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Motto: Per Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem -- Through Faith to the Fullness of Truth
Established: 1942
Type: Private, Jesuit
Endowment: $269 million [1]
President: Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J.
Faculty: 300
Undergraduates: 3,500
Postgraduates: 1,100
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Campus: Suburban 200 acres (809,000 m²)
Colors: Cardinal      
Mascot: Stags
Website: www.fairfield.edu
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Fairfield University is a private, co-educational undergraduate and master's level university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942, and today is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Over 3,500 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students study in Fairfield's six schools and colleges: The Fairfield College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The School of Nursing, The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, and The University College. In total, the student body hails from 34 states, 45 countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In July 2004, the Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. became the eighth Jesuit President of Fairfield University succeeding the Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., the longest tenured and most accomplished President. 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In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Cardinal is a vivid red, which gets its name from the cassocks worn by Catholic cardinals. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... // Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is classified as Division I-AA in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its athletic programs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities or AJCU is an American voluntary service organization based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to serve its member institutions, the 28 colleges and universities in the United States administered by the Society of Jesus. ... The Fairfield College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest schools within Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... Dolan School of Business The Charles F. Dolan School of Business is a graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... The Fairfield University School of Engineering is a graduate and undergraduate engineering school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... The Fairfield University School of Nursing is a graduate and undergraduate nursing school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... // Academic Offerings Fairfield University offers 33 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate degree programs, as well as more than 350 credit and 250 non-credit courses in University College. ... // Academic Offerings Fairfield University offers 33 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate degree programs, as well as more than 350 credit and 250 non-credit courses in University College. ... Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. (born in Bellefont, Pennsylvania) is the 8th President of Fairfield University. ... Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. was the 7th President of Fairfield University. ...

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History and Tradition

History

John J. McEleney, S.J. - 1st President

Fairfield University was founded in 1942 by Society of Jesus when the Jesuits acquired the two contiguous estates of the Jennings and Lashar families and the Rev. James H. Dolan, S.J., the Provincial Superior of the New England Jesuit Province appointed the Rev. John J. McEleney, S.J. the first President of the Fairfield University of Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J. and Vicar of the Fairfield College Preparatory School. In 1944, the Rev. James H. Dolan, S.J. became the second President. During his tenure, Fairfield University was chartered by the State of Connecticut to grant degrees in 1945; the first class of 303 male students was admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947; the College of Arts and Sciences was accredited by the State of Connecticut and the first summer session of undergraduate courses was held in 1949. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1368x1736, 2119 KB) Summary http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1368x1736, 2119 KB) Summary http://www. ... John J. McEleney, S.J. was the 1st President of Fairfield University. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... James H. Dolan, S.J. was the 2nd President of Fairfield University. ... John J. McEleney, S.J. was the 1st President of Fairfield University. ... Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino (Saint Robert Bellarmine), a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church and a controversialist, was born at Montepulciano (35 km s. ... Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield Prep) is a Jesuit, Catholic high school, located on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. ...


A detailed account of the history of Fairfield University was written by the late Rev. Joseph MacDonnell, S.J. in his book entitled If these Stones Could Speak. Excerpts of this account can be found on his website beginning with Fairfield University's Ur-History. Further, a brief history of The Jesuits in Fairfield can be found on The Fairfield Jesuit Community website.

Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

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Roman Catholic and Jesuit Tradition

Fairfield University's Roman Catholic and Jesuit tradition and history reach back nearly 500 years to the life, teachings and insights of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). As one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Fairfield belongs to an elite group that continues Ignatius' dedication to developing the whole person. Fairfield's nurturing environment invites students of all traditions to a maturing of faith, self knowledge, respect for the dignity of themselves and others, a devotion to justice, a commitment to serving the poor, and a passion for truth, reflection, and lifelong learning. Catholic Church redirects here. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Saint Ignatius of Loyola, also known as Ignacio (Íñigo) López de Loyola (December 24, 1491 – July 31, 1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope in terms of mission. ...


Seal of the University

Fairfield's seal combines elements of its several traditions. The gold pinecones come from the coat of arms of the family of Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J., for whom the University was originally named. Superimposed on the cones is the badge of the Society of Jesus - the letters IHS surmounted by the cross and surrounded by the instruments of Christ's passion - to indicate that the University is in the care of members of the same religious family. Image File history File links Fairfield_Seal. ... Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino (Saint Robert Bellarmine), a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church and a controversialist, was born at Montepulciano (35 km s. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ...


There are three compartments in the upper portion of the shield, because "the school is dedicated and exists in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit." The central compartment portrays a hart crossing a ford, a part of the coat of arms of the Diocese of Hartford, whose boundaries encompassed the Town of Fairfield, when the University was founded. Finally, the two outer compartments show clusters of grapes, charges taken from the town seal and symbolic of the fertility of the verdant fields of the Town and County of Fairfield. When the University was founded in 1942, the official name of the University was "Fairfield University of St. Robert Bellarmine". Three of the original seals with this name still exist on campus - in the main lobby of Alumni Hall, on the exterior of the Barone Campus Center, and on the glass front of Regis Hall facing the Quad. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the northeastern region of the United States. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ...


