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When Working With Students From Other Cultures

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This week has been an interesting one. We have 45 Jamaican students on campus that bring with them experiences from their culture not only individually but as a group. When you have a group working together toward a common goal, as in this case, a bachelor's degree, we as professionals concentrate on what curriculum needs to be delivered to meet requirements toward completing the degree. We work with the students individually taking into consideration what they have already taken and what they need to take. We look toward the diploma and graduation as a labor of love knowing that we are going to change lives with the completion of their degree. However, what we don't normally take into consideration, is the vast cultural change they are going through while studying in a foreign land doing their on-campus residency. We don't realize that for many this is a list of firsts; first plane ride, first elevator ride, first escalator ride, first ride on American highways, first time in a residence hall, first time rooming with others that are not related to them, first time on a university campus, first time eating American food, first time going to an American many firsts. There are not only cultural firsts but emotional firsts. As an administrator working with these wonderful students I too have had firsts and am learning that when in a foreign land the whole person has to be taken into consideration and not just academic completion of a degree.


--Dr. Shelly Gimenez, Dean of the School of Continuing Education

Benefit by Getting in One Last Summer Course


The last session of Summer begins on July 26th.

It's a beautiful day on campus.

People are registering for the last session of Summer.

You know getting the jump on their degree.

To see the list of available courses, visit:


From Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Get a Green Education Here!

Eastern has three new options for you as a student interested in a green degree or certificate.

A Bachelor of Generla Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Energy Management

A certificate in Green Energy Management for Sustainability

A certificate in Sustainable Business Management

Interested?  Visit any of the links above for details or call to make an advisement appointment at 860-465-0206.  Phone advisement appointments are also available.  Eastern is here to help you make your green education a reality.

From Susan Crowley, Webmaster





Seventeen EasternOnline Courses Start July 12

Hey, it is so hot that you might want to take a summer course from the comfort of your air conditioned home!  There are 17 EasternOnline courses that begin next Monday, July 12.  Use this summer to take courses that satisfy your general education requirements or even a major course.  There are some really appealing online courses such as THE 277  Computerized Drafting (or how to create 3D images) which meets the Tier II Applied Information Technology requirement.    You can meet your Tier II Cultural Perspectives requirement by taking ART 360 American Art online.  BUS 365, Business Report Writing, can be used by BGS students to meet your Writing Intensive requirement.  One specialty course that is very interesting is SWK 369, Exploring Gambling Problems.  It is open to anyone and can be used by BGS Human Services majors for the major concentration.

For more information about EasternOnline summer courses, visit:



From Associate Dean Carol Williams

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