Several groundhogs did not see their shadows on Tuesday, which was good news for those who do not enjoy cold, snowy weather, but as it turns out, the groundhogs’ predictions were premature. Friday brought a nice blanket of heavy white snow to campus. It looks beautiful, but is creating some challenges. Enjoy your snow day, and be safe!
By the way, you can read an essay about Plato and the Groundhog from our very own Michael Ventimiglia. He compares the classic Bill Murray flick, Groundhog Day to Plato’s The Republic. I think you’ll find it quite interesting.
Last weekend, our Stamford campus hosted the Global Game Jam. It was a wonderful experience for everyone involved. There were more than 30 participants who took part in creating games with varying themes. Awards were given out in several categories at the end of the two-day experience.
With election season heating up, Gary Rose has been frequently sought out by the media. In this article, Gary shares his thoughts on the outcome of the Iowa caucuses that took place on Monday. We look forward to reading what Gary has to say as we get closer and closer to Election Day.
Bobby Valentine attended a meet-and-greet last weekend in Amsterdam, N.Y. He spoke with fans and the local media about his illustrious baseball career.
Paul Pabst, an instructor in sports communications and media and executive producer on the Dan Patrick Show, was showing SHU pride on Wednesday. He appeared on the radio show, which is simulcast to the NBC TV Sports network, wearing a SHU T-shirt. Thanks for your continued support of Pioneer Nation, Paul!
Our admissions team was busy sending out early action acceptance letters and packages to high school seniors last week. This week, through social media, we saw the fruits of their labor as many high school seniors tweeted photos of their packages and put them on Instagram. We congratulate and welcome these new Pioneers to the SHU family. We can’t wait to see you at orientation!
The Muslim Student Awareness Club is hosting a clothing and food drive for Syrian Refugees from now until March 14. Please donate nonperishable food, winter clothing and everyday essentials at the HC Religious Studies Department. We appreciate all your support for this cause.
I would like to extend my congratulations to the four students, Hayleigh Rapp ’18, Jaime Fregeau ’18, Jean Cariello, ’18 and Allison Clark ’17, who received the CT Challenge/Christopher Cook Scholarship. Named in honor of Christopher Cook, son of Executive Director of Athletics Emeritus C. Donald Cook, the scholarships are presented to SHU students who are cancer survivors. They are strong, dedicated and deserving students who have overcome a great ordeal. I am proud to say they are Pioneers who are working hard to achieve their goals. Again, congratulations, ladies!
Five of our faculty members, Steve Burrows, Mary Treschitta, Barbara Pierce, Eid Alkhatib and Domenick Pinto, participated in the 33rd Chairpersons Conference in Charleston, S.C. The conference allowed higher education faculty to share information and ideas on how to become more effective leaders. We are proud of our professors for seeking out professional development and bringing new ideas back for all of us.
I expect campus to be bustling Saturday and Sunday with students and their siblings! We hope to find brothers and sisters bonding around campus while they participate in two fun-filled days of activities. Please enjoy the basketball games as well as the other scheduled events. Have fun and be safe!
It’s going to be another great weekend of SHU sports! On Friday, the men’s ice hockey team battles Robert Morris in Milford at 7:05 and again on Saturday at 5:05. Also on Friday, the men’s volleyball team takes on Stevens Tech at 7. On Saturday, the women’s basketball team faces St. Francis Brooklyn at 1, and the men’s basketball team will play LIU Brooklyn at 3:30. On Sunday, our wrestling team will challenge Bucknell at 4 and Princeton at 6. Good luck to our teams playing at home and away this weekend. Go Pioneers!
Super Bowl 50 is this weekend. Whether you’re rooting for the Broncos or Panthers, enjoy the festivities and all the traditional Super Bowl foods. If you don’t want to watch the game in your room, you can watch it on the big screen in Hawley Lounge, and if you’re 21 or older, enjoy the game at Red’s. Have fun!
Enjoy the weekend with your siblings, enjoy the game and don’t be absent from your early Monday morning classes!