News Archive - December 2007

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Risk Management and Insurance will present its Insurance Executive of the Year Award to Lloyd’s Chief Executive Officer Inga Beale. She is the first female to lead the insurance organization, the world’s leader in specialist insurance. Saint Joseph’s will present the award to Ms. Beale during a dinner in her honor on Thursday, October 1 in Philadelphia.
  • An award-winning exhibit celebrating the connection between Saint John Paul II and the Jewish people and co-created by William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology at Saint Joseph's University, is currently on display at Braccio di Carlo Magno Hall in St. Peter’s Square.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 27, 2015) — Memories have a way of changing over time. They grow and shrink in significance, and details tend to get blurred. Artist Elizabeth Castiglione examines this phenomenon in her mixed media exhibition “Landscape of Memory,” on display at the Saint Joseph's University Gallery through Sunday, Sept. 20.

  • Saint Joseph’s University will host the second annual Ignatian Leadership Conference on Friday, July 31. The conference explores leadership through the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. University President Mark D. Reed, Ed.D., will serve as the keynote speaker.
  • Diane Phillips, Ph.D.
    Diane Phillips, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is available to comment on Pope Francis’s anticipated climate change encyclical, “Laudato si,” (Praised Be).
  • In honor of Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families (WMoF), artist Meg Saligman is creating a grotto dedicated to those in need of a prayer both in the Philadelphia area and around the world. The  Saligman’s artistic team brought this installation to Saint Joseph’s University on Tuesday, July 7, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial.

  • Stephanie Tryce, Ph.D.
    On Sunday, July 5, the United States women’s soccer team defeated Japan 5-2 in the 2015 FIFA World Cup – the most watched soccer game in U.S. history, with 25 million viewers. A media onslaught and a nationwide social media celebration featuring celebrities, athletes and politicians, has continued since then, raising the questions – how long will the hype last, and could this be a turning point for women’s sports?
  • Putting beach trips, summer jobs and relaxation aside, 85 Saint Joseph’s University students have chosen to participate in the Summer Scholars program, spending 12 weeks of summer pursuing faculty-mentored research.

  • Saint Joseph's University will host a series of events to honor Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia (Sept. 26-27) and the World Meeting of Families (Sept. 22-25).

  • Consumers download smartphone apps developed by grocery retailers for two basic reasons: savings and convenience. Yet, these motivators are quickly matched by consumer enjoyment and enthusiasm for mastering the app — and food retailers can expect to see a correlation between how engaging and entertaining their app is and their digital customer retention.
  • A delegation of Saint Joseph’s University professors and 262 other leaders in interreligious relations traveled to Rome for the annual conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ). Led by Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at SJU and president of the ICCJ, the meeting featured a private audience with Pope Francis.

  • Katie Oxx, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, discusses a brief history of Catholicism in Philadelphia and shares her thoughts on how it will inform Pope Francis' visit.
  • PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2015) — Elements of unpredictability and intentional imperfections add new dimension to Vaughn Wascovich’s photography in his exhibit “Bridging Cleveland,” which will be on display at Saint Joseph's University Gallery from Monday, June 8 until Saturday, Aug. 1.

  • Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 34 members of the Class of 2015 have committed to 14 different local, national or international postgraduate service programs. Full-time positions will take graduates as far as Sitka, Alaska, and Guayaquil, Ecuador, in fields ranging from immigration and refugee services to campus ministry and environmental conservation.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) recently earned an honorable mention in the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Currciula competition, presented by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
  • Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka.
    SJU and the Philadelphia Jewish community will dedicate “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original sculpture portraying feminine figures signifying both religions on Sept. 25. The statue was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s declaration "Nostra Aetate."
  • Once final exams conclude in the spring, most University students head for the beach, their parents’ homes or the couch for relaxation. Yet, 10 Saint Joseph’s University students forwent the relaxation to study public health issues for over two weeks in Nicaragua.

  • An award-winning exhibit celebrating the connection between Saint John Paul II and the Jewish people and co-created by William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology at Saint Joseph's University, will travel to the Vatican and be on display from Tuesday, July 28 through Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.
  • Associate Professor of Biology Clint Springer, Ph.D., comments on Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato si."
  • While children may believe their learning ends on the last day of school, summertime offers invaluable opportunities to make friends, grow socially and learn a new skill or sport. For the sixth consecutive year, the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University will offer these experiences to youth on the autism spectrum.
  • Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., begins his tenure as the 28th president of Saint Joseph’s University, and the first lay president in the University’s 164-year history, on July 1.
  • For the graduation ceremony of the first cohort of the 2015 Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart Program (VEJ), U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) sent congratulatory videos honoring the veterans.
  • Morgan Bui '17

    PHILADELPHIA (May 5, 2015) — Saint Joseph’s University sophomore, Morgan Bui of Fairfax, Va., has been awarded the Andrew Mutch Scholarship by the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. The $20,000 award will allow Bui to continue her studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, during her junior year.

  • Leigh Anne Tiffany '15
    Saint Joseph’s University senior Leigh Anne Tiffany of Blue Bell, Pa., was one of 18 young women selected to receive the highly competitive New York Women in Communications Scholarship, and one of two chosen to receive support for graduate school.
  • On Thursday, April 23, Saint Joseph’s University hosted a debate for the Democratic Primary of the Philadelphia mayoral race. The debate, moderated by Lucy Noland and hosted by Iain Page of FOX 29, featured questions asked by SJU students. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the debate was “the liveliest exchange of the campaign and evidence that it remains a close affair as the May 19 vote nears.”

  • Claire Tedesco '15
    For the student body president and graduating senior Claire Tedesco ’15, the Saint Joseph’s experience has been about self-discovery, learning to lead, and understanding the impact of her actions – all in preparation for some pretty big aspirations.
  • SJU will celebrate the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 16, by conferring nearly 2,400 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University’s 164th Commencement ceremonies.
  • In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, Ronald Dufresne Ph.D., associate professor of management, explores Pope Francis' example of servant leadership. Dufresne, along with SJU colleagues Karin Botto and E.

  • Toros Asadourian ‘15
    Growing up in Queens, N.Y., as the son of Armenian immigrants, Toros Asadourian ’15, never quite imagined his journey would lead him to Austin, Texas, by way of Philadelphia. After dropping out of high school at the age of 16, the now-co-owner and partner of c2h2 Network Solutions, an Austin-based IT support company, tried his hand at internships, jobs and community college, to little avail.
  • The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science in Math, which provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships for young women who wish to become leaders in the STEM professions, announces its Class of 2015 graduates.
  • Brian Lafferty is one of the most recognizable faces on campus, and not just because he's the Hawk mascot. He's also been active with many groups on campus and has maintained a strong academic record, earning induction into three honors societies.
  • Caitlin Walley '15 has made the most of college by forging her own way: pursuing her love of theater and helping to start a new sorority, all while majoring in food marketing and learning everything she could from internships and other opportunities.
  • PHILADELPHIA (May 1, 2015) – Saint Joseph’s newly established, Pennsylvania Department of Education approved program for the preparation of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing will graduate its first cohort of students in 2015: two this month, and another four by the end of the year. The M.S. program includes an online-only curriculum, which through the help of technology will prepare future teachers in educating individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Lee M. “Monty” Duke II, M.D. ’15 (MBA)
    If you had asked Lee M. “Monty” Duke II, M.D. ’15 (MBA) about his future career plans when he was a young boy growing up in Vienna, Va., he would have told you he was going to be a professional baseball player. A lifelong lover of the sport, Duke played on the men’s baseball team at the University of Virginia, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. “The discipline, camaraderie, and teamwork that I was exposed to as part of a baseball team are values that have stuck with me throughout my life,” he says. Though his professional career led him into the medical field rather than the major leagues, it’s no surprise, perhaps, that Duke strives to bring those “baseball” values to life for those who work with him.
  • Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointments of seven members to its Board of Trustees in recent months: Mark A. Casale ’86, James J. Fleming, S.J., Peter R. Kowey, M.D. ’71, James M. Norris ’85, Lori A. Nicoletti Peruto, Esq. ’83, and James M. Shea, S.J. The new trustees are all leaders in their respective fields and bring with them broad perspectives and a passion for Saint Joseph’s.
  • Saint Joseph’s University celebrated the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 16, by conferring nearly 2,400 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University’s Commencement ceremonies. The video below recaps the undergraduate ceremony.
  • Solomon
    What do filling out insurance forms, applying for a mortgage, registering for healthcare benefits, completing data entry, or working with thousands of lines of code have in common with playing video games? Perhaps more than you’d think, thanks to a hot trend called “gamification.”
  • Few college students have the courage to seek help while experiencing any level of distress, perhaps because of the stigma about mental health on college campuses. The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Active Minds seeks to change the conversation about mental health, organizing the first Mental Health Awareness Week beginning Tuesday, April 7 and running through Friday, April 10.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2015) — Eight senior artists will exhibit their work in the 15th annual senior art thesis exhibition at the Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, on display from Friday, April 10 to Saturday, May 16. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 10 from 5 to 9 p.m., in the gallery.

  • Saint Joseph’s University and the Community College of Philadelphia recently signed an agreement to support a dual admissions partnership that will provide a smooth transition for students at the two-year school interested in pursuing a four-year program degree at the University. The agreement includes SJU’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) as well as the Haub School of Business Degree Completion Program (HDC), both of which tailor educational programs to non-traditional and adult students.
  • The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, in partnership with KPMG and Essent, will host its annual Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition on Saturday, April 12, in Mandeville Hall. Student teams comprised of sophomores and juniors from the University of Delaware, Drexel University, West Chester University, La Salle University, Temple University, Villanova University, and Saint Joseph’s University are set to compete.
  • PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2015) – The SJU Theature Company is set to perform the great American classic “Death of a Salesman” by playwright Arthur Miller, which opens on Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in the Bluett Theatre.

  • When he began writing code for websites, Ather Sharif gave little thought to accessible design. Like many young developers, he never considered the value of creating a site that would work for every person who visited it, including those with physical or mental limitations.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2015) — Saint Joseph's University will host a debate for the Democratic Primary of the Philadelphia mayoral race on Thursday, April 23. The debate will be moderated by Lucy Noland and hosted by Iain Page, both from FOX 29, and will feature at least one round of questions asked by SJU students.

  • Weidensaul and Snowy Owl.
    On Friday, April 17, the Saint Joseph's University Sigma XI Chapter will host the 26th Annual Student Research Symposium. Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general public, this event will engage attendees who research mathematics, computer science, engineering, and the natural and social sciences.
  • Hand-in-Hand, a Saint Joseph’s student volunteer organization that increases interaction with and creates unity among the SJU community and its “buddies” with special needs, is set to host the 39th annual carnival, “Dino Land.”
  • Kristin Mitchell and her family.
    The Kristin Mitchell Foundation is hosting its ninth annual Kristin's Krusade 5K Run/Walk at SJU on Sunday, April 19.
  • In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology and religious studies, discusses Francis in the context of his two immediate predecessors.

  • The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees today elected Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., as the Jesuit institution’s 28th — and first lay — president in its 164-year history.
  • The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), an entrepreneurial and small business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU), and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), has announced the expansion of its consortium of schools to include Saint Joseph’s University.
  • SJU has commissioned Joshua Koffman to craft an original sculpture entitled "Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time," that marks 50 years of a new Catholic-Jewish Relationship.
  • The two nesting red-tailed hawks who made Hawk Hill their home is now documented in “Crimson and Gray: The Red-Tailed Hawks of Saint Joseph’s University.”
  • Saint Joseph’s first annual Mission Week will be held Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 21, and will bring the SJU community together to support the University’s mission.

    “I think our community is very humble,” says Karin Botto ’00, executive director of organization development and Ignatian leadership. “We don’t tell our story often, so we hope to shine a light on all the amazing things that are happening here.”

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2015) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, and Frances M. Visco, Esq. ’80 (B.A.), president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 16. Both honorees will receive Doctor of Public Service degrees (honoris causa).

  • Photo by Bidgee, Wikimedia Commons
    The fifth annual Stormwater Management Workshop will be held March 12, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in the Doyle Banquet Hall. The event, organized by SJU’s Institute for Environmental Stewardship and the Lower Merion Conservatory, in conjunction with Villanova and the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative, is funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked four programs in Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business in its 2016 "Best Graduate Schools" report. Surpassing their 2015 rankings, HSB’s Executive MBA ranked No. 13, finance ranked No. 17 and marketing ranked No. 14. The part-time MBA program ranked No. 113.
  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Risk Management and Insurance (ARMI) will host a “Women in Insurance” symposium as part of its Thought Leadership series on Friday, March 25, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by SJU’s chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. Female executives working for insurers and professional consulting firms will discuss their career paths, challenges and successes.
  • Steve Noble and Jon Oberg, Ph.D.
    SJU's Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics will host the “American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability,” a presentation by the Government Accountability Project (GAP), on March 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Mandeville Hall, featuring Jon Oberg, Ph.D., a Department of Education researcher who exposed fraud committed by student lending companies, and Scott Noble, who helped expose securities fraud by a major hedge fund manger.
  • Arianna Huffington

    The meaning of success and the role of gender in the workplace are two important and relevant discussions in the world of business – and Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business and the World Affairs Council (WAC) of Philadelphia are engaging in the dialogue.

  • On Saturday March 21, the Saint Joseph's University Office for Inclusion and Diversity will hold a Women’s Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Campion Student Center. Attendees will participate in a variety of workshops led by a group of diverse women on engaging topics in the theme of transitional growth and purposeful decision-making.
  • Executive board members of SJU's AMA and Chair of the Marketing Department, David Allan, Ph.D., won awards at the 2015 AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans.
    Saint Joseph's University's student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) was again named among the top 25 of over 350 collegiate chapters, earning award in every category at the 37th Annual AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans on March 19-21.
  • Jim McTague '71
    Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business and the Dean’s Leadership Program (DLP) will present the 2015 Carfagno Lecture Series, featuring Washington D.C. editor of Barron’s, the Dow Jones Business and Financial Weekly, Jim McTague ’71, on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Meghan Juday, Director of the Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship
    Meghan Juday has been named director of Saint Joseph’s University’s Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship. A fourth generation member of a 99-year-old family-owned business, Juday serves as the family council chair and corporate director for IDEAL INDUSTRIES in Sycamore, Ill., and is the founder of Family Business Strategy Group (FBSG), an independent consulting firm.
  • The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is marking its fifth year of autism support and advocacy with Autism Week 2015, which will be held from Friday, April 17 to Saturday, April 25, to celebrate the center’s contributions to those affected by autism and autism spectrum disorders.
  • PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2015) – The spring career fair at Saint Joseph's University will take place  Feb. 19, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Hagan Arena.

  • Therí A. Pickens, Ph.D.
    The Black History Month Film Series continues on 2/19 with Deron Albright’s "The Destiny of Lesser Animals," and Morgan Neville’s "20 Feet from Stardom," on 2/26.
  • Sky Kim connects quantum physics and spirituality in “Quantum One,” on display from Monday, Feb. 16, to Friday, March 27, at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery.
  • Mike Jackson ’71, chairman, CEO and president of AutoNation, Inc.
    Saint Joseph’s University will honor Mike Jackson ’71, chairman, CEO and president of AutoNation, Inc., with the annual Haub School of Business (HSB) Hall of Fame Award during a dinner in his honor on Thursday, April 16.
  • Dennis G. Raible, C.P.A., visiting professor of accounting
    “Every year, changes are made to the tax code and annual renewals of proposed deductions or credits,” explains Dennis G. Raible, C.P.A., visiting professor of accounting at Saint Joseph’s University. But this year, a few things will make filing more complicated.
  • Fr. Eric Hollas will deliver “The Artist as Preacher: Conveying the Word of God through Art in the St. John’s Bible,” March 19, 7 p.m.
  • Saint Joseph’s University will host the second annual Food Marketing Hall of Honor Day on April 21, from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • PHILADELPHIA (February 26, 2015) – Saint Joseph's University Academy of Food Marketing will debut its Educational Scholarship Luncheon Series on Tuesday, April 14, from 12 to 1 p.m.

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools (AACSB) has again extended accreditation to Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB). This is the third time the Haub School has received the prestigious accreditation from AACSB.
  • PHILADELPHIA (January 8, 2015) – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Food Marketing and the Food Marketing Educational Foundation at Saint Joseph’s University will honor Wawa, Inc., and its employees with the Citation Award for their leadership in convenient food service and their support of the Saint Joseph’s food marketing program.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 9, 2014) –Four Saint Joseph’s University online programs have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 online education rankings. The rankings, released January 7, put Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business graduate programs at No. 17, among 89, and No.1 in Philadelphia. For the first time this year, online MBA programs were ranked separately. SJU’s program came in at No. 52 among 142, making it No. 2 in the city.

  • Saint Joseph’s University will honor four leaders in Catholic education on Thursday, Jan. 22, as part of its Catholic Schools Week collaboration (Jan. 19-23).
  • PHILADELPHIA (January 27, 2015) — Saint Joseph’s University’s computer science program has been awarded a $102,875 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund a collaborative research project with undergraduate students and faculty from Bryn Mawr College and Rutgers-Camden.

  • This Sunday the country’s largest sporting event and one of the most-watched nights of television will have fans glued to their flat screens. But it’s not just the “Big Game” that fans are anticipating – it’s also the commercials.
  • The SJU Theatre Company kicks off the spring semester with Tony Award winning musical “Avenue Q,” Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. at Bluett Theatre.
  • The following Saint Joseph’s University faculty and administrators — renowned theologians, scholars and experts — are available to comment on various topics relating to Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015.

  • Giuliana Carella ’16, a food marketing major, was one of eight students featured in “mtvU Changemakers,” a segment on MTV that highlights outstanding university students with a commitment to improving their communities. Sponsored by MTV and Simon Premium Outlets, the award includes a $1,000 gift card for the holiday season. Carella’s segment aired throughout the day on Saturday, Dec. 6, on MTV.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 3, 2014) — The Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship (IFBE) at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University will host an event titled Succession: The keys to a successful leadership transition.

  • Frames to Go, an Institute of Catholic Bioethics program, has collected 1,500 pairs of used eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries.
  • PHILADELPHIA (December 15, 2014) —Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year. Since 2006, The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized the colleges and universities that are highly committed to volunteering and community service.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 17, 2014) — Jason Powell, D.Phil., associate professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, has received a $50,400 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to complete the second of a two-volume project on the poetry and prose of Sir Thomas Wyatt. With this award, Powell plans to take a sabbatical during the 2015-16 academic year to focus on Wyatt’s poetry.

  • Cuba scholar Richard Gioioso, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, comments on the historic normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations. An expert in Cuban migration and Cuban youth, whom Gioioso calls “expressly apolitical,” he adds that his research suggests “many Cuban young people would like to see some sort of political change in their country...

  • Changing landscape is displayed in still photos in “The Landscape Before Me: Cape Cod 1999-2012,” an exhibit by local photographer James B. Abbott, which will be on display at Saint Joseph's University Gallery through Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
  • PHILADELPHIA  (January 6, 2009) – In recent years, official relations between Jews and Catholics have been shaken by disputes over the biblical concept of covenant within the Jewish and Catholic traditions, and how these understandings affect their interrelationship.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2009) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations will host a briefing and panel discussion on Pope Benedict XVI’s recent decision to lift the excommunications of four bishops ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). The panel will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room 264 of Barbelin Hall.

  • His Eminence Walter Cardinal Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, received the degree of Honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology (honoris causa) from Saint Joseph’s University, in the Vatican, on Jan. 11, 2011.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2009) – Prominent New Testament scholar Rabbi Michael Cook, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture entitled "Judaism, Christianity, and the Crucifixion: Coexistence vs. Anti-Semitism on Medieval Parchment" at the Erivan K. Haub Executive Center at Saint Joseph's University on Thursday, March 19, from 7:30-9 p.m.

  • With the start of every winter holiday season come the mainstays of American Christmas: the toy commercials, 24-hour holiday radio stations, Christmas trees and photos with Santa. Amidst it all, families of minority cultures and religions often struggle to establish themselves in the pervasiveness of secularized Christmas.

  • To mark the upcoming canonizations of the two remarkable popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, who both worked to eliminate religiously based hostility to Judaism, Saint Joseph’s University’s <a href="http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/ijcr/events/index.html" target="_blank">Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations</a> will host the series, &ldquo;The Popes and the Jewish People: The Story of a Transformed Relationship.&rdquo;
  • PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2014) —The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) announced that Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) of Saint Joseph’s University was elected its president effective immediately.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 19, 2014) — Saint Joseph's University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.’72, announced recently that in the fall of 2015, the University will mark the golden anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican declaration that ushered in a new era of friendship with the Jewish people, by erecting a monument on its campus.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2014) — China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of all Americans. To help illuminate this important international relationship, Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) will host the National Committee on United States-China Relations’ (NCUSCR) eighth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, on Thursday, Oct. 16.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 17, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University will host a College Ready Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Cardinal Foley Student Center on the Maguire Campus, for high school juniors or seniors and their families preparing to apply to college.

  • On Oct. 5, President Obama dedicated the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, honoring current and former military members who have suffered while serving their country. In his speech, the president emphasized the country’s duty to care for veterans, saying, “When our wounded veterans set out on that long road of recovery, we need to move heaven and earth to make sure they get every single benefit, every single bit of care that they have earned, that they deserve.”

  • Transforming Youth Recovery, a national nonprofit organization that supports educators, parents and communities assisting students in recovery, has selected Saint Joseph’s University to receive a $10,000 grant.
  • Bhumi Shah, a Master of Science in Financial Services student from Gujarat, India, received her award at the opening ceremony of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA), Conference.
  • Saint Joseph’s University finished the 2013-2014 academic year with a net operating margin of $7.2 million, according to the school’s audited financial statements.

    Saint Joseph’s posted total operating revenue of $221.7 million against total operating expenses of $214.4 million. Revenue was up more than $6 million, or 2.9 percent over the 2012-2013 year. Expenses were up $4.7 million, or 2.2 percent over the prior year.

  • While the numbers surrounding the Ebola epidemic in West Africa are scary enough — the death toll is nearing 5,000, and a possible infection rate of 50,000 has been forecast — mutation, a single word, may be more worrisome to many than all of the virus's epidemiological statistics put together.

  • The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) has awarded Saint Joseph’s University’s student newspaper, The Hawk, a 2014 Pacemaker award for excellence in student media. The Hawk is one of 10 universities to receive the award in the “Four Year Non-Daily Newspaper” category.

  • On Nov. 16, 1989, the Salvadoran army raided the Jesuit Residence at the Universidad Centroaméricana (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador, where they murdered six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter. This violence resulted from contentions for social and economic power throughout El Salvador.

  • SJU students enrolled in COM 473 — Information, Materiality and 3D Printing — are studying “how the flow of information transforms culture,” says Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Studies David Parry, Ph.D., who originated and teaches the course.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 29, 2014) — Derived from the Italian word gabbione, meaning “big cage,” a gabion is a durable box or basket, often made of wire mesh and filled with rocks, concrete, sand or other heavy substances. Used predominantly in civil engineering to combat erosion and in the creation of dams, gabions have recently been incorporated into landscape design as a decorative feature.

  • The sculpture, created by long-time SJU benefactor John R. Post ’60, was named through a campus-wide naming contest open to faculty, staff, students, their parents and alumni over Hawktoberfest + Family Weekend.
  • Christopher Kelly
    Assistant Professor Chris Kelly is designing a study with the Philadelphia Police Department to investigate how contextual cues can influence the memory, cooperation, and openness of witnesses to serious crime in the city.
  • During Holy Week in Latin America, richly colored alfombras (the Spanish word for carpets) decorated with sacred images made of dyed sawdust or salt, grace procession lanes. Recently at Saint Joseph’s, a group of faculty, staff, students and administrators adopted this tradition by creating an alfombra to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of six Jesuit scholars who lived and worked at Universidad Centroaméricana (UCA) in San Salvador.

  • A thriving internship program offered through the University’s economics department has led to a pilot program with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). SJU sends two students per year for internships at the BLS, and beginning this semester, SJU will expand that partnership to host a series of meet and greets and lectures aimed at bringing students and economists together.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2014) — On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Haub School of Business and its Dean’s Leadership Program will tackle the topic of holistic growth with a distinguished panel of local professionals and university professors. The University’s second TEDxSJU event, “Oh, the Places You’ll Grow,” will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the Cardinal Foley Campus Center on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.

  • The SJU Theatre Company will begin its 2014-15 production season with “West Side Story,” Bernstein’s, Sondheim’s and Laurents’ modern take on a pair of star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria. The production opens Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre.
  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 6, 2014) – Saint Joseph’s University’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will host its annual Marketing Week Monday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Oct. 10.

    Every year during the first full week of October, SJU’s chapter celebrates marketing with events designed to build community, and offers students valuable insight into the business world.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 9, 2014) — The Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph's University will host the ninth annual Food Industry Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s conference, “Great Food Marketers Meeting the Food-on-Demand Challenge of Today's Connected Consumer” will take place in Mandeville Hall.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University will host the academic year’s first lecture in the Arrupe Center Business Leaders Series on Tuesday, September 9. A reception will be held in Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion of “Ethics in Advertising: Issues and Insights” by Miles Young, CEO and chairman of Ogilvy & Mather.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host a 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27, from 8 to 10:30 a.m., to raise money to support services for children and adults with autism and their families.
  • Saint Joseph’s University held its No. 11 ranking among 193 master’s universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of “Best Colleges.” The rankings, which were released on Sept. 9, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the seventeenth consecutive year.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences has invited T. Michael McNulty, S.J., to serve as the Donald I. MacLean, S.J., Chair for the 2014-15 academic year in the Department of Philosophy. An associate professor emeritus of philosophy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., Fr.

  • On Monday, July 14, a group of Chinese high school students and their teachers arrived on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for an immersion into life in Philadelphia. The Summer Academy, a week-long camp and pilot program, was designed by Juan Julie Yu, Ph.D., director of Chinese programs, with the help of Cary Anderson, Ed.D., vice president for student life and associate provost, and David Carpenter, Ph.D., director of the Asian Studies Program.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 12, 2014) — The fall career fair at Saint Joseph’s University on Tuesday, September 23, will bring students together with over 175 employers representing fields such as financial services, retail, food marketing and advertising, as well as nonprofits and government agencies. Taking place in the Athletic Center of Hagan Arena from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the fair culminates a week-long series of events organized by the Career Development Center (CDC).

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty awarded four young women from the Class of 2018 the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. Three of the scholars received four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarships and will be immersed in an intensive mentoring and research program.

  • Art can have a number of functions and purposes, whether aesthetic, social or practical. Sculptor Adam Ledford captures this multi-dimensional nature of pottery in his exhibit “B-Sides”, which will be on display from Saturday, Sept. 27 to Friday, Oct. 31 at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery
  • PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) recently earned recognition for its efforts to serve the region’s veteran population.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2014) — For the fourth consecutive year, coin collection boxes at Wawa Food Store registers across Pennsylvania will gather donations to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. The coin collection begins Mon., Sept. 29, and ends Wed., Dec. 31.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2014) — Saint Joseph's University will kick off its 2014-15 Catholic Intellectual Series (CIS) with “Burchard Villiger, S.J., the Restored Jesuits, and Global Catholicism in the Modern Age,” on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall. Offered by John T.

  • May 5, 2014, was a red-letter day in the life of music major Keara Parciak ’14. That evening, she had the unique opportunity to attend the world premiere performance of her “Mass in F Minor” in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, in three different capacities: as the composer; as a featured vocal soloist; and for one movement, as the conductor.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2014) — Stephany Loaiza ’16, a biology major, has received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support her study abroad during the fall semester at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

    Loaiza, who is interested in biological diversity and animal studies, will use her time in Sydney to continue her study of the living world in a rich biotic environment.

  • SJU has received a $299,552 NSF grant from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program for research seeking to influence teacher retention rates in STEM disciplines.
  • Saint Joseph’s University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72 announced today his plans to step down at the end of his term in June 2015. The Board of Trustees will form a representative committee of students, faculty, alumni and staff to conduct a national search for his successor, one that will be conducted during the 2014-15 academic year.
  • PHILADELPHIA (August 16, 2014) — Science cafés bring scientific knowledge out of research labs and lecture halls and into neighborhood venues. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) recently awarded a three-year, $6,000 grant to fund “Science on the Hill,” Saint Joseph’s version of the brainy but breezy community gathering.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 19, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University has opened a new Office of Veterans Services to serve as a central place for student veterans to meet with trained staff for academic and specialized support.

  • SJU’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program brought 132 first-year students to campus four days earlier than their classmates for a service immersion and introduction to Philadelphia.
  • Ten faculty members will advance their research and scholarly endeavors this academic year courtesy of the Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research. Disciplines represented include the sciences, business and the humanities.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Risk Management and Insurance (ARMI) will present its Insurance Executive of the Year award to ACE Limited Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Evan G. Greenberg. The University will award Greenberg during a dinner honoring him at the Union League in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.
  • Saint Joseph’s University has added nine new majors and minors. The College of Arts and Sciences will now offer major programs in biology and secondary education (double major), information technology, linguistics, and secondary education, as well as minors in creative writing, educational studies, and justice and ethics in the law. The Haub School of Business has added a major in entertainment marketing and a minor in pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing (for non-business students).

  • Pappas ’14
    Dale Pappas '14 has been named the Greek America Foundation’s Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • A delegation from Cameroon will arrive in Philadelphia Sunday, July 13. They will come from halfway around the world to participate in an executive education study tour sponsored by Saint Joseph's University.
  • PHILADELPHIA (July 21, 2014) — They are the serene images that bring us peace in times of chaos: a reflection on the water, the soft shadows cast on the forest floor, and the multicolored carpet of fallen autumn leaves. Artist Alex Losett captures these moments in her exhibit “Rethinking Landscapes” at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, which will be on display Monday, August 18 through Friday, Sept. 19. A reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 24, 2014) — Sofia Peirats and Melissa Quinn, both Class of 2014 graduates, found a non-traditional way to celebrate their graduation from Saint Joseph’s. Rather than spend time at the beach or travel across Europe, the two went to Ghana for three weeks, accompanied by Erin David ’16, as Community Water Solutions (CWS) Fellows.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University will hold its inaugural Ignatian Leadership Conference on Thursday, July 31, which is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. Saint Joseph’s was founded by Jesuits in Philadelphia in 1851.

  • For the fifth consecutive year, an SJU student was awarded a scholarship from the Saint Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. Darby Rourick, an English and philosophy double major from Ankeny, Iowa, received a $20,000 scholarship to study at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
  • PHILADELPHIA (June 3, 2014) —Rosalind Reichard, Ph.D., will serve as Saint Joseph’s University’s interim provost beginning June 4, 2014.  Reichard is the former president and professor of mathematics at Emory & Henry College (Va.), where she served from 2006 to 2013.  Prior to her time at Emory & Henry, she served as the vice president for academic affairs at Meredith College (N.C.), and as the dean of sciences and mathematics at Elon University (N.C.), where she also held a faculty p

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2014) — On Sunday, June 1, U.S. Air Force Major Louis Bellace presented the University with a flag in appreciation of the care packages his unit and others received while stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science in Math, which provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships for young women who wish to become leaders in the science and math professions, announces its Class of 2014 scholars, who receive full-tuition scholarships, and fellows, who receive support to conduct summer research.
  • PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2014) — While their friends head to the beach, 107 SJU Summer Scholars have chosen to spend the 12 weeks of sunny weather lasting from May to August on campus; in laboratories, libraries or studios, while they pursue faculty-mentored research on intriguing topics they proposed earlier in the academic year.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 9, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 35 members of the Class of 2014 have joined 14 local, national and international service programs, including the Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University. Full-time placements include working as a youth resource coordinator in Los Angeles with the JVC and facilitating elephant rehabilitation in Thailand with the Global Volunteer Network.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 12, 2014) — Christopher W. Close, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, received a $6,000 Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society to support a summer research trip to Nuremberg and Munich, Germany. In addition to this award, Close received a matching Summer Research Grant from Saint Joseph’s for this trip.

  • Two young red-tail hawk siblings who have lived in a large tree on Saint Joseph’s James J. Maguire ’58 Campus since hatching in early May are preparing to begin their lives away from the nest.
  • For many children, summer is a time to take a break from the school year and enjoy the friends, fun, and growth that comes from a camp experience. The staff of the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University believes these opportunities are especially important for youth on the autism spectrum.
  • Cuba is often associated with its 1950s-era cars, all in bright colors and kept in mint condition. Ancient Buicks and Chevrolets, relics of the island’s former relationship with the United States, line the streets of Havana. But for 12 Saint Joseph’s students, recently returned from a study tour to Cuba, the island offered much more than a colorful show of the past.

