University Meeting

Univ. MEETING VERY BEST of Nunez speaking wide shotOn 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

Professor Kirchmann Named CSU Professor!

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President Elsa Nunez (apologies for the lack of accents) gives Dr. Kirchmann the customary box of flowers awarded to every CSU Professor

President Elsa Nunez gives Dr. Kirchmann flowers in recognition of her CSU Professor award

 

 

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

Eastern’s New Dining Hall!

Left to right, Terry O’Brien, director of fiscal affairs; Rep. Joe Courtney; Eastern President Elsa Núñez ; Chartwells Food Services Director Jeffrey Kwolek; and Donna Snell, CSU administrative assistant, cut the ribbon at the ceremony for the opening of the new Hurley Hall Dining Room

Left to right, Terry O’Brien, director of fiscal affairs; Rep. Joe Courtney; Eastern President Elsa Núñez ; Chartwells Food Services Director Jeffrey Kwolek; and Donna Snell, CSU administrative assistant, cut the ribbon at the ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Hurley Hall Dining Room

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

Bolivian Ambassador: “The Human Race is a Family”

Sacha Llorenti, Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations

Sacha Llorenti, Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations

 

 

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

Eastern’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program Recognized Nationally

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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

Krista Petersen Name LEC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week

sports petersen-head17-300dpi_7566Senior center back Krista Petersen (Wallingford) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week this past week, as Eastern beat UMass Dartmouth 2-0 on Sept. 23.

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.