News Archive - December 2011

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (December 21, 2011) - For Korean-born ceramicist Veronica Juyoun Byun, shape, color and pattern are more than just physical aspects of her work. Bringing together traditional and non-traditional schemes and symbols, she creates pieces that investigate the human condition. Her exhibit, “A Modular Vision,” will open at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery on Friday, Jan. 13, and run through Friday, Feb. 17. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    Many of you have seen or commented upon a first-person story appearing yesterday on the web site of Sports Illustrated magazine. The story was submitted by a former Saint Joseph’s University student-athlete whose request in mid-July 2011 for a waiver to play basketball at another institution during 2011-2012 was not supported by Saint Joseph’s.

  • Monday, December 19, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 19, 2011) – Sports is a big business not only in the United States but around the world. Millions and millions of dollars are spent at sporting events and on sports-related equipment and apparel each year. A new course at Saint Joseph’s University, Sports Licensing and Merchandise, will educate students and prepare them for careers in this burgeoning industry.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Partnering with Follett Bookstore Management, this fall’s Marketing Research Practicum cohort designed and implemented a strategic campaign that increased the SJU Bookstore’s Facebook “Likes,” website visits, store visits and overall sales. Follett, SJU Bookstore’s corporate partner, has agreed to continue working with future Practicum cohorts because of the success of the project, and suggests the project’s potential to go national.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    <p>Partnering with Follett Bookstore Management, this fall&rsquo;s Marketing Research Practicum cohort designed and implemented a strategic campaign that increased the SJU Bookstore&rsquo;s Facebook &ldquo;Likes,&rdquo; website visits, store visits and overall sales. Follett, SJU Bookstore&rsquo;s corporate partner, has agreed to continue working with future Practicum cohorts because of the success of the project, and suggests the project&rsquo;s potential to go national.</p>
  • Friday, December 9, 2011

    It’s that holiday time of year again, and many people shopping for Christmas trees are facing a perennial question: which is the greener choice – real or fake? Climate change expert Clint Springer, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says that while he prefers real trees because of their environmental benefits, consumers who buy artificial trees can find other ways to “green” their holidays.

  • Friday, December 9, 2011

    With the start of every winter holiday season come the mainstays of American Christmas: the toy commercials, 24-hour holiday radio stations, Christmas trees and photos with Santa. Amidst it all, families of minority cultures and religions often struggle to establish themselves in the pervasiveness of secularized Christmas.

  • Friday, December 9, 2011

    Holiday shoppers across the nation have begun their yearly purchase-frenzy, but even with events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday driving sales, preliminary studies have shown that consumers plan to spend only as much as they did last year. Facing a predicted flat line in profits rather than the increase retailers prefer, marketers for many well-known companies are taking non-traditional routes to bring in business.

  • Friday, December 9, 2011

    It’s been confirmed: Madonna will be playing the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI. “Once provocative and now preserved, Madonna has been added to a list of acts considered safe by the NFL since the 2004 wardrobe malfunction,” says entertainment marketing expert David Allan, Ph.D. While she has earned her place in history as a mega pop-star icon, Allan questions whom the NFL is trying to reach with this halftime act.

  • Thursday, December 8, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 8, 2011) – Jean Heck, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in financial education, has assumed the Brian C. Duperreault ’69 Chair for Risk Management and Insurance at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (December 6, 2011) – Marketing students at Saint Joseph’s University are neck and neck in a sales competition to raise $100,000 from hand cream sales to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Education Autism and Support. Divided into 16 teams, the students are taking advantage of the holiday season to make a big marketing push for their “Helping Hands Project.”

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