For the first time, Eastern Connecticut State University made the list of the top 25 regional public universities in the North in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of “Best Colleges.” Eastern was the highest ranked university among the four Connecticut state universities. The annual rankings were released on Sept. 12. Continue reading
Eastern has again been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. The results are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities. Continue reading
On Aug. 29, new and returning students started classes for the fall 2017 semester. Prior to the beginning of classes, the Office of Housing and Residential Life welcomed nearly 2,500 students to campus during the Fall Move-In Days on Aug. 27 and 28. Continue reading
On Aug. 28, Eastern President Elsa Núñez welcomed 19 new full-time employees and 37 new part-time employees, including faculty and staff, telling the audience that despite living in turbulent times, “we must focus on what we are here for — educating our students so they can have a bright future.” Continue reading
On June 15, the Board of Regents for Higher Education awarded the title of CSU Professor to History Professor Anna D. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann. A member of Eastern’s faculty since 1997, Professor Kirchmann has served the University with distinction. In addition to being a faculty member in the Department of History, Kirchmann served for several years as department chair. Continue reading
Hurley Hall has a new, attractive look, the result of the new contract for food services between the University and Chartwells. The cost of the renovation was $462,000; $362,000 coming from Chartwells and $100,000 from the university. Continue reading
More than 500 students attended Eastern’s annual Fall Student Activities Fair and President’s Picnic on Sept. 11 from 5-7 p.m. on the Library Quad. Continue reading
Sacha Llorenti, Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations, visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 13 as part of the University Hour series. Llorenti provided insight on the past and current state of Bolivia, and then spoke more broadly on global relations. Political Science Professor Martin Mendoza-Botelho, introduced Llorenti, noting that Llorenti has always had a “natural appetite to serve society.” Continue reading
The Davis Educational Foundation has awarded Eastern a $200,000 grant to develop its “Critical Reading and Writing across the Disciplines” initiative. Continue reading
Eastern Connecticut State University is one of 57 institutions in the United States recognized for its applied behavioral analysis program by Applied Behavior AnalysisEdu.org. The first Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst program in Connecticut and one of only three in the state, Eastern’s program is a concentration offered within the Psychology major. Continue reading
Students Study Health Care in Ghana
Ten health sciences students from Eastern returned from a study abroad trip in Ghana this August. The purpose of the two-week trip was to introduce students to the health care system of a developing country. Continue reading
Petersen played every minute of the match for the seventh time in nine contests, as Eastern limited UMass-Dartmouth to only four overall shots (one on goal) in extending its unbeaten streak in Little East Conference regular-season games to 20 (19-0-1) over four seasons.
In the second half against the Corsairs, Petersen also cleared a ball off the back line after a free kick eluded junior goalie Kayla Labrecque (Westhampton, MA), to keep the lead and shutout intact. The shutout was the third this season and second in as many LEC matches for Eastern, which has won three straight since a five-match winless streak (0-3-2).
A second-team All-LEC selection as a junior, Petersen was recognized with a weekly award for the first time this year and third time in two seasons. In starting all 19 matches last year for Eastern, which won its second straight LEC regular-season title, Petersen led the team in minutes and is ranked second on the club this year in that category.
Petersen becomes the program’s second LEC weekly honoree, joining junior midfielder Aly Clarke (Mystic), who was voted LEC Offensive Player-of-the-Week in the third report Sept. 18.