Alma Mater

Fairfield! See the stag with cross of Gold
Rears once more its undefeated head.
Fair our field, as any field of old,
Bids our banners, like our blood, be red.
"Through faith, unto total truth," our cry
Swells from the sea to spire and sky;
Hear, Alma Mater, hear! Fairfield, hail!
Mem'ries fold away the thought of thee:
Autumn roses crimson on the bough,
Bright snow breaking to the dogwood tree
Keeps spring singing, then as now.
"Through faith, unto total truth," our cry
Swells from the sea to spire and sky;
Hear, Alma Mater, hear! Fairfield, hail!
Alma Mater of Fairfield University by Rev. John L. Bonn, S.J.

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Academics

Academic Programs

Main article: Fairfield University - Academic Programs

Fairfield's Jesuit ethos trains students in scholarship; prepares students for leadership; encourages students to engage in service projects; and develops students with strong social concerns for the common good. Fairfield University is an intellectual, social, spiritual, and cultural destination of choice for students and faculty from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Everyone in the University commits to excellence in educating, serving, inspiring and training students in various disciplines and fields. // Academic Offerings Fairfield University offers 33 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate degree programs, as well as more than 350 credit and 250 non-credit courses in University College. ...

McAuliffe Hall, School of Engineering

Fairfield University offers 33 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate degree programs, as well as more than 350 credit and 250 non-credit courses in University College. The Fiske Guide to Colleges recognized Fairfield's Strongest Programs to include Biology, International Studies, Art History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Accounting and Finance, and Mechanical Engineering. The innovative New Media major is the first of its kind among Jesuit universities and features Cinefest Fairfield, an annual film festival showcasing student work created in production courses.

The Fairfield College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest schools within Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... Dolan School of Business The Charles F. Dolan School of Business is a graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... The Fairfield University School of Engineering is a graduate and undergraduate engineering school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... The Fairfield University School of Nursing is a graduate and undergraduate nursing school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... // Academic Offerings Fairfield University offers 33 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate degree programs, as well as more than 350 credit and 250 non-credit courses in University College. ... // Academic Offerings Fairfield University offers 33 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate degree programs, as well as more than 350 credit and 250 non-credit courses in University College. ...

Academic Centers

  • Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies: The Bennett Center provides Fairfield University students exposure to and contact with Jewish ideas, culture, and thinking. The Bennett Center has brought several world-renowned lecturers to the University, including Nobel Prize-winner Elie Wiesel, Former Ambassador Dennis Ross, and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.[1] The Bennett Center was founded in 1994 with an initial endowment of $1.5 million from Carl and Dorothy Bennett of Greenwich, Connecticut and is directed by Dr. Ellen Umansky.[2]
  • Center for Faith and Public Life: The Center provides a cross-disciplinary forum for students, scholars, policy makers, and religious leaders to converse and reflect on the many issues where religion intersects with civic life. Through academic research, teaching, publications and public initiatives, the Center provides a new and exciting focus for viewing the role of religion in the public square.[3] The Center sponsors the Politics Meets Faith Series in which American politicians such United States Senator Joseph Lieberman[4] and Representatives Christopher Shays[5] and Jim McGovern have gone on record in front of a live audience of students for a conversation on the role of faith in political life.[6] The Center is also home to the Office of Service Learning which provides opportunities for students to combine their academics studies with active service to local community organizations in nearby Bridgeport, Connecticut.[7] For example, education students can participate in The Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Project, business students can participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and nursing students can work at the Health Promotion Center.[8] The Center for Faith and Public Life was founded in 2005 and is directed by Rev. Richard Ryscavage, S.J..
  • Center for Microfinance Advice and Consulting: CMAC is at the forefront of the microfinance movement working to help develop self-sustaining business operations in developing countries. In keeping with the Jesuit mission of Fairfield University, Dr. Winston Tellis and Dr. Michael Tucker co-founded the Center in 2001 where they have helped develop self-sustaining businesses in poor rural areas of Haiti and Nicaragua. The Center was honored for its work for Haiti's poor by FONKOZE USA (F/USA) which supports Fonkoze (Fondasyon Kole Zepol), Haiti's only alternative bank for the poor. F/USA is one of only five non-profit organizations approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to solicit U.S. investments for foreign organizations.[9]

Elie Wiesel (born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30, 1928)[1] is a writer, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. ... Ambassador Dennis Ross speaking at Emory University Dennis B. Ross is an American author and political figure who served as the director for policy planning in the State Department under President George H.W. Bush and special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton. ... Thomas Lauren Friedman, OBE (born July 20, 1953) is an American journalist. ... Dr. Ellen Umansky is the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies at Fairfield University. ... Joseph Isadore Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a Jewish-American Democratic politician and a current U.S. senator from Connecticut. ... Shays is interviewed in a charity facility. ... Rep. ... Bridgeport redirects here. ... Microfinance is a term for the practice of providing financial services, such as microcredit, microsavings or microinsurance to poor people. ... Dr. Winston Tellis is the Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at The Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. ...

