News

  • Preview Ads Dominate Water Cooler Discussion Before Big Game

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    A handful of Super Bowl commercials have already been released online, with more to come in the next few days. This is all part of a growing trend by advertisers to pre-release commercials to build social media buzz and drive consumers to channels devoted to the product.

    “It’s like opening your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve,” says David Allan, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

  • Love on the Air: ‘The Bachelor’s’ Medieval Romantic Roots

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    The music swells as a luxury limo whirrs up to an exotic location at dusk. A beautiful woman emerges from the vehicle and is met by many hopeful, dashing suitors who will vie for her hand in marriage. The winner will be chosen on the season finale, but along the way there will be sun-drenched, sparkling days and romantic, moonlit nights that will alternately thrill or disappoint the contestants and their audience.

  • Grapes of Wealth: Local Wineries are Boosting the Economy

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    In an economic climate where many small businesses are struggling to survive, local wineries are experiencing a relative boom. “There are wineries in all 50 states,” says Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Nationally, there has been a huge resurgence in viewing local wineries as an artisan craft. It parallels the movement of microbreweries.”

  • SJU Kicks off Black History Month with Film, Discussion

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    <p>In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Institutional Diversity is showing the documentary, &ldquo;Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,&rdquo; on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center.</p>
  • Students Encounter Cuban Health Care System During Immersion Trip

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    <p>While most college students spent their winter break relaxing, 18 Saint Joseph&rsquo;s students experienced the realities of a health care system in a communist nation during an academic immersion trip to Cuba. Thanks to the removal of travel restrictions, the class was among the first groups of students from the United States to visit the Caribbean nation through a program run by the Augsburg College (Minneapolis) Center for Global Education.</p>
  • New Course, Study Tour Investigate Fair Trade in Nicaragua

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    <p>While many Americans have watched the price of gas rise and fall during the past decade&rsquo;s energy crisis, few were aware of a similar crisis affecting their morning java. In Central America, coffee&rsquo;s price per pound fell dramatically between 2000 and 2002, leaving many farmers without the means to continue growing crops. This semester at SJU, Keith Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, brings the coffee crisis and the fair trade movement working toward its resolution to a class of 15 Hawks prepared not only to learn about it, but immerse themselves in one of the cultures most strongly affected.</p>
  • SJU Offers Programming to Support Siblings of Individuals with ASD

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    <p>Being a sibling of an individual with autism presents a number of unique challenges and opportunities. To address the needs of this essential population, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University will begin offering Sibshops, workshops designed to help brothers and sisters talk about their struggles and successes, learn to serve as a role models, and manage common situations. The Sibshops meet one Friday night each month for three hours, beginning in February.</p>
  • Autism and Behavior Analysis Expert to Present at SJU

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    <p>Richard Malott, Ph.D., president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, will present at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s Campus Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation, &ldquo;Dream Chasers: Passion for dealing with behaviors in autism,&rdquo; is free and open to the public.</p>
  • James J. Maguire Jr. to Recieve HSB Hall of Fame Award

    Thursday, January 19, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business will recognize James J. (Jamie) Maguire Jr. ’84, chairman and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), with the 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 12. As the recipient, Maguire will be acknowledged for his outstanding corporate citizenship, strong leadership and management qualities.

  • SJU Addresses Sustainability of Catholic Schools

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    <p>As 49 area Catholic schools prepare to close, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s Center for Catholic Urban Education (CCUE) has been working to preserve the existence and effectiveness of Catholic education in the region.</p>