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Southern Snapshots

The Early Years

The New Haven Normal School was the third such institution in Connecticut, the first being the New Britain Normal School and then the Willimantic Normal School. The creation of teacher training schools were a long time in coming to Connecticut. The legislature at the time had a reputation for being resistant to educational reform. Scholars […]

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Otis the Owl

From Southern Alumni Magazine, Fall 2009: “In 1948 students at New Haven State Teachers College, as Southern Connecticut State University was then known, proudly cheered for the basketball and football teams, which were commonly referred to as “The Educators” and, to a lesser degree, “The Teachers.” But by the early 1950s, fans were lauding the […]

Then and Now

A New Century

In 1983,  the school celebrated the change to University status.  A time capsule, which was opened in 2008, was buried. Among the items included in the capsule were four copies of the Southern News, a cassette with a performance of the alma mater, and a napkin with the Southern Connecticut State College seal. In 1993, […]

President Profiles

MICHAEL J. ADANTI Michael J. “Red” Adanti was born Jun. 23, 1940 in Derby, Conn. Adanti, class of 1963, was co-captain of the 1962 Owls football team as a center and linebacker.  Adanti was named to the Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990. After graduating from Southern, Adanti taught for several years in the Ansonia […]

A Southern Spirit

A connection to something larger than yourself – this is what it means to be a student at Southern Connecticut State University. Beyond the classes, clubs and homework- Southern Connecticut State University is filled with the stories of the past, the buzz of the present and the hope of the future. The history of Southern […]