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2018

Citizen’s Police Academy Exposes Eastern to World of Policing

Eastern Connecticut State University students and staff recently expanded their law enforcement knowledge through an extensive program offered by the Willimantic Police Department (WPD). Eight...

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Fall 2018’s cohort of Sigma Tau Delta inductees pose for the camera.

‘English Night’ Celebrates Student Excellence

The English Department held its end-of-semester celebration of student excellence on Dec. 5 in the Betty R. Tipton Room. “English Night” featured an awards ceremony, induction into the...

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern students pose for the camera.

Eastern Students Design for Access Agency

Ten graphic design students at Eastern Connecticut State University recently concluded a major project with the Access Community Action Agency in Willimantic. As part of Professor Terry...

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Bacholle and He Wrap up Fall Faculty Scholars Forum

Eastern faculty continue to showcase their scholarship on a wide range of research topics, which they share during lunch presentations at the Faculty Scholars Forum.

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern’s Walter Diaz Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Diaz, vice president for student affairs at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Visiting Professor Discusses Animal Rights

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed S.P. Morris, a professor at Miami University in Ohio, on Nov. 28 for the final University Hour event of the semester. Morris discussed his latest...

Posted on December 05, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Bergstrom-Lynch Runs in Honor of Domestic Violence Survivors

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, participated in a road race on Dec. 2 to honor the late Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern sophomore who was murdered by...

Posted on December 05, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Timpani toy of the year.

Eastern Announces Results of 2018 TIMPANI Toy Study

On Dec. 4, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education announced that “Magz Clix” (previously known as “Bottle Clix”) by Magz® has...

Posted on December 04, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Professor Patrick Vitale Wins Ashby Prize

Patrick Vitale, a geography professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently won the Ashby Prize for the most innovative paper of 2017 in the journal “Environment and Planning A:...

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Governor-Elect’s Policy Summit Hosted at Eastern

Nearly 500 people convened on Eastern’s campus on Nov. 27 for Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s public policy summit. The gathering consisted of the incoming administration’s transition...

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Music Program to Hold 7 December Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host seven programs in early December to enrich the cultural life of the campus and local community. Events will range from holiday...

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Demonstrations of Native dancing by members of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes rounded out the Native American Heritage Day of Events on Nov. 13.

Eastern Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Eastern Connecticut State University held several events in commemoration of Native American Heritage Month in November. Events featured prominent figures and speakers from the local Native...

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Hurley Hall was the venue for the Day of Giving

Eastern Opens Arms to Willimantic with Annual Day of Giving

More than 500 local Willimantic residents enjoyed an early Thanksgiving meal at the 12th annual Day of Giving at Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 21.

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Jared Brock Spotlights Life of Abolitionist Josiah Henson

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling novel of the 19th century, but few know the story of Josiah Henson, the real-life man who inspired much of the...

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Jordan Corey

November Music Events in Review

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University sponsored several performances during the month of November, ranging from faculty recitals to guest ensembles. All performances occurred in...

Posted on November 25, 2018

Students pose in front of the Devil's Den.

History Students Visit Gettysburg National Park

A group of history students from Eastern visited Gettysburg National Military Park on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 10-11. Students enrolled in Professor Barbara Tucker’s “Civil War and...

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

David Frye, a history professor at Eastern Connecticut State University.

History Professor Authors Timely Book on Walls

Although they have shaped human civilization, little research has been published about walls. David Frye, a history professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, has changed that with his new...

Posted on November 16, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Scholar-Activist Speaks on ‘Forgotten’ Bangladesh Genocide

Mofidul Hoque, acclaimed scholar and founder of the Liberation War Museum, came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 7 to give a presentation titled “The Forgotten Genocide of...

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Holds Third Civic Action Conference

Eastern students have a reputation of service to community that goes back decades. But at the Third Annual Civic Action Conference on Nov. 14, it was demonstrated how much students actually learn...

