Eastern Presents Ella T. Grasso Awards

Left to right, Kinesiology and Physical Education Professor Anita Lee, retired educator Leigh Jones-Bamman and Kinesiology and Physical Education Professor Anita Lee and retired educator Leigh Jones-Bamman and Valerie Vance

Left to right, Kinesiology and Physical Education Professor Anita Lee, retired educator Leigh Jones-Bamman and Kinesiology and Physical Education Professor Anita Lee and retired educator Leigh Jones-Bamman and Valerie Vance

Eastern presented its 2017 Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards on March 29 to student Valerie Vance ’17, Kinesiology and Physical Education Professor Anita Lee and retired educator Leigh Jones-Bamman. The awards recognize individuals who work to promote women’s rights and gender equality, and are given in memory of Ella Grasso, who became Connecticut’s governor in 1974, the first woman in America to be elected as governor in her own right.  Previous women governors had succeeded their deceased husbands to gain the office. (read more) Continue reading

CSU Making History Research Conference

Faculty presenters and some of the Eastern students who presented their research at the CSU Making History conference are top row (L - R): Eastern Assistant Professor Stefan Kamola, Shayla Beausoleil, Jacqueline Ray, Abigail Allard, Alexa Potter, Gabrielle Archibald, Joseph White; bottom row (L - R): Patrick Thompson, Joseph DeMarco, Hayden Judd, Rosie Welles, Assistant Professor Scott Moore.

Faculty presenters and some of the Eastern students who presented their research at the CSU Making History conference are top row (L – R): Eastern Assistant Professor Stefan Kamola, Shayla Beausoleil, Jacqueline Ray, Abigail Allard, Alexa Potter, Gabrielle Archibald, Joseph White; bottom row (L – R): Patrick Thompson, Joseph DeMarco, Hayden Judd, Rosie Welles, Assistant Professor Scott Moore.

A group of Eastern students majoring in history recently presented research at the third annual CSU “Making History” conference, held on Eastern’s campus. Continue reading

Eastern’s Mark Fabrizi Named Editor-in Chief of Prestigious Journal

Mark Fabrizi

Mark Fabrizi

Mark Fabrizi, assistant professor of education at Eastern, was recently named editor-in-chief of “The Leaflet,” a journal of the New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE) that is published semi-annually. Fabrizi is also coordinator and chair of the Committee for Admission and Retention in Education at Eastern. NEATE is the regional professional organization affiliated with the National Council on Teacher Education. Continue reading

Guerrero Wright Exhibit

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The Art Gallery at Eastern is presenting “Guerrero & Wright: Architecture Stories” through April 20. This exhibition of photographs from the estate of Pedro E. Guerrero, a longtime resident of New Canaan, explores the collaboration between the Mexican-American photographer and famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. “Guerrero & Wright: Architecture Stories” also celebrates the centennial of Guerrero’s birth in 1917. (read more) Continue reading

“Earth Day, Every Day” Tours Schools Statewide

Back row (left to right): Aiden Eastwood (Bob the Director), Daniel Fernandez (Chadwick Composter), Kate Prozesky (stage manager), Shane Kegler (director), Calvin Gee (Elmer Energy), Jordan Merrill (Mr. Gas Guzzler), Diana McCarthy Bercury (Eversource eesmarts program administrator) Front row: Joseph Diaz (Roger Recycle), Olivia Florence (Scarlet Upcycle), Stephanie Madden (Kelly, assistant director), Alexis Kurtz (Penelope Precycle) and Deborah Stauffer (playwright)

Back row (left to right): Aiden Eastwood (Bob the Director), Daniel Fernandez (Chadwick Composter), Kate Prozesky (stage manager), Shane Kegler (director), Calvin Gee (Elmer Energy), Jordan Merrill (Mr. Gas Guzzler), Diana McCarthy Bercury (Eversource eesmarts program administrator) Front row: Joseph Diaz (Roger Recycle), Olivia Florence (Scarlet Upcycle), Stephanie Madden (Kelly, assistant director), Alexis Kurtz (Penelope Precycle) and Deborah Stauffer (playwright)

A zany cast of characters performed by Eastern alumni is amid an ambitious month-long tour for a children’s theatre production called “Earth Day, Every Day.” Brought to audiences by eesmarts™, an Energize Connecticut initiative managed by Eversource and the United Illuminating Company, the play is touring Connecticut elementary schools March 27-April 21. Continue reading

Social Justice Week at Eastern

Actors from GTC Dramatic Dialogues perform in “Strange Like Me,” a series of skits about gender, race and LGBTQ issues. The skits kicked off Social Justice Week festivities.

Actors from GTC Dramatic Dialogues perform in “Strange Like Me,” a series of skits about gender, race and LGBTQ issues. The skits kicked off Social Justice Week festivities.

Leaders and student ambassadors of the Intercultural Center, Pride Center and Women’s Center at Eastern organized a series of events for Social Justice Week from March 6-10. The series was designed to raise awareness and educate students about social issues that impact Eastern’s campus and society as a whole and to learn about relevant themes such as diversity, inclusion, integrity and community responsibility. Continue reading

Special Olympics and Eastern: Making a Splash in Windham

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 When Charlie Wynn was a new chemistry professor at Eastern Connecticut State University in 1979, he and a group of competitive swimmers were in the campus swimming pool when they received an unexpected proposition. They were asked to volunteer as timers for Windham’s first Special Olympics swim meet. Now, 38 years later, Wynn and many more members of the Eastern campus community continue to support the annual event, which has become a community tradition and source of pride. (read more) Continue reading

Muchin Tosses No-Hitter against Plymouth State

 

Jordan Muchin

Jordan Muchin

Sophomore right-hander Jordan Muchin of West Hartford pitched the 12th no-hitter in Eastern history on April 2, as the Warriors beat Plymouth State University in the opening game of a Little East Conference doubleheader. Muchin struck out 13 of the 24 batters he faced in a 10-0, seven-inning victory. Now 3-0 in four career home starts, retired every batter but one at least once on strikes. He did not allow a ball out of the infield.