Alumni Calendar of Events

Celebrate your affiliation with WCSU by joining us for the upcoming events taking place throughout the year. For more information about an event or to find out if your admission to the event is free or discounted, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 837-8298.


 

Alumni are invited to take advantage of WCSU Career Success Center's series of information sessions on how the center can assist those from the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences (A&S), the Ancell School of Business (ASB), School of Professional Studies (SPS) and School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA). The workshops will be open to WCSU students and alumni only, and are geared specifically to various majors. Sign up through WESTCONNWORKS if attending and call the Career Success Center at (203) 837-8263 with questions. The February sessions are listed below.

 

Thursday, Feb. 8, for SVPA at 9:30 a.m. in the South Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury

Monday, Feb. 12, for SPS at 12:25 a.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury

Wednesday, Feb. 14, for A&S at 11:30 a.m. in room 127 of White Hall 

and Monday, Feb. 26, for ASB at 12:55 a.m. in Room 218 of the Classroom Building on the university's Westside campus


JazzFriday, Feb. 9

The WCSU Jazz Combos 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. Several of Western's jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. [Tickets and more information]. Alumni, use code ALUMSP18 to get your free tickets.

 

 


Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

 

The Alumni Association Board Meeting is re-scheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the White Hall Meeting Room 122 on the Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury.

 

 

 


Webinar on Sunny Portugal: Thursday, Feb. 15


Join WCSU Alumni Association on for an entertaining online travel presentation on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Discover the people and places that make our tours special and do it from the comfort of your own computer. Ask real-time questions, learn from travel experts and lose yourself in incredible images of Portugal. This is the first step on what will be an amazing adventure. For more information contact Kay Schreiber, Kay's Tours, (203) 790-8342, kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.

 

Unable to attend at the scheduled time? Register, and you will be able to view the archived session as soon as it becomes available!

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Friday, Feb. 23

WCSU Frankensax, Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Orchestra

Western's Jazz Studies faculty members Jimmy Greene and Andrew Beals will lead their groups through a mix of classic large ensemble repertoire for Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 23 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-frankensax-jazz-ensemble-jazz-orchestra-tickets-41079981330.  Use code ALUMSP18 to get your free tickets.


Cocktail Reception and a Show, "Clybourne Park": Saturday, Feb. 24

Join the Alumni Association Board for a cocktail reception and a show, “Clybourne Park,” on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor drawing room of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, followed by the show at 8 p.m. in the MainStage Theatre. The reception and show tickets are $30 per person.

                                           Click here to order your tickets for the reception and the show.

 

 


JazzFriday, Mar. 2

The WCSU Jazz Combos will perform on Friday, Mar. 2, 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. Several of Western's jazz combos will perform standards and original compositions. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/wcsu-jazz-combos-tickets-41472839379 Use code ALUMSP18 to get your free tickets.

 

 


Friday, Mar. 23

Alumni are invited to stop by for a free drink as WCSU presents the "Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" at 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 23 in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

 

 


Save the date: WCSU MFA Thesis Exhibition and cocktail reception, Thursday, Mar. 29

Join the Alumni Association for the opening for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 on display from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Monday, April 9, in the Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The opening and exhibition will be free and the public is invited. 


Wednesday, Apr. 4: Board Meeting

The Alumni Association will meet in Student Center Conference Room, SC 202 on the Midtown campus, 181 White Street, Danbury, on Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. 

 


 

 

"Company" Reception and a Show: Saturday, April 7

Join the Alumni Association Board for a cocktail reception and a show, “Company,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim, on Saturday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor drawing room of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, followed by the show at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.

“Robert is a well-liked single man living in New York City, whose friends are all married or engaged couples: Joanne and Larry, Peter and Susan, Harry and Sarah, David and Jenny, and Paul and Amy. It is Robert's 35th birthday and the couples have gathered to throw him a surprise party. When Robert fails to blow out any candles on his birthday cake, the couples promise him that his birthday wish will still come true, though he has wished for nothing, since his friends are all that he needs" (Wikipedia).

Click here to order your tickets for the reception and the show at $30 per person.

 


Friday, April 13

Alumni are invited to stop by for a free drink as WCSU presents the "Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury" at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13 in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snack food will be provided, as well as a cash bar for those 21 and over. A suggested $5 donation to support the club will be accepted at the door. Call (203) 837-9700 for more information.

 

 

 


Reception and a Show, "Peter and the Starcatcher": Saturday, April 21

Join the Alumni Association Board for a cocktail reception and a show, “Peter and the Starcatchers,” on Saturday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m.in the 2nd floor drawing room of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, followed by the show at 8 p.m. in the MainStage Theater.

“The play provides a backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell and Hook, and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy” (Wikipedia).

Click here to purchase your tickets at $30 per person for both the reception and the show.

 


Wednesday, Jun. 6: Board Meeting

The Alumni Association will meet in Campus Center Conference Room, CC 212/214, on the Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, on Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m.   

 


 

Riverboat Cruise : July 15, 2018

Nine-day Riverboat Cruise from Pittsburgh to Louisville aboard the American Queen, renowned for exploring intriguing towns during the day and big band performances at night from July 15 - 23, 2018. Price includes daily tours, all meals, wine and beer with dinner, snacks and entertainment. Early bird price for an inside cabin is $1,678 including port charges.  Contact Kay at (203) 790-8342 or kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net to make your reservation.

 

 

 


Sunny Portugal, Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve: November 6 – 15, 2018
with Optional 4-Night Madeira Island Post Tour Extension

Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Discover Lisbon your way with a choice of included sightseeing. Enjoy a three-night stay in a beautiful resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Savor time to meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal's scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Enjoy a sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Find a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s regional wines during two winery tours. Be swept away by melancholy Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. For more information contact Kay Schreiber, Kay's Tours, (203) 790-8342, kay.schreiber@sbcglobal.net.



 

Please note that the Alumni Association cancellation policy will be dictated by the vendor. There are no refunds after a head count is submitted to the provider.