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December 2020

Broderick Sawyer

'We all have it': Broderick Sawyer '12 demystifies race-based trauma

Broderick Sawyer, a clinical psychologist and 2012 Eastern Connecticut State University graduate, spoke on race-based stress and trauma on Dec. 16 during the final University Hour presentation of...

Posted on December 24, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

CECE video screenshot

Eastern’s early childhood education center fills ‘virtual’ void for teacher prep programs

The Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) at Eastern Connecticut State University has emerged as an invaluable resource for the early childhood education field during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Conference slide

Stanton's dissemination and implementation science research among best in field

Megan Stanton, assistant professor of social work at Eastern Connecticut State University and an expert on the science of dissemination and implementation, says there is a notorious lag between the...

Posted on December 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

CAB staff

CAB wins excellence in programming award

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) was recently named a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Programming Award for its programming efforts. The award was...

Posted on December 14, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Young Entrepreneurs

Eastern students are young entrepreneurs

Facebook, Dell computers, Google, Dropbox and Reddit were all started by college students in their dorm rooms. College students have also formed their own businesses in fields ranging from gyms to...

Posted on December 10, 2020 by Bobbi Brown, Michael Rouleau, Ed Osborn

Concert Band

Eastern musicians persevere through trying semester and changing industry

No industry has adapted to COVID-19 quite like the performing arts. With venues shuttered and musicians quarantined, an experience once universally live and in-person now streams virtually to a...

Posted on December 09, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Arboretum art

Biodegradable Art
Students create nature-based installations in campus arboretum

Social distancing wasn’t an issue for students in art professor Robert Greene’s “Installation Art” course, who created nature-based installations in the woodland setting of...

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Thank you card

French students raise funds for young Haitian women’s education

For the third year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University students enrolled in French Professor Michelle Bacholle’s “Perspectives on Women’s Issues” class have...

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Book cover

Eastern’s Balough edits book on innovative folk musician

On Dec. 4, the Music Department at Eastern Connecticut State University celebrated the launch of “Distant Dreams: The Correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, 1946-1960,”...

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Blood Drive

Campus Briefs

Students produce professional films for local nonprofits; Teresa Balough edits book on Australian folk musician; Cara Bergstrom-Lynch runs in honor of Alyssiah Wiley and domestic violence...

Posted on December 07, 2020


SLM students ponder WooSox relocation, win second place in COVID-19 problem-solving competition

A team of three sport and leisure management students at Eastern Connecticut State University won second place among 40 competitors at the Pioneer Institute Nichols College Case Competition, which...

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Nonprofit films

Students make professional films for local nonprofits

Eastern Connecticut State University students in filmmaking professor Brian Day’s course “Producing for Clients” made professional films for Willimantic-based nonprofit...

Posted on December 06, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Children playing

'What Makes a Toy Good?'

Eastern released a short video on Dec. 3 describing the best toys for young children based on 10 years of research through the Center for Early Childhood Education's (CECE) renowned TIMPANI...

Posted on December 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau


Bergstrom-Lynch runs to support victims of domestic violence

For the past seven years, Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology professor and chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology and Social Work Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, has run...

Posted on December 04, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Blood drive

Eastern answers the call for blood

The American Red Cross has a slogan that says “Give something that means something.” That means giving blood. The agency says blood is urgently needed now, as COVID-19 has claimed more...

Posted on December 03, 2020 by Dwight Bachman