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May 2024

Students work on a project for Professors Brian Day and Kristen Morgan's summer research institute.

Summer research institutes delve into literature, film and big data

Eastern Connecticut State University recently offered three one-week intensive courses to help students spark their academic and professional interests in the fields of English, film, theatre,...

Posted on June 04, 2024 by Noel Teter

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Mural featuring Elsa Núñez graces downtown Willimantic

A massive mural depicting three pioneering women was unveiled in downtown Willimantic on May 30 during a dedication ceremony. The 50-foot painting by renowned muralist Ben Keller, located on the...

Posted on June 03, 2024 by Michael Rouleau


Eastern faculty win BOR teaching and research awards

Three Eastern faculty members were recognized at the conclusion of the 2023-24 academic year as part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) annual Board of Regents Faculty...

Posted on June 03, 2024 by Ed Osborn

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Grant to Eastern will support work on AI in the humanities

Eastern Connecticut State University and four other public liberal arts colleges across the nation will develop new humanities courses that meet the challenges posed by artificial intelligence (AI)...

Posted on May 23, 2024 by Cindy Weiss

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Graduating artists celebrated at Senior Art Exhibition

The work of graduating students from the Department of Art and Art History was highlighted during the annual Senior Art Exhibition in the Art Gallery this May. With an opening reception on May 9,...

Posted on May 22, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Business students glimpse health care industry at local agency

A group of business administration students from Eastern learned about the business and operations of the health care industry at a local agency in Willimantic this spring semester. The hands-on...

Posted on May 20, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Eastern inducts hundreds into honor societies in spring 2024

More than 20 academic programs and departments at Eastern Connecticut State University recognized student achievements this spring 2024 semester during honor society inductions and award ceremonies.

Posted on May 16, 2024

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Eastern celebrates National Nurses Week

State officials, representatives from Hartford HealthCare and other dignitaries joined Eastern Connecticut State University faculty and administrators to celebrate National Nurses Week May...

Posted on May 15, 2024 by Ed Osborn


900 receive degrees at Eastern’s 134th Commencement Exercises
Class of 2024 perseveres to graduation

Thousands of people filled the XL Center in Hartford on May 14 to celebrate nearly 900 Eastern Connecticut State University undergraduate students during the University’s annual graduation...

Posted on May 14, 2024 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern graduates 70 master’s degree candidates

“The world that we live in needs leaders; we have enough followers,” said alumnus and keynote speaker Joseph Lobe ’03, vice president and deputy general counsel for the Mohegan...

Posted on May 13, 2024 by Ed Osborn

Eastern students expand their horizons by traveling abroad

Students expand horizons by studying abroad in spring 2024

Each semester, students travel from Eastern Connecticut State University to study at various universities across the world. This semester, 12 students studied in Europe, South America, Asia and...

Posted on May 08, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Students gain field experience in spring 2024 internships

Students from a broad selection of disciplines at Eastern Connecticut State University gained valuable professional experience through internships during the spring 2024 semester. Internships...

Posted on May 07, 2024 by Noel Teter

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DiMauro '24 races in celebration of Class of 2024

On a campus where students can blend in effortlessly, one senior at Eastern Connecticut State University will soon race around a local competitive track wearing a helmet signed by his classmates.

Posted on May 07, 2024 by Noel Teter

Eastern seniors pursue advanced degrees after graduation

Recent graduates prepared for advanced degree programs

With the Class of 2024 recently graduated, many of Eastern's newest alumni are beginning their careers while others are choosing to continue their studies in advanced degree programs.

Posted on May 07, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Dr. Karim Ismaili appointed next president of Eastern Connecticut State University

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Chancellor Terrence Cheng announced May 7 that he will appoint Dr. Karim Ismaili as president of Eastern Connecticut State University. Dr. Ismaili...

Posted on May 07, 2024

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Nursing students will learn skills in simulation labs

As the first students in Eastern’s new bachelor’s degree in nursing take prerequisite classes and other academic coursework, the University and its Hartford HealthCare partners continue...

Posted on May 03, 2024 by Ed Osborn

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28th Accounting Banquet encourages students to seek opportunities at small firms

More than 100 guests attended the 28th annual Accounting Banquet this April to hear from keynote speaker Alex Bancroft ’05 and honor current accounting students with scholarship awards.

Posted on May 02, 2024 by Michael Rouleau

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Alumni offer career advice to communication students
‘Dip your toes into anything you can’

A spring 2024 communication course at Eastern Connecticut State University offered perspectives from many alumni on how to advance professionally.

Posted on May 01, 2024 by Noel Teter

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Students celebrate at Spring Fest annual fling

Spring Fest 2024 celebrated a final fling before the last week of classes at Eastern Connecticut State University with activities ranging from puppy yoga to a carnival that drew more than 1,000...

Posted on May 01, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

Students honored for their impact on Eastern and beyond

3 students honored for social justice efforts

On April 30, three students were presented with awards to honor their commitment to promoting equity and social justice at Eastern Connecticut State University. The César Chávez Award was...

Posted on May 01, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Education students visit schools in Puerto Rico

The Department of Education at Eastern sponsored a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, this past spring semester to expose students to the different education environments between the island and...

Posted on May 01, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig