What’s On at WCSU?

Events from Sept. 5 – 15, 2019



Thursday, 9/5

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: The WestConn Entrepreneurial Society and E.R.I.C.@TheGarage, in partnership with SCORE of Western Connecticut, will host a six-week workshop series, “Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom North. The series will be conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE’s Western Coffeehouse FlyerConnecticut and Fairfield County chapters. Register to attend at www.eventbrite.com/e/simple-steps-for-starting-your-own-business-tickets-66599479837. For more information,  email assenzap@wcsu.edu.

COFFEEHOUSE: WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center. The coffeehouse will feature an open mic followed by the opening act, Darling, and the featured act, Megan Lyon. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. [More information]


Friday, 9/6

WCSU WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: At 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Courts. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

COOKIES AND CONVERSATIONS: Fairfield Hall will host “Cookies and Conversations” at 6 p.m. in Fairfield Hall (Midtown). WCSU students are invited to enjoy milk and cookies while meeting and socializing with different people on campus. Gluten-free and sugar-free cookies, and lactose-free milk will be provided. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, email karim006@wcsu.edu.


Downtown Danbury Block PartySaturday, 9/7

DOWNTOWN DANBURY BLOCK PARTY: On the Danbury Green from noon to 10 p.m. Free Admission, Live Music, Family Entertainment, Food and Beverages, and all within walking distance from the Midtown campus.

WCSU WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: At noon at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU WOMEN’S TENNIS VS. UMASS-DARTMOUTH: At 1 p.m. at the Westside Courts. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

Planetarium ShowPLANETARIUM 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. [More information]


Sunday, 9/8

HOLY HOUR AND MASS: Holy Hour at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7:10 p.m. at the Newman Center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the Midtown campus. [More information]


Monday, 9/9

Cactus NoveltyCACTUS NOVELTY: PAC will provide students the opportunity to choose a cactus and decorate a pot from noon to 3 p.m. in the Midtown Student Center lobby. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information,  email durante007@wcsu.edu.

ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH ON CAMPUS: WCSU AccessAbility Services, Counseling Center and Office of Diversity & Equity will present Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Laura DiGalbo for a discussion about “Filling in the Gaps: Addressing Mental Health on Campus” at 12:30 p.m. in Room 122 of White Hall. DiGalbo will discuss the challenges experienced by faculty, staff and administrators due to the growing population of students with mental health conditions and disabilities, and how to support wellness on campus. Open to WCSU faculty, staff and administrators only. For more information and to RSVP, email morele@wcsu.edu. Lunch will be provided.


Tuesday, 9/10

DOWNTOWN DANBURY FAIR: WCSU will host the first “Downtown Danbury Fair” for new and returning students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Midtown Student Center Plaza. A number of local restaurants and merchants will display their products and services so students can learn more about what is available to them in Downtown Danbury Fairthe Danbury area. Free and open to WCSU students only. For more information, email cramerw@wcsu.edu.

ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH ON CAMPUS: WCSU AccessAbility Services, Counseling Center and Office of Diversity & Equity will present Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Laura DiGalbo for a discussion about “Filling in the Gaps: Addressing Mental Health on Campus” at 1 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom. DiGalbo will discuss the challenges experienced by faculty, staff and administrators due to the growing population of students with mental health conditions and disabilities, and how to support wellness on campus. Open to WCSU faculty, staff and administrators only. For more information and to RSVP, email morele@wcsu.edu. Lunch will be provided.

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 (Midtown). The class will be conducted by Jesse Rovero. For more information, email jesserovero@gmail.com or autuoric@wcsu.edu.


Wednesday, 9/11

Mudra Meditation SeriesANCELL 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 Westside Campus Center south plaza. The event will include food, games and more. For more information, email budnicke@wcsu.edu.

NEWMAN DINNER: The Newman Center will host a beginning of the year cookout featuring grilled steak and chicken, picnic salads and Rice Krispie treats, at 5 p.m. at the center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the WCSU Midtown campus. Free and open to the university community; bring a friend. For more information, email hossanm@wcsu.edu or call (203) 744-5846. [More information]


Thursday, 9/12

FRESH-CHECK DAY: “Fresh Check Day,” a signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Fairfield Hall lawn (Midtown). The event aims to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses through interactive expo booths, free food, Fresh Check Dayentertainment, prizes and giveaways. Open to the university community only. [More information]

SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: The WestConn Entrepreneurial Society and E.R.I.C.@TheGarage, in partnership with SCORE of Western Connecticut, will host a six-week workshop series, “Simple Steps for Starting Your Own Business, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom North. The series will be conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE’s Western Connecticut and Fairfield County chapters. Register to attend at www.eventbrite.com/e/simple-steps-for-starting-your-own-business-tickets-66599479837. For more information,  email assenzap@wcsu.edu.

