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Eastern Warriors top Little East Conference in athletics and academics

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

Posted on July 06, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Jumpstart

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

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

Posted on August 02, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Megan Piechowicz

Biology student presents at plant bio conference in Oregon

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

Posted on August 02, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Corpse flower

What’s that smell? Corpse flower blooms at Eastern

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

Posted on July 27, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Max Turner, Aspen Ben Azulay, and Vania Perez Gordillo

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

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

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Police Chief Stephen Tavares speaking at podium

Eastern police dedicate Chief Edward Casey memorial

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

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Scuba diving in the Bahamas

Bio researchers study little-known coral disease in The Bahamas

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

Posted on July 20, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

WPKN radio logo

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

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

Posted on July 19, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

mentorship

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

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

Posted on July 13, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Harmony Zhao

Harmony Zhao participates in Yale summer research project

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

Posted on July 12, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Ryan-Custer split screen

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

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

Posted on July 07, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Waterbury Promise

Eastern partners with Waterbury Promise
Partnership matches scholarships for Waterbury students

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

Posted on July 07, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

Artwork by Lydia Viscardi

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

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

Posted on June 24, 2022

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

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

Posted on June 22, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

New students

SOAR summer orientation welcomes new students

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

Posted on June 22, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

New deans Niti Pandey and Emily Todd

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

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

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

Mountain group photo

Field course brings intrepid EES students out West

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

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Commissioner's Cup

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

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

Posted on June 17, 2022

Colleges of Distinction

Eastern named a 2022-23 College of Distinction

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

Posted on June 16, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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

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

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

Posted on June 15, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Exercise science

Eastern launches new sport-related programs for fall 2022

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

Posted on June 14, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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

Windham NAACP presents scholarship to Eastern student

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

Posted on June 10, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Balcerski

Historian Tom Balcerski appears in ‘The Book of Queer’

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

Posted on June 08, 2022

Dwarf bulrush

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

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

Posted on June 07, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Torch Run

Runners carry the torch for Special Olympics

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

Posted on June 03, 2022 by Ed Osborn

Scott Moore

Top stories of spring semester

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

Posted on June 01, 2022

Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club wins New Club of the Year award

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

Posted on May 31, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Harley Webley '21

Health sciences graduate accepted into Yale public health program

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

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Simon

Nicholas Simon wins CSCU system teaching excellence award

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

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Clock Tower

Eastern remembers fallen police officers

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

Posted on May 23, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Commencement

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

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

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Ed Osborn

Isabel Butterick

Art major wins Eastern’s Library Research Award

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

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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3 students co-author article on dual language learners

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

Posted on May 18, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

River Walk

Campus Briefs
River Walk | Neville Brown | Silent Film

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

Posted on May 17, 2022

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Eastern announces partnership with Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut

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

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Digital Windham

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

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

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Graduate Commencement

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

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

Posted on May 16, 2022 by Ed Osborn

University Meeting

University Meeting discusses plans for a sustainable future

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

Posted on May 13, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Interns

Students reflect on spring 2022 internships

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

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

Greenwood Project scene

Theatre collaboration 'The Greenwood Project' memorializes Tulsa Race Massacre

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

Posted on May 04, 2022 by Molly Boucher

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

English Department hosts 2 visiting writers

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

Posted on May 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Lavender Graduation

Campus Briefs
Lavender Graduation | Visiting Writers | Family Day

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

Posted on May 03, 2022

Nancy Gonzalez

Nancy Gonzalez presents on vaccine supply chains at regional conference

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

Posted on May 03, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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

Third win for physical education students at SHAPE Bowl

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

Posted on May 02, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Spring Fest Carnival

Destination Eastern
Spring Fest brings a week of campus festivities

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

Posted on May 02, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Isabel Logan, Eastern social work professor and co-director of the SWLE Project, presents pre-recorded remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona praises police social work project
Eastern hosts inaugural ‘Boots on the Ground’ celebration

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the first capstone celebration for the Social Work and Law Enforcement (SWLE) Project on April 22 in the Shafer Hall Auditorium. Titled “Boots on...

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Barnard Scholars Nelson Javier Santos Ferrer and Natalie Devlin stand beside Eastern President Elsa Núñez and Todd Cooper, CSCSU board member and management program analyst with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

2 seniors receive Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award

Eastern Connecticut State University students Nelson Javier Santos Ferrer ’22 of Westfield, MA, and Natalie Devlin ’22 of Somers, CT, have been named recipients of the 2022 Henry...

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern's Cheer Team performs at Family Day

Family Day returns to campus after 3-year hiatus

Eastern students and families gathered for a day of festivities on April 23 for the first Family Day since fall 2019. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Student Government...

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Brent Terry

Brent Terry authors poetry book '21st Century Autoimmune Blues'

Eastern Connecticut State University English lecturer Brent Terry gave a poetry reading on April 26 in support of his new book titled “21st Century Autoimmune Blues.” Published by the...

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

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Spring cleaning in Windham
Eastern students volunteer across town

More than 75 Eastern Connecticut State University volunteers dispersed across Windham on April 23 for the Center for Community Engagement’s (CCE) annual Town Pride Town Wide beautification...

Posted on April 25, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Anderson Curtis speaks to attendees of ACLU event.

Period poverty to online dating safety
Social work students tackle issues with community organizations

Through service and outreach, Eastern social work students are immersing themselves in the community and gaining field experience. For a required course of the Social Work major -- "Generalist...

Posted on April 20, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Juana Martinez-Neal

Award-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal discusses journey

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal on April 13. Martinez-Neal gave a book talk on three of her works, shared...

Posted on April 20, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

CCE Expo

CCE holds first Service Expo since 2019
Silcox urges students to take authentic path

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University honored five members of the campus and local communities for their exemplary service during its Annual Service Expo...

Posted on April 20, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Accounting Banquet

Eastern holds 26th annual accounting banquet
Attorney Joseph Lobe ’03 urges due diligence when reviewing contracts

The Accounting Program held its 26th annual banquet on April 19 in the Betty R. Tipton Room. The event gathered more than 100 accounting alumni, current students, faculty and university officials...

Posted on April 20, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Sunrise CT

Campus Briefs
Miss Little Poland | STEM Gap | Sunrise CT

Student Olivia Wronka crowned Miss Little Poland; Eastern shrinks the STEM gap; Sunrise CT calls for students to be climate activists; CSCU president visits campus; Social work students partner...

Posted on April 20, 2022

Students Edgar Escutia ('24) and Frida Nieto-Gonzalez ('24), Opportunity Scholars who attended the event with President Nunez and Chris Ambrosio.

'Under-documented' students attend first SUCCESS national conference
Conference dedicated to supporting undocumented college students

In its sixth year, the Opportunity Scholars program is privately funded through TheDream.US foundation, which provides scholarships to undocumented students in the United States. Launched by former...

Posted on April 18, 2022 by Amanda Irwin; Conributor: Ed Osborn

team on the beach

Cheerleading team places in top 10 at College Nationals

The club cheerleading team at Eastern Connecticut State University finished in the top 10 at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College Nationals this April 6–10 in Daytona Beach,...

Posted on April 18, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Flyer

Eastern to present ‘The Greenwood Project’ in remembrance of Tulsa race massacre
Live production features dance, film, poetry

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a live performance of dance, film and poetry in its final main stage production of the spring semester on April 28-May 1 in...

Posted on April 13, 2022 by Molly Boucher

University Hour

Sunrise CT calls for students to be climate activists

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a presentation by the climate-change awareness organization Sunrise CT on April 6 in the Student Center Theatre. The University Hour presentation was...

Posted on April 12, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Olivia Wronka

Student Olivia Wronka crowned Miss Little Poland

Eastern Connecticut State University senior Olivia Wronka was crowned Miss Little Poland in September 2021 at the annual Little Poland Festival in New Britain. New Britain is home to the...

Posted on April 12, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Abigail Donaghy in the show, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Abigail Donaghy, an actress on the rise
Eastern student balances school with show business

Abigail Donaghy was 13 years old when her father brought her to an open audition in New York City that forever changed her life. Today, at 21, she is a full-time Eastern student who is managing a...

Posted on April 11, 2022 by Molly Boucher

2019 CCE Expo

Eastern to hold first community service expo in 3 years

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold its Annual Service Expo and Awards Ceremony on April 18 from 2–4 p.m. in the foyer of the Fine Arts...

Posted on April 11, 2022

Students sit in a circle at STEP/CAP

Students reflect on STEP/CAP experience

This past summer, 52 students from towns and cities across Connecticut enrolled in Eastern Connecticut State University’s STEP/CAP program -- Summer Transition at Eastern Program/Contract...

Posted on April 08, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Warriors softball

Campus Briefs

Warriors baseball and softball ranked nationally; ‘What’s Up, Warriors?’ podcast features President Núñez; Student Colleen Goff selected for CT Poetry Circuit; Eastern...

