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University Events: August and September 2018

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AUGUST EVENTS

Aug. 4 FAMILY DAY AT LAKE COMPOUNCE: 

WCSU alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend "Family Day" at Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Ave. in Bristol. The $42 per person ticket will include admission to the park, parking and a catered lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the lakeside pavilion. Children 3 and under will be admitted free. For more information or to RSVP, call (203) 837-8298 or visit https://alumni.wcsu.edu/events.

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Aug. 4 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by M.F.A. mentor Elizabeth Cohen at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 5 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a conversation with M.F.A. mentor Dan Pope at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 6 MHFA TRAINING PART 1: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. This is Part 1 of a training that will continue on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Aug. 6 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Peter Selgin, winner of the 2017 Housatonic Book Award for Nonfiction, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 7 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by Jo Knowles, winner of the 2017 Housatonic Book Award for Fiction, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 8 INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Internships: How to Get Started," from noon to 1 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 2018 Lunch & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. 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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Aug. 8 MHFA TRAINING PART 2: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. Registration is required; seating is limited. This session is Part 2 of the workshop that began on Monday, Aug. 6. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Aug. 8 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by memoirist Lisa Romeo and poet Julia Lisella at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 9 LITERARY READING: 

The WCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing program will present a reading by fiction/horror writer Stephanie Wytovich and mystery writer Jane Cleland at 7:30 p.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event is part of the program's Summer Residency. It will be free and the public is invited. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/writing-mfa/.

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Aug. 10 - 11 FOREVER GRATEFUL MUSIC FESTIVAL: 

The fourth annual "Forever Grateful Music Festival" will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday night and 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Some of the bands scheduled to perform include Shakedown, Legion of Jerry, Brothers of the Road, Ianbassa and members of MSE, Jen Durkin & The Business, Union Rail, The Red Hots, Atom Family Band, Blackthorn Grove, and the annual Hat City Jam. For tickets, go to www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1680608. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Aug. 17 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-47077603379. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Aug. 19 BIG BLOCKS AND BBQ AUTO SHOW: 

Badass Grills and Danbury Auto Spring and Welding will host the Big Blocks and BBQ Auto Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Featured will be classic cars, hotrods and motorcycles with music by JR Waters, Dan's Garage Band & Snappahead. There will be local vendors and a BBQ & pig roast. For more information, call (203) 744-6577 or send an email to ed@danburyautospring.com.

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Aug. 21 MHFA TRAINING PART 1: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. Registration is required; seating is limited. This is Part 1 of a training that will continue on Thursday, Aug. 23. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Aug. 23 TRANSFER ORIENTATION (WCSU students only)

WCSU will host Transfer Student Orientation beginning at 9 a.m. 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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Aug. 23 GETTING HIRED WORKSHOP (WCSU students and alumni only)

The WCSU Career Success Center will offer a workshop, "Getting Hired: Getting the Job," from noon to 1 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 2018 Lunch & Learn series, with pizza provided by the Office of Alumni Relations. 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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Aug. 23 MHFA TRAINING PART 2: 

Health360 will offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 411 of the Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course (similar to a traditional CPR First Aid course) in which participants learn to recognize the symptoms of mental health problems, offer and provide initial help and guide individuals to professional help when appropriate. This training is free and the public is invited. Registration is required; seating is limited. This session is Part 2 of the workshop that began on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Contact KC McAuliffe at mcauliffe@health360.org with questions. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-qbV2A6NrBp8qdUezEzVH1nveGkhCZA2wWgIiN3DDgd4B4w/viewform.

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Aug. 27 RETURNING STUDENTS MOVE-IN DAY (WCSU students only)

Returning resident students will move into their residence halls at the times indicated in the email they received from the Housing and Residence Life Office. For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/orientation/full-schedule-ww.asp.

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Aug. 28 FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: 

Classes for the fall 2018 semester begin today.

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Aug. 30 STUDENT EMPLOYMENT JOB FAIR (WCSU students only)

The Office of Financial Aid & Student Employment will hold a Student Employment Job Fair for new, returning and transfer students from noon to 3 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. On-campus departments and off-campus organizations will be present to discuss part-time job opportunities for federal work-study and non-work-study students. For more information, send an email to herediaa@wcsu.edu.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sep. 3 LABOR DAY: 

No classes; university closed

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Sep. 4 - Oct. 14 EXHIBITION: 

"The Real Unreal: Realism Now," featuring the work of artists Mia Brownell, Leeah Joo, Jennifer Knaus and Nathan Lewis, 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, Oct. 14, 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 a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Sep. 6 EXHIBITION OPENING AND ARTIST TALK: 

The opening for the exhibition "The Real Unreal: Realism Now" will include a talk by guest curator Jane Rainwater at 6 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibition, featuring the work of artists Mia Brownell, Leeah Joo, Jennifer Knaus and Nathan Lewis, will be on display in the Gallery through Sunday, Oct. 14. The opening and talk will be free and the public is invited. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-opening-artist-talk-the-real-unreal-realism-now-tickets-47082332524. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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Sep. 11 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Illustrator Eric Velasquez 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-eric-velasquez-illustrator-tickets-47086513028 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Sep. 11 MULTICULTURAL MEDITATION: 

The WCSU Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation and the Institute for Holistic Health will host "Multicultural Meditation" at 5 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 12 ANCELL DAY: 

WCSU students majoring in business and law administration or those who are still undecided about a major are invited to learn more about Ancell School of Business clubs, activities and opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the south plaza outside the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will include food, games and more. For more information, send an email to budnicke@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 12 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: 

As part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday program on campus, there will be a workshop conducted by Marcia Kendall on "Ecotherapy" 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, send an email to autuoric@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 16 SEPTEMBER FEST 2018: 

September Fest 2018, a music and arts festival, will be from noon to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will feature live music, craft vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, kids' bouncy houses, face painting and more. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Sep. 22 THE BIG E TRIP: 

The Kathwari Honors Program will host a trip for Honors students, alumni, family and friends to West Springfield, Massachusetts, to attend The Big E. The bus will depart from the shuttle stop across from the Honors House at 8:45 a.m. and will return at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, and are available online at https://alumni.wcsu.edu/bige. For more information, send an email to linj@wcsu.edu.

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Sep. 23 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, send an email to chancee@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 24 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 www.wcsu.edu/alumni/golf.asp or call (203) 837-8298.

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Sep. 24 VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: 

Painter Deborah Zlotsky 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-deborah-zlotsky-painter-tickets-47087142912 or call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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Sep. 25 FUNDRAISING EVENT: 

The Student Government Association will hold a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to close at Applebee's, 57 Federal Road in Danbury. During this time frame, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the total bill (not including tax or gratuity) to the SGA Student Philanthrophy Committee. A voucher is required. Send an email to snow024@connect.wcsu.edu to obtain one.

Sep. 28 - Sep. 29 PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND: 

The WCSU Office of Parent Services and the Honors Students of Compassion will host Parents and Family Weekend on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For more information, send an email to dennisd@wcsu.edu.

Sep. 29 WEATHER CONFERENCE: 

WCSU will host the Tri-State Weather Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The purpose of the conference is to enhance education, professional development and communication among private and public sector meteorologists, researchers, educators, students, emergency management officials and weather enthusiasts. The public is invited; registration is required. For ticket prices and other information, call (203) 837-8552 or visit www.wcsu.edu/weatherconference.

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Sep. 29 WCSU FOOTBALL VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: 

The Colonials face UMass-Dartmouth 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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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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