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August 2020

Book cover of “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Eastern to host National Endowment for the Arts 'Big Read' extravaganza

Beginning Oct. 7 and running through Dec. 3, Eastern Connecticut University will lead a series of local events as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) annual “Big Read”...

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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‘Balancing optimism and caution’: University Meeting kicks off fall 2020 semester

Hundreds of faculty and staff tuned in to YouTube on Aug. 25 for Eastern Connecticut State University’s second-ever virtual University Meeting. Held one day before fall semester classes...

Posted on August 28, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Painting by late Eastern professor Andy Jones

Eastern Art Gallery opens fall 2020 with ‘Painting and Drawing Faculty Exhibition’

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is kicking off its fall 2020 season with an exhibition showcasing the university’s painting and drawing faculty. Running until Oct. 1...

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Eastern holds second town hall on racism and social justice

More than 100 members of the Eastern community attended a virtual town hall meeting on Aug. 20 on racism and social justice in the aftermath of the police-related death of George Floyd. In line...

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Gymnasium floor

Campus to reopen with COVID precautions and capital improvements

When several thousand students, faculty and staff return to the Eastern campus next week for the start of the fall 2020 semester, they will find a campus that looks substantially different from the...

Posted on August 20, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Atypical internships: Students get real-world experience in a virtual world

Several Eastern Connecticut State University students completed atypical internships this summer, working with their companies remotely via telecommuting.

Posted on August 19, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern’s Carmen Cid wins CT Science Center STEM Achievement Award

The Connecticut Science Center has named Carmen Cid, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, as recipient of its 2020 STEM Achievement Award. The center...

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman