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We Are All Homeschooling Now, Michael P. Alfano, Sharon M. McCloskey, and Edward (Franc) Hudspeth

"We're All Homeschooling Now" with Dean Michael Alfano and special guests Sharon M. McCloskey & Dr. Edward (Franc) Hudspeth. Hosted by Sacred Heart University Alumni Association and Sacred Heart University on Facebook (34:07)

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Please Share Your Covid Experience!, Peter Gavin Ferriby

As history unfolds during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Remembering COVID-19 Project is collecting experiences and responses from the SHU community to preserve for decades to come. Ryan Matura Library staff, in collaboration with the departments of history, sociology, theatre arts and the School of Communication, Media & the Arts, will collect and archive the content.

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The Library is Open --And Some Tips for Using, Peter Gavin Ferriby

The Library staff is so glad to have everyone back—let’s stay strong and finish the semester!

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Successful Communication During COVID-19 for People with Speech and Hearing Challenges, Ciara Leydon, Jamie F. Marotto, and Jill E. Douglass

Conversation with speech-language pathology faculty members, Ciara Leydon, Jamie Marotto, and Jill Douglass discussing how to communicate with individuals who have speech and hearing challenges during this time of social distancing.

Hosted on Facebook by Sacred Heart University Alumni Association (32:22).

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Dr. Petillo Addresses the University, John J. Petillo

Dr. John Petillo, Sacred Heart University's president, addressed the school community about recent COVID-19 cases. This video was posted to YouTube (3:19).

The president of Sacred Heart University is warning students to take social distancing and mask wearing seriously or students could be forced to be sent home.

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Dr. Petillo on the #PioneerPromise, John J. Petillo

YouTube video (2:35)

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Pasta Night with Dr. Petillo, John J. Petillo

Dr. Petillo and his family cook up two of their favorite pasta dishes. YouTube video (32:37)

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President Petillo Discusses the Return to Campus, John J. Petillo

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Take Care of One Another, John J. Petillo

We are living in anxious times: A pandemic. Financial crisis. Racial, social and political divisions. And, now election uncertainties on a national level. The collective impact of all these stressors impacts each one of us.

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Professor Susan Goncalves Donates Plasma to COVID-19 Patients, Sacred Heart University

Susan Goncalves, a professor in Sacred Heart University's Dr. Susan L. Davis, RN, & Richard Henley College of Nursing, has been a nurse at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport for 35 years. On March 23, when she began experiencing chills due to a fever, she knew she needed to be tested. Three days later, her results came in COVID-19 positive.

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Sacred Heart University Graduate Conferral of Degrees, Saturday May 9, 2020, Sacred Heart University

From the Sacred Heart University YouTube Channel (32:13)

We are currently working on plans for our traditional commencement ceremony on a future date as soon as we can be together again. In the meantime, these conferral ceremonies will allow you to use your degrees to look for jobs, apply for licensing or grad school and more. Congratulations to all of you!

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Sacred Heart University Undergraduate Conferral of Degrees, Sunday, May 10, 2020, Sacred Heart University

Video from the Sacred Heart University YouTube Channel (32:10).

We are currently working on plans for our traditional commencement ceremony on a future date as soon as we can be together again. In the meantime, these conferral ceremonies will allow you to use your degrees to look for jobs, apply for licensing or grad school and more. Congratulations to all of you!

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Thought Leadership for the New Normal – A Conversation Series with Sacred Heart University Deans: How Is This Crisis Changing How Hospitals Are Serving Their Patients?, Sacred Heart University

The fourth in the series. Conversation with Dr. Mary Alice Donius, Dean of the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing, and Keith Hovan, '84, '93, CEO of Southcoast Health System and Hospital Group.

Hosted by Randye Kaye of WSHU Public Radio.

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St. Vincent's College Pinning Ceremony, 2020, St. Vincent's College at Sacred Heart University

St. Vincent’s College cordially invites you to attend the Virtual Pinning Ceremony for the Class of 2020, August 14, 2020 7 P.M.