Academic Distinctions

Fellows and Scholars

Fairfield University students have been the recipients of numerous fellowships and scholarships, see Fairfield University - Fellows and Scholars. Fairfield University students have been the recipients of the following fellowships and scholarships in recent years: Thirty-nine Fulbright Scholars Three Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for excellence in mathematics and science research; Five Clare Boothe Luce Scholars for women who excel in the sciences; One National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow...

  • Fulbright Scholars: Since 1993-94, 44 Fairfield students were awarded highly prestigious Fulbright Program Scholarships from the flagship international educational program sponsored by the U.S. government.[10] Fairfield was ranked #1 among universities that grant master's degrees in the Fulbright Program's list of colleges and universities that produced 2006 U.S. Fulbright Fellows. Besting 55 other schools in the category, Fairfield was selected by the Institute of International Education, the non-profit agency which administers the Fulbright Program and the Chronicle of Higher Education, for this ranking. This was the third time in four years that Fairfield has been singled out for having the largest number of Fulbrights in its category.[11] In the last nine years, eight faculty members have been awarded Fulbright Program Scholar Grants for postdoctoral research. Fairfield faculty members have published hundreds of scholarly articles and books in the past two years.
  • Phi Beta Kappa: Fairfield University is the second youngest institution to gain membership in Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ), the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. When the Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was chartered at Fairfield University in 1994, Fairfield joined an elect company of 262 colleges and universities. Nationwide, only one percent of college seniors are invited to join Phi Beta Kappa annually. As of 2007, forty-three faculty and staff members on campus, including University President Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, are members of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Rankings and Ratings

Barron's Educational Series In higher education, college and university rankings are listings of universities and liberal arts colleges in an order determined by any combination of factors. ... Barrons Educational Series, Inc. ...

  • Listed as highly competitive in the 2007 edition of Barron's Profiles of American Colleges.

Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • Profiled as one of the "country's best and most interesting colleges and universities."
  • Stated that "Fairfield is one of the up-and-coming schools in the Roman Catholic universe" and "is moving into the same class as older, more revered East Coast Jesuit institutions."
  • Ranked among "Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Business."

The Princeton Review The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ...

  • Ranked among the "Best 361 Colleges."
  • Ranked the Charles F. Dolan School of Business among the "Best 237 Business Schools."
  • Ranked among the "Best Northeast Colleges."
  • Ranked among "America's Best Value Colleges" in 2005. (The only Connecticut school and among 77 schools nationwide).
  • Ranked among "Top 25 Most Connected Campuses" in 2004.

Dolan School of Business The Charles F. Dolan School of Business is a graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ...

Arts and Entertainment

Quick Center For the Arts

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is the major center of theatre and the arts at Fairfield University and recognized as the "cultural epicenter of Fairfield County" by Westport Magazine. The Quick Center opened in 1990 and includes events such as popular and classical music, dance, theatre, and programs for young audiences. It houses the 740-seat Kelley Theatre, the 150-seat Lawrence A. Wien Experimental (Black Box) Theatre, and the Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. Art Gallery. The Quick Center has become known as one of the finest concert halls in the country. The Quick Center is home to the Open VISIONS Forum, which under the direction and moderation of Dr. Philip Eliasoph brings a wide range of speakers to campus to participate in an open dialogue about topical issues impacting the global and national agenda. Past guests have included two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, prize-winning NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto; documentary filmmaker Ken Burns; Forbes CEO and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke; United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim; and former hostage and author Terry Waite[12] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... David Gaub McCullough (mə-kŭlə) (born July 7, 1933) is an American historian and bestselling author. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... This article is about the American journalist. ... Benazir Bhutto (Urdu: بینظیر بھٹو, IPA: ; Sindhi:بینظیر ڀُٽو ) (born 21 June 1953 in Karachi) is a Pakistani politician who became the first elected woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state. ... Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American director and producer of documentary films known for his style of making use of original prints and photographs. ... For the boxer, see Stephen Forbes. ... Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (born April 24, 1941) is an American diplomat, magazine editor, author, Peace Corps official, and investment banker. ... Robert Pinsky (born October 20, 1940) is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator who served in the post of Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (known popularly as the Poet Laureate of the United States) from 1997 to 2000. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (b. ... Terry Waite at April 1993 Allentown College speech Terry Waite CBE (born May 31, 1939 in Styal, Cheshire, England) is a British humanitarian and author. ...


Cinefest Fairfield

Cinefest Fairfield is an annual film festival held in association with the Fairfield Community Theatre featuring short films by students, alumni and faculty. The film festival is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and showcases its innovative New Media major. "CineFest Fairfield will become a notable annual event for the University and for Fairfield County," Fr. James Mayzik, S.J., Director of the New Media major and Media Center said. "Fairfield students will emerge as leaders within the region and the nation for their creativity and talent in film, television and radio within this exciting new program." // About the Foundation As said on the official website for the Fairfield Community Theatre Foundation, The Community Theatre Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable entertainment, unites young people in the spirit of volunteerism, and acts as a catalyst for community involvement, inspiration and support. ...


