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  • 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.

  • A Brave New World for Bullying

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    While the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently announced that Internet bullying has increased by 50 percent, the reality is that Internet bullying is still relatively less common than other forms of bullying, according to Sally Black, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, who studies bullying. She cites name-calling, exclusion and physical abuse as more common forms.

  • 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.

  • Let This Holiday Season Jumpstart New Meal Traditions

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    The quintessential holiday scene – if not children eagerly unwrapping presents from under the Christmas tree – normally involves a family gathered around a table covered with home-cooked food.  The reality is that, for the rest of the year, families don't routinely convene during mealtimes.

  • Students Lead Professor to Study of Philosopher Herbert Marcuse

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    In the fall of 2001, Arnold Farr, Ph.D., and his students in the senior philosophy seminar experienced an epiphany about the work of philosopher and critical theorist Herbert Marcuse that still resonates with him today.

  • Avoiding The Spread of Infection – In More Ways Than One

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    It's well known that a primary vector of disease is a germ-laden hand. Mano to mano, much misery in the land of the adenovirus is spread from a handshake. So what can you do when a sniffling colleague heads over to greet you at a holiday party?

  • University Offers Students the Convenience of Online Learning

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    In many ways, technology is changing the landscape of higher education. The convenience of online learning offers students the opportunity to pursue degree and non-degree programs on their own schedule.

  • Series Promotes Understanding of Diverse Faith Traditions

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    SJU Learns, a series dedicated to exploring the diverse faiths of Saint Joseph's students, faculty and staff, will present its latest program, "Kindling the Lights of Hanukah," on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Wolfington Center Conference Room at 4 p.m. The program is the third in the 2007-08 series entitled "The Roads to Spirituality."

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