Time to celebrate: 50 years of EOP

Central Connecticut State University celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Educational Opportunity Program on June 29 and 30 with a weekend of festivities. Nearly 200 people took part in the celebration recognizing the success of the program, known as EOP on campus.

EOP was launched in 1969 to prepare talented minority...

Campus News

Safety app LiveSafe names CCSU Police Rookie of the Year

A representative from mobile safety app LiveSafe presented the CCSU Police Department with its Rookie of the Year award on July 20. The award recognizes recent adopters of LiveSafe for rapid and successful deployment of the app, which enables users to report tips to CCSU Police, place emergency calls, quickly access campus-specific...

Nursing Lab 2.0The CCSU Department of Nursing officially opened its new state-of-the-art lab in Copernicus Hall on April 11. The...

Serving others, finding solutions motivates new provostSolving problems and helping others is a family tradition for newly appointed Provost David Dauwalder. Growing up in...

Through persistence, Love WinsThe Ana Grace Project and Central Connecticut State University hosted “Love Wins Because She Persisted” on...

The power of partnershipOn the morning of May 19, most members of the CCSU community had one thing on their minds: commencement. That quickly...

Student News

Nursing exam pass rate surpasses national average

Central Connecticut State University’s Nursing program is in great health and, in at least one case, is better than the national average. The percentage of CCSU students in the nursing bachelor’s program who passed the 2017 national R.N. licensing exam in the first round — 90.24 percent — surpassed the...

By Loretta Waldman

A natural progressionIn her three years at CCSU, Rosemarie Ayala-Soto ’19 has been busy — very busy.     The...

Psych major brings unique perspective to Middletown school boardWhen Edward Ford Jr. declared his intention to run for the Middletown Board of Education, he knew it was an...

Student mentors point the way to Success CentralA peer mentoring initiative aimed at improving graduation and retention rates among students of color is producing...

Philanthropy students compete for grantsRebecca George was looking for an elective to take in her final semester at CCSU when she noticed a course called Peace...

Faculty News

An evolution revolution

A lecture about the bones and brains of ancient primates could be as dry as dust, but not when Assistant Anthropology Professor Thomas Rein is giving it. His obvious passion for and deep understanding of his subject is drawing students in and even inspiring some to switch majors. At a recent presentation to the roughly 90 students in...

By Loretta Waldman

At CCSU, 'Dance is love'A multi-year effort to convert part of a previously dormant powerhouse into a campus dance facility reached fruition on...

Faculty lauded for Excellence in TeachingThe Excellence in Teaching Committee announced the winners of the Excellence in Teaching Awards on April 19, as part of...

Features

‘Global Citizens’ return from inspiring trip to China

Almost 20 years ago, The Confucius Institute was established as a nonprofit program to promote Chinese language and culture throughout the world. By 2014, 475 CIs were operating in more than 90 nations, with 100 of them in American universities. CCSU is the first and only university in Connecticut selected to host this prestigious...

By Amy J. Barry

‘Africa Update’ celebrates 25th anniversaryThe Center for Africana Studies recently published the 100th issue of ‘Africa Update,’ its quarterly...

EOP: 50 years old and going strongHalf a century ago, CCSU launched a program that opened the doors of higher education to thousands of students to date,...

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