• SJU Senior Selected for Fulbright Grant to Indonesia

    Monday, May 9, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (May 9, 2011) - Kenneth Snyder ’11 of Philadelphia has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to teach in the Republic of Indonesia for the 2011-12 academic year. After a two-month orientation in the capital, Jakarta, Snyder will likely be placed in a secondary school on one of the archipelago’s larger islands, Java, Bali or Sumatra.

  • Ground Breaking for New Residence Hall

    Friday, May 6, 2011

    Who: Saint Joseph’s University will break ground on a new, 413-bed freshmen residence hall at the corner of Cardinal and City Aves. University-city based Campus Apartments is the developer and project manager of the new construction.

  • Student Awarded Two National Research Fellowships

    Friday, April 29, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2011) - Lena Lupey, a junior biology major from Harrisburg, Pa., has been awarded a $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. The scholarship program, created to encourage academically outstanding students to enter the science and mathematics fields, awards rising juniors and seniors coverage of undergraduate tuition, room and board, books and fees.

  • Arrupe Center Recognizes Essay Competition Winners

    Friday, April 29, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 28, 2011) – Cynics might consider the concept of business ethics an oxymoron, but a group of Saint Joseph's University’s graduate business students took on the challenge and decided to examine business issues through the prism of ethics.

  • Food Marketing Partnership Aims to Eliminate Food Deserts

    Friday, April 29, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 29, 2011) — Consumers, community leaders and organizations will benefit from a new partnership between Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business and UpLift Solutions that aims to alleviate “food deserts” in urban areas. Defined as socially or economically distressed communities whose populations don’t have access to nutritional food and non-food products, food deserts are in need of the services offered by large, full-scale supermarkets.

  • Food Marketing Students Recognized by Genuardi’s

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 28, 2011) - The Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded two Saint Joseph’s University students academic scholarships. The awards, in honor of the Genuardi brothers, were given to sophomores in the food marketing program and will go toward the students’ remaining tuition at SJU.

  • Saint Joseph’s University Announces Interim President

    Monday, April 25, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2011) - At a special meeting held last week, the Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees voted to appoint John W. Smithson ’68, MBA ’82 as the University’s interim president.

    Smithson, who currently serves as senior vice president at Saint Joseph’s, will assume the interim presidency on May 18, following the departure of the University’s current president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving to become president of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • SJU, CCP Sign Transfer Agreement

    Thursday, April 21, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Apr. 21, 2011) – Saint Joseph’s University and Community College of Philadelphia now support a dual admissions partnership. The agreement allows students at the two-year school to transfer more seamlessly to complete a four-year degree through Saint Joseph’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS), which offers education options to non-traditional and adult students.

  • Social Ethicist Awarded Louisville Institute Grant

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2011) - James F. Caccamo Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was awarded the Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers for his proposal to write Rewiring Virtue: Christian Ethics in an Age of Gadgets. The book will discuss the ethics of communication and information technologies from a Christian perspective.

  • SJU Center Goes Viral to Fight Violence in the City

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2011)—For young people in Philadelphia’s high-poverty neighborhoods violence is a way of life. It is now more likely that a young, black male will die a violent death in Philadelphia than in combat in the Middle East. Cooperation with law enforcement is non-existent, and a pervasive fear has silenced the innocent. As schools and parks have become battlegrounds, there are fewer and fewer places for youth to feel safe.