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Campus Briefs

Published on November 18, 2020

Campus Briefs



Eastern faithful raises nearly $100K during #WarriorsGive  

The fifth annual #WarriorsGive campaign generated $98,195 over a four-day period that concluded on Nov. 16. Including $38,900 from two matching gifts by the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation and an anonymous donor, 327 donors contributed to the online campaign; 83 percent of them were Eastern alumni. Darrell Stock, Jr. ’80, a pharmacist from California, made the largest gift of $20,000. Mr. Stock is in the process of establishing an endowed scholarship.  

Students produce fun, educational videos for Windham children 

Families and organizations looking for new ways to engage young children during the age of COVID-19 can refer to a growing library of online content produced by students at Eastern Connecticut State University. Throughout the fall semester, student volunteers through Eastern’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) have been creating and uploading short educational videos to the CCE’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Read More 

Eastern’s Carmen Cid serves as collection editor for environmental justice research 

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is offering a free online collection of articles representing 15 years of environmental justice research published across the Society's six journals. Eastern’s Dean of Arts and Sciences Carmen Cid, a pioneering ecologist and ESA governing board member-elect, is one of the collection’s two editors. Cid and co-editor Gillian Bowser, professor at Colorado State University, focused on incorporating human dimensions and justice issues into the collection. Read More 

Retired Colonel Mel Graf speaks during Veterans Day ceremony  

Eastern held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. The event streamed on YouTube and featured guest speaker Mel Graf, retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and current associate dean of student development at Johnson and Wales University. Graf reflected on the realities of deployment and thanked past and present members of the Armed Services for their service and sacrifice to the United States. Mel served for many years in Eastern’s Department of Athletics.   

Sustainable CT program facilitates $1 million investment in community projects 

More than 90 sustainability projects in 55 towns statewide have raised more than $1 million through Sustainable CT's Community Match Fund since the program's inception in September 2019. Sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, the Community Match Fund provides a fundraising match to community-driven sustainability projects. Read More