Posted on April 06, 2022

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8 Eastern students present at National Conference for Undergraduate Research

Eight Eastern Connecticut State University students are presenting their research virtually at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) from April 4-8. Hosted annually by the...

Posted on April 06, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Lena Rodriguez

Nonprofit leader Lena Rodriguez named 132nd commencement speaker

Lena Rodriguez, CEO and president of the Community Renewal Team in Hartford, CT, will give the commencement address at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 132nd Commencement Exercises on...

Posted on April 06, 2022 by Ed Osborn

Connolly

Connolly published in ‘Ecological Restoration’ journal
Research finds hemp byproduct aids buttonbush growth and fortifies habitat

Bryan Connolly, botanist, horticulturalist and assistant professor of biology at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently had his research published in the peer-reviewed journal...

Posted on April 05, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Trans Day of Visibility

Eastern celebrates Trans Day of Visibility

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Unity Wing and Pride Center celebrated Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) on March 31. Students, faculty and staff wore a TDOV shirt at the event and helped...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Giovanna Rossi

NPR personality Giovanna Rossi speaks on women's wellness

Eastern welcomed mindfulness coach, mentor and podcaster Giovanna Rossi to campus on March 30 for a workshop on women's wellness. Rossi led an interactive, women-focused presentation on how to...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Human Library

Eastern to host 'Human Library'

The J. Eugene Smith Library in partnership with the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing will host a "human library" on April 12 from 1-5 p.m. Eastern...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Chamber Singers

Voice students tour Mid-Atlantic on spring break

Twenty-two students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Chamber Singers and Opera Workshop ensembles performed in a spring tour March 12–17. Led by music professors David...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Reading Program

CCE concludes successful reading program with Windham Public Schools

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) recently completed a year-long reading program with more than 135 children in Windham Public Schools. Based on a...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Kim Silcox

Career Fair

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

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

Posted on March 31, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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

Rukgaber publishes book on Nietzsche in Hollywood

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

Posted on March 30, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Eugene Bertrand

Student's research grant funds tobacco history documentary project

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

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

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Accounting major to present at 'Posters on the Hill'

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

Posted on March 28, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Habitat for Humanity club members

Eastern 'Habitaters' build housing in North Carolina

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

Posted on March 23, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Open Pedagogy Cartoon.

A New Movement
Students share perspectives on Open Pedagogy

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

Posted on March 23, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

EPA Students

Psychology researchers present on parent-child relationships at NYC conference

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

Posted on March 22, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Woman happy in the sun.

Eastern launches wellness series for faculty, staff

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

Posted on March 21, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Xing Liu book cover

Xing Liu authors second book on R programming language

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

Posted on March 16, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Julia DeLapp

DeLapp appointed as Fulbright Program Adviser

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

Posted on March 16, 2022 by Molly Boucher

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

Baires authors book on ancient city Cahokia

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

Posted on March 15, 2022 by Molly Boucher

BSU Fashion Show

'The Comeback': Black Student Union hosts fashion show

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

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

OAS computer

Office of AccessAbility Services uses technology to enhance learning

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

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Noelle Ciccarelli

Psychology researchers present on daughter-parent mate preference

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

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Hansel & Gretal

Eastern to present Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’

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

Posted on March 08, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Plant biology

Campus Briefs

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

Posted on March 08, 2022

Flyer for Head, Mind, Body art exhibit

'Eye-Mind-Body' presents drawing in action

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

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Pi Sigma Alpha members

Pi Sigma Alpha receives grant for political debate

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

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Molly Boucher

BBBS

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

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

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Vasillopulous

Vasillopulos' new book interprets Greek tragedy 'Medea'

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

Posted on March 07, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

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

'Sweet Flag' takes theatregoers to the Nebraska frontier

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

Posted on March 04, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Ukraine presentation

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

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

Posted on March 03, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Nunez

President Núñez voices support for Ukraine

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

Posted on February 28, 2022 by Elsa Núñez

Faculty Recital

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

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

Posted on February 24, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Opera America

Music students perform at Opera America in NYC

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

Posted on February 23, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

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JEDI: Faculty group takes on racial injustice

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

Posted on February 23, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Dining Service and Shawn's Cupboard

Chartwells donates to on-campus food pantry

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

Posted on February 23, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

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

4 music students selected for CBDNA intercollegiate band

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

Posted on February 22, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Megan Piechowicz

Megan Piechowicz receives travel award to attend plant biology conference

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

Posted on February 17, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Book cover

Rezai contributes to 'Fast Fierce Women' book

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

Posted on February 16, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Kate Arildsen, a junior majoring in biology.

Biology major Kate Arildsen selected as Fulbright Canada research intern

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

Posted on February 16, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Author Wally Lamb

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

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

Posted on February 16, 2022 by Ed Osborn

Poster to advertise "Sweet Flag."

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

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

Posted on February 14, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Plunge

Campus Briefs
Plunge for Hunger, Police Award, Podcast

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

Posted on February 10, 2022

Health Sciences Alumni

Recent health sciences graduates enter workforce, graduate programs

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

Posted on February 09, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Villanueva

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

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

Posted on February 08, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Annual Blood Drive

Eastern community saves lives via blood and bone marrow drives

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

Posted on February 07, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Capturing the Ephemeral

Art Gallery celebrates Eastern theatre in 'Capturing the Ephemeral'

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

Posted on February 07, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Nancy Gonzalez

Health sciences major Nancy Gonzalez named Pfizer research fellow

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

Posted on January 31, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Wireless and Tetherless Multipurpose Patient Simulator

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

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

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern students pose for a picture.

'Welcome Back Week' kickstarts spring semester

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

Posted on January 26, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Theatre Professor DeRon Williams and Social Work Professor Isabel Logan.

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

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

Posted on January 26, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Picture of Earth and space debris

Cunningham presents on space debris at Nextspace conference

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

Posted on January 21, 2022 by Molly Boucher

Eastern's Art Gallery poster

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

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

Posted on January 21, 2022 by Molly Boucher

U Meeting

Eastern marches forward with success and cautious optimism

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

Posted on January 20, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

"Stepping into the Shade"

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

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

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

EC-CHAP banners

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

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

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

Pakdil and Muchiri

Professors Pakdil and Muchiri examine hospital readmission rates

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

Posted on January 10, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Mama headshot and award

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

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

Posted on January 06, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Colleen Goff

Student Colleen Goff selected as a Connecticut Touring Poet

Eastern Connecticut State University student Colleen Goff is one of only four college students statewide selected to be a Connecticut Student Touring Poet in the 2021-22 Connecticut Poetry Circuit....

Posted on December 22, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Campus

Eastern receives STARS Silver rating for sustainability achievements

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

Posted on December 21, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Terrence Cheng

CSCU President Terrence Cheng visits Eastern
System’s new president meets with 5 stakeholder groups

Terrence Cheng, president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Dec. 2 for a series of meetings with campus stakeholders....

Posted on December 13, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

English Night

English Night celebrates English majors

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of English held its annual English Night on Dec. 7. The event recognized students who received scholarships, were inducted into the Sigma Tau...

Posted on December 10, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

 David G. Carter Sr. Science Building

Eastern names Science Building in honor of former President David Carter

On Dec. 7, Eastern Connecticut State University honored one of its most notable champions when it named the Science Building after David G. Carter Sr., the University’s fifth president. More...

Posted on December 08, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Eastern has been named for the 12th annual year in the Princeton Review's list of “Guide to Green Colleges.”

Eastern makes Princeton Review’s ‘Guide to Green Colleges’ 12 years running

For the 12th year, the Princeton Review has included Eastern Connecticut State University in its annual “Guide to Green Colleges.” In the 2022 edition, Eastern was one of 422 schools...

Posted on December 06, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Three Eastern psychology alumni visit to discuss life after graduation.

3 psychology alumni speak on career paths and life after Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Psychological Science held a series of three alumni events this fall. The events featured presentations from three alumni who spoke with...

Posted on December 06, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

PEACE

PEACE program fosters inclusive campus culture
New program is driven by student leaders

Eastern Connecticut State University’s newly developed Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Empowerment (PEACE) program has spent the fall 2021 semester promoting inclusion and diversity on...

Posted on December 06, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch

Bergstrom-Lynch raises more than $3,000 for domestic violence awareness
Professor competes in 9th Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, brought awareness to domestic violence on Dec. 5 by participating in Safe Passage's annual Hot Chocolate Run...

Posted on December 06, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

CTAHPERD Logo

Physical education students represent state and University
Franchetti and McGee named 'Outstanding Future Professionals'

Eastern Connecticut State University students Alexa Franchetti and Madeleine McGee were recognized as Outstanding Future Professionals by the Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education,...

