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,” 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
The Art Gallery at Eastern is presenting “Guerrero & Wright: Architecture Stories” through April 20. This exhibition of photographs from the estate of Pedro Guerrero, a longtime resident of New Canaan, explores the collaboration between the Mexican-American photographer and famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Continue reading
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
Anita Lee has been accepted into the 2017-18 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Institute in Denver, CO. Lee joins more than 5,000 other women who have passed through the HERS leadership program over the past 40 years. Continue reading
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
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
Stephen Nelson, director of information technology and IT planning at Eastern
Stephen Nelson, director of information technology and IT planning at Eastern, received the Dr. Robert L. Laurence Award for 2017 for his work as the advisor for the club rugby team. Continue reading
Students Rehearse for the Show
Nineteen talented student vocalists from Eastern’s Music Program were selected to perform in the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Feb. 25. The epic-three hour concert immersed performers and audience members of the sold-out show into the world of Westeros. Continue reading
Psychology Professor Jeffery Danforth, who also is a licensed clinical child psychologist, conducted a forum on the development of defiance among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) on March 1 during the faculty scholar’s forum. Continue reading
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.
The Eastern men’s lacrosse team can thank its defense for its two victories this year, and for the second straight week, one of its defensive players have been recognized in the team’s success by the Little East Conference. Continue reading