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University Events: September and October 2017

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sep. 12 - Oct. 31 SUPPORT GROUP (Female WCSU students only)

The Women's Center of Greater Danbury will host "Girl Talk," a support group for women, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 105-C of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The group will provide free and confidential discussions about school, relationships, finances and family in a safe and accepting environment. It will run for eight weeks, through Tuesday, Oct. 31, and advance registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, send an email to havelockr@wcsu.edu or cara.m@wcogd.org.

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Sep. 18 - Oct. 31 INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn REC will host Intramural Flag Football at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays on the Westside campus practice field, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 15. For more information or to sign up, visit www.imleagues.com/spa/portal/home.

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Sep. 21 ONLINE FILM SCREENING: 

The Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation; the Kathwari Honors House; and the Honors Students orf Compassion at WCSU will host an online screening of "Building Compassion" at 3:15 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Many of us suffer from compassion fatigue, making it at times difficult to open our hearts to others. Yet, compassion is vital to our own health and happiness, and to global peace. "Building Compassion" features interviews with a range of experts on the science of compassion, including Dr. James R. Doty, Dr. Saamdu Chetri, Dr. David Vago, Scarlett Lewis and more. The screening will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to linj@wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 21 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an interview workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop will cover how to prepare for upcoming interviews, what to expect the day of the interview, strategies for fielding questions and important follow-up after the interview. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Sep. 21 STUDY-ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION: 

Professor of English Dr. Donald Gagnon and Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Leslie Lindenauer will present information about a study-abroad opportunity in Paris at 6 p.m. in the Kathwari Honors House on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The one-week trip in May 2018 is part of the American Studies/Honors course "Americans in Paris." It is open to all majors for credit. For more information, send an email to gagnond@wcsu.edu or lindenauerl@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 21 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. SUNY-OLD WESTBURY: 

The women's soccer team will take on SUNY-Old Westbury in a non-league match at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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. Come out and cheer for WestConn!

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Sep. 21 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 Noah Feldman. 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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Sep. 22 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. PURCHASE COLLEGE: 

The first serve is set for 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, as WestConn takes on Purchase College in a non-league meeting. The event will be free and the public is invited. Come out and cheer for your Colonials! 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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Sep. 22 TRIVIA COMPETITION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "The Western Wiz," a trivia competition for prizes, at 4:30 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 23 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. UMASS-BOSTON: 

In the battle of the season, WestConn hosts UMASS-Boston in a key Little East Conference match 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 Colonials and Beacons have been among the best in the conference for the past five years and this one should be a dandy! Come out and cheer on your team. The event is 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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Sep. 23 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. KEENE STATE COLLEGE: 

The women's soccer team will face arch-rival Keene State College in a key Little East Conference pairing. The Colonials and Owls face off at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. The event will be free and the public is invited. Come and root for your Colonials. 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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Sep. 23 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY: 

The gridders take on Salve Regina University for the first time since defeating the Seahawks in the 2014 ECAC North Championship. WestConn wraps up its non-league string at 5 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. 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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Sep. 24 FUNDRAISING WALK: 

The WCSU Police Department Police Benevolent Association will host "A Walk to Remember" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alumni Circle on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The walk will raise funds for cancer awareness and prevention in honor of those who have lost the battle with cancer. All proceeds will be donated to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care of Danbury. The cost to participate is $10 for WCSU students and $15 for the public. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/07/wcsu-police-hold-cancer-fundraiser-in-memory-of-lost-colleagues/.

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Sep. 24 PAINT NIGHT AT THE PARK: 

Ives Concert Park will host "Paint Night at the Park with a Wine Tasting," a Cork and Canvas event with the Pottery Factory in Brookfield, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $49 and you must be 21 or older to attend. Get tickets at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1555396. For more information, call (203) 837-9227 or send an email to info@ivesconcertpark.com.

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Sep. 25 GOLF OUTING: 

The WCSU Alumni Association will host The Neil Wagner Golf Outing with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Richter Park Golf Club, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. Proceeds from the annual event will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment. The cost is $700 per foursome or $175 per person. The public is invited; reservations are required. For more information, visit http://alumni.wcsu.edu/events or call (203) 837-8298.

