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Perceptions shift quickly in ‘Acting is Believing’

The play/film "Acting is Believing," challenging audience perceptions as it was performed in two mediums, ranged from restoration comedy to contemporary improv in a campus production of...

Posted on December 06, 2022 by by Lucinda Weiss

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

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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'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

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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

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

Production

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Charles Yu.

Eastern to kick off ‘Big Read’ with book talk by CSCU President Terrence Cheng
This year's community reading program to explore 'Interior Chinatown'

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of 62 communities nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant for 2022-23 year. Eastern will host a series of events...

Posted on October 18, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern's teacher preparation programs receive Frank Murray Recognition

Eastern’s teacher preperation 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

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

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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

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

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

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Theatre: ‘Oedipus the King’ reimagined as Jan. 6- and pandemic-inspired true-crime podcast
Eastern opens fall theatre season with modernized ancient tragedy

The Theatre and Performance Media Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will kick off its fall theatre season with Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King” from Oct. 11–16 in...

Posted on September 29, 2022 by Noel Teter

Andrej 5K

Virtual Andrej 5k draws international participation

The ECSU Foundation called upon the Eastern community to participate in the fifth annual Andrej 5k Fun Run & Walk from Sept. 16–18. The ceremonial race serves as a fundraising memorial...

Posted on September 28, 2022 by Jack Jones

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Biology students share summer internship experience

Dozens of biology students and faculty gathered in room 104 of the Dr. David G. Carter Science Building on Sept. 23 for an hour-long summer internship showcase. This first seminar event of the...

Posted on September 26, 2022 by Jack Jones

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Princeton Review names Eastern a 2023 top college in Northeast

Eastern is featured as one of the 224 best colleges in the Northeast for the 2023 academic year in the Princeton Review’s annual “Best Regional Colleges” list, released this past...

Posted on September 26, 2022 by Jack Jones

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Education lecturer aims to ‘gamify’ education
Robert Ford receives Best Article award

Robert Ford, a lecturer for Eastern Connecticut State University’s Education Department, had his research efforts acknowledged for “gamifying” learning techniques within classroom...

Posted on September 26, 2022 by Jack Jones

Basketball tournament flyer

Eastern to host third violence awareness event in memory of Alyssiah Wiley

In light of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Eastern Connecticut State University will host the third annual Alyssiah Wiley End Relationship Violence Awareness Event on...

Posted on September 22, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Pakdil and Beazoglou

Pakdil and Beazoglou ’21 published in Journal of Healthcare Management

Eastern Connecticut State University Management Professor Fatma Pakdil and alumna Hannah Beazoglou ’21 have recently been published for their collaborative research titled “Monitoring...

Posted on September 22, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Morgan Velez.

Eastern police swear in Officer Morgan Velez

On Sept. 20, the Campus Police at Eastern Connecticut State University swore in a new officer. Morgan Velez will enter the Connecticut Police Academy’s 376th session on Sept. 22 and is...

Posted on September 22, 2022 by Noel Teter

Accounting fair

Internship fair mingles accounting students with alumni

Eastern Connecticut State University students came eager with resumes in hand for the 18th annual accounting fair. Hosted by the Department of Accounting and Business Information Systems, the event...

Posted on September 22, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Women at War

Art Gallery: 'Women at War' brings new perspective on war in Ukraine

In the wake of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, a new Art Gallery exhibition at Eastern Connecticut State University offers a fresh perspective on the war. The collection,...

Posted on September 21, 2022 by Noel Teter

2nd Congressional Debate

Eastern to host congressional debate prior to November elections

Eastern Connecticut State University will host a debate for the 2nd Congressional District on Oct. 4 as part of a series of election-season debates sponsored by Connecticut Public and the...

Posted on September 14, 2022

Unity Wing

Unity Wing block party introduces 3 ‘Identity Centers’

On Sept. 9, Eastern Connecticut State University students and faculty convened on the first floor of the Student Center to familiarize themselves with the values and resources available to them in...

Posted on September 14, 2022 by Jack Jones

Student interns.

