Sacred Heart got some great exposure far and wide this week thanks to the accomplishments of our faculty and staff. For starters, congratulations are in order for Justin Liberman and Damon Maulucci, professors in our film and television master’s program (FTMA), for their inclusion in Connecticut Magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 list for 2015. Justin and Damon were applauded for their professional accomplishments, including Damon’s critically acclaimed feature film Detonator and Justin’s upcoming feature Mary Joe, as well as for successfully founding the FTMA program at our Stamford Graduate Center. Justin is also an alumnus of SHU who wanted to come back and share his knowledge and experience with future students.
Matthew Kaye, director of the Office of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning, took things global with an interview on ATN network while in Bangladesh for a service mission trip over the winter break. ATN has a viewership of around 30 million. If you want to check out the interview, click here.
We had our second annual commemoration of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday yesterday. The keynote speaker was Professor John K. Pierre, vice chancellor of Southern Connecticut State University’s Law Center. He made some great correlations between the opening of Sacred Heart in 1963 and the work King was doing at the time, noting that as Sacred Heart was opening its doors to all, Governor George Wallace was standing in a doorway at the University of Alabama blocking integration efforts there. Thanks to all who participated in this program and to the Office of Volunteer Programs & Service Learning for organizing it.
We continue to post a link to “Pontifex Minimus,” the weekly blog by our own Michael W. Higgins. I encourage you all to read it. It provides a great starting point for dialogue about the rich offerings of the Catholic intellectual tradition.
I know that snow is predicted for tomorrow, which provides a perfect time to catch up on your studies. However, if you do want to get outside, there are plenty of opportunities to cheer on your Pioneer student-athletes. At 7 tonight, the men’s volleyball team takes on Holy Cross, the men’s hockey team goes up against Mercyhurst at the Milford Ice Pavilion, and the women’s ice hockey team challenges Stevenson at the Connecticut Sports Center in Shelton. Tomorrow, the women are back on the ice against Stevenson at 2 p.m., the men’s volleyball team takes on Ball State at 6 p.m., and the men’s hockey team faces off against Mercyhurst again at 7 p.m. Go Pioneers!
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy the weekend!