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University Events: October and November 2018

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 10 - 21 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "UNCLE VANYA": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Uncle Vanya" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 (Student Preview Night) and Oct. 11 (High School/Student Preview Night); 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21. When Vanya's brother-in-law returns to the family estate with his new young wife, trouble ensues. Family conflict, unrequited love and darker motives play out in Anton Chekhov's classic 1898 play.For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/uncle-vanya-tickets-45385142182 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 16 SPOOKY WCSU SPIRIT DAY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Student Government Association will host "Spooky WCSU Spirit Day" from noon to 4 p.m. in the Danbury Room and lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students are encouraged to show their WCSU spirit in spooky fashion while participating in caricatures, pumpkin painting, a photobooth, free food and more.

Oct. 16 FINANCIAL SERVICES & INSURANCE CAREER FAIR (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host a Financial Services and Insurance Career Fair from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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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Oct. 16 HOMECOMING DINNER (Homecoming Week event): 

Sodexo will host a Homecoming Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can use a meal swipe and faculty, staff and alumni can pay $9.99. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSUDining/ or www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 16 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The women's soccer team will take on Worcester State University at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 16 HEROIN AND OPIOID AWARENESS CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU Justice and Law Society will host the Heroin Education Action Team (HEAT) from the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut for a Heroin and Opioid Awareness Conference at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The conference will include a screening of the documentary, "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," followed by a panel discussion with a federal prosecutor, a DEA agent and two local parents who lost children to an opioid overdose. The conference will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/10/12/wcsu-to-host-conference-on-opioid-crisis-and-addiction/.

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Oct. 16 CHRIS MOON GHOST HUNTER WCSU students only)

Ghost hunter and medium Chris Moon will share his stories about his search for paranormal activity 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. 17 KETTLE KORN (Homecoming Week event for 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 patio 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 one of our school's most cherished giveaways. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 17 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop conducted by Dr. Michael Murphy, "Need More Power: How We Generate Energy" 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 http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/09/10/meditation-multicultural-perspectives-more-at-wcsu/.

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Oct. 17 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Resume: Making a First Impression," from 4 to 5 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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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Oct. 17 HOMECOMING DINNER (Homecoming Week event): 

Sodexo will host a Homecoming Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Marketplace on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students can use a meal swipe and faculty, staff and alumni can pay $9.99. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSUDining/ or www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 17 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The field hockey team will take on Eastern Connecticut State University 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 17 CARDBOARD CANOE RACES (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU REC Council will host Cardboard Canoe Races from 8 to 11 p.m. at the O'Neill Center Natatorium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Teams of two will have 90 minutes to construct a boat from cardboard, duct tape and two garbage bags, and will then race the boat in the swimming pool. This event is open to WCSU students only and prizes will be awarded. Registration forms are available at the WestConn REC Desk. Pre-registration is required; only 20 teams may compete. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation.

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Oct. 18 BUS TRIP TO THE MET (WCSU SVPA students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests only)

The WCSU Department of Art will host a bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for School of Visual and Performing Arts students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. The bus will depart from the VPAC North Arts entrance at 9 a.m. and will depart from the MET at 5 p.m. For tickets and information, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-bus-trip-to-the-met-tickets-50005977224 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 18 COTTON CANDY (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Office of Intercultural Affairs will provide students free cotton candy from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Open to WCSU students only.

Oct. 18 LUNCH WITH A LEADER SERIES (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

The WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity will host "Lunch with a Leader" with Victims' Rights Advocate Maude Gorman and WCSU Professor of English Dr. Donald Gagnon from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom South on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Gorman and Gagnon will share the stories of their professional journeys that led to leadership positions in advocacy and education. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only; space is limited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/diversity/diversity-calendar-fall-2018/. To attend, RSVP by email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 18 LGBTQ+ TOWN HALL: 

The LGBTQ+ Town Hall will be at 6:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Funded by a grant from GLAAD and Delta Airlines, the event is designed to connect LGBTQ+ students and young people with critical issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, including anti-discrimination legislation, health care, education equality and housing reform -- prior to the 2018 midterm elections. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and moderator. It is free and the public is invited. For more information or to register, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-town-hall-tickets-50885307324.

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Oct. 18 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Noah Feldman. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Oct. 19 SOCIAL & CULTURAL DIFFERENCES WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity will host the workshop, "Working with Diverse Student Populations: Understanding Social and Cultural Differences," at 10 a.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will review essential theories and practices that aid those who work with diverse populations. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/diversity/diversity-calendar-fall-2018/ or send an email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 19 TOUCH-A-TRUCK (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

REC Council will host a "Touch-a-Truck" contest at noon at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The last person to have their hand on the van will win a new iPhone. Open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to keeley005@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 19 HALL OF FAME DINNER AND CEREMONY (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9090 or send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 19 BONFIRE (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a Homecoming Bonfire at 7:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will feature a pre-bonfire show with the WCSU Cheer Team and Dance Team, as well as food, music, games and prizes. It is free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 20 SEVENTH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

Sodexo will host the Seventh Annual Homecoming Chili Cook-Off from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Pavilion on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Student clubs and organizations, alumni, parents, staff and faculty will compete for the title of Chili Champion. Competitors must sign up by Friday, Oct. 12. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu.homecoming or send an email to angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

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Oct. 20 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The field hockey team will take on Fitchburg State University at 11 a.m. on Homecoming Day 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 20 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY (Homecoming Week event): 

The 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be at noon at the Hall of Fame in the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The ceremony will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 20 TAILGATING (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

WCSU will host Homecoming Tailgating from noon to 5 p.m. in the Commuter Parking Lot on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tailgating is open to alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students only. Participants must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. The cost is $10 per carload and free for pedestrians. The football game versus Bridgewater State will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 20 ALUMNI REUNION CITY (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will host a variety of events for alumni and their families on Homecoming Day from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Alumni Pavilion on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Among the events will be a Children's Arts & Crafts tent, a balloon artist, caricaturist, corn hole tournament, DJ, karaoke, photo booth, face painting, food trucks, origami, a pig roast, live music, food and beverages, games, raffles and prizes. Open to alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students only; must be 21 and older to consume alcohol. For more information, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 20 WESTERN IDOL (Homecoming Week event): 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host Western Idol from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Alumni Pavilion on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Show WestConn you can sing! For more information or to sign up, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 20 FUN ZONE (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

Inflatables, activities and more will be available for alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students from 1 to 5 p.m. on the Access Road on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 20 FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL (Homecoming Week event): 

WCSU will host a Food Truck Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 20 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The men's soccer team will take on UMass-Dartmouth at 2 p.m. on Homecoming Day 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 20 BOX CAR DERBY RACE (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

WCSU Housing & Residence Life will host "The Great Box Car Derby Race" at 3:30 p.m. outside the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 20 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 Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Oct. 20 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE (Homecoming Week event): 

The Colonials face Bridgewater State for the Homecoming Game at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 22 SAFE DATING PRESENTATION (WCSU students only)

An entertaining program about intimacy, "Can I Kiss You?" will be at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Learn how to ask for what you want without having to play any of the games. The talk will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to watkinss@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 22 DIMA VISITING ARTIST SERIES >i>(WCSU students only): 

The Digital and Interactive Media Arts program will present interactive storyteller Illya Szilak at 11 a.m. in the Irfan Kathwari Honors House on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Szilak will discuss her interactive installation and virtual reality experience, "Queerskins: A Love Story," an LGBTQ-centered drama that combines cutting-edge technology with intimate, lyrical storytelling. It has been screened at multiple festivals, including the 2018 Tribeca and LA Film Festivals. The talk will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to echeverriap@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 23 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Jon Krause 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-jon-krause-illustrator-tickets-47088373593 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 23 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. ELMS COLLEGE: 

The men's soccer team will take on Elms College at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 23 PRE-ELECTION COVERAGE: 

WCSU's award-winning election coverage, Election Connection, will broadcast pre-election coverage from 7 to 9 p.m. on Spectrum channel 192, Comcast Xfinity channel 23, Intrigue TV WTXX-TV channel 32, WRNT-TV channel 34, WXCI 91.7 FM and via live stream at www.wcsu.edu/live. Topics covered on the show will include 2018 Connecticut state and local elections, as well as topical issues facing the country. Local candidates and members of the community will be in-studio guests. Viewer participation is encouraged by calling in at (203) 837-9182 or tweeting to @ElectionCT. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/10/09/wcsu-students-faculty-to-broadcast-live-news-and-election-coverage/.

