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Horizons Celebrates Its Fifth Year

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Horizons at Sacred Heart University has much to celebrate. Not only has the enrichment program, which mentors and supports youth from Bridgeport schools, grown, it has no plans of slowing down. To commemorate its fifth-year anniversary, the program will be hosting an array of events in 2016 to show people that success can be reached and achievement gaps can be diminished with the right tools and support.

Sacred Heart Welcomes New Priest

February 12, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University is pleased to welcome its newest priest, Father Bruce Roby, to campus and the ministry department. Roby is responsible for Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and provides support and guidance to staff, faculty and students. After just two weeks on the job, Roby said he already feels like SHU is one big family. “Sacred Heart is a community,” Roby said in a recent interview in his office, which provides him a clear view of the chapel. “Everyone looks after one another.”

Jim Ziolkowski to Be Honored at CAPP Educators’ Breakfast

February 4, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Jim Ziolkowski, best-selling author, founder and CEO of non-profit organization buildOn, is this year’s honoree for Sacred Heart University’s Eighth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educator’s Communion Breakfast. He has been selected by CAPP to receive the award at Sacred Heart University on Sunday, March 13. The event is co-sponsored by CAPP and Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education.

Band Students Experience Ireland During Concert Tour

January 29, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Band members at Sacred Heart University had the experience of a lifetime when they traveled to Dingle, Ireland, for a concert tour over winter break. The weeklong adventure involved 65 band students playing four concerts while traveling throughout the region. Every two years, the band takes an international trip to learn about new cultures and to share the universal language of music with others. SHU’s connection with Dingle (the University offers a Freshmen in Dingle program every year), the region’s picturesque landscape, the welcoming townspeople and interesting history made Dingle a logical choice, said Keith Johnston, director of SHU bands.

SHU Receives Honorable Mention for Its Global Nursing Program

January 25, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s College of Nursing study abroad program has received an honorable mention in the 2016 Institute of International Education (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International education. The IIE is an international education and training organization. It developed the Heiskell awards in 2001 to “recognize and honor outstanding international higher education initiatives conducted by IIE member universities and colleges.” The Heiskell Awards were presented in the following categories: study abroad, internationalizing the campus and international partnerships.

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