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Kim Diver of Wesleyan University presents her presentations titled "Spatiotemporal Patterns of Reported Black Bear Sighting in Connecticut, 2007-1019."

GIS Professionals Converge on Eastern for GIS Day

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Nov. 13. The event was held in the Student Center with approximately 140 attendees, including government...

Posted on November 15, 2019 by Molly Boucher

William Tong

Eastern Hosts Press Conference in Support of DACA

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a press conference on Nov. 12 in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the 2012 executive order signed by President Obama that grants...

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Eastern Theatre to Present 'Our Town'

Eastern Connecticut State University's Theatre Program will present "Our Town" on Nov. 19-24 in the Proscenium Theatre of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The Pulitzer...

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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7 Students Present at COPLAC Conference in New Hampshire

Seven Eastern Connecticut State University students presented research projects at the Northeast regional conference for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) on Nov. 8-9 at Keene...

Posted on November 12, 2019

Lynn Stoddard

Lynn Stoddard Inducted into CT Women’s Hall of Fame

Lynn Stoddard, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was selected as a 2019 Honoree by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern Students Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking for Social Action Day

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Club held its annual Social Action Day on Nov. 5 to focus on the issue of human trafficking.

Posted on November 10, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Left to right: Wayne Cobleigh, board chairman of the CTGBC; Lynn Stoddard and Abe Hilding-Salorio of Sustainable CT; and Alicia Dolce, executive director of CTGBC.

Sustainable CT Wins Green Building Council's Trail Blazer Award

Sustainable CT, a program run by the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was recently awarded the CT Green Building Council's Trailblazer Award.

Posted on November 08, 2019

Student's who volunteered to sleep in the cold pose for a photo.

Eastern ‘Habitaters’ Brave the Cold During Annual Shackathon

Several Eastern students bundled up on Nov. 6 to spend the night on Webb Lawn for the annual “Shack-a-thon.” Members of Eastern’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity slept in...

Posted on November 07, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Phyllis Lee

3 Faculty Present at On-Campus Research Forums

Faculty members Niti Pandey, David Naumec and Phyllis Lee recently presented on the whaling industry, Native American artifacts and Children's mental health at on-campus research forums.

Posted on November 06, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Professor Publishes on Right-to-Carry Laws and Workplace Homicides

Mitchell Doucette, health sciences professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently authored a research paper in the American Journal of Public Health on the relationship between...

Posted on November 06, 2019

WUMALA dances at the 5x5 dance festival.

Eastern’s WUMALA Club Performs at 5x5 Dance Festival

Eastern Connecticut State University’s “WUMALA” dance group performed at the University of Saint Joseph’s 5x5 Dance Festival on Nov. 2. The dance festival was created to...

Posted on November 05, 2019 by Vania Galicia

A child dressed as mini mouses trick-o-treats

Local Children Visit Niejadlik Hall for Halloween Event

Eastern hosted a “Not So Scary Halloween Event” on Nov. 2 for area children between the grade levels of kindergarten and fourth grade and their families

Posted on November 02, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Kamola book talk

Eastern’s Stefan Kamola Discusses New Book ‘Making Mongol History’

Eastern Connecticut State University History Professor Stefan Kamola gave a talk on his recent book “Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami’ al-Tawarikh” on Oct. 25,...

Posted on November 01, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern Presents 'Convergence' Dance Concert

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Program showcased “Convergence” on Oct. 24-27 in the Proscenium Theatre as the first in this year’s dance concert series. With...

Posted on October 31, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern campus

Princeton Review Names Eastern a ‘Green College’ 10 Years Running

Eastern Connecticut State University has recently been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top “Green Campuses” in the United States. Based on a review of nearly 700...

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Connecticut sustainability logo.

32 Communities Achieve 2019 'Sustainable CT' Certification

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming more efficient, resilient and inclusive, announced its 2019 certified communities this week. Thirty-two...

Posted on October 28, 2019

President Elsa Núñez with the 12th class of Eastern Fellows: Cody Guarnieri ’09, Larry Smith ’77 and Justin Piro ’05.

3 Alumni Inducted into Eastern Fellows Program

Eastern Connecticut State University inducted its 12th class of distinguished alumni into the Eastern Fellows Program on Oct. 23. Cody Guarnieri ’09 is a lawyer and partner with the law firm...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Center for Internships and Career Development career and internship fair.

85 Employers Attend Fall Career Fair

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted its fall Career and Internship Fair on Oct. 23. Held in the Geissler Gymnasium, the event...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern President Elsa Nunez introduces panelists for live recording of podcast “In the Thick.”

Eastern Hosts Live ‘In the Thick’ Podcast

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and her co-host Julio Ricardo Varela visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 22 to record a live show for their critically acclaimed podcast...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Concert band.

Concert Band Presents ‘Origins’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Concert Band presented its first major musical performance of the fall 2019 semester, “Origins,” on Oct. 23. The Concert Hall performance...

Posted on October 24, 2019

Dwight Bachman

Bachman Among “100 Men of Color”

On Oct. 18, at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, the June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment Group honored Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on October 24, 2019

Gallery patrons view Maknojia’s work.

Eastern Art Gallery Presents ‘Happiness Curriculum’

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is showing its second exhibition of the year, “The Happiness Curriculum: Art from the South Asian Diaspora,” from Oct. 17-Dec....

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Illustrator Raúl Colón spoke with students from two classes during his visit to Eastern.

Award-Winning Illustrator Raúl Colón Visits Eastern

Award-winning illustrator and picture book creator Raúl Colón visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 21 to speak about his journey as an artist and his process for creating...