Students complete summer 2022 internships

This summer, several students at Eastern Connecticut State University gained real-life experience and learned about themselves through internships. They left their internships in fields such as...

Posted on September 14, 2022 by Noel Teter

Awakening Flyer

Eastern announces 2022-23 theatre season ‘The Awakening’

Eastern Connecticut State University has announced its fall 2022–spring 2023 theatre season with a series titled “The Awakening.” Reflecting changes in the entertainment industry...

Posted on September 13, 2022 by Noel Teter

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Eastern ranked in top 20 by U.S. News & World Report
2022-23 rankings place Eastern among the best public institutions in the North

Eastern Connecticut State University is ranked among the top 20 public institutions in the North Region for universities by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022-23 rankings, released Sept. 12....

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern students at 2022 involvement fair

Club fair encourages student involvement

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Student Involvement Fair and President’s Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 8. The event, which included nearly 400 students in attendance,...

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Molly Boucher

University meeting.

‘Good and lucky’: President Núñez addresses the state of the university

Hundreds of faculty and staff packed the Betty R. Tipton Room on Aug. 24 for the first in-person University Meeting in more than two years. Following employee/retiree recognitions, President Elsa...

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Elizabeth Bartoshevich completes her digital history project.

2 summer research fellows study digital history and computational chemistry

Two Eastern students spent their summer’s completing research fellowships under close faculty mentorship. Senior History major Elizabeth Bartoshevich continued a digital history project...

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern gives a much anticipated ‘Welcome Back’

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed thousands of students to campus this week for the start of the fall 2022 semester. Kicking off with move-in weekend Aug. 27-28, students reacquainted...

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Florence, Italy

Eastern students explore culture and writing in Italy

Seventeen Eastern Connecticut State University students experienced the trip of a lifetime over the summer: six weeks in Florence, Italy, studying creative writing. Led by seasoned Italian visitor...

Posted on August 29, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Students participate in SRIs at Eastern.

Research institutes examine big data, political ideology and literary scholarship

Eastern hosted three Summer Research Institutes (SRIs) at the conclusion of summer break. Occurring from Aug. 22 – 26, the weeklong institutes engaged 29 students in the fields of English,...

Posted on August 29, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Police Chief Tavares honored at ‘100 Men of Color’ gala

Stephen Tavares ’96 of New Hartford, chief of police at Eastern Connecticut State University, was honored at the “100 Men of Color” Black-Tie Gala and Awards on Aug. 12 at the...

Posted on August 23, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Take 6 a capella group

Fall concert series brings a cappella legends Take 6 and jazz great Arturo Sandoval
Concerts support Kevin Crosbie Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Eastern Connecticut State University will host a fall concert series featuring two world-class acts in support of scholarships for Eastern students. Titled “Great Music Fostering...

Posted on August 22, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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Community policing workshop educates officers on DEI
Unity Wing training involves Eastern and UHart police

The Unity Wing at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a community policing workshop on Aug. 10–11 for the public safety departments at Eastern and the University of Hartford. Led by...

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Women at War flyer

Traveling Ukrainian art exhibition ‘Women at War’ to make first stop at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University is the first stop of a traveling art exhibition titled “Women at War,” showcasing a leading selection of women artists working in Ukraine. Presented...

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Jumpstart

Eastern students give local preschoolers a summer ‘Jumpstart’
CCE program develops pre-K skills

Four Eastern students are spending their summer working with Willimantic children through the early childhood program known as “Jumpstart.” Through the Center for Community Engagement...

Posted on August 02, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Megan Piechowicz

Biology student presents at plant bio conference in Oregon

Honors Biology major Megan Piechowicz presented at the recent American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB) conference in Portland, OR, from July 9 -13.

Posted on August 02, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Corpse flower

What’s that smell? Corpse flower blooms at Eastern

One of the world’s most peculiar flowering plants bloomed this week at Eastern Connecticut State University. Amorphophallus titanium, popularly known as “corpse flower” for its...