Kress Foundation Art Collection

"Madonna and Child", c. 1525
"Madonna and Child", c. 1525

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is also currently home to a Kress Study Collection of 10 old master paintings that date from the mid-14th through the early 18th centuries and are representative of the major schools of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting. The paintings represent a spectrum of religious and secular images generally attributed to the followers or the studio workshops of some of the noteworthy major painters of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. This collection was a gift to Fairfield University by the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport, CT and arranged by Dr. Philip Eliasoph. The paintings were originally given to The Discovery Museum by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation whose mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of European art in the United States. Fairfield is one of only 23 colleges and universities to maintain a collection from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Image File history File links Fairfield_Kress. ... Image File history File links Fairfield_Kress. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a science museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... Samuel Henry Kress (23 July 1863 - 22 September 1955) was a United States businessman and philanthropist, founder of the S. H. Kress & Co. ... Also see articles: History of painting, Western painting Clio, muse of heroic poetry and history, by Pierre Mignard, 17th century. ... Samuel Henry Kress (23 July 1863 - 22 September 1955) was a United States businessman and philanthropist, founder of the S. H. Kress & Co. ...


Pepsico Theater

The PepsiCo Theatre, a renovated 1922 carriage house, is the home to the Theatre Program of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Theater Fairfield, the resident production company. The facility includes a 70-seat flexible black box theatre, coffeehouse, dance studio, design studio, and costume shop/dressing room. This theatre is the primary rehearsal space for all Theatre Fairfield productions, and the performance space for at least two productions a season.


Athletics

Main article: Fairfield Stags

Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is classified as Division 1 in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its athletic programs. Fairfield sponsors 20 varsity sports - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's crew, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball. // Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is classified as Division I-AA in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its athletic programs. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is classified as Division I-AA in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its athletic programs. ... The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, pronounced mack) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... NCAA redirects here. ...


Notable Success

The Stags most notable success in athletics has come from the basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and football programs. The men's basketball team held a half time lead over the number 1 seed University of North Carolina Tarheels before falling short in the 1997 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship tournament. Darren Phillip '00 was the nation's top rebounder averaging 14 rebounds per game in 1999-00 and Deng Gai '05 was the nation's top shot blocker averaging 5.5 blocks per game in 2004-05. The former women's basketball head coach, Diane Nolan, achieved her milestone 500th career win in 2005-06 and led the Stags to four post-season bids to the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship in 1988, 1991, 1998 and 2001. The men's lacrosse team won berths to the 2003 and 2005 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournaments while the women won the 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003 MAAC Regular Season Titles. The women's soccer team won a berth to the 2005 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship tournament. The Fairfield Stags mens basketball team has experienced the thrill of post-season tournament action twelve times (1951 NAIB Tournament; 1960, 1961 and 1962 NCAA DII Tournament; 1973, 1974, 1978, 1995 and 2002 National Invitation Tournament (NIT); and 1986, 1987, and 1997 NCAA DI Tournament). ... // Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is classified as Division I-AA in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its athletic programs. ... The Fairfield Stags mens basketball team has experienced the thrill of post-season tournament action twelve times (1951 NAIB Tournament; 1960, 1961 and 1962 NCAA DII Tournament; 1973, 1974, 1978, 1995 and 2002 National Invitation Tournament (NIT); and 1986, 1987, and 1997 NCAA DI Tournament). ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... Darren Phillip (born March 22, 1982 in London, England) is an American professional basketball player with CAI Zaragoza in the Liga Española de Baloncesto. ... Deng Gai (born March 22, 1982 in Wow, Sudan) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He played college at Fairfield University and graduated as number eight on the NCAAs all-time blocked shots list. ... The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... // Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is classified as Division I-AA in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its athletic programs. ... Each year, the NCAA Championship determines the top lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III. Past Winners // Division I 1971 -- Cornell 12-6 Maryland 1972 -- Virginia 13-12 Johns Hopkins 1973 -- Maryland 10-9 (2 OT) Johns Hopkins 1974 -- Johns Hopkins 17-12 Maryland 1975... This article lists NCAA Womens soccer championships. ...

Alumni Field and Thomas J. Walsh Athletic Center
Alumni Field and Thomas J. Walsh Athletic Center

One of Fairfield's most recent successful athletic programs has been men's soccer. Fairfield has defeated several college powerhouses including North Carolina State, University of Connecticut and St. John's University. The men's soccer team won the 2005 and 2006 MAAC Regular Season Championship as well as the 2006 MAAC Tournament Championship. This win earned the team a First Round NCAA Tournmant Game at in-state rival University of Connecticut. Prior to the game, UConn had never lost an NCAA Tournament game on its home field. Fairfield secured a 2-1 first round victory. During the years of 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007, the team was nationally ranked, rising as high as #15 in several polls. In 2007, the Men's Soccer team defeated St. John's University 2-1. St. John's was the 1996 NCAA National Champion while UConn was the 2000 NCAA National Champion. No other Fairfield University athletic program has ever defeated a former National Championship team.


