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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

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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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

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Distinguished Fiction Writer Richard Bausch Visits Eastern

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

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Vania Galicia

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

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

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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

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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 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

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

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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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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’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 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

Award-Winning Author 'Speaks' at Eastern

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

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professors Collaborate on New E-Book

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

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern’s Professor Donaghy is Windham County’s First Poet Laureate

Daniel Donaghy, professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, is Windham County’s first-ever poet laureate. The year-long term allows the chosen individual to work with local...

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Christiana Rossomando

Eastern Students Participate in English Conference

Three Eastern Connecticut State University English students participated in the Connecticut State University undergraduate research conference sponsored by Central Connecticut State University on...

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Welcomes Novelist to Campus

Eastern Connecticut State University writer’s series presented novelist Ruchama King Feuerman in a public reading and Q&A in Eastern’s Student Center on Oct. 27.

Posted on November 02, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Professor Debuts New Book to Community

Allison Speicher, an English professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, held a book talk on Oct. 12 to debut her new book, “Schooling Readers: Reading Common Schools in 19th Century...

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Chrstina Rossomando

Sigma Tau Delta Sponsors Harry Potter Night

As the spring 2016 semester came to a close, Eastern Connecticut State University’s Alpha Epsilon Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, hosted “Harry Potter...

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Professor Releases New Book

Allison Speicher, assistant professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has published a new book, “Schooling Readers.”

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Professor Talks about Newest Novel

Chris Torockio, associate professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University spoke to the Eastern community about his newest novel, “The Soul Hunters,” in early April in the...

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

English Department Presents English At Work

Eastern Connecticut State University’s English Department hosted a panel discussion of Eastern alumni titled “English at Work” on March 11. The English Department, led by...

Posted on March 15, 2016

English Department Hosts Fall 2015 “English Night”

At “English Night” at Eastern Connecticut State University, held in the Betty Tipton Room on Dec. 10, the English Department presented two scholarships, inducted students into the Sigma...

Posted on December 11, 2015 by Ryan King

Maria Mazziotti Guillan Motivates Eastern Writers

Maria Mazziotti Guillan was welcomed at Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 19. Guillan was invited by the Writers Guild to give Eastern students a writing workshop and reading from her 20...

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Christina Rossomando

Flood Talks White Privilege During Faculty Dialogue Series

The third and final session of the “Faculty Dialogue Series” at Eastern occurred on Nov. 16, with a talk from English Professor Reginald Flood titled “Achieving Racial Equality...

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Storyteller, Author and Professor Raouf Mama Lectures at Eastern

On Oct. 28, storyteller and Eastern Connecticut State University English professor Raouf Mama spoke to students about his recently published memoir, “Fortune’s Favorite Child.”

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Ryan King

Children’s Literature Author Claudia Mills Speaks on Didacticism

Claudia Mills, former philosophy professor and author of over 50 children’s books, spoke at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 23. Her lecture centered on how to effectively...

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Ryan King

Eastern’s Rosenberg Authors “The Desire for Literacy”

What motivates adult learners to develop their literacy skills when they choose reading and writing for personal reasons? Lauren Rosenberg, English professor at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

English Students Travel to Italy for Global Field Course

Eight students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Florence, Italy, with English Professor Christopher Torockio to participate in the course, “Creative Writing...

Posted on August 14, 2015 by Ryan King

Eastern Professor Wins Top Research Award

Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, associate professor of psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, was honored with the Connecticut State University System Board of Regents’ (BOR)...

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Dwight Bachman

Acclaimed Author of African Literature Speaks at Eastern

With the spring 2015 semester coming to an end, the Department of English at Eastern Connecticut State University brought acclaimed Nigerian author Okey Ndibe to speak on campus. Ndibe is the...

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Ryan King

Unrecognized Historical Figure’s Story Gets Revived

Award-winning author Susan Campbell came to Eastern Connecticut State University on March 4 to share the story of Isabella Beecher Hooker, an important figure who had been excluded from the pages...

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

English Department Hosts Panel of Young Adult Authors

Eastern Connecticut State University’s English Department hosted a panel featuring young adult authors Chris Lynch, Caragh O’Brien and Jason Reynolds earlier this semester. Eastern...

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Ryan King