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November 2022

Spider Man

Eastern’s Spider-Man takes kindness to new heights

Eastern’s campus community may have received the hero it needs. An anonymous student dressed in a Spider Man suit has been spotted patrolling the campus on Friday nights and at special...

Posted on November 29, 2022 by Noel Teter

Katherine Escalante

Student Katherine Escalante advocates for DACA on Capitol Hill

Sophomore political science major Katherine Escalante received the chance of a lifetime this November when she was invited to Washington, D.C, to advocate for Deferred Action for Childhood...

Posted on November 28, 2022 by Katherine Escalante

Day of Giving volunteers

Eastern serves turkey and trimmings to 300 community members
16th Day of Giving returns to campus

Eastern Connecticut State University’s 16th annual Day of Giving on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the only turkey dinner that many participants would have this holiday. More than 300...

Posted on November 23, 2022 by Lucinda Weiss

Sculptures in the Fine Art's Instructional Center Gallery

Art exhibit highlights faculty ceramics and sculpture

Three dramatically different artistic interpretations of the human experience and how we rebound from setbacks are expressed in the faculty Sculpture and Ceramic Exhibit on view in the Art Gallery...

Posted on November 21, 2022 by Lucinda Weiss

Thread City Trio

Thread City Jazz Trio regroups to release new album

A revamped performance ensemble, Thread City Jazz Trio, featuring three music department faculty is set to release a new album this coming January. The self-titled release is an adventurous...

Posted on November 21, 2022 by Noel Teter

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'Acting is Believing' to immerse audiences in simultaneous theatre/film shows

Eastern Connecticut State University's Theatre & Performance Media Program will present its second main-stage production of the fall semester, "Acting is Believing," on Dec. 1-4....

Posted on November 18, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Meg Campbell headshot

New media studies alum shares experience from top film school

Eastern alumna Megan Campbell ‘21 returned to her alma mater on Nov. 14 to meet with undergraduates and discuss her experiences attending the nation’s top film school. Currently,...

Posted on November 18, 2022 by Jack Jones

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Eastern’s Joshua Sumrell receives Prospanica’s Education Leadership Award

The Prospanica Connecticut Chapter Board of Directors selected Joshua Sumrell, coordinator of the Intercultural Center, to receive its 2022 Education Leadership Award. The award recognizes...

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Jack Jones

campus scene

Eastern makes Princeton Review's Green Colleges list for 13th year

For the 13th year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University is recognized in the Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges.” More than 700 schools were reviewed for their...

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Women's rugby team holds up its trophy

Eastern rugby clubs rebound from pandemic with strong 2022 campaigns

The men’s and women’s rugby clubs at Eastern Connecticut State University both have young rosters with many first-year players. This lack of experience has not hurt the teams, however,...

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Noel Teter

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Student Kailani Therriault named VITA Rookie of the Year

Student volunteer Kailani Therriault was recently recognized as Rookie of the Year by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Willimantic for completing $825,000 worth of refunds and...

Posted on November 14, 2022 by Noel Teter

John Carragher

Price of freedom invoked at Veterans Day ceremony
Eastern hosts Command Sergeant Major John S. Carragher

The price of freedom and gratitude toward veterans resounded at the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Posted on November 11, 2022 by Lucinda Weiss

Ned Lamont

College Democrats reactivate just in time for Election Day
Student organization brings top Democrats to campus

Gov. Ned Lamont, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Atty. Gen. William Tong and other top Democrats in the state came to Eastern on Nov. 4 to encourage students to vote on Election Day. The event happened...

Posted on November 10, 2022 by Jack Jones

Daniel Donaghy

Donaghy wins Auburn Witness Poetry Prize
Poetry award recognizes social justice and remembers Donaghy’s longtime friend

English professor Daniel Donaghy was recently honored by the “Southern Humanities Review” with its Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. The prize highlights a work that commemorates social...

Posted on November 09, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Campus Activity Board students

CAB wins programming excellence award

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) was recently recognized for its dedication to campus involvement at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)...

Posted on November 09, 2022 by Molly Boucher

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Eastern accessibility experts win first Betsey Doane Award

Eastern Sociology Professor Nicolas Simon and Sandra Flores-Gonzales, assistant director of the Office of AccessAbility Services (OAS), won the inaugural Betsey Doane Digital Accessibility...

Posted on November 09, 2022 by Noel Teter

Speakers at philosophy panel

Philosophy panel examines right to abortion

Two philosophy faculty members examined perspectives on the right to abortion in a panel discussion on Nov. 7. Professor Ana Funes-Maderey and Lecturer Matthew Rukgaber each presented a different...

Posted on November 09, 2022 by Noel Teter

Niti Pandey and Emily Todd

Meet the Deans
A conversation with Niti Pandey and Emily Todd

Niti Pandey and Emily Todd come from different realms of academia, but as Eastern’s two deans, they are united in their mission to advance the liberal arts. Niti Pandey is the dean of the...

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Psychology faculty

Psychology faculty publish 'open educational resources' for teaching online

James Diller, Christopher Krebs and Jenna Gray, faculty members in Eastern’s psychological science department, have published in Behavioral Pedagogies and Online Learning, an open educational...

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Noel Teter


'Stepping into the Shade': A civil rights story about Connecticut tobacco farmers

A new documentary series about tobacco farm workers in Connecticut and their impact on civil rights is being produced by Eastern Theatre Professors Brian Day and Kristen Morgan. Hosted by...

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Noel Teter

CSCU President Terrence Cheng speaks at Eastern Connecticut State University.

‘What qualifies as American?’
CSCU President Terrence Cheng dissects model minority stereotype in ‘Big Read’ talk

Eastern kicked off its National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) ‘Big Read’ program on Oct. 27 with a talk by Terrence Cheng, president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities...

Posted on November 02, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Pi Sigma Alpha students table for voter registration

Pi Sigma Alpha receives grant to promote voter registration

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Political Science honors society, Pi Sigma Alpha, recently hosted a voter registration event on Oct. 26. Aiming to promote civil engagement and register...

Posted on November 01, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Amanda Ouk

Student Amanda Ouk receives Honors Thesis award

Art major Amanda Ouk ’22 received the Phillip Elliot Award for writing an exceptional thesis for the University Honors Program. Ouk’s thesis demonstrated a higher order of thinking and...

Posted on June 30, 2022 by Noel Teter