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January 2013

Vote for the Wolf Pack!

Bona's student section, the Wolf Pack, has been nominated for the 2013 Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. The student section that earns the title wins national bragging rights, and $10,000 toward the university’s general scholarship fund. You can vote through Facebook or by entering your email address. Vote daily through February 6.

Go Bona's! Vote now!


School of Business alumni - blogging for students

Business Management graduate assistant, Lauren Travers, is starting a blog that she hopes will attract high school students to Bona's, by showing them what you can achieve and how St. Bonaventure can help you get there. Lauren is looking for submissions from Alumni to help get the blog started. Please answer the following questions and email them to Lauren:

-Where are you now? Job specifics.
-What was your major at St. Bonaventure and year of graduation.
-Do you feel that St. Bonaventure helped you get where you are today? If so, how?
-Favorite experience/memory/part of being in the Bona Bubble.
-Anything else you would want to relay to prospective high school students.

Email Lauren now


Bona Pride Day 2013 recap

A big thank you to all our alumni who participated and sent in pictures for Bona Pride Day. Check out the 60+ pictures on our Facebook page, and visit our website to see all the fun that faculty and staff had on campus.


Reunion 2013 - Registration begins early March

Honoring class years ending in 3 & 8, but anyone is welcome to attend! Honored class year members will receive the reunion brochure/registration form in early March.

Keep up with all the current reunion news


Alumni invited on SBU trip to the Emerald Isle

There are still a few openings for the Fr. Mychal Judge Center Ireland Program, traveling to Ireland and Northern Ireland June 25 to July 4.  To register, please contact Larry Sorokes, Office of Lifelong Learning, 716-375-2304,

Join the Mychal Judge Center and SBU on a 10-day journey to Ireland as we see the sights, enjoy the culture, hear from the people, and learn the historic, social, political and religious lessons that make this region one of the most beautiful, welcoming and fascinating places on earth.

Guests will visit the cities of Dublin, Galway, Derry and Belfast on this guided-learning tour of iconic cultural and historical venues. The cost is $2,580 per person and includes round-trip airfare from JFK to Dublin.


Schmidt the nation's best basketball coach for the money

Forbes ranking of college coaches has put men's basketball coach Mark Schmidt at the top of the list as the nation's best basketball coach for the money.

See how Schmidt made it to the top


VITA helps Cattaraugus County residents for 10th year

Students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant program have put in a lot of hours the past nine years - 15,000 to be exact. Accounting students have prepared 3,120 tax returns and earned county residents $4.8 million in refunds. You can take that to the bank!

Learn more about VITA and where to find them


Coming soon to a mailbox near you

In the newest edition of Bonaventure magazine, alums weigh in on how the job market looks on Main Street, U.S.A. Also inside: a profile on Jack Butler, ’51, one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; 10 pages of news and notes about your classmates; and an SBU landmark turns 75.


Interim director honors staff with electronic message board

Francine Z. Schaefer, former interim director of Human Resources, gifted the Office of Admissions with an electronic message board as a way to honor the hard work and excellence demonstrated by her colleagues.

See the board and learn more



Respected Franciscan theologian to lecture February 12

Kenan Osborne, O.F.M., will discuss the relational theology of the triune God in his lecture titled “Our Relational World Today: Exploring the Wisdom of St. Bonaventure” at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 12, in the Doyle Chapel.

Learn more about Fr. Kenan



Textile artist Ruta Butkus Marino's "Riffing on the Masters" is on exhibit at the Quick Center through May 31.

Learn more about Marino and the exhibit



Women's basketball falls to Charlotte

Men's tennis opens with victory


SBU Club Sports

Upcoming Alumni Events for all the details

February 1
Twilight Reflection

February 2
Twilight Reflection

February 2
Bus Trip to Campus

February 3
Mass and Reception

February 9
Men's Basketball vs Rhode Island
Rhode Island

February 16
Pre-game Bona's vs. Richmond

February 17
Update from Campus with the President
Monrovia, CA

February 23
Pre-game Bona's vs. Duquesne

March 2
Bus trip to campus

March 9
Dinner & Talk with Fr. Dan Riley
San Francisco

Reunion 2013, June 7-9

Get details and register for these events now!

Are You LinkedIn? Join the SBU Alumni Group in LinkedIn

Career change? Job loss? Just want to network?
Join the St. Bonaventure Alumni group on LinkedIn.

Request membership now!

Don't forget to join one of our subgroups on LinkedIn!

Business Owners/Entrepreneurs
Albany Alumni
Education grads
Greater Washington, D.C. alumni
Journalism/Mass Comm
MBA grads
Philadelphia alumni

Just click on the subgroups tab. Are there any subgroups you'd like us to organize? Let us know at




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Purchase your very own custom brick to be used in construction of the School of Business walkway


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