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University Events: January and February 2018

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JANUARY EVENTS

Jan. 22 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER A&S INFO SESSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session on how the center can assist students from the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences (A&S) at 12:55 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and is geared specifically to A&S majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending individually, or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Jan. 22 GET TO KNOW GREEK ROW (WCSU students only)

Greek organizations on campus will host a "Get to Know Greek Row" event from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. For more information, visit @wcsugreeklife on Facebook.

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Jan. 23 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER SPS INFO SESSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session on how the center can assist students from the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at 10:05 a.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and is geared specifically to SPS majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending individually, or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Jan. 23 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER ASB INFO SESSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session on how the center can assist students from the Ancell School of Business (ASB) at 11:30 a.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and is geared specifically to ASB majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending individually, or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Jan. 23 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:15 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Malaga, Barcelona and Costa Brava. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 17 - June 19, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 9. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Jan. 23 OPENING MEETING (WCSU faculty and staff only)

The spring semester Opening Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The meeting is open to WCSU faculty and staff only. For more information, send an email to mckayj@wcsu.edu.

Jan. 24 COMMUTER BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide free breakfast for students from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Commuter Parking Garage on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Jan. 24 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER SVPA INFO SESSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session on how the center can assist students from the School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) at 10:05 a.m. in the South Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and is geared specifically to SVPA majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending individually, or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Jan. 24 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring baked ravioli, salad, rolls and cappuccino pudding, 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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Jan. 25 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop at noon in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is for students and alumni who have never created a resume and those who want to update an old resume. Topics covered will include: elements of a resume, style and format for a resume, and how to highlight strengths and experience. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Jan. 25 - Mar. 4 EXHIBITION: 'PARALLEL PRACTICES': 

"Parallel Practices," an exhibit featuring 11 critically acclaimed artists who often work in more than one medium, creating unexpected parallel bodies of work, 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, March 4, in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/12/26/wcsu-gallery-to-present-parallel-practices-exhibition-this-winter/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Jan. 25 EXHIBITION OPENING: 

The opening for "Parallel Practices" 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. (Snow date is 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31.) 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, March 4, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Gallery. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/12/26/wcsu-gallery-to-present-parallel-practices-exhibition-this-winter/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Jan. 25 COFFEEHOUSE: 

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

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Jan. 26 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$$ BINGO" at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event, which will include $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.

Jan. 27 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WestConn women will begin with Senior Day festivities before facing UMASS-Dartmouth in the first game of an LEC basketball doubleheader at 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan. 27 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The men's basketball team will celebrate Senior Day and then will close out an LEC doubleheader when it faces UMASS-Dartmouth at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan. 28 WCSU SWIMMING & DIVING VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The Western Women's Swimming and Diving team takes on Plymouth State University at 1 p.m. at the O'Neill Center Pool on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan. 28 ENCORE PERFORMANCE - "EVITA": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present a final, encore performance of "Evita" at 7 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Evita" has been selected by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as a featured performance for Region 1. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/evita-encore-performance-tickets-41311837819. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/11/09/wcsu-to-present-webber-rice-musical-evita-nov-10-through-19/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Jan. 29 MEET THE GREEKS (WCSU students only)

Greek organizations on campus will host a "Meet the Greeks" 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 is open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. For more information, visit @wcsugreeklife on Facebook.

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Jan. 29 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. ELMS COLLEGE: 

The men's basketball team will take on Elms College at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan. 29 GREEK RUSH (WCSU students only)

Greek organizations will host formal rush at 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The events are open only to WCSU students who are interested in learning more about Greek life on campus. Suggested attire is business casual/semi-formal. For more information, visit @wcsugreeklife on Facebook.

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Jan. 30 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Steve Brodner 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, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Jan. 30 INTERNATIONAL STUDY CAREER BENEFITS WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session, "Goin' International: Benefits to Your Career," at 5 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Jan. 31 POM POM HATS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will give away free pom pom hats to students 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.

Jan. 31 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

WCSU will present information about summer study abroad opportunities in Spain at 12:15 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The study-abroad program allows students to earn six credits in just four weeks while being completely immersed in Spanish language and culture in Malaga, Barcelona and Costa Brava. Classes fulfill general education and language requirements. The anticipated dates of the trip are May 17 - June 19, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 9. The information session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu or visit www.wcsu.edu/spain/.

