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Marcus White Hall
Room 323 

Advancement Services
Downtown Campus
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Room 204000

Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (860) 832-1740
Fax: (860) 832-2585 


CCSU Alumni E-News, September 2010

The CCSU Alumni ENews is designed to keep alumni and friends up-to-date with news from the University, including important announcements, student and alumni achievements, athletic news and upcoming events.

Homecoming 2010; October 8 & 9

Homecoming 2009 was a huge success! This year's Homecoming (October 8 &9) features even more events. We hope you'll join us for good times, memories, and renewed friendships. For more information and to register for events, click here.

CCSU: A "Star" in Teaching Future Teachers

Reporter Robert Frahm, notes in the CT Mirror, “Colleges and universities that train new teachers in Connecticut are producing too many graduates who don't know how to teach children to read, according to the latest results of a teacher licensing exam.” There is an exception to that discouraging picture: “the star of the system was Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. At Central, one of the state's largest producers of new teachers, just 58 percent of test-takers got passing scores on four separate administrations of the exam between May and November of 2009. The school responded by setting up review sessions, establishing tutorial programs and stressing the significance of the test to faculty and students. On the latest test, 73 percent passed.” For more of the story click here.

Professor Gil Gigliotti: Distinguished Service Award

Many a CCSU alum has studied with English professor Gil Gigliotti and perhaps even listened to his long-running radio show on Frank Sinatra. It may come as no surprise that Professor Gigliotti was honored with CCSU's Distinguished Service Award at President Jack Miller's opening of the academic year. For more of the story, click here

CCSU Fall Film Festivals

CCSU is again offering two hugely popular film festivals. The Fall 2010 edition of  Classic Fridays focuses on "the Fourth Estate in Film," and features classic films on the press and engaging introductions by CCSU faculty. Schedule here

This year's Doris Honig Guenter Women & Film Festival runs October 26-28 at CCSU and the New Britain Museum of American Art. The series is titled Unlocked Images: Family, Warriors, & Art. Schedule and information here.

CCSU-New Britain Chamber of Commerce: Blue Devils Breakfast, 9/16

On Thursday, September 16, come to the New Britain Chamber of Commerce for a Blue Devils Sports Breakfast. New Athletic Director Paul Schlickmann will be offer his outlook on the season. For more information and to register, click here.

FREE Professional Development Seminars: CCSU Alumni Invited

The School of Business is offering free Friday afternoon professional development workshops.  The SPA series (Student Professional Advancement) is designed to bring outside resources to the university to help students and alumni learn from local employers about the importance of skills and creating a personal competitive position to secure employment. The first session takes place on September 24. For more information, click here.

Fall Open Houses, October 15 and 31

The University is holding two fall open houses: for Graduate Studies, October 14; for Undergraduate, October 31. Click to register for Graduate Studies Open House.

Click to register for Undergraduate Open House.

Alumni Legacy Breakfast, September 25

The Alumni Legacy Breakfast is an annual event hosted on Family Day by the CCSU Alumni Association for current students with an immediate family member (mother, father, sister, brother, or grandparent) who attended or is attending Central. CCSU legacies will get to meet other legacies and celebrate this special connection to the University! Admission is FREE but RSVP is required. Call 860-832-1740 or email alumnidept@ccsu.edu to RSVP. The breakfast, beginning at 9:00 am, will be held in the Connecticut Room of Memorial Hall.

BBQ for Classes of 2009 & 2010: September 25

Alumni from the classes of 2009-2010 are invited to a BBQ in Kaiser Parking Lot on Saturday, September 25th prior to the football game between CCSU and Bryant. The BBQ is free for alumni of these classes as a welcome to the Alumni Association. Guests $5.00, RSVP required contact the Alumni Office alumnidept@ccsu.edu or call 860-832-1740. The first 30 alumni to register will receive a complimentary alumni tee shirt.

CCSUCCESS Campaign for Annual Giving

Your support of Annual Giving helps ensure that current and future students have access to the educational excellence that defines CCSU. To make a secure online gift, please click here.

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