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University Events: March and April 2019

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MARCH EVENTS

Mar. 19 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 Student Center 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. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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Mar. 19 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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Mar. 19 ST. PATRICK'S DAY LUNCH: 

Sodexo will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some authentic Irish food at the Campus Center Micro Market 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, send an email to angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

Mar. 19 FACULTY ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Leslie Cober-Gentry will discuss her work at 11:30 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. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/faculty-artist-lecture-leslie-cober-gentry-illustrator-tickets-55040739333 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Mar. 19 ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER: 

Sodexo will host a St. Patrick's Day Dinner, featuring authentic Irish food, 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, send an email to angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

Mar. 19 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate and Human Civilization." The first spring semester 2019 presentation of the series, "Climate and Wild Fires," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and Eric Gottier will present the talk, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/06/climate-and-human-civilization/.

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Mar. 20 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 5.6 through 5.8, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 20 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 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. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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Mar. 20 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the 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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Mar. 20 NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY: 

Sodexo will celebrate National Ravioli Day 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, send an email to angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

Mar. 20 FACULTY ARTIST LECTURE: 

Artist Sabrina Marques 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/faculty-artist-lecture-sabrina-marques-tickets-55041219770 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Mar. 20 SCREENING AND DISCUSSION (Women's History Month event): 

Transform Films Senior Producer Kirsten Kelly will screen the award-winning documentary, "The Rape of Recy Taylor," a film by Nancy Buirski, at 6 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. "Mrs. Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women" (IMDb). This Women's History Month screening and discussion is free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/07/wcsu-celebrates-womens-history-month-with-two-talks-by-award-winning-director/.

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Mar. 21 SCREENING AND DISCUSSION (Women's History Month event): 

Emmy Award-Winning director Kirsten Kelly will screen clips and discuss her current documentary project about women's work during WWII at 11 a.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Kelly has twice been nominated as a director for the prestigious Helen Hayes Award and won the Emmy Award for News and Documentary film for "The Homestretch" in 2015. This Women's History Month screening and discussion is free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/07/wcsu-celebrates-womens-history-month-with-two-talks-by-award-winning-director/.

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Mar. 21 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, Poor Yorick. 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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Mar. 22 MACRICOSTAS LECTURE SERIES: 

College of Charleston Assistant Professor of Classics Dr. Samuel Ortencio Flores will discuss "Strangers and Foreigners in Ancient Greece" at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Flores will speak on how differences between who was "Greek" and who was "not Greek" influenced how ethnicity and identity were understood in the Ancient Greek world. He will outline the concepts of "stranger" and "foreigner" in Ancient Greece from Homer to the age of Alexander the Great, and how these concepts evolved in conjunction with and affected Greek religion, politics and international relations. The talk will be free and the public is invited. It is funded by a grant from The Macricostas Family Arts & Sciences Endowed Lecture Series. For more information, send an email to paonec@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 22 FASHION SHOW (WCSU students and guests only)

The African Caribbean Student Association will present a fashion show celebrating African and Caribbean culture through fashion and music, "Passport to Africa," at 7 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for WCSU students with ID and their guests. An afterparty with music by DJ Junior for WCSU students with ID and up to two guests will follow at 10:30 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Admission to the afterparty is $5. For more information, send an email to wcsuacsa@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 22 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. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/13/sip-sketch-evening-at-wcsu-pairs-art-with-wine-and-refreshments-4/. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-52498716073. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Mar. 22 SUPER SMASH BROS ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT: 

The Honors Students of Compassion will host a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament at 7 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The tournament will feature the newest installment of the Smash Bros. series in which iconic video game characters come together and clash on the battlefield. The tournament aims to support healthy competition and provide fun for participants and spectators alike. There will be food for everyone and prizes for participants. It will be free and the public is invited; donations will be accepted. For more information, send an email to wencek003@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 22 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

Four of the WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Four of Western's jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-48124825649 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Mar. 23 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Lab (Room 117) 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 listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-testing-services.

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Mar. 23 - 24 WESTERN NEW ENGLAND HOME SHOW: 

WCSU will host the 26th Annual Western New England Home Show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at the Feldman Arena in the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Home improvement companies will display their products and answer questions during the two-day event. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.jenksproductions.com/event/western-ne-home-show/.

