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The graduate programs of Fairfield University’s School of Nursing have been ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


The Jesuit nursing school is included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” The School of Nursing ranked number 90 based on a starting list of 503 schools nationwide, up from a previous ranking of 99. It joins respected institutions on the list that also includes Ivy League schools and schools affiliated with major medical centers such as the University of Pennsylvania (number one) and Johns Hopkins University and the University of California – San Francisco (tied at number two).

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One Book, One Town: Station Eleven


Celebrate the conclusion of 2015's One Book, One Town community event on Tuesday, March 31st at the Fairfield University Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 7:00 p.m. The author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel, will be on hand for a discussion and book signing. To register, visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org, or call 203-256-3160.

"Add Tests & Stir: Education 'Reform' in the 21st Century"


Four well-known voices in education reform will discuss the timely, sometimes controversial subject in “Add Tests and Stir: Education ‘Reform’ in the 21st Century,” a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Barone Campus Center Oak Room. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Fairfield’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. RSVP today!

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Magis alumni joins Peace Corps in Guatemala


Emma Cannon ’14, a Spanish and International Studies double major with a focus on Latin American Studies, is a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. As a volunteer, she works in support of the Healthy Schools Project, which strives to improves basic health and hygiene in primary school students in Guatemala. Her decision to join the Corps developed while she was at Fairfield and in part because of her involvement with the Magis Scholarship program. Magis means “more” and is closely tied to Fairfield’s Jesuit mission and identity. Cannon said that that influence encouraged her to make the most out of her four years at Fairfield and helped her in her decision to join the Peace Corps.

You Can Hear Him Now


Paul Marcarelli '92, best known as "the Verizon Guy" from the "Can You Hear Me Now?" ad campaign, came back to campus recently and shared some of his favorite Fairfield memories. Marcarelli, now a film director, producer, writer and actor, was part of "Life After Theatre Fairfield," a biennial gathering in which alumni return to the cozy confines of the PepsiCo Theatre to "tell all" about their lives after Commencement.

Fairfield University's TESOL Program Awarded National Recognition


Fairfield University's TESOL program has been awarded "national recognition" by the TESOL International Association. A nationally recognized program is one that has systematically assessed candidates' learning and met rigorous standards developed by the specialty professional association (SPA) in that discipline.The TESOL/Bilingual Education programs are housed in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, which received continuing accreditation status from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in April 2015.

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