Three Ways to Commemorate Fairfield's 75th

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Three Ways to Commemorate Fairfield's 75th

On St. Patrick’s Day, 1942, with the backdrop of World War II, Rev. John J. McEleney, S.J., and six fellow Jesuits met at St. Robert’s Hall Seminary in Pomfret, Conn. to create the articles of association for a new preparatory high school and college in Fairfield.

The spirit of those original founders continues to animate all that we do, and inspires in us the courage to move boldly forward, in the belief that we are fulfilling a profound mission to which we have been called as a learning community.

Share Your Story: What Does Fairfield Mean to You?

The University is soliciting essays, poems, video or artwork about what Fairfield means to you spiritually, academically, socially and professionally. Six winning essays will be selected and winners will each receive a $250 award! Winners will be announced in May and prizes will be awarded at a special ceremony on May 1 in Bellarmine Hall.

Submit your story, poem, video or artwork by April 21. See the flyer for more details.

Attend a Work of the Society Event on April 26

Join us as current members of the Fairfield Jesuit Community reflect on their association with the University in a conversation with Prof. Kurt Schlichting, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology. Attend A Work of the Society: Jesuits and Fairfield's Past, Present and Future on Wednesday, April 26 from 4-6 p.m. in the Kelley Center Presentation Room. See the flyer for more details.

Watch 75 Years of Passion

Watch ' 75 Years of Passion ' to get a glimpse into Fairfield’s founding in the Jesuit tradition. The same spirit of passion persists today in student and faculty commitments to education, athletics, arts and a strong community culture. Witness the University’s evolution over 75 years of educational excellence.

Watch the video.

To see a timeline of Fairfield through the years and a listing of 75th events, visit fairfield.edu/75 .

Last modified: 04-03-17 11:30 AM

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