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  • Saint Joseph’s University Announces Interim President

    Monday, April 25, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2011) - At a special meeting held last week, the Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees voted to appoint John W. Smithson ’68, MBA ’82 as the University’s interim president.

    Smithson, who currently serves as senior vice president at Saint Joseph’s, will assume the interim presidency on May 18, following the departure of the University’s current president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving to become president of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • SJU, CCP Sign Transfer Agreement

    Thursday, April 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Apr. 21, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University and Community College of Philadelphia now support a dual admissions partnership. The agreement allows students at the two-year school to transfer more seamlessly to complete a four-year degree through Saint Joseph’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS), which offers education options to non-traditional and adult students.

  • Social Ethicist Awarded Louisville Institute Grant

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2011) - James F. Caccamo Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was awarded the Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers for his proposal to write Rewiring Virtue: Christian Ethics in an Age of Gadgets. The book will discuss the ethics of communication and information technologies from a Christian perspective.

  • SJU Center Goes Viral to Fight Violence in the City

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2011)—For young people in Philadelphia’s high-poverty neighborhoods violence is a way of life. It is now more likely that a young, black male will die a violent death in Philadelphia than in combat in the Middle East. Cooperation with law enforcement is non-existent, and a pervasive fear has silenced the innocent. As schools and parks have become battlegrounds, there are fewer and fewer places for youth to feel safe.

  • Faith-Justice Outreach Lecture Renamed for Founder

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    Thirty years after its beginning, the Outreach Lecture Series of the Faith-Justice Institute was renamed this winter in honor of the series’ founder, Sister Francis Joseph, R.A. Now called the Sister Francis Joseph, R.A., Lecture Series, the re-naming came in recognition of her commitment to Saint Joseph’s University and contributions to the Greater Philadelphia area.

  • SJU Places First in A10 in RecycleMania Contest

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    In time to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, a wide-ranging group of Saint Joseph’s University employees and students learned that their efforts to increase recycling on campus earned first place among Atlantic 10 Conference schools entered in RecycleMania’s collegiate recycling competition. During the national 10-week contest, SJU recycled 113.9 tons – approximately 31 percent of total campus waste, and a 10 percent increase over the previous year’s results.

  • SJU Announces 2011 Commencement Speakers

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 11, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to Suzanne and Bob Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks, Rev. Charles L.

  • Celebrating Campaign Conclusion, President’s Tenure

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    When: Saturday, April 16

    What: Building dedications and a symbolic ribbon-cutting on the University’s Maguire Campus, tours of the campus and a black tie gala in the Hagan Arena will celebrate both the tenure of outgoing President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving next month to become president of Creighton University, as well as the successful conclusion of the University’s $150 million capital campaign.

  • How So-Called Healthy Foods Can Fool You

    Friday, April 8, 2011

    As America’s collective waistline continues to expand, so does the number of food products parading themselves as healthy options. In light of growing concern over the nutritional value of the foods we put into our bodies, many food marketers have stepped up their advertising in an effort to stand out against their competitors.

  • Beyond the Battlefields: A Greater Understanding of the Civil War

    Friday, April 8, 2011

    April 12 marks the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter in the Charleston, S.C., harbor, and signals the beginning of a multi-year commemoration of the United States Civil War (1861-1865). Accordingly, many national Civil War parks and sites – like Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Pa., and Shiloh, Miss.– are ready to receive a bumper crop of visitors over the next four years, as our nation revisits this time from our history.

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