Category: Education

Summer butterfly exhibit, “Flutter Zone,” opens Sat., May 28 at The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT – Journey through a magical habitat flittering with beautiful tropical butterflies – and discover how to support butterflies’ vital environmental role – in “Flutter Zone,” a special summer encounter opening Sat., May 28 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. This walk-through exhibit offers guests the chance to mingle among up to 20 varieties…

Stamford Mayor Proclaims June 1st to be Stamford Public Education Foundation Awards Day In Honor of SPEF’s 15th Annual Event

STAMFORD, CT – The Stamford Public Education Foundation, a non-profit agency that serves the students and families in Stamford’s 21 public schools, today announced its fundraising gala ‘Up On the Roof’ will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, on the Rooftop Terrace at 600 Washington Boulevard. The Honorable Caroline Simmons, Mayor of Stamford has…

Huge Turnout at Careers In Manufacturing Expo

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Housatonic Community College (HCC) hosted a Careers in Manufacturing Expo 2022 on May 4, connecting 28 manufacturing firms from Connecticut with those interested in the field and prospective employees. A whopping 300 job seekers and students attended the free event to discover in-demand manufacturing positions, learn about the industry, meet employers, attend…

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…

Stamford Mayor Simmons joins Senators Miller, Duff, and SPS Superintendent Tamu Lucero to announce state funding for Stamford and Norwalk High Schools

STAMFORD, CT – On Tuesday, Mayor Caroline Simmons and Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero joined State Senator Pat Billie Miller, members of the Stamford delegation, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven) to announce the increased state funding for Stamford and Norwalk high schools included…

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…

Stamford High School teacher among two WCSU graduates who translate learning into teaching opportunities

Two graduate students in the M.S. in Integrative Biological Diversity program at Western Connecticut State University, JoAnn D’Addio and Tim Martin, are utilizing their studies to cultivate a new generation of environmental stewards. D’Addio is an instructor of biology and special education at Carmel High School in Carmel, New York, where she has worked for…

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.…