SGA seeks to improve ‘diversity programming’
May02

SGA seeks to improve ‘diversity programming’

On April 16, the Student Government Association (SGA), mentioned at their Town Hall Meeting that the organization intends to improve “diversity programming” on campus. SGA President Rishi Shah explained the organization’s plans. “Diversity programming is not just having more events, rather, it is the idea of creating a more open-minded, informed and connected campus,” Shah wrote in an email. Shah shared what diversity programming...

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Students present work at State Department
Apr25

Students present work at State Department

On April 12, four Seton Hall University students presented their work for the SHU Abd el Kader Fellowship to the State Department in Washington, D.C. The students began their research in September under the guidance of SHU alumnus, Mohamad Mirghahari, and presented their conclusion to the state department. Mirghahari explained what the research and the students’ overall experiences entailed. “The AEK Fellowship students worked for the...

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Pirates Pitch held for eighth consecutive year
Apr18

Pirates Pitch held for eighth consecutive year

The final round of the eighth annual Pirates Pitch competition was held on April 6 in the Jubilee Auditorium. Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stillman School of Business, the contest began in January and concluded with a panel of judges selecting the victors. Professor Susan Scherreik, who is the founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, provided details about the competition and its...

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Psychology students win awards for proposals
Apr11

Psychology students win awards for proposals

Five Psychological Studies Masters students who have concentrations in Sport Psychology were chosen to represent Seton Hall at the North Atlantic Sport Psychology (NASP) Conference in Philadelphia on March 23-24. Their program director, Dr. Sandra Lee, who is also a professional psychology professor, explained that the student posters and proposals were carefully selected. “The students, and their research topics, were chosen by...

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Students now able to change their major freely
Apr05

Students now able to change their major freely

Seton Hall University students will now be able to add, change or delete their majors or minors independently through Banner, the university administrative system. Senior Associate Registrar Autumn Bucior explained the new procedure in an email. “[Banner] routes the student’s request electronically to all of the appropriate offices for signatures. And once fully approved and processed, the student receive[s] an e-mail notification...

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SHU initiative looks to integrate University with SO community using technology
Mar21

SHU initiative looks to integrate University with SO community using technology

The Seton Hall Digital Humanities Committee partnered with Seton Hall, the Village of South Orange, the Pierro Gallery and the South Orange Public Library in a mission to integrate technology into the South Orange community. Throughout March, April and May, the initiative, called “South Orange/Seton Hall Connected,” will feature events meant to help South Orange citizens incorporate technology into their daily lives. Dr. Mary Balkun,...

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Dr. Paul Christiansen publishes book
Mar13

Dr. Paul Christiansen publishes book

Seton Hall associate professor of music Dr. Paul Christiansen has conducted research on music in political advertisements for nearly a decade. Christiansen, who is a musicologist specializing in Czech music and music in political advertisements, had his book, “Orchestrating Public Opinion: How Music Persuades in Television Political Ads for U.S. Presidential Campaigns, 1952-2016,” published this year by the Amsterdam...

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Try not to forget what this warm February weather entails
Feb22

Try not to forget what this warm February weather entails

Feb. 21, five days after a snowstorm, the weather forecast is partly sunny with a high of 78 degrees. As cheerful as the atmosphere of the Seton Hall Green is when the weather is nice, with people lounging on blankets and playing Frisbee, the reason behind such mild weather calls for a great deal of concern. Our world is changing for the worst and the damage may be irreversible. Campus certainly is not the only place experiencing an...

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SGA and HRL work to reduce water usage
Feb22

SGA and HRL work to reduce water usage

Housing and Residence Life, (HRL) is working with the Student Government Association, (SGA) to reduce water usage in residence halls as part of their Blue Goes Green initiative. Alyssa Futa, a freshman diplomacy major and someone directly involved with the campaign, shared details about a contest the two organizations are creating to see which residence hall can reduce the most water usage. “The contest winner is going to be a...

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College of Nursing holds White Coat Ceremony
Feb17

College of Nursing holds White Coat Ceremony

On Jan. 26, the Seton Hall University College of Nursing held its fourth White Coat Ceremony event in the Jubilee Hall Auditorium to formally welcome 44 second degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master Entry Clinical Nurse Leader students as the next generation of nurses. Dean Marie Foley shared information about the event’s significance and history. “This ceremony has come to symbolize the formal entrance into the...

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Augustine to present achievement award
Feb08

Augustine to present achievement award

Dr. Robert L. Augustine, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and executive director of the Center for Applied Catalysis, will present an award to younger chemists or engineers who have contributed to their field at the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society this April in San Diego, Calif. Augustine shared in an email the award’s purpose. “The Board of Directors of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) decided to set up an Early...

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SHU requires professors to confirm attendance for students’ aid
Feb01

SHU requires professors to confirm attendance for students’ aid

Seton Hall’s Financial Aid Office instituted a new policy for the 2018 spring semester. Professors are now required to confirm student attendance as opposed to previous semesters, in which students confirmed their attendance. Director of Financial Aid, Javonda Asante wrote in an email explaining why the office semester implemented the change this semester. Asante stated the department wanted “to align our policy more closely with...

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