News Archive - March 2010

  • Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    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/

  • Friday, March 26, 2010

    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.

  • Friday, March 26, 2010

    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.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2010

    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.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2010

    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.

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    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.

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    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.

  • Monday, March 15, 2010

    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.

  • Friday, March 12, 2010

    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.

  • Friday, March 12, 2010

    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.

  • Thursday, March 11, 2010

    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.

  • Monday, March 8, 2010

    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.

  • Friday, March 5, 2010

    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.

  • Monday, March 1, 2010

    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.

  • Monday, March 1, 2010

    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.

  • Monday, March 1, 2010

    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.

  • Monday, March 1, 2010

    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.

  • Monday, March 1, 2010

    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.

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