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Living His Dream, Mike Wallace Signs With The Pirates


Sometimes to chase your dreams you have to make tough choices. Mike Wallace came to those crossroads when he had to make one of the most important decisions in the 21 years of his life. The First Team All-MAAC pitcher has decided to follow his dream and start his road in the minor leagues. Wallace has agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and will forego his senior season, signing the contract he earned after being selected in the 30th round of the MLB draft this year.

“It was one of the most important decisions of my life,” Wallace said. “Leaving one of the greatest universities in the country and one that treated me extremely well is going to be tough. I have created the best friendships of my life here and I’ll never forget my time at Fairfield.”

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Fairfield Half Marathon Participants Converge on Campus to Kickoff Weekend


When thousands of runners converge on the Town of Fairfield the weekend of June 26, 27 and 28, for the 34th Annual Half Marathon Fairfield Road Race, one of their first stops will be the Fairfield University campus to register and begin their weekend racing journey. Fairfield University came on board this year as a race sponsor and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will play host to the runners for their packet pickup and all the information necessary to make it a wonderful weekend. Lucas the Stag and members of the Fairfield men’s basketball team will greet the runners. On Sunday at the 5K race, members of the Fairfield Women’s Basketball team will cheer on the racers at a special Fairfield University cheer station. The runners and their families are all being encouraged to join the Fairfield regional community for Live on the Lawn, a free concert starting at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, on the lawn of DiMenna Nyselius Library.

Go Set A Watchman Read-a-thon


Celebrate the new Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman, with an all-day read-a-thon marking the book's release date. Tuesday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fairfield University Bookstore (1499 Post Rd in downtown Fairfield).

Originally written in the mid-1950s, this was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

Go Set A Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockinbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch (Scout) struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

The entire community, including librarians, college professors, teachers, students, actors and book lovers of every stripe, will participate in this public, read-aloud event. Join us for the grand unveiling! To sign up for a 20 minute reading slot, please RSVP to FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com. Please state your availability and contact information.

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Water, water, everywhere…especially at Fairfield


The Water Focus is in full swing at Fairfield and well into its second semester of exploration both in and outside the classroom, with a full spectrum of classes and events that challenge and intrigue. With more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface covered by water, students, faculty, and staff, have had plenty of opportunities to explore the issue through practically every discipline across campus.

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