  • The Haub School of Business is expanding its reach and deepening its impact with the launch of a new online delivery option for its executive MBA in food marketing. With online classes beginning this fall, the MBA is designed to prepare food industry professionals for senior management.
  • As SJU students prepare for final exams, therapy dogs visit the library to help them de-stress with some canine companionship. First offered in fall 2012, PAWS for a Study Break engages students to mingle and nuzzle with the dogs. In pre- and post-PAWS surveys, students reported a 50 percent reduction in stress and said they felt relaxed and ready to get back to studying.
  • A three-person team from Saint Joseph’s University’s graduate financial services program competed in the final round for the ACG Philadelphia Cup, a business case competition presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and sponsored by KPMG, LLP.
  • Saint Joseph’s University recently received a $20,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation (WPF) that will support the Institute for Environmental Stewardship’s (IES) stormwater management education programming.
  • PHILADELPHIA (May 14, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University will celebrate the Class of 2014 by conferring nearly 1,900 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at its Commencement ceremonies, Saturday, May 17. The graduate ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., and the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m. on the Maguire Campus. Those not able to attend commencement may view the ceremony on the University's live stream.

  • Crimson, the mother hawk, with her baby, E1. Photo by Chris Dixon.
    The red-tailed hawk-watchers of Saint Joseph’s University are pleased to announce the birth of two eyasses — baby hawks with down for feathers — to the nesting raptor couple Crimson (female) and Grey (male), who were recently named in a contest in honor of SJU’s colors.
  • Saint Joseph’s University celebrated the Class of 2014 on Saturday, May 17, by conferring nearly 1,900 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at its Commencement ceremonies. Frannie and James J. Maguire ’58 received Honorary Doctorates of Public Service at  the undergraduate ceremony. David Hollenbach, S.J.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 23, 2014) – Two Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) online degree programs were recently listed among the top in the United States. Bestonlinecolleges.org, an educational resource that ranks the strongest online degree programs, listed SJU’s online Master of Science in Health Administration among the 34 greatest programs in the nation.

  • Business applications and software company SAP and the Promotion Optimization Institute (POI) co-sponsored a competition in which student teams developed and presented a comprehensive marketing plan for a product using real-world data and SAP’s proprietary software.
  • Saint Joseph’s will host two vigils this month aimed at increasing violence awareness. The Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence will host a candlelight vigil to honor the 247 homicide victims in Philadelphia over the last year, on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial.
  • PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2014) – Hand-in-Hand, a campus organization that raises awareness and acceptance for individuals with special needs, will host their 38th annual carnival, “Dive in with Hand-in-Hand!,” on Sat., April 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on campus in the Hagan Arena. 

  • On April 27, for the first time in history, two Roman Catholic popes will be canonized on the same day: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will be elevated to sainthood in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, joining the 10,000 saints who are recognized in church documents.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 8, 2014)—The Saint Joseph’s University Theatre Company is returning to a classic musical with their spring performance of “Guys and Dolls.” Performances begin on Thursday, April 10, and end on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m., on campus in Bluett Theater in Post Hall.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Alpha Zeta Chapter of Alpha Upsilon Alpha, the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Honor Society, will host its annual reading conference on campus Sat., May 3, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall. The conference will be led by Richard Allington, Ph.D., an award-winning author and educator, who will share his extensive teaching knowledge and industry expertise.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2014) — The 15th annual senior art thesis exhibition will be on display at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Fri., April 11-Sat., May 17. Nine senior artists will showcase their work on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. An opening reception will be held Fri., April 11, from 5-9 p.m.

  • The SJU Chapter of Sigma Xi will host the 25th annual student research symposium on Saturday, April 12. Keynote speaker is Paul Steinhardt, Ph.D., Princeton University’s Albert Einstein Professor of Science.
  • Saint Joseph’s University recently earned recognition as a Fair Trade University, as determined by Fair Trade Colleges and Universities. Only 19 other higher education institutions have been granted this status.
  • Red-tailed hawks on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. Photo by Chris Dixon.
    Two red-tailed hawks are nesting on SJU's Maguire Campus. “Hawkcam” provides a live stream of the pair. Campus hawk-watchers hope hawk babies will soon be seen.
  • PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2014) — Saint Joseph's University's student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) received three awards at the AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans on April 10-12.  

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2014) – Each week, 13 Saint Joseph’s students visit six local middle schools to spend their afternoons with young students interested in world affairs. The Global Smarts Mentoring Program internship gives SJU students the opportunity to learn about a major global issue and a foreign country and then bring that knowledge to middle school students preparing for the Junior Model United Nations simulation at Temple University in May.

  • Saint Joseph's University mourns the loss of legendary basketball coach Dr. Jack Ramsay '49, who passed away overnight at his home in Naples, Fla., at the age of 89 after a decade-long battle with cancer.
  • PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2014) — Saint Joseph's University's Department of Food Marketing will host the eighth annual Food Industry Summit on Thursday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s summit, “Leveraging Omni-Channel Marketing with the Connected Consumer,” will take place on campus in Mandeville Hall's Wolfington Teletorium.

  • More than 500 Saint Joseph’s students, team leaders and faculty/staff facilitators are spending spring break by participating in the Appalachian Experience, which takes them to towns and hamlets along the Appalachian mountain range, where they work with local organizations to support community initiatives.
  • PHILADELPHIA (March 7. 2014) – A. Bruce Crawley ’67, the president and principal owner of Millennium 3 Management, Inc., will be honored with the annual Haub School of Business (HSB) Hall of Fame Award. Crawley will receive the award during the Hall of Fame dinner on April 16, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 12, 2014) – In its 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released March 11, 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked five disciplines in Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business (HSB) among its “Top Programs.”

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 17, 2014) — With the rise of lower-priced foreign imports and online competition, how can a local family business position itself as a strong player in the global marketplace?

  • For just the third time in school history, March brings a double dose of Hawk happiness to campus, as both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play in their respective NCAA Tournaments.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 19, 2014) – SheUnited, a program focused on celebrating SJU women and fostering networking through social, professional, service and spiritual events, will host “An Evening with Linda Cliatt-Wayman,’92, M.S.,” the principal of Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion High School. The event will be held on Thurs., March 27, at 7 p.m., in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall, with a reception to follow.

  • Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to Frannie and James J. Maguire ’58 and David Hollenbach, S.J. ’64, Ph.D., at the 2014 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 17.
  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host a series of events, April 7-11, to mark national autism awareness month and celebrate the Kinney Center’s impact in the community.
  • PHILADELPHIA (March 25, 2014) — The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, in partnership with KPMG, will host an Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition on Friday, April 4, in Mandeville Hall. Student participants from Drexel University, West Chester University, La Salle University, Temple University, and Villanova University will compete with one another for the first place title.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 26, 2014) — Twenty-five years ago in May, close to one million Chinese citizens, mostly students, began gathering in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to call for the democratic changes that they hoped would address human rights concerns in China. The peaceful protests lasted until June 4, 1989, when authorities began the brutal crackdown and suppression that led to the clearing of the square.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 4, 2014) — With a 400-year tradition, the value of a Jesuit business education has withstood the test of time. There are currently 1.9 million alumni, representing 28 Jesuit colleges and universities, throughout the United States. Graduates include former governors, a CIA director, and scores of authors, CEOs and entrepreneurs.

  • TheBestSchools.org recently acknowledged Saint Joseph’s University’s Online Masters in Science of Organization Development and Leadership (MODL) as one of the top programs in its category.
  • The Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence will host "The Philadelphia Experiment: Re-imagined Policing and Enforcement in the City of Brotherly Love," a closer look at the changes and strategies implemented in 2013, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in the North Lounge of Campion Student Center.
  • Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business has been recognized in the Top 100 by two ranking agencies — U.S. News & World Report and Eduniversal.
  • Saint Joseph’s University is partnering with several colleges and universities around the country to help teachers obtain a Michigan deaf and hard of hearing endorsement online
  • Employers representing an array of industries and organizations, including financial services, non-profits, government agencies, retail, food marketing and advertising will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus on Thursday, Feb. 20 for the Spring Career Fair.
  • PHILADELPHIA (February 17, 2014) – The family business and entrepreneurship program (FBE) at Saint Joseph’s University was selected by the United States Association of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) as one of four national finalists for its Outstanding Emerging Program award, which recognizes excellence in entrepreneurship education.

  • As Pope Francis’ first anniversary as the worldwide leader of the Roman Catholic Church approaches on March 13, Saint Joseph’s University’s Catholic Intellectual Series will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
  • To educate the community about methods and techniques to address stormwater runoff challenges, SJU and the Lower Merion Conservancy will host the fourth annual workshop, “From Rain Barrels to Facebook: A Workshop on Stormwater Management in the 21st Century,” on Thurs., March 13, in the Campion Student Center.
  • PHILADELPHIA (December 18, 2013) — Saint Joseph’s University’s Early Childhood Development and Education Laboratory (ECDEL) was recently awarded substantial contracts to continue research and training in early childhood education and to embark on a new endeavor with the Philadelphia Please Touch Museum.

  • Amanda McCombs Thomas, Ph.D., a psychologist and administrator from Loyola University Maryland, a fellow Jesuit institution in Baltimore, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2014.
  • Thomas Patrick Melady, who served as Saint Joseph’s University’s first executive vice president from 1973 to 1976, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014.

    His academic career included stints as a professor at St. John’s and Fordham universities in New York; he left Saint Joseph’s to assume the presidency of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., a position he held from 1976 to 1986.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 10, 2014) — Peter Graham, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, was recently awarded a $65,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, which supports fossil fuel research at institutions in the United States and other countries. The award will support his research that analyzes methods of developing new catalysts for carbon dioxide utilization.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2014) — In recognition of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1), Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Catholic and Urban Education (CCUE) will host a lecture and awards ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A reception will precede the event at 5:30 p.m.

  • On October 26, 1967, a crowd of 3,400 in Saint Joseph’s fieldhouse heard a stirring address by Dr. King. He criticized the Johnson administration for being more concerned about winning “an unjust war in Vietnam than in winning the war on poverty here at home” and explained the importance of enforcing civil rights legislation, despite criticisms that laws could not change people’s hearts. See photos from the event and listen to excerpts from Dr. King's speech.
  • In accordance with SJU’s commitment to social justice, the University Gallery will showcase the work of four Philadelphia artists — Daniel Heyman, Glen Sacks, Sarah McEneaney and Susan Hagen ­— who examine social justice issues in their work.
  • It's the perennial question asked each year during Super Bowl season.

    Does humor sell? Is it the ad with the coolest celebrity? Or, is popular music driving the success of your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

  • Recent headlines have introduced us to Ruzana Ibragimova, a potential terrorist from Dagestan, who, along with other militants, seeks to instill fear and embarrass President Vladimir Putin at the Sochi Olympic Games. According to Russia expert Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science, this violence has its roots in the two-decades-old conflict between Russia and Chechnya, which, like Dagestan, is a federal subject of Russia located in the North Caucasus.

  • HBO’s popular series “The Wire” won many devoted fans and earned critical praise for painting a picture of\ modern day Baltimore for everyone from police and city hall, to the drug dealers, a dwindling middle class and teachers cash-strapped school districts.

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    Sophomore history majors Allison Darhun and Darcey Paulding encountered the original letters of a Union Civil War soldier at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania when they participated in Students and Faculty in the Archives.
  • Four generations of people now exist in the workplace: the Traditionalist Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y/Millennials. When it comes to celebrating religious holidays and sharing spirtiual benefits, this co-inhabitance can create challanges in a professional environment.

  • Psychologist Matthew Anderson, Ph.D., can give you plenty of reasons why the study of flamingos is relevant to his field and to understanding other species — humans included. His research on the iconic bird has been published in Journal of Ornithology, Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition and many other peer-reviewed journals.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 4, 2013) – For more than ten years, Benjamin Liebman, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of economics, has researched the steel industry and its impact on world trade. Part of Liebman’s focus is on China, the top producer and consumer of coal, and the export tariffs China formerly placed on metallurgical coke, a derivative of coal, and a key ingredient used to make steel.

  • Photo: Cardozo
    Carl Cardozo ’15, history and ancient studies double major, was one of four undergraduate students selected via blind submission to present a research paper at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS) in Philadelphia this fall
  • While choosing a real or artificial tree ultimately often depends on lifestyle, overall, buying a real Christmas tree is a great way for an average person to make a positive difference in terms of climate change, according to plant biologist Clint Springer, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.
  • PHILADELPHIA (December 18, 2013)  — Jay Walker, a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist, will showcase his work in Saint Joseph’s University Gallery from Dec. 20 - Feb. 4. His exhibit, titled “Testaments,” will feature drawings and freestanding wooden sculptures created specifically for this exhibit.  A reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 5-7 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 30, 2013) –Saint Joseph’s University's Haub School of Business, and its graduate programs, have received international recognition from Eduniversal, a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education.

  • “Lincoln and Kennedy, from 1863 to 1963 to 2013: From Civil War to Civil Rights to the Meaning of America,” an all-SJU faculty panel discussion, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the 50th anniversary of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s landmark Civil Rights Address.
  • PHILADELPHIA (July 19, 2010) - The names of the plants are whimsical, evoking ancient mythology and folklore: Venus’ looking glass, enchanter’s nightshade, Asian dayflower, Dianthus armeria. Growing alongside the dainty wildflowers are pernicious invasive species: mile-a-minute weed, porcelainberry, Japanese knotweed, common mullein.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2010) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointments of four new members to its Board of Trustees: Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92 (M.B.A.), Ambassador David F. Girard-diCarlo ’70, John J. Griffin Jr. ’78 and Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr. ’81. Representing a wide range of expertise in business, education, health care and government, these four new trustees bring a breadth of experience to the board.

  • PHILADELPHIA - (July 29, 2010) – Joseph Harrison and Matthew Fadus, two Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars, are exploring how innovations in health care – telemedicine and concierge medical care – are affecting health care consumers. Both students are engaging in hands on research with medical and legal professionals, and both studies will be submitted for publication when complete.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 4, 2010) – With more than a month until the official start of fall, some leaves are already withering on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University. But it’s not the unusually intense summer heat that is shriveling the campus’s green foliage. It is the plant bacteria Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), which causes the disease known as leaf scorch.

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  • PHILADELPHIA (September 8, 2010) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty have announced the second cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Catherine Elorette of Cedar Knolls, N.J., Annamarie Everman of Philadelphia, Pa., and Lisa Mariani of Delran, N.J., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship.

  • What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph’s University’s 35th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

    When: Thursday, Nov. 18 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Dinner DanceWhere: Campion Student Center, Banquet Hall Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2013) —Eight top universities will gather on Friday, Nov. 15, to compete in the Collegiate Tennis Showdown to support Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

  • In this video, Civil War scholar Randall Miller, Ph.D., professor of history, discusses the effect Lincoln’s own visit to the battlefield and the grave sites had on him, as he completed the draft of the speech that day 150 years ago.
  • Seven Minutes Cast

    PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2013) – Remember the days when killing time didn’t involve email, social media, cell phones or mobile apps? The SJU Theatre Company revisits a time when unexpected moments of leisure forced the boundaries of teenage social class and stereotypes in playwright Steven Levenson’s comedy, “Seven Minutes in Heaven.” The show opens on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Nov. 24. It is the play’s premiere in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 12, 2013) – Denise Mann, a resident of Belmont Hills, Pa., recently received the Main Line Chamber of Commerce Gold Leaf Scholarship, which is awarded to female students who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities. She received this $4,000 scholarship, sponsored by Mike Buongiorno, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Main Line Health, during the Main Line Chamber of Commerce Gold Leaf Luncheon on Sept. 24.

  • When members of the Communication Studies faculty and Media Services engineer Justin Fowler first stepped into Merion 174, it was a stark white classroom containing the typical assortment of chairs, desks, a teaching podium and a whiteboard. By August 2013, Fowler and the faculty had redesigned the room into a collaborative learning space, complete with digital monitors, an advanced audio system and file-sharing software.

  • According to Francis Graham Lee, Ph.D., professor of political science, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, is one of the defining events of 20th century America. In this video, Lee discusses Kennedy’s lasting legacy for his and subsequent presidencies: “It’s image,” Lee says.
  • In this video, recruiters and students extol the value of the Career Fair experience; Career Development Center executive director Trish Shafer explains the attributes that make Saint Joseph’s students attractive to employers.
  • PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2013) – Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business welcomes Bryant Wynes of Abingdon, Md., as the new director of the executive food marketing graduate program. He replaces Christine Hartmann, who assumed the role of director of the Haub School's professional MBA program.

  • When Sequoia Collier-Hezel ’15 heard about ArtBattles U, a New York organization that gives college students the opportunity to show off their talents in a public setting, he immediately applied to enter the competition. ArtBattles U pits four artist-students against each other in a Live Art Battle as they create original pieces in front of an audience.
  • What are the characteristics and size of the turtle population at Philadelphia's John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania? Saint Joseph's turtle expert and animal behaviorist Scott McRobert, Ph.D., professor of biology, and two SJU students have embarked on a long-term study to find out.
  • PHILADELPHIA (October 4, 2013) —Bestselling author Wally Lamb will read from his new novel, We Are Water, Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall. A book signing and reception will follow the reading. We Are Water is set to release on Oct. 22 from HarperCollins Publishers. This free event, hosted by the English department’s Writing Series 2013-14, marks Lamb’s only stop in Philadelphia for his national book tour.

  • Green wall sign.
    Walking through campus this fall, you may notice a few subtle changes to the landscape: fewer dumpsters near the dining halls, fewer trashcans in the classrooms, and four newly-installed educational signs posted near each of SJU’s green walls and vegetative roofs. In April, the University welcomed the opening of the SJU Community Garden, a greenspace between Connelly and Paris Halls dedicated to teaching the SJU community about horticulture and the environment through actively maintained garden plots.
  • The work of Deborah Zlotsky, featured in a show titled “Or something like it,” is currently exhibited in the Saint Joseph’s University Gallery on the second floor of Merion Hall. The collection of contemporary, abstract art, numbering nine drawings and seven paintings, will be on view now until Oct. 31.
  • On Thursday, Oct. 10, Saint Joseph's student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will present Liz and Jay Scott, co-executive directors of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, with their Marketer of the Year award.
  • PHILADELPHIA (October 11, 2013) – Saint Joseph’s University is proud to announce that the Haub School of Business is featured as one of the outstanding business schools in the Princeton Review’s Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition.

  • Saint Joseph’s University has received a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program (EEREA). The grant will fund key research and public education projects that will promote and advance responsible environmental stewardship at the University, in the greater Philadelphia area, and throughout the country. The award will also enable SJU to formally establish a proposed Institute for Environmental Stewardship.
  • PHILADELPHIA (October 17, 2013) — Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has included Saint Joseph’s University on its list of the country’s best values in private universities. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges.

  • Photo Gallery 1

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 17, 2013) — Matthew Christopher says he set out to chronicle the ruins of the American architectural scene by photographing abandoned churches, schools, theaters, hospitals, prisons, and resorts, because “the empty buildings offer a mute testimonial to our country’s past.” An exhibit of digital photographs from his journey into that past, “The Age of Consequences,” will be on display in the Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Nov. 15-Dec. 10.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 18, 2013) – For area high school juniors and seniors and their families, Saint Joseph’s University will host the SJU College Ready Workshop on Saturday, October 26, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Cardinal Foley Student Center on Saint Joseph’s Maguire Campus.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2013) – China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of Americans. To help illuminate this important international relationship, Saint Joseph’s University will partner with the National Committee on United States-China Relations of New York to present the seventh annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, on Monday, Oct. 28.

  • Rev. Terrence Toland, S.J., the 23rd president of Saint Joseph's University, was called to eternal life on October 18, 2013.  Fr. Toland passed away at Manresa Hall in Merion Station, Pa. He was 90 years old, a Jesuit for 74 years and a priest for 61 years.

  • This month, scores of Americans will enter the darkened realms of theatrical haunted houses, nighttime hayrides and horror film marathons where monsters, ghosts and pop-culture urban legends wait to give them a scare. A popular Halloween tradition, these dramatized attractions, coupled with costumes, trick-or-treat candy and festive decorations added up to an estimated $7 billion in 2011.

  • Few species are bi-parental, with both males and females showing high levels of care to their offspring. The California mouse is one such species and served as the subject for a summer research project conducted by behavioral neuroendocrinologist Elizabeth Becker, Ph.D., and psychology major Thomas Bernardo ’14. Becker’s research has been looking at the ways that early life father-son interactions are important for the development of future parental behavior in adult male offspring.

  • What’s not to love about an extra hour of sleep? Just ask any parent and they’ll tell you how that one little hour that gets added every fall as part of Daylight Savings Time can wreak havoc on their children’s routines.

    According to Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., sleep expert and professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, there’s plenty that parents can do to be proactive before we “fall back” on November 3.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 24, 2013) – The Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University recently appointed two new members to its Board of Governors. David E.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 30, 2013) – On Friday, November 15, Saint Joseph's Haub School of Business will host a Co-op/Internship Information Session for local employers. The event — The Perfect Hire — will be held on campus in the Hall of Fame Room in the Hagan Arena from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Saint Joseph’s University will hold its second annual “Wellness Week” Sept. 16-20 creating a University-wide effort to raise awareness of physical, mental and spiritual wellness. The Wellness Week Committee, made up of members from a dozen departments across campus, anticipates University-wide participation by students, faculty and staff in the week-long series of events and activities.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 9, 2013) — Saint Joseph's Haub School of Business recently added a degree completion program to its portfolio of programs. Designed for students considering beginning or completing their bachelor's degree in business, the new Haub Degree Completion Program enrolled its first students this fall.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 10, 2013) – Saint Joseph’s University is again one of the top 15 — at No. 11 — among 193 regional institutions (north) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges.  The rankings, which were released on Sept. 10, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the sixteenth consecutive year.

  • Two Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) marketing professors received the prestigious Journal for Advancement of Marketing Education (JAME) 2013 Best Paper Award. Brent Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing and director of the Office of Fellowships, and Feng Shen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing, won the award for their article titled, “We All Think It’s Cheating. But We All Won’t Report It: Insights into the Ethics of Marketing Students.”

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 11, 2013) — A promotional video shot by local CBR Productions for Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support earned an Emmy Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy for Television Arts. The video, shot on campus in the summer of 2012, won in the category Education/Schools, Program/Special.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 13, 2013) – Saint Joseph’s University will celebrate its fourth annual Diversity Awareness Week from Sept. 23 – 27. Many activities will be available to students, faculty and staff to focus on the cultural differences on campus.

  • In an effort to provide its students with a broad selection of academic programs, Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) has significantly expanded its educational offerings effective this year. 

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 18, 2013) - Saint Joseph’s University's Haub School of Business (HSB) has moved to 101 — up from 117 —in U.S.News & World Report's 2014 edition of "Best Undergraduate Business Programs."

    The rankings, which were released on Sept. 13, also placed HSB's specialty programs in the top tier in their region. Insurance ranked No. 11, and Marketing (entertainment, food, international, pharmaceutical and healthcare, and sports) ranked No. 13.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 18, 2013) – Saint Joseph's University's Academy of Risk Management and Insurance presented Pennsylvania's Deputy Insurance Commissioner Stephen Johnson with its inaugural Insurance Executive of the Year Award during a dinner and award presentation at the Union League of Philadelphia on Thursday, Sept. 26.

  • SJU’s College of Arts and Sciences has invited Aquiline Tarimo, S.J., to serve as the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the 2013-14 academic year in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Father Tarimo is an associate professor of Christian social ethics at Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya, a Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 24, 2013) — Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty have awarded seven young women the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. Four of the scholars will receive four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarships and will participate in an intensive mentoring and research program. The remaining three scholars hold Associate positions, receiving partial-tuition scholarships, mentoring and research opportunities.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 25, 2013) – The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics at Saint Joseph’s University will host “Transforming Health Care Through Innovation,” its first Business Leaders Series discussion, on October 2, 2013 in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the discussion will follow at 7 p.m.

  • From sociology to management, political science to accounting, faculty members receiving this year’s Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research reflect the academic breadth and depth of Saint Joseph’s University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 2013) – The SJU Theatre Company will perform Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Next to Normal this fall. The show opens Wednesday, October 2, at 8 p.m., in Bluett Theatre and runs through Sunday, October 6.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 1, 2013) – Astara Maiure '13 of Watchung, N.J., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and assigned to a two-year placement in Madagascar. Maiure will serve as a rural agriculture advisor there, where she will promote sustainable practices and enhance the community's ability to generate sustainable harvests.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2013) — Danish installation artist Tom Bendtsen is known for creating architectural sculptures composed of books — thousands of them. “Seeing is Hearing,” on exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Aug. 19-Sept. 20, will feature his drawings, a video and two new massive sculptures built on site from 6,000 books. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 7, 2013) - Saint Joseph’s University is one of the top colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review.  It is one of 226 institutions the company recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 5, 2013 on princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 20, 2013) ­— Kristina Orbe has spent the past two summers thinking about flies. But rather than consider the dragonflies or houseflies that are so prevalent at this time of year, Orbe is interested in an invasive fruit fly species from Japan that is causing widespread damage to soft-skinned fruit crops. Called Drosophila suzukii, the fly is also known as spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) because of its distinctive black spots on the wings of the male.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 23, 2013) —Professor of History Randall M. Miller, Ph.D., has been appointed to the board of trustees of The Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP), the nation’s oldest cultural institution, which was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1731.

  • Consumers have turned to mobile applications to meet a variety of needs. But when it comes to the grocery store, shoppers are somewhat disappointed with current options according to research by Nancy M. Childs, Ph.D., Gerald E. Peck Fellow and professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • Now in its seventh year, Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP) brings first-year students to campus four days earlier than their classmates for an optional pre-orientation experience. This year, 110 participants, along with 22 student leaders, are engaging in community service in the morning, where they are introduced to the transformative Ignatian value of service to those at the margin.

  • The fall Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, is attracting employers representing an array of industries and organizations, including financial services, retail, food marketing, advertising, non-profits and government agencies.

    The Career Fair, which will take place in the Athletic Center from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., is part of a weeklong series of events, Monday-Friday, Sept. 16-20, presented by SJU’s Career Development Center (CDC).

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 28, 2013)—Saint Joseph’s University has elected new industry leaders to the Academy of Food Marketing’s Board of Governors. Judy Spires, the president and CEO of Kings Super Markets, has been elected chair. She will replace John Machuzick, an executive leader with General Mills. Spires was formerly the vice chair to the board. Michael Rothwell, the vice president and general manager of Pennington Quality Markets, has been elected vice chair/treasurer.

  • For those who have a strong interest in sports, the news is good. Beyond the privileged few who wear jerseys with numbers on their backs as pro athletes, the business of sports offers many opportunities in a wide variety of occupations and organizations according to John Lord, Ph.D., professor of sports marketing.

  • Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 34 members of the Class of 2013 have chosen to engage in 11 full-time local, national and international service programs. Placements include the Peace Corps, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and ACESJU, the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University. In addition, four alumni from earlier classes have enrolled in AmeriCorps’ Teach for America or ACESJU.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 3, 2013) – PayScale recently released a list of more than 1,500 schools measured solely by the 30-year return on investment (ROI) for bachelor’s degrees. At No. 4 on the list of b-schools, Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business (HSB) was recognized for graduates' outstanding career advancement.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2013) - “Rumble,” the summer exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, will feature Melissa Wilkinson’s meditative paintings in black, white and gray that deconstruct the effect of natural and man-made disasters on homes, businesses and communities. The collection of 12 India ink paintings on paper will be on display Monday, June 17 through Friday, Aug. 2.

  • There’s nothing more frustrating for gardeners than discovering that their well-planned plots or rolling lawns have been infiltrated by invasive plant species, the perennial marauders of the back yard set.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 14, 2013) – According to market research from Saint Joseph's University, gender diversity is lacking across all leadership levels within the insurance industry.

  • Now more than three years removed from the devastating earthquake of 2010 that killed 314,000 and left even more homeless, Haiti has fallen off the headlines and out of news broadcasts. But for a growing contingent at Saint Joseph’s University, Haiti is a personal and professional constant.

  • There’s no question that the Battle of Gettysburg, fought between the Union’s Grand Army of the Potomac and the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia 150 years ago — July 1-3, 1863 — is one of the great, iconic battles of American military history.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 9, 2013) - Saint Joseph’s University is implementing test-optional undergraduate admission, effective for fall 2014 applicants. Test-optional admission means that the University will not require applicants to submit a standardized test score (SAT/ACT) in order to be considered for admission if he/she does not believe they are an accurate indicator of their academic ability and potential for future academic success.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 25, 2013) —From July through September, coin collection boxes at Wawa Food Stores registers across Pennsylvania will gather donations to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2013) —For most kids, summer brings camp experiences that provide an opportunity to make friends, learn or hone a skill and keep busy. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University believes these opportunities are especially important for youth on the autism spectrum.

  • With her love for children, it came as no surprise that Kerryn Sklarow would enter Saint Joseph’s University as an elementary education and special education double major with an autism studies minor in the fall of 2009.  Sklarow always provided a helping hand when others needed assistance, but she found herself on the other side of the fence throughout her freshman year at Saint Joseph’s.

  • The months following graduation are shaping up to be pretty busy for Aaron Bateman ’13, a senior member of Air Force ROTC who is a political science major with a concentration in Russian area studies. His summer will include receiving his commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, attending intelligence officer training at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas, and then beginning his service as an active duty intelligence officer.

  • In the fall of 2009, Kim Nguyen, Corinna Noel and Maura (Molly) Southwell began their undergraduate studies at Saint Joseph’s. While each chose majors in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, their individual passions and interests led them on diverging paths over the next four years. But the three young women had one constant in common: They all received scholarships from the John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Math.

  • Saint Joseph's University mourns the passing of Bishop Joseph McFadden ’69, Bishop of Harrisburg, who died suddenly today, Thursday, May 2, 2013. 

  • Jennifer Cush, a senior French major and secondary education minor at Saint Joseph’s University from Washington Township, N.J., has been accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program offers the opportunity for aspiring teachers to work in France for an academic school year, teaching English to French students.
  • On the eve of final exams, Saint Joseph’s students took a deep breath and de-stressed with canine companionship by interacting with a dog from Therapy Dogs International (TDI)

    Fourteen therapy dog teams attended, with 3-4 dogs per hour available to mingle, and nuzzle, with students. The program was first offered last semester, with more than 500 SJU students participating.

  • The oldest of seven children, Dominique Howard is beating the odds by being the first in her family to graduate college.
  • Anjelica De Sanders didn’t wait for her master’s degree in health education to begin spreading her knowledge of health issues and making a difference in the community. Named a fellow for 2012-13 by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF), Sanders has worked with the Black Women’s Health Alliance to actively address a health disparity in an underserved Philadelphia population.

  • "My SJU education has definitely made me a more well-rounded individual. By taking required GEP classes, which I probably wouldn’t have signed up for had they not been required, I learned more about topics in philosophy and theology that give me context to explore other issues and current events. As an educator I can also bring what I have learned to the children I will one day teach."
  • "When I decided to pursue a graduate degree in healthcare administration, I chose Saint Joseph’s University because of its innovative program, reputation and core values. I learned that the program offers an excellent framework for studying the field of healthcare management."
  • Kelsea Henderson, a senior biology major at Saint Joseph's University from Salem, N.J., was only 13 when she was diagnosed with cancer. With less than a one percent chance of survival, doctors didn’t believe Henderson would live past the age of 15. After undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and 18 major surgeries, she defeated the frequently fatal disease. Henderson now plans to attend Creighton University's School of Medicine, in Omaha, Neb., with the goal of one day specializing in pediatrics.
  • EuTchen Ang, a chemistry major from Malaysia, gives his final thoughts to SJU News before heading to Princeton for his doctoral work.
  • A routine visit to the doctor the summer leading to his senior year of college changed Zack Tanenbaum’s life. “I received the most difficult telephone call I’ve ever had to answer,” he says. “My doctor expressed concern over the results from a recently ordered test. Weeks later, a biopsy confirmed I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.”

  • "I have been challenged academically, socially and spiritually. I’m a stronger and more confident writer; and, I have learned a lot about the United States and its culture. Also, participating in service trips and service around the area made me learn so much about myself. There are still many questions to be answered, but I feel much more fulfilled compared to when I first arrived."
  • "My next chapter after graduation is ACESJU (the Alliance for Catholic Education SJU) as an administrative fellow at Gloucester Catholic High School in New Jersey. I will manage their service program, assist with admissions, and help lead retreats. At the same time, I will also pursue a Master of Science degree in Church Management from Villanova University and live in a community with other ACE fellows in Manayunk."
  • PHILADELPHIA (May 13, 2013) – Madison Alexandra Smith '13 of Grantville, Pa., is the recipient of the inaugural Patrick Temple-West Scholarship. Valued at $5,000, this is an annual scholarship funded Saint Joseph's University's Academy of Food Marketing.

    Scholarship recipients are of high academic standing and must demonstrate a commitment to hunger relief, something Temple-West dedicated his career to addressing.

  • On Saturday, May 11, nearly 2,600 students became alumni of Saint Joseph's University as the 162-year-old institution marked another weekend of commencement ceremonies. Jesuit author and historian John W. O'Malley, S.J., was given an honorary degree and spoke at the graduate ceremony and Elisabeth A. Hagen, M.D. ’91 (B.S.), under secretary for food safety for the U.S.

  • As awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) rises, so too have the number of diagnoses — and not just among children. The number of adults who are living with autism is growing rapidly, according to Michelle Rowe, Ph.D., executive director of the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2013) – Four senior artists will display their work in the 14th annual senior art thesis exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, April 12-May 31. The art will be shown on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 12th 5-9 p.m.