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Social Action Day Focuses on Ex-Offender Reentry

The issues surrounding housing reentry for ex-offenders were center stage on Nov. 13 for Social Action Day. Organized by the Social Work Program, the event included student presentations, a panel...

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Hosts Concert to ‘Remember and Reflect’ Sandy Hook

On Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Instructional Center Concert Hall, the Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a concert titled “Remembrance and...

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Supports Greater Hartford Urban League’s Equal Opportunity Day

Eastern was on hand on Nov. 2 when the Urban League of Greater Hartford (ULGH) celebrated its 54th Equal Opportunity Day with a gala at the Marriott Downtown Hartford. The ULGH’s mission is...

Posted on November 13, 2018

Shackathon Raises Awareness of Homelessness

A group of Eastern Connecticut State University students slept outdoors in cardboard boxes on Nov. 7-8 for “Shackathon.” The annual Habitat for Humanity event aims to raise awareness of...

Posted on November 10, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Students Combat Antibiotic-Resistance Crisis via ‘Tiny Earth’

Eastern Connecticut State University is joining the push to mitigate one of the world’s most critical public health crises: antibiotic resistance. Through a new opportunity in the Biology...

Posted on November 09, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Celebrates Veterans Day 100 Years after WWI

Eastern Connecticut State University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 9 in the Student Center. Two days before the 100th anniversary of the close of World War I (Armistice Day, Nov....

Posted on November 09, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Police Department Named Among Top 25 in Nation

The Department of Public Safety at Eastern Connecticut State University has been named one of the top 25 college and university police departments in the United States for its efforts to improve...

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

ScholarMatch Recognizes Eastern’s Support of Low-Income Students

Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized by ScholarMatch as one of the standout colleges in the United States providing support for first-generation and low-income students.

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Professor Ashley Bissonnette presented her research related to public health programs and social activism in indigenous communities.

Health Sciences Faculty Present at Research Seminar

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Health Sciences (HSC) Department held its first faculty research seminar on Nov. 5 in the Science Building. The event showcased research activities of...

Posted on November 07, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

A&E Executives Visit Eastern, Speak on Crime TV

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted several Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) executives on Nov. 7 who discussed the representation of crime on television.

Posted on November 07, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Digital Art Exhibition at Eastern Begs for Human Interaction

The work of Hartford-based digital artist Balam Soto is on display at the Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery from Nov. 1-Dec. 7 in an exhibition titled “Interface.”...

Posted on November 06, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Volleyball Wins LEC Championship

The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s volleyball team put the finishing touches on its most successful season in 12 years by winning the Little East Conference tournament...

Posted on November 05, 2018 by Bob Molta

‘Cabaret’ Swings Eastern Theatregoers back to Nazi Germany

The first theatrical production of the fall 2018 semester at Eastern Connecticut State University was “Cabaret,” the Tony Award-winning musical set on the eve of Nazi-controlled...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Faculty Present in 3 October Scholars Forums

Eastern faculty continue to share their prolific scholarship with the campus community during the University’s Faculty Scholars Forum. In the month of October, three professors shared...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Students ‘Take Back the Night’ Against Sexual Assault

Eastern Connecticut State University students, faculty and staff took a stand against sexual assault, domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence in October with a series of events...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Clothesline project t-shirts displayed with t-shirts that show support for interpersonal violence awareness.

Eastern Students ‘Take Back the Night’ Against Sexual Assault

Eastern Connecticut State University students, faculty and staff took a stand against sexual assault, domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence in October with a series of events...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Jolene Potter

College Democrats Bring Ned Lamont to Eastern

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont visited Eastern on Oct. 30 for a meet-and-greet organized by the student organization College Democrats.

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern COPLAC presenters with Environmental Earth Science Professor Stephen Nathan at SUNY-Geneseo.

Eastern Students Present at COPLAC Conference in New York

Eleven students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented their undergraduate research on Oct. 12–13 at the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Northeast Regional...

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Charlotte Braziel, Shawn Meaike and Raymond Hill sit on a panel moderated by Interim Provost for Academic Affairs William Salka.

