Eastern named a “Great College to Work For” for Eighth Time

2013GCWF_4CsingularEastern has again been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. Released last week, the results are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities. This is the eighth time Eastern has received “Great Colleges” distinction since it first began participating in the program in 2009. Continue reading

Eastern Receives Generous Davis Foundation Grant

 peer mentor tutors a fellow student in the Writing Center in Eastern’s J. Eugene Smith Library

A peer mentor tutors a fellow student in the Writing Center in Eastern’s J. Eugene Smith Library

The Davis Educational Foundation has awarded Eastern a $200,000 grant to develop its “Critical Reading and Writing across the Disciplines” initiative. The two-year project aims to strengthen first- and second-year students’ analytical thinking, reading and writing skills by enhancing faculty approaches to teaching critical thinking. Continue reading

Eastern’s Teacher Preparation Program Achieves Reaccreditation

Education students supervise preschool children on the climbing wall of the Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC)

Education students supervise preschool children on the climbing wall of the Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC)

Eastern recently received continued accreditation through fall 2021 from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, based on the standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Continue reading

Torch Run

torch run better

On June 8, Eastern and Willimantic police officers, as well as Willimantic’s SWAT Team and dog patrol, joined Special Olympic athletes and Eastern students, faculty and staff, for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut. Continue reading

Eastern Professor Moderates Salute to Former President H. W. Bush

Cesar Beltran, assistant professor of communication, addressing the audience during a tribute to former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, who were presented the Mensch Foundation International Award for their friendship and service to the Jewish community.

Cesar Beltran, assistant professor of communication, addressing the audience during a tribute to former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, who were presented the Mensch Foundation International Award for their friendship and service to the Jewish community.

Cesar Beltran, lecturer in the Department of Communication, played a key role in a tribute to former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara, when the two were honored earlier this year in Houston, TX, for their friendship and service to the Jewish community. Continue reading

CECE Releases New Video

Bruce John

Bruce John

The Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC), in conjunction with the Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE), has released a new video as part of the CECE News Report series featuring happenings at the CFDRC. “Music with Bruce John” showcases one of many opportunities children receive to experience music and movement. Continue reading