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This year, the University will celebrate our Charter in a weeklong celebration, with the main program on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Bethany Hall. Please join the University Community during the week of March 25, 2019 for the following events (be sure to scroll to the bottom for daily events):


Monday, March 25


BLUE & WHITE OUT Day
Monday, March 25, 2019, Seton Hall University Students, Faculty and Staff are asked to wear blue/white as we kick off Charter Week!  Join the University community as we celebrate our roots!  Specially made tee shirts and other gifts will be given away at various events! 

Stop by the cafeteria at 12 p.m. for special giveaways, including blue and white candies with Charter Day labels. 

Hot Chocolate Bar
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 12 p.m. 
Stop by the front of Presidents Hall for our hot chocolate bar with all the fixings.  Rain day is Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 

Walking Tour 
Tour begins at 12 p.m., and will provide some historical insights into the buildings and structures that make up the South Orange campus.  The tour is organized to follow the chronological development of the South Orange campus over time. The tour is about 45 minutes long. Please contact Dr. Bryan Meadows at bryan.meadows@shu.edu for more information and to schedule a tour.

Employee Service Recognition Awards Ceremony
The Employee Service Recognition Awards will take place in Bethany Hall at 1:30 p.m. Seton Hall is recognizing those who have reached the 10-year milestone and higher in increments of 5 years – 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, etc.  Invitations have been mailed for those who will receive an award pin and certificate.  Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, March 26


Walking Tour 
Tour begins at 12 p.m., and will provide some historical insights into the buildings and structures that make up the South Orange campus.  The tour is organized to follow the chronological development of the South Orange campus over time. The tour is about 45 minutes long. Please contact Dr. Bryan Meadows at bryan.meadows@shu.edu for more information and to schedule a tour.

The Charter Day Program
Tuesday, March 26 at 3 p.m., the main program will take place in Bethany Hall. The afternoon’s commemoration will include the presentation of the Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service, awarded annually to long-serving employees for distinguished service and commitment to the University’s mission.  Also included will be the President’s Award for Student Service and the Servant Leader Scholars.  For the first time ever, a Seton Hall University student, Ms. Chelsea Dantas, will emcee our program.  Dr. Catherine O'Donnell is our keynote speaker, author of Elizabeth Seton - American Saint, and Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University.

We encourage the IHS and Law School Communities to attend the Charter Day Program, but if you are unable to attend, the program will be available on the University’s YouTube channel after the event. 

Birthday Cake and Celebration
To commemorate the University’s Charter Day Celebration, birthday cake will be served immediately following the Charter Day Program. A photo booth will be on hand and raffle prizes will be awarded. Birthday Cake will be served on the IHS campus as well.  

Seton Hall University Alumni Jazz Concert 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m., SOPAC
The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble, highly acclaimed by the University and the community for its energetic, entertaining and educational jazz performances, will be celebrating its ninth appearance on the Jazz ‘n the Hall series at SOPAC. 

We will have a table with special Charter Week giveaways. 


Wednesday, March 27


Movie 
A Time for Miracles, showing at 11:00 a.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite.  A Time for Miracles, is the inspiring story of America's first native-born saint, Mother Seton. Starring Kate Mulgrew as St. Elizabeth Seton, also starring Lorne Greene, John Forsythe, and Rossano Brazzi. Expert commentary by Dr. Karen Passaro. Light refreshments will be provided.

Maker Space
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Space 154, Walsh Library – Lower Level, we will be offering:

  • SHUmazing Race*: Groups or individuals will be given clues to find things on campus.  Participants will learn about the history and design of several spaces.  Prizes for fastest completion.
  • Scenes from Seton Hall’s Past and Present: Participants will be taught how to insert themselves into old photos, edit photos to add some Seton Hall spirit or recreate classic Seton Hall photos with your camera and our green screen.  Prizes for best / most creative works.
  • The 1856 Maze: Learn to program a Sphero robot to navigate a maze designed to commemorate the year the University was founded.  Prizes for fastest run through the maze.
  • Raspberry Pi Game Console: Learn to build and program Raspberry Pi computers to play classic video games.
  • Virtual Scuba: Learn how a member of the SHU faculty is using Virtual Reality to help students experience marine life in their Scuba class.  

