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Costa Rican Students Visit for English Lessons and Service Opportunities

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A group of 16 students and two professors from the Institute of Technology (TEC) in Costa Rica recently completed a three-week visit to Sacred Heart University where they took advanced English classes through SHU’s English Language Institute (ELI) and volunteered at a variety of locations in Bridgeport. The trip was part of a mutual agreement of collaboration between SHU and TEC that was signed in December 2012 and kicked off with a service learning trip to Costa Rica by SHU students during their spring break in March 2014, said Matthew Kaye, director of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning.

Six to Six Playground Completed with Help of Greek Life Students

July 24, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Members of the Sacred Heart University community were on hand recently to celebrate the grand opening of the new playground at the Six to Six Magnet School in Bridgeport. Arianna Narayan, Zeta Tau Alpha; Kaitlyn Stanford, Zeta Tau Alpha; and Connor Hartgraves, Kappa Sigma, accompanied Emily Cordero, Student Life graduate assistant, to the festivities.

Former SHU Employee Sr. Margaret Palliser Celebrates Golden Jubilee

July 21, 2014

Fairfield, Conn. - Sr. Margaret Palliser, former assistant vice president for Mission and director of the Center for Mission Education and Reflection, at Sacred Heart University, recently celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a member of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, N.Y. She was one of 12 jubilarians and was chosen by the others to offer the reflection during the Liturgy.

Loris Honored by Academic Organizations

July 14, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University English Professor Michelle Loris of Fairfield has recently been honored by several academic organizations. The awards will positively influence SHU’s new core curriculum that will be introduced in the fall of 2015. Loris is the current Connecticut Professor of the Year and is acting dean of SHU’s College of Arts & Science.

Professor Zdanys Publishes Cormorants

July 10, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University English professor Jonas Zdanys recently published a volume of poetry entitled Cormorants, which consists of 25 modified sonnets that are thematically linked together. This work was published in a fine arts, letterpress edition this past winter by Timberline Press in Boston. Zdanys worked on this book for a year before it was published.

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