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern President Elsa Núñez honors Eastern's faculty scholarship.

Eastern Honors Faculty Scholarship and Creativity

Eastern Connecticut State University honored 57 faculty members on Oct. 23 at a special reception in the Art Gallery, celebrating their scholarship and creative achievements. The faculty guests...

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern music program.

Eastern Music Program to Present 9 November Concerts

Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of musical events this November, including faculty recitals, guest performances and ensemble works. All events will be held in the Fine Arts...

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

In the Thick Podcast

Immigration & Invisibility of Latinos: Eastern to Host Live Podcast

An episode of “In the Thick,” a podcast about race and politics co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, will be recorded at Eastern Connecticut...

Posted on October 21, 2019

Psychology Alumni Honor Professors Danforth and Everton

Psychology Alumni Honor Professors Danforth and Everton

More than 100 psychology alumni gathered at Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 18 in honor of the retirement of Professors Jeffrey Danforth and Wendi Everton. Alumni in attendance were...

Posted on October 20, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Cross country coach Kathy Manizza and Professor Charlie Chatterton finish an early-morning lap.

11th Annual Poverty Awareness Marathon Benefits Shawn’s Cupboard

Eastern Connecticut State University held its 11th annual Poverty Awareness Marathon on Oct. 18. More than 100 members of the Eastern community ran and walked to raise awareness of poverty in...

Posted on October 18, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Natasha Gambrell performs her tribe’s courting dance. Photo provided by Intercultural Center.

Eastern Pequot Tribal Council Members Speak on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Eastern Pequot tribal Council members Natasha Gambrell and her mother Valerie Braxton-Gambrell came to Eastern on Oct. 14 in honor of Indigenous People’s Day. Gambrell, a 2015 Eastern...

Posted on October 17, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Convergence flyer.

Eastern to Present ‘Convergence’ on Oct. 24-27

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Program will present “Convergence” from Oct. 24-27 in the Proscenium Theatre of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. This biannual...

Posted on October 16, 2019

In the thick podcast flyer.

Journalist Maria Hinojosa to Record Live Podcast on Immigration at Eastern

“In the Thick”, a podcast on immigration, will be taped at Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 22. The show, hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio...

Posted on October 11, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Eastern hosts ‘Career Conversation’ on Business in Tech Industry

Eastern hosts ‘Career Conversation’ on Business in Tech Industry

On Oct. 8, the Center for Internships and Career Development at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the second annual Career Conversations for Business in the Tech Industry in collaboration...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Eastern's Campus

Eastern to Host ‘FAFSA Day’ Oct. 27. Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Eastern Connecticut State University will host “FAFSA Day” on Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m. in Webb Hall, Room 410. Open to current and prospective college students, FAFSA Day is meant to help...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Alyssiah Wiley 'get to know Alyssiah' table

Alyssiah Wiley Basketball Tournament Aims to End Relationship Violence

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Oct. 9 to honor former student Alyssiah Wiley. The event featured an array of activities aimed at raising awareness of...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Steve Muchiri presenting.

Faculty Present Research on Teenage Mothers in Kenya, and Music Recitals

On Oct. 2, Steve Muchiri, assistant professor of economics, continued the Faculty Scholars Forum at Eastern Connecticut State University with a discussion on motherhood in developing countries....

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Students weed the Grow Windham green house.

Students Volunteer Across Willimantic for ‘Day of Caring’

A fleet of Eastern students took up shovels and brooms on Oct. 5 for the annual Day of Caring, a large-scale volunteer effort in collaboration with United Way of Central and Northeastern...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Andrej5K

Andrej 5K Raises more than $17,000 in Honor of Late Eastern Grad

The second annual Andrej 5K Fun Run/Walk, held Sept. 28, has raised more than $17,000 as of Oct. 10 in honor of late Eastern graduate Andrej Cavarkapa ’09. More than 150 people showed up for...

Posted on October 09, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Happiness in art

Eastern Presents ‘The Happiness Curriculum: Art from the South Asian’

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will show its second exhibition of the fall 2019 semester, “The Happiness Curriculum: Art from the South Asian Diaspora,” from...

Posted on October 08, 2019

Accounting fair

Alumni Recruit Students at 15th Annual Accounting Job Fair

The Accounting Program at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its 15th Annual Accounting Job Fair on Oct. 5. With more than 70 students, 17 companies and nearly 25 alumni, the event was...

Posted on October 07, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Alyssiah Wiley Basketball tournament poster.

Eastern to Host Basketball Tournament in Honor of Alyssiah Wiley

Eastern Connecticut State University will host a three-on-three basketball tournament on Oct. 9 in the Geissler Gymnasium from noon to 4:30 p.m. in honor of late Eastern student Alyssiah Wiley....

Posted on October 07, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eunice Matthews, professor of social work and coordinator of the Social Work Program at Eastern Connecticut State University

Stamford NAACP Honors Eastern Social Work Professor Eunice Matthews

On Sept. 27, at the NAACP’s Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, the Stamford NAACP presented Eunice Matthews, professor of social work and coordinator of the Social Work Program at Eastern...

Posted on October 01, 2019

Eastern's Clock Tower

Eastern Named to Princeton Review’s 2020 ‘Best Colleges’ Guide

Eastern Connecticut State University has been recognized by in the Princeton Review in its “2020 Best Colleges” guide for the Northeast region. Featured schools were chosen based on...

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Day of Caring

Eastern and United Way to hold Day of Caring Oct. 5

Eastern Connecticut State University and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut will hold their fourth annual Day of Caring on Oct. 5. The event coincides with United Way’s...

