Laurie Halse Anderson


National Book Award finalist, Michael L. Printz Honor, Los Angeles Times Book Award winning
Laurie Halse Anderson
Thursday, April 27 4pm
Webb 110
Presentation, Q & A and Book Signing
Open to All

Ms. Anderson will visit English classes on 4/27 & 4/28 and they will be open to the academic community:
• Thursday, April 27, ENG209 Writing for Children and Young Adults, 11am -­ 12:15pm, WEBB 110
• Friday, April 28, ENG328 Children’s Literature, 10 – 10:50am, WEBB 216

These events are generously sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut State University Education Department, English Department, J. Eugene Smith Library, and Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Response Team (SAIV-­‐RT), Student Affairs


#Eastern2Career Week

The Center for Internships and Career Development will be hosting the following events for #Eastern2Career Week from April 3-5.

Monday, April 3 is RESUME REVIEW DAY

10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the CICD offices, Wood Support Services, Second floor.
Students will  have their resumes reviewed by participating alumni, professional staff and employers.  Students can register for the event through their account with the EASTERN CAREER NETWORK  (ECN) … (

Tuesday, April 4 is CAREER FAIR BOOT CAMP

4 p.m. in Student Center Theater
Our employer partners will provide strategies on how to prepare for and navigate the Internship and Career Fair.


1-4 p.m. in  the Geissler Gymnasium
Students can meet with more than 80 employers who will be attending the event.  A partial list of employers attending can be found at If you have any questions, contact the CICD.

2017 Undergraduate Student Library Research Award


The J. Eugene Smith Library at Eastern Connecticut State University announces the seventh annual undergraduate student library research award competition. This prize has been established to recognize and celebrate exemplary student research projects that demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, select, and apply information from appropriate resources. Primary emphasis will be placed upon the creative and effective use of library resources, services, and collections encompassing print, microform, and online databases.

One $350 award for the Freshman/Sophomore Award

One $350 award for the Junior/Senior Award

All application materials are due by April 7, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.



Eastern students can showcase their research, team projects, artwork/creativity and other work at the annual CREATE conference. It takes place on April 21. To participate, you need a faculty mentor and must fill out the submission form found at:

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, March 3.

You should also consider nominating your professor for the Faculty Mentor Award. Submission forms are at

Additional CREATE Conference information is available at

Student Survey

Dear Eastern Students,

Dr. Salters-Pedneault and I are currently conducting a study about how connected you feel to the University community, and how those attitudes are related to kind behaviors.

We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete our online survey, available here:

When you complete the survey, you can enter to win one of five $10 gift cards.

Many thanks,
Dr. Diller

Introduction to Martial Arts and Self Defense


Get a great mental and physical workout with chief instructor and black belt David Denis and Assistant David Belles.

Sports Center Dance Studio, Rm. 104
Wednesdays: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29
6:45 – 7:45pm

Have you ever been interested in Martial Arts or a Self Defense class, but you didn’t want to make the financial and/or time commitment? Please join us for 6 weeks where we will introduce you to the basic building blocks of Martial Arts/Self Defense.

Meditation, conditioning exercises, stretching, and warm up/cool down techniques will be part of this exciting opportunity.

Free of charge for Eastern students, Faculty, and Staff. Please bring your Eastern ID.
Sponsored by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation Strategic Initiative

For more information, contact Ryan Wilde –

Uncommon people: Digital technology and the struggle for community

January 25, 2017
3-4 p.m.
Student Center Theatre


All are welcome!!!

Jessa Lingel is a social scientist and digital activist who studies the use of digital technologies in eclectic counterculture communities, including body modification enthusiasts, New Jersey’s punk music scene, and Brooklyn’s booming drag community. This talk examines the capacity of digital technologies to support countercultural communities, with the goal of exposing the multi-faceted nature of online life and the wider implications of how internet technologies are reshaping social interactions.