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Academic/Institutional Developments

Eastern to Offer Four New Programs in Coming Academic Year
Eastern Connecticut State University will offer four new academic programs in the coming 2016-17 academic year — a major in criminology and minors in bioinformatics, environmental health science and insurance. All four programs are in response to local and national workforce needs and labor market projections.

Higher Edge Opens Satellite Office at Eastern
The New London-based nonprofit organization Higher Edge and Eastern Connecticut State University celebrated a milestone in their partnership on Sept. 19, when Higher Edge opened a satellite office on the Eastern campus.

Eastern Hosts Holmes Program, Diversifies Education Field
Holmes-All-002-768x512 In its ongoing effort to grow the pool of qualified teachers and advance the field of education, Eastern Connecticut State University is participating in the Holmes Program - one of only two participants in the state and 45 across the country.

Eastern Joins Colleges Nationwide to Urge Action on Climate Change
Elsa Núñez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, has joined two other Connecticut university presidents as well as those from colleges and universities in 35 other states, in urging President-Elect Donald Trump and incoming congressional representatives to accelerate progress toward a clean energy future.

Eastern Unveils 2016 TIMPANI Toy Study Results
Eastern Connecticut State University's Center for Early Childhood Education announced on Dec. 12 that "Plus-Plus®," a toy made by the Danish company Plus-Plus®, has been named the 2016 TIMPANI (Toys that Inspire Mindful Play and Nurture Imagination) Toy.

dining-hall Dining Hall Institutes Programs to Eliminate Food Waste
With the cooperation of students, faculty and staff, Eastern Connecticut State University's Hurley Dining Hall has taken steps to help eliminate waste by cutting back on the trash that the dining hall produces each day.

Center for Early Childhood Education Wins Sixth 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."