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Eastern's CAB hosts Fall Fest

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted Fall Fest from Sept. 21-26. The weeklong event included socially distanced activities ranging from virtual game...

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Friday After Dark events

Housing Office Keeps Students Engaged

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Housing and Residential Life is one of many offices on campus that are working together to maintain a healthy and safe campus environment...

Posted on September 29, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Students with SOCs

Eastern presents a warm ‘Warrior Welcome’

While taking all precautions during COVID-19 to safely move in more than 1,800 resident students on Aug. 23-25, Eastern Connecticut State University rolled out “Warrior Welcome” to more...

Posted on September 01, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Family Day

Partnering with parents in COVID-19 response

The COVID 19 pandemic has certainly cast a wide net of uncertainty across higher education. Closing the Eastern Connecticut State University campus and moving to online learning this spring was no...

Posted on June 01, 2020 by Candace DeAngelis and Casey Kensey

Asian Cultural Society on Zoom

Students Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, as we pay tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental to its future.

Posted on May 18, 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

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

Picture of the dance team with their trophy.

Eastern’s Dance Team Earns National Rank at Acclaimed Competition

The competitive dance team at Eastern Connecticut State University performed at the prestigious Universal Dance Association (UDA) College Nationals on Jan. 17-19 at Walt Disney World in Orlando,...

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

Eastern Offers Full Slate of 'University Hour' Events through March

Eastern Connecticut State University continues its “University Hour Series” this spring with a range of presentations that are open to the public and free of charge. University Hour...

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

african club dance

African Club Hosts Annual Banquet

Eastern Connecticut State University’s African Club presented its annual banquet to celebrate African culture on Nov. 21 in the Betty R. Tipton Room. In partnership with the Campus Activity...

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Michael Stenko, director of alumni affairs.

Eastern Alumni Encourage Students to LEAP into Network Building

On Nov. 13, Eastern’s Office of Alumni Affairs and the New Student and Family Programs hosted a LEAP (Learn, Explore, Achieve, Perform) leadership training program in the Paul E. Johnson Sr....

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Cross country coach Kathy Manizza and Professor Charlie Chatterton finish an early-morning lap.

11th Annual Poverty Awareness Marathon Benefits Shawn’s Cupboard

Eastern Connecticut State University held its 11th annual Poverty Awareness Marathon on Oct. 18. More than 100 members of the Eastern community ran and walked to raise awareness of poverty in...

Posted on October 18, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern students at the President's Picnic

Student-Involvement Fair Fosters Engaged Student Body

More than 800 students converged on Webb Lawn on Sept. 5 for the President’s Picnic & Student Involvement Fair. Hosted by the Student Activities Office, the annual event brought together...

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

John Kahn

Students Learn How to Manage Money

Aware of the challenges of paying for college that students frequently experience, the Office of Financial Aid presented “Budgeting & Managing Your Credit” on July 24, 2019, in the...

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Student Orientaion Counselor poses with group of incoming students.

SOAR Helps Incoming Students Transition to Eastern

Incoming students are getting their first taste of life at Eastern through the Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. From June 24–July 12, multiple SOAR sessions have...

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Senior class poses for the camera

Eastern Graduates 1,250 Students at XL Center

The annual graduation ceremony was held at the XL Center in Hartford on May 21, with more than 12,000 family members and friends cheering on their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, as 1,175...

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Eastern's spring carnival.

Year-End Student Activity Enriches Campus

The end of the academic year is not only crunch time for final projects and exams, it’s also a busy time when Eastern’s many student organizations host year-end events. April and May...

Posted on May 08, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Community engagement students and award recipients pose for the camera.

‘Why,’ not ‘What’: Service Expo Honors Community Partnerships

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual Service Expo and Awards on April 18. The event showcased the numerous service projects being...

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau and Jordan Corey

Legislators, President Núñez, and students pose for the camera

State Legislators Speak with Eastern Community

State Sen. Dan Champagne ’94, State Rep. Susan Johnson ’77 and State Rep. Doug Dubitsky took time from their busy schedules to visit Eastern Connecticut State University on April 23 for...

