CCSU Nursing launches 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

Welcome to Maria's Place

Maria'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 employee Maria Alvarez, who passed away in 2015. President Zulma R. Toro and Alvarez's daughter, Melina Lopez (right), gave remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Watch a...

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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

A production takes ‘Shape’ at CCSU

Twelve years ago, Ed Wierzbicki encountered a zenith of sorts. The now adjunct professor of Theatre was searching for plays about teen bullying and found “The Shape of a Girl” by Canadian playwright Joan MacLeod. “I immediately felt connected to the play … and thought its language truthful and its story...

By Kate Callahan ’14

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Levchak starts larger conversation on microaggressions in new book

When Assistant Professor of Sociology Charisse Levchak began writing her dissertation in 2011, there was no shortage of cultural and political material to examine. “With the election of President Obama and more presence of people of color in the media and pop culture, people called this a post-racial world,” says Levchak....

By Kate Callahan ’14

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