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University Events: April and May 2019

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APRIL EVENTS

Apr. 18 - May. 5 SENIOR PORTFOLIO EXHIBITION: 

The Senior Portfolio Exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sunday, May 5, in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/04/02/wcsu-presents-art-students-works-in-senior-portfolio-exhibition-2/or www.wcsu.edu/art/gallery/exhibitions/. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Apr. 25 BLOOD DRIVE: 

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

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Apr. 25 RESEARCH SEMINAR: 

Wesleyan University Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior Dr. Matthew Kurtz will discuss "Schizophrenia as a Disorder of Cognition: New Treatment Approaches" at 4 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Offered as part of the continuing "Research Seminar" series hosted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the event will be free and the public is invited. A reception will follow in the Science Building Atrium. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/02/14/wcsu-to-offer-spring-semester-series-on-biology-research-topics/.

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Apr. 25 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 24th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will feature the WCSU Jazz Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Atla DeChamplain, the WCSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Doiron and Frankensax under the direction of Andrew Beals, at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/24th-annual-jazz-festival-feat-wcsu-vocal-jazz-jazz-ensemble-frankensax-tickets-59072157413 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 25 COFFEEHOUSE (WestFest event): 

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

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Apr. 26 PSYCHOLOGY GUEST LECTURER (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Department of Psychology will host Marist College Assistant Professor of Psychology and WCSU alumna Dr. Kristen Dovgan for a discussion about "Patterns of Behavior Problems and Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorders" at 1 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Dovgan's talk will discuss the patterns of behavior problems and how anxiety plays a role in many other challenges in the lives of children with ASD. Her research focuses on finding areas to intervene with the goal of improving the quality of life of people with ASD. The talk will be free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to alonim@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 26 PAC MOVIE (WestFest event for WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Avengers Endgame" at 3 p.m. at AMC Danbury, 61 Eagle Road in Danbury. Tickets are $2 for WCSU students and $5 for students' guests, and are on sale now at the Info Desks in the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 26 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE: 

The softball team will face Springfield College in a doubleheader that begins at 4 p.m. at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/sball/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 26 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 24th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will feature the WCSU Orchestra with special guest Ron Carter on bass at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/24th-annual-jazz-fest-featuring-ron-carter-with-the-wcsu-jazz-orchestra-tickets-59361437658 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 26 FASHION SHOW (WestFest event): 

The WCSU Black Student Union will present a fashion show hosted by Kapri with music by DJ Jesse, "A Flight Around the World," at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. An afterparty will follow in the Campus Center Ballroom on the Westside campus for WCSU students and their guests only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or send an email to mckenzie026@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 27 HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ADJUDICATION FESTIVAL: 

The WCSU Department of Music will host a High School Jazz Adjudication Festival at 9 a.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Master classes will be offered daily for rhythm section, trombone, trumpet and saxophone. To participate in the festival, reserve a spot at https://adjudication-festival-school-participation-fee-tickets-53544386702 or send an email to piechotal@wcsu.edu. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 27 CLEP TESTING: 

The WCSU Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test at 9 a.m. in the Computer Lab (Room 117) in the Classroom Building 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 listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-testing-services.

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Apr. 27 DANBURY DELEGATION OFFICE HOURS: 

State reps. Kenneth Gucker and David Arconti will hold "Danbury Delegration Office Hours" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Students, faculty and the public are invited.

Apr. 27 WCSU SOFTBALL VS. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE: 

The softball team will face the University of Southern Maine in a doubleheader that begins at noon at the Westside Field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/sball/. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 27 WCSU MEN'S TENNIS VS. SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY: 

The men's tennis team takes on Salem State University at 1 p.m. at the Westside courts on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to amess@wcsu.edu, call (203) 837-9014 or visit www.westconnathletics.com/sports/mten/index. Check www.westconnathletics.com/ for postponements or cancellations.

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Apr. 27 SGA INAUGURAL BALL (WestFest event): 

The WCSU Student Government Association will host the SGA Inaugural Ball, a formal event featuring dinner, a cash bar and DJ, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Candlewood Inn, 506 Candlewood Lake Road in Danbury. Students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the new E-board members, as well as the senators. Shuttle service will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for WCSU students with ID, and $10 for the public, and are on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or send an email to sgavpstudentrelations@wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 27 JAZZ FESTIVAL: 

The 24th Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will feature the Robert Glasper Trio at 7 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/24th-annual-jazz-fest-featuring-robert-glasper-trio-tickets-59443063804. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.

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Apr. 27 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave Extension in Danbury. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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Apr. 28 GRIT-N-WIT (WestFest event): 

REC Council will host Grit-N-Wit at 1 p.m. on the Recreation Field on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. It's a one-mile obstacle course that will test your physical and mental abilities, and a great team-building activity. Free for WCSU students only; group registration is encouraged. Event day registration is available, but it may delay your start time. Register for the event at https://gritnwit.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=183724.

