Alumni Volunteers Needed this September!

The Career Center and Alumni Relations are looking for Pirate Mentors to assist at events taking place in September. Responsibilities range from résumé critiquing to evaluating elevator pitches from current students. Please review the event information as well as the anticipated responsibility of each volunteer opportunity listed below. We hope you will join the Career Center and Alumni Relations as we work to educate, network and recruit fellow pirates.

Résumé and Career Fair Clinic
Tuesday, September 9, from 4-6 p.m.
University Center, Main Lounge 

Pirate Mentors are needed to critique the résumés of current students who plan to attend the Career Fair later in the month. Volunteers will provide feedback and suggestions to enhance a student’s résumé in order for it to be Career Fair ready. Volunteers are also needed to assist students with their elevator pitch when approaching potential employers as well as assist in taking professional portraits of current students to upload to their LinkedIn profiles.

Fall Career Fair
Thursday, September 18, from 4-6 p.m.
Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center, Field House

Pirate Mentors are needed at the annual Career Fair to assist students as they begin their career search. Volunteers will listen to and critique students’ elevator pitches, assist in taking a professional profile picture for LinkedIn and serve as a career escort to ease the minds of those nervous about approaching recruiters.

To volunteer for either or both events, you can email Erika Klinger, Associate director of Campus Partnerships at or call 973-378-9827.


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Monsignor Chapel Accepts Appointment as Spiritual Director in Italy

Monsignor Joseph Chapel, who has served Seton Hall for the past sixteen years, is preparing to move to Rome. Over these many years, the ways that each Seton Hall community member has been influenced by Monsignor Chapel are manifold. Monsignor has served the Seminary in varied capacities, among them as professor, mentor, administrator, spiritual director, and confessor.

Monsignor Chapel has accepted the appointment as Spiritual Director of the Casa Santa Maria in Rome, Italy. In this role, Monsignor will oversee the program of spiritual formation for the graduate house of studies and in addition as an adjunct spiritual director for the American Seminary in Rome, the Pontifical North American College. Monsignor’s appointment is a distinct honor for him in addition to being a recognition of his many gifts and talents.

Join Seton Hall in congratulating Monsignor Chapel, and in offering him our heartfelt gratitude as well as the assurance of our ongoing prayers for him and his priestly work in Rome. Monsignor will be traveling to Rome in late August and then will return in mid-September for three weeks. Monsignor has agreed to celebrate our community Mass on Monday, October 6th. Following Mass, we will have a dinner in his honor to wish him our best in this and in all things. May God bless Monsignor Chapel!

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Join us at our upcoming arts events!

Lecture: “Anxious Hearts, Wounded Lives: The Place of the New Sacred.” By Father Paul Murray

Date: September 8th, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Jubilee 229(Tentative)

To contact catholic studies please call 973-275-2808.

Museum: Strangers in a Strange Land

Date of Event: September 8th- October 17th 2014
Time:  WALSH GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Friday, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Walsh Gallery

Opening Reception will be held September 10th Wednesday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
All questions should be directed towards or contact at (973) 275-2033.

Cinema: The Jewish Cardinal

Date of Event: Friday, September 12th
Time: 10:30am
Location: JCC MetroWest, 960 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

Event is open to public, but will consist of a $15 admission fee.
For directions please consult  For questions about entry fee please direct calls towards 973-530-3400.        

WSOU: Life of Agony and A Pale Horse Named Death

Date: September 23rdTime: 7pm
Tickets are sold out, but can still be won over the air.

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Recreational Sports Club Completes Inaugural Season

This summer, a small group of Seton Hall alumni came together and formed a new alumni club for individuals interested in recreational/intramural sports. The inaugural season for the Recreational Sports Alumni Club saw the group of Pirates joining an intense dodgeball league at Edge Gym in Hoboken, NJ.

The season was a learning experience, to say the least. The team went into the season expecting a flashback to their childhood, playing friendly games of dodgeball at the park or during recess. That was not the case. The opposition was, more often than not, a well-oiled dodgeball machine. The first few weeks were tough, but the Pirates came together down the stretch and finished the season on a high note.

Candice Belmont ’09 really enjoyed the season and making some new Pirate connections. “It was such a great way to get together and represent Seton Hall,” Belmont said. “We got better with each passing game and had so much fun.”

Anthony Halwagy ’08 also had some fun on the dodgeball courts. “It was great to get out there with fellow alumni and compete with the Pirate on our chest,” Halwagy said. Win or lose, the Pirates played with pride.