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Mar. 23 WCSU BASEBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The WCSU baseball team will face the University of Southern Maine in a double-header that begins at noon 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 23 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The softball team will face Keene State College in a doubleheader that begins at noon 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/sball/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 23 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The men's lacrosse team will face Salem State University at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/mlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 23 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 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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Mar. 24 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. ITHACA COLLEGE: 

The softball team will face Ithaca College in a doubleheader that begins at 1 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/sball/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 25 SLATE NAME NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide students the opportunity to create a slate name novelty 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. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 25 NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY: 

Sodexo will celebrate National Waffle Day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 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, send an email to angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

Mar. 25 SOCIAL WORK SYMPOSIUM: 

The annual Beatrice K. Nemzer Social Work Symposium will be at 2 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Katelyn Owens, from the Triangle Community Center, and Taylor Edelmann, from Optimus Health Care, will be the guest speakers with a presentation on LGBTQQIA identities and issues in social work practice. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to mcleank@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 26 ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON: 

The 2019 Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be presented to Cynthia Roy, president and CEO of Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/14/wcsu-names-hospice-ceo-cynthia-roy-macricostas-entrepreneur-of-the-year/. Reservations for the luncheon may be made by calling (203) 837-8486 or visiting https://alumni.wcsu.edu/eoy.

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Mar. 26 CLOTHESLINE PROJECT (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will present the "Clothesline Project," an event intended to raise awareness about interpersonal violence, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The club "It's On Us" will provide materials for students to write comments on T-shirts that will be displayed in the Student Center to show support for a survivor or for education about this very difficult issue. The Clothesline Project is a program that started on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt that is then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. For more information, send an email to trezzas@wcsu.edu.

Mar. 26 WCSU BASEBALL VS. RAMAPO COLLEGE: 

The WCSU baseball team will face Ramapo College 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 26 NATIONAL SPINACH DAY: 

Sodexo will celebrate National Spinach Day 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, send an email to angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

Mar. 26 - May. 1 WESTERN SWIM ACADEMY: 

Public swimming lessons will be offered in 45-minute sessions at 4:30 and 5:15 p.m on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the O'Neill Center Pool on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Running for a five-week period, classes available will include: Toddlers, Water Exploration, Fundamentals of Swimming, Swimming Essentials, Swimming Proficiency, Advanced Swimming, Swim Team Training and Adult Lessons. For cost and more information, visit https://wcsutickets.ticketspice.com/westconn-swim-academy, call (203) 837-8624 or send an email to cookj@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 26 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE: 

The men's lacrosse team will face Manhattanville College at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/mlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 26 AYURVEDA - AN ART OF HEALTHY LIVING: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will present Jaya Daptardar, CEO and founder of Active Ayurveda and Yoga LLC, at 7 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Daptardar will discuss "Ayurveda - An Art of Healthy Living." The public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/02/05/wcsu-announces-spring-2019-wellness-lectures-workshops/ or https://wcsu.edu/ihhs/events/.

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Mar. 26 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate and Human Civilization." The second presentation of the series, "Taking the Natural out of Natural Disaster: Some Historical Questions," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Joshua Rosenthal and Ashley Vairo will present the talk, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/06/climate-and-human-civilization/.

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Mar. 26 GUEST SPEAKER (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir for a discussion about her basketball career and her faith at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Abdul-Qaadir's record-breaking basketball efforts did not result in a professional career due to International Basketball Federation rules prohibiting head gear larger than 5 inches. Rather than sacrifice her religious beliefs, she chose to abandon her pro career and worked to successfully overturn the hijab ban. The talk will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 27 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 6.1 through 6.2, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Mar. 27 READING: 

The WCSU Education Club will host a reading and discussion by Professor of Education Dr. Theresa Canada at noon in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Canada's book, "Desegregation of the New York City Schools: A Story of the Silk Stocking Sisters," "explores the use of young black and brown children to eliminate segregation in an urban public school to meet the challenges of equal education opportunity in the North during the mid-20th century. Canada, herself part of the experiment, tells the story of the desegregation of PS 6 -- an elite New York City public school -- through the narratives of seven of the girls who desegregated the school. While all of the names within each narrative have been changed, the book follows the author as well as the stories of her elementary school classmates" (Amazon). The talk is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to lynch128@connect.wcsu.edu.