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Jan. 31 CURATORS TALK: 

A talk by professional artists Lori Glavin and Patricia Spergel, guest curators of "Parallel Practices," will be at 6:30 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 "Parallel Practices" exhibition will be on display in the Gallery through March 4. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2017/12/26/wcsu-gallery-to-present-parallel-practices-exhibition-this-winter/. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Jan. 31 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. CONNECTICUT COLLEGE: 

The men's basketball team will face Connecticut College at 7 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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FEBRUARY EVENTS

Feb. 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, Manifestation. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Feb. 2 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will host Sacred Heart University at 7:50 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU students and their guests. For more information, go to http://achahockey.org/statistics/1682-ACHA-Mens?type=schedule&level=team&id=677639&league_id=1800&conference_id=1152&division_id=6&division_id=6&team_id=677639.

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Feb. 2 FILM SCREENING (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council and the Office of InterCultural Affairs will host a screening of "Get Out" at 8 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St.  in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 2 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.

Feb. 7 STUFF-A-PLUSH (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Stuff-a-Plush" event at noon in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury and at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Campus Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave Extension in Danbury. The event will feature free stuffed animals that students can stuff between classes. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 7 SENIOR FOCUS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop for graduating seniors, "Senior Focus," at 4 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Are you a senior? Graduating this spring? Join us for a run-through of what you need to be prepared for the send-off. The workshop will be open to graduating WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 7 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring chili, cornbread, tortilla chips 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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Feb. 7 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The WestConn women will face Rhode Island College in the first game of an LEC basketball doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Feb. 7 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The first spring semester 2018 presentation of the series, "Climate and Cyclones," 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 will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 7 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The men's basketball team will close out an LEC doubleheader when it faces Rhode Island College at 7:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Feb. 8 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER SVPA INFO SESSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session on how the center can assist students from the School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) at 9:30 a.m. in the South Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and is geared specifically to SVPA majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending individually, or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 8 LECTURE: 

Wilmot James, a former member of South Africa's parliament and now a visiting professor at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, will speak at 5:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. James has worked on immigration, refugee protection, electoral reform, bioscience and health, and led the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, which helped the country make the transition to democracy after the end of apartheid. At Columbia, his research focus is on global responses to epidemics such as the Zika and Ebola viruses. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 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 open mic, followed by the featured act, the WCSU Student Jazz Ensemble. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Feb. 9 REC AFTER DARK - ICE SKATING (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council will host "After Hours - REC After Dark Ice Skating." Enjoy a free open skate from 10 p.m. until midnight at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. The event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/ or send an email to csi@wcsu.edu.

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Feb. 9 - Feb. 11 GYMNASTICS REVOLUTION TEAM CHALLENGE: 

WCSU will host the Gymnastics Revolution Team Challenge in the Feldman Arena at the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to this amateur gymnastics competition featuring gymnasts from the Northeastern United States. For ticket prices and more information, visit http://gymnasticsrevolution.com/.

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Feb. 9 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

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. Several of Western's jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-39085205903 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Feb. 11 WINTER WINE TASTING: 

The WCSU Foundation will host a Winter Wine Tasting to support student success from 2 to 4 p.m. at Max Wine & Spirits, 40 Mill Plain Road in Danbury. Tickets are $30 and the public is invited. For tickets and information, visit https://alumni.wcsu.edu/wine or call (203) 837-9820.

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Feb. 12 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Matt Bollinger 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, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Feb. 12 NARCAN TRAINING: 

The WCSU Choices office will host Narcan Training at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The session is a one-hour workshop during which attendees will learn how to administer Narcan nasal spray, an overdose reversal medication that could save the life of someone who has accidentally overdosed on opiods. Participants will be given a Narcan kit upon completion. The public is invited. For more information or to register for the training, send an email to gucks@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 12 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER SPS INFO SESSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session on how the center can assist students from the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at 12:25 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and is geared specifically to SPS majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending individually, or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 12 GAME SHOW (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Dave Ahdoot: The Dating Game," a live dating gameshow with audience volunteers, at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to WCSU students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 13 MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host 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.

