Category: Education

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.…

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…

Silvermine Summer Art Studio Camps for children and teens

NEW CANAAN, CT – The Silvermine School of Art Summer Camps are back! Offering week-long art camps for students ages 3-17, Silvermine provides extraordinary opportunities for young children and high school students to learn from regionally and nationally known artists—while meeting new friends and having fun on Silvermine’s five-acre campus. Students will gain new skills,…

WCSU Department of Social Sciences to host speaker series

DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University Department of Social Sciences will host the Social Sciences Speakers series this spring in conjunction with the Kathwari Honors Program, WCSU International Center, UndocuAlly Task Force and the Racial Justice Coalition. The virtual talks are free and the public is invited. Those interested in participating can email…

Governor Lamont announces plan to eliminate statewide school mask requirement, allow these decisions to be determined at the local level

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is endorsing a plan developed in consultation with Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani and Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker to eliminate the statewide requirement that is in effect as part of Connecticut’s COVID-19 safety protocols for masks to…