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Sep. 25 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Stanley Lewis will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-stanley-lewis-painter-tickets-36321140509 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 25 - 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.asp.

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Sep. 25 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. YESHIVA UNIVERSITY: 

The WestConn women's tennis team faces non-conference foe Yeshiva University  3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. Come out and support your Colonials! 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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Sep. 25 NATIVE AMERICAN CROPS LECTURE: 

Drew Shuptar-Rayvis will discuss "Three Sisters and Native American Crops, Material Culture and Spirituality" at 5:20 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to attend this lecture, which is part of the Food & Culture class taught by Professor of Anthropology Dr. Laurie Weinstein. The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies is cosponsoring this event. For more information, send an email to weinsteinl@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 26 (POSTPONED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED) COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS EVENT: 

WCSU will host a half-day conference, "Community Preparedness - Are We Ready?" from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Keynote speakers will include Americares Vice President of Emergency Response Garrett Ingoglia, Red Cross Regional Disaster Officer (Connecticut and Rhode Island) Neil Brockway and Red Cross Senior Director of Emergency Services Nastia Karpoukhina. For more information or to register, visit https://alumni.wcsu.edu/communiy-preparedness.

Sep. 26 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a legislative internship information session at noon in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. It will be open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Sep. 26 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The WestConn women's tennis team faces Worcester State University at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. Come out and support your Colonials! 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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Sep. 26 PICNIC AND BUBBLE SOCCER (WCSU campus community only)

The Honors Students of Compassion at WCSU will host a picnic and a game of bubble soccer at 3:30 p.m. at the Kathwari Honors House on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to members of the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to galiciaroman001@connect.wcsu.edu.

Sep. 26 COMPASSION DISCUSSION: 

WCSU Professor of Political Science Dr. Chris Kukk will discuss his book, "The Compassionate Achiever: How Helping Others Fuels Success" at 7 p.m. at Byrd's Books, 126 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel.  For more information or to register, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ytqtfgiab&oeidk=a07eefr0v86d06dde61.

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Sep. 26 CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION: 

WCSU Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Mitch Wagener will discuss "A Sustainable Civilization" at 7 p.m. in the Media Room at Founders Hall, 193 Danbury Road in Ridgefield. Participants must be a member of the organization to register and attend. For more information, visit http://founders-hall.org/.

Sep. 26 - Oct. 31 INTRAMURAL COED SOCCER (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WestConn REC will host Intramural Coed Soccer at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Midtown campus Recreation Field, 181 White St. in Danbury. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 22. For more information or to sign up, visit www.imleagues.com/spa/portal/home.

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Sep. 27 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Acupuncture for Stress Management" with licensed acupuncturist Laura Shahinian Kara 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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Sep. 27 BRANDING & LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will learn how to broaden their network, research employers and companies, connect with alumni using proper networking etiquette, and leverage groups to expand their network and find opportunities. 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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Sep. 27 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring grilled Chinese orange chicken, rice and a Chinese egg tart, 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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Sep. 27 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. PURCHASE COLLEGE: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will face Purchase College at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Sep. 28 GOOGLE SEMINAR: 

The WCSU Department of Communication and Media Arts will host a Google seminar from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. From 9 to 10 a.m., learn about Google News Lab, Advanced Search, Image Search, Scholar, Alerts, Public Data Explorer and Trends. From 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., YouTube for Content Creators will be featured. From 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., explore Google Maps, 360 Photos and Time Travel. The seminar will be free and open to the public. Bring a phone or laptop and lunch. Before the seminar, go to http://g.co.newslab to download files. To reserve a seat, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/communication-seminar.

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Sep. 28 OPEN HOUSE: 

The WCSU Office of InterCultural Affairs will hold an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 207 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8960.

Sep. 28 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Dr. Sherry Mansour, a Nephrology Fellow at Yale-New Haven Hospital, will discuss "'Running' the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Marathon Runners" at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Mansour's clinical research focuses on how the kidneys recover after injury. In her presentation, she will share results from her 2017 study evaluating kidney function of runners participating in the Hartford Marathon. Her research examining the relationship between vigorous activity and kidney function has helped to develop new biomarkers of renal injury and repair. 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. For more information, send an email to cordeiraj@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 28 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Spiderman: Homecoming" 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.

Sep. 28 - Dec. 3 EXHIBITION OPENING: 

The opening for "Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition 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 Visual and Performing Arts Center Gallery. The opening and 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.asp.

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Sep. 28 LECTURE (Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month event): 

Connecticut State Police Lt. Col. David Rosado, commanding officer of the Office of Field Operations in the police division's Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, will deliver the Hispanic Heritage Month keynote address at 7 p.m. in the North Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. The talk is cosponsored by the Justice and Law Administration Division, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Office of InterCultural Affairs. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/15/wcsu-offers-events-to-celebrate-hispanic-latino-heritage-month/.

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Sep. 28 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, Terri Small. 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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Sep. 29 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Exam Crunch: How to Effectively Study" 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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Sep. 29 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Spiderman: Homecoming" 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.

Sep. 29 BEST DARN JAZZ CLUB IN DANBURY: 

WCSU will present the "Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

Sep. 30 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The field hockey team will face Plymouth State University at 11 a.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Sep. 30 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: 

WestConn will host Plymouth State University at 11 a.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Come out and cheer on your team. The event is 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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Sep. 30 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE: 

The WestConn women's tennis team faces Rhode Island College at 1 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. Come out and support your Colonials! 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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Sep. 30 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The WCSU men's soccer team will face UMASS-Dartmouth at 3 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Sep. 30 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host a 7 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 8 to 10 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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Sep. 30 PEP RALLY (Homecoming Week event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally" from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The featured performers will be "America's Got Talent" season 8 semifinalists, Chicago Boyz. It will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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OCTOBER EVENTS

Oct. 1 'RUN OR DYE' FUN RUN: 

WestConn Recreation will host the "Run or Dye" Fun Run at noon at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The course is approximately three miles long and features numerous color stations along the way. The first 100 people to pre-register will receive a free T-shirt and dye packet. Registration is free for WestConn students with school I.D. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event for the public. Event day registration and check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m.; the race begins at noon. For more information or to register, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/ or send an email to westernrec@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 3 KEIFER'S KETTLE KORN (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will give away free kettle corn from 11 a.m. 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, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 3 PUBLIC FORUM (Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month event): 

A public forum, "DACA, Dreamers and Deportation: New Developments," will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in Warner Hall on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Professor of Sociology Dr. Carina Bandhauer will lead a panel discussion about the Trump administration's decision to rescind the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and the ramifications of such change. The discussion will be free and the public is invited. It is sponsored by the Division of Arts and Sciences; Office of Diversity and Equity; Office of Intercultural Affairs; and members of the Connecticut Students 4 a Dream. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/15/wcsu-offers-events-to-celebrate-hispanic-latino-heritage-month/.

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Oct. 3 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY: 

Come watch a showdown between the women's soccer Colonials and Western New England University in an early October matchup at 4 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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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Oct. 3 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: 

Come out and support the men's soccer Colonials as they go to battle against Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Oct. 3 GAME SHOW (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Price it Right," a trivia/game show competition for prizes, at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will guess the prices of everyday items. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 4 LECTURE (Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month event): 

Dr. Donald Gagnon, WCSU professor of English and recipient of the 2017 Provost's Prize for Teaching, will discuss the Hispanic connection to the New York Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem in a faculty lecture at 5:30 p.m. on the first floor of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk is free and the public is invited; cosponsors are the English Department and the Office of InterCultural Affairs. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/15/wcsu-offers-events-to-celebrate-hispanic-latino-heritage-month/.

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Oct. 4 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE: 

The field hockey team will face Manhattanville College in a head-to-head matchup at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Oct. 4 CARDBOARD CANOE RACES (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Recreation Council will host Cardboard Canoe Races from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the O'Neill Center Natatorium on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Teams of two will have 90 minutes to construct a boat from cardboard, duct tape and two garbage bags, and will then race the boat in the swimming pool. This event is open to WCSU students only and prizes will be awarded. Registration forms are available at the WestConn Recreation Desk in the Midtown Colonial Fitness Zone and Westside Colonial Fitness Zone. Pre-registered is required; only 20 teams may compete. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation.