Posted on September 27, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Professor Muchiri in front of the Statue of King Mutebi the second.

Eastern’s Economics Professor Conducts Workshops in Uganda

Steve Muchiri, assistant professor of economics at Eastern Connecticut State University, was invited by Kyambogo and Stawa Universities in Kampala, Uganda, to be the keynote speaker at an economics...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Aaron Richmond of Metropolitan State University of Denver was the first Facutly and Staff Development speaker of the semester.

Employment Expert Urges Faculty, Staff to Teach Skills

Eastern hosted its first Faculty and Staff Development speaker of the semester on Sept. 25, who discussed job readiness and preparing students for the workforce. Aaron Richmond, psychology...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Photo of the entrance at ECSU

A Great Place to Work: Eastern’s Culture, Workspace Honored

Eastern was the recipient of two employment accolades this September. Eastern was named a “Great College to Work For” for the 10th time and the Hartford Courant listed Eastern in its...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Grad school fair.

Eastern Students Consider Graduate School

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted a graduate school workshop on Sept. 23 in the Science Building and its annual graduate school fair on Sept. 24 in the Betty Tipton...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Tom Balcerski

Balcerski Explores Relationship of Two 19th Century Politicians

As the nation heads towards the 2020 elections, observers have asked if America has ever elected a gay president. Some say yes. Others say no. Tom Balcerski, assistant professor of history at...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern entrance

Courant Names Eastern a ‘Top Workplace’

For the eighth time the Hartford Courant has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its “Top Workplaces” survey. With almost 1,000 employees, Eastern ranked 10th in the...

Posted on September 23, 2019 by Vania Galicia

The Wonder Twins

Hip-Hop Dance Duo ‘The Wondertwins’ to Perform at Eastern

Boston-based hip-hop dance sensation The Wondertwins will perform “Black” at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 25. The evening of art and activism will kick off with a...

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Sheila RuJoub

2018 Winter band recital

Eastern Music Program Presents 8 September, October Events

Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of musical events this fall, including faculty recitals, guest performances and an instructional workshop. All events will be held in the...

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Professor Jeffrey Calissi

Jeff Calissi Describes Drumming and the Music of the American Revolution

Most Americans have spent time in class — going back to elementary school — learning about the Revolutionary War. But do you know of the role that the drum played in colonial times? ...

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Africa to America performance

Eastern Presents ‘Africa to America: A Celebration of Who We Are’

After a successful one-off performance in March 2019, the Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented three encore performances of “Africa to America: A Celebration of...

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Great colleges to Work For Logo

Eastern Named a ‘Great College to Work For’ for 10th Time

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a “Great College to Work For” for the 10th time by the Great Colleges Program, administered by ModernThink. The results were released...

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern students at the President's Picnic

Student-Involvement Fair Fosters Engaged Student Body

More than 800 students converged on Webb Lawn on Sept. 5 for the President’s Picnic & Student Involvement Fair. Hosted by the Student Activities Office, the annual event brought together...

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

The new Shafer hall lounge

Goddard, Shafer Halls Reopen to New Look and Purpose

Two fabled buildings on the Eastern campus reopened their doors this fall semester after undergoing extensive renovations for more than a year. Shafer Hall, formerly home to the university’s...

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Hannah Beaoglou

Business Student Hannah Beazoglou Receives DMD Regional Award

Eastern Connecticut State University student Hannah Beazoglou ’20 of West Hartford was recently selected as one of 25 scholars nationwide to receive a regional award from Delta Mu Delta...

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Eastern’s Balcerski Book Explores Male Friendships Among Politicians

Tom Balcerski, assistant professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University, has published a book titled “Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus...

Posted on September 10, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Africa to America flyer

‘Africa to America’ Back by Popular Demand

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present three performances of “Africa to America: Perspective, Pride and Power” on Sept. 17-19 in the Proscenium Theatre...

Posted on September 10, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

gallery patrons

Art Gallery Presents ‘Consistency of the Temporal’ Until Oct. 10

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted New York-based artist Beatrice Modisett on Sept. 5, who spoke on her current exhibition titled “Consistency of the Temporal.”

Posted on September 10, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Dymond Smith

Dymond Smith Participates in Yale Summer Research Experience

Health sciences major Dymond Smith ’22 participated in an eight-week research experience at Yale University this summer. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Summer Research...

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Andrej 5k flyer

‘Andrej 5K’ Fun Run in Honor of Late RHAM High School Teacher

The second annual “Andrej 5K” will occur on Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Mansfield Hollow State Park. The fun run/walk is in honor of Andrej Cavarkapa, an avid runner and high school...

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Eastern a Top 25 Public Regional University in U.S. News & World Report

Eastern Connecticut State University is again the highest ranked institution among Connecticut’s four state universities in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s edition of...

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Malvina presenting

Psychology Researchers Publish on Human, Pigeon Suboptimal Choice

Eastern Connecticut State University Psychology Professor James Diller and recent graduate Malvina Pietrzykowski ’19 were published in Springer’s “Learning and Behavior...

Posted on September 06, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Jonathan Mooney

Author with Dyslexia Jonathan Mooney to Speak at Eastern

Jonathan Mooney, a dyslexic writer and speaker who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center at...

Posted on September 04, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Jonathan Mooney

Jonathan Mooney, Author with Dyslexia, to Speak at Eastern

Jonathan Mooney, a dyslexic writer and speaker who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center at...

