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Psychology students study mental health in Iceland

Psychology students at Eastern Connecticut State University traversed the tundra of the human psyche on a 10-day field course in Iceland this May. Sponsored by the Department of Psychological...

Posted on June 18, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Eastern’s upcoming Big Read program aims to connect communities to ‘where we live’
NEA-funded program will explore New England-based novel ‘The Bear’

Eastern Connecticut State University is the only organization in Connecticut to receive a Big Read award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the 2024-25 academic year. Following the...

Posted on June 17, 2024 by Michael Rouleau

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STEM academy middle schoolers present sustainability solutions at Eastern

The Institute for Sustainability at Eastern Connecticut State University partnered with the Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy to spotlight a new generation of sustainability advocates on June 6. For...

Posted on June 13, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Students experience music history in Vienna

Students from the Department of Music at Eastern Connecticut State University explored the history of classical music in Vienna, Austria, this May. The 10-day trip was conducted by music Professor...

Posted on June 10, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

Matthew Vizzo leads a music class with children.

CECE wins Telly Award for video on children’s music development

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) recently won a Telly Award for a video involving music development in childhood education.

Posted on June 10, 2024 by Noel Teter

Willi the Warrior poses with the corpse flower.

Anthophiles swarm greenhouse for rare double-blooming corpse flower
Occurrence is one of the few in documented history

Similar to how the elusive corpse flower’s powerful stench attracts insects from far away, a rare twin corpse flower at Eastern attracted humans from across the country to the...

Posted on June 06, 2024 by Michael Rouleau

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

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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

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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

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Eastern’s Tiny Earth Day lures high school students to the lab

Thirteen students from Norwich Free Academy learned laboratory techniques and the impact of microbiology research in a recent visit to Eastern Connecticut State University ‘s Tiny Earth Day...

Posted on April 30, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

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Theatre design students work on the big stage in Washington, D.C.

Three Eastern Connecticut State University students took their talents for technical design in stage productions to Washington, D.C., this April for the national Kennedy Center American College...

Posted on April 30, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

Matches Made at Eastern

Students often forge lifelong relationships during their time at Eastern, including romantic ones. The Lommes, who met at Eastern in the 1970s, will celebrate their 49th anniversary in June, while...

Posted on April 25, 2024

Student work celebrated at 10th annual CREATE Conference

Student work celebrated at annual CREATE Conference
Students John O'Connell and Marcus Grant and Professor Barbara Murdoch win awards

More than 250 students from Eastern Connecticut State University showcased their academic and creative achievements at Eastern’s annual CREATE conference on April 19. Students shared their...

Posted on April 24, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Math major presents at regional computing conference
Carter Kelly's research explores cycle-sort algorithm

Undergraduate students from across the Northeast traveled to The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, for the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeast Region (CCSCNE) on April 12-13....

Posted on April 24, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Graduates of color honored at Intercultural Graduation

Students of color honored at Intercultural Graduation

Students of color gathered in the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University on April 18 to celebrate Intercultural Graduation. Organized by the Intercultural Center, the event recognized...

Posted on April 24, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Biology professionals discuss careers on panel

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Biology hosted a panel discussion on April 17 about careers available to students with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Posted on April 24, 2024 by Noel Teter

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Rain doesn't dampen spirits during Town Pride Town Wide

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University spread its charity to community partners on April 20 during the annual Town Wide Town Pride event. This...

Posted on April 24, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Eastern students highlight their community work at CCE Expo

More than one in five full-time students at Eastern Connecticut State University volunteered in the community this year, and they presented highlights of their work at the Center for Community...

Posted on April 23, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

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International conference tracks the business of wine production

Business and economics researchers who follow the global wine industry recently attended a two-day conference at Eastern Connecticut State University to discuss surveys of wineries in 24...

Posted on April 22, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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2 seniors selected for Barnard Award, CSCU’s highest academic honor

Two seniors who are roommates at Eastern Connecticut State University, Kathryn Kubisek and Billi Kozak, will each receive the 2024 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award, the top academic award...

Posted on April 22, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

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Yard Goats baseball hosts Eastern Day at Dunkin' Park

More than 200 Eastern Connecticut State University students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families recently came together for a day of baseball and springtime fun in celebration of Eastern Day...

Posted on April 18, 2024 by Noel Teter

Eastern students stand with survivors at Take Back the Night

Students rally against relationship violence at Take Back the Night

Students at Eastern Connecticut State University gathered in the Student Center recently to stand against sexual assault, domestic violence and relationship violence at the annual Take Back the...

