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  • Riding the Waves for a Cause

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (June 8, 2009) — Passion for a cause can inspire people to do amazing things. For some, it’s walking 60 miles over three days for breast cancer. For others, it’s making lemonade to fund childhood cancer research.  For four recent Saint Joseph’s graduates working together with students from other area colleges, the cause is autism and the amazing thing is planning and completing a 1,500-mile row up the Atlantic coast from Miami, Fla., to Sea Isle City, N.J.

  • Outstanding Faculty Honored at 2009 Commencement

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    During the 2009 Commencement exercises on May 16, three members of the Saint Joseph’s University faculty were recognized for their personal commitment to their fields and the Saint Joseph’s community.

    David Sorensen, D.Phil., professor of English and associate director of the Honors Program, received the Tengelmann Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, an award given annually to one faculty member.

  • Project Encourages Students to Engage in Acts of Kindness

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (May 13, 2009) – On Thursday, May 7, Saint Joseph’s University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., was presented with acts of kindness - 4,606 of them to be exact:

    Encouraged my friend to do homework. Held the elevator. Let a car go first. Helped a friend with calculus. Kept my grandparents company. Helped my mom with dinner...

  • Students Honored With Clavan Award

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    Five Saint Joseph’s students have been recognized with the Sylvia Clavan Award, given in honor of the University’s first female professor. Recipients are acknowledged for their projects in the areas of gender studies, women’s studies and feminist theories. The awards are given to students who complete outstanding work such as written research projects, creative pieces, service or activist projects that result in an academic paper, and Summer Scholar Program research.

  • Student Becomes Unlikely Teacher at Local High School

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    Every morning Molly Porth, a junior at Saint Joseph’s University, heads to class not as a student, but as a teacher. A double major in English and Spanish, Porth continues to take undergraduate courses while teaching a Spanish class at her former high school, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Though an unlikely situation, the job has been a valuable learning experience for her, as well as for her students.

  • Genuardi's Honors Students with Scholarships

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    The Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded three Saint Joseph’s University sophomores academic scholarships. The awards, in honor of the Genuardi brothers, were given to students in the food marketing program and range from $10,000 to $20,000. The scholarships will go towards the students’ remaining years at SJU.

  • Part-Time M.B.A. Ranked No. 1 in Philadelphia

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (May 4, 2009) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) was recognized by U.S.News & World Report as having the No. 1 part-time M.B.A. program in Pennsylvania. The AACSB-accredited program was ranked No. 23 nationally. This is the fifth time in seven years the Haub School's professional (part-time) M.B.A. program has been ranked by U.S.News & World Report's survey as one of the top 25 part-time programs in the nation.

  • SJU Releases Swine Flu Preparedness Plan

    Thursday, April 30, 2009

    Saint Joseph’s University is actively monitoring the swine influenza (H1N1) cases in Mexico and other countries, including the U.S and Canada. We are working closely with local and state health officials to share information and prepare for the possibility that the outbreak may affect our community directly. We have actively engaged our Emergency Preparedness Plan regarding a potential influenza outbreak.

  • First Lady of Pa. to Address SJU Political Science Students

    Thursday, April 23, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (April 22, 2009) - The Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, and First Lady, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Pi Sigma Alpha Distinguished Lecture at Saint Joseph’s University on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the Haub Executive Center of McShain Hall. Pi Sigma Alpha is the political science honors society at Saint Joseph’s.

  • SJU to Present Honorary Degrees to Jamie Moyer, Wife Karen

    Tuesday, April 21, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University announced today that it will grant honorary degrees of Doctor of Public Service to world champion Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and former SJU student athlete Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.

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