Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing leaders support Eastern as a culturally diverse campus and their efforts work towards cultivating a positive campus climate. Eastern embraces a culture of diversity by supporting and celebrating each of our constituency groups. We are excited to welcome you to our events this semester that are engineered for this purpose. Click Here to View the Spring 2018 Cultural Celebrations Calendar.

2018 Distinguished Service Awards

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony                                              
Ceremony Date & Time: February 28, 2018 at 3 p.m.                                                                             
Location: J. Eugene Library, Paul E. Johnson Room

The Martin Luther King Jr., Distinguished Service Awards established in 1996, remembers the altruistic efforts of Dr. King whose spirit, philosophy and teachings continue to inspire countless individuals today. As a leader of the civil rights movement, Dr. King’s formative life called for commitment to serving others and to overcoming injustice for all. The awards ceremony honors members of the Eastern community and Connecticut whose contributions uphold qualities of inclusion, cultural awareness, human rights and social justice. Nominations due by January 26, 2018.

Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony Ceremony                                              
Ceremony Date & Time: March 28, 2018 at 3 p.m.                                                                              
Location: J. Eugene Library, Paul E. Johnson Room

The Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards established in 2009, is in remembrance of the first woman and Italian-American elected governor in her own right in the United States. Serving as Governor of Connecticut from 1974 – 1980, Grasso’s distinguished political career spanned over 45 years and she won all ten elections she ever ran in. Remembered as a trailblazer and a champion of marginalized groups, the awards ceremony honors members of the Eastern community and Connecticut who demonstrate commitment, perseverance, courage and leadership, through engaging in the work of promoting and fostering justice and peace locally, regionally and/or globally. Nominations due by March 8, 2018.                             2018 Ella T. Grasso Nomination Form                                                    

César Chávez Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony     
Ceremony Date & Time: April 18, 2018 at 3 p.m. 
Location: J. Eugene Library, Paul E. Johnson Room
The César Chávez Distinguished Service Awards established in 2013, is in remembrance of Chávez, a Mexican-American union leader and civil rights activist. Chávez dedicated his life to improving treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers. Chávez’s motto was “Si, se puede” (meaning “Yes, it can be done”). A great humanitarian, the life of César Chávez was one of perseverance and the award ceremony honors members of the Eastern community and Connecticut who impact community in the areas of advocacy and social justice.
Nominations due by
March 30, 2018.
2010 César Chávez Nomination Form

Take Back the Night Ceremony
Ceremony Date & Time: April 19, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Location: Student Center Theater

Take Back the Night is an international event and non-profit organization with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. Hundreds of events are held in over 30 countries annually. Eastern will hold their Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 19th beginning at 7 pm in the Student Center Theatre. This year’s event features a keynote, speak out, march, a drumming circle, and zumba. Let’s unite our community and voice our desire to end the fear and perceived responsibility women experience when it comes to sexual assault, harassment, and other forms of violence. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Center and interns, Clarissa Valentin, Chandni Patel, Fanta Faro, Jacqueline Bedard, Linda Easterling, and Taylor Pyka from Eastern Connecticut’s social work program. Please wear comfortable clothing for this event. We hope to see you there!
Take Back The Night Flyer 2018