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University Events: October and November 2017

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 1 - 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/.

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Oct. 16 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an interview workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center 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. 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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Oct. 17 APPLE CIDER DEMONSTRATION: 

Students will grind apples and make fresh apple cider as part of a biology class on plant natural history from 1 to 4 p.m. on the patio of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury (Rain location is the Student Center lobby). The public is invited to observe or participate in the process and enjoy a free sample of the end result. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/13/public-invited-to-observe-participate-in-cider-making-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 17 - 29 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 (student preview night), Oct. 19 (high school night) and Oct. 22; 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-tickets-36697178248?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&last_touch=1504036145&view=domo. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 17 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an internship information session at 4 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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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Oct. 17 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. LASELL COLLEGE: 

The field hockey team will take on Lasell 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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Oct. 17 GHOST HUNTER (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

Ghost hunter and medium Chris Moon will share his stories and lead a tour through the most-haunted parts of campus in search of paranormal activity at 8 p.m. on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This "Freak Fest" event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 18 PERMACULTURE GARDEN COMMUNITY DAY: 

WCSU will hold a Community Day for volunteers to participate in mulching the university's Permaculture Garden from noon to 3 p.m. in the garden adjacent to the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/16/wcsus-jane-goodall-center-invites-public-to-help-prep-universitys-permaculture-garden/.

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Oct. 18 BROWN BAG SERIES - FACULTY RESEARCH WORKSHOP (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Jessica Eckstein will discuss "Welcome to the Dark Side: Communication Contributions to Violence Research" as part of a Brown Bag Series Faculty Research Workshop at 12:20 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Eckstein will present her ongoing research on changes in policy and available resources to prevent violence on campus. The presentation is open to faculty, staff and students only; bring a lunch and learn. For more information, send an email to lumbantobingr@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 18 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 1:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Malaga, Barcelona and Costa Brava. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 17 - June 19, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 19. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Oct. 18 - 29 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "HAMLET": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "Hamlet" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 (student preview night), Oct. 26 (high school night) and Oct. 29; 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 22. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-tickets-36697178248?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&last_touch=1504036145&view=domo. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 18 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. RAMAPO COLLEGE: 

The men's soccer team will face Ramapo College at 7 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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Oct. 18 STRESS REDUCTION LECTURE: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will present a lecture by  Dr. Brian Luke Seaward, "Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backwards," at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Seward is an internationally acclaimed author, teacher, workshop presenter, motivational speaker and stress management expert. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. The public is invited. Discounted tickets for WCSU employees are available at the box offices in the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center. WCSU students can obtain free tickets by presenting their ID at either of the box offices. Learn to manage stress so that it does not manage you. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/27/stress-management-wellness-expert-seaward-to-appear-at-wcsu/. For tickets, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Oct. 19 FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING CAREER FAIR (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host a Finance and Accounting Career Fair from 11:30 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. There will be part-time and full-time job openings and internships available with accounting and financial companies. Students and alumni from all majors are encouraged to attend. 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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Oct. 19 PSYCHOLOGY DISCUSSION: 

The WCSU Psych Alliance will host Professor of Psychology and Department Chair Dr. Shane Murphy for a discussion about opportunities for psychology majors at 4:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will provide the opportunity for attendees to meet like-minded students and to have their questions answered; first-year students are encouraged to attend. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to murphys@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 19 MENTALISTS (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host mentalist duo The Evasons at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This "Freak Fest" event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 19 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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Oct. 19 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT: 

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury and the Delta Gamma Phi sorority will hold a "Take Back the Night" event to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The program will include speakers, followed by a candlelight march across campus to "take back the night" and a candlelight ceremony for all who have been affected by sexual and/or domestic violence. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to dasilva077@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 20 PERMACULTURE GARDEN COMMUNITY DAY: 

WCSU will hold a Community Day for volunteers to participate in mulching the university's Permaculture Garden from 9 a.m. to noon in the garden adjacent to the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/16/wcsus-jane-goodall-center-invites-public-to-help-prep-universitys-permaculture-garden/.

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Oct. 21 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The women's soccer team will take on conference foe Plymouth State University at noon 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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Oct. 21 AFTER HOURS PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "After Hours Bad@$$ BINGO" at 10 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This Freak Fest event will include $1,000 worth of prizes and raffles, and will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 23 ADVERTISING AND WAR: 

The WCSU Haas Library Archives and the Department of History and Non-Western Cultures will host a discussion by Library Archivist Jerry Shea about "$elling a Good War: WWII in Life Magazine Advertisements" at 3 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/10/05/wcsu-hosts-discussion-online-exhibit-about-advertising-influences-during-world-war-ii/.

