Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, 1967, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a crowd of 1,500 students, faculty and community members in Alumni Memorial Field House (now Hagan Arena) on Saint Joseph’s campus. On Thursday, Oct. 26 — 50 years after King delivered the speech on campus — SJU will commemorate the anniversary of his speech with a daylong series of events.
For most children, Halloween ushers in an exciting time of the year that features costumes, candy and spooky events. Yet, for many people on the autism spectrum, interacting with strangers and overwhelming lights and sounds can be challenging. To best prepare its clients, SJU’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host its fourth annual Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 20.
Anushka Baral, of Kathmandu, Nepal, has earned the Main Line Chamber of Commerce Gold Leaf Scholarship, awarded to outstanding female leaders. Baral received the scholarship last month. She is currently enrolled in the second year of HSB's graduate business intelligence and analytics program.
The second phase of SJU’s Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart (VEJ) Cohort III program, which seeks to provide veterans with the education and resources they need to start their own businesses, will be held on campus from Oct. 14 - 22. On Saturday, Oct. 21, John F. Lehman, Ph.D., ’64, former secretary of the U.S. Navy, will offer the keynote address for the cohort’s banquet and graduation ceremony. Following his speech, Lehman will be presented with the TEC5 George J. Beichl, Ph.D. ’39 Patriotism Award.
Daniel J. Hilferty III ’78, the president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), one of the nation’s leading health insurance organizations, will receive the Shield of Loyola at Saint Joseph’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City.