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University Events: November and December 2017

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NOVEMBER EVENTS

Nov. 1 - Dec. 3 EXHIBITION: 

"Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators" will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, Dec. 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 more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/07/19/wcsu-exhibition-this-fall-to-feature-works-by-connecticut-illustrators/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 1 - Dec. 5 INTRAMURAL COED VOLLEYBALL (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn REC will host Intramural Coed Volleyball from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Sundays and 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, Oct. 27. For more information or to sign up, visit www.imleagues.com/spa/portal/home.

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Nov. 22 - 26 THANKSGIVING RECESS: 

In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no classes from Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26. University offices will be open on Nov. 22, and will be closed from Nov. 23 to 26.

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Nov. 28 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an interview workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Nov. 28 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE: 

How loud can you get? We want to know! Come out and show us at 6 p.m. as your women Colonials take on Albertus Magnus College in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Nov. 29 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Pilates for You" with Marion Cooper, owner of Mind-Body Connection Pilates Studio, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is sponsored by the HPX Department and the Institute for Holistic Health Studies. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/08/wcsu-institute-for-holistic-health-studies-announces-wellness-wednesday-workshops-more/.

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Nov. 29 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring macaroni & cheese pizza, salad and Honey Nut Cheerios clusters, 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. 29 - Dec. 1 STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present "10 Shades Darker: Every Director Has a Dark Side, A Series of One-Act Plays" at 7 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/10-shades-darker-every-director-has-a-dark-side-a-series-of-one-act-plays-tickets-389431961485. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Nov. 30 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "The Night Before" at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Nov. 30 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. TRINITY COLLEGE: 

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

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Nov. 30 COFFEEHOUSE: 

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

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Nov. 30 WCSU ORCHESTRA: 

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-orchestra-tickets-34853989220 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Nov. 30 CULTURAL DANCING (WCSU students and guests only)

The African Caribbean Student Association will host a night of cultural dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Learn some new cultural dance moves from student instructors and witness a performance by dance group, DDC. There also will be free food and raffles, funded by the Student Government Association. The event is free and open to  WCSU students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to wcsuacsa@connect.wcsu.edu.

DECEMBER EVENTS

Dec. 1 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "DIY Stress Management" from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 005 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Dec. 1 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host the final "Bad@$$ BINGO" of the semester at noon in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Dec. 1 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "The Night Before" at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The screening is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Dec. 1 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT: 

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

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Dec. 1 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS WITH GUEST ARTIST: 

The WCSU Jazz Club will present the WCSU Jazz Combos  with guest Sean Jones 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-combos-with-guest-sean-jones-trumpet-tickets-34854104565 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Dec. 1 REC AFTER DARK - ICE SKATING (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council will host "After Hours - REC After Dark Ice Skating." Watch the ice hockey game between WestConn and UConn, then enjoy a free open skate immediately following the game until midnight at the Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way in Danbury. The event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/.

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Dec. 2 NEW YORK CITY HOLIDAY BUS TRIP: 

WCSU alumni and friends will spend a day in Manhattan for shopping, sightseeing, taking in a play or whatever they want. The bus will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The $20/person cost includes round-trip transportation to and from Carmine's Restaurant in the theater district. For more information or to RSVP, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/2017nyc or call (203) 837-8298.

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Dec. 2 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Center of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The exam is open to the public. For more information or to register, go to www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or send an email to academictesting@wcsu.edu.

