Summer 2011

Road construction between the main campus and Francis Hall and the townhouses is nearly complete. See photos.

See photos from all road construction projects


Reunion 2011 wrap-up

Approximately 900 alumni and friends were on campus for Reunion Weekend 2011 in June, and by all accounts, everyone had a great time. Thanks to all who filled out the post-reunion survey. We really appreciate your feedback.

Survey results and Q & A with Joe Flanagan


University sets sights on 2015 - new strategic plan approved

St. Bonaventure University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Fischer, along with other members of the administration, faculty and staff, outlined the details of the University’s new strategic plan, Becoming Extraordinary 2015, to the campus community at the annual Fall Convocation on August 24. The Board of Trustees approved the plan in June.

Learn what the plan means for the University


University forms Intercollegiate Athletics Strategic Planning Committee

St. Bonaventure University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Fischer, Ph.D., announced today the creation of a strategic planning committee on intercollegiate athletics. “The creation of this committee is the next step in our University-wide strategic planning effort,” said Fischer.

Learn about the strategic plan


First-year medical students at GW include 11 Bona grads

Eleven Bonaventure graduates participated in George Washington's Annual White Coat ceremony on August 20. The ceremony welcomes first-year medical students into the GW Medical Center community.

Learn how the students were accepted into the GW medical program


University appoints Associate Provost, Interim Dean, Associate Dean

The University has announced the appointment of three academic affairs administrators: Peggy Yehl Burke, Ed.D., as Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies; Joseph E. Zimmer, Ph.D., as Interim Dean of the School of Education; and Carol M. Fischer, Ph.D., as Associate Dean of the School of Business.

Learn more about these appointments


Hoffman named interim dean of J/MC school

Pauline Hoffman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University has been named Interim Dean of the school.

Learn more about Hoffman


Br. Basil Valente named director of IMC program

Br. Basil Valente, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Director of the Francis E. Kelly Oxford program, has been named Director of the Master's Integrated Marketing Communicatoins program.

Learn more about Br. Basil and his career at Bona's


Professor Hughes back to school this fall with artificial heart device

Philosophy professor Roderick Hughes III, Ph.D., can’t wait to get back into the classroom after an almost perfect 41-year attendance record.The long-time educator missed a number of weeks of classes earlier this year due to life-threatening heart failure.

Learn more about Hughes and his Heartmate II


9/11 Memoriam: He answered the call

In honor of Fr. Mychal Judge, an SBU alumnus and New York City fire chaplain who was classified as the first registered victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, we are offering a free copy of the book, "Father Mychal Judge – An Authentic American Hero", with the purchase of, "The Good Journey - 150 Years of History at St. Bonaventure."  This special offer will be effective for the month of September 2011. 

To order and for more information, please visit
www.franciscanpublications.com or www.sbuhistory.com.


WSBU-FM 88.3 The Buzz, once again No. 1 college radio station

After relinquishing the No. 1 ranking in 2007, SBU's radio station, The Buzz, has climbed back to the top of the charts in The Princeton Review's annual college guide.

Learn more about the Review and The Buzz



2011-2012 Quick Center Exhibitions and Performances



de Haas leaves men's basketball to pursue professional career

Stef Collins sets site on 2012 Olympics

Read more at gobonnies.com

SBU Club Sports


Upcoming Alumni Events
alumni.sbu.edu for all the details


September 21
Buffalo Nite
Washington, DC

September 21
SBU history book talk and book signing

September 24
Alumni parents reception

September 27
Coaches luncheon
Buffalo, NY

September 27
Coaches reception
Rochester, NY

Mass and reception
New York, NY

October 12
Phoenix, AZ

October 13
Seattle, WA

October 21
After-work reception
Charlotte, NC

October 23
Mass and picnic
Richmond, VA

October 28 & 29
History book tour
New York, NY

November 12 & 13
Alumni hockey reunion weekend

November 11
Mountain on the Road
Binghamton, NY

November 12
Mountain on the Road
New Jersey

November 13
Mass and reception
Long Island

Reunion 2012, June 1-3


Get details and register for these events now!

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



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