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  • Making Halloween Healthier

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    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.

  • Faculty Compete with Classroom Cell Phone and Laptop Use

    Friday, October 5, 2007

    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.

  • Traveling Together On An Unfamiliar Road

    Thursday, October 4, 2007

    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?

  • Professor Recognized as Student Favorite

    Tuesday, October 2, 2007

    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.”

  • SJU Students and Area Residents Meet to Strengthen Community Ties

    Monday, October 1, 2007

    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.

  • Catholic Intellectual Series Examines Race, Gender

    Monday, October 1, 2007

    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."

  • 'Godspell' Makes a Joyful Noise for 80th Anniversary Theater Season

    Friday, September 28, 2007

    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.

  • SJU to Hold Campus Safety and Security Awareness Fair

    Thursday, September 20, 2007

    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.

  • Sculptures Capture Personal Moments at SJU Gallery

    Thursday, September 20, 2007

    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.

  • Now Hiring: SJU Helps Students Stand Out From the Pack

    Thursday, September 20, 2007

    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.

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