Space 154 will be open access during the events so participants can come in at any time and participate.  Prizes and giveaways will be awarded, as well as pizza and snacks for lunch.  

*The SHUmazing Race will be weather dependent. 

The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute Presents: Catholic Symbolism of Cesar Chavez and the Labor Rights Movement
Wednesday, March 27, exhibit to open at 2:00 p.m., Lecture will begin at 2:45 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Suite.

Background:
On March 10, 1968, at an outdoor Mass in the small agricultural town of Delano, Calif., the farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez ended a 25-day hunger strike by receiving the body of Christ. Seated next to him was another prominent American Catholic, Robert F. Kennedy. Chavez would later go on to cultivate strong ties with American Catholic bishops and Catholic Universities (including Seton Hall University), and eventually meet with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican to discuss the plight of farm workers in America. Join us for a lecture and panel discussion on Chavez as an exemplar of Gospel and the Catholic traditions of nonviolence in the spirit of Jesus, Pope Francis, and Dorothy Day. A special exhibit will also be on display of the Archdiocese of Newark’s legacy supporting the labor rights movement. The talk with be led by Anthony Nicotera, J.D., D.S.W., L.S.W., Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and Father Jack Martin, a retired priest with over 50 years of experience as a steadfast advocate of civil rights and humanitarian aid for the most marginalized members of society. 


Thursday, March 28


Walking Tour 
Tour begins at 12 p.m., and will provide some historical insights into the buildings and structures that make up the South Orange campus.  The tour is organized to follow the chronological development of the South Orange campus over time. The tour is about 45 minutes long. Please contact Dr. Bryan Meadows at bryan.meadows@shu.edu for more information and to schedule a tour.

Movie
Band of Pirates, is showing at 4:30 p.m. in the Beck Rooms. Band of Pirates is the story of a team forever remembered as the squad that heralded Seton Hall’s arrival as a major force in college basketball. An introduction to the History of Seton Hall Basketball will be offered by Alan Delozier, University Archivist and expert commentary by Robin Cunningham and Kathy Matta regarding the 1988-89 Pirates. Light refreshments will be provided.

Center for Catholic Studies, Catholic Studies Program, University Core Curriculum, Center for Catholic Studies and Department of Religion
Blessed John Henry Newman Cause for Sainthood, 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Chancellor’s Suite. Conference begins at 12:30 p.m. with the Invocation and Introduction of the Conference by Monsignor Gerard McCarren, S.T.D., Associate Professor, Spiritual Director, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University.  Speakers include:

  • 1 p.m. - Kenneth Parker, Ph.D., Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies, Professor of Historical Theology, Duquesne University;
  • 2 p.m. - Ryan Marr, Ph.D., Director, National Institute for Newman Studies, Adjunct Faculty, Mercy College of Health Sciences;
  • 3 p.m. - Monsignor Richard M. Liddy, Director, Center for Catholic Studies, Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture, Seton Hall University;
  • 4 p.m. - Charles C. Shea, Ph.D., Teaching Fellow, University Core, Seton Hall University;
  • 5 p.m. - Arundhati Sanyal, Ph.D., Senior Faculty Associate, Department of English, Seton Hall University.

Please feel free to attend any or all of the different presentations.


Friday, March 29


Fourth Inclusion Speaker
Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., President, College of St. Benedict, Friday, March 29, 10 a.m., Bethany Hall Sections B & C.
 

Daily Events and Activities for the Week of March 25-29

Celebrate Charter Day with Delicious Desserts all Week 
The dining hall will serve Charter Day themed desserts throughout the week during lunch.

Giveaways
Specially made tee shirts and other gifts will be given away at various events! 

Raffle 
Raffle tickets will be given out at every event. At the end of the week, we will draw the numbers of the five winning tickets.  Winners will be notified via email.  The more events you attend the greater your chances of winning! 

Daily Seton Hall Trivia Contest
Each day three questions will be sent to the University Community.  The top three winners, who will be picked randomly, will win a prize.

Library Windows 
Stop by Walsh Library to see the work of Professor Thomas Tarbutton, Stillman School of Business.  Professor Tarbutton has photographed unique spots on campus.  For more information, contact Dr. Alan Delozier at Alan.Delozier@shu.edu or Professor Tarbutton at Thomas.tarbutton@shu.edu.

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