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University Events: December 2018 and January 2019

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DECEMBER EVENTS

Dec. 10 COMMUNITY SCREENING AND CONVERSATION: 

Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Gabe Lomas will host a screening and subsequent panel discussion about "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The screening and discussion will be free and the public is invited. Reserve a spot at https://danbury-resilience-screening.eventbrite.com.

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Dec. 10 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. The event is free and open to WCSU students only as part of "Stress-Free Finals Week." For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

Dec. 11 FINALS BREAKFAST BAR (WCSU students only)

The HPX Club will host a Finals Breakfast Bar featuring a free breakfast cookie and a discounted breakfast coupon from 8 to 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to WCSU students only as part of "Stress-Free Finals Week."

Dec. 11 FACIAL AND HAND MASSAGES (WCSU students only)

The Office of InterCultural Affairs will host facial and hand massages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to WCSU students only as part of "Stress-Free Finals Week."

Dec. 11 MUDRAS FOR MEDITATION SERIES: 

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

Dec. 12 CHILL DAY (WCSU students only)

WXCI will provide music and there will be free snacks for students at "Chill Day" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Colonial Corner of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to WCSU students only as part of "Stress-Free Finals Week."

Dec. 13 LUNCH WITH A LEADER SERIES (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

The WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity will host "Lunch with a Leader" with WCSU Career Success Center Director Kathleen Lindenmayer 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. Lindenmayer will share the story of her professional journey that led to a leadership position in the military and at WCSU. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only; space is limited. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/diversity/diversity-calendar-fall-2018/. To attend, RSVP by email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

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Dec. 15 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

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

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Dec. 17 - Jan. 12 INTERSESSION: 

Intersession begins on Monday, Dec. 17, and ends on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.

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Dec. 29 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY (HAT CITY TOURNAMENT): 

The WestConn women will face Bridgewater State University in the first round of the Hat City Tournament at 5 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.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 30 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (HAT CITY TOURNAMENT FINAL): 

The final round of the Hat City Tournament will feature games at 2 and 4 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.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 30 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: 

The men's basketball team will face New York 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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JANUARY EVENTS

Jan 2 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF ST. JOSEPH: 

The men's basketball team will face University of St. Joseph 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 2 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Professor of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process Dr. Oscar de los Santos and M.F.A. alumni at 7:30 p.m. at the Maron Hotel, 42 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa/.

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Jan 3 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Victoria Chang, winner of the 2018 Housatonic Book Award for Poetry, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Jan 4 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present M.F.A. mentor and author Dan Pope in conversation with author William Giraldi at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Jan 5 WCSU WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING VS. FDU FLORHAM: 

The WestConn Women's Swimming and Diving team takes on FDU Florham at noon 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 5 WCSU MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING VS. FDU FLORHAM: 

The WestConn Men's Swimming and Diving team takes on FDU Florham at noon 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 5 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Dick Lehr, winner of the 2018 Housatonic Book Award for Young Adults, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Jan 6 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by James Chesbro at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Jan 7 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present readings by graduate students in the program at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Winter Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Jan 12 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WestConn women will celebrate Alumnae Day when the team faces Plymouth State University 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.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 12 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The men's basketball team will face Plymouth State University 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 16 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The WestConn women will face Keene State College 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.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 16 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The men's basketball team will face Keene State 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 18 SIP & SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-52496175474. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Jan 19 WCSU WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING VS. COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE: 

The WestConn Women's Swimming and Diving team takes on The College of New Rochelle at 11 a.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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 19 WCSU MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING VS. COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE: 

The WestConn Men's Swimming and Diving team takes on the College of New Rochelle at 11 a.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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 21 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY: 

No classes; university offices are closed.

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Jan 23 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. CASTLETON UNIVERSITY: 

The WestConn women will face Castleton University 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.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 23 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. CASTLETON STATE COLLEGE: 

The men's basketball team will face Castleton State 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 29 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 3:30 to 6:30 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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Jan 29 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 3:30 to 6:30 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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Jan 30 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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Jan 30 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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Jan 30 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WestConn women will face UMass-Dartmouth 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.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 30 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The men's basketball team will face UMass-Dartmouth 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.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Jan 31 - Mar. 3 EXHIBITION: 

"neither here nor there (or And)," curated by Matt Murphy, 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 3, in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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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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