Posted on December 06, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Singers

Live music enchants concertgoers

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University recently concluded an exciting month of live performance with several ensemble productions. From percussion to piano, jazz to opera, the...

Posted on December 02, 2021

New England

Eastern receives positive outcome from accreditation review
Regional accrediting agency praises Eastern's self-study

Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut’s only public liberal arts college, has received continuing accreditation from the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), the...

Posted on December 01, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Internships

Students 'test the waters' via internships in fall 2021

Eastern Connecticut State University students have immersed themselves into real-life practice through internships during the fall 2021 semester. Ranging from work with probation officers to...

Posted on December 01, 2021 by Molly Boucher

LEAP

LEAP program trains current and future leaders

The Student Activities Office at Eastern Connecticut State University recently concluded its fall session of the LEAP leadership program. Standing for “Learn, Explore, Achieve,...

Posted on November 29, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Day of Giving

Eastern celebrates 15th annual of Day of Giving
500 meals distributed to Willimantic community residents

For the 15th consecutive year, Eastern Connecticut State University served a special Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 24 to Willimantic community members in need. In past years, the “Day of...

Posted on November 24, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Camel Spider

2 biology research groups publish on camel spiders and endangered seabirds

Two alumni-faculty research groups from the Biology Department at Eastern Connecticut State University authored two peer-reviewed articles that were recently published in scientific journals. Jacob...

Posted on November 22, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

SafeWise deems Willimantic, CT, home of Eastern Connecticut State University, the #21 safest college town in the United States

Willimantic ranked in top 25 safest college towns in America
SafeWise ranking is highest in Connecticut

Willimantic, CT, home of Eastern Connecticut State University, is ranked the #21 safest college town in the United States by SafeWise.com. In a report issued on Nov. 9, SafeWise evaluated colleges...

Posted on November 19, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Student poses for #IAMEASTERN event

#IAMEASTERN celebrates diversity, school spirit

The Intercultural Center at Eastern Connecticut State University promoted inclusion and diversity across campus with its latest campaign, #IAMEASTERN. Running from Nov. 1-17, the campaign included...

Posted on November 18, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Poster for Eastern's Film Festival

Eastern to host first student film festival

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Performing Arts will celebrate the creativity of its students at the first-ever Eastern Film Festival on Dec. 3 and 4. Films will be...

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Veterans Day

Eastern honors active, past service members on Veterans Day

Eastern held its first in-person Veterans Day ceremony since 2019 on Nov. 11. Lt. Colonel Joe Danao ’89 served as the event’s keynote speaker. He is an Eastern graduate with a...

Posted on November 12, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

CAB's Willi's Lodge shirt for Fall Fest

Student activities office represents at NACA conference

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Student Activities received several recognitions at the annual conference of the National Association for Campus Activity (NACA), held Oct....

Posted on November 11, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Students present their project on Mass Incarceration.

Social Action Day focuses on mass incarceration
Annual event is led by junior social work students

Students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Program held the seventh annual Social Action Day on Nov. 9 to bring awareness to the policies related to mass incarceration....

Posted on November 11, 2021 by Bobbi Brown and Molly Boucher

Thi Bui and her book, "The Best We Could Do."

Thi Bui speaks about ‘The Best We Could Do’
Graphic memoir is Eastern’s 2021 Big Read selection

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Thi Bui, author of “The Best We Could Do,” on Nov. 11 as part of the University’s “Big Read” program. Eastern is one of 61...

Posted on November 11, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

5x5

Campus Briefs
5x5, Folktales, Halloween

Eastern dancers perform at annual 5x5 Dance Festival; Prospanica CT awards Walter Diaz for education leadership; Mama gives international presentation on folktales; DeVivo and Johnson speak on...

Posted on November 10, 2021

ASPB Thumbnail

2 biology students present in plant biology conference

Eastern Connecticut State University biology students Kate Arildsen and Catrina Sullivan presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists...

Posted on November 09, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Prospanica Logo

Prospanica CT awards Walter Diaz for education leadership

Walter Diaz, vice president of student affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been awarded the Education Leadership Award by the Prospanica Connecticut Chapter Board of Directors....

Posted on November 05, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Students explore career options with help from CICD.

Students browse employers at Career Expo

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted its annual Career Exploration Expo on Nov. 3. The event, which took place is the Betty...

Posted on November 04, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Eastern's student organization FEMALES dress is costumes for club event.

Eastern embraces Halloween spirit

Eastern Connecticut State University embraced the Halloween spirit in a number of ways this fall semester. Across residence halls, student organizations and arts events, students, staff and faculty...

Posted on November 03, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Raouf Mama

Mama gives international presentation on folktales
Webinar engages Pakistani educators

Raouf Mama, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University gave a virtual international presentation titled “Webinar Series 4: Integration of Folktales in the English Language...

Posted on November 02, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Devivo and Johnson

DeVivo and Johnson speak on educational equity

Windham Mayor Tom DeVivo and State Rep. Susan Johnson visited Eastern on Oct. 27 to discuss public education and their aspirations for a new magnet school in Windham.

Posted on November 02, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Fresh Check Day

'You are not alone': Eastern hosts Fresh Check Day

On Oct. 28, the Division of Student Affairs and numerous student organizations at Eastern Connecticut State University raised the bar and answered the call to support students facing mental health...

Posted on October 29, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Peer mentors

Peer mentors guide first cohort of Success Scholars

Three Eastern Connecticut State University students have been hired as peer mentors for the "Beyond the Curriculum: A Learning Community for Success" program. Funded with a $650,000 grant...

Posted on October 27, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Anthology cover

3 English professors featured in 2021 ‘Connecticut Literary Anthology’

Three English Professors at Eastern Connecticut State University — Raouf Mama, Chris Torockio and Daniel Donaghy — have been published in the new edition of the “Connecticut...

Posted on October 27, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

PSW interns and officers

Eastern and Willimantic police spearhead statewide police-social work initiative
SWLE Project provides model for Connecticut and nation

What started as a pilot internship last year with two Eastern Connecticut State University students has evolved into a statewide collaboration that may well serve as a national model for the...

Posted on October 27, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Shackathon

Campus Briefs

Shackathon exposes students to substandard housing; Class Day celebrates sophomore students; Canterbury book draws international celebration; and Vasillopulos to sit on accreditation panel of Greek...

Posted on October 26, 2021

CCE

Student leaders run community service programs

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) selected 12 student leaders to oversee 14 community service programs throughout the Windham area this year....

Posted on October 26, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Artist as Witness

Art Gallery showcases prison artwork
'The Artist as Witness' runs until February

On Oct. 18, Eastern’s Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Connecticut Prison Arts program, opened the exhibition, “The Artist as Witness.” The exhibition runs through Feb. 1,...

Posted on October 26, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury

Canterbury book draws international celebration

On Oct. 7, the world-renowned Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana in Legon, Ghana, West Africa, brought together scholars from Ghana, the United States, Guyana, Antigua and...

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Theresa Bouley

Bouley co-authors 2 books on inequality and implicit bias in education

Theresa Bouley, professor of education at Eastern Connecticut State University co-authored two recent publications titled “The Economic and Opportunity Gap: How Poverty Impacts the Lives of...

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Political Science Professor Christopher Vasillopulos

Vasillopulos to sit on accreditation panel of Greek university

Political Science Professor Christopher Vasillopulos has been asked by the Athens, Greece-based Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to serve on a Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE)...

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern student builds her box for the night.

Shackathon exposes students to substandard housing
Habitat for Humanity fundraiser raises awareness

Ten Eastern Connecticut State University students slept on the lawn outside of Webb Hall in makeshift boxes for the annual Shackathon fundraiser. Hosted by Eastern’s Habitat for Humanity...

Posted on October 21, 2021 by Molly Boucher

The Place That Made You

'The Place That Made You' opens fall theatre season

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Program held its first production of the fall semester on Oct. 19. Directed by Theatre Professor Darcy Parker Bruce, “The Place That Made...

Posted on October 21, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern students hold their caricature drawings.

Class Day celebrates sophomore students

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Office of Student Activities held the second annual “Class Day” on Oct. 15. This year’s event...

Posted on October 18, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Alyssiah Wiley event

Eastern community remembers Alyssiah Wiley
Annual event raises relationship violence awareness

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its third annual Alyssiah Wiley End Relationship Violence Awareness Event on Oct. 13. The event, which honors Wiley, an Eastern student who was murdered...

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Molly Boucher

blood drive

Campus Briefs

Samantha Warshauer performs at Carnegie Hall; Eastern Theatre to present ‘The Place That Made You’; ‘Big Read’ program kicks off with ‘The Artist as Witness’;...

Posted on October 12, 2021

Brittany Piper

Sexual assault survivor deconstructs rape culture

The Women's Center at Eastern Connecticut State University in collaboration with the Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Response Team (SAIVRT) hosted “Rape Culture: A Survivor...

