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Eastern featured in Princeton Review’s 2021 Guide to Green Colleges

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review in its “Guide to Green Colleges: 2021...

Posted on November 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

CCE's virtual semester

CCE lends a socially distanced helping hand

The global pandemic has decimated many industries, including the nonprofit and social services sectors that provide essential support to local communities. In today’s socially distanced...

Posted on November 19, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Willi the Warrior

Campus Briefs

#WarriorsGive raises $98,195; CCE volunteers produce educational videos for local children; Dean Carmen Cid serves as ESA research collection editor; Eastern holds Veterans Day ceremony; and...

Posted on November 18, 2020

Turbulence by Pat Miller

Photo exhibition depicts ‘Windows into a Strange World’

As Eastern Connecticut State University brings the fall 2020 semester to a close, many members of the community have reflected on the changes of the past nine months amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

Posted on November 18, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Assistant Professor of History, Scott Moore

Education and state loyalty in Habsburg, Austria

How do countries with diverse populations cultivate common national goals and values? On Nov. 12, Scott Moore, assistant professor of history, shared just how in his new book, “Teaching the...

Posted on November 17, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

poet and essayist Hannah Ensor

Poet Hannah Ensor speaks during Visiting Writers event

On Nov. 13, Eastern Connecticut State University’s English Department continued its Visiting Writers Series with poet and essayist Hannah Ensor. Specializing in topics of pop culture, sports,...

Posted on November 17, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern students produce fun, educational videos for Windham children

Families and organizations looking for new ways to engage young children during the age of COVID-19 can refer to a growing library of online content produced by students at Eastern Connecticut...

Posted on November 12, 2020 by Molly Boucher and Michael Rouleau

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Eastern recognized as top performer in 2020 Sustainable Campus Index

Eastern Connecticut State University has again been recognized as a top performer in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving “Silver” STARS status for the second year in a row. In...

Posted on November 11, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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Research finds increase in car crashes with decrease in traffic during pandemic

Mitchell Doucette, assistant professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, in collaboration with eight other researchers, has published new research on how Governor...

Posted on November 11, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern to host first virtual Northeast COPLAC conference

Eastern Connecticut State University will host the first-ever virtual meeting of the Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference on Nov. 7. The event is...

Posted on November 05, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Mark Polanzak

English Department guest speaker says writing can be fun

Writing is a fundamental life skill and workplace competency in our 21st century society. It’s not surprising, then, that the ability to write at the college level is a requirement for all...

Posted on November 04, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Tuskegee study

‘From Tuskegee to COVID-19: Why African Americans do not participate in research’

In 1932, the U.S. Public Health Service engaged in an experimental study designed to determine the natural course of untreated, deadly syphilis in 400 African American men in Tuskegee, AL. Dr....

Posted on November 03, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Black Student Union

Campus Briefs

It's been a busy couple weeks: The first Collegiate Virtual 5K; the conclusion of a prolific pandemic-inspired CCE project; the Black Student Union marches; the Political Science Departments...

Posted on November 02, 2020

Eastern students learn from Willimantic Fire Department

Eastern EMT class meets with Willimantic Fire Department

Eastern Connecticut State University’s emergency medical technician (EMT) class worked with the Willimantic Fire Department on Oct. 17 to provide students with a hands-on learning...

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Black Student Union

Black Student Union organizes peaceful protest to advocate for justice

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Eastern Connecticut State University held a peaceful on-campus protest on Oct. 15 to campaign for social justice. Beginning at the Fine Arts Amphitheater, the rally...

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Student performer in the Music Program's Noon Recital

Eastern students share their experience with virtual music recital

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Program performed a live-streamed music event titled the “Noon Recital” on Oct. 9. This will be an ongoing event and will be live...

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Collegiate Virtual 5K

Eastern participates in statewide virtual collegiate 5k

On Oct. 22–25, Eastern Connecticut State University joined other colleges and universities across the state of Connecticut to plan and hold the first-ever virtual marathon titled the...

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern's Student Activities Office hosts freshmen 'Class Day'

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Student Activities, in collaboration with the Freshman Year Experience, hosted a Freshman Class Day social on Oct. 22 on Nevers Field. More...

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Professor Mama Talks to Student

Raouf Mama Named CSU Professor

Raouf Mama, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, was named a CSU Professor by the Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) System at its...

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Ken McNeil Publishes Book on Scottish Romanticism

Kenneth McNeil, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has authored a new book that charts the transatlantic movements of Scottish literature in the Age of Revolution. The...

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Luis Urrea

Author Luis Urrea shares 'Into the Beautiful North' with virtual audience

On Oct. 14, more than 500 members of the Eastern Connecticut State University and local Willimantic, CT, communities enjoyed a virtual lecture by author Luis Alberto Urrea, who discussed his book,...

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

President Webb and Governor Grasso

Eastern's Fourth President Charles Webb Passes

Charles Webb, president of Eastern from 1970-1988, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 8. He had recently celebrated his 101st birthday with family and friends on Oct. 4.

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Eastern's Library

Academic Success Center adjusts for fall 2020 semester

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Academic Success Center (ASC) provides students with services ranging from tutoring to advice on class selections. Found in the J. Eugene Smith Library...

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Virtual Career Fair

Virtual Career Fair Connects Students to Employers

On Oct. 14, 105 students participated in the Center for Internships and Career Development’s second Virtual Career and Internship Fair this fall. Students interviewed with 29 different...

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Multidisciplinary artist David Antonio Cruz poses in front og his art piece titled, "ITSNOTHATSERIOUSITSJUSTONEOFYOURLITTLEPRINCESSES"

Artist David Antonio Cruz presents as a part of Eastern’s ‘Future is LATINX’ exhibit

On Oct. 8, the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University held an artist talk featuring multidisciplinary artist David Antonio Cruz, as part of their current exhibition titled the...

Posted on October 19, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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Golfers go for the Green to Support Eastern Students

Despite the uncertain times of COVID-19, 80 golfers participated in the annual Eastern golf tournament on Oct. 6 at the Wethersfield Country Club, sponsored by the ECSU Foundation, Inc.

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Ed Osborn

University Hour Fall 2020

Eastern's University Hour continues for fall 2020 semester

Eastern Connecticut State University continues its University Hour program for the fall 2020 semester with a series of virtual events on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The events...

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Shawn's Cupboard opens for fall semester

Eastern Connecticut State University has reopened Shawn’s Cupboard for the fall semester. The on-campus food pantry is in the Knight House behind Winthrop Hall. Due to COVID-19 restrictions,...

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Virtual Accounting Fair

Eastern Accounting Majors Meet Future Employers Virtually

Accounting majors at Eastern Connecticut State University are continuing to find a robust job market for their skills despite the economic impact of COVID-19. Their career aspirations are greatly...

Posted on October 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Cover of the Netflix documentary "13th" directed by Ava DuVernay

Eastern faculty stay connected through weekly film club

After Covid-19 ended all in-person classes for the 2020 spring semester, Eastern Connecticut State University faculty members created a film club to watch and discuss films suggested by one...

Posted on October 13, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

New Media Studies graduate Wasan Hayajneh.

Recent New Media Studies graduate Wasan Hayajneh pursues degree in fine arts

Recent Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Wasan Hayajneh ’20 is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Border Tuner Wall

Art Gallery Opens LatinX Exhibit

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is continuing its fall exhibition by highlighting Latinx art with the “Future is Latinx.” The exhibition is on display from Oct....

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Alyssiah Wiley

Documentary Honors Alyssiah Wiley

On Oct. 1, the Women’s Center at Eastern Connecticut State University held a viewing of “There’s no Winning in Murder,” a documentary highlighting the life of the late...

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern Students Plant Trees

Eastern Students Green Up Willimantic

Over two weekends in September, approximately 30 student volunteers at Eastern Connecticut State University helped plant 50 trees and 120 shrubs in a 10,000-square-foot urban garden on High Street...

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Opportunity Programs

Opportunity Programs Enhance Student Success

Eastern Connecticut State University’s new Opportunity Programs initiative was created to ensure that Eastern students receive they need to succeed in college. The program, which operates...

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Professor Edits Award-Winning Journal

“The Leaflet,” a journal edited by Eastern Connecticut State University Education Professor Mark A. Fabrizi, has been named a recipient of the 2020 Affiliate Journal of Excellence Award...

Posted on October 06, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Vital on-campus mental health resources available to students

Eastern Connecticut State University understands the importance of mental health and why it is crucial to have mental health services readily available on campus. The Office of Counseling &...

Posted on October 01, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern's CAB hosts Fall Fest

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted Fall Fest from Sept. 21-26. The weeklong event included socially distanced activities ranging from virtual game...

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Housing Office Keeps Students Engaged

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Housing and Residential Life is one of many offices on campus that are working together to maintain a healthy and safe campus environment...

Posted on September 29, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Center for Career Development Schedule

Students Enjoy Virtual Graduate School Fair

During COVID-19, Eastern Connecticut State University's Center for Internships and Career Development has found alternative ways to provide career services to Eastern students. The latest was...

Posted on September 28, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Governor Lamont Holds Press Conference

Governor Lamont Visits Eastern for COVID-19 Update

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont visited Eastern on Sept. 24 to hear from administrators, faculty and students on how the University is doing in managing the COVID-19 coronavirus on campus.

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Freshman Katya Lapierre

Eastern Students Share their Thoughts on Campus Life During the Pandemic

Like other colleges and universities across America, Eastern Connecticut State University is having an unusual semester because of the coronavirus pandemic. With online and hybrid classes, limited...

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Bobbi Brown and Molly Boucher

Raouf Mama with student

Eastern professor Raouf Mama publishes three new books over summer

Eastern Connecticut State University English Professor English Raouf Mama has published several new publications this past summer. The publications include a past story of his, “Tropical...

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Eastern student Hannah Beazoglou

Eastern student, alumna receive national Delta Mu Delta awards

Eastern Connecticut State University senior Hannah Beazoglou and recent graduate Melat Assefa ’20 recently received awards from Delta Mu Delta (DMD), the national business honors society....

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Wife of Professor Jones, Deborah Grant Jones (second to right), alongside associate professor of Art and Art History Afarin Ahmanifar (far right), professor of Art Qimin Liu (Center back), their daughter Lydia Jones Hall (far left) and her husband, Matthew Hall (second to left).

Faculty art exhibition honors late Painting Professor Andy Jones

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition to honor the memory of art professor Andy Jones, who passed earlier this year on Jan. 25. The exhibition titled,...

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Professor  Martin Mendoza-Botelho

Eastern faculty participate in nationwide Scholar Strike

Eastern Connecticut State University professors recently participated in the Scholar Strike, a national movement created to educate and encourage conversations about racism in today’s...

Posted on September 16, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Eastern ranked top public regional university in New England two years in a row

Eastern Connecticut State University is the top-ranked public regional university in New England for the second year in a row in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s edition of...

Posted on September 14, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Asteroid

Eastern's Sampson eyes asteroid headed for Earth

Two weeks ago, television news generated excitement and concern when it reported that a killer asteroid was going to hit Earth on Nov. 2, the day before Election Day. Election Day is going to be...

Posted on September 09, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern alumna Julia Medina

Eastern Alumna accepted into Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Julia Medina ’20 is one of 19 members of the first cohort of college graduates selected by the Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship...

Posted on September 04, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Students with SOCs

Eastern presents a warm ‘Warrior Welcome’

While taking all precautions during COVID-19 to safely move in more than 1,800 resident students on Aug. 23-25, Eastern Connecticut State University rolled out “Warrior Welcome” to more...

Posted on September 01, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Book cover of “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Eastern to host National Endowment for the Arts 'Big Read' extravaganza

Beginning Oct. 7 and running through Dec. 3, Eastern Connecticut University will lead a series of local events as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) annual “Big Read”...

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

President Nunez

‘Balancing optimism and caution’: University Meeting kicks off fall 2020 semester

Hundreds of faculty and staff tuned in to YouTube on Aug. 25 for Eastern Connecticut State University’s second-ever virtual University Meeting. Held one day before fall semester classes...

Posted on August 28, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Painting by late Eastern professor Andy Jones

Eastern Art Gallery opens fall 2020 with ‘Painting and Drawing Faculty Exhibition’

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is kicking off its fall 2020 season with an exhibition showcasing the university’s painting and drawing faculty. Running until Oct. 1...

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Eastern holds second town hall on racism and social justice

More than 100 members of the Eastern community attended a virtual town hall meeting on Aug. 20 on racism and social justice in the aftermath of the police-related death of George Floyd. In line...

Posted on August 21, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Campus to reopen with COVID precautions and capital improvements

When several thousand students, faculty and staff return to the Eastern campus next week for the start of the fall 2020 semester, they will find a campus that looks substantially different from the...

Posted on August 20, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Atypical internships: Students get real-world experience in a virtual world

Several Eastern Connecticut State University students completed atypical internships this summer, working with their companies remotely via telecommuting.

Posted on August 19, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern’s Carmen Cid wins CT Science Center STEM Achievement Award

The Connecticut Science Center has named Carmen Cid, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, as recipient of its 2020 STEM Achievement Award. The center...

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Technology and teamwork bring STEP/CAP to life like never before

More than 80 prospective students are currently vying for admission to Eastern this summer through the alternative admissions program known as “STEP/CAP,” which, after 36 consecutive...

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Jessica Resto

Reverse Internship helps adult students earn degrees

Most college internships offer students a chance to learn something new while in the workplace. This summer, Eastern Connecticut State University offered a twist on the model. Nearly a dozen...

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern wins major grant to support new liberal arts learning outcomes

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named the recipient of a two-year, $245,000 grant to fund an innovative, faculty-driven project, “Implementation of New Learning Outcomes in the...

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Allison Lundy

Recent graduate Allison Lundy's honors thesis accepted for publication

Allison Lundy ’20, a recent graduate who majored in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, has been notified that her honors thesis, “Effects of Active Outdoor Play on Preschool...

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Julianna Gray

Julianna Gray receives Gilman International Scholarship to study in Spain

Julianna Gray ’23 of Waterford, CT, has been named the recipient of a $4,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Spain.

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

George Floyd

Eastern Art Gallery presents ‘Racism: An American Pandemic’

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is presenting the virtual exhibition “Racism: An American Pandemic” on its website from July 15–Sept. 8.

Posted on July 15, 2020

Anthropology

Anthropology major offered in fall 2020

Eastern is offering a new major in Anthropology starting this fall 2020 semester. Approved by the Board of Regents earlier this year, the new program features two concentrations-- Cultural...

Posted on July 08, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Data Science

Data Science major offered in fall 2020

Eastern is offering a new major in Data Science starting this fall 2020 semester. Approved by the Board of Regents earlier this year, Students in this unique, interdisciplinary program will receive...

Posted on July 08, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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New Institute for Data Analytics examines sickness, unemployment in era of COVID-19

Faculty researchers at Eastern Connecticut State University have launched a new, data-driven enterprise to analyze public health, economic and social issues in the state of Connecticut. The first...

Posted on July 08, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Winning design for Chaplin logo

Design students create logo for Town of Chaplin

Students in Tao Chen’s Graphic Design II class gained some exciting, real life practical skills this past semester, creating a new logo for the town of Chaplin. The students worked with...

Posted on July 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Colleges of Distinction

Eastern named a 2020-21 ‘College of Distinction’

Colleges of Distinction has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University for a variety of distinctions in its 2020-21 rankings, including badges of distinction for Public Colleges, Connecticut...

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Dreamers 2016

Eastern graduates first class of TheDream.US students

Four years ago, Eastern Connecticut State University was one of only two universities nationwide selected to pilot a groundbreaking scholarship program in support of undocumented college students....

Posted on June 18, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern wins NEA grant to host Big Read in Windham

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a recipient of a $15,000 grant to host the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in Windham. The University is one of 84 nonprofit...

Posted on June 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Neville Brown wins 2020 NASFAA Regional Leadership Award

Neville Brown, associate director of financial aid at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named the recipient of the 2020 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators...

Posted on June 15, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Miriam Chirico authors book on major American playwright

Miriam Chirico, English Professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, authored a new book, “The Theatre of Christopher Durang,” published by Bloomsbury Publishers. This release...

Posted on June 09, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Warriors dominate LEC on and off the field

Despite a spring athletics season cut short by COVID-19, the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors continued their dominance — on and off the field — in the Little East...

Posted on June 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern's Moorehead and Graham recognized for excellence in teaching, research

The Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System has named two faculty members at Eastern Connecticut State University as recipients of campus-level faculty awards for...

Posted on June 03, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Students reflect on struggles, silver lining of pandemic

To help make sense of the “new normal” of COVID-19, English Professor Miriam Chirico and History Professor Anna Kirchmann used the spring 2020 semester as an opportunity for their...

Posted on June 02, 2020 by Dwight Bachman and Michael Rouleau

Elsa Nunez

'A painful reminder': President Nunez statement on George Floyd

The senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis is a painful reminder that racism and police brutality continue to inflict a heavy toll on American society.

Posted on June 02, 2020

Family Day

Partnering with parents in COVID-19 response

The COVID 19 pandemic has certainly cast a wide net of uncertainty across higher education. Closing the Eastern Connecticut State University campus and moving to online learning this spring was no...

Posted on June 01, 2020 by Candace DeAngelis and Casey Kensey

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Eastern to reopen campus for fall semester

Eastern Connecticut State University will be open for on-campus classes this fall to provide students with the high-quality, residential liberal arts education they expect and deserve. Classes will...

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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How to Find a job without leaving your desk

According to the U.S. Labor Department, nearly 40 million Americans — more than 500,000 in Connecticut alone — have filed for unemployment claims over the past three months due to...

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Mitch Doucette

New Doucette research: 'Firearms, Dementia, and the Clinician'

Five years ago, USA Today reported on a 75-year-old woman in Oregon who called the 911 dispatcher, begging for help after her husband of 57 years accidentally shot her in the stomach. Her husband,...

Posted on May 21, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Graduates 1,250 in Virtual Commencement Ceremony

More than 1,250 undergraduate and graduate students watched from home as Eastern Connecticut State University conducted its 130th annual Commencement Exercises via YouTube on May 19. In addition to...

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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Music students excel in virtual 'jury' performances

While the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered museums and concert halls around the world, it hasn’t suppressed the creativity and artistic expression of undergraduate musicians at Eastern...

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Alum, LinkedIn Executive Encourages Confidence in Turbulent Economy

Anthony Lapia ’03, regional director of enterprise sales for LinkedIn Learning Solutions, joined a group of Eastern Connecticut State University students on Zoom to offer advice on how to...

Posted on May 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Asian Cultural Society on Zoom

Students Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, as we pay tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental to its future.

Posted on May 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Jonathan Alpert

Alumnus Jonathan Alpert on how to cope and thrive in COVID-19

Alumnus Jonathan Alpert ’95 is a NYC-based psychotherapist, author and performance coach. In light of the myriad struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alpert recently authored two...

Posted on May 18, 2020

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Eastern Alumna Starts Pathology Program at Quinnipiac University

Andrea Ferrigno ’19 has begun the Master’s in Pathology Assistants Program at Quinnipiac University. A pathologist assistant plays a critical role in helping the pathologist come up...

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Live on YouTube, University Meeting Closes Spring Semester

More than 350 Eastern faculty and staff community members tuned into YouTube for a live streaming of Eastern’s first-ever “virtual” University Meeting on May 8. Broadcasting from...

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern’s Website Gains National Recognition

Earlier in March, Eastern Connecticut State University received word that it had won first place in the national Collegiate Advertising Awards program in the “University Website”...

Posted on May 07, 2020 by Ed Osborn

Student art

CREATE 2020 Comes Alive—Virtually

2020 is the 20th anniversary of Eastern Connecticut State University’s on-campus celebration of student research and creativity. CREATE stands for “Celebrate Research Excellence and...

Posted on May 07, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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16 Honor Societies Induct New Students in Spring 2020

Hundreds of juniors and seniors from all academic majors were inducted into honor societies this spring 2020 semester at Eastern Connecticut State University. Induction into an honor society is an...

Posted on May 07, 2020

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From a Distance, Alumni Keep in Touch with Students

COVID-19 may have created social distancing for Eastern students, faculty and staff, but the virus has not stopped Eastern alumni from doing a terrific job of staying in touch with their former...

Posted on May 06, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Students Put Film to Poetry in Interclass Collaboration

Undergraduate filmmakers and poets at Eastern Connecticut State University have teamed up for an interdisciplinary collaboration that combines video and poetry. Students from the course...

Posted on May 06, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Richard Hoyt

Sophomore Richard Hoyt Serves in National Guard during Pandemic

Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore Richard Hoyt is serving in the Army National Guard during the COVID-19 pandemic as a transportation coordinator at commodities warehouse in New...

Posted on May 06, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

COVID-19

‘Fatally Flawed?’ Amy Groth Authors COVID-19 Case Study

Answering a call for teaching tools related to the coronavirus pandemic, Biology Professor Amy Groth has authored a new case study called “Fatally Flawed? Early Genetic Testing for the...

Posted on May 05, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Faculty, Students Innovate in the Virtual World of COVID-19

The photo above of Computer Science Professor Garrett Dancik and his students is common place in the normal life of Eastern Connecticut State University. Today, we must look at it with whimsy as...

Posted on April 23, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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Eastern Offers Virtual Fitness During Pandemic

For decades, doctors the world over have agreed that “exercise is the best medicine.” Studies show that exercise is great for the mind, body and soul — it enhances one’s...

Posted on April 23, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Joins New York Southeast Asia Network

Eastern Connecticut State University recently joined a partnership with the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN), a multidisciplinary group of scholars at colleges and universities in New York,...

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Jacob Schumacher

Freshman Jacob Schumacher Deployed in COVID-19 Relief Effort

Army Reserve member and freshman Jacob Schumacher was recently deployed to serve as part of Connecticut’s COVID-19 relief effort. Schumacher’s daily roles consist of maintaining and...

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

ETV News Club

Students Produce ETV Newscast from Home During Pandemic

Students in the ETV News club at Eastern Connecticut State University are putting their television production skills to the test by producing their weekly newscast remotely from home.

Posted on April 21, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern Recognized as a Military-Support College of Distinction

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a recipient of the inaugural 2020-21 Military Support Colleges of Distinction Award. The award, presented by “Colleges of...

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Makes, Donates Masks in COVID-19 Relief Effort

Looking for ways to help during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, a team of volunteer “seamstresses” from Eastern Connecticut State University has collaborated to produce face masks...

Posted on April 08, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

virtual art

Students Showcase COVID-19 in Digital Art Form

Eastern Connecticut State University students in the Graphic Design History class have created digital artwork to spread awareness about how to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted on April 07, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Evelyn and Stefanos

2 Eastern Seniors Win CSCU Henry Barnard Distinguished Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University students Stefanos Stravoravdis '20 of Colchester and Evelyn Lemus Silva '20 of Burnsville, NC, have been named recipients of the 2020 Henry Barnard...

Posted on April 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Shimwell

Eastern Biology Major Awarded for Novel Scorpion Research

Christopher Shimwell ’20, a biology major at Eastern Connecticut State University, received an excellence award from the Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) for his manuscript titled...

Posted on April 07, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Telecommuting the Eastern Way

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Connecticut State University has joined other colleges and universities across the nation in continuing to provide instruction online, while non-faculty...

Posted on April 06, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Local Youth Learn Robotics, Nutrition in Eastern Afterschool Program

Twenty-six students from Eastern Connecticut State University volunteered this spring semester with local schoolchildren in the Puentes al Futuro program (Bridges to the Future). This year's...

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

dogfish

Eastern Dining Initiatives Bring Seaweed, Underused Fish to Campus

Eastern Connecticut State University and three partnering universities are nearing the end of a two-year, $500,000 effort to incorporate underused foods from the ocean into the dining culture of...

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

June Archer

June Archer, the 'Post Man' Brings Good News to Students

Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Proscenium Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 9 to hear recording artist, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker June Archer...

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 may be the reason we are all at home these days, but it hasn’t kept the Eastern community from our core purpose of teaching and learning. Online courses started on Monday, March 23....

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Ed Osborn

chirico

Miriam Chirico Presents New Book 'How to Teach a Play'

On March 11, Eastern faculty and staff packed the President’s Dining Room in Hurley Hall to hear English Professor Miriam Chirico describe the process of publishing her new book, “How...

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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English Alumni Share Unexpected Careers with Students

English Department graduates returned to Eastern Connecticut State University’s campus on March 10 to share their experiences in the workforce and discuss how their English degree has aided...

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Mentor Her

Eastern Hosts Mentoring Event with International Women's Forum of CT

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the International Women’s Forum of Connecticut (IWFCT) on March 11 for an event titled “Mentoring Matters: Mentor Her." The event...

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Caribbean Historian Delivers Lecture on Haitian Art

As a part of Eastern Connecticut State University’s art exhibition “Creating Dangerously: Art and Revolution,” the University’s Art Gallery welcomed Anthony Bogues,...

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Bishakh Som Presents

Bishakh Som Explores Gender, Sexuality, Memory and Urbanism

New York-based artist and writer Bishakh Som visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 5 to read from her upcoming comic book “Apsara Engine,” which is set to go on sale on...

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Marie-Celie Agnant lectures on her experience writing about Haiti and social activism.

