Plassmann Hall welcomes Teaching and Learning Center

[Image retrieved from St. Bonaventure University Archives]

By Caitlyn Morral

After about thirty years in the basement of Doyle Hall, the Teaching and Learning Center at St. Bonaventure University has moved across campus to the first floor of Plassmann Hall. This transition is one piece of big changes that have been occurring in the academic building.

The Teaching and Learning Center, also known as the TLC, has been a source for students to receive academic support for years. With tutors and additional academic support available to students, the center strives to help each student that comes in for help succeed in their classes and feel confident in their work.

Director of the TLC, Jean Trevaton Ehman, has been affiliated with both St. Bonaventure and the TLC for years and is excited that the move from Doyle Hall to Plassmann Hall has been a success.

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Bonaventure community takes stand against DACA decision

By Kelly Haberstroh

“The future of hundreds of thousands of individuals now rests on Congress. Now more important than before to make our voices heard in unison and our constant commitment to protect our community,” Haylei John, Student Government Association executive board president said.

On Sept. 12, a group of students stood outside Plassmann Hall to protest President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

John started off the protest to acknowledge the community coming together to show our unity and response to the decision to rescind DACA.

She assured students who themselves or their families may be affected by the DACA decision that we as a university stand with them to make a call for immigration reform that reflects a recognition and respect of human dignity. Change must be made to ensure to view individuals as people, not as numbers, outsiders, or burdens. Continue reading “Bonaventure community takes stand against DACA decision”

St. Bonaventure community shows support for DACA: a photo series

Photos by Chezell Montgomery


Members of the St. Bonaventure University community gathered in front of Plassmann Hall on Monday to show solidarity with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The program allows undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to remain in the country and work without threat of deportation.

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Students show solidarity for those affected by executive order

By Bryce Spadafora

Members of the St. Bonaventure University community gathered on the front steps of Plassmann Hall today to show solidarity for those affected by President Donald Trump’s recent executive order.

The executive order, released last Friday, restricts citizens from Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq from entering the country. News outlets have reported that some United States citizens have also been denied entrance into the country.

According to the executive order, its purpose is to, “protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.”

Opponents of the order have argued that it targets groups of people who have never committed terror attacks in the United States and are of very little threat to national security.

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A Cozy Winter Wonderland

By Elyse Breeze

With Old Man Winter just around the corner, we need to start preparing our tote boxes for packing up the tank tops and sandals so we can dig out the boots and sweaters!

But with the classic Western New York winters, who knows just how frigid or mild this winter will be? So, if you’re as sick of the typical “Uggs and fuzzy Northface” look as I am, you’re reading the right article. These totally-in-styles are fun and easy to layer (not to mention within a struggling college student’s budget) so you can dress accordingly to the sporadic St. Bonaventure University weather changes!

Sweater weather is the best kind of weather; there are so many great outfit ideas that suddenly sprout at the beginning of every fall/winter season!

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This Day in Bonaventure History

By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter93

October 11, 1958

Hugh Jennings and John McGraw are well known around St. Bonaventure University. Jennings played major league baseball for three years before choosing to play collegiately at Bonaventure in 1894. This move was with the help of his good friend, McGraw.

McGraw had been a pitcher and third baseman for the Brown Indians for three years before Jennings joined the team.

Both players would go on to very successful careers; both as players and managers.

McGraw was elected to the Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. It would take Jennings until 1939 to be elected.

However, the field that both players called home in the 1890s would have to be moved in order to make room for the construction of Plassmann Hall. Administrators chose to move the baseball field to its current location south of the Reilly Center.

It was on this day that McGraw-Jennings Field would be opened and dedicated to the only two baseball players from Bonaventure to be inducted in the Hall of Fame.