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MBA Students Serve Community with Capstone Project

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – During the final days of the fall term, four graduating MBA students from Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business met with leadership of the Fairfield Museum and History Center to present their capstone project: a proposal to improve the facilities and a marketing plan for the town’s Burr Mansion. While this project came as a referral from another non-profit, most projects come from the University’s Center for Not-for-Profit Organizations, says Valerie Christian, assistant professor of management at SHU who taught the capstone course. “Students in the course worked with three other non-profits this term—Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Make-A-Wish CT and Kids in Crisis.”

SHU Selected for IAPP Partnership

December 15, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University is one of 12 higher education institutions selected to participate in the Norwegian Centre for International Collaboration in Education’s (SIU) and the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) combined initiative to expand U.S.-Norwegian engagement and foster strategic university partnerships. During the eight-month International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP), IIE’s Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education will guide the institutions through a strategic planning process and training activities designed to assist them in implementing and sustaining partnerships with counterparts in Norway.

Students Go to the Mat in Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl

December 10, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sitting across from their opponents and trying to out-strategize them while impressing a trio of judges, two teams of five Sacred Heart University students each battled it out in the 2014 Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl (NEREB) competition. The event, which was hosted by SHU for the third consecutive year, took place Saturday, December 6.

Freshmen Present Concepts at New Business Plan Poster Session

December 10, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University experienced a minor outbreak of the dreaded jitters recently, though it was confined to University Commons. There were no openly visible symptoms, and only a small population of freshmen was affected. The catalyst for the sudden onset was the University’s New Business Plan Poster Session and Final Presentations, which required teams of first-year business students from the John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) to present their business concepts in front of an audience of more than 150 peers, esteemed judges and various faculty—certainly a tall order for mostly unpracticed young people.

Biology Department Receives $111,253 Award for Migratory Birds Project

December 8, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Barbara Pierce, associate professor of biology at Sacred Heart University, has received a grant award of $111,253 from the National Science Foundation in support of her research project on migratory birds. Her area of specialization is physiological ecology, and her research project is titled “Collaborative Proposal: Fat Metabolism and Oxidative Stress in Exercising Migratory Birds.” The NSF grant extends through August 31, 2017.

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