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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

Darrel Irwin giving a guest lecture on Haitian Migration.

The Roots of Haitian Migration

Darrell Irwin, visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, gave a lecture on “The Roots of Haitian Migration” in Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Picture of sociology students at Railroad Museum

Sociology Students Open Semester with Excursion into ‘The Community’

A group of sociology students kicked off the spring 2020 semester with an excursion into the Willimantic community on Jan. 21. Students enrolled in Professor Nicolas Simon’s course “The...

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology.

Bergstrom-Lynch Runs in Support of Domestic Violence Victims

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University ran in the Hot Chocolate 5k run on Dec. 8 in Northampton, MA, in support of individuals who have experienced...

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern Students Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking for Social Action Day

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Club held its annual Social Action Day on Nov. 5 to focus on the issue of human trafficking.

Posted on November 10, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Alyssiah Wiley 'get to know Alyssiah' table

Alyssiah Wiley Basketball Tournament Aims to End Relationship Violence

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Oct. 9 to honor former student Alyssiah Wiley. The event featured an array of activities aimed at raising awareness of...

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eunice Matthews, professor of social work and coordinator of the Social Work Program at Eastern Connecticut State University

Stamford NAACP Honors Eastern Social Work Professor Eunice Matthews

On Sept. 27, at the NAACP’s Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, the Stamford NAACP presented Eunice Matthews, professor of social work and coordinator of the Social Work Program at Eastern...

Posted on October 01, 2019

Jonathan Mooney

Author with Dyslexia Jonathan Mooney to Speak at Eastern

Jonathan Mooney, a dyslexic writer and speaker who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center at...

Posted on September 04, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Sociology Professor Nicolas Simon and student Tara Nguyen presented at the annual Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Conference this past August.

Student-Professor Duo Presents at Symbolic Interaction Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University Sociology Professor Nicolas Simon and student Tara Nguyen ’21 presented and organized a session at the 2019 annual Society for the Study of Symbolic...

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Nicholas Simon

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

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

Connecticut Supreme Court Justices discuss Implicit Biases

Keynote speakers Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Robinson and Justice Maria Araujo Kahn were on hand April 2 as Eastern’s Social Work Program celebrated its 20th anniversary,...

Posted on April 09, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern’s Bergstrom-Lynch Runs in Honor of Domestic Violence Survivors

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, sociology professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, participated in a road race on Dec. 2 to honor the late Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern sophomore who was murdered by...

Posted on December 05, 2018 by Raven Dillon

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

Social Action Day Focuses on Ex-Offender Reentry

The issues surrounding housing reentry for ex-offenders were center stage on Nov. 13 for Social Action Day. Organized by the Social Work Program, the event included student presentations, a panel...

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Jordan Corey

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

A&E Executives Visit Eastern, Speak on Crime TV

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted several Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) executives on Nov. 7 who discussed the representation of crime on television.

Posted on November 07, 2018 by Raven Dillon

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

A&E Network Executives to Discuss Crime TV at Eastern

Three executives from the Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 7 to discuss the criminal world as portrayed on television.

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

New Program Forges Pathway from Police Academy to Eastern

New this fall semester, graduates of the Connecticut Police Academy may now enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University with 12 credits applied toward a criminology degree or other major....

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Professor Featured in PBS Series ‘Native America’

An advance screening of the new PBS series “Native America” was shown at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 26. While the four-part series will premiere on Oct. 23 on CPTV,...

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Professor Featured in PBS Series ‘Native America’

An advance screening of the new PBS series “Native America” was shown at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 26. While the four-part series will premiere on Oct. 23 on CPTV,...

Posted on October 03, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Canterbury and Frye Author New Books

Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury and History Professor David Frye recently authored “Neoextractivism and Capitalist Development” and “Walls: A History of Civilization in...

Posted on September 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

CPTV and Eastern to Host Advance Screening of ‘Native America’ Episode

Eastern Connecticut State University and Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will host a free advance screening of an episode from the new PBS series “Native America” on Sept. 26 at 7...

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Constance Motley Expert at Eastern

Gary Ford Jr., assistant professor of Africana Studies at Lehman College and author of the book, “Constance Baker Motley, One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice under...

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Professor in Safe Passage Run

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University who lives in Manchester, participated in a road race on Dec. 3 to honor the late Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern student who was...

Posted on December 05, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Professor in Safe Passage Run

Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University who lives in Manchester, participated in a road race on Dec. 3 to honor the late Alyssiah Wiley, an Eastern student who was...

Posted on December 05, 2017 by Jordan Corey

The Truth behind True Crime

Three Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) executives – Laura Fleury, Peter Tarshis and Sean Gottlieb – shared their expertise of “true crime” programs with Eastern...

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Shack-a-thon for Homelessness

A group of Eastern Connecticut State University students emerged from frost-covered cardboard boxes on Thursday morning, Nov. 9, after spending a freezing night sleeping outside. The temperatures...

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

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

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

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

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

Eastern Works to “Unmask Social Change” at CTCC Meeting

Eastern Connecticut State University played a large role at the recent Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC) Social Justice Leadership Conference held at Wesleyan University on Oct. 31. With a...

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern and Windham Public Schools Earn Statewide Award

At the 2015 Connecticut Campus Compact Awards (CTCC), Eastern Connecticut State University and Windham Public Schools won the Campus-Community Partnership Award for their joint effort with Puentes...

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Prolific Eastern Professors Give “Last Lectures”

Four prolific professors from Eastern Connecticut State University delivered “Last Lectures” at the end of the 2014–15 academic year. During their lectures, Timothy Swanson, James...

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Mike Rouleau

People Helping People Wins Statewide Award

Because of its commitment to disabled adults who live in the High Chase Residential Center in Willington, People Helping People (PHP) — a student club at Eastern Connecticut State University...

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

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

Renowned Harvard Professor Lectures at Eastern

Harvard University Professor Mary Waters lectured at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 11 about undocumented immigrants and immigration policy. Due to her outstanding contributions to...

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Michael Rouleau