WCSU MEN’S SOCCER VS. EMMANUEL COLLEGE: At 7 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

COFFEEHOUSE: All-night open mic at 8 p.m. in the Colonial Corner in the Midtown  Student Center. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. [More information]


Friday, 9/13

Sip and SketchSIP AND SKETCH: The 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 VPAC. Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while enjoying music, wine and light refreshments. All skill levels are welcome; guests must be at least 21 to attend. Participants are welcome to bring their own supplies. This program is funded in part by the Danbury Cultural Commission and the WCSU Alumni Association.  To make a reservation, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-sketch-tickets-65565122045. [More information]

AN EVENING WITH LARRY CAMPBELL AND TERESA WILLIAMS: Ives Concert Park and Newtown Savings Bank will present singer-songwriters Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams with special guest Brian Mitchell at 8 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-larry-campbell-and-theresa-williams-tickets-65068636042. [More information]

FRIDAY AFTER HOURS: The first After Hours event of the semester is sponsored by ZBT. Game Night will take place from 10 p.m. to midnight. Check the CSI office for the location. Mark your calendar for additional After Hours dates this semester: Sept. 20, Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and Dec. 6. Contact christensen010@wcsu.edu for more information.


Saturday, 9/14

THE BIG E: Alumni and friends will spend a day at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from University Hall (Midtown). The $34/person cost includes round-trip transportation and the entry fee to The Big E. For more information or to RSVP, go to http://wcsu.edu/alumni/2018/11/01/wcsu-goes-to-the-big-e-saturday-sept-14/ or call (203) 837-8298.BIG E Alumni Trip

CLEP AND MAT TESTING: The Testing Center will host a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test and Miller Analogies (MAT) test at 9 a.m. in Room 318 of Warner Hall (Midtown). CLEP exams provide the opportunity to receive college credit for knowledge already acquired. The MAT is a test frequently required for graduate school admission.  For more information or to register, go to staging.www.wcsu.edu/testing/clep.htm or listen to the podcast at https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-testing-services.

WCSU FIELD HOCKEY VS. PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY: At 11 a.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: At noon in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center (Westside). Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY: At 2 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

Football vs. Dean CollegeROCK TO ADOPT: As part of the Summer Concert Series, Ives Concert Park will host “Rock to Adopt,” featuring Jefferson Starship, Hollywood U2, Tramps Like Us and the Doug Wahlberg Band, from 3 to 10 p.m. at Ives Concert Park (Westside). The concert is to support the National Adoption Foundation. [More information]

WCSU VOLLEYBALL VS. VASSAR COLLEGE: At 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center (Westside). Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]

WCSU FOOTBALL VS. DEAN COLLEGE: At 6 p.m. at the Westside Athletic Complex. Admission is free for WCSU faculty, staff and students. Check www.westconnathletics.com for postponements or cancellations. [More information]


Sunday, 9/15

OOZEBALL TOURNAMENT: WestConn REC will host a co-ed mud volleyball tournament, “Oozeball,” at noon on the Westside recreation field. “Oozeball” incorporates the love of playing in a 10-inch deep mud pit with the competitive nature of volleyball. This is a six-vs.-six, double-elimination tournament and at least one female must be on the court at all times. Pre-registration is required and only WCSU faculty, staff and Oozeball Flyerstudents may participate. Sign up at IMLeagues or at either REC Desk location. Email westernrec@wcsu.edu for more information.

HOLY HOUR AND MASS: Holy Hour at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7:10 p.m. at the Newman Center, 7 Eighth Ave., near the Midtown campus. [More information]


Announcements

LET’S TALK: The WCSU Counseling Center will host drop-in, informal consultations with a counselor from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, starting on 9/5, in Room 101 of the O’Neill Center (Westside). Dealing with a dilemma? Relationship concerns? Stressed? Culture shock? Performance anxiety? Drop in! To learn more, call the Counseling Center at (203) 837-8690.

“STRESS LESS, LIVE MORE” GROUP: The WCSU Counseling Center will host a five-session group for students who feel overwhelmed. Learn ways to manage stress and embrace life in a meaningful way. To learn more or join the group, call the Counseling Center at (203) 837-8690.

STUDENT HANDBOOK: Available online at staging.www.wcsu.edu/studenthandbook/.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY EVENTS: For upcoming events, check out the Fall 2019 Cultural Diversity Events Calendar. [More information]

ISEP STUDY ABROAD: Choose from more than 300 partner institutions on six continents! Plan your spring or summer semester now! Application Deadlines: Spring 2020 deadline is Sunday, 9/15. Contact Donna Warner in InterCultural Affairs at (203) 837-3270 or warnerd@wcsu.edu with questions.