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Apr. 28 WCSU ORCHESTRA: 

The WCSU Orchestra, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-orchestra-tickets-48124957042 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Apr. 29 KETTLE KORN (WestFest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will give away free Kettle Corn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while supplies last) on the Student Center Plaza 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 on one of our school's most cherished giveaways. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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Apr. 29 ASB HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Ancell School of Business will host an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, send an email to cotec@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 30 HPX INTERNSHIP FAIR: 

Student interns in the WCSU Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Department will present an overview of their internship experiences with poster presentations at 11 a.m.  in Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to colaiannid@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 30 NARCAN TRAINING (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Choices office will host NARCAN Training at 1 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The session is a two-hour workshop during which attendees will learn signs, symptoms and action strategies for responding to an overdose and how to administer Nalaxone nasal spray, an overdose reversal medication that could save the life of someone who has accidentally overdosed on opioids. Participants will be given a NARCAN nasal spray kit upon completion. The training is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to tanuist@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 30 A&S HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences will host an Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored.

Apr. 30 SPS HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Professional Studies will host an Honors Convocation at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, send an email to koschele@wcsu.edu.

Apr. 30 PAC BINGO (WestFest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host "Bad@$$ BINGO" at 8 p.m. in the ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event, which will include $1,000 worth of prizes, will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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MAY EVENTS

May 1 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 8.1 through 9.4, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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May 1 CHAIR YOGA (WCSU campus community only)

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies will host Chair Yoga at noon in Room 119 of Berkshire Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The yoga will be led by registered yoga teacher Jillian Caillouette, a WCSU senior. It will be free and open to faculty, staff, alumni and students only. For more information, visit https://wcsu.edu/ihhs/events/.

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May 1 NARCAN TRAINING (WCSU campus community only)

The WCSU Choices office will host NARCAN Training at 1 p.m. in Room 213 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The session is a two-hour workshop during which attendees will learn signs, symptoms and action strategies for responding to an overdose and how to administer Nalaxone nasal spray, an overdose reversal medication that could save the life of someone who has accidentally overdosed on opioids. Participants will be given a NARCAN nasal spray kit upon completion. The training is free and open to the WCSU campus community only. For more information, send an email to tanuist@wcsu.edu.

May 1 - May. 5 THEATRE PRODUCTION - "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING": 

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Much Ado About Nothing" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on May 1, 2, 3 and 4; with 2 p.m. matinees on May 4 and 5. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/much-ado-about-nothing-tickets-53196154129. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 1 NEWMAN DINNER (WCSU campus community only)

The Newman Center will host a free end of the year cookout, featuring grilled chicken and steak, picnic salads and Rice Krispie treats, 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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May 1 MEDIA ARTS FILM FESTIVAL: 

The BEA Student Media Club will host the Fifth Annual Media Arts Film Festival at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This black-tie event will feature juried awards presented to the best student short drama, documentaries and animated digital films. The event is free and open to the public.

May 1 POETRY READING: 

Students in the Poetry II workshop will read from their work at 5:30 p.m. at The Mothership, 331 Main St. in Danbury. The reading will be free and the public is invited. Food and beverages are available for purchase. For more information, send an email to clementsb@wcsu.edu.

May 1 IRHA PAINT WAR (WestFest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Inter-Residence Hall Association will host "Paint War" from 6 to 9 p.m. on the lower rec field on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/.

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May 2 TOUCH-A-TRUCK (WestFest event for WCSU students only)

REC Council will host a "Touch-a-Truck" contest at 4 p.m. in front of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The last person to have their hand on the van will win $1,000. Open to WCSU students only. Participants must arrive early; no late entries will be allowed. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or www.wcsu.edu/recreation/.

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May 2 BBQ (WestFest event): 

The WCSU Student Government Association will host a barbecue from 5 to 10 p.m. on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/.

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May 2 COFFEEHOUSE (WestFest event): 

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

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May 2 ACAPOCALYPSE: 

WCSU's a capella groups will present Acapocalypse at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to roth036@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 3 PSYCHOLOGY DISCUSSION (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Psych Alliance will host a discussion about Marijuana and Substance Abuse at 3:30 p.m. in Room 103 of Warner Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This will be a student-led discussion of topics in psychology. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions or interesting facts on the topic if they wish. Open to WCSU students only; snacks will be served. For more information, send an email to wcsupsychalliance@gmail.com.

May 3 STUDENT LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION BANQUET (Invitation-only event)

WCSU will recognize student leaders at the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet at the Amber Room Colonnade on Stacey Road in Danbury. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. This event is open to invited students and their guests only. For more information, send an email to pfitznerb@wcsu.edu.

