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.
While students and faculty customarily look upon the end of the year with stress and frustration due to final examinations and deadlines, the Saint Joseph’s University community is reminded with a slew of spirited holiday events what the season is truly about.
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."
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).
PHILADELPHIA (October 15, 2012) -- Saint Joseph’s University will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in LaFarge Hall and in the surrounding area on the University’s Philadelphia campus. The drill will consist of a simulated crisis scenario involving armed individuals on campus.
SJU Reads, Saint Joseph's community-wide, yearlong reading program brings Dave Eggers' 2009 award-winning non-fiction book Zeitoun to campus. Zeitoun chronicles the plight of a Syrian-born American citizen who chooses to stay in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Interdisciplinary programming for SJU Reads includes a film series, lectures and panel discussions that explore and illuminate topics raised by the book.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Career Development Center hosted 135 employers on campus for the annual fall career fair in the Athletics Center. Students of all majors and class years attended to network with employers from diverse industries offerings jobs, internships and volunteer/service opportunities.
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 27, 2012) - The SJU Theatre Company is set to begin its 85th anniversary season with a production of the gripping musical Spring Awakening, which opens Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre and runs through Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. Performances continue Oct. 18-20.