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  • Personal Connectors and Coaches for First-Year Students

    Thursday, August 13, 2009

    A program connecting first-year students with non-academic advisors offers a personal connection at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  The Connectors Program is a two-year old program at the university partnering incoming students (connectees) with a staff member or administrator (connectors) for the duration of the student’s first academic year.

  • In History Classes, the Play is the Thing

    Thursday, August 13, 2009

    This fall, Jeffrey Hyson, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will transform his freshman Western Civilization I classes into fascinating games. Hyson will use an innovative pedagogy developed at Barnard College called Reacting to the Past (RTTP).

  • NSF Grant Supports Expanding Math, Science Education Program

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (August 12, 2009) – A five-year math and science education program at Saint Joseph's University will expand its efforts to train teachers to serve in Philadelphia and other high-need school districts thanks to a $748,182 grant from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Scholarship program.

  • Scholarship Program for Science and Math Launches

    Thursday, August 6, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2009) — Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty have joined to create an innovative program to inspire young women to strive for leadership roles in science and math.  The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Math will not only provide full-tuition scholarships but will seek to create a challenging environment designed to help bright young women reach the top ranks of the science and math professions.

  • Academy of Food Marketing Names New Director

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (July 30, 2009) – Robert R. Higgins ’68, a resident of West Chester, Pa., has been named the new executive director of Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Food Marketing. Higgins replaces Charles Mallowe ’66 who served the University in the position for 41 years.

  • SJU Announces New Assistant Vice President

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2009) - Wadell Ridley Jr., who had served as executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Services in Philadelphia, has returned to Saint Joseph’s University as the assistant vice president for government and community relations.

  • SJU to ‘Light It Up Blue’ in Support of Autism Awareness Day

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    Date: Friday evening, April 1, through Friday morning, April 8

    Time: After sunset each evening (approximately 7 – 7:30 p.m.) through the night.

    Place: Saint Joseph’s University Barbelin Hall City Avenue between 54th Street and Lapsley Lane Campus Map: http://www.sju.edu/about/campusmap/

  • 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.

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