May 3 SIP & SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Drawing Studio (Room 241) on the second floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying wine and assorted seasonal snacks. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-52499258696. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 4 CONEY ISLAND TRIP (WestFest event for WCSU students and guests only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. The bus will depart the Midtown campus at 10:30 a.m. and the Westside campus at 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 for WCSU students with ID and $25 for students' guests, and include transportation, a free beach towel and access to Luna Park. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Midtown and Westside Info Desks. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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May 4 INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership program, WCSU Department of Education and Educational Psychology and the WCSU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa will host the Sixth Instructional Leadership Conference, "Creating and Sustaining Happy/Healthy Schools," from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Conference presenters will share best practices to improve social and emotional learning, promote mindfulness and spark curiosity, leading to an enhanced school culture and climate. For more information, send an email to ocallaghanc@wcsu.edu.

May 4 - May. 5 WORLD OF QUILTS SHOW: 

WCSU will host the 40th anniversary World of Quilts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Feldman Arena of the O'Neill Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The show will display more than 250 quilts made by artists throughout the northeastern United States. More than 30 vendors will be on hand to display and sell their unique fabrics, notions and other quilting supplies. For more information, visit www.northernstarquilters.com/event/world-of-quilts/.

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May 4 KATHWARI HONORS PROGRAM HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The Kathwari Honors Program will hold its Honors Convocation at 10 a.m. at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-9502.

May 4 WONDERBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL: 

The Wonderball Music Festival, featuring The Touro Band, Micky Blurr, Chris Daly, Turtle Dad, Namesake, Smaphora, Pearl Suger and Waking Up Now, will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Also featured will be inflatables, a photo booth, cash bar, raffle and more. Admission is $10 for WCSU students with ID. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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May 4 COCKTAIL RECEPTION-THEATRE EVENT: 

The Office of Alumni Relations will host a cocktail reception-theatre event at 6:30 p.m. in the Daily Grind in the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The cost will include the reception and a ticket to the 8 p.m. performance of "Much Ado About Nothing" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center. For more information or to make a reservation, call (203) 837-8298 or go to http://wcsu.edu/alumni/2018/12/01/cocktail-reception-and-a-show-saturday-may-4/.

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May 4 TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT (WestFest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will present "Take it or Leave It" at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/.

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May 5 OOZEBALL TOURNAMENT (WestFest event for WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

WesternREC will host the fifth mud volleyball tournament, "Oozeball," at 10 a.m. on the recreation field on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. "Oozeball" incorporates the love of playing in a 10-inch deep mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. Pre-registration is required and only WCSU faculty, staff and students may participate. Teams of seven must be co-ed. Registration forms and tournament rules are available online at www.wcsu.edu/recreation. Send an email to frackerj@wcsu.edu for more information.

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May 5 WCSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: 

The WCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-percussion-ensemble-tickets-48125085426 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 6 BAMBOO NOVELTY (WestFest event for WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a "Create Your Own Bamboo Plant" 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. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/studentlife/westfest-2019/ or send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

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May 6 POETRY READING: 

Students in the Poetry I workshop will read from their work at 12:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The reading will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to clementsb@wcsu.edu.

May 6 SVPA HONORS CONVOCATION: 

The WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts will host an Honors Convocation at 6 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited to this annual event at which award recipients are honored. For more information, call (203) 837-3222.

May 6 ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION: 

The Ancell School of Business will host "The Entrepreneurial Arc: Innovation in Public Service" at 6 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Among the featured speakers will be Alex Larsson, co-owner of community-building nonprofit, Connecticut Crossroads Project; John Board, conservation commissioner for the City of New Britain and chairman of New Britain Pride; and Christal Preszler, deputy director of Economic and Community Development for Newtown. All three panelists are WCSU alumni. The talk will be free and the public is invited.

May 7 ESCAPE WESTCONN (WCSU students only)

Escape WestConn is a one hour, campus-wide "escape room" event sponsored by the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics for teams of up to five students. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and compete for cash prizes. Registration is required by Friday, April 26, at https://wcsu.edu/chemistry/escape. Upon registration, a one-hour time block between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. can be selected. This event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to hallb@wcsu.edu.

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May 7 WESTCONN SOCIETY BREAKFAST FOR STUDENT SUCCESS: 

The WestConn Society Breakfast for Student Success will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Ethan Allen Inn, 21 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The WCSU Foundation, established in 1973, is dedicated to raising and managing donations for the university and its students. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, go to www.wcsu.edu/giving/events/.

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May 7 WCSU CHAMBER MUSIC AND CONCERT CHORALE: 

The WCSU Chamber Ensembles and Concert Chorale will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/chamber-music-and-concert-chorale-tickets-48125103480 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 8 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in Math 100P from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 012 of Higgins Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 9.5 through 9.7, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

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May 8 HEART OF ART FESTIVAL (WCSU faculty, staff, students and alumni only)

The WCSU Psych Alliance will host the "Heart of Art Festival" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. This event, which is intended to promote happiness and overall well-being, is free and open to WCSU faculty, staff students and alumni only. There will be large canvases for free painting, live music and food. For more information, send an email to wcsupsychalliance@gmail.com.

