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MBA Students Assist Town of Fairfield with Strategies for Increased Business

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – During the last days of June, five graduating MBA students from Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business met with Town of Fairfield members to present their capstone project: a retail market assessment of downtown Fairfield. The purpose of the study was to understand key market drivers, to help the existing retail base and to identify opportunities for recruitment of complimentary retail businesses.

SHU Welcomes Class of 2019

August 28, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – With 1,316 students, Sacred Heart University’s class of 2019 joins the two previous classes as the largest in Sacred Heart history. In addition to its size, the class is also distinguished by its academic accomplishments as evidenced by an average high school GPA of 3.4, which is the highest ever GPA for an incoming class. The students hail from 13 international countries and 25 states and territories with the most common being New York (36 percent), Connecticut (26percent), New Jersey (17 percent) and Massachusetts (10 percent). Ninety-one percent of the class will live on campus.

Provost Attends Think Tank on Academic Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

August 28, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Laura Niesen de Abruna, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Sacred Heart University, recently spent a couple days participating in a mini-think tank at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “They held a convening on student success and completion,” de Abruna says.

New Department of Catholic Studies Announced

August 27, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has announced the formation of a Department of Catholic Studies, the goal of which is to administer a key component of the University’s core curriculum, the seminars in the Catholic intellectual tradition, as well as an interdisciplinary minor in Catholic studies.

At SHU, Having Fun Learning Is Part of the Game

August 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A collaborative team of faculty and students from across Sacred Heart University is developing a new recruiting and information tool aimed at introducing prospective and new students and their families to the University using media that today’s students are comfortable with—gaming technology. The project team, led by Robert McCloud, associate professor of computer sciences and information technology, includes several other faculty members with complementary skills such as 3D animation and digital motion, music composition and script writing.

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