Celebrate Christmas with Seton Hall!

piratechristmastreelightsWEBNo matter where you live, you can celebrate Christmas with Seton Hall! If you’re nearby, come to campus for the Tree Lighting and other events. If you’re far from South Orange, participate in our online contests and promotions to share your memories, win the official 2014 Seton Hall Alumni Christmas ornament, get your Pirate Santa hat, and more!

 

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Join us for the 5th annual event on December 2! Sing along to Christmas carols with our campus choirs, take pictures with the Pirate, enjoy hot chocolate and other special holiday treats. Learn more.

Christmas at The Hall Events Schedule
Check out what events are taking place on and around campus this Christmas season!

Official 2014 Seton Hall Alumni Christmas Ornament
It’s the fifth year that Seton Hall has created an official ornament and we’re celebrating in a big way! We’re giving away more ornaments than ever before in history and, for the first time, giving you the opportunity to guarantee a limited edition ornament for yourself by donating to Seton Hall. Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more information on upcoming contests.

The Famous Blue and White Pirate Santa Hats
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Follow Seton Hall’s alumni social media channels for your chance to win your very own blue and white Pirate Santa hat. The hats, which became famous after Dr. Esteban added them to Seton Hall’s Christmas celebrations, are only available for a short time and the only way to get one is to win! Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for more information on upcoming contests.

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Alumni Travel Program Returns!

All alumni are invited to tour the world with Seton Hall friends as part of our new alumni travel program. Join our small group for an intimate 9-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy- a region rimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes.

Settle into a beautiful family-owned wine estate outside Verona. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, access authentic Italy and learn from local Italians. The rates for Seton Hall alumni and friends represent significant savings (more than $1,000 per couple) over that of non-affiliated guests. You can reserve online or by calling (866) 639-0079.

Reserve your spot today!

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Alumni Recognized at the 2014 Bayley Celebration of Philanthropy

The fourth annual Celebration of Philanthropy Cocktail Reception, hosted by President Gabriel and Josephine Esteban, was held on October 22 at McCloone’s Boat House in West Orange, in recognition of our most generous supporters. The program included remarks from Stephanie Hauge, Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations, who is an alumna and donor. Current student Jason Rivera ’16, a member of the Student Alumni Association, also spoke to the over 150 guests in attendance and discussed how scholarship support enabled him to attend Seton Hall. This annual event serves as a way to both engage and convey our gratitude to our loyal donors in recognition of their significant and generous support of Seton Hall and to communicate how annual support makes an immediate and lasting impact on the University’s growth and student experiences.

View photos from the event.

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Join the P.I.P.E. Alumni Club at an upcoming event!

Seton Hall’s Alumni Club program brings together graduates with similar career, service and social interests and affinities. Whether based on your involvement from your days on campus, or a new interest, joining an Alumni Club is a great way to stay connected! The P.I.P.E. Alumni Club provides opportunities for interested alumni to develop a deeper appreciation for Irish culture and heritage through social, cultural and charitable activities.

P.I.P.E. is excited to announce their events and programs for the upcoming year that are planned thus far. Save the dates below and join P.I.P.E. for any or all of the events!

October 15 – Dinner and Meeting at McCloone’s Boathouse, West Orange
November 8 – Celtic Art Workshop: Seton Hall University Art Studio, 525 South Orange Ave.
April 24 - Irish Language Mass & Dinner: Seton Hall University, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Dinner to be held in Chancellor’s Suite

Learn more or RSVP to attend by emailing Eilish Harrington at eilish.harrington@shu.edu.

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Alumna’s Children Gold Medal at World Meets

Following in their mother’s footsteps, Noah and Josephus Lyles won gold medals this summer while representing the USA in international competition. Alumna Keisha Caine ’95, who competed on the Seton Hall Univeristy Women’s Track & Field Team that captured the 1994 Big East Indoor Championship, shared that Noah gold medaled at the World Youth Olympics in China in the 200m competition. His brother, Josephus, gold medaled at the World Junior Championships in Oregon on the 4x400m relay.