Posted on April 18, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

Author Madeline Miller speaks with Eastern community

Author Madeline Miller closes Eastern's 'Big Read' program

New York Times #1 best-selling author Madeline Miller hosted a virtual lecture on her book “Circe” at Eastern Connecticut State University on April 17. Readers from across the state...

Posted on April 18, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Pride Center honors LGBTQ seniors at Lavender Graduation

Pride Center honors LGBTQ seniors at Lavender Graduation

With the largest graduating cohort ever of queer students, the Pride Center at Eastern Connecticut State University recently hosted its seventh Lavender Graduation. President Elsa Núñez...

Posted on April 17, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Student presenters, including Samantha Vertucci (right).

9 students travel to California for NCUR conference

Nine students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented research projects at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) this April in Long Beach, CA. NCUR provides...

Posted on April 17, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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BIS students win top awards at national IT competition

Students from the Business Information Systems/Information Technology Students of America (BIS-ITSA) club at Eastern Connecticut State University won top awards at the recent U.S. IT Collegiate...

Posted on April 16, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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EES students present geology research at New Hampshire conference

Four environmental earth science (EES) students at Eastern Connecticut State University presented their research at the Northeast Section meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in...

Posted on April 16, 2024 by Noel Teter

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Author Jeff Benedict to speak at Eastern's commencement

Best-selling author Jeffrey Benedict '91 will speak at the Eastern Connecticut State University commencement on May 14 at the XL Center in Hartford.

Posted on April 16, 2024

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Campus unites during eclipse

On April 8, 2024, the Great North American Eclipse captivated hundreds of starry-eyed Eastern Connecticut State University students on Webb Lawn as the sun and moon merged at 3 p.m.

Posted on April 15, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Astronomer explains 'awesome cosmic alignments'

Few astronomical phenomena are visible to the human eye, so when the two brightest objects in our sky align to produce an eclipse (and the weather cooperates), the performance amazes viewers today...

Posted on April 12, 2024 by Zoran Pazameta

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Political science honor society hosts first ‘Emerging Minds’ conference

Eastern Connecticut State University’s political science honor society hosted a conference “for students by students” on April 5 in the Science Building lobby. The inaugural...

Posted on April 11, 2024 by Katherine Escalante

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Music lecturer's ‘world premieres’ reflect service to saxophone education

Josh Thomas, lecturer of music at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently performed a recital of world premieres for each voice of the saxophone. Alongside University Accompanist David...

Posted on April 09, 2024 by Noel Teter

Contemporary fairy tale “Unfolding” captivates audiences at Eastern

Contemporary fairy tale 'Unfolding' captivates audiences

The Communication, Film and Theatre Department at Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed audiences to “Unfolding” on March 27 and 28. Local members of the community, students and...

Posted on April 04, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Eastern President Honored by Three National Higher Education and Immigrant Rights Organizations

President Núñez honored by 3 national immigrant rights organizations

Houston, TX - On Friday, March 29, Elsa Núñez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, was one of 11 recipients of the first SUCCESS Awards, hosted in Houston, TX, by...

Posted on April 04, 2024 by Ed Osborn

End Relationship Violence event honors Alyssiah Wiley, dating violence victim

4th annual 'End Relationship Violence' event honors Alyssiah Wiley

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its fourth annual End Relationship Violence awareness event on April 3 in memory of Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern student who was murdered by her...

Posted on April 04, 2024 by Noel Teter

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2 career fairs expose students to professional, internship opportunities

Each semester, Eastern Connecticut State University hosts a career and internship fair. The spring 2024 edition of this fair was split into two sessions. The first session on March 28 brought...

Posted on April 03, 2024 by Noel Teter

Eastern welcomes future Warriors at Accepted Students Day

Eastern welcomes future Warriors at Accepted Students Day

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed 260 prospective students to campus on March 24. While there, they and their families spoke with current students, staff and faculty about life at...

Posted on April 03, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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President Núñez honored at inaugural 'Shades of Success'
Women of color share their experiences in academia

President Elsa Núñez was named the inaugural honoree of the “Shades of Success” forum for her continued impact on increasing accessibility and diversity at Eastern Connecticut...

Posted on April 02, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Students flip out for pancake night

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and students at Eastern Connecticut State University like to have it late at night. Thursday Knight Cafe (TKC), commonly referred to by Eastern...

