March 2011


I thought I'd find fresh worms here, not frozen ones. Chirp


SBU earns Tree Campus USA recognition

St. Bonaventure has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA. Only about 100 campuses have received this designation since the program began in 2008.

Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation program


Paper cranes to help bring hope to Japan

More than 1,000 paper cranes were folded by members of the SBU community and students from Ivers J. Norton Elementary School to raise money for the people of Japan.

Read about the paper crane project


"Green" townhouse results exceed expectations

The first full semester of sustainable living in half of Townhouse 23 has resulted in a 47 percent drop in electricity usage. Energy efficient lighting and appliances were used in the townhouses that also saw a drop in natural gas usage.

Learn more about the green townhouse


Basketball players open their hearts to 91-year-old fan

As they prepared for their first round NIT game, members of the St. Bonaventure men's basketball team took time to pose for pictures and listen to stories of Bonaventure teams from the past from 91-year-old Olean resident, Nora Chambers.

Learn more about the Bonnies No.1 fan


Local fourth-graders team up with the Quick Center and raise $1,100 for the Warming House

Going, going, gone! Sold to the highest bidder in the Art from the Heart Silent auction held recently to benefit the Warming House. The auction featured art created by local students from East View Elementary School.

Learn more about the art auction


Native American to discuss career as a medicine man

Edward Gray, one of three medicine men among the Mohawk Nation of upstate New York and southern Ontario, will present, "Traditional Iroquois Healing: A Medicine Man's Insight," Friday, April 8.

Learn more about Gray


Are you planning a trip to campus?

The university community is always thrilled to welcome alumni to campus to share their expertise. This semester saw visits by a number of alumni, including those who spoke at a Young Alumni Panel Presentation, a panel discussion on the financial world, and a theater production by an alum who spent the last 25 years as a circus performer.

Learn who presented at the business panel discussion

Learn about an alum's 25 years as a circus performer



Hildreth Meière exhibition organized by St. Bonaventure's Quick Center open at National Building Museum in Washington, DC

Read more about Meiere and the exhibition

Faculty member's work in exhibition in Nagoya, Japan

Constance Pierce, associate professor of visual arts, is one of 12 artists internationally invited to participate in "The Fifth Art on Paper" exhibition at the Museum of Art in Toyota City, Nagoya, Japan.

Learn more about the exhibit



Markert receives post-graduate scholarship

Koenig, Murphy named to All-Conference Academic Team

Read more at gobonnies.com

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

April 1
Student/Alumni Networking Reception

April 8
Twilight Retreat
Silver Spring, MD

April 9
Mountain on the Road
Arlington, VA

April 10
Mass & Reception
Braintree, MA

April 14
Alumni Gathering
Cleveland, OH

May 6
'Good Bye' Dean Coppola Reception

May 7
NY Mets Baseball

May 20
Alumni Happy Hour
Sarasota, FL

May 23
Golf with the Bonnies

June 10
Golf with the Bonnies

Reunion 2011, June 10-12

HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET? More than 350 alumni have already registered. If your name isn't in bold on this list, or not on the list at all, then you have not officially registered!
If you didn't receive the Reunion 2011 brochure/registration form, view it here.

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