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EXPERIENCE

OUR PAST BE PART OF

OUR FUTURE #UHARTTRADITIONS


YOU MADE IT. YOU HAVE ARRIVED. YOU ARE HAWK NATION! You are linked to those who have walked this path before you. Their voices and experiences will guide you and shape you, so you can make every moment matter. Now's the time to get involved! Experience campus. Paint the anchor. Join a club. Play frisbee on the campus green. Arrange the rocks under the Hog River bridge. Make friends everywhere you go. Experience UHart’s traditions and make your own—extend the UHart legacy to the next generation. This book, along with those who have walked the path before you, will be your guide to making the most of your UHart experience. Hold on to it, track your journey, and earn prizes for completing UHart traditions.

GET READY . . .

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE WELCOME TO HAWK NATION Message from UHart President Walter Harrison. . ................................................... 5 Message from Alumni Assoc. President Carolyn Bligh '87.. .................................6 Message from Vice President of Student Affairs J. Lee Peters..........................6 Words of Wisdom. . ......................................................................................................... 7

CHAPTER TWO TRADITION LIVES HERE Keep Traditions Alive.. ...................................................................................................9 How to Be a Traditions Keeper................................................................................. 10 Traditions Checklist..................................................................................................... 12 UHart Pride=UHart Connections . . ............................................................................. 13

CHAPTER THREE MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME Campus Housing: Make Yourself Comfortable...................................................... 16 Campus Resources and Ways to Get Involved. . .................................................... 17 UHart Hot Spots........................................................................................................... 19

CHAPTER FOUR SHOW YOUR HAWK SPIRIT UHart Alma Mater. . .......................................................................................................23 UHart Fight Song.. ....................................................................................................... 24 UHart Mascot: Howie the Hawk................................................................................25

CHAPTER FIVE REMEMBERING OUR PAST UHart Timeline..............................................................................................................27 USS Hartford Anchor. . ................................................................................................ 29

CHAPTER SIX KNOW YOUR FACTS

YOUR LEGACY STARTS NOW.

UHart Fun Facts: More Than Meets the Eye.......................................................... 31

CHAPTER SEVEN STUDENTS TODAY, HAWKS FOREVER Hawks Are Everywhere.............................................................................................. 35 Notable Alumni............................................................................................................ 36 Stay Connected and Alumni Perks . . .........................................................................37


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I encourage you to take advantage of all that we have to offer. Look outside yourself and find a path that you would not have expected. Our faculty and staff join me in offering the support and guidance you will need to succeed.

THE DAY YOU WALKED ON CAMPUS YOU BECAME A HAWK, AND YOU’LL BE ONE FOREVER.

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My hope is that you will be as proud of your relationship with the University as I am. Walter Harrison President


The next four years will go faster than you can imagine. As a proud alumna, I encourage you not to wait until you graduate to get involved with the Alumni Association. Building relationships with alumni throughout your four years will contribute to the value of your degree. Alumni will be ever-present, so meet them, learn from them, and share with them your own UHart experience. “Students Today, Hawks Forever” is more than just a motto. It’s something we hope you’ll live every day. We’re glad you’re here. Carolyn Bligh '87 President University of Hartford Alumni Association

Over your four years you will work harder and be more challenged than ever before, and you will have more fun than you ever have had. You will have wonderful experiences and develop lifelong relationships, and I am certain you will learn more about yourself and what you want out of life through the UHart experience. Know too, that my office can serve as a place to go when you don’t know where else to turn. I wish you well as you embark on this remarkable journey. Welcome to the University of Hartford. J. Lee Peters Vice President for Student Affairs

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STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

Take advantage of the rich collection of disciplines and expertise that we have on campus. Your faculty want to share their fields with you to enrich whatever your career aspirations may be. Louis Manzione Dean, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

GET INVOLVED!

Find organizations that match your interests and take on leadership roles. Put into practice what you learn in class and shape your personal brand. Martin Roth Dean, Barney School of Business

ASK QUESTIONS!

