meditation" at 4:45 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will feature workshops on the history, practice and health benefits of different types of meditation, as well as providing an understanding of the whole-person approach to wellness, which includes physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual components. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to compassion@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 6 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face the Farmingdale State College Rams in a non-conference 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. 6 GREEK COUNCIL EVENT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Greek Council will host a "Get to Know Greek Row" event at 8 p.m. on the Midtown campus Quadrangle, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. The rain location is Warner Hall. For more information, send an email to edwardsharris001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 7 CAREER SUCCESS 101 (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a "Career Success 101" workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. 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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Sep. 7 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The field hockey team will face UMASS-Dartmouth 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. 7 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Beauty and the Beast" at 6 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 pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 7 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 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. MOUNT ST. MARY COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's tennis team opens its season when the Colonials host Mount St. Mary College from Newburgh, New York. The Colonials and the Knights begin action at 4 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. 8 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Beauty and the Beast" at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 9 OOZEBALL TOURNAMENT (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn Recreation will host the fifth mud volleyball tournament, "Oozeball," at 1 p.m. on the 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 WCSU faculty, staff and students may participate. Registration forms and tournament rules are available online at www.wcsu.edu/recreation or send an email to westernrec@wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 9 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The lady netters open their Little East Conference slate when the Colonials host the Salem State University Vikings at 1 p.m. for double action 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. 9 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials, under the direction of Dani McDonnell, continue their home Little East Conference run when they host Salem State University 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. 10 FUNDRAISING WALK: 

The Alzheimer's Association will hold a Walk to End Alzheimer's on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., an opening ceremony will be at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. To register or for more information, visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR?sid=23932&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=10423

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Sep. 11 MEET THE GREEKS (WCSU students only)

Greek organizations on campus will host a "Meet the Greeks" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the patio of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. For more information, visit @wcsugreeklife on Facebook.

Sep. 11 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop at noon in Room 202A 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. 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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Sep. 11 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

The WCSU Social Work Club will host "Party with a Purpose," an event to support the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. (Rain location is Room 201 of the Midtown Student Center.) The club is seeking donations of #2 pencils, glue sticks, white glue, erasers, pencil cases, pocket folders, lined notebooks, lined paper, rulers, blue and red pens, crayons, colored pencils, childrens' safety scissors and marble composition books. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to bachman011@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 11 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. LASELL COLLEGE: 

The women's soccer team will face Lasell College at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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. 11 GREEK RUSH (WCSU students only)

Greek organizations will host formal rush at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The events are open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. For more information, visit @wcsugreeklife on Facebook.

Sep. 12 SENIOR FOCUS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop for graduating seniors, "Senior Focus," at 6 p.m. in Room 202A of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Are you a senior? Graduating next spring? Join us for a run-through of what you need to be prepared for the send-off. The workshop will be open to graduating WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Sep. 12 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host "Sahaja Yoga Meditation" at 7 p.m. 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 that can be 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. 12 SLATE NAME NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Slate Name 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. Participants can have their name written on a slate for free during this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 13 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

The Department of Nursing will host an information session about study-abroad opportunities in Greece at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The trip, planned for March 2018, is open to all students, with priority given to nursing students. For course requirements, costs and more information, send an email to sousam@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 13 BLOOD DRIVE: 

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to donate. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp or call (800­) 733-2767.

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Sep. 13 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 1:30 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. 13 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Introduction to the Integrative Approach to Health" with holistic practitioner Dr. Michael Finkelstein at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public.

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Sep. 13 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a beginning of the year cookout, featuring grilled steak and chicken, 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/newman-club/newman-dinners/, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Sep. 14 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$$ BINGO" at 6 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. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 14 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. TRINITY COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will face Trinity 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. 14 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. 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. 15 REC AFTER DARK (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council will host "After Hours - REC After Dark GLOW" from 10 p.m. to midnight in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event, featuring blacklight dodgeball, glow Zumba, Kan Jam and more, is open to WCSU students only. Stop by; no registration required. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/ or send an email to westernrec@wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 16 NEWPORT TRIP (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to Newport, Rhode Island, for a tour of The Breakers mansion and free time in downtown Newport. The bus will depart the Midtown Student Center at 8:30 a.m. and Westside Campus Center at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10 for WCSU students with I.D. and $25 for students' guests. Tickets will go on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 16 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will face the University of Southern Maine at 11 a.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. 16 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face the University of Southern Maine 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. 16 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. KEAN UNIVERSITY: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face Keane University 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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Sep. 16 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will take on Plymouth State University 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. 19 CAREER FESTIVAL (WCSU students and alumni only)