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Oct. 5 AMAZON RAINFOREST LECTURE: 

The departments of World Languages and Literature, History and Social Sciences will host Dr. Alvaro Fernando Rodrigues da Cunha for a discussion about "Indigenous Tribes and Languages of the Amazon Rainforest" at 1:40 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Rodrigues da Cunha has lived with indeigenous tribes in the Amazon for two years and has published extensively on the subject. The talk will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to bakhtiarg@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 5 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

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

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Oct. 5 FILM SCREENING: 

The Department of History will present a screening of "The Central Park Five" at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The film is a documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. The screening will be accompanied by commentary from Associate Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Jennifer Duffy and Professor of English Dr. Don Gagnon. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to maym@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 5 WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: 

Take a break from studying and come support the WCSU volleyball team as it defends the court against Wesleyan University 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 is 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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Oct. 5 WCSU JAZZ FACULTY: 

The WCSU Jazz Faculty 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. Jazz Area Co-Coordinators Jimmy Greene and Jamie Begian will lead Western's outstanding jazz faculty in an evening of standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-faculty-tickets-34825641431 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 5 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, Emily Barnes. 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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Oct. 6 PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$$ BINGO" 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.

Oct. 6 SIP & SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" sponsored by Whole Foods Market Danbury 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 you sip wine and sample assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-35205503609. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 6 BONFIRE (Homecoming week event for campus community only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a Homecoming Bonfire at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will feature a DJ, dancing and refreshments, and is free and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni only.  WCSU students with ID will get a free T-shirt while supplies last. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 7. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 7 CLASS OF 1967 GOLDEN REUNION CELEBRATION (Homecoming Week event)

The WCSU Alumni Association will host the Class of 1967 for its Golden Reunion with a series of events that begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 9 p.m. on Homecoming Day. For a complete schedule of the day's events, visit https://alumni.wcsu.edu/events.  To RSVP, go to https://alumni.wcsu.edu/1967-reunion or call (203) 837-8298.

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Oct. 7 REUNION CITY (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

The WCSU Alumni Association will host Reunion City from noon to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Pavilion across from the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission to the tent is $10 for alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students only. Admission includes access to numerous attractions and entertainment, and one free crepe and beverage; participants must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 7 TAILGATING (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

WCSU will host Homecoming Tailgating from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Commuter Parking Lot on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tailgating is open to alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students only. Participants must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. The cost is $10 per carload, $50 per tent space and free for pedestrians. The football game versus Worcester State will begin at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming.

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Oct. 7 STREET FAIR (Homecoming Week event for campus community only)

WCSU's Student Government Association will host a Street Fair featuring multiple food trucks from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be and open to WCSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/homecoming/.

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Oct. 7 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY: 

Fans of rivalries will enjoy watching the women's soccer team take on Eastern Connecticut State University at 2 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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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Oct. 7 SEVENTH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF (Homecoming Week event)

Sodexo will host the Seventh Annual Homecoming Chili Cook-Off from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Pavilion on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Student clubs and organizations, and faculty will compete for the title of Chili Champion. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu.homecoming or send an email to chaves011@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 7 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY (Homecoming game): 

Show your school pride and cheer on the Colonials during the Homecoming game against Worcester State University at 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased at the stadium. 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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Oct. 7 WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. SOUTHERN MAINE UNIVERSITY: 

Come watch the Colonial field hockey team battle sticks with Southern Maine University at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex 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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Oct. 8 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. TRINITY COLLEGE: 

The men's soccer team will take on Trinity College on the turf at 1 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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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Oct. 9 COLUMBUS DAY: 

Classes are in session; some university offices are closed.

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Oct. 9 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Kyle Staver 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 slide lecture series. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-kyle-staver-painter-tickets-36322319034 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 9 REINDEER HERDERS OF NORTHERN MONGOLIA LECTURE: 

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Dr. Jeannie Hatcherson will discuss "Reindeer Herders of Northern Mongolia" at 5:20 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to attend this lecture, which is part of the Food & Culture class taught by Professor of Anthropology Dr. Laurie Weinstein. The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies is cosponsoring this event. For more information, send an email to weinsteinl@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 10 CAREER SUCCESS 101 (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a "Career Success 101" workshop at noon in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Oct. 10 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.

