Category: Education

“Connecticut’s Role in World War I”  Virtual Lecture by Christine Pittsley of the CT State Library – Hosted by the Weston Historical Society

WESTON, CT – As a lead-in to the Weston Historical Society’s 1920s exhibit, which will open later this year, the society is organizing a virtual lecture series that will explore events that influenced and shaped the Roaring 20s. The first virtual lecture, “Connecticut’s Role in World War I”, will be presented by Christine Pittsley of…

Responding To The Pandemic: Housatonic Community College Offers First-Ever  Spring Cohort For Advanced Manufacturing Program

BRIDGEPORT, CT – For the first time in its history, Housatonic Community College (HCC) will offer a spring cohort for its Advanced Manufacturing program. The program, which begins on January 22, provides a direct path to well-paying, in-demand careers, and offers many students a full scholarship. In just eight months, students will gain the technical…

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Young Writers to Write Fiction on Renowned Scientists Visiting the Mansion

Norwalk, CT – The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch its eighth annual Young Writers’ Competition on February 1, 2021. The competition titled, A Scientist Visits the Mansion, will end on June 4, 2021 with an awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. The competition is open to all middle school students sixth through eighth grade…

Sacred Heart University graduate student excels at healthcare hackathon

Student’s group wins second place with app that addresses social injustice in health care FAIRFIELD, CT – Hacking can have a good cause. Sacred Heart University graduate student Melanie Reyes recently used her work experience and knowledge to address social injustices in health care during the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) weekend-long virtual hackathon event.…

Governor Lamont announces CSDE and CCSU launch teacher pipeline college initiative

NextGen Educators Creates an Innovative Approach That Provides Districts With Immediate Access To New Talent While Allowing College Students To Gain Classroom Experience HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) are partnering in an initiative to launch NextGen Educators,…

SHU to assume management of Discovery Museum

FAIRFIELD, CT – Sacred Heart University announced today that, after a series of talks initiated by leaders of the Discovery Museum, it will assume management of the museum at 4450 Park Avenue in Bridgeport. The museum is down the street from the University’s Fairfield campus. The agreement is effective January 1, 2021, and will continue…

New Canaan’s LiveGirl and S.T.A.R. Join Forces for a conversation on Healing Together

New Canaan, CT – How can I get involved in healing my community? How can I navigate the racial dynamic? These are some of the important questions that will be addressed in an upcoming community conversation, “What’s Next: Post-Election Racial Healing” co-hosted by LiveGirl and Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R.) LiveGirl Founder and CEO Sheri…

CLC awarded grant by United Way of Western Connecticut

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC), the second-largest center-based early childhood education nonprofit in CT, is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from United Way of Western Connecticut. The grant provides critical funding to CLC and helps make it possible for hard-working ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) families to access high-quality early childhood…

SHU professor honored by New England Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine

Peter Ronai has been committed to the professional organization and students throughout his career FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) recently honored Peter Ronai, exercise science professor at Sacred Heart University, for his stewardship and innovation by naming its annual College Bowl after him. The NEACSM is a…