University Meeting

Vice President for Institutional Advancement congratulates Laurel Kohl, energy technical specialist, on her retirement.

On Jan. 16, Eastern President Elsa Núñez presented faculty and staff with an update on Eastern’s “Employability Imperative” to better prepare students for the workplace of the future.  Continue reading

“STILL/LIVE” Exhibit in Eastern’s Art Gallery

“Still/Live” is the current exhibit at Eastern’s Art Gallery; it runs through Feb. 22. “Still/Live” explores how four contemporary artists working in photography and time-based media (video and kinetic sculpture) have reimagined the genre of still life. Mauricio Alejo’s photographs and videos focus on everyday objects in familiar domestic spaces. Through these careful arrangements, Alejo invites the viewer to see simple objects anew. While Dave Greber’s trilogy of video loops combine still lifes with video game aesthetics, Cynthia Greig uses drawing and photography to create hybrid still life image and videos. Through his kinetic sculptures, Robin Mandel draws upon the still life tradition to investigate tension between stillness and motion, presence and absence, materiality and immateriality. For more information, call (860) 465—4659 or visit www.easternct.edu/artgallery.

Eastern Conn. Men’s Basketball No. 10 Nationally

For the first time in the 19-year history of the D3hoops.com Division III Top 25 men’s basketball poll, Eastern is ranked among the Top 10.

Riding a ten-game winning streak, the second-longest under 16th-year head coach Bill Geitner, the Warriors (19-2) are ranked No. 10 in the tenth weekly poll, released on Feb. 8. The team’s previous high was No. 14 in the final (post-season) poll of 2011/12 when the team finished with a program-record 24 wins against six losses and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16.

Eastern has been ranked in the Top 25 in eight of 10 polls this year. During its current winning streak, Eastern was rated No. 24 (11-2) on Jan. 7, No. 22 (13-2) on Jan. 14, No. 17 (15-2) on Jan. 21, and No. 16 (17-2) last week.