• SJU Celebrates 157th Commencement Ceremonies

    Thursday, May 22, 2008

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

  • SJU Grad Awarded Prestigious Journalism Scholarship

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008

    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.

  • Trading the Beach for a Hammer and Nails

    Monday, May 19, 2008

    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.

  • SJU Junior Selected to Attend Notre Dame's Erasmus Institute

    Monday, May 19, 2008

    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.

  • Saint Joseph's Bids Farewell to Four Professors

    Sunday, May 18, 2008

    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.

  • Chemistry Students Present at National Conference

    Saturday, May 10, 2008

    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.

  • End of an Era: Jesuit Retires After 45-Year Service

    Friday, May 9, 2008

    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.

  • SJU Filmmaker Awarded Fulbright Grant to Teach in Africa

    Friday, May 2, 2008

    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.

  • Meet the Class of 2008

    Thursday, May 1, 2008

    Some of the best and brightest of SJU's 2008 graduating class are featured in the Office of University Communications' Commencement Newsroom at

    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

  • SJU Receives $1 Million HHMI Grant for Science Education

    Wednesday, April 23, 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.