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  • Saint Joseph's Names Gregory Geruson Vice President

    Friday, December 21, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (December 21, 2007) — Saint Joseph's University has named Gregory J. Geruson of Jenkintown, Pa., vice president for development and alumni relations effective January 14. In his new role, Geruson will lead Saint Joseph's through its recently launched $150 million capital campaign "With Faith and Strength to Dare."

  • The Cycle Of Daylight On Urban Landscapes

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2007) - Paintings of local urban towns open the first exhibit of 2008 at Saint Joseph's University Gallery, Jan. 14 – Feb. 13.  Titled Recent Paintings, the work of renowned painter Babette Martino features works of oil on panel. This exhibit marks the Gallery's sole display of paintings for the 07-08 season. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.

  • SJU Students Help Katrina Recovery Efforts

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2007) — There's little doubt that any college student would jump at the chance to visit the Gulf Coast for the winter, passing the snow-covered Northeast by for sunny beaches. But when a group of 14 Hawks – students and staff from Saint Joseph's University – fly south next month, it won't be for recreation but to help in the continued rebuilding of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Research Says Celebrity Endorsements Don't Affect Voting Behavior

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 18, 2007) – With Oprah Winfrey's recent announcement that she will support Barack Obama, it would appear that it is open season for celebrity endorsements in the 2008 presidential election. As the election draws nearer, you can expect more celebrities to promote their choice for the next leader of the free world, and to urge their devoted fans to follow suit.

  • Naughty or Nice? Online Shopping at Work

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    Cyber Monday and the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of online shopping that follow can be frustrating — and expensive — for some employers. But Claire Simmers, Ph.D., co-author of "The Internet and Workplace Transformation," says she has seen a recent shift in corporate attitudes concerning employees who shop online at work.

  • Managing Financial Anxieties During the Holidays

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    With news of a recession, it’s no wonder that many Americans are feeling anxious about their financial situation this holiday season. According to Saint Joseph’s University psychologist Phyllis Anastasio, Ph.D., these anxieties are amplified by constant media reminders.

  • Saying More than Just ‘No’ to Children This Christmas

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    Out of economic necessity, many parents will have to say ‘no’ to their child this Christmas. Sally Black, Ph.D., assistant professor in health services at Saint Joseph’s University, warns parents to do more than just say ‘no.’

    Parents will need to discuss the reasons why holiday spending will be different this year, Black suggests. “Teach kids about the economy,” she says, “but maintain an optimistic attitude.”

  • Non-profits Should Network to Survive Economy During Holidays

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007

    Purse strings are tightening for individuals and corporations alike this holiday season, and donations may be the first to be cut from holiday budgets. Non-profit organizations should take steps to ensure they stay afloat during the current economic recession, says Ray Sarnacki, visiting assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • Will Holiday Shoppers Spend More on Food Than Gifts?

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    Whether your holiday tradition involves a buffet brunch or a sit-down dinner with seven fishes, abundant amounts of food will be featured. And with the cost of food outpacing the rate of inflation over the past year, entertaining your crowd will be pricey.

  • A Brave New World for Bullying

    Monday, December 3, 2007

    While the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recently announced that Internet bullying has increased by 50 percent, the reality is that Internet bullying is still relatively less common than other forms of bullying, according to Sally Black, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, who studies bullying. She cites name-calling, exclusion and physical abuse as more common forms.

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