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Oct. 24 CACTUS POT NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide students the opportunity to make a cactus pot novelty from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 LAUNCHING INTERNSHIPS FOR EXPERIENCE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host "L.I.F.E." - Launch an Internship for Experience at 4 p.m. Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. WCSU students who want to learn about expectations and the varied processes to get an internship are encouraged to attend. Students of all majors are invited to hear student panelists speak about their experiences in an interactive, and question-and-answer, format. 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. 24 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring chicken fajitas, chips & salsa and Mexican chocolate crescents, 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. 24 LA BRASSERIE CLASSIC FRENCH RESTAURANT: 

Sodexo will present La Brasserie Classic French Restaurant from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Danbury Room of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can use a meal swipe plus $5 or flex points; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $15. This will be an elegrant setting and reservations are suggested. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSUDining/.

Oct. 24 SCHOLARS IN ACTION: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INTERACTIVE PEDAGOGY: 

Scholars in Action, a panel discussion featuring recent scholarship by faculty, will be at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The topic, "The Art and Science of Interactive Pedagogy" will feature presentations by Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts Paul Echeverria, founding director of the Digital and Interactive Media Arts program; Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Bernard Gee, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Sean Murthy and Associate Professors of Nursing Dr. Monica Sousa and Dr. Linda Warren. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Missy Alexander will moderate. The discussion is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested. To make a reservation, send an email to cunninghamj@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 25 EXHIBITION: 

"? (A Series of Collaborative Works)" featuring the work of artists Glenn Goldberg and Amber Scoon, 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, Dec. 9, 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 a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 25 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Interview: Showcasing Your Talents," from 4 to 5 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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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Oct. 25 EXHIBITION OPENING AND ARTIST TALK: 

The opening for the exhibition "? (A Series of Collaborative Works)" will include a talk by artists Glenn Goldberg and Amber Scoon at 6 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition, featuring the work of Goldberg and Scoon, will be on display in the Gallery through Sunday, Dec. 9. The opening and talk will be free and the public is invited. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-opening-artist-talk-a-series-of-collaborative-works-by-glenn-goldberg-amber-scoon-tickets-47090234158. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 25 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Arildo de Souza. 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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Oct. 26 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

UConn Assistant Research Professor of Chemistry Dr. Nicole Wagner will discuss "Harnessing Years of Research at LambdaVision to Repair Vision" at 3:30 p.m., following a 3 p.m. reception, in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. LambdaVision is a UConn startup that is developing the first photoactive, protein-based implant to restore vision to patients with severe end-stage retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. Wagner currently leads LambdaVision on both the research and development side. 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 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-47267939680 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 26 ILLUSIONIST ELLIOT ZIMET (WCSU students and their guests only)

Illusionist Elliot Zimet will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Freak Fest event will be free and open to WCSU students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 26 TRAIL OF TORMENT (WCSU faculty, staff, students and guests only)

Rec Council will host "Trail of Torment" as part of Freak Fest 2018. Small groups will be led by a tour guide through a haunted trail in the Westside Nature Preserve on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to secure your group time. Register at the WestConn REC info desk. This event is free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and guests only. Must be at least 18 to participate. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/.

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Oct. 27 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The women's soccer team will take on Plymouth State University at noon 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Oct. 28 INTRAMURAL COED VOLLEYBALL (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn REC will host Intramural Coed Volleyball at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. on Sundays, and 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays 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. 26. For more information or to sign up, visit www.imleagues.com/spa/portal/home.

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Oct. 30 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS DINNER: 

Sodexo will host a Dia de los Muertos Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSUDining/.