  • The Saint Joseph’s University Theater Company will perform Jonathan Larson’s iconic, Tony Award-winning rock musical 'Rent,' opening Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Bluett Theatre and runs through Sunday, April 21.
  • For 12 hours on April 11, 54 students, faculty and administrators will read aloud the 12 books of John Milton's epic poem, "Paradise Lost," in the Falese Atrium of Merion Hall.
  • April 11-18 is Anti-violence Week at Saint Joseph’s University. Events aim to educate the community about the prevalence of violence in our society, and include an exhibit, a panel discussion and vigils to support survivors and remember those who have been victims.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2013) — The Haub School of Business will recognize Joseph J. McLaughlin Jr. '81, chairman and CEO of The Haverford Trust Company, with this year’s Hall of Fame Award. McLaughlin will receive the award during a dinner reception at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 8, 2013) – Saint Joseph's University's Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics will present its inaugural KPMG Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition beginning with a dinner and keynote address on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m., and concluding on Friday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Mandeville Hall.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2013) – How can sports marketers and franchises create an experience that will truly engage fans, drive fan attendance and loyalty, and enhance opportunities for sponsors to connect with fans and build their brands?

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 11, 2013)  — The Saint Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia has awarded Emily Miller, a Saint Joseph’s sophomore from Havertown, Pa., the Cmdr. George C. McFarland Scholarship, granting her  $20,000 to study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. This award marks the fourth consecutive year an SJU student has received a scholarship from the Saint Andrew’s Society.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2013) — The Saint Joseph’s University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, will host the 24th annual student research symposium on Friday, April 19.

  • Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. '70, dean of Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business, was recently recognized by two highly regarded organizations for his outstanding commitment to business education.

    Chair, AACSB Board of Directors

  • The close of the spring semester will bring with it the departure of three of SJU's top administrators. Each has accomplished great things on campus.

    Paul DeVito, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Paul DeVito, Ph.D., is leaving the University after 33 years of distinguished service. DeVito will become Provost at Saint Xavier University in Chicago beginning June 1.

  • Saint Joseph's University's Academy of Food Marketing received its largest donation to date on Tuesday, April 23, from Wakefern Food Corp., headquartered in Keasbey, N.J. The $1 million donation will fund scholarships at the University and support programming for the 540 students enrolled in the University's food marketing program.
  • PHILADELPHIA (April 26, 2013) - The Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded two Saint Joseph’s University students academic scholarships. The awards, in honor of the Genuardi brothers, were given to sophomores in the food marketing program and will go toward the students’ remaining tuition at SJU.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 30, 2013) — Shannon Spencer, a junior biology major/ chemistry minor from Swarthmore, Pa., has been named a 2013 Barry Goldwater Scholar. Established by Congress in 1986 to honor the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater, the program provides scholarships for up to $7,500 to distinguished undergraduate students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Apr. 30, 2013) – Over the past 20 years, the financial services industry has had its share of crises. National and global regulatory environments are still rebounding from these events and the insurance industry is now feeling the impact. An upcoming conference at Saint Joseph's University will address recent regulatory changes affecting the industry and help local insurers navigate these changes for the competitive positioning of their businesses.   

  • For graduate Mary Sisti, this simple Sunday tradition has had a profound influence on her academic major and chosen career path. The food marketing major has campaigned for healthier options in the cafeteria and sustainable practices on campus.
  • “I was quiet as a freshman. I felt out of place and I just figured because I didn’t blend in well, who would miss me if I left?” This was how Melanie Mitchell felt during her freshman year at SJU. 

    Besides being part of a small minority group enrolled in the day school, Mitchell also faced hard times at home. Her parents’ divorce led to the foreclosure of their home, a $30k hold on her SJU student account, and an uncertain future for her and her three younger siblings.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2013) - For the seventh consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized the colleges and universities that are highly committed to volunteering and community service since 2006.

  • Sr. Francis Joseph (Rachel) Scarpello, R.A., former assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute, passed away on Feb. 28, 2013. She was 93. 

    To all who knew her, she was a remarkable and very wise woman.

    Sr. Francis organized the Outreach Lecture Series for the Faith-Justice Institute at SJU as a way to connect the University with the wider Philadelphia Catholic community.  Saint Joseph’s renamed the series after her in 2011.

  • PHILADEPLHIA (March 11, 2013) – Terry Travis has been named associate vice president of development at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2013) – Women of all backgrounds and ages will convene at Saint Joseph’s University’s SheUnited Conference on March 23, 2013 at the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena to share their collective wisdom and experience through speaker sessions and networking.

  • More than 1 billion Catholics witnessed the introduction of a new pope yesterday. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as the new leader of the church. He will be known as Pope Francis and will be officially installed on March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph.

  • In its 2014 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released March 12, 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked four Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business (HSB) disciplines among its “Top 25”.
  • Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Arts and Sciences and The Peace Islands Institute will co-host a conference entitled “A Just Peace: Perspectives from the World’s Religions,” on Friday, March 22, in the Presidents’ Lounge of Campion Student Center, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • On Wednesday, March 27, Saint Joseph's students will learn the value of ethical decisions in business during an on-campus event — Creating Social Value: Doing Well While Doing Good. The event, sponsored by the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics and the student organization, Net Impact, will be held in Mandeville Hall's Wolfington Teletorium from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

  • Ralph Galati ’70, adjunct faculty member of the master’s of business administration program at the Haub School of Business, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his freedom from being held captive as a Prisoner of War (POW) in Vietnam.  

    Galati spent 14 months as a POW, including 75 days in solitary confinement, after he was shot down flying over North Vietnam and captured on February 16, 1972. He was released during Operation Homecoming on March 28, 1973.

  • Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to Elisabeth A. Hagen, M.D. ’91 (B.S.), under secretary for food safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and John W. O’Malley, S.J., university professor in the Department of Theology, Georgetown University, at the 2013 Commencement ceremonies.
  • PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2013) —Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host a week of events, April 7-12, aimed at raising autism awareness and promoting the Center’s growing list of services for the autism community.
  • Saint Joseph’s University and the Honors Program will be hosting the 8th annual conference of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Honors Programs, Feb. 15 through 17.  Directors and students from Jesuit institutions across the country will meet in the Haub Executive Center of McShain Hall to discuss a wide range of topics, centered around the theme “Scholarship and the Magis.”

  • From physics to food marketing, photography to football ads, faculty members receiving this year’s Michael J. Morris Grants for Scholarly Research reflect the academic breadth and depth of Saint Joseph’s University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 24, 2013) – “Emancipation Narratives,” a panel discussion at Saint Joseph’s University on Jan. 31 at 4 p.m., will shed light on the meaning and obligations of freedom in the context of the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • Christina King Smith, Ph.D., professor of biology, received an honorable mention from the American Society of Cell Biologists' "Cell Dance 2012" film contest for her entry, "Organelle Motility in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells." Watch her short video of cellular mechanisms dancing into action to a techno/Beethoven mix when the retina of a fish is exposed to light. 

  • Moral discernment reflecting Christian values and a commitment to social justice are two of the key principles in Saint Joseph’s University’s mission statement. Recently, 14 students fully emulated these values when they embarked on an immersion to Nicaragua during the first week of January.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2013) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently approved Saint Joseph’s University’s Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (K-12 Hearing Impaired) certification in the Department of Special Education.  The new program includes an online-only curriculum that will successfully prepare teachers in educating individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

  • For years, card issuers have been making money off the fees they charge retailers for the convenience of using a credit card at checkout. Beginning Jan. 27, however, retailers are now permitted to pass this cost onto customers in a big way as a U.S. District Court has decided that merchants can add a surcharge of up to 4 percent onto a customer's bill if they pay with a credit card.

  • What could spark more interest than the Super Bowl XLVII game this year is the eagerly anticipated halftime performance of Grammy Award winner Beyoncé.

  • As parishes across the region prepare to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, more changes are affecting Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. New initiatives have recently been announced aimed at reviving Catholic education and ensuring its sustainability.

  • The SJU Theatre Company will present Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, opening Thursday, Feb. 14, and running through Sunday, Feb. 24.
  • <p>From July 14-21, more than a thousand new Hawks came to campus for an introduction to SJU&#39;s academic, spiritual and social life. Four two-day sessions led by the &quot;red shirts,&quot; a group of dedicated upperclassmen, welcomed the Class of 2014 to Hawk Hill. Click on the image below to launch a gallery of the best photos from Orientation.</p>
  • PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2013) — The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Marketing Association (PAMA) has partnered with Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business (HSB) to offer a Marketing Excellence Certificate Program for area professionals.

  • As tax season begins, Saint Joseph’s University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) celebrates its 20th year filing free returns for the local community.
  • Pope Benedict XVI made a surprise announcement on Monday, Feb. 11, that he would resign the Holy See on Feb. 28. A new pope will be named after Easter. Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University experts are available to comment on this historic development.
  • Award-winning photographer and Creighton University professor Don Doll, S.J., will exhibit his photographs in Saint Joseph’s University’s Merion Gallery from Feb. 25 to April 2.
  • PHILADELPHIA (February 13, 2013) – Today’s dynamic, fast-paced, competitive and increasingly global business world demands high-quality, competitive pricing, fast turnaround and on-time delivery. An efficient supply chain allows a company to fine-tune its entire operation and restructure it to focus on its core competencies, ensuring sustained competitive advantage.

  • Speculation regarding the profile of the next leader of the Catholic Church is mounting in the days since Pope Benedict XVI’s surprising resignation. William Madges, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of theology, warns that speculation is just that until the conclave actually meets, but notes some obvious considerations.
  • Employers representing an array of industries and organizations will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 21. The event, hosted by the University’s Career Development Center (CDC), will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in SJU’s Athletics Center.
  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 18, 2013) – The Saint Joseph’s University Diversity Lecture Series will feature acclaimed actor and positive role model Hill Harper for a lecture and book signing on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 18, 2013) — Teenage bullying has become increasingly prevalent among students with the accessibility of the Internet and social media. Parents and educators are faced with the challenge of controlling this issue every day in schools across America.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2013) — Saint Joseph’s University and Albright College have finalized an agreement that offers Albright College graduates streamlined admission to select Saint Joseph’s master’s programs.

  • In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity, SJU Women of Color Planning Committee and the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Omega Omega Chapter, Saint Joseph’s will host their second Women of Color Conference. The event will take place on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 8 a.m. in the University’s Campion Student Center.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2013) – A team of Saint Joseph’s University students won first place in the annual Food Industry University Coalition Student Case Competition. The National Grocers Association (NGA) presented the award to the SJU team at the 2013 NGA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 27, 2013) – Excess storm water runoff causes significant damage to streams and waterways in many communities. Created through melted snow and excess rainwater, it leads to stream bank erosion, sewer overflow and downstream flooding. Historic landmarks and sites near rivers and streams may be particularly vulnerable to its hazards.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 28, 2013) – Under heavy pressure from government regulators and insurance companies, more health care providers across the country are brushing up on their business skills.

    A new partnership between the Haub School of Business and Lancaster General Health (LGH) will soon offer local physicians, nurses and key administrators an MBA degree to compliment their medical expertise and help health care professionals better adapt to industry changes.

  • On Friday, March 1, 470 Saint Joseph’s students and adult facilitators departed campus, marking the beginning of spring break. But instead of heading for tropical beaches for vacation, the students were headed for 16 service sites in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia as part of the 20th year of the Appalachian Experience (APEX).

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 4, 2013) – “Recollection 6” is a site-specific mixed-media installation of porcelain, sand and stones that offers a view of Korea-born ceramic artist Sukjin Choi’s graceful interpretation of the ocean. Currently exhibited at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, the installation will be on display until Feb. 11. (The Gallery will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 21.)

  • The 42 student members of Saint Joseph’s University’s Chapel Choir, led by Noel Koenke, coordinator for liturgy and music at SJU, are on an eight-day pilgrimage to Italy that includes opportunities to sing liturgical and sacred music at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.
  • In its ranking of the best master’s and MBA programs around the globe, Eduniversal has named four of Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business programs among the Top 100 worldwide.
  • From the Enron failure of 2001 to the mortgage meltdown of 2007, scandal has pervaded corporate America for the past decade. The insurance industry, which touches everything from household to global commerce, has also had its share of ethical oversights during this period. Ethics in the Insurance Industry, an upcoming symposium for local insurers at Saint Joseph's University, will tackle difficult topics often faced by those in the industry and share best practices.
  • PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2013) — As part of Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 27-Feb. 2), Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Catholic and Urban Education (CCEU) will host a lecture and inaugural awards ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall, beginning at 6:15 p.m. Two prominent visionaries in the field of education will be honored: Christine L.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 15, 2013) – Three Saint Joseph’s University online programs have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 online education rankings. In the rankings, which were released on January. 15, Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business was listed among the top 20 – at #18 – among 148 online graduate business programs.

  • A lucky few survive childhood and adolescence without dealing at some point with bullying. The problem is age-old, but more pervasive than ever with the rise of new technology. Whether children are the bully or the bullied, the repercussions can be great.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 28, 2012) — The Carlyle Letters Project has been awarded $270,000 from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Scholarly Editions Division for the period 2013-2016. David R. Sorensen, D.Phil., professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University and senior editor of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, celebrates the award as well as the completion of the 40th volume of the Collected Letters this year.

  • When he left, he was your child whose meals you prepared and whose laundry you dutifully did.  Now he’s home from college for an extended winter break – possibly bringing with him more laundry for you to do.

    For parents readjusting to life with their college students at home for a few weeks, it can be…an adjustment.

  • Many consumers sacrificed their Thanksgiving dinners this year to grab that ultimate pre-Black Friday deal that they can spend the rest of the season bragging about. But according to Saint Joseph’s University sociologist Keith Brown, Ph.D., more and more shoppers are seeking something greater than saving a buck.

    Brown has been studying what he calls an ethical turn in markets that has consumers looking to make purchases that make an impact, or can even change the world.

  • Consumer shopping patterns this holiday season point to a very clear trend: mobile shopping is increasing in popularity. In the past, mobile and online shopping have been viewed as a threat to traditional brick-and mortar stores, but Brent Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing at Saint Joseph's University, sees an opportunity for retailers to connect with tech-savvy consumers through their mobile devices.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2012) - When Jennifer Cush, a senior French and secondary education major from Washington Township, N.J., considered her roster for the fall '12 semester at Saint Joseph's University, she found a course offered by the Department of English that seemed "both intimidating and alluring," she says.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2012) — Project Haiti, a Saint Joseph’s University-led effort to assist Jesuit-run elementary schools in Haiti, earned significant support from The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities of Wilmington, Del. A $25,000 grant will advance efforts to develop model pedagogies for the fledgling schools in the earthquake-devastated country. The goal is to grow a curriculum that actively engages students in hands-on, child-centered learning.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 17, 2012) —From an office in Mandeville Hall, Eric Patton, Ph.D. assistant professor and director of the human capital program, serves as lead professor for a course he wrote and developed for students 7,500 miles away. Using Skype and sophisticated technology, Patton communicates lesson plans with his class, composed of refugees from eight countries who live at camps in Malawi and Kenya.

  • As investigators begin to piece together a profile of Connecticut school massacre gunman Adam Lanza, much is being speculated about his possible Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 21, 2012)- The College of Professional and Liberal Studies at Saint Joseph’s University is addressing the rapidly growing need for certified, educated and compassionate professionals to care for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by gaining the approval of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. ® (BACB), for its unique online autism studies certificate and concentration with the Department of Health Services.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 21, 2012) — Saint Joseph's University entertainment marketing students are helping the elderly get their groove back, and hopefully their memories at the same time.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 2, 2012) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has granted Saint Joseph’s University’s special education program the Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement for a four-course, 12-credit specialization. Saint Joseph’s University is one of nine select universities that have received this Endorsement from the PDE.

  • Economics is everywhere. Its principles permeate just about every facet of our day-to-day lives. But what about the hereafter? Milica Z. Bookman, Ph.D., professor of economics at Saint Joseph’s University, poses serious and thought-provoking questions about the intersection of economics and the afterlife in her newly published book Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven?

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 2, 2012) – The Saint Joseph's University Alumni Association will present Michael J. Hagan ’85 with its highest honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at the 32nd Annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Recognized as Forbes magazine’s "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2006, Hagan is currently President and CEO of LifeShield, Inc.

  • Though the four debates of the presidential election ignored any talk of policies that could mitigate climate change, Hurricane Sandy’s disastrous path brought the issue front and center during the final week of the campaign.

  • The final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney briefly addressed a topic that Patrick Saparito, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, says has been weighing on the minds of family business owners: the fiscal cliff.

  • The College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS) at Saint Joseph’s University has relaunched the former Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC) as the newly enhanced Center for Domestic Leadership and Preparedness (CDLP) to better meet the demands both regionally and nationally to prevent and respond to disasters of all kinds.

  • There’s no doubt that the economy is the deciding factor for many voters. Americans are looking to presidential candidates for a fast remedy, but the reality will be far less immediate, according to Saint Joseph’s University economist Benjamin Liebman, Ph.D.

  • For many Americans, health care is a paramount issue when weighing their choices for the presidency, and rightly so. Currently the United States spends nearly $9,000 per capita annually for health care, which far exceeds any other nation in the world.  In addition to that statistic, America has disappointing infant mortality and life expectancy rates when compared to other developed nations. It’s clear to see that Americans have much at stake.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2012)- For Saint Joseph’s sophomore Gabriella “Gabby” Kenny, it started when she was daydreaming in class. The psychology major was worrying about how her family and friends back home in Fair Haven, N.J., a town in the north central part of the state that was hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy, were coping with the devastating aftermath of the superstorm.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2012) — As the autism population expands, so too have service options, especially for children. But a growing number of individuals with autism are adults, or are approaching adulthood. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University is adding two programs with the aim of improving quality of life for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  • A record number of U.S. Student Fulbright recipients from Saint Joseph's University have placed the institution among the top master's institutions nationwide in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students, 2012-13.
  • What:  Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence will host “Fighting Crime and Seeking Justice in the City of Brotherly Love: An Evening with Deputy Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Jr.,” a Q&A style session with Deputy Commissioner Ross.

     

    When:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 7 p.m.

    Where:  Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center   Off City and Cardinal Avenues   Philadelphia, Pa.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 13, 2012) - Celebrating National Philanthropy Day and Guinness World Records Day, the Saint Joseph's Hawk will lead up to 1,000 SJU students, faculty, staff and alumni in an attempt to set a world record for the longest simultaneous "group flap." Rally-goers will flap continuously for at least five minutes to show gratitude to supporters of a new scholarship initiative at the University during a rally dubbed "Flapitude 2012."
  • What: For the 36th consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s University students will host neighbors from area senior centers for a festive seasonal celebration during the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

    When: Thursday, Nov. 15 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    Where: Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall Saint Joseph’s University Off City and Cardinal Avenues

  • On Friday, Nov 30, Carmen Croce, director of the Scholarly Press and Curator of the University Art Collection, will give a brief presentation on the latest exhibit on display at the Post Learning Commons of Drexel Library. The presentation will begin at noon in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, 2nd floor Post Learning Commons, and a light lunch will be served afterwards.

  • With the President's reelection and the Supreme Court's ruling last June, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act will soon come to fruition. Stakeholders in U.S. healthcare delivery gathered on Saint Joseph's campus Friday, Nov. 16, to discuss its implementation during a conference hosted by the Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Given recent extreme weather events – the summer’s brutal heat and subsequent drought, followed by Superstorm Sandy’s disastrous path – newly green-conscious consumers may be wondering how to lessen their carbon footprint this holiday season.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 28, 2012) — In light of the Harvard cheating scandal, in which 125 students improperly collaborated on a take-home examination last spring, the debate on the effectiveness of honor codes has taken the media by storm. The general consensus seems to be that unless a code is embedded in the right culture — one that is student-led and student-enforced — the code is useless. Many wonder if there is a way to foster such a culture.

  • While students and faculty customarily look upon the end of the year with stress and frustration due to final examinations and deadlines, the Saint Joseph’s University community is reminded with a slew of spirited holiday events what the season is truly about.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 29, 2012) — While most of the blame for childhood obesity is placed on the marketing practices of food manufacturers, research by Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, suggests that more attention should be given to the in-store marketing activities of food retailers, especially those that directly target children.

  • What: The Kinney Center will host a carnival for families and donors, the SJU community, and the local autism community. The carnival is one of many events celebrating the official inauguration of C. Kevin Gillespie S.J. ’72 as 27th president of Saint Joseph’s University. The carnival will feature games and activities, food, and face painting for all ages.

    When: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 2, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will honor Sharon Pinkenson with the annual Marketer of the Year Award on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Campion Student Center’s Doyle Banquet Hall.

  • Movie lovers are buzzing about a star-studded film with a dizzying plot that opens Oct. 26. Perhaps one of the most challenging book-to-movie translations to date, Warner Brothers' Cloud Atlas features Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, and is helmed by A-list directors Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix and V for Vendetta) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run and The International).

  • With the 2012 presidential election gearing up for the final weeks of the campaign, it’s inevitable that some voters – particularly those who supported then-Senator Barack Obama four years ago – would compare this cycle to the 2008 election, and might be feeling nostalgic for days gone by.

  • No segment of the economy has been immune from the economic downturn, but U.S. clothing retailers have had a particularly rough time.

    Now, even as the economy makes its slow climb back, the apparel industry isn’t out of the woods. They’re facing another set of challenges: retaining customers as new competitors with game-changing ideas fight to break into the market.

  • While many companies worldwide use the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to determine what’s listed as an asset or liability, the United States is one of the few countries that still uses its own accounting standards (U.S. GAAP).

    Recently, there has been pressure to get a single set of international accounting standards for every company to follow, regardless of where it’s based. But that’s easier said than done.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 8, 2012) - John Berberian, Ph. D., professor of chemistry, has received a $302,228 Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, “The Study of Molecular Motion in Simple Glass-Forming Liquids.”

    Berberian hopes to further understand the forces involved in the behavior of simple glass- forming materials above and near the glass transition temperature, and points to practical applications for the research.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 12, 2012) – China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of Americans. To help illuminate this important international relationship, Saint Joseph’s University will partner for the second consecutive year with the National Committee on United States-China Relations of New York to present the sixth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, on Monday, Oct. 29.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 15, 2012) — Saint Joseph’s University officially inaugurated its 27th president C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72, on Friday, Oct. 12. The inaugural ceremony, held in the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena, was the culmination of a weeklong series of events. On hand to celebrate were more than 60 presidents and delegates from other colleges and universities, alumni, faculty, staff, students and Fr. Gillespie’s friends and family.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 15, 2012) -- Saint Joseph’s University will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in LaFarge Hall and in the surrounding area on the University’s Philadelphia campus. The drill will consist of a simulated crisis scenario involving armed individuals on campus.

  • Saint Joseph's University's Academy of Risk Management and Insurance will host an Insurance Financial Symposium on Friday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on campus. Area insurance professionals, actuaries and students will hear from senior partners and seasoned executives on the macro issues affecting the industry, including current market conditions, regulation, enterprise risk management, and the role of governance.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 17, 2012) — Rachel Rotenberg’s collection of cedar sculptures featured in “Wood Work,” which will be exhibited Nov. 12-Dec. 10, in Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, seem to breathe and twist with life. The Gallery is located on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire '58 Campus. An artist’s reception will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2012) — More than seven years after his 21-year-old daughter was brutally murdered by her boyfriend, Bill Mitchell still gets choked up. "I wake up each morning to a framed portrait of Kristin and I pray to her, and for her," he says. "If there is one good thing that has come from our pain, it's knowing that Kristin's story has saved others from suffering a similar fate."

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    In the event of an official class cancellation or campus closing due to weather, power outage, or other emergency, notice can be obtained from the communications listed below:

    University Phone Message: Call 610-660-3333
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  • The annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, takes on added meaning this year as the culmination of “Magis Day,” a 24-hour celebration of the University’s newly integrated marketing initiative. Branded Live Greater: That’s the Magis, the campaign made its debut in late July with a live campus event on NBC10 followed by a major television commercial blitz during the London Olympics.

  • Over the final weekend in August, freshmen and returning students moved into SJU's on-campus residences. Parents and freshmen were helped by SJU-Haul, a program consisting of volunteers from many of the University's student groups. New University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. '72, handed out water each day.

  • <p>Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to acquire the 8.9-acre property at the corner of City and Cardinal Avenues known as the Cardinal&rsquo;s Residence.</p>
  • PHILADELPHIA (September 11, 2012) - Michael N. McGrann, former executive director of the Center for Family Business at Elizabethtown College, has been named director of Saint Joseph’s University’s new Family Business and Entrepreneurship Initiative.

  • This fall, Saint Joseph’s University introduced the new Hawk Card, an enhanced identification card that grants access to essential campus services for students, faculty and staff and includes a new feature, Hawk Cash, a significant benefit for the University community.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 12, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University is again one of the top 10 – at No. 8 – among 193 master’s universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The rankings, which were released on Sept. 12, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the fifteenth consecutive year.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 12, 2012) – If the heart and mind joined forces, how would that moment be reflected on an individual face? Find out at Saint Joseph's University Gallery when photographer Peter Miraglia's "Portraits" premieres. The exhibit will run Oct. 1 thru Nov. 2, but will be closed during fall break, Oct. 15 and 16. An artist's reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5, from 6–8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 13, 2012) - Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the honor society for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), is celebrating its 100th year anniversary with a speaker series during the 2012-13 academic year. Saint Joseph’s University is commemorating the anniversary by hosting the annual McCarthy Lecture in conjunction with the celebration.

  • Saint Joseph’s University will hold its first ever “Wellness Week” Sept. 24 through Sept. 29 creating a University-wide effort to raise awareness of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The Wellness Week Committee, made up of members from 14 different academic departments, has called for both student and faculty involvement to create a campus-wide collaboration.

  • The Saint Joseph’s University community is celebrating its third annual Diversity Awareness Week from Sept. 17 – 20 with a range of events and activities for students, faculty and staff to recognize the cultural differences on campus.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 17, 2012) – On Monday, Sept. 24, Saint Joseph’s University’s students will hear lessons on business ethics from a former investment executive with a criminal record. Justin Paperny once managed more than $150 million as a stockbroker and worked at some of the country’s best known investment banks. Unfortunately, he also committed fraud, pled guilty to violating securities laws and served 18 months in a federal prison.

  • John Wrynn, S.J., former chair and professor of history at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J., joins Saint Joseph’s University as the current Donald I. MacLean, S.J., Chair for the 2012 -13 academic year.

  • Three contributors to Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, a collection of non-fiction stories about life in contemporary China, will discuss the book at Saint Joseph’s University on Friday, Sept. 21, at 12 p.m. in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room of the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 20, 2012) - On Monday, Oct. 1, the Haub School of Business will host a panel discussion with national and local political and economic experts to discuss the economy and its impact on the presidential race. This is the first event in the Anthony Carfagno '60 Lecture Series.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS) has expanded its SJU Professional continuing education division by offering not-for-credit online courses through a new partnership with Ed2Go. A leader in adult enrichment education, this partnership will allow CPLS to dynamically offer a variety of continuing education courses each semester.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2012) —Saint Joseph’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host a 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk to raise money to support services for children with autism and their families. The race will take place on Sat., Oct. 13 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 26, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty announced the fourth cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Christina Freeman of Hatboro, Pa.; Heidi Kurn, of Troy, Mich.; and Kathleen Logan of Springfield, Pa., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship and will participate in an intensive mentoring and research program.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 27, 2012) - The SJU Theatre Company is set to begin its 85th anniversary season with a production of the gripping musical Spring Awakening, which opens Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre and runs through Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. Performances continue Oct. 18-20.

  • On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Career Development Center hosted 135 employers on campus for the annual fall career fair in the Athletics Center. Students of all majors and class years attended to network with employers from diverse industries offerings jobs, internships and volunteer/service opportunities.

  • SJU Reads, Saint Joseph's community-wide, yearlong reading program brings Dave Eggers' 2009 award-winning non-fiction book Zeitoun to campus. Zeitoun chronicles the plight of a Syrian-born American citizen who chooses to stay in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Interdisciplinary programming for SJU Reads includes a film series, lectures and panel discussions that explore and illuminate topics raised by the book.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 1, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University will inaugurate C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D. ’72 as its 27th president on Friday, Oct. 12, the culmination of a weeklong series of events in celebration of his inauguration.

    The inaugural ceremony will take place in the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena on the Saint Joseph’s campus, with the procession starting at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. 

  • PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 2, 2012) – On August 2, the Philadelphia Health Commissioner and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Donald Fr. Schwarz, M.D., MPH, awarded Saint Joseph’s University a "Breastfeeding Friendly Employer" certificate for its initiatives in support of nursing mothers. Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology who served on a committee responsible for the introduction of a lactation room on campus, accepted the award of behalf of the University.

  • <p>The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to a safe and adequate water supply. To help address this public health crisis, a team of students, faculty and fellows associated with Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/bioethics/index.html">Institute of Catholic Bioethics</a>&nbsp;has developed an inexpensive and sustainable slow-sand water filter for use by less-developed nations.</p>
  • PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 10, 2012) – The work in “Posey,” a collection of paintings by Philadelphia artist Meghan Cox on exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Aug. 20, thru Friday, Sept. 21, features subjects caught in moments of ambiguous action. The exhibit opens the 2012-13 academic year for the SJU Gallery. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 22, 2011) - Now in its fifth year, Saint Joseph's University's Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP) will bring nearly 100 first-year students to campus four days prior to the arrival of their peers for a pre-orientation experience that immerses them in the cultural life of the city and the Ignatian values that guide the University's mission.

  • <p>For many first-year college students, living in a residence hall may be the first time they have to share a room with another person. It can be an exciting, but at times trying experience.</p>
  • <p>Consumers see buying from area farmers and producers as a good way to keep money and jobs close to home, improving the local economy while protecting American jobs.&nbsp;But does buying local really make a significant economic difference?</p>
  • <p>As preparations for a new school year get under way, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University psychologist and sleep expert Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., reminds parents and kids not to forget the most important school supply of all: sleep.</p>
  • <p>Although many Catholic schools received reprieves from impending closings and mergers, hundreds of students will be affected by Catholic school restructuring this September.</p>
  • <p>One hundred-plus first-year students from the Class of 2016 arrived at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s four days earlier than their classmates to participate in the Philadelphia Service Immersion Program</p>
  • PHILADELPHIA (August 21, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review.  It is one of 222 institutions the company recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 20, 2012 on PrincetonReview.com.

  • The music swells as a luxury limo whirrs up to an exotic location at dusk. A beautiful woman emerges from the vehicle and is met by many hopeful, dashing suitors who will vie for her hand in marriage. The winner will be chosen on the season finale, but along the way there will be sun-drenched, sparkling days and romantic, moonlit nights that will alternately thrill or disappoint the contestants and their audience.

  • In an economic climate where many small businesses are struggling to survive, local wineries are experiencing a relative boom. “There are wineries in all 50 states,” says Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Nationally, there has been a huge resurgence in viewing local wineries as an artisan craft. It parallels the movement of microbreweries.”

  • Mark your calendar for September 9. That's the day when customers nationwide will flock to their local Kohl's department store to buy clothing, shoes, and accessories by — Vera Wang?

    While her name may be more commonly associated with Oscar gowns and fashion show runways in Milan, Wang is just the latest in a flurry of high-end designers who are marketing their wares to customers who want to be in style and out-of-debt.

  • Office workers are well aware that gossip is an inevitable reality of the workplace. "She did what?" "He said that to the CEO?" While some gossip is relatively harmless, other forms can be damaging to the target and even result in a criminal complaint.

  • Children obtain about one-third or more of their daily energy requirement from their school meals, and they should expend about 50 percent of their daily energy expenditure while at school. So how's your child's school doing?

  • As the long, lazy days of summer come to an end, kids will complain about earlier bedtimes in addition to going back to school. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is urging parents to begin gradually changing kids' sleep patterns and easing them into school year bedtimes.

  • 2007 has been a big year for removal of protected animals from the endangered species list. Three species native to North America that were among the first to be listed after the passage of the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 have been recovered and no longer need protection. In February, Canis lupus was delisted in certain areas of its range; in March, Ursus arctos horribilis was delisted; in July Haliaeetus leucocephalus was delisted, making headlines.

  • If you don’t know everything you would like to know about how to grow your small business — who are your best customers, what is your most profitable product or service, what’s the best location for your business — you need business intelligence (BI).

  • Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia will host a landmark exhibit chronicling the late Pope John Paul II's life and legacy of improving dialogue between Catholics and Jews. "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," will be at The Kimmel Center free of admission. The exhibit comes to Philadelphia after stops in Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York.

  • The first Monday in October means it's back to work for the highest justices of the land, and the U. S. Supreme Court has already accepted 43 cases for the current term.

  • A handful of Super Bowl commercials have already been released online, with more to come in the next few days. This is all part of a growing trend by advertisers to pre-release commercials to build social media buzz and drive consumers to channels devoted to the product.