Oct. 10 FILM SCREENING (Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month event): 

The documentary film, "Latin Explosion: A New America," will be screened at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The film, which explores the far-reaching influence of Latin music on American culture, will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The public is invited. Cosponsors are the Latin American Student Organization, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Office of InterCultural Affairs. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/15/wcsu-offers-events-to-celebrate-hispanic-latino-heritage-month/.

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Oct. 10 WCSU MEN'S SOCCER VS. ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE: 

The men's soccer team will face Albertus Magnus College at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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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Oct. 11 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Decoding Food Labels" with clinical nutritionist Deb Oria 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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Oct. 11 WCSU WOMEN'S TENNIS VS. BARD COLLEGE: 

The women's tennis team will square up with Bard College at 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. Come out and support your Colonials! 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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Oct. 11 A TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA DINNER (Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month event): 

A dinner offering "A Taste of Latin America" will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Student Center Restaurant on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to attend at a cost of $9.75 per guest; RSVP is requested at dennisd@wcsu.edu. Cosponsors are Sodexo Food Service and the Office of InterCultural Affairs. For more information, go to www.wcsu.edu/news/2017/09/15/wcsu-offers-events-to-celebrate-hispanic-latino-heritage-month/.

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Oct. 11 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring shrimp tortellini, salad, cheesy bread and cheesecake 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. 11 WCSU WOMEN'S SOCCER VS. SUNY NEW PALTZ: 

The women's soccer team will take on SUNY New Paltz at 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. 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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Oct. 11 COMEDY HYPNOTIST (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

Comedian-hypnotist Eric Mina will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Whether it's playing mind tricks in Australia, reading thoughts in Las Vegas, or performing comedy hypnosis in Times Square, Mina's understanding of the human mind astounds audiences worldwide. His show is a side-splitting, mind-boggling event that will leave you believing your dreams are possible. This Freak Fest event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 12 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Study Tips for Math and Science" from 10 to 11 a.m. 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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Oct. 12 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Wonder Woman" 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.

Oct. 12 WOMEN IN BUSINESS DISCUSSION (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host business coach Patty Lennon for a discussion about women in business at 6:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Oct. 12 FIND YOUR PATH (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will present professional speaker Patty Lennon, who will discuss "Find Your Path" at 6:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Realizing your path doesn't have to confuse you or cause burnout. You can fulfill all your dreams and still find peace and wellbeing. This workshop will change the way you view your path. 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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Oct. 12 COFFEEHOUSE: 

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

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Oct. 13 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Wonder Woman" 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.

Oct. 13 WCSU JAZZ COMBOS: 

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Four jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-34826452858 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 14 CONNECTICUT HARVEST JAM: 

Ives Concert Park will host "Connecticut Harvest Jam," a country music fall festival, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Featured performers are expected to include James Otto, AJ Jansen, and local artists Whitewood and Mike Collins Band. There also will be local food and October brews and ciders available for purchase. For tickets and information, visit www.eventelf.com/events/716/tickets/new.

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Oct. 14 FILM SCREENING: 

The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies and Newtown Forward will host a screening of "A Plastic Ocean" at 2 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to attend the screening and join the discussion. For more information, send an email to weinsteinl@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 14 HEADLESS HORSEMAN TRIP (Freak Fest event for WCSU students and guest only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to the Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, New York. The attraction has been rated as the "No. 1 Haunted Attraction in the United States by Haunt World magazine and listed as one of the "Top 20 Hometown Haunted Houses in America" by Fangoria. Tickets will be $20 for WCSU students and $55 for their guests, and they will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Information Desks in the Midtown Student Center and the Westside Campus Center. The bus will depart on the day of the trip at 4:30 p.m. from the Westside campus and 5 p.m. from the Midtown campus. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 14 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 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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Oct. 14 FUNDRAISING DINNER: 