Posted on September 04, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consistency of the Temporal

Eastern Art Gallery to Present Beatrice Modisett’s ‘Consistency of the Temporal’

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Consistency of the Temporal” from Aug. 27-Oct. 10 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The exhibition features...

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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

andrej 5k logo

‘Andrej 5K’ Fun Run in Honor of Late RHAM High School Teacher

The second annual “Andrej 5K” will occur on Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Mansfield Hollow State Park. The fun run/walk is in honor of Andrej Cavarkapa, an avid runner and high school...

Posted on August 01, 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

Lambe Lambe

‘Puentes al Futuro’ Explores Lambe Lambe Puppetry

A form of miniature theatre called "Lambe Lambe" took stage at Eastern during the month of July for Puentes al Futuro (Bridges to the Future), the Center for Community Engagement's...

Posted on July 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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3 New England Governors Hold Meeting at Eastern

The three governors of southern New England convened at Eastern Connecticut State University’s science building on July 16 for a private lunch and press conference. Governors Ned Lamont...

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Sustainable CT map

Half of Connecticut Communities Now Participate in ‘Sustainable CT’

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in Connecticut to become more efficient, resilient and inclusive, has registered its 85th Connecticut municipality,...

Posted on July 15, 2019 by Lynn Stoddard

Rachael Finch

Rachael Finch Studies Endangered Birds in Buzzards Bay

Rachael Finch, a biology major at Eastern Connecticut State University, has spent the past five weeks working with the endangered birds in Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay. As the recipient of an...

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Holmes Program Grows Pool of Minority Teachers

School districts across the nation continue to face a lack of minority teachers. Eastern Connecticut State University’s participation in the Holmes Master’s Program seeks to alleviate...

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Students Research Food Culture in Italy

From June 9-29, eight Eastern Connecticut State University students studied “Cross-Cultural Psychology of Food” in Florence, Italy, with Assistant Professor of Psychology Jenna Scisco....

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Student Orientaion Counselor poses with group of incoming students.

SOAR Helps Incoming Students Transition to Eastern

Incoming students are getting their first taste of life at Eastern through the Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. From June 24–July 12, multiple SOAR sessions have...

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Vania Galicia

ARSOME Technology

Professor and Alumnus Join Forces in Augmented Reality Venture

When Eastern students graduate, they often stay in touch with faculty via e-mail. Benjamin Williams ’15, chief executive officer of ARsome Technology Group, a Manchester-based software...

Posted on July 09, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Prague Industrial Palace

New Media Students Participate in Prague Quadrennial Festival

A group of Eastern students traveled to the Czech Republic from June 3–17 for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ). The global field course titled “Theatre on...

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Vania Galicia and Michael Rouleau

Michelle Bacholle

French Professor Bacholle Named CSU Professor

On June 20, the Board of Regents for Higher Education awarded the title of Connecticut State University (CSU) Professor to French Professor Michelle Bacholle for the 2019-20 academic year. A member...

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Health Sciences Major Responds to Nation’s Healthcare Needs

With more than 360 students enrolled this past spring, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Health Sciences major is the fastest program on campus and unique among Connecticut’s four...

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Alumna Publishes ‘Planet Earth is Blue’ with Penguin Random House

Thousands of children across the country gathered around the television on Jan. 28, 1986, to witness the Challenger Space Shuttle take the first schoolteacher into outer space. The joyous occasion...

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Professor Ayeni

Eastern Professor Ayeni Selected as AEF Visiting Fellow

Christopher Ayeni, associate professor of communication at Eastern Connecticut State University, spent June 17-25 in Chicago participating in the Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) Visiting...

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

President Nunez

Eastern Expands Partnership with New Haven Promise Program

Beginning with the fall 2020 semester, Eastern Connecticut State University will expand its partnership with the New Haven Promise program to provide opportunities to students receiving New Haven...

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Ed Osborn

College of Distinction

Eastern Named a 2019-20 ‘College of Distinction’

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a 2019-20 College of Distinction by the college-guide organization Colleges of Distinction. In addition to the university-wide accolade,...

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Carlos Escoto at Loma Linda

Escoto Named Alumnus of the Year by Loma Linda University

Carlos Escoto, associate professor of psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, was recently named 2019 Alumnus of the Year by Loma Linda University’s School of Behavioral Health....

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Allison Lundy

Allison Lundy Wins National Student-Faculty Research Award

Eastern Connecticut State University student Allison Lundy ’19 was the sole recipient of the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) 2019 Education Division Student-Faculty...

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Vania Galicia

EES in American West

Field Courses Bring Students to Bahamas, Western U.S., Italy

In the weeks following Commencement, three groups of Eastern students traveled to San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, Italy, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming to engage in exciting Global Field Courses.

Posted on June 06, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Windham NAACP Recognizes Dwight Bachman

On June 1, the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP presented Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern Connecticut State University, its President’s Award. The award ceremony...

Posted on June 06, 2019

Research Institutes Help Young Students to Identify as Scholars

Summer vacation was delayed for four groups of Eastern students who immediately followed the end of the school year with intensive, week-long research programs on campus. From May 20–24, four...

Posted on June 06, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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2 Students Bring Eastern Research to the World Stage

Eastern Connecticut State University’s undergraduate research program gained stature this spring semester, as all three of its student applicants were accepted to present at the second annual...

Posted on June 06, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Psychology Researchers Analyze Mate-Guarding Scale

A team of researchers from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Psychology Department presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society on May 29–June 1...

Posted on June 04, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Athletes Tops in Little East Conference for Third Straight Year

For the third straight year, Eastern Connecticut State University has claimed the Little East Conference (LEC) Commissioner’s Cup, the league’s top honor for overall athletic...

