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University Events: October and November 2019

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 1 HUMAN LIBRARY: 

The Western Connecticut State University Libraries will host the first Human Library event at WCSU offering members of the university and area communities an opportunity to hold one-on-one conversations with "human books" -- volunteers from diverse backgrounds who will share their unique stories and challenges. The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the Haas Library on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/news/2019/09/09/human-library-event/.

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Oct. 2 - 3 SILENT WITNESS EXHIBIT (Domestic Violence Awareness Month event): 

WCSU and The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will host "The Silent Witness Exhibit" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Campus Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension. The Silent Witness Exhibit honors the lives of domestic violence homicide victims by inviting the community to observe statues created in their honor, through family support, community connections and advocacy for change. Many men and women die each year in acts of domestic violence and each one has a story. The event will share and honor the stories of Connecticut residents who have lost their lives to acts of domestic violence and of college-aged individuals around the country who have lost their lives as a result of dating violence. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to trezzas@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 2 CAREER FAIR (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host a Career Fair from 1 to 4 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 at www.wcsu.edu/handshake or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Oct. 2 CHAMBER JAZZ MASTER CLASS (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU students, faculty and staff who have ever been confused by a jazz performance or jazz in general now have an opportunity to get an inside look at how jazz music is put together. Observe a Chamber Jazz Master Class at 8 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Three student groups will perform a tune and receive critiques from jazz faculty including Dr. Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni, this event is guaranteed to help decode the mystery of this amazing music! For more information, send an email to begianj@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 3 FAFSA DAY: 

The WCSU Office of Financial Aid will offer assistance to families preparing to file a FAFSA from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, go to www.capfaa.org/fafsa-day/ or send an email to herediaa@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 3 A TASTE OF LATINX (Hispanic Heritage Month event): 

A dinner offering "A Taste of Latin X" will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Campus Center Marketplace on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to attend and join students in sampling food from a variety of Latin countries at a cost of $10 per guest; students can use Flex Points or a meal swipe. Cosponsors are Sodexo Food Service, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of InterCultural Affairs. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/diversity/diversity-events-calendar-fall-2019-draft/.

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Oct. 3 WCSU FACULTY JAZZ: 

WCSU Jazz Area Co-Coordinators Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian will lead WCSU's outstanding jazz faculty in an evening of standards and original compositions 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-jazz-faculty-tickets-65805799919. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 3 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, Bahama Mama and the Painkillers. Admission is free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Oct. 4 BIOLOGY FOLLIES (WCSU campus community only)

Faculty and students in Bio 101 - Freshman Seminar for Biology Majors will take to the stage for the fifth annual Biology Follies at 3:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Expect to see talent ranging from skits to science demonstrations, advertisements to singing, comedy routines to acrobatics as freshmen biology majors complete a course requirement. Open to the WCSU campus community only; refreshments will be served. For more information, send an email to wonge@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 5 MISSION HEALTH PROJECT: 

WCSU and Nuvance Health (formerly Danbury Hospital) will host Mission Health Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is designed for local individuals and families in need of health services, housing support and other community service aid. Medical professionals, social service advocates and student volunteers will provide a one-stop health, housing and social service fair that brings together more than 30 area agencies to provide immediate assistance to individuals who are in need of health, housing and social services assistance. For more information, send an email to cramerw@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 5 WCSU MEN'S RUGBY VS. ST. MICHAELS COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's rugby team will take on St. Michael's College at 1 p.m. at the Recreation Field 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 bisacciad@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 5 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Oct. 5 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. TRINITY COLLEGE: 

The Colonials will host Trinity College at 8:20 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU students and their guests. For more information, send an email to bisacciad@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 6 "RUN OR DYE" COLOR RUN: 

WestConn REC and the Program Activities Council (PAC) will host the "Run or Dye: Get Fit or Dye Trying" three-mile Color Run at noon at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 for advance registration and $20 on the day of the event. WCSU students with valid ID are free. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, visit https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/run-or-dye-registration/. Proceeds will benefit PAC programming.

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Oct. 6 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: 

The Colonials will host Columbia University at 2:30 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU students and their guests. For more information, send an email to bisacciad@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 7 WALKING TOUR WITH THE CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER: 

In this first in a series of Community Conversations, the Chief Diversity Officer and members of the WCSU Diversity Council will walk through the Midtown campus to engage university members in discussions about issues of diversity and inclusion. Experience personal connections and hear insights from university members to learn more about the campus culture and climate. For more information, send an email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 7 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Angela Dufresne will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2019/09/12/wcsu-to-present-fall-semester-m-f-a-artist-lecture-program-2/. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-angela-dufresne-painter-tickets-65723303169 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit http://wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com/.