WCSU Career Services will host "Career Festival - Researching Your Future" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is an informal meet-and-greet with employers to get ideas and advice on the types of jobs a student can do after leaving college. It is free and open to WCSU students and alumni only. For more information, call (203) 837-8263.

Sep. 19 PETS AND VETS: 

The WCSU Student Veterans Organization and Danbury Animal Welfare Society will host "Pets and Vets" from noon to 3 p.m. on the Midtown campus Quadrangle, 181 White St. in Danbury. A number of adoptable dogs and cats will be at the event, which seeks to encourage donations needed by DAWS such as cleaning supplies, paper towels, laundry detergent, kitty litter, kitten and dog food, and rawhide bones. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to mav020@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 20 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

The Department of Nursing will host an information session about study-abroad opportunities in Greece at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The trip, planned for March 2018, is open to all students, with priority given to nursing students. For course requirements, costs and more information, send an email to sousam@wcsu.edu.

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

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an interview workshop at 4 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 how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. 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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Sep. 21 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. SUNY-OLD WESTBURY: 

The women's soccer team will face SUNY-Old Westbury at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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 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, WCSU student Noah Feldman. 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. 22 WESTERN DAY OF SERVICE: 

WCSU will host the fourth 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. For more information, send an email to diazv@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9700.

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Sep. 22 TRIVIA COMPETITION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "The Western Wizz," a trivia competition for prizes, at 4:30 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 23 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. UMASS-BOSTON: 

The Western women's volleyball team will face UMASS-Boston at 1 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. 23 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The women's soccer team will face Keene State College at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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. 23 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will take on Salve Regina University 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. 24 FUNDRAISING WALK: 

The WCSU Police Department Police Benevolent Association will host "A Walk to Remember" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alumni Circle on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The walk will raise funds for cancer awareness and prevention in honor of those who have lost the battle with cancer. All proceeds will be donated to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Danbury. The cost to participate is $10 for WCSU students and $15 for the public. For more information, send an email to chancee@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 25 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. 25 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Stanley Lewis 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, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-stanley-lewis-painter-tickets-36321140509 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 25 - Dec. 3 EXHIBITION: 

"Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators" 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, Dec. 3, in the 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 more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/07/19/wcsu-exhibition-this-fall-to-feature-works-by-connecticut-illustrators/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 26 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a legislative internship information session at noon in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be 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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Sep. 27 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Acupuncture for Stress Management" with licensed acupuncturist Laura Shahinian Kara at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public.

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Sep. 27 BRANDING & LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will learn how to broaden their network, research employers and companies, connect with alumni using proper networking etiquette, and leverage groups to expand their network and find opportunities. 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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Sep. 27 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring grilled Chinese orange chicken, rice and a Chinese egg tart, 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/newman-club/newman-dinners/, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Sep. 27 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. PURCHASE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will face Purchase 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. 28 OPEN HOUSE: 

The WCSU Office of InterCultural Affairs will hold an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-8960.

Sep. 28 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Spiderman: Homecoming" at 6 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 pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 28 - Dec. 3 EXHIBITION OPENING: 

The opening for "Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the 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, Dec. 3, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Gallery. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/07/19/wcsu-exhibition-this-fall-to-feature-works-by-connecticut-illustrators/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 28 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, Terri Small. 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. 29 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Spiderman: Homecoming" at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 29 BEST DARN JAZZ CLUB IN DANBURY: 

WCSU will present the "Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

Sep. 30 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The field hockey team will face Plymouth State University at 11 a.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. 30 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will face UMASS-Dartmouth at a time to be announced 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. 30 PEP RALLY (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally" from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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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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