WCSU to feature film screening and director Q&A: ’One Vote’

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will host a screening of “One Vote” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Room 122 of White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. A question-and-answer session with director Christine Woodhouse will follow. The event is free and open to the public….

Get Inspired at VPAC Gallery’s Parallel Practices Exhibit

By: Emily Chauvin Already binged every TV show worth watching? Find your ticket to a new kind of visual delight at the VPAC Gallery! Not only is the current exhibition, Parallel Practices, absolutely stunning and silly, they are offering reduced admission to four local museums. Get out there before the show closes on March 4th!…

Award-Winning Screenwriter Visits Scriptwriting Class

by: Sophia Pizzo (Donata Carelli, center, with Professor Louisa Burns-Bisogno, center right, and Burns-Bisogno’s screenwriting class) On October 4th, the students of Professor Louisa Burns-Bisogno’s COM242 course, “Script Writing,” welcomed a very special guest. Italian writer Donata Carelli presented her film, 2 Euros an Hour, which won the Bronze Zenith award at the 2016 Montreal…

“Beneath the Olive Tree” Director Inspires at Film Screening

Last Wednesday, WCSU and the Macricostas Family Foundation hosted a screening of the award-winning 2015 documentary Beneath the Olive Tree, directed by Stavroula Toska and produced by Olympia Dukakis. The screening was organized by Dr. Theodora Pinou, Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and was followed by a Q&A and reception with the film’s director. Beneath…

Summer Study Program in Spain

Running from mid-May to mid-June, the WCSU Summer Study Program in Spain allows for students to spend a summer attending class in Malaga, Spain at the cost of only $4,300, an estimated thousand dollars less than other schools’ programs.

The program is open to all WCSU students, and not only can it be used to fulfill the Intercultural Competency/Foreign Language requirement, but all classes taken can count for electives or major/minor requirements in Spanish. In addition to education, the program also gives students opportunities to travel to the cities of Madrid and Marbella and learn how to dance the flamenco and cook Spanish food like paella and tapas.

Summer Movie Madness

Alana Branch | Arts & Entertainment Editor Still brokenhearted over the dullness of Batman v. Superman? Then no fear; Captain America: Civil War is here. Well, almost. The highly-anticipated blockbuster is set to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, May 6. Yes, it coincides with final exams, but it’s a welcoming reminder that…

Rock Out with Local Singer-Songwriter Chuck DelRossi

Looking to blow off some steam in midst of studying for finals? Need something fun to do on a Friday night? Look no further! Come check out local experienced folk-rock singer Chuck DelRossi whose music carries 60’s and 70’s rock vibes. Chuck Del Rossi writes from the soul with music influenced by his life experiences….