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Campus Briefs

Published on February 10, 2022

Campus Briefs

Plunge for Hunger, Police Award, Podcast

Warriors participate in annual Plunge for Hunger

The Covenant Soup Kitchen held its 11th annual Plunge for Hunger on Feb. 25. Spearheaded by the Eastern Rugby Club, students and alumni near and far participated remotely by plunging into all bodies of water — from hot tubs to puddles. The rugby team and several alumni gathered at Lauter Park in Willimantic, the Plunge’s home venue, and dove into the icy waters of the Natchaug River. As of Feb. 9, the event has raised $74,000, according to Kimberly Clark, executive director of Covenant. The soup kitchen is still collecting donations, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation. Donate online at . Be sure to select “Plunge for Hunger” under Gift Type.   

Sarah Tompkins named head coach of women’s soccer

Sarah Tompkins has been named the fifth permanent head coach in the 36-year history of the Eastern Connecticut State University women’s soccer program. A native of Franklin, WI, Tompkins is a former assistant coach in Division I programs at Quinnipiac University and Illinois State University and a former graduate assistant at Division II Carson-Newman University. 

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Isabel Logan 

Logan receives letter of appreciation from Willimantic police

Social Work Professor Isabel Logan received the Willimantic Police Letter of Appreciation on Jan. 28 in the Windham Town Hall. The letter of appreciation is the department’s highest civilian award, given to an individual or organization whose involvement with the police has provided a valuable service to the department. Logan is the coordinator of a unique police social work internship that embeds social work students in the department. “Dr. Logan has demonstrated her commitment to working across boundary lines and engaging with diverse stakeholders to achieve the most favorable outcomes for the Willimantic community, her students and our officers,” said Lt. Matthew Solak ’05.

Eastern launches ‘What's Up, Warriors?’ podcast

“What's Up, Warriors?” is the official podcast of Eastern Connecticut State University, hosted by first-year student Amarylisse Rodriguez and senior Eden Fritz Aguiar. Each week, Amy and Eden sit down and talk about what's going on at Eastern, interview people on campus and more. Whether it's recapping the most recent CAB event or which Hurley dessert is students’ favorite, they have campus life covered!

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