PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2012) - Siblings play an important role in the lives of individuals with autism, and they also face a unique set of challenges. To address the needs of this essential population, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University began offering Sibshops, workshops designed to help brothers and sisters talk about their struggles and successes, learn to serve as role models, and manage common situations.
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 13, 2011) - Saint Joseph’s University has moved into the top 10 – at No. 8 – among 193 master’s universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of Best Colleges. The rankings, which were released on Sept. 13, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the fourteenth consecutive year.
Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence, in conjunction with The Bully Project, is sending more than 1,200 Philadelphia students this week to see the documentary Bully. The film, directed by Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, offers a look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.
Father Jose Ignacio Badenes, S.J. comes to Saint Joseph’s University as the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the fall semester. With the goal of broadening students’ perceptions, the associate professor of Spanish from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles plans to speak about gender and sexuality to contextualize the author on whom he specializes: the Spaniard Federico Garcia Lorca.
PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute of Catholic Bioethics recently established the Allen and Dolores Gustafson Distinguished Research Fellows Program to support interdisciplinary bioethics research. The program was made possible by a $100,000 donation by Institute board member Allen M. Gustafson and his sister, Linnea Gustafson Rutkowski.
The Haub School of Business introduced a leadership development program for undergraduate students in the Fall 2011 semester. Spearheaded by Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, and Vana Zervanos ’07 (MBA), associate dean, the new program will teach students about the Jesuit framework of leadership as each student explores his or her own projected role in business and the community in which they live.
PHILADELPHIA (May 17, 2012) – On Saturday, May 19, five seniors of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 750 will commission as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The ceremony, to be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial on Saint Joseph’s University campus, will be followed by a celebration of the detachment’s 60th anniversary.
The range of educational opportunities and career pathways for undergraduate students has expanded this fall, with the addition of three new majors and four new minors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Now boasting 20 departments, 34 majors and 42 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences provides educational opportunities for students of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences. At the graduate level, two programs expand online offerings.
While many students anticipated the arrival of summer as a time to unwind, 48 SJU students were instead anticipating their departure on service trips to Ecuador, Guatemala and New Mexico. The students, selected from a pool of over 100 applicants to this year’s Summer Immersion Programs, attended a Commissioning Mass on the eve of their journeys, which are taking place from May 15th through May 24th.
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 8, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) recently announced its membership to the City of Philadelphia’s Returning to Learning Partnership, which offers a 25 percent tuition discount to City employees who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.