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  • First-Year Seminar Inspires Gender Dialog

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (December 3, 2010) – Equal pay. Glass ceilings. Sexual harassment. Often the first words that come to mind when discussing gender in the workplace, these terms don’t illustrate the complexity of the issue at hand. Over the past few decades women have moved from domestic occupations to careers outside of the home, altering the way gender is perceived in America; yet it still impacts the working world.

  • SJU Launches New Adult Undergrad Programs

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (July 15, 2009) – The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees has approved the renaming of University College to the College of Professional and Liberal Studies, effective with the Fall 2009 semester. The new name and forthcoming rebranding effort -- "Your Degree, Your Way" -- is designed to signify the University’s renewed commitment to adult undergraduate education.

  • Beating Bullies: Seeking New Solutions to Youth Violence

    Thursday, July 2, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2009)—Sally Black, RN, Ph.D., associate professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was particularly happy to see the American Association of Pediatrics’ newly released policy statement on preventing youth violence. She was even more elated that for the first time ever the statement specifically addresses the issue of bullying, which Black has long been researching and advocating against.

  • Basketball Center Named for Jack Ramsay '49

    Monday, June 29, 2009

    The Ramsay Basketball Center, named for Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay, was dedicated Friday, June 26, at Saint Joseph's University. The two-story, 20,000 square-foot addition to the former Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse is the first of a multi-phase initiative to expand and enhance the entire athletics and recreation program at Saint Joseph's.

  • Vineyards Toast Results of Pennsylvania Wine Study

    Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2009) — According to a recent study, the Pennsylvania wine industry is expected to prosper in the coming year. With residents spending less money on long vacations this summer and more time planning day trips, vineyards are projected to reap the benefits of the scaled back travel plans.

  • SJU Names V.P. for Development, Alumni Relations

    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (June 17, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University has named Matthew J. Wawro vice president for development and alumni relations, effective June 1. With more than 25 years of advancement experience primarily in higher and secondary education, Wawro will provide leadership and strategic vision as the University’s chief fundraiser.

  • Riding the Waves for a Cause

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (June 8, 2009) — Passion for a cause can inspire people to do amazing things. For some, it’s walking 60 miles over three days for breast cancer. For others, it’s making lemonade to fund childhood cancer research.  For four recent Saint Joseph’s graduates working together with students from other area colleges, the cause is autism and the amazing thing is planning and completing a 1,500-mile row up the Atlantic coast from Miami, Fla., to Sea Isle City, N.J.

  • Outstanding Faculty Honored at 2009 Commencement

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    During the 2009 Commencement exercises on May 16, three members of the Saint Joseph’s University faculty were recognized for their personal commitment to their fields and the Saint Joseph’s community.

    David Sorensen, D.Phil., professor of English and associate director of the Honors Program, received the Tengelmann Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, an award given annually to one faculty member.

  • Project Encourages Students to Engage in Acts of Kindness

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (May 13, 2009) – On Thursday, May 7, Saint Joseph’s University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., was presented with acts of kindness - 4,606 of them to be exact:

    Encouraged my friend to do homework. Held the elevator. Let a car go first. Helped a friend with calculus. Kept my grandparents company. Helped my mom with dinner...

  • Students Honored With Clavan Award

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    Five Saint Joseph’s students have been recognized with the Sylvia Clavan Award, given in honor of the University’s first female professor. Recipients are acknowledged for their projects in the areas of gender studies, women’s studies and feminist theories. The awards are given to students who complete outstanding work such as written research projects, creative pieces, service or activist projects that result in an academic paper, and Summer Scholar Program research.

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