Posted on July 27, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Police Chief Stephen Tavares speaking at podium

Eastern police dedicate Chief Edward Casey memorial

The Department of Public Safety dedicated the Chief Edward Casey memorial to its new location on July 13 at the Eastern police department. Chief Casey was a member of the Windham Special Police...

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Max Turner, Aspen Ben Azulay, and Vania Perez Gordillo

3 student papers awarded by Latin American and Caribbean Studies program
Papers investigate immigration and sexual diversity

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program recognized three students in its 2022 annual Student Paper Awards. History major Max Turner ’22 won the top prize, whereas Sociology major...

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Scuba diving in the Bahamas

Bio researchers study little-known coral disease in The Bahamas

Biochemistry major Sydney DeNoncour accompanied Biology Professor Joshua Idjadi on a research trip in the Bahamas to study a rapidly spreading disease that is affecting Caribbean coral reefs....

Posted on July 20, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern students, faculty produce WPKN documentary: 'The Greatest Radio Station in the World'

A faculty-student team from Eastern Connecticut State University produced a documentary on the legendary Bridgeport-based radio station WPKN-FM (89.5 FM). Titled “The Greatest Radio Station...

Posted on July 19, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

mentorship

A Mentor in College and Career
Professor Tasneem guides first-generation students into computer science careers

Eastern faculty are known for developing close mentorships with students, helping them to master subject matter and even find success in the workplace after graduating. A classic example is Sarah...

Posted on July 13, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Harmony Zhao

Harmony Zhao participates in Yale summer research project

Health Sciences major Harmony Zhao ’24 is participating in an eight-week project at Yale University’s Public Health Summer Research Program (SREEH). The National Institutes of Health...

Posted on July 12, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Ryan-Custer split screen

English alumni collaborate on ‘cutting-edge’ writing studies book

Two Eastern alumni — Holly Ryan ’01 (formerly Holly Mandes) of Pawcatuck and Jason Custer ’11 of Vernon — have recently made a major contribution to the discipline of...

Posted on July 07, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Waterbury Promise

Eastern partners with Waterbury Promise
Partnership matches scholarships for Waterbury students

Eastern Connecticut State University is the first Connecticut State University (CSU) to partner with Waterbury Promise, Inc. to provide increased financial aid to students residing in Waterbury....

Posted on July 07, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

LEC cups and NCAAA trophy

Eastern Warriors top Little East Conference in athletics and academics
Student-athletes win consecutive LEC Commissioner’s and Presidents’ Cups

Following the success of its NCAA Division III national championship baseball team, the Warriors at Eastern Connecticut State University concluded the 2021-22 academic year winning the Little East...

Posted on July 06, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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

Artwork by Lydia Viscardi

Eastern Art Gallery presents ‘Imagined Places, Inhabited Spaces’
Summer exhibition showcases 4 artists

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Imagined Places, Inhabited Spaces” from June 27 – Sept. 2. The exhibition showcases the work of four artists...

Posted on June 24, 2022

New students

SOAR summer orientation welcomes new students

Throughout the month of June, Eastern Connecticut State University is welcoming new students to campus via a series of programs and activities to help them transition to college life. The Student...

Posted on June 22, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern to host Connecticut’s first cannabis academic research conference
Registration now open for NECREC

Eastern Connecticut State University will host the first New England Cannabis Research and Education Conference (NECREC) on October 21-22. Connecticut’s first academic conference on cannabis...

Posted on June 22, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

New deans Niti Pandey and Emily Todd

Eastern names 2 deans to lead Schools of Arts & Sciences, Education & Professional Studies

After conducting national searches, Dr. Emily Todd and Dr. Niti Pandey have been named deans at Eastern Connecticut State University for the 2022-2023 school year.

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

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Field course brings intrepid EES students out West

A cadre of Environmental Earth Science (EES) students set out on a 12-day expedition this May exploring some of the United States’ great mountain landscapes. Led by Professors Dickson...

