FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Theresa Miyashita, director and assistant professor for the athletic training education program at Sacred Heart University, has begun an accelerometer concussion study at the University. She is using the University’s men’s lacrosse team to help her with this research, which involves the use of accelerometers in the team’s helmets. These sensors detect the amount of impact (in Gs or standard gravity acceleration) a player receives when he gets hit by a ball, a stick, another player or hits the ground.
SHU Builds Tradition With Customized Flags
February 25, 2014
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – In celebration of Sacred Heart University’s 50th Anniversary, hand-sewn applique flags will be displayed in front of the William H. Pitt Center and at the front entrance of the main academic building on the University’s Fairfield campus. The flags were the brainstorm of SHU President John J. Petillo and were designed by Jennifer MacLeman, director of graphic design at SHU. A total of four flags were commissioned. The other two will be used for formal university occasions and convocations.
In Memoriam: Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz
February 24, 2014
Fairfield, Conn. - A Message from President John Petillo: To faculty, staff and students - it is with great sadness that I tell you that our good friend Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz passed away peacefully yesterday. Rabbi Joe, as he was affectionately known in the SHU community, was a co-founder in 1992 of Sacred Heart’s Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding (CCJU) and served as executive director of the Center until his retirement in July 2007. In October of 2010, he was presented with the CCJU’s prestigious Nostra Aetate Award for his contributions toward world peace.
SHU Hosts First Annual CT Area Study Abroad Re-entry Conference
February 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On Saturday, February 8, Sacred Heart University’s Office of Global Affairs hosted the first annual Connecticut Area Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference (CASA) on its Fairfield campus. The event attracted several dozen students from, not only Sacred Heart, but the University of Bridgeport, Quinnipiac University, Fairfield University and the University of New Haven.
SHU Recognized as Platinum Winner for Promoting a Healthy Workplace
February 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University is a platinum award winner in the Business Council of Fairfield County’s annual Healthy Workplaces Best Practices competition. SHU was recognized for its outstanding commitment to promoting a healthy work environment for its employees. The Healthy Workplaces Best Practices Award Ceremony will take place on February 28 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. This was the fourth consecutive year that Sacred Heart University was recognized by the council. The previous awards were in the Gold category.