FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The John F. Welch College of Business’s Center for Not-For-Profit Organizations at Sacred Heart University will add three new board members: Gus Serra, Merle Berke-Schlessel and Kelly Leather ’11. These three additions will bring valued expertise and experience to help the Center in its continued growth.
SHU to Partner with Bridgeport Schools for Internship Program
June 18, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has been offering an internship program for students in the Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University for about 27 years, and that program is about to expand. “The original internship started as a grant program in which a local school district allows graduate candidates to come in and provide instructional services to the school district that year,” said Lois Libby, professor of Education at Sacred Heart. Libby developed and administers the graduate internship program, which generally enrolls and places 200 interns in school districts in southwestern Connecticut. “Ten weeks of the year, a graduate student is student teaching. By the end, they have a year’s experience in teaching and we call it a year-long interview,” said Libby. At the end of the year, the students are certified in their area of specialty—either secondary or elementary education.”
The Center for Urban Policy & Action Holds Symposium on Student Achievement and the Health-Education Connection
June 13, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Center for Urban Policy and Action (CUPA) recently held a day-long symposium on “Student Achievement and the Health-Wellness-Education Connection.” The event, organized by Edward Hendricks, CUPA’s director and an education professor at the university, featured keynote speaker Charles Basch, the Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education at Teachers College of Columbia University. The event attracted government officials, non-profit agency directors, educators, parent organizations, SHU faculty and others.
SHU Tops UConn and Yale in Fourth Annual ACG CT Cup
May 28, 2013
STAMFORD, Conn. (PRWEB) - ACG Connecticut, the premiere association of dealmakers in the state, today awarded the fourth annual ACG Connecticut Cup to a team of MBA students from Sacred Heart University, edging out student teams from the University of Connecticut and Yale University.“This is very close to a real-world exercise for these MBA students,” said ACG Connecticut Cup Chairman Justin Blum of M&T Bank. “The teams were allowed one week to develop a central thesis encompassing valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic recommendations that they then had to pitch to a panel of three judges, representing the board of directors of the client company. Each had the same case information and background information, which they were able to access from Merrill Datasite, our sponsor. The case study was prepared by Houlihan Lokey, also a sponsor.”
SHU to Launch Master’s Program in Cybersecurity
May 21, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has announced the launch of a new master’s program in cybersecurity, designed to provide students with an introduction to information security, risk and threat management, and security architecture. “It’s filling a need,” says Domenick Pinto, associate professor and chair of SHU’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. “The job market in this discipline is phenomenal, but there are not a lot of cybersecurity specialists. Moreover, there’s a severe shortage in Connecticut of graduate schools that are offering an education in this field.”