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Commissioner's Cup

Campus Briefs
Commissioner's Cup | 'Book of Queer' | College of Distinction

Eastern wins 5th consecutive Commissioner’s Cup; Eastern named a 2022-23 College of Distinction; Eastern names 2 permanent deans; Student wins NAACP scholarship; Historian Tom Balcerski...

Posted on June 17, 2022

Colleges of Distinction

Eastern named a 2022-23 College of Distinction

Colleges of Distinction has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University for a variety of distinctions in its 2022-23 rankings, including badges of distinction for Public Colleges, Connecticut...

Posted on June 16, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

President Núñez and honorees at President’s Leadership Luncheon and Awards ceremony

Leadership Luncheon honors 4 outstanding donors, alumni
Ceremony returns after 3-year pandemic hiatus

Eastern Connecticut State University honored four members of its alumni and donor community on June 10 at its annual President’s Leadership Luncheon and Awards ceremony. The event gathered...

Posted on June 15, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Exercise science

Eastern launches new sport-related programs for fall 2022

Eastern Connecticut State University will offer two new academic concentrations and one new minor this coming fall 2022 semester. Students majoring in Health Sciences can concentrate in Exercise...

Posted on June 14, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern President Elsa Núñez, left, and NAACP President Leah Ralls, right, congratulate Adalyse Gonzales on winning an NAACP scholarship

Windham NAACP presents scholarship to Eastern student

On June 4 at a packed house at the Lakeview Restaurant in Coventry, the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP presented Adalyse Gonzales ’22 a scholarship for her academic and athletic...

Posted on June 10, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Balcerski

Historian Tom Balcerski appears in ‘The Book of Queer’

Thomas Balcerski, professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University, appeared in the first episode of the Discovery+ mini-series “The Book of Queer,” premiering throughout...

Posted on June 08, 2022

Dwarf bulrush

Botanists’ search in Windham yields new plant discoveries
Eastern professor updates local herbarium record

A botanist from Eastern Connecticut State University was recently published by the New England Botanical Society (NEBS) for his efforts to update Windham County’s herbarium record—a...

Posted on June 07, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Torch Run

Runners carry the torch for Special Olympics

More than 20 students, campus police officers and other members of the campus community ran in this years’ Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 2. Held annually by Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on June 03, 2022 by Ed Osborn

Scott Moore

Top stories of spring semester

Look back on spring 2022 with the top 10 most read articles of the semester.

Posted on June 01, 2022

Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club wins New Club of the Year award

The Philosophy Club at Eastern Connecticut State University has been named winner of the New Club of the Year Award. The presentation took place during the annual Budget and Management (BAM) Spring...

Posted on May 31, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Harley Webley '21

Health sciences graduate accepted into Yale public health program

Harley Webley ’21, a Health Sciences major with a concentration in Allied Health, will attend Yale University’s School of Public Health this fall. Webley, who also minored in sociology...

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Simon

Nicholas Simon wins CSCU system teaching excellence award

The Board of Regents (BOR) of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System (CSCU) has named Nicholas Simon, assistant professor of sociology at Eastern Connecticut State University, the...

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Clock Tower

Eastern remembers fallen police officers

On May 20, Eastern Connecticut State University students, faculty and staff gathered outside Campus Police headquarters to participate in Police Appreciation Day. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy...

Posted on May 23, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Isabel Butterick

Art major wins Eastern’s Library Research Award

Isabel Butterick ’21, of Willimantic, who majored in Art with a Studio Art concentration and a minor in Art History, has been named the recipient of this year’s annual J. Eugene Smith...

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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3 students co-author article on dual language learners

Three Eastern Connecticut State University students have co-authored an article with professor emeritus Jeffrey Trawick-Smith and Julia DeLapp, director of the Center for Early Childhood Education,...

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Commencement

Eastern graduates 958 at 2022 Commencement Exercises
CRT’s Lena Rodriguez gives commencement address

Eastern Connecticut State University returned to the XL Center in Hartford, CT, on May 17, for the first time in three years to hold graduation exercises. Looking out at the graduates and upwards...