Posted on April 23, 2019 by The Office of University Relations

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Eastern Contributes 200 Boxes to ‘One Million Acts of Good’

Eastern Connecticut State University students assembled 200 boxes of nonperishable food items on March 26 as participants of “One Million Acts of Good,” a program sponsored by Ellen...

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern’s Walter Diaz Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Diaz, vice president for student affairs at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Shackathon Raises Awareness of Homelessness

A group of Eastern Connecticut State University students slept outdoors in cardboard boxes on Nov. 7-8 for “Shackathon.” The annual Habitat for Humanity event aims to raise awareness of...

Posted on November 10, 2018 by Jordan Corey

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

Students Dispatch Across Windham for ‘Day of Caring’

More than 200 students from Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut volunteered across Windham on Sept. 28 for the third annual Day of Caring. The event was a...

Posted on October 04, 2018 by Raven Dillon

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 Music Program to Host 6 September-October Events

The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will offer six performances in late September and October. Ranging from jazz to opera, there will be something for everyone! All events...

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Jolene Potter

The Campus Lantern picnic table.

Student Activities Fair and President’s Picnic

Nearly 1,000 students attended Eastern’s President’s Picnic and Student Activities Fair on Sept. 5 on the Webb Lawn. Executive board and general members representing dozens of Eastern...

Posted on September 21, 2018

Eastern to Host September-October University Hour Events

Eastern Connecticut State University is hosting a variety of University Hour events this fall 2018 semester. This free and open-to-the-public series of guest lectures and performances occurs on...

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Student presents at Eastern's CREATE Conference.

CREATE Conference Shows Breadth and Depth of Eastern Students

Displays of research and creativity filled the Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University on April 13 for the annual CREATE conference.

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern's Spring Career Fair Connects Students to Employers

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Joran 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 Students Smash Cars for Funds

A group of Eastern Connecticut State University students organized one of the most unique fundraising events the campus has ever sponsored on Nov. 30. The students – Alexandra Kallgren...

Posted on December 04, 2017 by Casey Collins

20 Years of M.A.L.E.S. at Eastern

On any given afternoon, you’re likely to find a handful of students who stand out when walking across campus. Pressed shirts, shined shoes and ties, these young men lead by example, embodying...

Posted on November 20, 2017

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

Organization of Latin American Students

Hundreds of Eastern Students Attend Student Activities Fair

More than 500 students attended Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Fall Student Activities Fair and President’s Picnic on Sept. 11 from 5-7 p.m. on the Library Quad. Student...

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Photo courtesy of Helena Delfino

Students Study Health Care in Ghana

Ten health sciences students from Eastern Connecticut State University returned from a study abroad trip in Ghana this August. The purpose of the two-week trip was to introduce students to the...

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

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

The Chamber Singers

An Exciting Year for Singers: Groban, 'Game of Thrones,' Montreal

Student vocalists had an exciting 2015-16 academic year, singing in several high-profile productions including performances with Josh Groban and the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, as well...

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern students pose in Costa Rica

Honors Students Study Environmental Conflict in Costa Rica

A group of honors students from Eastern Connecticut State University spent 10 days in Costa Rica in May 2017 for a field course that examined the country’s rich biodiversity and developing...

Posted on June 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Biology students posing in the Bahamas

Students Study Tropical Biology in Bahamas

Twenty biology students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to the Bahamas in May 2017 to study an island’s tropical biology.

Posted on June 09, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Business students pose in Spain.

Students Study International Business in Spain

Nine business students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to Spain in May 2017 to study international business in the European Union. Students stayed in Barcelona and Madrid, and...

Posted on June 08, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Psychology students in Hawaii.

Psychology Students Study Culture in Hawaii

Eighteen psychology students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to Hawaii in May 2017 to study cross-cultural differences related to well-being and relationships. From western and...

Posted on June 08, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Residents of Occum Hall with the Warrior Cup trophy, alongside Rosie Hernandez, founder of Puentes al Futuro, and William Stover, director of Family and Community Partnerships (center, holding check)

Occum Hall wins Warrior Cup, Puentes al Futuro gets $4,500

The Warrior Cup is an annual competition in which all 13 residence halls at Eastern Connecticut State University compete for the benefit of a local nonprofit organization or charity. Occum Hall was...

