News Archive - March 2012

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Video

    <p>Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will feature a lecture by Jason McElwain to mark the University&rsquo;s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Day, on Thursday, April 12.&nbsp; McElwain made national headlines in 2006 when, as the manager of his high school basketball team, he was called off the bench to play in the final minutes of the game and scored twenty points.</p>
  • Monday, March 26, 2012

    Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence received an anonymous donation in the amount of $10,000. The donation was made in the name of Patrick J. Carr, Ph.D., who served as the first director when the Richard Johnson Center was the Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP). Carr held the position of director, as well as assistant professor of sociology at SJU until 2005 when he transferred to Rutgers University.

  • Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Poised in front of her laptop, Heather Goldsmith anxiously tweaks the final words of her proposal, a request for $180,000. With extra hopeful thoughts and a little bit of nerves, she emails the final draft to her boss. Three weeks later, the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation sends their reply: “Based on your grant proposal, we’re awarding your organization $200,000.” Just another day of work for Goldsmith, who happens to be a junior majoring in English at Saint Joseph's University.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) – Saint Joseph's University's part-time MBA program was recognized as a "Top 25 Best Value Online MBA Program" in a recent ranking.

    Business MBA, a national ranking agency, released the "Top 25" ranking on March 21. The Haub School of Business' online MBA ranked No. 11.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to James J. Martin, S.J., author and culture editor of America,the national Catholic, Jesuit magazine, and Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries of Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the nation, at the University’s 2012 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 12.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) &ndash; Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University will grant honorary degrees to James J. Martin, S.J., author and culture editor of America,the national Catholic, Jesuit magazine, and Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries of Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the nation, at the University&rsquo;s 2012 Commencement ceremonies, which are set for Saturday, May 12. The graduate, doctoral and College of Professional and Liberal Studies ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., and the undergraduate ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held on the University&rsquo;s Maguire Campus.</p>
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (March 22, 2012) &mdash; Picture 1,100 backpacks, spread out across a stretch of lawn on campus. Then realize that they represent the lives of the 1,100 college students across the country lost to suicide each year.</p>
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    <p>Three Haub School of Business students were finalists in the Delaware Valley Risk Management and Insurance Society&rsquo;s (RIMS) annual college essay competition hosted by Saint Joseph&#39;s University on March 20. Leonard Markert &rsquo;12 and Brian Allen &rsquo;12 placed third in the competition, and Jill Feeney &rsquo;12 placed first in the regional essay competition, earning a $1,000 scholarship.</p>
  • Monday, March 19, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 19, 2012) – In its 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released March 13, 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked three Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) disciplines among the ranking’s “Top 25” list for 2013.

    Marketing ranked No. 14 Finance ranked No. 17 Information Systems ranked No. 22

  • Monday, March 19, 2012

    <p>In the devastating aftermath of the 7.0 scale earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, humanitarian efforts to support the tiny country flowed from all corners of the world in the form of aid workers, food and charitable donations. At Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University &ndash; where the student body was also working to collect basic necessities for donation &ndash; Patrick Samway, S.J., professor of English, Terrance Furin, Ph.D., director of international programs for the SJU education department, Joseph Cifelli, Ph.D., student teaching supervisor and director of teacher certification, and Aimée Terosky, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational leadership, saw an opportunity for large-scale reform of Haiti&rsquo;s infrastructure, beginning with education.</p>
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 14, 2012) - For the sixth consecutive year, Saint Joseph’s University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized the colleges and universities that are highly committed to volunteering and community service since 2006.

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    <p>As April approaches, many citizens begin to dread the hassle of tax season. While major reforms are out of the taxpayer&rsquo;s control, staying informed and using a tax preparation service are two simple ways to make filing your taxes as stress-free as can be.</p>
  • Monday, March 12, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 12 , 2012) — On Tuesday, March 13, area businesses will benefit from an open forum at Saint Joseph's University: Sustainability and Entrepreneurship: Where "Green" Means the Color of Money. Hosted by the University's family business and entrepreneurship program in collaboration with the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, this event will offer insight and networking opportunities with leading figures in the local green economy.

  • Monday, March 12, 2012

    <p>In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity, SJU Women of Color Planning Committee and the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; Omega Omega Chapter, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s will host a conference to address issues impacting women of color in the community. The conference, which will feature speakers from various cultural and professional backgrounds, will be held on Saturday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m. in the University&rsquo;s Campion Student Center.</p>
  • Friday, March 9, 2012

    With its soaring, floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of campus, expanded and varied study spaces, plush lounge furnishings, a first floor café (complete with plasma TVs broadcasting worldwide satellite news channels) and enhanced electronic resources, the John and Maryanne Post Learning Commons at Drexel Library is certain to become a hub for students seeking space for both studying and study breaks.

  • Friday, March 9, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2012)&ndash;As part of the Karen and Ronald Thomas Lecture Series, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s Department of Political Science will host a lecture given by retired U.S. Army General Barry McCaffrey. Titled &ldquo;Our National Security Feature: The Five Stories You Need to Know,&rdquo; it will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center, located on the University&rsquo;s Maguire Campus.</p>
  • Friday, March 9, 2012

    <p>With its soaring, floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of campus, expanded and varied study spaces, plush lounge furnishings, a first floor café (complete with plasma TVs broadcasting worldwide satellite news channels) and enhanced electronic resources, the John and Maryanne Post Learning Commons at Drexel Library is certain to become a hub for students seeking space for both studying and study breaks. SJU students returning from Spring Break will discover these and other features of the just-opened, three-story, 35,000-square-foot Learning Commons in the heart of the Philadelphia campus.</p>
  • Thursday, March 8, 2012

    Thanks to a generous gift from Saint Joseph’s alumnus Michael J. Morris ’56, the University recently established a fund for the Michael J. Morris Grants for Scholarly Research.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2012)– Saint Joseph’s University and Cumberland County College (CCC) now support a dual admissions partnership. The agreement allows students at the two-year school based in Vineland, N.J., to transfer to complete a four-year degree through Saint Joseph’s University College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS).

  • Monday, March 5, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Faith-Justice Institute, an academic center promoting social analysis and critical thought around faith and justice issues through community-based learning, will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Monday, March 19. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m., with a Mass celebrated by C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.,’72, president-elect of Saint Josephs, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.

  • Monday, March 5, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2012) — Musician Tony Melendez will give a free concert, sponsored by Campus Ministry, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Melendez is both a singer and an accomplished guitar player — but part of his remarkable talent is that he plays with his feet.

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