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  • Student Has Eyes Set on Olympic Skating Competition

    Friday, January 15, 2010

    Saint Joseph's University athletes compete in a variety of sports, but few are involved in a sport as cool as sophomore Baxter Burbank’s - competitive ice dancing.

    Burbank, a native of Fairbanks, Alaska, took up the sport in the sixth grade after being dragged to his younger sister’s early morning practices before school.

  • SJU Enters Transfer Agreement with BCCC

    Friday, January 15, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 15, 2010) – Officials at Saint Joseph’s University and Bucks County Community College (BCCC) signed a new transfer agreement that allows students at the two-year school to transfer more seamlessly to complete a bachelor’s degree.

  • Women’s Business Group Awards Scholarship to SJU Student

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 14, 2010) – The tattered and worn sticky notes that adorn Amanda Burd’s bedroom mirror are small windows into her ambitions and goals.  Many have been there so long that they’ve lost adhesive and are now supported only with the help of tape.

  • 'RecycleMania' Comes to SJU

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    In an effort to bolster its sustainability movement, Saint Joseph’s University is taking part in its third RecycleMania competition. University officials hope that increased participation will raise SJU’s green profile.

  • Saint Joseph’s Earns Re-Accreditation from AACSB

    Friday, January 8, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 8, 2010) – The Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools (AACSB) has extended accreditation to Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB). The international accrediting agency maintains the school has furthered its commitment to ethics, justice and social responsibility while managing rapid enrollment growth. The school’s industry-focused programs also received recognition.

  • Elephant Ear Photographs Open 2010 Exhibits at SJU Gallery

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 6, 2010) – Elephant ears – the garden variety – are tropical plants popular in many climes because of their lush and large heart-shaped leaves resembling the ears of pachyderms. Saint Joseph’s University Gallery will exhibit Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) photographer Lynn Rosenthal’s collection of archival pigment prints of the “ears” grown in her garden, Jan.19 through Feb. 12. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29, 6-8 p.m.

  • Immersion Programs Set Bar High for Annual Auction

    Wednesday, December 2, 2009

    The organizers of the 2009-2010 Summer Immersion Program (SIP) Auction hope to surpass last year’s fundraising efforts, setting the bar at $25,000. The success of past auctions, including the $16,000 raised last winter, has SIP organizers and participants hopeful that this year’s auction – to be held on Wed., Dec. 2 – will get them even closer to the $70,000 needed to pay for the immersion trips. The auction will be held in the banquet hall of Campion Student Center.

  • Grad Program Kicks Off Ambitious Fundraising Initiative

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009

    On Nov. 13, enthusiastic fans roared in anticipation of the first mens’ basketball game played at the University’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena. The atmosphere energized the team as the Hawks went on to defeat the Drexel Dragons 77-67 in overtime.

  • Helping Seniors Make Better Health Decisions

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009

    WHAT: Seniors confused about their Medicare options will benefit from a free program offered at Saint Joseph’s University on Saturday, Dec. 5.

    WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 5 9 – 11:30 a.m. Registration: 8 – 8:45 a.m.

    WHERE: Saint Joseph’s University’s Mandeville Hall (Intersection of 54th Street and City Avenue) Parking is free in the lot adjacent to Saint Joseph’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena

  • A Beacon of Hope for Hunger Relief in Philadelphia

    Monday, November 30, 2009

    According to a recent census, Philadelphia’s poverty rate is “roughly double” the national figure. The city’s largest hunger-relief organization, Philabundance, estimates that 25.1 percent of Philadelphians are below the poverty line – a rate that is highest among the 10 biggest U.S. cities. To address this issue, a group of Saint Joseph’s University students and faculty partnered with Philabundance to develop a new food distribution model to reach Philadelphia’s hungry more efficiently.

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