Sport Clubs

Sport Clubs offer a competitive athletic opportunity for students including equestrian, men's and women's ice hockey, karate, men's and women's rugby, sailing, men's and women's skiing and snowboarding, men's and women's track and men's and women's volleyball. The Equestrian Club was Regional Champions in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, & 2003 and in 2007 seven Fairfield riders were invited to the elite Tournament of Champions, a horse show for the nation's top collegiate equestrianism teams. The Men's Hockey Club competed in the 2007 MCHC Championship game. The Men's Rugby Football Club, established in 1963, is the longest continuously running sport club at Fairfield University and is a member of the Metropolitan New York Rugby Union. And the Men's Volleyball Club won the 2006 and 2007 New England Collegiate Volleyball League Division II Championship. A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... // Fairfield University is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is classified as Division I-AA in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its athletic programs. ... The Metropolitan New York Rugby Union governs more than 80 mens and womens clubs, college, high school and youth rugby teams in the Greater New York metropolitan area, covering parts of the states of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. ...


Campus and Surroundings

Fairfield University is situated on a pastoral campus offering scenic views of Long Island Sound and all the amenities of a major, comprehensive university in a setting of rolling hills, sprawling lawns, picturesque ponds, and bucolic wooded areas-a setting ideal for education. New York City waterways: 1. ...

Bellarmine Hall
Bellarmine Hall

Today, Fairfield's 200-acre (0.81 km²) campus consists of 35 buildings anchored by the three manor homes of the original estates: Bellarmine Hall (1921), formerly the Lashar's 'Hearthstone Hall', re-named to honor Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J,; McAuliffe Hall (1896), originally O.G. Jennings' 'Mailands', re-named for Bishop Maurice F. McAuliffe, who sanctioned the creation of Fairfield University; and David J. Dolan House, Lawrence Jenning's 'Larribee', dedicated to honor the uncle of Charles F. Dolan who made the 1989 acquisition of Dolan Campus possible. Image File history File links Fairfield_Bellarmine. ... Image File history File links Fairfield_Bellarmine. ... Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino (Saint Robert Bellarmine), a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church and a controversialist, was born at Montepulciano (35 km s. ... The Most Reverand Maurice Francis McAuliffe, D.D. was born January 15, 1875 in Hartford, Connecticut and was the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford from 1934 to 1944. ... Charles Francis Chuck Dolan (born on October 16, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American business executive. ...


Buildings Names

Along with Bellarmine Hall, named in honor of Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J,, many of the buildings on the campus of Fairfield University are named in honor of Jesuit priests. Behind each building name is a story of a Jesuit priest who was an exemplar of the Jesuit mission and their pursuit of educational and intellectual contributions, human rights and social justice.[13] Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino (Saint Robert Bellarmine), a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church and a controversialist, was born at Montepulciano (35 km s. ...

The following is a list of the buildings on the campus of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ...

DiMenna-Nyselius Library

DiMenna-Nyselius Library
DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Built in 1968, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library originally was named the Nyselius Library in honor of benefactors Gustav and Dagmar Nyselius. They were Swedish immigrants who had settled in Stamford and wanted to make a donation to Fairfield University to repay in part the kindness of their adoptive country. In 2001, the Library underwent a major renovation and expansion and was renamed the DiMenna-Nyselius Library in recognition of a generous donation from alumnus Joseph A. DiMenna, Jr. '80. It’s warm and inviting Arts and Crafts details blends in beautifully with Fairfield's New England campus. Image File history File links Fairfield_Library. ... Image File history File links Fairfield_Library. ... DiMenna-Nyselius Library is located on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. History In 1948, the library at Fairfield University under the leadership of Librarian Robert Gaffney, boasted over 5,000 books and a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound from the windows of Berchmans Hall. ...


At present, the Library contains an extensive and carefully selected collection of print and electronic resources which include over 300,000 bound volumes, 1800 journals and newspapers, over 11,000 audiovisual items and the equivalent of 92,000 volumes in microform. Its electronic resources, provide online access to a wide variety of World Wide Web subscription databases that bring full text journals and statistical information to the desktop anywhere on campus. Throughout the Library, wireless access is available in designated areas. The Library also contains two open access computer labs featuring Macintosh and Dell computers (one with 24-hour access for students), two dozen multimedia workstations, an electronic classroom, a 90-seat multimedia auditorium, and study rooms.


Among its valuable collection, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library is home to a rare facsimile of The Book of Kells, which was donated by The Wild Geese organization. The Book of Kells is an ornately illustrated manuscript, produced by Celtic monks around AD 800 in the style known as Insular art. It is one of the more lavishly illuminated manuscripts to survive from the Middle Ages and has been described as the zenith of Western calligraphy and illumination. DiMenna-Nyselius Library is located on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. History In 1948, the library at Fairfield University under the leadership of Librarian Robert Gaffney, boasted over 5,000 books and a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound from the windows of Berchmans Hall. ... This page (folio 292r) contains the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John. ... A manuscript (Latin manu scriptus, written by hand), strictly speaking, is any written document that is put down by hand, in contrast to being printed or reproduced some other way. ... Celtic Christianity, or Insular Christianity (sometimes commonly called the Celtic Church) broadly refers to the Early Medieval Christian practice that developed around the Irish Sea in the fifth and sixth centuries: that is, among Celtic/British peoples such as the Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Cumbrians (the inhabitants of the... For other uses, see Monk (disambiguation). ... This page (folio 292r) of the Book of Kells contains the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John. ... In the strictest definition of illuminated manuscript, only manuscripts decorated with gold or silver, like this miniature of Christ in Majesty from the Aberdeen Bestiary (folio 4v), would be considered illuminated. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Contemporary Western Calligraphy. ...