To see the boys in action,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv4O7Uaqyc4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoWAxOcMhzc – (Josephus is the first leg
on the relay for the USA.  He is the one with blonde hair.)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/recruiting-insider/wp/2014/08/28/noah-l
yles-josephus-lyles-bring-home-gold-medals-in-summer-world-events/

Congratulations, Noah and Josephus, and good luck on your junior year of high school!

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Win an Apple Watch or iPad Mini on Talk Like a Pirate Day this Friday (9/19)!

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is this Friday (9/19), send us a video of your best pirate talk & you’ll be entered to win your choice of one Apple Watch or one 16GB iPad Mini. Send us a photo of your best pirate dress & you’ll be entered to win two tickets to a ’14-’15 men’s home basketball game.

Post the videos & photos on the Seton Hall University Alumni Facebook wall with #SHUPirateTalk for an official entry. The week long contest closes on Friday, September 19, 2014, at 4pm EST. Good luck, mateys!

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Alumnae among First to Pass the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations test

Two recent Seton Hall University graduates are the first to pass the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations test through the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), administered by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Angela Yee ’14, Jessica Fahy ’14 and Ashley Duvall ’14 were among 12 students who participated in an intense, five-week prep course developed by Kristine Simoes, APR, specialist professor of communication and the President of PRSA NJ, and Kathleen Donohue Rennie, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, Associate Professor at New Jersey City University (formerly Assistant Professor at Seton Hall). In addition to Simoes and Rennie, faculty for the certificate class included Mary Harris, a specialist professor of communication at Monmouth University, and Angela Chitkara, Seton Hall Faculty Associate and Founder of US-India Corridor.

 

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International Alumni Chapters Being Formed!

Alumni Relations is now forming international chapters for alumni, parents, family and friends. Regional Chapter Ambassadors are needed in locations throughout the world to serve as a resource for Seton Hall, help create programs that will engage the Pirates in their area, and help to build the international network of Seton Hall alumni.

If you would like to learn more about starting a chapter or be informed of future events, please contact Terranze Griffin, Associate Director of Regional Engagement at terranze.griffin@shu.edu or (973) 378-9818.

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Death of Professor John D. Sweeney

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“Fear not! I am the first and the last, the one who lives.
I died, but now I am alive forever and ever.”
—Rev. 1:17a-18b

It is my sad duty to announce the death of former Seton Hall faculty member John D. Sweeney, a professor in the English Department from 1958 until his retirement in 2009.  Professor Sweeney served the Seton Hall community wholeheartedly and loyally for over 50 years.  He was a highly regarded professor and mentor to countless students.  Professor Sweeney received the Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service in 2004 in grateful appreciation for his service beyond measure with selfless dedication and high distinction.

Professor Sweeney is survived by his sons Matthew and Gregory and their loved ones.

Visitation will be held at Preston Funeral Home, 153 South Orange Ave., South Orange, on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

Please remember Professor Sweeney and his family in your prayers during these difficult days.

Gabriel Esteban

 

 

 

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Alumni Choose New Sport for Recreational Club

The polls have closed! Its official, the second season of the Seton Hall Alumni Recreational Sports Club will once again see the Pirates partaking in some intense dodgeball action. After a few weeks of voting, the alumni have spoken and want to play some more dodgeball.

This season, games will be taking place on weeknights at Edge Gym in Hoboken (417 Newark St, above the Hoboken Car Wash). The full schedule has yet to be released, but games start the week of September 15.

The Recreational Sports Alumni Club is filled on a first come, first serve basis each season. With only a select few spots available on the team, the sooner you inquire the better. If you’d like to play, email or call Rob Mayers, associate director of alumni clubs, at 973-378-9821 or Robert.Mayers@shu.edu.

If the demand is greater than the amount of spots on the team, we’ll explore adding additional teams in the following season.

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