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NMDP volunteers.

Eastern students register to donate bone marrow and stem cells

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

Posted on February 08, 2024 by Noel Teter

Action shot from the skills practice.

Eastern rugby hosts first clinic for Special Olympics Willimantic

Eastern Connecticut State University’s men’s rugby team hosted Special Olympics Willimantic for its inaugural Special Olympics rugby clinic on Aug. 12 at the Mansfield Sports...

Posted on August 30, 2023 by Noel Teter

golfer tees off

ECSU Foundation Golf Tournament draws support for scholarships

The annual Eastern Connecticut State University Golf Tournament on June 26 drew nearly 80 golfers to the Wethersfield Country Club for a day of golf that will support student scholarships, the...

Posted on June 28, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss


Eastern teams up with 'Be the Match' to connect donors with patients in need

Eastern Connecticut State University’s men’s soccer team recently joined forces with Be the Match, an organization seeking to find potential donors for patients with blood diseases....

Posted on March 02, 2023 by Noel Teter

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Women’s basketball team advocates for breast cancer awareness

During a recent women’s basketball game, Eastern Connecticut State University athletes, coaches and Athletic Department staff met an objective that extended far beyond beating their opponent....

Posted on February 15, 2023 by Jack Jones

Plunge for Hunger

Eastern Rugby, Covenant Soup Kitchen Take the ‘Plunge for Hunger’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s men’s rugby team hosted the 12th annual Olga Ezis “Plunge for Hunger” on Feb. 4 at Lauter Park in Willimantic. For the first time in...

Posted on February 07, 2023 by Noel Teter

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7th annual #WarriorsGive raises $84,000

The seventh annual #WarriorsGive fundraising campaign that concluded on Nov. 14 generated $84,629, including an anonymous matching gift of $21,629.

Posted on December 08, 2022

Women's rugby team holds up its trophy

Eastern rugby clubs rebound from pandemic with strong 2022 campaigns

The men’s and women’s rugby clubs at Eastern Connecticut State University both have young rosters with many first-year players. This lack of experience has not hurt the teams, however,...

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Noel Teter

LEC cups and NCAAA trophy

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

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

Posted on July 06, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

virtual fitness

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

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

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 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

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

Eastern Announces New Head Baseball Coach

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Bob Molta

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

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

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 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

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

Eastern Warriors Win Top Conference Honors On and Off the Field

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

Posted on July 06, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern’s Stephen Nelson Recognized for Excellence in Rugby Community

Stephen Nelson, director of information technology and IT planning at Eastern Connecticut State University, received the Dr. Robert L. Laurence Award for 2017 for his work as the advisor for the...

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Christiana Rossomando

Eastern students take the plunge.

Eastern Took the Plunge for Hunger

Hundreds of people, including members of the Eastern Connecticut State University campus community, took a dive into the cold waters of the Natchaug River on Feb. 4 to raise money for the Covenant...

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Christine Rossomando

Eastern Wraps Up University Hours for October

Eastern Connecticut State University’s University Hour series brought a number of interesting speakers to campus in October.

Posted on November 10, 2016

The Eastern Warriors Raise $3,300 for Connecticut Cancer Patients

Eight members of the Eastern community raised an event-high $3,300 on Oct. 22 for Connecticut cancer patients during the Cycle Against Cancer fundraiser in West Hartford. The Eastern Warriors spent...

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

More than 100 Students Partake in Relay for Life

Students from Eastern Connecticut State University came out in force for the 20th year of the Greater Windham Relay for Life, held at Eastern’s Athletic Complex on Oct. 15 and 16. More than...

Posted on October 22, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Edmondson Coaches Olympic Gold

Fans of Eastern athletics have spent almost 30 years enjoying the grace, wisdom, strength and athleticism of two-time All American Bonnie Edmondson ’87. This year, Edmondson took her skills...

Posted on October 02, 2016

Eastern’s Eighth Annual Poverty Awareness Marathon

Eastern Connecticut State University held its eighth annual Poverty Awareness Marathon on Sept. 23. More than 400 food items were donated to the Covenant Soup Kitchen and Windham Area Interfaith...

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Wins President’s Cup for Second Straight Year

For the third time in the seven-year history of the award and for the second straight year, Eastern Connecticut State University has earned the Presidents’ Cup for the 2015-16 academic year....

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Bob Molta

Eastern’s Hockey Team Named NECHA American Conference Champions

The Eastern Connecticut State University club hockey team claimed the title of American Conference champions of the Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association (NECHA) on Feb. 21 with a 4-2 victory...

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Mike Rouleau

Coaches vs. Cancer

Eastern's basketball teams had a great turnout for the Coaches vs. Cancer games on Jan. 27. This annual event raised close to $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. Fans were able to...

Posted on February 04, 2016 by caption

Eastern and DeCasanova Support Marrow Registry

Eastern Connecticut State University continued its support for people with life-threatening blood diseases on Dec. 1 by hosting its fifth marrow registry in the past three years. Eastern first got...

Posted on December 04, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Club Hockey Helps Raise Money for Autism Awareness

Eastern Connecticut State University’s club hockey team beat Roger Williams University (RWU) by a score of 6-2 on Nov. 21, in a special game played to support autism awareness. The players...

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Athletes Win Top Academic Award

Little East Conference (LEC) Commissioner Cora Brumley has announced that Eastern Connecticut State University has earned the Presidents Cup as the top academic institution in the league. The...

Posted on November 02, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Supports Windham Relay For Life

Eastern Connecticut State University had another strong showing of support at the annual Relay For Life of Greater Windham, held Oct. 17–18 at the Mansfield Athletic Complex. With...

Posted on October 22, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Cross-Country Team Volunteers at Hartford Marathon

The cross-country team at Eastern Connecticut State University volunteered at the Hartford Marathon on Oct. 10, assisting athletes with disabilities through the races. Nine members of the team...

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Micheal Rouleau

Eastern Receives National Recognition as an Outstanding Workplace

For the sixth time in the past seven years, Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For,” according to the Chronicle of Higher...

Posted on July 21, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Student Jill Olderman to Intern for Israel Lacrosse

Eastern student Jillian Olderman is one of the few young people in the United States to intern with Israel Lacrosse this summer. From June 1 to July 29, Olderman will develop the sport of lacrosse...

Posted on June 02, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Rugby Team Organizes and Hosts Plunge for Hunger

Eastern Connecticut State University’s rugby team hosted the fourth annual Plunge for Hunger in Lauter Park on Feb. 7 to benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen. While Assistant rugby coach Ray...

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Ryan King