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Students engage in conversation with each other and with employers.

Entertainment Industry Day connects students with media companies

In entertainment as much as in any industry, networking is vitally important. Eastern Connecticut State University’s Entertainment Industry Day, which took place Nov. 3, opened the lines of...

Posted on November 06, 2023 by Noel Teter

Student attends recording studio session.

Revitalized recording studio nurtures Eastern's underground music scene

Senior Zachary Brace, a psychology major with a budding reputation in the music industry, has spent the academic year revitalizing Eastern's Student Recording Session Program. Known as...

Posted on April 13, 2023 by Jack Jones

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eastern Professor Moderates Salute to President H. W. Bush

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

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

The Le Le Project, represented by FEMALES club members

Committed to Community: Eastern’s 2017 Service Expo

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

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Windham Project will Transform Downtown into Public Art Space

The Windham Project, a six-week public art showcase, will fill the streets of Willimantic from April 15 to May 25, 2017. The project features 22 artists who will transform historic downtown...

Posted on March 17, 2017

Nontraditional Eastern Student Wins Statewide Playwright Contest

Debbie Stauffer ’16, a recent graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, is the first winner of the “Wright the World” playwright contest, a new category of the annual...

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern to Host Series of Events around Election 2016

As the 2016 election cycle moves into its post-Labor Day countdown, Eastern Connecticut State University has created a series of education events and programs designed to highlight the issues...

Posted on September 07, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Three Top Alumni Named Eastern Fellows

Three distinguished alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University were inducted into the Eastern Fellows Program on Oct. 21. Following the induction, Michael Endler ’81, Janice Deskus...

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Presents Contemporary Theater Production “Pornography”

Home-grown terrorism, the effects of a consumerist culture, and the alienation and objectification of individuals were only a few of the themes portrayed in Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Jolene Potter

Students Travel to London and Paris for Global Field Course

Eight students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Paris, France and London, England, as part of a “global field course” with Communication Professor...

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Ryan King

Students Travel to Central Europe for Global Field Course

Six students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Central Europe as part of Communication Professor Cesar Beltran’s course “The Nazi Aftermath in Central...

Posted on June 09, 2015 by Ryan King

Alumna Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Receive Honorary Degree at Commencement

Internationally acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ‘01 will receive an honorary doctorate and bring greetings to the graduates at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 125th...

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Students Make Puppets for Avenue Q

Two Eastern Connecticut State University students helped make puppets for the West Hartford Community Theatre’s production of Avenue Q, a renowned musical considered to be the adult version...

Posted on April 09, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Inducts 35 into Leadership Honor Society

On March 1, 35 individuals were inducted into Eastern Connecticut State University’s circle chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society in Leadership. Through a competitive...

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Dwight Bachman