Renowned Author Marie-Celie Agnant Speaks At Eastern

Renowned author and activist Marie-Celie Agnant visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 4 to lecture on her experience writing about Haitian diaspora and social activism. During her...

Posted on March 09, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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‘The Brothers Size,’ a Louisiana Tale of Family and Freedom

A heartfelt tale of two brothers navigating the murky waters of race and freedom is being performed at Eastern Connecticut State University through March 8. “The Brothers Size,” written...

Posted on March 05, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Afarin Rhaminfar's exhibition “Women of Shahnameh” at Towson University’s Asian Arts and Culture Center Gallery

Afarin Rahmanifar Solo Exhibits at Towson University

Afarin Rahmanifar, professor of art and art history at Eastern Connecticut State University, is exhibiting her solo exhibition “Women of Shahnameh” at Towson University’s Asian...

Posted on March 04, 2020 by Molly Boucher

An Eastern student facilitates the hand decoration station.

Eastern Celebrates ‘Read Across America' Day

As part of “National Read Across America Day” on March 2, Eastern Connecticut State University student volunteers from the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) teamed up with four...

Posted on March 04, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Jason Bartlett talking to students about being out in politics.

Former State Representative Discusses ‘Being Out in Politics’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing and Pride Center recently hosted “Being Out in Politics.” The event was centered around Jason Bartlett, a...

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Music Program Showcases Student, Faculty Talent

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Department recently held a series of events to showcase the talents of students, professors and visiting artists, ranging from multimodal...

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Eastern's campus.

Eastern Tells Its Story in Suburban Newspapers

While Connecticut still has a handful of daily newspapers in Hartford, New Haven, Danbury, Waterbury and even Willimantic, many residents of the Nutmeg State turn to the local weekly and monthly...

Posted on March 02, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Award recipients.

Eastern Presents 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards

Health Sciences major Lacoy Brown '20; Kristen Scavone, director of the Office of AccessAbility Services; and JoAnn Price, managing partner and co-founder of Fairview Capital Partners in West...

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Dwight Bachman and Ed Osborn

Gov. Lamont and his team visit Eastern.

Gov. Lamont and his team visit Eastern

It was a standing room only crowd on Wednesday night, Feb. 26 in the Student Center Theater at Eastern Connecticut State University when Governor Ned Lamont was joined by Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz...

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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Distinguished Fiction Writer Richard Bausch Visits Eastern

On Feb. 20, distinguished fiction writer Richard Bausch visited Eastern Connecticut State University as part of the English Department’s ‘Visiting Writers’ series. During his...

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Vania Galicia

 The Straight-Up Jazz Trio performing.

Eastern Music Program to Present 5 March Events

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present five performances in the month of March, ranging from faculty recitals to concerts by guest musicians. All events are free and...

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Students chant across the student center.

Eastern Community Gathers to Support Undocumented Students

More than 150 students, staff and community members showed up at a rally in support of undocumented students at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 18.

Posted on February 20, 2020

Kwangwon Lee

Professor Kwangwon Lee Shares His Eastern Experience at Indiana University

Assistant Professor of Education Kwangwon Lee recently spoke on a panel at his alma mater, Indiana University (IU) School of Education, about his journey as a young professor and his experiences...

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Map of Connecticut showing towns involved in Sustainable CT.

100th Community Joins 'Sustainable CT'

Following the registration of Avon, East Windsor, Stratford, Waterbury and Woodstock, over the past two weeks, New Canaan became the 100th community to join Sustainable CT. A statewide program run...

Posted on February 19, 2020

Kevin Corcoran speaks on Open Educational Resources during workshop for Eastern students.

Open Education Resources: Alternative Learning Sources for Students

The movement to help Eastern students find more economical ways to access learning subject matter picked up momentum on Feb. 11 when Kevin Corcoran, executive director of digital learning for the...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Solo flutist Bülent Evcil.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Brings 'Turkish Delight' to Willimantic

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra returns to Willimantic to perform a free concert on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Held in the Concert Hall of...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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Eastern Spreads the Word Statewide

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Eastern Connecticut State University was featured in a full-page advertisement on page 3 of the Hartford Courant. The ad noted that Eastern is the top ranked regional public...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Ed Osborn

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Eastern Theatre to Present 'The Brothers Size' by Academy Award-Winning Writer

Eastern Connecticut State University's Performing Arts Department is proud to present "The Brothers Size" by Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Sheila RuJoub

Katelynn Scalia and SJ Reynolds presenting.

Students Recognized at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Students studying theater and new media studies at Eastern Connecticut State University attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Cape Cod Community College from...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

The class of 2020 seniors workshop.

CICD Hosts 'Ready, Set, Graduate' for Class of 2020

Eastern’s Center for Internship and Career Development (CICD) hosted “Ready, Set, Graduate” on Feb. 12 for seniors graduating this spring.

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

ESPN Nick Aconfora

ESPN Recruits Students for ‘NEXT’ Program

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted representatives from ESPN on Feb. 11 who informed students of a new program called ESPN NEXT. The evening included a presentation about NEXT, a review of...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Professor Paul Torcellini accepting his award and posing for the camera

Eastern’s Torcellini Named ASHRAE Fellow

Paul Torcellini, professor of environmental earth science, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Torcellini was...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Manchester High School students participate in the workshop.

Comm Department Hosts TV News Workshop for Local High Schoolers

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Communication Department hosted students from Manchester High School (MHS) on Feb. 7 to experience Eastern’s Communication Department and...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Darrel Irwin giving a guest lecture on Haitian Migration.

The Roots of Haitian Migration

Darrell Irwin, visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, gave a lecture on “The Roots of Haitian Migration” in Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Charles Stuart speaks to students.

Filmmaker Charles Stuart Presents Latest Documentary

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles C. Stuart on Feb. 6 in the Student Center Theater. Stuart, who has produced more than 50 hours of film and...

Posted on February 11, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Annawon Weeden on stage performing.

Tribal Mentor Annawon Weeden Performs Historical Journey of Mashpee Wampanoag

Actor, activist, dancer and tribal mentor Annawon Weeden of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe performed his one-man show at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 6. The interactive performance...

Posted on February 10, 2020 by Vania Galicia

A picture of a steel sculpture in the shape of a head.

Art Gallery Presents 'Creating Dangerously,' Haiti Tribute

From Jan. 1–March 12, the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is presenting “Creating Dangerously: Art & Revolution,” an exhibition that features six Haitian...

Posted on February 04, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Susannah Richards

Education Programs get an ‘A’ in National 'Teacher Prep Review’

Eastern Connecticut State University received two of only three “A” grades in all of Connecticut in the “2020 Teacher Prep Review” for quality of instruction in the...

Posted on February 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Cigna interns work on their on campus office.

Eastern Students Intern with Cigna via On-Campus Partnership

Several Eastern Connecticut State University students are participating in a unique internship with Cigna through the health services company's on-campus Technology Early Career Development...

Posted on February 03, 2020 by Vania Galica

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'Lulu' Entertains, Delivers Bold, Urgent Message

“Lulu,” a new experimental opera performed at Eastern Connecticut State University from Jan. 24-26, offered a provocative multi-media treatment of the timeless issue of mistreatment of...

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Picture of the dance team with their trophy.

Eastern’s Dance Team Earns National Rank at Acclaimed Competition

The competitive dance team at Eastern Connecticut State University performed at the prestigious Universal Dance Association (UDA) College Nationals on Jan. 17-19 at Walt Disney World in Orlando,...

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Employers sit at a table and talk about career development

Career Center Holds Career-Readiness Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) held a career-readiness conference on Jan. 16, themed “Unlock Your Career Potential.”...

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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‘Sustainable CT’ Matches $57K for Community Projects Across State

Organizations in seven Connecticut municipalities recently received $58,000 from the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund to kickstart local projects in their communities. The sustainability-minded...

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Sociology Students Open Semester with Excursion into ‘The Community’

A group of sociology students kicked off the spring 2020 semester with an excursion into the Willimantic community on Jan. 21. Students enrolled in Professor Nicolas Simon’s course “The...

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Music advance flyer.

Eastern Music Program to Present 4 January, February Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a variety of musical performances this January and February, ranging from an interactive historical performance to an...

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Dwight Bachman

Bachman Urges Peace and Compassion at MLK Celebration

On Jan. 20, Dwight Bachman, public relations officer, served as guest speaker for the Windham/Willimantic Chapter of the NAACP’s celebration the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King...

Posted on January 22, 2020

Eastern Offers Full Slate of 'University Hour' Events through March

Eastern Connecticut State University continues its “University Hour Series” this spring with a range of presentations that are open to the public and free of charge. University Hour...

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Theatre to Present 'Lulu,' Starring Hip-Hop Artist Maluca Mala

On Jan. 24-26, the Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, in collaboration with the New York City-based theater/opera company Ridge Theater, will present...

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Art Gallery to Present ‘Creating Dangerously,’ a Tribute to Haiti

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Creating Dangerously: Art & Revolution” from Jan. 1–Mar. 12 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The...

Posted on January 09, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Eastern's new communication building.

Eastern Holds Ribbon-Cutting for Communication Building, Goddard Hall

Eastern Connecticut State University held a formal ribbon-cutting on Dec. 16 to celebrate the re-opening of the Communication Building and Goddard Hall. Members of the campus community gathered in...

Posted on December 17, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Students from the "Global and French Perspective on Women's Issues" class table the sticker fundraiser.

French Students Hold Fundraiser for Scholarships in Haiti

Students in the class “Global and French Perspective on Women’s Issues” at Eastern Connecticut State University recently organized a community engagement project to support...

Posted on December 13, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Stefanos Stravoravdis '20 and his mentor Biology Professor Jonathan Hulvey.

Biology Research Duo Publishes on Antifungal Resistance

New research into anti-fungal resistance, conducted by Eastern Connecticut State University student Stefanos Stravoravdis '20 of Colchester and mentored by Biology Professor Jonathan Hulvey,...

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology.

Bergstrom-Lynch Runs in Support of Domestic Violence Victims

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University ran in the Hot Chocolate 5k run on Dec. 8 in Northampton, MA, in support of individuals who have experienced...

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

First generation themed housing students pose for a photo.

‘Theme Housing’ Creates Dynamic Residential Community

Do you like to be surrounded by like-minded people? Are you passionate about social justice? Eastern Connecticut State University’s “theme housing” communities provide an...

Posted on December 10, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

TIMPANI toy

Eastern Reveals 2019 TIMPANI Toy Study Results

Eastern Connecticut State University's Center for Early Childhood Education announced on Dec. 9 that "Family Counters" by Learning Resources has been named the 2019 TIMPANI (Toys...

Posted on December 10, 2019 by Julia DeLapp

Posters for auction at the event

Students Create Oceanic Posters for Windham Hospital Gala

Digital art & design students in Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art 335: Graphic Design course collaborated with Windham Hospital’s Auxiliary to enhance the theme of the...

Posted on December 05, 2019 by Vania Galica

Clifford Marret Eastern Alumni

Five Alumni Return to Campus to Inspire Students

Five Eastern Connecticut State University alumni returned to campus on Nov. 21 to participate in a Promoting Academically Successful Students (PASS) Networking Dinner hosted by Eastern’s...

Posted on December 05, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Student group Key of She performs.

Ribbons of Remembrance: Comforting Suicide Survivors

On Nov. 21, in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room in the J. Eugene Smith Library, French Professor Michèle Bacholle of the World Languages and Cultures Department collaborated...

Posted on November 30, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Professor Patricia Szczys and Eastern student's Rachael Finch and Brittany Velikaneye pose for a photo together.

Szczys and Students Shine at Waterbird Society Meeting

Eastern’s Biology Department had a strong showing at the recent Waterbird Society meeting in Maryland this past November. Professor Patricia Szczys gave the opening plenary lecture and...

Posted on November 29, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern President Elsa Núñez walks around and greets guest.

A Thanksgiving Feast for the Community: Eastern Hosts 'Day of Giving'

Willimantic community members and Eastern Connecticut State University staff and students gathered on Nov. 27 to share an early Thanksgiving meal during Eastern's 13th annual Day of Giving....

Posted on November 27, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Our town students actors performing.

Eastern Theatre Presents Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town'

The Pulitzer-Prize winning play titled “Our Town” was presented at Eastern Connecticut State University from Nov. 19-24. Produced by Eastern’s Performing Arts Department and the...

Posted on November 24, 2019 by Molly Boucher

History students pose for the camera.

History Students Present at Phi Alpha Theta Conference

Four Eastern Connecticut State University History majors presented their projects at the history honor society’s Phi Alpha Theta New England regional conference on Nov. 23. The Phi Alpha...

Posted on November 23, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

KPE student captains pose for a photo.

KPE Students Win State Physical Education Cup 4 Years Running

Eastern Connecticut State University Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) students won the Dee Perrelli College Bowl on Nov. 21. In its 10th year, the bowl is hosted by the Connecticut...

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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African Club Hosts Annual Banquet

Eastern Connecticut State University’s African Club presented its annual banquet to celebrate African culture on Nov. 21 in the Betty R. Tipton Room. In partnership with the Campus Activity...

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Stoloff Presents at Global Education Conference

David Stoloff, professor of education at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently presented at the Global Education Conference.

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Molly Boucher

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Vasillopulos Represents Eastern in Greece, China

Christopher Vasillopulos, professor of political science at Eastern Connecticut State University recently served on a higher education board in Greece and presented research in China.

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Eastern's 3 0'clock Band

Eastern to Present 4 December Music Events

Eastern Connecticut State University will present a number of musical events in December, ranging from jazz performances to holiday productions. All events will be held in the Concert Hall in the...

Posted on November 19, 2019

Children at the project graden.

'Community Match Fund' Available to Support Sustainability Projects in Connecticut

Connecticut residents are poised to lead the way toward a climate-resilient future through projects making change at the local level. Sustainable CT, an initiative run by the Institute for...

Posted on November 18, 2019

Michael Stenko, director of alumni affairs.

Eastern Alumni Encourage Students to LEAP into Network Building

On Nov. 13, Eastern’s Office of Alumni Affairs and the New Student and Family Programs hosted a LEAP (Learn, Explore, Achieve, Perform) leadership training program in the Paul E. Johnson Sr....

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Receives Grant for New Physical Therapeutic Lab

Eastern Connecticut State University's Health Sciences Department has received a $74,303 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to construct a new...

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Kim Diver of Wesleyan University presents her presentations titled "Spatiotemporal Patterns of Reported Black Bear Sighting in Connecticut, 2007-1019."

GIS Professionals Converge on Eastern for GIS Day

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Nov. 13. The event was held in the Student Center with approximately 140 attendees, including government...

Posted on November 15, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Students line up for a chance to win a prize.

Freshmen Get Early Glimpse of Career Options at Expo

Young people go to college to earn a degree and prepare for careers, hopefully positioning themselves to be marketable enough to enter gainful employment. For freshmen, trying to figure out which...

Posted on November 14, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

New Haven Promise.

Eastern Celebrates Hartford, New Haven Promise Scholars

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning (CSEL) held a reception for Promise Scholar recipients on Nov. 13 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center.

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

DACA panelists

Eastern Hosts Press Conference in Support of DACA

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a press conference on Nov. 12 in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the 2012 executive order signed by President Obama that grants...

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Eastern Faculty Hold Music Recitals

Faculty musicians put on three performances in recent weeks as part of the Music Program’s Faculty Recital Series.

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Ed Osborn

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7 Students Present at COPLAC Conference in New Hampshire

Seven Eastern Connecticut State University students presented research projects at the Northeast regional conference for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) on Nov. 8-9 at Keene...

Posted on November 12, 2019

Lynn Stoddard

Lynn Stoddard Inducted into CT Women’s Hall of Fame

Lynn Stoddard, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was selected as a 2019 Honoree by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern Students Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking for Social Action Day

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Club held its annual Social Action Day on Nov. 5 to focus on the issue of human trafficking.

Posted on November 10, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern women's rugby

Eastern Women’s Rugby Club Wins NECC Championship

The women’s rugby club at Eastern Connecticut State University claimed the New England Collegiate Cup Championship on Nov. 9 at the 2019 Plymouth Rock Bowl, continuing their undefeated season...

Posted on November 09, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Left to right: Wayne Cobleigh, board chairman of the CTGBC; Lynn Stoddard and Abe Hilding-Salorio of Sustainable CT; and Alicia Dolce, executive director of CTGBC.

Sustainable CT Wins Green Building Council's Trail Blazer Award

Sustainable CT, a program run by the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was recently awarded the CT Green Building Council's Trailblazer Award.

Posted on November 08, 2019

Student's who volunteered to sleep in the cold pose for a photo.

Eastern ‘Habitaters’ Brave the Cold During Annual Shackathon

Several Eastern students bundled up on Nov. 6 to spend the night on Webb Lawn for the annual “Shack-a-thon.” Members of Eastern’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity slept in...

Posted on November 07, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Phyllis Lee

3 Faculty Present at On-Campus Research Forums

Faculty members Niti Pandey, David Naumec and Phyllis Lee recently presented on the whaling industry, Native American artifacts and Children's mental health at on-campus research forums.

Posted on November 06, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Professor Publishes on Right-to-Carry Laws and Workplace Homicides

Mitchell Doucette, health sciences professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently authored a research paper in the American Journal of Public Health on the relationship between...

Posted on November 06, 2019

WUMALA dances at the 5x5 dance festival.

Eastern’s WUMALA Club Performs at 5x5 Dance Festival

Eastern Connecticut State University’s “WUMALA” dance group performed at the University of Saint Joseph’s 5x5 Dance Festival on Nov. 2. The dance festival was created to...

Posted on November 05, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Local Children Visit Niejadlik Hall for Halloween Event

Eastern hosted a “Not So Scary Halloween Event” on Nov. 2 for area children between the grade levels of kindergarten and fourth grade and their families

Posted on November 02, 2019 by Molly Boucher

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Eastern’s Stefan Kamola Discusses New Book ‘Making Mongol History’

Eastern Connecticut State University History Professor Stefan Kamola gave a talk on his recent book “Making Mongol History: Rashid al-Din and the Jami’ al-Tawarikh” on Oct. 25,...

Posted on November 01, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern Launches New Website

Eastern Connecticut State University launched its new website on Nov. 1, featuring new content, a new navigational structure and the latest web technology.

Posted on November 01, 2019

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Eastern Presents 'Convergence' Dance Concert

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Program showcased “Convergence” on Oct. 24-27 in the Proscenium Theatre as the first in this year’s dance concert series. With...

Posted on October 31, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Princeton Review Names Eastern a ‘Green College’ 10 Years Running

Eastern Connecticut State University has recently been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top “Green Campuses” in the United States. Based on a review of nearly 700...

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Connecticut sustainability logo.

32 Communities Achieve 2019 'Sustainable CT' Certification

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming more efficient, resilient and inclusive, announced its 2019 certified communities this week. Thirty-two...

Posted on October 28, 2019

President Elsa Núñez with the 12th class of Eastern Fellows: Cody Guarnieri ’09, Larry Smith ’77 and Justin Piro ’05.

3 Alumni Inducted into Eastern Fellows Program

Eastern Connecticut State University inducted its 12th class of distinguished alumni into the Eastern Fellows Program on Oct. 23. Cody Guarnieri ’09 is a lawyer and partner with the law firm...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Center for Internships and Career Development career and internship fair.

85 Employers Attend Fall Career Fair

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted its fall Career and Internship Fair on Oct. 23. Held in the Geissler Gymnasium, the event...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern President Elsa Núñez introduces panelists for live recording of podcast “In the Thick.”

Eastern Hosts Live ‘In the Thick’ Podcast

Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and her co-host Julio Ricardo Varela visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 22 to record a live show for their critically acclaimed podcast...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Concert Band Presents ‘Origins’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Concert Band presented its first major musical performance of the fall 2019 semester, “Origins,” on Oct. 23. The Concert Hall performance...

Posted on October 24, 2019

Dwight Bachman

Bachman Among '100 Men of Color'

On Oct. 18, at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, the June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment Group honored Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on October 24, 2019

Gallery patrons view Maknojia’s work.

Eastern Art Gallery Presents ‘Happiness Curriculum’

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is showing its second exhibition of the year, “The Happiness Curriculum: Art from the South Asian Diaspora,” from Oct. 17-Dec....

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Illustrator Raúl Colón spoke with students from two classes during his visit to Eastern.

Award-Winning Illustrator Raúl Colón Visits Eastern

Award-winning illustrator and picture book creator Raúl Colón visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 21 to speak about his journey as an artist and his process for creating...

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern President Elsa Núñez honors Eastern's faculty scholarship.

Eastern Honors Faculty Scholarship and Creativity

Eastern Connecticut State University honored 57 faculty members on Oct. 23 at a special reception in the Art Gallery, celebrating their scholarship and creative achievements. The faculty guests...

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern music program.

Eastern Music Program to Present 9 November Concerts

Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of musical events this November, including faculty recitals, guest performances and ensemble works. All events will be held in the Fine Arts...

Posted on October 21, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Psychology Alumni Honor Professors Danforth and Everton

Psychology Alumni Honor Professors Danforth and Everton

More than 100 psychology alumni gathered at Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 18 in honor of the retirement of Professors Jeffrey Danforth and Wendi Everton. Alumni in attendance were...

Posted on October 20, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Cross country coach Kathy Manizza and Professor Charlie Chatterton finish an early-morning lap.

11th Annual Poverty Awareness Marathon Benefits Shawn’s Cupboard

Eastern Connecticut State University held its 11th annual Poverty Awareness Marathon on Oct. 18. More than 100 members of the Eastern community ran and walked to raise awareness of poverty in...

Posted on October 18, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Natasha Gambrell performs her tribe’s courting dance. Photo provided by Intercultural Center.

Eastern Pequot Tribal Council Members Speak on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Eastern Pequot tribal Council members Natasha Gambrell and her mother Valerie Braxton-Gambrell came to Eastern on Oct. 14 in honor of Indigenous People’s Day. Gambrell, a 2015 Eastern...

Posted on October 17, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Students weed the Grow Windham green house.

Students Volunteer Across Willimantic for ‘Day of Caring’

A fleet of Eastern students took up shovels and brooms on Oct. 5 for the annual Day of Caring, a large-scale volunteer effort in collaboration with United Way of Central and Northeastern...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern hosts ‘Career Conversation’ on Business in Tech Industry

Eastern hosts ‘Career Conversation’ on Business in Tech Industry

On Oct. 8, the Center for Internships and Career Development at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the second annual Career Conversations for Business in the Tech Industry in collaboration...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Alyssiah Wiley 'get to know Alyssiah' table

Alyssiah Wiley Basketball Tournament Aims to End Relationship Violence

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Oct. 9 to honor former student Alyssiah Wiley. The event featured an array of activities aimed at raising awareness of...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Steve Muchiri presenting.

Faculty Present Research on Teenage Mothers in Kenya, and Music Recitals

On Oct. 2, Steve Muchiri, assistant professor of economics, continued the Faculty Scholars Forum at Eastern Connecticut State University with a discussion on motherhood in developing countries....

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Andrej5K

Andrej 5K Raises more than $17,000 in Honor of Late Eastern Grad

The second annual Andrej 5K Fun Run/Walk, held Sept. 28, has raised more than $17,000 as of Oct. 10 in honor of late Eastern graduate Andrej Cavarkapa ’09. More than 150 people showed up for...

Posted on October 09, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Alumni Recruit Students at 15th Annual Accounting Job Fair

The Accounting Program at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its 15th Annual Accounting Job Fair on Oct. 5. With more than 70 students, 17 companies and nearly 25 alumni, the event was...

Posted on October 07, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Eunice Matthews, professor of social work and coordinator of the Social Work Program at Eastern Connecticut State University

Stamford NAACP Honors Eastern Social Work Professor Eunice Matthews

On Sept. 27, at the NAACP’s Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, the Stamford NAACP presented Eunice Matthews, professor of social work and coordinator of the Social Work Program at Eastern...

Posted on October 01, 2019

Eastern's Clock Tower

Eastern Named to Princeton Review’s 2020 ‘Best Colleges’ Guide

Eastern Connecticut State University has been recognized by in the Princeton Review in its “2020 Best Colleges” guide for the Northeast region. Featured schools were chosen based on...

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Professor Muchiri in front of the Statue of King Mutebi the second.

Eastern’s Economics Professor Conducts Workshops in Uganda

Steve Muchiri, assistant professor of economics at Eastern Connecticut State University, was invited by Kyambogo and Stawa Universities in Kampala, Uganda, to be the keynote speaker at an economics...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Aaron Richmond of Metropolitan State University of Denver was the first Facutly and Staff Development speaker of the semester.

Employment Expert Urges Faculty, Staff to Teach Skills

Eastern hosted its first Faculty and Staff Development speaker of the semester on Sept. 25, who discussed job readiness and preparing students for the workforce. Aaron Richmond, psychology...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Photo of the entrance at ECSU

A Great Place to Work: Eastern’s Culture, Workspace Honored

Eastern was the recipient of two employment accolades this September. Eastern was named a “Great College to Work For” for the 10th time and the Hartford Courant listed Eastern in its...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Grad school fair.

