October 27, 2020
You have the power: Election and voting resources
Throughout the semester, members of the university community have held voting registration drives and debate discussions to prepare for the election. All eligible members of the Quinnipiac family are encouraged to let their voice be heard this election. Find more resources here.
Men’s ice hockey team ranked No. 13 in USCHO.com preseason poll
The Bobcats return to the USCHO.com poll in 2020 after spending eight weeks nationally ranked a season ago. Quinnipiac received 280 points in the poll, and is one of three ECAC Hockey schools to be nationally ranked.
Honoree helps veterans build foundation for successful civilian careers
Jason Burke, director of veteran and military affairs, has helped secure millions of dollars in support for Quinnipiac’s veterans for causes that include rehabilitation for physical and mental disabilities following service and has worked to expedite veterans’ educations by securing payment for non-traditional winter and summer semesters. For his efforts, he is being awarded Quinnipiac’s most prestigious staff award, Center for Excellence in Service to Students.
Doctoral student aims to keep community healthy and safe
Nicole Mawhirter ’19, DPT ’22, is one of the peer health ambassadors working this semester to engage and motivate her fellow students to follow CDC and university COVID-19 guidelines. Promoting a healthy, safe environment between the Mount Carmel, North Haven, and York Hill campuses during COVID-19 is crucial in keeping the university community safe.
Reflecting on our fall return
President Judy Olian and students discussed what it was like to come back to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in this week’s episode of “The Cut.”
Take a look back at this week’s message as Women’s Basketball Head Coach Tricia Fabbri encourages our community to keep their head in the game.
Upcoming Event Highlights
Black lives and the legacy of George Floyd
Tuesday, October 27, 7 p.m.
An intimate conversation with the family of George Floyd exploring the shock waves of his death and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Mega Trivia Tuesday
Tuesday, October 27, 9:30 p.m.
The Student Programming Board will host Halloween-themed trivia in CCE-101.
Dining Advisory Board
Thursday, October 29, 5 p.m.
Students are invited to attend a discussion in the Student Organization Suite in the Carl Hansen Student Center near Starbucks. The board will discuss issues with dining, answer questions and address concerns. The student-run board meets every other Thursday throughout the semester.
COVID-19 around the world
Friday, October 30, noon
Join the International Human Rights Law Society, Latinx Law Student Association and Health Law Society for a panel discussion on the impact of the coronavirus in Barbados, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Nicaragua and Spain.
Friday, October 30, 9 p.m.
Each round, a student will win a costume. Themes will include Halloween, Marvel, DC, Disney, Harry Potter, Star Wars, video games and movies. Hosted in the South Lot Tent.
Saturday, October 31, 12:30 p.m.
Students who register will be able to paint their own pumpkin coin bank, listen to music, and get food from food trucks. Hosted in the South Lot Tent.
Halloween game night
Saturday, October 31, 9 p.m.
Play to win “spooktacular” prizes. Teams of five will participate in 10 rounds of “Family Feud” to win great prizes. Students can play virtually at home, in their dorms or in Burt Kahn Court.
Bobcats capture inaugural Connecticut Collegiate 5K Cup
Quinnipiac students, alumni, faculty and staff outpaced the competition in the inaugural Connecticut Collegiate Virtual 5K this past weekend, winning this year’s cup! A total of 198 members of #BobcatNation walked, jogged and ran their way past nearly two dozen other schools to bring home victory.
If you build it, they will come
School of Engineering students custom designed and built their own concrete cornhole sets, and then held a friendly competition on our Mount Carmel Campus.
Quinnipiac in the News
Bianca Gonzalez-Sobrino talks with News 8 about her research on Puerto Ricans, Latinos and the 2020 Election
Gonzalez-Sobrino, assistant professor of sociology, said her research concluded that political campaigns must understand the nuances of different communities to be effective in courting Latino voters.
Father Jordan Lenaghan speaks with NBC Connecticut about the pope endorsing same-sex civil unions
Lenaghan, executive director of university religious life, said the pope’s belief “in many ways is a major change in how we think about pastorally engaging LGBTQ+ folks.”
Olivia Schueller ’21 files story for Fox 61 about how campus journalists are covering national politics
Schueller, a journalism major, highlighted how Quinnipiac students are covering the first presidential election that many of them are eligible to vote in.
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