Posted on October 12, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Major/Minor Fair

Fair helps undecided students select majors, minors

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual majors and minors fair for first- and second-year students on Oct. 6. The event, which was hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA)...

Posted on October 12, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Ned Lamont

Lamont talks with students on loans, pandemic, marijuana

Since the mid-’60s, spurred by the war in Viet Nam and the Civil Rights Movement, college campuses have been the center of political discourse and social action. Today in 2021, campuses are...

Posted on October 12, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Artist as Witness

‘Big Read’ program kicks off with ‘The Artist as Witness’
Art exhibition is visual companion to graphic novel ‘The Best We Could Do’

Eastern Connecticut State University will kick off its National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program with the exhibition “The Artist as Witness” from Oct. 18 – Feb. 01,...

Posted on October 12, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Accounting Fair

17th annual accounting fair draws large crowd

More than 100 Eastern Connecticut State University students converged on the Betty R. Tipton Room on Oct. 7 to participate in the 17th Annual Accounting Career Fair. More than 20 accounting firms...

Posted on October 11, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Hemp harvest

Eastern harvests first hemp crop
A milestone in the University’s soon-to-be-launched hemp cultivation program

Eastern Connecticut State University harvested its first hemp crop on Oct. 8, as students and faculty from the Biology Department trimmed the buds off 25 cannabis plants in the University’s...

Posted on October 08, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Day of Caring

Students beautify Windham during Day of Caring

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Community Engagement held its annual Day of Caring special event on Oct. 2. In collaboration with the University of Connecticut (UConn) and...

Posted on October 06, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

"The Place That Made You" poster.

Eastern Theatre presents 'The Place That Made You'

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre program is premiering its first production of the 2021-22 school year. “The Place That Made You,” written and directed by Eastern...

Posted on October 01, 2021 by Molly Boucher

OER illustration

Eastern partners in AAC&U-sponsored open educational resources project

Eastern Connecticut State University was recently selected to participate in an Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) project to accelerate the development and adoption of...

Posted on September 29, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Faculty authors

4 faculty authors publish new books

Four faculty members from Eastern Connecticut State University have recently published academic books spanning philosophy, Caribbean economics, the musicality of film and Latina leadership. The...

Posted on September 29, 2021 by Bobbi Brown, Molly Boucher, Dwight Bachman

Heart rate monitor

4 faculty, alumni behavior analysts publish physical activity studies

Three Eastern Connecticut State University alumni and one faculty member have been published in a special edition of the academic journal “Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice."...

Posted on September 29, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Arboretum

Sierra Club names Eastern a 'Cool School’

“Sierra” magazine, the major publication of the Sierra Club, the influential grassroots environmental group, has named Eastern Connecticut State University one of “The Coolest...

Posted on September 29, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Fall Fest

Fall Fest kicks off autumn at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Fall Fest on Sept. 20–26. The fun-filled week sponsored by the Campus Activity Board (CAB) entertained more than 1,000 students who...

Posted on September 28, 2021

Eastern arboretum

Campus Briefs

Sierra Club names Eastern a 'Cool School’; Eastern partners in AAC&U-sponsored open educational resources project; Big Read kicks off in October with program centered around...

Posted on September 27, 2021

Best Value

Eastern named a ‘Best Value School’ by U.S. News & World Report
New England’s top public regional university in affordability relative to academic quality

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Value Schools” in the North in its 2021-22 rankings released this September. Weighing financial...

Posted on September 24, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Andrej 5K Fun Run/Walk Participants

Eastern holds 4th annual Andrej 5k race

Eastern Connecticut State University held the 4th Annual Andrej 5K Fun Run/Walk at Mansfield Hollow State Park on Sept. 18. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Advancement, the annual race...

Posted on September 24, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Freshman Housing, Constitution Hall

RAs breathe residential life into campus
Resident assistants help Eastern bounce back amid pandemic

Campus life has bounced back this fall semester after a year subdued due to the pandemic. Fundamental to reactivating campus are the University’s resident assistants (RAs), who are dedicated...

Posted on September 23, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Christopher Vasillopulos

Vasillopulos and 'alter ego' author book on state of America

Christopher Vasillopulos, political science professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, has published a new book, “Aristotle’s Ghost: How Good Free Men Built Good Free...

Posted on September 22, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Tom Balcerski

Balcerski’s presidential presentations reach audiences nationwide

Thomas Balcerski, associate professor of history at Eastern, is a highly acclaimed presidential historian, CNN contributor and author of “Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan...

Posted on September 22, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Sierra Colon

Sierra Colon named one of 16 'Coalition for College' ambassadors

Sierra Colon, an admissions counselor at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named one of 16 admissions professionals in the inaugural “Coalition Ambassador” program of the...

Posted on September 21, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Christine Garcia

Christine Garcia featured in 'Latina Leadership' book

A faculty member in Eastern Connecticut State University’s English Department Professor Christine Garcia, was featured in the book “Latina Leadership: Language and Literacy Education...

Posted on September 21, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Amistad Boat

Eastern students teach of The Amistad’s journey to freedom
Partnership with Discovering Amistad serves Hartford-area middle, high schoolers

Eight students from Eastern Connecticut State University are working with Discovering Amistad this September and October, teaching Hartford-area middle and high school students about the famed...

Posted on September 21, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Katherine Platt

Eastern ranks high in ‘Best Colleges for Veterans’
Veteran Katherine Platt explains why Eastern is top-ranked public regional university in New England

Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized as one of the best colleges for veterans in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings, released Sept. 13. While Eastern is the 36th...

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Mike Rouleau

Thi Bui

Eastern’s Big Read program to begin Fall events

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-22 Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant of $20,000 —...

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Student Government Association stands at their booth.

Involvement Fair draws hundreds of eager students

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its first in-person student involvement fair and president’s picnic since 2019, with around 500 students in attendance. Spanning across Webb lawn,...

Posted on September 15, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Students in class

Eastern joins Coalition for College
Membership affirms commitment to increasing college access for underrepresented students

Eastern Connecticut State University has joined the Coalition for College, a diverse group of more than 150 public and private colleges and universities across the United States working to improve...

Posted on September 15, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Iranian-American

Art Gallery welcomes patrons to ‘Our Tears Are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous’
Exhibition features 14 Iranian-American women artists

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery held an opening reception for “Our Tears are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous” on Sept. 9. The first exhibition of the fall 2021...

Posted on September 14, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

author and cover

Cochran publishes book on music in film

Eastern Connecticut State University music professor Timothy Cochran has recently published a book titled “Musical Sincerity and Transcendence in Film.” The book, which analyses the...

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Students in lawn

U.S. News & World Report ranks Eastern as top public regional university in New England for the third year in a row
Eastern also ranked for affordability and service to veterans

For the third year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University was ranked as the top public regional university in New England by U.S. News & World Report in its annual report of the best...

Posted on September 13, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Twin Towers

Never Forget
Eastern remembers 9/11 on 20-year anniversary

More than 100 members of the Eastern Connecticut State University community gathered on Friday, Sept. 10, in remembrance of the terrorist attacks that occurred 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001....

Posted on September 10, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Mark Fabrizi and David Stoloff

Fabrizi, Stoloff present at international 'Literature and Language' conference

David Stoloff and Mark Fabrizi of the Department of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University presented at the two-day virtual international conference “Literature and Language: A...

Posted on September 09, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Oakley Napatree

New research: Storms, not sea level, drive shoreline change
Published article examines migration of Napatree Point, RI

New research by coastal geologist Bryan Oakley, a professor in the Environmental Earth Science Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, reveals that storminess is a greater driver of...

Posted on September 07, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Hulvey and Stravoravdis review data.

Biology duo publishes on antifungal resistance and boxwood blight

Eastern Connecticut State University alumnus Stefanos Stravoravdis ’20, and his faculty mentor, biology professor Jonathan Hulvey, have had their research published in the International...

Posted on September 03, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Dennis Canterbury

Canterbury publishes book on development in Caribbean countries

Eastern Connecticut State University sociology professor Dennis Canterbury recently published a book that tackles capitalism, power and the imperial state within Caribbean countries. Tilted...

Posted on September 02, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

President Elsa Núñez

University Meeting opens fall 2021 with ‘cautious optimism’

The Aug. 25 University Meeting marked the fifth straight time since May of 2020 that faculty and staff across campus were forced to meet virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was...

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Puppies

Campus Briefs

Track alumni finish 10th in 95-mile relay; Art Gallery presents ‘Our Tears Are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous’; Eastern employs therapy puppies to reduce back-to-campus anxiety; Students...

Posted on September 01, 2021

Police Chief Stephen Tavares ’96

Stephen Tavares sworn in as Eastern’s police chief

Stephen Tavares ’96 was sworn in as Eastern Connecticut State University’s chief of police and director of public safety on Aug. 27. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Betty R....

