View other Calendars
View other WestConn calendars

University Events: February and March 2016

 For more information about events, contact the Office of University Relations.
 All listings are subject to change. Please call to confirm.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Feb. 1 - Mar. 13 GALLERY EXHIBITION: 

"Bill Eppridge - The Beatles: Six Days That Changed the World, February 1964" will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The gallery will be closed for Presidents Weekend, Feb. 12-15. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit wcsu.edu/newsevents/Beatles-Exhibition.asp. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Feb. 2 - Mar. 29 SUPPORT GROUP: 

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will host "Girl Talk," a girls supporting girls group, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 105-C of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The group will provide free and confidential discussions about school, relationships, finances and family in a safe and accepting environment. It will run for eight weeks, through March 29, and advance registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 9 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host a "Strategies for Midterm Triumph" workshop at noon on the second floor of the Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at (203) 837-9245 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

 More Info

Feb. 10 GUEST ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Tim O'Brien 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.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-lecture-series-spring2016.asp or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Feb. 10 STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about a summer study-abroad opportunity in Barbados at 11 a.m. in 102 Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program, Ethnographic Field Methods: Barbados (ANT 298), is a residential field course in Barbados for students interested in learning about Caribbean culture and anthropological research methods. The information session will be free and the public is invited. Participants will earn six credits in just four weeks. For cost and more information, send an email to hegelcantarellac@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 10 ASH WEDNESDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host an Ash Wednesday Mass at noon in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

 More Info

Feb. 10 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a "Living Poetry, Writing Lives" workshop at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Reggie Marra will discuss using poetry for healing. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 10 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU women's basketball team will host cross-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University in a key Little East Conference match at 5:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU and the Warriors are atop the league standings as the regular season nears its end. The game is also "Jam the 'O' Night" as we try to fill the stands for this battle of intra-state foes. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 10 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The second presentation of the series, "Factors that Modify the Climate," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and his students will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Climate-change-lectures.asp or send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

 More Info

Feb. 10 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's basketball team will host cross-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. WCSU and the Warriors are atop the league standings as the regular season nears its end. The game is also "Jam the 'O' Night" as we try to fill the stands for this battle of intra-state foes. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 10 ASH WEDNESDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host an Ash Wednesday Mass at 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

 More Info

Feb. 11 RECEPTION AND PRIVATE TOUR: "THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF BILL EPPRIDGE": 

Adrienne Aurichio, wife of photographer Bill Eppridge, will present an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" tour during a private 5 p.m. reception prior to her gallery talk about "The Photography of Bill Eppridge," in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost of $50 per person also will include a signed copy of Eppridge's hardcover book. An exhibition featuring Eppridge's work, "The Beatles: Six Days That Changed the World," will be on display in the Gallery through March 13. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Beatles-Exhibition.asp. For tickets to the private reception, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/beatles. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Feb. 11 GALLERY TALK: "THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF BILL EPPRIDGE": 

Adrienne Aurichio, wife of photographer Bill Eppridge, will present a gallery talk, "The Photography of Bill Eppridge," at 6:30 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. An exhibition featuring Eppridge's work, "The Beatles: Six Days That Changed the World," will be on display in the Gallery through March 13. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Beatles-Exhibition.asp. For tickets to the talk, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-the-photography-of-bill-eppridge-by-adrienne-aurichio-tickets-20786021550. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Feb. 11 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, Nick Arne & Carlos Jimenez, at 9 p.m. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 12 - 15 PRESIDENT'S DAY HOLIDAY: 

No classes; university offices are closed.

 More Info

Feb. 13 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU women's basketball team will face Keene State College in the second-to-last Saturday game of the regular season 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 women will be raising donations for "Play 4 Kay" Day, an annnual fund-raising event to honor long-time women's basketball coach Kay Yow. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 13 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's basketball team will take on Keene State College in the second-to-last Saturday game of the regular season at 3 in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Colonials will be celebrating Military Appreciation Day. Come out and thank the brave men and women and then root for the Colonials. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 13 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. POST UNIVERSITY: 

The men's lacrosse team, under newly appointed head coach Ryan Cavanagh who will get his first taste of Western lacrosse, will face the Post University Eagles in a scrimmage game at 3 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.