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Oct. 24 STREET SIGN NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Street Sign 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 choose what to have written on a personalized street sign for free during this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Guy Billout 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-guy-billout-illustrator-tickets-36322593856 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 24 ISEP INFORMATION TABLE (International Education Week event): 

Information about the International Student Exchange Program will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to warnerd@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 FULBRIGHT AND BOREN SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION (International Education Week event): 

The WCSU Faculty International Fellowship Committee and the Western International Center will present information about Fulbright and Boren international scholarships at 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.cies.org and www.borenawards.org.

Oct. 24 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION (International Education Week event): 

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Christine Hegel-Cantarella will present information about "Ethnographic Field Methods: Barbados" at 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to sharmad@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 GET YOUR NAME IN ARABIC, PERSIAN AND CHINESE (International Education Week event): 

Assistant Professor of Justice and Law Administration Mohsen Alizadeh, Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Hamid El Khalfi, Business Librarian Xiaomei Gong and Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Xiaoqi Han will translate names to Arabic, Persian and Chinese from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to sharmad@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop at 4 p.m. 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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Oct. 24 INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA CONTEST (International Education Week event): 

Professor of Theatre Arts Sal Trapani, Associate Professor of Justice and Law Administration Divya Sharma and International Services Coordinator Donna Warner will host an International Trivia Contest from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Cafeteria on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This International Education Week event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to sharmad@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 25 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Poetry and Journaling For Self and Social Action" with holistic mental health clinician, personal coach and Reiki Master/Teacher Rebecca Schoenewolf 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. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/08/wcsu-institute-for-holistic-health-studies-announces-wellness-wednesday-workshops-more/.

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Oct. 25 PSYCHOLOGY DISCUSSION: 

The WCSU Psych Alliance will host a Halloween-Themed Discussion, "Why Do We Like to Be Scared?" at 3 p.m. in Room 319 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to wcsupsychalliance@gmail.com.

Oct. 25 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring burrito bake, tortilla chips and Mexican mocha cake, 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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Oct. 25 WITCHCRAFT LECTURE: 

Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Leslie Lindenauer will discuss "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Witchcraft in Early New England" at 7:30 p.m. at the Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North in Darien. Lindenauer, whose research focuses on gender and religious culture in early America, will discuss the colonists' preoccupation with the supernatural. The talk is free for Historical Society members; non-members can attend for $20. Seating is limited. For more information, visit www.darienhistorical.org/home/current-events/witchcraftinearlynewenglandbetweenthedevilandthedeepbluesea. To register, call (203) 655-9233 or send an email to ukremer@darienhistorical.org.

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Oct. 26 BRANDING & LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at noon 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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Oct. 26 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Malaga, Barcelona and Costa Brava. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 17 - June 19, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 19. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Oct. 26 VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: 

The League of Women Voters of Northern Fairfield County will hold a voter registration drive from 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Ruth Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/865265303639670/.

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Oct. 26 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Sarah Lawrence College Professor of Biology Dr. Michelle Hersh will discuss "Fungal Functions in Forest Fragments: How Fungal Pathogens Can Help to Maintain Plant Diversity" at 4 p.m. in Room 123 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Fungal pathogens are thought to play a vital role in maintaining diverse plant communities. Yet, these hidden "pathogen benefits" can be disrupted when a continuous landscape is broken into smaller fragments. Hersh will discuss the biotic and abiotic factors that may lead to landscape fragmentation interfering with the plant-fungal interactions that maintain plant diversity. Offered as part of the continuing "Research Seminar" series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to reynoldsh@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 26 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Halloweentown" at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Freak Fest screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 26 WORLD LANGUAGES LECTURE: 

Adjunct Instructor of Arabic Dr. Hamid El Khalfi will discuss "The Influence of Arabic on the English Language" at 6 p.m. in Room 210 of Higgins Annex on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Arabic is the newest offering by the department and is taught by El Khalfi, a native Arabic speaker. As the population of Arabic speakers in western cultures continues to grow, we are facing a shortage of Arabic speakers in the Western World. The National Security Education Program has listed Arabic as one of the most-needed languages in America and as a language that is critical to national security. The talk is part of a series of presentations showcasing the outstanding faculty in the Department of World Languages and Literature. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 26 COMPASSIONATE ACHIEVER PODCAST: 

Professor of Political Science Dr. Christopher Kukk will interview Farooq Kathwari, Chairman and CEO of Ethan Allen Interiors, for a Compassionate Achiever podcast at 6 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The Compassionate Achiever podcast series features interviews of compassionate achievers from various backgrounds and careers for the purpose of learning and sharing the different ways that helping others leads to success. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/304343220044799/ or send an email to linj@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 26 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, Brianne Chasanoff and Mary F. Gardner. 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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Oct. 27 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Question and Answer Session with Upperclassmen" from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 005 of White Hall 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.