FBI, Military, Social Work: 3 New Eastern Fellows Inducted

Three distinguished alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University were inducted into the Eastern Fellows Program on Oct. 19. In addition to joining the ranks of the University’s most...

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Jolene Potter

A&E Network Executives to Discuss Crime TV at Eastern

Three executives from the Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 7 to discuss the criminal world as portrayed on television.

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Fall Career Fair Helps Students Find Career Connections

More than 400 students browsed the career options of 90 employers on Oct. 24 at Eastern Connecticut State University’s fall career and internship fair.

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Raven Dillon

‘English at Work’ Panel Spotlights Alumni Working in Higher Ed

The English Department at Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed four alumni on Oct. 22 to discuss their experiences working in higher education student affairs. The event was part of the...

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Attorney Ruth Santiago Discusses Solutions to Restore Puerto Rico

Climate advocate and attorney Ruth Santiago came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 24 to discuss the environmental and electricity struggles faced by Puerto Rico in the aftermath of...

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Visiting Professor Discusses VR Technology for Students with Autism

Visiting professor James Lawler of Pace University came to Eastern on Oct. 17 to discuss the use of virtual reality as a tool to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). At Pace’s...

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Anita Lee Named Outstanding Advisor by National Association

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) recently presented the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Academic Advisor in a Faculty Role to Anita Lee, professor of health sciences at...

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Music Program to Hold 6 November Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will offer six performances in November, ranging from faculty recitals to guest ensembles. All events will be held in the Fine Arts...

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern to Hold 3 Native American Heritage Month Events

Eastern Connecticut State University will host three events in commemoration of Native American Heritage Month in late October and November.

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Princeton Review Names Eastern a Green College 9 Years in a Row

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in 2018 according to The Princeton Review. Eastern is listed in the Review’s 2018 edition of...

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Biology Students Named ASPB Scholar, Present in Texas

Roshani Budhathoki ’19 and Jacob Dayton ’19 had big Octobers as biology students at Eastern Connecticut State University. Budhathoki was named a 2018-19 ASPB-Conviron Scholar by the...

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Researchers at Eastern Analyze the Baseball Pitch

Health sciences researchers at Eastern Connecticut State University analyzed the biomechanics of the baseball pitch this past weekend, using pitchers from Eastern’s own baseball team as study...

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Recognized for Firearm Storage Research

Mitchell Doucette, an assistant professor in health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, was part of a research team recognized by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) for...

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Conference Lends ‘Parrot’s-Eye View’ into Latin America and Caribbean

On the 526-year anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World, on Oct. 12, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its third Latin American and Caribbean...

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Mental Health ‘Check in’ with Fresh Check Day

In an effort to raise mental health awareness, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Fresh Check Day on Oct. 11 – a day designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues. The...

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Health Sciences Research Spans Baseball Pitches and Firearm Storage

Two new assistant professors of the Health Sciences Department saw recent developments in their research activities. Paul Canavan led a study on campus that analyzed the biomechanics of...

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Michael Rouleau and Jolene Potter

New Program Forges Pathway from Police Academy to Eastern

New this fall semester, graduates of the Connecticut Police Academy may now enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University with 12 credits applied toward a criminology degree or other major....

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Poverty Awareness Marathon Raises 378 Food Items

Eastern Connecticut State University held its 10th annual Poverty Awareness Marathon on Oct. 5. The event culminated with 197 members of the Eastern community who walked and ran to raise awareness,...

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Travelers Employees Offer Interview Advice

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a panel of Travelers Insurance employees on Oct. 3 who spoke with students about interviews, résumés and corporate leadership.

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Poet and Vietnam Veteran Bruce Weigl Visits Eastern, Inspires Students

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed distinguished poet Bruce Weigl to campus on Oct. 3 for “University Hour,” a series of events that features guest lecturers and artists.

Posted on October 09, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Students Dispatch Across Windham for ‘Day of Caring’

More than 200 students from Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut volunteered across Windham on Sept. 28 for the third annual Day of Caring. The event was a...

