University Events: June and July 2017
For more information about events, contact the Office of University Relations.
All listings are subject to change. Please call to confirm.
|Jun. 20 - Jul. 8|| NEW YORK M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION: |
The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by 2017 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be on display during gallery hours on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, July 8. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-Exhibition-at-Blue-Mountain-Gallery.asp.
|Jul. 9|| CONNECTICUT BALLET SUMMER DANCE CARAVAN: |
As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will host the Connecticut Ballet's Summer Dance Caravan at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.
|Jul. 11|| 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
|Jul. 17 - Jul. 27|| SUMMER ART WORKSHOP: |
The WCSU Department of Art will host a summer painting-intensive workshop, "Exploring Composition," from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in Room 244 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Instructor Christine Hartman will conduct this two-week workshop open to all levels that will focus on the the development of light, space, color and form. Students will work from still life and Master copies studying the subtleties of composition in a beautiful light-filled studio and can expect to complete two paintings over the two-week period. The workshop fee is $350. For more information, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-art-workshop-painting-intensive-tickets-33637034275 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Jul. 21|| MHFA TRAINING (WCSU faculty, staff and students only): |
Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Higgins Annex 214 on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour, evidence-based training course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to identify and help an adult who may be struggling with a mental health issue. The course details a concrete five-step action plan that guides others through the process of reaching out and offering support to those around them. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty and staff. MHFA is an excellent opportunity to enhance one's skill set and resume, while learning how to help a person who may be struggling. Registration is required; contact Elizabeth Suddreth at email@example.com with questions or to register.
|Jul. 22 - Jul. 23|| TWO-DAY SUMMER ART PROGRAM: |
The School of Visual and Performing Arts will host a two-day Summer Art Program for students in grades 4 through 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of theatre and art through workshops focusing on storytelling, improvisation and creative ingenuity. The program will culminate with a performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre. The theme of the program is the story of Icarus -- providing participants with an in-depth look at innovative ways to recreate classic stories through art and theatre. Space is limited. For more information and to sign up, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2-day-summer-art-program-tickets-34885932764.
|Jul. 22|| BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL FEATURING SPIN DOCTORS: |
Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Spin Doctors from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-5219. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.
|Jul. 23|| WESTSIDE REGGAE FESTIVAL: |
As part of the Summer Concert Series, "The Sixth 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 2 p.m. Featured artists will include Beres Hammond and Third World. Tickets are available at www.etix.com/ticket/p/4922628/6th-annual-westside-reggae-festival--danbury-ives-concert-park. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.
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|