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February

February 2019

Reni Gower presents her geometric artwork

Artist Explains ‘Sacred Geometry,’ on Display Until March 7

Mixed-media artist Reni Gower recently visited Eastern Connecticut State University to kick off the opening of her exhibition, “Sacred Geometry: The Perfect Proof.” The exhibition is on...

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Award recipients pose for the camera.

Eastern Presents Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Awards

Political Science major Morgane Russell ’19; Isabel Logan, assistant professor of social work; and Leah Ralls, president of the NAACP Windham/Willimantic Branch, received Dr. Martin Luther...

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Anita Ford and communication student conversing

Noted Public Relations Professional Visits Communication Class

Anita Ford Saunders, director of advancement communications at Trinity College, visited Communications Professor Christopher Ayeni’s Introduction to Public Relations class on Feb. 26 to share...

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Edward Osborn

President Núñez Joins Census Committee

Eastern President Elsa Núñez was named to the Connecticut Complete Count Committee (CCCC) on Feb. 4. The group was created to inform and help direct the state’s efforts in the...

Posted on February 23, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Jeniel Edmons an eastern students reads to the children in the program.

Eastern Students Provide a ‘Jumpstart’ to Local Preschoolers

In a Willimantic, CT, classroom, more than a dozen preschoolers listen eagerly as an Eastern Connecticut State University student reads a book to them. It’s a ritual that both the student and...

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Professor Davis Canton stands at the podium while he presents

Eastern Hosts Book Talk on Forgotten Civil Rights Activist

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed Connecticut College Professor David Canton on Feb. 20 to discuss his new book, “Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil...

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Paul Torcellini home

Torcellini: ‘Buildings Mortgage the Energy Futures of the World’

Paul Torcellini, endowed chair of sustainable energy studies and professor of environmental earth science, kicked off the Spring Faculty Scholars Forum on Feb. 13 with a fascinating presentation on...

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Hanna Marcus, daughter of dres maker Sidonia Perlstein presents

Daughter of Historic Dress Maker Explains ‘Sidonia’s Thread’ Exhibition

Author and social worker Hanna Pearlstein Marcus came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 13, to promote the exhibition “Sidonia’s Thread: Crafting a Life from Holocaust to...

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Mary Kenny

Eastern Professor Authors Book on Maroon Communities in Brazil

Mary Lorena Kenny, professor of anthropology at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently authored “Deeply Rooted in the Present: Heritage, Memory, and Identity in Brazilian...

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Pluto set

‘Pluto’ Takes the Stage, Eastern Theatre Represents at KCACTF

Eastern’s rendition of “Pluto” took center stage at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) earlier this month. “Pluto” was one of only three...

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Kaylee DeFelice

Psychology Student-Professor Duo Co-Authors Research Paper

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Kaylee DeFelice ’19 recently co-authored a paper with Psychology Professor James Diller titled “Intersectional Feminism and Behavior...

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Raven Dillon

finance panel

Finance Panel Examines US Economy 10 Years after Recession

The Business Administration department at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a panel on Feb. 5 to discuss the United States economy 10 years after the 2008 recession.

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Jordan Corey

computer security

Computer Security: Eastern Students Prepare for New ‘Arms Race’

In response to the continued threat of cyber attacks on corporations and individuals on a global scale, Eastern Connecticut State University has created a new course, “Data and Computer...

Posted on February 08, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

MALES

Eastern Scores High on National Study of African-American College Students

Eastern Connecticut State University has received high marks in a national study of how well America’s public colleges and universities are enrolling and serving African American students.

Posted on February 05, 2019 by Ed Osborn

President Nunez

President Núñez Supports New Haven Promise

Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez joined five other Connecticut university and college presidents on Feb. 1 to support the Fair Haven School, a neighborhood K-8...

Posted on February 04, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Jeffrey Fuhrer

A Decade Later: U.S. Financial Crisis and Economic Recession

Jeffrey Fuhrer, executive vice president and senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will be the guest speaker at a panel discussion at Eastern Connecticut State University on...

Posted on February 01, 2019 by Dwight Bachman