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Frank and Marisa Martire Honored with Building Naming

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s new academic building on the corner of Park Avenue and Jefferson Street in Fairfield will be named for Frank ’69 and Marisa Martire. The University’s Board of Trustees voted on Friday to name the building the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. The building will house the John F. Welch College of Business and the Department of Communications & Media Studies. “We are honoring the Martires in recognition of years of service and leadership as well as a multi-million dollar philanthropic commitment to the University,” said James T. Morley, Jr., chair of SHU’s Board of Trustees.

Michael Sandel Engages Class of 2018

September 11, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Michael Sandel, Harvard University professor and author of Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? was at Sacred Heart University recently to address the class of 2018 and other interested members of the community. The freshmen were given the assignment of reading Sandel’s book over the summer. The lecture kicked off the 2014-15 Student Affairs Lecture Series.

SHU Rolls Out New Safety Feature

September 11, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has released a new phone application—SHU Safe—that enhances the security of its community members both on and off campus. This application is available for both iPhone and Android users and offers quicker access to emergency services as well as other safety features.The primary function of SHU Safe is to serve as an emergency communication tool between the University community and campus security. SHU Safe offers three major features: Emergency call, iReports and safety check.

Interns Present for Rare Birth of Gentoo Penguin at Irish Aquarium

September 5, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The first Gentoo penguin ever hatched in Ireland was born recently at the Oceanworld Aquarium in Dingle after three years of unsuccessful breeding efforts. Located in Dingle town in County Kerry on the west coast of Ireland, Dingle is a renowned ocean studies facility committed to the conservation of marine and freshwater systems through education and research. Oceanworld also hosts courses offered by the Department of Biology at Sacred Heart through the SHU in Dingle study abroad program. Over the past two years, the Department of Biology and the Oceanworld Aquarium have established a cooperative research and internship program for SHU undergraduate biology majors. Nicole Barney ’15 and Keara Bohannon ’17, were the first two interns to participate in this program. They were both fortunate to be at Dingle for the triumphant birth as part of this two-month internship that immersed them in ongoing collaborative research projects focusing on coastal ecology as well as the science behind operating Oceanworld Aquarium.

SHU Welcomes Second Installment of Linda McMahon’s ‘Women Can Have It All’ Series

September 2, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Linda McMahon, co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, will host the second segment in a Sacred Heart University series on women in leadership titled “Women Can Have It All.” The program, sponsored by the John F. Welch College of Business, will feature guest speakers who have had an impact in business. The second installment, held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 3 pm brings Stacey Schieffelin, founder and president of ybf (your best friend) beauty, LLC and Models Prefer.

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