Posted on October 04, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Professor Featured in PBS Series ‘Native America’

An advance screening of the new PBS series “Native America” was shown at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 26. While the four-part series will premiere on Oct. 23 on CPTV,...

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Theatre Presents ‘Cabaret’ Musical

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret” from Oct. 18 to 29 in the Proscenium Theatre of the Fine Arts...

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Jolene Potter

22 Communities Statewide Achieve ‘Sustainable CT’ Certification

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming efficient, resilient and inclusive, announced its first group of certified towns this week.

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Professor Featured in PBS Series ‘Native America’

An advance screening of the new PBS series “Native America” was shown at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 26. While the four-part series will premiere on Oct. 23 on CPTV,...

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Bachman and Close Among State NAACP’s “2018 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut”

Stacey Close, associate vice president of equity and diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern, were among 100 honored as the...

Posted on September 28, 2018

Professors holds camel spider up to camera.

Eastern Receives Major NSF Grant to Study Camel Spiders

Eastern Connecticut State University is the recipient of a major grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund research on a little-known type of arachnid known as the camel spider. Led...

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Annual Fall Graduate School Fair

Hundreds of Eastern Connecticut State University students met with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities at Eastern’s annual Graduate School Fair on Sept. 25 in the...

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Attracts Strong Freshman Class in Fall 2018

Eastern Connecticut State University’s freshman class this fall is larger than last year’s class and has strong academic credentials. The freshman class of 967 full-time students is...

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Music Program to Host 6 September-October Events

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will offer six performances in late September and October. Ranging from jazz to opera, there will be something for everyone! All events...

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Margo Mulholland Authors First Story on Norman, the Cat!

Margo Mulholland, secretary in the Office of AccessAbility Services, is being published! For the longest time, Mulholland has wanted to stay at the Red Lion Inn on Main Street in Stockbridge, MA....

Posted on September 23, 2018

New Eastern students  move in to their dorms.

Move in Day at Eastern

On Aug. 28, new and returning students started classes for the fall 2018 semester. Prior to the beginning of classes, the Office of Housing and Residential Life welcomed nearly 2,500 students to...

Posted on September 21, 2018

The Campus Lantern picnic table.

Student Activities Fair and President’s Picnic

Nearly 1,000 students attended Eastern’s President’s Picnic and Student Activities Fair on Sept. 5 on the Webb Lawn. Executive board and general members representing dozens of Eastern...

Posted on September 21, 2018

Eastern to Host September-October University Hour Events

Eastern Connecticut State University is hosting a variety of University Hour events this fall 2018 semester. This free and open-to-the-public series of guest lectures and performances occurs on...

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Larose Presents “Real World Analytics” in British Columbia, Canada

From July 28-Aug. 2, Chantal Larose, assistant professor of statistics and data science in the Mathematical Sciences Department, was among more than 6,500 people who descended upon Vancouver,...

Posted on September 20, 2018

Cigna Holds Info Session about TECDP Program

Cigna representatives who previously attended Eastern came to campus on Sept. 18 to host an information session about the Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP), an on-campus...

Posted on September 20, 2018

Eastern’s Canterbury and Frye Author New Books

Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury and History Professor David Frye recently authored “Neoextractivism and Capitalist Development” and “Walls: A History of Civilization in...

Posted on September 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

New Communication Building Meets the Present, Greets the Future

The biggest change to the Eastern Connecticut State University campus this fall is the opening of the newly renovated Communication Building. For the past 14 months, the building remained shuttered...

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

University Meeting Kicks Off Fall 2018 Semester

On Aug. 28, Eastern President Elsa Núñez greeted everyone and told new faculty and staff that her theme this year is “Building Our Future on a Strong Foundation.”...

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern’s Okon Hwang Performs at Carnegie Hall

Eastern Connecticut State University Music Professor Okon Hwang performed at Carnegie Hall this past June with the S.O.Y. Piano Trio. The trio’s debut performance at the famed venue was in...

