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  • Research Says Mobile Grocery Apps Fall Short of Potential

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    Consumers have turned to mobile applications to meet a variety of needs. But when it comes to the grocery store, shoppers are somewhat disappointed with current options according to research by Nancy M. Childs, Ph.D., Gerald E. Peck Fellow and professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • Service and the City for First-Year Students

    Friday, August 23, 2013

    Now in its seventh year, Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP) brings first-year students to campus four days earlier than their classmates for an optional pre-orientation experience. This year, 110 participants, along with 22 student leaders, are engaging in community service in the morning, where they are introduced to the transformative Ignatian value of service to those at the margin.

  • Glow Better: Students and Faculty Collaborate to Study Fruit Pest

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Gallery

    PHILADELPHIA (August 20, 2013) ­— Kristina Orbe has spent the past two summers thinking about flies. But rather than consider the dragonflies or houseflies that are so prevalent at this time of year, Orbe is interested in an invasive fruit fly species from Japan that is causing widespread damage to soft-skinned fruit crops. Called Drosophila suzukii, the fly is also known as spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) because of its distinctive black spots on the wings of the male.

  • Book Smart: “Seeing is Hearing” Opens SJU Gallery Season

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Gallery

    PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2013) — Danish installation artist Tom Bendtsen is known for creating architectural sculptures composed of books — thousands of them. “Seeing is Hearing,” on exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Aug. 19-Sept. 20, will feature his drawings, a video and two new massive sculptures built on site from 6,000 books. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-8 p.m.

  • Princeton Review: SJU Among Nation’s Best Colleges in the Northeast Region

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (August 7, 2013) - Saint Joseph’s University is one of the top colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review.  It is one of 226 institutions the company recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 5, 2013 on princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.

  • Grad Joins Peace Corps to Serve in Madagascar

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 1, 2013) – Astara Maiure '13 of Watchung, N.J., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and assigned to a two-year placement in Madagascar. Maiure will serve as a rural agriculture advisor there, where she will promote sustainable practices and enhance the community's ability to generate sustainable harvests.

  • Recent Graduates Choose to Serve Others

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 34 members of the Class of 2013 have chosen to engage in 11 full-time local, national and international service programs. Placements include the Peace Corps, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and ACESJU, the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University. In addition, four alumni from earlier classes have enrolled in AmeriCorps’ Teach for America or ACESJU.

  • Beyond the Field of Your Dreams: Careers in the Sports Industry Abound

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    For those who have a strong interest in sports, the news is good. Beyond the privileged few who wear jerseys with numbers on their backs as pro athletes, the business of sports offers many opportunities in a wide variety of occupations and organizations according to John Lord, Ph.D., professor of sports marketing.

  • SJU Announces Test-Optional Policy for Undergraduate Admissions

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (July 9, 2013) - Saint Joseph’s University is implementing test-optional undergraduate admission, effective for fall 2014 applicants. Test-optional admission means that the University will not require applicants to submit a standardized test score (SAT/ACT) in order to be considered for admission if he/she does not believe they are an accurate indicator of their academic ability and potential for future academic success.

  • Academy of Food Marketing’s Board of Governors Elects New Members

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (June 28, 2013)—Saint Joseph’s University has elected new industry leaders to the Academy of Food Marketing’s Board of Governors. Judy Spires, the president and CEO of Kings Super Markets, has been elected chair. She will replace John Machuzick, an executive leader with General Mills. Spires was formerly the vice chair to the board. Michael Rothwell, the vice president and general manager of Pennington Quality Markets, has been elected vice chair/treasurer.

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