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  • New Students Immersed in Service and Culture of Philadelphia

    Friday, August 29, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2008) - Forty-eight incoming students from Saint Joseph’s University’s largest freshman class in history are taking part in an opportunity to actively learn about the city of Philadelphia. The University’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP), a five-day pre-orientation program that runs from Aug. 27 31, introduces students to the culture of the City of Brotherly Love - from serving lunch in soup kitchens to visiting W.E.B.

  • Largest Freshman Class to Move In Labor Day

    Thursday, August 28, 2008

    What: Saint Joseph’s will officially welcome the University’s largest freshman class in history on Monday, Sept. 1. Lugging milk crates, laundry baskets and backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials, some 1,500 freshmen will be moving into campus housing for the 2008-2009 academic year.

    Highlight: Students will move in with the help of University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who will distribute water bottles to help families cope with the summer heat.

  • SJU Receives $413,000 Grant to Enhance Microscopy

    Thursday, August 28, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2008) - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $413,000 grant to Saint Joseph’s University to fund the purchase of a laser scanning confocal microscope and live cell observation chamber. The microscope will be used for faculty research and the research training of biology master’s students, and undergraduate students in biology and physics.

  • Faculty Experts Comment On 2008 Election Issues

    Friday, August 22, 2008

    Saint Joseph's University faculty experts from a variety of fields weigh in on the national and local landscape of the 2008 Presidential election on the Office of University Communications' Election '08 Newsroom at http://www.sju.edu/vote08.

    The site will be updated throughout the campaign to highlight important issues facing the electorate.

  • Six Ways to Avoid Freshman Fallout

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    It's natural for first-year students to encounter challenges associated with the transition to college life. For many students the academic demands are great, dorm-life may be their first experience sharing a living space, and there is so much unstructured time to manage.

    As director of Saint Joseph's University's Office for Student Success, Kim Allen-Stuck, Ph.D., has some advice to help students ease into the college experience.

    1)Manage your expectations

  • Paintings Celebrate the Human Condition at Saint Joseph's Gallery

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (August 21, 2008)—Award-winning painter Brian Kreydatus opens the first exhibit of the new school year at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. Entitled "Recent Work," the exhibit runs from Sept. 3 to Sept. 26. The artist's reception will be held Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Protecting the Food Supply Chain from Foot and Mouth Disease

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008

    In Pennsylvania, which is home to 58,000 farms and 250,000 beef cattle, government officials and food industry leaders are working together to prevent a contamination of our nation's meat supply.

  • SJU Ushers in New Era With Official Acquisition of Maguire Campus

    Monday, August 18, 2008

    August 8, 2008 was an historic day for Saint Joseph's University, marking the formal acquisition of the James J. Maguire '58 Campus.

    The 38-acre property, longtime home of the Episcopal Academy, will instantly transform every aspect of the University experience and position SJU to achieve its bold vision for the future.  Not since relocating from downtown Philadelphia to City Avenue in 1927 has Saint Joseph's made such a dramatic move.

  • How Consumers Can Cope with Growing Food Prices

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    The current economy is putting a strain on everybody’s pocketbook and food is no exception. You don’t need to watch the evening news to know that food prices are rising faster than the average; just walk down the supermarket aisle.

    John Stanton, Ph.D., chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, offers ten things you can do to reduce the cost of your food bill while still eating well and not taking too much time.

  • Will Denver's '08 DNC Prove as Unconventional as Chicago '68?

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    A Democratic convention during an unpopular war in the last months of an even more unpopular presidency: Chicago, 1968? Try Denver, 2008! But will denizens of the Rocky Mountain state be driven to sip from politically incorrect water bottles because of psychedelic substances lacing their pristine reservoirs? Not likely, says Katherine Sibley, Ph.D., chair and professor of history at Saint Joseph’s University.

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