Eastern Students Consider Graduate School

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted a graduate school workshop on Sept. 23 in the Science Building and its annual graduate school fair on Sept. 24 in the Betty Tipton...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Tom Balcerski

Balcerski Explores Relationship of Two 19th Century Politicians

As the nation heads towards the 2020 elections, observers have asked if America has ever elected a gay president. Some say yes. Others say no. Tom Balcerski, assistant professor of history at...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Courant Names Eastern a ‘Top Workplace’

For the eighth time the Hartford Courant has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its “Top Workplaces” survey. With almost 1,000 employees, Eastern ranked 10th in the...

Posted on September 23, 2019 by Vania Galicia

2018 Winter band recital

Eastern Music Program Presents 8 September, October Events

Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of musical events this fall, including faculty recitals, guest performances and an instructional workshop. All events will be held in the...

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Professor Jeffrey Calissi

Jeff Calissi Describes Drumming and the Music of the American Revolution

Most Americans have spent time in class — going back to elementary school — learning about the Revolutionary War. But do you know of the role that the drum played in colonial times? ...

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Africa to America performance

Eastern Presents ‘Africa to America: A Celebration of Who We Are’

After a successful one-off performance in March 2019, the Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented three encore performances of “Africa to America: A Celebration of...

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern Named a ‘Great College to Work For’ for 10th Time

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a “Great College to Work For” for the 10th time by the Great Colleges Program, administered by ModernThink. The results were released...

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern students at the President's Picnic

Student-Involvement Fair Fosters Engaged Student Body

More than 800 students converged on Webb Lawn on Sept. 5 for the President’s Picnic & Student Involvement Fair. Hosted by the Student Activities Office, the annual event brought together...

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

The new Shafer hall lounge

Goddard, Shafer Halls Reopen to New Look and Purpose

Two fabled buildings on the Eastern campus reopened their doors this fall semester after undergoing extensive renovations for more than a year. Shafer Hall, formerly home to the university’s...

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Hannah Beaoglou

Business Student Hannah Beazoglou Receives DMD Regional Award

Eastern Connecticut State University student Hannah Beazoglou ’20 of West Hartford was recently selected as one of 25 scholars nationwide to receive a regional award from Delta Mu Delta...

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Eastern’s Balcerski Book Explores Male Friendships Among Politicians

Tom Balcerski, assistant professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University, has published a book titled “Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus...

Posted on September 10, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Art Gallery Presents ‘Consistency of the Temporal’ Until Oct. 10

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted New York-based artist Beatrice Modisett on Sept. 5, who spoke on her current exhibition titled “Consistency of the Temporal.”

Posted on September 10, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Dymond Smith

Dymond Smith Participates in Yale Summer Research Experience

Health sciences major Dymond Smith ’22 participated in an eight-week research experience at Yale University this summer. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Summer Research...

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Incoming class 2019

Eastern Top Public Regional University in New England Says U.S. News & World Report

Eastern Connecticut State University is again the highest ranked institution among Connecticut’s four state universities in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s edition of...

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Malvina presenting

Psychology Researchers Publish on Human, Pigeon Suboptimal Choice

Eastern Connecticut State University Psychology Professor James Diller and recent graduate Malvina Pietrzykowski ’19 were published in Springer’s “Learning and Behavior...

Posted on September 06, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Jonathan Mooney

Author with Dyslexia Jonathan Mooney to Speak at Eastern

Jonathan Mooney, a dyslexic writer and speaker who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center at...

Posted on September 04, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Photo provided by Brooke Shannon, in Ireland.

Argentina to Italy, Students Spend Summer Abroad

From Argentina to Italy, a number of adventurous Eastern students studied abroad this summer, honing second languages and immersing themselves in new cultures.

Posted on August 29, 2019

Christian Dontae playing soccer with the Doc Wayne program.

Students Glimpse Careers Via Summer Internships

From law enforcement to TV broadcast to art galleries, many Eastern students recently glimpsed their potential careers through summer internships.

Posted on August 29, 2019

Staff and faculty who were honored for years of service and retirement. Front row, left to right: Drew Hyatt (20 years), Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault (10 years), Jutta Ares (retirement), Denise Bierly (25 years), Weiping Liu (retirement). Back row: Walter Diaz (20 years), Mohd Rujoub (20 years), Jeffrey Danforth (retirement), Angela Bazin (20 years), Rita Malenczyk (25 years), David Pellgrini (20 years), Kim Dugan (20 years), Theresa Severance (20 years), Michelle Bacholle (20 years).

State of the University: Eastern to be ‘Market Smart, Mission Driven’

The fall University Meeting opened the 2019-20 academic year on August 26 as President Elsa Núñez described the new reality of the higher education marketplace and laid out her vision for...

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Sustainable CT stakeholders celebrate the soft launch of Sustainable CT in 2017 at Wickham Park, Manchester.:

Eastern’s Sustainability Initiatives Recognized by National Organization

Eastern Connecticut State University has been highlighted for its sustainability efforts in the “2019 Sustainable Campus Index,” a publication of the Association for the Advancement of...

Posted on August 28, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Sociology Professor Nicolas Simon and student Tara Nguyen presented at the annual Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Conference this past August.

Student-Professor Duo Presents at Symbolic Interaction Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University Sociology Professor Nicolas Simon and student Tara Nguyen ’21 presented and organized a session at the 2019 annual Society for the Study of Symbolic...

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern E created by students.

Students Return to Campus to a ‘Warrior Welcome’

Nearly 2,400 new and returning students arrived on campus on Aug. 25 and 26 for Warrior Welcome, a busy weekend of moving into residence halls and campus festivities before the start of classes on...

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Professor Chris Howard and Adella Dzitko-Carlson.

Adella Dzitko-Carlson Completes Music Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University student Adella Dzitko-Carlson ’19 devoted three weeks this summer to mastering the clarinet and analyzing music scores. As part of an on-campus fellowship...

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Lefto to right,Tatiana Stokes, Tyanna Soto, Jackie Verian, Myrdline Nourrissant, Liddy Siggia, Tajmarnie Appolon, & Norine Andrade

STEP/CAP Students Perform Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls”

Eastern Connecticut State University STEP/CAP students performed a staged reading of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls” on Aug. 9 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center’s...

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Vania Galicia

The Eastern group poses for a photo at Florence’s Uffizi art gallery.

Young Writers Inspired by Month Abroad in Italy

Fifteen students from Eastern Connecticut State University spent the month of July in Italy, writing short stories inspired by Italian culture and history. English Professor Chris Torockio led the...

Posted on August 08, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

David Frye

David Frye Interviewed for ‘History Channel’ Documentary

History Professor David Frye sat down on July 26 for an interview with producers from Onza Entertainment, who flew in from Spain to get Frye’s perspective on geo-political forces impacting...

Posted on August 08, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

John Kahn

Students Learn How to Manage Money

Aware of the challenges of paying for college that students frequently experience, the Office of Financial Aid presented “Budgeting & Managing Your Credit” on July 24, 2019, in the...

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

College Consensus

‘College Consensus’ Ranks Eastern Among Best Colleges

College Consensus, a college review aggregator that combines the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with actual reviews of college students, has recognized Eastern...

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Tip a Cop

Tip-A-Cop Raises $1,650 for Special Olympics

The Eastern Connecticut State University police department joined the Willimantic and Middletown police departments for the sixth annual Tip-A-Cop on July 25 at Amici Italian Grill in Middletown....

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Nicholas Simon

Faculty Cut Textbook Expenses with ‘Open Education Resources’

Three Eastern Connecticut State University professors will help their students save a significant amount of money on textbooks this fall due to CSCU-funded grant project. Nicolas Simon, assistant...

Posted on August 01, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Lambe Lambe

‘Puentes al Futuro’ Explores Lambe Lambe Puppetry

A form of miniature theatre called "Lambe Lambe" took stage at Eastern during the month of July for Puentes al Futuro (Bridges to the Future), the Center for Community Engagement's...

Posted on July 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

three governors

3 New England Governors Hold Meeting at Eastern

The three governors of southern New England convened at Eastern Connecticut State University’s science building on July 16 for a private lunch and press conference. Governors Ned Lamont...

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Sustainable CT map

Half of Connecticut Communities Now Participate in ‘Sustainable CT’

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in Connecticut to become more efficient, resilient and inclusive, has registered its 85th Connecticut municipality,...

Posted on July 15, 2019 by Lynn Stoddard

Rachael Finch

Rachael Finch Studies Endangered Birds in Buzzards Bay

Rachael Finch, a biology major at Eastern Connecticut State University, has spent the past five weeks working with the endangered birds in Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay. As the recipient of an...

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Holmes masters present

Holmes Program Grows Pool of Minority Teachers

School districts across the nation continue to face a lack of minority teachers. Eastern Connecticut State University’s participation in the Holmes Master’s Program seeks to alleviate...

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

garden

Students Research Food Culture in Italy

From June 9-29, eight Eastern Connecticut State University students studied “Cross-Cultural Psychology of Food” in Florence, Italy, with Assistant Professor of Psychology Jenna Scisco....

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Student Orientaion Counselor poses with group of incoming students.

SOAR Helps Incoming Students Transition to Eastern

Incoming students are getting their first taste of life at Eastern through the Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. From June 24–July 12, multiple SOAR sessions have...

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Vania Galicia

ARSOME Technology

Professor and Alumnus Join Forces in Augmented Reality Venture

When Eastern students graduate, they often stay in touch with faculty via e-mail. Benjamin Williams ’15, chief executive officer of ARsome Technology Group, a Manchester-based software...

Posted on July 09, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Prague Industrial Palace

New Media Students Participate in Prague Quadrennial Festival

A group of Eastern students traveled to the Czech Republic from June 3–17 for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ). The global field course titled “Theatre on...

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Vania Galicia and Michael Rouleau

Michelle Bacholle

French Professor Bacholle Named CSU Professor

On June 20, the Board of Regents for Higher Education awarded the title of Connecticut State University (CSU) Professor to French Professor Michelle Bacholle for the 2019-20 academic year. A member...

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Biology lab

Health Sciences Major Responds to Nation’s Healthcare Needs

With more than 360 students enrolled this past spring, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Health Sciences major is the fastest program on campus and unique among Connecticut’s four...

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Alumna Publishes ‘Planet Earth is Blue’ with Penguin Random House

Thousands of children across the country gathered around the television on Jan. 28, 1986, to witness the Challenger Space Shuttle take the first schoolteacher into outer space. The joyous occasion...

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Professor Ayeni

Eastern Professor Ayeni Selected as AEF Visiting Fellow

Christopher Ayeni, associate professor of communication at Eastern Connecticut State University, spent June 17-25 in Chicago participating in the Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) Visiting...

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

President Nunez

Eastern Expands Partnership with New Haven Promise Program

Beginning with the fall 2020 semester, Eastern Connecticut State University will expand its partnership with the New Haven Promise program to provide opportunities to students receiving New Haven...

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Ed Osborn

College of Distinction

Eastern Named a 2019-20 ‘College of Distinction’

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a 2019-20 College of Distinction by the college-guide organization Colleges of Distinction. In addition to the university-wide accolade,...

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Carlos Escoto at Loma Linda

Escoto Named Alumnus of the Year by Loma Linda University

Carlos Escoto, associate professor of psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, was recently named 2019 Alumnus of the Year by Loma Linda University’s School of Behavioral Health....

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Allison Lundy

Allison Lundy Wins National Student-Faculty Research Award

Eastern Connecticut State University student Allison Lundy ’19 was the sole recipient of the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) 2019 Education Division Student-Faculty...

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Vania Galicia

EES in American West

Field Courses Bring Students to Bahamas, Western U.S., Italy

In the weeks following Commencement, three groups of Eastern students traveled to San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, Italy, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming to engage in exciting Global Field Courses.

Posted on June 06, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Research Institutes Help Young Students to Identify as Scholars

Summer vacation was delayed for four groups of Eastern students who immediately followed the end of the school year with intensive, week-long research programs on campus. From May 20–24, four...

Posted on June 06, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Windham NAACP Recognizes Dwight Bachman

On June 1, the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP presented Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern Connecticut State University, its President’s Award. The award ceremony...

Posted on June 06, 2019

World CUR 2019 Logo

2 Students Bring Eastern Research to the World Stage

Eastern Connecticut State University’s undergraduate research program gained stature this spring semester, as all three of its student applicants were accepted to present at the second annual...

Posted on June 06, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Psychology Researchers Analyze Mate-Guarding Scale

A team of researchers from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Psychology Department presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society on May 29–June 1...

Posted on June 04, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Athletes Tops in Little East Conference for Third Straight Year

For the third straight year, Eastern Connecticut State University has claimed the Little East Conference (LEC) Commissioner’s Cup, the league’s top honor for overall athletic...

Posted on June 03, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Dana Meyer

Eastern Grad Accepts Digital History Fellowship at George Mason University

Manchester-native Dana Meyer ’19, a recent graduate of the history program at Eastern Connecticut State University, accepted a digital history fellowship at the George Mason University Roy...

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Rugby players pose for the camera

Eastern at Small College Rugby Association All-Star Championships

Four Eastern Connecticut State University rugby players represented the Northeast on the National Select Side at the National Small College Rugby Association All-Star Championships in Houston May...

Posted on May 28, 2019

Inclusive Excellence Awards

Eastern Alumna Salutes Inclusive Excellence Award Winners

On May 9, Eastern recognized more than 200 students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher, and an additional 11 students who have demonstrated exemplary co-curricular engagement at...

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern alumni march

‘Eastern Celebrates’ Alumni at Annual Reunion Weekend

Hundreds of alumni converged on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus on May 17–18 for the 14th annual Eastern Celebrates reunion weekend. The class of 1969 celebrated its 50th...

Posted on May 23, 2019

Psychology students pose for the camera.

Gallery: Recap of Year-End Honor Societies, Award Ceremonies

The close of the 2018-19 academic year at Eastern Connecticut State University was filled honor society inductions and award ceremonies, recognizing the numerous achievements by students from every...

Posted on May 23, 2019

Senior class poses for the camera

Eastern Graduates 1,250 Students at XL Center

The annual graduation ceremony was held at the XL Center in Hartford on May 21, with more than 12,000 family members and friends cheering on their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, as 1,175...

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Parents gather around art to admire it.

Senior Exhibition Spotlights Graduating Student Artists

The versatile talents of more than 30 Eastern Connecticut State University art majors were featured in the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition ran from May 10–21 in the Art Gallery of...

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Jordan Corey

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Students Honored at Library Research Awards

On May 15, Library Director Janice Wilson announced the selection of three Eastern Connecticut State University students as winners of the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Student Library Research Award

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Graduating senior pose for the camera

Lavender Graduation Honors LGBTQ Seniors

The fourth annual Lavender Graduation was held on May 9 to recognize seniors who exemplify the values of Eastern Connecticut State University and support the campus’s LGBTQ+ community.

Posted on May 21, 2019

Social work conference students pose for the camera

Students Present at State Association of Social Workers Meeting

Eastern Connecticut State University students in the Social Work program presented their research during the 34th annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers Connecticut...

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Club Wins Third in National Website Competition

Eastern Connecticut State University’s chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) won third place in a national competition at the 20th Annual AITP National...

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Onika Harry

Eastern Alumna Onika Harry Recognized among ‘100 Women of Color’

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Onika Harry ’03 of Windsor was honored last month at the 100 Women of Color Black Tie Gala and Awards ceremony hosted by June Archer & Eleven28...

Posted on May 09, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Demitra Kourtzidis poses for the camera.

Another Selection for Prestigious ‘Posters on the Hill’

Eastern Connecticut State University student Demitra Kourtzidis ’19 of East Hampton was one of two researchers from Connecticut who presented their projects at the highly selective Posters on...

Posted on May 09, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Eastern's spring carnival.

Year-End Student Activity Enriches Campus

The end of the academic year is not only crunch time for final projects and exams, it’s also a busy time when Eastern’s many student organizations host year-end events. April and May...

Posted on May 08, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

LaToya Smith speaks.

Eastern Alumna Wins 2 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University graduate LaToya Smith ’06 has been named “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the New York...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

To Damascus actors on stage.

Eastern Theatre Takes Spectators on a Journey ‘To Damascus’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s fine arts building was transformed into a performance venue at large as “To Damascus” brought spectators on a stage-hopping journey from...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Professors Davis and Graham Wrap up Spring Faculty Forum Series

Davis Presents on “An Elephant’s Eye View: Megafauna and Dominion in Southeast Asia.” Graham Discusses “The Roles of Evolving Landscapes, Ancient Waterways and Shifting...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Theatre Takes Spectators on a Journey ‘To Damascus’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s fine arts building was transformed into a performance venue at large as “To Damascus” brought spectators on a stage-hopping journey from...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Alumna Wins 2 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University graduate LaToya Smith ’06 has been named “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the New York...

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Town Pride Town Wide

‘Town Pride, Town Wide’ Beautifies Willimantic

With rakes and shovels in hand, students deployed across Willimantic on April 27 for the 11th annual “Town Pride, Town Wide” beautification event. Coordinated by Eastern’s Center...

Posted on May 06, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Professor Dan Donaghy's Somerset poetry book cover.

Professor Dan Donaghy Receives 2019 Paterson Poetry Prize

Daniel Donaghy, English professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named the 2019 Paterson Poetry Prize recipient for his book of poetry “Somerset.” The annual award,...

Posted on May 03, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Music Ensemble

Music Program Holds Numerous Performances, Honors Recital

On April 14, the Music Program presented its annual honors recital and awards ceremony in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The event featured a recital by six students who...

Posted on May 02, 2019

Student researcher Samuel Pallis

Biology Students Present at Annual ECSC Conference

Fourteen biology students from Eastern presented independent research at the 73rd Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) on April 6 at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. The students...

Posted on May 02, 2019

Sustainability STARS Logo.

Eastern Receives High Sustainability Rating by AASHE Posted on May 1, 2019 by Office of University Relations

In recognition of its sustainability achievements, Eastern Connecticut State University has earned a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher...

Posted on May 01, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Hundreds Gather for 25th Annual Accounting Banquet

The Accounting Program at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its 25th Annual Accounting Banquet on April 25. With more than 200 students, faculty and alumni in attendance, the event...

Posted on May 01, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Students of the jazz combo “3 O’clock Band” perform in Eastern’s Concert Hall.

Eastern Music Program to Present Series of Year-End Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in May to mark the end of the spring semester. All concerts and recitals will be performed in the Fine...

Posted on April 30, 2019

Eastern biology major explain the process of isolating bacteria.

Bio Department Hosts ‘Tiny Earth Day,’ Welcomes Local High School

The Biology Department hosted a mini-symposium on Earth Day, April 22, to showcase its ongoing work with the Tiny Earth project, an international network of young scientists who are combatting the...

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Community engagement students and award recipients pose for the camera.

‘Why,’ not ‘What’: Service Expo Honors Community Partnerships

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Service Expo and Awards on April 18. The event showcased the numerous service projects being...

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau and Jordan Corey

Support staff pose for the camera

Support Staff Honored at Administrative Professionals Breakfast

Thirty-four administrative assistants and other support staff were the honored guests at the 19th Annual Administrative Professionals Appreciation Breakfast on April 22. The event gives...

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Edward Osborn

Cesar Chavez award recipients pose for the camera.

Eastern Honors Three Leaders in Memory of Cesar Chavez

Sociology major Italo Bucca ’19 of Hartford, Indira Petoskey, assistant dean in the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning; and Yanil Terón, executive director of the Center...

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Barnard Scholars pose for the camera with President Núñez

Eastern Seniors Win Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University students Haley Knox ’19 of Bristol and Jacob Dayton ’19 of Bolton have been named recipients of the 2019 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award....

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Legislators, President Núñez, and students pose for the camera

State Legislators Speak with Eastern Community

State Sen. Dan Champagne ’94, State Rep. Susan Johnson ’77 and State Rep. Doug Dubitsky took time from their busy schedules to visit Eastern Connecticut State University on April 23 for...

Posted on April 23, 2019 by The Office of University Relations

Mark Fabrizi speaks with faculty memebers

Fabrizi, Pakdil Win Top CSCU Faculty Awards

The Connecticut State Colleges and (CSCU) System’s Board of Regents’ (BOR) has named two faculty members at Eastern Connecticut State University as recipients of campus-level faculty...

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

43 student presenters pose for the camera.

43 Strong, Eastern Represents in Georgia at National Conference

Forty-three students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to Georgia on April 11-13 to present original research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The 2019...

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

During a Q & A, Davis referenced how Hannibal famously led an army of war elephants across the Alps as part of his war machine.

Eastern Professor Examines Role of Elephants in Southeast Asia

On April 17, Bradley Davis, associate professor of history, presented a talk titled “An Elephant’s Eye View: Megafauna and Dominion in Southeast Asia.”

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

The CREATE Conference.

CREATE Conference Highlights Student Research, Art

Displays of research and creativity dominated the Eastern Connecticut State University campus on April 12 for the annual CREATE conference. CREATE stands for “Celebrating Research Excellence...

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Women Gender Studies Inductees

Eastern’s Inaugural Honor Society Induction for Women’s and Gender Studies

Eastern Connecticut State University held its inaugural Iota Iota Iota (Triota) induction on April 12, launching the Epsilon Gamma Chapter by recognizing student and alumni members. Triota is a...

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Business Administration students pose for the camera.

Business Students Recognized at NEDSI National Conference

Eight Business Administration students at Eastern Connecticut State University were recognized for their research projects at the Northeast Decision Sciences Annual Conference (NEDSI) in...

Posted on April 17, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

State Trans leaders pose for the camera.

State Trans* Leaders Speaks to Transgender Rights at Eastern

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) President Mark Ojakian visited Eastern Connecticut State University on April 10 to support the transgender community and recognize three statewide...

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Mohegan Tribal Chief Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba.

Mohegan Tribal Chief Named Eastern’s Commencement Speaker

Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, chief of the Mohegan Tribe, will be the Commencement Speaker at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 129th Commencement Exercises on May 21 at the XL...

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Ed Osborn

English majors listen as Alumni speak.

‘Opportunity Comes in Weird Ways’: English Alumni Speak on Career Paths

WILLIMANTIC, CT (04/11/2019) A long-lived question that has followed the English major is, “What will you do with that degree?” In response, the English Department at Eastern...

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Jordan Corey

SLM students tour Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

SLM Classes Show Students the ‘Real World’ of Sport Management

Sport and leisure management (SLM) students enrolled in Professor Charlie Chatterton’s upper-level courses have had a dose of reality this semester. They’ve toured sporting facilities...

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Kurt Lucin Explains How Alzheimer’s Disease Might Progress

On April 3, Kurt Lucin, assistant professor of biology, continued the Faculty Scholars Forum with a discussion on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), a debilitating neurological disease that affects a...

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Connecticut Supreme Court Justices discuss Implicit Biases

Keynote speakers Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Robinson and Justice Maria Araujo Kahn were on hand April 2 as Eastern’s Social Work Program celebrated its 20th anniversary,...

Posted on April 09, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Music Students Shine at New England Intercollegiate Band Festival

Five instrumentalists from Eastern Connecticut State University recently performed among the best undergraduate musicians in the Northeast. A clarinetist, a flautist, a percussionist and two...

Posted on April 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Career Fair Links Eastern Students to Employers

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internship and Career Development (CICD) hosted its spring Career and Internship Fair on April 3 in the Sports Center Gymnasium. The fair...

Posted on April 08, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

‘A Narrative of Printmaking’ on Display in Eastern’s Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a reception and artist talk for its current exhibition, “Between Spaces: A Narrative of Printmaking,” on March 28. The...

Posted on April 04, 2019 by Raven Dillon

History Conference

Eastern Students Present at CSU Making History Conference

Twelve history students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented at the 2019 Connecticut State University Making History Conference on March 22. The fifth-annual conference was held at...

Posted on March 29, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Grasso awards

Eastern Recognizes Ella Grasso Award Winners 2019

Shawn Ray Dousis ’19 of East Lyme, president of the Foundation for Campus Ministry at Eastern Connecticut State University; June Dunn, assistant dean in the Office of Continuing Studies and...

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Desert walk

Biology Students Study in Deserts of the Southwest

A group of Eastern students recently returned from the American Southwest after studying desert ecology in a global field course (GFC) with the biology department. The trip took place from March...

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Jordan Corey

group photo

Eastern Contributes 200 Boxes to ‘One Million Acts of Good’

Eastern Connecticut State University students assembled 200 boxes of nonperishable food items on March 26 as participants of “One Million Acts of Good,” a program sponsored by Ellen...

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Halladay

Halladay Discusses Gender Stereotypes on Confidence

Brianna Halladay, assistant professor of economics, addressed the topic “Perception Matters: The Role of Task Gender Stereotype on Confidence and Tournament Selection” at the Faculty...

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

music performance

Eastern’s Music Program to Host 7 April Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in April, representing a wide range of genres and style periods. All concerts and recitals will be...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Paul Canavan

Paul Canavan Presents at Sports Medicine Symposium

Paul Canavan, professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, presented at the 31st Sports Medicine Symposium in Wisconsin on March 14. Canavan gave three presentations and...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Shawn Dousis

Shawn’s Cupboard Combats Food Insecurity

Research has shown that college students are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity in America, with up to half of them lacking consistent access to food. At Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Jordan Corey

PASS students

PASS Students Participate in Job Shadow Day

Eight students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s PASS program took a trip to Hartford on March 11 for a career shadow day at the United Bank headquarters and Hartford Yard Goats...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Professor Torcellini's home.

