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September

September 2021

Katherine Platt

Eastern ranks high in ‘Best Colleges for Veterans’
Veteran Katherine Platt explains why Eastern is top-ranked public regional university in New England

Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized as one of the best colleges for veterans in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings, released Sept. 13. While Eastern is the 36th...

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Mike Rouleau

Thi Bui

Eastern’s Big Read program to begin Fall events

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-22 Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant of $20,000 —...

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Student Government Association stands at their booth.

Involvement Fair draws hundreds of eager students

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its first in-person student involvement fair and president’s picnic since 2019, with around 500 students in attendance. Spanning across Webb lawn,...

Posted on September 15, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Students in class

Eastern joins Coalition for College
Membership affirms commitment to increasing college access for underrepresented students

Eastern Connecticut State University has joined the Coalition for College, a diverse group of more than 150 public and private colleges and universities across the United States working to improve...

Posted on September 15, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Iranian-American

Art Gallery welcomes patrons to ‘Our Tears Are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous’
Exhibition features 14 Iranian-American women artists

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery held an opening reception for “Our Tears are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous” on Sept. 9. The first exhibition of the fall 2021...

Posted on September 14, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

author and cover

Cochran publishes book on music in film

Eastern Connecticut State University music professor Timothy Cochran has recently published a book titled “Musical Sincerity and Transcendence in Film.” The book, which analyses the...

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Students in lawn

U.S. News & World Report ranks Eastern as top public regional university in New England for the third year in a row
Eastern also ranked for affordability and service to veterans

For the third year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University was ranked as the top public regional university in New England by U.S. News & World Report in its annual report of the best...

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Twin Towers

Never Forget
Eastern remembers 9/11 on 20-year anniversary

More than 100 members of the Eastern Connecticut State University community gathered on Friday, Sept. 10, in remembrance of the terrorist attacks that occurred 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001....

Posted on September 10, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Mark Fabrizi and David Stoloff

Fabrizi, Stoloff present at international 'Literature and Language' conference

David Stoloff and Mark Fabrizi of the Department of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University presented at the two-day virtual international conference “Literature and Language: A...

Posted on September 09, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Oakley Napatree

New research: Storms, not sea level, drive shoreline change
Published article examines migration of Napatree Point, RI

New research by coastal geologist Bryan Oakley, a professor in the Environmental Earth Science Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, reveals that storminess is a greater driver of...

Posted on September 07, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Hulvey and Stravoravdis review data.

Biology duo publishes on antifungal resistance and boxwood blight

Eastern Connecticut State University alumnus Stefanos Stravoravdis ’20, and his faculty mentor, biology professor Jonathan Hulvey, have had their research published in the International...

Posted on September 03, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Dennis Canterbury

Canterbury publishes book on development in Caribbean countries

Eastern Connecticut State University sociology professor Dennis Canterbury recently published a book that tackles capitalism, power and the imperial state within Caribbean countries. Tilted...

Posted on September 02, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Police Chief Stephen Tavares ’96

Stephen Tavares sworn in as Eastern’s police chief

Stephen Tavares ’96 was sworn in as Eastern Connecticut State University’s chief of police and director of public safety on Aug. 27. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Betty R....

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Warrior welcome

Eastern bustles with students’ return to campus

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed nearly 4,000 students to campus last week for the start of the fall 2021 semester. Of the more than 3,400 full-time undergraduate students, nearly...

Posted on September 01, 2021

Campus entrance

Eastern named to The Princeton Review’s list of 'Best Colleges' in Northeast

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the 223 best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company listed Eastern in the Best in the Northeast...

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Interpreter

Eastern offers new minor in medical interpreting in Spanish

COVID-19 is just one reason why Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Health Science and its World Languages and Cultures Department are partnering to offer a new...

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

President Elsa Núñez

University Meeting opens fall 2021 with ‘cautious optimism’

The Aug. 25 University Meeting marked the fifth straight time since May of 2020 that faculty and staff across campus were forced to meet virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was...

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Puppies

Campus Briefs

Track alumni finish 10th in 95-mile relay; Art Gallery presents ‘Our Tears Are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous’; Eastern employs therapy puppies to reduce back-to-campus anxiety; Students...

Posted on September 01, 2021