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November 2012


Alumni invited on SBU trip to the Emerald Isle

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.

The Mychal Judge Center Tour of Ireland is from June 25 to July 4, 2013, and 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.

For more information, contact Larry Sorokes in the Office of Lifelong Learning at (716) 375-2304 or



Marras give $1 million to athletic fields project


BonaResponds helps out Sandy victims

Forty members of the disaster relief group BonaResponds traveled to the East Coast after Hurricane Sandy. (BonaResponds went back to the hard-hit area during the Thanksgiving break.)

Read about their experience


Bonnies clinch berth in national rugby tournament

The men's rugby team will compete in the Division 1-AA national rugby tourney next April. The team beat Rutgers 67-11 to clinch its spot in the tourney.

Read more about the Rutgers blowout


University mourns death of 15th president, Fr. Reginald Redlon, O.F.M.

Fr. Reginald, president of the university from 1967-1972, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J.

Read more about Fr. Reginald


Bona's to host Southern Tier film premiere about first American Franciscan saint

The film, "A Saint for Central New York," will be shown in the Quick Center on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. Mother Marianne Cope was one of seven people made saints at the canonization Mass at the Vactican on Oct. 21.

Learn more about St. Marianne


Back to the future

Alumni are invited to purchase a discounted ticket ($10) in the student section you once so proudly occupied for the Cleveland State game on Saturday, Dec. 15. Present your ticket for pre- and post-game throwback specials at the Rathskeller!

Get your discounted tickets now at 716-375-2500.


Tweet for tickets

@Go_Bonnies needs your help!  @Go_Bonnies needs to reach 4,000 followers by December 12. If they do, a limited number of seats in the Reilly Center will be released for a discount price to the Wednesday, Dec. 19, game versus Citadel. Great seats will only cost $10. Tickets will be available for purchase through the St. Bonaventure Ticket Office at (716) 375-2500.

Learn more


The Bonaventure Fund: Your Partnership, Your Impact

Consider this: College grads will typically earn $1,000,000 more throughout their lifetime than high school grads, translating to a return on investment (R.O.I.) of $12 for every $1 invested in a student’s education. SBU’s 440 grads in 2012 equal a $440,000,000 impact made on communities throughout the world, thanks to your generosity.

Take Note!  Your next issue of Bonaventure magazine will arrive in early 2013.



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Quick Center to host holiday concert with the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania and Keystone Girls Choir on December 8.

Learn more about these groups and get tickets



Women's soccer honored for academic excellence for sixth straight year

Bonnies fans can now receive email and text notifications


SBU Club Sports


Upcoming Alumni Events for all the details

December 5
Holiday Reception

December 5
Women's Basketball
at University at Buffalo

December 22
Annual Alumni Christmas Party

December 22
Men's Basketball vs. NC State
Reception in Raleigh

January 5
Men's Basketball vs. Colorado State
Reception in Ft. Collins

January 8
Alumni/Student Networking Reception

January 9
Men's Basketball vs. George Washington
Reception in Washington

January 19
Men's Basketball vs. Temple
Reception in Philadelphia

January 25-27

Bona Pride Day
January 25

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.
Our 4,000th member just joined. Thanks and congratulations to Nick DeMarco on becoming No. 4,000!

Request membership now!

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