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  • Summer Camp Unites Kids with Autism, 'Neuro-Typical' Peers

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (June 21, 2011) — For many children, camps are a standard summer activity. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University believes opportunities to learn new skills and meet new friends should be available for children on the autism spectrum as well.

  • Turnbull Returns to SJU as AFROTC Commander

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (June 21, 2011) – Before leaving early to enlist in the United States Army, Greg Turnbull was a student at Saint Joseph's University from 1949-1951. During that time, a petition to bring a Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) detachment onto campus was circulating throughout the student body. Turnbull signed the petition, helping to bring Air Force Detachment 750 to Saint Joseph's campus the very next year.

  • SJU Surpasses $150M Goal in Capital Campaign

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (June 15, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University announced today that it has successfully completed With Faith and Strength to Dare: The Campaign for Saint Joseph’s University having raised $152.1million, the largest amount raised in any campaign in the University’s history. Gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends enabled Saint Joseph’s to meet its goal in support of the University’s physical and academic growth.

     

  • Graduate to Teach in Venezuela on Fulbright Grant

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (June 15, 2011) - Gabrielle Fulco ’11 of East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to teach in Venezuela during the 2011-12 academic year. A graduate of East Catholic High School in Manchester, Conn., Fulco majored in international relations with minors in Latin American studies and Spanish at Saint Joseph’s University. She will teach English and American culture at the Centro Venezolano Americano Bi-National Center in Caracas.

  • Professor Earns Recognition for Work in Medieval Lit.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 2011) - Medievalist Paul Patterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, has earned support and recognition for his academic work from several national and international organizations. He has been named an advisor for a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a Penn Humanities Forum Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow, and awarded a fellowship by the Huntington Library and British Academy and a summer stipend by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

  • Summer Scholars Program Draws Largest Group Ever

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (June 7, 2011) - While most students have traded rigorous academic work for relaxing on the beach, 101 undergraduates have given up their vacation to remain on campus at Saint Joseph’s University as members of the Summer Scholars Program. A record number of students will engage in faculty-mentored research and creative projects in departments associated with both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business.

  • Student Recognized for Commitment to Service

    Thursday, June 2, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2011) – Rising Saint Joseph’s University senior Gretchen Timer of Downingtown, Pa., received the Newman Civic Fellow Award from Campus Compact, a national organization dedicated to campus-based civic engagement. Timer, a 2008 graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown, was nominated for the award by SJU’s former president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

  • USDA Serves a Dinner Plate for Healthy Eating

    Thursday, June 2, 2011

    America is about to ditch the food pyramid. In its place, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will serve a plate-shaped symbol sliced into basic food groups. Beside the plate will rest a small cup of dairy (milk or yogurt). What this means for the kid on the playground, or the mom running in eight different directions, is that each will now have an easier guideline to follow for healthy eating.

  • Science on Display: GeoKids Celebrate Science Education

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2011) - More than 300 Philadelphia elementary school students who completed GeoKids LINKS, a hands-on science education collaboration involving Saint Joseph’s University (SJU), the Wagner Free Institute of Science (WFIS) and the School District of Philadelphia, will gather at SJU’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena for a year-end celebration on Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. The students who participated in the program are from Gesu, Kearny, Meade and Reynolds schools.

  • SJU Named to 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2011) - For the fifth year in a row, Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Given by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the honor roll recognizes colleges and universities as leaders among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

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