The University is full of resources, and everyone here has your best interest at heart. Nancy M. Stuart Dean, Hartford Art School

WORDS of

FIND YOUR INNER POTENTIAL. Take advantage of all the University has to offer. Wander into an art gallery, hear a guest speaker, go to a sporting event.

David Goldenberg A’73, ’76, M’76 Dean, Hillyer College Interim Dean, College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Wisdom ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF UHART.

Take in a lecture; visit an art exhibition; and go see a dance, theatre, or music performance during your first year. These experiences, which are essential to your intellectual development, will enrich your life in ways that you cannot even imagine—and they are free. 7

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Clark Saunders interim Dean, The Hartt School

EMAIL FACULTY WITH QUESTIONS. Visit them during office hours and seek out opportunities to collaborate with them outside the classroom. These mentoring relationships will not only enrich your academic experience, but will help prepare you for careers and life after college.

Katherine A. Black Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


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TRADITION LIVES

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BE A TRADITIONS KEEPER KEEP TRADITIONS ALIVE Now that you’re here, it’s time to make your mark, to leave your footprint on the University of Hartford—it’s time to be a Traditions Keeper. This book will serve as your resource and guide as you learn what it means to be a Hawk. Are you ready to start making your own memories? 9

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In your hands you hold your Traditions Keeper guidebook. Now put on your UHart T-shirt, and head to Convocation to be part of the BIG H to participate in your FIRST TRADITION. Take a selfie and use the hashtag:

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Complete the Traditions checklist on the next page. Snap photos of you and your friends and post them with the hashtag #UHARTTRADITIONS.

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Keep an eye out for #UHARTTRADITIONS emails each semester, letting you know of upcoming traditions, and prizes you can earn along the way!

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Make your posts public, or tag @UHartAlumni so others can follow your journey and track your progress!

Complete the traditions by graduation to become an official UHart Traditions Keeper. You’ll receive a Traditions Keeper pin that grants you VIP status at all

alumni events!

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SHOW YOUR HAWK PRIDE AND BE A TRADITIONS KEEPER. Participate in as many UHart traditions as possible, sharing in the stories of those who have gone before you. Some traditions are rites of passage, some spread the UHart mission, some are new, and the rest are just plain fun! Start your journey today . . . grab a friend, roommate, classmate, or even your Big to join you in becoming a Traditions Keeper. Don’t forget to check in with the Student Alumni Association at any of their co-sponsored events (pg. 13), by emailing saa@hartford.edu, and by hashtagging #UHARTTRADITIONS to claim your swag and help add more traditions to UHart's history.

TRADITIONS CHECKLIST Check Box. Take Photo. Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hashtag #UHARTTRADITIONS. Make the post public so we can follow along! 11 #UHARTTRADITIONS


YOUR FIRST STEPS complete at least 20 Kiss your ID at Orientation. Get to know your advisor. Attend the BSU Fashion Show. Read Hawk Talk and UNotes. Attend a student show at The Hartt School. Attend an International Week event. Get a picture with Walt. Check in with the Student Success Center. Give Howie a high five—Get a photo! Attend the Volunteer Fair. Attend a sporting event each semester. Attend Midnight Mania. Get involved with the Center for Community Service. Attend Spring Fling. Tweet President Harrison @Horkysez. Chow down at Midnight Breakfast. Arrange the rocks in Hog River.

ALONG THE ROAD complete at least 8 Attend a student colloquium, symposium. Attend a free lecture each semester. Participate in Hawks Helping Hartford. Participate in Angel Tree. Play bingo on Spring Fling weekend. Grab a sandwich at Backstage Café. Run the Hawktober 5K. Attend an event at Hawk’s Nest. Go to Blue Back Square and West Hartford Center. Go ice skating for free in Bushnell Park. Climb Talcott Mountain in Simsbury. Participate in Alternative Spring Break.

Sign the class banner. Eat lunch at the 1877 Club. Paint the anchor. Feed the fish at Konover dock. Take the Shopping Shuttle off-campus. Participate in a campus fundraiser. Buy a sandwich at Subway. Go to an RHA First Friday Bingo! Attend Freshmen Fun Day. Attend an RA program Learn the Alma Mater/Fight Song. Go to Student Appreciation Day. Go see Stop Laughing Mom or an a cappella concert. Join a club, or two, or three! Pull an all-nighter studying. Participate in Hawktober Week.