    “It’s like opening your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve,” says David Allan, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • Hillary Clinton's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination certainly has Americans and the world talking. Her historic move also speaks volumes about the ever-growing role of women in politics. As a former First Lady, does Clinton have some advantages? One Saint Joseph's University historian says yes.

  • It’s that holiday time of year again, and many people shopping for Christmas trees are facing a perennial question: which is the greener choice – real or fake? Climate change expert Clint Springer, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says that while he prefers real trees because of their environmental benefits, consumers who buy artificial trees can find other ways to “green” their holidays.

  • At Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Joseph Cifelli, Ed.D., assistant professor of science education, recently surveyed his undergraduate students about their preferences in Halloween treats. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups was the hands down most popular choice, followed by Snickers, Swedish Fish, Twix and Skittles. "It's clear that our students reflect the national consumer trend and candy is still the number one Halloween treat," says Dr. Cifelli.

  • Once upon a time, bored students in classrooms distracted themselves with note-passing and whispering. Thanks to increasing wireless capabilities and the expanse of cell phone usage, however, today's students can cure their boredom with text messaging and recreationally surfing the Internet, providing an infinite amount of material from which to distract themselves from their classroom work.

  • Holiday shoppers across the nation have begun their yearly purchase-frenzy, but even with events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday driving sales, preliminary studies have shown that consumers plan to spend only as much as they did last year. Facing a predicted flat line in profits rather than the increase retailers prefer, marketers for many well-known companies are taking non-traditional routes to bring in business.

  • Preparing for the holiday season is a marathon these days, with Americans testing their endurance beginning in November and crossing the finish line around mid-January. Given that most companies work in a global environment which operates 24/7, employees are challenged to find time to get everything accomplished.

  • It’s been confirmed: Madonna will be playing the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI. “Once provocative and now preserved, Madonna has been added to a list of acts considered safe by the NFL since the 2004 wardrobe malfunction,” says entertainment marketing expert David Allan, Ph.D. While she has earned her place in history as a mega pop-star icon, Allan questions whom the NFL is trying to reach with this halftime act.

  • This holiday season consumers are thinking small. So small, in fact, that the space under the Christmas tree may appear a bit empty for some on Christmas morning. However, market researchers are seeing an ongoing trend of quality over quantity, and this holiday season looks to continue that trend.

  • While students look forward to the holidays as a chance to unwind, 'tis the season to "network before they need work," advises Brett Woodard, director of the Career Development Center at Saint Joseph’s University. Students should use this time purposefully, he says, to "plant seeds" for their career search by deepening existing relationships and expanding their network with new contacts.

  • Think you’ve seen that holiday commercial before? That’s because you have – maybe even as long ago as the 1980s. In a move to touch the nostalgic hearts of consumers this holiday season, businesses like Toys R Us are recycling the old in order to captivate younger audiences and remind their parents of times past.

  • No matter our religious or cultural background, we have all felt pressured during the winter season to frame a picture-perfect holiday experience.  Whether it is to serve a flawless Thanksgiving dinner, create a Martha Stewart-inspired holiday home or to give (or receive) a much-desired gift, many feel a stressful frenzy ascending as the leaves continue to fall and the temperature drops.

  • As the public flips its calendars from October to November, December remains only one thin calendar page away, which means movie studios begin rolling out their holiday releases within the next several weeks. The question of whether or not these new Yuletide pictures will ever match up to the classics of old remains to be seen, but some films have a better chance than others, based on a number of factors.

  • Whether your holiday tradition involves a buffet brunch or a sit-down dinner with seven fishes, abundant amounts of food will be featured. And with the cost of food outpacing the rate of inflation over the past year, entertaining your crowd will be pricey.

  • While the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently announced that Internet bullying has increased by 50 percent, the reality is that Internet bullying is still relatively less common than other forms of bullying, according to Sally Black, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, who studies bullying. She cites name-calling, exclusion and physical abuse as more common forms.

  • The holidays bring many motivations to buy, buy, buy. Beyond the sale prices and must-have items is something greater for consumers to consider, says Saint Joseph’s University sociologist Keith Brown, Ph.D.

    “Many consumers sincerely want to make a difference in the world through shopping,” he says. “Consumers like to give gifts that have a story about where the product came from, who made it and how the producer benefitted by selling the object.”

  • Significant areas of the country have experienced heavy rains this year, leaving government officials to grapple with the problem of how to safely handle excess stormwater. In the Philadelphia area, for instance, with two months left to measure, the 2011 rainfall total is within one half-inch of its record 56.45 inches.

  • The quintessential holiday scene – if not children eagerly unwrapping presents from under the Christmas tree – normally involves a family gathered around a table covered with home-cooked food.  The reality is that, for the rest of the year, families don't routinely convene during mealtimes.

  • It's well known that a primary vector of disease is a germ-laden hand. Mano to mano, much misery in the land of the adenovirus is spread from a handshake. So what can you do when a sniffling colleague heads over to greet you at a holiday party?

  • Cyber Monday and the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of online shopping that follow can be frustrating — and expensive — for some employers. But Claire Simmers, Ph.D., co-author of "The Internet and Workplace Transformation," says she has seen a recent shift in corporate attitudes concerning employees who shop online at work.

  • With news of a recession, it’s no wonder that many Americans are feeling anxious about their financial situation this holiday season. According to Saint Joseph’s University psychologist Phyllis Anastasio, Ph.D., these anxieties are amplified by constant media reminders.

  • Out of economic necessity, many parents will have to say ‘no’ to their child this Christmas. Sally Black, Ph.D., assistant professor in health services at Saint Joseph’s University, warns parents to do more than just say ‘no.’

    Parents will need to discuss the reasons why holiday spending will be different this year, Black suggests. “Teach kids about the economy,” she says, “but maintain an optimistic attitude.”

  • Purse strings are tightening for individuals and corporations alike this holiday season, and donations may be the first to be cut from holiday budgets. Non-profit organizations should take steps to ensure they stay afloat during the current economic recession, says Ray Sarnacki, visiting assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • The New Year always brings change – even if it is just the annual modification of the year in our check registers. But last November, Philadelphians voted for a major transformation when they elected Michael A. Nutter as mayor, signaling they were no longer satisfied with city government's seeming acceptance of a dangerous status quo, and that they expect much more than a date change with the start of his administration.

  • The economy is a topic on everyone's mind and Americans are frustrated that the problem cannot be fixed overnight. With experts, political candidates and journalists weighing in on the issue, many varied opinions are in the forefront of the media.

    Christopher Coyne, Ph.D., associate professor of finance at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, thinks the best response is to not panic about the state of our economy.

  • Amidst the hectic scrambling for dinner reservations and artfully prepared floral decorations for Valentine's Day, it's unlikely that one may stop to think about who St. Valentine was or why his feast day is celebrated with red-heart gift cards and plush teddy bears.

  • A food marketing researcher from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia is learning more about consumer attitudes toward organic foods and exploring their influence on U.S. Markets.

  • Even with President Bush's recent claim that the U.S. is not heading toward a recession, college students remain concerned with the status of a downturn in the economy and what effect it could have on the future job market. Career specialists, however, say that the Class of 2008 should not fret about securing employment.

  • For college students, spring break is traditionally a time of carefree escapades in tropical locales with plenty of good times, relaxation and, of course, alcohol. George Dowdall, Ph.D., and Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Ph.D., both professors of sociology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, offer tips to college students on how to stay safe.

  • HBO's current miniseries "John Adams," which is based on historian David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the same name, is earning praise from television critics for an historical accuracy and gritty realism that is as close to the real thing as we are able to imagine.

  • With the holiday season fast approaching, Natalie Wood, Ph.D., assistant director of Saint Joseph’s University’s Center for Consumer Research, offers the following strategies for how marketers can be better prepared and leverage the power of social media to strengthen their existing marketing campaign. With the right social media strategy, Wood says marketers can maximize brand exposure at very little cost.

  • The proposed XM/Sirius Satellite radio merger wasn't necessarily a bad day for broadcast radio. David Allan, Ph.D., an entertainment marketing professor at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, sees the merger as an opportunity for broadcast radio to reestablish its roots by providing more local content.

  • On Oct. 6, a group of Philadelphians gathered at Dilworth Plaza by City Hall in the name of Occupy Philadelphia. The demonstration was organized in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, which began in September and has since gone national. Jeffrey Hyson, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and director of the American studies program at Saint Joseph’s University, says that historically, a key component of revolution is the action of crowds taking to the streets.

  • On April 4th, the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., much attention will likely be paid to his final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop." The speech, delivered April 3, 1968 at the Masonic Temple in Memphis to a relatively small crowd of 2,000 people, has since become one of King's most famous.

  • With the economy fast becoming the number one issue in voters’ minds this election season and the Bear Stearns takeover sending shockwaves through Wall Street, the word recession is making its way from the business pages to everyday conversations.

  • In a world of perfect competitive balance, all 30 Major League Baseball clubs would have an equal chance at playoff baseball. While that thought is nice, it’s not reality. Teams like the Chicago Cubs, a team without a World Championship since 1908, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, who finished below .500 for the 19th straight season, make that evident.

  • The current economy is putting a strain on everybody’s pocketbook and food is no exception. You don’t need to watch the evening news to know that food prices are rising faster than the average; just walk down the supermarket aisle.

    John Stanton, Ph.D., chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, offers ten things you can do to reduce the cost of your food bill while still eating well and not taking too much time.

  • A Democratic convention during an unpopular war in the last months of an even more unpopular presidency: Chicago, 1968? Try Denver, 2008! But will denizens of the Rocky Mountain state be driven to sip from politically incorrect water bottles because of psychedelic substances lacing their pristine reservoirs? Not likely, says Katherine Sibley, Ph.D., chair and professor of history at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • The 2008 Olympics present both opportunity and challenge for hosting nation China, namely in the area of tourism, says Brent Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

    “China, like much of East Asia, remains very foreign to most Westerners, especially from the United States,” he says. “Visitors to its larger cities, such as Beijing, are usually impressed by what they’d not expected to see.”

  • October marks the beginning of flu season, and once again, health care professionals are exhorting people to get a flu shot. Microbiologist John Tudor, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, agrees that it’s time to roll up our sleeves and offer up our arms for the vaccination.

  • As children of all ages head back to school, many will be burdened with the added challenge of math anxiety. “It’s a problem that usually starts at an early age, and if it isn’t addressed in grade school, math anxiety can hinder students throughout their education and beyond,” says Agnes Rash, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • For kids, the summer months are packed with vacations, camps, week-to-week schedule changes and lots of late nights. It’s no wonder that getting back to the school year routine can be difficult. Returning to regular sleep schedules can be even harder. According to sleep expert and Saint Joseph’s University Professor of Psychology Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., the end of the summer is the time to reset kids’ biological clocks.

  • Earlier this month, twenty-four pre-K through 8th grade teachers from GeoKids LINKS partner schools (Meade, Kearney, Reynolds, Gesu and Gompers) participated in three days of interactive sessions to increase their science content knowledge. 

  • It's natural for first-year students to encounter challenges associated with the transition to college life. For many students the academic demands are great, dorm-life may be their first experience sharing a living space, and there is so much unstructured time to manage.

    As director of Saint Joseph's University's Office for Student Success, Kim Allen-Stuck, Ph.D., has some advice to help students ease into the college experience.

    1)Manage your expectations

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent mental disorders among American adults, with 50 percent of childhood cases persisting into adulthood.

  • Last month, as Russian tanks rolled into South Ossetia – a small, breakaway region of Georgia located in the Caucasus Mountains – people around the globe were jolted into troubling memories of Soviet-era aggression. The Russians were reacting to the actions of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who ordered his troops into South Ossetia, which had fought for its independence from Georgia in the early 1990s.

  • To cope with projected revenue loss due to increased FDA regulation and blockbuster drugs going off-patent, pharmaceutical companies have consolidated significantly over the past five years. Organizations like Pfizer/Wyeth, Merck/Schering Plough, and Schering Plough/Organon BioSciences have merged forces to improve efficiencies and increase the number of drugs brought to market.

  • As the U.S. and European economies destabilize under the pressure of debt, the global economy is leaning heavily on China.

    “Consumers — historically and especially during times of economic decline — value price over quality,” says Karen Hogan, Ph.D., professor of finance. “China offers the U.S. and European economies cheap labor and affordable imports; we’re hooked on it.”

  • Pregnant women often receive conflicting messages about what foods to avoid during their pregnancies. One of the most confusing health messages for women is the recommended guidelines for eating fish. In fact, conflicting reports about safe levels of mercury in fish have a majority of pregnant women eliminating the food from their diet altogether.

  • America is about to ditch the food pyramid. In its place, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will serve a plate-shaped symbol sliced into basic food groups. Beside the plate will rest a small cup of dairy (milk or yogurt). What this means for the kid on the playground, or the mom running in eight different directions, is that each will now have an easier guideline to follow for healthy eating.

  • As students head back to school this fall, many of them will encounter name-calling, putdowns or malicious rumors from other students. In order to control bullying, Pennsylvania is requiring anti-bullying policies in all schools by next year.  Sally Black, Ph.D., bullying prevention expert, says policies against bullying are not enough. Holding adults accountable is the key to protecting children.

  • As America’s collective waistline continues to expand, so does the number of food products parading themselves as healthy options. In light of growing concern over the nutritional value of the foods we put into our bodies, many food marketers have stepped up their advertising in an effort to stand out against their competitors.

  • April 12 marks the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter in the Charleston, S.C., harbor, and signals the beginning of a multi-year commemoration of the United States Civil War (1861-1865). Accordingly, many national Civil War parks and sites – like Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Pa., and Shiloh, Miss.– are ready to receive a bumper crop of visitors over the next four years, as our nation revisits this time from our history.

  • Members of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business faculty at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia are available to speak about the financial crisis.

  • When thinking about the sports industry, what typically comes to mind are the privileged few who have broken into the business as a professional athlete or a member of a prominent major-league front office. For many, a career similar to this is nothing more than a distant dream.

  • No one can argue that autism is getting more attention than it did 10 years ago. But considering that autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States, research and services for those who need them most struggle to keep up. Add to that all the mixed messages parents and families dealing with a diagnosis receive.

  • With operating costs rising, employers around the country are entertaining the advantages of a four-day work week. Proponents of the abbreviated schedule boast benefits of cost savings, easier commutes, increased leisure time, and its viability as an alternative to layoffs. So why isn’t this trend becoming widespread?

  • On March 19, media outlets across the globe reported the death of Mohammad Nabbous, the Libyan citizen-journalist responsible for founding Libya Alhurra TV, an independent Internet TV station set up to broadcast raw footage from Benghazi following the Feb. 17 uprising.

  • Most college students avoid thinking about the real world until at least their junior year, putting off that visit to the campus career center as long as possible. According to Matthew Brink of Saint Joseph’s University’s Career Development Center, sometimes it’s the waiting that can make the task overwhelming.

  • As April approaches, many citizens begin to dread the hassle of tax season. While major reforms are out of the taxpayer’s control, staying informed and using a tax preparation service are two simple ways to make filing your taxes as stress-free as can be.

  • Political leaders, economic analysts and journalists are comparing the current financial meltdown to the Great Depression. “Worst Crisis Since the ’30s, With No End Yet in Sight” was a recent baleful headline from The Wall Street Journal.

  • No one can deny that this year’s election proved to be historic, transformational and unforgettable. But while many are focusing on race and the breaking of barriers, Graham Lee, Ph.D., professor of political science at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, is talking about the changes he’s observed in voting trends.

  • Before the election results rolled in late Tuesday night, political analysts across the country were feverishly predicting which states would go blue or red. Now that the dust has settled and the electoral map is clearly painted, those same experts are looking back on the campaigns to analyze how Senator John McCain and President-Elect Barack Obama got where they are today.

  • The typical American consumer is accustomed to unwrapping a hamburger from their favorite fast food establishment and finding “the works”: lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and a few packets of ketchup on the side. However, according to John Stanton, Ph.D., chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, the “frills” that come with fast food or restaurant meals could become a thing of the past.

  • While beleaguered Americans continued to dig out from record snowfalls, the gardeners among them were secretly thrilled, watching the freezing flakes pile up. “They realized that snow cover can be good for many plants, especially perennial herbs and shrubs, because it provides insulation from freezing temperatures.

  • As NCAA basketball fans begin to research ESPN for information that could prove useful for their brackets – many on company time – employers are voicing concerns that the madness surrounding bracketology will cause declines in productivity. But Claire Simmers Ph.D., chair and professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that if handled correctly, office pools are useful for boosting morale, as long as productivity is balanced.

  • David Allan, Ph.D., an entertainment marketing expert, says Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band’s performance during Super Bowl XLIII’s halftime show was just another example of the NFL playing it safe. “Remember when rock was risky?” asks Allan. “Well now it’s the safest thing to broadcast during Super Bowl halftime, except for country.”

  • A previous study of ex-NFL players showed that the damage caused by concussions occurs in the same region of the brain as damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease, resulting in increased concern over post-concussion related injuries and trauma of athletes.

  • Employers are tripping over legal hurdles as more companies and their workers use social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering a case that explores whether a medical-transportation company illegally fired an employee after she criticized her boss on Facebook.

  • Charles Robert Darwin was born into a genteel family in Shropshire, England, on February 12, 1809. Scientists from around the globe will celebrate the bicentennial of his birth, as well as the 150th anniversary of his monumental work, On the Origin of Species on or about February 12, 2009.

  • In recent years, marketers have begun to integrate product placement into popular TV shows, video games, movies and music. While many of these subtle advertising opportunities are the collaborative work of producers and marketers, it is sometimes the work of the artists themselves.

  • Many observers of the recent suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport were surprised that despite the carnage, the airport remained open for business. While some claimed that this response was an example of Russian toughness and stoicism in the face of a crisis, Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that something else was at work.

  • Considering all the layoffs, downsizes and cutbacks reported in the news these days, it's not surprising to learn that the news itself is being cut back.

    According to Joe Samuel Starnes, visiting assistant professor of English at Saint Joseph's University, "You don't have to look far to see struggling businesses, but newspapers have been going down for a while because of the loss of advertising revenue and readership."

  • As the patron saint of all things verdant, it should be no surprise that St. Patrick's eyes would smile at the thought of a truly green – or sustainable – parade in his honor.

    Professor of Biology Michael (Patrick) McCann, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, urges organizers of the world's St. Patrick's Day parades to consider the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle – when planning their celebrations.

  • The current WikiLeaks saga has many in diplomatic circles either red-faced with embarrassment or laughing up their sleeves at what the cables revealed. International relations expert Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says that in the delicate dance between nuclear proliferation and containment, there is much more at risk than a loss of face.

  • The power of information and secrets lie in their relevance and timeliness. WikiLeaks, the controversial non-profit media organization, which gained notoriety for leaking classified U.S. military files, is believed to be in the process of leaking confidential documents relating to Bank of America and BP. If the leaked information pertains to secrets of strategic relevance to these companies, the corporate competitive landscape could be altered.

  • Philadelphia has been a frustrated city for a long time. The city's professional sports teams stir up passion like little else, but Philadelphians had experienced a dearth of championships and a large dose of frustration over so many seasons…until clinching the 2008 World Series this past October. So the question begs: will the City of Brotherly Love, which has a reputation for being anything but, buck its inferiority complex and shower the Phillies with love this spring?

  • Leadership is everywhere. Nowhere was this more evident than in the belly of the Chilean mine in the weeks and months following the Aug. 5 collapse.

    “Corporate America has a lot to learn from the Chilean miners,” says Ron Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University who studies leadership. “One critical takeaway from this experience is the power of vulnerability,” he explains. “Leadership happens because of vulnerability.”

  • No parent wants to learn that their child is being bullied. But it may be even harder to hear that their child is the bully. What does a parent do when they’re told?

    “Take a deep breath and don’t panic,” advises Sally Kuykendall, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Resist the temptation to respond defensively with ‘not my child.’ Understand that your child may be testing behaviors.”

  • With tight budgets and economic uncertainty, departments in corporations nationwide are becoming more accountable for measurement.

  • A recent post-election analysis by Nate Silver in his FiveThirtyEight blog measured the accuracy of polls leading up to midterm elections. His findings indicated not only inaccuracies from a number of polling organizations, but bias in their predictions. What causes these statistical slipups and polling prejudices? Is it the result of bias in polling organizations or an expected reality of predictive polling?

  • This year, Earth Day falls on April 22, and for its 39th anniversary, the eco-minded among us will be taking stock of advancements made by the green movement, as well as the challenges that remain.

  • The vast populace of China is experiencing a new purchasing power fueled by changing economic policies. Meanwhile, China watchers are reporting another lifestyle shift in the world’s third largest country: the resurgence of organized religion.

  • A dorm room is a limited space. So while the flat screen, couch and love seat fit comfortably in the U-Haul, students may encounter challenges cramming all of that stuff into the new dorm.

    Kim Allen-Stuck, Ph.D., is an administrator at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she counsels students on practical strategies for adjusting to college life.

    Here are the list of items Allen-Stuck advises students NOT to bring to college this fall:

  • Preparing to send a child to college can be a busy, nerve-wracking and emotional time for parents. They’ve invested much time and energy helping their child decide what college will work best academically and socially. They go shopping to buy all the dorm room essentials. But what most parents don’t spend enough time doing is preparing their child to deal with the reality of college drinking.

  • A program connecting first-year students with non-academic advisors offers a personal connection at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  The Connectors Program is a two-year old program at the university partnering incoming students (connectees) with a staff member or administrator (connectors) for the duration of the student’s first academic year.

  • According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend $66.28 on Halloween this year. Second only to costumes, candy eats up the largest chunk of this budget with American families spending an average of $22 each Halloween on confections.

  • This fall, Jeffrey Hyson, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will transform his freshman Western Civilization I classes into fascinating games. Hyson will use an innovative pedagogy developed at Barnard College called Reacting to the Past (RTTP).

  • As the Philadelphia Phillies play the San Francisco Giants for the National League Championship Series title, the team is already making baseball history.

  • Everyone knows this popular Halloween game: turn out the lights, pass around a dried apricot and it’s easy to believe it’s a human earlobe. Peel some grapes and in the dark they feel just like human eyeballs. It’s a game that tricks the senses and it’s something Saint Joseph’s University psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., has been doing in his lab for the last several years.

  • Young adult (y.a.) fiction is a huge market in the publishing industry. According to the Association of American Publishers, paperbound book sales in children’s and y.a. titles topped $1.5 billion in 2009. But while these books are usually written for readers between the ages of 14 and 21, they also have immense crossover appeal to older audiences, says April Lindner, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • As television season premieres make their debuts this fall, experts predict major changes in programming in the near future.

    Nowadays, viewers can DVR, TiVo, live stream or use onDemand to catch their favorite shows via a variety of mediums. Entertainment is available at the audience’s fingertips - on televisions, computers, iPods and Smartphones - and will continue to change with the technology.

  • For Kermit the Frog, being green is a burden. But according to Michael McCann, Ph.D., professor of biology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, being green can be easier than it seems for America’s students.

    McCann’s suggestions begin with transportation. He says the most carbon-free way to travel is walking or biking.

  • For many first-year college students, it may be the first time they have had to share a room with another person. It can be an exciting, but at times trying experience, says Marci Berney, an associate director in the office of Residence Life at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • It's natural for first-year students to encounter challenges associated with the transition to college life. For many students the academic demands are great, dorm life may be their first experience sharing a living space, and there is unstructured time to manage. This can also be a difficult transition for parents who feel inclined to comfort their student who is missing home.

  • Though the recent oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the BP/Deep Water Horizon oilrig explosion is no longer leading headlines, this fall, the disaster will be a major topic of conversation and study in environmental science classrooms around the country.

  • Despite President Obama’s congressional address on health care, many Americans still lack a true understanding of the proposed changes and what a final bill might look like.

    According to Jack Newhouse, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, it seems that Congress wants the impossible.

  • From the time presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt first discussed health care reform in 1912, the topic has been a precedent-setting issue in the U.S. The 2010 passage of health care legislation is no different, but has many Americans in a quandary about how it will affect them. This is especially true of senior citizens.

  • Infectious disease experts are awaiting an infinitesimal event of momentous importance: the mutation of the novel H1N1 influenza virus. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are constantly monitoring the virus as it spreads,” says John Tudor, Ph.D., a microbiologist at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, “but there is no way to predict where, when or if mutation will occur.”

  • The premise is simple: to receive a fair wage for hard work. The fair trade movement, which began shortly after the Cold War, has regained momentum recently. A 2008 Fair Trade Federation Interim Report stated there was a 102 percent growth in U.S. and Canadian sales for Fair Trade products between 2004 and 2006.

  • The rumors swirling about health care reform are as sizeable as the 1,000 pages of proposed legislation. Of particular concern to George P. Sillup, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, is the misinformation floating across the Internet, and over the airways, about how health care reform will affect Medicare.

  • According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is the oldest and largest global environmental network, governments have failed to meet targets to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Their recent message says we are now witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago.

  • American consumers are worried: They want to know whether their economy is improving, worsening or unchanging. Ben Liebman, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says economists will look to holiday spending to gauge the economy’s health.

  • There may not be a simple solution to the complex problem of reforming health care, but bioethicist Mark Aita, S.J., M.D., assistant director of the Institute for Catholic Bioethics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is certain of one thing – the elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss is that insured Americans contribute to the problem.

  • When Jim Caccamo, Ph.D., an expert in computing and telecommunications technology ethics, heard of Google’s recent struggles in China, he knew he’d need to update the curriculum for the Technology, Society and Christian Ethics course he teaches at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • There is no question that the U.S. government is facing its share of troubles. During the worst recession in its history, it is fighting two foreign wars. On top of that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9.7 percent of the workforce is unemployed, and despite months of congressional discussion and deal making, a solution to the health care crisis seems far off.

  • Will the year 2012 spell the end of life on Earth as we know it?

    Columbia Pictures’ upcoming disaster movie 2012 suggests that it will. Based loosely on interpretations of the Mayan long count calendar, which ends its 5,125-year cycle on December 21, 2012, the movie’s trailer features the tagline, “Mankind’s earliest civilization warned us this day was coming.”

  • You’re on vacation in the Bahamas and your colleague e-mails you a question about the report she is scheduled to present to the board later that day. With your Blackberry close at hand, you quickly answer her message and get back to your hot rock massage.

  • On Nov. 21, 2009, Americans with a genetic medical condition will no longer live in fear of discrimination from their employers because of their unique genetic code. On that date, The Genetic Information Nondiscrimation Act (GINA) goes into effect, prohibiting employers from discriminating in terms of hiring, promotion, firing or any other terms and conditions of employment based on an individual’s genetic code.

  • With shamrocks hung on doors and parade plans in the works, March is full of all things St. Patrick’s Day. Along with the festivities comes a curiosity about the culture they represent. A good way to get acquainted with the Irish is to pick up a novel by one of the island nation’s gifted authors.

  • Fears of contracting the H1N1 virus this flu season have people steering clear of strangers with coughs and scolding friends who don’t sneeze into their crooked elbows. With everyone trying to stay germ free, hand sanitizer has become a popular means of protection. But although a quick pump from a Purell dispenser is the most convenient form of hand cleaning, is it the best?

  • In times of crisis, every thought and action becomes a means of answering a basic question: “How will I survive?”

    When the 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and its environs, many nations offered help – sending water, funds and manpower – slowly helping to answer this question for the people affected. Yet it may well be a resource the Haitian people possess within themselves that gets them through the greater turmoil: an unwavering, unquestioning faith.

  • According to Saint Joseph’s University sociologist Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., the heartland of America’s greatest export is no longer corn and wheat, but rather its young and talented people.

    With one out of every five Americans still living in non-metropolitan areas, and considering that those areas now face natural decline with more deaths than births, the problem of the youth exodus from rural America is one that simply cannot be ignored.

  • Most Americans leave homeland security efforts to government officials and emergency responders. Paul Andrews, adjunct professor for Saint Joseph's University’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute and a nationally recognized expert in homeland security, has a different view. He suggests individuals must do their own part in protecting our country.

  • David Allan, Ph.D., an entertainment marketing expert and professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says the big news this year about Super Bowl commercials is what viewers won’t see.

    Pepsi, which has bought up commercial slots during the Super Bowl for more than 20 years, has opted out this time around, leaving the field open for other companies to make their move.

  • According to a recent census, Philadelphia’s poverty rate is “roughly double” the national figure. The city’s largest hunger-relief organization, Philabundance, estimates that 25.1 percent of Philadelphians are below the poverty line – a rate that is highest among the 10 biggest U.S. cities. To address this issue, a group of Saint Joseph’s University students and faculty partnered with Philabundance to develop a new food distribution model to reach Philadelphia’s hungry more efficiently.

  • Entertainment marketing expert Brent Smith, Ph.D., says that, despite the shift toward more popular music genres, the Grammy Awards should still be taken seriously by viewers as an event where artists are recognized for the quality of their work.

    “To some degree, every brand must stay relevant with mainstream audiences,” says Smith. “Yet, the Grammys still represent the most respected awards show in the music industry because the nominees and winners are elected by their peers.”

  • The holiday season, with its heavy focus on religion, can spark awkward situations at the work place. This festive time of year has many workers wishing to spruce up their offices with holiday decorations, leaving employers to figure out how to regulate such religious expression.

  • From the classic 1951 Scrooge with Alastair Sim, to the 1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol, to Disney’s 2009 3-D adaptation starring Jim Carrey, which opened at number one the first weekend in November, Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol has been in constant reproduction following its original 1843 publication. Generation after generation has sought to adapt the tale not only for film, but theatre, television, ballet, radio and opera.

  • Cyber Monday and the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of online shopping that follow can be frustrating — and expensive — for some employers. But Claire Simmers, Ph.D., co-author of "The Internet and Workplace Transformation," says she has seen a recent shift in corporate attitudes concerning employees who shop online at work.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 27, 2012) – Deron Albright, M.F.A., associate professor of film, has been awarded a 2012 Pew Fellowship in the Arts from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2012) - The creatures that populate Kaitlyn Coppola's ceramic sculptures twist and turn and pile up on one another in an explosion of ambiguity. The fantasy figures in "Kinde," which could be animals in distress, trapped by their partner's limbs, or could be mutants comforted by their intertwined connection, will be exhibited at Saint Joseph's University's Boland Hall Gallery Sept. 2-28. An artist's reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m.

  • The Haub School of Business and its Dean Leadership Program is partnering with The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to host an event with award-winning journalist and bestselling author Tom Brokaw on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Michael J. Hagan Arena on Saint Joseph's campus. Brokaw will discuss his latest book, The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America.

  • "Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy" author will talk to SJU students

  • To fight breast cancer and teach her girls about social responsibility PHILADELPHIA (September 3, 2007) — Unless you count spectating during her daughter’s track and field meets, Virginia (Ginny) Miori, Ph.D., has never participated in an official race. Philadelphia’s Breast Cancer 3-Day on October 5-7 will be this Saint Joseph’s University professor and mother of two daughter’s first.

  • Dr. Julianne Malveaux will open the award-winning series for the Office of Multicultural Life

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 11, 2007)—Saint Joseph’s University will host a landmark exhibit chronicling the late Pope John Paul II’s life and legacy of improving dialogue between Catholics and Jews. “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People,” will be at The Kimmel Center from October 18 through December 23, free of admission. The exhibit comes to Philadelphia after stops in Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York.

  • Friends and family host a 5K run/walk to raise domestic violence awareness

    What: Kristin's Krusade - a 5K Run/Walk for Domestic Violence Awareness

  • What: September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and Saint Joseph's Universityis hosting a fair to educate students on how to make their college experience the safest possible.

    Date: Thursday, September 20 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Campion Student Center – Crimson Café

    Highlights: Self-Defense: Experts from Action Karate will give students a crash-course with a self-defense free lesson.

  • Donna Christine Kutz exhibition opens October 1

    PHILADELPHIA (September 17, 2007) – Donna Christine Kutz opens the second professional exhibit of the year at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. Entitled "Passages," the sculptures of the award-winning ceramist will be on display October 1 – 31, 2007. The artist's reception will be held Friday, October 19, 6 – 8 p.m. This show is the sole ceramic exhibit for the year.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2007) – For the average student, preparation for a career fair may begin that morning, shuffling through what clothes to wear and printing out copies of their resume. For a Saint Joseph's student, however, preparation begins weeks in advance, long before the doors of the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse open to students and employers on September 27 for the annual Fall Career Fair.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2007) - The international musical theater phenomenon Godspell will open the 80th anniversary season of Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, Saint Joseph's University's theater production program on Thursday, October 18, at 8 p.m., in the Bluett Theatre.

  • Two years ago, Stanley Isenberg, who lives in the neighboring Latches Lane Condominiums, contacted Saint Joseph's Office of Government and Community Relations with a proposal. His idea: get the students living in houses along Lapsley Lane to meet with some neighbors of the condominium association to build better relationships. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts prohibited the meeting, and the idea was put on hold.

  • The University's Catholic Intellectual Series began Monday, September 24, with a discussion entitled "Catholic Dialogues on Race and Feminism: From the Past to the Future."

