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Puentes volunteer

Local Youth Learn Robotics, Nutrition in Eastern Afterschool Program

Twenty-six students from Eastern Connecticut State University volunteered this spring semester with local schoolchildren in the Puentes al Futuro program (Bridges to the Future). This year's...

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

dogfish

Eastern Dining Initiatives Bring Seaweed, Underused Fish to Campus

Eastern Connecticut State University and three partnering universities are nearing the end of a two-year, $500,000 effort to incorporate underused foods from the ocean into the dining culture of...

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

June Archer

June Archer, the 'Post Man' Brings Good News to Students

Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Proscenium Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 9 to hear recording artist, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker June Archer...

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 may be the reason we are all at home these days, but it hasn’t kept the Eastern community from our core purpose of teaching and learning. Online courses started on Monday, March 23....

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Ed Osborn

chirico

Miriam Chirico Presents New Book 'How to Teach a Play'

On March 11, Eastern faculty and staff packed the President’s Dining Room in Hurley Hall to hear English Professor Miriam Chirico describe the process of publishing her new book, “How...

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

alumni panel

English Alumni Share Unexpected Careers with Students

English Department graduates returned to Eastern Connecticut State University’s campus on March 10 to share their experiences in the workforce and discuss how their English degree has aided...

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Mentor Her

Eastern Hosts Mentoring Event with International Women's Forum of CT

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the International Women’s Forum of Connecticut (IWFCT) on March 11 for an event titled “Mentoring Matters: Mentor Her." The event...

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Dr.Bogues gives lecture

Caribbean Historian Delivers Lecture on Haitian Art

As a part of Eastern Connecticut State University’s art exhibition “Creating Dangerously: Art and Revolution,” the University’s Art Gallery welcomed Anthony Bogues,...

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Bishakh Som Presents

Bishakh Som Explores Gender, Sexuality, Memory and Urbanism

New York-based artist and writer Bishakh Som visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 5 to read from her upcoming comic book “Apsara Engine,” which is set to go on sale on...

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Marie-Celie Agnant lectures on her experience writing about Haiti and social activism.

Renowned Author Marie-Celie Agnant Speaks At Eastern

Renowned author and activist Marie-Celie Agnant visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 4 to lecture on her experience writing about Haitian diaspora and social activism. During her...

Posted on March 09, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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‘The Brothers Size,’ a Louisiana Tale of Family and Freedom

A heartfelt tale of two brothers navigating the murky waters of race and freedom is being performed at Eastern Connecticut State University through March 8. “The Brothers Size,” written...

Posted on March 05, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

An Eastern student facilitates the hand decoration station.

Eastern Celebrates ‘Read Across America' Day

As part of “National Read Across America Day” on March 2, Eastern Connecticut State University student volunteers from the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) teamed up with four...

Posted on March 04, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Afarin Rhaminfar's exhibition “Women of Shahnameh” at Towson University’s Asian Arts and Culture Center Gallery

Afarin Rahmanifar Solo Exhibits at Towson University

Afarin Rahmanifar, professor of art and art history at Eastern Connecticut State University, is exhibiting her solo exhibition “Women of Shahnameh” at Towson University’s Asian...

Posted on March 04, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Jason Bartlett talking to students about being out in politics.

Former State Representative Discusses ‘Being Out in Politics’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing and Pride Center recently hosted “Being Out in Politics.” The event was centered around Jason Bartlett, a...

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Piano and I music performers

Music Program Showcases Student, Faculty Talent

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Department recently held a series of events to showcase the talents of students, professors and visiting artists, ranging from multimodal...

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Eastern's campus.

Eastern Tells Its Story in Suburban Newspapers

While Connecticut still has a handful of daily newspapers in Hartford, New Haven, Danbury, Waterbury and even Willimantic, many residents of the Nutmeg State turn to the local weekly and monthly...

Posted on March 02, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Award recipients.

Eastern Presents 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards

Health Sciences major Lacoy Brown '20; Kristen Scavone, director of the Office of AccessAbility Services; and JoAnn Price, managing partner and co-founder of Fairview Capital Partners in West...

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Dwight Bachman and Ed Osborn

Gov. Lamont and his team visit Eastern.

Gov. Lamont and his team visit Eastern

It was a standing room only crowd on Wednesday night, Feb. 26 in the Student Center Theater at Eastern Connecticut State University when Governor Ned Lamont was joined by Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz...

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Richard Bausch

Distinguished Fiction Writer Richard Bausch Visits Eastern

On Feb. 20, distinguished fiction writer Richard Bausch visited Eastern Connecticut State University as part of the English Department’s ‘Visiting Writers’ series. During his...

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Vania Galicia

 The Straight-Up Jazz Trio performing.

Eastern Music Program to Present 5 March Events

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present five performances in the month of March, ranging from faculty recitals to concerts by guest musicians. All events are free and...

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Students chant across the student center.

Eastern Community Gathers to Support Undocumented Students

More than 150 students, staff and community members showed up at a rally in support of undocumented students at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 18.

Posted on February 20, 2020

Kwangwon Lee

Professor Kwangwon Lee Shares His Eastern Experience at Indiana University

Assistant Professor of Education Kwangwon Lee recently spoke on a panel at his alma mater, Indiana University (IU) School of Education, about his journey as a young professor and his experiences...

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Map of Connecticut showing towns involved in Sustainable CT.

100th Community Joins 'Sustainable CT'

Following the registration of Avon, East Windsor, Stratford, Waterbury and Woodstock, over the past two weeks, New Canaan became the 100th community to join Sustainable CT. A statewide program run...

Posted on February 19, 2020

Kevin Corcoran speaks on Open Educational Resources during workshop for Eastern students.