Posted on August 29, 2018

CPTV and Eastern to Host Advance Screening of ‘Native America’ Episode

Eastern Connecticut State University and Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will host a free advance screening of an episode from the new PBS series “Native America” on Sept. 26 at 7...

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Faculty Exhibition Opens Eastern’s Fall Art Gallery Season

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery will host its first exhibition of the fall 2018 semester from Aug. 30 to Oct. 11. The exhibition will feature nine Eastern faculty artists...

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Willimantic NAACP Presents President’s Award to Stacey Close

The Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP recently presented Stacey Cloe, associate vice president of equity and diversity, its first ever President’s Award.

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Students pose for the camera in Costa Rica.

Eastern’s Tropical Biology Field Course Reaches Milestone

The sun was setting on Costa Rica. The air was thick with humidity and adrenaline. The rain was coming down, and Nicholas Kukla, a biology student at Eastern Connecticut State University, was about...

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Human Rights Campaign Recognizes Eastern’s Pride Center

A resource of education and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, Eastern’s Pride Center aims to foster a culture of knowledge, advocacy and...

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Students pose in the cloud forest reserve

Students Study within Jungles of Costa Rica

On May 20, 14 Eastern Biology students and professors Patricia Szczys and Matthew Graham traveled to Costa Rica to conduct research in that country’s tropical forests.

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

English students posing in Tuscany, Italy.

English Students Study in Italy

A group of Eastern students, under the guidance of Professor Christopher Torockio, recently traveled to Italy to participate in the Creative Writing Abroad course. The students spent five weeks,...

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Summer Fellowships Delve into Industrial Psych, Music Performance

Two Eastern students participated in Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity (UGRCA) Fellowships this summer, which are intensive research experiences on the Eastern campus that pair students with...

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Students Sample the 'Real World' through Summer Internships

From radio stations to baseball stadiums, the efforts of Eastern students to enter the working world are evident this summer. With the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing an...

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Jordan Corey

South Dakota to Kentucky, Eastern Students Conduct NSF Research

Two Eastern Connecticut State University students have spent the summer working on National Science Foundation-sponsored research projects in Sioux Falls, SD, and Menifee County, KY.

Posted on August 03, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Announces New Head Baseball Coach

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Bob Molta

Eastern Students Enjoy Field Course in Ghana, West Africa

In late May 2018, Eastern students traveled to Ghana, West Africa with Lecturer Shelly Gimenez of the Department of Health Sciences.The group was hosted by the Rural Health Project Africa, an NGO...

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Students pose for the camera.

Eastern Students Enjoy Field Course in Ghana, West Africa

In late May 2018, Eastern students traveled to Ghana, West Africa with Lecturer Shelly Gimenez of the Department of Health Sciences.The group was hosted by the Rural Health Project Africa, an NGO...

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Named a 'Great College to Work For' for the Ninth Time

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Runksmeier named NADIIIAA Vice President

Eastern Connecticut State University Director of Athletics Lori Runksmeier was recently named vice president of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA). She was...

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Mckenzie Maneggia

Roshani Budhathoki

Eastern Student Awarded American Society of Plant Biologists Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University student Roshani Budhathoki '19 was recently awarded a summer undergraduate research fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern is Top School in New England for NCUR Participation

Eastern Connecticut State University was New England's most prolific representative at this year's National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Held April 4-7 at the University...

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Named a 2018 College of Distinction

Eastern Connecticut State University has been recognized as a 2018-19 College of Distinction by the college-guide/ranking organization Colleges of Distinction.

Posted on June 18, 2018

The women’s cross country team captured its first-ever LEC title in fall 2017 and was a major contributor to Eastern winning the 2017-18 Commissioner’s Cup.

Eastern Repeats as LEC Commissioner's Cup Winner

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - For the second straight year, Eastern Connecticut State University has claimed the Little East Conference (LEC) Commissioner's Cup, the league's top honor for overall...