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 2, 2007) - BusinessWeek recently asked business undergraduate students to tell them about their favorite professors. Saint Joseph’s University students voted Richard George, Ph.D., professor of food marketing, as their favorite. The only professor from Pennsylvania selected, George joins an impressive roster of 20 others featured in BusinessWeek’s special report – “Class Acts.”

  • What: In response to the crisis in Myanmar and in support of efforts by the U.S. Campaign for Burma to organize a nation-wide student Day of Action for Burma, Saint Joseph's University will hold an information session for students, faculty and staff to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the conflict.

    When: Friday, October 5, noon.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Barbelin Hall (City Avenue and Cross Walk), Greaton Room

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 4, 2007) – Thanks to the diversity of religious faith in the United States, Catholics and Jews have worked together in various social movements and have modeled interreligious dialogue for the rest of the world. This unprecedented relationship has developed since the Second Vatican Council and presents new challenges and opportunities for Jews and Christians everywhere. But what is distinctive about the American context?

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 5, 2007) — Saint Joseph's University will embark on the public phase of the most comprehensive capital campaign in University history — an ambitious $150 million effort focusing on six University priorities.

  • With Fall Break quickly approaching, many students anxiously await the four-day weekend, their families and their beds no longer a hazy vision in their distant future. A select few Saint Joseph's students, however, will be forgoing those comforts in favor of immersing themselves in the local community for a new service trip.

  • University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided at the annual Fall Convocation last Wednesday, October 3, in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 10, 2007) - For a school that prides itself on its technological advancement, an ethics-driven curriculum and the cultivation of interpersonal skills, it's no surprise that Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) has once again landed in Princeton Review's Best 290 Business Schools. The Haub School is profiled in the latest 2008 edition among other prestigious business schools.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 10, 2007) — Three Saint Joseph's University professors have been selected for Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA) Innovation in Teaching Awards.

    The awards, which were judged by faculty of LaSalle University's education department, carry a $1,000 stipend and expenses paid to the MAACBA Conference. The faculty were presented with the awards on October 5-7 during the annual conference at Niagra University.

  • The Institute for Violence Research and Prevention at Saint Joseph's University hosts forum with grass roots leaders seeking solutions to violence in the city

    PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 12, 2007) — Community leaders from more than a dozen grass roots organizations throughout the city have been invited to a "think-tank" discussion of violence in Philadelphia, hosted by the Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP) at Saint Joseph's University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 12, 2007) ­— Halloween is a time for dressing up like a favorite comic book character or movie star. But for Saint Joseph's University students, no costumes will be necessary to act as heroes for approximately 400 elementary school students this month, when University will host a series of holiday events to ensure a safe Halloween experience.

  • Saint Joseph's University alumnus Archbishop John Foley '57 was one of 23 priests named as new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church today by Pope Benedict XVI. The archbishop will be officially elevated in a ceremony at the Vatican on November 24.

  • As technology continues to become a ubiquitous facet of our daily lives, members of the Saint Joseph's University community regularly look for ways to improve the academic experience through computing. In the 10th Annual Technology Open House, held October 11 in the Haub Executive Center, faculty, staff and administrators gathered to assess their progress and look to the future.

  • Approximately 250 members of the Saint Joseph's University community will come together on Saturday, October 27 for the second annual SJU Community Day, a program uniting students, faculty and staff in an effort to help the neighborhoods around the University.

  • The Executive-In-Residence for the College of Arts and Sciences, James J. Nealis III '69, former executive vice president of human resources for construction materials giant Lafarge North America, visited campus for the day on Wednesday, October 17. Now retired, Nealis and his wife recently established the Bernadette B. and James J. Nealis '69 Program in Asian Studies with their gift of $2.5 million. The interdisciplinary program will be housed within the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 19, 2007) - Images from and of the past are featured in the next professional gallery exhibit at Saint Joseph's University. Award-winning photographer Johanna Inman's Faded, Cracked and Torn, a collection of 16 photographs of antique lantern slides and old, disregarded books and postcards will be on display Nov. 5 – Dec. 10, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23, 2007) — It's Monday morning and you just woke up to a coughing, sneezing child burning with fever from the flu. In families with two working parents an important decision needs to be made: Who stays home? New research says that it's considered more socially acceptable for mom, rather than dad, to be absent from work.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2007)— Taking into account the impact that disasters have on communities, and using events such as the terrorist attacks of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina as examples, the City of Philadelphia's Emergency Preparedness Review Committee (EPRC) released an evaluation of the city's preparedness and detailed more than 200 recommendations.

  • The Saint Joseph's University community is celebrating Ignatian Week from Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 with events for students, faculty and staff to reflect on the Jesuit and Catholic ideals of the University.

  • Stepping into the already dimming movie theater, you scramble to an open seat in the first several rows. Getting comfortable, you dip your hand into your popcorn and look up at the screen to see the murky opening scene of…Jaws?

  • Recent scandals in the news have focused public attention on corporate fraud. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has called for more emphasis on fraud education, recommending the development of fraud-related course materials and cases for students to explore the field of forensic accounting.

  • In a message to the University community last week, Valerie Dudley, Ph.D., director of the Office of Institutional Diversity, provided a review and an update on diversity-focused events and initiatives for students, faculty and staff.

  • Saint Joseph's University faculty experts from four fields – history, sociology, economics and marketing – are available to speak about issues facing presidential candidates who are converging on Philadelphia for the Democratic debate.

    The tips have been collected on the University's website, at http://www.sju.edu/vote08/. The site will be used throughout election season to highlight important voter issues.

    The faculty experts are as follows:

  • If given the chance to travel into a foreign war zone to see how a western journalist effectively covers the chaotic events of warfare, would you?

  • Why, in the middle of a waning housing market, has Saint Joseph's University decided to invest in real estate?

    The University recently purchased two "islands" in the vibrant universe of Second Life. The Haub School of Business is the campus' first investor in the project, which will eventually culminate in the construction of a number of buildings on campus in this virtual world.

  • "Asia has always fascinated me," said David Carpenter, Ph.D., associate professor of theology. Carpenter has taught history of religions -- chiefly Hinduism and Buddhism -- for 21 years at Saint Joseph's. He has been the director of the Asian studies program for the past 18 months, which has been an exciting time for the faculty and students involved with the minor and certificate program. The Bernadette B. and James J.

  • Saint Joseph's University is a major economic player that is pumping nearly half a billion dollars into the Commonwealth's economy annually, according to an independent analysis completed recently.

    The report, "Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Saint Joseph's University," was prepared by Econsult Corporation of Philadelphia.

  • At first, when composer Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., assistant professor of music in the department of fine and performing arts, sits down at the baby grand piano in Boland Hall, she looks dwarfed by the span of the instrument's opened lid. But then she begins to play an impromptu Bach Two-part Invention, and the rich, precise notes of the Baroque genius tumble effortlessly into the room. It is clear that Sorkin is a master of the keyboard.

  • When he walks into his "Craft of Language" classroom, Sean Conrey, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, doesn't give his students a traditional writing prompt for the day's assignment; instead, he tells them to get out their laptops and start gaming.

  • An independent film garnering nationwide attention might not have gotten to the big screen without the help of Saint Joseph's University alum J. Eustace Wolfington '56, and his family.

  • Senior international relations major Charles Wester of Omaha, Neb., was talking recently with Ian Petrie, Ph.D., about the political crisis unfolding in Pakistan. Wester realized there was more he wanted to know about the roots of the crisis than could be gleaned from Western news coverage. He also thought there might be others on campus with similar questions.

  • The Saint Joseph's University's Alumni Association will present Mary Lou Finlayson Quinlan '75 with its most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.

  • The Institute of Catholic Bioethics (ICB) at SJU has launched the Internet Journal of Catholic Bioethics, the first such publication by a university in the country. This publication will provide information and articles on the issues faced by Catholics and the world on medicine and health.

  • While numerous forms of entertainment media have reduced the popular opinion of Thanksgiving to a stress-filled day of arguments with the in-laws, there are still people who believe in the spirit of togetherness at the holiday. With this in mind, more than 200 Saint Joseph's students and local senior citizens dined on turkey and danced the mashed potato during the University's 31st annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Campion Student Center's Crimson Cafeteria.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 28, 2007) — Wall Street investors are weighing company growth on more than financials these days. An organization's intellectual capital, amassed through strategic data mining, is where companies are investing their resources and the demand for employees with the skills to interpret this data has never been higher.

  • Two Saint Joseph's University seniors, Kristen Mursch and Natalie Nash, have been named the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Prize Award recipients for the 2007-08 academic year.

    Mursch, a chemistry major, and Nash, a biology major, each received a $5,000 grant to help with tuition. These grants are in addition to scholarship funds that these students have already received through the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust.

  • In the fall of 2001, Arnold Farr, Ph.D., and his students in the senior philosophy seminar experienced an epiphany about the work of philosopher and critical theorist Herbert Marcuse that still resonates with him today.

  • In many ways, technology is changing the landscape of higher education. The convenience of online learning offers students the opportunity to pursue degree and non-degree programs on their own schedule.

  • SJU Learns, a series dedicated to exploring the diverse faiths of Saint Joseph's students, faculty and staff, will present its latest program, "Kindling the Lights of Hanukah," on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Wolfington Center Conference Room at 4 p.m. The program is the third in the 2007-08 series entitled "The Roads to Spirituality."

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Saint Joseph's University, as departments across campus prepare for the holiday season with a number of annual events.

  • Each holiday season for the past decade, Saint Joseph's has led a comprehensive campaign to raise money for the annual United Way appeal. Last year the University raised over $35,000. This year's campaign co-chairs Jeanne Brady, Ph.D., professor of education, and Louis Mayer '79, vice president for financial affairs, optimistically challenge the SJU community to exceed that impressive amount, as well as continue to broaden the level of participation.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 3, 2007) – Harvard University's Fromm Music Foundation has awarded contemporary music composer Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., a $10,000 commission to write a new composition. The Foundation will also subsidize the ensemble that performs the premiere of the composition.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 18, 2007) – With Oprah Winfrey's recent announcement that she will support Barack Obama, it would appear that it is open season for celebrity endorsements in the 2008 presidential election. As the election draws nearer, you can expect more celebrities to promote their choice for the next leader of the free world, and to urge their devoted fans to follow suit.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2007) - Paintings of local urban towns open the first exhibit of 2008 at Saint Joseph's University Gallery, Jan. 14 – Feb. 13.  Titled Recent Paintings, the work of renowned painter Babette Martino features works of oil on panel. This exhibit marks the Gallery's sole display of paintings for the 07-08 season. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2007) — There's little doubt that any college student would jump at the chance to visit the Gulf Coast for the winter, passing the snow-covered Northeast by for sunny beaches. But when a group of 14 Hawks – students and staff from Saint Joseph's University – fly south next month, it won't be for recreation but to help in the continued rebuilding of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 21, 2007) — Saint Joseph's University has named Gregory J. Geruson of Jenkintown, Pa., vice president for development and alumni relations effective January 14. In his new role, Geruson will lead Saint Joseph's through its recently launched $150 million capital campaign "With Faith and Strength to Dare."

  • A recent $7.5 million gift from alumnus John R. Post '60, and his wife, Maryanne, will dramatically reshape the academic hub of the Saint Joseph's University campus.

    The gift is the centerpiece of what ultimately will be known as the John R. Post '60 Academic Center—which includes the construction of a new, three-story building, to be named the John and Maryanne Post Learning Commons, and the renovation of the existing Francis A. Drexel Library.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 11, 2008) - Veteran Philadelphia labor leader Thomas Paine Cronin has been named director of the Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at Saint Joseph's University.

  • For over a decade, Saint Joseph's University and Delaware County Community College have enjoyed an informal partnership that has united both academic communities. During the fall 2007 semester, the institutions finalized an official agreement that now allows DCCC students to seamlessly transfer credits to SJU for select four-year degrees.

  • As one of the oldest Catholic parishes in America and the first site of Saint Joseph's University, Old Saint Joseph's in Center City Philadelphia celebrated its 275th anniversary with a day-long program of speakers and presentations on Sunday, Jan. 6, in its original location at 321 Willings Alley.

  • Although no classes are scheduled for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Saint Joseph's University will make the holiday "a day on, not a day off" as a part of its annual day of service and celebration.

  • Saint Joseph's University's esteemed alumnus and friend, His Eminence John Cardinal Foley '57, will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving for the SJU community on Sunday, January 27, at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Saint Joseph­Michael J. Smith, Memorial. All are welcome to attend.

  • We've all seen the magnetic ribbons on the rear bumpers of cars — a brightly-colored jigsaw puzzle, the word "autism" in bold letters. Although the disorder has been recognized since the 1940s, its causes and treatments remain a mystery, and it is just recently that it began getting widespread attention.

  • Ignatius of Loyola was a compelling man. A small group of the best, brightest, and in some cases, the wealthiest young men of his day left the comfort and promise of their secular lives behind and joined him in Rome to discern a new spirituality and theology – while living amidst and caring for the city's poor, sick and disenfranchised.

  • Saint Joseph's University's Steve Alvater, a graduate management major, was recently awarded third place in a national business ethics competition.

    Alvater achieved third place in Net Impact's Network Challenge held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Net Impact, an international network of over 10,000 M.B.A. students and business leaders who work to use business for social good, challenged members to devise a business plan that the network would implement in the future.

  • The Erivan K. Haub School of Business' Co-op Advising Center has received an extreme office makeover. Although the center remains grounded in its original mission to serve the students enrolled in the business school's co-op program, the center's responsibilities have expanded to enculturate students into the professional environment.

  • It's always exciting for the SJU community when a new faculty member comes on board. When that person comes in with a prestigious $52,000 fellowship under his belt, the arrival is even more exciting.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2008) – Peter Shaffer's internationally renowned London and Broadway hit Amadeus will continue the 80th anniversary season of Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, Saint Joseph's University's theater production program, when it opens February 14 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2008) – Daniel Berrigan, S.J., poet-in-residence at Fordham University and one of the world's leading peace activists, will visit Saint Joseph's University for "An Evening with Daniel Berrigan" on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of St. Joseph–Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial. Fr. Berrigan will reflect on his experience of war protest, civil disobedience and imprisonment, and will also read from his poetry.

  • Just when you thought you knew the age of your favorite fossil (give or take a million years), Paul Angiolillo, Ph.D., and Nora Graneto '06, can prove that your mineralized little friend may have misled you – possibly by as much as 100 to 200 million years.

  • As part of the theology course Just Health Care in Developing Nations, co-taught by Peter Clark, S.J., professor of theology, and Ann Marie Jursca, M.S.W., assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute, 16 SJU students traveled to the Dominican Republic to aid children in Haitian refugee camps, or bayetes. Students were trained in basic medical procedures and packed 18 gym bags full of medication to stock a pharmacy at the bayete's clinic before making the 10-day service trip.

  • Saint Joseph's current Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair, Amedeus L. Shirima, S.J., has come all the way from Africa. As a teacher of ethics and political and legal philosophy, he has a lot to offer the University community.

  • Despite having the distinction of being the second largest food bank in the United States, Philabundance, Philadelphia's food rescue organization, is facing challenges meeting the needs of the city's hungry. The organization serves 100,000 people a week, through 600 cupboards and shelters, and is struggling to keep up with demand in the community.

  • On Wednesday, Feb. 13, business and community leaders and government officials will join members of the Saint Joseph's community for a 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting to formally mark the opening of Hawks' Landing, the University's new parking and retail facility on 54th Street near City Avenue.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2008) — Though it's not uncommon in most colleges to find young men and women pulling all-nighters, the 200 Saint Joseph's University students who are staying awake on Saturday, February 23 are not doing so in a caffeine-fueled cram session. Instead, as members of the national "Up 'til Dawn" program, they'll be celebrating a successful year of charity work for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 12, 2008) - When I Was A Girl, a collection of digital Iris prints by award winning photographer Ann Chwatsky, are featured for the next exhibit at Saint Joseph's University Gallery, which opens Friday, Feb. 22 and runs through March 27. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m.

  • Saint Joseph's University introduces a new professional development program for employees created by Training & Organizational Development in conjunction with Human Resources.

  • Last year, Philadelphia saw 392 lives cut tragically short by homicide. The Saint Joseph's University Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP) and Faith-Justice Institute are co-hosting Violence Awareness Week, a teach-in to try to better understand why these crimes continue to occur and what measures can be taken to curb the violence in Philadelphia.

  • The University Student Senate (USS) has created a new position on their Executive Board, the Vice President for Mission, which will be a crucial link between the ideals of Saint Joseph's University and its main student organization.

    Elise Baker '10 is the first Vice President for Mission. She was appointed to the job after an interview process among current student senate members.

  • Food industry to share new strategies in competing for consumer attention

    PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2008) – "Food on demand" is a popular trend in the food industry with workdays getting longer and families getting busier. With the prevalence of ready-made food available in an array of retail stores, restaurants and supermarkets, food is being marketed in every possible venue and creating an ever - expanding job market for food industry leaders.

  • What: Irish Ambassador to the United States H.E. Michael Collins will speak with students and faculty of Saint Joseph's University on the peace process in Ireland. The event is brought to Saint Joseph's by the Irish American Business Chamber and Network of Philadelphia.

    When: Friday, Feb. 22 10 a.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Mandeville Hall, Wolfington Teletorium 54th Street and City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) - For most students, spring break is a chance to escape to tropical locations or simply lounge at home, disconnected for a moment from the responsibilities of college. But for more than 300 Saint Joseph's University students, the week is a chance to participate in the Appalachian Experience, the University's largest single community service program.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) — The Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at Saint Joseph's University in association with the Philadelphia AFL-CIO is launching a progressive program for the Institute by offering six new classes beginning on March 3, 2008.

    The revitalization of the Comey Institute comes with a new director, Thomas Paine Cronin, who is excited about the many advancements that the new curriculum will offer.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) – For many, the State of Israel stands at the center of how the Jewish people perceive themselves – both as individuals and as a collective group. On Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m., Saint Joseph's University's Jewish-Catholic Institute will host an interfaith dialogue to explore Jewish identity with the Biblical promised land in "Israel at 60: 'Promised Land' for Jews AND Christians," in the Haub Conference Center in McShain Hall. A reception at 6:30 p.m.

  • Many people write in daily journals, preferring to keep their thoughts, comments and personal reflections private. However, Patrick Samway, S.J., professor of English, recently published a journal he kept while assisting Sudanese refugees several years ago in the hopes that readers would learn about the "genocidal war in Darfur," as he refers to it, and the experiences he had, sometimes quite personal, in setting up and running three primary schools in the Chadian desert.

  • The Corporation for National and Community Service has placed Saint Joseph's University on the 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.

  • Hebrew Bible scholar Bruce Wells, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, has been awarded a $52,000 Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his research on Neo-Babylonian trial procedure. The government of Germany established the Foundation to promote international research, and to foster long-term collaboration among researchers.

  • Saint Joseph's University is a major beneficiary of an international agreement in 2005 between King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and President George W. Bush designed to increase the exchange of students and dialogue between the two nations.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2008) - A noted expert in the contemporary relationship among Jews and other Poles will speak at Saint Joseph's University on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m., in the Haub Executive Center of McShain Hall. Janusz Salamon, S.J., will present "Absent Neighbors: Changing Attitudes Towards Jews in Post-Communist Poland," in a discussion that will focus on the current state of affairs against the backdrop of historical tensions among Polish Jews and other Polish citizens.

  • It's not often that English professors get to play detective, but to piece together an accurate picture of American novelist Herman Melville (1819-1891), scholars have had to do just that. Peter Norberg, Ph.D., associate professor of English, recently won a $35,795 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship that will allow him to continue his research into the work and life of Melville, and publish his findings in the electronic archive Melville's Marginalia Online.

  • Students look at criminal justice from inside prison walls

    Saint Joseph's students are learning in the most unlikely of places this semester, and what they're learning is likely to change them forever.

  • Thousands of fans joined a parade of former men's and women's basketball players, coaches and Hawk mascots at last Thursday's men's home game against Xavier as Saint Joseph's University celebrated the final regular season game at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse and the closing of the historic building for renovations.

  • The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, an interfaith program in Florida dedicated to open communications between the two religions, presented William Madges, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph's University, with their Eternal Light Award.

  • Adequate healthcare may be beyond the realm of college students outside of presidential debates or searching for jobs with benefit packages.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 17, 2008) – While we all consume things everyday - coffee, food, apparel, personal care products, media, entertainment - very few of us reflect on our own purchasing habits and how the things we buy affect our lives. But consumer behavior expert Michael Solomon, Ph.D., does. As founding director of the newly established Center for Consumer Research at Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K.

  • What: Mayor Michael Nutter will field questions from young professionals in the Philadelphia area and speak on the issues affecting our city and region.

    Sponsors: The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network The Erivan K. Haub School of Business

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University Mandeville Hall, Wolfington Teletorium Entrance on 54th Street off of City Avenue

    When: Monday, March 24, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 24 2008) – The Erivan K. Haub School of Business will recognize Daniel J. Hilferty III '78, president and chief executive officer of AmeriHealth Mercy, with the 18th Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 3. As the recipient of this award, Hilferty will be acknowledged for his outstanding corporate citizenship, strong leadership and management qualities.

  • You might not expect a book on Catholicism to have a chapter called "Catholicism Is Not for Dummies," but Richard Malloy, S.J., associate professor of sociology, has written his first book, A Faith That Frees: Catholic Matters for the 21st Century (Orbis Books, 2007), in a straightforward appeal to young Catholics.

  • U.S. Congressmen Robert A. Brady (D-Pa.) and Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) visited campus last week and presented a check for $800,000 from the U.S. Dept. of Energy to Saint Joseph's President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., that will help fund the purchase of energy-efficient HVAC equipment and roofing for the University's Science Center.

  • Three students from the Haub School of Business were recently awarded first prize in the annual Graduate Ethics Paper Competition, sponsored by The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics

    Bledar Qato, Mark Bidoli and Ayse Kalic were awarded $2,000 for their paper, "Honda and the United Auto Workers Clash over New Factory Jobs."

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 26, 2008) – Nobel Peace Laureate and human rights activist Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will visit Saint Joseph's University on Sunday, April 6, and deliver a talk at 7 p.m., in the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 26, 2008) - The Senior Exhibition, which features the thesis work of 14 young Saint Joseph's University artists, will be on display on the second floor of Mandeville Hall from April 4-25. A reception for the artists will be held Fri., April 4 from 5-9 p.m.

  • Saint Joseph's University is pleased to announce that it will recognize Brian '69 and Nancy Duperreault, Charles Kahn, Jr. and James Nevels with honorary degrees at the Class of 2008 commencement exercises. Mr. Duperreault will deliver an address during the undergraduate ceremony and Nevels at the graduate exercise. Commencement weekend will be held this year on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m.

  • On Saturday, April 5, Saint Joseph's legendary Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse will be transformed into a carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as University volunteers host community members with disabilities in the 32nd annual Hand-in-Hand festival.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2008) – Noted theologian James H. Cone, Ph.D., founder of Black Liberation Theology, will present a lecture titled "Wrestling with the Cries of the Oppressed"at Saint Joseph's University on Fri., April 4, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Presidents' Lounge of Campion Student Center. The event commemorates the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2008) – Kander and Ebb's Chicago, the Tony Award-winning musical theater sensation, opens in Saint Joseph's University's Bluett Theater on Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2008) – People say the pharmaceutical industry is out to make money. And health care expert Edward Balotsky, Ph.D., agrees: "It's true;" he said, "and particularly in response to Medicare Part D coverage, concern has been raised that pharmaceutical companies might raise prices for drugs that are most often used by the elderly."

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2008) -- The Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having the No. 1 part-time M.B.A. program in Pennsylvania. This is the fourth time in six years that the Haub School's professional (part-time) M.B.A. program has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report's survey as one of the top 25 part-time programs in the nation.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2008) – Saint Joseph's University's Finance Team recently won the Top Portfolio Team Award for the Core Style of Management at the Undergraduate Level at the Eighth Annual Global Student Investment Forum 2008 in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Saint Joseph's will hold its eighth annual Take Back The Night Vigil on Wednesday, April 9, in an initiative that aims to end the silence about sexual violence and promote strategies for prevention. The event will be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial at 7 p.m.

  • A crowd of more than 3,000 students, faculty, staff, community members and city officials filled Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse on April 6 to hear Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmon Tutu give an inspiring lecture entitled "Creating a Community of Peace." Archbishop Tutu drew comparisons between his homeland and Philadelphia, saying that if peace could be achieved after South Africa's struggle with apartheid, the city could stem its problem with urban violence.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2008) – The Saint Joseph's University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will host the 19th annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 18 at Saint Joseph's University in Campion Student Center. Over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from across the northeast will present their research in poster form in the fields of mathematics, computer science, engineering and the natural and social sciences.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2008)—Hand an average teenager a camera and you can expect to get back a series of arm's length self-portraits suitable for posting on MySpace or Facebook. But give cameras to 15 motivated high school students from different areas in Philadelphia and you get a picture of the best and worst of what the city's school system has to offer.

  • The work of SJU geneticist Scott McRobert, Ph.D., was profiled on “The Science of Sleep,” a two-part 60 Minutes program about recent findings in sleep research. McRobert’s work focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation in Drosophila melanogaster, more commonly referred to as the fruit fly. McRobert was interviewed by veteran CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 17, 2008) - Following a national search, Saint Joseph's University President Timothy R, Lannon, S.J., has announced that Marianne Schimelfenig has been named the University's General Counsel.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2008) – Saint Joseph's University has named Rae Scott-Jones, Esq., its new assistant vice president for government and community relations. As an experienced attorney, established member of the local community and active volunteer at several local non-profit organizations, Scott-Jones brings an extensive array of skills and experiences to the campus community.

  • Fr. George W. Bur, S.J., will leave the University on May 31, 2008 to become the 31st president of St. Joseph's Preparatory School.

    Since coming to Saint Joseph's University in 2003, Fr. Bur has served as special assistant to the President and Rector of the Jesuit Community. In a message to the University community, SJU President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., lauded Bur's invaluable service during his tenure here.

  • For the third year in a row, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business' collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been selected as the Silver Chapter Award winner for 2008.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 22, 2008) – Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nation's largest private supporter of science education, has awarded Saint Joseph's University $1 million to fund multiple initiatives in the biology and physics departments, including interdisciplinary efforts between the two departments, undergraduate student research, faculty, curriculum and laboratory development and outreach programs.

  • Some of the best and brightest of SJU's 2008 graduating class are featured in the Office of University Communications' Commencement Newsroom at http://www.sju.edu/news/commencement.

    The site features a variety of student, from triplet business majors to a former Washington Post Iraqi correspondent.

    For information specific to commencement weekend, visit http://www.sju.edu/commencement.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 2, 2008)—Award-winning filmmaker Deron Albright, M.F.A., associate professor of fine and performing arts at Saint Joseph's University, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Ghana, West Africa, for the 2008-09 academic year.

  • One constant has remained through Saint Joseph's move to coeducation, its recognition as a University and the physical expansion of its campus: the presence of James W. Moore, S.J., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Now, after 45 consecutive years of hard work and dedication to the University, Fr. Moore is retiring from his position, effective at the end of June.

  • Saint Joseph's University students traveled to New Orleans, La., in April to present research in the field of chemistry to some of the best scientific minds in the country and to their peers at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting and Exposition.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2008)—Eighty Saint Joseph's University students are putting their summer plans on hold and traveling across the country to volunteer their time and efforts for Collegiate Challenge, a summer immersion trip.

  • Junior psychology major Edward O'Brien is not interested in the average college experience. His hard work on Hawk Hill has landed him a slot at the Erasmus Institute summer program at the University of Notre Dame this summer. The Cherry Hill, N.J., native is one of only 12 students selected through a competitive application process from applicants throughout the country.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 21, 2008) – Of the 56 Pennsylvania students who applied for the Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors (PAPME) honored only one recipient, recent Saint Joseph's University graduate and English major David King, with a cash award at a public banquet earlier this month.

  • Saint Joseph's 157th Commencement ceremonies were held Saturday, May 9, on Gest Lawn.

  • From the Greek astronomer Pythagoras' theory of "the music of the spheres" to the concept of using colored lights to present songs to a deaf audience, the idea that we can "see" music or associate physical properties to it has been around for centuries. According to research supported by Saint Joseph's University mathematician Rachel Hall, Ph.D., that idea may not be far from the truth, and geometric delineation of music isn't as counterintuitive as some may think.

  • The end of another school year inevitably brings with it some goodbyes. For four professors, their goodbyes are more permanent, marking the end of their SJU teaching careers. Francis J. Morris, Ph.D. '58, professor of English, Patrick J. Kirschling, Ph.D. '68, associate professor of food marketing, John Thinnes, director of Training and Organization Development Programs, and William F. Leahy, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing are all retiring from their positions at Saint Joseph's.

  • Saint Joseph's launched a new tradtion this May with the establishment of the National Day of Service. Sponsored by the National Alumni Board and co-chaired by Dan Gallagher '94 (B.S.) '99 (M.S.) and Pat McGrory '99 (B.S.), the inaugural event gathered nearly 100 alumni and friends to perform service projects in their local communities.

  • "From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks" highlights career of Harry Bridges

    PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2008) - British-born actor Ian Ruskin brings his one-man show portraying the life and times of Harry Bridges, the fiery San Francisco waterfront union activist of the 1930s, to Saint Joseph's University on Saturday, June 28.

  • Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., to head interfaith center

    PHILADELPHIA (June 25, 2008) – Saint Joseph's University has appointed Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., a noted leader and scholar in Jewish-Christian relations as director of the Jewish-Catholic Institute. He will succeed founding director Donald G. Clifford, S.J., who has guided the Institute for four decades, and will continue his association with the Institute as director emeritus.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 30, 2008) –Three students studying risk management and insurance at Saint Joseph's University were awarded scholarships from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISP).

    The Society, with over 200 member organizations, aims to educate and promote professionalism in the insurance industry. Scholarship recipients are selected based on the application materials including an essay, grades and professor recommendations.

  • What: Eighteen promising inner-city high school students participating in the Ignatian College Connection (ICC) Summer Enrichment Program will hone their science skills and apply C.S.I.-style forensic investigative techniques to solve a mock crime at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • Campus communities often take for granted the many steps that foreign students take to prepare themselves for American college life. As part of the new service-learning course Writing through Race, Class and Gender-China, Ann Green, Ph.D., professor of English, accompanied six SJU students to China to help Chinese university students practice their English for upcoming study abroad trips to the U.S.

  • One of the most central values of Jesuit education is that of service to others, but just beyond that is the idea of magis, or the search for more. Ten Saint Joseph's University students joined their counterparts from other Jesuit institutions in combining those two concepts this past weekend at a national workshop for the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN).

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2008) – An international food expert known for his numerous contributions to the field has been named chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 8, 2008) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Board of Trustees recently elected four new members to four-year terms:

  • Take even a cursory look around campus and you are bound to notice a number of changes that Saint Joseph's University is undergoing this summer in preparation for the fall semester.

  • Due to escalating health care costs, Saint Joseph's will make changes in its medical insurance offerings to employees, effective November 1, 2008.

  • What: Fifteen students and a staff advisor from Saint Joseph's University will take time out of their summer vacations to work with a volunteer organization to clear out the damage from last month's disastrous Midwest floods.

    When: Team meeting Thursday evening, July 10, 8:30 p.m. at SJU's Wolfington Hall Students depart campus Friday morning, July 11 at 5:30 a.m and return the evening of Tuesday, July 15.

    Where: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Everyone knows what flamingos are, but not many people, scientists included, have thought much about the real creatures behind the plastic lawn ornaments. In fact, there are surprisingly few published research articles on the flamingo. But this summer, as people flock to zoos in droves, a Saint Joseph’s University professor and student are working to broaden our understanding of the tropical birds.

  • The turtle went missing, so the visiting high school students immediately got to work testing evidence in SJU’s Science Hall. It was just another day on campus, at least for the ICC campers who came to SJU to sample college life. As part of a fun scientific session led by biology department chair Karen Snetselaar, Ph.D., and a cohort of SJU biology graduate students, the high schoolers spent an afternoon in her lab, testing evidence to crack the case of a kidnapped turtle.

  • Saint Joseph’s has named E. Springs Steele, Ph.D., as vice president for mission and identity, a post he assumed officially on July 1.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 6, 2010) – Elephant ears – the garden variety – are tropical plants popular in many climes because of their lush and large heart-shaped leaves resembling the ears of pachyderms. Saint Joseph’s University Gallery will exhibit Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) photographer Lynn Rosenthal’s collection of archival pigment prints of the “ears” grown in her garden, Jan.19 through Feb. 12. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 8, 2010) – The Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools (AACSB) has extended accreditation to Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB). The international accrediting agency maintains the school has furthered its commitment to ethics, justice and social responsibility while managing rapid enrollment growth. The school’s industry-focused programs also received recognition.

  • August 8, 2008 was an historic day for Saint Joseph's University, marking the formal acquisition of the James J. Maguire '58 Campus.

    The 38-acre property, longtime home of the Episcopal Academy, will instantly transform every aspect of the University experience and position SJU to achieve its bold vision for the future.  Not since relocating from downtown Philadelphia to City Avenue in 1927 has Saint Joseph's made such a dramatic move.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 14, 2010) – The tattered and worn sticky notes that adorn Amanda Burd’s bedroom mirror are small windows into her ambitions and goals.  Many have been there so long that they’ve lost adhesive and are now supported only with the help of tape.