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Warrior welcome

Eastern bustles with students’ return to campus

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed nearly 4,000 students to campus last week for the start of the fall 2021 semester. Of the more than 3,400 full-time undergraduate students, nearly...

Posted on September 01, 2021

Campus entrance

Eastern named to The Princeton Review’s list of 'Best Colleges' in Northeast

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the 223 best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company listed Eastern in the Best in the Northeast...

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Interpreter

Eastern offers new minor in medical interpreting in Spanish

COVID-19 is just one reason why Eastern Connecticut State University’s Department of Health Science and its World Languages and Cultures Department are partnering to offer a new...

Posted on September 01, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Puppies

Eastern employs therapy puppies to sooth back-to-campus anxiety

After hearing concerns from faculty, staff and students about returning to campus this fall and holding on-ground classes during the continuing pandemic, Eastern Connecticut State University found...

Posted on August 27, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Psychology lab

Psychology faculty direct 6 research labs this fall

The faculty in Eastern Connecticut State University’s Psychological Science Department mentor undergraduate students in a range of research projects to provide hands-on application of...

Posted on August 20, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Turtle submarine

Electric Boat to Bristol Blues — Eastern students complete summer internships

Eastern Connecticut State University students gained real-world experience this summer working as interns at a variety of companies. From small businesses to major corporations, students worked in...

Posted on August 12, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Tatlin's Tower

Art Gallery presents ‘Our Tears Are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous’
Exhibition features 14 Iranian-American women artists

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Our Tears Are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous” from Aug. 23–Oct. 8. The first exhibition of the fall 2021...

Posted on August 11, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

STEP CAP

Strong cohort of Eastern hopefuls completes STEP/CAP program

More than 50 students from 24 towns and cities across the state of Connecticut recently wrapped up six weeks on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus as participants in Eastern’s...

Posted on August 05, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Paulina Palomo

Alumna Paulina Palomo ’21 selected for competitive TV Academy internship

Recent Eastern Connecticut State University graduate Paulina Palomo ’21 is one of 50 participants nationwide selected for a Television Academy Foundation Internship in 2021. The eight-week...

Posted on August 05, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Vaccination

Psychology researchers look at vaccine hesitancy
Published article offers strategies to boost vaccination rates

A trio of researchers from the Psychological Science Department at Eastern Connecticut State University recently published a conceptual paper analyzing the behavior of “anti-vaxxers.”...

Posted on August 04, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Sullivan and Arildsen

Biology students present at plant biology world summit

Biology majors Kate Arildsen ’22 and Catrina Sullivan ’22 presented research to the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) during its 2021 Virtual Worldwide Summit held July 19-23.

Posted on August 03, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Special Education

Eastern offers master’s degree in Special Education
Program to address shortage of special education teachers

To prepare students for the evolving field of special education, Eastern Connecticut State University is offering a new Master of Science in Special Education. The program is an advanced degree for...

Posted on July 22, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Big Read

Eastern receives National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant
University to read and celebrate ‘The Best We Could Do’

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-22 Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant of $20,000 —...

Posted on July 21, 2021

Tomatoes

Connolly receives NASA space grant to breed micro tomatoes

Connolly is using funding from the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium to conduct a research project called “Building an Open Source Micro Tomato Breeding Collaborative for Space and...

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Opportunity

Eastern is top university for ‘Opportunity Scholars’
TheDream.US program provides full scholarships to undocumented students

Since TheDream.US started its groundbreaking scholarship program to support undocumented students in 2016, it has relied on five institutions nationwide to host more than 600 Opportunity Scholars....

Posted on July 15, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Murdoch

Murdoch honored as QUBES faculty mentor

The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Project honored Barbara Murdoch, biology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, as one of 16 college professors...

Posted on July 14, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Torch Run

Campus Briefs

See the graduates of the class of 2021; Eastern named a 2021–22 'College of Distinction; SOAR welcomes Class of 2025: Murdoch honored as faculty mentor by QUBES; Police departments runs...

Posted on July 14, 2021

Colleges of Distinction

Eastern named a 2021–22 ‘College of Distinction’

Colleges of Distinction has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University for a variety of distinctions in its 2021-22 rankings, including badges of distinction for Public Colleges, Connecticut...

Posted on July 13, 2021

Cognitive Neuroscience

Eastern offers new concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience

Eastern Connecticut State University will offer a new academic concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience this coming fall 2021 semester as part of the university's Psychology major. Meant to...

Posted on July 09, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Hemp

Eastern to launch hemp cultivation program in fall 2021

Beginning this fall semester, Eastern Connecticut State University will offer one of Connecticut’s first hemp cultivation minors with an eye toward expansion as an interdisciplinary major in...

Posted on July 08, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Kate arildsen at microscope

Eastern Biology student wins conference grant
Arildsen's research focuses on plant genetics

Kate Arildsen '22 of Mansfield has received a grant to present at the American Society of Plant Biologists' virtual conference July 19-23. Arildsen's research focuses on a novel...

Posted on July 02, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern releases Title IX report
TNG Group recommends staffing and process changes

Eastern released a report today from TNG Consulting group, following a two-month review of the University's Title IX practices and procedures. The report recommends staffing and process...

Posted on June 30, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Valley Boys Ride

Eastern grad, students pedal 600 miles to raise mental health awareness
'The Valley Boys Ride' benefits mental illness charity

Six Eastern Connecticut State University students and alumni recently concluded a 600-mile bike ride to raise awareness of mental health issues. The group, known as “The Valley Boys...

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Aicha Ly

Eastern political science student receives Gilman Scholarship to study in Costa Rica

Eastern Connecticut State University student Aicha Ly has been named a recipient of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s...

Posted on June 08, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Awardees

Library Research Awards recognize 4 Eastern student projects

Eastern Connecticut State University’s J. Eugene Smith Library recently announced the winners of its 9th annual Library Research Awards. This year’s awards recognize four exemplary...

Posted on June 08, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Cover and headshot

Eastern’s Vitale authors ‘Nuclear Suburbs’
Book explains how Cold War technology propelled Pittsburgh renaissance

Patrick Vitale, assistant professor of geography at Eastern Connecticut State University, recently authored “Nuclear Suburbs: Cold War Technoscience and the Pittsburgh Renaissance.” The...

Posted on June 07, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Trophies

Eastern's early childhood center wins 7th Telly Award
Video investigating play of dual-language learners wins bronze award

The Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) at Eastern Connecticut State University was recently awarded a “Telly Award” for one of its video productions. The video, “A Study...

Posted on June 03, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Kemesha Wilmot

Kemesha Wilmot honored at '100 Women of Color' gala

Kemesha Wilmot '05 of New Britain, associate director for the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was honored at the June Archer and Eleven28...

Posted on May 24, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Social work students and police

Pilot internship embeds social work students in Willimantic police department

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Program recently partnered with the Willimantic Police Department to embed social work students into the department’s police work. In...

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Jack Cerra

Students close spring 2021 with virtual show(s) of research

The annual array of collegiate research conferences took a virtual appearance this spring 2021 semester, but that didn’t stop Eastern Connecticut State University students from continuing to...

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Baseball

Campus Briefs

Honors Program recognizes graduating members at Senior Reception; Cerra awarded at New England estuarine research conference; Mesagno hits walk-off grand slam to propel Warriors to LEC finals; and...

Posted on May 19, 2021

Honor cords

Hundreds recognized at honor societies, award ceremonies

More than 20 academic programs and departments at Eastern Connecticut State University recognized student achievements this 2020-21 academic year during award ceremonies and honor society inductions.

Posted on May 19, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Graduates

Eastern graduates upwards of 1,000 at on-campus commencement exercises
4 ceremonies honor the Classes of 2021 and 2020

On May 15 and May 16, Eastern Connecticut State University returned to its Willimantic, CT, campus for the first time in 13 years to hold graduation exercises.

Posted on May 16, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Inclusive Excellence Awards

Inclusive Excellence Awards recognize achievements of students of color
Keynote speaker David Jones ’04 speaks to equality

Eastern Connecticut State University held its Eighth Annual Inclusive Excellence Student Awards Ceremony on May 6. The ceremony honors the academic achievements of African, Latino, Asian and Native...

Posted on May 12, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Senior art gallery piece.

Graduating artists showcased in Senior Art Exhibition

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University opened its final show of the 2020-21 academic year on May 7. The annual Senior Art Exhibition showcases the artwork of 31 graduating seniors...

Posted on May 12, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Campus scene

Eastern community looks forward to a ‘return to normal’

Members of the Eastern community tuned in for what was hopefully the last virtual University Meeting on May 7. The biannual meeting recapped the trials and triumphs of an entire academic year...

