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Open house highlights Eastern‘s Office of AccessAbility Services

Open house highlights Office of AccessAbility Services

The Office of AccessAbility Services (OAS) at Eastern Connecticut State University recently welcomed students and faculty to an open house to learn more about the services the OAS provides to...

Posted on March 21, 2024 by Marcus Grant

Fresh Check Day brings awareness to students’ mental health issues

Fresh Check Day focuses on student mental health

Students poured into the Betty Tipton room on Oct. 19 for Eastern’s Fresh Check Day, an event addressing mental health and suicide among college students. The event was meant to build...

Posted on October 31, 2023 by Marcus Grant

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Incoming students preview college life at SOAR

More than 97% of the Class of 2027 at Eastern Connecticut State University participated in four sessions of SOAR, a two-day, on-site orientation for incoming students this June.

Posted on June 28, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

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Task force moves ahead on campus mental health needs

A year after a mental health task force formed on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus, the group has a strategic plan for meeting students’ mental health needs identified in a...

Posted on February 13, 2023 by by Lucinda Weiss

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Eastern accessibility experts win first Betsey Doane Award

Eastern Sociology Professor Nicolas Simon and Sandra Flores-Gonzales, assistant director of the Office of AccessAbility Services (OAS), won the inaugural Betsey Doane Digital Accessibility...

Posted on November 09, 2022 by Noel Teter

Guest speaker Wes Woodson

‘Steps for a Mighty Mind’ promotes mental wellness

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted “Steps for a Mighty Mind” on Sept. 29 to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. The event was organized by Eastern student...

Posted on October 03, 2022 by Noel Teter

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SOAR summer orientation welcomes new students

Throughout the month of June, Eastern Connecticut State University is welcoming new students to campus via a series of programs and activities to help them transition to college life. The Student...

Posted on June 22, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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Office of AccessAbility Services uses technology to enhance learning

Students with disabilities face a range of unique challenges in their quest for an education, much more than the usual challenges most college students face. They often lack mentors who understand...

Posted on March 09, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

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Prospanica CT awards Walter Diaz for education leadership

Walter Diaz, vice president of student affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been awarded the Education Leadership Award by the Prospanica Connecticut Chapter Board of Directors....

Posted on November 05, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

Fresh Check Day

'You are not alone': Eastern hosts Fresh Check Day

On Oct. 28, the Division of Student Affairs and numerous student organizations at Eastern Connecticut State University raised the bar and answered the call to support students facing mental health...

Posted on October 29, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

Major/Minor Fair

Fair helps undecided students select majors, minors

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its annual majors and minors fair for first- and second-year students on Oct. 6. The event, which was hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA)...

Posted on October 12, 2021 by Molly Boucher


Eastern employs therapy puppies to sooth back-to-campus anxiety

After hearing concerns from faculty, staff and students about returning to campus this fall and holding on-ground classes during the continuing pandemic, Eastern Connecticut State University found...

Posted on August 27, 2021 by Ed Osborn


Strong cohort of Eastern hopefuls completes STEP/CAP program

More than 50 students from 24 towns and cities across the state of Connecticut recently wrapped up six weeks on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus as participants in Eastern’s...

Posted on August 05, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

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Shawn's Cupboard opens for fall semester

Eastern Connecticut State University has reopened Shawn’s Cupboard for the fall semester. The on-campus food pantry is in the Knight House behind Winthrop Hall. Due to COVID-19 restrictions,...

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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Vital on-campus mental health resources available to students

Eastern Connecticut State University understands the importance of mental health and why it is crucial to have mental health services readily available on campus. The Office of Counseling &...

Posted on October 01, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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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

University Meeting Kicks Off Fall 2018 Semester

On Aug. 28, Eastern President Elsa Núñez greeted everyone and told new faculty and staff that her theme this year is “Building Our Future on a Strong Foundation.”...

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

‘Yes Means Yes’: Affirmative Consent

The Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Response Team (SAIV-RT) at Eastern Connecticut State University partnered with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) to present “The...

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Getting Healthy Naturally at Eastern

To discuss naturopathic medicine and its role in the realm of health care, Dr. Tonya Pasternak was featured as part of Eastern Connecticut State University’s “University Hour”...

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Student Leader Taylor Herold Wins Ken Bedini Award

Eastern Connecticut State University student Taylor Herold ’17, a communication major from Manchester, won a Ken M. Bedini Student Leader Award this November at the National Association for...

Posted on November 17, 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

Eastern Alumnus Lenwood Gibson Salutes Students with High GPA

“Set ambitious, achievable goals. Make plans for achieving those goals. Embrace your diversity. Take chances and above all, find a good mentor.” That’s what Lenwood Gibson...

Posted on May 06, 2015 by Dwight Bachman