News Archive - April 2011

  • Friday, April 29, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2011) - Lena Lupey, a junior biology major from Harrisburg, Pa., has been awarded a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. The scholarship program, created to encourage academically outstanding students to enter the science and mathematics fields, awards rising juniors and seniors coverage of undergraduate tuition, room and board, books and fees.

  • Friday, April 29, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 28, 2011) – Cynics might consider the concept of business ethics an oxymoron, but a group of Saint Joseph's University’s graduate business students took on the challenge and decided to examine business issues through the prism of ethics.

  • Friday, April 29, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2011) — Consumers, community leaders and organizations will benefit from a new partnership between Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business and UpLift Solutions that aims to alleviate “food deserts” in urban areas. Defined as socially or economically distressed communities whose populations don’t have access to nutritional food and non-food products, food deserts are in need of the services offered by large, full-scale supermarkets.

  • Thursday, April 28, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 28, 2011) - The Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded two Saint Joseph’s University students academic scholarships. The awards, in honor of the Genuardi brothers, were given to sophomores in the food marketing program and will go toward the students’ remaining tuition at SJU.

  • Monday, April 25, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2011) - At a special meeting held last week, the Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees voted to appoint John W. Smithson ’68, MBA ’82 as the University’s interim president.

    Smithson, who currently serves as senior vice president at Saint Joseph’s, will assume the interim presidency on May 18, following the departure of the University’s current president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving to become president of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • Thursday, April 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Apr. 21, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University and Community College of Philadelphia now support a dual admissions partnership. The agreement allows students at the two-year school to transfer more seamlessly to complete a four-year degree through Saint Joseph’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS), which offers education options to non-traditional and adult students.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2011) - James F. Caccamo Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was awarded the Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers for his proposal to write Rewiring Virtue: Christian Ethics in an Age of Gadgets. The book will discuss the ethics of communication and information technologies from a Christian perspective.

  • Friday, April 15, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2011)—For young people in Philadelphia’s high-poverty neighborhoods violence is a way of life. It is now more likely that a young, black male will die a violent death in Philadelphia than in combat in the Middle East. Cooperation with law enforcement is non-existent, and a pervasive fear has silenced the innocent. As schools and parks have become battlegrounds, there are fewer and fewer places for youth to feel safe.

  • Monday, April 11, 2011

    In time to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, a wide-ranging group of Saint Joseph’s University employees and students learned that their efforts to increase recycling on campus earned first place among Atlantic 10 Conference schools entered in RecycleMania’s collegiate recycling competition. During the national 10-week contest, SJU recycled 113.9 tons – approximately 31 percent of total campus waste, and a 10 percent increase over the previous year’s results.

  • Monday, April 11, 2011

    Thirty years after its beginning, the Outreach Lecture Series of the Faith-Justice Institute was renamed this winter in honor of the series’ founder, Sister Francis Joseph, R.A. Now called the Sister Francis Joseph, R.A., Lecture Series, the re-naming came in recognition of her commitment to Saint Joseph’s University and contributions to the Greater Philadelphia area.

  • Monday, April 11, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 11, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to Suzanne and Bob Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks, Rev. Charles L.

  • Monday, April 11, 2011

    When: Saturday, April 16

    What: Building dedications and a symbolic ribbon-cutting on the University’s Maguire Campus, tours of the campus and a black tie gala in the Hagan Arena will celebrate both the tenure of outgoing President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving next month to become president of Creighton University, as well as the successful conclusion of the University’s $150 million capital campaign.

  • Friday, April 8, 2011

    As America’s collective waistline continues to expand, so does the number of food products parading themselves as healthy options. In light of growing concern over the nutritional value of the foods we put into our bodies, many food marketers have stepped up their advertising in an effort to stand out against their competitors.

  • Friday, April 8, 2011

    April 12 marks the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter in the Charleston, S.C., harbor, and signals the beginning of a multi-year commemoration of the United States Civil War (1861-1865). Accordingly, many national Civil War parks and sites – like Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Pa., and Shiloh, Miss.– are ready to receive a bumper crop of visitors over the next four years, as our nation revisits this time from our history.

  • Friday, April 8, 2011

    When thinking about the sports industry, what typically comes to mind are the privileged few who have broken into the business as a professional athlete or a member of a prominent major-league front office. For many, a career similar to this is nothing more than a distant dream.

  • Friday, April 8, 2011

    No one can argue that autism is getting more attention than it did 10 years ago. But considering that autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States, research and services for those who need them most struggle to keep up. Add to that all the mixed messages parents and families dealing with a diagnosis receive.

  • Friday, April 8, 2011

    On March 19, media outlets across the globe reported the death of Mohammad Nabbous, the Libyan citizen-journalist responsible for founding Libya Alhurra TV, an independent Internet TV station set up to broadcast raw footage from Benghazi following the Feb. 17 uprising.

  • Friday, April 8, 2011

    What: Saint Joseph’s University will host the 11th annual Take Back the Night Vigil, a powerful event to raise public awareness of sexual assault and violence in our communities. The event is sponsored by the Rape Education and Prevention Program (REPP), the Counseling Center, the Offices of Residence and Multicultural Life and the Departments of Athletics and Sociology.

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 6, 2011) - On Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., fun and service will intersect as Saint Joseph’s University’s Hagan Arena transforms into Las Vegas for the annual Hand-in-Hand festival. This year the organization, which fosters unity and interaction between the SJU Community and people with special needs, will celebrate its 35th Anniversary.

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2011) — SAS, the leader in business analytic software, has partnered with Saint Joseph’s University to offer a certificate for students majoring in business intelligence (BI). Program participants will be prepared for in-demand positions in all areas of industry.

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2011) – Many children dream of catching a touchdown in the back of the end zone or hitting a walk-off homerun in front of their home crowd; however, with only a select few making it to the major league level, a career in sports is virtually unattainable.That notion is no longer true, according to John Lord, Ph.D., professor and chair of marketing, at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia

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