Eastern Presents Heartwarming Performance of “Little Women”

“Little Women” occurred in the smaller venue of the studio theatre.

“Little Women” occurred in the smaller venue of the studio theatre.

The theatre program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented the holiday classic “Little Women” from Nov. 28-Dec. 3. The play took place in the intimate venue of Eastern’s DelMonte Bernstein Studio Theatre, with a special emphasis on being “sensory-friendly” for audience members with spectrum disorders. Continue reading

Eastern Continues Marrow Drives to Find Life-Saving Matches

Members of the men’s soccer team with Coach DeVito (left) and Willy the Warrior

Members of the men’s soccer team with Coach DeVito (left) and Willy the Warrior

In its ongoing support for people with life-threatening blood diseases, Eastern hosted its seventh marrow registry on Dec. 6. Organized by the men’s soccer team, 140 people were registered into the “Be The Match” database – the largest marrow registry in the world — bringing Eastern’s total to 1,650 registrants over the past five years. Continue reading

Faculty and Staff Gain Recognition

miracle book coverEnglish Professor Raouf Mama has recently authored “It was a Beautiful Day and Other Personal Quiet Miracle Stories,” an e-book published by WestBow Press.

The collection of powerful, inspirational stories captures personal, life-changing moments as it celebrates “the transmutation of sorrow into joy, of fear, despair and grief into a song of thanksgiving,” in the words of the author.  The book transcends Mama’s personal sense of gratitude for unexpected moments of grace in his life as it reaffirms the possibility of miracles in people’s daily lives. Continue reading