FAIRFIELD, Conn.— Sacred Heart University honored Martin Luther King, Jr., this week with a diverse event filled with reflection, spoken word poetry and music. “Today is a celebration,” senior Christian Carter told the audience filled with students, faculty, staff and community members. “And it’s an opportunity to reflect.” Carter served as the master of ceremonies for the event.
Students Spend Winter Break Serving Others
January 20, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—One chilly afternoon toward the end of Sacred Heart University’s winter break, six students were preparing lunch at the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport for a group of about 200 people in need. They worked in the Merton Center’s kitchen amidst the aromas of glazed cranberry chicken and roasted cauliflower. They donned hairnets and helped the chef, Sr. Mandy Carrier, prepare food. Dirty pots and pans disappeared quickly once the volunteers got hold of them, and when lunch came to an end, students swept, cleaned counters and finished the dishes before mopping the dining room floor and cleaning tables.
Annual CAPP Breakfast Celebrates Longtime Catholic Educator
January 20, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Longtime Catholic educator Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, provost for education at the Archdiocese of Hartford, is this year’s honoree for Sacred Heart University’s Ninth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educator’s Breakfast. Walsh will receive the Educator of the Year award at a breakfast in SHU’s University Commons on Sunday, March 12, and Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be the keynote speaker. For tickets, call 203-365-4470.
Sacred Heart University Band and CT Hurricanes Ready to Make Beautiful Music Together
January 19, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn.— Sacred Heart University’s band program and the CT Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps have formed a new educational partnership to strengthen the musical education opportunities each organization provides its members. “Both SHU and the CT Hurricanes share the goal of providing quality educational experiences,” said Keith Johnston, the University’s director of bands.
Sacred Heart University’s Online Bachelor’s Programs Rank Highest in State
January 10, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s online bachelor’s programs are the best in the state, according to a ratings report released this month by U.S.News and World Report. Moreover, SHU’s program was ranked with hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in the U.S.News and World Report survey, 2017 Best Online Programs Rankings, which the multi-platform news and information publisher released Jan. 10. SHU received the highest marks in Connecticut.