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...

By Loretta Waldman

Student News

A natural progression

In her three years at CCSU, Rosemarie Ayala-Soto ’19 has been busy — very busy.     The East Hartford resident and Latin American Studies major has a long list of accomplishments and leadership roles to her credit. They include Legislative Intern with the state Commission for Equity and Opportunity,...

By Loretta Waldman

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...

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...

Campus News

Serving others, finding solutions motivates new provost

Solving problems and helping others is a family tradition for newly appointed Provost David Dauwalder. Growing up in Arizona, he and his two brothers worked after school and on Saturdays in their father’s hardware store. “He had a motto in his store, that if we don’t have it, we’ll get it,” recalled...

By Loretta Waldman

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

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

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...


‘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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