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Dec. 2 RADIO CITY TRIP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to Radio City Music Hall in New York to see the Christmas Spectacular show. The bus will depart the Westside Campus Center at 9:30 a.m. and Midtown Student Center at 10 a.m. Tickets are $30 for WCSU students with I.D. and $80 for students' guests. Tickets will go on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Dec. 2 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The women's basketball team will take on Southern Maine at 1 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 2 WCSU MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. SOUTHERN MAINE: 

Come show your support for the men's basketball team as it hosts Southern Maine at 3 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 2 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 university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Dec. 3 HOLIDAY JAZZ: 

The WCSU Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Frankensax and Jazz Choir will present a holiday concert 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/holiday-jazz-tickets-34854665242 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Dec. 4 WCSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-percussion-ensemble-tickets-34854776575 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Dec. 6 STRESS BUSTERS (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Institute for Holistic Health Studies and the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation will present "Stress Busters" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will feature simple techniques that can be used to feel more calm and relaxed, including chocolate meditation, a therapy dog visit, breath work and guided imagery, Reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy, Shamanic healing and power animals, and more. The event is open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Dec. 6 WINTER WONDERLAND (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host its annual "Winter Wonderland," a full day of activities that will begin at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Multiple campus clubs and organizations will unite to bring entertainment, food and giveaways at this event, which is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Dec. 6 STUFF-A-MOOSE (WCSU students only)

The Inter-Residence Hall Association will host a "Stuff-a-Moose" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Danbury Room in the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will receive a birth certificate and IRHA T-shirt for the moose they stuff at this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to tripp009@connect.wcsu.edu.

Dec. 6 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

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

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Dec. 6 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MITCHELL COLLEGE: 

The women's basketball team will take on Mitchell College at 6 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 6 WCSU SYMPHONIC BAND AND CONCERT CHOIR: 

The Symphonic Band and Concert Choir will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-symphonic-band-tickets-34854909974 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Dec. 7 - Dec. 8 CERAMICS SALE: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host a sale of student ceramic work and limited edition artist illustration card sets from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 012 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to robeaul@wcsu.edu.

Dec. 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 final coffeehouse of the semester will feature an open mic, followed by the featured act, Play It By Ear (PIBE). Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.asp for more information.

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Dec. 8 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Final Exam Preparation" from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 005 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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Dec. 8 - Dec. 9 AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: 

The WCSU Department of Music will present "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8, and 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Dec. 8 - Dec. 10 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "HAPPLY HOLIDAY FROM IRVING BERLIN: A MUSICAL REVUE"": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "Happy Holiday from Irving Berlin: A Musical Revue" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8; 2 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 9, and 2 p.m., Dec. 10. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-holiday-from-irving-berlin-a-musical-revue-tickets-38448644932. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Dec. 8 TRIVIA COMPETITION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "The Western Wiz," a trivia competition for prizes, at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Dec. 8 WCSU ICE HOCKEY VS. RAMAPO COLLEGE: 

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

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Dec. 9 LOVE WINS CONCERT: 

The Love Wins Benefit Concert, A Celebration of Music to Benefit the Ana Grace Marquez-Greene Scholarship Fund at WCSU and featuring Jimmy Greene, will be at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in 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/love-wins-a-celebration-of-music-to-benefit-the-ana-grace-marquez-greene-scholarship-fund-at-wcsu-tickets-37789316864 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Dec. 12 SAHAJA YOGA MEDITATION: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host "Sahaja Yoga Meditation" at 7 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, yet profound, guided meditation with easy-to-do hand movements that can be done while sitting in the comfort of a chair. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, founded by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, is practiced in more than 100 countries. The purpose of this meditation is to awaken kundalini energy to create a state of thoughtless awareness. The benefits of this meditation include inner peace, happiness, clarity, improved focus, stress reduction, relaxation and improved physical health. The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Dec. 16 WCSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MOUNT ST. MARY COLLEGE: 

The lady Colonials will face Mount St. Mary College at 2 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-9014. Check www.wcsuathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Dec. 16 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 university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Dec. 16 HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR: 

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will present the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus. Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-gospel-choir-joyful-gospel-concert-for-the-holidays-tickets-39183411639.

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Dec. 17 SEMESTER ENDS: 

The 2017 fall semester ends today.

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Dec. 18 - Jan. 13 INTERSESSION: 

Intersession begins on Monday, Dec. 18, and ends on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

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Dec. 25 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY: 

University closed; no classes.

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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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