LEADING THE WAY complete at least 8 Go to a HAS art gallery opening. Participate in Express to Success. Meet with Career Services. Attend Take Back the Night. Visit the Mark Twain House. Go to Thanksgiving dinner. Join an intramural team. Participate in Fresh Check. Get a sausage at Sausage Fest (Spring Fling). Feed Vin¢ent to support the Anchor Fund. Go to Count Down to Graduation. Make your own tradition. #UHARTTRADITIONS 12


UHART PRIDE=UHART CONNECTIONS Student leaders and UHart organizations work to preserve University of Hartford traditions and develop new events that create lasting connections between students and alumni. By participating in UHart traditions, you are having shared experiences that help create valuable bonds. Students have the opportunity to connect with alumni during a number of programs such as Express to Success, which pairs students with alumni professionals for job shadowing. Take advantage of opportunities on campus to connect you to UHart's proud alumni network.

» Hawktober Week

» Founders’ Day

» R U LinkedIn?

» Express to Success

» Life Fair

» Count Down to Graduation

» Thank-A-Giver Day

» A Cappella Alumni Reunion

» Career-Bridge

» Alumni Fire

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MAKE YOURSELF

AT HOME

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MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE Living on campus allows you to experience college life and explore your new independence. UHart Resident Assistants (RAs) are here to guide you on your journey. They are mentors, leaders, helpers, programmers, counselors, and friends. While a resident at UHart, take the opportunity to serve on a Hall Council or the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Hall Council members work to empower residents to stay connected and invested in the development of their community by planning activities and discussing solutions to common issues. RHA is a student organization dedicated to improving the quality of the residential experience at UHart. RHA advocates for residential students to help create a dynamic campus experience that is both successful and rewarding. Talk to your RA about this opportunity. #UHARTTRADITIONS 16


ENGAGE IN ALL UHART HAS TO OFFER!

RESOURCES » ALLEN LIBRARY Looking for a recording of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony or a video featuring avant-garde dance? Located on the upper level of the Harry Jack Gray Center, ALLEN LIBRARY supports The Hartt School programs by housing a variety of music and dance materials, including 22,000 books and bound journals, 37,000 scores, more than 22,000 sound recordings, and 700 videocassettes and DVDs.

» CAREER SERVICES Need help choosing a major, writing a cover letter, or preparing for interviews? Located on the main floor of the Gengras Student Union (GSU 207), CAREER SERVICES is ready to help you acquire the tools you need to make effective career decisions during each phase of your academic career. It’s never too soon to make an appointment!

» STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER (SSC) Have questions? SSC has the answers. Located in the rear of B Complex next to Alumni Plaza and The Commons, the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER (SSC) is ready to offer advice and help you face your challenges, both on campus and off. 17 #UHARTTRADITIONS

» CENTER FOR READING AND WRITING Not sure about the topic for your next paper or feeling like your grammar skills are a bit rusty? Visit the helpful professional and peer tutors at the CENTER FOR READING AND WRITING, located on the main floor of Auerbach Hall, for assistance with a variety of writing issues including organization, clarity, formatting, citations, and generating research and ideas.

» STUDY ABROAD OFFICE Ever dreamed of studying Shakespeare in London, exploring the Coliseum in Rome, or joining an archaeological dig in Israel? Visit the STUDY ABROAD OFFICE, located on the top floor of GSU, and explore the multitude of life-changing opportunities and locations waiting to be explored.

» CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE Ready to get your hands dirty and help out? Located on the main floor of GSU, the CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE serves as a resource for students and provides opportunities for civic engagement, volunteerism, and service learning with agencies throughout the Greater Hartford area.


EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS

» GREEK LIFE OFFICE:

GET INVOLVED

Are you considering a fraternity or sorority? Visit the GREEK LIFE OFFICE, located in the basement of GSU near the mailroom to learn about the seven fraternities, six sororities, and two governing councils at UHart.

» STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA) Ready to get involved? Start your journey at the STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA), located in the basement of GSU near Howie’s Snack Shack. SGA’s mission is to raise student awareness, promote student involvement, and represent the voice of the students on campus. SGA also serves as a resource where you can learn about other on-campus clubs, groups, and organizations.

» INTRAMURAL SPORTS: Are you ready to play? Join in the fun at one of UHart’s INTRAMURAL sports teams including soccer, volleyball, and basketball, football, men’s and women’s rugby, and Frisbee. Learn more about Intramurals at the Sports Center or Sports Clubs at SGA.

» HARTFORD HILLEL Looking for somewhere to celebrate Shabbat or learn more about kosher food options on campus? Located on the first floor of Park River, HARTFORD HILLEL offers a variety of events including a weekly Shabbat service, activities, and guidance to Jewish students on campus.

» INTERNATIONAL CENTER Looking for a place to worship or interested in exploring matters of faith? CAMPUS MINISTRIES, located in the lower level of GSU, offers Catholic and Protestant discussion groups, clubs, social events, and services. The INTERNATIONAL CENTER, located in GSU 327, offers information on the Muslim Student Association, which hosts Friday Prayer (Jummu’a Prayer) in GSU 331-333.

» THE WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT INITIATIVE Built on the rich heritage of Hartford College for Women, this program positions women for success through education and leadership programs, research and scholarship opportunities, and career connections and experiences. Learn more from the staff in Dana Hall 429/431.

» STUDENT MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS Do you dream of becoming a writer, editor, disc jockey, or news anchor? It’s time to live out your dream in one of the STUDENT MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS on campus including The Informer newspaper, STN (Student Television Network), WSAM 105.3 and WWUH 91.3 radio, the Aerie literary journal, and Hartbeat magazine. #UHARTTRADITIONS 18


UHART HOT SPOTS Are you ready to explore? Exploring a 350-acre campus can be daunting, especially if you’re just looking for a quiet place to study or to meet people. We’ve provided a few of UHart’s “hottest” spots to get you started on your journey.

ALUMNI PLAZA

Live music, a carnival, a photo shoot—you never know what you’ll find at the H!

SILPE AND JOSELOFF ART GALLERIES UHart’s creative hubs— experience the world from a new angle.

Newly renovated dining space upstairs, Hawk’s Nest downstairs.

GENGRAS STUDENT UNION

HOG RIVER BRIDGE Gateway to the “other side.” Don’t forget to read the rocks.

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THE COMMONS

Indoor hub of student activity. Don’t miss the basement game room.


WEST HARTFORD CENTER Great food, shopping, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and Sweet Frog.

LOCAL HOT SPOTS

HARRY'S PIZZA

Once you’ve gotten to know campus, it’s time to hop on the shuttle and head off

SPOTLIGHT THEATRES Enjoy a movie in downtown Hartford! Explore the food on Front Street after.

campus to get to Featured in Food and Beverage Magazine. Specialty pizza including gluten-free. Locations in Bishops Corner and West Hartford Center.

MOOYAH BEARS BBQ

know the surrounding communities. From shopping areas and restaurants to gardens and movie theaters, West

Kansas City-style barbecue served cafeteria style in downtown Hartford means you can get brisket, pulled pork, mac and cheese, Burgers, fries, and handAND corn bread piled scooped shakes, all made to high on one dish. order in Bishop’s Corner.

Hartford, Hartford, and Bloomfield have something for everyone.

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YOU'LL ONLY BE BORED WHEN YOU WANT TO BE.

