Liturgy of the Holy Spirit to be held Sept. 16

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: September 1, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Newman Centers at the University at Buffalo will mark the opening of the 2007-08 academic year with the Annual Convocation and Liturgy of the Holy Spirit, to be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 in St. Joseph University Church, 3629 Main Street, Buffalo, adjacent to the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

During the convocation, the Newman Award, the highest honor given by the Newman Centers, will be given to Carole Smith Petro, associate vice president and general manager of WBFO-FM 88.7, UB's National Public Radio affiliate.

Petro will be recognized for her efforts on behalf of the UB community during her many years of service to the university.

She has held a number of administrative positions at UB for more than three decades, including as chief of staff in the President's Office. She has served on and chaired various university committees, including serving as co-chair of the presidential inaugurations of UB Presidents William R. Greiner and John B. Simpson, and as co-chair of the university's sesquicentennial celebration in 1996.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend the convocation.