SHU to host COVID-19 memorial service

WHAT: Please join Sacred Heart University for a virtual memorial service to remember the Connecticut residents, and members of the SHU community, who lost their lives to COVID-19. A welcome message will be read at 9 a.m. followed by the names of the deceased. Musical interludes will take place throughout the service.

WHO: Sacred Heart students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members will read the names of the those who lost their lives.

WHERE: Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield or stream the event live on YouTube

WHEN: Monday, February 15, at 9 a.m.

SPONSOR: Sacred Heart University Office of Mission Integration, Ministry and Multicultural Affairs

PRESS: Media coverage is welcomed at the chapel and virtually. Please contact Deb Noack at 203-396-8483 or for further information.

About Sacred Heart University

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges–2021 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best Business Schools–2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre.