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This Week at CCSU

This Week at CCSU

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…