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Nursing Holds Blessing of the Hands, Funded by Grant from APGF and AACN

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On Friday, October 2, a “Blessing of the Hands” ceremony took place in the Sacred Heart University Chapel to celebrate junior and senior nursing majors entering upper division clinical practice. Father David Buckles presided over the ceremony, which has been held annually at SHU since 2012. “By this time in the undergraduate nursing curriculum, students are expected to approach patient care holistically, including incorporating spirituality into their nursing practice,” says Kim Foito, clinical assistant professor in SHU’s College of Nursing.

Jonas Zdanys Named SHU Poet-in-Residence

October 9, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – As part of its growing commitment to the creative arts, Sacred Heart University is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonas Zdanys to the position of poet-in-residence. To date, Zdanys has published 44 books of both his own poetry as well as translations of Lithuanian literature into English; another two books of original verse are scheduled for release in 2016.

Students Skype with Norwegian Ambassador Aas During Virtual Webinar

October 2, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A group of Sacred Heart University students and faculty got a thrill recently when they had the opportunity to Skype with Ambassador of Norway Kåre R. Aas during a virtual webinar staged by SHU’s Office of Global Affairs.

Castonguay Named Director of New School of Communication & Media Arts

October 2, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Professor James Castonguay, chair of SHU’s Department of Communication and Media Studies, has been named director of the University’s new School of Communication and Media Arts (SCMA) to be housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and located in the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center.

Esty Sounds Alarm on Climate Change at Forum, Panelists Echo Sentiment

September 18, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dan Esty was commanding, compelling and quite passionate in the message he delivered at Sacred Heart University’s Schine Auditorium Wednesday evening, September 16th—climate change is real, and we must quickly unify under new leadership to make a moral and spiritual commitment to addressing the ecological crisis our world faces. Esty, who is Hillhouse Professor at Yale University and former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), was introduced by Sacred Heart’s Fr. Anthony Ciorra, facilitator and associate vice president for Mission and Catholic Identity, and served as the keynote speaker of a forum presented by SHU’s Human Journey Colloquia Series titled “New Leadership on Climate Change: From Mayors to the Pope.”

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