Sacred Heart University is responding to the troubling prevalence of violence in the United States—and the world—with a discussion series that will explore the roots and resolutions. The series, “Heart Challenges Hate,” will take place throughout the spring semester. Speakers and panelists will discuss everything from the psychology and rhetoric of hate to the First Amendment and whether religion is a contributor to or remedy for violence and hatred. These events will be interactive and free of charge, and the public is welcome to join in the discussion.
Students Volunteer, Give Back Over Winter Break
January 17, 2019
Sacred Heart University students, staff and faculty spent time on their winter breaks making a difference by volunteering in the community and abroad. A group with Volunteer Programs & Service Learning (VPSL) went to Puerto Rico in December to help with hurricane relief, and another group with Campus Ministry went to Jamaica in early January to help residents with disabilities. Most recently a group of 17 undergraduate and graduate students participated in CURTIS Week, a program that immerses and engages students in community projects throughout Bridgeport.
Gays in the Priesthood: Pope Francis' Muddled Thinking: The Tablet
January 17, 2019
Papa Bergoglio continues to surprise. But the “Pope of Surprises” might want to grant a few less interviews; they expose him in ways that heighten his vulnerability – in this his critics rejoice – and inspire his admirers: such uncalculated openness is rare in high clerical circles after all. But when the result is befuddlement, no one wins.
College of Education Offers State's First Computer Science Licensure
January 16, 2019
Sacred Heart University will be the first and only college in Connecticut to offer teachers licensure in computer science with tracks at both the elementary and secondary school levels. "Currently, people who are teaching computer science have gained interest and expertise in the area, but until recently there have been no real state standards undergirding these folks preparation to teach computer science," said Michael P. Alfano, dean of SHU's Isabelle Farrington College of Education. "This unique endorsement is a formal pathway that is standards-driven."
Sacred Heart Freshmen Shine in Competition Spotlight
January 8, 2019
The waters were churning and the sharks were circling, but Sacred Heart University’s freshmen business students were well prepared to defend themselves from any attacks. And stay intact and afloat they did after presenting their creative business concepts recently in SHU’s Fall Business Plan Competition. Staged like the popular “Shark Tank” TV series, the challenge pitted teams against one another as they presented their plans to panels of judges selected from the regional business community.