Strategic planning for the future

In 2005 Seton Hill University (SHU) faculty and students collaborated to develop a strategic plan to follow through the year 2010. “We had almost achieved all our goals a year ago in the spring of 2008,” said Mary Ann Gawelek, provost and dean of faculty,

An editor’s farewell…

On my high school graduation day, if somebody had told me I’d be editor-in-chief of my university’s student newspaper I probably would have laughed. Not because I didn’t have the capabilities or desire, I just never saw myself in a leadership role. Here I am, two weeks from donning a cap and gown for the…

Ashes to ashes: negligence of Maura “smokers” porch

For the past four years, I have often wondered why the university allows the front porch on the second floor of Maura Hall to remain somewhat unkempt. This porch is commonly referred to as the “smoker’s porch” because it is the main gathering place for smoker’s on campus when they are between classes or taking…

Skateboarding, saftey, and SHU

Spring is in the air, and the change in seasons means a shift in extracurricular activities at Seton Hill University (SHU). While frantically searching for a space to park in Lot A recently, I heard the familiar sounds of skateboard wheels gracing the pavement. I instantly became tense at the thought of trying to maneuver…

All I wanted was a mocha frappuccino

While sitting in the Publications Office in the lower level of Sullivan Hall producing the very issue you are reading right now, I had a sudden Frappuccino urge. Mainly, I needed the caffeine – but I also longed for some mocha to grace my palette. Thankfully for me (or so I thought) there are two…

SHU speaks: modern language benefits

“Modern languages are a window and door to the world; they connect you with other cultures, they keep you informed about other customs, traditions, history, politics, and make you more intelligent and aware of the ever-changing aspects of our present society,” said Judith Garcia-Quismondo, professor of Spanish at Seton Hill University (SHU). As a student…

Steel gives overview of October activities

The calendar of events at Seton Hill University (SHU) is full of entertainment, traditions, and changes this month. October is an especially memorable month for the SHU community because of Homecoming and Family Day weekend, held October 5-7 this year. Homecoming festivities include some favorites such as lantern tours of campus on Friday at 8…

Riding the SHU shuttle with Mr. Ferretti

John Ferretti has driven the less-than-a-mile loop from Caritas Christi, to the Administration Building circle countless times. His friendly wave is often seen at stop signs and pedestrian cross walks on the Seton Hill University (SHU) campus, where he waits for students to safely make it to a sidewalk before letting off the brakes of…

Two-hour time block creates athletic tension

Seton Hill University (SHU) students can find salvation from hunger, lectures, and sleeplessness during the week from 4-6 p.m. because classes on campus are going to cease during these hours. The boundaries of this designated time block are blurred by professors who decide to hold portions of their classes during these two precious hours.