• Four-Day Work Week Saves Money, But at What Cost?

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    With operating costs rising, employers around the country are entertaining the advantages of a four-day work week. Proponents of the abbreviated schedule boast benefits of cost savings, easier commutes, increased leisure time, and its viability as an alternative to layoffs. So why isn’t this trend becoming widespread?

  • Landing a Job After College: The Four-Year Plan

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    Most college students avoid thinking about the real world until at least their junior year, putting off that visit to the campus career center as long as possible. According to Matthew Brink of Saint Joseph’s University’s Career Development Center, sometimes it’s the waiting that can make the task overwhelming.

  • Connecting with the Great Depression?

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    Political leaders, economic analysts and journalists are comparing the current financial meltdown to the Great Depression. “Worst Crisis Since the ’30s, With No End Yet in Sight” was a recent baleful headline from The Wall Street Journal.

  • From Main Street to Wall Street

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    Members of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business faculty at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia are available to speak about the financial crisis.

  • Peacebuilding in Africa

    Friday, October 3, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 30, 2008) – Sr. Pauline Silver Acayo, a peace officer working in Uganda for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will visit Saint Joseph's University on October 7 to discuss the conflict between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group. Her lecture, "Peacebuilding in Africa: the Case of Uganda," will be held at 7 p.m. in the Presidents' Lounge of Campion Student Center.

  • Mixed Media Works at SJU Gallery Illuminate Mixed Messages

    Friday, September 26, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) - illumination, a collection of mixed media/collage works by Kentucky artist Julie Gawne, is featured for the next exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, which opens Monday, Oct. 6, and runs through Friday, Oct. 31.

  • Students Seek Two-Wheeled Solution to Economic, Environmental Crises

    Thursday, September 25, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) – The cost of gas, which continues to hover above $3.50, has sparked national interest in alternative fuels and modes of transportation. College students, in particular, are beginning to look for ways to avoid the economic and environmental impact of driving every day.

  • Maguire Campus Ribbon Cutting, Reunion Celebrations Highlight Family and Alumni Weekend

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008

    A record number of attendees are expected to visit campus when Saint Joseph's hosts Family and Alumni Weekend September 26-28.  This year marks the first time that annual reunion class celebrations will be included during the fall festivities. In addition, the University will commemorate the official opening of the new James J. Maguire '58 Campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • University Remembers Fallen Officer, Alumnus

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008

    Vincent A. McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, who formerly served as both provost of the University and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be on sabbatical during the fall 2008 semester. With the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Bonn, Germany, McCarthy will hold a position as senior research fellow in the philosophy faculty at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

  • SJU Reads' Gets Political

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008

    The 2008 presidential race has college administrators and student organizers rallying undergraduates on campus, and Saint Joseph's is no exception. During orientation, administrators took advantage of the University's proximity to historic Philadelphia to offer freshmen a tour of the National Constitution Center. The tour complemented the students encouraged summer reading of Spencer Overton's Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression.