FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Global Game Jam brought together a plethora of talent, creativity and passion at Sacred Heart University’s Stamford Graduate Center at Landmark Square last weekend. Organized by the Business Council of Fairfield County, the Global Game Jam allowed game enthusiasts, developers, writers and artists to join a team of developers from around the globe to create a game based on one central theme. More than 30 people participated in the weekend event.
Jim Ziolkowski to Be Honored at CAPP Educators’ Breakfast
February 4, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Jim Ziolkowski, best-selling author, founder and CEO of non-profit organization buildOn, is this year’s honoree for Sacred Heart University’s Eighth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educator’s Communion Breakfast. He has been selected by CAPP to receive the award at Sacred Heart University on Sunday, March 13. The event is co-sponsored by CAPP and Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education.
Band Students Experience Ireland During Concert Tour
January 29, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Band members at Sacred Heart University had the experience of a lifetime when they traveled to Dingle, Ireland, for a concert tour over winter break. The weeklong adventure involved 65 band students playing four concerts while traveling throughout the region. Every two years, the band takes an international trip to learn about new cultures and to share the universal language of music with others. SHU’s connection with Dingle (the University offers a Freshmen in Dingle program every year), the region’s picturesque landscape, the welcoming townspeople and interesting history made Dingle a logical choice, said Keith Johnston, director of SHU bands.
SHU Receives Honorable Mention for Its Global Nursing Program
January 25, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s College of Nursing study abroad program has received an honorable mention in the 2016 Institute of International Education (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International education. The IIE is an international education and training organization. It developed the Heiskell awards in 2001 to “recognize and honor outstanding international higher education initiatives conducted by IIE member universities and colleges.” The Heiskell Awards were presented in the following categories: study abroad, internationalizing the campus and international partnerships.
SHU Hosts MLK Day Celebration and Reflection Event
January 22, 2016
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dozens of students, faculty and staff gathered at Sacred Heart University this week for a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., and a time of reflection with guest speaker David E. Kirkland. Kirkland, executive director of New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools and associate professor of English and urban education, raised questions and told personal stories that allowed the audience to think hard about society and black lives. His talk was titled “The Truth That I Owe You: Making Black Lives Matter in Classrooms.”