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Fairfield to Celebrate 375 Years with Anniversary Grand Gala at SHU

Fairfield, Conn. - Fairfield's 375th Anniversary Committee announced today that the Town will conclude its year-long celebration of its rich history and tremendous accomplishments with a Grand Gala at Sacred Heart University on Saturday, November 15. Since its founding in 1639, Fairfield has become a community enriched with a deep and varied history while remaining proud of its many resources and heritage.

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.

Donius Named Director of School of Nursing

July 9, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University has named Mary Alice Donius director of the School of Nursing, effective July 1. Donius, a resident of Scarborough, N.Y., previously served as associate professor in the School of Nursing at the College of New Rochelle, where she was dean for seven years. Her prior experience includes director of Medical Center Education for Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, N.Y. “We are thrilled to have someone with Dr. Donius’ experience in this role,” said Patricia Walker, dean of the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I have every confidence that she will continue our legacy of preparing top nurse leaders for a lifetime of success.”

Professor Brings History Lessons from the Midwest Back to Campus

July 8, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University Professor Julie Mujic recently went to Chicago—in the heart of the Midwest—to study American history. While the Windy City is known for its architecture, entertainment, access to Lake Michigan, professional athletic teams and renowned restaurants, American history might not be the first association one would make. But Mujic— who teaches U.S. history survey courses and upper-level electives focusing on 19th-century U.S. history – was honored to be chosen and delighted to attend. And the conference, entitled “The Creation of the Modern American City: Chicago from 1830 to 1910,” actually was right up her historical alley.

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