  • In an effort to bolster its sustainability movement, Saint Joseph’s University is taking part in its third RecycleMania competition. University officials hope that increased participation will raise SJU’s green profile.

  • In Pennsylvania, which is home to 58,000 farms and 250,000 beef cattle, government officials and food industry leaders are working together to prevent a contamination of our nation's meat supply.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 15, 2010)—A team of 16 SJU students led the most recent proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic European Union (EU) Simulation Consortium held in Washington, D.C., in November. The Consortium consists of 12 colleges and universities that offer an upper-level political science course entailing semester-long study of the EU through the lens of one of its member nations. The SJU team was chosen to represent Sweden, which held the EU Presidency.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 21, 2008)—Award-winning painter Brian Kreydatus opens the first exhibit of the new school year at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. Entitled "Recent Work," the exhibit runs from Sept. 3 to Sept. 26. The artist's reception will be held Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Saint Joseph's University athletes compete in a variety of sports, but few are involved in a sport as cool as sophomore Baxter Burbank’s - competitive ice dancing.

    Burbank, a native of Fairbanks, Alaska, took up the sport in the sixth grade after being dragged to his younger sister’s early morning practices before school.

  • Saint Joseph's University faculty experts from a variety of fields weigh in on the national and local landscape of the 2008 Presidential election on the Office of University Communications' Election '08 Newsroom at http://www.sju.edu/vote08.

    The site will be updated throughout the campaign to highlight important issues facing the electorate.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 15, 2010) – Officials at Saint Joseph’s University and Bucks County Community College (BCCC) signed a new transfer agreement that allows students at the two-year school to transfer more seamlessly to complete a bachelor’s degree.

  • Equipped with a new associate dean and a revamped structure, the education department, which is currently the College of Arts and Sciences’ largest concentration and home of its only doctoral program, is now better positioned for continued growth and success.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 20, 2010) – Soon after receiving news of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., sent a message to the SJU community outlining how to support the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere during this crisis. His message was informed by a conversation he had with another member of the Jesuit community.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 28, 2010) – Microbiologist John J. Tudor, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s University, has been named the 2010 laureate of the Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. Administered by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the award honors an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement.

  • What: Saint Joseph’s will officially welcome the University’s largest freshman class in history on Monday, Sept. 1. Lugging milk crates, laundry baskets and backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials, some 1,500 freshmen will be moving into campus housing for the 2008-2009 academic year.

    Highlight: Students will move in with the help of University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who will distribute water bottles to help families cope with the summer heat.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 28, 2010) - The Honorable Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, will visit Saint Joseph’s University to speak to students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. The lecture, which will focus on U.S. – Japanese relations, will be held in the Haub Executive Center on the 5th floor of McShane Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2008) - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $413,000 grant to Saint Joseph’s University to fund the purchase of a laser scanning confocal microscope and live cell observation chamber. The microscope will be used for faculty research and the research training of biology master’s students, and undergraduate students in biology and physics.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 2, 2010) - In a new spin on an established class, students enrolled in Joe Powers’ ’71 state and local government course will spend the spring 2010 semester not just learning about the people and processes of our three-tiered government system, but learning from them. The goal of the five-guest series, says Powers, is to foster a greater understanding and knowledge of what government service, specifically at the state and local level, actually entails.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2008) - Forty-eight incoming students from Saint Joseph’s University’s largest freshman class in history are taking part in an opportunity to actively learn about the city of Philadelphia. The University’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP), a five-day pre-orientation program that runs from Aug. 27 31, introduces students to the culture of the City of Brotherly Love - from serving lunch in soup kitchens to visiting W.E.B.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 4, 2010) – An exhibition of sensuously formed ceramic pots crafted by four ceramists – “Soft” – will be shown at Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) Gallery, Feb. 22- April 3. A reception for the artists will be held Thursday, April 1, 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 15, 2010) - In memory of the 305 Philadelphia homicide victims of last year, Saint Joseph’s University students and members of the community will light 305 candles at an interdenominational prayer service to be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial, at Cardinal and City Avenues on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

  • Saint Joseph's University’s Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society will continue its 82nd season this month with J.T. Rogers’ dark comedy White People. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre and runs through Sunday, Feb. 28.

  • n the first scholarship of its kind, the International Food Marketing Association (IFMA) has awarded a Saint Joseph University senior $5,000 toward the completion of a food marketing degree.

  • Among the many new faces at Saint Joseph’s University this semester is Joseph Sands, S.J., who comes to SJU as the inaugural Faith-Justice Institute Visiting Fellow.

  • The "America's Best Colleges" 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report has ranked Saint Joseph's University among the top 10 master's universities in the north. The rankings, released on August 22, placed Saint Joseph's at eighth in its category, Best Universities-Master's (North). This ranking marks the sixth time in the past eight years that SJU has attained top 10 status in its U.S. News cohort.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 3, 2008) — The Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at Saint Joseph’s University, in cooperation with the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, returns for the Fall 2008 semester with seven courses. The Institute offers a variety of new and revised courses to provide training, technical assistance, and applied research services to Delaware Valley workers and their employers.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 4, 2008)—In an election year in which “family values” are much discussed and “faith-based” constituencies of all sorts are increasingly vocal, religious leaders and preachers are forced to deal with a fundamental question: what is to be said from the pulpit during an election campaign?

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 15, 2010) — Joe Queenan, ’72, noted author, culture critic and humorist, presents “Why Europe Still Matters – At Least to My Family” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Saint Joseph’s University Francis A. Drexel Library at 3:30 p.m.

  • The spring semester’s Haub School of Business (HSB) Research Forum kicked off with a presentation on linguistics in survey research led by Assistant Professor of Management Lucy Ford, Ph.D.

    The classroom was packed with faculty members attending the presentation on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Mandeville Hall. A lively discussion was held about how our understanding of language, and by extension our comprehension of survey questions, is driven by our individual life experiences.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb.18, 2010) – The Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, an international conference dedicated to teaching, learning and remembering the lessons of the Holocaust while examining the churches’ struggle and failure to confront Nazi anti-Semitism and “the Final Solution,” will be held at Saint Joseph’s University from March 6-8.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2010) - Biologist Scott McRobert, Ph.D., likes studying fish behavior. He has published research on shoaling, or grouping behavior, in zebra fish, molly fish, painted tetras, killifish and female fighting fish. Soon, and for the first time, he will begin a study of Carassius auratus, or the pet shop variety of goldfish.

  • Julie Chavez Rodriguez, program director for the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation and advocate for social justice and workers' rights, will kick off the 2008-09 Diversity Lecture series with a talk on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Forum Theatre of Campion Student Center from 4-6 p.m. The series is presented by the Office of Multicultural Life.

  • It's no secret that Saint Joseph's University has a strong focus on service, continually shaping a student body that puts others first. Following commencement, SJU students often continue to serve others, carrying on the Jesuit ideals that are so deeply ingrained in them during their time on Hawk Hill.

  • Saint Joseph's will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vatican II with a series of dynamic academic lectures in the 2008-09 Catholic Intellectual Series entitled "To the Whole of Humanity – Without Hesitation: Celebrating and Exploring Vatican II 50 Years Later."

  • Vincent A. McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, who formerly served as both provost of the University and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be on sabbatical during the fall 2008 semester. With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Bonn, Germany, McCarthy will hold a position as senior research fellow in the philosophy faculty at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

  • The 2008 presidential race has college administrators and student organizers rallying undergraduates on campus, and Saint Joseph's is no exception. During orientation, administrators took advantage of the University's proximity to historic Philadelphia to offer freshmen a tour of the National Constitution Center. The tour complemented the students encouraged summer reading of Spencer Overton's Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2010) Brian Durkin’s academic resume is longer than most. Durkin, who has an associate’s degree in accounting, will graduate from Saint Joseph’s University this spring with a bachelor of science degree in finance. And risk management and insurance.

    For more and more business students, one major just isn’t enough.

  • A record number of attendees are expected to visit campus when Saint Joseph's hosts Family and Alumni Weekend September 26-28.  This year marks the first time that annual reunion class celebrations will be included during the fall festivities. In addition, the University will commemorate the official opening of the new James J. Maguire '58 Campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Vincent A. McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, who formerly served as both provost of the University and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be on sabbatical during the fall 2008 semester. With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Bonn, Germany, McCarthy will hold a position as senior research fellow in the philosophy faculty at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

  • Saint Joseph’s University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row. Since 2006, the Corporation for National and Community Service has recognized colleges and universities that display an involvement in and dedication to community service. Saint Joseph’s has appeared on the list every year since its inception, showing its steady commitment to service programs.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) – The cost of gas, which continues to hover above $3.50, has sparked national interest in alternative fuels and modes of transportation. College students, in particular, are beginning to look for ways to avoid the economic and environmental impact of driving every day.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) - illumination, a collection of mixed media/collage works by Kentucky artist Julie Gawne, is featured for the next exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, which opens Monday, Oct. 6, and runs through Friday, Oct. 31.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 8, 2010) -- Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) was ranked among the top 100 programs by BusinessWeek’s annual ranking of undergraduate U.S. business colleges. The University is one of only seven schools in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 2008) – Sr. Pauline Silver Acayo, a peace officer working in Uganda for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will visit Saint Joseph's University on October 7 to discuss the conflict between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group. Her lecture, "Peacebuilding in Africa: the Case of Uganda," will be held at 7 p.m. in the Presidents' Lounge of Campion Student Center.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 11, 2010) – Saint Joseph's University's Ancient Studies program is sponsoring a conference focusing on a collection of recently discovered documents that shed light on a Jewish settlement in ancient Mesopotamia. “Jerusalem in Babylonia: New Discoveries from the Exilic Period,” will be held March 21-22 in the University's Campion Student Center.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2008)--Philadelphia is one of the most violent cities in America. Last year 392 homicides were recorded, and yet 49 percent of those remain unsolved. It can be hard to imagine, but young people who live in crime-infested neighborhoods and witness violence every day are often the last to report those crimes to police.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2010) -- What will our world look like in 15 years? If your organization hasn’t paused to consider this question, Erik Peterson, senior advisor for a prominent D.C. think-tank, says you’re risking your company’s future and bottom line.

  • On Friday, March 5, as spring break eve descended on campus, more than 385 Saint Joseph’s students, faculty and staff – the largest group ever to participate in the 17-year history of the Appalachian Experience – departed for 12 service sites in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. After a brief celebration held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J.

  • With the presidential race now entering its final crucial months, Saint Joseph's new Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair, Thomas Massaro, S.J., could not be a more appropriate and relevant campus visitor. Massaro is an expert in Catholic social doctrine and its role in American political life; he will be sharing his expertise with the University community throughout the fall semester.

  • As a little girl on Halloween, Regina Reyes used to don a soldier uniform almost every year to “trick-or-treat.” Now she wears a slightly bigger version just as proudly, but for a vastly different purpose. As a captain in the United States Air Force Reserve, her uniform is one of many symbols of her service, and most recently, a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia.

  • A member of Saint Joseph's development team from 1990-1999, Wendy Parsons has returned to the University as assistant vice president for development. She possesses more than 17 years of fundraising experience working in higher education, health care and the arts.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2008) - An upcoming forum hosted by The OIL Group of Companies, Energy Insurance Mutual Ltd., Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd., and Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business, will help risk managers adapt to the challenges of protecting our nation’s energy companies from shattering losses.

  • Last fall, executive MBA students Joe Coyle, Scott Walker, Mitch Baker and Tim Docherty got a different look at what it means to be “men and women for and with others,” when they partnered with The Clinic for their project for their team consulting class.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2008) - Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business was ranked by the Princeton Review as having one of the nation’s best graduate programs. The "Best 296 Business Schools" handbook surveyed over 19,000 students and ranked Saint Joseph's overall academic experience among the nation's most outstanding.

  • What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Up ‘til Dawn program, a student-organized event, will celebrate its fundraising efforts for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a late-night event. The students hope to earn $30,000 for pediatric research.

    When: Saturday, March 20, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • The longtime service of James W. Moore, S.J. was recognized by Saint Joseph's University on October 1 with the rededication of Overbrook Hall in his honor. The ceremony, which included remarks from William Madges, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Tiffany Conde '09 (New Cumberland, Pa.); Provost Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., and University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., took place on the steps in front of the renamed Moore Hall.

  • A new program at Saint Joseph's is seeking ways to create and reward incentive through the development of innovative new initiatives and programs. The Saint Joseph's University Opportunity Fund was formally announced by University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., at the President's Convocation on Sept. 23, but according to Paul DeVito, associate provost and chair of the Opportunity Fund, the idea has been in the works for over a year.

  • PHILADELPHIA  (March 25, 2010) -- He has been dubbed “The Autism Whisperer” for his innate ability to understand and interpret children and adults on the autism spectrum.  On Tuesday, April 6, William Stillman – who himself is an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild “cousin” of autism – will speak at Saint Joseph’s when the University observes its 6th Annual Autism Awareness Day.

  • Jennifer Powell, a senior accounting major at Saint Joseph's University, has been named a William G. McGowan Scholar for the 2008-2009 academic year. Powell is the fourth student at Saint Joseph's University to receive this distinguished scholarship.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 25, 2010) - Beginning April 9, Mandeville Hall’s second floor will house the 11th annual Senior Art Thesis Exhibition, an event that highlights the work of SJU’s graduating fine arts majors. This year’s exhibit presents the work of eleven student-artists and a diversity of media, including pottery, clay, drawing, digital photography, mixed media and ceramic sculpture.

  • What: Fresh from their attendance at the final presidential debate at Hofstra University the previous evening, more than 25 foreign political editors, journalists and correspondents touring the U.S. to learn about American elections will visit Saint Joseph’s University. The group will attend a lecture on the 2008 presidential campaign as well as a panel about the way the media reports the political process featuring members of Philadelphia print and electronic media.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 15, 2008) - William Shakespeare’s classic love story “Romeo and Juliet” opens the 2008-2009 theatre season of Saint Joseph’s University’s Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre.

  • With so much ahead of them, most college students prefer not to think about the end of life.

    Ed Podgorski ’09 is a little different. While preparing for medical school, he grants wishes — last wishes — to the best of his ability as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Home’s hospice center.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 20, 2008) – Prominent anti-racism author activist Tim Wise, author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, will present a lecture titled “Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama,” at Saint Joseph’s University on Wed., Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.

  • PHILADELPHIA  (March 25, 2010) -- Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business’ (HSB) collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been selected as the Gold Chapter Award winner for 2010. The student chapter competed against 486 collegiate chapters around the globe. Beta Gamma Sigma will present Saint Joseph’s with this prestigious award at its annual conference in Anaheim, Calif. on April 15.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2008) – Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. '63, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will be honored with the Saint Joseph's University Alumni Association's most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, on Friday, November 7, at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.

  • Date: Thursday evening, April 1 through Friday evening, April 2

    Time: After sunset each night (Approximately 7- 7:30 p.m.) through the night

    Place: Saint Joseph’s University Barbelin Hall City Avenue between 54th Street and Lapsley Lane Campus map: http://www.sju.edu/about/campusmap/

  • Saint Joseph’s is engaging in a community effort to support and inspire the United States wounded servicemen and servicewomen and their support staff as we approach the holiday season. The Words of Inspiration Campaign, sponsored by the Office of the President and the University Student Senate, seeks to gather words of support and encouragement and send them to the troops.

  • What: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will have a candid discussion with members of the city’s Young Professional’s Network (YPN) about what members, and the business community, can do to become more engaged in the community. The conversation will also include a dialogue on the factors that will make young professionals want to live, work, raise their families, and enjoy success in the Greater Philadelphia region.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 24, 2008) – The work of 3-D artist Ephraim Russell is featured in the next exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University’s Gallery. Titled “Allegation of Use,” the show runs from Nov. 10 to Dec. 12. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2010) - Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) will host “Why Christians Must Remember the Shoah,” a panel discussion exploring the importance of remembering the Holocaust. The panel will be followed by a prayer service of commitment to interfaith amity. The event, held at SJU’s Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m., will mark Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

  • At their October 10, 2008 meeting, the University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed new undergraduate curriculum, the culmination of a five-year process that sought to consider and define the nature and the goals of a Jesuit education in the 21st century and design a curriculum that would reflect them.

  • More than 300 members of the Saint Joseph's University community joined together on Saturday, October 25, for the fourth SJU Community Day, a semiannual program uniting students, faculty and staff in embracing the Jesuit ideal of becoming men and women with and for others.

    "Community Day is a day of campus-wide service aimed at strengthening our SJU community while serving those around us," said senior Hollyanne Pronko, student body president and one of the event's organizers.

  • The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting its 21st annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 23. The symposium includes research presentations by undergrad and graduate students and will feature microbiologist and cave explorer Hazel Barton, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker.

  • To much of the Saint Joseph’s University community, Public Safety Officer Don Acklin’s athletic ability is unknown. Even fewer know that Acklin, 61, won the 2008 Pennsylvania State Racquetball championship, or that his preferred practice space is our very own Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2010) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to John E. Pepper, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Company, and Arnold L. Mitchem, president of the nonprofit Council for Opportunity in Education, at the University’s 2010 Commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 15. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m. Both will be held on Gest Lawn on the Saint Joseph’s campus.

  • While many Saint Joseph's University students will head to the polls on Election Day to vote, a group of student volunteers will join Heather Hennes, Ph.D., and Elaine Shenk, Ph.D., assistant professors of Spanish, in translating for Spanish-speaking voters in Philadelphia.

  • t's fall foliage season on campus. After a late start, the leaves on our numerous trees are turning brilliant, jewel-like shades of ruby, garnet, citrine and topaz. But mixed in with the autumnal palette, there are trees on main campus with leaves that have already turned brown. And if it seems too early in the season for foliage to be desiccated and brown, in many cases, it is.

  • What: Saint Joseph's Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena will be transformed into a carnival as University volunteers host community members with disabilities in the 34th annual Hand-in-Hand festival.

    Sponsor: This is a student-organized event. This year’s co-directors are seniors Jim Prieto, Erica Pieroni and Caitlin Walsh. Hand-in-Hand volunteers include Saint Joseph's students, faculty, and staff, as well as local high school students.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2008) – An online community for researchers is gaining attention in academia. MyNetResearch, launched in June 2008, has quickly become the premier online portal for faculty and student academic research. Claire Simmers, Ph.D., professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University, is involved in the project.

  • What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph's University's 32nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

    When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 5-8 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Simpson Hall Entrance from Cardinal Avenue Parking Lot

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2010) - In the city of Philadelphia, the silence of witnesses to obscene crimes too often allows these crimes to continue to endanger communities. On Wednesday, April 14, Saint Joseph’s University and the Institute for Violence Research and Prevention will host a symposium to educate the community about the severe crisis of trust undermining criminal justice institutions.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2008) -- Saint Joseph’s University will host a poetry reading on Nov. 20 for the English Department’s Writing Series. Distinguished poets Molly Peacock and Elizabeth Spires will read their work in the Forum Theatre of Campion Student Center at 7:30 p.m.

  • What: Saint Joseph's University will host the second screening of the two-night Philadelphia-area premiere of the award-winning documentary Indestructible. The film explores three years in the life of Ben Byer, a man diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

    When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 7 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall 54th Street and City Avenue

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2010) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed food marketing expert Nancy Childs, Ph.D., to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board (NAREEEAB) as the national representative for food retailing and marketing.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 13, 2008) - The Saint Joseph’s University Law Alumni Chapter will present Patricia (McElwee) Mahoney ’76 and the Honorable Frank T. Hazel ’64 with the Sheehan and McClanaghan Awards, respectively, on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. at The Union League of Philadelphia.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2010) – Graduating without knowing their next destination can be daunting for seniors. But it’s still not too late to take advantage of on-campus services that help students in their job searches, according to Saint Joseph’s University’s Career Development Center. The Career Center encourages seniors and graduates to take part in the many services they have to offer.

  • While their compatriots were consumed by the proceedings of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, eight Saint Joseph's students enrolled in an upper level political science course were hyper-focused on Ireland.

  • Virginia Miori, Ph.D., assistant professor of decision and system sciences, is thinking a lot about milk these days. She even says the word differently, pronouncing the "k" as if it were its own syllable. Miori has boosted milk production and cut costs at two micro dairies with plans for installing her model at eight more dairies across the country.  Her secret - a production scheduling model she developed to change the way farmers process the milk we drink.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2010) -- Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller about love and revenge, will close the 82nd season of Saint Joseph's University’s Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society. The show opens Wednesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, April 25.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 26, 2008) – Rev. Dr. Hanspeter Heinz, a prominent Catholic priest, author and scholar active in the movement to promote Jewish and Christian interfaith dialogue, will visit Saint Joseph’s University on Dec. 9 to report on “Jewish-Catholic Relations in Germany in 2008.” The program, which is sponsored by SJU’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in room 107 of Mandeville Hall.

  • What: Saint Joseph’s University will host the 10th annual Take Back the Night Vigil, a powerful event aimed at raising awareness of sexual and physical violence against women and encouraging victims to speak out. The event is organized and hosted by SJU’s award-winning REPP (Rape Education and Prevention Program) group.

    When: Thursday, April 15 7 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2010) – Since 1988, the Erivan K. Haub family has supported business education at Saint Joseph’s University. The family’s generosity has given Saint Joseph’s access to resources for dramatic improvements to the business curriculum as well as physical expansion. On Thursday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s Erivan K.

  • Christmas, it seems, comes earlier every year. Area malls have displayed their most festive decorations for weeks and, this year, local radio stations started playing "Jingle Bells" before trick-or-treaters could count their candy from Halloween. At Saint Joseph's University, though, the holidays can never come too early, and departments around campus are rolling out plans to commemorate the season.

  • Over the past decades, Saint Joseph's has significantly increased its diversity efforts, thanks in part to a determined University administration. But one SJU student, junior English and Asian Studies double major Karrin Randle, has taken matters into her own hands by founding an English language conversation group that aims to unite international and local SJU students and, ultimately, foster the understanding of different cultures.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2010) – For C. Vivian Stringer, coaching collegiate women’s basketball is more than drawing up plays and setting defensive matchups. It is about instilling life lessons to her players and overcoming unforeseen challenges along the way.

  • Working women and mothers have taken advantage of the flexibility of Saint Joseph's University College since 1946. The program plays a pivotal role for adult and part-time students who want to continue their studies through undergraduate or accelerated degree programs. Now, even more women have the opportunity to pursue their academic ambitions in the University College through the Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students program.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2010) -- A two-person team from Saint Joseph’s University’s graduate business program won this year’s ACG Philadelphia Cup, a business case competition presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and sponsored by KPMG, LLP. The team, mentored by Bob Dean and Rajnesh Sharma, Ph.D., of the finance department, won $10,000 for their success.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 17, 2010) – In today’s complex global marketplace, businesses that consistently provide high quality, low prices, fast turnaround and on-time delivery survive the longest.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Law Alumni Chapter presented Francis J. (Hank) Raucci, Esq. ’58 with the Honorable Francis X. McClanaghan ’27 Award and Elwyn F. Chase, Ph.D. with the Bro. Bartholomew A. Sheehan S.J. ’27 Award at its annual awards dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the University’s Campion Banquet Facility.

  • What: Saint Joseph’s University will pick up the ‘green’ gauntlet and encourage sustainable lifestyle practices throughout the week to observe the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

    When: Monday, April 19 – Saturday, April 24

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

  • On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Catholic Intellectual Series hosted a forum featuring senior fellows from the Woodstock Theological Center. "The Future of the Church: Sources of Hope," attracted an overflow crowd of 321 to the Wolfington Teletorium. The forum discussed how the Church could change in the coming years.

  • It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times: the time of year when students and faculty prepare for final exams and the end of the semester, while all around them holiday spirit and Christmas cheer blanket campus like a comforting winter snow. The good news? SJU’s holiday events are plentiful – enough to help students, staff and faculty alike take a break and celebrate the season.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2010) -- In its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released April 15, 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Saint Joseph’s University’s EMBA program No. 20 in the nation; the University’s part-time MBA program ranked No. 70. For the first time, four of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business’ (HSB) disciplines were also included among the ranking’s Top 25 list for 2011.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 23, 2010) - Committing a life's worth of stories to paper is a daunting task, as sophomore education major Melanie Solano can attest. Weekly, Solano interviews William J. McGrath, S.J., a resident of Manresa Hall, the on-campus nursing home for retired Jesuit priests and brothers at Saint Joseph’s University, to record the story of his inspiring life.

  • What: 300 elementary schoolchildren and the SJU students who volunteer with them for weekly service will leave the classroom behind for an afternoon of spring hi-jinks.

    When: Friday, April 30 3:30 – 5 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. Lawn of Saint Mary’s Hall Campus House (Behind McShain Hall)

    Who: Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and Residence Life

  • At its meeting last Thursday, the Lower Merion Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approved the University’s special exception application to install certain improvements on its athletic fields on the James J. Maguire ’58 campus. Modifications to the fields, appropriate for their use for intercollegiate and intramural athletics, had been challenged by a group of neighbors and the subject of a series of lengthy hearings before the ZHB.

  • The coal regions of Appalachia and the Himalayan foothills are hardly ordinary places for a small child to travel, but for sophomore Katherine Oaks, these trips alongside her folklorist mother inspired a life-long interest in sociology.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2010) – It’s all adding up for Megan Rigler, a senior actuarial science and math double major at Saint Joseph’s University. Rigler, a native of Marlton, N.J., was recently announced as one of 13 college students worldwide to receive a 2010 John Culver Wooddy Scholarship for actuarial science.

  • Saint Joseph’s students hit the ground running in January with a new weekly service site at Our Brother’s Place (OBP) shelter in Philadelphia. Before the sun is up, and only a few hours after many college students have gone to bed, a University van heads into the city in time for a 5:30 a.m. run.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 18, 2010)--As the old saying goes, “growing up isn’t easy.” And for 20-somethings who’ve recently finished college or set out in the working world, it has been an especially difficult time.

    With the country climbing out of recession, two Saint Joseph’s University professors are beginning a study to examine what it has left behind in its aftermath, focusing specifically on its effect on young people’s transitions into adulthood.

  • It is not often that decorated Villiger speaker James McGraw ’10 finds himself speechless.

    When asked to reflect on his four-year tenure on the Villiger Speech and Debate Team at Saint Joseph’s, the senior star, who has nationally medaled in Limited Preparedness and Impromptu Speaking, was at a loss for words. During a brief pause, McGraw sifted through the memories of what he calls one of the “keystone experiences” of his time at SJU, to respond.

  • What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph’s University’s 35th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

    When: Thursday, Nov. 18 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Where: Campion Student Center, Banquet Hall Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

  • University President Timothy R. Lannon, S. J., and other officials will break ground for the John R. Post ’60 Academic Center at a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at noon on the lawn outside the Francis A. Drexel Library.

  • What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC), in conjunction with the University’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute, the FBI and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force (SEPARTF) will host a summit for college and university presidents, administrators and security directors from eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to increase their understanding of, and improve their relationships with the Department of Jus

  • In classrooms across the United States today, there is a push to improve mathematics achievement. But how do students’ backgrounds influence potential for academic success? Education scholar and Saint Joseph’s University professor Aubrey Wang is finding clear evidence that student background relate to their exposure to mathematics and performance in mathematics, even at the preschool and kindergarten levels.

  • What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Ignatian College Connection (ICC) will bring 50 Philadelphia and Camden, N.J., high school students and their parents to campus for informative workshops offering pre-college guidance. Students will also play games for prizes and participate in raffles with current SJU ICC scholars. ICC programming is free, and helps students prepare for entrance to college beginning in their first year of high school.

  • What: It’s so much fun – it’s scary! Saint Joseph’s University’s Boo Crew 2010 brings elementary school trick-or-treaters who live in at-risk neighborhoods to freshmen dorms where SJU students will distribute Halloween goodies from their rooms. Afterwards, everyone will gather for face painting, pumpkin decorating and more.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University Sourin and LaFarge Residence Halls City and Cardinal Avenues Philadelphia, Pa., 19131

    When: Friday, Nov. 5 3-5 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2010) -- The City of Philadelphia Fire Department bestowed a Fire Prevention Partnership Award upon Saint Joseph’s University during its annual award ceremony at the Philadelphia Fire Training Academy.

  • Date: Sunday, Nov. 7

    Time: 8 – 9 a.m. Check-in 9:30 a.m. Race begins

    Place: Saint Joseph’s University Finnesey Field Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

    Registration: Online registration is open until Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Individual Rate: $30 Group Rate: $20 Student (with I.D.): $15

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2010) – The Saint Joseph’s University Academy of Food Marketing has announced the appointment of six new members to its board.

    The Academy, established in 1962, provides food marketing students with industry-specific education and career opportunities. Services such as scholarship aid, counseling, recruiting, internships and cooperative education are also provided by the academy.

    The term of appointment is three years.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 16, 2010) — For children, the break from the day-to-day school routine during the summer months provides extra time to hone skills, try a new sport or make new friends. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support believes those same opportunities should be available to children on the autism spectrum.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2010) — Everyone knows the game. Turn out the lights, pass around a dried apricot and it’s easy to believe it’s a human earlobe. Peel some grapes and in the dark they feel just like human eyeballs. It’s a game that tricks the senses and it’s something that psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., has been doing in his lab for the last several years.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2010) – Two sophomores from Saint Joseph's University have earned critical language awards that will allow them to study foreign languages and cultures abroad. Paul Orner, an Asian Studies and International Relations major, has been awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Mandarin in China.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2010) — Saint Joseph's University's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is taking steps to help students with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning Autism find their way to college (and not just college at SJU). The Kinney Center seeks to be a national model for assisting students with Autism at the college level.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) -- It was 1971 when women first took their seats as undergraduate day students at Saint Joseph’s University. Today, members of that first groundbreaking class, and those who followed, are recognized leaders in their respective fields. In celebration of these women, and 40 years of co-education at the University, the Haub School of Business (HSB) has developed an executive lecture series, “The Spirit of Women.”

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2010) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointments of four new members to its Board of Trustees: Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92 (M.B.A.), Ambassador David F. Girard-diCarlo ’70, John J. Griffin Jr. ’78 and Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr. ’81. Representing a wide range of expertise in business, education, health care and government, these four new trustees bring a breadth of experience to the board.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 19, 2010) - The names of the plants are whimsical, evoking ancient mythology and folklore: Venus’ looking glass, enchanter’s nightshade, Asian dayflower, Dianthus armeria. Growing alongside the dainty wildflowers are pernicious invasive species: mile-a-minute weed, porcelainberry, Japanese knotweed, common mullein.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 22, 2010) - In four weeks, 23-year-old cancer survivor Phil Bayliss will complete an improbable 4,300-mile bike tour across the U.S. which began in San Diego and will end August 21, in Sea Isle City, N.J.  Bayliss, who is riding alongside his best friend, Jon Triantafyllou, is expected to raise $30,000 for cancer research.

  • PHILADELPHIA - (July 29, 2010) – Joseph Harrison and Matthew Fadus, two Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars, are exploring how innovations in health care – telemedicine and concierge medical care – are affecting health care consumers. Both students are engaging in hands on research with medical and legal professionals, and both studies will be submitted for publication when complete.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) – The Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Association will present Pa. State Sen. Michael A. O’Pake, Esq. ’61, with its most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at its annual Alumni Gala on Friday, Nov. 5 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. A Berks County native, O’Pake was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1968, and has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate since 1972.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 19, 2010) – Charged with creating classes that develop and engage ethical communicators, the faculty of the Communication Studies program at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia are pushing their students beyond the bounds of classic coursework.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 4, 2010) – With more than a month until the official start of fall, some leaves are already withering on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University. But it’s not the unusually intense summer heat that is shriveling the campus’s green foliage. It is the plant bacteria Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), which causes the disease known as leaf scorch.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 19, 2010) – Imagine walking into a room and all around you golden nuggets are suspended in midair, close enough that you could reach out and grab them. Hooked? You should be. The latest exhibition of artist Michael Angelotti features such a display at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery from November 8 through December 10.

  • On October 12, Saint Joseph’s University President Timothy R. Lannon, S. J., along with student media leaders and faculty opened the New Media Center in Simpson Hall. The facility houses The Hawk – SJU’s student newspaper – Saint Joseph’s Radio station and 1851 Records, the University record label.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 4, 2010) - This fall, fashion is given a new edge at Saint Joseph’s University’s Gallery, where award-winning sculptor C. Pazia Mannella’s fiber art sculptures will be shown from Aug. 30 to Sept. 23. Entitled “Conviction of Vanity,” the show features sculptures that can be worn on the body, mimicking high-end fashion and costuming. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, from 6 – 8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 13, 2010) - Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business is included in the Princeton Review’s 2011 edition of “The Best 300 Business Schools.”

