Category: Education

WCSU students receive Alumni Association Scholarships

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University’s Alumni Association recently awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to 13 undergraduate and three graduate students at an awards ceremony and dinner at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. The scholarships are based on academic achievement, involvement in university and community activities and service, and are open to students…

WCSU announces new mascot identity

DANBURY, CT – After a multi-year discussion that included town halls and online balloting, Western Connecticut State University announced in April that a new mascot has been selected to represent the university. WCSU, founded in 1903 as the Danbury Normal School, has undergone several name changes and logo variations in its 119-year history; now a…

Macricostas lecture at WCSU to feature Connecticut  philosopher, poet David Capps

DANBURY, CT – As part of Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas Lecture Series, philosophy professor and poet Dr. David Capps will present “Myth’s Poetic (Re)fracturings: Themes from Antiquity” via Zoom at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Capps, a resident of New Haven, received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut and M.F.A.…

Boys & Girls Village Launches Mentorship Program For LGBTQIA+ Youth

MILFORD, CT – Boys & Girls Village (BGV) received funding from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) to launch a new adolescent support program: the Youth Link Mentoring Program. The initiative will provide mentoring support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) youth. According to the National Alliance of…

Students interested in STEM fields invited to participate in upcoming WCSU programs

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Theodora Pinou runs two programs for area middle and high school students interested in learning more about environmental science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, and both are currently accepting applications. Finding Our Way: An Experiential Watershed Learning Program for Middle…

Dr. Jane Goodall to speak virtually at WCSU public event

DANBURY, CT – Dr. Jane Goodall, the world-renowned ethologist and conservationist, will make a special “Virtual Jane: Hope Through Action” presentation via the Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies at Western Connecticut State University at noon on Saturday, March 19. The public is invited to participate in Goodall’s talk, and will be able…

Governor Lamont: New evaluation shows Connecticut’s 2021 Summer Enrichment Grants helped reengage students in time for the school year

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday said that an evaluation released on the impact of Connecticut’s 2021 Summer Enrichment Grants show that the initiative successfully helped reengage thousands of students in time for the return of in-person learning in the fall, following the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during the previous school…

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Honors Female Executives for “Championing Girl Ambition”

Hartford, CT – Girl Scouts of Connecticut is proud to announce the highly-anticipated honorees of the 25th Annual Breakfast Badge Awards, an event that spotlights the contributions of strong, accomplished women in the state. This year’s recipients are talented female executives recognized for “Championing Girl Ambition” as staunch supporters of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut…