Create 2019 –

CREATE Celebrating Research Excellence & Artistic Talent at Eastern

CREATE — a celebration of undergraduate research, experiential learning, and artistic talent at Eastern Connecticut State University.

April 12, 2019,
Student Center
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CREATE stands for Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern and is the university’s annual conference showcasing student research and creative activity.  Come see talks, posters, live music, dance performances, panel discussions, and art and photography exhibits.  All are welcome to attend CREATE.

Additional conference information is available at

Create 2019 – Submissions

CREATE Celebrating Research Excellence & Artistic Talent at Eastern


Showcase your research, team projects, artwork/creativity and other work at the annual CREATE (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent) conference on April 12. To participate, you need a faculty mentor and must submit the form at

Deadline to submit abstracts: Friday, March 1, 8 p.m.

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

Additional conference information is available at

A Message from the President

Dear Students:

The Nov. 19 issue of News Flash, the University’s online newsletter, explains that I have been appointed to Connecticut Governor-Elect Ned Lamont’s transition team as a non-partisan member.

I am honored to be asked by the Governor-elect to offer my perspective on higher education and other issues of interest to the citizens of Connecticut, and I felt it important for our campus community to understand the non-partisan nature of my appointment.

As your president, I represent all students, faculty, and staff, and am bound by the ethics standards of the State of Connecticut. I sign a statement each year re-pledging my commitment to honoring and upholding those standards, which include prohibitions from me campaigning for any candidate. Furthermore, I have never contributed funds to any political campaigns in Connecticut. It is in that spirit and under those rules that I will be offering non-partisan advice and counsel to the governor-elect.

It was in that same spirit that I was comfortable in then-candidate Lamont’s visit to our campus on Oct. 30. The visit was initiated and hosted by the student club, Campus Democrats. As club president Alex Thompson ’20 reiterated to the audience that day, the University does not endorse any political candidate.

When candidates from other political parties are invited to campus by other student groups, we cordially make our facilities available. Over the years, numerous debates between candidates for public office in Connecticut have been held on our campus.

I want Eastern to continue to be a place where matters of interest to our campus community can be discussed in civil and open forums. Only by honoring the ethical standards and protocols I have described above can we do so in a way that is above reproach.

Each of our students has aspirations for a successful career. In addition to helping students realize those professional dreams, Eastern wants students to learn what it means for them to be engaged citizens. Participating in the electoral process is a responsibility for all active citizens; that responsibility includes following the rules. As your president, I am committed to being a role model for our students, as we work together to promote social discourse, building a culture conducive to free inquiry.

President Elsa Núñez

OLAS x CHBA Careers in Law Panel

Come learn from some of Connecticut’s best and brightest lawyers who work in a variety of legal fields and are also members of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association. They will give insight on their own journeys and answer questions relative to their experiences. Please join OLAS for this educational and informative opportunity to learn and network, whether you know you want to go into a career in law, or are unsure of what you would like to do after graduating from Eastern.

All Majors Welcomed!

Wednesday, November 14th – 6 PM
Student Center Cafe
Food and Refreshments will be served!

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Winter Session

Whether you wish to take courses toward a college degree, for personal enrichment, or to meet other educational goals, Eastern Connecticut State University welcomes you this Winter Session. Eastern offers a variety of on-ground and online courses to make it easier to earn your degree quickly. Winter Session courses fill up fast so make sure to register today!

Winter Session Options:

Traditionally Scheduled

Courses meet MTWRF from 9:00 AM-12:45 PM, 1:00 PM-4:45 PM or 6:00 PM -9:45 PM.

December 26 – January 9

Two Week Condensed (courses with 4 or more credits may not be scheduled during this session)

On Ground Courses meet 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM

Option 1: December 26 – January 11 (M, W, F)

Option 2: December 26 – January 10 (T, R, S)

Online Courses

December 26 – January 12

Make your Spring easier by taking courses in Winter Session! Have a great semester!

On-Campus Interviews

The Vice President for Student Affairs search committee has invited candidates for on-campus interviews. The committee would like to extend an invitation to students to meet the candidates as follows:

Carla Panzella – October 5, 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Student Center Theater
Walter Diaz – October 9, 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Student Center Theater
Beth Hellwig – October 11, 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Science 104

Copies of CVs will be available at the above sessions.  We hope you will be able to stop by and meet all of the candidates.


Jaime Gomez,
Search Committee Chair