Posted on June 03, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Dana Meyer

Eastern Grad Accepts Digital History Fellowship at George Mason University

Manchester-native Dana Meyer ’19, a recent graduate of the history program at Eastern Connecticut State University, accepted a digital history fellowship at the George Mason University Roy...

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern at Small College Rugby Association All-Star Championships

Four Eastern Connecticut State University rugby players represented the Northeast on the National Select Side at the National Small College Rugby Association All-Star Championships in Houston May...

Posted on May 28, 2019

Inclusive Excellence Awards

Eastern Alumna Salutes Inclusive Excellence Award Winners

On May 9, Eastern recognized more than 200 students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher, and an additional 11 students who have demonstrated exemplary co-curricular engagement at...

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Psychology students pose for the camera.

Gallery: Recap of Year-End Honor Societies, Award Ceremonies

The close of the 2018-19 academic year at Eastern Connecticut State University was filled honor society inductions and award ceremonies, recognizing the numerous achievements by students from every...

Posted on May 23, 2019

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‘Eastern Celebrates’ Alumni at Annual Reunion Weekend

Hundreds of alumni converged on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus on May 17–18 for the 14th annual Eastern Celebrates reunion weekend. The class of 1969 celebrated its 50th...

Posted on May 23, 2019

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Eastern Graduates 1,250 Students at XL Center

The annual graduation ceremony was held at the XL Center in Hartford on May 21, with more than 12,000 family members and friends cheering on their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, as 1,175...

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Parents gather around art to admire it.

Senior Exhibition Spotlights Graduating Student Artists

The versatile talents of more than 30 Eastern Connecticut State University art majors were featured in the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition ran from May 10–21 in the Art Gallery of...

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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Students Honored at Library Research Awards

On May 15, Library Director Janice Wilson announced the selection of three Eastern Connecticut State University students as winners of the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Student Library Research Award

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Lavender Graduation Honors LGBTQ Seniors

The fourth annual Lavender Graduation was held on May 9 to recognize seniors who exemplify the values of Eastern Connecticut State University and support the campus’s LGBTQ+ community.

Posted on May 21, 2019

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Students Present at State Association of Social Workers Meeting

Eastern Connecticut State University students in the Social Work program presented their research during the 34th annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers Connecticut...

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Club Wins Third in National Website Competition

Eastern Connecticut State University’s chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) won third place in a national competition at the 20th Annual AITP National...

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Onika Harry

Eastern Alumna Onika Harry Recognized among ‘100 Women of Color’

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Onika Harry ’03 of Windsor was honored last month at the 100 Women of Color Black Tie Gala and Awards ceremony hosted by June Archer & Eleven28...

Posted on May 09, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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Another Selection for Prestigious ‘Posters on the Hill’

Eastern Connecticut State University student Demitra Kourtzidis ’19 of East Hampton was one of two researchers from Connecticut who presented their projects at the highly selective Posters on...

Posted on May 09, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Eastern's spring carnival.

Year-End Student Activity Enriches Campus

The end of the academic year is not only crunch time for final projects and exams, it’s also a busy time when Eastern’s many student organizations host year-end events. April and May...

Posted on May 08, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

LaToya Smith speaks.

Eastern Alumna Wins 2 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University graduate LaToya Smith ’06 has been named “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the New York...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

To Damascus actors on stage.

Eastern Theatre Takes Spectators on a Journey ‘To Damascus’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s fine arts building was transformed into a performance venue at large as “To Damascus” brought spectators on a stage-hopping journey from...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Professors Davis and Graham Wrap up Spring Faculty Forum Series

Davis Presents on “An Elephant’s Eye View: Megafauna and Dominion in Southeast Asia.” Graham Discusses “The Roles of Evolving Landscapes, Ancient Waterways and Shifting...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Theatre Takes Spectators on a Journey ‘To Damascus’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s fine arts building was transformed into a performance venue at large as “To Damascus” brought spectators on a stage-hopping journey from...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Alumna Wins 2 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University graduate LaToya Smith ’06 has been named “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the New York...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

‘Town Pride, Town Wide’ Beautifies Willimantic

With rakes and shovels in hand, students deployed across Willimantic on April 27 for the 11th annual “Town Pride, Town Wide” beautification event. Coordinated by Eastern’s Center...

Posted on May 06, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Town Pride Town Wide

‘Town Pride, Town Wide’ Beautifies Willimantic

With rakes and shovels in hand, students deployed across Willimantic on April 27 for the 11th annual “Town Pride, Town Wide” beautification event. Coordinated by Eastern’s Center...

Posted on May 06, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Professor Dan Donaghy's Somerset poetry book cover.

Professor Dan Donaghy Receives 2019 Paterson Poetry Prize

Daniel Donaghy, English professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named the 2019 Paterson Poetry Prize recipient for his book of poetry “Somerset.” The annual award,...

Posted on May 03, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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Music Program Holds Numerous Performances, Honors Recital

On April 14, the Music Program presented its annual honors recital and awards ceremony in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The event featured a recital by six students who...

Posted on May 02, 2019

Student researcher Samuel Pallis

Biology Students Present at Annual ECSC Conference

Fourteen biology students from Eastern presented independent research at the 73rd Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) on April 6 at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. The students...

Posted on May 02, 2019

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Eastern Receives High Sustainability Rating by AASHE Posted on May 1, 2019 by Office of University Relations

In recognition of its sustainability achievements, Eastern Connecticut State University has earned a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher...

