UB Giving Day 2018 @ University of Bridgeport
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

Join us on March 28, 2018, and help us Paint the Day Purple for our 2nd Annual Giving Day Challenge. This year our goal is to reach 500 donors in 24 hours. Stay tuned on Giving Day for hourly challenges from UB Board of Trustees and alumni!

For more information, visit

• Make a gift on Wednesday, March 28
› Online at
› Mail a check payable to University of Bridgeport
› Call the Office of Annual Giving at 203.576.4542
• Get social and share your “Only UB” stories using hashtag #UBGivingDay!

Add your brushstroke and join the painting party!

Executive Speaker Series: “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise” @ Jacobson Lecture Hall, Room 104
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Ernest C. Trefz School of Business Executive Speaker Series

Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products, presents “How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise.”  

5:30 – 6:00 pm Refreshments
6:00 – 7:00 pm Presentation
7:00 – 7:30 pm Q&A, Networking

This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, staff, and the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Eileen Zoppi at or 203-576-4384.

About Stephanie Blackwell

After raising a family of four children, Stephanie Blackwell decided in 1998 to follow the All-American dream of owning her own business. She saw a need for All Natural and Organic offerings of assorted nuts, dried fruits, granolas and trail mixes in gourmet and supermarket stores, and headed out to seek customers.

After hiring only 4 employees, and borrowing some money from her personal credit cards, Stephanie packaged her new product line within a small warehouse space in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. The first few years were a struggle mixed with passion and hard work. Family members and employees became friends and worked hand in hand.

Now, celebrating twenty years, Stephanie has built Aurora Natural into one of the leading All Natural and Organic food brands in America.  What once started as a business that packaged dried fruits and nuts using postal scales and tables draped with plastic covers, Aurora Products has grown to over 225 employees. A new 140,000 square foot facility has been built by Aurora in Orange, CT that is filled with state of the art roasting and packaging equipment.

The company strives to maintain high standards in food quality safety for all products and is one of the leaders in obtaining Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification.  Aurora is a family owned company with Stephanie at the helm joined by her son, Gregory, currently heading up the Safety Department.


Education Leadership Open House @ UB’s Waterbury Center
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm

Click here to register.

Students interested in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership or the Educational Administration and Supervision Program (092) are invited to our Waterbury Center to meet the program directors and learn more about UB’s graduate-level offerings in the School of Education.

Our Open House is a great opportunity to:

  • Find out about the application process
  • Obtain important program details
  • Meet department faculty
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details. The graduate programs represented include Business, Engineering, Education, Design Management, Counseling, East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies, Global Media and Communication Studies, and Criminal Justice and Human Security.

Register for the date that works best for you:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (In this session, UB’s health sciences programs will also be represented.)

Home on the Morning Train – Evening Performance @ Mertens Theater
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by University of Bridgeport’s Music and Performing Arts Program and the UB Dramatic Society

Join us for a production of  Home on the Morning Train, by Kim Hines.

Two performance times:  Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.
$10; $5 students and senior citizens

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2017–2018 Performance Season!