Posted on April 01, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Eastern researchers present on cannabis at farming conference

Eastern welcomed hundreds of local farmers and agriculturalists to campus on March 23 as it hosted the 42nd annual conference for the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). With many...

Posted on April 01, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Demolishing Eastern Hall means recycling on a grand scale

Recycling cardboard, paper and plastic has become a weekly routine for many households, but Eastern Connecticut State University is taking sustainability a step further by recycling a building as...

Posted on March 28, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

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‘Opera for All’: Eastern partnerships bring opera to local children

Eastern Connecticut State University’s opera program has found new inspiration in bringing opera to audiences outside the University, including local children. The 2023-24 academic...

Posted on March 21, 2024 by Noel Teter

Open house highlights Eastern‘s Office of AccessAbility Services

Open house highlights Office of AccessAbility Services

The Office of AccessAbility Services (OAS) at Eastern Connecticut State University recently welcomed students and faculty to an open house to learn more about the services the OAS provides to...

Posted on March 21, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Outstanding future professionals honored at national conference

Outstanding future professionals honored at national physical education conference

Two students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, for the SHAPE America National Convention — the nation’s leading convention for health and...

Posted on March 21, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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'Lights, camera, action!'
Behind the scenes of Eastern stage productions

Many have heard the phrase “lights, camera, action” regarding the performing arts, but few think about the action behind the lights and camera. Students, faculty and staff of the...

Posted on March 20, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Music alumna speaks on conducting elementary school bands

The Department of Music at Eastern Connecticut State University highlighted alumna Emily Kennedy ‘21 at a recent afternoon music colloquium hour. Kennedy, who is an elementary band director,...

Posted on March 20, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Eastern partners with Hartford HealthCare to address nursing shortage
Future Windham Hospital simulation lab will bolster new nursing program

Eastern Connecticut State University and Hartford HealthCare (HHC) are joining forces to tackle Connecticut's nursing shortage by establishing a partnership aimed at increasing the number of...

Posted on March 20, 2024 by Michael Rouleau

Collage exhibition showcases the ‘art of curation’

Collage exhibition showcases the ‘art of curation’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery has partnered with the National Collage Society (NCS) to display their 2024 Juried Small Collage Exhibition. Supplementing the...

Posted on March 19, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Business students prepped to share financial literacy tips with community

Business students taking the "Financial Literacy and Our Community" course at Eastern will share what they learn about credit, debt, financial fraud and how to buy a home in a series of...

Posted on March 13, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

Blithe Spirit conjures up macabre mischief

Blithe Spirit conjures up macabre mischief

Eastern’s Department of Communication, Film and Theatre and its Drama Society hypnotized audiences with “Blithe Spirit,” which concluded its run of performances in early March.

Posted on March 06, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

Jeff Benedict ’91 shares insight into storytelling and making ‘The Dynasty’

Bestselling author Jeff Benedict ’91 presents ‘The Dynasty’ to his alma mater
Benedict gives master class on storytelling

Jeff Benedict ‘91 visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 5 to discuss “The Dynasty,” his nonfiction book-turned-television docuseries about the New England...

Posted on March 06, 2024 by Noel Teter

Eastern student organizes conference for LGBTQ youth in Connecticut

Eastern student organizes conference for LGBTQ youth in Connecticut

LGBTQ-identifying high school students across the state gathered at Eastern Connecticut State University to learn about the University’s resources for LGBTQ students, hear from current...

Posted on March 06, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Eastern brings together experts to consider solutions to opioid epidemic

Experts on opioid epidemic open community dialogue at Eastern
Veteran EMT shares first-responder insights

Early in his career as a paramedic, in the 1990s, Peter Canning responded to a cheerleading accident in which a high school girl broke her back. Two years later, he responded to her again, this...

Posted on March 06, 2024 by Michael Rouleau

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CAB leaders at Pittsburgh conference gather info for Eastern events

Two student members of the Campus Activity Board (CAB) at Eastern Connecticut State University gathered ideas for future events and networked with staff and students at other universities at the...

Posted on March 05, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

Faculty workshop explores AI use in higher education

Faculty workshop considers AI use in higher education

Artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT have raised concerns across college campuses and Eastern Connecticut State University is no exception. In a workshop sponsored by Eastern’s...

Posted on March 05, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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CCE students make 'IMPACT' at Texas conference

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) recently showcased its leadership initiatives on a national stage. Four CCE student leaders traveled to the IMPACT...