 More Info

Feb. 16 TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Tutoring Resource Center will host an "Introduction to American Sign Language" workshop at noon on the second floor of the Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The hour-long workshop will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the center at (203) 837-9245 or visit www.wcsu.edu/trc/.

 More Info

Feb. 16 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer an interview 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 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. 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, call (203) 837-8263.

 More Info

Feb. 16 THE STRIVERS ROW (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The WCSU Black Student Union will present The Strivers Row at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Strivers Row is a collective of spoken word artists and poets who have performed on stages ranging from the NAACP Image Awards to Broadway's Amsterdam theater, The Sundance Film Festival and President Obama's Evening of Music and Poetry at the White House. Individually, the poetry collective affectionately known as The Strivers Row Poets has performed on four continents and as a collective, sold out a three day tour in the UK. The event will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff and students only. For more information, send an email to smith642@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 17 CAREER EXPLORATION AND INFORMATION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Office will host a "Career Exploration and Information" event at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This student-centered event is an opportunity to discuss potential careers in various industries, as well as future positions and internships. Partcipating employers will meet with students in an informal setting and share their passion for their respective careers, and pass along information about their organization, product or service. Many larger organizations have multiple disciplines, and this insight can be valuable to students. Open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to ciarleglioa@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 17 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free home-cooked meal 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.

 More Info

Feb. 17 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The third presentation of the series, "Climate and Civilization," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and his students will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Climate-change-lectures.asp or send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

 More Info

Feb. 18 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, Hiroya Tsukamoto, at 9 p.m. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 19 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Exam Crunch: How to Effectively Study" from 11 a.m. to noon 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 aas@wcsu.edu.

 More Info

Feb. 19 JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos 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. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-8732 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-20416584554. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Feb. 20 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU women's basketball team will celebrate "Senior Day" in the final regular-season contest when it faces Plymouth State University 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 game may decide the Little East Conference top seed and host of the LEC Tournament, which begins the following Tuesday. Head Coach Kimberley Rybczyk will honor the team's seniors. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 20 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's basketball team will celebrate "Senior Day" when it faces Plymouth State University in the final regular-season game at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The game may decide the Little East Conference top seed and host of the LEC Tournament, which begins the following Tuesday. Head Coach Bob Campbell will honor the team's seniors. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 21 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

 More Info

Feb. 22 GUEST ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Matt Murphy 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.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-lecture-series-spring2016.asp or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Feb. 23 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits 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.

 More Info

Feb. 23 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

 More Info

Feb. 23 HIP-HOP PERFORMANCE: 

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

Feb. 24 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus 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.

 More Info

Feb. 24 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second floor lobby of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

 More Info

Feb. 24 LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at noon in Room 411 of the Ruth Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. 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. 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, call (203) 837-8263.

 More Info

Feb. 24 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be an "Introduction to Naturopathy" workshop at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU alumna Stephanie DeSousa will lead the discussion. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 24 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The fourth presentation of the series, "The Recent Past and the Near Future," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and his students will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Climate-change-lectures.asp or send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

 More Info

Feb. 25 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, the WCSU Student Jazz Ensemble, at 9 p.m. 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.

 More Info

Feb. 27 AN EVENING OF GOSPEL: 

WCSU will present "An Evening of Gospel featuring The Choir Boyz" at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Joining The Choir Boyz will be special guests Vincent Bohanan & The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir and Source of Love Records recording artist Terri Small. Tickets start at $25. For tickets and additional information, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

 More Info

Feb. 28 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

 More Info

Feb. 29 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a resume workshop at noon in Room 209 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is for students who have never created a resume and those who want to update an old resume. Topics covered will include: elements of a resume, style and format for a resume, and how to highlight strengths and experience. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. Registration is required. To register, go to www.collegecentral.com/wcsu/Student.cfm. For more information, call (203) 837-8263.

 More Info

MARCH EVENTS

Mar. 2 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free home-cooked meal 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.

 More Info

Mar. 2 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The final presentation of the series, "How Do We Fix This?" will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and his students will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/Climate-change-lectures.asp or send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

 More Info

Mar. 3 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, folk-rocker Gerard Smith, at 9 p.m. 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.

 More Info

Mar. 4 - Mar. 13 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" 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 7 p.m. on March 4; 8 p.m. on March 5, 11 and 12; with 2 p.m. matinees on March 6, 12 and 13. Set in the 1950's Mississippi Delta, this timeless Tennessee Williams story follows a Southern family in crisis and the relationships of two iconic characters, Big Daddy Pollitt and Maggie. This powerful tale of love and loss is directed by Sal Trapani. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Mar. 4 FRANKENSAX, JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ ORCHESTRA: 

Frankensax, conducted by Andrew Beals, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Jimmy Greene, and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Jamie Begian, will perform at 7 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. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-8732 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/frankensax-jazz-ensemble-and-jazz-orchestra-tickets-20416501305. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Mar. 5 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CONFERENCE - MORNING SEGMENT: 

WCSU, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, the Danbury Library and the Danbury Historical Society will host a full-day conference for Women's History Month, "Celebrating Women Past and Present. The conference will begin at 9:15 a.m. with an introduction in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. At 9:30 a.m., Terry Buzaid, author of "The Great Danbury State Fair," will speak about "Women of the Danbury Fair." Ann Rodwell-Lawton, a program manager of Education & Outreach at The Women's Center of Greater Danbury, will discuss "The History of Women's Centers and their Increasing Importance" at 10 a.m., Velya Jancz-Urban, author of "Acquiescence," will speak about "The Not-So-Good-Life of the Colonial Woman" at 11 a.m. There will be a lunch break and the program will reconvene at 1 p.m. The conference will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to shawd@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 5 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CONFERENCE - AFTERNOON SEGMENT: 

WCSU, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, the Danbury Library and the Danbury Historical Society will host a conference for Women's History Month, "Celebrating Women Past and Present. The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation by Lucy Beard, executive director of the Alice Paul Institute, about "Alice Paul, Heroine of Equality," in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. At 2:30 p.m. at the Danbury Library, 170 Main St. in Danbury, actress Gretchen Trapp will perform "Dramatic Presentation of Women of Character, Courage and Compassion: Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott and Clara Schumann." The conference will conclude with Christine Roberts and WCSU Honors students honoring women from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the Danbury Library. The conference is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to shawd@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 6 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

 More Info

Mar. 9 GUEST ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Ellen Weinstein will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-lecture-series-spring2016.asp or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Mar. 9 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be an "Introduction to Herbalism" workshop at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Community herbalist, flower essences practitioner and director of Twin Star Herbal Education Lupo Passero will lead the discussion. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 9 SYMPHONIC BAND: 

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Timothy Wiggins, will perform at 1 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. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-8732 or visit www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Mar. 10 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 Ian Murray, at 9 p.m. 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.

 More Info

Mar. 11 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "DIY Stress Management Activities" from 11 a.m. to noon 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 aas@wcsu.edu.

 More Info

Mar. 11 JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 7 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. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-8732 or visit www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Mar. 12 ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE: 

The Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association will hold its Winter Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For cost and other information, visit www.ctnofa.org/winterconference/index.html.

 More Info

Mar. 12 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Center of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The exam is open to the public. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or send an email to academictesting@wcsu.edu.

 More Info

Mar. 12 ALUMNI MUSIC DAY: 

The WCSU Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations will present the Alumni Band and Choir 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. A reception for alumni will precede the performance at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, also on the Westside campus. For more information, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-alumni-music-day-at-wcsu-tickets-20812160733 or call (203) 837-8298.

