Sacred Heart University observed Constitution Day with two distinguished guest lecturers Sept. 17 and 20. Carol Platt Liebau, president of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, kicked off the week with a lecture Sept. 17 about the first amendment. Peter T. Zarella, retired Connecticut Supreme Court associate justice, discussed the roles of judges and branches of government at his lecture later in the week.
Sacred Heart Names New Director of Welch Experience
September 24, 2018
Victoria Rosa-Garcia, of Bridgeport, is the new director of the Welch Experience at Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business. In her new role, Rosa-Garcia will manage a number of student initiatives on campus, such as the Welch Corporate Structure, a student-run corporation that executes yearly Welch College of Business goals. Other initiatives include the Welch Mentors, a program through which upperclassmen mentor incoming freshmen; the student-run ice cream shop, called The Peak; and the Mind Your Business pre-fall program, which takes place each year before the fall semester begins. She also will serve as a first-year student adviser, assisting undeclared business freshmen and sophomores with their academic scheduling and decisions.
OnStage Blog Ranks SHU’s Theatre Arts Program in its Top 25
September 21, 2018
OnStage Blog has ranked Sacred Heart University’s Theatre Arts Program one of the top 25 bachelor’s programs for the 2018-19 academic year. OnStage Blog highlighted SHU’s TheatreFest, an annual event that enables students to explore their creativity in various theater roles. Feedback from the program’s faculty and peers helps students develop their one-act plays or musicals, which have the opportunity to become fully produced shows after rewrites.
Sacred Heart University Poll Shows Taxes and State Budget Woes Remain Top Issues
September 20, 2018
A new poll from Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy, commissioned in conjunction with Hearst Connecticut Media, shows that the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates in the 2018 elections are running a tight race in Connecticut, with Democrat Ned Lamont favored over Republican challenger Bob Stefanowski by 6.2 percentage points. At the same time, a large number of undecided voters are split between the two candidates.
Pre-fall Programs Prepare Sacred Heart Freshmen for School Year
September 20, 2018
Sacred Heart University offered eight programs to incoming freshmen prior to the start of the academic year to familiarize them with their peers, school and community. The week-long programs provided the students with life-changing experiences before they even sat down for their first class. The Office of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning (VPSL), the School of Communication, Media & the Arts (SCMA), the Theatre Arts Program, the Jack Welch College of Business, the Student Success Center, the Dance Program, the College of Health Professions and the College of Nursing all presented programs.