Has someone in the St. Bonaventure community made your experience better? Here is your opportunity to recognize that person’s Franciscan spirit and actions!
Show support of your St. Bonaventure family by nominating one of our remarkable individuals or organizations for recognition at the 2015 Fr. Joe Doino, O.F.M., Honors & Awards Program.
The Fr. Joe Doino, O.F.M., Honors and Awards Committee and the Student Government Association are seeking nominations of individuals and groups at St. Bonaventure who have made significant contributions to the university community during the past year.
The awards’ namesake, Fr. Joe Doino, was a much beloved friar who was known for his practical jokes, love of tennis and dedication as the SGA adviser. A professor, scholar, musician, preacher and priest, Fr. Joe became the first faculty member to receive the Faculty Appreciation Award posthumously. Fr. Joe, who died in 1994 at the age of 70, served as the director of Franciscan novices before starting his teaching career at St. Bonaventure in 1986. Fr. Joe was the adviser to Student Government, serving on the Student Government Awards Committee since its inception. The Honors and Awards Ceremony was renamed after Fr. Joe in 1995, honoring his commitment to the university community.
The Doino Award categories include: University Mission Volunteer of the Year; Adviser/Moderator of the Year; Program of the Year; Community Service Award; Staff Person of the Year; Organization/Club of the Year; Student Leader of the Year; Student Life Award; SGA Member of the Year; Multicultural Initiatives; and the Faculty Appreciation Award.
Nominations can be made by any member of the university community, and full descriptions of the award categories are available here. New this year is an award named in honor of retired longtime HEOP director Margaret T. Bryner that will recognize a group or individual for support of multicultural initiatives on campus.
There is no better time than now to recognize the positive efforts of the St. Bonaventure community!
View the online nomination form here or access the form by logging into MySBU. Hard copy nomination forms are available in the Student Affairs Office, 203 Reilly Center, or the Thomas Merton Center (University Ministries).
Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 25.
The awards will be presented at the Spring Honors and Awards Ceremony, slated for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The annual ceremony will also celebrate SBU personnel marking employment anniversaries and 2015 Faculty Award recipients. The campus community is invited to attend. Following the ceremony, a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be held in the atrium.
Visit SBU’s flickr site to see last year’s recipients.
About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. Named the #3 best college value in the North by U.S. News and World Report, we are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.
St. Bonaventure University has selected “Educated: A Memoir” by Dr. Tara Westover as its All Bonaventure Reads (ABR) book for 2018-19.
“Educated” is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
The university will welcome Westover to campus Wednesday, Sept. 26, to deliver a keynote address to members of the Class of 2022. The talk will be open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. in the Reilly Center Arena.
As part of the All Bonaventure Reads initiative, first-year students at St. Bonaventure will receive a copy of “Educated” during Orientation and be asked to read the book and write an essay reflecting on it as their first college assignment. Students will be engaged in conversations about the book’s themes in their first-year seminar course, SBU 101, and various campuswide events during the upcoming academic year.
As their first official college assignment, members of St. Bonaventure’s Class of 2022 have been asked to read this year’s All Bonaventure Reads selection and then write a reflection on it.
Winners of the Provost's Essay Contest will be invited to a dinner with author Tara Westover and have their work published.
[ Provost's Letter to New Students ]
"Tara Westover’s one-of-a-kind memoir is about the shaping of a mind…In briskly paced prose, she evokes a childhood that completely defined her. Yet it was also, she gradually sensed, deforming her."
"A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle."
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