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SHOW YOUR

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THE RED AND THE WHITE Alma Mater of the University of Hartford Verse 1

Oh, University of Hartford, A legacy that will not end, Your banners high and colors brilliant Give strength as we this world amend. Chorus

Red to fire our soul’s passion, As we proudly sing your praise. White to guide our ev’ry action, Now, tomorrow, all our days. Verse 2

University of Hartford, Where all our thoughts were first set free, With peer, true friend, and mentor, We toiled for honor, truth, and honesty. Repeat chorus. 23 #UHARTTRADITIONS


FLY HIGH

Fight Song of the Hartford Hawks Fly high, Hawks, fly high, And know that victory is nigh, Let’s try, Hawks, let’s try, For we know it’s do or die. By courage be led. Have pride in the dear old white and red. Fly high, Hawks, fly high, And soar to glory in the sky. #UHARTTRADITIONS 24


HARRY, MANNY, OR HOWIE? According to a popular legend, the basketball team of the University’s predecessor, Hillyer College, was called the “Fightin’ Hawks” because the gymnasium was located on the top floor of the Hillyer College building, among the rafters. However, information provided by the original Hillyer College newspaper, The Hillyer Callboard, suggests the Hawk mascot’s original name, Harry, may have been coined by Hillyer College Bursar C. Richard Ericson in 1947. During the 1970s, the Hawk was revived as UHart mascot and was renamed Manny. The name stuck and Howie was known as Manny as late as 1976. At some point, Manny went back to Harry before finally evolving into Howie after Howie Kassman (bottom left), who wore the Hawk costume from 1985 to 1990. 25 #UHARTTRADITIONS


CHAPTER 5

REMEMBERING

OUR PAST

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THE FIRST 1959 The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., brought his dream to Hartford in a speech titled “The Future of Integration.”

1957 Governor Abraham Ribicoff signs the charter, establishing the University of Hartford.

1960 University Hall, the first new building on campus, opens.

60 YEARS

1968 WWUH begins broadcasting.

1972 Great Pie Throwing Contest between President Woodruff and SA President Eric Litsky receives national attention.

1969 The first three women are admitted to the Ward College of Technology.

1970 Mortensen Library opens.

1963 The Alfred C. Fuller Music Center, home of The Hartt School, opens with a special dedication concert. 27 #UHARTTRADITIONS

1978 Lincoln Theater is dedicated. 1976 The first telecast of a University of Hartford Men’s Basketball game is shown on Channel 24.

1974 WSAM begins broadcasting.

1973 The Department of Nursing is established as part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

1984 The Hartford Hawks join the ranks of Division I athletics.

1984 Students move into the Village Apartments for the first time.

1983 The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Computer and Administration Center is dedicated.

1989 The Harry Jack Gray Center is dedicated.

1990 First class of Hartford Scholars.

1985 The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies is established.


1992 The Hartford College for Women holds its first Commencement as part of the University. 2005 ISET complex opens. 1993 The Hartt School of Music is renamed The Hartt School.

1993 The College of Basic Studies is renamed Hillyer College.

2009 The University High School of Science and Engineering moved into a new building.

2001 The University of Hartford Magnet School opens.

2002 Hartford Hawks Women's Basketball wins their first-ever America East Championship.

1998 Walter Harrison becomes the fifth president of the University.

2014 Sean Newcomb ’15 selected in the first round of the MLB Draft. 2015 Richard Provost becomes first employee to serve 50 years.

2013 President Barack Obama speaks at the University.

2014 Ballerina Misty Copeland receives honorary degree.

2013 STN2, UHart’s student TV network, celebrates its 20th anniversary.

2006 Baseball plays on new campus field after 21-year absence.

2014 The Commons undergoes renovations.

2016 Mortensen Library undergoes renovations.

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EVEN OUR LANDMARKS H AV E A STO RY TO T E L L The 3-ton anchor was originally positioned on the USS Hartford, the flagship of Admiral David G. Farragut and known by many historians as the salvation of the nation during the Civil War. The anchor arrived on campus in March 1958, and stands 13 feet tall with 10-foot-wide flukes. Painted over 30 times a year by UHart students, hundreds of layers of paint applied over decades tell the unique stories of the University—its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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Check out some interesting facts you might not know about your future alma mater. »

University Hall was the first new building on the Bloomfield Avenue campus. Built in 1959, you know it as Hillyer Hall.

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During Fall Weekend 2007 (aka Hawktober Weekend), President Walter Harrison and University of Hartford Regent and then President of the Alumni Association Paul Sittard ’85 dedicated Hawk Hall. They also unveiled the large brass H in the center of Alumni Plaza, a gift from Harrison and his wife Dianne. It’s bad luck to step on the H!

