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University Events: June and July 2017

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JUNE EVENTS

Jun. 4 PAINT NIGHT AT THE PARK: 

Ives Concert Park will host "Paint Night at the Park," 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 $35 and will include instruction by one of The Pottery Factory's experienced creative specialists in the painting of Lullaby Moon. Get tickets at https://thepotteryfactory.com/event/paint-night-at-ives-concert-park-danbury-ct/. For more information, call (203) 837-9227 or send an email to info@ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jun. 5 FINDING OUR WAY INFORMATION SESSION: 

An information session for "Finding our Way," a STEM program offered by WCSU and the Danbury Public Schools, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The info session will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/Head-start-in-STEM-at-WCSU.asp.

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Jun. 8 SIP & SKETCH: 

The WCSU Department of Art will host "Sip & Sketch" from 6 to 8 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 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/summer-sip-sketch-tickets-34146750851.

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Jun. 10 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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Jun. 13 NEWTOWN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

4 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 13 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.

Jun. 15 JOEL BARLOW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

5 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 16 MHFA TRAINING (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Higgins Annex 214 on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour, evidence-based training course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to identify and help an adult who may be struggling with a mental health issue. The course details a concrete five-step action plan that guides others through the process of reaching out and offering support to those around them. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty and staff. MHFA is an excellent opportunity to enhance one's skill set and resume, while learning how to help a person who may be struggling. Registration is required; contact Elizabeth Suddreth at suddreth@health360.org with questions or to register.

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Jun. 17 BREWSTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

1 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 19 - 24 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host New Student Orientation at various locations on the Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, and the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/summer.asp.

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Jun. 19 HENRY ABBOTT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 20 - Jul. 8 NEW YORK M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by 2017 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be on display during gallery hours on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, July 8. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-Exhibition-at-Blue-Mountain-Gallery.asp.

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Jun. 20 BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 21 POMPERAUG HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6:30 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 22 GALLERY OPENING - NEW YORK M.F.A. THESIS EXHIBITION: 

The Gallery Opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by 2017 graduates from the WCSU Master of Fine Arts painting and illustration program, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. in New York City. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, July 8. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/MFA-Exhibition-at-Blue-Mountain-Gallery.asp.

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Jun. 22 CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

6 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 23 RIDGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

4 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 24 NEW FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

10 a.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 24 NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

2 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 24 BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: 

5 p.m., Feldman Arena, O'Neill Center, Westside campus

Jun. 25 BRIAN SETZER'S ROCKABILLY RIOT: 

Ives Concert Park will present Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketfly.com/event/1453533. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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JULY EVENTS

Jul. 9 CONNECTICUT BALLET SUMMER DANCE CARAVAN: 

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will host the Connecticut Ballet's Summer Dance Caravan at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jul. 11 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.

Jul. 21 MHFA TRAINING (WCSU faculty, staff and students only)

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Higgins Annex 214 on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour, evidence-based training course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to identify and help an adult who may be struggling with a mental health issue. The course details a concrete five-step action plan that guides others through the process of reaching out and offering support to those around them. This training is free for WCSU students, faculty and staff. MHFA is an excellent opportunity to enhance one's skill set and resume, while learning how to help a person who may be struggling. Registration is required; contact Elizabeth Suddreth at suddreth@health360.org with questions or to register.

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Jul. 22 BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL FEATURING SPIN DOCTORS: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Spin Doctors from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-5219. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jul. 23 WESTSIDE REGGAE FESTIVAL: 

As part of the Summer Concert Series, "The Sixth Annual Westside Reggae Festival" will be at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Gates will open at 2 p.m. Featured artists will Beres Hammond. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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All listings are subject to change. Please call to confirm.

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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