Spring finally made an appearance this week, and it was nice to see everyone embracing the sunshine—playing outdoor games with friends, reading or taking time for reflection.
Last weekend, our Winter Guard team came in seventh place at the Winter Guard International World Championship in Dayton, Ohio. They beat out dozens of universities in their class including James Madison University, Purdue, Penn State, Clemson and more. Congrats team!
The graduate student dinner dance took place over the weekend. The students had a great time dancing and creating silly poses in the photo booth.
A group of 44 students were inducted into the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society last Friday at the Schine Auditorium. They enjoyed a reception with friends, family and faculty after the ceremony where they received a pin and gold cord. Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholarship honor society for students, faculty and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. The students who were inducted had GPAs of 3.69 or higher, strong academic lives inside and outside of the classroom and a dedication to service work. This group of students truly demonstrate the mission of the University. Congratulations to all.
Kappa Delta sorority held its Shamrock the Runway to support Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) fundraiser on Tuesday. The fashion show charity event took place in the Pitt Center and was attended by hundreds from the SHU community. The sorority was able to raise $54,000 for PCAA, almost tripling Caitlin Nelson’s original goal. Thanks to everyone who supported this cause.
We celebrated our dedicated and loyal staff and faculty members Wednesday at our annual Founder’s Day event. After a service in the Chapel, we headed to the Edgerton Center to congratulate those who have served SHU for 15 years or more. Founder’s Day provides an opportunity to remember the reasons that Bishop Curtis started SHU and to honor those who continue to uphold that mission every day.
Our Pioneers sang their hearts out at SHU Idol on Wednesday. Inspired by the hit TV show, American Idol, they sang and were judged on their abilities. Great job to everyone who had the courage to go on stage and sing.
Our student-athletes play several games over the weekend. Tomorrow our baseball team takes on Fairleigh Dickinson at 1 and 3:30 and again on Saturday at 11. Our men’s lacrosse team faces St. Joseph’s at noon and our men’s tennis team plays Bryant at 11 on Saturday. Our softball team battles Wagner on Saturday at 1 and again at 3. Good luck to all our student-athletes playing home and away.
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Enjoy the break and have a happy Easter!