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North End Community Day Creates a Sunny Splash

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The day, highlighted by a torrent of bright sun and mild temperatures, was a blessing in itself. Sacred Heart University’s Community Day, targeting residents of the North End area of Bridgeport, only made it that much more pleasant, and fun. Held Saturday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Branch Library and Community Center in Bridgeport, the annual event, coordinated by members of the University’s Panhellenic Council and guided by Andrea Canuel, program manager for SHU’s Office of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning, and Laura Arena, director of Greek Life at SHU, featured members of SHU’s 13 fraternities and sororities coordinating games and related activities with an appeal to children and families. There were also tables offering helpful information to seniors.

SHU to Host Seventh Annual Relay For Life

April 14, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University will hold its seventh annual Relay For Life fundraiser on Friday, April 24, at 6 p.m. in SHU’s William H. Pitt Center. The event is free, and anyone from the community is welcome to participate. To create or join a team, or to make a donation, please visit

Professors Publish 3rd Edition of Nursing Textbook

April 13, 2015

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University Nursing Professors Susan DeNisco and Anne Barker have published the 3rd edition of their text book, Advanced Practice Nursing: Evolving Roles for the Transformation of the Profession. Jones and Bartlett Learning are publishers. This book is a core advanced practice text used in both master’s level and doctor of nursing practice programs. It is framed around the AACN’s Master’s Essentials as well as the Essentials for Doctoral Education featuring the most up-to-date content on each set of Essentials. Throughout this new edition, DeNisco and Barker address the rapid changes in the health care environment with a special focus on health care finance, electronic health records, quality and safety as well as emerging roles for the advanced practice nurse. Patient care in the context of the advanced nursing role is also discussed.

Professor Zdanys Edits New Anthology of Epistolary Poems

April 9, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Jonas Zdanys, professor of English and creative writing at Sacred Heart University, has edited a new book called Pushing the Envelope: Epistolary Poems, a unique anthology of poems in the form of letters. A bilingual poet and translator, Zdanys is the author of 44 works, 40 of them collections of poetry, written in English and in Lithuanian. He has received a number of prizes, awards, grants and public recognitions for his own poetry and for his translations.

Bells Across the Land Will Commemorate Civil War Anniversary

April 8, 2015

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University will join national parks and communities across the country on Thursday, April 9, in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War at Appomattox Court House. Bells will reverberate throughout the land as the country marks the symbolic end of the Civil War and the pivotal beginning of freedom and civil rights. At 3:15 p.m., the bells at SHU's Chapel of the Holy Spirit will ring for four minutes – one minute marking each year of the war.

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