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February 2020

TV alumni

Communication Alumni Help Shape Opinions in a Digital Age

In addition to traditional broadcast affiliates, the 21st-century television environment features on-demand news distributed digitally on cell phones and via social media platforms around the clock...

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Richard Bausch

Distinguished Fiction Writer Richard Bausch Visits Eastern

On Feb. 20, distinguished fiction writer Richard Bausch visited Eastern Connecticut State University as part of the English Department’s ‘Visiting Writers’ series. During his...

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Vania Galicia

 The Straight-Up Jazz Trio performing.

Eastern Music Program to Present 5 March Events

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present five performances in the month of March, ranging from faculty recitals to concerts by guest musicians. All events are free and...

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Students chant across the student center.

Eastern Community Gathers to Support Undocumented Students

More than 150 students, staff and community members showed up at a rally in support of undocumented students at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 18.

Posted on February 20, 2020

Kwangwon Lee

Professor Kwangwon Lee Shares His Eastern Experience at Indiana University

Assistant Professor of Education Kwangwon Lee recently spoke on a panel at his alma mater, Indiana University (IU) School of Education, about his journey as a young professor and his experiences...

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Map of Connecticut showing towns involved in Sustainable CT.

100th Community Joins 'Sustainable CT'

Following the registration of Avon, East Windsor, Stratford, Waterbury and Woodstock, over the past two weeks, New Canaan became the 100th community to join Sustainable CT. A statewide program run...

Posted on February 19, 2020

Solo flutist Bülent Evcil.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Brings 'Turkish Delight' to Willimantic

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra returns to Willimantic to perform a free concert on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Held in the Concert Hall of...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Ed Osborn

The Hartford Courant Ad

Eastern Spreads the Word Statewide

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Eastern Connecticut State University was featured in a full-page advertisement on page 3 of the Hartford Courant. The ad noted that Eastern is the top ranked regional public...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Ed Osborn

The Brothers Size flyer

Eastern Theatre to Present 'The Brothers Size' by Academy Award-Winning Writer

Eastern Connecticut State University's Performing Arts Department is proud to present "The Brothers Size" by Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Sheila RuJoub

Katelynn Scalia and SJ Reynolds presenting.

Students Recognized at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Students studying theater and new media studies at Eastern Connecticut State University attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Cape Cod Community College from...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

The class of 2020 seniors workshop.

CICD Hosts 'Ready, Set, Graduate' for Class of 2020

Eastern’s Center for Internship and Career Development (CICD) hosted “Ready, Set, Graduate” on Feb. 12 for seniors graduating this spring.

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

ESPN Nick Aconfora

ESPN Recruits Students for ‘NEXT’ Program

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted representatives from ESPN on Feb. 11 who informed students of a new program called ESPN NEXT. The evening included a presentation about NEXT, a review of...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Kevin Corcoran speaks on Open Educational Resources during workshop for Eastern students.

Open Education Resources: Alternative Learning Sources for Students

The movement to help Eastern students find more economical ways to access learning subject matter picked up momentum on Feb. 11 when Kevin Corcoran, executive director of digital learning for the...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Manchester High School students participate in the workshop.

Comm Department Hosts TV News Workshop for Local High Schoolers

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Communication Department hosted students from Manchester High School (MHS) on Feb. 7 to experience Eastern’s Communication Department and...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Darrel Irwin giving a guest lecture on Haitian Migration.

The Roots of Haitian Migration

Darrell Irwin, visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, gave a lecture on “The Roots of Haitian Migration” in Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Charles Stuart speaks to students.

Filmmaker Charles Stuart Presents Latest Documentary

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles C. Stuart on Feb. 6 in the Student Center Theater. Stuart, who has produced more than 50 hours of film and...

Posted on February 11, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Annawon Weeden on stage performing.

Tribal Mentor Annawon Weeden Performs Historical Journey of Mashpee Wampanoag

Actor, activist, dancer and tribal mentor Annawon Weeden of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe performed his one-man show at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 6. The interactive performance...

Posted on February 10, 2020 by Vania Galicia

A picture of a steel sculpture in the shape of a head.

Art Gallery Presents 'Creating Dangerously,' Haiti Tribute

From Jan. 1–March 12, the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is presenting “Creating Dangerously: Art & Revolution,” an exhibition that features six Haitian...

Posted on February 04, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Susannah Richards

Education Programs get an ‘A’ in National 'Teacher Prep Review’

Eastern Connecticut State University received two of only three “A” grades in all of Connecticut in the “2020 Teacher Prep Review” for quality of instruction in the...

Posted on February 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Cigna interns work on their on campus office.

Eastern Students Intern with Cigna via On-Campus Partnership

Several Eastern Connecticut State University students are participating in a unique internship with Cigna through the health services company's on-campus Technology Early Career Development...

Posted on February 03, 2020 by Vania Galica


10 Years of TIMPANI: Annual Study Investigates the Paradox of Play

For millennia, toys have elicited joy and laughter in children. They are also fundamental to a young child’s intellectual and social development. In this modern world of smart phones, smart...

Posted on February 01, 2020 by Michael Rouleau