University elects new president

Seton Hill University’s (SHU) Board of Trustees has elected Mary Finger, Ed. D. as the next president of the university, effective July 1. “After reviewing more than 70 nominations submitted to our search firm, R.H. Perry & Associates, Dr. Finger emerged as the top candidate,” said Michele Ridge, Chair of the Board of Trustees in…

Victims of tragedy live on at Seton Hill

December 21 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Pam Am flight 103 plane crash that killed all 243 pas- sengers and 16 crew members. Two Seton Hill University Students (SHU), Elyse Saraceni, 20, and Beth Ann Johnson, 21, were among those killed. Lois Sculco, Vice President for Institutional Identity, Mission and Student Life, knew…

Community bids final farewell to President Emerita Boyle

  The family, friends and admirers, along with the Seton Hill University (SHU) community, of President Emerita JoAnne Boyle gathered on Wednesday for a funeral Mass. Many distinguished guests and priests filled the seats, including Bishop Lawrence Brandt of the Diocese of Greensburg and Archabbot Douglas Nowicki from St. Vincent College. After the St. Joseph…

Seton Hill shows support at memorial procession

  The Seton Hill University (SHU) community lined Seton Hill Drive to welcome President Emerita JoAnne Boyle on her last journey up the Hill. Covering over three quarters of the Hill, participants stood hand-in-hand. “We have mixed emotions, celebrating her life and of course mourning her death. She had academic brilliance, she had administrative powers,…

Remembering President Emerita JoAnne Boyle

As The Setonian gathers news related to the death of our President Emerita JoAnne Boyle we will add them to this page. Stay tuned for information regarding any services or memorial masses. Also, share your condolences or memories on our site. Information will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter. As student journalists, we hope to honor her…

Seton Hill remembers beloved president

  Around noon today, students received an email from the office of Interim President Bibiana Boerio announcing the death of President Emerita JoAnne Boyle. “It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of our beloved President Emerita JoAnne Boyle,” the email said. “Please keep the Boyle family and the…

Seton Hill University holds groundbreaking for Health Sciences Center

Seton Hill University (SHU) broke ground for the Health Science Center Monday morning. Bagpipes and drums set the tone for the ceremony as a celebration. During the ceremony, Michele Ridge, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, officially announced that the building would be called the JoAnne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center in honor of…

SHU Welcomes Interim President Boerio

With the search for a long-term president still on going, Seton Hill University (SHU) has welcomed Bibiana Boerio as its interim president.  Boerio began her role as interim president on August 1.  Boerio is a SHU alumna and worked on the board of trustees from 2003 to 2006, and again from 2008 up to when…

Seton Hill community honors late coach

Seton Hill University (SHU) students, faculty and community members filled Saint Joseph chapel tonight for a tearful memorial mass in remembrance of Kristina Quigley, the SHU women’s lacrosse head coach, her unborn son and Anthony Guaetta, the bus driver. “In all His humanity, Jesus would cry out in the face of death as we do…