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  • Award-Winning Faculty Composer Fosters Music-Making Students

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    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.

  • Students Govern Virtual Cities, Learn Lessons on Writing and Life

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    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.

  • Director Learns Chinese as Asian Studies Program Expands

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    "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.

  • Journalism Students Enter Foreign Territory

    Monday, November 5, 2007

    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?

  • "Quality Over Quantity" Remains the Holiday Trend

    Friday, November 2, 2007

    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.

  • Beyond the Perfect Present: Making the Holidays Meaningful

    Friday, November 2, 2007

    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.

  • Can Current Christmas Cinema Match the Holiday Classics?

    Friday, November 2, 2007

    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.

  • Hello Boss…I'm Sick

    Friday, November 2, 2007

    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.

  • Faculty Experts Available for Comment on Democratic Debate

    Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    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:

  • SJU Celebrates Annual Ignatian Week

    Monday, October 29, 2007

    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.

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