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  • Philadelphia's Expectations for Great Change

    Thursday, January 3, 2008

    The New Year always brings change – even if it is just the annual modification of the year in our check registers. But last November, Philadelphians voted for a major transformation when they elected Michael A. Nutter as mayor, signaling they were no longer satisfied with city government's seeming acceptance of a dangerous status quo, and that they expect much more than a date change with the start of his administration.

  • Saint Joseph's Names Gregory Geruson Vice President

    Friday, December 21, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (December 21, 2007) — Saint Joseph's University has named Gregory J. Geruson of Jenkintown, Pa., vice president for development and alumni relations effective January 14. In his new role, Geruson will lead Saint Joseph's through its recently launched $150 million capital campaign "With Faith and Strength to Dare."

  • The Cycle Of Daylight On Urban Landscapes

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2007) - Paintings of local urban towns open the first exhibit of 2008 at Saint Joseph's University Gallery, Jan. 14 – Feb. 13.  Titled Recent Paintings, the work of renowned painter Babette Martino features works of oil on panel. This exhibit marks the Gallery's sole display of paintings for the 07-08 season. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.

  • SJU Students Help Katrina Recovery Efforts

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2007) — There's little doubt that any college student would jump at the chance to visit the Gulf Coast for the winter, passing the snow-covered Northeast by for sunny beaches. But when a group of 14 Hawks – students and staff from Saint Joseph's University – fly south next month, it won't be for recreation but to help in the continued rebuilding of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Research Says Celebrity Endorsements Don't Affect Voting Behavior

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 18, 2007) – With Oprah Winfrey's recent announcement that she will support Barack Obama, it would appear that it is open season for celebrity endorsements in the 2008 presidential election. As the election draws nearer, you can expect more celebrities to promote their choice for the next leader of the free world, and to urge their devoted fans to follow suit.

  • Naughty or Nice? Online Shopping at Work

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    Cyber Monday and the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of online shopping that follow can be frustrating — and expensive — for some employers. But Claire Simmers, Ph.D., co-author of "The Internet and Workplace Transformation," says she has seen a recent shift in corporate attitudes concerning employees who shop online at work.

  • Managing Financial Anxieties During the Holidays

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    With news of a recession, it’s no wonder that many Americans are feeling anxious about their financial situation this holiday season. According to Saint Joseph’s University psychologist Phyllis Anastasio, Ph.D., these anxieties are amplified by constant media reminders.

  • Saying More than Just ‘No’ to Children This Christmas

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    Out of economic necessity, many parents will have to say ‘no’ to their child this Christmas. Sally Black, Ph.D., assistant professor in health services at Saint Joseph’s University, warns parents to do more than just say ‘no.’

    Parents will need to discuss the reasons why holiday spending will be different this year, Black suggests. “Teach kids about the economy,” she says, “but maintain an optimistic attitude.”

  • Non-profits Should Network to Survive Economy During Holidays

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    Purse strings are tightening for individuals and corporations alike this holiday season, and donations may be the first to be cut from holiday budgets. Non-profit organizations should take steps to ensure they stay afloat during the current economic recession, says Ray Sarnacki, visiting assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • Two SJU Seniors Honored with W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Prize Awards

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    Two Saint Joseph's University seniors, Kristen Mursch and Natalie Nash, have been named the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Prize Award recipients for the 2007-08 academic year.

    Mursch, a chemistry major, and Nash, a biology major, each received a $5,000 grant to help with tuition. These grants are in addition to scholarship funds that these students have already received through the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust.

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