Feb. 13 MATT SCHULER PERFORMANCE (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host Matt Schuler from NBC's "The Voice" at 9 p.m. in The Daily Grind in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 14 A SNACK ON PAC (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "A Snack on PAC" beginning at 11 a.m. in The Daily Grind in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will feature an open tab for students to get a snack of their choice at The Daily Grind. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 14 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER A&S INFO SESSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session on how the center can assist students from the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences (A&S) at 11:30 a.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and is geared specifically to A&S majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending individually, or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 14 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop conducted by Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, medical director of SOPHIA Natural Health Center, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Hoffman will discuss "Health Myths: Busted!" 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, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

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

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop at 1 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is for students and alumni who have never created a resume and those who want to update an old resume. Topics covered will include: elements of a resume, style and format for a resume, and how to highlight strengths and experience. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 14 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WestConn women will face Eastern Connecticut State University in the first game of an LEC basketball doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Feb. 14 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The second spring semester 2018 presentation of the series, "Drought and Wild Fire," 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 will present the talks, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 14 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The men's basketball team will close out an LEC doubleheader when it faces Eastern Connecticut State University at 7:30 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Feb. 14 TRIVIA COMPETITION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "The Western Wiz," a trivia competition for prizes, at 8 p.m. in the Main Lounge of Newbury Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to WCSU students only; show up in teams of four to compete. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 15 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$ BINGO" at 6 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. 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.

Feb. 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, WCSU student 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/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Feb. 15 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "La La Land" at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 20 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an interview workshop at noon in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 20 NARCAN TRAINING: 

The WCSU Choices office will host Narcan Training at 5 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The session is a one-hour workshop during which attendees will learn how to administer Narcan nasal spray, an overdose reversal medication that could save the life of someone who has accidentally overdosed on opiods. Participants will be given a Narcan kit upon completion. The public is invited. For more information or to register for the training, send an email to gucks@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 21 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. (The snow date is Wednesday, Feb. 28.) Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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Feb. 21 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 university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. (The snow date is Wednesday, Feb. 28.) 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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Feb. 21 - Mar. 4 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "CLYBOURNE PARK": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "Clybourne Park" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 (student preview night) and Feb. 22 (high school night); 8 p.m. on Feb. 23 and 24, and March 2 and 3; with 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 24 and 25, and March 3 and 4. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/clyborne-park-tickets-39406750652.. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Feb. 21 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring pineapple chicken, rice, salad and Oreo cream dessert, 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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Feb. 21 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The third spring semester 2018 presentation of the series, "Soil Microbes and Climate," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Assistant Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Hannah Reynolds will present the talk, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to wagenerm@wcsu.edu.

Feb. 22 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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Feb. 22 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

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

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Feb. 22 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an internship information session at 1 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. It will be open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 22 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 Whispering Tree. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Feb. 23 FRANKENSAX, JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ ORCHESTRA: 

Western's Jazz Studies faculty members Jimmy Greene and Andrew Beals will lead their groups through a mix of classic large ensemble repertoire for Black History Month 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-frankensax-jazz-ensemble-jazz-orchestra-tickets-41079981330 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Feb. 24 NY KNICKS VS. BOSTON CELTICS (WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to New York to see the New York Knicks take on the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. The bus will depart from the Midtown Student Center at 4 p.m. and the Westside Campus Center at 4:30 p.m. It will depart from New York City to return to campus at 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 for WCSU students with ID and $85 for students' guests. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a branding workshop as part of Career Week at noon 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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Feb. 26 CAREER SUCCESS CENTER ASB INFO SESSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an information session on how the center can assist students from the Ancell School of Business (ASB) at 12:55 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and is geared specifically to ASB majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending individually, or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 27 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume workshop as part of Career Week at noon in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is for students and alumni who have never created a resume and those who want to update an old resume. Topics covered will include: elements of a resume, style and format for a resume, and how to highlight strengths and experience. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Feb. 27 LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop as part of Career Week at 4 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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Feb. 27 MARIAN ANDERSON CELEBRATION: 

WCSU will host a celebration of the life and music of Marian Anderson at 6 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. Guests are invited to attend a community birthday party celebration for Anderson and learn how they may become a part of the initiative to name the School of Visual and Performing Arts in her honor. Tickets are $35 and are available at www.wcsu.edu/svpa/mariananderson. For more information, call (203) 837-2222.

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Feb. 28 BUMPER STICKER NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a Bumper Sticker Novelty event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants can customize their own bumper sticker during this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Feb. 28 CLIMATE CHANGE LECTURE SERIES: 

The Jane Goodall Center at WCSU will host a series of talks about "Climate Change and Human Civilization." The fourth spring semester 2018 presentation of the series, "Social Impact and Apathy," 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 Sociology Dr. Carina Bandhauer will present this talk, which will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to wagenerm@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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