Posted on March 04, 2024 by Noel Teter

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Moorehead opens Women's Center series with talk on self-mentorship

Tanya Moorehead, professor of special education at Eastern Connecticut State University, spoke to students at the inaugural Women’s Center “She Leans In” event. Drawing from her...

Posted on March 01, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Student art installed in 'Nooks and Crannies' of fine arts center

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) was recently filled from the lobby to the top floor with mixed-media installation art. The dispersed exhibition,...

Posted on March 01, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

‘Lift every voice and sing’: Local NAACP branches convene at Eastern

‘Lift every voice and sing’: Local NAACP branches convene at Eastern

NAACP members across Windham and Mansfield met at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 24 to discuss the importance of their work and their hope for the organization's future. In a...

Posted on February 29, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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English undergraduates publish in academic journals

Two honor students in the English Department recently published major writing projects in academic journals. Recent alumna Kai-li Davey ‘23 was featured in the January 2024 Sigma Tau Delta...

Posted on February 28, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

Eastern students explore Washington, D.C. over Presidents Day weekend

Students explore Washington, D.C., over Presidents Day weekend

Over Presidents Day weekend this February, 75 Eastern students traveled to Washington, D.C., on a trip planned and led by the University Residential Outreach Council (UROC), a student-run social...

Posted on February 27, 2024 by Katherine Escalante

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Eastern’s unsung Warriors of winter
When snowy weather arrives, this team keeps campus running

When a snowstorm is on its way to Eastern Connecticut State University, the first thought that enters students’ minds usually involves having a day off from classes. While the students relax...

Posted on February 23, 2024 by Noel Teter

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Language matters: Eastern celebrates International Mother Language Day

Students, professors and faculty gathered on Feb. 21 to celebrate International Mother Language Day at Eastern Connecticut State University. Together, all were able to appreciate the many languages...

Posted on February 22, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Warriors transcribe Black history at Douglass Day

This year’s Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon at Eastern Connecticut State University gave students, faculty and staff the opportunity to celebrate Black History month by transcribing historical...

Posted on February 22, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Anthropology Day returns with worldly program

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Anthropology Day on Feb. 15 featured events to educate students on topics such as endangered languages, Maasai culture in Kenya and graduate school...

Posted on February 22, 2024 by Noel Teter

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Eastern announces spring 2024 music events

The Eastern Connecticut State University Department of Music has announced its schedule of music events for the remainder of the spring 2024 semester. Events will include performances and guest...

Posted on February 21, 2024 by Noel Teter

Bienvenida a todos: Welcome to all

Eastern releases first Spanish language commercial

“Cada estudiante es una persona única,” or (translated) “every student is a unique person,” said student Akianys Torres ’26 in the newest commercial for Eastern...

Posted on February 20, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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Eastern hosts film festival for high schoolers

Fourteen aspiring filmmakers from high schools around the state participated in the recent first-ever high school film festival organized by the Department of Communication, Film and Theatre at...

Posted on February 16, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Psychology recognized for behavior analysis program

A new recognition for the behavior analysis concentration in Eastern Connecticut State University’s Psychology Department is “a real mark of distinction for the University” and...

Posted on February 15, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

A home-grown hero’s commitment to giving back

A home-grown hero’s commitment to giving back
June Archer shares personal history

"I don’t like to think of what I do as work,” said entrepreneur June Archer to an audience of students at Eastern Connecticut State University at a Black History Month event. From...

Posted on February 15, 2024 by Marcus Grant

CAB brings students into ‘winter wonderland’ at annual festival

CAB brings students into ‘winter wonderland’ at annual festival

Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Winter Fest brightened the campus on Feb. 7. This event, a collaboration of Eastern’s Campus Activity Board (CAB), the Student Government...

Posted on February 12, 2024 by Noel Teter

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Eastern students register to donate bone marrow and stem cells

The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) hosted a donor registry at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 7 in partnership with Eastern’s men’s soccer team. The registry sought...

Posted on February 08, 2024 by Noel Teter

Thrift Warriors.

Campus thrift shop offers students recycled goods

Thrift shopping is a beloved pastime of many college students. Eastern recently designated a space on campus where students can enjoy this activity while contributing to the University's...

Posted on February 07, 2024 by Noel Teter

Forum: Collective effort needed across Connecticut to combat climate change

Eastern hosts public forum on the environment

Eastern Connecticut State University students and members of the Windham community gathered at Eastern on Feb. 5 to hear from experts and politicians about environmental issues and climate change...

