Through persistence, Love Wins

The Ana Grace Project and Central Connecticut State University hosted “Love Wins Because She Persisted” on April 14, featuring an intimate conversation with Chelsea Clinton and Nelba Marquez-Greene, founder of the Ana Grace Project. Clinton and Greene discussed the necessity of leadership among women and girls, the Love...

Campus News

Nursing Lab 2.0

The CCSU Department of Nursing officially opened its new state-of-the-art lab in Copernicus Hall on April 11. The 4,771-square-foot space is nearly three times the size of the nursing department’s old home in Barnard Hall. It features 10 new offices, an expanded learning laboratory, and six simulation rooms, each dedicated to a...

By Loretta Waldman

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

Classic Friday Films return to Torp TheaterWhat does the movie “Casablanca” have to do with refugees? Find out on Sept. 14, when the Classic Friday Films series returns to campus with a...

Tech it Out students learn all summer longThe Office of Continuing Education wrapped up the fifth edition of its Tech It Out program on Aug. 10. The program offers weekly STEAM-focused programs...

Student News

Student mentors point the way to Success Central

A peer mentoring initiative aimed at improving graduation and retention rates among students of color is producing encouraging results. On average, 46 percent of the African-American and Latinx students participating in Success Central from 2014-2015, the first full year of the program, have graduated. That’s more than twice...

By Loretta Waldman

A natural progressionIn her three years at CCSU, Rosemarie Ayala-Soto ’19 has been busy — very busy.     The East Hartford resident and Latin American...

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 Studies 210: Introduction to...

Faculty News

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 April 22 with the dedication of CCSU’s Catherine J. Fellows Dance Education Center. A reception and ribbon-cutting followed the dance department’s spring concert at Welte Auditorium. The nearly...

By Loretta Waldman

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

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 the sixth annual Faculty Day...

An evolution revolutionA 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...

Features

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 students for...

‘Africa Update’ celebrates 25th anniversaryThe Center for Africana Studies recently published the 100th issue of ‘Africa Update,’ its quarterly newsletter with more than 200 contributors...

‘Global Citizens’ return from inspiring trip to ChinaAlmost 20 years ago, The Confucius Institute was established as a nonprofit program to promote Chinese language and culture throughout the world. By 2014, 475...

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