CCSU Nursing launches clinical partnership with CT Hospice

(Standing, from left) Dr. Leona Konieczny, chair of Nursing at CCSU; Glynnis Fitzgerald, dean of Graduate Studies; Anne Nugent, director of Nursing at Connecticut Hospice; Mary Fitzgerald, education coordinator at Connecticut Hospice; Lauren Brown, director of Home Care Support Services at Connecticut Hospice; Kimberly Kostelis, dean of School of Education and Professional Studies; and (seated, from left) Amanda DiBenedetto and Jennifer Danieli, students in CCSU’s Nursing in Hospice & Palliative Care master’s program.

It’s a picture-perfect early autumn day. Expansive views of Long Island Sound greet guests of The Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Here, in the conference room, a group of CCSU faculty and nursing students have gathered for lunch and conversation with Hospice representatives.

They are talking about the University’s...

By Amy J. Barry

Campus News

Announcing Project Blue Devil Direct

CCSU leadership welcomed the first cohort of Project Blue Devil Direct students at a reception at Alumni Hall on Dec. 5. The project is a collaboration between the School of Education and Professional Studies and the West Hartford Public Schools that will give high school students who are interested in becoming teachers access to...

Safety app LiveSafe names CCSU Police Rookie of the YearA 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...

Welcome to Maria's PlaceMaria's Place, the CCSU community food pantry, opened in its new location at the Vance Academic Center on Sept. 14. The food pantry is named after longtime...

CCSU honors veterans at annual ceremonyCCSU hosted its annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 12 at Alumni Hall, with several state and local dignitaries in attendance; among them, U.S. Sen. Richard...

Student News

Student named to Central Regional Tourism District

Jamie Bonito, a junior majoring in marketing and management, recently earned some extra credit of sorts for smart networking. When the Windsor Locks Board of Selectmen issued a call on Facebook for representatives to the state’s Central Regional Tourism District, Bonito, a longtime Windsor Locks resident, quickly responded. As...

Nursing exam pass rate surpasses national averageCentral Connecticut State University’s Nursing program is in great health and, in at least one case, is better than the national average. The percentage...

Chef Jay’s recipe for successWhen it came time to select a caterer for the recent celebration of the life of the President Emeritus Jack Miller, event organizers didn’t have to go...

A production takes ‘Shape’ at CCSUTwelve years ago, Ed Wierzbicki encountered a zenith of sorts. The now adjunct professor of Theatre was searching for plays about teen bullying and found...

Faculty News

Small explores transnational gift giving in new book

If you’ve ever sent a gift to someone hoping it would improve their life, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ivan V. Small can relate. In his new book, “Currencies of Imagination” (Cornell University Press) Small looks deeply at gift giving, or remittances, as a cause of mobility in Vietnamese migrants and the...

By Kate Callahan ’14

Levchak starts larger conversation on microaggressions in new bookWhen Assistant Professor of Sociology Charisse Levchak began writing her dissertation in 2011, there was no shortage of cultural and political material to...

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