<p>Three Haub School of Business students were finalists in the Delaware Valley Risk Management and Insurance Society’s (RIMS) annual college essay competition hosted by Saint Joseph's University on March 20. Leonard Markert ’12 and Brian Allen ’12 placed third in the competition, and Jill Feeney ’12 placed first in the regional essay competition, earning a $1,000 scholarship.</p>
<p>In the devastating aftermath of the 7.0 scale earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, humanitarian efforts to support the tiny country flowed from all corners of the world in the form of aid workers, food and charitable donations.
<p>Saint Joseph’s University will host two vigils this month aimed at increasing awareness about violence. The 12th annual Take Back the Night Vigil will be held Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial. The event is organized and hosted by SJU’s award-winning REPP (Rape Education and Prevention Program) group and calls attention to sexual and physical violence against women.
<p>The SJU Theatre Company will be the first college or professional group in Philadelphia to present Is He Dead?, a comedy recently rediscovered from the archives of legendary American humorist Mark Twain. The show runs in Bluett Theatre for only one week, Wednesday, April 18 through Sunday April 22.</p>
<p>Now through March 7, coin collection boxes at registers in Wawa Food Stores across Pennsylvania will be gathering donations to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. Funds from the collection specifically support Camp Kinney, a unique five-week summer experience that combines children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their neuro-typical peers.</p>
<p>While many Americans have watched the price of gas rise and fall during the past decade’s energy crisis, few were aware of a similar crisis affecting their morning java. In Central America, coffee’s price per pound fell dramatically between 2000 and 2002, leaving many farmers without the means to continue growing crops.
<p>The Saint Joseph’s University Theatre Company is turning up the heat this winter with a performance of the musical <em style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; ">Miss Saigon</em>. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26.</p>
<p>In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Institutional Diversity is showing the documentary, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center.</p>
<p>While most college students spent their winter break relaxing, 18 Saint Joseph’s students experienced the realities of a health care system in a communist nation during an academic immersion trip to Cuba. Thanks to the removal of travel restrictions, the class was among the first groups of students from the United States to visit the Caribbean nation through a program run by the Augsburg College (Minneapolis) Center for Global Education.</p>
<p>Richard Malott, Ph.D., president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, will present at Saint Joseph’s University’s Campus Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation, “Dream Chasers: Passion for dealing with behaviors in autism,” is free and open to the public.</p>