From the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Brian Sommers

We were saddened to hear of the passing of the previous President of Central Connecticut State University, Dr. Jack Miller.  Under his tenure, a commitment to institutional advancement and student financial support was seen at Central Connecticut State University. That commitment continues with the upcoming Devil Double Dare Campaign.  Beginning on April 30th and running through May 4th, any donation up to $500 will be matched by the CCSU Alumni Association. This gives you the opportunity to support your favorite scholarships or departments at CCSU by going to www.ccsu.edu/give. So many students benefit from help with their advanced education. Won’t you consider a donation? And, our best to the Miller family. For more on Dr. Jack Miller’s accomplishments at Central Connecticut State University, please continue reading.

Devil Double Dare Starts on April 30th!  Devil Double Dare Give. Share. Challenge begins on 4/30!   Staring on April 30th, all gifts (up to $500) made to any fund at CCSU will be doubled by the CCSU Alumni Association. It's the best week of the year!   Before you give, take a look at your options to support at: https://ccsu.networkforgood.com.   Find YOUR cause and help out CCSU students! Your...

Former CCSU President Jack Miller DiesCentral Connecticut State University President Emeritus John “Jack” W. Miller, a long-time educator and advocate for underrepresented populations in higher education and a devoted Blue Devil to the end, died on April 2nd, 2018. He was 70 years old.Dr. Miller served as CCSU’s 12th president for 11 years before retiring in September 2016. Soon after, he and his wife Barbara...

CCSU performs spring musical, PIPPIN'NEW BRITAIN- "These students and this department have faced so much adversity, and when we could've hung it up and walked, they dug deeper. Everybody did. Designers. Technicians. Managers. Actors," said costume and scenic designer Chris Hoyt. From Thursday April 26th to Sunday April 29th, the CCSU Theatre Department will be performing Pippin', a musical with a mysterious performance troupe, led...

PROFILE PIECE- Matthew Warshaeur"I teach everything from Jefferson to Jackson to Lincoln," says CCSU history professor Matthew Warshaeur. Warshaeur has been teaching early American political and constitutional history at Central Connecticut State University for 20 years. "I started out as a major in marketing," said Warshauer describing his experience when he studied at CCSU, "But I had two professors who changed my outlook....

CCSU Journalism Alumn Share Tips For SuccessWhile their time at Central Connecticut State University is still fresh in their minds, recent journalism graduates of the university have been through a time of growth and development in their field. They came back to CCSU last month to share their findings with their fellow undergraduates and to discuss the many benefits a degree from Central can offer them. It was a time of reminiscing and...

Michelle AlexanderThe topics of mass-incarceration and institutionalized racism took center stage February when Michelle Alexander joined Central Connecticut State University for an evening to discuss racial issues in modern America. Alexander, who spoke in front of a packed Welte Auditorium, was introduced by Sociology major Henry Myers, who called the evening a “historic event at CCSU.” Alexander...

CCSU Students Create Magazine for Organization that Fights HomelessnessThe students in English Professor Mary Collins’ “Writing About Social Issues” class don’t just type up typical five-paragraph essays or rhyme-scheme poetry. Instead, they engage in community service through their writing, as exhibited by their 2018 publication, “An Invisible Problem,” in partnership with Family Promise of Central Connecticut. “Every...

English Professor Mary Collins RecognizedThe American Society of Journalists and Authors has recently released the 2018 Award Winners and our own Dr. Mary Collins won for best Memoir/Biography/Authobiography with her book, At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick up the Pieces, published by Beacon Press.  In a collaborative memoir, Dr. Collins and her son Donald recount the emotional journey as Mary watched...

Alum Challenging Gender Norms in GhanaWhen Bethany Grupp started at Central Connecticut State University, she didn’t think she’d end up reshaping the way children look at gender equality in Ghana. “I was hoping to get my degree and then a job. I wasn’t thinking much else when I started,” Grupp wrote in an email interview—during Ghana’s rainy seasons, she said, getting service for phone calls...

Mother Courage"This is a dream-team! Seriously, this has been one of the most wonderful processes I’ve been a part of. The actors they have worked with dedication and generosity on this production. I believe that each performer shines in the show, and they all seem to be working at the top of their game" said Jan Mason, theatre professor and director of Mother Courage and Her Children. From February...

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