PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 17, 2012) —From an office in Mandeville Hall, Eric Patton, Ph.D. assistant professor and director of the human capital program, serves as lead professor for a course he wrote and developed for students 7,500 miles away. Using Skype and sophisticated technology, Patton communicates lesson plans with his class, composed of refugees from eight countries who live at camps in Malawi and Kenya.
PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2012) - When Jennifer Cush, a senior French and secondary education major from Washington Township, N.J., considered her roster for the fall '12 semester at Saint Joseph's University, she found a course offered by the Department of English that seemed "both intimidating and alluring," she says.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 28, 2012) — The Carlyle Letters Project has been awarded $270,000 from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Scholarly Editions Division for the period 2013-2016. David R. Sorensen, D.Phil., professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University and senior editor of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, celebrates the award as well as the completion of the 40th volume of the Collected Letters this year.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 29, 2012) — While most of the blame for childhood obesity is placed on the marketing practices of food manufacturers, research by Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, suggests that more attention should be given to the in-store marketing activities of food retailers, especially those that directly target children.
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 28, 2012) — In light of the Harvard cheating scandal, in which 125 students improperly collaborated on a take-home examination last spring, the debate on the effectiveness of honor codes has taken the media by storm. The general consensus seems to be that unless a code is embedded in the right culture — one that is student-led and student-enforced — the code is useless. Many wonder if there is a way to foster such a culture.
What: For the 36th consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s University students will host neighbors from area senior centers for a festive seasonal celebration during the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.
When: Thursday, Nov. 15 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Campion Student Center, Doyle Banquet Hall Saint Joseph’s University Off City and Cardinal Avenues
PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 13, 2012) - Celebrating National Philanthropy Day and Guinness World Records Day, the Saint Joseph's Hawk will lead up to 1,000 SJU students, faculty, staff and alumni in an attempt to set a world record for the longest simultaneous "group flap." Rally-goers will flap continuously for at least five minutes to show gratitude to supporters of a new scholarship initiative at the University during a rally dubbed "Flapitude 2012."
What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence will host “Fighting Crime and Seeking Justice in the City of Brotherly Love: An Evening with Deputy Commissioner Richard J. Ross, Jr.,” a Q&A style session with Deputy Commissioner Ross.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 7 p.m.
Where: Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center Off City and Cardinal Avenues Philadelphia, Pa.
A record number of U.S. Student Fulbright recipients from Saint Joseph's University have placed the institution among the top master's institutions nationwide in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students, 2012-13.
PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2012) — As the autism population expands, so too have service options, especially for children. But a growing number of individuals with autism are adults, or are approaching adulthood. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University is adding two programs with the aim of improving quality of life for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).