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April

April 2022

Isabel Logan, Eastern social work professor and co-director of the SWLE Project, presents pre-recorded remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona praises police social work project
Eastern hosts inaugural ‘Boots on the Ground’ celebration

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the first capstone celebration for the Social Work and Law Enforcement (SWLE) Project on April 22 in the Shafer Hall Auditorium. Titled “Boots on...

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Barnard Scholars Nelson Javier Santos Ferrer and Natalie Devlin stand beside Eastern President Elsa Núñez and Todd Cooper, CSCSU board member and management program analyst with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

2 seniors receive Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award

Eastern Connecticut State University students Nelson Javier Santos Ferrer ’22 of Westfield, MA, and Natalie Devlin ’22 of Somers, CT, have been named recipients of the 2022 Henry...

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern's Cheer Team performs at Family Day

Family Day returns to campus after 3-year hiatus

Eastern students and families gathered for a day of festivities on April 23 for the first Family Day since fall 2019. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Student Government...

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Brent Terry

Brent Terry authors poetry book '21st Century Autoimmune Blues'

Eastern Connecticut State University English lecturer Brent Terry gave a poetry reading on April 26 in support of his new book titled “21st Century Autoimmune Blues.” Published by the...

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

student volunteer

Spring cleaning in Windham
Eastern students volunteer across town

More than 75 Eastern Connecticut State University volunteers dispersed across Windham on April 23 for the Center for Community Engagement’s (CCE) annual Town Pride Town Wide beautification...

Posted on April 25, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Anderson Curtis speaks to attendees of ACLU event.

Period poverty to online dating safety
Social work students tackle issues with community organizations

Through service and outreach, Eastern social work students are immersing themselves in the community and gaining field experience. For a required course of the Social Work major -- "Generalist...

Posted on April 20, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Juana Martinez-Neal

Award-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal discusses journey

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal on April 13. Martinez-Neal gave a book talk on three of her works, shared...

Posted on April 20, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

CCE Expo

CCE holds first Service Expo since 2019
Silcox urges students to take authentic path

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University honored five members of the campus and local communities for their exemplary service during its Annual Service Expo...

Posted on April 20, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Accounting Banquet

Eastern holds 26th annual accounting banquet
Attorney Joseph Lobe ’03 urges due diligence when reviewing contracts

The Accounting Program held its 26th annual banquet on April 19 in the Betty R. Tipton Room. The event gathered more than 100 accounting alumni, current students, faculty and university officials...

Posted on April 20, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Sunrise CT

Campus Briefs
Miss Little Poland | STEM Gap | Sunrise CT

Student Olivia Wronka crowned Miss Little Poland; Eastern shrinks the STEM gap; Sunrise CT calls for students to be climate activists; CSCU president visits campus; Social work students partner...

Posted on April 20, 2022

Students Edgar Escutia ('24) and Frida Nieto-Gonzalez ('24), Opportunity Scholars who attended the event with President Nunez and Chris Ambrosio.

'Under-documented' students attend first SUCCESS national conference
Conference dedicated to supporting undocumented college students

In its sixth year, the Opportunity Scholars program is privately funded through TheDream.US foundation, which provides scholarships to undocumented students in the United States. Launched by former...

Posted on April 18, 2022 by Amanda Irwin; Conributor: Ed Osborn

team on the beach

Cheerleading team places in top 10 at College Nationals

The club cheerleading team at Eastern Connecticut State University finished in the top 10 at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College Nationals this April 6–10 in Daytona Beach,...

Posted on April 18, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Flyer

Eastern to present ‘The Greenwood Project’ in remembrance of Tulsa race massacre
Live production features dance, film, poetry

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a live performance of dance, film and poetry in its final main stage production of the spring semester on April 28-May 1 in...

Posted on April 13, 2022 by Molly Boucher

University Hour

Sunrise CT calls for students to be climate activists

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a presentation by the climate-change awareness organization Sunrise CT on April 6 in the Student Center Theatre. The University Hour presentation was...

Posted on April 12, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Olivia Wronka

Student Olivia Wronka crowned Miss Little Poland

Eastern Connecticut State University senior Olivia Wronka was crowned Miss Little Poland in September 2021 at the annual Little Poland Festival in New Britain. New Britain is home to the...

Posted on April 12, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Abigail Donaghy in the show, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Abigail Donaghy, an actress on the rise
Eastern student balances school with show business

Abigail Donaghy was 13 years old when her father brought her to an open audition in New York City that forever changed her life. Today, at 21, she is a full-time Eastern student who is managing a...

Posted on April 11, 2022 by Molly Boucher

2019 CCE Expo

Eastern to hold first community service expo in 3 years

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold its Annual Service Expo and Awards Ceremony on April 18 from 2–4 p.m. in the foyer of the Fine Arts...

Posted on April 11, 2022

Students sit in a circle at STEP/CAP

Students reflect on STEP/CAP experience

This past summer, 52 students from towns and cities across Connecticut enrolled in Eastern Connecticut State University’s STEP/CAP program -- Summer Transition at Eastern Program/Contract...

Posted on April 08, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Lena Rodriguez

Nonprofit leader Lena Rodriguez named 132nd commencement speaker

Lena Rodriguez, CEO and president of the Community Renewal Team in Hartford, CT, will give the commencement address at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 132nd Commencement Exercises on...

Posted on April 06, 2022 by Ed Osborn

Warriors softball

Campus Briefs

Warriors baseball and softball ranked nationally; ‘What’s Up, Warriors?’ podcast features President Núñez; Student Colleen Goff selected for CT Poetry Circuit; Eastern...

Posted on April 06, 2022

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8 Eastern students present at National Conference for Undergraduate Research

Eight Eastern Connecticut State University students are presenting their research virtually at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) from April 4-8. Hosted annually by the...

Posted on April 06, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Connolly

Connolly published in ‘Ecological Restoration’ journal
Research finds hemp byproduct aids buttonbush growth and fortifies habitat

Bryan Connolly, botanist, horticulturalist and assistant professor of biology at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently had his research published in the peer-reviewed journal...

Posted on April 05, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Giovanna Rossi

NPR personality Giovanna Rossi speaks on women's wellness

Eastern welcomed mindfulness coach, mentor and podcaster Giovanna Rossi to campus on March 30 for a workshop on women's wellness. Rossi led an interactive, women-focused presentation on how to...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Human Library

Eastern to host 'Human Library'

The J. Eugene Smith Library in partnership with the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing will host a "human library" on April 12 from 1-5 p.m. Eastern...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Chamber Singers

Voice students tour Mid-Atlantic on spring break

Twenty-two students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Chamber Singers and Opera Workshop ensembles performed in a spring tour March 12–17. Led by music professors David...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Reading Program

CCE concludes successful reading program with Windham Public Schools

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) recently completed a year-long reading program with more than 135 children in Windham Public Schools. Based on a...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Kim Silcox

Trans Day of Visibility

Eastern celebrates Trans Day of Visibility

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Unity Wing and Pride Center celebrated Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) on March 31. Students, faculty and staff wore a TDOV shirt at the event and helped...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Molly Boucher