Torcellini: ‘Buildings Mortgage the Energy Futures of the World’

Paul Torcellini, endowed chair of sustainable energy studies and professor of environmental earth science, kicked off the Spring Faculty Scholars Forum on Feb. 13 with a fascinating presentation on...

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Michell Doucette

New Research Lends Insight into Workplace Homicides

Mitchell Doucette, assistant professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently published a paper about the changing trends of workplace homicides in the research...

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Professor Fiona Vernal presents "the Hidden Cost of Chocolate."

University Hour Reveals the Hidden Cost of Chocolate

Despite its popularity, chocolate is a treat that comes with a greater cost than most people know. Fiona Vernal, professor at the University of Connecticut, was invited to Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Jordan Corey

The Wolves cast on stage.

Eastern Theatre Presents ‘The Wolves’ with All-Female Cast

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented “The Wolves” as its first production of the spring 2019 semester. Running from Feb. 27-March 3 in the DelMonte...

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Evelyn Mantilla.

Former State Rep. Evelyn Mantilla Speaks on Being ‘Out’ in Politics

Evelyn Mantilla, a former member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 6 to discuss her experience as the first openly bisexual...

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Katelyn Root

Student-Leader Katelyn Root Selected for Newman Civic Fellowship

Katelyn Root, a third-year student at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been selected for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a program of Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and...

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Black out participants pose for the camera.

#BlackOutDay Sparks Conversation on Healthcare Accessibility

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a #EasternBlackOut event on March 6 for students to discuss the disadvantages that women of color face in the healthcare system. The event was hosted by...

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Antuanett Ortiz, Professor Jennifer Leszczynski, Joanna Casuccio and Alyssa Sokaitis present at Association for Women in Psychology.

Eastern Represents at ‘Women in Psychology’ National Conference

Three psychology students and two professors from Eastern Connecticut State University presented two research posters at the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) national conference from Feb....

Posted on March 09, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Economics conference students pose for the camera.

Students Present at Eastern Economics Association Conference

Seven economics majors from Eastern attended the Eastern Economic Association’s 45th Annual Conference in New York City from Feb. 28 to March 2. Club advisors Brendan Cunningham, associate...

Posted on March 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Alexa Spalla, Brighton Leonard, Ryan Coppinger, Mckenzie Maneggia and Professor Gregory Kane represent Eastern at the New England Sport Management Case Study Competition.

Sport-Management Students Win Case Study Competition

Four sport and leisure management students from Eastern Connecticut State University students won the 2019 New England Sport Management Case Study Competition on Feb. 28 at Nichols College.

Posted on March 04, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Eastern's Korean Ensemble.

Korean Ensemble Delights Audiences Everywhere

People around the world believe music is a universal language that everyone understands. Louis Armstrong, American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor, considered to be one of the...

Posted on March 01, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Reni Gower presents her geometric artwork

Artist Explains ‘Sacred Geometry,’ on Display Until March 7

Mixed-media artist Reni Gower recently visited Eastern Connecticut State University to kick off the opening of her exhibition, “Sacred Geometry: The Perfect Proof.” The exhibition is on...

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Award recipients pose for the camera.

Eastern Presents Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Awards

Political Science major Morgane Russell ’19; Isabel Logan, assistant professor of social work; and Leah Ralls, president of the NAACP Windham/Willimantic Branch, received Dr. Martin Luther...

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Anita Ford and communication student conversing

Noted Public Relations Professional Visits Communication Class

Anita Ford Saunders, director of advancement communications at Trinity College, visited Communications Professor Christopher Ayeni’s Introduction to Public Relations class on Feb. 26 to share...

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Edward Osborn

President Núñez Joins Census Committee

Eastern President Elsa Núñez was named to the Connecticut Complete Count Committee (CCCC) on Feb. 4. The group was created to inform and help direct the state’s efforts in the...

Posted on February 23, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Jeniel Edmons an eastern students reads to the children in the program.

Eastern Students Provide a ‘Jumpstart’ to Local Preschoolers

In a Willimantic, CT, classroom, more than a dozen preschoolers listen eagerly as an Eastern Connecticut State University student reads a book to them. It’s a ritual that both the student and...

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Paul Torcellini home

Torcellini: ‘Buildings Mortgage the Energy Futures of the World’

Paul Torcellini, endowed chair of sustainable energy studies and professor of environmental earth science, kicked off the Spring Faculty Scholars Forum on Feb. 13 with a fascinating presentation on...

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Hanna Marcus, daughter of dres maker Sidonia Perlstein presents

Daughter of Historic Dress Maker Explains ‘Sidonia’s Thread’ Exhibition

Author and social worker Hanna Pearlstein Marcus came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 13, to promote the exhibition “Sidonia’s Thread: Crafting a Life from Holocaust to...

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Professor Davis Canton stands at the podium while he presents

Eastern Hosts Book Talk on Forgotten Civil Rights Activist

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed Connecticut College Professor David Canton on Feb. 20 to discuss his new book, “Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil...

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Athletes Win Presidents’ Cup for Academic Achievement

Eastern was named the top academic institution in the Little East Conference when it was presented with the Presidents’ Trophy for the second time in the six-year history of the award for...

Posted on February 17, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Eastern President Núñez Appointed Vice Chair of the Board of AAC&U

Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez was appointed vice chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) on Feb....

Posted on February 16, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Mary Kenny

Eastern Professor Authors Book on Maroon Communities in Brazil

Mary Lorena Kenny, professor of anthropology at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently authored “Deeply Rooted in the Present: Heritage, Memory, and Identity in Brazilian...

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Pluto set

‘Pluto’ Takes the Stage, Eastern Theatre Represents at KCACTF

Eastern’s rendition of “Pluto” took center stage at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) earlier this month. “Pluto” was one of only three...

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Kaylee DeFelice

Psychology Student-Professor Duo Co-Authors Research Paper

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Kaylee DeFelice ’19 recently co-authored a paper with Psychology Professor James Diller titled “Intersectional Feminism and Behavior...

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Raven Dillon

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Finance Panel Examines US Economy 10 Years after Recession

The Business Administration department at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a panel on Feb. 5 to discuss the United States economy 10 years after the 2008 recession.

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Jordan Corey

“Man of My Design”: Tiq Milan Speaks at Eastern

Tiq Milan, a transgender man and nationally known LGBTQ advocate, came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 4 to discuss his journey to becoming his authentic self as a transgender...

Posted on February 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

computer security

Computer Security: Eastern Students Prepare for New ‘Arms Race’

In response to the continued threat of cyber attacks on corporations and individuals on a global scale, Eastern Connecticut State University has created a new course, “Data and Computer...

Posted on February 08, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

MALES

Eastern Scores High on National Study of African-American College Students

Eastern Connecticut State University has received high marks in a national study of how well America’s public colleges and universities are enrolling and serving African American students.

Posted on February 05, 2019 by Ed Osborn

President Nunez

President Núñez Supports New Haven Promise

Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez joined five other Connecticut university and college presidents on Feb. 1 to support the Fair Haven School, a neighborhood K-8...

Posted on February 04, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Jeffrey Fuhrer

A Decade Later: U.S. Financial Crisis and Economic Recession

Jeffrey Fuhrer, executive vice president and senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will be the guest speaker at a panel discussion at Eastern Connecticut State University on...

Posted on February 01, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern’s Social Work Program is One of Nation’s Most Affordable

Eastern Connecticut State University’s bachelor’s degree in social work was recently named one of the nation’s 101 most affordable social work programs by humanservicesed.org.

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Ed osborn

Raouf Mama

Eastern’s Raouf Mama Wins Storytelling Award

English Professor Raouf Mama recently received an award from the Benin National Teachers of English Association (BNTEA) for “Outstanding Storytelling and Service to English Teaching.”

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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CCE Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award from United Way

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized for “Outstanding Volunteer Mobilization” by the United Way of Central and Northeastern...

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Gregory Kane Releases New Edition Book on Sport Leadership

Gregory Kane, kinesiology and physical education professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently released the second edition of his book “Sport Leadership in the 21st...

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Raven Dillon

Rujoub award

Professor RuJoub Receives IMA Faculty Leadership Award

The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals (AAFP) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recently named Mohd RuJoub, professor of accounting at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

ISE interns

ISE Interns Shift Three Rivers CC to Sustainable Lighting

This January marked the conclusion of an Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) project that began two years ago. Student interns from Eastern’s ISE conducted a massive conversion to...

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Hartford Deltas

Eastern Helps Hartford Deltas Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Several Eastern staff and students attended the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the Connecticut Convention Center on Jan....

Posted on January 24, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Professor’s New Book Examines Stories of Suicide-Loss Survivors

Michèle Bacholle, French professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently published her sixth book, titled “Récits contemporains d’endeuillés après...

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Hawaii students

Revelations Abound in Hawaii for Eastern Students

Twenty psychology students expanded their worldview over winter session during a global field course in Hawaii. Titled “Cross-Cultural Well-Being and Relationships in Hawaii,” the...

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern’s New PASS Program Offers ‘Academic Reset’ for Students

Eastern Connecticut State University is going the extra mile to ensure that African American and Hispanic students who end up on academic probation are provided the support they need to succeed....

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Mackenzie Seymour

Students Gain Insights Abroad: Ireland and Greece

Eastern Connecticut State University students Chelsy Popo ’19 and Mackenzie Seymour ’20 recently completed semesters abroad this fall. They studied in Greece and Ireland, respectively.

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Graduates First Dance Student, Charliece Salters

A week before her final exams, senior Charliece Salters stood alone on stage in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. She cued up a mid-tempo R&B song and then performed a...

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Meghan Carden

Nanette Tummers Authors ‘Healthy Choices’ Book

Nanette Tummers, professor of kinesiology and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently published “Healthy Choices for Your Health, Wellness, and Overall...

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Represents at American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Two students and three professors from Eastern Connecticut State University attended and presented research at the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting in Chicago, IL, from Jan....

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Citizen’s Police Academy Exposes Eastern to World of Policing

Eastern Connecticut State University students and staff recently expanded their law enforcement knowledge through an extensive program offered by the Willimantic Police Department (WPD). Eight...

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Fall 2018’s cohort of Sigma Tau Delta inductees pose for the camera.

‘English Night’ Celebrates Student Excellence

The English Department held its end-of-semester celebration of student excellence on Dec. 5 in the Betty R. Tipton Room. “English Night” featured an awards ceremony, induction into the...

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern students pose for the camera.

Eastern Students Design for Access Agency

Ten graphic design students at Eastern Connecticut State University recently concluded a major project with the Access Community Action Agency in Willimantic. As part of Professor Terry...

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Bacholle and He Wrap up Fall Faculty Scholars Forum

Eastern faculty continue to showcase their scholarship on a wide range of research topics, which they share during lunch presentations at the Faculty Scholars Forum.

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern’s Walter Diaz Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Diaz, vice president for student affairs at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Visiting Professor Discusses Animal Rights

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed S.P. Morris, a professor at Miami University in Ohio, on Nov. 28 for the final University Hour event of the semester. Morris discussed his latest...

Posted on December 05, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Bergstrom-Lynch Runs in Honor of Domestic Violence Survivors

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, participated in a road race on Dec. 2 to honor the late Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern sophomore who was murdered by...

Posted on December 05, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Timpani toy of the year.

Eastern Announces Results of 2018 TIMPANI Toy Study

On Dec. 4, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education announced that “Magz Clix” (previously known as “Bottle Clix”) by Magz® has...

Posted on December 04, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Professor Patrick Vitale Wins Ashby Prize

Patrick Vitale, a geography professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently won the Ashby Prize for the most innovative paper of 2017 in the journal “Environment and Planning A:...

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Governor-Elect’s Policy Summit Hosted at Eastern

Nearly 500 people convened on Eastern’s campus on Nov. 27 for Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s public policy summit. The gathering consisted of the incoming administration’s transition...

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Music Program to Hold 7 December Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host seven programs in early December to enrich the cultural life of the campus and local community. Events will range from holiday...

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Demonstrations of Native dancing by members of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes rounded out the Native American Heritage Day of Events on Nov. 13.

Eastern Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Eastern Connecticut State University held several events in commemoration of Native American Heritage Month in November. Events featured prominent figures and speakers from the local Native...

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Hurley Hall was the venue for the Day of Giving

Eastern Opens Arms to Willimantic with Annual Day of Giving

More than 500 local Willimantic residents enjoyed an early Thanksgiving meal at the 12th annual Day of Giving at Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 21.

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Jared Brock Spotlights Life of Abolitionist Josiah Henson

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling novel of the 19th century, but few know the story of Josiah Henson, the real-life man who inspired much of the...

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Jordan Corey

November Music Events in Review

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University sponsored several performances during the month of November, ranging from faculty recitals to guest ensembles. All performances occurred in...

Posted on November 25, 2018

Students pose in front of the Devil's Den.

History Students Visit Gettysburg National Park

A group of history students from Eastern visited Gettysburg National Military Park on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 10-11. Students enrolled in Professor Barbara Tucker’s “Civil War and...

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

David Frye, a history professor at Eastern Connecticut State University.

History Professor Authors Timely Book on Walls

Although they have shaped human civilization, little research has been published about walls. David Frye, a history professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, has changed that with his new...

Posted on November 16, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Scholar-Activist Speaks on ‘Forgotten’ Bangladesh Genocide

Mofidul Hoque, acclaimed scholar and founder of the Liberation War Museum, came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 7 to give a presentation titled “The Forgotten Genocide of...

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Holds Third Civic Action Conference

Eastern students have a reputation of service to community that goes back decades. But at the Third Annual Civic Action Conference on Nov. 14, it was demonstrated how much students actually learn...

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Social Action Day Focuses on Ex-Offender Reentry

The issues surrounding housing reentry for ex-offenders were center stage on Nov. 13 for Social Action Day. Organized by the Social Work Program, the event included student presentations, a panel...

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Hosts Concert to ‘Remember and Reflect’ Sandy Hook

On Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Instructional Center Concert Hall, the Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a concert titled “Remembrance and...

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Supports Greater Hartford Urban League’s Equal Opportunity Day

Eastern was on hand on Nov. 2 when the Urban League of Greater Hartford (ULGH) celebrated its 54th Equal Opportunity Day with a gala at the Marriott Downtown Hartford. The ULGH’s mission is...

Posted on November 13, 2018

Shackathon Raises Awareness of Homelessness

A group of Eastern Connecticut State University students slept outdoors in cardboard boxes on Nov. 7-8 for “Shackathon.” The annual Habitat for Humanity event aims to raise awareness of...

Posted on November 10, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Celebrates Veterans Day 100 Years after WWI

Eastern Connecticut State University held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 9 in the Student Center. Two days before the 100th anniversary of the close of World War I (Armistice Day, Nov....

Posted on November 09, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Students Combat Antibiotic-Resistance Crisis via ‘Tiny Earth’

Eastern Connecticut State University is joining the push to mitigate one of the world’s most critical public health crises: antibiotic resistance. Through a new opportunity in the Biology...

Posted on November 09, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Police Department Named Among Top 25 in Nation

The Department of Public Safety at Eastern Connecticut State University has been named one of the top 25 college and university police departments in the United States for its efforts to improve...

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

ScholarMatch Recognizes Eastern’s Support of Low-Income Students

Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized by ScholarMatch as one of the standout colleges in the United States providing support for first-generation and low-income students.

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Professor Ashley Bissonnette presented her research related to public health programs and social activism in indigenous communities.

Health Sciences Faculty Present at Research Seminar

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Health Sciences (HSC) Department held its first faculty research seminar on Nov. 5 in the Science Building. The event showcased research activities of...

Posted on November 07, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

A&E Executives Visit Eastern, Speak on Crime TV

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted several Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) executives on Nov. 7 who discussed the representation of crime on television.

Posted on November 07, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Digital Art Exhibition at Eastern Begs for Human Interaction

The work of Hartford-based digital artist Balam Soto is on display at the Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery from Nov. 1-Dec. 7 in an exhibition titled “Interface.”...

Posted on November 06, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Volleyball Wins LEC Championship

The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s volleyball team put the finishing touches on its most successful season in 12 years by winning the Little East Conference tournament...

Posted on November 05, 2018 by Bob Molta

‘Cabaret’ Swings Eastern Theatregoers back to Nazi Germany

The first theatrical production of the fall 2018 semester at Eastern Connecticut State University was “Cabaret,” the Tony Award-winning musical set on the eve of Nazi-controlled...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Faculty Present in 3 October Scholars Forums

Eastern faculty continue to share their prolific scholarship with the campus community during the University’s Faculty Scholars Forum. In the month of October, three professors shared...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Students ‘Take Back the Night’ Against Sexual Assault

Eastern Connecticut State University students, faculty and staff took a stand against sexual assault, domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence in October with a series of events...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Clothesline project t-shirts displayed with t-shirts that show support for interpersonal violence awareness.

Eastern Students ‘Take Back the Night’ Against Sexual Assault

Eastern Connecticut State University students, faculty and staff took a stand against sexual assault, domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence in October with a series of events...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Jolene Potter

College Democrats Bring Ned Lamont to Eastern

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont visited Eastern on Oct. 30 for a meet-and-greet organized by the student organization College Democrats.

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern COPLAC presenters with Environmental Earth Science Professor Stephen Nathan at SUNY-Geneseo.

Eastern Students Present at COPLAC Conference in New York

Eleven students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented their undergraduate research on Oct. 12–13 at the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Northeast Regional...

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Charlotte Braziel, Shawn Meaike and Raymond Hill sit on a panel moderated by Interim Provost for Academic Affairs William Salka.

FBI, Military, Social Work: 3 New Eastern Fellows Inducted

Three distinguished alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University were inducted into the Eastern Fellows Program on Oct. 19. In addition to joining the ranks of the University’s most...

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Jolene Potter

A&E Network Executives to Discuss Crime TV at Eastern

Three executives from the Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 7 to discuss the criminal world as portrayed on television.

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Fall Career Fair Helps Students Find Career Connections

More than 400 students browsed the career options of 90 employers on Oct. 24 at Eastern Connecticut State University’s fall career and internship fair.

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Raven Dillon

‘English at Work’ Panel Spotlights Alumni Working in Higher Ed

The English Department at Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed four alumni on Oct. 22 to discuss their experiences working in higher education student affairs. The event was part of the...

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Attorney Ruth Santiago Discusses Solutions to Restore Puerto Rico

Climate advocate and attorney Ruth Santiago came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 24 to discuss the environmental and electricity struggles faced by Puerto Rico in the aftermath of...

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Visiting Professor Discusses VR Technology for Students with Autism

Visiting professor James Lawler of Pace University came to Eastern on Oct. 17 to discuss the use of virtual reality as a tool to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). At Pace’s...

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Anita Lee Named Outstanding Advisor by National Association

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) recently presented the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Academic Advisor in a Faculty Role to Anita Lee, professor of health sciences at...

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Music Program to Hold 6 November Performances

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will offer six performances in November, ranging from faculty recitals to guest ensembles. All events will be held in the Fine Arts...

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern to Hold 3 Native American Heritage Month Events

Eastern Connecticut State University will host three events in commemoration of Native American Heritage Month in late October and November.

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Princeton Review Names Eastern a Green College 9 Years in a Row

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in 2018 according to The Princeton Review. Eastern is listed in the Review’s 2018 edition of...

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Biology Students Named ASPB Scholar, Present in Texas

Roshani Budhathoki ’19 and Jacob Dayton ’19 had big Octobers as biology students at Eastern Connecticut State University. Budhathoki was named a 2018-19 ASPB-Conviron Scholar by the...

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Researchers at Eastern Analyze the Baseball Pitch

Health sciences researchers at Eastern Connecticut State University analyzed the biomechanics of the baseball pitch this past weekend, using pitchers from Eastern’s own baseball team as study...

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Recognized for Firearm Storage Research

Mitchell Doucette, an assistant professor in health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, was part of a research team recognized by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) for...

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Conference Lends ‘Parrot’s-Eye View’ into Latin America and Caribbean

On the 526-year anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World, on Oct. 12, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its third Latin American and Caribbean...

Posted on October 17, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Mental Health ‘Check in’ with Fresh Check Day

In an effort to raise mental health awareness, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Fresh Check Day on Oct. 11 – a day designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues. The...

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Health Sciences Research Spans Baseball Pitches and Firearm Storage

Two new assistant professors of the Health Sciences Department saw recent developments in their research activities. Paul Canavan led a study on campus that analyzed the biomechanics of...

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Michael Rouleau and Jolene Potter

New Program Forges Pathway from Police Academy to Eastern

New this fall semester, graduates of the Connecticut Police Academy may now enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University with 12 credits applied toward a criminology degree or other major....

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Poverty Awareness Marathon Raises 378 Food Items

Eastern Connecticut State University held its 10th annual Poverty Awareness Marathon on Oct. 5. The event culminated with 197 members of the Eastern community who walked and ran to raise awareness,...

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Travelers Employees Offer Interview Advice

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a panel of Travelers Insurance employees on Oct. 3 who spoke with students about interviews, résumés and corporate leadership.

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Poet and Vietnam Veteran Bruce Weigl Visits Eastern, Inspires Students

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed distinguished poet Bruce Weigl to campus on Oct. 3 for “University Hour,” a series of events that features guest lecturers and artists.

Posted on October 09, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Students Dispatch Across Windham for ‘Day of Caring’

More than 200 students from Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut volunteered across Windham on Sept. 28 for the third annual Day of Caring. The event was a...

Posted on October 04, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Professor Featured in PBS Series ‘Native America’

An advance screening of the new PBS series “Native America” was shown at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 26. While the four-part series will premiere on Oct. 23 on CPTV,...

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Theatre Presents ‘Cabaret’ Musical

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret” from Oct. 18 to 29 in the Proscenium Theatre of the Fine Arts...

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Jolene Potter

22 Communities Statewide Achieve ‘Sustainable CT’ Certification

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming efficient, resilient and inclusive, announced its first group of certified towns this week.

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Professor Featured in PBS Series ‘Native America’

An advance screening of the new PBS series “Native America” was shown at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 26. While the four-part series will premiere on Oct. 23 on CPTV,...

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Professors holds camel spider up to camera.

Eastern Receives Major NSF Grant to Study Camel Spiders

Eastern Connecticut State University is the recipient of a major grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund research on a little-known type of arachnid known as the camel spider. Led...

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Bachman and Close Among State NAACP’s “2018 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut”

Stacey Close, associate vice president of equity and diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern, were among 100 honored as the...

Posted on September 28, 2018

Eastern Hosts Annual Fall Graduate School Fair

Hundreds of Eastern Connecticut State University students met with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities at Eastern’s annual Graduate School Fair on Sept. 25 in the...

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Attracts Strong Freshman Class in Fall 2018

Eastern Connecticut State University’s freshman class this fall is larger than last year’s class and has strong academic credentials. The freshman class of 967 full-time students is...

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Music Program to Host 6 September-October Events

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will offer six performances in late September and October. Ranging from jazz to opera, there will be something for everyone! All events...

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Margo Mulholland Authors First Story on Norman, the Cat!

Margo Mulholland, secretary in the Office of AccessAbility Services, is being published! For the longest time, Mulholland has wanted to stay at the Red Lion Inn on Main Street in Stockbridge, MA....

Posted on September 23, 2018

New Eastern students  move in to their dorms.

Move in Day at Eastern

On Aug. 28, new and returning students started classes for the fall 2018 semester. Prior to the beginning of classes, the Office of Housing and Residential Life welcomed nearly 2,500 students to...

Posted on September 21, 2018

The Campus Lantern picnic table.

Student Activities Fair and President’s Picnic

Nearly 1,000 students attended Eastern’s President’s Picnic and Student Activities Fair on Sept. 5 on the Webb Lawn. Executive board and general members representing dozens of Eastern...

Posted on September 21, 2018

Eastern to Host September-October University Hour Events

Eastern Connecticut State University is hosting a variety of University Hour events this fall 2018 semester. This free and open-to-the-public series of guest lectures and performances occurs on...

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Larose Presents “Real World Analytics” in British Columbia, Canada

From July 28-Aug. 2, Chantal Larose, assistant professor of statistics and data science in the Mathematical Sciences Department, was among more than 6,500 people who descended upon Vancouver,...

Posted on September 20, 2018

Cigna Holds Info Session about TECDP Program

Cigna representatives who previously attended Eastern came to campus on Sept. 18 to host an information session about the Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP), an on-campus...

Posted on September 20, 2018

Eastern’s Canterbury and Frye Author New Books

Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury and History Professor David Frye recently authored “Neoextractivism and Capitalist Development” and “Walls: A History of Civilization in...

Posted on September 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

New Communication Building Meets the Present, Greets the Future

The biggest change to the Eastern Connecticut State University campus this fall is the opening of the newly renovated Communication Building. For the past 14 months, the building remained shuttered...

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

University Meeting Kicks Off Fall 2018 Semester

On Aug. 28, Eastern President Elsa Núñez greeted everyone and told new faculty and staff that her theme this year is “Building Our Future on a Strong Foundation.”...

