SHU Presents A Discussion on Hookup Culture, Feb. 21

Fairfield, CT - Jennifer Beste, Ph.D., will discuss the college party and hookup culture and if it leads to happiness at a “College Parties, Hookups and Happiness: What College Students Really Think” lecture, hosted by Sacred Heart University.

Beste is a theology professor and Koch chair in Catholic Thought and Culture at the College of Saint Benedict. She is the author of College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics: The Lives and Longings of Emerging Adults. She sent her undergraduate students out as sober ethnographers to observe and analyze their peers at college parties. Their analyses are eye opening and revealing.

The discussion will be held at the University Commons at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield on Wednesday, February 21, at 2 p.m. It's sponsored by the Department of Catholic Studies and the Human Journey Colloquia Series

The event is free and open to the public.


About Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges–2018 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 294 Business Schools–2017 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for “Best College Theater” and “Most Engaged in Community Service,” each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018guidebook and ranks SHU the fourth “Most Innovative School” in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. Sacred Heart fields 32 Division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service. www.sacredheart.edu


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