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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kayla Giordano Presents Political Research on Capitol Hill

Eastern student Kayla Giordano '17 was among only 60 students from across the country to present at Posters on the Hill (POH), a highly competitive undergraduate research conference held...

Posted on May 05, 2017

Elona Vaisnys Inspires College Students About CEP

Elona Vaisnys of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut spoke to Eastern Connecticut State University students on April 4 about the importance of the Connecticut Citizens' Election Program...

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Professor Named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that William Salka, professor of political science at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2017-18...

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Announces Fulbright Student Award

Eastern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce that Quanece Williams '16 of Bridgeport, CT, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S.

Posted on April 03, 2017 by Ed Osborn

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

Eastern Faculty Create ‘Democracy at Work’

With the 2016 presidential election drawing near, politics have taken center stage at Eastern Connecticut State University. In order to generate student discussion around the election, Eastern...

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Top Eastern Students Named Barnard Scholars

Two of Eastern Connecticut State University’s top students were named Barnard Scholars on April 6 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The annual Henry Barnard Distinguished Student...

Posted on April 08, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Top Seniors Recognized at Honors Program Reception

Twenty of Eastern Connecticut State University’s highest-achieving students were recognized at the Honors Program Senior Reception on May 9.

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

First Annual Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference

On April 24, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its first Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference. Many students and faculty were in attendance to learn from and engage with...

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller