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.
The Institute of Catholic Bioethics (ICB) at SJU has launched the Internet Journal of Catholic Bioethics, the first such publication by a university in the country. This publication will provide information and articles on the issues faced by Catholics and the world on medicine and health.
The Saint Joseph's University's Alumni Association will present Mary Lou Finlayson Quinlan '75 with its most prestigious honor, the Shield of Loyola Award, on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.
Senior international relations major Charles Wester of Omaha, Neb., was talking recently with Ian Petrie, Ph.D., about the political crisis unfolding in Pakistan. Wester realized there was more he wanted to know about the roots of the crisis than could be gleaned from Western news coverage. He also thought there might be others on campus with similar questions.
An independent film garnering nationwide attention might not have gotten to the big screen without the help of Saint Joseph's University alum J. Eustace Wolfington '56, and his family.
When he walks into his "Craft of Language" classroom, Sean Conrey, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, doesn't give his students a traditional writing prompt for the day's assignment; instead, he tells them to get out their laptops and start gaming.
At first, when composer Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., assistant professor of music in the department of fine and performing arts, sits down at the baby grand piano in Boland Hall, she looks dwarfed by the span of the instrument's opened lid. But then she begins to play an impromptu Bach Two-part Invention, and the rich, precise notes of the Baroque genius tumble effortlessly into the room. It is clear that Sorkin is a master of the keyboard.
Saint Joseph's University is a major economic player that is pumping nearly half a billion dollars into the Commonwealth's economy annually, according to an independent analysis completed recently.
The report, "Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Saint Joseph's University," was prepared by Econsult Corporation of Philadelphia.
"Asia has always fascinated me," said David Carpenter, Ph.D., associate professor of theology. Carpenter has taught history of religions -- chiefly Hinduism and Buddhism -- for 21 years at Saint Joseph's. He has been the director of the Asian studies program for the past 18 months, which has been an exciting time for the faculty and students involved with the minor and certificate program. The Bernadette B. and James J.
Why, in the middle of a waning housing market, has Saint Joseph's University decided to invest in real estate?
The University recently purchased two "islands" in the vibrant universe of Second Life. The Haub School of Business is the campus' first investor in the project, which will eventually culminate in the construction of a number of buildings on campus in this virtual world.