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  • Fulbright Takes Ed. Professor to South American University

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Frank Bernt, Ph.D., professor of education, will head to South America this spring through a Fulbright Specialist Grant. Bernt will teach courses in assessment and adolescent spirituality at the Universidad Católica de Uruguay in Montevideo in April and May.

  • ‘Commonweal’ Editor to Discuss Catholic Identity

    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 9, 2012) – Paul Baumann, the editor of Commonweal magazine, will speak at Saint Joseph’s University on Monday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m., in the Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center. His lecture, entitled “Liberal, Conservative or Just Catholic? Religious Identity in a Pluralistic World,” is co-sponsored by Saint Joseph’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies and Commonweal’s CampusSpeakers Program. The event is free and open to the public.

  • SJU Theater Company to Present 'Miss Saigon'

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    <p>The Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University Theatre Company is turning up the heat this winter with a performance of the musical&nbsp;<em style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; ">Miss Saigon</em>. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26.</p>
  • 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.”

  • Five Ways to Advance Your Small Business

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    If you don’t know everything you would like to know about how to grow your small business — who are your best customers, what is your most profitable product or service, what’s the best location for your business — you need business intelligence (BI).

  • 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>