By: Ryan Yursha
It’s Week Four at WestConn, and we’re easing into our second full week of classes.
Women’s Tennis will travel to FDU-Florham for a 4:00 p.m. start, but, unfortunately for Colonials fans far and wide, it’s not available to stream, so it’ll be a slow Monday.
The Arts schedule is finally starting to pick up, and on Tuesday, As part of WCSU’s Master of Fine Arts visiting lecture series, Illustrator David Brinley will discuss his work at 11:00 a.m. in Room 144 of the VPA. On Thursday, Artist and curator Andres Chaparro will be in the Gallery of the VPA at 6 p.m. to discuss “American Subtitles,” a two-person exhibition with Robert Charles Hudson.
The American Red Cross will hold three blood drives this week: one on Tuesday in the Westside Campus Center 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., one on Wednesday in the Midtown Student Center from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and one on Thursday in the Midtown Student Center from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer will be our evening entertainment on Tuesday as they look for their fifth straight win when they host Westfield St. at 6 p.m. in the WAC.
On Wednesday, the Institute for Holistic Health Studies will present Chiropractor Dr. Anne Brandon for a workshop on “Posture, Ergonomics and Health” in Room 122 of White Hall at 12:30 p.m. Women’s Tennis will host Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.) at 4 p.m. on the Westside Tennis Courts, Women’s Soccer will travel to Farmingdale St. for a 5 p.m. start, and Volleyball will take on on Connecticut College in the O’Neill Center at 6 p.m.
On Thursday, stop by the Colonial Corner in the Midtown Student Center at 8 p.m. for Coffeehouse featuring open mic and the WCSU Student Jazz Ensemble.
On Friday morning, volunteer with local nonprofit organizations on “Western Day of Service.” Registration begins on Friday at 8 a.m. in Ives Concert Hall. At 3:30 p.m., as part of the Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences’ Research Seminar Series, Dr. Nathan Upham will be in Room 125 of the Science Building to discuss “Querying the Mammalia Tree of Life: Why are There So Many Rodents” with a reception in the Science Building Atrium to follow. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, Ives Concert Park will host the Michele Delamonico Cabaret for a Cure, with all proceeds going to cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Men’s Golf will tee off at 11 a.m. in the Castleton Invitational, and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country will hit the ol’ dusty trail for 11:15 a.m. and noon starts at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. Women’s Tennis, Volleyball, and Women’s Soccer will all travel to Southern Maine; Women’s Tennis starts at 10:30 a.m. and both Volleyball and Women’s Soccer will start at noon. Men’s Soccer plays at the same time, but they’ll host the Huskies in the WAC, and Field Hockey will look to continue their winning ways as they travel to Westfield St. to take on the Owls at 11 a.m.
But maybe you’re overwhelmed by the absolute spectacle that is televised sports in mid-September; if that’s the case, you can head over to the Westside Observatory and Planetarium at 7:00 p.m. for the Planetarium Show and Telescope Viewing or check out J.J. Ramirez in Ives Concert Park’s presentation of Treehouse Comedy Live, which starts at 8:30 p.m.
If you manage to roll out of bed at a reasonable hour on Sunday: first of all, good for you. But more importantly, registration begins on Westside at 8:30 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. opening ceremony for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
If you’re like me, however, and prefer to waste the better part of your Sunday eating takeout and watching movies you’ve already seen, your schedule might be better suited to check out Psychic Medium Vanessa for “A Psychic Encounter Under the Stars” beginning at 8 p.m.