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern’s Okon Hwang Performs at Carnegie Hall

Eastern Connecticut State University Music Professor Okon Hwang performed at Carnegie Hall this past June with the S.O.Y. Piano Trio. The trio’s debut performance at the famed venue was in...

Posted on August 29, 2018

CPTV and Eastern to Host Advance Screening of ‘Native America’ Episode

Eastern Connecticut State University and Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will host a free advance screening of an episode from the new PBS series “Native America” on Sept. 26 at 7...

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Faculty Exhibition Opens Eastern’s Fall Art Gallery Season

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery will host its first exhibition of the fall 2018 semester from Aug. 30 to Oct. 11. The exhibition will feature nine Eastern faculty artists...

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Willimantic NAACP Presents President’s Award to Stacey Close

The Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP recently presented Stacey Cloe, associate vice president of equity and diversity, its first ever President’s Award.

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Students pose for the camera in Costa Rica.

Eastern’s Tropical Biology Field Course Reaches Milestone

The sun was setting on Costa Rica. The air was thick with humidity and adrenaline. The rain was coming down, and Nicholas Kukla, a biology student at Eastern Connecticut State University, was about...

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Human Rights Campaign Recognizes Eastern’s Pride Center

A resource of education and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, Eastern’s Pride Center aims to foster a culture of knowledge, advocacy and...

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Jordan Corey

English students posing in Tuscany, Italy.

English Students Study in Italy

A group of Eastern students, under the guidance of Professor Christopher Torockio, recently traveled to Italy to participate in the Creative Writing Abroad course. The students spent five weeks,...

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Students pose in the cloud forest reserve

Students Study within Jungles of Costa Rica

On May 20, 14 Eastern Biology students and professors Patricia Szczys and Matthew Graham traveled to Costa Rica to conduct research in that country’s tropical forests.

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Summer Fellowships Delve into Industrial Psych, Music Performance

Two Eastern students participated in Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity (UGRCA) Fellowships this summer, which are intensive research experiences on the Eastern campus that pair students with...

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Students Sample the 'Real World' through Summer Internships

From radio stations to baseball stadiums, the efforts of Eastern students to enter the working world are evident this summer. With the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing an...

Posted on August 07, 2018 by Jordan Corey

South Dakota to Kentucky, Eastern Students Conduct NSF Research

Two Eastern Connecticut State University students have spent the summer working on National Science Foundation-sponsored research projects in Sioux Falls, SD, and Menifee County, KY.

Posted on August 03, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Announces New Head Baseball Coach

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Bob Molta

Eastern Students Enjoy Field Course in Ghana, West Africa

In late May 2018, Eastern students traveled to Ghana, West Africa with Lecturer Shelly Gimenez of the Department of Health Sciences.The group was hosted by the Rural Health Project Africa, an NGO...

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Students pose for the camera.

Eastern Students Enjoy Field Course in Ghana, West Africa

In late May 2018, Eastern students traveled to Ghana, West Africa with Lecturer Shelly Gimenez of the Department of Health Sciences.The group was hosted by the Rural Health Project Africa, an NGO...

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Named a 'Great College to Work For' for the Ninth Time

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Runksmeier named NADIIIAA Vice President

Eastern Connecticut State University Director of Athletics Lori Runksmeier was recently named vice president of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA). She was...

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Mckenzie Maneggia

Roshani Budhathoki

Eastern Student Awarded American Society of Plant Biologists Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University student Roshani Budhathoki '19 was recently awarded a summer undergraduate research fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern is Top School in New England for NCUR Participation

Eastern Connecticut State University was New England's most prolific representative at this year's National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Held April 4-7 at the University...

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Named a 2018 College of Distinction

Eastern Connecticut State University has been recognized as a 2018-19 College of Distinction by the college-guide/ranking organization Colleges of Distinction.

Posted on June 18, 2018

The women’s cross country team captured its first-ever LEC title in fall 2017 and was a major contributor to Eastern winning the 2017-18 Commissioner’s Cup.

Eastern Repeats as LEC Commissioner's Cup Winner

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - For the second straight year, Eastern Connecticut State University has claimed the Little East Conference (LEC) Commissioner's Cup, the league's top honor for overall...

Posted on June 06, 2018 by Bob Molta

Psychology Professor Carlos Escoto Elected to CUR Executive Board

Carlos Escoto, professor and department chair of psychology, and coordinator for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been elected to the...

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Using motion-capture technology, the student in the background is rendered as a 3D image on the computer.

Summer Research Institutes Expose Students to New Fields of Inquiry

Eastern Connecticut State University held three inaugural Summer Research Institutes from May 14–18 to engage promising and high-achieving students in intensive, week long research programs...

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Commencement celebration

Top U.S. Mental Health Official Speaks at Eastern's 128th Commencement

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Elinore McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for mental health and substance use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), told the...

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Jacob Dayton

Eastern Student is Connecticut’s only 2018 Goldwater Scholar

Eastern Connecticut State University student Jacob Dayton ’18, a biology major from Bolton, has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates in STEM fields who intend...

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Indonesia

Eastern Connecticut State University student Adam Murphy ’18 has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study Indonesian language in an intensive-language program in Salatiga,...

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Children from St. Mary-St. Joseph School (SMSJ) help Eastern President Elsa Nunez hold the check for a group photo with Burr Hall residents and other Eastern and SMSJ staff.

Eastern’s Burr Hall wins Warrior Cup, Local School gets $4,000

Warrior Cup is an annual competition in which all 13 residence halls at Eastern Connecticut State University compete for the benefit of a local nonprofit organization or charity. Burr Hall was the...

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern students pose for the camera,

‘Town Pride, Town Wide’ Beautifies Greater Windham

More than 100 students from Eastern Connecticut State University dispersed around Willimantic on May 28 for “Town Pride, Town Wide,” Eastern’s annual spring cleaning and...

Posted on May 03, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Art Gallery Presents 2018 Senior Exhibition

The Art and Art History Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will present its 2018 Senior Art Exhibition from May 4-15 in the Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC)....

Posted on May 01, 2018

Italo Bucca presents on his volunteer work with the Windham High School ESOL program.

Eastern Service Expo Honors Community Servants

More than 1,000 Eastern Connecticut State University students volunteered more than 17,000 hours in the Windham area in the past academic year.

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Honors 3 Advocates at Cesar Chavez Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony occured on April 18. Those honored at the event were student Freddy Cruz ’18, Eastern...

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Announces Commencement Speaker/Honorary Degree Recipient

Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, assistant secretary for mental health and substance use in the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), will be the commencement speaker and honorary degree...

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Edward Osborn

Dwight Bachman Honored for Service to Youth

Posted on April 21, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Professor Courtney Broscious, U.S. Representative Joseph Courtney and Tess Candler.

Eastern Student Presents at 'Posters on the Hill' in Washington, D.C.

Eastern Connecticut State University student Tess Candler ’18 of Ledyard was one of two researchers from Connecticut given the distinguished opportunity of presenting their projects at the...

Posted on April 20, 2018

Record Number Eastern Students present at Prestigious NCUR Conference

A record-breaking 41 Eastern Connecticut State University students presented their research at the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) from April 4-7 at the University of...

Posted on April 20, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Students Win Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University students Nadia Balassone ’18 of East Hartford and Yuberki Delgadillo ’18 of Quaker Hill were named the recipients of the 2018 Henry Barnard...

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern Drama Society Presents ‘Coldcock Cafe’

The Drama Society at Eastern Connecticut State University will present its second-annual spring performance, “Coldcock Café,” on April 20 and 21 in the DelMonte Bernstein Studio...

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

‘Youth’ and ‘Chitra’ Awaken Eastern Theatregoers

Themes of youth, love and enlightenment were on display in Eastern Connecticut State University’s latest theatrical production, “Awakenings: ‘Youth’ by Thornton Wilder and...

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Student presents at Eastern's CREATE Conference.

CREATE Conference Shows Breadth and Depth of Eastern Students

Displays of research and creativity filled the Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University on April 13 for the annual CREATE conference.

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern to hold Ninth Annual Service Expo and Awards Ceremony

Eastern Connecticut State University will hold its annual Service Expo and Awards Ceremony on April 19 from 2-5 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. Sponsored by the Center for...

Posted on April 11, 2018

Eastern Presents Education, Advocacy and Immigrant Youth Discussion

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted “Education, Advocacy and Immigrant Youth,” a discussion about supporting the educational aspirations of newly arrived immigrant students, in...

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern's Spring Career Fair Connects Students to Employers

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Joran Corey

The Eastern Chamber Singers Tour Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

A group of talented vocalists from Eastern Connecticut State University embarked on a unique tour of post-hurricane Puerto Rico this spring break. From March 9–15, members of the Chamber...

Posted on April 06, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

4 Women Honored at Eastern's Annual Ella Grasso Awards

Posted on April 03, 2018 by Jordan Corey

The Artists of 'Mom and Dad' Explain their Work

Posted on April 02, 2018 by Casey Collins

Northeastern Connecticut launch of Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut's cities and towns, will be holding an upcoming regional launch event at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center in Pomfret on...

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Professor Anne Dawson wins 2018 Ruth Emery Award

Anne Dawson, professor of art history at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been announced as the unanimous winner of the 2018 Victorian Society in America Ruth Emery Award. Her book,...

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Dawson victorian impressionist award

Eastern's Music Program to Present a Medley of April Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a number of concerts and recitals this April. All performances will occur in venues of the Fine Arts Instructional Center...

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

The award winners of the 2018 Leadership Luncheon pose for a group photo.

Leadership Luncheon Recognizes Outstanding Donors and Alumni

A spirit of celebration and good will was in the air when Eastern Connecticut State University held its annual President’s Leadership Awards Luncheon on March 16 to honor the...

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Education Students Present at New Mexico Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University students Caroline Perry and Morgan Winship presented research at the National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers conference in Albuquerque, NM, this...

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Designs to be revealed for Willimantic Whitewater community art project

On April 14, three Connecticut-based teams will reveal their designs for a new public art piece that generates renewable energy, to be located on the Willimantic River. The public is invited to...

Posted on March 22, 2018

Eastern Theatre Presents 'Awakenings: Youth and Chitra'

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present its first Main Stage production of the spring 2018 semester from April 5-8 with Awakenings: 'Youth' by Thornton...

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Renowned Korean Architect

On Feb. 28, well-respected South Korean architect and author Hwang Doojin presented stunning examples of his eclectic architectural projects during a lecture in the Fine Arts Instructional Center...

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern Art Gallery presents “Mom & Dad”

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Mom & Dad” from March 8 to April 19. On March 22 from 3-4 p.m. there will be a gallery talk with exhibiting...

Posted on March 12, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Presents at Symposium on Bolivia

Eastern Political Science Professor Martin Mendoza-Botelho was invited by a small group of panelists to discuss “Bolivia: Assessing the Contemporary Social and Political Landscape” at...

Posted on March 09, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern Student Research Lends Insight into Dual Language Learning

Eastern Connecticut State University student Stefanie Dominguez ’18, an Early Childhood Education and Communication major, recently had her research thesis published in the Early Childhood...

Posted on March 08, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Christianne Senechal working in an Eastern lab

Eastern Students Assist in Biology Research Project

Undergraduate research and creative activities at Eastern Connecticut State University provide opportunities for students to work closely with faculty mentors on research or creative work.

Posted on March 07, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Addressing Opioids on a Local Level: Eastern Promotes Community Coalition

Eastern Connecticut State University held a seminar on Feb. 28 to encourage dialogue about what can be done to combat the American opioid crisis on a local level. Hosted by the Health Sciences...

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Names Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awardees

Mariana Serrano, a senior majoring in health sciences with a minor in anthropology; William Lugo, professor of sociology; and Bill Stover, director of family and community partnerships in Windham...

Posted on March 06, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern's CFDRC Continues to Maintain Excellence

- The Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) at Eastern Connecticut State University was recently notified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that...

Posted on March 03, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

'Locked In, Locked Out': Judy Dworin Performance Project Comes to Eastern

Representatives of the Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 21 to present Brave in a New World, a performance that examines the different...

Posted on March 01, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Professor Graham and Murdoch pose for the camera.

Eastern Professors Use NASA Grant to Research Antimicrobial Resistance

Matthew Graham, a biology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, is currently one of three university professors across Connecticut with a research grant from the NASA Connecticut Space...

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Scholar Shines Light on Unsung Civil-Rights Hero Constance Baker Motley

Scholar and award-winning film producer Gary L. Ford Jr. examined black history triumphs and shared his insight on jurist and civil rights champion Constance Baker Motley as part of Black History...

Posted on February 27, 2018

Eastern's Music Program to offer a Variety of Programming in March

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in March. From jazz to opera, audiences will be treated to performances representing a diverse range of...

Posted on February 22, 2018

Eastern's Center for Early Childhood Education Reaches 1 Million on YouTube

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) has reached a milestone on its YouTube account- passing one million views this February. The YouTube...

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Casey Collins

Eastern to Host Opioid Crisis Seminar and Panel

On Feb. 28, the Health Sciences Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a seminar about the opioid epidemic in the United States, a medical crisis that also has local...

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Holmes Program at Eastern Develops Minority Teachers

-In partnership with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Eastern Connecticut State University is continuing its participation in the Holmes Program.

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Casey Collins

Eastern Theatre Program Honored at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

A number of creators and performers behind Eastern Connecticut State University's recent theatre productions were awarded at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)...

Posted on February 09, 2018 by Jolene Potter

The beginning of the Thread City Production.

Eastern Theatre Program Honored at Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

A number of creators and performers behind Eastern Connecticut State University’s recent theatre productions were awarded at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)...

Posted on February 09, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Weather Underground Co-founder to Speak at Eastern

Jonathan Lerner, novelist, magazine editor and political activist from the 1960s, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University this coming Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center...

Posted on February 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

'We're a Might Force': J Mase III Talks on Life as a Gay, Trans person of Color

As the first “University Hour” lecturer of the spring semester, Seattle-based poet J Mase III discussed his experience as a black, gay and transgender man during his talk at Eastern...

Posted on February 08, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Julie Kukesh of Mendix Visits BIS Class

Julie Kukesh, director of education programs at Mendix, a Boston-based business application software company, spoke with business information systems (BIS) students on Feb. 6 about her company and...

Posted on February 08, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Music Program to Host 4 February Concerts

The instrumental and vocal music ensembles at Eastern Connecticut State University will entertain guests with a series of four concerts in the month of February. Performed in the Concert Hall of...

Posted on February 06, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Student Lauren Atkinson Wins NASA Scholarship

Eastern Student Lauren Atkinson Wins NASA Scholarship

Posted on February 05, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern students pose for the camera.

Open 'Minded' House: Eastern's Unity Wing Welcomes All Students

Despite the pressure that comes with the start of classes, there are always systems on Eastern Connecticut State University's campus to support its students. To ring in the new semester and...

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Record Number of Eastern Students Accepted at National Conference

A record-breaking 41 Eastern Connecticut State University students from a variety of disciplines have been selected to represent Eastern at the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research...

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Makes "College Consensus" List of Top College in Connecticut

College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator, has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its ranking of “Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017-18.” Eastern was...

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Constance Motley Expert at Eastern

Gary Ford Jr., assistant professor of Africana Studies at Lehman College and author of the book, “Constance Baker Motley, One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice under...

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Professor Wins Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

Christine Garcia, assistant professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has won a 2018 Scholars for the Dream Travel Award given by the Conference on College Composition and...

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern's Imna Arroyo Presents Art

Professor Emeritus Imna Arroyo Exhibits Ancestors of the Passage

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Casey Collins

Eastern Helps Launch Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have its launch in the Hartford area on January 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Center for Contemporary...

Posted on January 13, 2018 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern Offers New Certification

Aspiring and veteran human resources professionals can now attain professional certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at Eastern...

Posted on January 05, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Kathy Manizza, Coach-of-the-Year

Eastern Connecticut State University cross country coach Kathy Manizza was named Little East Conference (LEC) Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year this fall after leading the Warriors to their...

Posted on December 22, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern Supports Community Art Project

Three world-class design teams from Connecticut have been selected to prepare detailed design concepts for public artwork that generates renewable energy for the future Willimantic Whitewater Park...

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Lynn Stoddard

Students Recognized at “English Night”

On the evening of Dec. 6, English enthusiasts gathered in the Betty R. Tipton Room for Eastern’s “English Night,” which showcases student excellence in the English Department.

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Professor Jaime Gomez Co-Authors Book

Communication Professor Jaime Gomez has co-authored a new book. Amazon.Com, the publisher, says the book, Introduction to Video Production.” is “written in a clear, non-technical...

Posted on December 21, 2017

Eastern Joins Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative

In an effort to promote awareness of substance use, Eastern Connecticut State University has been granted $10,000 by the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative, a project supported by the Wheeler...

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Casey Collins

‘Amahl, Night Visitors’ Visit Eastern

A talented cast of Eastern Connecticut State University students, alumni, faculty and staff recently performed in “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on Dec. 2 to celebrate the holiday...

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Jazz Ensemble Performs!

Jazz music is in the air at Eastern Connecticut State University. Two concerts featuring student performers hit the main stage this December, including the Jazz Ensemble and 3 O’Clock Band,...

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Percussionists Perform!

Talented percussionists at Eastern Connecticut State University recently entertained audiences that included Eastern students, faculty, staff and local community members at Eastern’s...

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Jolene Potter

‘Sounds of the Season’ at Eastern

Talented musicians of the Eastern Wind Ensemble and Eastern Concert Band presented a joint winter concert designed to capture the beauty of the winter season on Dec. 6 in Eastern’s Fine Arts...

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Bachman Wins Bennett/Garvey Award

The St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Hartford recently named Public Relations Officer Dwight Bachman a special honoree of the Reverend Collin Bennett/Marcus Garvey Service Award.

Posted on December 15, 2017

Eastern Hosts 7th Marrow Drive

In its ongoing support for people with life-threatening blood diseases, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its seventh marrow registry on Dec. 6. Organized by the men’s soccer team,...

Posted on December 08, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Presents ‘Little Women’

The theatre program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented the holiday classic “Little Women” from Nov. 28-Dec. 3. The play took place in the intimate venue of...

Posted on December 07, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Reveals 2017 TIMPANI Winner

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education announced on Dec. 6 that “Animal Kingdom Mega Pack” by Animal Planet has been named the 2017 TIMPANI...

Posted on December 07, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Professor in Safe Passage Run

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University who lives in Manchester, participated in a road race on Dec. 3 to honor the late Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern student who was...

Posted on December 05, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Student Attends Harvard DivEx Program

Eastern Connecticut State University student Ruth Eragene ’19 participated in the three-day Diversity and Explorations (DivEx) program at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) this November. Eragene...

Posted on December 05, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Professor in Safe Passage Run

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University who lives in Manchester, participated in a road race on Dec. 3 to honor the late Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern student who was...

Posted on December 05, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Students Smash Cars for Funds

A group of Eastern Connecticut State University students organized one of the most unique fundraising events the campus has ever sponsored on Nov. 30. The students – Alexandra Kallgren...

Posted on December 04, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern Student Presents Research

Jolene Potter ‘18 was one of two Eastern Connecticut State University students to present her research study as an oral presentation at Eastern’s Annual Psychological Science Afternoon...

Posted on December 01, 2017

Eastern’s Rahmanifar Exhibits in NYC

From Nov. 17 to Dec. 22, Brooklyn’s SOHO20 Gallery will present “Women of Shahnameh, The Memories Between,” an exhibition by Afarin Rahmanifar, art professor at Eastern...

Posted on November 30, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern Students Present Art Work

Students in Eastern Connecticut State University’s “Museums and Exhibitions” course will host two art shows this December. “Spectrum,” an emotional exhibition about...

Posted on November 30, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Helps Launch Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, an exciting new initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, launched on Nov. 28 at the annual convention of Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. The initiative,...

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Lynn Stoddard

Eastern to Present 6 Music Concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present six concerts in the month of December. Concerts will range from student-only instrumental ensembles to seasonally themed...

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern’s CFDRC Reaccredited!

The Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) at Eastern Connecticut State University was recently notified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that...

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern’s Day of Giving Serves 500

Eastern Connecticut State University displayed its commitment to community once again on Nov. 22 during its 11th annual Day of Giving. With approximately 500 local community members in attendance,...

Posted on November 27, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Intersex Activist Speaks at Eastern

Approximately one out of every 1,500 to 2,000 people in the United States are born intersex, according to the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA). Despite the presence of intersexuality in our...

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Presents Pedro Noguera

“If we want to create a more equitable society, we must transform the way we teach our children.” That was the message that Pedro Noguera, distinguished professor of education in the...

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

20 Years of M.A.L.E.S. at Eastern

On any given afternoon, you’re likely to find a handful of students who stand out when walking across campus. Pressed shirts, shined shoes and ties, these young men lead by example, embodying...

Posted on November 20, 2017

Eastern Hosts DACA Event

The current national debate on immigration policy — in particular the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order issued by President Barack Obama in 2012 — was the...

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Anne Pappalardo

Gift of the Magi Coming to Eastern

It’s no secret that with the winter season fast approaching, becoming engrossed in holiday stress can be all too easy. What better way to decompress than with a night out at a show? On...

Posted on November 16, 2017 by ordan Corey

The Truth behind True Crime

Three Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) executives – Laura Fleury, Peter Tarshis and Sean Gottlieb – shared their expertise of “true crime” programs with Eastern...

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Education for Democracy at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its second annual Civic Action Conference on Nov. 8. to dissect the practice of “service learning” and its impact on students and society.

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Celebrates Veterans Day

The campus community at Eastern Connecticut State University came together on Nov. 10 in celebration of Veterans Day. The heartfelt ceremony featured remarks by university dignitaries and...

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Shack-a-thon for Homelessness

A group of Eastern Connecticut State University students emerged from frost-covered cardboard boxes on Thursday morning, Nov. 9, after spending a freezing night sleeping outside. The temperatures...

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Collaborative Multimedia Performance at Eastern

Music, visual art and dance came together on Nov. 3 for a unique multimedia performance at Eastern Connecticut State University. This multimedia event involved extensive collaboration between...

Posted on November 09, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Mars: Sound Art Installed at Eastern

Sean Langlais is not your everyday contemporary artist. Rather than use canvas or clay, Langlais prefers to craft his art from metals and sound. In collaboration with the Department of Art and Art...

Posted on November 09, 2017 by Casey Collins

Preserving Indian Culture at Eastern

According to the National Congress of American Indians, there are 562 federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, nations, pueblos, rancherias, communities and Native villages in the United States....

Posted on November 08, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Mama Authors Miracle Stories

Raouf Mama, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has recently authored “It was a Beautiful Day and Other Personal Quiet Miracle Stories,” an e-book published by...

Posted on November 07, 2017

Eastern Career Week

Eastern Connecticut State University is dedicated to preparing its students for the professional world ahead, and career development activities are a big part of that effort. Career Week was a...

Posted on November 06, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern’s Civic Action Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University will host its second annual Civic Action Conference on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center. The conference will focus on “service...

Posted on November 01, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Historical Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the New England Historical Association’s 99th Annual Fall Conference on Oct. 28 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

Posted on November 01, 2017 by Anne Pappalardo

‘Alcohol Monologues’ at Eastern

An estimated 88,000 people die each year from alcohol-related causes in the United States, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. College students account for...

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Conductor Peyman Farzinpour

Ensemble Shines at Eastern

Providence-based new music and multimedia consort Ensemble / Parallax brought its avant-garde flavor to Eastern Connecticut State University last week as part of the school’s...

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Don’t Miss 5 Music Programs at Eastern

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a variety of musical performances this November. The five upcoming concerts will include a unique faculty recital, two Eastern...

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Jolene Potter

‘Thread City’ Dazzles Audiences with Unique Tale of Immigration

The ever-relevant topic of immigration was on dramatic display from Oct. 11-15 when Eastern Connecticut State University premiered “Thread City,” a unique performance that...

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Relay for Life Impacts Many

Cancer fighters, survivors and supporters came out in force on Oct. 14 for the annual Relay for Life of Greater Windham, which has generated more than $78,000 in donations. Hosted at the sports...

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Jordan Corey

‘Yes Means Yes’: Affirmative Consent

The Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Response Team (SAIV-RT) at Eastern Connecticut State University partnered with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) to present “The...

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Jolene Potter

‘The Life of Dawson Radlaw’ at Eastern

The “Phoenix New Play Series” is an annual theatre program at Eastern Connecticut State University that takes a student-written work and adapts it into a student-directed, minimalist...

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Jordan Corey

See/Hear ‘Mars’ Sound Art at Eastern

While no “little green Martians” in flying saucers will be on display, guests are still in for a surprise when Eastern Connecticut State University hosts contemporary artist Sean...

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern’s Donaghy Launches ‘Here’

Daniel Donaghy, English professor at Eastern Connecticut State University and published author of five poetry collections, has always hoped to launch a national poetry magazine at Eastern. And now,...

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Alumnus Receives Early-Career Award for Cancer Research

Eastern Connecticut State University alumnus Justin Brown ’09 was awarded the prestigious Early-Investigator Award by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Office of Disease...

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Harvest of Hope Strengthens Safety Net

The Windham Area Interfaith Ministry is bracing itself for a challenging year. Between state funding cuts and a persistent, if not growing, need for services, WAIM expects to continue to be a...

