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SHU Community Provides Thanksgiving Meals for Needy

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Hundreds of turkeys and bags of non-perishable goods were handed out to needy families by Sacred Heart University students Tuesday at St. Charles of Borromeo parish on East Main Street in Bridgeport. On a brisk morning, dozens of people lined up outside of the church to receive food. The annual event provides families with a turkey and enough food items for a hearty Thanksgiving meal. The efforts of SHU’s Student Government and Office of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning, make the meal distribution possible. Student Government raised money to purchase turkeys and the Office of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning held a food drive all month in collaboration with Campus Ministry.

Students Place in Top Four at Ethics Bowl

November 25, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – After much practice and hard work, students in Sacred Heart University’s Ethics Bowl debate team placed in the top four at the Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl Competition (NEREB) held earlier this month at St. Joseph’s College in New York. The Bowl took place at Sacred Heart the previous three years. Twenty-six teams from colleges such as Tufts University, Dartmouth College, Villanova University, West Point, Colgate University, Marist College and Manhattan College participated in the NEREB. The bowl involves moderators asking teams questions on a variety of topics that pose ethical dilemmas. Judges then rate teams based on their responses.

Students Tour State Capitol and Supreme Court

November 25, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Students got a glimpse of what it’s like to be a state lawmaker while on a recent field trip to the State Capitol. On a clear, sunny Monday morning, Gary L. Rose, professor and chair of the Department of Government, Politics and Global Studies at Sacred Heart University, greeted students as they boarded a coach bus. Rose offered the trip to students taking his state and local government course as well as students in the Pre-Law Club.

DBA Program Hosts Speakers, Poster Presentation at Stamford Graduate Center

November 24, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On Friday, November 6, Sacred Heart University’s doctor of business administration in finance program hosted an afternoon of lectures, research presentations and professional networking at its Graduate Center in Stamford. The seminar—titled “Volatility of Futures Markets and the Real Economy”—featured presentations by Lucjan T. Orlowski, professor and director of SHU’s DBA in finance program, and Kwamie Dunbar, associate professor of finance and associate dean.

SHU Celebrates Diwali with a Nod to Terror Victims in Paris

November 24, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – What was meant to be a happy occasion took on a somber note but also greater significance as Sacred Heart University celebrated the ancient Hindu “Festival of Lights” known as Diwali on Saturday, November 14, in the wake of horrific terror attacks in Paris that claimed nearly 130 lives. The event, coordinated by graduate students, took place less than 24 hours after the terrible events in Paris.

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