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

MEDIA ADVISORY: 300 Students to Participate in Eastern Research Conference

The Third Annual CREATE Conference at Eastern Connecticut State University will take place this Friday, April 21, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CREATE stands for “Celebrating Research...

Posted on April 19, 2017

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

Eastern’s Stephen Nelson Recognized for Excellence in Rugby Community

Stephen Nelson, director of information technology and IT planning at Eastern Connecticut State University, received the Dr. Robert L. Laurence Award for 2017 for his work as the advisor for the...

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Christiana Rossomando

Veterans are “a Rather Elite Group”

Colonel Frederick Miclon Jr., director of staff at the Joint Force Headquarters for the Connecticut National Guard, delivered the keynote address on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day, during Eastern...

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Dwight Bachman

Students Get Lucky with a Warm Night for Shackathon

Twenty members of the Eastern Connecticut State University chapter of Habitat for Humanity slept outdoors in cardboard boxes on Nov. 2–3 for the annual “Shackathon.” The event...

Posted on November 05, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Chamber Singers’ “Fun Run” Funds Tour to Montreal

On Oct. 28 the Eastern Connecticut State University Chamber Singers held their annual Fun Run to raise funds for their choir tour. This year the funds will help the ensemble take a trip to...

Posted on November 02, 2016 by Jolene Potter

Neuropsychologist warns it’s a Hard Road, but Worth It

Eighteen successful alumni of the Psychology Department visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 27 to advise and network with current students. After a keynote address from...

Posted on November 01, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

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 Showed a ‘Warrior Welcome!’

On Aug. 27-28, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted “Warrior Weekend” to welcome the Class of 2020 to campus. More than 500 students gathered on Webb Lawn for a class photo and...

Posted on September 07, 2016 by Christiana Rossomando

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

Eastern Students Jump into Career Week!

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) at Eastern Connecticut State University, held a career week for current Eastern students from April 4-8. The week was designed to showcase...

Posted on April 15, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Students Present at NCUR in North Carolina

The National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Asheville, NC, at the University of North Carolina-Asheville on April 7-9. The conference was established in 1987 and is dedicated to promoting...

Posted on April 15, 2016 by La Penna

Domestic Abuse Survivor Ewa Grochowska Tells Her Story at Eastern

Domestic abuse survivor, activist and ceramic artist Ewa Grochowska came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 14 to speak about her personal experiences as a victim of domestic abuse,...

Posted on October 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Examining Depictions of Masculinity

On April 13, Duane de Four, an educator, media critic and activist working to prevent sexual assault, spoke to a diverse audience at Eastern Connecticut State University about the true cost of the...

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

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

Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser

The ECSU Foundation, Inc., held its annual Bowl-a-thon in support of Eastern Connecticut State University on March 7 at WilliBowl in North Windham. Almost $10,000 was raised for Foundation...

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Anti-Intimate Partner Violence Campaign Comes to Eastern

Linda Blozie of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), spokesperson for the 10×10 Campaign, visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 26 to talk about intimate...

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

People Helping People Donates Jeans to Homeless Youth

Each year, DoSomething.org and Aeropostale stores pair up to put on the Teens for Jeans campaign. The campaign allows schools and individuals across the country to take part in raising awareness of...

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

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

Rugby Team Organizes and Hosts Plunge for Hunger

Eastern Connecticut State University’s rugby team hosted the fourth annual Plunge for Hunger in Lauter Park on Feb. 7 to benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen. While Assistant rugby coach Ray...

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Ryan King

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

Students Attend Kennedy Center College Theater Festival

Twenty-four students from Eastern Connecticut State University attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) from Jan. 27-Feb. 1. These students participated in theatre...

Posted on February 06, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak

Undergraduate Research Gaining Traction at Eastern

Over the past several years, undergraduate research and creative activity have seen great expansion at Eastern Connecticut State University. More than ever before, students in all majors have...

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Renowned Forensic Scientist Henry Lee to Speak at Eastern

Henry Lee, one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists, will visit Eastern Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre on Feb. 10 for the spring semester’s...

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Local Billboards

A group of seniors in Art Professor June Bisantz’s Eastern Design Group class has created designs for five local billboards commemorating Eastern Connecticut State University’s 125th...

Posted on January 06, 2015 by Anne Pappalardo