Mar. 27 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop conducted by Holistic Lifestyle and Ecotherapy Coach Marcia Kendall, on "Environmental Health Where You Call Home" 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/2019/02/05/wcsu-announces-spring-2019-wellness-lectures-workshops/ or https://wcsu.edu/ihhs/events/.

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Mar. 27 CAREER FAIR (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host the 24th annual Career Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Employers encompassing all majors are expected to attend. The fair is 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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Mar. 27 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE: 

The women's lacrosse team will face Manhattanville College at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/wlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 27 STONE STEAKHOUSE: 

Sodexo will host "Stone Steakhouse," featuring your favorite cut of prime perfection, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the Danbury Room in the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students can use a meal swipe (plus eight flex points), ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty, staff and the public can pay $18. For more information, send an email to angela.vianes@sodexo.com.

Mar. 27 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring steak fajitas, chips & salsa and sopapilla cheesecake bars, 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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Mar. 27 MONSTER MINI GOLF (WCSU students only)

REC Council will host a night of Monster Mini Golf from 10 p.m. to midnight at 13 Stony Hill Road in Bethel. Open to WCSU students only, transportation will be provided. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/.

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Mar. 28 - Apr. 8 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis 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 Monday, April 8, 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 www.wcsu.edu/art/gallery/exhibitions/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 28 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Connecticut College Charles and Sarah P. Becker Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies Dr. Peter Siver will discuss "Secrets from an Early Eocene Arctic Lake: Global Warming, Biogeography and Evolutionary Stasis" at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. 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. A reception will follow in the Science Building Atrium. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/02/14/wcsu-to-offer-spring-semester-series-on-biology-research-topics/.

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Mar. 28 EXHIBITION OPENING: 

The opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Monday, April 8, in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/art/gallery/exhibitions/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Mar. 28 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, Megan Lyon. 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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Mar. 30 PIANO ADJUDICATION FESTIVAL: 

The WCSU Department of Music will host the first Piano Adjudication Festival at 9 a.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Pianists of all ages and levels are welcome to attend and perform two contrasting, memorized solos for comments-only adjudication. To participate in the festival, reserve a spot at www.eventbrite.com/e/piano-adjudication-festival-tickets-48161073066. After adjudications are complete, selected participants will be invited to perform in the Honors Recital, to be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Mar. 30 - 31 NORTHEAST WRITING CENTERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: 

WCSU will host the Northeast Writing Centers Association conference for two days in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For cost and registration information, visit https://newcaconference.org/.

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Mar. 30 WCSU BASEBALL VS. CASTLETON STATE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU baseball team will face Castleton State College in a double-header that begins at noon 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 30 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The women's lacrosse team will face Plymouth State University at a time to be determined at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/wlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 30 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The men's lacrosse team will face Plymouth State University at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/mlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Mar. 31 PIANO ADJUDICATION FESTIVAL HONORS PERFORMANCE: 

Selected participants from the WCSU Department of Music's first Piano Adjudication Festival will perform in an Honors Recital at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The performance 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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APRIL EVENTS

Apr. 1 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Fritz Drury 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 visiting artist lecture series. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-fritz-drury-painter-tickets-55044716228 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 1 SCREENING AND DISCUSSION (Women's History Month event): 

Madonna Thunder Hawk, and her daughter, Marcella Gilbert, featured in the documentary "Warrior Women," will screen the film and discuss their lives as Lakota activists in the Red Power Protest movement at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This Women's History Month screening and discussion will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to steinmetzp@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 2 HEALTH, FITNESS AND WELLNESS FAIR: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host a Health, Fitness and Wellness Fair from noon to 3 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be multiple exhibitors from campus and the local area providing information and interactive exhibits. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/02/05/wcsu-announces-spring-2019-wellness-lectures-workshops/ or https://wcsu.edu/ihhs/events/.