May 8 GRAD SALUTE (Graduating WCSU students only)

Graduating students are invited to finalize their Commencement needs in one stop and pick up their pre-ordered academic regalia from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation preparations. Complimentary food and fun activities will be available. Plus, enter to win free prizes. This event is open to graduating WCSU students only. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/commencement/academic-regalia/ or call (203) 837-8298.

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May 8 WCSU WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND: 

The WCSU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Fernando Jimenez, and the Symphonic Band, conducted by Matthew Doiron, will perform at 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/wind-ensemble-symphonic-band-tickets-48124800574 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 9 WESTERN RESEARCH DAY: 

The 15th annual Western Research Day, "Promoting Interdisciplinary Conversations," will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The opening session at 10 a.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building will feature a keynote talk, followed by a poster exhibition in the Science Building Atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. of research projects conducted over the past year by WCSU students in various academic disciplines. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/news/2019/04/10/wcsu-showcases-student-research-at-15th-annual-wrd-event/.

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May 9 SOAP HOCKEY TOURNAMENT (WCSU students only)

The HPX Club and WCSU Intramurals will host a double-elimination, five-on-five soap hockey tournament at 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Teams of five must be co-ed and WCSU students only. The winning team will receive a $100 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings. To sign up, go to IMleagues.com. For more information, send an email to morey009@connect.wcsu.edu or visit the Recreation Desk.

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May 9 - May. 10 STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present student-directed 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. The performance is free, but seat reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat, visit wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 9 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, Martini Glass. Admission is free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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May 11 WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL: 

Ives Concert Park will host the Danbury Water Lantern Festival from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com. For tickets, go to www.waterlanternfestival.com/danbury.php.

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May 11 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave Extension in Danbury. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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May 14 MUDRA MEDITATION SERIES: 

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

May 16 - May. 18 SENIOR WEEKEND (WCSU seniors only)

Senior weekend events for WCSU seniors will include the Amber Room from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 (shuttle transportation provided); a Dinner Cruise from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17 (pick-up at Westside Campus Center at 3:30 p.m.); and THC The Hops Company from 4 to 7 p.m. (pick-up at Westside Campus Center at 3 p.m.). Bundled tickets for all three events are $75. For more information, send an email to englander001@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 16 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the 13th Annual Lyme Disease Conference and Health Fair in the Ballroom of the Westside Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a Lyme-focused health fair offering information about prevention, treatment and supportive therapies. At 7 p.m., Lyme Disease Association President Patricia Smith and tick-borne diseases specialist Dr. Robert Bransfield will speak. Dr. Kenneth Liegner will be awarded the Courage in Patient Care Award. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.lymeconnection.org or call (203) 241-2400.

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May 18 PLANETARIUM SHOW AND TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host an 8 p.m. planetarium show, followed by telescope viewing of the sky from 9 to 11 p.m., at the Westside Observatory and Planetarium on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave Extension in Danbury. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8672 or visit www.wcsu.edu/starwatch/.

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May 18 A PSYCHIC ENCOUNTER UNDER THE STARS AT IVES CONCERT PARK: 

Ives Concert Park will host Psychic Medium Vanessa for A Psychic Encounter Under the Stars at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.In a friendly and upbeat environment, Vanessa will connect to loved ones by introducing facts and other significant information. For tickets, go to  www.eventbrite.com/e/messages-from-above-psychic-encounter-under-the-stars-tickets-58460910156. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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May 19 COMMENCEMENT: 

WCSU will host its 2019 Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St. in Bridgeport. Students who will receive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be recognized during the ceremony. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/commencement/.

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May 21 PERSONAL BRANDING RETREAT (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will host a one-day personal branding retreat, "Brand New Day," with national branding experts Larry Gulko and Gail Alofsin from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Open to WCSU students and alumni only, this event requires advance registration. Sign up in person at the Career Success Center studio in Suite 300 of the Westside Campus Center, by logging into WESTCONNWORKS or by calling (203) 837-8266. For more information, send an email to careersuccess@wcsu.edu.

May 23 READING AND OPEN MIC: 

Alumni, students and faculty from WCSU's Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will read from their work during an open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bad Dream Brewing, 116 Danbury Road in New Milford. To sign up to read or for more information, send an email to dariesa@wcsu.edu.

May 30 EAT & LEARN: RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP: 

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a "Eat & Learn" workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters from 5 to 6 p.m. in Suite 300 of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The workshop is part of the Summer 2019 Eat & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. Open to WCSU students and alumni only; registration is required. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS or call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions.

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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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