Posted on May 01, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Hundreds Gather for 25th Annual Accounting Banquet

The Accounting Program at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its 25th Annual Accounting Banquet on April 25. With more than 200 students, faculty and alumni in attendance, the event...

Posted on May 01, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Students of the jazz combo “3 O’clock Band” perform in Eastern’s Concert Hall.

Eastern Music Program to Present Series of Year-End Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in May to mark the end of the spring semester. All concerts and recitals will be performed in the Fine...

Posted on April 30, 2019

Eastern biology major explain the process of isolating bacteria.

Bio Department Hosts ‘Tiny Earth Day,’ Welcomes Local High School

The Biology Department hosted a mini-symposium on Earth Day, April 22, to showcase its ongoing work with the Tiny Earth project, an international network of young scientists who are combatting the...

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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‘Why,’ not ‘What’: Service Expo Honors Community Partnerships

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Service Expo and Awards on April 18. The event showcased the numerous service projects being...

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau and Jordan Corey

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Support Staff Honored at Administrative Professionals Breakfast

Thirty-four administrative assistants and other support staff were the honored guests at the 19th Annual Administrative Professionals Appreciation Breakfast on April 22. The event gives...

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Edward Osborn

Cesar Chavez award recipients pose for the camera.

Eastern Honors Three Leaders in Memory of Cesar Chavez

Sociology major Italo Bucca ’19 of Hartford, Indira Petoskey, assistant dean in the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning; and Yanil Terón, executive director of the Center...

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Seniors Win Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University students Haley Knox ’19 of Bristol and Jacob Dayton ’19 of Bolton have been named recipients of the 2019 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award....

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Legislators, Dr.Nunez, and students pose for the camera.

State Legislators Speak with Eastern Community

State Sen. Dan Champagne ’94, State Rep. Susan Johnson ’77 and State Rep. Doug Dubitsky took time from their busy schedules to visit Eastern Connecticut State University on April 23 for...

Posted on April 23, 2019 by The Office of University Relations

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Fabrizi, Pakdil Win Top CSCU Faculty Awards

The Connecticut State Colleges and (CSCU) System’s Board of Regents’ (BOR) has named two faculty members at Eastern Connecticut State University as recipients of campus-level faculty...

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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43 Strong, Eastern Represents in Georgia at National Conference

Forty-three students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to Georgia on April 11-13 to present original research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The 2019...

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

During a Q & A, Davis referenced how Hannibal famously led an army of war elephants across the Alps as part of his war machine.

Eastern Professor Examines Role of Elephants in Southeast Asia

On April 17, Bradley Davis, associate professor of history, presented a talk titled “An Elephant’s Eye View: Megafauna and Dominion in Southeast Asia.”

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern to Present ‘To Damascus’ Immersive Theatre Experience

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “To Damascus” from April 23-28. Based on August Strindberg’s seminal trilogy “The Road to...

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

The CREATE Conference.

CREATE Conference Highlights Student Research, Art

Displays of research and creativity dominated the Eastern Connecticut State University campus on April 12 for the annual CREATE conference. CREATE stands for “Celebrating Research Excellence...

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Women Gender Studies Inductees

Eastern’s Inaugural Honor Society Induction for Women’s and Gender Studies

Eastern Connecticut State University held its inaugural Iota Iota Iota (Triota) induction on April 12, launching the Epsilon Gamma Chapter by recognizing student and alumni members. Triota is a...

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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Business Students Recognized at NEDSI National Conference

Eight Business Administration students at Eastern Connecticut State University were recognized for their research projects at the Northeast Decision Sciences Annual Conference (NEDSI) in...

Posted on April 17, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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State Trans* Leaders Speaks to Transgender Rights at Eastern

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) President Mark Ojakian visited Eastern Connecticut State University on April 10 to support the transgender community and recognize three statewide...

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Mohegan Tribal Chief Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba.

Mohegan Tribal Chief Named Eastern’s Commencement Speaker

Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, chief of the Mohegan Tribe, will be the Commencement Speaker at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 129th Commencement Exercises on May 21 at the XL...

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Ed Osborn

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‘Town Pride, Town Wide’ Event Set to Beautify Willimantic

Eastern Connecticut State University will host its 11th annual “Town Pride, Town Wide” community beautification event on April 27. Activities will take place at various project sites...

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Kim Silcox

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Eastern to Hold Annual Service Expo and Awards

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold its 10th annual Service Expo and Awards Ceremony on April 18 from 2–5 p.m. in the Foyer of the Fine...

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

English majors listen as Alumni speak.

‘Opportunity Comes in Weird Ways’: English Alumni Speak on Career Paths

WILLIMANTIC, CT (04/11/2019) A long-lived question that has followed the English major is, “What will you do with that degree?” In response, the English Department at Eastern...

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Jordan Corey

SLM students tour Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

SLM Classes Show Students the ‘Real World’ of Sport Management

Sport and leisure management (SLM) students enrolled in Professor Charlie Chatterton’s upper-level courses have had a dose of reality this semester. They’ve toured sporting facilities...

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Kurt Lucin Explains How Alzheimer’s Disease Might Progress

On April 3, Kurt Lucin, assistant professor of biology, continued the Faculty Scholars Forum with a discussion on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), a debilitating neurological disease that affects a...

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Connecticut Supreme Court Justices discuss Implicit Biases

Keynote speakers Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Robinson and Justice Maria Araujo Kahn were on hand April 2 as Eastern’s Social Work Program celebrated its 20th anniversary,...

Posted on April 09, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Music Students Shine at New England Intercollegiate Band Festival

Five instrumentalists from Eastern Connecticut State University recently performed among the best undergraduate musicians in the Northeast. A clarinetist, a flautist, a percussionist and two...