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

SHAPE America

Physical education students, professor receive SHAPE America awards

Two students and one faculty member from Eastern’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) received awards at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Eastern...

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

#StopAsianHate

Unity Wing sponsors Stop Asian Hate panel

When Okon Hwang, professor of music and chair of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Department, goes for a walk in her neighborhood, she wears a mask to follow COVID-19 safety...

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Cultivating Dignity

‘Cultivating Dignity’: Final theatre adaptation of year follows MLK’s summer in CT

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Department has premiered its final show of the 2020-21 school year. The performance, titled “Cultivating Dignity,” is a culmination...

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Zuzu Acrobats

Campus Briefs

Zuzu Acrobats perform thrilling Kenyan acrobatics on campus; Baseball remains unanimous no. 1 in New England; Students and faculty awarded for research and mentorship at CREATE conference; Physical...

Posted on May 06, 2021

Olivia Anderson

Olivia Anderson presents on climate change politics at Posters on the Hill

Eastern Connecticut State University student Olivia Anderson recently presented at the prestigious Posters on the Hill Conference on April 28.

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Molly Boucher

BOR Faculty Awards

3 Eastern faculty receive Board of Regents Faculty Awards

The Board of Regents (BOR) for Higher Education honored three faculty members from Eastern Connecticut State University in its annual Faculty Awards program for the 17 institutions in the...

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Baseball pitching research

Paul Canavan says baseball is ‘analytics in motion’

Imagine how many more no-hitters and strikeouts some of America’s most famous baseball pitchers — Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson and others —...

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Joanne Michelle Ocampo ’11 and Tunde Olatinwo ’12.

Biology alumni speak on COVID-19, urge vaccination

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Biology Department hosted “Moving Forward: The Pandemic Tales of Two Eastern Alumni,” on April 28. Moderated by Biology Professor Joshua...

Posted on April 30, 2021 by Molly Boucher

TCIP

State energy, transportation officials share climate change plans with Eastern students
Commissioners Dykes and Eucalitto explain TCI-P

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted an exclusive webinar for Eastern students on April 26 to share information...

Posted on April 29, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

“Turn on the Light” by Karla Pacheco-Sahagun

21st CREATE conference available online
Virtual symposium showcases the best of student research and creativity

Eastern Connecticut State University’s 21st annual CREATE conference is being presented online for the second year in a row. CREATE stands for “Celebrating Research and Creative...

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Cultivating Dignity poster

Final theatre adaptation of year explores CT tobacco industry in time of MLK
‘Cultivating Dignity’ opens online on May 1

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Cultivating Dignity,” its final show of the 2020-21 academic year, starting May 1. As with all of this...

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Miguel & Lizbeth

Student Lizbeth Macias shares stage with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Cardona

Eastern Connecticut State University junior Lizbeth Macias of Waukesha, WI, participated in a national panel on April 20 to discuss DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students and the...

Posted on April 27, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Caree Fair

Career center wraps up series of 3 virtual career fairs

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) held three virtual career fairs during March and April. The fairs focused on fields of study...

Posted on April 22, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Service Expo

Service Expo showcases a year of pandemic volunteering

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University celebrated a year of creative and resilient volunteerism during its annual Service Expo on April 21. The virtual...

Posted on April 22, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Commencement

Eastern to host 4 Commencement Exercises for Classes of 2021 and 2020
University to award 3 honorary degrees

Eastern Connecticut State University’s 131st Annual Commencement Exercises will feature four on-ground graduation ceremonies on May 15 and May 16 to honor the classes of 2021 and 2020. With...

Posted on April 22, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Volunteering

Volunteers, 'itching to get out,' beautify town

For more than three decades, Eastern students have distinguished themselves through their service to community. Since 1988, when former Eastern President David G. Carter first required students to...

Posted on April 22, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Take Back the Night

Eastern students show support for sexual assault survivors

On April 20, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Women’s Center and Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Response Team participated in “Take Back the Night,” an...

Posted on April 21, 2021 by Bobbi Brown and Molly Boucher

Diversity and Inclusion Week

Eastern hosts Diversity and Inclusion Week

From April 12-16, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsored a week of in-person and virtual events to raise public awareness and...

Posted on April 21, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

"Precision" art exhibition

Campus Briefs

Music students featured in Honors Recital and Award Ceremony; History students present at Phi Alpha Theta regional conference; Eastern Opera Workshop performs ‘Dido and Aeneas’ via...

Posted on April 21, 2021

Precision

Artists of ‘Precision’ speak on ‘Intersection of Art and Science’

The lyrics to “The Art of the Possible” from the musical “Evita” read: “One has no rules, is not precise, one rarely acts the same way twice. One spurns no device...

Posted on April 20, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Claire Lavarreda ’21 and Allen Horn ’21

History students present at Phi Alpha Theta regional conference

Eastern Connecticut State University history students Claire Lavarreda ’21 and Allen Horn ’21 presented their research at a virtual conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor...

Posted on April 16, 2021

NCUR

17 Eastern students present at virtual NCUR conference

Seventeen Eastern Connecticut State University students presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) from April 12–14. The event, which is the largest undergraduate...

Posted on April 16, 2021 by Molly Boucher

DeRon Williams

Professor Williams encourages students to take charge of destiny

On April 14, DeRon Williams, professor of theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University, offered students advice on how to overcome obstacles while sharing some of his personal experiences....

Posted on April 16, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Opera Workshop

Eastern Opera Workshop performs ‘Dido and Aeneas’ via livestream

The Eastern Opera Workshop of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Music Program performed “Dido and Aeneas” on April 9 and 11. Written by English composer Henry Purcell more...

Posted on April 15, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Barnard Scholars

Gomez-Stafford and Beazoglou named 2020-21 Barnard Scholars
2 graduating seniors poised for careers in genetic counseling and healthcare management

Two graduating seniors from Eastern Connecticut State University are recipients of the Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards this 2020-21 academic year. The award is the highest undergraduate...

Posted on April 08, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

COVID-19 myths

Minority Health Conference debunks COVID-19 myths

Nations around the world are relieved with the development of a vaccine to treat the COVID-19 virus. Many myths surround the deadly virus, including falsehoods on why African Americans have...

Posted on April 08, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Modern Movement

Campus Briefs

Modern Movement presents ‘A Natural Woman’ at 5x5 Dance Festival; 'Trans 101' workshop gives lesson on 'Transcending Sexpectations'; Softball: Warriors (14-0) vault...

Posted on April 08, 2021

Eastern alumni (from left to right) Lee '13, Link '14 and Galligan ’16.

English alumni speak on careers in financial technology and healthcare
‘English at Work’ panel features 3 recent graduates

Three English alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University spoke with students about their careers during an English at Work virtual panel on April 6. Kelly Galligan ’16, Marcia Lee...

Posted on April 07, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Vijaykumar Veerappan, assistant professor of biology.

Professor Veerappan says genetics is art

Vijaykumar Veerappan, assistant professor of biology at Eastern Connecticut State University, gave new meaning to the phrase “Seeing is Believing” during his virtual presentation,...

Posted on April 06, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Jumpstart

Students work with Windham preschoolers through Jumpstart program

A group of Eastern Connecticut State University students are volunteering with the national early education organization known as Jumpstart. Established in 1993 with programs in 14 states,...

Posted on April 05, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

First-gen students

First-Generation Symposium highlights challenges and achievements of first-gen students

The struggles, misconceptions and success of first-generation college students and how universities can support them was the subject of Eastern Connecticut State University’s First-Generation...

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Educators and advocates Sean Desiree (left) and Maybe Burke (right)

'Trans 101' workshop gives lesson on 'Transcending Sexpectations'

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing at Eastern Connecticut State University recently hosted “Transcending Sexpectations,” a workshop centered on understanding intersectionality and LGTBQ+...

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Molly Boucher

modern movement

Modern Movement presents ‘A Natural Woman’ at 5x5 Dance Festival

Modern Movement, a student organization at Eastern Connecticut State University, participated in the 5x5 Dance Festival on March 27. The annual showcase, presented by the Autorino Center for the...

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Shawn's Cupboard

Shawn’s Cupboard, a valuable resource for food-insecure students
On-campus food pantry revises operation during pandemic

According to the non-profit food organization, Feeding America, 39 percent of undergraduate students struggle to afford food—making millions of them at risk of facing hunger. Eastern...

Posted on March 30, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Great Migration

VP Stacey Close outlines a history of the 'Great Migration'

“‘The Great Migration’ was not just a happy, cheerful group of people who wanted to exercise their mobility in the United States,” said Stacey Close, historian and vice...

Posted on March 25, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

#StopAsianHate

Asian Cultural Society leads #StopAsianHate fundraiser

Following the March 16 mass shootings in Atlanta, GA, and other recent incidents of anti-Asian sentiment, the Asian Cultural Society (ACS) is raising funds to support three organizations that serve...

