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School of Communication and Media Arts Marks Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s School of Communication and Media Arts (SCMA) awarded approximately 70 diplomas at its inaugural graduation ceremony recently. Approximately 70 students gathered in the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center, facing faculty, staff, family and friends. University administrators and faculty addressed them before bestowing diplomas.

Sacred Heart University Recognized as a College of Distinction

August 25, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s excellence in engagement, teaching, community involvement and outcomes has earned it recognition as a 2016-2017 College of Distinction. The annual process to select the nation’s Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction measures. This is the third time SHU has received this accolade.

Sacred Heart University to Dedicate New Jorge Bergoglio Residence Hall

August 22, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University is hosting a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for its brand new, state-of-the-art residence hall, the Jorge Bergoglio Hall, named after Pope Francis. The dedication will take place on Tuesday, August 30, at 11 a.m. Rabbi Abraham Skorka, close friend of Pope Francis since childhood, will offer the keynote remarks.

Actor Frank Whaley to Speak at School of Communication and Media Arts Graduation

August 16, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Actor, writer and director Frank Whaley will be the featured speaker at the inaugural graduation ceremony for graduate students at Sacred Heart University’s School of Communication and Media Arts on Saturday, August 20. Whaley, a Redding resident, has appeared in more than 80 films, including Pulp Fiction, Field of Dreams, Swimming With Sharks, Swing Kids, Career Opportunities, Born on the Fourth of July, The Doors, Broken Arrow, J.F.K., Red Dragon, School of Rock, World Trade Center, The Freshman, Hoffa, Vacancy and the upcoming Monster Trucks, among others. Whaley said he was pleased when Professor Justin Liberman, director of the film and television master’s program, asked him if he would speak at the ceremony.

Election Podcast Continues to Inform

August 12, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University continues to engage its students, faculty and community in this year’s election with weekly podcasts on its online forum, SHUsquare, led by Professor Gary Rose, a political science expert and chair of the government, politics and global studies department. Rose has been producing podcasts on the election since February 2016 for SHUsquare’s SoundCloud website. He’s covered the caucuses, primaries and conventions with the help of students and staff.

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