Posted on April 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Career Fair Links Eastern Students to Employers

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internship and Career Development (CICD) hosted its spring Career and Internship Fair on April 3 in the Sports Center Gymnasium. The fair...

Posted on April 08, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

‘A Narrative of Printmaking’ on Display in Eastern’s Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a reception and artist talk for its current exhibition, “Between Spaces: A Narrative of Printmaking,” on March 28. The...

Posted on April 04, 2019 by Raven Dillon

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Eastern Students Present at CSU Making History Conference

Twelve history students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented at the 2019 Connecticut State University Making History Conference on March 22. The fifth-annual conference was held at...

Posted on March 29, 2019 by Raven Dillon

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Eastern Recognizes Ella Grasso Award Winners 2019

Shawn Ray Dousis ’19 of East Lyme, president of the Foundation for Campus Ministry at Eastern Connecticut State University; June Dunn, assistant dean in the Office of Continuing Studies and...

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Biology Students Study in Deserts of the Southwest

A group of Eastern students recently returned from the American Southwest after studying desert ecology in a global field course (GFC) with the biology department. The trip took place from March...

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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Orchestra of Voices ‘Chanticleer’ to Perform at Eastern Chamber Choir Festival

Eastern Chamber Singers at Eastern Connecticut State University will present the inaugural 2019 Chamber Choir Festival with guest clinicians Chanticleer on April 9 in the Fine Arts Instructional...

Posted on March 28, 2019 by David Belles

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Eastern Contributes 200 Boxes to ‘One Million Acts of Good’

Eastern Connecticut State University students assembled 200 boxes of nonperishable food items on March 26 as participants of “One Million Acts of Good,” a program sponsored by Ellen...

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Annual CREATE Conference to Showcase Student Art, Research

Eastern Connecticut State University will host its premier academic and artistic conference of the year on April 12. CREATE – Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern...

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Halladay Discusses Gender Stereotypes on Confidence

Brianna Halladay, assistant professor of economics, addressed the topic “Perception Matters: The Role of Task Gender Stereotype on Confidence and Tournament Selection” at the Faculty...

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Shawn Dousis

Shawn’s Cupboard Combats Food Insecurity

Research has shown that college students are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity in America, with up to half of them lacking consistent access to food. At Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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PASS Students Participate in Job Shadow Day

Eight students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s PASS program took a trip to Hartford on March 11 for a career shadow day at the United Bank headquarters and Hartford Yard Goats...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern’s Music Program to Host 7 April Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in April, representing a wide range of genres and style periods. All concerts and recitals will be...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Paul Canavan

Paul Canavan Presents at Sports Medicine Symposium

Paul Canavan, professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, presented at the 31st Sports Medicine Symposium in Wisconsin on March 14. Canavan gave three presentations and...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Professor Torcellini's 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 March 21, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

A narrative of print making flyer.

Eastern Art Gallery to Feature ‘A Narrative of Printmaking’

Eastern Connecticut State University will showcase an exhibit titled “Between Spaces: A Narrative of Printmaking” from March 23-April 25 in the Art Gallery of the Fine Arts...

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Michell Doucette

New Research Lends Insight into Workplace Homicides

Mitchell Doucette, assistant professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently published a paper about the changing trends of workplace homicides in the research...

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Raven Dillon

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Eastern to Participate in Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘One Million Acts of Good’

Eastern Connecticut State University students will assemble 200 boxes of nonperishable food items on March 26 as participants of “One Million Acts of Good,” a program sponsored by Ellen...

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern Theatre to Present ‘Africa to America’ on March 24

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present two performances of “Africa to America: Perspective, Pride, and Power” on March 24 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in...

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Professor Fiona Vernal presents "the Hidden Cost of Chocolate."

University Hour Reveals the Hidden Cost of Chocolate

Despite its popularity, chocolate is a treat that comes with a greater cost than most people know. Fiona Vernal, professor at the University of Connecticut, was invited to Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Jordan Corey

The Wolves cast on stage.

Eastern Theatre Presents ‘The Wolves’ with All-Female Cast

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented “The Wolves” as its first production of the spring 2019 semester. Running from Feb. 27-March 3 in the DelMonte...

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Evelyn Mantilla.

Former State Rep. Evelyn Mantilla Speaks on Being ‘Out’ in Politics

Evelyn Mantilla, a former member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 6 to discuss her experience as the first openly bisexual...

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Katelyn Root

Student-Leader Katelyn Root Selected for Newman Civic Fellowship

Katelyn Root, a third-year student at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been selected for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a program of Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and...

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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#BlackOutDay Sparks Conversation on Healthcare Accessibility

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a #EasternBlackOut event on March 6 for students to discuss the disadvantages that women of color face in the healthcare system. The event was hosted by...

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Antuanett Ortiz, Professor Jennifer Leszczynski, Joanna Casuccio and Alyssa Sokaitis present at Association for Women in Psychology.

Eastern Represents at ‘Women in Psychology’ National Conference

Three psychology students and two professors from Eastern Connecticut State University presented two research posters at the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) national conference from Feb....

Posted on March 09, 2019 by Raven Dillon

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Students Present at Eastern Economics Association Conference

Seven economics majors from Eastern attended the Eastern Economic Association’s 45th Annual Conference in New York City from Feb. 28 to March 2. Club advisors Brendan Cunningham, associate...

Posted on March 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern to Host Graduate Open House on March 20

The Graduate Division at Eastern Connecticut State University will host an open house on March 20 from 5-7 p.m. in the Johnson Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Registrants will browse...