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A time capsule buried near the brass H contains items intended to give a sense of campus life in 2007. The University will open it in 2057 on its 100th anniversary.

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Dignitaries used a 15-foot-long shovel to break ground in 1966 for Auerbach Hall.

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» Facilities staff uses a greenhouse on the roof of Dana Hall to grow more than half of the flowering plants you see on campus. »

The Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center building once housed the Thomas Cadillac distributorship that was originally designed by noted industrial architect Albert Kahn.

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In 2012, the University built a second bridge over the Hog River to replace a dam that blocked fish migration. Hopes are that removal of the dam will return the river to Class A status.


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In 1959, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in the city of Hartford as a guest of the University of Hartford. Malcolm X spoke at the University in 1963.

» In 1972, a pie-throwing contest between former UHart President Archibald Woodruff and Student Senate President Eric Litsky ’73 attracted national attention. The competition was designed to ease tensions in a time of great civil unrest, both on and off campus. The “fight” was featured in Life magazine and achieved its goal of diffusing tensions on campus. »

Registered by students as Leo D. Canine, a basset hound nearly become a member of the Class of 1982 at the University! Leo’s application bounced because someone noticed he had no ZIP Code.

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Theta Chi, the first fraternity, came to campus in 1969. Alpha Xi Delta, the first sorority, arrived in 1985. Today the University has 13 chapters of fraternities and sororities making up its Greek Life.

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Six oak trees stand in a row along a sidewalk on the campus green, and serve as memorials to the six University of Hartford alumni who lost their lives on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.

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Mortensen Library’s collection includes the Nuremberg Chronicle, a 15th-century work that presents a history of the world from creation to its publication in 1493.

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The Hog River, the stretch of water that lies between the residential and academic sides of campus, runs under the City of Hartford.

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Among the many standout student-athletes who became professionals are potential baseball Hall-of-Famer Jeff Bagwell '89 and PGA Tour golfer Jerry Kelly '89.

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The Hartford Art School, Hillyer College, and the Hartt School of Music came together in 1957 to form the University of Hartford. Olivia Clemens (Mrs. Mark Twain) and Harriet Beecher Stowe were among five women who founded the Hartford Art School in 1877.

Discover more fun UHart facts. Better yet, make one of your own.

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HAWKS ARE EVERYWHERE AND EAGER TO HELP MARY MURPHY ’04 As alumnus, you'll be amazed how many fellow alums you'll run into while wearing a UHart shirt. We're everywhere! Staying connected makes networking—and job hunting—easier. Come out to a cocktail hour, Hawktober, a basketball game, art show, or performance. Alumni are always ready to help out a fellow Hawk.

KAREN BOTCHELLER ’03 I was involved as a student at UHart through SGA, Red Caps, Panhellenic Council, and athletics programs, and I enjoy knowing that my continued involvement as an alumna helps give back to the community where I found my lifelong best friends and honed my leadership skills. I have enjoyed attending Boston alumni events throughout the past few years and would encourage all alumni, no matter where they live, to attend events planned near them. UHart is a worldwide family—there are UHart connections everywhere!

ELITE RUBIN ’98 I chose be an active part of the UHart Alumni community after taking a step back and thinking about what the University of Hartford meant to me. At the end of the day, a university is more than just a bunch of buildings with an educational component attached to them. It really is people, experimenting, learning, trying to find their way to what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

DANIEL ARSENAULT ’12 A few years after graduating, I find myself reflecting on my time as an undergrad more and more. I am thankful for all the experiences I had, the people I met, the friends I made, and the opportunities that this school gave to me. Because of my time here, I chose to remain an active part of the University as an alumnus. I find myself routinely calling on fellow graduates and current staff members of the University for advice and networking opportunities that have helped me to grow professionally. Working with the Alumni Association has allowed me stay in touch with other like-minded graduates from all walks of life. Just as your time as an undergraduate is what you make of it, your time as a graduate is too! 35 #UHARTTRADITIONS

KAITLIN WALSH ’02, M’04 My path from my degrees to my career was not a traditional one: I majored in Spanish and communication, and am now an instructional designer. But I have the University of Hartford to thank for this, as it opened up many exciting possibilities for me. I choose to stay connected because I want other students to see the full range of possibilities a University of Hartford degree can provide. The University continues to great things, and I am excited to be a part of it!