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Apr. 2 MASTER'S DEGREE IN TEACHING INFO SESSION: 

The WCSU Department of Education and Educational Psychology will host an information session about the Master's in Teaching, Secondary Education program from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White. St. in Danbury. Individuals who possess an undergraduate degree in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Social Sciences or Spanish are encouraged to attend the session to learn more about how to embark upon a teaching career. The session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to atanasoffs@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 2 SCHOLARS IN ACTION: ACTS OF VIOLENCE, ACTS OF GRACE: 

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, "Acts of Violence, Acts of Grace," will feature presentations by Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Jay Brower; Professor of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process Dr. Brian Clements; Assistant Professor of Social Work Dr. Deneen Harris; Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Greg Haynes; Professor of Justice and Law Administration Dr. George Kain; and Assistant Professor of Social Work Dr. Karen McLean. 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.

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Apr. 2 ALUMNI-STUDENT MEET & GREET: 

The WCSU Student Government Association, Alumni Association and Career Success Center will host an Alumni/Student Meet & Greet from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Alumni will have the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and current students, as well as with representatives from area businesses and the academic deans. It's a great opportunity to identify students to mentor or hire as interns. To register, go to https://westconn.tfaforms.net/160.

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Apr. 2 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate and Human Civilization." The third presentation of the series, "The Impact of Climate Change on Arthropods," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Entomologist Dr. Rayda Krell and Jacob Bethin will present the talk, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/06/climate-and-human-civilization/.

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Apr. 2 PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 

Students in the WCSU 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-48124846712 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 3 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 6.3 through 6.4, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 3 - Apr. 14 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "CRAZY FOR YOU": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Crazy For You" 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 8 p.m. on April 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 and 13; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 6, 7, 13 and 14. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/crazy-for-you-tickets-53195971583 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 4 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE: 

The softball team will face Mount Saint Mary College in a doubleheader that begins at 4 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/sball/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 4 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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Apr. 5 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will display their usual fun and high-spirited showmanship during a game at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena at the O'Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information or tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Apr. 6 ACCEPTED STUDENTS DAY (Students accepted to WCSU and their parents only)

Accepted students will have an opportunity to meet faculty, coaches, current students and future classmates from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students and their families can also take a campus tour, check out housing options and learn more about student life at the university. This event is for accepted students and their families only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/accepted or send an email to savaresea@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 6 "THE BOOK OF MORMON" (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to New York to see "The Book of Mormon." The bus will depart from the Midtown Student Center at 9:30 a.m. and the Westside Campus Center at 10 a.m. It will depart from New York City to return to campus at 8 p.m., which will provide participants with free time after the show to eat, shop and enjoy everything the city has to offer. Tickets are $20 for WCSU students with ID and $80 for students' guests. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 6 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The men's lacrosse team will face the University of Southern Maine at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/mlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 6 WINE AND SPIRITS TASTING: 

The WCSU Foundation and Yamin & Yamin will host a Wine and Spirits Tasting to support student success from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Tickets are $35 and the public is invited. For tickets and information, visit https://alumni.wcsu.edu/wine or call (203) 837-9820.

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Apr. 6 COCKTAIL RECEPTION-THEATRE EVENT: 

The Office of Alumni Relations will host a cocktail reception-theatre event at 6:30 p.m. in the Daily Grind in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost will include the reception and a ticket to the 8 p.m. performance of "Crazy For You" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to http://wcsu.edu/alumni/2018/12/01/cocktail-reception-and-a-show-saturday-april-6/.

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Apr. 6 WCSU OPERA "SCENES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY": 

WCSU Opera will perform "Scenes for the Whole Family" 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. Featured will be scenes  from "La Traviata," "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Consul," and much more. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-opera-presents-scenes-for-the-whole-family-tickets-51292432045 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 8 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY: 

The women's lacrosse team will face Western New England University at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/wlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 8 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.

Apr. 9 BUILD A HEALTHY MEAL (WCSU campus community only)

Students from the Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences and Sodexo have partnered to host a nutrition intervention program designed by Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Dr. Ethan Balk to create a buffet of healthy options. The buffet will available from 11 a.m. to 4 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 and staff can pay $10. A healthy treat and the recipe to make it will be provided, as will a pamphlet about healthy eating. For more information, send an email to pitrelli001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 9 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" featuring Dr. Michelle Brown, dean of the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 212/214 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only; space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 9 WCSU BASEBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The WCSU baseball team will face Rhode Island College 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 9 INTERNSHIPS WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host "L.I.F.E." - Launch an Internship for Experience at 3:30 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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Apr. 9 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The softball team will face Eastern Connecticut State University in a doubleheader that begins at 5 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/sball/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 9 MUDRA MEDITATION SERIES: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host the Mudra Meditation series 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.

Apr. 9 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate and Human Civilization." The fourth presentation of the series, "Simple Things You Can Do," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Danbury High School Chemistry teacher Susan DeMattio, a WCSU alumna, and her students will present the talk, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/06/climate-and-human-civilization/.

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Apr. 9 MARIAN ANDERSON LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT 80TH ANNIVERSARY: 

Students in the WCSU Opera program, conducted by Margaret Astrup, will perform the works of African American female composers to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Marian Anderson Lincoln Memorial Concert 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. The performance will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 10 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 6.5 through 6.6, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 10 BUILD A HEALTHY MEAL (WCSU campus community only)

Students from the Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences and Sodexo have partnered to host a nutrition intervention program designed by Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Dr. Ethan Balk to create a buffet of healthy options. The buffet will available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Marketplace on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension. in Danbury. Students can use a meal swipe, flex points ConnectCash, cash or credit card; and faculty and staff can pay $10. A healthy treat and the recipe to make it will be provided, as will a pamphlet about healthy eating. For more information, send an email to pitrelli001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 10 CHAIR YOGA (WCSU campus community only)

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host Chair Yoga at noon in Room 119 of Berkshire Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The yoga will be led by registered yoga teacher Jillian Caillouette, a WCSU senior. It will be free and open to faculty, staff, alumni and students only. For more information, visit https://wcsu.edu/ihhs/events/.

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Apr. 10 GERMAN STUDIES FILM SCREENING: 

The WCSU German Studies Center will commemorate the 250th anniversity of Alexander von Humboldt's birth with a screening of "Die Vermessung der Welt" at 3:30 p.m. in White Hall screening room 025 on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths" (IMDb). The film is in German with English subtitles. Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics Todd Trimble will introduce the film with a discussion about Gauss. The screening is free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 792-2795.

Apr. 10 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. TRINITY COLLEGE: 

The softball team will face Trinity College in a doubleheader that begins at 4 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/sball/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 10 WCSU BASEBALL VS. PURCHASE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU baseball team will face Purchase College at 5 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 10 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring baked ziti, salad, rolls and lemon cake, at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the university community only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/catholic/newman-club/newman-dinners/, send an email to hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846.

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Apr. 10 FILM PREMIERE: 

A series of original film shorts presented by the Western Connecticut State University Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory in cooperation with the Town of Ridgefield Health Department to promote safe practices in preventing tick bites will premiere in a family-oriented event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Rd. in Ridgefield. "Spray Safe, Play Safe: Tick Control Gets Reel" will screen five film shorts, directed by WCSU Associate Director of Media Services and Instructional Technology Scott Volpe, that showcase healthy and effective practices in residential settings for control of tick populations and prevention of Lyme and other tickborne diseases. The screening event also will feature a tick-safe fashion show, photo ops with "Fran the Tick," refreshments and giveaways. Admission is free and the public is invited; advance registration is required to obtain tickets. For more information or to register, visit www.spraysafeplaysafe.org.

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Apr. 11 FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: 

The WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity and the Division of Student Affairs will present a screening of "A Girl Like Anna," a story about sexual assault on a college campus, at 6 p.m. in a location to be announced on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Counselors from the Women's Center of Greater Danbury will be on hand to guide discussion following the screening, which will be free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 11 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. CASTLETON STATE COLLEGE: 

The women's lacrosse team will face Castleton State College at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/wlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 11 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Toure Richardson. 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. 12 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.