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Ed Osborn

signing

Eastern announces partnership with Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut

On May 16, Eastern Connecticut State University signed a historic partnership agreement with the Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut to offer scholarships to students from Latino...

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

River Walk

Campus Briefs
River Walk | Neville Brown | Silent Film

Physical education students trek through Mount Hope River; Art major wins Eastern’s Library Research Award; Music students create sound for classic silent film; Senior Art Exhibition...

Posted on May 17, 2022

Digital Windham

History Department presents ‘Digital Windham’
Project captures Windham’s history online

The History Department at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its grand opening presentation of “Digital Windham” on May 4 in Webb Hall. Digital Windham is the flagship project...

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Graduate Commencement

84 receive degrees at Eastern's graduate hooding ceremony
Secretary of State Denise Merrill delivers commencement address

With more than 250 guests joining the graduating class and their faculty, the Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Instructional Center at Eastern Connecticut State University was at full capacity on May...

Posted on May 16, 2022 by Ed Osborn

University Meeting

University Meeting discusses plans for a sustainable future

Eastern Connecticut State University’s first in-person University Meeting in more than two years took place on May 6 in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center, showcasing the...

Posted on May 13, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Interns

Students reflect on spring 2022 internships

Eastern Connecticut State University students participated in both on-campus and off-campus internships during the spring 2022 semester. Internship locations ranged from Eastern’s Office of...

Posted on May 12, 2022 by Jacob Blain and Bobbi Brown

Greenwood Project scene

Theatre collaboration 'The Greenwood Project' memorializes Tulsa Race Massacre

In remembrance of an oft-forgotten historical atrocity, the Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented “The Greenwood Project: Against Erasure” from April 28-May...

Posted on May 04, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Anna Qu's book cover and Mary Romney-Shaab book cover.

English Department hosts 2 visiting writers

The English Department hosted two authors this semester as part of its Visiting Writers Series. Anna Qu visited on April 18 for a Q&A and reading of her debut memoir, “Made in China: A...

Posted on May 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Lavender Graduation

Campus Briefs
Lavender Graduation | Visiting Writers | Family Day

Lavender Graduation celebrates LGBTQIA seniors; Brent Terry authors poetry book '21st Century Autoimmune Blues; Nancy Gonzalez presents on vaccine supply chains at regional conference; Family...

Posted on May 03, 2022

Nancy Gonzalez

Nancy Gonzalez presents on vaccine supply chains at regional conference

Health Sciences major Nancy Gonzalez ’22 presented research at the Northeast Decision Science Institute’s (NEDSI) 51st annual conference in Newark, NJ, on April 7–9. Representing...

Posted on May 03, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Spring Fest Carnival

Destination Eastern
Spring Fest brings a week of campus festivities

Eastern held its annual Spring Fest on April 25–May 1 in celebration of a successful academic year on campus. This year’s fest was themed “Destination Eastern” and featured...

Posted on May 02, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

SHAPE Bowl team left to right: Sarah Gallagher '23, Cole Paquin '23, Joe Banas '22 and Madeleine McGee '22.

Third win for physical education students at SHAPE Bowl

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Physical Education program continued its tradition of winning the annual Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) College Bowl competition on...

Posted on May 02, 2022 by Molly Boucher

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

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

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

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

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

research illustration

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

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

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

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

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

Career Fair

VIDEO: Eastern's first on-ground career fair in 2 years

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted its first on-ground career fair in two years on March 23. More than 400 students from all majors visited the Geissler Gymnasium to...

Posted on March 31, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Matthew Rukgaber and his new book, “Nietzsche in Hollywood: Images of the Übermensch in Early American Cinema.”

Rukgaber publishes book on Nietzsche in Hollywood

Matthew Rukgaber, lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Geography, has published a new book, “Nietzsche in Hollywood: Images of the Übermensch in Early American...

Posted on March 30, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Eugene Bertrand

Student's research grant funds tobacco history documentary project

Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore Eugene Bertrand was awarded an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Project Grant by Eastern’s Provost and Undergraduate Research...