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Police on Community Relations

The contentious discussion of police brutality that has dominated American conversation in recent years has not been overlooked by the police department at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Students Get a Higher Edge at Eastern

The college-readiness nonprofit organization Higher Edge and Eastern Connecticut State University celebrated their ongoing partnership on Oct. 5 with a gala in the Fine Arts Instructional Center....

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern’s ‘Campus Sustainability Week’

Eastern Connecticut State University will participate in the Third Annual Campus Sustainability Week from Oct. 9-15. The weeklong celebration is coordinated by the Connecticut Alliance for Campus...

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Art Contest for Renewable Energy

The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University is partnering with the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership (WWP), the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community...

Posted on October 10, 2017

Eastern’s Dawson a Book Finalist

Eastern Connecticut State University Art and Art History Professor Anne Dawson has been announced as one of three non-fiction finalists for the 2017 Connecticut Book Awards. Dawson resides in...

Posted on October 06, 2017 by Casey Collins

Prisca Dorcas is a Woke Brown Girl

o be a “woke brown girl” in America is no easy task – just ask Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez, founder of the popular online platform “Latina Rebels.” Widely known as...

Posted on October 06, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Running to Break the Cycle of Poverty

It’s 6:45 a.m., and the usual buzz of construction at Eastern Connecticut State University is absent this late September morning. It is too early for cars to be driving through campus, yet...

Posted on October 05, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern Names Alumni Fellows

Three alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University were inducted into the Eastern Fellows Program this September. In addition to joining the ranks of the university’s distinguished...

Posted on October 05, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Brad Davis Examines Bandits in China

Bradley Davis, history professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, discussed his recently published book “Imperial Bandits: Outlaws and Rebels in the China-Vietnam Borderlands”...

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Graduate Schools Converge on Eastern

Hundreds of Eastern Connecticut State University students visited with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities at Eastern’s annual Graduate School Fair. Sponsored by The...

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Getting Healthy Naturally at Eastern

To discuss naturopathic medicine and its role in the realm of health care, Dr. Tonya Pasternak was featured as part of Eastern Connecticut State University’s “University Hour”...

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Jordan Corey

6 Years, Eastern a ‘Top Workplace’

For the sixth time in the past seven years, the Hartford Courant has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its “Top Workplaces” survey. With almost 1,000 employees, Eastern...

Posted on October 02, 2017 by Edward Osborn

Eastern sustainability logo.

Eastern a Green College 8 Years in a Row

For the eighth year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University was named a “green” college by the Princeton Review. The announcement came on Sept. 20 when the review released its...

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Charles Venator-Santiago speaking.

Professor Asks, “Who is Puerto Rican?” at Eastern

Charles Venator-Santiago, a political science professor at the University of Connecticut, appeared at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 20 to discuss the extension of U.S. citizenship...

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern to Hold 3 Concerts in October

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a number of musical performances in October. All concerts are open to the public and free of charge, and will be held in the...

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Three students dig into an appetizer at the business luncheon

Eastern Students Learn Dining Etiquette

Students at Eastern Connecticut State University attended a business luncheon with local employers on Sept. 22 to learn about proper etiquette for lunch and dinner interviews. The event was...

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Bolivian Ambassador Speaks at Eastern: ‘The Human Race is a Family’

Sacha Llorenti, Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations, visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 13 as part of its University Hour event series. Llorenti provided insight on the...

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Author Malik Champlain Visits Eastern, Speaks on Racial Injustice

Motivational speaker and author Malik Champlain spoke at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 6 during the school’s “University Hour” series. As part of #EasternBlackout...

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern students pose at Eastern entrance

Eastern Breaks Into List of Top 25 Public Regional Universities

For the first time, Eastern Connecticut State University made the list of the top 25 regional public universities in the North in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition...

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Organization of Latin American Students

Hundreds of Eastern Students Attend Student Activities Fair

More than 500 students attended Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Fall Student Activities Fair and President’s Picnic on Sept. 11 from 5-7 p.m. on the Library Quad. Student...

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Announces Fall ‘University Hour’ Schedule

This fall 2017 semester, Eastern Connecticut State University is again hosting University Hour, a free and open-to-the-public series of cultural events that occurs every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m....

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program Recognized Nationally

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of 57 institutions in the United States recognized for its applied behavior analysis program by Applied Behavior AnalysisEdu.org.

Posted on September 01, 2017 by Ed Osborn

1978 Eastern Graduate Named to Major National Mental Health Post

Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., a 1978 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 3 as the first Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and...

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Edward Osborn

Photo courtesy of Helena Delfino

Students Study Health Care in Ghana

Ten health sciences students from Eastern Connecticut State University returned from a study abroad trip in Ghana this August. The purpose of the two-week trip was to introduce students to the...

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Student Michael Beckstein ’18 with economics Professor Brendan Cunningham.

Student-Professor Duo Conducts NASA-Funded Satellite Research

Eastern Connecticut State University student Michael Beckstein ’18 joined Economics Professor Brendan Cunningham this summer to work on a research project titled “The Efficient Use of...

Posted on August 17, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern students pose in Italy.

Students Write Fiction in Italy

Fourteen students from Eastern Connecticut State University spent a month this summer in Florence, Italy, in a global field course called “Creative Writing Abroad.” The region of...

Posted on August 12, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

2 Students Awarded Eastern Summer Fellowships

Eastern students Jolene Potter ’18 and Julie Leitao ’18 participated in Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Fellowships this summer. Potter, a psychology major, prepared her...

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

‘Colleges of Distinction’ Recognizes Eastern’s Business and Education Programs

The School of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional...

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

2 Biology Students Complete NASA CT Summer Fellowships

Two Eastern biology students were among six undergraduate students from universities across Connecticut to receive fellowships from the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium this summer. Lauren...

Posted on August 05, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Students Complete NSF Research Experiences Across the Country

Two Eastern Connecticut State University students participated in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) this summer. Mathematics major Haley...

Posted on August 02, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Windham Schools Partner with Eastern on Puentes al Futuro Program

For the sixth summer in a row, the Puentes al Futuro/Bridges to the Future program provided enrichment activities for Willimantic middle school students from July 5–27. The program is a...

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Co-creators of the emerging Sustainable CT program celebrate at Wickham Park in Manchester.

Sustainable CT to Provide Path toward Livable Communities

The creators of “Sustainable CT,” an initiative to help communities become more vibrant and livable, gathered at Wickham Park in Manchester, CT, on July 24 to celebrate their...

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Receives Generous Davis Foundation Grant

The Davis Educational Foundation has awarded Eastern Connecticut State University a $200,000 grant to develop its “Critical Reading and Writing across the Disciplines” initiative. The...

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Named a ‘Great College to Work For’ for Eighth Time

Eastern Connecticut State University has again been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities....

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Moderates Salute to President H. W. Bush

Cesar Beltran, lecturer in the Department of Communication, played a key role in a tribute to former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara, when the two were honored earlier this year...

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern a 2017 College of Distinction

Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized as a 2017-18 College of Distinction by the college-guide/ranking organization Colleges of Distinction. New this year, Colleges of Distinction is...

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Men’s basketball player Tarchee Brown ’18 and women’s volleyball player McKenzie Maneggia ’20 pose with Willi the Warrior and the two LEC Cups

Eastern Warriors Win Top Conference Honors On and Off the Field

For the first time, student-athletes at Eastern Connecticut State University have won the Little East Conference’s (LEC) two top honors – the Presidents’ Cup and the...

Posted on July 06, 2017 by Ed Osborn

The Chamber Singers

An Exciting Year for Singers: Groban, 'Game of Thrones,' Montreal

Student vocalists had an exciting 2015-16 academic year, singing in several high-profile productions including performances with Josh Groban and the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, as well...

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Mariana Serrano ’18.

Mariana Serrano Receives Biomedical Scholarship Through Harvard University

Mariana Serrano ’18 of Waterbury, CT, received a $7,500 scholarship at the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) “Evening of Hope” reception at Harvard University on April 27....

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Edward Osborn

Eastern students pose in Costa Rica

Honors Students Study Environmental Conflict in Costa Rica

A group of honors students from Eastern Connecticut State University spent 10 days in Costa Rica in May 2017 for a field course that examined the country’s rich biodiversity and developing...

Posted on June 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Biology students posing in the Bahamas

Students Study Tropical Biology in Bahamas

Twenty biology students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to the Bahamas in May 2017 to study an island’s tropical biology.

Posted on June 09, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Business students pose in Spain.

Students Study International Business in Spain

Nine business students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to Spain in May 2017 to study international business in the European Union. Students stayed in Barcelona and Madrid, and...

Posted on June 08, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Psychology students in Hawaii.

Psychology Students Study Culture in Hawaii

Eighteen psychology students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to Hawaii in May 2017 to study cross-cultural differences related to well-being and relationships. From western and...

Posted on June 08, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Education students supervise preschool children on the climbing wall of the Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC)

Eastern's Teacher Preparation Program Achieves Reaccreditation

Eastern Connecticut State University recently received continued accreditation through fall 2021 from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), based on the standards of the...

Posted on May 30, 2017

Residents of Occum Hall with the Warrior Cup trophy, alongside Rosie Hernandez, founder of Puentes al Futuro, and William Stover, director of Family and Community Partnerships (center, holding check)

Occum Hall wins Warrior Cup, Puentes al Futuro gets $4,500

The Warrior Cup is an annual competition in which all 13 residence halls at Eastern Connecticut State University compete for the benefit of a local nonprofit organization or charity. Occum Hall was...

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Commencement balloons

Former Washington Post Publisher Addresses Eastern Graduates

Former Washington Post Publisher Donald Graham told the graduates at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 127th Commencement exercises to “treasure this college. Eastern has given you...

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Tip-A-Cop 2017 Raises $3,000

Police officers from Eastern Connecticut State University and the City of Middletown traded in their uniforms for aprons on May 3 to 'serve' the community in a different way.

Posted on May 19, 2017

Award winners Malvina Pietrzykowski ’19, Kimberly Mines ’17 and Isabella Rossi ’17 with Eastern President Elsa Nunez

Three Students Win Library Research Awards

Three Eastern students were recognized at the sixth annual Library Research Awards at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Inclusive Excellence Award winners with keynote speaker Natasha Stephens

Eastern Presents Inclusive Excellence Awards to ALANA Students

Eastern Connecticut State University recognized the academic achievements of African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students on May 5 during its Fifth Annual Inclusive Excellence Awards...

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Students Rank Nationally at Association of Information Technology Professionals Conference

A team of Eastern Connecticut State University students recently won fourth place at the 2017 Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference which was...

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Anne Pappalardo

Award-Winning Author 'Speaks' at Eastern

New York Times-bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson visited Eastern on April 27 and April 28 for a Q&A and book signing, as well as to speak with students in two English classes.

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Kayla Giordano Presents Political Research on Capitol Hill

Eastern student Kayla Giordano '17 was among only 60 students from across the country to present at Posters on the Hill (POH), a highly competitive undergraduate research conference held...

Posted on May 05, 2017

Left to right, Sierra Colon, Carlos Hernandez and Gloria Bent, Cesar Chavez Awardees.

Eastern Presents Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards

Sierra Colon, a political science major from Wethersfield, CT, and president of the Organization of Latin American Students at Eastern Connecticut State University; Carlos Hernandez, a member of...

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

'Cantilever' Showing at Eastern April 25-30

Cantilever, the final Main Stage production of the academic year at Eastern Connecticut State University, will be performed from April 25-30.

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

MEDIA ADVISORY: 300 Students to Participate in Eastern Research Conference

The Third Annual CREATE Conference at Eastern Connecticut State University will take place this Friday, April 21, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CREATE stands for “Celebrating Research...

Posted on April 19, 2017

The Le Le Project, represented by FEMALES club members

Committed to Community: Eastern’s 2017 Service Expo

More than 20 projects were on display for Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Service Expo and Awards on April 12. Held at St. Joseph Church in Willimantic, the annual ceremony was...

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Former Washington Post Publisher to Deliver Eastern’s Commencement Address

Eastern Connecticut State University announced today that Donald E. Graham, former publisher of the Washington Post, will receive an honorary degree at the University’s 127th Commencement on...

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Professors Collaborate on New E-Book

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Raouf Mama, professor of English, and Afair Rahmanifar, professor of art and art history, have collaborated on a new e-book, “Quiet...

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Elona Vaisnys Inspires College Students About CEP

Elona Vaisnys of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut spoke to Eastern Connecticut State University students on April 4 about the importance of the Connecticut Citizens' Election Program...

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Windham Public Schools Announce Partnership with Eastern and QVCC

Windham Public Schools, Eastern Connecticut State University and Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) are embarking on a new educational partnership in Willimantic that will extend...

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern's Institute for Sustainable Energy Empowers Sustainability Through Connecticut

The Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability (CACS) held a statewide conference at Wesleyan University on March 31 to bring together higher education students, faculty and staff who share a...

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Top Eastern Students Win Barnard Awards

Elizabeth Del Buono ’17 of Southington and Kevin Connolly ’17 of Enfield, two students majoring in biology at Eastern Connecticut State University, have been named recipients of the...

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

Making a Splash in Windham: The Special Olympics and Eastern

When Charlie Wynn was a new chemistry professor at Eastern Connecticut State University in 1979, he and a group of competitive swimmers were in the campus swimming pool when they received an...

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

KPE Students Win College Bowl at National Convention

A team of kinesiology and physical education students from Eastern Connecticut State University won the first College Bowl at the SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) National...

Posted on April 06, 2017

Local School Kids Learn about Jamaica at Eastern

Reggae music filled the air and the colors of black, green and yellow adorned the Student Center on April 3 as hundreds of local schoolchildren converged on the Eastern Connecticut State University...

Posted on April 06, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Pedro Guerrero's Photography on Display until April 20

The exhibit Guerrero & Wright: Architecture Stories is open to the public at the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University through April 20.

Posted on April 05, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Presents Ella T. Grasso Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University presented its 2017 Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards on March 29 to student Valerie Vance ’17, Kinesiology and Physical Education Professor...

Posted on April 04, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Professor Named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that William Salka, professor of political science at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2017-18...

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Sponsors Art Day for Local Schoolchildren

On Monday, April 3, elementary school students from the Windham Public School afterschool programs will come to Eastern Connecticut State University for “Art and Culture Day,” focused...

Posted on April 03, 2017

‘Earth Day, Every Day’ Tours Schools Statewide

A zany cast of characters performed by Eastern Connecticut State University alumni is amid an ambitious month-long tour for a children’s theatre production called “Earth Day, Every...

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Music Program to present 6 spring concerts

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a variety of musical performances throughout April and May. Upcoming concerts will feature the Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers,...

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Announces Fulbright Student Award

Eastern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that Quanece Williams '16 of Bridgeport, CT, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S.

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Ed Osborn

In this scene, Hamlet (Matthew Bessette ’19) learns from Horatio (Austin Washington ’20) that his father’s ghost has been spotted.

‘Hamlet’ for Kids, a Drama Society Production

The Drama Society at Eastern Connecticut State University presented a kid-friendly version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” on March 25. Two performances of the children’s theatre...

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Pairs with Community to Create Resilience Plan

On March 21, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) teamed up with officials from the Town of Windham and the environmental group Second Nature for a...

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern volunteers teach Windham Middle School students the importance of exercise through dance moves

Eastern Students Teach Health and Happiness to Local School Kids

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) hosted “I Love Me,” an event for Windham Middle School students on March 22. Held in the Betty R....

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Betsy Wade Speaks at Eastern

On March 22, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted “Time with Betsy Wade: A legend in the Fight for Women’s Rights.” Wade was the first woman to hold the job as a copy...

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Casey Gagnon

Eastern’s CECE Wins Sixth “Telly” Award

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) was recently notified that they have been awarded a bronze “Telly” Award for their promotional...

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Anne Pappalardo

Actors from GTC Dramatic Dialogues perform in “Strange Like Me,” a series of skits about gender, race and LGBTQ issues. The skits kicked off Social Justice Week festivities.

Eastern Unity Wing Organizes Social Justice Week

Leaders and student ambassadors of the Intercultural Center, Pride Center and Women’s Center at Eastern Connecticut State University organized a series of events for Social Justice Week from...

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Dining Hall Institutes Programs to Eliminate Food Waste

With the cooperation of students, faculty and staff, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Hurley Dining Hall has taken steps to help eliminate waste by cutting back on the trash that the...

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Edward Osborn

Windham Project will Transform Downtown into Public Art Space

The Windham Project, a six-week public art showcase, will fill the streets of Willimantic from April 15 to May 25, 2017. The project features 22 artists who will transform historic downtown...

Posted on March 17, 2017

Eastern students peform.

‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ Enlivens the Proscenium

“Two Gentlemen of Verona,” the second Main Stage production of the 2016-17 academic year, brought the Proscenium Theatre to life from Feb. 23 to March 5. Presented by Eastern’s...

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

‘Guerrero & Wright: Architecture Stories’ Coming to Eastern’s Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Guerrero & Wright: Architecture Stories” from March 9-April 20. This exhibition of photographs from the estate...

Posted on March 07, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Annual Bowlathon

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Bowlathon on March 4 at Willi Bowl in Windham. This annual tradition brings together Eastern students, alumni, faculty, local businesses and...

Posted on March 05, 2017 by Christina Rossamondo

Music Students Perform in Epic Game of Thrones Concert

Nineteen talented student vocalists from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Program were selected to perform in the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at the Mohegan Sun Arena...

Posted on March 01, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Music Students Perform in Epic Game of Thrones Concert

Nineteen talented student vocalists from Eastern Connecticut State University's Music Program were selected to perform in the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at the Mohegan Sun Arena...

Posted on March 01, 2017 by Jolene Potter

The Eastern Chamber Singers to Tour Upstate New York and Montreal

The Eastern Chamber Singers, the premier vocal ensemble at Eastern Connecticut State University, will embark on its annual spring tour this March, performing twice in upstate New York and once in...

Posted on March 01, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Volunteers Needed for 2017 Special Olympics Swim Meet in Windham

The 38th Annual Windham Invitational Special Olympics Swim Meet is looking for 350 volunteers to help with its meet, to be held March 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Windham High School.

Posted on February 28, 2017

MLK award winners Kemesha Wilmot, Elijah Oliver and Taylor Hemphill ’17

Eastern Presents Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Awards

Taylor Hemphill '17, a social work major and student ambassador in the Women's Center at Eastern Connecticut State University; Kemesha Wilmot, associate director of the University's...

Posted on February 26, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Music Professors Perform in Faculty Recital

The Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a faculty recital with music faculty members Emily Riggs and David Ballena on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts...

Posted on February 22, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern’s Professor Donaghy is Windham County’s First Poet Laureate

Daniel Donaghy, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, is Windham County’s first-ever poet laureate. The year-long term allows the chosen individual to work with local...

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Christiana Rossomando

Eastern’s Stephen Nelson Recognized for Excellence in Rugby Community

Stephen Nelson, director of information technology and IT planning at Eastern Connecticut State University, received the Dr. Robert L. Laurence Award for 2017 for his work as the advisor for the...

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Christiana Rossomando

Music Professor Okon Hwang and student Marlee Chorney

Advanced Music Students Perform in Multi-Hand Piano Concert

Advanced student pianists from Eastern Connecticut State University were chosen to perform alongside music faculty for a unique collaborative concert on Feb. 11. The first-of-its-kind...

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Jolene Potter

“Two Gentlemen of Verona” Showing Feb. 23 to March 5

Two Gentlemen of Verona,” the second Main Stage production of the 2016-17 academic year, will be performed at Eastern Connecticut State University from Feb. 23 to March 5. Presented by...

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern students take the plunge.

Eastern Took the Plunge for Hunger

Hundreds of people, including members of the Eastern Connecticut State University campus community, took a dive into the cold waters of the Natchaug River on Feb. 4 to raise money for the Covenant...

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Christine Rossomando

Eastern’s Chris Drewry Among the Best Academic Advisors in Northeast

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has selected Chris Drewry, assistant director of the Academic Services Center at Eastern Connecticut State University, for its 2017 Excellence in...

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Guest Speaker Visits Eastern on World Hijab Day

Linda Miller of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 1 to inform students about the history of the hijab, on World Hijab Day. Nazma Khan created...

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Anthony LaPenna

A gallery visitor gazes upward at another light painting

‘Elemental Light’ Illuminates Eastern’s Art Gallery Until Feb. 23

The transformational power of light is on display in the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University in an exhibition titled “Elemental Light.” Running from Jan. 12 to Feb. 23,...

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Bradley Camp Davis, assistant professor of history at Eastern

Eastern Professor Authors Book on Banditry and Borderlands

After more than a decade of research and travel throughout China and Southeast Asia, Bradley Camp Davis, assistant professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University, has authored...

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Poster presenters at Psychology Night

Eastern Student Researchers Showcased at Psychology Night

Forty-nine exemplary psychology students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented their research in December at the department’s annual Psychological Science Night.

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Professor Awarded Grant; Students Receive Scholarships from NASA

Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Brendan Cunningham received a grant from the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC) for his research project “The Efficient Use of...

Posted on January 05, 2017 by Anthony LaPenna

Eastern Professor Named President-Elect of National Association of Biology Teachers

Elizabeth Cowles, biology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, is the new president-elect of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) as of Jan. 1, 2017. Comprised of 3,500...

Posted on January 03, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Joins Colleges Nationwide to Urge Action on Climate Change

Elsa Núñez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, has joined two other Connecticut university presidents as well as those from colleges and universities in 35 other states,...

Posted on December 21, 2016

Eastern Helps Nontraditional Student Pursue a New Career

After 15 years in the restaurant business, Dawn Lancaster, a 36-year-old from Groton, figured her lifelong career would be in the hospitality field. That was until 2011, when her preteen daughter...

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Students Experiment with Motion Capture Technology

Eastern students in the course “Intermedial Performance Design” were posed a single challenge at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester: visually capture the human body’s...

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Unveils 2016 TIMPANI Toy Study Results

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education announced on Dec. 12 that “Plus-Plus®,” a toy made by the Danish company Plus-Plus®, has been...

Posted on December 13, 2016 by Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education announced on Dec. 12 that “Plus-Plus®,” a toy made by the Danish company Plus-Plus®, has been named the 2016 TIMPANI (Toys that Inspire Mindful Play and Nurture Imagination)

2017 Windham Special Olympics Needs Volunteers

The 38th Annual Windham Invitational Special Olympics Swim Meet will be held on March 11, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Windham High School. Approximately 350 volunteers will be needed to...

Posted on December 06, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Eastern Continues Unmatched Support of Marrow Registry

Since 2012, Eastern Connecticut State University has rallied in support of people with life-threatening blood diseases, hosting six marrow registries in four years. Eastern’s total number of...

Posted on December 05, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

President Obama’s Community Service Honor Roll Recognizes Eastern

For the sixth time in the past seven years, Eastern Connecticut State University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for...

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Walter Diaz Receives 2016 Higher Edge Award

Walter Diaz, dean of students at Eastern Connecticut State University, was given the 2016 College Access Champion Award by Higher Edge on Nov. 19 at the organization’s five-year anniversary...

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Day of Giving 2016 Huge Success

More than 800 Willimantic residents converged on Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 23 for the 10th annual Day of Giving. The event provides a hot holiday meal to people who otherwise may...

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Dwight Bachman

Pedro, The Great Pretender’ Opens New Proscenium Theatre

November 2016 will go down in history for Eastern’s Theatre Program, as its first Main Stage production in the new Proscenium Theatre premiered. “Cervantes’ Pedro, The Great...

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern to Host Five Concerts in Early December

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present five concerts in December, showcasing both the musical talent of the Eastern community and the state-of-the-art facilities of...

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Jolene Potter

A Night of Music: Eastern Concert Chorale and Friends

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented its premier vocal concert of the fall semester on Nov. 22 in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center. Titled...

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Public Forum: Honest Conversations with Our Muslim Neighbors

Eastern Connecticut State University will host “Honest Conversations with Our Muslim Neighbors” on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center. The public forum...

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Student Leader Taylor Herold Wins Ken Bedini Award

Eastern Connecticut State University student Taylor Herold ’17, a communication major from Manchester, won a Ken M. Bedini Student Leader Award this November at the National Association for...

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Students Participate in English Conference

Three Eastern Connecticut State University English students participated in the Connecticut State University undergraduate research conference sponsored by Central Connecticut State University on...

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Veterans are “a Rather Elite Group”

Colonel Frederick Miclon Jr., director of staff at the Joint Force Headquarters for the Connecticut National Guard, delivered the keynote address on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day, during Eastern...

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Wraps Up University Hours for October

Eastern Connecticut State University’s University Hour series brought a number of interesting speakers to campus in October.

Posted on November 10, 2016

Diversifying the Education Field

In its ongoing effort to grow the pool of qualified teachers and advance the field of education, Eastern Connecticut State University is participating in the Holmes Program — one of only two...

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Students Get Lucky with a Warm Night for Shackathon

Twenty members of the Eastern Connecticut State University chapter of Habitat for Humanity slept outdoors in cardboard boxes on Nov. 2–3 for the annual “Shackathon.” The event...

Posted on November 05, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Interschool Walk for Warmth Engages Schoolchildren

Students from Eastern Connecticut State University volunteered at five elementary schools throughout the Windham area on Oct. 23 for the annual Interschool Walk for Warmth. The awareness-raising...

