Western Connecticut State University will offer a master’s degree in Human Nutrition in the fall, an expansion of the fast-growing Health Promotion & Exercise Sciences (HPX) program. The department currently hosts degrees in Health Promotion Studies and Health Education. Dr. Ethan Balk, an HPX associate professor, is coordinating the graduate degree, which can serve students with a background in varying fields, including public and community health, psychology, education and other professions.Read more
Western Connecticut State University has been awarded top ranking for two online graduate degree programs by Intelligent.com in its Higher Education Resource Guide for 2021. WCSU’s Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) program was ranked No. 1 overall – “Intelligent Pick” and No. 10 for “Most Affordable.” WCSU’s M.F.A. in Creative and Professional Writing was ranked No. 17 and “Most Flexible” in the list of Online Master’s in Creative Writing degree programs. Read more
Western Connecticut State University faculty members Dr. Maya Aloni and Dr. Joshua Cordeira have received recognition from the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents as the WCSU recipients of the board’s 2021 teaching and research awards.Read more
The Little East Conference (LEC) announced its 2021 All-LEC and major award recipients Tuesday, following a vote of the league's head coaches. LEC Coach of the Year honors went to first-year Western Connecticut head coach Meghan Els, who to-date has guided WestConn to a perfect 9-0 record as it captured the first LEC regular season and tournament championships in program history. WestConn is also in the NCAA tournament for the first time …
Western Connecticut State University’s Ancell Commons and Tutoring Resource Center have been awarded International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). The CRLA is a leading professional organization and certifying body in the field of tutoring and learning assistance in higher education.
Sabrina Marques’s work as an artist and educator has taken her on many journeys. She has traveled from New York to Connecticut to California to study and teach art. She has been an artist-in-residence in Switzerland and Italy. Her current research has her spending time in Alagoas and the Amazon in Brazil to study the relationships that indigenous tribes have with art and creativity. Her most recent journey is keeping her a little bit closer to home, though, as she has taken on the role as director of the Kathwari Honors Program at WCSU.
For the past four years, the faculty and staff of the Western Connecticut State University Department of Art has focused their energies on earning accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design for WCSU. Catherine Vanaria, associate professor of Art and chair of the department, worked closely with her colleagues to answer questions, guide tours for the visiting accrediting team, and make suggested adjustments. In May, the department received notification that it had been approved. The program is now one of five accredited departments in the state, joining University of Connecticut, University of Bridgeport, Hartford Art School and University of New Haven. And it is the only Connecticut state university to achieve the distinction