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

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Accounting major to present at 'Posters on the Hill'

Eastern Connecticut State University accounting major Tyler Wright has been selected to present at the annual “Posters on the Hill” conference. His research, titled “The Effect of...

Posted on March 28, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Habitat for Humanity club members

Eastern 'Habitaters' build housing in North Carolina

Thirteen members of Eastern Connecticut State University’s student chapter of Habitat for Humanity recently traveled to New Bern, NC, to help build houses with the Habitat of Craven County...

Posted on March 23, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Open Pedagogy Cartoon.

A New Movement
Students share perspectives on Open Pedagogy

As far back as 2008, Eastern Connecticut State University faculty began helping their students save money on textbooks by adopting Open Education Resources (OER) in their classrooms. One of the...

Posted on March 23, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

EPA Students

Psychology researchers present on parent-child relationships at NYC conference

Eastern Connecticut State University psychology majors Paulina Hernandez Galindo, Jordyn Powell, Meganlyn Delaney and Melissa Valenzuela, along with professor T. Caitlin Vasquez-O’Brien,...

Posted on March 22, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Woman happy in the sun.

Eastern launches wellness series for faculty, staff

A recent report from researchers at the market research company One Poll indicates that nearly three out of four Americans felt that 2020 was the most stressful year of their lives. While 38...

Posted on March 21, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Julia DeLapp

DeLapp appointed as Fulbright Program Adviser

Students interested in traveling abroad and advancing their academic careers will receive additional support from an Eastern staff member with close ties to the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student...

Posted on March 16, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Xing Liu book cover

Xing Liu authors second book on R programming language

Xing Liu, professor of education at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently released his second book, “Categorical Data Analysis and Multilevel Modeling Using R.” The release...

Posted on March 16, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Baires and her book "“Cahokia and the North American Worlds”

Baires authors book on ancient city Cahokia

Sarah Baires, associate professor of anthropology at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently authored a new book, “Cahokia and the North American Worlds." Published by Cambridge...

Posted on March 15, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Noelle Ciccarelli

Psychology researchers present on daughter-parent mate preference

Eastern Connecticut State University psychology student Noelle Ciccarelli presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) convention on Feb. 18. Ciccarelli’s project was...

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

BSU Fashion Show

'The Comeback': Black Student Union hosts fashion show

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Eastern Connecticut State University held its annual BSU Fashion Show on Feb. 26 in the Shafer Auditorium. This year’s theme was “The Comeback”...

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

OAS computer

Office of AccessAbility Services uses technology to enhance learning

Students with disabilities face a range of unique challenges in their quest for an education, much more than the usual challenges most college students face. They often lack mentors who understand...

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Plant biology

Campus Briefs

CCE hosts ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters’; Biology major receives travel award; ‘Eye-Mind-Body’ presents drawing in action; Vasillopulos and Rezai author new books; and more.

Posted on March 08, 2022

Hansel & Gretal

Eastern to present Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’

The opera studio at Eastern Connecticut State University will present Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic fairytale opera “Hansel and Gretel” on April 1–3 in the Fine Arts...

Posted on March 08, 2022 by Molly Boucher

BBBS

'A college future is possible'
CCE mentoring program welcomes local middle school students to campus

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University organizes more than 10 community service programs ranging from helping those who suffer from homelessness to...

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Vasillopulous

Vasillopulos' new book interprets Greek tragedy 'Medea'

Christopher Vasillopulos, political science professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently authored a new book titled “Interpreting Euripides’s Medea from Aristotelian and...

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Flyer for Head, Mind, Body art exhibit

'Eye-Mind-Body' presents drawing in action

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery has opened a new exhibit for the months of March and April. “Eye-Mind-Body: Drawing as Action Exhibition” is open to the public...

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Pi Sigma Alpha members

Pi Sigma Alpha receives grant for political debate

Eastern Connecticut State University’s political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, has been awarded a Chapter Activity Grant by the national honor society to help facilitate a debate...

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Shot taken from Eastern's production of "Sweet Flag."