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Oct. 7 KETTLE KORN (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will give away free kettle corn from noon to 3 p.m. on the Student Center patio on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Free and open to WCSU students only -- come grab a bag and join in one of our school's most cherished giveaways. For more information,go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/.

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Oct. 8 ELECTRONIC COOKBOOK TASTING CELEBRATION: 

In celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, the Office of Diversity and Equity and Sodexo will host an E-Cookbook Tasting Celebration to honor winners from the E-Cookbook Challenge. Winners will be invited to talk about their winning recipe and their cooking experience with those in attendance. The event will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Live music and a WCSU Dance Team performance are scheduled. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 8 JOBS, CAREERS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR HISTORIANS (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Department of History and Non-Western Cultures will hold its third annual Jobs, Careers and Internships event at 2 p.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. History majors, minors and those who love history are encouraged to attend. Learn about the different opportunities and paths a degree in history has to offer. Open to WCSU students only; refreshments will be provided. For more information, send an email to maym@wcsu.edu or rosenthalj@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 8 INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host an Internship Info Session at 3 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This workshop will be free and open to WCSU students only. Sign up at www.wcsu.edu/handshake or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Oct. 9 FLU SHOT CLINIC (WCSU students only)

WCSU Health Service will provide flu shots for students only from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. No appointment is necessary. Shots are free with an insurance card and $30 if uninsured. Major credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted. For more information, email lipked@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8593.

Oct. 9 FLU SHOT CLINIC (WCSU students only)

WCSU Health Service will provide flu shots for students only from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 212/214 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. No appointment is necessary. Shots are free with an insurance card and $30 if uninsured. Major credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted. For more information, email lipked@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8593.

Oct. 9 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

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

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Oct. 10 - 12 PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND: 

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Oct. 10 EXHIBITION OPENING: 

The opening for "Covering Blue Note," a collaborative multi-disciplinary project, performance and exhibition simultaneously combining live music, a multi-photographer photo session and multiple graphic design stations, will be at 6 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 in the Gallery through Wednesday, Oct. 16. The opening will be free and the public is invited. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/art-gallery-reception-covering-blue-note-tickets-65725433541. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 10 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.

Oct. 10 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 opening act and the featured act, Christian Mortera. Admission is free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Oct. 10 HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN (WCSU students only)

WCSU Fraternity and Sorority Life will host Homecoming King and Queen at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.) in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Do you think you or your friend has what it takes to be the next King or Queen? Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYT-MZ0r_RQ6uz4FLMMeaMFu9jBAJ6uQtz1N2KKMBi1A1ISA/viewform. Even if you don't want to compete, come watch the competition and have a chance to win door prizes and raffles. Open to WCSU students only; refreshments will be served. For more information, send an email to barry057@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 11 - 12 PLAY THERAPY CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU departments of Education & Educational Psychology and Social Work will host a play therapy conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information about the conference, how to obtain CEs or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/education/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2019/06/974.pdf or send an email to lomasg@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 11 - 16 EXHIBITION: 

"Covering Blue Note," a collaborative multi-disciplinary project, performance and exhibition simultaneously combining live music, a multi-photographer photo session and multiple graphic design stations, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Wednesday, Oct. 16, 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 www.eventbrite.com/e/art-gallery-reception-covering-blue-note-tickets-65725433541. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 11 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

Four of WCSU's Jazz Combos will perform a mix of standards and original compositions and arrangements at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-combos-tickets-66455306611. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Oct. 12 CAMPUS TOURS (Homecoming event): 

Alumni Relations staff will conduct campus tours for Homecoming attendees. A Midtown campus tour will begin at 10 a.m., departing from the front door of University Hall on the Midtown campus. A Westside campus tour will follow at 11:30 a.m., departing from the second floor lobby of the Campus Center near the Info Desk. For more information, send an email to alumni@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 13 WCSU WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND: 

The WCSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Symphonic Band, conducted by Matthew Doiron, 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/wind-ensemble-and-symphonic-band-tickets-65811667469. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 14 CMEA REGIONAL AUDITION PREPARATION CLINIC: 

The CMEA Regional Audition Preparaton Clinic will be at 4p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-5th-annual-cmea-regional-audition-preparation-clinic-tickets-67056918047. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 15 A TASTE OF LATINX (Hispanic Heritage Month event): 

A dinner offering "A Taste of Latin X" will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Student Center Restaurant on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to attend and join students in sampling food from a variety of Latin countries at a cost of $10 per guest; students can use Flex Points or a meal swipe. Cosponsors are Sodexo Food Service, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of InterCultural Affairs. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/diversity/diversity-events-calendar-fall-2019-draft/.

