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November 2021

New England

Eastern receives positive outcome from accreditation review
Regional accrediting agency praises Eastern's self-study

Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut’s only public liberal arts college, has received continuing accreditation from the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), the...

Posted on December 01, 2021 by Ed Osborn


LEAP program trains current and future leaders

The Student Activities Office at Eastern Connecticut State University recently concluded its fall session of the LEAP leadership program. Standing for “Learn, Explore, Achieve,...

Posted on November 29, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Day of Giving

Eastern celebrates 15th annual of Day of Giving
500 meals distributed to Willimantic community residents

For the 15th consecutive year, Eastern Connecticut State University served a special Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 24 to Willimantic community members in need. In past years, the “Day of...

Posted on November 24, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Camel Spider

2 biology research groups publish on camel spiders and endangered seabirds

Two alumni-faculty research groups from the Biology Department at Eastern Connecticut State University authored two peer-reviewed articles that were recently published in scientific journals. Jacob...

Posted on November 22, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

SafeWise deems Willimantic, CT, home of Eastern Connecticut State University, the #21 safest college town in the United States

Willimantic ranked in top 25 safest college towns in America
SafeWise ranking is highest in Connecticut

Willimantic, CT, home of Eastern Connecticut State University, is ranked the #21 safest college town in the United States by In a report issued on Nov. 9, SafeWise evaluated colleges...

Posted on November 19, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Student poses for #IAMEASTERN event

#IAMEASTERN celebrates diversity, school spirit

The Intercultural Center at Eastern Connecticut State University promoted inclusion and diversity across campus with its latest campaign, #IAMEASTERN. Running from Nov. 1-17, the campaign included...

Posted on November 18, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Poster for Eastern's Film Festival

Eastern to host first student film festival

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Performing Arts will celebrate the creativity of its students at the first-ever Eastern Film Festival on Dec. 3 and 4. Films will be...

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Veterans Day

Eastern honors active, past service members on Veterans Day

Eastern held its first in-person Veterans Day ceremony since 2019 on Nov. 11. Lt. Colonel Joe Danao ’89 served as the event’s keynote speaker. He is an Eastern graduate with a...

Posted on November 12, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

CAB's Willi's Lodge shirt for Fall Fest

Student activities office represents at NACA conference

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Student Activities received several recognitions at the annual conference of the National Association for Campus Activity (NACA), held Oct....

Posted on November 11, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Students present their project on Mass Incarceration.

Social Action Day focuses on mass incarceration
Annual event is led by junior social work students

Students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Program held the seventh annual Social Action Day on Nov. 9 to bring awareness to the policies related to mass incarceration....

Posted on November 11, 2021 by Bobbi Brown and Molly Boucher

Thi Bui and her book, "The Best We Could Do."

Thi Bui speaks about ‘The Best We Could Do’
Graphic memoir is Eastern’s 2021 Big Read selection

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Thi Bui, author of “The Best We Could Do,” on Nov. 11 as part of the University’s “Big Read” program. Eastern is one of 61...

Posted on November 11, 2021 by Michael Rouleau


Campus Briefs
5x5, Folktales, Halloween

Eastern dancers perform at annual 5x5 Dance Festival; Prospanica CT awards Walter Diaz for education leadership; Mama gives international presentation on folktales; DeVivo and Johnson speak on...

Posted on November 10, 2021

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2 biology students present in plant biology conference

Eastern Connecticut State University biology students Kate Arildsen and Catrina Sullivan presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists...

Posted on November 09, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

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Prospanica CT awards Walter Diaz for education leadership

Walter Diaz, vice president of student affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been awarded the Education Leadership Award by the Prospanica Connecticut Chapter Board of Directors....

Posted on November 05, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Students explore career options with help from CICD.

Students visit with employers at Career Expo

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted its annual Career Exploration Expo on Nov. 3. The event, which took place is the Betty...

Posted on November 04, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Eastern's student organization FEMALES dress is costumes for club event.

Eastern embraces Halloween spirit

Eastern Connecticut State University embraced the Halloween spirit in a number of ways this fall semester. Across residence halls, student organizations and arts events, students, staff and faculty...

Posted on November 03, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Raouf Mama

Mama gives international presentation on folktales
Webinar engages Pakistani educators

Raouf Mama, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University gave a virtual international presentation titled “Webinar Series 4: Integration of Folktales in the English Language...

Posted on November 02, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Devivo and Johnson

DeVivo and Johnson speak on educational equity

Windham Mayor Tom DeVivo and State Rep. Susan Johnson visited Eastern on Oct. 27 to discuss public education and their aspirations for a new magnet school in Windham.

Posted on November 02, 2021 by Michael Rouleau