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Celebrating Stags Past, Present and Future:
Fairfield Awards Dinner in NYC, March 26th

Fairfield University's 27th Annual Fairfield Awards Dinner, "Celebrating a Tradition of Opportunity," will be held on Thursday, March 26th, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. The dinner benefits the University Multicultural Scholarship Fund and is the major fundraising event, raising more than $14 million since it’s inception in 1988.

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Fairfield Bands Together with Alzheimer's Association

Dr. Alison Kris, Associate Professor of Nursing, attended the Band Together benefit event for the Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter to speak about the exciting programs and research in the School of Nursing, as well as the SafeReturn Network.

A Night for Health and Healing

Students in the MFA in Creative Writing program bravely shared their personal experiences with dementia and Alzheimer's during a night of readings at the Fairfield University Bookstore. The MFA in Creative Writing program will launch a new concentration, "Health and Healing Through Literacy" this summer. To see a video of the readings, click here. For more information on the MFA program, click here.


Noted Grateful Dead archivist to be keynote speaker at annual American Studies Conference

On Saturday, March 28, you can meet Nicholas Meriwether, the founding Grateful Dead archivist at UC Santa Cruz, delivers the keynote speech at Fairfield University's annual American Studies Conference. Meriwether is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. at the University's Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center, at the end of an afternoon of presentations by American Studies students and alumni on a wide range of topics. Faculty, staff, students and the general public are invited this free event for Meriwether's speech or for the entire afternoon.

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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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