PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 18, 2007) – With Oprah Winfrey's recent announcement that she will support Barack Obama, it would appear that it is open season for celebrity endorsements in the 2008 presidential election. As the election draws nearer, you can expect more celebrities to promote their choice for the next leader of the free world, and to urge their devoted fans to follow suit.
PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 3, 2007) – Harvard University's Fromm Music Foundation has awarded contemporary music composer Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., a $10,000 commission to write a new composition. The Foundation will also subsidize the ensemble that performs the premiere of the composition.
Each holiday season for the past decade, Saint Joseph's has led a comprehensive campaign to raise money for the annual United Way appeal. Last year the University raised over $35,000. This year's campaign co-chairs Jeanne Brady, Ph.D., professor of education, and Louis Mayer '79, vice president for financial affairs, optimistically challenge the SJU community to exceed that impressive amount, as well as continue to broaden the level of participation.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Saint Joseph's University, as departments across campus prepare for the holiday season with a number of annual events.
SJU Learns, a series dedicated to exploring the diverse faiths of Saint Joseph's students, faculty and staff, will present its latest program, "Kindling the Lights of Hanukah," on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Wolfington Center Conference Room at 4 p.m. The program is the third in the 2007-08 series entitled "The Roads to Spirituality."
In many ways, technology is changing the landscape of higher education. The convenience of online learning offers students the opportunity to pursue degree and non-degree programs on their own schedule.
In the fall of 2001, Arnold Farr, Ph.D., and his students in the senior philosophy seminar experienced an epiphany about the work of philosopher and critical theorist Herbert Marcuse that still resonates with him today.
Two Saint Joseph's University seniors, Kristen Mursch and Natalie Nash, have been named the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Prize Award recipients for the 2007-08 academic year.
Mursch, a chemistry major, and Nash, a biology major, each received a $5,000 grant to help with tuition. These grants are in addition to scholarship funds that these students have already received through the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust.
PHILADELPHIA (November 28, 2007) — Wall Street investors are weighing company growth on more than financials these days. An organization's intellectual capital, amassed through strategic data mining, is where companies are investing their resources and the demand for employees with the skills to interpret this data has never been higher.
While numerous forms of entertainment media have reduced the popular opinion of Thanksgiving to a stress-filled day of arguments with the in-laws, there are still people who believe in the spirit of togetherness at the holiday. With this in mind, more than 200 Saint Joseph's students and local senior citizens dined on turkey and danced the mashed potato during the University's 31st annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Campion Student Center's Crimson Cafeteria.