Welcome back, Pioneers. It is great having you back on campus. I hope everyone is ready for another exciting and challenging semester.
We commemorated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Wednesday with a diverse and exciting event. Entitled “The Many Voices of Social Justice,” it included moving reflections, spoken word poems, music and songs from local middle school students, special guests, faculty and students. Many shared stories of struggle and issues with being accepted. It was wonderful seeing so many students, faculty, staff and community members in the audience.
Many students gathered today in Hawley Lounge to watch the presidential inauguration. The smooth transition of power has always been a hallmark of American politics, and it was great to see so many take the time to see history in the making once again.
Sally Ross, professor and faculty fellow for internationalization of the curriculum, led a two-day workshop, “Developing Effective International Course Content” at the Martire Center last month. The workshop was about how to internationalize courses taught in the states. It was well received by those in attendance. Great work, Sally.
This weekend at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, SHU is hosting a Global Game Jam. Gamers from all over the state will join professor Bob McCloud to attempt developing a game. Good luck to the participants.
Our student-athletes have another exciting weekend ahead of them. Our men’s volleyball team plays Fort Wayne today at 7 and battles Ball State tomorrow at 7. Our men’s ice hockey team takes on Bentley at the Webster Bank Arena today at 8:30. Our women and men’s basketball teams play a doubleheader on Saturday against Wagner to celebrate cancer survivors. Our women play at 1, and the men at 3:30. Our wrestling team competes against Bloomsburg and F&M on Sunday at 1 and 3. Good luck to all Pioneers playing home and away.
Have a great weekend!