Sacred Heart University

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SHU Mission

  • Pursuit of truth and knowledge as intrinsically valuable
  • Commitment to excellence in all that we do
  • Responsibility for the common good of society
  • Recognition of the dignity and worth of every human being Preservation, transmission and development of the liberal arts and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Our vision is to shape graduates knowledgeable of self, rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to social and civic obligations and able to respond to an ever-changing world


Upcoming Events at Sacred Heart University

Recent News

Sean Spicer Is Next Guest Speaker At Sacred Heart University’s Distinguished Leaders Series Hosted By Trustee Katie Burke

Fairfield.ct — Sean Spicer will be the next speaker in Sacred Heart University’s Distinguished Leaders Series. The event will take place Wednesday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. in SHU’s Martire atrium. The public is invited and copies…

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New Sacred Heart University Poll Finds Concerns About Taxes and Cost of Living Will Influence Residents at Tuesday’s Primaries

Fairfield, CT -- A new poll from Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy shows that Connecticut residents continue to be concerned about quality of life in the state, cost of living and taxes, transportation and infrastructure…

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Professor Of Catholic Thought Available To Discuss Pope’s Decision On Death Penalty

Professor Of Catholic Thought Available To Discuss Pope’s Decision On Death PenaltyMichael W. Higgins, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought-Served as vice president for Mission and Catholic Identity and professor of Religious…

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Sacred Heart University Poll Finds Quality-of-Life Issues, Taxes, Energy Costs Weigh Heavily on State Residents

Fairfield, CT -- A new poll from Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy shows that, if Connecticut residents were looking for a resolution to the state’s fiscal crisis, the bipartisan budget the state legislature passed…

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Economics Expert Available to Discuss Proposed Legislation to Loosen Banking Restrictions

Lucjan T. Orlowski, Ph.D. -- Professor, chair of the Economics and Finance Department and director of the doctorate in business administration program- Served as a member of the Macroeconomic Policy Council of Poland’s Ministry of Finance-…

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Connecticut Residents To President Trump: Stop Tweeting About NFL Player Protests

Fairfield, CT -- In a new statewide public policy poll conducted this month by Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy, close to 76 percent of respondents believe that President Trump should stop posting on social media or…

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Sacred Heart Univesity Poll: Half of States' Higher Earners May Leave In Next Five Years

FAIRFIELD, Ct -  In a new statewide public policy poll conducted this month by Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy, Connecticut residents overwhelmingly indicated significant anxiety over the State’s budget woes…

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WSHU Public Radio’s 'Join The Conversation' Presents Héctor Tobar, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist & Author Of Deep Down Dark

WSHU Public Radio will feature Pulitzer-winning journalist and author Héctor Tobar at a “Join the Conversation” talk/Q&A/book signing. Tobar will discuss his riveting book, DEEP DOWN DARK:  The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean…

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2015-2016 Sacred Heart University Job and Internship Fair: Registration Open

In the past, this event has been held during the Spring semester, typically in the middle of February. Due to the always unpredictable New England weather in addition to the difficulty of securing facilities, we have made an executive decision to…

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Long-time ESPN President and Chairman George Bodenheimer Speaks at a WSHU Public Radio 'Join the Conversation'

George Bodenheimer, former ESPN president and executive chairman, will be the featured speaker at a WSHU Public Radio “Join the Conversation” event at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, CT. Bodenheimer will be interviewed by Bobby…

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WSHU Public Radio and RJ Julia Present 'Queen of Suspense' Mary Higgins Clark for a 'Join the Conversation' Talk/Q&A/Book Signing on Sacred Heart University

WSHU Public Radio and RJ Julia Booksellers will present Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” for a “Join the Conversation” talk/Q&A/booksigning on Sunday, May 3, starting 1:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart…

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SHU Basketball Partnering With Autism Speaks For Autism Day

Sacred Heart University, in conjunction with the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of Autism Speaks, will host an event benefitting Autism Speaks at its women's and men's basketball doubleheader on January 10. The Pioneers host Saint Francis U that…

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SHU Career Center: Spring 2015 Internship and Career Fair

Our Spring Internship and Career Fair is open for registration!This event typically attracts over 100 employers and more than 400 students of all majors and class years seeking full-time and internship positions. *Please note, if you are seeking…

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Film and Television Masters Film Festival 2014

September 25, 2014:4:00PM: 'Warrior' Screening and Q&A with Screenwriter Anthony Tambakis at Sacred Heart University Graduate Center6:30PM: Cocktail Reception at The Avon Theatre7:30PM: Opening Night Awards Gala at The Avon Theatre9:30PM:…

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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to Appear at WSHU PublicRadio/NPR's 'Join the Conversation'

In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, the husband-and-wife team of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn exposed the struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased people and institu­tions working to address…

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Screenwriter and Bestselling Author Delia Ephron Discusses Sister Nora and Other Remembrances at WSHU Public Radio’s 'Join the Conversation' on September 18th, 2013

Praise for SISTER MOTHER HUSBAND DOG: - Marie Brenner, journalist, author and writer-at-large for Vanity Fair   “I devoured Delia's deliciously wonderful memoir in one-and-a-half sittings. All praise to her for these self-honest and…

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Richard Ford to Appear at WSHU Public Radio’s 'Join the Conversation'

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford will discuss his New York Times bestselling novel CANADA at WSHU Public Radio’s acclaimed author talk/Q&A “Join the Conversation”. Ford will be interviewed by Roxanne Coady, owner of…

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SHU Career Center: Spring 2013 Internship and Career Fair

After two years of construction on campus and a series of smaller recruiting events, we are happy to announce the return of our traditional, large scale Spring Internship and Career Fair. If you have not already registered, we would love to have you…

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Open House and an Evening with ESPN's Mike and Mike

Join us for an Open House and an evening with ESPN's Mike and MikeCome tour our new facilities on the 2nd floor of the new Linda McMahon Student Commons building.Come learn about ways you can expand your brand on our campus.Learn about the services…

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All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia with Refreshments at WSHU Radio

Fairfield, CT -- The New York Times columnist who writes the popular “Feed Me” column for the Dining section, will speak about her new book, ALL GONE: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia. With Refreshments, at WSHU Public Radio’s “Join the…

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Nancy Gibbs Coauthor of Presidents Club To Speak at WSHU Radio

Fairfield, CT - Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time Magazine, will discuss her riveting bestseller, THE PRESIDENTS CLUB: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity at WSHU Public Radio’s acclaimed author talk/Q&A “Join the…

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