A Message from the President

Dear Colleagues:

Racially and religiously insensitive language was found on two residential room doors overnight. The Campus Police are conducting a full investigation of the matter to determine if this constitutes a criminal act. Eastern’s Policy on Pluralism and the Connecticut State College and University System’s Policy Regarding Racism and Acts of Intolerance are clear in condemning and forbidding acts of racial and religious harassment.

At Eastern, we are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and respect for each individual on our campus. Acts of harassment and bigotry run counter to our core values and will not be tolerated. Persons found guilty of such acts shall be adjudicated to the fullest extent possible. If the guilty party is a student, they will be subject to campus judicial proceedings under the Student Code of Conduct.

Such behavior has no place in our society and on our campus. I appeal to all members of the campus community to reject prejudice and hatred, to respect each other, and to report any incidents like this to the Campus Police.

Dr. Elsa M. Núñez
Eastern Connecticut State University
Office of the President
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Student File Storage

Dear Students,

This summer Eastern will be retiring the current student network file shares, known as the Z: Drive. The new default file storage system will be Microsoft OneDrive for Business.  ITS will be migrating all student data from the local Z: drives to O365 OneDrive for Business in the Microsoft cloud.  This move will not only provide greater accessibility and more granular recovery, it significantly increases storage for each student by 20,000 times the current allocation.

Additional information will be emailed during the summer and again in the fall as students return to campus. The ITS Help Desk will be available to assist all students. In addition, a series of short informational/tutorial videos on O365 OneDrive for Business are available at  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/video-get-started-with-onedrive-work-or-school-b30da4eb-ddd2-44b6-943b-e6fbfc6b8dde

Some advantages of O365 OneDrive:

  • O365 integration provides online editing and collaboration tools for Microsoft Office documents
  • OneDrive will have 5TB of storage, 20,000 times more than the current Z: Drive
  • OneDrive stores documents of nearly any file type
  • Files may be accessed from any location on any device via the Internet

Individual files may be shared with other Eastern students and/or faculty to allow for real-time collaboration/editing.

Drone Day

Eastern Mappers Club

Drone Day!

April 9th | Science Room 215
Program Begins at 5PM!

Kyle Johnson from Sky Trial Aerials will be joining us and discussing his business using drones to do photography and filmography. Food and drink will be provided.

Trip to Boston

The International Studies Program is opening up our trip to Boston to the Eastern population again this April.

There are a limited number of seats!

Cost: $20 (or transportation to and from Boston)

When: Saturday, April 28th, departing Eastern at 8:30am and arriving back at 9pm

The bus will be dropping off at the Prudential Center in Boston.

Interested participants can stop by Wood 100L to sign up and pay for their bus ticket.

Additionally, the Boston Duck Tours is a nearby activity that students can purchase tickets to on their own at www.bostducktours.com.

Please note that tickets sell out quickly.

Passport Days

Willimantic Post Office

Thursday, April 19, 2018
10am – 3pm
Student Center, Rm. 107

You will be able to obtain a Passport Book or a Passport Card

Additional Info:

Passport Book
16 years and older: $110
Under 16 years: $80
Post Office Execution Fee: $35
Passport Photo: $15

Passport Card
Land or Sea Travel to Canada, Mexico, or Caribbean Cruise
NO International Flights
16 years and older: $30
Under 16 years: $15
Post Office Execution Fee: $35
Passport Photo: $15

Required Documents

• Original Birth Certificate (Needs to have the names of parents on it, a raised seal and date that birth was recorded)
• Naturalized Citizen – Original Naturalization Certificate
• Copy of front and back side of Driver’s License

4-6 week normal turnaround time for either the Passport Book or Passport Card

If you need either in under 4 weeks, the following fees apply:
Expedite Fee: $60
State Department Express Mail Fee: $15.89

Preferred Payment Method: CHECK(S)
For a new passport, we would need 2 separate checks.

For those interested in having their passport renewed, the following documents are required:

1. Expired passport
2. Original birth certificate – raised seal; long form
3. Photocopy of front and back of driver’s license
4. Check

Study or Intern Abroad in Europe

Interested in spending your semester or summer abroad in Europe? Come meet special guest, Linda Hallback, to learn more about CISabroad programs. Linda comes all the way from England to share her knowledge about programs in Europe.

Event details:
Wednesday, March 28th
12:30 – 1:30pm
Lunch n’ Learn with Linda
Campus Center, Room 221
Food will be provided!

Come learn about programs in England, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, Scotland, and Greece!

Interested in studying abroad but can’t attend the session? Contact Rachael, rcapuano@cisabroad.com for program details.

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Emerging Trends in Opioids and Other Drugs

When: March 7, 2018 3pm – 4pm
Where: VETS Center – Wood Support Services Center, Rm. 253

Join us for an informational session to learn of the emerging trends in drugs in Connecticut, with an emphasis on the “opioid emergency”.

Mr. Wayne Kowal, will present:

• Information on the growing concerns regarding misuse and abuse of prescription drugs
• Trends in the use of street drugs and new initiatives for treatment.

Wayne Kowal is the Training Program Coordinator for the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force. In this role he has provided CT Drug Threat related training across the state for the past 11 years.

Food will be provided for all participants

email: VETSTU@easternct.edu

Please notify the VETS center at (860) 465-0402 if you have food related needs that we may be able to accommodate.