Open Education Resources: Alternative Learning Sources for Students

The movement to help Eastern students find more economical ways to access learning subject matter picked up momentum on Feb. 11 when Kevin Corcoran, executive director of digital learning for the...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Solo flutist Bülent Evcil.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Brings 'Turkish Delight' to Willimantic

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra returns to Willimantic to perform a free concert on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Held in the Concert Hall of...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Ed Osborn

The Hartford Courant Ad

Eastern Spreads the Word Statewide

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Eastern Connecticut State University was featured in a full-page advertisement on page 3 of the Hartford Courant. The ad noted that Eastern is the top ranked regional public...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Ed Osborn

The Brothers Size flyer

Eastern Theatre to Present 'The Brothers Size' by Academy Award-Winning Writer

Eastern Connecticut State University's Performing Arts Department is proud to present "The Brothers Size" by Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Sheila RuJoub

Katelynn Scalia and SJ Reynolds presenting.

Students Recognized at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Students studying theater and new media studies at Eastern Connecticut State University attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Cape Cod Community College from...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

The class of 2020 seniors workshop.

CICD Hosts 'Ready, Set, Graduate' for Class of 2020

Eastern’s Center for Internship and Career Development (CICD) hosted “Ready, Set, Graduate” on Feb. 12 for seniors graduating this spring.

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

ESPN Nick Aconfora

ESPN Recruits Students for ‘NEXT’ Program

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted representatives from ESPN on Feb. 11 who informed students of a new program called ESPN NEXT. The evening included a presentation about NEXT, a review of...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Professor Paul Torcellini accepting his award and posing for the camera

Eastern’s Torcellini Named ASHRAE Fellow

Paul Torcellini, professor of environmental earth science, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Torcellini was...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Manchester High School students participate in the workshop.

Comm Department Hosts TV News Workshop for Local High Schoolers

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Communication Department hosted students from Manchester High School (MHS) on Feb. 7 to experience Eastern’s Communication Department and...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Darrel Irwin giving a guest lecture on Haitian Migration.

The Roots of Haitian Migration

Darrell Irwin, visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, gave a lecture on “The Roots of Haitian Migration” in Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Charles Stuart speaks to students.

Filmmaker Charles Stuart Presents Latest Documentary

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles C. Stuart on Feb. 6 in the Student Center Theater. Stuart, who has produced more than 50 hours of film and...

Posted on February 11, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Annawon Weeden on stage performing.

Tribal Mentor Annawon Weeden Performs Historical Journey of Mashpee Wampanoag

Actor, activist, dancer and tribal mentor Annawon Weeden of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe performed his one-man show at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 6. The interactive performance...

Posted on February 10, 2020 by Vania Galicia

A picture of a steel sculpture in the shape of a head.

Art Gallery Presents 'Creating Dangerously,' Haiti Tribute

From Jan. 1–March 12, the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is presenting “Creating Dangerously: Art & Revolution,” an exhibition that features six Haitian...

Posted on February 04, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Susannah Richards

Education Programs get an ‘A’ in National 'Teacher Prep Review’

Eastern Connecticut State University received two of only three “A” grades in all of Connecticut in the “2020 Teacher Prep Review” for quality of instruction in the...

Posted on February 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Cigna interns work on their on campus office.

Eastern Students Intern with Cigna via On-Campus Partnership

Several Eastern Connecticut State University students are participating in a unique internship with Cigna through the health services company's on-campus Technology Early Career Development...

Posted on February 03, 2020 by Vania Galica

maluca mala

'Lulu' Entertains, Delivers Bold, Urgent Message

“Lulu,” a new experimental opera performed at Eastern Connecticut State University from Jan. 24-26, offered a provocative multi-media treatment of the timeless issue of mistreatment of...

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Picture of the dance team with their trophy.

Eastern’s Dance Team Earns National Rank at Acclaimed Competition

The competitive dance team at Eastern Connecticut State University performed at the prestigious Universal Dance Association (UDA) College Nationals on Jan. 17-19 at Walt Disney World in Orlando,...

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Employers sit at a table and talk about career development

Career Center Holds Career-Readiness Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) held a career-readiness conference on Jan. 16, themed “Unlock Your Career Potential.”...

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Photo of Bristol playground

‘Sustainable CT’ Matches $57K for Community Projects Across State

Organizations in seven Connecticut municipalities recently received $58,000 from the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund to kickstart local projects in their communities. The sustainability-minded...

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Picture of sociology students at Railroad Museum

Sociology Students Open Semester with Excursion into ‘The Community’

A group of sociology students kicked off the spring 2020 semester with an excursion into the Willimantic community on Jan. 21. Students enrolled in Professor Nicolas Simon’s course “The...

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Music advance flyer.

Eastern Music Program to Present 4 January, February Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a variety of musical performances this January and February, ranging from an interactive historical performance to an...

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Dwight Bachman

Bachman Urges Peace and Compassion at MLK Celebration

On Jan. 20, Dwight Bachman, public relations officer, served as guest speaker for the Windham/Willimantic Chapter of the NAACP’s celebration the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King...

Posted on January 22, 2020

Eastern Offers Full Slate of 'University Hour' Events through March

Eastern Connecticut State University continues its “University Hour Series” this spring with a range of presentations that are open to the public and free of charge. University Hour...

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

lulu flyer

Eastern Theatre to Present 'Lulu,' Starring Hip-Hop Artist Maluca Mala

On Jan. 24-26, the Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, in collaboration with the New York City-based theater/opera company Ridge Theater, will present...

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Art Gallery to Present ‘Creating Dangerously,’ a Tribute to Haiti

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Creating Dangerously: Art & Revolution” from Jan. 1–Mar. 12 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The...

Posted on January 09, 2020 by Vania Galicia