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Student faces DWI charges

By Mya Cappellino, Contributing Writer On Nov. 11, at 11:39 p.m., St. Bonaventure Safety and Security officers responded to a report of a heavily damaged vehicle at the Richter Center outdoor parking lot. Upon arrival, they encountered a female student, who was alone occupying the vehicle. “A subsequent investigation revealed the student struck a utility… Keep Reading

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Giving Tuesday comes to Bona’s

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that began in 2012 at a cultural center in New York City that wanted to create a way for people all over the world to bring change to their communities using social media. Following the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the… Keep Reading

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Officials respond to Title IX questions

By Leah McCluskey, Staff Writer The campus community has had some questions regarding possible Title IX violations in light of some recent incidents at St. Bonaventure. Erik Seastedt, the director of Human Resources and Title IX coordinator, outlined the logistics of Title IX. “It is interesting,” he said, “Title IX became a law in the… Keep Reading

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Faculty panel discusses grad school

By Ashlee Gray, Contributing Writer A faculty panel, who recently completed graduate degrees, spoke about various topics including how the graduate experience differs from undergraduate education and the skills needed to succeed in graduate school. The Career and Professional Readiness Center hosted the panel on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the William F. Walsh Science Center’s… Keep Reading

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Peace activist speaks on Yemen crisis

By Nicholas Gallo, Staff Writer St. Bonaventure University hosted Kathy Kelly to speak about her experience with the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The “Peace Talk” was held in Dresser Auditorium in the John J. Murphy Professional Building on Monday, Nov. 13. According to a university press release, Kelly is a peace activist and the founding… Keep Reading

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SPECTRUM hosts Trans Awareness event

By Anahiz Rivera, Contributing Writer Founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to remember transgender men and women lost to transphobic violence and hate crimes. Spectrum, St Bonaventure’s LGBTQ+ club, held an event to kick off Transgender Awareness Week before Thanksgiving break. The event was held outdoors between the Quick… Keep Reading

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Bona’s blacked out

A power outage cancelled the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team’s second game of season Wednesday night. Around 6:30, as both teams warmed up, a fuse holder in the university’s old boiler plant failed, said Dennis DePerro, Ph.D., university president, in a release. Multiple lights went off in the Reilly Center, and an odd noise came… Keep Reading

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Students concerned over course offerings

By Ashlee Gray, Contributing Writer Rachel Griffin, a senior English major, must take senior forum or Clare 401, in order to graduate. However, when it came to her registration time, there were no more sections open. “I can’t take forum because all the sections are already full,” Griffin said. Some of the issues experienced by… Keep Reading

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SVA celebrates Veterans Day

By Nicholas Gallo, Staff Writer Veterans and ROTC students visited Franklinville Elementary School to host a Veterans Day seminar for students this past Tuesday. The event held in the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday included veterans speaking to Franklinville Elementary about their military service and current civilian life. The Student Veteran Services Association came up with… Keep Reading

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SBU partners in leadership summit

St. Bonaventure University, Alfred State College, Alfred University and Houghton College, will partner together in hosting the second annual Student of Color Leadership Summit on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Alfred State College. This year’s theme, “A Call to Action,” will focus on issues including student activism, social justice and inclusion in higher education and student… Keep Reading

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Clubhouse Restaurant closes for the season

By Anahiz Rivera, Contributing Writer The Clubhouse Restaurant, located on the St. Bonaventure Golf Course, closed for the season on Nov. 1 2017. While the restaurant is only temporarily being shut down, many people have felt confused as to why this is happening. Working in a restaurant can be very difficult, since owners need to have… Keep Reading

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Athlete’s injury sparks safety concerns

By Leah McCluskey, Staff Writer Abigail Johnson, a freshman on the women’s basketball team, fainted during the team’s exhibition game on Nov. 4. It took local emergency services around 10 minutes to arrive on the scene and evaluate her condition. Steve Mest, the associate athletics director for external relations, said emergency medical services and other… Keep Reading

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SBU alumna elected to VA House of Delegates

On Tuesday night, Virginia Democrat and Bonaventure alumna, Danica Roem, ’06, made national news when she became the first openly transgender person elected and seated to a United States state legislature position. Roem, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the Jandoli School of Communication, was elected to the Virginia… Keep Reading

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CPRC hosts annual Etiquette Dinner

By Nicholas Gallo, Staff Writer On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Career and Professional Readiness Center will host the etiquette dinner in the Doyle Dining Hall. Once a year, the CPRC provides an interactive approach to teaching the finer points of dining etiquette and other interviewing tips over dinner and social situations. The director of the… Keep Reading

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Business school visits Mt. Irenaeus to reflect

By Mya Cappellino, Contributing Writer In the Anne and William L. Swan Business Center, you’ll find the six Franciscan values listed on the wall leading up the stairs to the second floor: peace, love, respect, contemplation, service and joy. The Fourth Annual Business Retreat looks to take the Franciscan values “off the wall.” Members of… Keep Reading

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Kassnoff named Interim Dean

David Kassnoff, lecturer of journalism and strategic communications and digital media, had a 30-year career in marketing communications — including serving as managing editor of Kodak.com; communications and community affairs manager at Kodak; and chief communications architect at DSK Writing and Communications. He began working at the university in 2009. Kassnoff said he feels prepared… Keep Reading

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Academic calendar changes

Students’ requests for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be recognized by the university caused changes to the academic calendar for this year and years to come. The St. Bonaventure faculty senate approved a new calendar for the next three academic years. The new calendar provides for classes to resume the Tuesday after MLK Day,… Keep Reading

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SBU celebrates Reformation Anniversary

By Anahiz Rivera, Contributing Writer October 31, 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which is when Lutherans celebrate breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century. The day prior, a social gathering was held by Fr. David Couturier, dean of the School of Franciscan Studies, and Anne Foerst, Ph.D., head… Keep Reading

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School of Franciscan Studies dissolving

On Friday Oct. 27, St. Bonaventure University’s faculty senate made the decision to dissolve the School of Franciscan Studies. Instead of having an individual school, there will be a Franciscan studies and theology program under the School of Arts and Sciences. Fr. David Couturier, O.F.M., dean of the School of Franciscan Studies and executive director… Keep Reading

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DePerro inaugurated as 21st president

By Leah McCluskey, Staff Writer Today, Dr. Dennis DePerro will be inaugurated as St. Bonaventure University’s 21st president. Joseph Zimmer, Ph.D., university provost, has been contributing to the planning process of the ceremony since DePerro unofficially took office last June. “The ceremony will have a number of brief speeches that will offer greetings from various… Keep Reading

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