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  • Saint Joseph’s Announces 2009 Commencement

    Monday, March 30, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 10, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to broadcast journalist and MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews and to civil rights champion and scholar Cornel West, Ph.D., at the 2009 Commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 16. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m.

  • Spring Art Exhibitions Culminate the Work of Visionary Students

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 24, 2009) – “Freshly Squeezed,” the 2009 Saint Joseph’s University Senior Art Thesis Exhibition, will open to the public on Friday, April 3, and will be on display on the second floor of Mandeville Hall until April 24, 2009. The exhibit will highlight the achievements of 15 graduating fine arts majors, and will span multiple styles and mediums, including painting, drawing, film and digital and traditional photography.

  • Students to Host Major Fundraiser for St. Jude’s

    Thursday, March 19, 2009

    What: A celebration completing a year-long fundraising event to help raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a student-organized celebration event including: a student comedian, hypnotist, band, inflatables, food, arts and crafts, etc.

    Who: Over 200 Saint Joseph’s University undergraduates will attend the event.

    When: Saturday, March 21 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • HSB Dean Appointed to PICA, AACSB Posts

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2009) – The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) has appointed Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business Dean Joseph DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70 as vice chair of the AACSB Accreditation Quality Committee. Founded in 1916, AACSB, which accredits 528 business schools in 30 nations, celebrated its 90th anniversary during the 2006-2007 academic year.

  • Common Cold Project Researcher to Present Hyatt Lecture

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2009) – The psychology department at Saint Joseph’s University will host the 2009 Ralph I. Hyatt Lecture, presented by Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Cohen is a world-renowned psychologist who studies the relationship among stress, emotions, social support, and illness.

  • The Danger Behind the Decline of Newspapers

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    Considering all the layoffs, downsizes and cutbacks reported in the news these days, it's not surprising to learn that the news itself is being cut back.

    According to Joe Samuel Starnes, visiting assistant professor of English at Saint Joseph's University, "You don't have to look far to see struggling businesses, but newspapers have been going down for a while because of the loss of advertising revenue and readership."

  • St. Patrick Loves a Sustainable Parade

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    As the patron saint of all things verdant, it should be no surprise that St. Patrick's eyes would smile at the thought of a truly green – or sustainable – parade in his honor.

    Professor of Biology Michael (Patrick) McCann, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, urges organizers of the world's St. Patrick's Day parades to consider the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle – when planning their celebrations.

  • A World Championship for Philly: A City of 'Winners'

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    Philadelphia has been a frustrated city for a long time. The city's professional sports teams stir up passion like little else, but Philadelphians had experienced a dearth of championships and a large dose of frustration over so many seasons…until clinching the 2008 World Series this past October. So the question begs: will the City of Brotherly Love, which has a reputation for being anything but, buck its inferiority complex and shower the Phillies with love this spring?

  • Judaism, Christianity and the Crucifixion Lecture at SJU

    Friday, March 6, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2009) – Prominent New Testament scholar Rabbi Michael Cook, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture entitled "Judaism, Christianity, and the Crucifixion: Coexistence vs. Anti-Semitism on Medieval Parchment" at the Erivan K. Haub Executive Center at Saint Joseph's University on Thursday, March 19, from 7:30-9 p.m.

  • 'BusinessWeek': SJU Among Top Undergrad Business Programs

    Friday, March 6, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2009) — BusinessWeek ranked Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) as one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country. At No. 57, Saint Joseph's is one of only three Philadelphia schools included in the top 60. Within the ranking, Saint Joseph's was placed at No. 18 in the United States by recruiters who hire HSB graduates.

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