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Oct. 27 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

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

Oct. 27 OKTOBERFEST JAZZ: 

Oktoberfest Jazz will be 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. Western's large jazz ensembles will perform big band classics from the Thad Jones and Charlie Parker libraries. Frankensax is led by Andrew Beals, the Jazz Ensemble is led by Jimmy Greene and the Jazz Orchestra is led by Jamie Begian. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-jazz-tickets-34826845031 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 27 REC AFTER DARK - TRAIL OF TORMENT (WCSU students only)

The Center for Student Involvement and WestConn REC will host "Trail of Torment" as part of Freak Fest 2017. Venture through a trail of darkness and screams on the Westside campus. Check-in at the Alumni Pavilion. Pre-registration at the Colonial Fitness Centers. This event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/ or send an email to csi@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 27 THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to see "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Danbury Palace Theater, 165 Main St. in Danbury. Tickets will be $5 for WCSU students and $10 for their guests, and they will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Information Desks in the Midtown Student Center and the Westside Campus Center. The bus will depart on the day of the trip at 8 p.m. from the Midtown campus and 8:30 p.m. from the Westside campus. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 28 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.

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Oct. 28 MISSION HEALTH DAY: 

WCSU, in cooperation with Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health Network, will host Mission Health Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall and Berkshire Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event serves to expand health and community services. It is free for those in need from the Greater Danbury area. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 28 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Oct. 29 HAUNTED HALLOWEEN WALK: 

The WCSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host a free "Haunted Halloween Walk" from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to come in costume to enjoy the haunted walk, face painting, pumpkin painting and candy. Donations of non-perishable items will be accepted. For more information, send an email to mcdonnelld@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 30 FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 

The WCSU Women's Basketball Tip-Off Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited. There will be no admission charge, but participants will be encouraged to make "tip" donations. This is the annual fundraiser for the women's basketball team. Reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, call Head Coach Kim Rybczyk at (203) 837-9018.

Oct. 30 DASSL DAY: 

The Data Science & Systems Lab (DASSL) will host DASSL Day at 3:15 p.m. in Room 103 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. At this event, students will present their work from Summer DASSL 2017, a six-week session of the lab. It will include live product demonstrations and explanation of practical applications, including Gradebook, a scalable and multi-tenanted set of REST-based services to help instructors maintain student grades and attendance. All the work students have produced is free and open source. Snacks will be provided. For more information, send an email to murthys@wcsu.edu.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Nov. 1 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. 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. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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Nov. 1 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 university's 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.

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Nov. 1 COMMUNITY SERVICE FAIR: 

Danbury-area nonprofits will be on campus to provide information about their organizations and the volunteer/internship opportunities available to students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700.

Nov. 2 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. 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. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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Nov. 2 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's 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.

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Nov. 2 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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Nov. 3 PLAY THERAPY CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU Department of Education and Educational Psychology will host a play therapy conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/education/playtherapy.

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Nov. 3 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.

Nov. 4 SMOOTH & SAXY CONCERT: 

"Smooth & Saxy," a night of jazz featuring Elan Trotman and the Collin Wade Group, will be at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For tickets and information, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 5 OPEN HOUSE: 

WCSU will host its annual Open House from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the William O'Neill Athletic and Convocation Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The day's events will include campus tours and information sessions. All the activities will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Office of University Admissions at (203) 837-9000 or (877) 837-WCSU, or visit www.wcsu.edu/openhouse/.

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Nov. 5 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Four jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-34853135667 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 5 - Nov. 30 INTRAMURAL COED VOLLEYBALL (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn REC will host Intramural Coed Volleyball from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 27. For more information or to sign up, visit www.imleagues.com/spa/portal/home.

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Nov. 6 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FACULTY LECTURE SERIES: 

The WCSU Department of English and the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences will present the Fall 2017 Faculty Lecture by Dr. Claire Conceison, "Arthur Miller and 'Death of a Salesman' in Beijing," at 9:25 a.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Arthur Miller traveled to Beigin in 1983, when China had just established normal relations with the U.S., to direct his classic American play, "Death of a Salesman." Three months of rehearsal with a cast of Chinese actors led to the premiere at Beijing People's Art Theater, making history as the first modern Western play directed by an American at the theater. Conceison is the Quanta Chair of Chinese Culture/Professor of Theater Arts at MIT and visiting professor in Theater, Dance & Media Dramatic Arts at Harvard University. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to qis@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 6 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Stephanie Franks 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.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-stephanie-franks-painter-tickets-36323065266 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 7 GARDEN GLOBES NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Garden Globes 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 will receive a free garden globe during this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 7 US LABOR MIGRATION: POLITICS AND POLICY: 

Attorney Daniel Costa, director of Immigration Law and Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute, will discuss "U.S. Labor Migration: Politics and Policy" at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Labor migration -- the movement of persons from one country to another for the purposes of employment -- is a complex and often controversial issue in most countries. Costa will offer a background on the basics of the U.S. labor migration systems, including the various pathways through which migrants enter the U.S. labor market, and explore key themes within the context of what a fair immigration system should look like. The talk will be free and the public is invited. It is funded by a grant from The Macricostas Family Arts & Sciences Endowed Speaker Series. For more information, send an email to palanzom@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 7 PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 

Students in Western's music program will present a piano studio recital 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, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/piano-studio-recital-tickets-34853907977 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 8 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Drumming for the Health of It" with drummer and Certified Life and Business Coach Herman Olivera 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. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/08/wcsu-institute-for-holistic-health-studies-announces-wellness-wednesday-workshops-more/.

