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May 2021

Kemesha Wilmot

Kemesha Wilmot honored at '100 Women of Color' gala

Kemesha Wilmot '05 of New Britain, associate director for the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was honored at the June Archer and Eleven28...

Posted on May 24, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Social work students and police

Pilot internship embeds social work students in Willimantic police department

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Program recently partnered with the Willimantic Police Department to embed social work students into the department’s police work. In...

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Jack Cerra

Students close spring 2021 with virtual show(s) of research

The annual array of collegiate research conferences took a virtual appearance this spring 2021 semester, but that didn’t stop Eastern Connecticut State University students from continuing to...

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Michael Rouleau


Campus Briefs

Honors Program recognizes graduating members at Senior Reception; Cerra awarded at New England estuarine research conference; Mesagno hits walk-off grand slam to propel Warriors to LEC finals; and...

Posted on May 19, 2021

Honor cords

Hundreds recognized at honor societies, award ceremonies

More than 20 academic programs and departments at Eastern Connecticut State University recognized student achievements this 2020-21 academic year during award ceremonies and honor society inductions.

Posted on May 19, 2021 by Michael Rouleau


Eastern graduates upwards of 1,000 at on-campus commencement exercises
4 ceremonies honor the Classes of 2021 and 2020

On May 15 and May 16, Eastern Connecticut State University returned to its Willimantic, CT, campus for the first time in 13 years to hold graduation exercises.

Posted on May 16, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Inclusive Excellence Awards

Inclusive Excellence Awards recognize achievements of students of color
Keynote speaker David Jones ’04 speaks to equality

Eastern Connecticut State University held its Eighth Annual Inclusive Excellence Student Awards Ceremony on May 6. The ceremony honors the academic achievements of African, Latino, Asian and Native...

Posted on May 12, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Senior art gallery piece.

Graduating artists showcased in Senior Art Exhibition

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University opened its final show of the 2020-21 academic year on May 7. The annual Senior Art Exhibition showcases the artwork of 31 graduating seniors...

Posted on May 12, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Campus scene

Eastern community looks forward to a ‘return to normal’

Members of the Eastern community tuned in for what was hopefully the last virtual University Meeting on May 7. The biannual meeting recapped the trials and triumphs of an entire academic year...

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

SHAPE America

Physical education students, professor receive SHAPE America awards

Two students and one faculty member from Eastern’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) received awards at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Eastern...

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Bobbi Brown


Unity Wing sponsors Stop Asian Hate panel

When Okon Hwang, professor of music and chair of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Department, goes for a walk in her neighborhood, she wears a mask to follow COVID-19 safety...

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Cultivating Dignity

‘Cultivating Dignity’: Final theatre adaptation of year follows MLK’s summer in CT

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Department has premiered its final show of the 2020-21 school year. The performance, titled “Cultivating Dignity,” is a culmination...

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Zuzu Acrobats

Campus Briefs

Zuzu Acrobats perform thrilling Kenyan acrobatics on campus; Baseball remains unanimous no. 1 in New England; Students and faculty awarded for research and mentorship at CREATE conference; Physical...

Posted on May 06, 2021

Olivia Anderson

Olivia Anderson presents on climate change politics at Posters on the Hill

Eastern Connecticut State University student Olivia Anderson recently presented at the prestigious Posters on the Hill Conference on April 28.

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Molly Boucher

BOR Faculty Awards

3 Eastern faculty receive Board of Regents Faculty Awards

The Board of Regents (BOR) for Higher Education honored three faculty members from Eastern Connecticut State University in its annual Faculty Awards program for the 17 institutions in the...

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Baseball pitching research

Paul Canavan says baseball is ‘analytics in motion’

Imagine how many more no-hitters and strikeouts some of America’s most famous baseball pitchers — Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson and others —...

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Dwight Bachman