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University Events: April and May 2018

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APRIL EVENTS

Apr. 16 - May. 16 WIFFLEBALL LEAGUE (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn Rec will host a Wiffleball League from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights on the Recreation Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, April 13. To sign up, go to www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/328a33198e1b4fceae17500ef08b771c/home. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation.

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Apr. 19 - May. 6 SENIOR PORTFOLIO EXHIBITION: 

The Senior Portfolio Exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, May 6, 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, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/04/16/wcsu-presents-art-students-works-in-senior-portfolio-exhibition/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 24 BLOOD DRIVE: 

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to donate. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp or call (800) 733-2767.

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Apr. 24 SENIOR FOCUS - LAST HURRAH (WCSU students only)

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

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Apr. 24 TOUCH-A-TRUCK (WCSU students only)

REC Council will host a "Touch-a-Truck" contest at 6 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The last person to have their hand on the van will win an Apple watch. Open to WCSU students only.

Apr. 24 JLA CLINIC (WCSU students only)

The Division of Justice and Law Administration will host a JLA clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the "Think Tank" of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students from other programs who are interested in learning more about a JLA major or minor and those who already are enrolled in JLA classes and seek advisement should attend. For more information, send an email to parksc@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 WESTFEST KETTLE CORN (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will give away free Kettle Corn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Student Center Plaza on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Free and open to WCSU students only -- come grab a bag and join in on one of our school's most cherished giveaways. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 DENIM DAY: 

In recognition that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, WCSU will join the Women's Center of Greater Danbury in participating in "Denim Day" to protest sexual assault and talk about consent from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Denim Day was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove them, thereby implying consent. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 BLOOD DRIVE: 

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to donate. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp or call (800) 733-2767.

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Apr. 25 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in MAT 98 and MAT 100 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 025 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 8.1 through 9.4, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 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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Apr. 25 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free end-of-the-year cookout, featuring grilled steak and chicken, picnic salads and Rice Krispie treats, at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/newman-club/newman-dinners/, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Apr. 25 ALUMNI REFLECTIONS (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will host "Reflections: Conversation and Connections with Diverse Alumni" at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. A diverse group of alumni will offer honest insight and advice on connecting the undergraduate experience with the transition to life after WestConn. The panel discussion will be followed by networking with refreshments. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. For more information, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 25 SALSA MAGIC (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Salsa Magic," an opportunity to learn how to salsa dance from two professionals, at 8 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to WCSU students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 26 BRANDING WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a branding workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Apr. 26 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Science Dr. Hannah Reynolds will discuss "Evolutionary Events in Psychedelic and Pathogenic Fungal Genomes" at 4 p.m. in Room 123 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Fungi interact in a variety of ways with plants and animals, from mutualism, intoxication and parasitism. Among the chemicals influencing humans and human society are the psychedleic compounds such as psilocybe, which have been celebrated and feared in multiple cultures for centuries. 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.

Apr. 26 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU and the Program Activities Council 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, Abe Parker. 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/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Apr. 26 WESTFEST DRAG SHOW: 

The WCSU GSA will host the WCSU Drag Show at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission to this fundraiser is free, but donations will be accepted. The public is invited. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSUWestfest/ or send an email to moore182@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 27 MHFA TRAINING (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. The training aims to demystify mental illness while increasing mental health literacy and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty, staff and alumni. Registration is required; seating is limited. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions or to register.

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Apr. 27 BIOSCIENCE CAREERS FORUM: 

Southern Connecticut State University and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities in partnership with The Jackson Laboratory, will host a Bioscience Careers Forum from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Engleman Hall A120 and the Academic Science & Laboratory Building at SCSU, 501 Crescent St. in New Haven.Attendees will learn about the training needed for a bioscience career, skills employers are seeking, how to land a job and networking for professional development. For more information, send an email to jenkinsc12@southernct.edu. To register, go to https://form.jotform.com/80296094458971.

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Apr. 27 WESTFEST KARAOKE (WCSU students only)

Join "Say What Karaoke" with DJ Jeremy as part of WestFest from noon to 3 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSUWestfest/.