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Nov. 8 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings 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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Nov. 9 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: 

The WCSU Office of Veterans Affairs and the Student-Veterans Organization (SVO) will host a Veterans Day Ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The ceremony will honor current and former service members, and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to kuchtam@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 9 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 226 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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Nov. 9 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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Nov. 10 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 $2,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 10 BIG CHURCH NIGHT OUT FALL TOUR: 

The Big Church Night Out Tour, featuring Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, Adam Agee, Brock Gill, Jamison Strain and Jeremy Willet, will be at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited. Tickets are available at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 11 VETERANS DAY: 

University is open; classes are in session.

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Nov. 11 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 5 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Nov. 11 TIESTO CLUB LIFE COLLEGE TOUR (Must be 18+ to attend)

WCSU will host the Tiesto Club Life College Tour 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. Guests must be at least 18 to attend. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. For tickets and additional information, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 14 FLU SHOT CLINIC (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

Western Connecticut Home Care will hold a Flu Shot Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. To participate in the clinic, faculty, staff and students must present a State of Connecticut medical insurance card or a card from Aetna, Blue Cross, CIGNA, ConnectiCare, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicare (Part B) or Tricare. We are not able to vaccinate those covered by Medicaid/Husky, United Healthcare or Oxford. In the absense of an approved insurance card, payment may be made by cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. This is a walk-in clinic and clothing that allows easy access to the upper part of the arm is required. Flumist is not available for the 2017-18 flu season. For more information, visit www.westernconnecticuthomecare.org.

Nov. 14 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.

Nov. 15 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an 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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Nov. 15 ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION: 

A panel discussion featuring artists whose work is currently on exhibit in the Gallery will be moderated by Associate Professor of Illustration Jack Tom at 6:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators," will be on display in the Gallery through Dec. 3. The talk will be free and the public is invited. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/illustration-panel-discussion-tickets-38125446236. For more information, go to http://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/.

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Nov. 16 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" back-to-back 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.

Nov. 16 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, Natalie Gelman. 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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Nov. 17 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" back-to-back 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.

Nov. 17 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

The WCSU Childcare Center will host an event to raise funds for the center on Friday, Nov. 17. At 6:30 p.m., guests will enjoy tapas and a cash bar in Room 241 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. At 8 p.m., guests will enjoy the theatre department production, "Evita," in the MainStage Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40, and include the reception, show and a donation. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices or online at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 18 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TRIP (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to New York City to see "The Phantom of the Opera." The bus will depart the Westside Campus Center at 9:30 a.m. and Midtown Student Center at 10 a.m. Tickets are $30 for WCSU students with I.D. and $60 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, Nov. 1. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 18 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 5 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Nov. 18 COCKTAIL RECEPTION-THEATRE EVENT: 

The Office of Alumni Relations will host a cocktail reception-theatre event at 6:30 p.m. in Room 241 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost will include the reception and a ticket to "Evita." For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/events.

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Nov. 19 WCSU WIND ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 4 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, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-wind-ensemble-tickets-34853938067 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 20 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Gideon Bok 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-gideon-bok-painter-tickets-36323471481 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 21 WCSU CHAMBER SINGERS AND CONCERT CHOIR: 

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the Concert Choir, conducted by Cory Ganschow, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-chamber-singers-and-concert-choir-tickets-34853972169 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 22 - Nov. 26 THANKSGIVING RECESS: 

In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no classes from Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26. University offices will be open on Nov. 22, and will be closed from Nov. 23 to 26.

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Nov. 28 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an interview workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 212 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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Nov. 29 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Pilates for You" with Marion Cooper, owner of Mind-Body Connection Pilates Studio, 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. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/08/wcsu-institute-for-holistic-health-studies-announces-wellness-wednesday-workshops-more/.

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Nov. 29 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring macaroni & cheese pizza, salad and Honey Nut Cheerios clusters, 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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Nov. 30 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "The Night Before" 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.

Nov. 30 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 Christian Mortera. 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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Nov. 30 WCSU ORCHESTRA: 

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, 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, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-orchestra-tickets-34853989220 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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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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