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Oct. 16 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop conducted by Vocal/Sound Yoga Teacher Bobbi Soares, on "Hummingbird Sound Journey" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 122 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 www.wcsu.edu/news/2019/09/10/ihhs-to-offer-free-wellness-wednesday-workshops-at-wcsu/ or https://wcsu.edu/ihhs/events/.

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Oct. 17 - 27 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17, 18, 19, 25 and 26; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. Based in 1930s Chicago, "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," written by Bertolt Brecht and adapted by Bruce Norris, is a theatrical commentary on the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany. This dramatic comedy challenges the way power is obtained through the veil of vegetable companies and gangster mobs. Meant as a warning of what can happen in these circumstances, it begs us to consider who we are willing to trust. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/the-resistible-rise-of-arturo-ui-tickets-70816047705 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 17 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 is free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Oct. 17 CHAMBER JAZZ MASTER CLASS (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU students, faculty and staff who have ever been confused by a jazz performance or jazz in general now have an opportunity to get an inside look at how jazz music is put together. Observe a Chamber Jazz Master Class at 8 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Three student groups will perform a tune and receive critiques from jazz faculty including Dr. Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni, this event is guaranteed to help decode the mystery of this amazing music! For more information, send an email to begianj@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 18 MAKE YOUR OWN CIDER PRESS (WCSU students only)

WCSU students will have the opportunity to make a cider press as part of The Macricostas Experience from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Quadrangle of the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/sas/macx/.

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Oct. 18 T-SHIRT TIE-DYE (WCSU students only)

WCSU students will have the opportunity to make a tie-dye T-shirt as part of The Macricostas Experience from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Higgins Hall lobby/patio WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/sas/macx/.

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Oct. 18 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Farmingdale State College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Carly Tribull will discuss "Comics in the Classroom, Wasps in the Field, and Other Mixed Pursuits of a Young Professor" at 3:30 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, send an email to giamancok@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 18 HIGGINS HALL OPEN HOUSE AND RECEPTION: 

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences will host an open house and reception for the refurbished Higgins Hall, which has reopened with new labs, classrooms and a state-of-the-art television production facility, at 5 p.m. at the Higgins entrance on the Midtown campus quadrangle, 181 White St. in Danbury. Tours will continue through 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/sas/macx/.

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Oct. 18 WCSU MEN'S RUGBY VS. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WCSU men's rugby team will take on Central Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Field 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 bisacciad@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 18 BEST DARN JAZZ CLUB IN DANBURY: 

WCSU's Dean of Students will present the "Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" at 8 p.m. at the Danbury Rail Museum, 120 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.

Oct. 19 WEATHER REPORT: A SYMPOSIUM OF WEATHER AND ART: 

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and WCSU will host "Weather Report: A Symposium on Art and Weather" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, "Weather Report," on view at the Aldrich from Oct. 6, 2019, through May 29, 2020. The symposium will be free and open to the public; pre-registration is required at www.wcsu.edu/artweather.

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Oct. 19 PAC TRIP - THE BLAZE AND HORSEMAN'S HOLLOW (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to The Blaze and Horseman's Hollow in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Tickets are $10 for students and $35 for students' guests, and they will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or send an email to pacevents@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 19 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 6 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Oct. 19 COCKTAIL RECEPTION-THEATRE EVENT: 

The Office of Alumni Relations will host a cocktail reception-theatre event at 7 p.m. in the Drawing Room of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The $25 cost will include the reception and a ticket to the 8 p.m. performance of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to www.wcsu.edu/alumni/events/.

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Oct. 21 PUMPKIN DECORATING (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide students the opportunity to decorate a pumpkin from noon 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, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or send an email to pacevents@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 21 WALKING TOUR WITH THE CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER: 

In this series of Community Conversations, the Chief Diversity Officer and members of the WCSU Diversity Council will walk through the Westside campus to engage university members in discussions about issues of diversity and inclusion. Experience personal connections and hear insights from university members to learn more about the campus culture and climate. For more information, send an email to stokesk@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 22 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Rudy Gutierrez 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.wcsu.edu/news/2019/09/12/wcsu-to-present-fall-semester-m-f-a-artist-lecture-program-2/. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-rudy-gutierrez-illustrator-tickets-65728025293 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit http://wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com/.

