Thursday, February 21, 2013
'LEAP' campaign educates Newark youth
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Paul Milo
Thursday, February 21
Students from Seton Hall University have launched a group whose aim is to educate youth about how to recognize and overcome bullying. The students have been working this past week with children aged six to 18, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Newark. “It’s been a great experience. The kids have really responded well to the program,” said Sabrina Browne, a public relations major at the school and one of the founders of LEAP (“lead, educate, act, prevent”) on Bullying. During the past week, Browne and her classmates have been holding sessions at the Boys and Girls Club during which they teach students about how to spot bullying, its effects on its victims and the potential consequences for those guilty of the practice. The …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Longtime mentor Mike Sheppard Sr. celebrated for influence on Essex County athletes
Essex County's father of baseball now has a field to call his own in Ivy Hill Park, where the beloved Seton Hall University coach flourished as a young athlete. The dedication of the Pirates' home field to Mike Sheppard Sr. was presented Thursday afternoon by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with a crowd of SHU athletes and members of the Sheppard clan. Sheppard, whose eponymous baseball and softball field sits at the southeast end of the college campus, was lauded by officials – and a former Major League Baseball catcher – as a role model who has shaped countless youths into fine athletes. Under Sheppard's 31-year tenure as head coach of SHU baseball, more than 80 players have gone on…
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Seton Hall's ROTC adds a new twist to the National Anthem before the SHU-Rutgers game.
Before the Seton Hall Pirates took on in-state rivals Rutgers University on Saturday, the fans at the Prudential Center in Newark were treated to a cool spectacle. Members of Seton Hall’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) rappelled down from the ceiling of the arena to start the festivities for the game. “It was an idea by the commanding officer of our ROTC,” said Cadet Sgt. 1st class Pete Smith. “He had done it once in college, so he thought it would be cool if we could do it.” Prior to the national anthem, Cadet Capt. Dan Knox and Cadet Capt. Will Moreo came down from the ceiling with the American flag. They stopped midway down and saluted the flag as the anthem was sung. Following the anthem, Smith came down to deliver the …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The documentary tells the inspiring story of two roommates who were burned in the Boland Hall fire on Jan. 19, 2000.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Seton Hall University is inviting residents to their campus on Monday, Feb. 13, at 2:30 p.m., in Jubilee Hall Auditorium for a chance to view a free screening of the documentary After The Fire. After The Fire, directed by Emmy Award winner Guido Verweyen, is about the fire that burned in the early morning of Jan. 19, 2000 in Seton Hall’s Boland Hall, killing three students and injuring dozens more. The documentary tells the inspiring story of Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simon, roommates who were each badly burned that morning. The New York Times described the documentary as one of the most compelling documentaries in recent years. Following the documentary will be a panel discussion with Llanos, Simon, Verweyen, journalist/author Robin Gaby…
Monday, December 12, 2011
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez gave a lecture at Seton Hall University's Jubliee Hall Auditorium regarding Jewish-Christian relations and racism.
United States Sen, Robert Menendez (D-NJ) visited Seton Hall University on Sunday afternoon to give a lecture in which he expressed concern about growing anti-Semitism and racism. The lecture was part of the Sister Rose Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies. Speaking in front of Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, students and faculty members, Menendez spoke of the importance of Holocaust education, interfaith dialogue and the legacy of the late Sister Rose Thering. Menendez, who was born to immigrant parents in Union City in 1954 and raised Catholic, recalled watching Sister Rose’s career from afar and credited her with inspiring much of his work as a legislator. He called Rose “a luminary, an incredible asset to the…
Friday, December 9, 2011
The senior senator from New Jersey will speak as part of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Lecture Series.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will be coming to Seton Hall University on Sunday to be the featured speaker of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Lecture Series. The series is part of the Sister Rose Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies. This will be the first lecture of the series and will be held at Jubilee Hall at 2 p.m. Senator Menendez will address The Legacy of Sister Rose. Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf, a trustee of the Sister Rose Thering Fund, endowed the lecture series that bears her name in 2009. Her vision for the series is to present meaningful speakers and programs that will further the work of the late Sister Rose, whose lifelong efforts built important bridges of understanding, compassion and trust between Jews and …