OUR

» Kathy Behrens ’85: President of Social Responsibility and Player

» Richard Cardin ’62: Retired Head of Corporate

DISTINCTIVE BECOME DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

Human Relations, UPS.

» David Cordani M’95: President and CEO, Cigna. » Javier Colon ’00: Universal Republic Records singer and

STUDENTS

Programs for the National Basketball Association.

songwriter who won NBC’s reality singing competition The Voice.

» Christine Dwyer ’07: Actress who recently played Elphaba in the

hit Broadway musical Wicked.

» David Pritikin ’94: Emmy-Award winning producer of high-profile reality TV shows, including Deadliest Catch, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and Survivor » Brett Gerstenblatt ’94: Enterprise Creative Director for CVS

Corporation, responsible for an unprecedented, purpose-driven anti-cigarette campaign that removed a $2-billion revenue stream from store shelves.

» Mia Love ’97: U.S. House of Representatives, representing Utah’s

4th House District.

» Sean Newcomb: Professional baseball player in the Atlanta Braves

system, 2014 first-round Major League Baseball draft pick

» Jack Swigert M’67: NASA Anstronaut » Chuck Pagano ’84, M’07: Retired Executive Vice president of

Technology and Chief Technology Officer, ESPN

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STAY CONNECTED Your connection with UHart doesn't end at graduation. In fact, the network of Hawks grows even larger as you join a group of over 80,000 alumni. Stay connected with this group of people. They care about you. The Alumni Association is here to help strengthen those relationships, through reunions, regional events, career advice, and so much more.

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LOOK FORWARD TO THESE ALUMNI PERKS AND CONNECTIONS AFTER GRADUATION!

DON’T FORGET

WAYS TO CONNECT

ALUMNI PERKS

FOLLOW THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA For fun photos and stories about alumni and students, #TBTs, and news about UHart.

Auto and Home Insurance Discounts

CHECK OUT THE ALUMNI EVENTS CALENDAR Find regional events in your area or attend an alumni event on campus.

Campus Events Discounts

HARTFORD.EDU/ALUMNI Access UHart’s Alumni Website.

Campus Facility Rentals

HARTFORD.ALUMNIFIRE.COM An career networking tool just for UHart alumni. While LinkedIn keeps you connected to people you know, AlumniFire connects you to people you don't know, but are willing to help. Utilize the vast alumni network.

UHart License Plates

PROVIDE YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION Are we up-to-date? Send us your updated info so we can contact you about events and networking opportunities near you!

Alumni ID Cards

READ “THE LINK” Stay informed with this monthly alumni e-newsletter. SUBMIT CLASS NOTES Be featured online and in the Observer, UHart’s University magazine. Visit anchoronline.org/ClassNotes

UNOTES daily

Car and Hotel Discounts

Sports Center Membership

UHart Gear Access to Transcripts

Alumni Gatherings Access to Career Services National Networking Nights HawksCAN! Express to Success Mentoring

Subscribe to this Daily UHart News email. Learn more at hartford.edu/alumni

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This traditions book has been an exciting project to create and give to the next generation of Hawks. We appreciate the eagerness to participate by nearly every aspect of our community—students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators. In particular the Alumni Relations staff and the Alumni Association wish to acknowledge our campus partners for their vision through this process. To everyone involved in this effort, we say thank you! While sincere effort was made to share the highlights of the University of Hartford’s traditions, there may be some items we overlooked. Think we missed something important? Let us know! Want to get involved with student-alumni events and initiatives? Email the Student Alumni Association at saa@hartford.edu.

University of Hartford Alumni Association

@UHartAlumni

uhartalumni

Univ. of Hartford Alumni Association

Published in 2016 by the University of Hartford Alumni Association 200 Bloomfield Avenue • West Hartford, CT 06117 • 860.768.2400 • www.hartford.edu/alumni • alumni@hartford.edu


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