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Oct. 22 GREEK LECTURE: 

Dr. Jenifer Neils, director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, will discuss "The Parthenon, Then and Now" at 2 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/sas/macx/.

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Oct. 22 GREEK CELEBRATION: 

A Greek celebration, featuring wine, savory Greek bites and traditional Greek folk music, will provide an opportunity to meet WCSU's Greek scholar, Dr. Chris Paone, at 5 p.m. on the patio of Higgins Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/sas/macx/. To RSVP, go to www.wcsu.edu/giving/events.

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Oct. 22 DISNEY KARAOKE (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host Disney Karaoke at 8 p.m. in The Daily Grind in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or send an email to pacevents@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 23 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring Buffalo mac & cheese, salad and seven-layer 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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Oct. 23 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host 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, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or send an email to pacevents@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 24 WORLD ORIGAMI DAYS KICK-OFF (WCSU students only)

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the kick-off of World Origami Days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Higgins Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free for WCSU students. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/sas/macx/.

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Oct. 24 - Dec. 8 FACULTY EXHIBITION: 

The Department of Art Faculty Exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, 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 www.eventbrite.com/e/art-gallery-reception-department-of-art-faculty-exhibition-tickets-65729710333. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 24 GALLERY RECEPTION - FACULTY EXHIBITION: 

An opening reception for the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition will be at 6 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibit will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, Dec. 8. The reception and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. To RSVP for the reception, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/art-gallery-reception-department-of-art-faculty-exhibition-tickets-65729710333. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 24 MACRICOSTAS SPEAKER - REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS: 

American poet, memoirist and teacher Reginald Dwayne Betts will deliver the Macricostas Lecture at 6 p.m. in the Pinney Hall Conference Room on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited. It is funded by a grant from The Macricostas Family Arts & Sciences Endowed Speaker Series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2019/09/12/poet-lawyer-former-convict-to-present-annual-wcsu-lecture/ or www.wcsu.edu/sas/macx/. To RSVP, go to www.wcsu.edu/giving/events/.

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Oct. 24 COFFEEHOUSE: 

WCSU and PAC will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic, followed by the opening act and the featured act, J8KE. Admission is free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Oct. 25 OKTOBERFEST JAZZ: 

Oktoberfest Jazz will be 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. WCSU's large jazz ensembles will perform big band classics from the Thad Jones and Charlie Parker libraries. Frankensax is led by Andrew Beals; the Jazz Ensemble is led by Jimmy Greene and the Jazz Orchestra is led by Jamie Begian. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-jazz-tickets-65812124837. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 25 PREVENTION OF COMPASSION FATIGUE WITH SELF-CARE AND HEALTH-PROMOTION PRACTICES: 

WCSU will host a series of workshops on "Prevention of Compassion Fatigue with Self-Care and Health-Promotion Practices. The second in the series, "Aromatherapy," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The session will explore aromatherapy as a fast growing Complementary Health Approach (CHA) used by many health care professionals in the U.S. and around the world for management of symptoms for self-care and client needs. Dr. Bozena Padykula with the WCSU Department of Nursing will run the workshops, which are free and open to WCSU students, nurses and health care professionals. To RSVP, send an email to padykulab@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 27 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. UCONN: 

The Colonials will host UConn at 6 p.m. at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU students and their guests. For more information, send an email to bisacciad@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 28 FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 

The WCSU Women's Basketball Tip-Off Breakfast will be from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited. There will be no admission charge, but participants will be encouraged to make "tip" donations. This is the annual fundraiser for the women's basketball team. Reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, send an email to Head Coach Kim Rybczyk at rybczykk@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 30 CHAMBER JAZZ MASTER CLASS (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU students, faculty and staff who have ever been confused by a jazz performance or jazz in general now have an opportunity to get an inside look at how jazz music is put together. Observe a Chamber Jazz Master Class at 8 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Three student groups will perform a tune and receive critiques from jazz faculty including Dr. Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni, this event is guaranteed to help decode the mystery of this amazing music! For more information, send an email to begianj@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 31 COFFEEHOUSE: 

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

Nov. 2 SVPA NIGHT FOR THE ARTS: 

The Night for the Arts is an evening of entertainment that will take you on a journey designed to enchant and amaze you. It begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Imagine a movable feast where you will enjoy gourmet "dining by-the-bite," wine and beer, followed by desserts and dancing (optional), all while experiencing the talents of art, music and theatre arts students and faculty. The event is open to the public. For tickets, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/svpa-gala.