Streamed live on YouTube (1:02:59)

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Coronavirus Update 10-2-20, The Coronavirus Planning Team

Our ramped-up random testing of asymptomatic students went well this week, and we are processing the results. We tested more than 1,200 students and some faculty and staff. Next week, we begin saliva testing and will test even more community members. The testing method, called SalivaDirect, was developed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health. It was granted an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and has been used to test asymptomatic players and staff in the NBA. We are one of the first education institutions to use this test—if not the very first.

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Coronavirus Update 10-23-20, The Coronavirus Planning Team

While we are asking you to stay on campus as much as possible, the good news is that there will be plenty to do.

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Coronavirus Update 10-27-20, The Coronavirus Planning Team

We want to start by talking about Halloween.

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Coronavirus Update 10-30-20, The Coronavirus Planning Team

We all want to be here until Thanksgiving as planned, and we don’t want you to have to spend your final weeks in quarantine. Please use good judgment this weekend.

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Coronavirus Update 11-3-20, The Coronavirus Planning Team

With a rise in COVID cases around the state, Connecticut’s governor has rolled back many of the state regulations from Phase 3 to Phase 2. This does not have a tremendous impact on the University, because we did not move to Phase 3 in many areas.

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Coronavirus Update 11-5-2020, The Coronavirus Planning Team

Since we communicated with you on Tuesday, we have had a total of 35 new COVID-19 cases—29 of which are on campus. This is, unfortunately, in line with spikes in cases both regionally and nationally and at other area universities. Part of the reason is that people everywhere are letting their guard down.

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Coronavirus Update 11-6-2020, The Coronavirus Planning Team

Since we communicated with you yesterday, we have a total of 34 new positive COVID-19 cases—25 on campus and nine off campus. We are also still receiving results from this week’s random asymptomatic testing. Because of this continued spike, we are moving our alert status to red. This decision was made after careful deliberations and discussion with state and local health officials about how best to contain the virus.

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Coronavirus Update 11-7-20, The Coronavirus Planning Team

Everything went very well today both with the exit testing and with parents coming to pick up students who are choosing to finish up the semester from home.

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Coronavirus Update 4-17-2020, The Coronavirus Planning Team

A few updates: In response to an executive order from the City of Bridgeport and strong guidance from Governor Lamont, we are now requiring everyone to wear a mask. We will hold a virtual conferral ceremony on May 9 and 10 to acknowledge the earning of degrees. WSHU is launching a podcast to update listeners on the latest with the coronavirus outbreak in our region.

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Coronavirus Update 4-24-2020, The Coronavirus Planning Team

Working behind the scenes on our responses to this pandemic and our plans to get back to campus are a group of task forces appointed by President Petillo. Each task force is appropriately populated with the University staff and faculty with the knowledge and experience to tackle the issues before them, and these leaders are bringing in others throughout campus as needed.

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Coronavirus Update 5-15-20, The Coronavirus Planning Team

This week we want to provide some more information about the University’s planning for the coming semester. There are many details still to be finalized, but we want to give you as much information as we can to help you with your planning. As you might expect, Sacred Heart is following the guidelines recently provided by the governor for the reopening of universities as well as guidance from health experts.

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Coronavirus Update 5-8-20, The Coronavirus Planning Team

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont came out with guidance for reopening colleges and universities. The good news is that the recommendations are in line with the discussions and planning that are already taking place among Sacred Heart’s task forces that are preparing for the fall semester and beyond in the wake of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Update 8-7-2020, The Coronavirus Planning Team

We have updates for you, including the latest guidance from the State of CT regarding visitors from high-risk states, an important change to the University calendar and updates on required testing for students.

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Return to Work Guidelines, The Coronavirus Planning Team

"Return to Work" employee transition timeline, guidelines and requirements.