Posted on November 03, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Chamber Singers’ “Fun Run” Funds Tour to Montreal

On Oct. 28 the Eastern Connecticut State University Chamber Singers held their annual Fun Run to raise funds for their choir tour. This year the funds will help the ensemble take a trip to...

Posted on November 02, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Welcomes Novelist to Campus

Eastern Connecticut State University writer’s series presented novelist Ruchama King Feuerman in a public reading and Q&A in Eastern’s Student Center on Oct. 27.

Posted on November 02, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Neuropsychologist warns it’s a Hard Road, but Worth It

Eighteen successful alumni of the Psychology Department visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 27 to advise and network with current students. After a keynote address from...

Posted on November 01, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Present Fall Concert

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Fall concert on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Instructional Center Concert Hall.

Posted on October 28, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Professor Publishes Fifth Book

Michèle Bošković, French professor at Eastern Connecticut State University recently published her fifth book, “Un appelé dans la guerre d’Algérie:...

Posted on October 28, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Strong Showing for Eastern at Northeast COPLAC Conference

Twelve students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented their research and creative activity at the Northeast Regional Research Conference of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges...

Posted on October 26, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

The Eastern Warriors Raise $3,300 for Connecticut Cancer Patients

Eight members of the Eastern community raised an event-high $3,300 on Oct. 22 for Connecticut cancer patients during the Cycle Against Cancer fundraiser in West Hartford. The Eastern Warriors spent...

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Grandhi and Szczys Present at October Faculty Scholar Forums

Two Eastern faculty members presented research at Faculty Scholar Forums this October. Business Administration Professor Sukeshini Grandhi presented “To Reply or To Reply All: Understanding...

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

More than 100 Students Partake in Relay for Life

Students from Eastern Connecticut State University came out in force for the 20th year of the Greater Windham Relay for Life, held at Eastern’s Athletic Complex on Oct. 15 and 16. More than...

Posted on October 22, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Hosts Career Week for Upperclassmen

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) at Eastern Connecticut State University held a career week for current Eastern students in early October. The week was designed to help...

Posted on October 21, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Eastern’s 24th Annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo on Oct. 18 during which members of the Eastern campus and surrounding towns visited the Student Center and...

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Debuts New Book to Community

Allison Speicher, an English professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, held a book talk on Oct. 12 to debut her new book, “Schooling Readers: Reading Common Schools in 19th Century...

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Chrstina Rossomando

Mental Health on Focus at “Fresh Check Day”

In an effort to raise suicide awareness and prevention, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Fresh Check Day on Oct. 13. A signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, Fresh Check Day...

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Artists Showcase Their Work

On Oct. 22, prior to a musical performance by David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars, patrons of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Fine Arts Instructional Center will have the...

Posted on October 14, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Public Invited to College Goal Sunday at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University will host the second leg of the 2016 College Goal Sunday (CGS) Connecticut on Oct. 23. The information session takes place from 1–4 p.m. in Room 401 of...

Posted on October 13, 2016 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Faculty Create ‘Democracy at Work’

With the 2016 presidential election drawing near, politics have taken center stage at Eastern Connecticut State University. In order to generate student discussion around the election, Eastern...

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Princeton Review Names Eastern a 2016 Green College

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The Review featured Eastern in its 2016 “Guide to 361 Green...

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Nontraditional Eastern Student Wins Statewide Playwright Contest

Debbie Stauffer ’16, a recent graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, is the first winner of the “Wright the World” playwright contest, a new category of the annual...

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Edmondson Coaches Olympic Gold

Fans of Eastern athletics have spent almost 30 years enjoying the grace, wisdom, strength and athleticism of two-time All American Bonnie Edmondson ’87. This year, Edmondson took her skills...

Posted on October 02, 2016

Eastern Named a 2017 Vet-Friendly College by USNWR

Eastern Connecticut State University is the 14th highest ranked public institution in the north when it comes to being a “Best College for Veterans,” according to U.S. News and World...

Posted on October 01, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Four Members of Eastern’s SEPS Publish Books in 2016

The School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS) at Eastern Connecticut State University had a busy year in 2016, as four faculty members edited and authored new academic books in the fields...

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professors Receive Funding for Spencer Foundation Proposal

In early September, Eastern Connecticut State University professors Jeffrey Trawick-Smith and Sudha Swaminathan received funding for their Spencer Foundation proposal titled “The Relationship...

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Eastern’s Eighth Annual Poverty Awareness Marathon

Eastern Connecticut State University held its eighth annual Poverty Awareness Marathon on Sept. 23. More than 400 food items were donated to the Covenant Soup Kitchen and Windham Area Interfaith...

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Albert Cheng Explains Genome Editing at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University concluded its guest lecture series with the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) on Sept. 23 with a lecture by Albert Cheng titled “Engineering an Operating System...

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Connecticut State University Dominates Charger Startup Weekend

A team of three Eastern Connecticut State University students, supported by faculty advisor Candice Deal, assistant professor of business administration, took home first place in the University of...

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Connecticut State University Participates in Annual Sustainability Week

Eastern Connecticut State University will be hosting the Second Annual Campus Sustainability Week from Oct. 1-7.

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Distinguished Eastern “Fellows” Talk Careers with Students

Three esteemed alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University were inducted into the Eastern Fellows Program on Sept. 21. The program recognizes distinguished alumni while engaging them in the...

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Higher Edge Opens Satellite Office at Eastern

The New London-based nonprofit organization Higher Edge and Eastern Connecticut State University celebrated a milestone in their partnership on Sept. 19, when Higher Edge opened a satellite office...

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Concert Series to Support Special Scholarship Program

One of Connecticut’s true music legends — rhythm and blues singer, legendary rock promoter and philanthropist David Foster of Windham — is partnering with Eastern Connecticut...

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Edward Osborn

The Sculptors Speak, ‘Resonance’ on Display until Oct. 13

The three artists featured in “Resonance,” Eastern Connecticut State University’s opening exhibition for the 2016-17 academic year, spoke of their work on Sept. 8 during the...

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Jumps Seven Places in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Eastern Connecticut State University moved up seven places among regional universities in the North in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of “Best...

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Unity Wing Welcomes Students of All Identities

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing at Eastern Connecticut State University held an open house on Sept. 8 for the Pride Center, Intercultural Center and Women’s Center. Located on the ground...

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Public Invited to College Goal Sunday at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University will host the second leg of the 2016 College Goal Sunday (CGS) Connecticut on Oct. 23. The information session takes place from 1–4 p.m. in Room 401 of...

Posted on September 09, 2016 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Showed a ‘Warrior Welcome!’

On Aug. 27-28, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted “Warrior Weekend” to welcome the Class of 2020 to campus. More than 500 students gathered on Webb Lawn for a class photo and...

Posted on September 07, 2016 by Christiana Rossomando

Eastern to Host Series of Events around Election 2016

As the 2016 election cycle moves into its post-Labor Day countdown, Eastern Connecticut State University has created a series of education events and programs designed to highlight the issues...

Posted on September 07, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Named a 2017 Best College in the Northeast by Princeton Review

The Princeton Review named Eastern Connecticut State University as one of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” in its 2017 edition of “Best Colleges: Region By Region.” In...

Posted on September 01, 2016

Eastern Researchers Observe Urban Preschool, Publish Study on Math Talk

The use of basic mathematics in the preschool setting has been linked to academic success later in life, according to Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, professor of early childhood education at Eastern...

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Youngest Nobel Prize Winner Inspires Eastern Students

Eastern Connecticut State University students and alumni traveled to hear Malala Yousafzai speak in Providence, RI, on July 28. Yousafzai is a Nobel Prize winner who travels around the globe...

Posted on August 15, 2016 by Unknown

Local High School Students Participate in College Program

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a three-week Summer Arts Institute from July 11 to28. The program, “Kinetic and Visual Performance: Enacting the Common Core through the...

Posted on August 10, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Puentes al Futuro Completes Summer Session at Eastern

On July 28, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University concluded its fifth summer youth program for “Puentes al Futuro” (Bridges to the Future)....

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Abroad: 2015-16 Global Field Courses

Every year, academic departments across campus sponsor “global field courses” (GFC), culturally and academically immersive study abroad experiences led by Eastern faculty.

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Dwight Bachman

Private: Faculty Authors of the 2015-16 Academic Year

Like the students they lead, Eastern faculty are active scholars and creative thinkers. Several of them authored books in the past year, with topics ranging from theoretical concepts to fictional...

Posted on July 27, 2016 by dwight Bachman

Eastern to Offer Four New Programs in Coming Academic Year

Eastern Connecticut State University will offer four new academic programs in the coming 2016-17 academic year — a major in criminology and minors in bioinformatics, environmental health...

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

A Year of Praise: 2015-16 Honors and Accolades

Eastern was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades in the 2015-16 academic year, including being recognized as one of the region’s best schools and top workplaces.

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Governor’s Council on Climate Change to Hold Public Input Meeting at Eastern

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change is holding meetings around the state on July 26 to update the public on the status of Connecticut’s climate change planning efforts and to...

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern a 2016 ‘Great College to Work For’

The Chronicle of Higher Education announced on July 18 that Eastern Connecticut State University has been named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 281...

Posted on July 19, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Wins President’s Cup for Second Straight Year

For the third time in the seven-year history of the award and for the second straight year, Eastern Connecticut State University has earned the Presidents’ Cup for the 2015-16 academic year....

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Bob Molta

Sigma Tau Delta Sponsors Harry Potter Night

As the spring 2016 semester came to a close, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Alpha Epsilon Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, hosted “Harry Potter...

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Professor Releases New Book

Allison Speicher, assistant professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has published a new book, “Schooling Readers.”

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Named a 2016-17 College of Distinction

Innovative application of high impact educational practices at Eastern Connecticut State University has earned the school recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. Eastern...

Posted on June 06, 2016 by Ed Osborn

“College Knowledge Day” Inspires Young Students

On May 24, 25 and 26, Eastern Connecticut State University invited 26 schools to participate in the annual “College Knowledge Day” event. 950 students in grades 5-9 gathered in the...

Posted on June 02, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Graduates 1,200 Students at XL Center

More than 12,000 family members and friends filled the XL Center in Hartford on Tuesday, May 17, to cheer on their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, as 1,221 undergraduates and 25 graduate...

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern’s James Diller Earns State-Wide Teaching Award

— James Diller, associate professor of psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, was honored with the System-Wide Teaching Award for the 2015-16 academic year by the Board of...

Posted on May 13, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Named Connecticut’s 2016 “Hidden Gem” College

College Raptor, a free college matching platform, has named Eastern Connecticut State University the best hidden gem institution in Connecticut in an announcement published on May 12.

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Governor Malloy and TheDream.US Announces Unprecedented ‘Opportunity Scholarship’ for Undocumented Students to Attend Eastern Connecticut State University

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and representatives of TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for DREAMers —...

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Joins New Climate Commitment

Eastern Connecticut State University, along with 83 other colleges and universities across the United States, has made a commitment to carbon neutrality and resilience by becoming a Charter...

Posted on May 06, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

ALANA Students Recognized at Inclusive Excellence Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University recognized the academic achievements of African, Latino/a, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students on May 5 during the annual Inclusive Excellence Awards...

Posted on May 05, 2016 by eD oSBORN

Hartford Promise Establishes Scholarships for Eastern Students

Eligible students from Hartford who attend Eastern Connecticut State University can now receive $5,000 scholarships through the generosity of the Hartford Promise Foundation. The scholarships are...

Posted on May 03, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Student Sabreena Croteau Presents Research Posters in Washington, D.C.

Eastern student Sabreena Croteau ’16, a double major in Political Science and History, recently presented her undergraduate research project at the prestigious Council on Undergraduate...

Posted on April 29, 2016 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern Recognizes Latino Leaders

Leopoldo Navarro, resident assistant at Eastern Connecticut State University; The Rev. Aracelis Vázquez-Haye, an associate pastor in New London; and Yisel De Oleo-Gregory, an admissions...

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Dwight Bachman

Dwight Bachman Honored for Service to Youth

On April 21, the Prince Hall Masonic Foundation of Connecticut and Composite Lodge #22 of Bloomfield’s Willie B. McLendon Scholarship Fund presented the James Ralston/David G. Carter Sr....

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Professor Talks about Newest Novel

Chris Torockio, associate professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University spoke to the Eastern community about his newest novel, “The Soul Hunters,” in early April in the...

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Students Direct “Power Plays”

From April 14-18, the Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University presented “Power Plays,” a showcase of four international one-act plays, in the Studio Theater...

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Hosts Largest Undergrad Showcase Yet

The Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University was transformed into a lively display of scholarly and artistic activity on April 15 for the second annual CREATE conference. CREATE...

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Micheal Rouleau

Eastern Music Program Presents Alumni Concert in New Fine Arts Instructional Center

On April 13, the Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University presented an alumni concert in Eastern’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC). The concert featured Eastern music...

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Eastern’s Service Expo Showcases Community Efforts

For a relatively small campus with 5,000 students, Eastern Connecticut State University devotes significant manpower to community service. In the past year, more than 1,000 Eastern students...

Posted on April 18, 2016 by michael rouleau

Eastern Faculty Implement Innovative Teaching Strategies

The 21st century demands modern teaching methods, and Eastern faculty are taking up the challenge. Whether its leveraging the latest technology or devising creative lessons, their approaches form...

Posted on April 18, 2016 by Ed Osborn

CCE Award Winning 2015-16 Community Service Programs

Concluding the Center for Community Engagement’s Community Service Expo on April 13 was an award ceremony that recognized eight standout programs. The Going Green award recognizes a program...

Posted on April 18, 2016

Eastern Students Jump into Career Week!

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) at Eastern Connecticut State University, held a career week for current Eastern students from April 4-8. The week was designed to showcase...

Posted on April 15, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Students Present at NCUR in North Carolina

The National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Asheville, NC, at the University of North Carolina-Asheville on April 7-9. The conference was established in 1987 and is dedicated to promoting...

Posted on April 15, 2016 by La Penna

World Class Scientist Plays Piano in Unique Lecture

Edison Liu, president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), is also an accomplished jazz pianist. On April 11, he visited Eastern Connecticut State University to lecture and perform in a...

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Cuts the Ribbon to Formally Open Fine Arts Center

On April 5, 2016, Elsa Núñez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, led the formal opening of Eastern’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) with an official...

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Celebrates Sustainability

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Institute of Sustainable Energy hosted a booth celebrating sustainability in the Student Center on April 12. Faculty, staff and students were invited to...

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Adrien Sylveen Performs Violin Sonatas at Eastern

Noted violinist Adrien Sylveen performed violin sonatas from the works of 19th century composer Johannes Brahms on April 6 at Eastern Connecticut State University. Pianist Blake Hansen accompanied...

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Top Eastern Students Named Barnard Scholars

Two of Eastern Connecticut State University’s top students were named Barnard Scholars on April 6 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The annual Henry Barnard Distinguished Student...

Posted on April 08, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Antibiotic Resistance: An Eastern Professor Tackles a Global Problem

Among the world’s most pressing public health problems is antibiotic resistance, and Barbara Murdoch, a biology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, is dedicated to fighting it....

Posted on April 06, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

“The Snail Darter and the Dam” Author Speaks at Eastern

Zygmunt J. B Plater, author of “The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork Barrel Politics Endangered A Little Fish and Killed A River,” spoke at Eastern Connecticut State University on...

Posted on April 06, 2016 by Christine Rossomando

Center for Early Childhood Education Wins Telly Award

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) was recently notified that they have been awarded a bronze “Telly” Award for their video,...

Posted on April 06, 2016 by Anne Pappalardo

Gabriela Wrobel, Eastern Intern Leads Institute of Sustainable Energy Business Panel

On March 21 a panel of small sustainable business owners participated in a “Sustainable Business Panel,” at Eastern Connecticut State University. The panel was organized and led by...

Posted on April 05, 2016 by Christiana Rossomando

Connecticut Colleges to Meet for Annual Sustainability Conference

Hartford, Conn. – Connecticut’s colleges and universities will gather on April 7 for their annual sustainability conference, “Climate Change Commitments: From Paris to Connecticut...

Posted on April 01, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

People Recognized at Eastern’s Ella Grasso Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University presented its annual Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards on March 30. In its eighth year, the awards recognized three individuals who work tirelessly to...

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Michael Roul;eau

Eastern’s Visual Arts Club Curates Exhibit, “The Art Initiative.”

Earlier this semester Eastern Connecticut State University’s student-run Visual Arts Club curated an exhibit “The Art Initiative” to showcase student work

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Environmental Earth Science Department Attends Geological Society of America Northeastern Annual Meeting

Eastern Connecticut State University Environmental Earth Science (EES) faculty and students recently attended the Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeast Section 51st Annual Meeting in...

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Anne Pappalardo

The Interconnection between Science & Creativity

On April 11 at 7 p.m. in Room 110 of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Fine Arts Instructional Center, Dr. Edison Liu, president and CEO of the Jackson Laboratory, will present a unique...

Posted on March 24, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Professor Presents Cancer Research

On March 9, Garrett Dancik, professor of computer science and bioinformatics, presented research and current developments in bioinformatics and computational biology during the faculty...

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Local Schoolchildren Learn about Ireland at Arts and Culture Day

The Betty R. Tipton Room at Eastern Connecticut State University was transformed into a frenzy of Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, as more than 250 schoolchildren from...

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Earns Silver Designation from Sustainability Report

Eastern Connecticut State University has just renewed its Silver rating through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for...

Posted on March 18, 2016 by Ed Osborn

English Department Presents English At Work

Eastern Connecticut State University’s English Department hosted a panel discussion of Eastern alumni titled “English at Work” on March 11. The English Department, led by...

Posted on March 15, 2016

“Spectra,” Eastern’s Second Art Exhibition Opens to Public

“Spectra,” the second exhibition of the 2016 spring semester at Eastern Connecticut State University’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center opened on March 10. Spectra is curated by...

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Art Historian Anne Dawson Publishes Book on J. Alden Weir

Anne Dawson, professor of art history and chair of the Art & Art History Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, is the editor and co-author of “Rare Light: J. Alden Weir in...

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Edward Osborn

U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor Delivers Lecture at Eastern

U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor discussed the Jekyll and Hyde faces of the U.S. justice system in a lecture at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 9. In his lecture he examined...

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Accounting Students Help ‘Make Ends Meet’ through VITA Program

On a cold February evening in Willimantic, an anxious, middle-aged woman sits beside Nicole Brooks. The woman opens a folder and nervously spreads out an assortment of tax forms, pay stubs and...

Posted on March 10, 2016

Eastern Hosts CT-NATS Auditions, Student Singer Wins

More than 90 singers from across the state came to Eastern Connecticut State University on March 5 for the annual student auditions of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of...

Posted on March 09, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Visiting Artists Present “Where Digital Meets Physical.”

Internationally recognized artists Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 7 to discuss artistic collaboration and blending digital art with the...

Posted on March 08, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Award-Winning Illustrator Anthony Foronda Presents Journey as an Artist

The Department of Art and Art History at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted artist Anthony Foronda on Feb. 17.

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Professor Lisa Fraustino Wins Award from the Children’s Literature Association

On Feb. 21, Lisa Fraustino, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, received word that she had received the Children’s Literature Association Article Award for her book...

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Award-Winning Illustrator Anthony Foronda Presents Journey as an Artist

The Department of Art and Art History at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted artist Anthony Foronda on Feb. 17. Foronda, a designer, illustrator, humanitarian, and owner of Studio Foronda...

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Anthonly LaPenna

Eastern Hosts First Music Concert in New Fine Arts Center

Eastern Connecticut State University will be holding the first major concert in the new Fine Arts Instructional Center with the “Inaugural Ensembles Concert” on Saturday, Feb 20, at...

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Carol Cusson Honored with Memorial Plaque

Eastern retiree Carol Cusson Schimmelpfennig was recently honored for her 17 years of service to the Office of Admissions by having a window in the J. Eugene Smith Library named after her.

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Mike Rouleau

Eastern Welcomes Michael Carrasco to the New Fine Arts Building

Michael Carrasco will speak with Eastern students about his Mesoamerican Corpus

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern’s Hockey Team Named NECHA American Conference Champions

The Eastern Connecticut State University club hockey team claimed the title of American Conference champions of the Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association (NECHA) on Feb. 21 with a 4-2 victory...

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Mike Rouleau

Eastern Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards

Kevin Booker Jr., Charles Chatterton and Courtney Callaway were named recipients of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards on Feb. 24....

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Coaches vs. Cancer

Eastern's basketball teams had a great turnout for the Coaches vs. Cancer games on Jan. 27. This annual event raised close to $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. Fans were able to...

Posted on February 04, 2016 by caption

George Weinstock Discusses the Human Microbiome at Eastern

Pioneering scientist George Weinstock visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Jan. 27 to explain “The Human Microbiome: A New Frontier That Might Just Affect Everything.”...

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Women’s and Gender Studies Major Develops Change Agents

In 1920, the U.S. Congress ratified the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

Posted on January 20, 2016 by dwight bachman and ed osborn

Photographer Harrison Judd Pays Homage to J. Alden Weir

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University proudly presents “In Place, In Time,” the gallery’s opening exhibition in Eastern’s new Fine Arts Instructional...

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning at Eastern

In an effort to proactively identify hazards and vulnerabilities and the steps that can be taken to reduce these risks, the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System (CSCU) has been in...

Posted on January 18, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Pioneering Genomics Scientist to Speak at Eastern

Pioneering scientist George Weinstock, Ph.D., a renowned expert in the field of genomics at The Jackson Laboratory, will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on Jan. 27 to discuss “The...

Posted on January 05, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Three Eastern Faculty Researchers Featured in TV Documentaries

Three assistant professors at Eastern Connecticut State University had an unusual fall 2015 semester. Because of their academic expertise and research activities — and a little bit of luck...

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Union at Eastern Gives to Windham No Freeze

The Eastern Connecticut State University union chapter of the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) chipped in to alleviate homelessness this holiday season. At the...

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Prestigious Scholarships Enable Student’s Dream of Studying in Japan

Brandan Sumeersarnauth ’17, an environmental earth science (EES) major at Eastern Connecticut State University from Stafford Springs, CT, is the recipient of two prestigious scholarships that...

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Students Participate in Themed Housing Across Campus

There is no doubt that on-campus housing has changed in recent years on college campuses. Compare the days when same-sex hallways, buildings and community bathrooms were the norm to today when...

Posted on December 11, 2015 by Christina Rossomando

Wickware Planetarium Presents Last Star Show for Fall Semester

The Wickware Planetarium at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its final show for the fall semester on Dec. 7. All planetarium shows are free of charge and open to the public. “Art...

Posted on December 11, 2015 by Christina Rossomando

English Department Hosts Fall 2015 “English Night”

At “English Night” at Eastern Connecticut State University, held in the Betty Tipton Room on Dec. 10, the English Department presented two scholarships, inducted students into the Sigma...

Posted on December 11, 2015 by Ryan King

“Key of She” Moves Eastern Audience During A Cappella Performance

Eastern Connecticut State University’s all-female a cappella group “Key of She” performed a concert on Dec. 3 that featured several top-hit songs of today. The ensemble san songs...

Posted on December 09, 2015 by Christina Rossmando

Students Discuss HIV and AIDS in Conjunction with World AIDS Day

In response to World AIDS Day, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a panel discussion on Dec. 2 in the Student Center Theatre to increase awareness, dispel myths and get rid of the stigmas...

Posted on December 09, 2015 by Ryan King

Eastern Reveals 2015 TIMPANI Toy Study Results

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education announced on Dec. 7 that a wooden cash register produced by Hape Toys has been named the 2015 TIMPANI (Toys that...

Posted on December 08, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Eastern and DeCasanova Support Marrow Registry

Eastern Connecticut State University continued its support for people with life-threatening blood diseases on Dec. 1 by hosting its fifth marrow registry in the past three years. Eastern first got...

Posted on December 04, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Hosts Largest Day of Giving Yet

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its busiest Thanksgiving celebration ever on Nov. 25 at the ninth annual Day of Giving. More than 620 Willimantic residents came to campus for a hot meal...

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Club Hockey Helps Raise Money for Autism Awareness

Eastern Connecticut State University’s club hockey team beat Roger Williams University (RWU) by a score of 6-2 on Nov. 21, in a special game played to support autism awareness. The players...

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Christina Rossomando

Maria Mazziotti Guillan Motivates Eastern Writers

Maria Mazziotti Guillan was welcomed at Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 19. Guillan was invited by the Writers Guild to give Eastern students a writing workshop and reading from her 20...

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Participates in Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week

Biology and health sciences students at Eastern Connecticut State University participated in the first-ever World Antibiotic Awareness Week from Nov. 16–22. The campaign aims to increase...

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Flood Talks White Privilege During Faculty Dialogue Series

The third and final session of the “Faculty Dialogue Series” at Eastern occurred on Nov. 16, with a talk from English Professor Reginald Flood titled “Achieving Racial Equality...

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Participates in White House Climate Action Pledge

The White House launched the “American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge” on Nov. 19 to highlight the commitments of higher education institutions across the nation and the actions they...

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Speaks at Eastern

Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 12 to discuss the nationwide movement with students.

