What's On at WestConn

What’s On at WestConn?

Events from May 3 – 13, 2018

Final WOW of the Spring 2018 Semester. We will return at the end of August in time for Fall 2018.  Good luck on your finals and enjoy your summer!

Art, Music, Theatre and Other Live Performances

Through 5/6

SENIOR PORTFOLIO EXHIBITION: On display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

One act play flyerThursday, 5/3

“FIGURING IT OUT: A SERIES OF ONE-ACT PLAYS”: WCSU Theatre Arts will present these student-directed one-acts at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Studio Theatre. The student directors will include Abigail Bueti, Jaclyn Mercer, Megan McKenney, Cali Holt, Larry Weatherspoon, TJ Swetz, Owen Smith, Victoria A. Gelling, Jason Kelly, Annemarie LaRussa, Jake Capelli, Shane Manley, Hayley Moretti and Stef Carr. For more information, email schwartz053@connect.wcsu.edu.

COFFEEHOUSE: Come for an open mic beginning at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, The Parallel Fifths, in the Midtown Student Center. [More information]

Friday, 5/4

“FIGURING IT OUT: A SERIES OF ONE-ACT PLAYS”: WCSU Theatre Arts will present these student-directed one-acts at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Studio Theatre. For more information, email schwartz053@connect.wcsu.edu.

Saturday, 5/5

WCSU Orchestra FlyerWCSU ORCHESTRA: Performance conducted by Fernando Jimenez at 2 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall. [Tickets and information]

Monday, 5/7

WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: Free performance at 7 p.m. in the VPAC Concert Hall (Westside). [More information]

Saturday, 5/12

BREWS AND BBQ AT IVES CONCERT PARK: Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Doyle Bramhall II & Amy Helm from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-8045. [More information]


Athletics

Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

Thanks for a great season, Colonial fans!


Career Success Center

UPCOMING CAREER SUCCESS EVENTS THAT REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION:

Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

Career Success Center Survey Flyer
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Film

PAC Movie Poster "Coco"
Thursday, 5/3

COCO”: Enjoy this free movie, food and refreshments as part of PAC Movie Night at 8 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center Theater. “Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.” (IMDb)


Lectures and Workshops

Good luck on your finals!


Recreation and Wellness

OPEN RECREATION: Please check the Recreation page for times and locations. [More information]

Midtown Fitness Facilities

CLOSED     Friday, 5/11 – Sunday, 5/20

Summer Hours begin Monday, 5/21

Monday – Friday      11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Westside Fitness Zone

CLOSED     Friday, 5/11 – Thursday, 8/22 (There will be no summer operating hours)

 

Tuesday, 5/8

MUDRAS FOR MEDITATION SERIES: The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host Mudras for Meditation at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall (Midtown). The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. For more information, email jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.


Social

Friday, 5/4

STUDENT LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION BANQUET: By invitation only. Students, faculty, staff and guests invited are asked to RSVP to pfitznerb@wcsu.edu. [More information] If anyone needs a ride, please call 203-837-8600 before noon on Friday.

Midnight Breakfast flyerMonday, 5/7

MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST: The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Marketplace. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. Open to WCSU students only. For more information, email campuscenter@wcsu.edu.


Student Organization Meetings

If you want your student organization meeting listed here next year, please contact pfitznerb@wcsu.edu.


Trips

Picture of Tuscany for Intersession in Italy

Thursday – Saturday, 5/10 – 5/12

SENIOR WEEKEND TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets are on sale now at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks for Senior Weekend events including Senior Toast at Ethan Allen on Thursday, 5/10; Senior Cruise in New York City on Friday, 5/11; and the Mohegan Sun trip on Saturday, 5/12. Tickets Ticket sales ended on Wednesday, 5/2. For more information, email englander001@connect.wcsu.edu or haroon001@connect.wcsu.

Winter Intersession

INTERSESSION IN FLORENCE, ITALY: Spend three weeks in Italy, from 12/27/18 through 1/17/19, and earn three credits. For more information, email farinap2000@hotmail.com.


Other

Friday, 5/4

Western Reserach Day FlyerWESTERN RESEARCH DAY: The 14th annual Western Research Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Science Building (Midtown). The opening session at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building will feature a keynote talk by JLA alumnus Dr. Jeremiah Johnson, Practitioner in Residence from the University of New Haven, followed by a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. [More information]

Saturday, 5/5

PLANETARIUM SHOW/TELESCOPE VIEWING: Beginning at 8 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. respectively at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium. [More information]

WORLD OF QUILTS: WCSU will host “World of Quilts XXXIX” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center (Westside). Admission is $10. The show will display more than 250 quilts made by artists throughout the northeastern United States. More than 30 vendors will be on hand to display and sell their unique fabrics, notions and other quilting supplies. [More information]