Posted on March 25, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Ecofeminism

Visiting professor presents on evolution of ‘ecofeminism’

Patricia Glazebrook, professor of philosophy at Washington State University, presented “Ecofeminism Then and Now” at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 23. The virtual...

Posted on March 25, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Mobile pantry

Campus Briefs

Students volunteer at mobile food pantry; Eastern to offer in-person graduation ceremony for Class of 2020; Theatre student Capri Agresta accepted into grad program on full-tuition waiver; and...

Posted on March 25, 2021

Windham No Freeze

Student organizations support local homeless shelter

The Windham Region No Freeze Project in Willimantic is the beneficiary of efforts by three student organizations at Eastern Connecticut State University, as the Cheerleading Team, Habitat for...

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Diversity

Third virtual town hall discusses social justice and diversity on campus

Eastern Connecticut State University’s student chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Eastern’s Multicultural Leadership Council welcomed...

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Political science students Mary Greenwell ’21 and Trevor Mays ’22

Political science students present at Pi Sigma Alpha national conference

Eastern Connecticut State University political science students Mary Greenwell ’21 and Trevor Mays ’22 recently attended the Eighth Annual Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research...

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Blood at the Root

Student-directed play ‘Blood at the Root’ probes Jena Six case

Eastern Connecticut State University's Theatre Program premiered its second production of the year, “Blood at the Root,” on March 19. The show, directed by students Austin...

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Precision opening

Patrons visit Art Gallery for ‘Precision’ opening reception

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University held an opening reception for its latest exhibition, “Precision: Illustrative Technique in Art and Science,” on March 22. To...

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

David Canton

University of Florida professor discusses Black American history at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed David Canton, director for the African American Studies program and associate professor of history at the University of Florida, on March 17 to hear...

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

study.com logo

Eastern’s bachelor’s degree in mathematics ranked in top 25 nationwide

Eastern Connecticut State University’s mathematics faculty offers the 24th best bachelor’s degree in the nation, according to 2021 rankings by Study.com.

Posted on March 22, 2021

Dana Bucin

Attorney Dana Bucin explains career as immigration lawyer

Immigration law was the topic of a virtual presentation at Eastern Connecticut State University by guest speaker Dana Bucin on March 17. Courtney Broscious, associate professor of political...

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Clock tower

Eastern to offer in-person graduation ceremony for Class of 2020

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 10 a.m., Eastern Connecticut State University will hold in-person Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020. The event will take place on the Windham Technical High...

Posted on March 18, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Precision

Eastern Art Gallery presents ‘Precision’
Exhibition marries art with science

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University is presenting “Precision: Illustrative Technique in Art and Science” until April 25. This curation of “cognitive art”...

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Geomorphology

EES prepares students for climate crisis and green economy
Spotlighting 2 concentrations: Sustainable Energy Science and Environmental Science

With climate change and an evolving “green” economy underway, the Environmental Earth Science (EES) Department at Eastern Connecticut State University is preparing students for some of...

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern entrance

2021 Eastern commencement to be on-ground
Ceremony divided into 3 sessions

The 131st Annual Eastern Connecticut State University Commencement Exercises will take place in person on Saturday, May 15, adjacent to the Eastern campus.

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Dhonielle Clayton

‘Decolonize your bookshelf’: University Hour speaker challenges readers

New York Times best-selling author Dhonielle Clayton gave a University Hour presentation at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 10 about the “radical” power of...

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Faculty recital

Campus Briefs

Music faculty perform in faculty recital; Eastern Theatre to present ‘Blood at the Root’; Eastern dominates LEC's weekly awards in 4 sports; Mama receives fellowship to work on new...

Posted on March 10, 2021

Blood at the Root

Eastern Theatre presents ‘Blood at the Root’
Open to public for virtual streaming

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University is proud to present “Blood at the Root,” a play by Dominique Morisseau. The performance will be available to stream virtually...

Posted on March 10, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Elizabeth Regan

Mohegan tribe council member discusses the teaching of Native American history

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery concluded its HEROINE-ITY exhibition on March 4 with a presentation by Elizabeth Regan (“Morning Deer"), vice chair and justice...

Posted on March 10, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Casey Fiesler, assistant professor of information science at the University of Colorado

Guest speaker describes inclusive online fan communities
Marginalized groups share fandom on AO3 website

Casey Fiesler, assistant professor of information science at the University of Colorado, spoke about online “fan communities” at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 3. During...

Posted on March 05, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Badge

Eastern designated as ‘military-friendly’ school
Recognized for student support, financial assistance, graduation and retention rates

Eastern Connecticut State University has been designated as a “Military Friendly” School for 2021 by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military...

Posted on March 03, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Teacher in pandemic

Eastern alumni teach with caring and dedication during pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began a year ago, more than three million schoolteachers across the nation — from preschool to high school — pivoted to online learning in spring 2020 and...

Posted on March 01, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Broadcast image

Eastern communication majors tell it like it is

In the age of social media and Google ads the need for competent and ethical professionals in the public relations and advertising fields has never been greater. Today’s consumers deserve and...

Posted on March 01, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Baseball

Campus Briefs

Storyteller Raouf Mama narrates poems that teach life lessons; Judy Dworin Performance Project brings hope to incarcerated individuals; Hope springs as sports transition to outside competition;...

Posted on February 25, 2021

Dr. Mama

Storyteller Raouf Mama narrates poems that teach life lessons

Award-winning storyteller and best-selling author Raouf Mama, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, presented “Journey and a Joining: A Reflection on the Tragedy and...

Posted on February 25, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Aerial view of the CFDRC

Eastern’s child center celebrates 15 years of caring for Windham children

The Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) at Eastern Connecticut State University is celebrating its 15th anniversary this February. Over the past 15 years, the on-campus preschool...

Posted on February 25, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Hotel Universe

Theatre Program adapts 'Hotel Universe' to reflect modern times
First production of pandemic blends traditional theatre with film

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University recently presented its first theatrical production since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Hotel Universe,” a play written...

Posted on February 25, 2021 by Molly Boucher

SLM alum

SLM students hear from alumni in the field

Charles Chatterton, associate professor of kinesiology and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University, is hosting a series of virtual alumni visits for his classes during the spring...

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Bioswale

Eastern reaffirms commitment to climate as nation pivots
University’s 2020 Climate Action Plan outlines way to a greener future

Eastern Connecticut State University has reaffirmed its commitment to meeting the challenges of climate change, reflecting recent moves by the federal government and thousands of environmental...

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, associate professor of English education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Columbia professor encourages 'The Archaeology of Self' to end racism

It is rare to see a college professor begin a lecture with a moment of silence, but that is how Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, associate professor of English education at Teachers College, Columbia...

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

project team

BIS students create website to help senior citizens schedule COVID vaccines

The ongoing task of vaccinating upwards of 300 million Americans is a daunting prospect as our nation seeks to get beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Navigating online vaccination registration systems...

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Judy Dworin, founder of The Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP)

Judy Dworin Project brings hope to incarcerated individuals

The Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) presented a workshop at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 17 as part of the campus’s weekly University Hour series. The workshop, which...

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Eastern Students walking on campus

Eastern announces special tuition rate for New York and New Jersey residents

Eastern Connecticut State University will offer a special tuition rate for students from New York and New Jersey beginning in the fall 2021 semester. Based on 2020-21 academic year costs, the new...

Posted on February 18, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Elena Sada, associate professor of education at Eastern Connecticut State University

Professor Elena Sada joins research team on dual language education

One day when Elena Sada, associate professor of education at Eastern Connecticut State University, was in a store in a Connecticut town, her 6-year-old son said, “Mommy, don’t speak to...

Posted on February 16, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Men's basketball

Campus Briefs
Plunge for Hunger, men's basketball, shoveling snow

Covenant Soup Kitchen hosts virtual Plunge for Hunger with help of Eastern rugby; Men's basketball resumes in spring 2021; CCE volunteers shovel out neighbors after snow.

Posted on February 15, 2021

Adriane Jefferson

City of New Haven arts director speaks on advancing equity, diversity in the arts

Due to the efforts of Adriane Jefferson, executive director of the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of New Haven, the arts and cultural institutions in that city are becoming more...

Posted on February 15, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

The Brothers Size

A strong showing for Eastern at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Eastern Connecticut State University’s theatre students and faculty recently attended a virtual version of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), where they presented...

Posted on February 12, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Plunge

Local soup kitchen holds ‘virtual’ Plunge for Hunger
Rugby team continues enthusiastic support

The Covenant Soup Kitchen held its 10th annual Plunge for Hunger on Feb. 6, this year with a virtual twist. Rather than a crowd of costume-wearing community members and Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on February 11, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Anthony LaPia ’03, global sales director of strategic accounts business for LinkedIn, spoke with students in a virtual workshop on Feb. 10.

