Eastern Presents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards

 

MLK award winners left to right, Kemesha Wilmot, Elijah Oliver and Taylor Hemphill ’17

MLK award winners left to right, Kemesha Wilmot, Elijah Oliver and Taylor Hemphill ’17

Taylor Hemphill ’17, a social work major and student ambassador in the Women’s Center at Eastern Connecticut State University; Kemesha Wilmot, associate director of the University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE); and Elijah Oliver, enrollment services coordinator at Manchester Community College (MCC), were named recipients of Eastern’s 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards on Feb. 23. Continue reading

“Two Gentlemen of Verona’ Enlivens the Main Stage

TWO GENTLEMEN ONE-THE RIGHT ONE

“Two Gentlemen of Verona,” the second Main Stage production of the 2016-17 academic year, brought the Proscenium Theatre to life from Feb. 23 to March 5. Presented by Eastern’s Theatre Program and Drama Society, the play was a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s early comedy about young people exploring love, friendship and the temptations of city life. Continue reading

Professor Donaghy is Windham County’s Poet Laureate

English Professor Daniel Donaghy recites William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 29” at the inaugural event for the poet laureate of Windham County.

English Professor Daniel Donaghy recites William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 29” at the inaugural event for the poet laureate of Windham County.

Daniel Donaghy, professor of English at Eastern, is Windham County’s first-ever poet laureate. The year-long term allows the chosen individual to work with local schools and community groups to promote poetry through workshops and readings. The announcement was made on Feb. 24 at the Windham Town Hall during Willimantic’s annual Cupid ceremony, in which local residents are honored for their love and dedication to the community. Continue reading

CECE Wins Sixth Telly Award!

Sean Leser, left, and Ken Measimer with the Telly Award.

Sean Leser, left, and Ken Measimer with the Telly Award.

The Center for Early Child Education (CECE) has been awarded its sixth Telly Award for the promotional video “Welcome to the Center for Early Childhood Education.”  The video won a bronze award in the “Educational Institution” category under digital/streaming video. Continue reading

Bowlathon a Huge Success

Every year, more and more people are signing up to knock down the pins!

Every year, more and more people are signing up to knock down the pins!

Eastern hosted its annual Bowlathon on March 4 at Willi Bowl in Windham. This annual tradition brings together Eastern students, alumni, faculty, local businesses and community residents to support student scholarships. Eastern’s Center of Community Engagement (CCE) and Office of Alumni Affairs work together to organize the event. Continue reading

College Bowl Winners

Left to right: Prof. Balcerski, Sam Skene, Claire Tensa, Matt Putnam and Kiera Morace.

Left to right: Prof. Balcerski, Sam Skene, Claire Tensa, Matt Putnam and Kiera Morace.

Team History celebrates another championship in the 2017 College Bowl tournament.  From left to right: Prof. Balcerski, Sam Skene, Claire Tensa, Matt Putnam and Kiera Morace.

Team History won the 2017 College Bowl tournament, securing a victory over Team Economics. The team was composed of history majors Sam Skene, Matt Putnam, Claire Tensa and Kiera Morace, and was coached by Thomas Balcerski, assistant professor of history. The tournament was organized by History Professor David Frye.