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.

  • 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>
  • SJU Names Center to Honor Fallen Student

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (January 12, 2012) — Saint Joseph’s University will pay tribute to Philadelphia native Richard Johnson, who was shot and killed in 2005 by a 15-year-old assailant before the start of his freshman year at Saint Joseph’s University. SJU’s Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP), established in 2001, will formally change its name to the Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence during a dedication ceremony to be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Service, Music Highlight Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 11, 2012) – Though Jan. 16 kicks off the first week of the spring 2012 semester at Saint Joseph’s University, no classes will be held Monday. Instead, student-athletes will come together in service to others as part of SJU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. The 2012 holiday marks the 26th anniversary of the holiday’s national observance – it was first officially celebrated on Jan. 18, 1986.