The Recreational Sports Club will be back in action this coming fall. This season we’ll be choosing between dodgeball, kickball or volleyball. Vote on which sport to play.

If you are interested in playing this season, email Rob Mayers at or call 973-378-9821.

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New Speaker Series Brings Topical Lectures to Seton Hall Community throughout the Country

voiceslogotype4[1]Seton Hall University is proud to announce the launch of a new speaker series which will bring events featuring engaging lectures to communities of alumni, parents, students and friends throughout the country. Seton Hall’s president, Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, will also provide an update on the University’s continued growth and accomplishments.

The “Voices from the Hall” series will include conversations with prominent experts and opinion leaders in business, health, marketing, the arts and the humanities who will share their perspectives on current issues affecting our world. The events will also serve as an opportunity for local alumni, parents and others to meet each other and continue to expand the Pirate network throughout the United States.

All parents, alumni and friends are encouraged to attend. Reservations are required. There is no cost to attend.

Upcoming Events

September 16, 2014: Dallas, TX – Register now
September 17, 2014: Austin, TX – Register now

Save the Date
Registration will be available soon

October 8, 2014: Los Angeles, CA
October 9, 2014: San Francisco, CA
October 14, 2014: New York, NY
October 28, 2014: Central NJ
November 5, 2014: Chicago, IL
November 18, 2014: Philadelphia, PA

For more information, please visit or call Terranze Griffin in Alumni Relations at or (973) 378-9822.

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Seton Hall Family Day of Service at the Shore – June 28

iStock_000004124018MediumJoin fellow Pirates and their families for a day of service at the shore in partnership with Sea Bright Resource Center (SBRC)! All Seton Hall alumni, parents, students and families are welcome!

A fun day for all ages! Volunteers will install fencing and posts along newly created dunes to help capture additional sand and restrict access. Younger volunteers can help with trash clean-up on the beach.

Saturday, June 28, 2014* 
9 a.m. – Noon
Sea Bright, NJ

Exact meeting location will be sent to interested participants in a confirmation email. 

*Rain Date: July 12, 2014. 

For more information and to RSVP,  please contact Erika Klinger in Alumni Relations at or 973-378-9827.

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Join your fellow SHU Diplomacy School Alumni at the GACD Annual Fundraiser in NYC!

The Global Alliance for Community Development (GACD) is an award winning NGO—founded by David McCoy (MA’07) & Christina Perelli (MA’07)—that implements health and education programs in developing communities in Africa.

Join us on: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. at PRANNA, 79 Madison Avenue New York, NY (between 28th and 29th Streets). Your ticket price includes: hors d’oeuvres, Southeast Asian food, a complementary drink, festive music, and a donation to the development projects of GACD.

Click here to purchase tickets & support GACD’s work!

Looking forward to seeing you then!

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June Webinar Series Offers Alumni Free Career Skills and Advice

Join Alumni Relations and the Career Center for a webinar series this June covering a variety of topics delivered by professionals, alumni, administrators, and more. Learn more about a topic that interests you! All sessions are free for Seton Hall University alumni.

All webinars in this inaugural series will be held at noon Eastern Standard Time. Based on interest, future webinars will be held at varying times. Join us during your lunch break or tune in to start your morning!

Registration is limited, see below for complete details. You must click on the unique link for each session in which you would like to participate. You are welcome to participate in as many sessions as you would like.

Social Media: Employer vs. Employee
Thursday, June 5, Noon – 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Bob Franco, Senior Assistant Director of Seton Hall’s Career Center

The recruitment process is changing for employers and applicants with an increasing emphasis on the Internet and social networking. Join a discussion about the evolving role of social media in job seeking, employer networking, and its impact on the job seeker’s candidacy.

Register for the Social Media: Employer vs. Empolyee webinar

LinkedIn Best Practices
Thursday, June 12, Noon – 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Dan Ladik, Associate Professor of Marketing, Stillman School of Business
& Donna Jackson-Robertson, Associate Director of Seton Hall’s Career Center

What is LinkedIn? Have you created a LinkedIn profile? Or, do you have a LinkedIn account and are unsure if you are using it effectively? Join this session for an overview of LinkedIn and how to use it to your advantage. Professor Ladik will discuss the basics of how to create a LinkedIn account, provide a general overview of what LinkedIn is, advise participants on how to build quality connections, and provide guidance on finding contacts, joining groups and keeping your profile active.

