Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Congrats to Brian Clements

Dr. Brian Clements, coordinator of the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing, was a featured essayist on the National Poetry Month blog:,  Congratulations, Brian!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Visit to Onassis Cultural Center in NYC

Forty-eight members of the WestConn and greater Danbury communities traveled yesterday to the Onassis Cultural Center for a private tour of the "Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd – 7th Century AD" exhibit.  The trip was organized by Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova, chair of World Languages and of the WCSU Center for Cultures and Values committee, and funded by a grant from the Macricostas Family Foundation.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chemistry Club attends American Chemical Society conference in San Diego

The Chemistry Club recently returned from The American Chemical Society Meeting in San Diego, CA. The students in the picture are (from left to right): Drilon Toska, Anisa Barolli, Yinnet Espinal, Peter Maruzzella and Amy Dougherty.  Anisa, Yinnet and Amy presented research they completed at WCSU in the labs of Chemistry Club advisor Dr. Nicholas Greco and Dr. Annie Roberts.  This meeting was attended by more than 15,000 chemists from around the world.

Monday, April 16, 2012

WestConn hosts first 10-Minute Play & Webisode Festival

Kudos to Prof. Louisa Burns-Bisogno for organizing WCSU's first "10-Minute Play & Webisode Festival" on 14 April 2011.  An accomplished screenwriter, Prof. Burns-Bisogno worked collaboratively with colleagues from ECSU and CCSU to attract more than 24 webisodes and/or 10-minute plays for viewing at the festival.  Way to go, Louisa! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dr. Mitch Wagener to lecture on "Climate and Human Civilization"

Dr. Stephen "Mitch" Wagener, chair and professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences, will give a lecture on "Climate and Human Civilization" at noon tomorrow (Wednesday, April 11th ) in Alumni Hall.  Dr. Wagener's lecture is part of the ongoing brown-bag lecture series on "What is Human?" sponsored by Student Affairs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Congrats to COM 394 students!

Dr. JC Barone, assistant professor of Communication, shares the following wonderful news:

"Dear COM 394- Live News & Broadcasting Team,

"Congratulations! We've won a prestigious Telly Award for an episode of Good Evening Connecticut, a live, 30-minute magazine show produced by the innovative COM 394 Live News & Broadcasting course. After our exhausting and historic, live election show coverage, we pushed on and produced two more shows in COM 394 at the end of last semester. The award winning episode of Good Evening Connecticut aired from Charter and featured guests Phyllis Cortese and Louisa Burns-BisognoStudents, this award and professional recognition will enhance your resume and it's something to be very proud of!

"According to the Tellys, 'The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 32nd Annual Telly Awards received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.'  Only ~15% of all applicants receive recognition."

Great work!  We're proud of all of you!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Daniel Mendelson to lecture

Daniel Mendelson will be on campus this evening to present "Antigone in Krakow:  Reflections on Classics Lost and Found:  A Reading from a Work in Progress" as part of the Macricostas Family Foundation Annual Lecture Series.

Mendelson is an award-winning author and critic, who earned a doctorate in Classics at Princeton University. He is the author of several books, including The Elusive Embrace and The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million.

He will speak at 7:30 pm. in Science Building 125.  A reception and book signing will follow.  The public is invited to attend.