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University Events: May and June 2018

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MAY EVENTS

May 2 ICE CREAM SOCIAL (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host an Ice Cream Social from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will be free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to pacevents@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 2 MATH WORKSHOP (WCSU students only)

WCSU AccessAbility Services will present a workshop for students in MAT 98 and MAT 100 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 025 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The workshop, which will focus on chapters 9.5 through 9.9, is open to WCSU students only. For more information or accommodations, send an email to aas@wcsu.edu.

May 2 MEDIA ARTS FILM FESTIVAL: 

The BEA Student Media Club will host the Fourth 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. For more information, send an email to baronej@wcsu.edu.

May 2 YOGA FOR VETERANS: 

The WCSU Student Veterans Organization will offer a free yoga session based on resilience and mindfulness for veterans from 6 to 7 p.m. in Studio A in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The session will be conducted by Tim Raftery of Lotus Gardens Yoga School, a WCSU alumnus and military veteran. For more information, visit http://wcsu.edu/news/2018/03/14/veterans-yoga-at-wcsu/.

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May 2 MULTICULTURAL GAME NIGHT: 

The WCSU Muslim Students Association will host Multicultural Game Night at 7 p.m. in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will feature free food, prizes, music and a raffle. The public is invited. For more information, send an email to karim006@connect.wcsu.edu.

May 2 WCSU SYMPHONIC BAND AND CONCERT CHORALE: 

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Matthew Doiron, and Concert Chorale, conducted by Gynne Wittman, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-symphonic-band-concert-chorale-tickets-41473165354 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 3 - 4 STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: 

The WCSU Theatre Arts Department will present a series of one-act plays directed by students at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

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May 3 PAC MOVIE NIGHT (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Program Activities Council will host a screening of "Coco" at 8 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.

May 3 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. 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/coffeehouse/ for more information.

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May 4 WESTERN RESEARCH DAY: 

The 14th annual Western Research Day 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 by JLA alumnus Dr. Jeremiah Johnson, Practitioner in Residence from the University of New Haven, 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/2018/04/10/wcsu-showcases-student-research-at-14th-annual-wrd-event-on-may-4/ or visit www.wcsu.edu/wrd/.

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May 4 STUDENT LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION BANQUET (Invitation-only event)

WestConn 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 5 - 6 WORLD OF QUILTS SHOW: 

WCSU will host "World of Quilts XXXIX" 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. Admission is $10. 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/quilt-show/show-schedule/.

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May 5 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 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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May 7 MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST (WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers Board will host the traditional Midnight Breakfast at 11:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Marketplace on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Every semester, the Midnight Breakfast brings out hundreds of commuter and resident students for a study break with food served by faculty and staff. The event is free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, send an email to campuscenter@wcsu.edu.

May 8 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center lobby and theater on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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May 8 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby and theater of the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

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May 8 MUDRAS FOR MEDITATION SERIES: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host Mudras for Meditation 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 9 COLLEGE RING EVENT (WCSU students only)

Jostens will host a college ring event from 3 to 7 p.m. during Grad Salute in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will allow graduating students the opportunity to order a college ring. For more information, go to www.jostens.com/jewelry/college-jewelry.html.

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May 9 SENIOR PORTRAITS (Graduating WCSU students only)

The WCSU Campus and Student Centers board will host senior portraits from 3 to 7 p.m. during Grad Salute in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Appointments for portraits are recommended. Go to www.thorntonstudio.com and click on "schedule portrait sitting" and use school code 01380 or call (800) 883-9449. This event is open to senior WCSU students only. Please dress professionally and note that hands may show in certain poses. Graduation cap and gown portraits also will be photographed. There is no sitting fee.

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May 9 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/alumni/Grad_Salute.asp or call (203) 837-8298.

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May 12 BREWS AND BBQ AT IVES CONCERT PARK: 

Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival 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 $25 at the gate. Tickets are on sale now at www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-8045. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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May 17 LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE AND HEALTH FAIR: 

WCSU will host the 12th 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., Wilton-based internist and tick-borne diseases specialist Dr. Steven Phillips, Duke University Onocologist Dr. Neil Spector and patient advocate Dana Parish will speak. Spector will appear via video. Lew Leone, vice president and general manager of WNYW-Fox 5 TV also will be awarded the Courage in Journalism Award for his Emmy Award-winning TV special, "Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease." 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 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 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/o/visual-and-performing-arts-center-at-western-connecticut-state-university-6275173871. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events/.

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May 18 FEATURED ARTIST COMPETITION WINNER PERFORMANCE: 

Daniel O'Brien, winner of the inaugural School of Visual and Performing Arts Featured Artist Competition, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. O'Brien, an improviser, composer and woodwind player from Canton, received a Bachelor of Music Education from WestConn and currently is pursuing a Doctorate in Contemporary Improvisation from the New England Conservatory in Boston. O'Brien's competition entry beat others submitted from across the country for the opportunity to perform in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. To celebrate his receipt of the award, O'Brien's ensemble, Cordyceps, will present "Ensemble Cordyceps: Large Ensemble Improvised Music and Student Workshop - Open Rehearsal. The public is invited. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/featured-artist-daniel-obrien-ensemble-cordyceps-tickets-44756256167.

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May 20 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 

WCSU will host its 2018 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 WESTERN CONNECTICUT TRAUMA CONFERENCE: 

The WCSU departments of Education & Educational Psychology and Social Work will host the Western Connecticut Trauma Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Julian Ford, who will discuss the translation of neuroscience and psychotherapy research into a framework for understanding and intervening preventively and clinically to help children, adults and families to recover from the complex impact of psychological trauma on health, mental health, relationships and quality of life. The fee is $30 until Sunday, May 6, and $50 after May 6. Admission includes lunch and CEs. Tickets are available at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center box offices or online at wcsu.edu/tickets. To register or for more information, send an email to thomasr@wcsu.edu or call (203) 837-8512.

May 21 TELESCOPE VIEWING: 

WCSU will host 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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JUNE EVENTS

Jun. 2 - Jun. 3 JURIED FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: 

The nonprofit Friends of the Ives will present the third annual "Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. This two-day event will feature a wide variety of high-quality original works and a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category. Food and live music, along with art classes, demonstrations, a wine tasting and children's events also will be included. The event, sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank, will be rain or shine and tickets range from $5 to $20. Get tickets at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1681190?utm_medium=bks. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Jun. 9 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. 12 MUDRAS FOR MEDITATION SERIES: 

The Institute for Holistic Health Studies at WCSU will host Mudras for Meditation 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.

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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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