Register for the LinkedIn Best Practices webinar

Job Offer Salary and Negotiation
Thursday, June 19, Noon – 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Bob Franco, Senior Assistant Director of Seton Hall’s Career Center

Are you using all the tools available to you in rounding out your job search? Do you have an overall communication strategy? How do you decide whether a job offer is right for you? What are strategies for determining if a job offer is appropriate? How much room do you have to negotiate? Join us to gain the tools necessary to prepare yourself for your next offer.

Register for the Job Offer Salary and Negotiation webinar

Networking 101
Thursday, June 26, Noon – 1 p.m. EST
Presented by William Staats ’76, president of the Alumni Board of Directors
& Reesa Greenwald, director of Seton Hall’s Career Center

Join the Director of the Career Center, Reesa Greenwald and the President of Seton Hall’s Alumni Board of Directors, William Staats ‘76, as they share their experiences and advice about networking and best practices for connecting with others at events, meetings, and more. More than just tips on reaching out, learn about the process of identifying and building a professional network. Topics discussed in this session include defining your networking goals, setting expectations, building relationships, and making networking a habit.

Register for the Networking 101 webinar

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Come Out For A Day At The Ballpark This Summer!


Seton Hall alumni, family and friends are invited to gather in locations around the country to cheer on your local baseball team!  Bring the family and join your area alumni ambassadors and other members of the Seton Hall community for a reception prior to each game!

Northern New Jersey 
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Seton Hall Pirates Senior Day Game & Alumni Reception

Owen T. Carroll Field
Seton Hall University
1 p.m. Pre-Game Picnic
2 p.m. First Pitch vs. St. John’s
Click here for more details and to register!

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies
12:30 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
2:10 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

New York
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Oakland Athletics at New York Mets
5:30 p.m. Pre-Game Reception

7:05 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Saturday, July 12, 2014
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
1:30 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
4 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Scranton RailRiders at Charlotte Knights
3 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
5:05 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 3, 2014 
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals

11:30 a.m. Pre-Game Reception
1:35 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Saturday, August 9, 2014
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
5 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
7:05 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at (973) 378-9822 or

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2nd Annual Aspiring Kindness Golf Outing in Honor of Seton Hall University Fire Victims to Be Held July 28 at the Maplewood Country Club

Proceeds This Year to Benefit Seton Hall Counseling & Psychological Services Department

aspiringkindnesslogoSOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — The 2nd Annual Aspiring Kindness Charity Golf Outing will be held Mon., July 28 at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood, N.J. The event is sponsored by the Aspiring Kindness Foundation which was created in response to the Jan. 2000 Seton Hall University dormitory fire that took the lives of three students – Aaron Karol, Frank Caltabilota, and John Giunta. This year, the foundation hopes to raise $10,000, with all proceeds to be donated to the Seton Hall Counseling & Psychological Services Department (CAPS), which played a large role in helping students heal emotionally and psychologically after the fire.

Register for the golf outing here.

CAPS Director Katherine Evans says the foundation’s generosity “means a great deal to us” and adds the money raised will go directly to help students.

“We plan to spend all of the money on outreach and prevention programs for students,” Evans said, “to open the discussion about mental health and to reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatment which can be a barrier for some people to seek help.”

The charity golf outing is a day-long event that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and unlimited beer and wine at the Maplewood Country Club. Cart and green fees are also included, and all participants will receive a gift. In addition, there will be awards for 1st Place Scramble and 2nd Place Scramble, as well as for the winners of the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests.

Entry fees are $200 for an individual golfer, $750 for four players, and $75 dollars to attend the dinner at the clubhouse only.   There are also sponsorship opportunities that range from sponsoring a hole for $200 to sponsoring the dinner for $1,000.

The Aspiring Kindness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public corporation, was created in 2010 by childhood friends of Aaron Karol as a philanthropic tribute to him. The charity raises money to support emergency responders and service providers and their programs. The charity golf outing is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser each year.

Since its inception in 2010, the foundation has raised over $65,000 and has made donations to Saint Barnabas Burn Center, the South Orange Fire Department, the Blood Center of New Jersey, the South Orange Rescue Squad and other organizations.

“We have achieved a significant amount in a few short years,” said Jason Tarantino, foundation president and founder. “That speaks volumes to how much of a lasting impression Aaron left on everyone. Remembering Aaron is the driving force behind our charity and motivates us to strive for greater things.   We think of it as getting a little help from the sky!”

For more information, visit or email


One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership — developing students in mind, heart and spirit — since 1856.  Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark.

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