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 12, 2010) — Autism diagnoses are on the rise. One in 110 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With the growing diagnoses comes a growing need to understand and learn to assist this population. Saint Joseph's University's College of Professional and Liberal Studies in conjunction with the University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is offering a new certificate program for adult undergraduate students with an interest in Autism studies.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2010) -- Saint Joseph’s University will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in Sullivan Residence Hall, at 240 N. Latches Lane, and in the surrounding area on the University’s Merion campus. The drill will consist of a simulated crisis scenario involving an “active shooter” on campus.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 12, 2010)—Peace, love and shaggy locks might seem like relics from the past, but for five performances this month, Saint Joseph’s University students will immerse themselves in the counterculture of the 1960s as the Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society opens its 83rd season with the Tony Award-winning musical Hair. The show opens on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m., and runs through Halloween afternoon, Sunday, Oct. 31.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 12, 2010) – For some at Saint Joseph’s University, video games are more than simply entertainment – they are part of a multi-billion dollar industry and an in-demand area of study.

  • It is a time of great change at Saint Joseph’s University with new and renovated buildings dotting the campus and an expansion of academic programs.

    Beginning this semester, the College of Arts and Sciences is offering two new majors to students in religious studies and ancient studies. Also offered is the new environmental and sustainability studies minor.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August, 17, 2010) - U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition has again ranked Saint Joseph’s University among the top 15 master’s universities in the north.  The rankings, which were released on August 17, placed Saint Joseph’s at No. 13 among 179 institutions in its category, Best Regional Universities (North).  It is the thirteenth consecutive year that SJU has been ranked in the top 15.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 7, 2010) – Saint Joseph’s University has received a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program (EEREA). The grant will fund key research and public education projects that will promote and advance responsible environmental stewardship at the University, in the greater Philadelphia area, and throughout the country.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 6, 2010) - Historically, family-owned businesses have been the foundation of the U.S. economy. However, rumors have circulated that many of these businesses have folded under the constraints of the recession. Joseph DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, dean of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, holds that family-owned businesses continue to be a strong economic force.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 4, 2010) - To succeed in today’s competitive business world, it is necessary to possess a strong strategic focus. The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Marketing Association (PAMA) recently announced a program, starting October 22, to hone and develop the competitive advantage of area marketers.  In cooperation with the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University, PAMA will be offering a new “Certificate in Marketing Excellence” program.

  • PHILADELPHIA – (Aug. 20, 2010) - On Aug. 24, 100 of Saint Joseph’s University’s incoming freshman class will begin a five-day exploration of Philadelphia to get to know the city – from its culture to its needs – in the days preceding their academic orientation.

  • U.S. News Rankings, Maguire Campus among other topics President will cover

    University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., will preside at the Fall Convocation tomorrow, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m., in the Campus Commons on the Maguire Campus.

    In addition to outlining the progress to date on the Bridge Plan, he will present the goals and priorities of Plan 2020: Gateway to the Future, an invitation for the University community to enter, engage and excel.

  • At a time when the newspaper industry is suffering significant losses and the financial industry is redefining itself, a new undergraduate course will combines the two areas. Adjunct professor and veteran business writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer Joseph N. DiStefano has developed such a course at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 27, 2010) – Whether it is providing medical care for impoverished families in South Jersey or establishing a culture of community service at one of America’s largest corporations, Saint Joseph’s University alumni Lesly A. D’Ambola, D.O. ’82 and Daniel P. Gallagher ’94 are using the Jesuit values instilled in them as students to change lives in their local communities and beyond.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 24, 2010) - Saint Joseph’s University is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 218 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 2, 2010 on PrincetonReview.com.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 27, 2010) - Writer Tenaya Darlington, M.F.A., assistant professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has a passion for cheese. She loves it so much that she has rarely met a cheese she didn’t like, and says the stinkier and stronger the cheese, the better. Darlington also loves food writing, so she combined her two passions when she started her popular food blog “Madame Fromage: The Pillow Book of a Cheese Lover.”

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 16, 2010) - U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition ranked Saint Joseph’s University’s Risk Management and Insurance program among the top undergraduate business specialties. The rankings place Saint Joseph’s at No. 11 in its category.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 8, 2010) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty have announced the second cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Catherine Elorette of Cedar Knolls, N.J., Annamarie Everman of Philadelphia, Pa., and Lisa Mariani of Delran, N.J., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 9, 2010) - While scientists are divided on whether or not animals feel emotions, painter Jay McClellan is certain they do. A collection of his paintings – “Recent Works” – that features his three dogs will be exhibited at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Oct. 4-29. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m. The Gallery will be closed Oct. 18-19 for the University’s Fall Break.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 9, 2010) — Assistant Professor of Sociology Susan Clampet-Lundquist, Ph.D., spent the summer revisiting Baltimore, a city she says she loves almost as much as Philadelphia. According to Clampet-Lundquist, Baltimore is one of those places ripe with learning opportunities for a sociologist interested in the inner-workings of urban neighborhoods and how places inform lives.

  • Among the many new faces on campus this fall semester is Bruce Morrill, S.J., who will join the University community for this academic year as the University’s new Donald I. MacLean, S.J., Chair.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 10, 2010) – Saint Joseph's University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., has informed the University community that he will leave the University at the conclusion of the current academic year (2010-11) to become the president of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 9, 2010) - The MBA program at Saint Joseph’s University just got a lot more convenient. Beginning January 2011, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business will offer students an online MBA.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 7, 2009) – William Henry Cardinal Keeler, J.C.D., D.D., Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore, will present a lecture on the date of the 50th anniversary of the calling of Vatican II as part of Saint Joseph's University's Catholic Intellectual Series. The lecture, "Reflections on the Sacred Council of Our Time," will be held on Sunday, January 25, at 3 p.m. in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 4, 2011) – In Louisiana, it is estimated that the coastal wetlands are eroding at such a quick rate that nearly 25 to 35 square miles disappear each year. This crisis, says photographer Daniel Kariko, illustrates the turbulent relationship between civilization and the natural world. From Jan. 18 to Feb. 11, a collection of his photographs exhibited at the Saint Joseph’s University Gallery – “Storm Season” – will feature this troubled region.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 12, 2009) - Over the last five years, David Freese has traveled the northeastern quadrant of the Pacific Rim – referred to as the “Ring of Fire” by geologists – to photograph six thousand miles of seacoast. A collection of his digitally toned photographs, titled “From Bering to Baja: The Pacific Rim of North America,” will be featured at Saint Joseph’s Univerty Gallery from Tuesday, Jan. 20 to Friday, Feb. 13. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Jan.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 5, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University is among 115 colleges and universities nationwide earning the highly selective 2010 Community Engagement Classification designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

    Following a rigorous voluntary application process, the Carnegie Foundation recognized Saint Joseph’s for academic distinction, curricular engagement and “exemplary institutionalized practices of community engagement.”

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 21, 2009) – Hess Corporation recently donated $25,000 to Saint Joseph's University to support student scholarships and the Erivan K. Haub School of Business' annual business policy competition.

  • Alicia Plummer, a senior public administration major, hopes to one day have a career in government. The South Philadelphia native and graduate of Girls High saw an opportunity to be immersed in American political history and government when she heard about a program for academic credit offered by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 7, 2011) - A team of Saint Joseph’s University Erivan K. Haub School of Business students recently clinched the top spot in a nationwide marketing competition benefiting Product (RED).

  • Saint Joseph's University will celebrate hundreds of years of African American history this month with several events focused on the cultural and political contributions of African Americans.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 13, 2011) - John McCall, Ph.D., director of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics and professor of management and philosophy, is the new John McShain Chair in Ethics at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • Dennis Leder, S.J., has come a long way to join the Saint Joseph's community as the Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair for the spring semester.

    A Bergen County, N.J., native, Fr. Leder has spent the last 20 years in Central America, first living amongst Salvadoran refugees in Honduras and currently serving as the director of arts at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala City.

  • As the economy continues to struggle, people in every walk of life are doing everything possible to build as much job security as they can. Thanks to a new set of online programs from Saint Joseph's University, professionals in several fields can do just that starting this month, with the launch of SJU Professional.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2009)—The 81st season of the Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, the Saint Joseph’s University theatre production program, continues with the Tony Award-winning Crimes of the Heart, a raucous yet poignant Southern comedy-drama by Beth Henley. It will open Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m., in Bluett Theatre and run through Sunday, March 1.

  • “Being a good person is not about just feeling sorry for people in bad situations but actually doing something,” says Ben Guillaume RN, BSN, MSc, who is pursuing an MS in Nurse Anesthesia through a Saint Joseph’s University program offered in conjunction with Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 14, 2011) – Though Jan. 17 kicks off the first week of the spring 2011 semester at Saint Joseph’s University, no classes will be held Monday. Instead, student-athletes and faculty will come together in service to others as part of SJU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. The 2011 holiday marks the 25th anniversary of the holiday’s national observance – it was first officially celebrated on Jan. 18, 1986.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2009) – Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance (HHMI-SEA) recently announced that SJU’s biology department was chosen to join the second cohort of 12 universities and colleges teaching genomics to freshmen students through an innovative research program.

  • For the third straight year, Saint Joseph's University has been named a member of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Placement on the list is the highest honor a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.

  • Paola Giuli, Ph.D., associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, has secured a grant from the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia to fund four workshops on “Teaching Italian Today: Language, Culture and Technology.” The courses will address the cultural, linguistic, and pedagogical aspects of teaching Italian in middle school and high school, cover the latest trends in language teaching, and provide an updated image of Italy – not just as the cradle of western civilization but also

  • Job seekers and employers alike will flock to the Saint Joseph’s University Fieldhouse on Thursday, February 26th to take part in Saint Joseph’s University Spring Career Fair. The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The companies in attendance will be looking to hire students for full and part-time jobs as well as for internships.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2009) – “Asia and the Environment,” a two-day interdisciplinary conference, will bring experts in the environmental challenges facing Asia’s rising powers – India and China – to Philadelphia, March 20-21, 2009. Sponsored by Saint Joseph’s University’s Bernadette B. and James J. Nealis ’69 Program in Asian Studies, the conference is free and open to the public.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 24, 2011) – The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees today elected Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., as the University’s 27th President. Currently the dean of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Father O’Keefe will take office May 18, 2011. He will succeed Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving at the end of the current academic year to become president of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2009)  – "Investigating Light," an exhibition of digitally treated vintage images by fine arts photographer Walter Plotnick will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. Plotnick is influenced by Bauhaus constructivist and surrealist photographers, and uses a combination of digital process and wet photography to create photograms of vintage objects layered on dramatic scenes from 1940s circus shows and the 1939 New York World's Fair.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 19, 2009)  – The annual Francis X. Gerrity Lecture at Saint Joseph's University, which features speakers on American history and biography, will be delivered this year by Ira Berlin, Ph.D., the Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland, a specialist in the history of slavery in North America. His lecture, "Ancestors and Successors: Immigration – Forced and Free – and the Making of America," will be given on Thursday, Feb.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 3, 2011) - Deteriorating buildings that were once forgotten have become the inspiration of painter Morgan Craig. A collection of his oil paintings – “A Grave Site: Explorations in Architecture and Identity” – that exemplifies Craig’s vision of these buildings as a catalyst for human memory and emotion, will be exhibited at Saint Joseph's University Gallery Feb. 21 – March 25. An artist’s reception will be hosted on Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 3, 2011) — The Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University (ACESJU), a two-year graduate education experience with the aim of training quality educators and principals to serve Catholic schools, was recently accepted into The University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE). UCCE is a partnership of university programs joined by this common mission of recruiting and training faith-filled, energetic teachers.

  • While most students were settling into the last leg of winter break, 15 Saint Joseph’s University students embarked on a service immersion trip to Guatemala. The journey, which lasted from January 6 to 14, was the culmination of the fall 2010 Faith-Justice course, Just Health Care in Developing Nations, co-taught by Peter Clark, S.J., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Catholic Bioethics, and Ann Marie Jursca Keffer, assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 20, 2009)—Beginning in March, students in Saint Joseph's University's Online Special Education: Response to Intervention Program will have the opportunity to earn certification as Wilson Reading System® teachers, a highly respected credential for teachers who instruct students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 23, 2009)—As tax season goes into full swing, the Saint Joseph’s University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) begins its 14th year. The program trains Saint Joseph’s students in tax return preparation and then allows them to connect with members of the community who are in need of their services.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 26, 2009) — Saint Joseph's University will hold its third annual candlelight vigil to remember the 333 victims of homicide in Philadelphia in 2008. The interdenominational service will be held Wed., March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2009) — BusinessWeek ranked Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) as one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country. At No. 57, Saint Joseph's is one of only three Philadelphia schools included in the top 60. Within the ranking, Saint Joseph's was placed at No. 18 in the United States by recruiters who hire HSB graduates.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2011) - For many people, eating organic food is more than a culinary preference - it’s a carefully calculated lifestyle choice. Organic products typically cost 10 to 40 percent more than similar conventionally produced products, making this lifestyle choice expensive. But how organic are these products?

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 7, 2011) - Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, dean of Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business, was elected vice chair-chair elect of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business based in Tampa, Fla.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2009) — Three undergraduate students from Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business have advanced to the Global Investment Research Challenge - Americas Regional competition to be held in New York City March 18-20.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 9, 2011)—Mobile technology has taken over our lives. From status updates to social check-ins, it seems that there’s nothing we can’t accomplish with our phones. But how does our constant digital connection to others affect the way we exit this world? Saint Joseph's University’s Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society explores this question in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the second production of its 83rd season. The show opens on Thursday, Feb.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) — Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Consider the impact not just on the individual, but their family members, caregivers and educators. From March 7 through May 8, coin collection boxes at registers in Wawa Food Stores across Pennsylvania will be gathering funds to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.

  • A group of Saint Joseph's University students, led by Scott McRobert Ph.D., professor of biology, attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) globally renowned annual conference in Washington, D.C. McRobert presented "Bedtime Stories for Fido: Life in a Biodiversity Laboratory" at Family Science Days, a sub-conference of AAAS on Feb. 19.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2009) – The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) has appointed Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business Dean Joseph DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70 as vice chair of the AACSB Accreditation Quality Committee. Founded in 1916, AACSB, which accredits 528 business schools in 30 nations, celebrated its 90th anniversary during the 2006-2007 academic year.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2009) – The psychology department at Saint Joseph’s University will host the 2009 Ralph I. Hyatt Lecture, presented by Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Cohen is a world-renowned psychologist who studies the relationship among stress, emotions, social support, and illness.

  • What: A celebration completing a year-long fundraising event to help raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a student-organized celebration event including: a student comedian, hypnotist, band, inflatables, food, arts and crafts, etc.

    Who: Over 200 Saint Joseph’s University undergraduates will attend the event.

    When: Saturday, March 21 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) - A group of five undergraduate students, who make up the Saint Joseph's University Investment Finance team, will compete in the Philadelphia-area Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Global Investment Research Challenge local finals on Feb. 24 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 24, 2009) – “Freshly Squeezed,” the 2009 Saint Joseph’s University Senior Art Thesis Exhibition, will open to the public on Friday, April 3, and will be on display on the second floor of Mandeville Hall until April 24, 2009. The exhibit will highlight the achievements of 15 graduating fine arts majors, and will span multiple styles and mediums, including painting, drawing, film and digital and traditional photography.

  • Poised in front of her laptop, Heather Goldsmith anxiously tweaks the final words of her proposal, a request for $180,000. With extra hopeful thoughts and a little bit of nerves, she emails the final draft to her boss. Three weeks later, the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation sends their reply: “Based on your grant proposal, we’re awarding your organization $200,000.” Just another day of work for Goldsmith, who happens to be a junior majoring in English at Saint Joseph's University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 10, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to broadcast journalist and MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews and to civil rights champion and scholar Cornel West, Ph.D., at the 2009 Commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 16. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2011) - Employers representing an array of industries and organizations, including financial services, retail, food marketing, advertising, non-profits and government agencies will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 24.

    The event, hosted by the University’s Career Development Center, will take place from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in SJU’s Athletic Center.

  • What: A Saint Joseph’s University student organization will host a carnival for community members with special needs. Over 500 University volunteers and guests will participate in the 33rd annual Hand-in-Hand event.

    When: Saturday, April 4 10 a.m – 2 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse 54th and City Ave, Philadelphia, Pa., 19131

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 21, 2011) — For the fifth year in a row, Saint Joseph’s University will host a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of homicide in Philadelphia over the last year. In 2010, 306 Philadelphians lost their lives to violence. The interdenominational service will be held Thurs., March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2009)-- It’s one thing to sit in class or read from an instruction manual, and quite another to actually apply that knowledge.

  • On Friday, Mar. 4, 500 students, team leaders and participating faculty will gather in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial on Saint Joseph’s University’s campus to celebrate the beginning of the University’s annual spring break Appalachian Experience.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2009) – The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the International Scientific Research Society, will open its 20th annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 17, with a lecture by Sheila Patek, Ph.D., of the department of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley. The presentation, entitled “Airborne Ants and Smashing Shrimp: Accident and Intent in the Evolution of Movement,” will begin at 5 p.m.

  • Antoinette Bing '10 came to Hawk Hill as a woman having already achieved a great deal. As a mother of three and the senior vice president of sales and trading at Philadelphia investment firm BOE Securities, Inc., Bing was proof that a female can excel as a professional and a parent simultaneously.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 28, 2011) - Students from Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business will compete against students from 25 business schools around the world next month in the Aspen Institute’s 2011 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. This is the first year the Haub School has been invited to participate in the series of competitive events, which challenge students to explore the significant and positive influence that business can have on society.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2009) – Stephen Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Sunday in the Park with George, a dramatic musical centered on the life of impressionist painter Georges Seurat, will wrap up the 81st season of Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, Saint Joseph’s University’s theatre production program. The show opens Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre, and runs through Sunday, April 26.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 21, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University formally announced the creation of The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support on April 20, as part of the University’s 5th Annual Autism Awareness Day. The Center has received multiple gifts totaling in excess of $8 million, with lead support coming from Paul and Margaret Hondros. Paul Hondros is a graduate of the Class of 1970 and Chairman of SJU’s Board of Trustees. He and his wife Margaret are champions for autism.

  • Although educational leadership has been a focus for some time at Saint Joseph’s University, the Educational Unit recently created The Educational Leadership Institute and The Center for Catholic Urban Education to formalize this commitment.

  • The Erivan K. Haub School of Business will recognize Thomas Nerney ’96 (M.B.A.), chairman, president and chief executive officer of United States Liability Insurance Group, with the 19th Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 23. As the recipient of this award, Nerney will be acknowledged for his outstanding community work, strong corporate leadership and management qualities.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 8, 2011)—At the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s, athletes of all ability levels living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will get out on the field to play soccer starting this month. The Kinney Center’s new sports program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals with ASD to develop self-confidence, social skills, and a sense of belonging, all while learning how to play a featured sport.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2009) — Nancy Childs, Ph.D., a Saint Joseph’s University food marketing researcher, has been appointed to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell’s Food Safety Council.

  • What: Earth Day becomes Earth Week at Saint Joseph’s University with eco-conscious student organizations sponsoring a variety of terra-friendly events to raise awareness of sustainable lifestyle options on campus.

    When: Sunday, April 19 – Saturday, April 25, 2009 See below for detailed list of events.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa., 19131 See below for event locations.

  • With the move of the English, sociology and education departments to Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ‘58 campus, comes the addition of two new active learning spaces geared toward education through interaction.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 10, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University has announced that Father Joseph O’Keefe, S.J., will be unable to assume the presidency of the University after a routine medical examination revealed some serious medical issues.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University announced today that it will grant honorary degrees of Doctor of Public Service to world champion Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and former SJU student athlete Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 14, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University senior political science major and Marlton, N.J., resident Samantha Koch ’11, earned a first place Keystone Press Award in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) 2011 contest. The Awards recognize strong, relevant journalism that reflects integrity and initiative.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 22, 2009) - The Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, and First Lady, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Pi Sigma Alpha Distinguished Lecture at Saint Joseph’s University on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the Haub Executive Center of McShain Hall. Pi Sigma Alpha is the political science honors society at Saint Joseph’s.

  • Professor of Philosophy, Joseph J. Godfrey, S.J., has been named the inaugural holder of the Reverend Joseph S. Hogan, S.J. ’03 Endowed Chair in Philosophy.

  • Saint Joseph’s University is actively monitoring the swine influenza (H1N1) cases in Mexico and other countries, including the U.S and Canada. We are working closely with local and state health officials to share information and prepare for the possibility that the outbreak may affect our community directly. We have actively engaged our Emergency Preparedness Plan regarding a potential influenza outbreak.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 4, 2009) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) was recognized by U.S.News & World Report as having the No. 1 part-time M.B.A. program in Pennsylvania. The AACSB-accredited program was ranked No. 23 nationally. This is the fifth time in seven years the Haub School's professional (part-time) M.B.A. program has been ranked by U.S.News & World Report's survey as one of the top 25 part-time programs in the nation.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Mar. 15, 2011) – Elisabeth Hagen, M.D. ’91 (B.S.), the chief public officer responsible for the safety of the nation’s supply of meat, poultry and egg products, will deliver the spring installment of the McNulty Scholars Lecture Series. Entitled “Protecting Public Health Through Food Safety,” the lecture is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Haub School of Business’ Spirit of Women Lecture Series, it will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 30, at 4 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2011)—Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) earned recognition this month from Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S.News & World Report.

    Bloomberg Businessweek's 2011 Ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranked the Haub School No. 69, an increase from last year’s ranking of No. 80.

    The Haub School is one of eight Pennsylvania universities included in the 2011 ranking. The school earned an A for teaching quality.

  • Every morning Molly Porth, a junior at Saint Joseph’s University, heads to class not as a student, but as a teacher. A double major in English and Spanish, Porth continues to take undergraduate courses while teaching a Spanish class at her former high school, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Though an unlikely situation, the job has been a valuable learning experience for her, as well as for her students.

  • The Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded three Saint Joseph’s University sophomores academic scholarships. The awards, in honor of the Genuardi brothers, were given to students in the food marketing program and range from $10,000 to $20,000. The scholarships will go towards the students’ remaining years at SJU.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 23, 2011)—The longest-running show in the history of Broadway will make its way to Saint Joseph's University next month, when the Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society closes its 83rd season with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera. The show, which is the first university-level performance in the Philadelphia region, opens Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, April 17.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 11, 2009) - During the spring semester of 2009 at Saint Joseph’s University, a puzzling slogan was written on the white board of a classroom on campus. Its message was terse and to the point:

    Wanli— Do the right thing!

    Though curious and perhaps arcane to a casual passerby, it was a clear and incendiary message to Will Holman ’11 – a.k.a. the Wanli Emperor of Ming Dynasty China – who is in real life, a sophomore history major from West Chester, Pa.

  • Five Saint Joseph’s students have been recognized with the Sylvia Clavan Award, given in honor of the University’s first female professor. Recipients are acknowledged for their projects in the areas of gender studies, women’s studies and feminist theories. The awards are given to students who complete outstanding work such as written research projects, creative pieces, service or activist projects that result in an academic paper, and Summer Scholar Program research.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 23, 2011) —The Haub School of Business (HSB) will recognize pharmaceutical leader Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92 (MBA), president, CEO and founder of FemmePharma Global Healthcare, Inc., with the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 7. DiPiano is the first woman to receive the award.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 13, 2009) – On Thursday, May 7, Saint Joseph’s University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., was presented with acts of kindness - 4,606 of them to be exact:

    Encouraged my friend to do homework. Held the elevator. Let a car go first. Helped a friend with calculus. Kept my grandparents company. Helped my mom with dinner...

  • During the 2009 Commencement exercises on May 16, three members of the Saint Joseph’s University faculty were recognized for their personal commitment to their fields and the Saint Joseph’s community.

    David Sorensen, D.Phil., professor of English and associate director of the Honors Program, received the Tengelmann Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, an award given annually to one faculty member.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 8, 2009) — Passion for a cause can inspire people to do amazing things. For some, it’s walking 60 miles over three days for breast cancer. For others, it’s making lemonade to fund childhood cancer research.  For four recent Saint Joseph’s graduates working together with students from other area colleges, the cause is autism and the amazing thing is planning and completing a 1,500-mile row up the Atlantic coast from Miami, Fla., to Sea Isle City, N.J.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2011) – The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting its 22nd annual Student Research Symposium on Fri., April 8. Robert Devaney, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at Boston University, will be the symposium’s keynote speaker and recipient of the Christopher Clavius, S.J. Award, which recognizes the work of inspirational scientists.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 17, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University has named Matthew J. Wawro vice president for development and alumni relations, effective June 1. With more than 25 years of advancement experience primarily in higher and secondary education, Wawro will provide leadership and strategic vision as the University’s chief fundraiser.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 28, 2011) - The 2011 Saint Joseph’s University Senior Art Thesis Exhibition will mark its 12th year with an important change of venue. The collected works of 11 diverse student-artists will be the first pieces showcased at the new gallery on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. The inaugural student exhibit, titled “Fool’s Dream,” will open Fri., April 1, and will remain on display until Fri., April 29.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2009) — According to a recent study, the Pennsylvania wine industry is expected to prosper in the coming year. With residents spending less money on long vacations this summer and more time planning day trips, vineyards are projected to reap the benefits of the scaled back travel plans.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2011) — Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been selected as the Silver Chapter Award winner for 2011. Rick Sherman, Ph.D., professor of accounting, was recognized as Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2011 Outstanding Chapter Advisor. The international organization will present Saint Joseph’s with these prestigious awards during its annual conference in New York City on April 28.

  • The Ramsay Basketball Center, named for Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay, was dedicated Friday, June 26, at Saint Joseph's University. The two-story, 20,000 square-foot addition to the former Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse is the first of a multi-phase initiative to expand and enhance the entire athletics and recreation program at Saint Joseph's.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2011) — SJU’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eyes, John Elder Robison, for the 7th Annual Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 12. Robison’s new book, Be Different: Adventures Of A Free-Range Aspergian With Practical Advice For Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers, was just released.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2009)—Sally Black, RN, Ph.D., associate professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was particularly happy to see the American Association of Pediatrics’ newly released policy statement on preventing youth violence. She was even more elated that for the first time ever the statement specifically addresses the issue of bullying, which Black has long been researching and advocating against.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 15, 2009) – The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees has approved the renaming of University College to the College of Professional and Liberal Studies, effective with the Fall 2009 semester. The new name and forthcoming rebranding effort -- "Your Degree, Your Way" -- is designed to signify the University’s renewed commitment to adult undergraduate education.

  • Date: Friday evening, April 1, through Friday morning, April 8

    Time: After sunset each evening (approximately 7 – 7:30 p.m.) through the night.

    Place: Saint Joseph’s University Barbelin Hall City Avenue between 54th Street and Lapsley Lane Campus Map: http://www.sju.edu/about/campusmap/

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 3, 2010) – Equal pay. Glass ceilings. Sexual harassment. Often the first words that come to mind when discussing gender in the workplace, these terms don’t illustrate the complexity of the issue at hand. Over the past few decades women have moved from domestic occupations to careers outside of the home, altering the way gender is perceived in America; yet it still impacts the working world.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2009) - Wadell Ridley Jr., who had served as executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Services in Philadelphia, has returned to Saint Joseph’s University as the assistant vice president for government and community relations.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 30, 2009) – Robert R. Higgins ’68, a resident of West Chester, Pa., has been named the new executive director of Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Food Marketing. Higgins replaces Charles Mallowe ’66 who served the University in the position for 41 years.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty have joined to create an innovative program to inspire young women to strive for leadership roles in science and math.  The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Math will not only provide full-tuition scholarships but will seek to create a challenging environment designed to help bright young women reach the top ranks of the science and math professions.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 12, 2009) – A five-year math and science education program at Saint Joseph's University will expand its efforts to train teachers to serve in Philadelphia and other high-need school districts thanks to a $748,182 grant from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Scholarship program.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 13, 2009) – The final weeks of the summer see millions of new college freshmen across the country anxiously awaiting their first taste of college life.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 13, 2009) – The "America's Best Colleges" 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report has ranked Saint Joseph's University among the top 15 master's universities in the north for the 12th consecutive year. The rankings, released on August 20, placed Saint Joseph's at No. 10 in its category, Best Universities-Master's (North). SJU was No. 8 in 2009, but has seen its ranking fluctuate regularly between Nos. 8-10 over the past six years.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 25, 2009) –  “MorningStar,” an exhibit of burnt wood sculpture and India ink drawings by Alison Stigora, will open the 2009-10 season at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery. The exhibit will be on display from Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 25. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6-8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 27, 2009) – On Saturday, Aug. 29, Saint Joseph’s University will welcome its newest residents into campus housing – the class of 2013.

    Saint Joseph’s incoming class, which is made up of students born around 1991, is a diverse group of young adults representing 25 states and seven countries.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2009) – The undergraduate business program at Saint Joseph’s University was included in "U.S.News & World Report America's Best Colleges 2010." The magazine also ranked the University’s marketing program among the nation’s best. This achievement is a first for both Erivan K. Haub School of Business programs.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 2, 2009) – With his blonde hair tied back into a low ponytail, Neal H. Hooker, Ph.D., looks like he spent the summer surfing waves rather than researching international food policy and childhood obesity. It just goes to show you – looks can be deceiving.

  • Eight years after 9/11, many Americans have recovered, healed.  Safety concerns have been bandaged with new regulations and long security lines at airports. For many, the dust has certainly settled. But John F. Lehman ’64 (B.S.), Ph.D., knows there is still a lot of cleaning up left to do.

  • With the announcement by the World Health Organization that a global pandemic of the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) virus is under way, Saint Joseph’s has been developing plans in the event of an outbreak on campus.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2009) — The numbers are terrifying – one in 150 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); one in 94 boys; ten percent of all eight-year-olds. With nearly 70 diagnoses each day, the need for support is unquestionable.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2009) — On Sunday, Oct. 4, Saint Joseph’s University, in partnership with The Kristin Mitchell Foundation, will host the fourth-annual Kristin’s Krusade 5K Run/Walk to support advocacy and education for the prevention of dating violence. Sign-up for the race will be from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.; the race will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saint Joseph’s Finnesey Field.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2009) – Square Routes, a collection of mixed media works by Philadelphia artist Sarah Steinwachs, is the next exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery. The exhibit, which features urban-inspired grids examined through paint and paper constructions, will open Monday, Oct. 5, and run through Friday, Oct. 30. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m.

  • The accounting department at Saint Joseph’s University is developing a program which will give students a leading edge on a major change occurring soon within the accounting industry. The shift, from GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), requires a new set of skills.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 7, 2009) — Stephen Starr, owner of Starr Restaurants, one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the United States, will be honored with Saint Joseph’s University’s American Marketing Associations’ Marketer of the Year Award on Thursday, Oct. 8.

  • Saint Joseph’s University will officially dedicate the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. The dedication is part of the centennial celebration of Saint Joseph’s basketball, which will take place throughout the 2009-10 season.

  • Generation Y students have varied interests – and distractions – to keep them occupied throughout the day. From downloading the latest mobile phone apps, hanging on Facebook, catching the most recent installment of Glee – and tweeting about it – to working out or sleeping in, their focus could be characterized as insular.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 15, 2009) -- Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, news anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will talk about “Diversity on TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives” in a special appearance at Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

    Part of SJU’s Diversity Lecture Series, the event will take place in the Banquet Hall of the Campion Student Center on the University’s Philadelphia campus, 5600 City Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 16, 2009) -- Saint Joseph’s University will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in Sourin Residence Hall, off the 2400 block of Cardinal Avenue, and in the surrounding area on campus.  The drill will consist of a simulated crisis scenario involving an “active shooter” on campus.

  • A new era of Saint Joseph's basketball officially began on Saturday, Oct. 17, with the dedication of the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by more than 1,000 Hawk supporters, with many former players and coaches taking part, including Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay '49.

    The ceremony also marked the beginning of the Centennial Celebration of Saint Joseph's Basketball, as the 1909-10 season was the inaugural campaign of Hawk basketball.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2011) — SAS, the leader in business analytic software, has partnered with Saint Joseph’s University to offer a certificate for students majoring in business intelligence (BI). Program participants will be prepared for in-demand positions in all areas of industry.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2011) – Many children dream of catching a touchdown in the back of the end zone or hitting a walk-off homerun in front of their home crowd; however, with only a select few making it to the major league level, a career in sports is virtually unattainable.That notion is no longer true, according to John Lord, Ph.D., professor and chair of marketing, at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 6, 2011) - On Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fun and service will intersect as Saint Joseph’s University’s Hagan Arena transforms into Las Vegas for the annual Hand-in-Hand festival. This year the organization, which fosters unity and interaction between the SJU Community and people with special needs, will celebrate its 35th Anniversary.

  • What: Saint Joseph’s University will host the 11th annual Take Back the Night Vigil, a powerful event to raise public awareness of sexual assault and violence in our communities. The event is sponsored by the Rape Education and Prevention Program (REPP), the Counseling Center, the Offices of Residence and Multicultural Life and the Departments of Athletics and Sociology.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 22, 2009) -- Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business has been recognized by a global survey for its leadership in integrating ethical issues into its graduate business curricula.

    The Haub School was ranked as one of the Top 100 business schools in the world by the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey of business schools.

