Hanlon joins Thering Fund Board of Trustees
Sep06

Hanlon joins Thering Fund Board of Trustees

The Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies has recently added a new Board Chair, Melinda Hanlon, to their Board of Trustees. Melinda Hanlon, M.A. ’08, is taking over Deborah Duane’s chair on the Board of Trustees of the Sister Rose Thering Fund at Seton Hall University. According to Claire Giangreco, the fund’s program manager, Hanlon was appointed head after the term of the previous Board Chair was up....

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Public Relations wins 2018 Telly Award
Sep06

Public Relations wins 2018 Telly Award

In May 2018, Seton Hall University’s Public Relations and Marketing Department, along with their production partner, Pittsburgh-based Awesome Films, received an unprecedented honor: the bronze 2018 Telly Award. The Telly Awards have been around since 1979 and, according to their website, seek to “honor[s] excellence in video and television across all screens.” This bronze medal is the first Telly Award that Seton Hall has received....

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Meehan to serve as president through June 2019
Aug02

Meehan to serve as president through June 2019

Dr. Mary Meehan will continue to serve as Seton Hall’s interim president until June 2019, according to an email sent by Patrick Murray. Murray, who serves as the chair of the Board of Regents, also shared updates on the ongoing presidential search stating, “…the Regents did not deem any of them [candidates] to be the one to lead the University in this time of unprecedented success and opportunity.” “With the best interests of the...

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Interim chair of criminal justice appointed
Jul27

Interim chair of criminal justice appointed

An email was sent to criminal justice majors on July 17 informing them that Dr. Robert Pallitto, chair of the department of political science and public affairs, will be serving as interim chair of the criminal justice department for the 2018-2019 academic year. This decision comes in light of Dr. Lonnie Athens stepping down as chair effective July 1. A number of issues were raised during the spring 2018 semester regarding the...

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Contract not renewed for Professor of the Year
Jun11

Contract not renewed for Professor of the Year

Dr. R.J. Maratea, professor of criminal justice, won the College of Arts and Sciences Professor of the Year Award for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. The announcement was made at the 2018 Student Leadership Awards ceremony, according to Sarah Miller, chair of the Dean’s Undergraduate Student Cabinet. Maratea is one of two criminal justice professors whose contracts were not renewed for the 2018 to 2019 academic year. He and Professor...

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Seton Hall’s Sigma Pi chapter no longer recognized
Jun11

Seton Hall’s Sigma Pi chapter no longer recognized

Due to numerous infractions from Seton Hall’s Sigma Pi Fraternity, university administrators have revoked the chapter’s recognition. Seton Hall reflected Sigma Pi’s national leadership decision, which on April 24 declared the chapter closed. Before that decision, the chapter was to be on probation until spring 2019. According to Assistant Director of Leadership Development, Michael Davis, the Delta-Epsilon chapter of Sigma Pi violated...

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SHU counselor receives Lifetime Achievement Award
May02

SHU counselor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Catherine Kiernan, Esq., who has served the Seton Hall community for over 20 years, has been recognized by NJBIZ as the recipient for a Lifetime Achievement award at its upcoming General Counsel of the Year Awards on May 18. Kiernan, a graduate of Seton Hall’s Law school, joined the university in 1989 but did not begin serving as general counsel until 1997. Kiernan recounted her early beginnings at the institution and explained her...

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SHU raises tuition for the 2018-19 academic year
May02

SHU raises tuition for the 2018-19 academic year

On April 27, an email was sent to the Seton Hall community stating that the tuition for full-time undergraduate students at Seton Hall for the 2018-2019 academic year will total $19,950 per semester. The full cost for next school year “represents an increase of $750 per semester, or approximately 3.9 percent,” the email said. Last year’s increase was 3.5 percent, according to Dr. Karen Boroff, interim provost of the school. Room and...

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Public relations and marketing department wins awards
Apr18

Public relations and marketing department wins awards

The Department of Public Relations and Marketing at Seton Hall University has received five awards from two different national program competitions: the 2017 Collegiate Advertising Awards and the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Ed Marketing Report. In previous years, the department has been recognized for different awards from the same two entities. Last year, the department was recognized for their...

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Criminal justice forum draws mixed reviews
Apr18

Criminal justice forum draws mixed reviews

On April 12, a forum was held for criminal justice majors to voice their concerns about the department and the rumored changes with its curriculum. Some issues that were addressed were concerns about the rigor of the curriculum, lack of stability within the faculty and lack of adequate funding for the department. The forum was moderated by political science and film professor Jeffrey Togman. He began by asking the students in...

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Seton Hall to stop funding medical school
Apr18

Seton Hall to stop funding medical school

On July 1, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) will assume full financial responsibility of Seton Hall’s new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. Interim president Dr. Mary Meehan shared in an email that this agreement between the university and HMH was made to lower the financial burden imposed upon SHU. However, the change does not affect the College of Nursing or School of Health and Medical Sciences. When asked why this decision...

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New courses to be added in graduate program
Apr18

New courses to be added in graduate program

Seton Hall announced new graduate programs that will be added to the curriculum in the Fall 2018 semester. The university is looking to add a Master of Science in Physics, a Certificate in Global Studies and a Certificate in Population Health Management, among others. Senior associate provost Dr. Joan Guetti said the new programs have strong marketability as to generate interest for prospective students. Guetti has utmost confidence...

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