Has someone in the St. Bonaventure community made your experience better? Here is your opportunity to recognize that person’s Franciscan spirit and actions!
Show support of your St. Bonaventure family by nominating one of our remarkable individuals or organizations for recognition at the 2015 Fr. Joe Doino, O.F.M., Honors & Awards Program.
The Fr. Joe Doino, O.F.M., Honors and Awards Committee and the Student Government Association are seeking nominations of individuals and groups at St. Bonaventure who have made significant contributions to the university community during the past year.
The awards’ namesake, Fr. Joe Doino, was a much beloved friar who was known for his practical jokes, love of tennis and dedication as the SGA adviser. A professor, scholar, musician, preacher and priest, Fr. Joe became the first faculty member to receive the Faculty Appreciation Award posthumously. Fr. Joe, who died in 1994 at the age of 70, served as the director of Franciscan novices before starting his teaching career at St. Bonaventure in 1986. Fr. Joe was the adviser to Student Government, serving on the Student Government Awards Committee since its inception. The Honors and Awards Ceremony was renamed after Fr. Joe in 1995, honoring his commitment to the university community.
The Doino Award categories include: University Mission Volunteer of the Year; Adviser/Moderator of the Year; Program of the Year; Community Service Award; Staff Person of the Year; Organization/Club of the Year; Student Leader of the Year; Student Life Award; SGA Member of the Year; Multicultural Initiatives; and the Faculty Appreciation Award.
Nominations can be made by any member of the university community, and full descriptions of the award categories are available here. New this year is an award named in honor of retired longtime HEOP director Margaret T. Bryner that will recognize a group or individual for support of multicultural initiatives on campus.
There is no better time than now to recognize the positive efforts of the St. Bonaventure community!
View the online nomination form here or access the form by logging into MySBU. Hard copy nomination forms are available in the Student Affairs Office, 203 Reilly Center, or the Thomas Merton Center (University Ministries).
Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 25.
The awards will be presented at the Spring Honors and Awards Ceremony, slated for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The annual ceremony will also celebrate SBU personnel marking employment anniversaries and 2015 Faculty Award recipients. The campus community is invited to attend. Following the ceremony, a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be held in the atrium.
Visit SBU’s flickr site to see last year’s recipients.
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St. Bonaventure has chosen the nonfiction book “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson as its common read for 2015-2016. This All Bonaventure Reads selection explores the inequity embedded in the U.S. criminal justice system.
“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” was released in October and focuses mainly on the work of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., a legal practice Stevenson founded as a young lawyer that is dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need.
One of Stevenson’s first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. It transformed the lawyer’s understanding of mercy and justice forever and illustrates numerous ongoing challenges in work advocating for social justice.
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Address by: Anthony Ray Hinton (above, right), an exonerated death row inmate, and Charlotte Morrison, senior attorney with the Equal Justice Initiative
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