More than 2,200 Sacred Heart University students received diplomas this weekend at two separate commencement ceremonies at the Webster Bank Arena. The SHU class of 2019 includes 1,122 undergraduates who earned bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and 1,152 graduate students who earned master’s degrees, professional certificates and doctorates.
Professors Obtain Grant to Improve School Routes for Walkers
May 16, 2019
Professors Anna Greer and Sofia Pendley from the Department of Public Health at Sacred Heart University have received a $15,000 grant from the Nature Conservancy’s Small Grant Programs Initiative, which is funded by the JPB Foundation in partnership with Whole Communities. In partnership with Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) and the CT Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the professors and their students will conduct a permanent urban conservation project at a dangerous Bridgeport intersection that city youth often use to walk to school.
Hundreds of SHU Students, Faculty, Staff Walk for Women
May 16, 2019
Sacred Heart University students, faculty and staff joined members of the greater Fairfield community April 27 for the seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in downtown Fairfield.
Timely Discussion Closes SHU's 'Heart Challenges Hate' Series
May 16, 2019
Sacred Heart University's lecture series, Heart Challenges Hate, came to a close at the end of April after four complex and eye-opening discussions. The last lecture on religion was especially timely, as it occurred just three days after the Easter Sunday tragedy in Sri Lanka. In January, the University decided to respond to the troubling prevalence of violence in the world with a discussion series that examined the roots and resolutions of hate. Students, faculty and staff gathered for talks on the psychology and rhetoric of hate and hate in the context of the First Amendment and religion.
Sacred Heart Professor Becomes Center for Excellence Director
May 10, 2019
Kristin Rainville, an associate professor at Sacred Heart University, will be the new director of the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (CEIT) starting in the fall. Through the Center, Rainville aims to provide support and resources that enhance teaching and learning by building on the faculty’s experience and expertise—an important element of the University’s strategic goals and attention to data-driven, continuous improvement.