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Bona alumn starts new hypnosis clinic

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One of St. Bonaventure University’s own alumnus has brought a new kind of therapy to Syracuse. Peter Alexander,’09, used his education in business administration to develop Kind Hypnosis and help people struggling with weight loss, smoking, athletic performance and stress. Kind Hypnosis was founded in early 2016. Before that, Peter was training at a local…

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Over 800 alumni donate to second annual Bona’s giving day

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By Amelia Kibbe Advisory Editor As part of the university’s second annual giving day on Feb. 23, an alumnus challenged the St. Bonaventure community to add 60 new donors to the online fundraising day’s growing total.   If at least that many members donated in the next 60 minutes, the alumnus, who wished to remain…

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Alumni return to campus

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  Expect for Saturday’s basketball game to get livelier with an anticipated 200 alums coming back to campus for St. Bonaventure University’s 43rd annual Homecoming Weekend. The event takes place Feb. 23 to 26. From attending a basketball game to making future career connections at Bonnies4Bonnies and earning free Bona gear, many are traveling from…

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Alums unite again

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Bonaventure alumni will return for the 42nd annual Homecoming Weekend, beginning today and ending Feb. 14. The festivities begin today with Bona Pride day, and everyone is encouraged to sport his or her best Bona’s gear. Throughout the day, different events are being held such as the Bonnies4Bonnies networking event from 3 to 5 p.m.…

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Professors from Bonaventure: Carole McNall

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Many journalism students know her as the engaging professor full of “shameless plugs.” However, Carole McNall, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, originally planned to attend Syracuse University until falling in love with Bonaventure during her first visit to campus. “My guidance counselor said, ‘Have you looked at St. Bonaventure’s journalism program?’ and I…

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Alumni Spotlight

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By Amelia Kibbe Editor-in-Chief When Carol Schumacher first visited St. Bonaventure as a prospective student in the mid-1970s, she ended up right in the middle of a big snowstorm. “That was what I was hesitant about,” said Schumacher, referring to the weather. “But the campus is beautiful, in the spring and even in the winter.”…

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Alumni speak at non-profit panel

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By Julia Mericle News Assignment Editor Five alumni working in non-profit and service professions returned to campus Friday, Feb. 27 to share their experiences with students as part of the Call to Career: Insight into Non-Profit and Service Professions series. Panel members included: Ruth Harper-Rhode, ’09, ’10, public relations manager with Girl Scouts of Western…

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Alumnus to speak at leadership conference

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By Riley Eike Staff Writer Next week marks the second annual Building Extraordinary Leaders sessions. This series of presentations allow students to talk to a St. Bonaventure alumus who has found great success outside the “Bona Bubble.” This year, the faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences picked Thomas M. Marra, president and chief…

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Bona’s owes thanks to mystery donor

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Read the editorial at the top of the page to the right of this before reading this. Welcome back. The bit about The Bona Venture going back to a weekly publication? That is thanks to an anonymous donor who generously helped clubs and other campus groups who were struggling financially with their budgets as a…

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SBU welcomes alumni for event-filled homecoming

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  By Emma Zaremba Features editor     There’s no place like St. Bonaventure for alumni returning to campus each year on homecoming weekend. This weekend, also known as young alumni weekend, features a schedule of events set to begin this afternoon and last through Sunday. Alumni Services organized the entire weekend in collaboration with the…

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Alumni panel to offer advice, networking tips for students

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By Zach Waltz Sports Assignment Editor Alumni Services will be hosting an event with a panel of Bonaventure alumni next Thursday, Feb. 6, for students of all years entitled, “Once a Bonnie, Always a Bonnie.” The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.…

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Steps into the future

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By Jackie Roberts Staff Writer   “It’s never too early to start planning for your future.” College students, hear statements like this on a regular basis. However, not all take action. Once again, the Career and Professional Readiness Center is offering students an opportunity to jump start their career planning next Friday at 3 p.m.…

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Picturing an Instagram-friendly future for Bonaventure

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Alexandra Salerno Advisory Editor A few months ago, I took a picture of a tree on campus, and it received more than 50 double taps. (That’s likes on Instagram for those who are bravely living without smartphones). Yet, as #instaworthy as I’m sure we all agree our beautiful school is, unfortunately, there isn’t a common…

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CPRC and alumni work to help students

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By Lian Bunny Contributing Writer The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) introduced a new program last year, the Alumni Internship Service.  This program is designed to help students find internships by utilizing the university’s alumni base. The program allows alumni to stay connected and give back to the school while helping students, according to…

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Seniors stroll down memory lane

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By Matthew Laurrie Features Editor Somewhere along their journey, senior Bonnies traded in crayons and overalls for a degree and dress clothes. As the class of 2013 looks toward the future, some students took time to reflect on their youthful dreams. Brittany Gasper, a journalism and mass communication major, had astrological aspirations when she was…

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Johnson exemplifies SBU spirit

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By Taylor Nigrelli Sports Assignment Editor It’s not uncommon for students to have a litany of grievances about the college or university they attend. You can see it every day here at St. Bonaventure. We complain about the food at the Hickey and lament poor class registration times. It seems there’s always something for us…

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Thousands honor faithful soldiers

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By Alexandra Napoli Staff Writer   Walking 26.2 miles through the desert of White Sands Missile Range, N.M. does not seem to be an easy feat. Yet 5,900 people participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March every year. Three of these 5,900 people happen to be Bona’s alumni Richard Trietley, ‘86, his wife Michele, ‘88,…

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Magazine connects Bonnies

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By Matthew Laurrie Features Editor The legacies of Bonaventure simply cannot be contained within the pages of a magazine, but one campus publication is doing its best to showcase all the extraordinary things the school has to offer. Beth Eberth is the editor of Bonaventure magazine, the official magazine of St. Bonaventure University. She explained…

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Mike Vaccaro, ‘89, honored with Sportswriter of the Year

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By Taylor Nigrelli Sports Assignment Editor New York Post lead sports columnist Mike Vaccaro, ’89, is one of two journalists to earn the honor of being named 2013’s New York Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). The NSSA annually awards the best sportswriter and sportscaster in each state. The…

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Bonaventure students connect with alumni

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By Alexandra Napoli Staff Writer   SBU alumni have been reaching out to students for years through networking sessions with juniors and seniors. However, this year, the alumni are expanding their reach even further by launching an event for the sophomore class. The alumni will hold a networking session at the Ellicott Square Building in…

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