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern is One of Eight LEAP Challenge Schools in New England

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of only eight New England colleges and universities selected to participate in the “LEAP Challenge Initiative” of the Association of American...

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Works to “Unmask Social Change” at CTCC Meeting

Eastern Connecticut State University played a large role at the recent Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC) Social Justice Leadership Conference held at Wesleyan University on Oct. 31. With a...

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

An Eastern Degree Pays Off!

Based on an analysis of more than 1,200 colleges and universities, The Economist has found that Eastern Connecticut State University is one of only five private and public schools in Connecticut...

Posted on November 15, 2015 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Sponsors Forum on Rights for Undocumented Immigrants

“Speak Up, Speak Out,” a forum to draw attention to the challenges faced by the immigrant and undocumented community, was held on Nov. 5 at Eastern Connecticut State University. The...

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Jolene Potter

The Last Performance in Eastern’s Harry Hope Theatre

From Oct. 27 to Nov. 1, the Performing Arts Department and Drama Society at Eastern Connecticut State University presented “A Doubt, A Parable,” the last production to be performed in...

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Pays Homage on Veterans Day

Sean M. Connolly, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs was the keynote speaker at Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov....

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Athletes Win Top Academic Award

Little East Conference (LEC) Commissioner Cora Brumley has announced that Eastern Connecticut State University has earned the Presidents Cup as the top academic institution in the league. The...

Posted on November 02, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Storyteller, Author and Professor Raouf Mama Lectures at Eastern

On Oct. 28, storyteller and Eastern Connecticut State University English professor Raouf Mama spoke to students about his recently published memoir, “Fortune’s Favorite Child.”

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Ryan King

Strong Showing at COPLAC Conference for Eastern

Twelve students from Eastern Connecticut State University presented at the recent Northeast regional undergraduate research conference sponsored by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges...

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Three Top Alumni Named Eastern Fellows

Three distinguished alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University were inducted into the Eastern Fellows Program on Oct. 21. Following the induction, Michael Endler ’81, Janice Deskus...

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Supports Windham Relay For Life

Eastern Connecticut State University had another strong showing of support at the annual Relay For Life of Greater Windham, held Oct. 17–18 at the Mansfield Athletic Complex. With...

Posted on October 22, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Students Live Like the Homeless for a Night

Eight members of the Eastern Connecticut State University chapter of Habitat for Humanity slept outdoors in cardboard boxes for the annual “Shackathon” on Oct. 20–21. The event...

Posted on October 22, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo a Success

The 23rd annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo at Eastern Connecticut State University was another success on Oct. 20, as hundreds of members of the local community came to campus to browse the...

Posted on October 22, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Time Capsule Discovery Brings Three Roommates Back to 2001

Three Eastern Connecticut State University roommates were exploring their new dorm room last month when they made an unexpected discovery. Underneath the sink in their High Rise apartment, behind a...

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Presents Contemporary Theater Production “Pornography”

Home-grown terrorism, the effects of a consumerist culture, and the alienation and objectification of individuals were only a few of the themes portrayed in Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Jolene Potter

Domestic Abuse Survivor Ewa Grochowska Tells Her Story at Eastern

Domestic abuse survivor, activist and ceramic artist Ewa Grochowska came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 14 to speak about her personal experiences as a victim of domestic abuse,...

Posted on October 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Cross-Country Team Volunteers at Hartford Marathon

The cross-country team at Eastern Connecticut State University volunteered at the Hartford Marathon on Oct. 10, assisting athletes with disabilities through the races. Nine members of the team...

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Micheal Rouleau

Eastern Partners with National Organization to Diversify the Teaching Profession

Eastern Connecticut State University is participating in a new national partnership to grow Connecticut’s teaching workforce. The Holmes Masters program is designed to attract and prepare...

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Poverty Marathon and Shoe Drive Help Local and Faraway Communities

There are 46.7 million people living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. On Sept. 25, Eastern Connecticut State University held its seventh annual Poverty Awareness Marathon, with a...

Posted on September 28, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Star Gazers Gather in the Wickware Planetarium

The Wickware Planetarium at Eastern Connecticut State University hosts educational shows three to four times during the fall semester.

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Christina Rossmando

Children’s Literature Author Claudia Mills Speaks on Didacticism

Claudia Mills, former philosophy professor and author of over 50 children’s books, spoke at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 23. Her lecture centered on how to effectively...

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Ryan King

Opera Singer AnnaMaria Cardinalli Comes to Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Intercultural Center opened Hispanic Heritage Month this school year with world class opera singer, guitarist and recording artist AnnaMaria Cardinalli,...

Posted on September 23, 2015 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Named a 2015 Top Workplace in Connecticut

For the fourth time in the past five years, the Hartford Courant/FOX CT has named Eastern Connecticut State University one of the top workplaces in Connecticut. In the 2015 Top Workplaces survey,...

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Collaborates to Maximize Efficiency of Next-Generation Buildings

The Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University is collaborating with prestigious national partners to launch a groundbreaking pilot program that will transform...

Posted on September 15, 2015

Eastern Professor Co-Authors Internationally-Acclamed Book on Wine

Emiliano Villanueva, assistant professor of business administration, has co-authored a book that won an important prize from the International Wine Organization (OIV). The book, “La...

Posted on September 15, 2015

Eastern’s Rosenberg Authors “The Desire for Literacy”

What motivates adult learners to develop their literacy skills when they choose reading and writing for personal reasons? Lauren Rosenberg, English professor at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern and Windham Charged Up About Electric Vehicles

On Sept. 16, Eastern Connecticut State University will celebrate National Drive Electric WeekTM ¬by hosting an event showcasing an electric vehicle (EV) and how it is charged. Further...

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

HIV Advocate and Award-winning Speaker Scott Fried Lectures at Eastern

On Sept. 9, national public speaker, author and health educator Scott Fried came to Eastern Connecticut State University to talk to students about love, HIV and social media in a lecture titled...

Posted on September 10, 2015 by Ryan King

Eastern Highly-Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

Eastern Connecticut State University broke the top 100—placing 92nd—among regional universities in the North in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 edition of “Best...

Posted on September 10, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Eastern’s Teacher Preparation Programs Approved for Five Years

On Sept. 2, the Connecticut State Board of Education voted unanimously to grant continuing approval to Eastern Connecticut State University’s teacher education programs through September 2019.

Posted on September 10, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Students Adjust to First Week of Classes

As the first week of classes comes to an end at Eastern Connecticut State University, students expressed a variety of emotions. The campus is filled with fresh faces ranging from professors to...

Posted on September 09, 2015 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern’s Roland Clark Authors “Holy Legionary Youth”

When Roland Clark, history professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, was an undergraduate in Australia, a professor mentioned “clerical fascism” in one of his courses. “I...

Posted on September 04, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

English Students Travel to Italy for Global Field Course

Eight students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Florence, Italy, with English Professor Christopher Torockio to participate in the course, “Creative Writing...

Posted on August 14, 2015 by Ryan King

The Princeton Review Names Eastern a 2016 “Best College in the Northeast”

The Princeton Review has named Eastern Connecticut State University as one of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” in its 2016 edition of “Best Colleges: Region By Region.”...

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

High School Students Learn about Government

From June 20-25, more than 200 high school juniors from across the state converged on campus to attend the 26th Annual American Legion Boys State. During Boys State, the students learned how state...

Posted on August 07, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Takes Its 21st Bite of The Big Apple

ince 1994, Eastern Theatre students and faculty have come together at the end of the academic year to participate in intensive learning opportunities in New York City. This past May, 14 Theatre...

Posted on August 07, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

RA Program Gets National Exposure in Trade Magazine

Eastern’s Resident Assistant training program was featured recently in an article in University Business Magazine.

Posted on August 07, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Hosts 31st Consecutive STEP/CAP Program

From June 29 through Aug. 7, Eastern faculty, staff and administrators have guided more than 100 students through the Summer Transition at Eastern Program/Contract Admission Program (STEP/CAP).

Posted on August 07, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern and Windham Middle School Sponsor Puentes Al Futuro

On July 30, Puentes Al Futuro, or Bridges to the Future, a five-week summer camp for at-risk youth living in Windham held its closing ceremony. Puentes Al Futuro is a grant-funded program sponsored...

Posted on July 31, 2015

Eastern Receives National Recognition as an Outstanding Workplace

For the sixth time in the past seven years, Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For,” according to the Chronicle of Higher...

Posted on July 21, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Health and Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program Hosted at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University was the host of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), which ended on July 2. This marks the third and last year of the summer program, which is a...

Posted on July 15, 2015

Eastern Students Design Exhibit at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Four digital art students from Eastern Connecticut State University designed a permanent exhibit at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp—Paul Newman’s famed camp for children with serious...

Posted on July 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Three Students from New London Earn Hispanic Alliance Scholarships

Three Eastern Connecticut State University students from New London received scholarships at the Hispanic Alliance’s 15th annual “Noche de Gala” (Night of Celebration) this past...

Posted on July 06, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Mini Boom Box Parade

The Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) hosted its annual Mini Boom Box Parade on July 2. Adorned in patriotic clothing and costumes, approximately 60 children who are enrolled at...

Posted on July 06, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Supports National Summer Learning Day by Making Literacy Kits

On June 19, students and faculty members at Eastern Connecticut State University helped to create literacy kits for children in the local community as part of National Summer Learning Day.

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Ryan King

Eastern and Windham Public Schools Earn Statewide Award

At the 2015 Connecticut Campus Compact Awards (CTCC), Eastern Connecticut State University and Windham Public Schools won the Campus-Community Partnership Award for their joint effort with Puentes...

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Ranked a “Best College for Veterans”

Eastern Connecticut State University is the ninth highest ranked public institution in the north when it comes to being a “Best College for Veterans,” according to U.S. News and World...

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Celebrates Another Great Year!

The annual “Eastern Celebrates” festivities kicked off on Friday, May 8, with the classes of 2001 through 2014 reuniting at Blarney’s for Eastern’s sixth annual “Bash...

Posted on June 15, 2015 by Edward Osborn

Students Travel to American Deserts for Global Field Course

During the spring semester, a group of fourteen Eastern Connecticut State University biology students traveled to the Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran deserts as part of a new global field course....

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Ryan King

Students Complete a Geological Tour of Idaho, Wyoming and the Surrounding Region

14 students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Idaho and Wyoming as part of a geological field excursion with Environmental Earth Science professors Dickson Cunningham...

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Ryan King

Students Examine San Salvador Island’s Fauna for Global Field Course

Nineteen students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to San Salvador Island to study tropical biology. The trip focused on studying the history and development of the local...

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Ryan King

Students Travel to London and Paris for Global Field Course

Eight students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Paris, France and London, England, as part of a “global field course” with Communication Professor...

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Ryan King

Seats Open for Eastern’s Master’s Degree in Accounting Program

In the next seven years, accounting is projected to be among the top 20 occupations with the most job growth in America, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To meet this demand, Eastern...

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Students Travel to Central Europe for Global Field Course

Six students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Central Europe as part of Communication Professor Cesar Beltran’s course “The Nazi Aftermath in Central...

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Ryan King

“Service Learning” Brings the Classroom to the Community

“The world is a better teacher than any classroom.” These words, spoken by Education Professor Mark Fabrizi, address Eastern Connecticut State University’s motive to provide a...

Posted on June 03, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Alumnus’ Documentary Wins Third Place in Statewide Journalism Contest

Based on his investigative documentary titled “Eastern Explores,” recent Eastern Connecticut State University graduate Patrick Boyne placed third in a Connecticut Society of...

Posted on June 03, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Teams Up With Middletown Police Department to Support Special Olympics

On May 28, officers from Eastern Connecticut State University and the Middletown Police Department partnered for the Third Annual Tip-A-Cop event at Amici’s Restaurant in Middletown.

Posted on June 02, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Student Jill Olderman to Intern for Israel Lacrosse

Eastern student Jillian Olderman is one of the few young people in the United States to intern with Israel Lacrosse this summer. From June 1 to July 29, Olderman will develop the sport of lacrosse...

Posted on June 02, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Partners with Windham Nonprofit CLiCK

In an ongoing effort to provide hands-on learning experiences for students and strengthen ties with the local community, Eastern Connecticut State University began a partnership with the Windham...

Posted on June 01, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Student Achievements STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS MONTHLY ARCHIVES: MAY 2015 Bolton Girl Scouts Tour Eastern’s Police Department

A group of Girl Scout Juniors and Daisy Scouts from Bolton visited Eastern Connecticut State University for a tour of the Police Department on May 15.

Posted on May 18, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Three Named in Library Research Awards

Because of their creative and effective use of library resources, three Eastern Connecticut State University students were recognized at the Library Research Awards in May. Usually two awards are...

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Wins First On-Campus “Code-A-Thon”

A 12-hour website development competition called the “Code-A-Thon” took place at Eastern Connecticut State University this past April. Sponsored by Cigna’s Technology Early...

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Top Seniors Recognized at Honors Program Reception

Twenty of Eastern Connecticut State University’s highest-achieving students were recognized at the Honors Program Senior Reception on May 9.

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Prolific Eastern Professors Give “Last Lectures”

Four prolific professors from Eastern Connecticut State University delivered “Last Lectures” at the end of the 2014–15 academic year. During their lectures, Timothy Swanson, James...

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Mike Rouleau

Eastern Named a 2015-2016 College of Distinction

Eastern Connecticut State University has received recognition by the web-based organization “Colleges of Distinction” for demonstrating excellence in helping students to thrive...

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Ryan King

Eastern Graduates 1,200 Students at XL Center

More than 13,000 family members and friends filled the XL Center in Hartford on Tuesday, May 12, to cheer on their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, as 1,130 undergraduates and 70 graduate...

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Eastern and Middletown Police Departments Raise Money for Special Olympics

On May 28, members of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Police Department will take off their badges and join Middletown’s Police Department to serve customers at the Amici...

Posted on May 08, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Alumnus Lenwood Gibson Salutes Students with High GPA

“Set ambitious, achievable goals. Make plans for achieving those goals. Embrace your diversity. Take chances and above all, find a good mentor.” That’s what Lenwood Gibson...

Posted on May 06, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

Two Local Foundations Establish Scholarship in Memory of Chronicle Publisher

The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation has partnered with local philanthropist David Foster and his wife Marilyn to create a scholarship program in memory of the late Kevin Crosbie, long-time...

Posted on May 05, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Fun Mud Day Pushes Kids to Get Dirty

“I try.” That was the message to the preschool children during the Fun Mud Day obstacle course at Eastern Connecticut State University on May 4. Based on the military-style obstacle...

Posted on May 05, 2015

Campus Sustainability Conference Unifies Colleges across Connecticut

#SustainU2015, the second annual Connecticut Campus Sustainability Conference, brought together more than 125 participants from Connecticut higher education institutions to Eastern Connecticut...

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Willimantic as a Work of Art

Venice has its Biennale, New York has Art Fair Week and Connecticut has My Windham. Eastern Connecticut State University, the Town of Windham and the My Windham Partnership are proud to announce...

Posted on April 30, 2015

First Annual Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference

On April 24, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its first Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference. Many students and faculty were in attendance to learn from and engage with...

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Last Planetarium Show of the Semester at Eastern

Sky watchers from Eastern Connecticut State University’s student body and staff, as well as members of the public, enjoyed the last of the entertaining and educational star shows that the...

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Students Honored at the 21st Annual Accounting Banquet

On April 21, more than 180 administrators, alumni, faculty, students and friends from several accounting firms took the time from their busy schedules to travel to Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Johnsonville – An Eastern Multi-Media Production

Race, feminism, and body image were only a few of the themes portrayed in Eastern Connecticut State University’s production of the original multi-media production, “Johnsonville.”...

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Eastern Professor Wins Top Research Award

Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, associate professor of psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, was honored with the Connecticut State University System Board of Regents’ (BOR)...

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

First Annual CREATE Conference a Success

CREATE (Celebrating Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern), the premier undergraduate research and art conference at Eastern Connecticut State University, held its inaugural event on...

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Examining Depictions of Masculinity

On April 13, Duane de Four, an educator, media critic and activist working to prevent sexual assault, spoke to a diverse audience at Eastern Connecticut State University about the true cost of the...

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Eastern Participates in Willimantic Citizens Police Academy

From Feb. 18 to April 29, the Willimantic Police Department hosted an 11-week program where members of the local community were given the opportunity to learn about the department and routine...

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Ryan King

Acclaimed Author of African Literature Speaks at Eastern

With the spring 2015 semester coming to an end, the Department of English at Eastern Connecticut State University brought acclaimed Nigerian author Okey Ndibe to speak on campus. Ndibe is the...

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Ryan King

Princeton Review includes Eastern in its 2015 Guide to Green Colleges

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States according to The Princeton Review’s 2015 Guide to Green Colleges. With...

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Alumna Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Receive Honorary Degree at Commencement

Internationally acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ‘01 will receive an honorary doctorate and bring greetings to the graduates at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 125th...

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Edward Osborn

EES Department Represents Eastern in New Hampshire at GSA Meeting

Fifteen environmental earth science (EES) students and four EES faculty members from Eastern Connecticut State University participated in the recent Northeast section meeting of the Geological...

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

People Helping People Wins Statewide Award

Because of its commitment to disabled adults who live in the High Chase Residential Center in Willington, People Helping People (PHP) — a student club at Eastern Connecticut State University...

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Letterman Wins Charles Dunn Award

With 29 colleges and universities and hundreds of faculty members in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Margaret Letterman of Eastern Connecticut State University is one of only...

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Bluffs of Block Island, Superstorm Sandy Research

When Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, it left in its wake extensive erosion along the coast of Block Island, RI. To document the erosion, Bryan Oakley,...

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Students Magner and Patrizi Named Barnard Scholars

Research studies have shown that the biggest determinant of where people end up is not genetics or parental upbringing, but who their friends are. This year, Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on April 13, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Students Make Puppets for Avenue Q

Two Eastern Connecticut State University students helped make puppets for the West Hartford Community Theatre’s production of Avenue Q, a renowned musical considered to be the adult version...

Posted on April 09, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Outstanding Humanitarian Efforts Recognized at Service Expo

Students at Eastern Connecticut State University gave almost 11,000 hours of community service during the 2014-15 academic year. “Volunteering is a big part of the Eastern experience,”...

Posted on April 08, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Veterans Center, Serving Hundreds of Students

Approximately five percent of the student body at Eastern Connecticut State University—nearly 300 people— are military veterans. Eastern’s veterans center held an open house on...

Posted on April 08, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Presents Cesar Chavez Awards: Chavez’s Granddaughter Delivers Keynote Address

Eastern Connecticut State University presented its Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards to Eastern senior Jonah Sanchez, Edili Lopez, hall director at Constitution Hall and Chris Soto, founder...

Posted on April 02, 2015 by dwight bachman

Eastern Inducts 35 into Leadership Honor Society

On March 1, 35 individuals were inducted into Eastern Connecticut State University’s circle chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society in Leadership. Through a competitive...

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

Terry Lennox Portrait Wins Slater Memorial Museum Award

“Portrait of Jacqueline,” a work completed by Terry Lennox, associate professor of art at Eastern Connecticut State University, won the 2015 Prize for Pastel at Slater Memorial...

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

Exploring New Horizons with NASA

Planetary scientist Geronimo Villanueva discussed his research on the planet Mars with students and faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 27.

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Three Outstanding Women Recognized at Ella Grasso Awards

Three women who work tirelessly to promote women’s rights and gender equality were recipients of the Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards on March 25 at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Seven Graduate Programs Offered at Eastern

The School of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University held an open house for its graduate programs on March 24 in the J. Eugene Smith Library.

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Students Recognized for Sustainability Initiative

Eastern Connecticut State University was one of 87 colleges nationwide to receive a Student Actions Award for the fall 2014 semester from myActions—an organization that mobilizes college...

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

La Sagrada Familia at Home at Eastern

The Author Series at J. Eugene Smith Library at Eastern Connecticut State University kicked off their new series of author lectures on the afternoon of March 12.

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

How Love Came in an Unexpected Way

International author and success coach Mike Iamele came to Eastern Connecticut State University on March 11 to tell his story of how he — a self-proclaimed straight man — found love...

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Kathry Shpak

Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser

The ECSU Foundation, Inc., held its annual Bowl-a-thon in support of Eastern Connecticut State University on March 7 at WilliBowl in North Windham. Almost $10,000 was raised for Foundation...

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Unrecognized Historical Figure’s Story Gets Revived

Award-winning author Susan Campbell came to Eastern Connecticut State University on March 4 to share the story of Isabella Beecher Hooker, an important figure who had been excluded from the pages...

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Three Distinguished Alumni Named Eastern Fellows

Eastern Connecticut State University inducted three highly decorated alumni into the seventh class of the Eastern Fellows Program on March 4. As part of their induction, Brian Bohling ’83,...

Posted on March 05, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Windham Schoolchildren Learn about Russia at Eastern

This year’s Arts and Culture Day for area schoolchildren at Eastern Connecticut State University focused on Russia. Hosted by the Center for Community Engagement (CCE), the event brings...

Posted on March 03, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Experimental Theatre Performance at Eastern

A group of experimental theatre students at Eastern Connecticut State University presented “Prime Numbers: The Greatest Hits” on Feb. 27 as a preview of the Theatre Department’s...

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Anti-Intimate Partner Violence Campaign Comes to Eastern

Linda Blozie of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), spokesperson for the 10×10 Campaign, visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 26 to talk about intimate...

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award Winners

W. Reggie Hales, publisher of the Hartford-based African American newspaper Inquiring News; Anthony Aidoo, professor of mathematics at Eastern Connecticut State University; and Jonah Craggett, an...

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Ryan King

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – An Eastern Theatrical Production

"When presented with the task of performing children’s theater, Alice is an obvious choice,” said Theatre Lecturer Lenore Grunko of Eastern Connecticut State University, who...

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Katryn Shpak

People Helping People Donates Jeans to Homeless Youth

Each year, DoSomething.org and Aeropostale stores pair up to put on the Teens for Jeans campaign. The campaign allows schools and individuals across the country to take part in raising awareness of...

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Spring Skies over Eastern at the Wickware Planetarium

Did you know the sun in our solar system has long-lost siblings? That’s one thing that the audiences at Eastern Connecticut State University’s Robert K. Wickware Planetarium learned...

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Center for Early Childhood Education Videos Promote Good Teaching Habits

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education has released two videos that provide early childhood educators tips on how to turn classrooms into better learning...

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Ryan King

English Department Hosts Panel of Young Adult Authors

Eastern Connecticut State University’s English Department hosted a panel featuring young adult authors Chris Lynch, Caragh O’Brien and Jason Reynolds earlier this semester. Eastern...

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Ryan King

Graffiti Breaking Ground at Eastern

On March 5, the artists of Eastern Connecticut State University’s newest Akus Gallery exhibition will be on hand to discuss their cutting-edge art from 3-4 p.m. “Aerosol Evolution:...

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Genocide Survivor, LGBTQ Member Says Your Life Has Purpose

“The fact that you have a life, you have a purpose,” said Daniel Trust, a Rwanda genocide survivor and advocate of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Questioning (LGBTQ) community.

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Renowned Harvard Professor Lectures at Eastern

Harvard University Professor Mary Waters lectured at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 11 about undocumented immigrants and immigration policy. Due to her outstanding contributions to...

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Forensic Scientist Henry Lee Speaks at Eastern

Pioneering and world-renowned forensic scientist Henry Lee visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 10 to talk about lessons he has learned from investigating high profile cases....

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Rugby Team Organizes and Hosts Plunge for Hunger

Eastern Connecticut State University’s rugby team hosted the fourth annual Plunge for Hunger in Lauter Park on Feb. 7 to benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen. While Assistant rugby coach Ray...

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Ryan King

Hartbeat Ensemble Performs at Eastern

Through a combination of acting, dancing and singing, the Hartbeat Ensemble performed “Can’t Wait: Reflections on the Movement” at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 4...

Posted on February 06, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Students Attend Kennedy Center College Theater Festival

Twenty-four students from Eastern Connecticut State University attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) from Jan. 27-Feb. 1. These students participated in theatre...

Posted on February 06, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Art Exhibits Displaying Three Eastern Visual Arts Professors

Professor Qimin Liu is the program director for the Eighth Annual AAC Art, Ecology, Observation International Itinerant Exhibition at Marquee Gallery in New London, which runs from Jan. 24-30.

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Kathyrn Shpak

Undergraduate Research Gaining Traction at Eastern

Over the past several years, undergraduate research and creative activity have seen great expansion at Eastern Connecticut State University. More than ever before, students in all majors have...

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Renowned Forensic Scientist Henry Lee to Speak at Eastern

Henry Lee, one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists, will visit Eastern Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre on Feb. 10 for the spring semester’s...

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Carnegie Selects Eastern for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

On Jan. 7, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced that Eastern Connecticut State University has received the 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Eastern is one of...

Posted on January 07, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Local Billboards

A group of seniors in Art Professor June Bisantz’s Eastern Design Group class has created designs for five local billboards commemorating Eastern Connecticut State University’s 125th...

Posted on January 06, 2015 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern’s Núñez to Serve on NCAA Division III Presidents Council

In June 2015, Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa Núñez will begin an appointment on the NCAA Division III Presidents Council. The council is the highest ranking group in...

Posted on January 05, 2015 by Michael Rouleau