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THANKSgiving event celebrates diversity

Damietta Center embraces cultural differences In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving break, St. Bonaventure’s Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs hosted a THANKSgiving Event to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Parker Suddeth, director of the Damietta Center, was inspired to plan the event after hearing the Board of Trustees hosted a Thanksgiving event which invited different… Keep Reading

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Since mid-October, markets have fallen lower as large technology stocks continued to sell off. Looking ahead, we are confident with U.S. GDP growth, low unemployment and inflation, despite the Federal Reserve’s expectations of continued interest rate hikes. Oil has declined from its 30 percent peak this year into negative territory. Rising rates, weak emerging market… Keep Reading

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Bona’s keeps pace with online learning trends

Dr. Paul Barretta, chair of the department of marketing at St. Bonaventure University, educated faculty and staff on how to start teaching an online class at a workshop designed for online instructors. As Bonaventure keeps up with online learning trends, it’s important to ensure that professors and lecturers are well-trained to handle teaching online courses.… Keep Reading

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#GivingTuesdayatBonas provides support for Warming House

For more than 40 years, St. Bonaventure University’s Warming House has provided fellowship, community and a hot meal for those in need in the Olean area. Founded by Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M., and a caring group of students in January 1974, the Warming House is believed to be the oldest student-run soup kitchen in the… Keep Reading

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Spectrum holds vigil memorializing hate crime victims

Spectrum, St. Bonaventure’s LGBTQIA+ alliance club held a candlelight vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance. Members of the campus community gathered to remember the transgender and gender-variant, as well as those perceived to be transgender, who lost their lives in the past year due to hate. The event was held in Doyle Chapel Thursday evening.… Keep Reading

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ROTC holds various Veteran’s Day events

The St. Bonaventure Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program celebrated Veteran’s Day with a week of events leading up to the holiday. First, on Monday, Nov. 5, ROTC cadets traveled to a veteran’s home in Bath, New York, one of the oldest in the nation. On Tuesday, the program sent a color guard to Allegany-Limestone… Keep Reading

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Democrats take control of House

For Republicans, Democrats, third-party members and Independents alike, this year’s midterm elections were probably a mixed bag of emotions. The result did not meet many of the expectations from either major party, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert saying that she was expecting a massive win for Democrats.… Keep Reading

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Damian Mordecai discusses activism at Bona’s

Damian Mordecai, the executive director of the Pride Center of Western New York, came to the Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs at St. Bonaventure University Monday evening to discuss his role as an activist. The event was well attended, with some students having to sit outside of the center. “The Pride Center is not… Keep Reading

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SBU Theater performing “A Christmas Carol”

SBU Theater is performing their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” November 8-10 at 7:30 p.m., as well as a special 2 p.m. matinee Saturday in the Garret Theater. Adapted by Dr. Ed Simone, director of the theater program at St. Bonaventure University, the play is set to include seven actors, as well as… Keep Reading

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#GivingTuesdayAtBonas supports community

You can practically hear the laughter echoing off the brick walls of the orphanage as Jessica Cason reminisces about playing hide-and-seek with a young girl in Guatemala. A warm memory during her mission trip to the Valley of the Angels orphanage with the Franciscan Mission Service, Cason feels the children she met left as much… Keep Reading

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Bonaventure to move 2020 graduation date

The Student Government Association revealed that St. Bonaventure University will move the class of 2020’s graduation date up one day. The ceremony will now take place on Saturday instead of Sunday, which is when it has been celebrated historically. The university switched the date because of a conflict with the university president’s schedule. Dr. Dennis… Keep Reading

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Boiler room malfunction causes fire at Francis

A fire alarm went off in Francis Hall at St. Bonaventure University at 7:29 p.m. on Sunday. The security dispatcher contacted 911 and security responded within a couple of minutes. Security detected smoke and flames coming from the crack under the boiler room door, which is beneath the kitchen in Francis Cafe, said Tom Missel,… Keep Reading

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#GivingTuesdayAtBonas to support service programs

St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern is hosting a one-day fundraising event on Nov. 27, a day known as #GivingTuesdayatBonas. The “Giving Tuesday” movement, established in response to the consumerism found post-Thanksgiving in days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is intended to be a way to encourage people to support their… Keep Reading

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Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour comes to Bona’s

St. Bonaventure University teamed up with CEO Act!on for Diversity and Inclusion to bring the Check Your Blind Spots Mobile Tour to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The event focused on allowing members of the university to become aware of their “blind spots,” which are unconscious biases held by members of society. The program occurred… Keep Reading

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Bona’s pays tribute to Pittsburgh victims

Students gathered around the peace pole in solidarity Members of the St. Bonaventure community gathered around the McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry peace pole Tuesday morning to remember the victims of the Oct. 27 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. On the morning of Oct. 27, a man went into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… Keep Reading

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Oxford meeting in full attendance

St. Bonaventure University is once again offering an academic and cultural opportunity of a lifetime. Trinity University at Oxford is offering 39 seats to Bonaventure students this coming summer to study in one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. Many students have received letters to their rooms discussing this interest meeting. On Oct.… Keep Reading

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Filsinger Buffalo Jazz Collective performs at Bona’s

The Buffalo Jazz Collective Eleven, led by performer, composer, educator and clinician, Dr. Mark Filsinger, performed in the Rigas Family Theater in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Tuesday evening. The event was a part of the 2018-19 Martine Performing Arts Series, sponsored by the Keenan Martine Endowment. All of the performances in… Keep Reading

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New program, Anchor of Hope, deals with grief

As a new program on campus, Anchor of Hope’s goal is to provide grief support to students who need such an outlet. The Center for Student Wellness and the San Damiano Center for Pastoral and Liturgical Ministries teamed together to start up this new group. “Anchor of Hope is a new grief support outreach ministry… Keep Reading

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Late Night Bus may suspend its service

The Late Night Bus, also called the “drunk bus” by students, may not renew its contract with St. Bonaventure due to student vandalism of the bus, verbal abuse towards the drivers and smoking. The bus’ contract expires in two weeks and First Transit, the company the school charters the bus from, has said that if… Keep Reading

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New journalism study abroad program in Sorrento

Starting this upcoming summer, the Jandoli School of Communication will offer a study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy through the Santana Institute for five weeks. The program will start June 25 and end in the first week of August and exists single-handedly because of Anna Bulszewicz, a lecturer in the Jandoli School of Communication. “I… Keep Reading

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