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November 2020


Eastern’s Carmen Cid elected a vice president of Ecological Society of America

Carmen Cid, professor of biology and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been working to improve the career success of women and minorities in...

Posted on November 30, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Day of Giving

Local soup kitchen hosts Eastern’s annual Day of Giving

The Covenant Soup Kitchen in collaboration with Eastern Connecticut State University distributed hundreds of Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 25 to Willimantic community members in need. As part of...

Posted on November 27, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

CCE's virtual semester

CCE lends a socially distanced helping hand

The global pandemic has decimated many industries, including the nonprofit and social services sectors that provide essential support to local communities. In today’s socially distanced...

Posted on November 19, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Turbulence by Pat Miller

Photo exhibition depicts ‘Windows into a Strange World’

As Eastern Connecticut State University brings the fall 2020 semester to a close, many members of the community have reflected on the changes of the past nine months amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

Posted on November 18, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Willi the Warrior

Campus Briefs

#WarriorsGive raises $98,195; CCE volunteers produce educational videos for local children; Dean Carmen Cid serves as ESA research collection editor; Eastern holds Veterans Day ceremony; and...

Posted on November 18, 2020

Assistant Professor of History, Scott Moore

Education and state loyalty in Habsburg, Austria

How do countries with diverse populations cultivate common national goals and values? On Nov. 12, Scott Moore, assistant professor of history, shared just how in his new book, “Teaching the...

Posted on November 17, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

poet and essayist Hannah Ensor

Poet Hannah Ensor speaks during Visiting Writers event

On Nov. 13, Eastern Connecticut State University’s English Department continued its Visiting Writers Series with poet and essayist Hannah Ensor. Specializing in topics of pop culture, sports,...

Posted on November 17, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

CCE videos

Eastern 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...

Posted on November 12, 2020 by Molly Boucher and Michael Rouleau

Dining Hall

Eastern recognized as top performer in 2020 Sustainable Campus Index

Eastern Connecticut State University has again been recognized as a top performer in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving “Silver” STARS status for the second year in a row. In...

Posted on November 11, 2020 by Ed Osborn

car crash

Research finds increase in car crashes with decrease in traffic during pandemic

Mitchell Doucette, assistant professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, in collaboration with eight other researchers, has published new research on how Governor...

Posted on November 11, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

research slide

Eastern to host first virtual Northeast COPLAC conference

Eastern Connecticut State University will host the first-ever virtual meeting of the Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference on Nov. 7. The event is...

Posted on November 05, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

The Fine Arts Instructional Center at Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern featured in Princeton Review’s 2021 Guide to Green Colleges

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review in its “Guide to Green Colleges: 2021...

Posted on November 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Mark Polanzak

English Department guest speaker says writing can be fun

Writing is a fundamental life skill and workplace competency in our 21st century society. It’s not surprising, then, that the ability to write at the college level is a requirement for all...

Posted on November 04, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Tuskegee study

‘From Tuskegee to COVID-19: Why African Americans do not participate in research’

In 1932, the U.S. Public Health Service engaged in an experimental study designed to determine the natural course of untreated, deadly syphilis in 400 African American men in Tuskegee, AL. Dr....

Posted on November 03, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Black Student Union

Campus Briefs

It's been a busy couple weeks: The first Collegiate Virtual 5K; the conclusion of a prolific pandemic-inspired CCE project; the Black Student Union marches; the Political Science Departments...

Posted on November 02, 2020