tion of both their historical and contempo-
rary significance in the global community,
St. Bonaventure has established a Center
for Arab and Islamic
on- and off-campus in-
struction, and commu-
taught on the univer-
sity faculty in the De-
partment of Modern Languages from 2003
until 2012, has returned to St. Bonaven-
ture to direct the center.
the Egyptian Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil in
1219," said Fr. Michael, "and seeks to pro-
mote an understanding of Arab and Islamic
cultures, an appreciation of both their his-
torical and contemporary significance in the
global community, and respectful relations
between Muslim and Christian people."
ate courses in Arab and Islamic Studies in a
variety of disciplines, including art history,
history, international relations, language
and literature, political science, theology
and women's studies. An 18-credit minor
in Arab and Islamic Studies is already of-
fered at St. Bonaventure.
opportunity outside the regular academic
year to engage in studies for several weeks
on campus in conjunction with the sum-
mer programs offered by the Franciscan In-
stitute and Chautauqua Institution.
colleges in the United States by Master-of-Fi-
fort to distinguish those schools that "stand out
among their peers." St. Bonaventure is the only
college in New York or Pennsylvania on the list.
bachelor/master's options, exceptional internship
programs, special emphasis on ethics, and spe-
cialized accreditation in accounting or business.
one of the best in the nation," said Dr. Carol Fis-
cher, interim dean of the School of Business.
the CPA examination, as well as the program's
emphasis on internships. The program requires
all accounting majors to participate in a 400-
hour non-credit internship that "provides them a
great professional reference and real-world expe-
rience," the website said.
Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.
Over the past five years, 98 percent of the stu-
dents in the university's five-year accounting
program were placed in jobs by the time they
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new Center for Arab
and Islamic Studies
earns high praise
major from Staten Island, was
among 18 students who earned
Honors Degrees in 2015. Her
project was "The Satisfactory
Portion Bias and Its Effect of
Calorie Estimates of Varying Por-
for the Arts' 20th anniversary with a late-night
dance party at the QCA. Other anniversary
events included concerts by student ensembles
and a benefit anniversary gala that featured
dinner and dancing on stage at the arts center.