Posted on February 07, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Global voices unite: Professor Donaghy and students publish sixth edition of ‘Here’

Donaghy and students publish sixth edition of ‘Here’ poetry journal

Contributors, editors and Eastern students packed into the David G. Carter Science Building auditorium on Feb. 1 to celebrate the sixth issue of “Here: a Poetry Journal,” published each...

Posted on February 07, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Volunteers take the "plunge"

Hundreds take 'the plunge' for local soup kitchen
13th annual Plunge for Hunger benefits Covenant Soup Kitchen

For the 13th year, the Eastern Connecticut State University men’s rugby team led the charge as hundreds of community members dove into the freezing cold Natchaug River to help feed the...

Posted on February 06, 2024 by Noel Teter

Combatting Connecticut’s waste crisis

Combatting Connecticut’s waste crisis
Eastern students learn ways to reduce environmental impact

Connecticut is currently in a waste crisis that has great impacts on the cost of waste removal and the state’s environmental footprint. Eastern Connecticut State University students gathered...

Posted on February 01, 2024 by Marcus Grant

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‘Blithe Spirit’ to kick off spring theatre season

The Communication, Film and Theatre Department and the Drama Society at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Blithe Spirit” as their first stage production of the spring...

Posted on January 31, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

Fusion Dance Crew representatives, from left: Emily Tarbox, Savannah Whisman, Leah Coelho.

Clubs and organizations showcase offerings at Student Involvement Fair

At the start of each semester at Eastern, student-run clubs and organizations recruit new members. Eastern’s 2024 Spring Involvement Fair on Jan. 25 offered opportunities for students to...

Posted on January 30, 2024 by Noel Teter

Leaders of tomorrow encouraged to cultivate positive change on campus: A celebration in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK tribute encourages students to cultivate positive change

In honor of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Eastern’s Intercultural Center hosted a tribute to the renowned civil rights leader. Educator, motivational speaker and social...

Posted on January 24, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Class of 2024 reminisces on their experiences at Eastern

Class of 2024 embarks on 'last first semester'

After starting college in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern seniors graduating in spring 2024 have just begun their final semester. In honor of this resilient group of students, the...

Posted on January 18, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Speakers help students envision success at annual career conference

Career Readiness Conference helps students envision future

The Office of Career Success at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Career Readiness Conference on Jan. 12, featuring two alumni speakers and a "Designing Your Life"...

Posted on January 18, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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SUOAF donates $3,000 to local soup kitchen

Eastern’s union for administrative faculty, SUOAF, donated $3,000 to the Covenant Soup Kitchen this recent holiday season. The gift goes toward the soup kitchen’s annual Plunge For...

Posted on January 18, 2024 by Michael Rouleau

Pre College Social

Pre-College Summer returns with more offerings for high schoolers

Eastern Connecticut State University is excited to welcome high school students to campus this July for its second annual Pre-College Summer. Following a successful inaugural run in 2023, the...

Posted on January 17, 2024 by Michael Rouleau

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2 students travel to Puerto Rico to present AI research

Two students at Eastern Connecticut State University who are native Spanish speakers recently presented important research on technology while in a setting reminding them of home. Katherine...

Posted on January 17, 2024 by Noel Teter

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'Generation Alpha is coming,' alerts President Núñez at University Meeting

Generation Alpha will soon be going to college, and “We have to be ready to welcome the Alphas on campus,” said President Elsa Núñez to faculty and staff at the University...

Posted on January 17, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss

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Eastern Opera Theatre presents Sondheim tribute

Opera-theatre students and alumni of Eastern Connecticut State University will celebrate the career of iconic musical theatre composer Stephen Sondheim on Feb. 9 with a special one-night...

Posted on January 11, 2024

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Kirchmann publishes 'Polish American Voices'
Book recounts 400 years of Polish immigrant history

Professor Emerita Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann's new book, “Polish American Voices: A Documentary History, 1608-2020," compiles 145 documents of Polish American immigrants and...

Posted on January 10, 2024 by Elisabeth Craig

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Plots that pivot on the gothic and gruesome
Eastern professor publishes dictionary of horror stories

Wolfmen, witches, vampires and zombies loom in tales told by humans for more than 6,000 years. That history is chronicled in a new book by a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University titled...

Posted on January 09, 2024 by Lucinda Weiss