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Campus Briefs

Published on February 25, 2021

Campus Briefs

Storyteller Raouf Mama narrates poems that teach life lessons

Dr. Mama Award-winning storyteller and best-selling author Raouf Mama, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, presented “Journey and a Joining: A Reflection on the Tragedy and the Triumph of the African and African-American Experience Through Storytelling” on Feb. 23. Mama narrated three poems during his virtual performance to teach valuable life lessons. He concluded with a question and answer session to discuss the meaning behind each story. Read Story

Judy Dworin Project brings hope to incarcerated individuals

The Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) presented a workshop at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 17 as part of the campus’s weekly University Hour series. The workshop, which focused on bridging the gap between creative expression and social justice, offered a range of information on the JDPP, which was founded in 1989 and has since worked with schools and prisons throughout Connecticut. Read Story

As sports transition to outside competition, hope springs eternal

Baseball When the Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team tipped off on Jan. 30 against Rhode Island College, it was the first official competition in 325 days for an Eastern intercollegiate team. The last official game was March 11, 2020, when the women's lacrosse team took on Mitchell College at Rick McCarthy Field, a game that ended in a 14-2 victory, giving hope to the future of the program. Shortly after, however, sports in general would be dashed as seasons nationwide were halted and the COVID-19 pandemic tore through the United States. Read Story

Eastern Enrolls 140 in Spring 2021

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed 140 new students to campus this spring 2021 semester. The new students include first-time and transfer students who are enrolled in full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate programs. The new enrollees join a student body of more than 4,000 students from 162 of Connecticut's 169 towns, 33 other states and 20 countries. Read Story