News Archive - April 2010

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010

    What: 300 elementary schoolchildren and the SJU students who volunteer with them for weekly service will leave the classroom behind for an afternoon of spring hi-jinks.

    When: Friday, April 30 3:30 – 5 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. Lawn of Saint Mary’s Hall Campus House (Behind McShain Hall)

    Who: Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and Residence Life

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    What: Saint Joseph’s University will pick up the ‘green’ gauntlet and encourage sustainable lifestyle practices throughout the week to observe the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

    When: Monday, April 19 – Saturday, April 24

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2010) -- In its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released April 15, 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Saint Joseph’s University’s EMBA program No. 20 in the nation; the University’s part-time MBA program ranked No. 70. For the first time, four of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business’ (HSB) disciplines were also included among the ranking’s Top 25 list for 2011.

  • Thursday, April 15, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2010) -- A two-person team from Saint Joseph’s University’s graduate business program won this year’s ACG Philadelphia Cup, a business case competition presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and sponsored by KPMG, LLP. The team, mentored by Bob Dean and Rajnesh Sharma, Ph.D., of the finance department, won $10,000 for their success.

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2010) – Since 1988, the Erivan K. Haub family has supported business education at Saint Joseph’s University. The family’s generosity has given Saint Joseph’s access to resources for dramatic improvements to the business curriculum as well as physical expansion. On Thursday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s Erivan K.

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2010) – For C. Vivian Stringer, coaching collegiate women’s basketball is more than drawing up plays and setting defensive matchups. It is about instilling life lessons to her players and overcoming unforeseen challenges along the way.

  • Monday, April 12, 2010

    What: Saint Joseph’s University will host the 10th annual Take Back the Night Vigil, a powerful event aimed at raising awareness of sexual and physical violence against women and encouraging victims to speak out. The event is organized and hosted by SJU’s award-winning REPP (Rape Education and Prevention Program) group.

    When: Thursday, April 15 7 p.m.

  • Monday, April 12, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2010) -- Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller about love and revenge, will close the 82nd season of Saint Joseph's University’s Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society. The show opens Wednesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, April 25.

  • Friday, April 9, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2010) - In the city of Philadelphia, the silence of witnesses to obscene crimes too often allows these crimes to continue to endanger communities. On Wednesday, April 14, Saint Joseph’s University and the Institute for Violence Research and Prevention will host a symposium to educate the community about the severe crisis of trust undermining criminal justice institutions.

  • Friday, April 9, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2010) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed food marketing expert Nancy Childs, Ph.D., to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board (NAREEEAB) as the national representative for food retailing and marketing.

  • Friday, April 9, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2010) – Graduating without knowing their next destination can be daunting for seniors. But it’s still not too late to take advantage of on-campus services that help students in their job searches, according to Saint Joseph’s University’s Career Development Center. The Career Center encourages seniors and graduates to take part in the many services they have to offer.

  • Thursday, April 8, 2010

    The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting its 21st annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 23. The symposium includes research presentations by undergrad and graduate students and will feature microbiologist and cave explorer Hazel Barton, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker.

  • Thursday, April 8, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2010) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to John E. Pepper, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Company, and Arnold L. Mitchem, president of the nonprofit Council for Opportunity in Education, at the University’s 2010 Commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 15. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m. Both will be held on Gest Lawn on the Saint Joseph’s campus.

  • Thursday, April 8, 2010

    What: Saint Joseph's Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena will be transformed into a carnival as University volunteers host community members with disabilities in the 34th annual Hand-in-Hand festival.

    Sponsor: This is a student-organized event. This year’s co-directors are seniors Jim Prieto, Erica Pieroni and Caitlin Walsh. Hand-in-Hand volunteers include Saint Joseph's students, faculty, and staff, as well as local high school students.

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is the oldest and largest global environmental network, governments have failed to meet targets to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Their recent message says we are now witnessing the greatest extinction crisis since dinosaurs disappeared from our planet 65 million years ago.

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    When Jim Caccamo, Ph.D., an expert in computing and telecommunications technology ethics, heard of Google’s recent struggles in China, he knew he’d need to update the curriculum for the Technology, Society and Christian Ethics course he teaches at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    From the time presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt first discussed health care reform in 1912, the topic has been a precedent-setting issue in the U.S. The 2010 passage of health care legislation is no different, but has many Americans in a quandary about how it will affect them. This is especially true of senior citizens.

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2010) - Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) will host “Why Christians Must Remember the Shoah,” a panel discussion exploring the importance of remembering the Holocaust. The panel will be followed by a prayer service of commitment to interfaith amity. The event, held at SJU’s Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m., will mark Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

  • Thursday, April 1, 2010

    What: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will have a candid discussion with members of the city’s Young Professional’s Network (YPN) about what members, and the business community, can do to become more engaged in the community. The conversation will also include a dialogue on the factors that will make young professionals want to live, work, raise their families, and enjoy success in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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