Apr. 13 PLAY THERAPY SPRING WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU departments of Education & Educational Psychology and Social Work will host a play therapy workshop, "Child-Parent Relationship Therapy: An Evidence-Based Play Therapy Approach," from 9 a.m. to noon in Rooms 212/214 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is free and open to the public; there is a $20 fee for the CE certificate, payable by cash or check only. For more information about the conference, how to obtain CEs or to register, send an email to thomasr@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 13 WCSU WOMEN'S LACROSSE VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The women's lacrosse team will face Rhode Island College at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/wlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 13 EARLY LEARNING CENTER FUNDRAISER: 

The WCSU Early Learning Center will host a "Crazy For You" Fundraiser to support the Early Learning Center Scholarship beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Daily Grind in the Campus 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 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center for a performance of "Crazy For You." Tickets are $40 and are available at at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to csc@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 13 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 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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Apr. 14 WCSU BASEBALL VS. CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK: 

The WCSU baseball team will face City College of New York at 11 a.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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 16 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The softball team will face Rhode Island College in a doubleheader that begins at 5 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/sball/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 16 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate and Human Civilization." The final presentation of the series, "Human Costs," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener and Faizah Karim will present the talk, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/03/06/climate-and-human-civilization/.

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Apr. 17 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 7.1 through 7.3, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 17 WCSU BASEBALL VS. LEHMAN COLLEGE: 

The WCSU baseball team will face Lehman College at 6 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 17 WCSU MEN'S LACROSSE VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The men's lacrosse team will face UMass-Dartmouth at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/mlax/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 18 STEP UP AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT (WCSU campus community only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will host "'Step Up' Against Sexual Assault" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will write comments on flags that will be placed on the Midtown campus quadrangle to bring awareness about the issue to campus. Open to the campus community only. For more information, send an email to trezzas@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 18 - May. 5 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 5, 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 www.wcsu.edu/art/gallery/exhibitions/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 18 WCSU BASEBALL VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: 

The WCSU baseball team will face John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 4 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 18 EXHIBITION OPENING: 

The opening for the Senior Portfolio Exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, May 5, in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/art/gallery/exhibitions/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 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 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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Apr. 19 - Apr. 20 DAY OF REFLECTION: 

No classes; university is closed.

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Apr. 20 WCSU BASEBALL VS. UMASS-BOSTON: 

The WCSU baseball team will face UMass-Boston in a double-header that begins at noon 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.westconnathletics.com/sports/bsb/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 22 IT'S ON US GALLERY: 

"It's On Us," a gallery of images intended to raise awareness of sexual assualt, will be on display from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to harger005@connect.wcsu.edu.

Apr. 23 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-48124922940 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 24 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. 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. 24 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 7.4 through 7.6, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 24 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Kenny Rivero 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 visiting artist lecture series. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-kenny-rivero-painter-tickets-56595445501 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 25 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Wesleyan University Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior Dr. Matthew Kurtz will present a research seminar talk at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. 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. A reception will follow in the Science Building Atrium. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/02/14/wcsu-to-offer-spring-semester-series-on-biology-research-topics/.

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Apr. 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. 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. 27 HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ADJUDICATION FESTIVAL: 

The WCSU Department of Music will host a High School Jazz Adjudication Festival at 9 a.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Master classes will be offered daily for rhythm section, trombone, trumpet and saxophone. To participate in the festival, reserve a spot at https://adjudication-festival-school-participation-fee-tickets-53544386702 or send an email to piechotal@wcsu.edu. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 27 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Lab (Room 117) 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 listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-testing-services.

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Apr. 27 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 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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Apr. 28 GRIT-N-WIT: 

REC Council will host Grit-N-Wit at 1 p.m. on the Recreation Field on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. It's a one-mile obstacle course that will test your physical and mental abilities, and a great team-building activity. Free for WCSU students only; group registration is encouraged. Event day registration is available, but it may delay your start time. For more information, send an email to westernrec@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 28 WCSU ORCHESTRA: 

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, 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-orchestra-tickets-48124957042 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 29 ASB HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, send an email to cotec@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 30 A&S HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored.

Apr. 30 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.

Apr. 30 SPS HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, send an email to koschele@wcsu.edu.

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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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