Town of Fairfield

Money Magazine rated the Town of Fairfield a Top Ten Best Place to Live in 2006 recognizing the great beaches along the scenic shoreline of Long Island Sound and the vibrant downtown area which are both located just 5 minutes from campus. The University runs a shuttle between campus and downtown where students can catch a dinner and a movie or a Metro-North Train bound for Grand Central Station in New York City. Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... // About the Foundation As said on the official website for the Fairfield Community Theatre Foundation, The Community Theatre Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable entertainment, unites young people in the spirit of volunteerism, and acts as a catalyst for community involvement, inspiration and support. ... The Fairfield Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Fairfield, Connecticut, including students of Fairfield University — as well as nearby areas such as Black Rock within the city of Bridgeport — via the New Haven Line. ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often unofficially called Grand Central Station) is a terminal rail station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd Street and Park Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


People

Notable Alumni

Despite the relative youth of the institution Fairfield University alumni are achieving considerable success and making significant contributions in the fields of business, law, medicine, education, social justice and athletics. Fairfield University counts amongst its alumni a former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a former Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center, a President of a mission helping Haitian street children, a former Law Clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger; the Chief Judges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and Connecticut Appellate Court, the Connecticut Senate Majority Leader; a former President of the Medical College of Georgia, an Edward R. Murrow Award and Emmy Award-winning news anchor; a world renowned cancer researcher; one of Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Business Women; and leaders of several major Fortune 1000 corporations and Wall Street financial institutions. // Nancy A. Altobello 80 (Managing Partner, Ernst & Young; YWCA Academy of Women Achiever Award recipient) Joseph Berardino 72 (Chairman & CEO, Profectus Biosciences; former CEO, Arthur Andersen) Joellin R. Comerford 74 (Managing Partner & Chief Executive of Outsourcing & BPO Businesses, Accenture) Judith E. Glaser M.A. (President & CEO, Benchmark Communications; Best Selling... The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is the most important of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks of the United States. ... Georgetown University Law Center (Georgetown Law), is Georgetown Universitys law school, located in Washington, D.C., United States. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth- or other countries with an Anglosaxon type of justice, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Supreme... Warren Earl Burger (September 17, 1907 – June 25, 1995) was Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. ... The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the entirety of Long Island and Staten Island. ... The Connecticut Appellant Court is the court of first appeals for all cases arising from the Connecticut Superior Courts. ... The Connecticut State Senate is the upper house of the Connecticut General Assembly. ... The majority leader is a term used in congressional systems for the chamber leader of the party in control of a legislature. ... In 1828 the Medical Academy of Georgia was chartered by the state of Georgia with plans to offer a single course of lectures leading to a bachelors degree. ... The Edward R. Murrow awards are presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association in recognition of what the Association terms outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. ... An Emmy Award. ... Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune. ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ...

  • See also: Fairfield University alumni

Notable Benefactors

Fairfield has had many financial supporters, but some stand out by the magnitude of their contributions. Among those who have made large donations commemorated at the university are:

  • E. Gerald Corrigan '63 - Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; former President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; namesake of the E. Gerald Corrigan Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Charles F. Dolan - founder of HBO and Cablevision; namesake of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business and Dolan Campus
  • Joseph A. DiMenna, Jr. '80 - founding Managing Director of Zweig-DiMenna Associates; namesake of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library
  • William P. Egan '67 - founding Partner at Alta Communications; namesake of the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola
  • Steve Lessing '80 - Head of Client Relationship Management at Lehman Brother; namesake of Lessing Field
  • Roger Lynch '63 - former Partner, Goldman Sachs; namesake of the Roger M. Lynch Professor of Economics
  • Gustav Nyselius - Swedish Industrialist; namesake of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library
  • Leslie C. Quick Jr. H'99 - founder of Quick & Reilly; namesake of the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Recreational Complex and Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
  • Thomas J. Walsh Jr. - former President & Chairman of Colonial Wire and Cable; namesake of the Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. Athletic Center and Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

E. Gerald Corrigan (born June 13, 1941) is an American banker and former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. ... The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is the most important of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks of the United States. ... Charles Francis Chuck Dolan (born on October 16, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American business executive. ... Dolan School of Business The Charles F. Dolan School of Business is a graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. ... DiMenna-Nyselius Library is located on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. History In 1948, the library at Fairfield University under the leadership of Librarian Robert Gaffney, boasted over 5,000 books and a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound from the windows of Berchmans Hall. ... DiMenna-Nyselius Library is located on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. History In 1948, the library at Fairfield University under the leadership of Librarian Robert Gaffney, boasted over 5,000 books and a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound from the windows of Berchmans Hall. ... Leslie C. Quick Jr. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

University Presidents

Years President
1942-1944 Rev. John J. McEleney, S.J.
1944-1951 Rev. James H. Dolan, S.J.
1951-1958 Rev. Joseph D. FitzGerald, S.J.
1958-1964 Rev. James E. FitzGerald, S.J.
1964-1973 Rev. William C. McInnes, S.J.
1973-1979 Rev. Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J.
1979-2004 Rev. Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J.
2004 - Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J.

