With so much ahead of them, most college students prefer not to think about the end of life.
Ed Podgorski ’09 is a little different. While preparing for medical school, he grants wishes — last wishes — to the best of his ability as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Home’s hospice center.
PHILADELPHIA (October 15, 2008) - William Shakespeare’s classic love story “Romeo and Juliet” opens the 2008-2009 theatre season of Saint Joseph’s University’s Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre.
What: Fresh from their attendance at the final presidential debate at Hofstra University the previous evening, more than 25 foreign political editors, journalists and correspondents touring the U.S. to learn about American elections will visit Saint Joseph’s University. The group will attend a lecture on the 2008 presidential campaign as well as a panel about the way the media reports the political process featuring members of Philadelphia print and electronic media.
PHILADELPHIA (March 25, 2010) - Beginning April 9, Mandeville Hall’s second floor will house the 11th annual Senior Art Thesis Exhibition, an event that highlights the work of SJU’s graduating fine arts majors. This year’s exhibit presents the work of eleven student-artists and a diversity of media, including pottery, clay, drawing, digital photography, mixed media and ceramic sculpture.
Jennifer Powell, a senior accounting major at Saint Joseph's University, has been named a William G. McGowan Scholar for the 2008-2009 academic year. Powell is the fourth student at Saint Joseph's University to receive this distinguished scholarship.
PHILADELPHIA (March 25, 2010) -- He has been dubbed “The Autism Whisperer” for his innate ability to understand and interpret children and adults on the autism spectrum. On Tuesday, April 6, William Stillman – who himself is an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild “cousin” of autism – will speak at Saint Joseph’s when the University observes its 6th Annual Autism Awareness Day.
A new program at Saint Joseph's is seeking ways to create and reward incentive through the development of innovative new initiatives and programs. The Saint Joseph's University Opportunity Fund was formally announced by University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., at the President's Convocation on Sept. 23, but according to Paul DeVito, associate provost and chair of the Opportunity Fund, the idea has been in the works for over a year.
The longtime service of James W. Moore, S.J. was recognized by Saint Joseph's University on October 1 with the rededication of Overbrook Hall in his honor. The ceremony, which included remarks from William Madges, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Tiffany Conde '09 (New Cumberland, Pa.); Provost Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., and University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., took place on the steps in front of the renamed Moore Hall.
What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Up ‘til Dawn program, a student-organized event, will celebrate its fundraising efforts for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a late-night event. The students hope to earn $30,000 for pediatric research.
When: Saturday, March 20, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2008) - Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business was ranked by the Princeton Review as having one of the nation’s best graduate programs. The "Best 296 Business Schools" handbook surveyed over 19,000 students and ranked Saint Joseph's overall academic experience among the nation's most outstanding.