News Archive - August 2008
PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2008) - Forty-eight incoming students from Saint Joseph’s University’s largest freshman class in history are taking part in an opportunity to actively learn about the city of Philadelphia. The University’s Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP), a five-day pre-orientation program that runs from Aug. 27 31, introduces students to the culture of the City of Brotherly Love - from serving lunch in soup kitchens to visiting W.E.B.
What: Saint Joseph’s will officially welcome the University’s largest freshman class in history on Monday, Sept. 1. Lugging milk crates, laundry baskets and backpacks filled with back-to-school essentials, some 1,500 freshmen will be moving into campus housing for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Highlight: Students will move in with the help of University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who will distribute water bottles to help families cope with the summer heat.
PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2008) - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $413,000 grant to Saint Joseph’s University to fund the purchase of a laser scanning confocal microscope and live cell observation chamber. The microscope will be used for faculty research and the research training of biology master’s students, and undergraduate students in biology and physics.
Saint Joseph's University faculty experts from a variety of fields weigh in on the national and local landscape of the 2008 Presidential election on the Office of University Communications' Election '08 Newsroom at http://www.sju.edu/vote08.
The site will be updated throughout the campaign to highlight important issues facing the electorate.
It's natural for first-year students to encounter challenges associated with the transition to college life. For many students the academic demands are great, dorm-life may be their first experience sharing a living space, and there is so much unstructured time to manage.
As director of Saint Joseph's University's Office for Student Success, Kim Allen-Stuck, Ph.D., has some advice to help students ease into the college experience.
1)Manage your expectations
In Pennsylvania, which is home to 58,000 farms and 250,000 beef cattle, government officials and food industry leaders are working together to prevent a contamination of our nation's meat supply.