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August 2019

Photo provided by Brooke Shannon, in Ireland.

Argentina to Italy, Students Spend Summer Abroad

From Argentina to Italy, a number of adventurous Eastern students studied abroad this summer, honing second languages and immersing themselves in new cultures.

Posted on August 29, 2019

Christian Dontae playing soccer with the Doc Wayne program.

Students Glimpse Careers Via Summer Internships

From law enforcement to TV broadcast to art galleries, many Eastern students recently glimpsed their potential careers through summer internships.

Posted on August 29, 2019

Staff and faculty who were honored for years of service and retirement. Front row, left to right: Drew Hyatt (20 years), Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault (10 years), Jutta Ares (retirement), Denise Bierly (25 years), Weiping Liu (retirement). Back row: Walter Diaz (20 years), Mohd Rujoub (20 years), Jeffrey Danforth (retirement), Angela Bazin (20 years), Rita Malenczyk (25 years), David Pellgrini (20 years), Kim Dugan (20 years), Theresa Severance (20 years), Michelle Bacholle (20 years).

State of the University: Eastern to be ‘Market Smart, Mission Driven’

The fall University Meeting opened the 2019-20 academic year on August 26 as President Elsa Núñez described the new reality of the higher education marketplace and laid out her vision for...

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Sustainable CT stakeholders celebrate the soft launch of Sustainable CT in 2017 at Wickham Park, Manchester.:

Eastern’s Sustainability Initiatives Recognized by National Organization

Eastern Connecticut State University has been highlighted for its sustainability efforts in the “2019 Sustainable Campus Index,” a publication of the Association for the Advancement of...

Posted on August 28, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Sociology Professor Nicolas Simon and student Tara Nguyen presented at the annual Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Conference this past August.

Student-Professor Duo Presents at Symbolic Interaction Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University Sociology Professor Nicolas Simon and student Tara Nguyen ’21 presented and organized a session at the 2019 annual Society for the Study of Symbolic...

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern E created by students.

Students Return to Campus to a ‘Warrior Welcome’

Nearly 2,400 new and returning students arrived on campus on Aug. 25 and 26 for Warrior Welcome, a busy weekend of moving into residence halls and campus festivities before the start of classes on...

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Professor Chris Howard and Adella Dzitko-Carlson.

Adella Dzitko-Carlson Completes Music Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University student Adella Dzitko-Carlson ’19 devoted three weeks this summer to mastering the clarinet and analyzing music scores. As part of an on-campus fellowship...

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Lefto to right,Tatiana Stokes, Tyanna Soto, Jackie Verian, Myrdline Nourrissant, Liddy Siggia, Tajmarnie Appolon, & Norine Andrade

STEP/CAP Students Perform Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls”

Eastern Connecticut State University STEP/CAP students performed a staged reading of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls” on Aug. 9 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center’s...

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Vania Galicia

David Frye

David Frye Interviewed for ‘History Channel’ Documentary

History Professor David Frye sat down on July 26 for an interview with producers from Onza Entertainment, who flew in from Spain to get Frye’s perspective on geo-political forces impacting...

Posted on August 08, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

The Eastern group poses for a photo at Florence’s Uffizi art gallery.

Young Writers Inspired by Month Abroad in Italy

Fifteen students from Eastern Connecticut State University spent the month of July in Italy, writing short stories inspired by Italian culture and history. English Professor Chris Torockio led the...

Posted on August 08, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

John Kahn

Students Learn How to Manage Money

Aware of the challenges of paying for college that students frequently experience, the Office of Financial Aid presented “Budgeting & Managing Your Credit” on July 24, 2019, in the...

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

College Consensus

‘College Consensus’ Ranks Eastern Among Best Colleges

College Consensus, a college review aggregator that combines the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with actual reviews of college students, has recognized Eastern...

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Tip a Cop

Tip-A-Cop Raises $1,650 for Special Olympics

The Eastern Connecticut State University police department joined the Willimantic and Middletown police departments for the sixth annual Tip-A-Cop on July 25 at Amici Italian Grill in Middletown....

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Nicholas Simon

Faculty Cut Textbook Expenses with ‘Open Education Resources’

Three Eastern Connecticut State University professors will help their students save a significant amount of money on textbooks this fall due to CSCU-funded grant project. Nicolas Simon, assistant...

Posted on August 01, 2019 by Dwight Bachman