What’s New at SHU: A new year brings changes on campus

Maura Roof

Students arrived this school year to find Maura under construction. While they finished the Maura dorms, the 100-year-old slate roof is still under work. They have also added spires to go along with the Seton Hill architecture theme.

Father Jerry O’Shea

By Nick Totin, Contributor

Much like the incoming freshman of the class of 2016, Father Jerry O’Shea is just beginning his journey at Seton Hill University. “It’s always great to walk a new path with others,” said Fr. O’Shea after his first mass on campus Sunday Aug 26.

O’Shea grew up in Lawrenceville as an only child and belonged to St. Mary’s Parish. Fr. He was ordained in 1964 and began his ministry in Brookeville. From there he moved to Penn Hills, then to his first full time position at St. Winifred where he spent 26 years. Most recently he spent 8 years as the senior priest at St. Valentine in Bethel Park.

O’Shea said he is excited to be a member of the Setonian family because he feels so welcomed by everyone on campus and is grateful to see all of the smiling faces. According to Fr. O’Shea, he is happy to be at a Catholic university and is ready to share the love of God with members of all denominations and faiths. Walking through our, “halls of ivy,” Fr. O’Shea said he can tell that many people have walked this path before and is glad he now has been given the opportunity to do the same.

Faculty Dining

Another change around campus is the addition of a new staff dining area. It’s located across from the dark rooms, right around the corner from the Lowe dining hall.

PSAC Affiliation

Starting July 2013, we have made the decision to become a part of the PSAC divisions. Previously we have been a part of the WVIAC division when competing in SHU athletics.

Updated Sports Fields

The athletics department recently made changes to their sports fields. They combined two different fields into one more versatile field. That field was reconfigured and turfed.

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