Posted on March 06, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Poster for the community family night.

Eastern to Host Community Night with ‘Puentes al Futuro’

Members of the Willimantic community are invited to Eastern Connecticut State University on March 27 for a celebration of Afro-Caribbean music and dance led by local middle schoolers who...

Posted on March 05, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Alexa Spalla, Brighton Leonard, Ryan Coppinger, Mckenzie Maneggia and Professor Gregory Kane represent Eastern at the New England Sport Management Case Study Competition.

Sport-Management Students Win Case Study Competition

Four sport and leisure management students from Eastern Connecticut State University students won the 2019 New England Sport Management Case Study Competition on Feb. 28 at Nichols College.

Posted on March 04, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Eastern's Korean Ensemble.

Korean Ensemble Delights Audiences Everywhere

People around the world believe music is a universal language that everyone understands. Louis Armstrong, American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor, considered to be one of the...

Posted on March 01, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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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

Eastern’s Music Program to Host 2 March Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in March, representing a range of genres and style periods. All concerts and recitals will be performed...

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Office of University Relations

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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

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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

Eastern Theatre to Present ‘The Wolves,’ Feb. 27-March 3

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present its first Main Stage production of the spring 2019 semester, “The Wolves,” from Feb. 27-March 3. Written by...

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Raven Dillon

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

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

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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

Eastern Athletes Win Presidents’ Cup for Academic Achievement

Eastern was named the top academic institution in the Little East Conference when it was presented with the Presidents’ Trophy for the second time in the six-year history of the award for...

Posted on February 17, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Eastern President Núñez Appointed Vice Chair of the Board of AAC&U

Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez was appointed vice chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) on Feb....

Posted on February 16, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Willimantic Orchestra to Perform Holiday Concert

The Willimantic Orchestra, a community-based musical ensemble, will present its free winter concert, “Songs and Dances,” on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts...

Posted on February 16, 2019 by Ed Osborn

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

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‘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

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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

“Man of My Design”: Tiq Milan Speaks at Eastern

Tiq Milan, a transgender man and nationally known LGBTQ advocate, came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 4 to discuss his journey to becoming his authentic self as a transgender...

Posted on February 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Marcus Garvey Scholar Robert Hill to Speak at Eastern

Robert Hill, internationally known scholar on Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s first and leading national hero, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Student...

Posted on February 09, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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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

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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

Sacred Geometry

‘Sacred Geometry’ to Open Eastern Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will open its first exhibition of the spring 2019 semester from Feb. 1-March 7. “Sacred Geometry: The Perfect Proof” features the...

Posted on February 01, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Sidonia's Thread

Windham Textile & History Museum to Feature Work of Remarkable Dressmaker

The remarkable life of Sidonia Perlstein, Holocaust survivor and clothing designer, will be on display at the Windham Textile and History Museum from Feb.8-April 28. “Sidonia’s Thread:...

Posted on February 01, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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CCE Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award from United Way

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized for “Outstanding Volunteer Mobilization” by the United Way of Central and Northeastern...

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Gregory Kane Releases New Edition Book on Sport Leadership

Gregory Kane, kinesiology and physical education professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently released the second edition of his book “Sport Leadership in the 21st...

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Raouf Mama

Eastern’s Raouf Mama Wins Storytelling Award

English Professor Raouf Mama recently received an award from the Benin National Teachers of English Association (BNTEA) for “Outstanding Storytelling and Service to English Teaching.”

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern’s Social Work Program is One of Nation’s Most Affordable

Eastern Connecticut State University’s bachelor’s degree in social work was recently named one of the nation’s 101 most affordable social work programs by humanservicesed.org.

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Ed osborn

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Professor RuJoub Receives IMA Faculty Leadership Award

The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals (AAFP) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recently named Mohd RuJoub, professor of accounting at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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ISE Interns Shift Three Rivers CC to Sustainable Lighting

This January marked the conclusion of an Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) project that began two years ago. Student interns from Eastern’s ISE conducted a massive conversion to...

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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Eastern Helps Hartford Deltas Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Several Eastern staff and students attended the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the Connecticut Convention Center on Jan....

Posted on January 24, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Professor’s New Book Examines Stories of Suicide-Loss Survivors

Michèle Bacholle, French professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently published her sixth book, titled “Récits contemporains d’endeuillés après...

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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Revelations Abound in Hawaii for Eastern Students

Twenty psychology students expanded their worldview over winter session during a global field course in Hawaii. Titled “Cross-Cultural Well-Being and Relationships in Hawaii,” the...

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern’s New PASS Program Offers ‘Academic Reset’ for Students

Eastern Connecticut State University is going the extra mile to ensure that African American and Hispanic students who end up on academic probation are provided the support they need to succeed....

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Students Gain Insights Abroad: Ireland and Greece

Eastern Connecticut State University students Chelsy Popo ’19 and Mackenzie Seymour ’20 recently completed semesters abroad this fall. They studied in Greece and Ireland, respectively.

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Graduates First Dance Student, Charliece Salters

A week before her final exams, senior Charliece Salters stood alone on stage in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. She cued up a mid-tempo R&B song and then performed a...

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Meghan Carden

Nanette Tummers Authors ‘Healthy Choices’ Book

Nanette Tummers, professor of kinesiology and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently published “Healthy Choices for Your Health, Wellness, and Overall...

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Represents at American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Two students and three professors from Eastern Connecticut State University attended and presented research at the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting in Chicago, IL, from Jan....

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Michael Rouleau