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  • 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.

  • Changing History, and the Way it is Taught

    Monday, May 11, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (May 11, 2009) - During the spring semester of 2009 at Saint Joseph’s University, a puzzling slogan was written on the white board of a classroom on campus. Its message was terse and to the point:

    Wanli— Do the right thing!

    Though curious and perhaps arcane to a casual passerby, it was a clear and incendiary message to Will Holman ’11 – a.k.a. the Wanli Emperor of Ming Dynasty China – who is in real life, a sophomore history major from West Chester, Pa.

  • Student Becomes Unlikely Teacher at Local High School

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    Every morning Molly Porth, a junior at Saint Joseph’s University, heads to class not as a student, but as a teacher. A double major in English and Spanish, Porth continues to take undergraduate courses while teaching a Spanish class at her former high school, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Though an unlikely situation, the job has been a valuable learning experience for her, as well as for her students.

  • Genuardi's Honors Students with Scholarships

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    The Genuardi Family Foundation has awarded three Saint Joseph’s University sophomores academic scholarships. The awards, in honor of the Genuardi brothers, were given to students in the food marketing program and range from $10,000 to $20,000. The scholarships will go towards the students’ remaining years at SJU.

  • Part-Time M.B.A. Ranked No. 1 in Philadelphia

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA (May 4, 2009) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) was recognized by U.S.News & World Report as having the No. 1 part-time M.B.A. program in Pennsylvania. The AACSB-accredited program was ranked No. 23 nationally. This is the fifth time in seven years the Haub School's professional (part-time) M.B.A. program has been ranked by U.S.News & World Report's survey as one of the top 25 part-time programs in the nation.

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