John J. McEleney, S.J. was the 1st President of Fairfield University. ... James H. Dolan, S.J. was the 2nd President of Fairfield University. ... Joseph D. FitzGerald, S.J. was the 3rd President of Fairfield University. ... James E. FitzGerald, S.J. was the 4th President of Fairfield University. ... William C. McInnes, S.J. was the 5th President of Fairfield University. ... Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J was the 6th President of Fairfield University. ... Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. was the 7th President of Fairfield University. ... Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. (born in Bellefont, Pennsylvania) is the 8th President of Fairfield University. ...

Publications and Media

  • 1073 North Benson - A Publication for Fairfield University Alumni
  • Campus Currents - The Official News Publication of Fairfield University
  • Fairfield Now - The Magazine of Fairfield University,
  • Parent Ties - A Publication for Fairfield University Families
  • Press Room - Fairfield University's Electronic News Room
  • The Mirror - The Independent Student Newspaper of Fairfield University

Academic Journals

  • Journal of Sustainable Agriculture - An authoritative professional journal promoting an environmentally responsible system of agriculture.
  • Mezzo Cammin - An Online Journal of Formal Poetry by Women.

Media Center

The Media Center is a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m²) facility located on the ground floor of Xavier Hall that houses the New Media: Film, Television, and Radio major, the Campus Television Network and the student run HAM Channel. The Media Center also operates a 32-foot (9.8 m) television production satellite uplink truck that can transmit and receive digitally encoded television signals from geostationary domestic satellites. Fairfield University is one of few colleges in the nation to have this technology allowing campus programming and international news organizations including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and Bloomberg Television to be broadcast world-wide from the University. U.S. military MILSTAR communications satellite A communications satellite (sometimes abbreviated to comsat) is an artificial satellite stationed in space for the purposes of telecommunications. ... Look up uplink in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A geostationary orbit (abbreviated GEO) is a circular orbit in the Earths equatorial plane, any point on which revolves about the Earth in the same direction and with the same period as the Earths rotation. ... For other uses, please see Satellite (disambiguation) A satellite is an object that orbits another object (known as its primary). ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Bloomberg Television are cable television networks around the world that broadcast business and financial news 24 hours a day. ...


The Media Center Staff has won national recognition for its Award-Winning Programs and production of Multimedia Presentations for the University. Some of the most recent honors have included the Crystal Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards 2005 Print Competition; two Awards of Excellence from the Videographer 2005 Awards; and the Platinum BEST of Show from The Aurora 2005 Awards.


Residence Life

Ignatian Residential College

Loyola Hall is home to the Ignatian Residential College, which offers a unique residential college experience for Fairfield sophomores. Funded by a $2 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, the program provides over 200 students with the opportunity to study and live together while pondering questions of identity, faith and purpose. In addition to living together and taking two classes together students meet once per month in groups of ten with a mentor, hear from weekly speakers, attend one overnight retreat per semester, and take cultural trips.[14] A residential college is an organisational pattern for a division of a university that places academic activity in a community setting of students and faculty, usually at a residence and with shared meals, the college having a degree of autonomy and a federated relationship with the overall university. ... Lilly Endowment Inc. ...


Residence Halls

John C. Dolan Hall

Fairfield University guarantees first year students four years of campus housing and provides several housing options depending on their class. Most underclassman live on campus and live the typical residence hall life in the Quad or The Village sections of campus. The Quad is located in the northwest corner of campus and consists of Campion Hall, Joques Hall, Gonzaga Hall, Loyola Hall, and Regis Hall. Students typically choose to live in The Quad in order to be close to the classroom buildings and to enjoy the annual battle of dorms water fights; and frisbee and wiffleball games during the warm weather. The Village is located in the southeast corner of campus and consists of Kostka Hall and Claver Hall which is suite style living, and also the apartments, the newest on campus housing. This section earned its name due to its woodsy seclusion from the main area of campus. Dolan Hall is located in the northeast corner of campus is the primary residence hall for students who request to live in singles housing. This building also holds some freshman doubles. A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ...


Upperclassmen Alternatives

Clam Jam at Fairfield Beach, 1997
Clam Jam at Fairfield Beach, 1997

Upperclassmen are able to choose between living at the Townhouse Complex, Apartment Village or Fairfield Beach. The 10 unit Townhouse Complex is a series of 104 two-story student townhouses for 469 juniors and seniors. There are between five and seven students living in each townhouse which has two or three bedrooms upstairs, a living and dining area, a kitchen and two bathrooms. During the colder weather the townhouse basements serve as a unique gathering place for students to socialize and catch a live performance by their favorite student band. And during the warmer weather students enjoy their back porches and lawns with an occasional barbecue and wiffleball game. The Apartment Village is at the southeast corner of campus and was opened in September of 2000. These apartment-style residences house 192 juniors and seniors. Each apartment contains four single bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. Finally, Fairfield Beach is truly a unique Fairfield living experience for 200 eligible students to rent beach houses along the Long Island Sound. Fairfield Beach historically has been the center of off-campus social life hosting such Fairfield traditions as the Clam Jam and Mock Weddings. However, as the Fairfield Beach community has evolved from a part-time summer beach community into a more permanent residential community, Fairfield Beach has become a source of strain on town-gown relations leading to great controls over student social life. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Student Life

