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CCSU and West Hartford Police Collaborate, Offer New Master’s Program

By at January 18, 2013 | 8:45 am |

CCSU and West Hartford Police Collaborate, Offer New Master’s Program

Through a unique collaboration, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice has teamed up with the West Hartford Police Department to offer a specialized master’s degree program tailored exclusively for law enforcement professionals. The program covers key topics in criminal justice, as well as specialized areas such as police administration and organizational more...

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Aram Ayalon: How Teachers as Mentors Rescue Disadvantaged Students

By at December 14, 2012 | 9:30 am |

Aram Ayalon: How Teachers as Mentors Rescue Disadvantaged Students

In his new book, Professor of Teacher Education Aram Ayalon posits a model to break the cycle of failure for urban, minority, and at-risk students living in poverty in troubled neighborhoods with few resources. Teachers as Mentors: Models for Promoting Achievement with Disadvantaged and Underrepresented Students by Creating Community (Stylus Publishing, 2011) reminds more...

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Abroad Program Among Top 40 Nationwide

By at November 23, 2012 | 10:00 am |

Abroad Program Among Top 40 Nationwide

The latest issue of the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report ranks CCSU among the top 40 institutions in the country for the total number of students sent abroad on all types of programs, an opportunity the University has offered for nearly 40 years. In the latest report released the week of Nov. 12, CCSU ranked 23rd among the “Top 40 Leading more...

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Surviving, Thriving, and Becoming Exceptional at CCSU

By at October 19, 2012 | 8:45 am |

Surviving, Thriving, and Becoming Exceptional at CCSU

Higher education and the Connecticut State College and University system may be undergoing “uncertain and somewhat turbulent times,” but it’s time for CCSU to set out on a “really bold new course to become exceptional.” That surprise declaration came from President Jack Miller at the University’s Opening Meeting in Alumni Hall on Aug. 28. Challenging the more...

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Health Services Staff See Spike in Use

By at September 21, 2012 | 8:30 am |

Health Services Staff See Spike in Use

It may seem like a small embarrassment, but CCSU students hated carrying a urine sample down the hallway from the restroom to the exam room in the Health Services suite in Marcus White. So the staff installed a mini access window, where the students could deposit a sample in complete privacy. For Dr. Christopher Diamond, medical director of CCSU Health Services, more...

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Crossing Boundaries Through Intercultural Communication

By at August 10, 2012 | 9:20 am |

Crossing Boundaries Through Intercultural Communication

“Where do you come from?” People commonly pose this question to CCSU Professor of Communication Yanan Ju in his travels—some 50 trips between China and the US in the past decade to do research and visit family. It never fails to give him pause. Ju comes literally from his native Shanghai and is a US citizen. He comes from CCSU and from an intellectual perspective more...

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YMCA Mosaic Completed in Downtown New Britain

By at July 27, 2012 | 9:00 am |

YMCA Mosaic Completed in Downtown New Britain

On Saturday, July 14, the public took part in a celebration for the completed 48-Hour YMCA Mosaic in downtown New Britain. The tile mosaic, which can be seen on the outside wall of the New Britain-Berlin YMCA on High Street, has been a work in progress for the past six months. Over 200 individuals volunteered before, during, and after the initial 48-hour period, joining more...

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CCSU Obtains Fuel Cell Power Plant

By at July 27, 2012 | 8:45 am |

CCSU Obtains Fuel Cell Power Plant

With a pair of wire cutters, Governor Malloy and Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller cut a large power supply cord on July 10, symbolizing the reduction in electrical power needed to run CCSU’s campus. A 1.4 megawatt fuel cell power plant, stationed at the campus, is in full operation saving the University significant money while reducing its more...

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Volare! University Singers Release CD to Commemorate Spanish Tour

By at July 13, 2012 | 9:15 am |

Volare! University Singers Release CD to Commemorate Spanish Tour

Volare, in Italian means “to fly.” Last spring, the University Singers and their director, Professor of Music Pamela Perry, embarked on a thrilling and historic journey to Spain. During this tour, the 19-member choir—all full-time students at CCSU— deeply grasped the difference between, as one student put it, “learning and living our music.” The University more...

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Alum Jeff Focht ’90 Shares Advice with Marketing Students

By at July 13, 2012 | 9:00 am |

Alum Jeff Focht ’90 Shares Advice with Marketing Students

“Power is a gift. Be sure to use it wisely,” CCSU alum Jeff Focht ’90 told students in Professor David Fearon’s Fundamentals of Management class recently. Focht, a former adjunct professor at CCSU, is now Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA. His presentation to a class of sophomores was about marketing, human more...

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