Posted on June 06, 2018 by Bob Molta

Psychology Professor Carlos Escoto Elected to CUR Executive Board

Carlos Escoto, professor and department chair of psychology, and coordinator for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been elected to the...

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Using motion-capture technology, the student in the background is rendered as a 3D image on the computer.

Summer Research Institutes Expose Students to New Fields of Inquiry

Eastern Connecticut State University held three inaugural Summer Research Institutes from May 14–18 to engage promising and high-achieving students in intensive, week long research programs...

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Commencement celebration

Top U.S. Mental Health Official Speaks at Eastern's 128th Commencement

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Elinore McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for mental health and substance use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), told the...

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Indonesia

Eastern Connecticut State University student Adam Murphy ’18 has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study Indonesian language in an intensive-language program in Salatiga,...

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Jacob Dayton

Eastern Student is Connecticut’s only 2018 Goldwater Scholar

Eastern Connecticut State University student Jacob Dayton ’18, a biology major from Bolton, has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates in STEM fields who intend...

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Children from St. Mary-St. Joseph School (SMSJ) help Eastern President Elsa Nunez hold the check for a group photo with Burr Hall residents and other Eastern and SMSJ staff.

Eastern’s Burr Hall wins Warrior Cup, Local School gets $4,000

Warrior Cup is an annual competition in which all 13 residence halls at Eastern Connecticut State University compete for the benefit of a local nonprofit organization or charity. Burr Hall was the...

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern students pose for the camera,

‘Town Pride, Town Wide’ Beautifies Greater Windham

More than 100 students from Eastern Connecticut State University dispersed around Willimantic on May 28 for “Town Pride, Town Wide,” Eastern’s annual spring cleaning and...

Posted on May 03, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Art Gallery Presents 2018 Senior Exhibition

The Art and Art History Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will present its 2018 Senior Art Exhibition from May 4-15 in the Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC)....

Posted on May 01, 2018

Italo Bucca presents on his volunteer work with the Windham High School ESOL program.

Eastern Service Expo Honors Community Servants

More than 1,000 Eastern Connecticut State University students volunteered more than 17,000 hours in the Windham area in the past academic year.

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Honors 3 Advocates at Cesar Chavez Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony occured on April 18. Those honored at the event were student Freddy Cruz ’18, Eastern...

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Announces Commencement Speaker/Honorary Degree Recipient

Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for mental health and substance use in the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), will be the commencement speaker and honorary degree...

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Edward Osborn

Dwight Bachman Honored for Service to Youth

Posted on April 21, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Professor Courtney Broscious, U.S. Representative Joseph Courtney and Tess Candler.

Eastern Student Presents at 'Posters on the Hill' in Washington, D.C.

Eastern Connecticut State University student Tess Candler ’18 of Ledyard was one of two researchers from Connecticut given the distinguished opportunity of presenting their projects at the...

Posted on April 20, 2018

Record Number Eastern Students present at Prestigious NCUR Conference

A record-breaking 41 Eastern Connecticut State University students presented their research at the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) from April 4-7 at the University of...

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Students Win Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University students Nadia Balassone ’18 of East Hartford and Yuberki Delgadillo ’18 of Quaker Hill were named the recipients of the 2018 Henry Barnard...

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern Drama Society Presents ‘Coldcock Cafe’

The Drama Society at Eastern Connecticut State University will present its second-annual spring performance, “Coldcock Café,” on April 20 and 21 in the DelMonte Bernstein Studio...

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

‘Youth’ and ‘Chitra’ Awaken Eastern Theatregoers

Themes of youth, love and enlightenment were on display in Eastern Connecticut State University’s latest theatrical production, “Awakenings: ‘Youth’ by Thornton Wilder and...

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Student presents at Eastern's CREATE Conference.

CREATE Conference Shows Breadth and Depth of Eastern Students

Displays of research and creativity filled the Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University on April 13 for the annual CREATE conference.

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern to hold Ninth Annual Service Expo and Awards Ceremony

Eastern Connecticut State University will hold its annual Service Expo and Awards Ceremony on April 19 from 2-5 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. Sponsored by the Center for...