The WCSU men's and women's lacrosse teams will host a fundraising dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Portuguese Cultural Center, 60 Sand Pit Road in Danbury. Tickets are $50 and include dinner. A cash bar and basket raffles will be available. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to Coach Jenn Thomas at thomasjm@wcsu.edu. The deadline to reserve a spot is Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Oct. 16 INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an interview workshop at 4 p.m. in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. 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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Oct. 17 - Oct. 29 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 (student preview night), Oct. 19 (high school night) and Oct. 22; 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 21, Oct. 28 and Oct. 29. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-tickets-36697178248?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&last_touch=1504036145&view=domo. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 17 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer an internship information session at 4 p.m. in Room 212 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. It will be open to WCSU students only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Oct. 17 GHOST HUNTER (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

Ghost hunter and medium Chris Moon will share his stories and lead a tour through the most-haunted parts of campus in search of paranormal activity at 8 p.m. on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This "Freak Fest" event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 18 - Oct. 29 THEATRE PERFORMANCE - "HAMLET": 

The Department of Theatre Arts will present "Hamlet" in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 (student preview night), Oct. 26 (high school night) and Oct. 29; 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 22. For tickets and information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-tickets-36697178248?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&last_touch=1504036145&view=domo. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 18 STRESS REDUCTION SEMINAR: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will present a lecture by Dr. Brian Luke Seaward, "Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backwards," at 7:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. For tickets, visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

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Oct. 19 FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING CAREER FAIR (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host a Finance and Accounting Career Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. There will be part-time and full-time job openings and internships available with accounting and financial companies. Students and alumni from all majors are encouraged to attend. 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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Oct. 19 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, WXCI/alumni. 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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Oct. 19 MENTALISTS (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host mentalist duo The Evasons at 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This "Freak Fest" event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 21 AFTER HOURS PAC BINGO (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "After Hours Bad@$$ BINGO" at 10 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This Freak Fest event will include $1,000 worth of prizes and raffles, and will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Guy Billout will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/visiting-artist-lecture-guy-billout-illustrator-tickets-36322593856 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 24 STREET SIGN NOVELTY (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Street Sign Novelty" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants can choose what to have written on a personalized street sign for free during this event, which is open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

Oct. 24 RESUME WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a resume 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 is for students and alumni who have never created a resume and those who want to update an old resume. Topics covered will include: elements of a resume, style and format for a resume, and how to highlight strengths and experience. Open to WCSU students and alumni only. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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Oct. 25 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop on "Poetry and Journaling For Self and Social Action" with holistic mental health clinician, personal coach and Reiki Master/Teacher Rebecca Schoenewolf 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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Oct. 25 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free dinner, featuring burrito bake, tortilla chips and Mexican mocha cake, 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. 26 BRANDING & LINKEDIN WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a LinkedIn workshop at noon in Room 226 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants will learn how to broaden their network, research employers and companies, connect with alumni using proper networking etiquette, and leverage groups to expand their network and find opportunities. 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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Oct. 26 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

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

Oct. 26 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, Brianne Chasanoff and Mary F. Gardner. 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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Oct. 27 ACADEMIC WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present the workshop, "Question and Answer Session with Upperclassmen" 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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Oct. 27 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (Freak Fest event for WCSU students only)

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

Oct. 27 OKTOBERFEST JAZZ: 

Oktoberfest Jazz will be 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. Western'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-34826845031 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Oct. 27 REC AFTER DARK - WESTCONNJURING (WCSU students only)

The Center for Student Involvement and WestConn REC will host "Westconnjuring: A Haunted Hunt" as part of Freak Fest 2017. Teams of six students can pre-register in Room 227 of the Midtown Student Center or either Colonial Fitness Zone. The event will begin with check-in at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center Lobby on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The Zombie Hunt will begin at 9 p.m. A 10:30 "Club Zombie" will follow the hunt on the Westside Campus Center Patio. This event is open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/recreation/ or send an email to csi@wcsu.edu.

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Oct. 28 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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Oct. 28 MISSION HEALTH DAY: 

WCSU, in cooperation with Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health Network, will host Mission Health Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bill Williams Gym in Berkshire Hall and the Science Building recreation field on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event serves to expand health and community services. It is free for those in need from the Greater Danbury area. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Oct. 28 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 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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Oct. 30 FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST: 

The WCSU Women's Basketball Tip-Off Breakfast will be from 7:30 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, call Head Coach Kim Rybczyk at (203) 837-9018.

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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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