PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2010) - In the city of Philadelphia, the silence of witnesses to obscene crimes too often allows these crimes to continue to endanger communities. On Wednesday, April 14, Saint Joseph’s University and the Institute for Violence Research and Prevention will host a symposium to educate the community about the severe crisis of trust undermining criminal justice institutions.
What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph's University's 32nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.
When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 5-8 p.m.
Where: Saint Joseph's University Simpson Hall Entrance from Cardinal Avenue Parking Lot
PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2008) – An online community for researchers is gaining attention in academia. MyNetResearch, launched in June 2008, has quickly become the premier online portal for faculty and student academic research. Claire Simmers, Ph.D., professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University, is involved in the project.
What: Saint Joseph's Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena will be transformed into a carnival as University volunteers host community members with disabilities in the 34th annual Hand-in-Hand festival.
Sponsor: This is a student-organized event. This year’s co-directors are seniors Jim Prieto, Erica Pieroni and Caitlin Walsh. Hand-in-Hand volunteers include Saint Joseph's students, faculty, and staff, as well as local high school students.
t's fall foliage season on campus. After a late start, the leaves on our numerous trees are turning brilliant, jewel-like shades of ruby, garnet, citrine and topaz. But mixed in with the autumnal palette, there are trees on main campus with leaves that have already turned brown. And if it seems too early in the season for foliage to be desiccated and brown, in many cases, it is.
While many Saint Joseph's University students will head to the polls on Election Day to vote, a group of student volunteers will join Heather Hennes, Ph.D., and Elaine Shenk, Ph.D., assistant professors of Spanish, in translating for Spanish-speaking voters in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2010) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to John E. Pepper, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Company, and Arnold L. Mitchem, president of the nonprofit Council for Opportunity in Education, at the University’s 2010 Commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 15. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m. Both will be held on Gest Lawn on the Saint Joseph’s campus.
To much of the Saint Joseph’s University community, Public Safety Officer Don Acklin’s athletic ability is unknown. Even fewer know that Acklin, 61, won the 2008 Pennsylvania State Racquetball championship, or that his preferred practice space is our very own Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting its 21st annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 23. The symposium includes research presentations by undergrad and graduate students and will feature microbiologist and cave explorer Hazel Barton, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker.
More than 300 members of the Saint Joseph's University community joined together on Saturday, October 25, for the fourth SJU Community Day, a semiannual program uniting students, faculty and staff in embracing the Jesuit ideal of becoming men and women with and for others.
"Community Day is a day of campus-wide service aimed at strengthening our SJU community while serving those around us," said senior Hollyanne Pronko, student body president and one of the event's organizers.