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May 2020


Eastern to reopen campus for fall semester

Eastern Connecticut State University will be open for on-campus classes this fall to provide students with the high-quality, residential liberal arts education they expect and deserve. Classes will...

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Ed Osborn

virtual career fair

How to Find a job without leaving your desk

According to the U.S. Labor Department, nearly 40 million Americans — more than 500,000 in Connecticut alone — have filed for unemployment claims over the past three months due to...

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Mitch Doucette

New Doucette research: 'Firearms, Dementia, and the Clinician'

Five years ago, USA Today reported on a 75-year-old woman in Oregon who called the 911 dispatcher, begging for help after her husband of 57 years accidentally shot her in the stomach. Her husband,...

Posted on May 21, 2020 by Dwight Bachman


Eastern Graduates 1,250 in Virtual Commencement Ceremony

More than 1,250 undergraduate and graduate students watched from home as Eastern Connecticut State University conducted its 130th annual Commencement Exercises via YouTube on May 19. In addition to...

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Ed Osborn


Music students excel in virtual 'jury' performances

While the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered museums and concert halls around the world, it hasn’t suppressed the creativity and artistic expression of undergraduate musicians at Eastern...

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Michael Rouleau


Alum, LinkedIn Executive Encourages Confidence in Turbulent Economy

Anthony Lapia ’03, regional director of enterprise sales for LinkedIn Learning Solutions, joined a group of Eastern Connecticut State University students on Zoom to offer advice on how to...

Posted on May 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Asian Cultural Society on Zoom

Students Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, as we pay tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental to its future.

Posted on May 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Jonathan Alpert

Alumnus Jonathan Alpert on how to cope and thrive in COVID-19

Alumnus Jonathan Alpert ’95 is a NYC-based psychotherapist, author and performance coach. In light of the myriad struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alpert recently authored two...

Posted on May 18, 2020


Eastern Alumna Starts Pathology Program at Quinnipiac University

Andrea Ferrigno ’19 has begun the Master’s in Pathology Assistants Program at Quinnipiac University. A pathologist assistant plays a critical role in helping the pathologist come up...

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

cameras and podium

Live on YouTube, University Meeting Closes Spring Semester

More than 350 Eastern faculty and staff community members tuned into YouTube for a live streaming of Eastern’s first-ever “virtual” University Meeting on May 8. Broadcasting from...

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Web award

Eastern’s Website Gains National Recognition

Earlier in March, Eastern Connecticut State University received word that it had won first place in the national Collegiate Advertising Awards program in the “University Website”...

Posted on May 07, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Student art

CREATE 2020 Comes Alive—Virtually

2020 is the 20th anniversary of Eastern Connecticut State University’s on-campus celebration of student research and creativity. CREATE stands for “Celebrate Research Excellence and...

Posted on May 07, 2020 by Ed Osborn

honors cords

16 Honor Societies Induct New Students in Spring 2020

Hundreds of juniors and seniors from all academic majors were inducted into honor societies this spring 2020 semester at Eastern Connecticut State University. Induction into an honor society is an...

Posted on May 07, 2020

poetry films

Students Put Film to Poetry in Interclass Collaboration

Undergraduate filmmakers and poets at Eastern Connecticut State University have teamed up for an interdisciplinary collaboration that combines video and poetry. Students from the course...

Posted on May 06, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Richard Hoyt

Sophomore Richard Hoyt Serves in National Guard during Pandemic

Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore Richard Hoyt is serving in the Army National Guard during the COVID-19 pandemic as a transportation coordinator at commodities warehouse in New...

Posted on May 06, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

alumni video chat

From a Distance, Alumni Keep in Touch with Students

COVID-19 may have created social distancing for Eastern students, faculty and staff, but the virus has not stopped Eastern alumni from doing a terrific job of staying in touch with their former...

Posted on May 06, 2020 by Dwight Bachman


‘Fatally Flawed?’ Amy Groth Authors COVID-19 Case Study

Answering a call for teaching tools related to the coronavirus pandemic, Biology Professor Amy Groth has authored a new case study called “Fatally Flawed? Early Genetic Testing for the...

Posted on May 05, 2020 by Michael Rouleau