Sunday, 5/6

WORLD OF QUILTS: WCSU will host “World of Quilts XXXIX” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center (Westside). [More information]

SUNDAY MASS: Hosted by the Newman Center at St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 17 Granville Ave. in Danbury. Holy Hour with confession at 7 p.m., followed by Mass at 8 p.m. [More information]

Tuesday, 5/8

SENIOR PORTRAITS: The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center lobby and theater. 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. 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. [More information]

COLLEGE RING EVENT: Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center lobby and theater. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. [More information]

Wednesday, 5/9

WESTCONN SOCIETY BREAKFAST FOR STUDENT SUCCESS: John Trentacosta will be honored at the WestConn Society Breakfast for Student Success at 7:30 a.m. at The Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road in Danbury. The WCSU Foundation, established in 1973, is dedicated to raising and managing donations for the university and its students. [More information and tickets]

Grad Salute - picture from last year's graduationGRAD SALUTE: Graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win free prizes. Open to graduating WCSU students only. [More information]

COLLEGE RING EVENT: Jostens will host a college ring event from 3 to 7 p.m. during Grad Salute in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. [More information]

SENIOR PORTRAITS: The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 3 to 7 p.m. during Grad Salute in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. 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. 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. [More information]

Friday, 5/11

RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY: WCSU will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the university’s new police station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the station on Roberts Ave. (Midtown). [More information]


Announcements

REMINDER: The Registrar’s Office cannot accept university Withdrawal and Leave of Absence requests for the Spring 2018 semester after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 5/4

HEALTH SURVEY REMINDER: For students, faculty and staff who have NOT COMPLETED the recent Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) survey, the DPH is still collecting information in order to help determine the extent and possible causes of recent norovirus illnesses. Regardless of whether you have been ill recently, we request that you complete the survey using the link below. If you have already completed the survey, thank-you. Please do NOT respond again. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Gacek at Paul.Gacek@ct.gov   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLH3SRL

Lyme Desease Conference FlyerLYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: WCSU will host the 12th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday, 5/17. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Wilton-based internist and tick-borne diseases specialist Dr. Steven Phillips, Duke University Onocologist Dr. Neil Spector, and patient advocate Dana Parish will speak. Spector will appear via video. Lew Leone, vice president and general manager of WNYW-Fox 5 TV, also will be awarded the Courage in Journalism Award for his Emmy Award-winning TV special, “Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease.” [More information]

SIP & SKETCH: The Department of Art will host “Sip & Sketch” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 5/18, in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the VPAC. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while you sip wine and sample assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. [Tickets and information]

FEATURED ARTIST COMPETITION WINNER PERFORMANCE: WCSU alumnus Daniel O’Brien, winner of the inaugural SVPA Featured Artist Competition, will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, 5/18, in the VPAC Concert Hall. [Tickets and information]

COMMENCEMENT: WCSU will host its 2018 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 5/20, in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Graduation photo
Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. [More information]

SHUTTLE BUS TO BRIDGEPORT FOR COMMENCEMENT: Western will provide free bus transportation to the Webster Arena on Sunday, 5/20.  The bus will depart Western at the 5th avenue bus stop next to White Hall at 8:15 am. You may park in the 5th avenue parking garage. The bus will leave to return to campus 30 minutes after the Commencement ceremony ends.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT TRAUMA CONFERENCE: The WCSU departments of Education & Educational Psychology and Social Work will host the Western Connecticut Trauma Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, 5/21, in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Julian Ford, who will discuss the translation of neuroscience and psychotherapy research into a framework for understanding and intervening preventively and clinically to help children, adults and families to recover from the complex impact of psychological trauma on health, mental health, relationships and quality of life. The fee is $30 until Sunday, 5/6, and $50 after 5/6. Admission includes lunch and CEs. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices or online at wcsu.edu/tickets. To register or for more information, email thomasr@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8512.

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents!

Application Deadlines:

August 23, 2018 for Spring 2019 priority

International FlagsFebruary 15, 2019 for Fall 2019 priority

Contact Donna Warner in Academic Affairs at (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions throughout the summer. 

WIN AN APPLE WATCH: Students check your emails and look for either the Recreation or CSI survey. Randomly selected students received an email with one of these surveys, and anyone who completes the entire survey will be entered into a drawing to win an Apple Watch and other great prizes such as $25 or $50 gift certificates to various locations. Don’t miss this great opportunity, and in the process help us with your feedback. For ease of access. USE YOUR LAPTOP OR OTHER COMPUTER, not your phone.

TICKETS FOR IVES CONCERT PARK SUMMER EVENTS: To learn more about upcoming events like the Reggae Fest and Forever Grateful Music Festival at Ives Concert Park on the Westside campus, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.


For a complete listing of all upcoming events, please click here. All listings are subject to change.

If you would like to leave feedback or would like us to include a different email address, please contact Birte Pfitzner at pfitznerb@wcsu.edu.