Oct. 30 PRE-ELECTION COVERAGE: 

WCSU's award-winning election coverage, Election Connection, will broadcast pre-election coverage from 7 to 9 p.m. on Spectrum channel 192, Comcast Xfinity channel 23, Intrigue TV WTXX-TV channel 32, WRNT-TV channel 34, WXCI 91.7 FM and via live stream at www.wcsu.edu/live. Topics covered on the show will include 2018 Connecticut state and local elections, as well as topical issues facing the country. Local candidates and members of the community will be in-studio guests. Viewer participation is encouraged by calling in at (203) 837-9182 or tweeting to @ElectionCT. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/10/09/wcsu-students-faculty-to-broadcast-live-news-and-election-coverage/.

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Oct. 31 TIP-OFF 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. 31 HALLOWEEN LUNCH: 

Sodexo will host a Halloween lunch with a special menu at the Campus Center Marketplace on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $10. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/WCSUDining/.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

Nov. 1 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, the Western Improv Group (WIG). 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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Nov. 3 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in Room 117 Computer Lab in the Classroom Building 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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Nov. 3 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. FRAMINGHAM STATE: 

The Colonials face Framingham State University at 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Nov. 4 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. 4 MAJORS EXPO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Office of Academic Advisement will host "Get Connected: Majors Expo" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Current WCSU students are invited to attend Open House to explore different major and minor programs. Register for the event at www.wcsu.edu/aac/majorexpo/. For more information, send an email to aac@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 4 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 of Western's jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-47272163313 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 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Glenn Goldberg 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-glenn-goldberg-painter-tickets-47091157921 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 5 IHHS LECTURE: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will present an evening with author, speaker and counselor Saundra Cindy Blum at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Blum will discuss "Soul Surfing Through Our Past Lives: Hypnosis and Past-Life Regression Therapy." The public is invited. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks or online at wcsu.edu/tickets. They are $20 for the public and free for WCSU students with ID. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 6 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study-abroad opportunities in Spain at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of 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 Andalusia, Madrid and Seville. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 16 - June 16, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8. 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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Nov. 6 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an internship information session from 4 to 5 p.m. in Suite 300 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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Nov. 6 PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 

Students in Western's music program will present a piano studio recital featuring music for two and four hands 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-47272346862 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 6 LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE: 

WCSU's award-winning election coverage, Election Connection, will broadcast pre-election coverage from 8 p.m. to midnight on Spectrum channel 192, Comcast Xfinity channel 23, Intrigue TV WTXX-TV channel 32, WRNT-TV channel 34, WXCI 91.7 FM and via live stream at www.wcsu.edu/live. Topics covered on the show will include 2018 Connecticut state and local elections, as well as topical issues facing the country. Local candidates and members of the community will be in-studio guests. Viewer participation is encouraged by calling in at (203) 837-9182 or tweeting to @ElectionCT. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/10/09/wcsu-students-faculty-to-broadcast-live-news-and-election-coverage/.

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Nov. 6 ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY (WCSU students only)

A Watch Party to view the university's "Election Connection" show on election night will be from 8 to 11 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students are invited to hang out, do homework, relax and watch the student production and original live broadcast on the big screen while being part of this important election and WCSU tradition. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 7 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are required. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. 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. 7 NAME COLORING SHEETS NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide students the opportunity to make a name coloring sheet novelty from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 7 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

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

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Nov. 7 - Nov. 18 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "WILD PARTY": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Wild Party" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 (Student Preview Night) and Nov. 8 (High School/Student Preview Night); 8 p.m. on Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17; with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18. When Queenie and Burrs throw a party to try and rekindle their passion, all sorts of chaos ensues. While the wide range of colorful guests party on, schemes of seduction and revenge lead to an unexpected outcome in this musical performance. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wild-party-tickets-45386234449 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Nov. 7 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study-abroad opportunities in Spain at 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of 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 Andalusia, Madrid and Seville. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 16 - June 16, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8. 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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Nov. 7 BRANDING AND LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a branding and LinkedIn workshop at 4 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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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Nov. 7 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a Thanksgiving dinner featuring turkey and 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. 7 ART FACULTY LECTURE SERIES: 

