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October

October 2020

Eastern students learn from Willimantic Fire Department

Eastern EMT class meets with Willimantic Fire Department

Eastern Connecticut State University’s emergency medical technician (EMT) class worked with the Willimantic Fire Department on Oct. 17 to provide students with a hands-on learning...

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Black Student Union

Black Student Union organizes peaceful protest to advocate for justice

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Eastern Connecticut State University held a peaceful on-campus protest on Oct. 15 to campaign for social justice. Beginning at the Fine Arts Amphitheater, the rally...

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Student performer in the Music Program's Noon Recital

Eastern students share their experience with virtual music recital

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Program performed a live-streamed music event titled the “Noon Recital” on Oct. 9. This will be an ongoing event and will be live...

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Collegiate Virtual 5K

Eastern participates in statewide virtual collegiate 5k

On Oct. 22–25, Eastern Connecticut State University joined other colleges and universities across the state of Connecticut to plan and hold the first-ever virtual marathon titled the...

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Students participate in class day

Eastern's Student Activities Office hosts freshmen 'Class Day'

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Student Activities, in collaboration with the Freshman Year Experience, hosted a Freshman Class Day social on Oct. 22 on Nevers Field. More...

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Professor Mama Talks to Student

Raouf Mama Named CSU Professor

Raouf Mama, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, was named a CSU Professor by the Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) System at its...

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

McNeil book cover

Ken McNeil Publishes Book on Scottish Romanticism

Kenneth McNeil, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has authored a new book that charts the transatlantic movements of Scottish literature in the Age of Revolution. The...

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Luis Urrea

Author Luis Urrea shares 'Into the Beautiful North' with virtual audience

On Oct. 14, more than 500 members of the Eastern Connecticut State University and local Willimantic, CT, communities enjoyed a virtual lecture by author Luis Alberto Urrea, who discussed his book,...

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

President Webb and Governor Grasso

Eastern's Fourth President Charles Webb Passes

Charles Webb, president of Eastern from 1970-1988, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 8. He had recently celebrated his 101st birthday with family and friends on Oct. 4.

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Eastern's Library

Academic Success Center adjusts for fall 2020 semester

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Academic Success Center (ASC) provides students with services ranging from tutoring to advice on class selections. Found in the J. Eugene Smith Library...

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Virtual Career Fair

Virtual Career Fair Connects Students to Employers

On Oct. 14, 105 students participated in the Center for Internships and Career Development’s second Virtual Career and Internship Fair this fall. Students interviewed with 29 different...

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Multidisciplinary artist David Antonio Cruz poses in front og his art piece titled, "ITSNOTHATSERIOUSITSJUSTONEOFYOURLITTLEPRINCESSES"

Artist David Antonio Cruz presents as a part of Eastern’s ‘Future is LATINX’ exhibit

On Oct. 8, the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University held an artist talk featuring multidisciplinary artist David Antonio Cruz, as part of their current exhibition titled the...

Posted on October 19, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

University Hour Fall 2020

Eastern's University Hour continues for fall 2020 semester

Eastern Connecticut State University continues its University Hour program for the fall 2020 semester with a series of virtual events on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The events...

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Golfers at tournament

Golfers go for the Green to Support Eastern Students

Despite the uncertain times of COVID-19, 80 golfers participated in the annual Eastern golf tournament on Oct. 6 at the Wethersfield Country Club, sponsored by the ECSU Foundation, Inc.

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Shawn's Cupboard volunteer

Shawn's Cupboard opens for fall semester

Eastern Connecticut State University has reopened Shawn’s Cupboard for the fall semester. The on-campus food pantry is in the Knight House behind Winthrop Hall. Due to COVID-19 restrictions,...

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Cover of the Netflix documentary "13th" directed by Ava DuVernay

Eastern faculty stay connected through weekly film club

After Covid-19 ended all in-person classes for the 2020 spring semester, Eastern Connecticut State University faculty members created a film club to watch and discuss films suggested by one...

Posted on October 13, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Virtual Accounting Fair

Eastern Accounting Majors Meet Future Employers Virtually

Accounting majors at Eastern Connecticut State University are continuing to find a robust job market for their skills despite the economic impact of COVID-19. Their career aspirations are greatly...

Posted on October 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

New Media Studies graduate Wasan Hayajneh.

Recent New Media Studies graduate Wasan Hayajneh pursues degree in fine arts

Recent Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Wasan Hayajneh ’20 is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Border Tuner Wall

Art Gallery Opens LatinX Exhibit

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is continuing its fall exhibition by highlighting Latinx art with the “Future is Latinx.” The exhibition is on display from Oct....

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Alyssiah Wiley

Documentary Honors Alyssiah Wiley

On Oct. 1, the Women’s Center at Eastern Connecticut State University held a viewing of “There’s no Winning in Murder,” a documentary highlighting the life of the late...

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern Students Plant Trees

Eastern Students Green Up Willimantic

Over two weekends in September, approximately 30 student volunteers at Eastern Connecticut State University helped plant 50 trees and 120 shrubs in a 10,000-square-foot urban garden on High Street...

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Opportunity Programs

Opportunity Programs Enhance Student Success

Eastern Connecticut State University’s new Opportunity Programs initiative was created to ensure that Eastern students receive they need to succeed in college. The program, which operates...

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Professor Edits Award-Winning Journal

“The Leaflet,” a journal edited by Eastern Connecticut State University Education Professor Mark A. Fabrizi, has been named a recipient of the 2020 Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award...

Posted on October 06, 2020 by Molly Boucher

CAPS house located on 182 High Street

Vital on-campus mental health resources available to students

Eastern Connecticut State University understands the importance of mental health and why it is crucial to have mental health services readily available on campus. The Office of Counseling &...

Posted on October 01, 2020 by Bobbi Brown