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Business Students Show Their Entrepreneurial Spirit

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Two Sacred Heart University students are following their dreams and goals of becoming successful business owners. Alan Ksiazek, 21, owns Twin Tides, an online apparel store, and Graham Welter, 20, co-owns Nantucket Buckets, an online hat store. They balance schoolwork, fraternity duties and sports and still make time to manage their businesses. While they’ve both faced legal struggles and manufacturing issues, neither has felt inclined to give up.

Reading Certification Program Benefits Students and Bridgeport Youth

April 29, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s Student Success Center becomes a literacy hub many afternoons when students seeking their reading certification work with youth in SHU’s Horizons program. For eight years, participants in SHU’s reading certification program have been tutoring K-12 students from greater Bridgeport’s public and parochial schools in a clinic known as Book Ends. The tutors are public school teachers looking to become certified remedial reading specialists. They need 60 hours of clinical experience to fulfill program requirements, and the clinic allows them to gain certification while helping Bridgeport youth perfect their reading skills.

Psychology Professor Writes Book to Help OCD Patients Take Control of their Symptoms

April 19, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Christina Taylor of Fairfield, a psychology professor at Sacred Heart University, has published a book about treating and working with people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Taylor’s book, OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians, Children and Teens; Actions to Beat, Control & Defeat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a guide for clinicians and non-clinicians alike on treating and working with OCD patients. The disorder affects about 2.3 percent of Americans, according to Understanding OCD.

50th Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

April 19, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Victoria Sweet, former award-winning historian and associate professor of medicine at the University of California, will deliver the commencement address at Sacred Heart University’s 50th Undergraduate Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m. She will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree. At the same ceremony, Brad Evans, senior adviser at Morgan Stanley, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, will address those gathered for the the University’s Graduate Commencement on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Theology degree. An honorary Doctor of Humane Letters will be bestowed on Leo Melamed, chairman emeritus of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group.

College of Education Partners with CES for Special Ed Certification Program

April 18, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University is partnering with Cooperative Educational Services (CES) and the Bridgeport public school system on an accelerated, 12-month program for certified teachers who want to earn their cross-endorsement in special education. Besides providing additional training for teachers, SHU’s aim for this program is to help fill the need for special education teachers in the state.

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