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Nov. 3 OPEN HOUSE: 

WCSU will host its annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The day's events will include campus tours and information sessions. All activities will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call the Office of University Admissions at (203) 837-9000 or (877) 837-WCSU, or visit www.wcsu.edu/openhouse/.

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Nov. 3 MAJORS EXPO (WCSU students only)

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

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Nov. 3 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

Four of WCSU's Jazz Combos will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-combos-tickets-65812844991. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 4 - Dec. 8 INTRAMURAL COED VOLLEYBALL (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn REC will host Intramural Coed Volleyball at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. on Sundays, and 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 1. For more information or to sign up, visit www.imleagues.com/spa/portal/home.

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Nov. 4 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Beverly McIver will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2019/09/12/wcsu-to-present-fall-semester-m-f-a-artist-lecture-program-2/. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-beverly-mciver-painter-tickets-65730960071 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com/.

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Nov. 4 AIR BRUSH NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will provide students the opportunity to decorate an airbrush novelty from noon 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, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or send an email to pacevents@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 5 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS: 

The WCSU Department of Music will host a Professional Development Day for Music Educators featuring Eastman School of Music Professor of Music Education Christopher Azzara on the topic of "Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation." The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets and more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-professional-development-day-for-music-educators-tickets-66591491945. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 5 CAP AND GOWN 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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Nov. 5 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

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

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Nov. 5 FLU SHOT CLINIC (WCSU students only)

WCSU Health Service will provide flu shots for students only from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. No appointment is necessary. Shots are free with an insurance card and $30 if uninsured. Major credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted. For more information, email lipked@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8593.

Nov. 5 FLU SHOT CLINIC (WCSU students only)

WCSU Health Service will provide flu shots for students only from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. No appointment is necessary. Shots are free with an insurance card and $30 if uninsured. Major credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted. For more information, email lipked@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8593.

Nov. 6 CAP AND GOWN 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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Nov. 6 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

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Nov. 6 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner featuring chicken cacciatore, spaghetti, salad 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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Nov. 7 - Nov. 17 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "A Little Night Music" 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 Nov. 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16; with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/a-little-night-music-tickets-70819479971 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 7 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, Absydian-Ebony Griffith. Admission is free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Nov. 9 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 5 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 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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Nov. 9 COCKTAIL RECEPTION-THEATRE EVENT: 

The Office of Alumni Relations will host a cocktail reception-theatre event at 6:30 p.m. in the Drawing Room of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The $30 cost will include the reception and a ticket to the 8 p.m. performance of "A Little Night Music" 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 www.wcsu.edu/alumni/events/.

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Nov. 10 PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 

Students in the WCSU music program will present a piano studio recital featuring music for two and four hands 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/piano-studio-recital-tickets-65814616289 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 12 ART FACULTY LECTURE SERIES: 

Adjunct Professor of Art Francis Patnaude will discuss his work at 6 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/art-faculty-lecture-series-francis-patnaude-tickets-65736647081 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 12 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.

Nov. 13 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop conducted by Transformational Hypnotherapist Michael Rosenbaum, on "Meditation, Stress Reduction and Changing Negative Patterns" at 12:30 p.m. in Room 122 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 www.wcsu.edu/news/2019/09/10/ihhs-to-offer-free-wellness-wednesday-workshops-at-wcsu/ or https://wcsu.edu/ihhs/events/.

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Nov. 13 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS AND MENTAL HEALTH: WHAT WE CAN DO TO REDUCE EXPOSURES: 

The WCSU Institute for Holistic Health Studies will present Integrative Physician Dr. Aly Cohen for a discussion about "Environmental Chemicals and Mental Health: What We Can Do to Reduce Exposures" at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Cohen will discuss evidence-based data on everyday chemicals and EMF exposures and how they contribute to mental health conditions, and provide practical tips to reduce toxicity through diet, sleep hygiene, stress management and more. For more information, visit https://wcsu.edu/ihhs/events/. Get tickets at www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Nov. 14 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 opening act and the featured act, Dear Samson. Admission is free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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Nov. 14 CHAMBER JAZZ MASTER CLASS (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU students, faculty and staff who have ever been confused by a jazz performance or jazz in general now have an opportunity to get an inside look at how jazz music is put together. Observe a Chamber Jazz Master Class at 8 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Three student groups will perform a tune and receive critiques from jazz faculty including Dr. Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni, this event is guaranteed to help decode the mystery of this amazing music! For more information, send an email to begianj@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 15 SIP & SCULPT: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sculpt" from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 248 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a creative and entertaining evening combining sculpting with clay with a live model, music, wine and light refreshments. Guided by an experienced artist, this event is open to participants of all levels and backgrounds, from the seasoned to the beginner, to participate in a shared art experience in a fun and relaxed studio environment. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. This program is funded in part by the Danbury Cultural Commission, Caraluzzi's and Stew Leonard's. For more information or to make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sculpt-tickets-71552019015. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 15 ELECTRONIC MUSIC RECITAL: 

