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Student Center Block Party highlights Unity Wing

The Student Center hosted a Block Party on Sept. 8, highlighting the resources and offerings of the Unity Wing, Student Government Association (SGA) and Office of Student Activities.

Posted on September 13, 2023 by Elisabeth Craig

Unity Wing awardees

3 students awarded for equity and social justice

Three Eastern Connecticut State University students have won Equity and Social Justice Awards for their work promoting civil rights, resources for undocumented students, and mental health services...

Posted on April 27, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

Spinning the wheel.

Eastern celebrates International Mother Language Day

Students at Eastern Connecticut State University whose primary languages are not English took the opportunity to celebrate their linguistic and cultural diversity on International Mother Language...

Posted on February 24, 2023 by Noel Teter

A group of transcribers.

Eastern hosts Douglass Day 'Transcribe-a-Thon'

Most people are likely to recognize Feb. 14 as Valentine’s Day. However, there is another occasion to be celebrated on this date: the birth of civil rights and anti-slavery activist Frederick...

Posted on February 16, 2023 by Noel Teter

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Intercultural Center holds MLK Day celebration

In a celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Intercultural Center on Jan. 18 provided a platform for students to reflect on some of King’s most renowned...

Posted on January 23, 2023 by Jack Jones

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Eastern’s Joshua Sumrell receives Prospanica’s Education Leadership Award

The Prospanica Connecticut Chapter Board of Directors selected Joshua Sumrell, coordinator of the Intercultural Center, to receive its 2022 Education Leadership Award. The award recognizes...

Posted on November 16, 2022 by Jack Jones

Unity Wing

Unity Wing block party introduces 3 ‘Identity Centers’

On Sept. 9, Eastern Connecticut State University students and faculty convened on the first floor of the Student Center to familiarize themselves with the values and resources available to them in...

Posted on September 14, 2022 by Jack Jones

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Community policing workshop educates officers on DEI
Unity Wing training involves Eastern and UHart police

The Unity Wing at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a community policing workshop on Aug. 10–11 for the public safety departments at Eastern and the University of Hartford. Led by...

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

'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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

Eastern Presents Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards

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

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

Actors from GTC Dramatic Dialogues perform in “Strange Like Me,” a series of skits about gender, race and LGBTQ issues. The skits kicked off Social Justice Week festivities.

Eastern Unity Wing Organizes Social Justice Week

Leaders and student ambassadors of the Intercultural Center, Pride Center and Women’s Center at Eastern Connecticut State University organized a series of events for Social Justice Week from...

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Jolene Potter

MLK award winners Kemesha Wilmot, Elijah Oliver and Taylor Hemphill ’17

Eastern Presents Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Awards

Taylor Hemphill '17, a social work major and student ambassador in the Women's Center at Eastern Connecticut State University; Kemesha Wilmot, associate director of the University's...

Posted on February 26, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

Guest Speaker Visits Eastern on World Hijab Day

Linda Miller of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 1 to inform students about the history of the hijab, on World Hijab Day. Nazma Khan created...

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Anthony LaPenna

Bradley Camp Davis, assistant professor of history at Eastern

Eastern Professor Authors Book on Banditry and Borderlands

After more than a decade of research and travel throughout China and Southeast Asia, Bradley Camp Davis, assistant professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University, has authored...

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

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

Unity Wing Welcomes Students of All Identities

The Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing at Eastern Connecticut State University held an open house on Sept. 8 for the Pride Center, Intercultural Center and Women’s Center. Located on the ground...

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

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

Students Discuss HIV and AIDS in Conjunction with World AIDS Day

In response to World AIDS Day, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a panel discussion on Dec. 2 in the Student Center Theatre to increase awareness, dispel myths and get rid of the stigmas...

Posted on December 09, 2015 by Ryan King

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Speaks at Eastern

Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 12 to discuss the nationwide movement with students.

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Sponsors Forum on Rights for Undocumented Immigrants

“Speak Up, Speak Out,” a forum to draw attention to the challenges faced by the immigrant and undocumented community, was held on Nov. 5 at Eastern Connecticut State University. The...

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Jolene Potter

Three Outstanding Women Recognized at Ella Grasso Awards

Three women who work tirelessly to promote women’s rights and gender equality were recipients of the Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards on March 25 at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

How Love Came in an Unexpected Way

International author and success coach Mike Iamele came to Eastern Connecticut State University on March 11 to tell his story of how he — a self-proclaimed straight man — found love...

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Kathry Shpak

Eastern Recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award Winners

W. Reggie Hales, publisher of the Hartford-based African American newspaper Inquiring News; Anthony Aidoo, professor of mathematics at Eastern Connecticut State University; and Jonah Craggett, an...

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Ryan King

Genocide Survivor, LGBTQ Member Says Your Life Has Purpose

“The fact that you have a life, you have a purpose,” said Daniel Trust, a Rwanda genocide survivor and advocate of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Questioning (LGBTQ) community.

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Hartbeat Ensemble Performs at Eastern

Through a combination of acting, dancing and singing, the Hartbeat Ensemble performed “Can’t Wait: Reflections on the Movement” at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 4...

Posted on February 06, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak