News Article

Providing a Picture of College Life for Autistic Teens


PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2010) — Saint Joseph's University's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is taking steps to help students with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning Autism find their way to college (and not just college at SJU). The Kinney Center seeks to be a national model for assisting students with Autism at the college level.

Awards Lead Students to Study Language Abroad


PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2010) – Two sophomores from Saint Joseph's University have earned critical language awards that will allow them to study foreign languages and cultures abroad. Paul Orner, an Asian Studies and International Relations major, has been awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Mandarin in China.

Psychologist Uncovers What Makes Us Cringe


PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2010) — Everyone knows the game. Turn out the lights, pass around a dried apricot and it’s easy to believe it’s a human earlobe. Peel some grapes and in the dark they feel just like human eyeballs. It’s a game that tricks the senses and it’s something that psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., has been doing in his lab for the last several years.

Summer Camp Joins Autistic, 'Neuro-typical' Children


PHILADELPHIA (June 16, 2010) — For children, the break from the day-to-day school routine during the summer months provides extra time to hone skills, try a new sport or make new friends. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support believes those same opportunities should be available to children on the autism spectrum.

5th Annual 5k Race Raises Domestic Violence Awareness


Date: Sunday, Nov. 7

Time: 8 – 9 a.m. Check-in 9:30 a.m. Race begins

Place: Saint Joseph’s University Finnesey Field Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

Registration: Online registration is open until Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Individual Rate: $30 Group Rate: $20 Student (with I.D.): $15

City of Philadelphia Fire Department Honors SJU


PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2010) -- The City of Philadelphia Fire Department bestowed a Fire Prevention Partnership Award upon Saint Joseph’s University during its annual award ceremony at the Philadelphia Fire Training Academy.

Neighborhood Children Enjoy Belated Halloween at SJU


What: It’s so much fun – it’s scary! Saint Joseph’s University’s Boo Crew 2010 brings elementary school trick-or-treaters who live in at-risk neighborhoods to freshmen dorms where SJU students will distribute Halloween goodies from their rooms. Afterwards, everyone will gather for face painting, pumpkin decorating and more.

Where: Saint Joseph’s University Sourin and LaFarge Residence Halls City and Cardinal Avenues Philadelphia, Pa., 19131

When: Friday, Nov. 5 3-5 p.m.

‘Spring Fest’ Brings City Youths to SJU to Make Early College Connections


What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Ignatian College Connection (ICC) will bring 50 Philadelphia and Camden, N.J., high school students and their parents to campus for informative workshops offering pre-college guidance. Students will also play games for prizes and participate in raffles with current SJU ICC scholars. ICC programming is free, and helps students prepare for entrance to college beginning in their first year of high school.

Closing the Gap: Professor Studies Variables in Math Achievement


In classrooms across the United States today, there is a push to improve mathematics achievement. But how do students’ backgrounds influence potential for academic success? Education scholar and Saint Joseph’s University professor Aubrey Wang is finding clear evidence that student background relate to their exposure to mathematics and performance in mathematics, even at the preschool and kindergarten levels.

SJU to Host College and University Homeland Security Summit


What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC), in conjunction with the University’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute, the FBI and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force (SEPARTF) will host a summit for college and university presidents, administrators and security directors from eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to increase their understanding of, and improve their relationships with the Department of Jus