10 Students Earn President's Citation Award

University President Zulma R. Toro is pictured with the 2017 President's Citation Award winners. (Photo by John Atashian)

It was a big year for the President’s Citation Selection Committee. Not only did the committee receive a record number of nominations, but this year’s class of President’s Citation Award winners was the largest to date at 10 students.

The award is given to graduating seniors who are nominated by members of...

By Marisa Nadolny

Donor Profile

Sue Ann Collins: A Donor for the People

It is a rare 16-year-old who decides what she wants from life and then makes it happen.  Sue Ann Collins ’75 BA Mathematics did just that. Growing up in small-town Maine in the 1960s, she excelled in math, but Collins’ parents were not college-educated and knew nothing about the kind of education that might shape...

Student News

Barnard Scholars Honored

Four of CCSU’s top students were among those selected for the 2017 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards. Wyatt Bosworth, Nicole Dean, Jonathan Fisch, and Emily Gregonis were recognized at the 19th annual dinner and reception held on April 4 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut.  The Barnard Awards honor...

Performance Pipes: Nathan Bayreuther“Playing the organ is just like having an orchestra at your fingertips,” says Nathan Bayreuther ’19. A husband and father, Bayreuther is...

Big Ideas: URCAD Winners Present Projects and ResearchThe University Research and Creative Achievement Program has named its 2017 prize winners. The undergraduate winners and their presentation topics are:...

Faculty News

Augmented Reality Brings Geology Students Down To Earth

If you happen to catch students and faculty playing in a sandbox in Copernicus Hall any time soon, don’t be alarmed. The physical sandbox is only part of the equation. When you add a 3D camera, a projector, and some software, that sandbox becomes a small world in which geologic concepts come to life. The device is known as an...

By Marisa Nadolny

'Energetic' Reeder Earns System-wide Research AwardLinda Reeder’s recently published book suggests we put more energy into less energy.  “Making a building more sustainable is so doable, that...

Engineer Deconstructs Racial Bias in the Medical FieldWhen Edward (Ned) Moore, Ph.D., an associate professor of engineering, offered to create a computer program for his friend, David Ross, assistant professor of...

Fearless Teaching Earns Clark a BOR AwardThe CSCU Board of Regents presented the 2017 Faculty Awards to CSCU faculty members for excellence in teaching, research, and creative and scholarly work on...

Dann J. Broyld: From Harriet Tubman to the Soles of our ShoesThe Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Maryland opened on March 10 — exactly 104 years after her death. Present for the...

Mending Broken Places Between Mother and SonMary Collins, associate professor of English, has just published her fourth nonfiction book: At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces,...

Campus News

CCSU Food Pantry Fights Back Against Food Insecurity

Her colleagues will say that Maria Alvarez loved three things: students, her work in the CCSU Registrar’s office, and volunteering at her local food pantry. Alvarez, who worked for the university for 32 years, died just before Christmas in 2015, but her legacy of love carries on at the new food pantry named after her. Located...

By Marisa Nadolny

A Warm Welcome to a New CommunityIn the ultimate follow-up to CCSU’s “See Yourself @ CCSU” ad campaign, the University community hosted two on-campus events in February and...

A New Chapter for the CCSU Math DepartmentCCSU is now home to the Connecticut Gamma Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society. Chapter members marked the occasion with a March...

New Britain Students Finish the Race at CCSUIf the participation numbers are any indicator, CCSU’s second annual “Finish the Race” event will carry on for years to come: Four-hundred...

CCSU in the Community

A Harmonious Exchange

Thanks to a group of CCSU Music Education students, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” now includes a part for Boomwhacker.  Armed with the multi-toned plastic tubes, the students recently taught a more percussive style of the famous portion of the composer’s Ninth Symphony to sixth-grade classes at...

Student Nurses Head to NOLASeven nursing students and two nursing faculty traveled to New Orleans this March for an alternative spring break sponsored by the Student Nurses Association....

Heroes Prep Scores of SandwichesThe CCSU Sandwich Heroes swept into the Newman House once again to prepare sandwiches bound for the South Park Inn, a homeless shelter in Hartford. Every...

Safety FirstCCSU Chief of Police Gregory Sneed shared safety tips with a group of first graders at Wilbert Snow Elementary School in Middletown. The class’s teacher,...

Diloreto Kindergarteners Host President ToroCCSU President Zulma Toro visited Diloreto Magnet School on March 3 to take questions from the young future college students in a kindergarten class. Toro and...

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