Posted on April 11, 2018

Eastern Presents Education, Advocacy and Immigrant Youth Discussion

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted “Education, Advocacy and Immigrant Youth,” a discussion about supporting the educational aspirations of newly arrived immigrant students, in...

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern's Spring Career Fair Connects Students to Employers

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Joran Corey

The Eastern Chamber Singers Tour Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

A group of talented vocalists from Eastern Connecticut State University embarked on a unique tour of post-hurricane Puerto Rico this spring break. From March 9–15, members of the Chamber...

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

4 Women Honored at Eastern's Annual Ella Grasso Awards

Posted on April 03, 2018 by Jordan Corey

The Artists of 'Mom and Dad' Explain their Work

Posted on April 02, 2018 by Casey Collins

Northeastern Connecticut launch of Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut's cities and towns, will be holding an upcoming regional launch event at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center in Pomfret on...

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Professor Anne Dawson wins 2018 Ruth Emery Award

Anne Dawson, professor of art history at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been announced as the unanimous winner of the 2018 Victorian Society in America Ruth Emery Award. Her book,...

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Dawson victorian impressionist award

Eastern's Music Program to Present a Medley of April Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a number of concerts and recitals this April. All performances will occur in venues of the Fine Arts Instructional Center...

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

The award winners of the 2018 Leadership Luncheon pose for a group photo.

Leadership Luncheon Recognizes Outstanding Donors and Alumni

A spirit of celebration and good will was in the air when Eastern Connecticut State University held its annual President’s Leadership Awards Luncheon on March 16 to honor the...

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Education Students Present at New Mexico Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University students Caroline Perry and Morgan Winship presented research at the National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers conference in Albuquerque, NM, this...

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Designs to be revealed for Willimantic Whitewater community art project

On April 14, three Connecticut-based teams will reveal their designs for a new public art piece that generates renewable energy, to be located on the Willimantic River. The public is invited to...

Posted on March 22, 2018

Eastern Theatre Presents 'Awakenings: Youth and Chitra'

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present its first Main Stage production of the spring 2018 semester from April 5-8 with Awakenings: 'Youth' by Thornton...

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Renowned Korean Architect

On Feb. 28, well-respected South Korean architect and author Hwang Doojin presented stunning examples of his eclectic architectural projects during a lecture in the Fine Arts Instructional Center...

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern Art Gallery presents “Mom & Dad”

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Mom & Dad” from March 8 to April 19. On March 22 from 3-4 p.m. there will be a gallery talk with exhibiting...

Posted on March 12, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Presents at Symposium on Bolivia

Eastern Political Science Professor Martin Mendoza-Botelho was invited by a small group of panelists to discuss “Bolivia: Assessing the Contemporary Social and Political Landscape” at...

Posted on March 09, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern Student Research Lends Insight into Dual Language Learning

Eastern Connecticut State University student Stefanie Dominguez ’18, an Early Childhood Education and Communication major, recently had her research thesis published in the Early Childhood...

Posted on March 08, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Christianne Senechal working in an Eastern lab

Eastern Students Assist in Biology Research Project

Undergraduate research and creative activities at Eastern Connecticut State University provide opportunities for students to work closely with faculty mentors on research or creative work.

Posted on March 07, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Addressing Opioids on a Local Level: Eastern Promotes Community Coalition

Eastern Connecticut State University held a seminar on Feb. 28 to encourage dialogue about what can be done to combat the American opioid crisis on a local level. Hosted by the Health Sciences...

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Names Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awardees

Mariana Serrano, a senior majoring in health sciences with a minor in anthropology; William Lugo, professor of sociology; and Bill Stover, director of family and community partnerships in Windham...

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern's CFDRC Continues to Maintain Excellence

- The Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) at Eastern Connecticut State University was recently notified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that...

Posted on March 03, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

'Locked In, Locked Out': Judy Dworin Performance Project Comes to Eastern

Representatives of the Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 21 to present Brave in a New World, a performance that examines the different...

