News Archive - May 2012

  • Monday, May 21, 2012

    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.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2012

    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.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012

    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.

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Video

    <p>&ldquo;I read while I walk, I take pride in wearing a lab coat, and my glasses are held together by paperclips,&rdquo; says Stephen Capuzzi &rsquo;12 of Marple, Pa., a self-proclaimed &ldquo;nerd,&rdquo; whose thirst for knowledge and commitment to helping others have fueled his love of the sciences.</p>
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    <p>Asked to name his favorite opera, senior classics major Jonathan Mortensen &rsquo;12 at first shakes his head, daunted by the magnitude of the question. But then he settles.</p> <p>&ldquo;It has to be Otello,&rdquo; he says, referring to Giuseppe Verdi&rsquo;s four-act work based on Shakespeare&rsquo;s Othello. &ldquo;Specifically the character Iago. It&rsquo;s the best bass role.&rdquo;</p>
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    <p>To U.S. citizens, the idea of starting a family business, setting your own hours and working for yourself is a slice of the American dream. For twins Arrial and Gaelan Finnerty &rsquo;12, that dream is a reality. For many, being an entrepreneur is a full-time job. For others, being a full-time student is a full-time job. As food marketing majors at SJU, the twin-sister team has managed to build and grow a business while simultaneously pursuing their undergraduate degrees &mdash; not to mention their status as food marketing student ambassadors, the leadership positions they hold for Hawks Against Hunger and the fact that Arrial was just inducted into Alpha Iota Delta, the international honor society in decision sciences and information systems.</p>
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