Apr. 27 WESTOCK (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Westock" from 4 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will feature performances by WCSU students from 4 to 6 p.m., Scott & Chris at 8 p.m. and Juice at 9 p.m. Also featured will be lawn games, a rock wall, a mechanical bull, BINGO at 6 p.m., raffles and food. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 27 CLAMBAKE: 

The Campus & Student Centers Board will host a Clambake from 4 to 7 p.m. on the South Plaza of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. (The rain location is the Campus Center Marketplace.) The meal will include clams, grilled chicken, salads and more. Admission is a meal swipe for resident students, special pricing for commuters and $12 for guests. For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 27 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$$ BINGO" at 6 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event, which will include $3,000 worth of prizes in honor of WestFest Week, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 27 - 28 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 23rd Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include two 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. Friday, April 27, will feature Roy Hargrove with the WCSU Jazz Orchestra. Saturday will feature the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble,  Performances are at 7 p.m. both nights of the festival. For tickets, go to 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.

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Apr. 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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Apr. 28 WESTFEST CARNIVAL (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council and Student Government Association will host the WestFest Carnival, featuring rides, games, music and food trucks, from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Commuter Parking Lot on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free for WCSU students with ID and $10 for students' guests. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 29 OOZEBALL TOURNAMENT (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WesternREC will host the fourth mud volleyball tournament, "Oozeball," at 1 p.m. on the recreation field on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Oozeball" incorporates the love of playing in a 10-inch deep mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. Pre-registration is required and only WCSU faculty, staff and students may participate. Registration forms and tournament rules are available online at www.wcsu.edu/recreation. Send an email to westernrec@wcsu.edu for more information.

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Apr. 29 WCSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble 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. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-percussion-ensemble-tickets-41473116207 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 30 PETS AND VETS: 

The WCSU Student Veterans Organization and Danbury Animal Welfare Society will host "Pets and Vets" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Midtown campus Quadrangle, 181 White St. in Danbury. A number of adoptable dogs and cats will be at the event, which seeks to encourage donations needed by DAWS such as cleaning supplies, paper towels, laundry detergent, kitty litter, kitten and dog food, and rawhide bones. The public is invited. For more information or to volunteer, send an email to kuchtam@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 30 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "DIY Stress Management Workshop: De-Stress Prior to Finals," from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 026 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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Apr. 30 WCSU BASEBALL VS. THE COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE: 

The WCSU baseball team will take on the College of New Rochelle at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Field 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/bsb/index. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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MAY EVENTS

May 2 ICE CREAM SOCIAL (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host an Ice Cream Social 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 be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 2 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in MAT 98 and MAT 100 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 025 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 9.5 through 9.9, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

May 2 MEDIA ARTS FILM FESTIVAL: 

The BEA Student Media Club will host the Fourth Annual Media Arts Film Festival at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This black-tie event will feature juried awards presented to the best student short drama, documentaries and animated digital films. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

May 2 YOGA FOR VETERANS: 

The WCSU Student Veterans Organization will offer a free yoga session based on resilience and mindfulness for veterans from 6 to 7 p.m. in Studio A in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The session will be conducted by Tim Raftery of Lotus Gardens Yoga School, a WCSU alumnus and military veteran. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/03/14/veterans-yoga-at-wcsu/.

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May 2 MULTICULTURAL GAME NIGHT: 

The WCSU Muslim Students Association will host Multicultural Game Night at 7 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will feature free food, prizes, music and a raffle. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to karim006@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 2 WCSU SYMPHONIC BAND AND CONCERT CHORALE: 

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Matthew Doiron, and Concert Chorale, conducted by Gynne Wittman, 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-symphonic-band-concert-chorale-tickets-41473165354 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 3 - May. 4 STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present a series of one-act plays directed by students at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Studio Theatre 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.

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May 3 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Coco" at 8 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.