Posted on March 01, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Professor Graham and Murdoch pose for the camera.

Eastern Professors Use NASA Grant to Research Antimicrobial Resistance

Matthew Graham, a biology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, is currently one of three university professors across Connecticut with a research grant from the NASA Connecticut Space...

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Scholar Shines Light on Unsung Civil-Rights Hero Constance Baker Motley

Scholar and award-winning film producer Gary L. Ford Jr. examined black history triumphs and shared his insight on jurist and civil rights champion Constance Baker Motley as part of Black History...

Posted on February 27, 2018

Eastern's Music Program to offer a Variety of Programming in March

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in March. From jazz to opera, audiences will be treated to performances representing a diverse range of...

Posted on February 22, 2018

Eastern's Center for Early Childhood Education Reaches 1 Million on YouTube

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) has reached a milestone on its YouTube account- passing one million views this February. The YouTube...

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Casey Collins

Eastern to Host Opioid Crisis Seminar and Panel

On Feb. 28, the Health Sciences Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a seminar about the opioid epidemic in the United States, a medical crisis that also has local...

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Holmes Program at Eastern Develops Minority Teachers

-In partnership with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Eastern Connecticut State University is continuing its participation in the Holmes Program.

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Casey Collins

Eastern Theatre Program Honored at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

A number of creators and performers behind Eastern Connecticut State University's recent theatre productions were awarded at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)...

Posted on February 09, 2018 by Jolene Potter

The beginning of the Thread City Production.

Eastern Theatre Program Honored at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

A number of creators and performers behind Eastern Connecticut State University’s recent theatre productions were awarded at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)...

Posted on February 09, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Weather Underground Co-founder to Speak at Eastern

Jonathan Lerner, novelist, magazine editor and political activist from the 1960s, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University this coming Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center...

Posted on February 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

'We're a Might Force': J Mase III Talks on Life as a Gay, Trans person of Color

As the first “University Hour” lecturer of the spring semester, Seattle-based poet J Mase III discussed his experience as a black, gay and transgender man during his talk at Eastern...

Posted on February 08, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Julie Kukesh of Mendix Visits BIS Class

Julie Kukesh, director of education programs at Mendix, a Boston-based business application software company, spoke with business information systems (BIS) students on Feb. 6 about her company and...

Posted on February 08, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Music Program to Host 4 February Concerts

The instrumental and vocal music ensembles at Eastern Connecticut State University will entertain guests with a series of four concerts in the month of February. Performed in the Concert Hall of...

Posted on February 06, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Student Lauren Atkinson Wins NASA Scholarship

Eastern Student Lauren Atkinson Wins NASA Scholarship

Posted on February 05, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern students pose for the camera.

Open 'Minded' House: Eastern's Unity Wing Welcomes All Students

Despite the pressure that comes with the start of classes, there are always systems on Eastern Connecticut State University's campus to support its students. To ring in the new semester and...

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Makes "College Consensus" List of Top College in Connecticut

College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator, has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its ranking of “Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017-18.” Eastern was...

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Record Number of Eastern Students Accepted at National Conference

A record-breaking 41 Eastern Connecticut State University students from a variety of disciplines have been selected to represent Eastern at the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research...

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Constance Motley Expert at Eastern

Gary Ford Jr., assistant professor of Africana Studies at Lehman College and author of the book, “Constance Baker Motley, One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice under...

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Professor Wins Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

Christine Garcia, assistant professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has won a 2018 Scholars for the Dream Travel Award given by the Conference on College Composition and...

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern's Imna Arroyo Presents Art

Professor Emeritus Imna Arroyo Exhibits Ancestors of the Passage

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Casey Collins

Eastern Helps Launch Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have its launch in the Hartford area on January 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Center for Contemporary...

Posted on January 13, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Offers New Certification

Aspiring and veteran human resources professionals can now attain professional certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at Eastern...

Posted on January 05, 2018 by Michael Rouleau