  • Saint Joseph's has taken important steps in fostering the growth of a more accepting University community. In the wake of two incidents of racial graffiti on campus last semester, the University entered into a partnership with the regional branch of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization that "builds bridges of understanding and respect between diverse groups," according to Randi Boyette, the associate regional director of the ADL in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

  • Thirty years after its beginning, the Outreach Lecture Series of the Faith-Justice Institute was renamed this winter in honor of the series’ founder, Sister Francis Joseph, R.A. Now called the Sister Francis Joseph, R.A., Lecture Series, the re-naming came in recognition of her commitment to Saint Joseph’s University and contributions to the Greater Philadelphia area.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23, 2009) -- Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J., former provost of the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador, will present “The Message of the UCA Martyrs in Today’s Reality” at Saint Joseph’s University on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m., to commemorate the murders of six Jesuit priests and their two colleagues at UCA in 1989.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 11, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to Suzanne and Bob Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks, Rev. Charles L.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2009) –  “digital, analog, analogues,” an exhibition of digitally crafted drawings and brightly colored sculptures by Chad D. Curtis will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Dec. 11. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

  • According to Saint Joseph's University sociologist Maria Kefalas, Ph.D., the heartland of America's greatest export is no longer corn and wheat, but rather its young and talented people. A new book out this month, co-authored with Patrick Carr, Ph.D. (Rutgers University), entitled Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America, explores the mass exodus of youth from rural America and how that migration is affecting the areas they're leaving behind.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 26, 2009) -- On Friday, Oct. 30, Saint Joseph’s University will host a one-day event focusing on the business value of Fair Trade. Titled, “Examining Fair Trade: Good Will and Good Business?,” the symposium will take place on campus in Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium® between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • When: Saturday, April 16

    What: Building dedications and a symbolic ribbon-cutting on the University’s Maguire Campus, tours of the campus and a black tie gala in the Hagan Arena will celebrate both the tenure of outgoing President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving next month to become president of Creighton University, as well as the successful conclusion of the University’s $150 million capital campaign.

  • Students at Saint Joseph's University will trade in hip-hop and sneakers for the Stroll and saddle shoes this November as Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society presents Grease. The show opens Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 15.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2011)—For young people in Philadelphia’s high-poverty neighborhoods violence is a way of life. It is now more likely that a young, black male will die a violent death in Philadelphia than in combat in the Middle East. Cooperation with law enforcement is non-existent, and a pervasive fear has silenced the innocent. As schools and parks have become battlegrounds, there are fewer and fewer places for youth to feel safe.

  • Thanks to the hard work of Saint Joseph’s University students and faculty a new Community Food Center will launch this month, giving Philadelphia’s hungry access to food in a non-traditional way.

  • With sweaty palms, Joseph Mirarchi grips the podium positioned at the front of a conference room at NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Just two days prior, he learned he was the only undergraduate student presenting at the 6th Annual Conference of Social Entrepreneurs on Nov. 4. Poised in front of the room of distinguished academics, Mirarchi is composed and articulate, despite his sweaty palms, as he addresses the crowd.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2011) - James F. Caccamo Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was awarded the Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers for his proposal to write Rewiring Virtue: Christian Ethics in an Age of Gadgets. The book will discuss the ethics of communication and information technologies from a Christian perspective.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 24, 2009) – The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 27 centers and institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $163,000 grant to Julia Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, to pursue a research initiative into the science of cancer and aging.  Her research will focus on the maintenance of chromosome ends — called telomeres — and how telomeres function in both the aging process and the growth of cancer cells.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Apr. 21, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University and Community College of Philadelphia now support a dual admissions partnership. The agreement allows students at the two-year school to transfer more seamlessly to complete a four-year degree through Saint Joseph’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS), which offers education options to non-traditional and adult students.

  • On Nov. 13, enthusiastic fans roared in anticipation of the first mens’ basketball game played at the University’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena. The atmosphere energized the team as the Hawks went on to defeat the Drexel Dragons 77-67 in overtime.

  • WHAT: Seniors confused about their Medicare options will benefit from a free program offered at Saint Joseph’s University on Saturday, Dec. 5.

    WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 5 9 – 11:30 a.m. Registration: 8 – 8:45 a.m.

    WHERE: Saint Joseph’s University’s Mandeville Hall (Intersection of 54th Street and City Avenue) Parking is free in the lot adjacent to Saint Joseph’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena

  • The organizers of the 2009-2010 Summer Immersion Program (SIP) Auction hope to surpass last year’s fundraising efforts, setting the bar at $25,000. The success of past auctions, including the $16,000 raised last winter, has SIP organizers and participants hopeful that this year’s auction – to be held on Wed., Dec. 2 – will get them even closer to the $70,000 needed to pay for the immersion trips. The auction will be held in the banquet hall of Campion Student Center.

  • In time to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, a wide-ranging group of Saint Joseph’s University employees and students learned that their efforts to increase recycling on campus earned first place among Atlantic 10 Conference schools entered in RecycleMania’s collegiate recycling competition. During the national 10-week contest, SJU recycled 113.9 tons – approximately 31 percent of total campus waste, and a 10 percent increase over the previous year’s results.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2011) - At a special meeting held last week, the Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees voted to appoint John W. Smithson ’68, MBA ’82 as the University’s interim president.

    Smithson, who currently serves as senior vice president at Saint Joseph’s, will assume the interim presidency on May 18, following the departure of the University’s current president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving to become president of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 28, 2011) - The Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded two Saint Joseph’s University students academic scholarships. The awards, in honor of the Genuardi brothers, were given to sophomores in the food marketing program and will go toward the students’ remaining tuition at SJU.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 28, 2011) – Cynics might consider the concept of business ethics an oxymoron, but a group of Saint Joseph's University’s graduate business students took on the challenge and decided to examine business issues through the prism of ethics.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2011) — Consumers, community leaders and organizations will benefit from a new partnership between Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business and UpLift Solutions that aims to alleviate “food deserts” in urban areas. Defined as socially or economically distressed communities whose populations don’t have access to nutritional food and non-food products, food deserts are in need of the services offered by large, full-scale supermarkets.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2011) - Lena Lupey, a junior biology major from Harrisburg, Pa., has been awarded a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. The scholarship program, created to encourage academically outstanding students to enter the science and mathematics fields, awards rising juniors and seniors coverage of undergraduate tuition, room and board, books and fees.

  • Who: Saint Joseph’s University will break ground on a new, 413-bed freshmen residence hall at the corner of Cardinal and City Aves. University-city based Campus Apartments is the developer and project manager of the new construction.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 9, 2011) - Kenneth Snyder ’11 of Philadelphia has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to teach in the Republic of Indonesia for the 2011-12 academic year. After a two-month orientation in the capital, Jakarta, Snyder will likely be placed in a secondary school on one of the archipelago’s larger islands, Java, Bali or Sumatra.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 21, 2011) - For Korean-born ceramicist Veronica Juyoun Byun, shape, color and pattern are more than just physical aspects of her work. Bringing together traditional and non-traditional schemes and symbols, she creates pieces that investigate the human condition. Her exhibit, “A Modular Vision,” will open at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery on Friday, Jan. 13, and run through Friday, Feb. 17. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Alumni, parents and friends of Saint Joseph’s University gathered on campus on Saturday, April 16, for a series of celebrations that marked several milestones in the University’s history. The day’s events included dedication ceremonies honoring the benefactors of the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus; the unveiling of the official portrait of University President Timothy R.

  • Many of you have seen or commented upon a first-person story appearing yesterday on the web site of Sports Illustrated magazine. The story was submitted by a former Saint Joseph’s University student-athlete whose request in mid-July 2011 for a waiver to play basketball at another institution during 2011-2012 was not supported by Saint Joseph’s.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 19, 2011) – Sports is a big business not only in the United States but around the world. Millions and millions of dollars are spent at sporting events and on sports-related equipment and apparel each year. A new course at Saint Joseph’s University, Sports Licensing and Merchandise, will educate students and prepare them for careers in this burgeoning industry.

  • From the days of her unique preschool education at One-ness Family School, which focused on teaching its young students about the world’s many cultures, Caitlin Rothwell has sought to form connections with others. This calling has motivated her collegiate path, and her future goals: Rothwell is a psychology major and Italian minor, and plans to one day become a counselor.

  • Partnering with Follett Bookstore Management, this fall’s Marketing Research Practicum cohort designed and implemented a strategic campaign that increased the SJU Bookstore’s Facebook “Likes,” website visits, store visits and overall sales. Follett, SJU Bookstore’s corporate partner, has agreed to continue working with future Practicum cohorts because of the success of the project, and suggests the project’s potential to go national.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 8, 2011) – Jean Heck, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in financial education, has assumed the Brian C. Duperreault ’69 Chair for Risk Management and Insurance at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • The Haub School of Business has introduced five new majors to the undergraduate curriculum: Business Administration; Family Business and Entrepreneurship; International Business; Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability; Managing Human Capital, and Sports Marketing. Students will have the option to declare these majors beginning Fall 2011.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2011) - For the fifth year in a row, Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Given by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the honor roll recognizes colleges and universities as leaders among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

  • PHILADELPHIA (December 6, 2011) – Marketing students at Saint Joseph’s University are neck and neck in a sales competition to raise $100,000 from hand cream sales to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Education Autism and Support. Divided into 16 teams, the students are taking advantage of the holiday season to make a big marketing push for their “Helping Hands Project.”

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2011) - More than 300 Philadelphia elementary school students who completed GeoKids LINKS, a hands-on science education collaboration involving Saint Joseph’s University (SJU), the Wagner Free Institute of Science (WFIS) and the School District of Philadelphia, will gather at SJU’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena for a year-end celebration on Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. The students who participated in the program are from Gesu, Kearny, Meade and Reynolds schools.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2011) – Rising Saint Joseph’s University senior Gretchen Timer of Downingtown, Pa., received the Newman Civic Fellow Award from Campus Compact, a national organization dedicated to campus-based civic engagement. Timer, a 2008 graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown, was nominated for the award by SJU’s former president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 2011) - Medievalist Paul Patterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, has earned support and recognition for his academic work from several national and international organizations. He has been named an advisor for a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a Penn Humanities Forum Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow, and awarded a fellowship by the Huntington Library and British Academy and a summer stipend by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 7, 2011) - While most students have traded rigorous academic work for relaxing on the beach, 101 undergraduates have given up their vacation to remain on campus at Saint Joseph’s University as members of the Summer Scholars Program. A record number of students will engage in faculty-mentored research and creative projects in departments associated with both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 15, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University announced today that it has successfully completed With Faith and Strength to Dare: The Campaign for Saint Joseph’s University having raised $152.1million, the largest amount raised in any campaign in the University’s history. Gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends enabled Saint Joseph’s to meet its goal in support of the University’s physical and academic growth.

     

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 15, 2011) - Gabrielle Fulco ’11 of East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to teach in Venezuela during the 2011-12 academic year. A graduate of East Catholic High School in Manchester, Conn., Fulco majored in international relations with minors in Latin American studies and Spanish at Saint Joseph’s University. She will teach English and American culture at the Centro Venezolano Americano Bi-National Center in Caracas.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 21, 2011) – Before leaving early to enlist in the United States Army, Greg Turnbull was a student at Saint Joseph's University from 1949-1951. During that time, a petition to bring a Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) detachment onto campus was circulating throughout the student body. Turnbull signed the petition, helping to bring Air Force Detachment 750 to Saint Joseph's campus the very next year.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 29, 2011) – Several graduate programs within Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business have been included in the 2011 Eduniversal Ranking of the Best Masters and MBA Programs Worldwide.

    The University’s Master of Science in human resource management was included among the Top 200 programs; the Master of Science in business intelligence and the Master of Science in food marketing were included among the Top 50 programs worldwide.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 23, 2011) - James Carter, Ph.D., professor of history and director of Saint Joseph's University's international relations program, has been chosen as the scholar-escort for a delegation of 11 senior U.S. Congressional staff members who will go to China for a week of site visits and meetings, Dec. 3-11. The trip, organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations of New York, will include stops in Beijing, Tianjin and Xiamen.

  • It's that time of year again. While students and faculty prepare for end-of-the-semester exams and projects, visions of sugarplums also dance through their heads. Providing a break from all of the stress, holiday events throughout the campus are plentiful, filling students, faculty and staff with holiday cheer.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 21, 2011) — For many children, camps are a standard summer activity. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University believes opportunities to learn new skills and meet new friends should be available for children on the autism spectrum as well.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 30, 2011) – Though disclaimers at the end of advertisements may appear to be an accepted white noise by audiences, new research published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that those disclaimers have a greater impact on buyer behavior than previously thought.

  • In support of their commitment to the identity of Saint Joseph’s University, the Office of Mission and the Library have joined together to purchase the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible, the first hand-written and illuminated bible to be commissioned in more than 500 years. The University will be the sole institution in the Philadelphia area to own this significant resource.

  • John Stanton, Ph.D., professor of food marketing, and his wife, Carol, believe in the power of education. The couple recently endowed the James J. Neville, S.J. scholarship for students in Saint Joseph's University's food marketing program. Valued at $50,000, this is the third scholarship supported by the Stantons since 2001.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2011) – The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees today elected C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D. as its 27th president. A Saint Joseph’s alumnus (’72) who currently serves as associate provost for University Centers of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago, he will be introduced to SJU students, faculty and staff at a special gathering of the campus community tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies now offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in accountancy. The intensive program is designed to develop professional accountants by giving students the knowledge and credits to successfully complete the CPA examination and round out their skill set.

  • What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph’s University’s 35th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

    When: Thursday, Nov. 10 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    Where: Campion Student Center, Banquet Hall Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

  • A student committee from the Faith-Justice Institute, in partnership with the Old St. Joseph’s Church Social Justice Committee, has planned a week of generous, reflective and engaging activities in order to raise awareness about poverty, Nov. 7-11.

  • PHILADELPHIA (November 2, 2011)  — Dealing with autism in childhood is difficult, but as children become teenagers, new challenges emerge. Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host a unique, one-day workshop designed to help parents and their teenagers with high-functioning autism, as well as professionals in the field, to be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Merion Hall.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 1, 2011) – John Stanton, Ph.D., professor of food marketing, and Neal Hooker, Ph.D., CJ McNutt Chair of food marketing, received a $322,202 grant to enhance the mushroom industry’s viability by marketing mushrooms as a source of vitamin D.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2011) – At a special meeting held Tuesday, July 12, the Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees elected Robert D. Falese, Jr. ’69 as its chair.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 18, 2011) - Colleen Smith ’11 of Seaville, N.J., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and assigned to a two-year placement in Ukraine. Smith will begin a three-month pre-service training in September, after which she will teach English at the secondary level and introduce her students to the history and culture of the United States.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 28, 2011) – Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the installation of the first green roof on the Saint Joseph’s University campus, the College of Arts and Sciences will host “Turning Stormwater Challenges into Opportunities: A Workshop for Homeowners,” on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:45 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Funded by a grant from the U.S.

  • “School’s out!”  But not for 40 high schoolers who spent three weeks at Saint Joseph’s University getting a preview of what college is all about and what they need to do to get there.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 24, 2011) - China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of Americans. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6:15 p.m., Saint Joseph’s University will partner with the National Committee on United States-China Relations of New York, for the fifth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 25, 2011) – The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Marketing Association (PAMA) – a professional association for marketers, educators and students across the Greater Philadelphia region – recently announced the dates of the second “Certificate in Marketing Excellence” program, a series of six strategic marketing strategy sessions in cooperation with Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business.

  • On Saturday, October 22, Saint Joseph’s University marked its 10th Community Day, a bi-annual event intended to strengthen the campus community while serving the community at large.

  • Thursday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 5, Saint Joseph’s University will host the 38th annual conference of the Northeast Business and Economic Association at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia. Covering a variety of topics in 22 tracks, such as accounting, economics and pharmaceutical marketing, the annual meeting provides a forum for constructive discussion between academics and professionals in business fields.

  • Saint Joseph’s University, led by co-chairs John Smithson ’68, M.B.A. ’82, interim president, and Cindy Griffin ’91, M.B.A. ’93, head women’s basketball coach, recently launched the annual campaign for the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2011) – India, a country whose struggles have been chronicled by photojournalists and artists for decades, boasts its own unique aesthetic appeal – from its naturally colorful environment to the arrangement of merchant goods along the market streets. Starting Monday, Nov.

  • Mary Lynn Fecile, ’88, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the fall installment of the McNulty Scholars Lecture Series. Entitled “Listen to Your Life,” the lecture will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the SJU Science Center, Room 200.

  • PHILADELPHIA (October 20, 2011) – The Destiny of Lesser Animals (Sibo ne kra, Dabo ne kra), a film produced and directed by Deron Albright, M.F.A., associate professor of film at Saint Joseph’s University, will receive its Philadelphia premiere when it is screened as a special event by the Philadelphia Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., at the International House, 3701 Chestnut Street. A subsequent showing is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Ritz East B, 125 S.

  • Though the fall semester isn’t set to begin until August 29, the lights remain on in Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 campus this summer.  Inside, graphics flash across Smart Boards, hands fly up, and pens dash across paper as Saint Joseph’s education majors and students from various elementary and middle schools in the area participate in one of three educational enrichment summer programs.

  • With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in March 2010, employers and their employees across the nation experienced changes to their healthcare provisions, many of which benefitted women’s maternity care.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 14, 2011) – America’s two largest generations, Baby Boomers and Millennials, jointly comprise 151 million individuals who are responsible for nearly 65 out of every $100 spent in the foodservice industry – this figure will rise to close to $75 within the next ten years. Possessing a firm grasp of their habits and expectations regarding foodservice is invaluable to marketers and will be even more so in the future.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2011) - Jay Carter, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the international relations program at Saint Joseph’s University has been selected as a Fellow for the National Committee on United States-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program (PIP). Carter joins a cohort of 19 other China specialists and scholars from a variety of disciplines who will participate in a multi-year enrichment program designed to broaden their knowledge of China.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 13, 2011) - Three of the biggest names in Philadelphia-area real estate will take part in a breakfast and a panel discussion titled “The Current (and Future) State of Affairs in Local Residential Real Estate" at Saint Joseph’s University on Thursday, Oct. 27.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 2, 2011) – Vincent J. Genovesi, S.J., William A. Harvey, Esq. ’74 (B.S.), Bruce T. Morrill, S.J., and Sean S. Sweeney, CPCU ’94 (M.B.A) were recently appointed to the Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees. The newly appointed members bring a wide range of expertise in Jesuit education, ethics, theology, government, business and development to the University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 11, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business is an outstanding business school, according to the 2012 edition of Princeton Review’s “The Best 294 Business Schools.”

  • The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office recognized the significant contribution SJU has made to regional homeland security by presenting the University with awards for meritorious service at a ceremony on campus on Monday, Sept. 26.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 2, 2011) - Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., of West Chester, Pa., professor of theology and director of Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) has been re-elected to a second term as second vice president of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), an umbrella organization of 38 Jewish-Christian dialogue organizations worldwide.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 5, 2011) – Whether working to shelter underserved populations in South Jersey or creating transformative experiences of faith justice, Saint Joseph’s University alumni Dick Kelly ’59 and Sean Sanford ’97 are putting the Catholic, Jesuit ideals instilled in them as students into action every day.  In recognition of their outstanding service, as well as their loyalty and dedication, the Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Association will honor them on Friday, Oct.

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 6

    Time: 11:30 a.m.

    Place: Saint Joseph's University Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall 54th Street and City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Details: The Saint Joseph's University chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will honor the Philadelphia Phillies organization with the annual Marketer of the Year Award on Thursday, Oct. 6.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 12, 2011) – Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, through Fri., Sept. 23, the work of 10 Saint Joseph’s University faculty members from the Department of Art will be shown in the new Saint Joseph’s University Gallery located in Merion Hall, the first official exhibition held in the gallery space on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. An artists’ reception will be held Thurs., Sept. 8 from 6 – 8 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 19, 2011) - In an effort to boost student achievement in mathematics in the School District of Philadelphia, math education specialist Tetyana Berezovski, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics at Saint Joseph's University, applied for and was awarded a highly competitive Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The three-year award provides professional development for high school math teachers in the District.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 1, 2012) – How can students decide which business school best suits their needs when they all look the same? Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. '70, dean of Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business in Philadelphia, wants new accreditation standards for business schools to be more flexible to encourage innovation and creativity.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 22, 2011) - Now in its fifth year, Saint Joseph's University's Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP) will bring nearly 100 first-year students to campus four days prior to the arrival of their peers for a pre-orientation experience that immerses them in the cultural life of the city and the Ignatian values that guide the University's mission.

  • PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2012) – C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., today assumed the presidency of Saint Joseph’s University. A Saint Joseph’s alumnus (’72), he returns to his alma mater after serving as associate provost for University Centers of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago.

  • PHILADELPHIA (August 23, 2011) - Patricia Griffin '81 is now the Associate Dean of Saint Joseph's University's College of Professional and Liberal Studies. Griffin has served adult undergraduate and graduate students at Saint Joseph's for more than 27 years and will continue to serve nontraditional undergraduates in her new role at the University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 12, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointment of Martin F. Farrell ’88, M.S. ’98 as vice president for development and alumni relations, effective July 9.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 24, 2011) - Graduate business students will benefit from a revised MBA curriculum this academic year. The new program was structured in response to an evolving job market and an increased student need for flexibility.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2012)—This summer marks the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support’s third year offering children on the autism spectrum and their neuro-typical peers a chance to come together for a unique camp experience. For five weeks beginning June 25, the focus will be on fun, imagination and social growth for all children.

  • <p>PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2012) &ndash; Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University junior Alex Houpert of West Hartford, Conn., has been awarded the Cmdr. George C. McFarland Scholarship from the St. Andrew&rsquo;s Society of Philadelphia. The $20,000 scholarship will fund his upcoming junior year of study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.</p>
  • PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 24, 2011) – What if it were possible to quantify the success of an education model and share it with struggling schools to help them thrive? Assistant Professor of Management John Neiva, Ph.D. and his co-author Miguel Marca Barrientos are seeking to do just this for a network of schools in Bolivia.

  • PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2012) — The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) named Saint Joseph’s University one of nine university programs in the United States to meet the standards outlined in their Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 8, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) recently announced its membership to the City of Philadelphia’s Returning to Learning Partnership, which offers a 25 percent tuition discount to City employees who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

  • While many students anticipated the arrival of summer as a time to unwind, 48 SJU students were instead anticipating their departure on service trips to Ecuador, Guatemala and New Mexico. The students, selected from a pool of over 100 applicants to this year’s Summer Immersion Programs, attended a Commissioning Mass on the eve of their journeys, which are taking place from May 15th through May 24th.

  • The range of educational opportunities and career pathways for undergraduate students has expanded this fall, with the addition of three new majors and four new minors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Now boasting 20 departments, 34 majors and 42 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences provides educational opportunities for students of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences. At the graduate level, two programs expand online offerings.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 17, 2012) – On Saturday, May 19, five seniors of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 750 will commission as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The ceremony, to be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial on Saint Joseph’s University campus, will be followed by a celebration of the detachment’s 60th anniversary.

  • The Haub School of Business introduced a leadership development program for undergraduate students in the Fall 2011 semester. Spearheaded by Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, and Vana Zervanos ’07 (MBA), associate dean, the new program will teach students about the Jesuit framework of leadership as each student explores his or her own projected role in business and the community in which they live.

  • PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute of Catholic Bioethics recently established the Allen and Dolores Gustafson Distinguished Research Fellows Program to support interdisciplinary bioethics research. The program was made possible by a $100,000 donation by Institute board member Allen M. Gustafson and his sister, Linnea Gustafson Rutkowski.

  • Hundreds of students and more than 150 employers representing an array of internships and job opportunities will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Fall Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 22.

    The event, hosted by the University’s Career Development Center (CDC), will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in SJU’s Athletic Center.

  • Father Jose Ignacio Badenes, S.J. comes to Saint Joseph’s University as the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the fall semester. With the goal of broadening students’ perceptions, the associate professor of Spanish from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles plans to speak about gender and sexuality to contextualize the author on whom he specializes: the Spaniard Federico Garcia Lorca.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence, in conjunction with The Bully Project, is sending more than 1,200 Philadelphia students this week to see the documentary Bully. The film, directed by Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, offers a look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 13, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University has moved into the top 10 – at No. 8 – among 193 master’s universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of Best Colleges. The rankings, which were released on Sept. 13, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the fourteenth consecutive year.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2012) - Siblings play an important role in the lives of individuals with autism, and they also face a unique set of challenges. To address the needs of this essential population, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University began offering Sibshops, workshops designed to help brothers and sisters talk about their struggles and successes, learn to serve as role models, and manage common situations.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 13, 2011) - Imagine a perfect stranger peeking into your personal bag to examine its contents. Provided their intentions were voyeuristic rather than criminal, how would you feel?

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 19, 2011) – On Monday Sept. 19, Saint Joseph’s University’s students will get lessons on business ethics from a former investment executive with a criminal record. Justin Paperny of Etika LLC, once managed more than $150 million as a stock-broker and worked at some of the country’s best known investment banks – unfortunately, he also committed fraud, pleaded guilty to violating securities laws and served 18 months in a federal prison.

  • APRIL 11, 2012 (PHILADELPHIA) – “Eleven on the Thirteenth,” the 2012 Saint Joseph’s University Senior Art Thesis Exhibition, will open on Friday, April 13, marking the 13th year of the annual showcase. Held in the new gallery on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus, this year’s exhibition features the collected works of 11 student-artists working with pastels, ceramics, painting and photography.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 19, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) will welcome 40 Independence Blue Cross (IBC) employees as new students this semester as a part of a new partnership.

  • PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University will formally dedicate the Campus Commons in tribute to the late Cardinal John P. Foley, one of the University’s most distinguished alumni, on Monday, April 16, at 4 p.m.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty have announced the third cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Maria Galassi of Allentown, Pa., Alexa Garrison of Edison, N.J., and Lianette Pappaterra of Landing, N.J., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship and will participate in an intensive mentoring and research program.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University contributes more than a half-billion dollars - $511 million – annually to the five-county Philadelphia regional economy and $524 million annually to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, according to an economic impact study released by the University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 22, 2011) - An upcoming discussion, hosted by Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business, will benefit local risk management and insurance professionals interested in doing business in Bermuda. Known as ‘The World’s Risk Capital’ among those in industry, Bermuda has seen a 30 percent uptick in insurance company registrations this year alone.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2011) – To kick off its first official season as the SJU Theatre Company, the former Saint Joseph’s University’s Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society will stage Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. The show opens Thursday, Sept. 29, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 9.

  • Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence received an anonymous donation in the amount of $10,000. The donation was made in the name of Patrick J. Carr, Ph.D., who served as the first director when the Richard Johnson Center was the Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP). Carr held the position of director, as well as assistant professor of sociology at SJU until 2005 when he transferred to Rutgers University.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) – Saint Joseph's University's part-time MBA program was recognized as a "Top 25 Best Value Online MBA Program" in a recent ranking.

    Business MBA, a national ranking agency, released the "Top 25" ranking on March 21. The Haub School of Business' online MBA ranked No. 11.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to James J. Martin, S.J., author and culture editor of America,the national Catholic, Jesuit magazine, and Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries of Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the nation, at the University’s 2012 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 12.

  • As summer began to fade, so did the flash mobs in Philadelphia. But even with the city’s 155,000 school children returning to the classroom, there is no doubt that violence in Philadelphia remains a problem.

  • The Office of Mission and Identity has launched a new University-wide forum for the Saint Joseph’s community to gather together for conversations about SJU’s Catholic and Jesuit identity. “Ignatian Fridays” will begin in the Merion Hall Atrium (second floor) on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

  • At the Fall Convocation held last Tuesday, Interim President John Smithson ’68 (B.S.), ’82 (MBA) addressed a capacity crowd in the Wolfington Teletorium on a broad range of University initiatives, outlining the progress on the Bridge Plan and looking ahead to the goals and priorities of Plan 2020: Gateway to the Future and the Academic Strategic Plan, Seeking the Magis, currently under review.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 19, 2012) – In its 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released March 13, 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked three Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) disciplines among the ranking’s “Top 25” list for 2013.

    Marketing ranked No. 14 Finance ranked No. 17 Information Systems ranked No. 22

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Alumni Association will present Brian Duperreault ’69 with its most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, at its annual Alumni Gala on Friday, October 14 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Duperreault currently serves as president and chief Executive officer of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 14, 2012) - For the sixth consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized the colleges and universities that are highly committed to volunteering and community service since 2006.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2011) – A capacity crowd of more than 350 female students, alumnae, parents, faculty, area high school students, and friends will gather at Saint Joseph’s University in the Chapel of Saint Joseph, Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial and Campion Student Center (at 54th St. and Cardinal Ave.) from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for SheUnited: Celebrating the Women of Saint Joseph’s University on Sunday, Oct. 2.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 12 , 2012) — On Tuesday, March 13, area businesses will benefit from an open forum at Saint Joseph's University: Sustainability and Entrepreneurship: Where "Green" Means the Color of Money. Hosted by the University's family business and entrepreneurship program in collaboration with the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, this event will offer insight and networking opportunities with leading figures in the local green economy.

  • With its soaring, floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of campus, expanded and varied study spaces, plush lounge furnishings, a first floor café (complete with plasma TVs broadcasting worldwide satellite news channels) and enhanced electronic resources, the John and Maryanne Post Learning Commons at Drexel Library is certain to become a hub for students seeking space for both studying and study breaks.

  • PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2011) – On Oct. 13, Saint Joseph’s University’s Campus Commons, located on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus, will be filled with the entrepreneurial spirit of nine community-minded self-starters as they talk about turning passion for social change into successful nonprofits at the University’s first TEDxSJU event. Sponsored by SJU’s Communication Studies program, it is scheduled from 4-7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

  • Thanks to a generous gift from Saint Joseph’s alumnus Michael J. Morris ’56, the University recently established a fund for the Michael J. Morris Grants for Scholarly Research.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2012)– Saint Joseph’s University and Cumberland County College (CCC) now support a dual admissions partnership. The agreement allows students at the two-year school based in Vineland, N.J., to transfer to complete a four-year degree through Saint Joseph’s University College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS).

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Faith-Justice Institute, an academic center promoting social analysis and critical thought around faith and justice issues through community-based learning, will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Monday, March 19. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m., with a Mass celebrated by C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.,’72, president-elect of Saint Josephs, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.

  • PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2012) — Musician Tony Melendez will give a free concert, sponsored by Campus Ministry, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Melendez is both a singer and an accomplished guitar player — but part of his remarkable talent is that he plays with his feet.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2011) —As the autism field grows, future care providers are seeking the proper training and credentials from their undergraduate coursework to give them a competitive edge. Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support recently applied for and received approval for its minor in autism studies from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB).

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 27, 2012) - For many students, spring break means relaxation or vacation, but for 420 Saint Joseph’s University students, staff and alumni, spring break 2012 is a chance to give back and spend time in service to others. On Friday, March 2, they depart for one of 15 different service sites scattered across the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Students will head south after a brief celebration held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 23, 2012) – Stormwater, which is created by runoff of excess rainwater and melted snow, causes downstream flooding, stream bank erosion, sewer overflows and habitat destruction. To help address these conditions, Saint Joseph’s University and the Lower Merion Conservancy will present “Stormwater Strategies: A Technical Workshop,” in the Campion Student Center on Tues., March 6, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public; registration is required.

  • With the mental health stigmas that persist in today’s society, few college students have the courage to seek help if they find themselves in any level of distress resulting from the mental toll that the pressures of college can present.  Active Minds, a student-led organization new to Saint Joseph’s, seeks to remove these stigmas, and to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, especially during the college years.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 15, 2012) - Artist Kip Deeds merges numerous styles and mediums together in order to create one intricate piece of work. A collection of his complex compositions, titled “All Things Great and Small” will be exhibited at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Monday, Feb. 27 – Friday, March 30. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, March 1, 6-8 p.m. The Gallery will close for spring break, March 5-11.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 15, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced a partnership with the Cristo Rey Network in support of its mission to ensure that all graduates of Cristo Rey Network schools have access to the academic, social and financial supports they need to complete a college degree.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 13, 2012) - Employers representing an array of industries and organizations - including accounting, consulting, consumer products, education, financial services, food/retail, government, healthcare, insurance, law enforcement, marketing/communications, nonprofit, real estate, technology and transportation - will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 23.

  • PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2012) – The Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University will host the sixth annual Food Industry Summit on Thursday, March 8 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. A venue for food industry CEOs, presidents and executives to present their insights on major issues and trends, this year’s event will focus on how companies can best use technology to improve their customers' shopping experience.

  • Frank Bernt, Ph.D., professor of education, will head to South America this spring through a Fulbright Specialist Grant. Bernt will teach courses in assessment and adolescent spirituality at the Universidad Católica de Uruguay in Montevideo in April and May.

  • PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 9, 2012) – Paul Baumann, the editor of Commonweal magazine, will speak at Saint Joseph’s University on Monday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m., in the Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center. His lecture, entitled “Liberal, Conservative or Just Catholic? Religious Identity in a Pluralistic World,” is co-sponsored by Saint Joseph’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies and Commonweal’s CampusSpeakers Program. The event is free and open to the public.

  • PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business will recognize James J. (Jamie) Maguire Jr. ’84, chairman and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), with the 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 12.