ONGOING: “AMERICAN SUBTITLES,” an exhibition by Andres Chaparro and Robert Charles Hudson, 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, 10/6, in the VPAC Gallery. [More information]

Intramural EventsSAVE THE DATE: WCSU’s annual Day of Service will be on Friday, 9/20. [More information]

JOIN THE E-COOKBOOK CHALLENGE: Deadline is Friday, 9/20. [More information]

PAC BIG E TICKETS: Tickets, if any remain, for the PAC trip to the Big E on Saturday, 9/21, are on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Info Desks. Tickets are $5 for students with ID and $10 for student guests.

SIGN UP FOR INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE: WestConn REC will host intramural seven-on-seven Flag Football at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on Monday, 9/23, at the Westside campus recreation field. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, 9/20. [More information]

SIGN UP FOR INTRAMURAL COED SOCCER: WestConn REC will host intramural five-on-five Coed Soccer at 11 a.m. and noon on Sundays, and 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning on Tuesday, 9/24, at the Midtown campus recreation field. The league is open to students, faculty and staff only, and the deadline to register is Friday, 9/20. [More information]

SAVE THE DATE: WCSU Human Library is coming to campus on Tuesday, 10/1. Learn more here.

London and Dublin TripWINTER BREAK IN LONDON & DUBLIN: The Campus & Student Centers Board will host a trip to London and Dublin during Winter Break (Friday, 12/27, to Monday, 1/6/2020). Tickets are on sale at the Midtown Student Center and Westside Campus Center Information Desks. Sign up today – space is limited! Learn more here.

CAREER SUCCESS CENTER: Drop-in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Westside Campus Center Suite 300, and a Career Peer Leader can help you. Workshops and info sessions begin in mid-September. Register online to learn more at staging.www.wcsu.edu/handshake.

MATH CLINIC HOURS: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room 108 of Higgins Hall (Midtown). [More information]

TUTORING RESOURCE CENTER HOURS: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sun., 3-8:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Haas Library (Midtown). [More information]

WRITING CENTER HOURS: Mon. & Tues., 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Fri.,  9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Sun., 4:30–7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Haas Library (Midtown). [More information]

LOVE TO PLAY ICE HOCKEY?: Join the intercollegiate WestConn Ice Hockey Team for $1,000 per season. There will be 20+ games, 30+ practices, and professional coaches from 9/16-2/23/2020. Connor Case is the Head Coach. Jerseys, shells, gloves and socks will be provided, and the home rink is the Danbury Ice Arena. Email c.mcmahon.case@gmail.com or call (203) 885-9860 for more information.

Ice Hockey TeamREC HOURS:

Midtown Colonial Fitness Zone: Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2-8 p.m.

Midtown REC Desk: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 2-8 p.m.

Westside Gym: Mon.-Wed., 7 a.m.-11 p..; Thurs., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 2-8 p.m.

Westside REC Desk: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., no desk hours; Sun, 2-8 p.m.

O’Neill Center Pool: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Closed Fri. & Sat.; Sunday, 7-10 p.m. [More information]

GET WESTCONNected: Do you use your university ID card to make purchases? Get CONNected — and make your life easier! Use your WCSU ID to make cashless purchases on campus and at participating off-campus locations. Need more information? Visit our website at wcsu.edu\westconnect.

INSTAGRAM: DO YOU WANT INSTANT EVENT UPDATES ON YOUR PHONE? Follow these accounts: CSI: csi_western; PAC: wcsu_pac; SGA: wcsu_sga.

Gab & GROWPODCASTS: Do you like listening to Podcasts? The university offers five different categories:

  • WCSU 411 – Interviews with WCSU authors, Fulbright scholars and great teachers, plus Information about research and other accomplishments of students and faculty
  • The Compassionate Achiever – Dr. Chris Kukk and Tracy Day interview guests locally and from around the world to explore compassion in all its forms.
  • Literacy Ladies – Professors in Education, English and Writing present innovative lessons in literature. For teachers, parents and everyone who loves to read
  • The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) — Examination of the latest ideas in teaching, classroom skills and student success. CELT professors stay abreast of trends and solutions and make them available to you
  • Gab & GROW — Your location for learning about the people, places, and resources available at WCSU to help you be a successful student. Episodes are about as long as a bus-ride to the other campus. From “What’s happening in Athletics” to “Where is the Writing Center,” if you have a question, you’ll get an answer! [More Information]

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