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October 2022

Student artist displays her Mental health inspired work

Eastern hosts COPLAC’s Northeast research conference

Eastern hosted the Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) on Oct. 28-29. The conference...

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Jack Jones

Entertainment day

Students meet entertainment industry professionals

Eastern students practiced their networking skills while displaying their employability at Entertainment Industry Day on Nov. 4. A variety of industry professionals, from film directors to theatre...

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Jack Jones

Scott Moore

Eastern history professor presents on legendary Virginia witch

For centuries, stories have been told around Halloween in the Virginia Beach area about the mysterious and mischievous Grace Sherwood, the “Witch of Pungo.” Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Noel Teter

Student-volunteers cleaning the Jillson House garden on Main St. in Willimantic.

Students beautify Windham during annual Day of Caring

Eastern Connecticut State University partnered with the University of Connecticut and United Way of Connecticut for a community service event called Day of Caring on Oct. 22. Groups of Eastern and...

Posted on October 26, 2022 by Noel Teter

Supreme court

Supreme Court hears 2 cases at Eastern
‘On Circuit’ gives students up-close look at judicial process

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the Connecticut Supreme Court on Oct. 19 as it heard two cases in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The event marked the return of...

Posted on October 26, 2022 by Noel Teter

Treadmill desk

Study finds that treadmill desk use improves work performance

Eastern Connecticut State University Psychology Professor Jenna Scisco has completed compelling research that may impact the way people work from home in a post-COVID world. Titled...

Posted on October 25, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Eastern's production of Oedipus on the stage.

Ancient tragedy ‘Oedipus the King’ reimagined with modern twist

The Theatre and Performance Media program performed a current events-inspired version of Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King” from Oct. 11–16. Over seven performances, hundreds of...

Posted on October 24, 2022 by Jack Jones

Student using livesafe app

Eastern enhances campus safety with LiveSafe app

Eastern Connecticut State University is enhancing safety precautions on campus with a mobile phone app known as LiveSafe. Designed to connect community members and their local public safety...

Posted on October 24, 2022 by Molly Boucher

NECREC presenters

Inaugural conference makes Eastern the hub of cannabis research
Eastern announces new cannabis certification at NECREC

Cannabis cultivators, researchers and industry hopefuls visited Eastern Connecticut State University from Oct. 21-22 for the state’s first academic conference focused on cannabis research....

Posted on October 24, 2022 by Jack Jones

Immigration Week.

Eastern Hosts ‘Immigration Week' for under-documented students

The office of University Opportunity Programs (UOP) hosted an event-filled "Immigration Week" from Oct. 11–Oct. 13. In support of recipients of Eastern's TheDream.US...

Posted on October 24, 2022 by Katherine Escalante

Sabrina Butler-Smith speaks to students

Death row exoneree condemns racial profiling
Sabrina Butler-Smith advocates for the ‘innocently incarcerated’

There have only been 190 death row exonerations since 1973, and on Oct. 12, one of them came to Eastern for the first University Hour of the semester. Sabrina Butler-Smith, the second woman and...

Posted on October 21, 2022 by Jack Jones

Cannabis Certification logo

Eastern to announce new cannabis certification at Connecticut's first cannabis academic research conference

Eastern Connecticut State University will announce a certification for environmentally sustainable cannabis businesses at the inaugural New England Cannabis Research and Education Conference...

Posted on October 20, 2022 by Amanda Irwin and Michael Rouleau

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers and Luciana Quagliato McClure.

Art Gallery panel discusses women’s experience with political violence

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a panel discussion on Oct. 12 as part of its “Women at War” exhibition. The discussion was facilitated by Maiyah...

Posted on October 18, 2022 by Noel Teter

Frank Murray thumbnail image

Eastern's teacher preparation programs receive Frank Murray Recognition

Eastern’s teacher preparation programs recently received the 2022 “Frank Murray Recognition for Continuous Improvement” by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator...

Posted on October 12, 2022 by Jack Jones


Eastern announces speakers, sponsors for Connecticut's first cannabis academic research conference

The first New England Cannabis Research and Education Conference (NECREC), hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 21-22, has announced its full roster of speakers and panel topics....

Posted on October 11, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

Shirzad Ahmadi

From wrestler to lecturer
Shirzad Ahmadi driven through life by wrestling

Eastern physical sciences lecturer Shirzad Ahmadi’s résumé looks like it could belong to three different people. He has been a wrestling coach at several universities in New...

Posted on October 11, 2022 by Noel Teter

Eastern alumni celebrate

Alumni celebrate 15th anniversary of Student Center

On Sept. 30, Eastern alumni were invited to the Student Center to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its renovation and opening. Approximately 50 alumni were in attendance for a nostalgic return to...

Posted on October 11, 2022 by Noel Teter

Eastern students attend Alyssiah Wiley event.

Eastern hosts 3rd relationship violence awareness event in memory of Alyssiah Wiley

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its 3rd annual Alyssiah Wiley End Relationship Violence Awareness Event on Oct. 4. The event was organized by Sociology Professor Brenda Westberry and...

Posted on October 06, 2022 by Noel Teter

Here: a poetry journal

‘Here’ poetry journal calls awareness to racial inequity, environmental injustice

On Sept. 28, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Creative Writing Club and Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) group presented a reading to celebrate the publication of the fifth...

Posted on October 06, 2022 by Noel Teter

Eastern alumni march around campus.

Alumni reunion teams with Family Day for festive weekend

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual reunion weekend on Sept. 30–Oct. 1. For the first time in the school’s history, Eastern Celebrates occurred simultaneously with...

Posted on October 05, 2022 by Jack Jones


Bouley’s book on implicit bias makes best-seller list

Eastern Connecticut State University Professor of Education Theresa Bouley recently hit Library Journal’s best-seller list for academic/education-centric books with her latest release,...

Posted on October 04, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Guest speaker Wes Woodson

‘Steps for a Mighty Mind’ promotes mental wellness

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted “Steps for a Mighty Mind” on Sept. 29 to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. The event was organized by Eastern student...

Posted on October 03, 2022 by Noel Teter