LinkedIn executive urges students to tell their story

This past month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a gain of only 49,000 jobs nationwide, nearly 10 million fewer jobs than this time a year ago. Nonetheless,...

Posted on February 10, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

 Presidential portrait of Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley.

Library exhibit celebrates Black painters

Eastern Connecticut State University’s J. Eugene Smith Library is honoring Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, with a virtual exhibit commemorating Black...

Posted on February 08, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Artist Laura Elkin's piece "Self as Greta at Seaside"

Eastern Art Gallery presents feminist exhibition ‘HEROINE-ITY’

The work of several audacious female artists is on display at Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery until March 5 in an exhibition titled “HEROINE-ITY.” The...

Posted on February 03, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

CAB photo

CAB hosts ‘Welcome Back Week’

The Campus Activity Board (CAB) jumpstarted the spring semester with Welcome Back Week, a series of virtual and on-ground activities from Jan 26–31 for returning students.

Posted on January 28, 2021

CircleIn

CircleIn app allows students to study together while apart

The Academic Success Center at Eastern Connecticut State University is partnering with CircleIn, a free, peer-to-peer studying app, to empower students and help them solve difficult problems together.

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Race in athletics

Eastern hosts a star-studded conversation on race in athletics

On Jan. 23 over WebEx, more than 300 students, faculty and staff from Eastern Connecticut State University and other colleges and universities heard a panel of prominent members of the higher...

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Ed Osborn

Clock tower

University Meeting ushers in spring 2021 semester with message of hope

Hundreds of Eastern Connecticut State University community members tuned into YouTube on Jan. 25 to watch President Elsa Núñez welcome them back to campus with an uplifting, inspiring...

Posted on January 27, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Mandala

Campus Briefs

The spring semester kicks off with Welcome Back Week; the Eastern Institute for Data Analytics continues real-time COVID-19 monitoring; spring semester to offer eight virtual University Hour...

Posted on January 27, 2021

Book cover

Carenen publishes book on history of U.S. and Middle East

Caitlin Carenen, professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University and assistant History Department chair, has published a new textbook titled “An Introductory History of the...

Posted on January 25, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

NSF grant

National Science Foundation awards $650,000 to Eastern for Success Scholars program

Eastern Connecticut State University has been awarded a $649,957 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement a scholarship program for lower-income students in pursuit of...

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

Mandala

Health sciences professor presents mandala art

Health Sciences Assistant Professor Geeta Thapa presented “Maya Mandala,” an exhibit of dot mandala art from Dec. 19-27 in the Kathmandu Kitchen and Bar in Storrs. The artwork was on...

Posted on January 14, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

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Pakdil authors book on Six Sigma organizational method

Fatma Pakdil, professor of management at Eastern Connecticut State University, has published a new book titled “Six Sigma for Students: A Problem-Solving Methodology.”

Posted on January 13, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

OER

Open educational resources lighten financial burden for students

In the face of soaring costs for textbooks and the financial burdens caused by COVID-19, a number of Eastern Connecticut State University faculty and staff are providing a more economical and...

Posted on January 07, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Congress

Eastern's Balcerski emerges as media expert on presidential politics

The publication of History Professor Tom Balcerski's latest book coincided with the daily unfolding drama of the 2020 presidential election. Over the ensuing months Balcerski’s expertise...

Posted on January 06, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Scholarship

ECSU Foundation awards $500K in 2020-21

The ECSU Foundation, Inc., Eastern Connecticut State University’s philanthropic arm, has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to more than 450 students in the 2020-21 academic year.

Posted on January 05, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

CAB

Campus Briefs

ECSU Foundation awards $500,000 in scholarships; CAB wins programming excellence award; English major Lucy Truszkowski accepted for publication in 'Xchanges Journal.'

Posted on January 04, 2021

Broderick Sawyer

'We all have it': Broderick Sawyer '12 demystifies race-based trauma

Broderick Sawyer, a clinical psychologist and 2012 Eastern Connecticut State University graduate, spoke on race-based stress and trauma on Dec. 16 during the final University Hour presentation of...

Posted on December 24, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern’s early childhood education center fills ‘virtual’ void for teacher prep programs

The Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) at Eastern Connecticut State University has emerged as an invaluable resource for the early childhood education field during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Stanton's dissemination and implementation science research among best in field

Megan Stanton, assistant professor of social work at Eastern Connecticut State University and an expert on the science of dissemination and implementation, says there is a notorious lag between the...

Posted on December 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

CAB staff

CAB wins excellence in programming award

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) was recently named a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Programming Award for its programming efforts. The award was...

Posted on December 14, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Young Entrepreneurs

Eastern students are young entrepreneurs

Facebook, Dell computers, Google, Dropbox and Reddit were all started by college students in their dorm rooms. College students have also formed their own businesses in fields ranging from gyms to...

Posted on December 10, 2020 by Bobbi Brown, Michael Rouleau, Ed Osborn

Concert Band

Eastern musicians persevere through trying semester and changing industry

No industry has adapted to COVID-19 quite like the performing arts. With venues shuttered and musicians quarantined, an experience once universally live and in-person now streams virtually to a...

Posted on December 09, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern’s Balough edits book on innovative folk musician

On Dec. 4, the Music Department at Eastern Connecticut State University celebrated the launch of “Distant Dreams: The Correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, 1946-1960,”...

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Thank you card

French students raise funds for young Haitian women’s education

For the third year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University students enrolled in French Professor Michelle Bacholle’s “Perspectives on Women’s Issues” class have...

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Arboretum art

Biodegradable Art
Students create nature-based installations in campus arboretum

Social distancing wasn’t an issue for students in art professor Robert Greene’s “Installation Art” course, who created nature-based installations in the woodland setting of...

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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SLM students ponder WooSox relocation, win second place in COVID-19 problem-solving competition

A team of three sport and leisure management students at Eastern Connecticut State University won second place among 40 competitors at the Pioneer Institute Nichols College Case Competition, which...

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Blood Drive

Campus Briefs

Students produce professional films for local nonprofits; Teresa Balough edits book on Australian folk musician; Cara Bergstrom-Lynch runs in honor of Alyssiah Wiley and domestic violence...

Posted on December 07, 2020

Nonprofit films

Students make professional films for local nonprofits

Eastern Connecticut State University students in filmmaking professor Brian Day’s course “Producing for Clients” made professional films for Willimantic-based nonprofit...

Posted on December 06, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Bergstrom-Lynch

Bergstrom-Lynch runs to support victims of domestic violence

For the past seven years, Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology professor and chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology and Social Work Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, has run...

Posted on December 04, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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'What Makes a Toy Good?'

Eastern released a short video on Dec. 3 describing the best toys for young children based on 10 years of research through the Center for Early Childhood Education's (CECE) renowned TIMPANI...

Posted on December 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Blood drive

Eastern answers the call for blood

The American Red Cross has a slogan that says “Give something that means something.” That means giving blood. The agency says blood is urgently needed now, as COVID-19 has claimed more...

Posted on December 03, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern’s Carmen Cid elected a vice president of Ecological Society of America

Carmen Cid, professor of biology and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been working to improve the career success of women and minorities in...

Posted on November 30, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Day of Giving

Local soup kitchen hosts Eastern’s annual Day of Giving

The Covenant Soup Kitchen in collaboration with Eastern Connecticut State University distributed hundreds of Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 25 to Willimantic community members in need. As part of...

Posted on November 27, 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

CCE videos

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

car crash

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

Dining Hall

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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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

The Fine Arts Instructional Center at Eastern Connecticut State University

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

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

Shawn's Cupboard volunteer

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

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

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

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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

CAPS house located on 182 High Street

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

Campus Activity Board's Fall Fest Logo

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

Friday After Dark events

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 #1 public regional university in New England two years in a row

Eastern Connecticut State University is the #1 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

summer interns

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

Eastern library

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

Moorehead and Graham

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

virtual career fair

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

Boxer

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

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

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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

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

cameras and podium

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 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

Web award

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

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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

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‘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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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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Communication Alumni Help Shape Opinions in a Digital Age

In addition to traditional broadcast affiliates, the 21st-century television environment features on-demand news distributed digitally on cell phones and via social media platforms around the clock...

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Richard Bausch

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

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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

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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

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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

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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10 Years of TIMPANI: Annual Study Investigates the Paradox of Play

For millennia, toys have elicited joy and laughter in children. They are also fundamental to a young child’s intellectual and social development. In this modern world of smart phones, smart...

Posted on February 01, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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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

Seven Reed Quintet

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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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

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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

Dancer close up

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

Concert band.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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 #1 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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

finance panel

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

CCE United Way award

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

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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

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

Pass program students

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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’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

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

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

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

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

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'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 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

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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

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