Audio and music production students will present their projects at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-electronic-music-recital-tickets-49720633754 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 15 BEST DARN JAZZ CLUB IN DANBURY: 

WCSU's Dean of Students will present the "Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

Nov. 16 "DEAR EVAN HANSEN" (WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to New York to see "Dear Evan Hansen" on Broadway. 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 will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or send an email to pacevents@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 17 WCSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Greg Haynes, will perform at 4 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/percussion-ensemble-tickets-65814983387 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 18 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Artist Ellen Harvey will discuss her work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts visiting artist lecture series. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2019/09/12/wcsu-to-present-fall-semester-m-f-a-artist-lecture-program-2/. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-ellen-harvey-tickets-65733080413 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com/.

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Nov. 20 BLOOD DRIVE: 

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from 11:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to donate. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or call (800) 733-2767.

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Nov. 20 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

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

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Nov. 21 BLOOD DRIVE: 

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to donate. To register or for more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or call (800) 733-2767.

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Nov. 21 - Nov. 22 TEN-MINUTE PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present 10-minute one-acts featuring plays directed by students, at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/ten-minute-plays-tickets-70834143831. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 21 CHAMBER JAZZ MASTER CLASS (WCSU campus community only)

WCSU students, faculty and staff who have ever been confused by a jazz performance or jazz in general now have an opportunity to get an inside look at how jazz music is put together. Observe a Chamber Jazz Master Class at 8 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Three student groups will perform a tune and receive critiques from jazz faculty including Dr. Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian. Open to WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni, this event is guaranteed to help decode the mystery of this amazing music! For more information, send an email to begianj@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 21 COFFEEHOUSE: 

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

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Nov. 22 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS WITH GUEST ARTIST: 

Four of WCSU's Jazz Combos will perform with a guest artist at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/jazz-combos-with-guest-tba-tickets-65815286293. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 22 PREVENTION OF COMPASSION FATIGUE WITH SELF-CARE AND HEALTH-PROMOTION PRACTICES: 

WCSU will host a series of workshops on "Prevention of Compassion Fatigue with Self-Care and Health-Promotion Practices. The third in the series, "Emotional Freedom Technique," will be at 7 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The session will explore the Emotional freedom technique (EFT), known as tapping. EFT is an evidence-based, self-help therapy that induces a state of relaxation when disturbing or upsetting emotions are released via tapping with fingers on various acupuncture points on the body. Dr. Bozena Padykula with the WCSU Department of Nursing will run the workshops, which are free and open to WCSU students, nurses and health care professionals. To RSVP, send an email to padykulab@wcsu.edu.

Nov. 23 WCSU ORCHESTRA AND CONCERT CHORALE: 

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez and the Concert Chorale, directed by Jeremy Wiggins, 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/orchestra-and-concert-chorale-tickets-66196518569 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 23 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 5 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 6 to 8 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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Nov. 23 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host BINGO at 10 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, go to https://sites.wcsu.edu/pac/events/ or send an email to pacevents@wcsu.edu.

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Nov. 24 WCSU WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND: 

The WCSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Symphonic Band, conducted by Matthew Doiron, 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/wind-ensemble-and-symphonic-band-tickets-65811667469. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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Nov. 26 WCSU CHAMBER SINGERS AND UNIVERSITY CHOIR: 

The WCSU Chamber Singers, conducted by Kevin Jay Isaacs, and the University Choir, conducted by Jeremy Wiggins, 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/chamber-singers-and-university-choir-tickets-66204360023 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

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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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Sherri Hill, Associate Director, Public Relations
Phone: (203) 837-8486 Fax: (203) 837-8530
E-Mail: pr@wcsu.edu

WCSU Weather Information

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Greater Danbury 5-Day Forecast

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