“If we want to create a more equitable society, we must transform the way we teach our children.” That was the message that Pedro Noguera, distinguished professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), drove home during his lecture to a packed house on Nov. 14 at Eastern Connecticut State University. Continue reading
Eastern students viewing an informational poster at Social Action Day.
WILLIMANTIC, CT — The current national debate on immigration policy — in particular the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2012 — was the focus of an event at Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 14 hosted by social work students. Continue reading
Rick Battistoni leads the conference’s keynote discussion
Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its second annual Civic Action Conference on Nov. 8. to dissect the practice of “service learning” and its impact on students and society. Continue reading
The campus community at Eastern Connecticut State University came together on Nov. 10 in celebration of Veterans Day. The heartfelt ceremony featured remarks by university dignitaries and distinguished guest Lt. Colonel Mark Tallo of the Connecticut Army National Guard. Continue reading
Habitat for Humanity club members pose for a group photo as they break down their camp after a night sleeping in boxes. Continue reading
On any given afternoon, you’re likely to find a handful of students who stand out when walking across campus. Pressed shirts, shined shoes and ties, these young men lead by example, embodying student professionalism as members of a student organization called M.A.L.E.S. — Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence, and Success. Continue reading
Music, visual art and dance came together on Nov. 3 for a unique multimedia performance at Eastern Connecticut State University. This multimedia event involved extensive collaboration between Eastern faculty and students to provide audience members with an exceptional sensory-engaging experience. The “S.O.Y. Piano Trio Multi-Media Concert” was held in Eastern’s state-of-the art Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) Concert Hall. Continue reading
According to the National Congress of American Indians, there are 562 federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, nations, pueblos, rancherias, communities and Native villages in the United States. Matika Wilbur – member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes of Washington – founded her photography mission “Project 562” to give each one of these groups honest representation. Continue reading
Sean Langlais is not your everyday contemporary artist. Rather than use canvas or clay, Langlais prefers to craft his art from metals and sound. In collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History, Eastern Connecticut State University is hosting an exhibition by Langlais titled, “Mars: A Sound Art Installation.” Showing from Oct. 6 to Dec.7, “Mars” is the first exhibition of its kind on Eastern’s campus. An opening reception was held Nov. 2. Continue reading
More than 50 resident students in Constitution Hall worked with United Way to assemble literacy kits that were donated to Natchaug Elementary School in Willimantic. The kits are being used by JumpStart volunteers from Eastern’s Center for Community Service to support local literacy efforts.
Caption: Boronny T. ’18; Professor Anita Lee, KPE, co-advisor; Marcus L. ’19; Haley C. ’19, treasurer; Chandni P. ’19, vice president; President Núñez; Jada S. ’20, community service chair; Raffy S. ’18, public relations; Viana V. ’19, president; and Donna N. ’20, secretary
On Nov. 8, Eastern’s Asian Cultural Society hosted Diwali — “The Festival of Lights” — in the Student Center Café. Diwali is a traditional Hindu holiday celebrated every autumn to signify the defeat of darkness. Diwali signifies the victory of light and good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. The Asian Cultural Society’s mission is to engage students, faculty and the Windham community about Asian-centric cultural celebrations. Professors Anita Lee (KPE) and Bradley Davis (History) serve as the club’s co-advisors.
For the fifth time in her career, junior Mollee Lasto (Orange) has earned an individual weekly honor from the Little East Conference after being named Swimmer-of-the-Week in the fifth report of the year ending Nov. 19.
A two-time All-LEC and five-time All-NEISDA (New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association) honoree, Lasto won the 50 (30.32) and 200 (2:20.57) events and swam the opening leg of the winning 400 medley relay (4:21.22) and anchor of the winning 400 freestyle relay (4:10.17) in victories over host Plymouth State University (PSU) and Western New England University at the PSU Natatorium. Her time in the 200 backstroke was a season-best and her 50 backstroke time was just off her season-best mark of 30.30.