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College of Arts & Sciences Hosts Inaugural Faculty Showcase

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The University Commons area and adjacent classrooms at Sacred Heart University were a hive of activity Feb. 8 as SHU’s College of Arts & Sciences hosted its inaugural CASCon event. The conference showcased the work of 55 faculty members from multiple disciplines. They formed 15 panels to provide presentations that emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of faculty scholarship and reaffirmed the College’s commitment to faculty scholarship and undergraduate research.

Media Arts Student is Semi-Finalist in Video Competition

February 17, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sarah DeNisco, a media arts major at Sacred Heart University, is a semi-finalist on the Next Producer TV competition, airing now on NESN, a Boston-based sports network. The winner, to be declared next month, will receive a large cash prize and a job at the network. DeNisco, a senior minoring in political science, entered NESN’s sports video contest in late October. The 22-year-old Connecticut native said she has enjoyed making videos since high school and saw the TV competition as a fun opportunity and motivation to complete her senior project.

Higgins Named Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought

February 14, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.— Michael W. Higgins has been named Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought at Sacred Heart University. He previously served as vice president for Mission and Catholic Identity and professor of Religious Studies at the University.

Sacred Heart Hosts Third Campaign Against Binge Drinking

February 14, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University kicked off its third annual LessThanUThink (LTUT) campaign against binge drinking Monday, Feb. 6, with a dodgeball tournament at the Pitt Center. The campaign will run for four weeks leading up to a pre-spring break event Monday, Feb. 27. The LTUT campaign originated at the University of Alabama and has since grown to other universities across the country. It is a student-generated campaign to educate college-age students about responsible alcohol consumption and the definition of binge drinking. The campaign uses humor to emphasize the negative social and physical consequences of college-age binge drinking.

Band Director Heads to Cuba for Musical Mission

February 2, 2017

FAIRFIELD, CONN.—Sacred Heart University’s Keith Johnston, director of bands and professor of trombone, will travel to Santiago, Cuba, on Feb. 6 to give master classes and perform a concert at the Orquesta Sinfonica de Oriente’s request. Johnston will conduct a week of classes and rehearsals with the orchestra’s brass section, leading up to his performance on Saturday, Feb. 11. The concert, which will take place at the Sala Dolores Concert Hall in Santiago, will showcase a newly commissioned work for brass ensemble by Cuban composer Ernesto Burgos.

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