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Community invited as SBU shares bold vision for Jandoli School of Communication

Mar 12, 2024

Bold Visions Jandoli event

For 75 years, St. Bonaventure University’s Jandoli School of Communication has distinguished itself as a world-class program. 

Now the community is invited to see its students in action and learn how this legendary school will become even bolder in the years ahead.

On Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the John J. Murphy Professional Building on the SBU campus, the university will present, “Bold Visions: Celebrating a Legacy of 75 Years of Journalism and Communication Excellence and Preparing for Future Innovation.”

The free public event will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by tours of the building and student demonstrations. 

Attendees will enjoy an SBU-TV newscast, an advertising competition pitch and a sports photojournalism class.

“We look forward to welcoming members of our local community to campus,” said Aaron Chimbel, dean of the Jandoli School. “So much of what we do every day in our school is about serving our community. I can’t think of a better way to talk about our bold future than to share the exciting work of our students.”

The Jandoli School is one of just 19 private university journalism and mass communication programs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Alumni include instantly recognizable and highly regarded communications professionals, such as Pulitzer Prize-winner Dan Barry of the New York Times, bestselling author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Sports Business Journal’s Rachel Axon, ESPN’s Adrian “Woj” Wojnarowski, and three-time New York Sportswriter of the Year Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post.

Chimbel will be a guest on Olean’s WPIG radio on Tuesday, April 2, at 8 a.m. to discuss the event.

The Jandoli School is one of five pillars in the university’s $125 million Bolder Bonaventure fundraising campaign, in which more than $105 million has been raised and utilized to date.

Beginning later this year, the Murphy Building will undergo a transformation to create more flexible, accessible and modern spaces for classes. 

“The expansion will include a state-of-the-art communication center with a digital newsroom to bring together our student media outlets and create a collaborative, modern facility to facilitate cross-platform journalism and communication,” Chimbel said. 

Architectural renderings of the planned changes will be on display during the event.

To register, please visit or call (716) 375-2507 by Wednesday, April 3.

More information about the Bolder Bonaventure campaign can be found at the website