Department of Art Chairperson Catherine Vanaria will discuss her work at 6 p.m. in Room 108 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. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/art-faculty-lecture-series-catherine-vanaria-tickets-47091705559 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 8 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10 a.m. to 8 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 required. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. 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. 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 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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Nov. 8 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/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Nov. 9 EARLY LEARNING CENTER 'WILD PARTY' FUNDRAISER: 

The WCSU Early Learning Center will host a "Wild Party" Fundraiser to support the Early Learning Center Scholarship beginning at 6 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. Following appetizers and a cash bar, the event will move at 8 p.m. to the MainStage Theatre for a performance of "Wild Party." Get tickets at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 9 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 enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-47091915186. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 9 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. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

Nov. 9 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$$ BINGO" at 8 p.m. in the ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 10 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. WESTFIELD STATE: 

The Colonials will celebrate Senior Day when they face Westfield State University at noon at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Nov. 10 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Nov. 10 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 $30 cost will include the reception and a ticket to "Wild Party." For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to http://wcsu.edu/alumni/2018/08/15/saturday-nov-10-cocktail-reception-and-theatre-performance-of-andrew-lippas-wild-party/.

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Nov. 12 VETERANS DAY: 

University open; classes in session.

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Nov. 12 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: 

The WCSU Office of Veterans Affairs will host a Veterans Day Ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall 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. 13 LUNCH WITH A LEADER SERIES (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

The WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity will host "Lunch with a Leader" with Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors Executive Director Steve Hernandez and Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council Director JoAnn Cuevas from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Hernandez and Cuevas will share the stories of their professional journeys that led to leadership positions in policy and business. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only; space is limited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/diversity/diversity-calendar-fall-2018/. To attend, RSVP by email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 13 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.

Nov. 14 AIRBRUSH NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide students the opportunity to make an airbrush novelty from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 14 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Resume: Making a First Impression," from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 202 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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Nov. 14 ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Stress Management," from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This workshop will provide a way to de-stress prior to final exams. It is open to WCSU students only; bring your own lunch if you wish. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 14 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop conducted by holistic nutritionist Valentina Olvidese on "Mindful Eating in Practice" 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 http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/09/10/meditation-multicultural-perspectives-more-at-wcsu/.

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Nov. 14 MACRICOSTAS SPEAKER: 

Cyber security and online privacy expert Chris Kelly will discuss "Privacy, Security and Safety in a Social Media World" at 5:30 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. Kelly, the first chief privacy officer, general counsel and head of global public policy for Facebook, helped the company grow from its college roots to the ubiquitous communications medium that it is today. 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 steinmetzp@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 15 MENTORING/MOCK INTERVIEWS WITH EMPLOYERS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host Mentoring/Mock Interviews with Employers from 10 to 11 a.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extenion in Danbury. 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 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Interview: Showcasing Your Talents," from noon to 1 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension 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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Nov. 15 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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Nov. 16 SOCIAL & CULTURAL DIFFERENCES WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity will host the workshop, "Working with Diverse Student Populations: Understanding Social and Cultural Differences," at 10 a.m. in Room 212/214 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will review essential theories and practices that aid those who work with diverse populations. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/diversity/diversity-calendar-fall-2018/ or send an email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 17 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 4:30 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave Extension in Danbury. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Nov. 19 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Elena Sisto 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-elena-sisto-painter-tickets-47092176969 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 20 WCSU CHAMBER SINGERS AND UNIVERSITY CHOIR: 

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the University 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-university-choir-tickets-47272473240 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 21 - Nov. 25 THANKSGIVING RECESS: 

In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no classes from Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 25. University offices will be open on Nov. 21, and will be closed from Nov. 22 through 25.

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Nov. 26 ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Final Exam Prep," from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This workshop will provide tools to prepare efficiently for final exams. It is open to WCSU students only; bring your own lunch if you wish. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 28 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring BBQ pork mac & cheese, salad and apple cobbler, 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. 29 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-41473041985 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 29 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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Nov. 30 ELECTRONIC MUSIC RECITAL: 

WCSU will present an Electronic Music Recital at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-electronic-music-recital-tickets-49720633754 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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