'Sweet Flag' takes theatregoers to the Nebraska frontier

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Program opened the spring 2022 semester with “Sweet Flag” from March 1-6. Written and directed by Theatre Professor J.J. Cobb, the...

Posted on March 04, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Ukraine presentation

Understanding the war in Ukraine
Professors Moore and Carenen lend historical perspective

Two faculty members from the Department of History at Eastern Connecticut State University provided historical context on the war in Ukraine in a flash talk presentation on March 2. Professor Scott...

Posted on March 03, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Nunez

President Núñez voices support for Ukraine

I ask all members of the Eastern Connecticut State University family to join me in lifting up the people of Ukraine as they continue to confront a foreign invasion on their sovereign soil. Please...

Posted on February 28, 2022 by Elsa Núñez

Faculty Recital

Professional concerts, free admission
Eastern presents 3 faculty recitals this March

Faculty musicians from Eastern Connecticut State University will take the stage this March for the University’s Faculty Recital Series. The series will present three performances that span...

Posted on February 24, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Opera America

Music students perform at Opera America in NYC

Ten students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Program performed “Romance and Revenge: Love at the Opera” on Feb. 12 at the National Opera Center in New York City....

Posted on February 23, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

JEDI: Eastern Takes on Racial Injustice thumbnail

JEDI: Faculty group takes on racial injustice

Nationwide suppression of voting rights; police brutality and the murder of unarmed African Americans; and other signs of overt discrimination and social injustice throughout our society are all...

Posted on February 23, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Dining Service and Shawn's Cupboard

Chartwells donates to on-campus food pantry

Chartwells Dining Services, Eastern's on-campus food service provider, is helping to alleviate food insecurity among students with a recent donation of $739 to “Shawn’s...

Posted on February 23, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Erica Christofferson ’22 who plays the saxophone, Aaliyah Jones ’24 who plays percussion, Lucas Mariotti ’22 who plays the saxophone and Christiana Montalbano ’22 who plays percussion.

4 music students selected for CBDNA intercollegiate band

Four students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Program recently performed in the 2022 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Eastern Division Intercollegiate...

Posted on February 22, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Megan Piechowicz

Megan Piechowicz receives travel award to attend plant biology conference

Biology student Megan Piechowicz was awarded the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) travel award to attend the Worldwide Plant Biology Summit from July 9-13 in Portland, OR. While at the...

Posted on February 17, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Book cover

Rezai contributes to 'Fast Fierce Women' book

Niloufar Rezai, director of the Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) at Eastern Connecticut State University, has contributed a chapter in the book “Fast Fierce Women.”...

Posted on February 16, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Kate Arildsen, a junior majoring in biology.

Biology major Kate Arildsen selected as Fulbright Canada research intern

Junior biology major Kate Arildsen has been selected as a research intern for the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program. The program grants recipients up to $7,800 (Canadian) in funding and...

Posted on February 16, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Author Wally Lamb

'An Evening with Wally Lamb'
Best-selling author to speak at Eastern

Connecticut icon and best-selling author Wally Lamb will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on March 9 for a lecture titled "Connecticut on My Mind," as well as a reception and...

Posted on February 16, 2022 by Ed Osborn

Poster to advertise "Sweet Flag."

Theatre: ‘Sweet Flag’ opens spring with a story in the western frontier

“Sweet Flag” will open Eastern Connecticut State University’s spring theatre season from March 1–6 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) Proscenium Theater. Written...

Posted on February 14, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Plunge

Campus Briefs
Plunge for Hunger, Police Award, Podcast

Warriors participate in annual Plunge for Hunger; Tompkins named head coach of women’s soccer; Eastern launches ‘What's Up, Warriors?’ podcast; and Logan receives letter of...

Posted on February 10, 2022

Health Sciences Alumni

Recent health sciences graduates enter workforce, graduate programs

Three Eastern Connecticut State University Health Sciences alumni are advancing their careers to become a vibrant part of Connecticut’s public health workforce, including Brittany Cifarelli...

