PHILADELPHIA (June 7, 2011) - While most students have traded rigorous academic work for relaxing on the beach, 101 undergraduates have given up their vacation to remain on campus at Saint Joseph’s University as members of the Summer Scholars Program. A record number of students will engage in faculty-mentored research and creative projects in departments associated with both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business.
PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 2011) - Medievalist Paul Patterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, has earned support and recognition for his academic work from several national and international organizations. He has been named an advisor for a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a Penn Humanities Forum Mellon Regional Faculty Fellow, and awarded a fellowship by the Huntington Library and British Academy and a summer stipend by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2011) – Rising Saint Joseph’s University senior Gretchen Timer of Downingtown, Pa., received the Newman Civic Fellow Award from Campus Compact, a national organization dedicated to campus-based civic engagement. Timer, a 2008 graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown, was nominated for the award by SJU’s former president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.
PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2011) - More than 300 Philadelphia elementary school students who completed GeoKids LINKS, a hands-on science education collaboration involving Saint Joseph’s University (SJU), the Wagner Free Institute of Science (WFIS) and the School District of Philadelphia, will gather at SJU’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena for a year-end celebration on Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. The students who participated in the program are from Gesu, Kearny, Meade and Reynolds schools.
PHILADELPHIA (December 6, 2011) – Marketing students at Saint Joseph’s University are neck and neck in a sales competition to raise $100,000 from hand cream sales to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Education Autism and Support. Divided into 16 teams, the students are taking advantage of the holiday season to make a big marketing push for their “Helping Hands Project.”
PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2011) - For the fifth year in a row, Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Given by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the honor roll recognizes colleges and universities as leaders among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
The Haub School of Business has introduced five new majors to the undergraduate curriculum: Business Administration; Family Business and Entrepreneurship; International Business; Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability; Managing Human Capital, and Sports Marketing. Students will have the option to declare these majors beginning Fall 2011.
PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 8, 2011) – Jean Heck, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in financial education, has assumed the Brian C. Duperreault ’69 Chair for Risk Management and Insurance at Saint Joseph’s University.
Partnering with Follett Bookstore Management, this fall’s Marketing Research Practicum cohort designed and implemented a strategic campaign that increased the SJU Bookstore’s Facebook “Likes,” website visits, store visits and overall sales. Follett, SJU Bookstore’s corporate partner, has agreed to continue working with future Practicum cohorts because of the success of the project, and suggests the project’s potential to go national.
From the days of her unique preschool education at One-ness Family School, which focused on teaching its young students about the world’s many cultures, Caitlin Rothwell has sought to form connections with others. This calling has motivated her collegiate path, and her future goals: Rothwell is a psychology major and Italian minor, and plans to one day become a counselor.