John A. Barone Campus Center
John A. Barone Campus Center

Fairfield University Student Association

The Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA) is the official student association for full-time undergraduate students and is the largest student organization on campus. The association exists to represent student issues and concerns to the faculty and administration and to sponsor a multitude of student programs and activities. All full-time undergraduate students are members of FUSA. FUSA is organized into three branches – legislative, executive, and judicial. The legislative branch consists of the Student Senate, comprising 40 elected representatives (10 from each undergraduate class year). The executive branch is headed by the popularly-elected President of FUSA, who serves as the official spokesperson for undergraduate students in addition to administering the student association on a daily basis. In 2002, Karen Donoghue '03 became the first women elected President of FUSA.[15] The FUSA President is assisted by a popularly-elected Vice President, elected class officers, and a number of other appointed officers, including the Executive Director of Programming and the Executive Director of Clubs & Organizations. The judicial branch is known as the Student Court, which serves as a hearing body in certain student conduct cases, as well as performing the judicial functions required for the student association.[16]


Student Clubs & Organizations

All student clubs and organizations comprise the Student Organization Board of Governors (SOBOG), which is governed by a board of governors and administered by a chairperson selected by members of student organizations. SOBOG exists to encourage student involvement and participation in over 50 clubs and organizations each year including the Glee Club, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, Dance Team, Stag in the Stands, Habitat for Humanity, mission volunteer trips, and Theater Fairfield. The oldest club on campus is the Fairfield University Glee Club which celebrated it's 60th anniversary in 2007. Fairfield University Glee Club The Fairfield University Glee Club is a mixed chorus of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate singers at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. ...


Student Media

  • The Cream Filling - The Student Artistic, Literary, and Cultural Special-Interest Magazine of Fairfield University
  • Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose
  • The HAM Channel - The Student Television Station of Fairfield University
  • The Mirror - The Independent Student Newspaper of Fairfield University
  • The Mirror Sports Blog - The Independent Student Sports Blog of Fairfield University Athletics
  • The Sound - The Student Literary Magazine of Fairfield University
  • WVOF - The Voice of Fairfield University

Image File history File links Fairfield_Ham_Channel_logo. ... The HAM Channel (HAM 64) is a student-operated closed-circuit television channel offering a regular season schedule of original programming written and produced by Fairfield University students under the direction of the Media Center. ... Information Type College newspaper Editor(s) Stephanie Lauto Advisor(s) James Simon, Ph. ... WVOF is the student-run radio station at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. ...

Traditions

Student life at the Fairfield is marked by a number of unique traditions and celebrations:

  • Stagstock - Stagstock is an all day, outdoor concert organized by the HAM Channel and WVOF each year. Co-sponsored by the office of New Student Programming and FUSA, Stagstock brings together local bands, along with bigger, nationally recognized acts, and showcases them in a free concert. The concert is traditionally held in the Quad on the first weekend of the new school year.

Trivia

Fairfield in Presidential Elections

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Other Notes

  • During the Revolutionary War in 1779, the Battle of Round Hill took place on the present day Bellarmine Hill on the campus of Fairfield University where the Americans under the command of Colonel Samuel Whiting (whose third-generation grandson Andrew Whiting graduated in 2005) repelled the British invaders under the command of Major-General William Tryon, but not before the British laid ruin to the Town of Fairfield.[17]

William Tryon (January 27, 1729 to 1788) was colonial governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765-1771) and the Province of New York (1771-1780, though he did not retain much power in the colony beyond 1777). ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University
  2. ^ Judaic Studies: From enrichment to enlightenment
  3. ^ Center for Faith and Public Life
  4. ^ Senator Joseph Lieberman answers questions about faith and politics posed by Fairfield University students
  5. ^ Shays kicks off Politics Meets Faith series
  6. ^ Politics Meets Faith Series
  7. ^ Office of Service Learning
  8. ^ Office of Service Learning Community Partners
  9. ^ Center for Microfinance Advice and Consulting
  10. ^ A record-tying five Fairfield University students awarded Fulbright scholarships
  11. ^ Fairfield University once again tops in its class in Fulbrights awarded
  12. ^ Eliasoph Brings Headliners To Fairfield
  13. ^ Names of The Fairfield University Building
  14. ^ Fairfield University - Fairfield, CT - Colleges of Distinction
  15. ^ Kenneth Best, "Fairfield University's B.W.O.C.," New York Times, March 31, 2002.
  16. ^ Fairfield University Student Handbook
  17. ^ Fairfield University's Ur-History

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Map links

  • Fairfield University is at coordinates 41°10′54″N 73°17′25″W / 41.18153, -73.29029 (Fairfield University)Coordinates: 41°10′54″N 73°17′25″W / 41.18153, -73.29029 (Fairfield University)
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