Posted on February 09, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Villanueva

‘A product for the masses’
Emiliano Villanueva explains the rise of wine

Wine runs deep for Emiliano Villanueva. The son of two generations of Italian winemakers, Villanueva grew up in Mendoza, Argentina — the wine capital of South America — where he spent...

Posted on February 08, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Annual Blood Drive

Eastern community saves lives via blood and bone marrow drives

The Eastern campus community continued its efforts to save lives by participating in the University's 10th "Be the Match" bone marrow registry on Feb. 2 and ongoing Red Cross blood...

Posted on February 07, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Capturing the Ephemeral

Art Gallery celebrates Eastern theatre in 'Capturing the Ephemeral'

Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted an opening reception on Jan. 27 for the first exhibition of the spring semester. Titled “Capturing the Ephemeral: Theatre and...

Posted on February 07, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Nancy Gonzalez

Health sciences major Nancy Gonzalez named Pfizer research fellow

Health science major Nancy Gonzalez ’22 was recently named a fellow of the Pfizer Research and Development Rotation Program. After she graduates, Gonzalez will join more than 2,000 scientists...

Posted on January 31, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Wireless and Tetherless Multipurpose Patient Simulator

Health Sciences receives CHEFA grant for medical simulation manikins
Equipment enhances EMT, Paramedic Science programs

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Health Sciences Department has received a $75,000 John M. Biancamano Client Grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority...

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Theatre Professor DeRon Williams and Social Work Professor Isabel Logan.

Eastern co-founds North Star Collective to benefit faculty of color
Inaugural fellowship selects Professors Williams and Logan

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of 13 founding institutions of a new reparative justice effort by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). The North Star Collective comprises...

Posted on January 26, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern students pose for a picture.

'Welcome Back Week' kickstarts spring semester

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) kicked off the spring semester with Welcome Back Week. From Jan. 19-23, students attended a variety of in-person and virtual...

Posted on January 26, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Picture of Earth and space debris

Cunningham presents on space debris at Nextspace conference

Brendan Cunningham, professor of economics at Eastern Connecticut State University, presented at the annual Nextspace conference this past December. The seminar, which took place in Bordeaux,...

Posted on January 21, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Eastern's Art Gallery poster

Art Gallery: 'Capturing the Ephemeral' opens spring 2022 semester

The Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery is kicking off the spring 2022 semester with a new exhibition, “Capturing the Ephemeral: Celebrating Theatre & Performance Media at...

Posted on January 21, 2022 by Molly Boucher

U Meeting

Eastern marches forward with success and cautious optimism

Citing Eastern Connecticut State University’s successful operation during the fall semester — NECHE reaccreditation, outstanding rankings in U.S. News and World Report, low COVID rates...

Posted on January 20, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

"Stepping into the Shade"

CT Humanities funds Eastern documentary on tobacco farms and civil rights
‘Stepping Into the Shade,’ an untold story of Connecticut history

Eastern Connecticut State University has been awarded $35,000 by Connecticut Humanities to produce a documentary about Connecticut’s shade tobacco industry and its connection to the civil...

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

EC-CHAP banners

Eastern senior wins design challenge to help brand Connecticut arts nonprofit
Anayeli Arroyo’s banner designs to grace the EC-CHAP in Willington

In the coming months, Eastern Connecticut State University senior Anayeli Arroyo’s jewel-toned geometric designs will flap in the winter winds outside a century-old former mill in Willington,...

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

Pakdil and Muchiri

Professors Pakdil and Muchiri examine hospital readmission rates

Management and Marketing Professor Fatma Pakdil of Mansfield and Steve Muchiri of Columbia, assistant professor of economics and finance, recently teamed up with a Rochester Institute of Technology...

Posted on January 10, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Mama headshot and award

Eastern’s Mama wins Benin’s (West Africa) top literary award

Eastern Connecticut State University English Professor Raouf Mama’s newly published picture book, “La Jarre Trouée” has been named the winner of Le Grand Prix Litteraire du...

Posted on January 06, 2022 by Dwight Bachman