 More Info

Mar. 13 SUNDAY MASS: 

The Newman Center will host Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/index.html, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

 More Info

Mar. 16 CULTURE AND VALUES LECTURE: 

Doctoral candidate Marcello Kilani, a Dean's Fellow at The New School for Social Research, will discuss "The Good Life: Ethics and Identity in Ancient Greece" at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Kilani is a passionate educator dedicated to bringing the cultures and ideas of the past to life in a way that bears on contemporary issues in philosophy, politics and society. He is the 2016 Macricostas Professor of Hellenic Studies at Western. The lecture, hosted by the WCSU Center for Culture and Values, will be free and the public is invited. It is funded by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine "Deno" Macricostas and his wife Marie.

Mar. 16 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free home-cooked meal 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.

 More Info

Mar. 16 SYMPHONIC BAND: 

The 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. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-8732 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-symphonic-band-tickets-20416619659. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Mar. 19 - Mar. 27 SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY IN COSTA RICA (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will host Bio 107, "Scientific Inquiry in the Field in Costa Rica," from Saturday, March 19, through Sunday, March 27, at the Goldring Field Station in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. The course requires attendance at pre- and post-trip meetings, a final exam, and a $2,500 fee. It fulfills general education lab science requirements and offers 4 credits. Space is limited and the course is open to WCSU students of any major only. For more information, send an email to pinout@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 21 - Mar. 27 SPRING BREAK: 

No classes; university offices are open.

 More Info

Mar. 22 GIMME A (SPRING) BREAK WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Development Center will offer a "Gimme a (Spring) Break" resume workshop at 10 a.m. in Room 209 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Take advantage of Spring Break to catch up on important workshops to help prepare for your job search. The workshop is an hour in length and 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, call (203) 837-8263.

 More Info

Mar. 24 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will display their usual fun and high-spirited showmanship during a game at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena at the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, go to http://wcsu.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=8. Game tickets and Magic Pass tickets are available at (203) 837-TIXX or www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

 More Info

Mar. 25 - Mar. 26 DAY OF REFLECTION: 

No classes; university offices are closed.

 More Info

Mar. 30 GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: 

Pianist Cicilia Yudha will perform at 1 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. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

 More Info

Mar. 30 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free home-cooked meal 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.

 More Info

Mar. 31 - Apr. 11 M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis 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 Monday, April 11, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to robeaul@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 31 GALLERY OPENING - M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will be from 5 to 7 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 Monday, April 11. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited.

Mar. 31 - Apr. 2 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 21st 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, March 31. Joe Lovano will be the guest performer with the WCSU Jazz Orchestra in concert on Friday, April 1. The climactic Jazz Fest concert on Saturday, April 2, will feature Kenny Garrett and his quintet. Reservation and ticket information is available at www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-21st-annual-jazz-fest-tickets-19624799303.

All listings are subject to change. Please call to confirm.

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.


For more information, please contact:
Sherri Hill, Associate Director, Public Relations
Phone: (203) 837-8486 Fax: (203) 837-8530
E-Mail: pr@wcsu.edu

WCSU Weather Information

Current Conditions in Danbury


Fair
Current Conditions

55.1° F
Feels like N/A°

Wind: 7MPH from the S
Humidity: N/A%
Pressure: 30 in.
Dew Point: N/A° F


Emergency / Weather Alert Information

The Emergency / Weather Alert will be posted on the WCSU home page any time an emergency or bad weather causes a delay, cancellation or early closing of the university.

Weather Alert Example

 Visit the Emergency / Weather Alert page

Greater Danbury 5-Day Forecast

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Slight chance for a morning shower, partly sunny and pleasant.
Partly sunny and pleasant.
Mostly cloudy, chance for some showers.
Chance for morning rain then some afternoon sunshine.
Mostly sunny and mild.
36° / 59° 34° / 56° 36° / 43° 39° / 54° 33° / 54°