May 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. 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/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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May 4 WESTERN RESEARCH DAY: 

The 14th annual Western Research Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The opening session at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building will feature a keynote talk by JLA alumnus Dr. Jeremiah Johnson, Practitioner in Residence from the University of New Haven, followed by a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/04/10/wcsu-showcases-student-research-at-14th-annual-wrd-event-on-may-4/ or visit www.wcsu.edu/wrd/.

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May 4 STUDENT LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION BANQUET (Invitation-only event)

WestConn will recognize student leaders at the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet at the Amber Room Colonnade on Stacey Road in Danbury. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. This event is open to invited students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to pfitznerb@wcsu.edu.

May 5 - May. 6 WORLD OF QUILTS SHOW: 

WCSU will host "World of Quilts XXXIX" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is $10. The show will display more than 250 quilts made by artists throughout the northeastern United States. More than 30 vendors will be on hand to display and sell their unique fabrics, notions and other quilting supplies. For more information, visit www.northernstarquilters.com/quilt-show/show-schedule/.

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May 5 WCSU ORCHESTRA: 

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 2 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-41473041985 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 5 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 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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May 7 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Marketplace on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

May 8 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 lobby and theater on the university's 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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May 8 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby and theater 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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May 8 MUDRAS FOR MEDITATION SERIES: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host Mudras for Meditation at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

May 9 WESTCONN SOCIETY BREAKFAST FOR STUDENT SUCCESS: 

John Trentacosta will be honored at the WestConn Society Breakfast for Student Success at 7:30 a.m. at The Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road in Danbury. The WCSU Foundation, established in 1973, is dedicated to raising and managing donations for the university and its students. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, go to www.wcsu.edu/ia/events.asp.

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May 9 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 3 to 7 p.m. during Grad Salute in the Ballroom 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.

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May 9 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 3 to 7 p.m. during Grad Salute 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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May 9 GRAD SALUTE (Graduating WCSU students only)

Graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win free prizes. This event is open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/alumni/Grad_Salute.asp or call (203) 837-8298.

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May 11 RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY: 

WCSU will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the university's new police station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the station on Roberts Ave. on the Midtown campus. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to connorr@wcsu.edu.

May 12 BREWS AND BBQ AT IVES CONCERT PARK: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival 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 $25 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-8045. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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May 17 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the 12th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Wilton-based internist and tick-borne diseases specialist Dr. Steven Phillips, Duke University Onocologist Dr. Neil Spector and patient advocate Dana Parish will speak. Spector will appear via video. Lew Leone, vice president and general manager of WNYW-Fox 5 TV also will be awarded the Courage in Journalism Award for his Emmy Award-winning TV special, "Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease." The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 18 SIP & SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while you sip wine and sample assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to 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/.

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May 18 FEATURED ARTIST COMPETITION WINNER PERFORMANCE: 

Daniel O'Brien, winner of the inaugural School of Visual and Performing Arts Featured Artist Competition, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. O'Brien, an improviser, composer and woodwind player from Canton, received a Bachelor of Music Education from WestConn and currently is pursuing a Doctorate in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory in Boston. O'Brien's competition entry beat others submitted from across the country for the opportunity to perform in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. To celebrate his receipt of the award, O'Brien's ensemble, Cordyceps, will present "Ensemble Cordyceps: Large Ensemble Improvised Music and Student Workshop - Open Rehearsal. The public is invited. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/featured-artist-daniel-obrien-ensemble-cordyceps-tickets-44756256167.

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May 20 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its 2018 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/commencement/.

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May 21 WESTERN CONNECTICUT TRAUMA CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU departments of Education & Educational Psychology and Social Work will host the Western Connecticut Trauma 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. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Julian Ford, who will discuss the translation of neuroscience and psychotherapy research into a framework for understanding and intervening preventively and clinically to help children, adults and families to recover from the complex impact of psychological trauma on health, mental health, relationships and quality of life. The fee is $30 until Sunday, May 6, and $50 after May 6. Admission includes lunch and CEs. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices or online at wcsu.edu/tickets. To register or for more information, send an email to thomasr@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8512.

May 21 TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 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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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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