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  • Paintings Celebrate the Human Condition at Saint Joseph's Gallery

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (August 21, 2008)—Award-winning painter Brian Kreydatus opens the first exhibit of the new school year at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. Entitled "Recent Work," the exhibit runs from Sept. 3 to Sept. 26. The artist's reception will be held Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Six Ways to Avoid Freshman Fallout

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    It's natural for first-year students to encounter challenges associated with the transition to college life. For many students the academic demands are great, dorm-life may be their first experience sharing a living space, and there is so much unstructured time to manage.

    As director of Saint Joseph's University's Office for Student Success, Kim Allen-Stuck, Ph.D., has some advice to help students ease into the college experience.

    1)Manage your expectations

  • Protecting the Food Supply Chain from Foot and Mouth Disease

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008

    In Pennsylvania, which is home to 58,000 farms and 250,000 beef cattle, government officials and food industry leaders are working together to prevent a contamination of our nation's meat supply.

  • SJU Ushers in New Era With Official Acquisition of Maguire Campus

    Monday, August 18, 2008

    August 8, 2008 was an historic day for Saint Joseph's University, marking the formal acquisition of the James J. Maguire '58 Campus.

    The 38-acre property, longtime home of the Episcopal Academy, will instantly transform every aspect of the University experience and position SJU to achieve its bold vision for the future.  Not since relocating from downtown Philadelphia to City Avenue in 1927 has Saint Joseph's made such a dramatic move.

  • How Consumers Can Cope with Growing Food Prices

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    The current economy is putting a strain on everybody’s pocketbook and food is no exception. You don’t need to watch the evening news to know that food prices are rising faster than the average; just walk down the supermarket aisle.

    John Stanton, Ph.D., chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, offers ten things you can do to reduce the cost of your food bill while still eating well and not taking too much time.

  • Will Denver's '08 DNC Prove as Unconventional as Chicago '68?

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    A Democratic convention during an unpopular war in the last months of an even more unpopular presidency: Chicago, 1968? Try Denver, 2008! But will denizens of the Rocky Mountain state be driven to sip from politically incorrect water bottles because of psychedelic substances lacing their pristine reservoirs? Not likely, says Katherine Sibley, Ph.D., chair and professor of history at Saint Joseph’s University.

  • West Meets East for 2008 Olympics

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    The 2008 Olympics present both opportunity and challenge for hosting nation China, namely in the area of tourism, says Brent Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

    “China, like much of East Asia, remains very foreign to most Westerners, especially from the United States,” he says. “Visitors to its larger cities, such as Beijing, are usually impressed by what they’d not expected to see.”

  • College Life Not Just About Tests and Studying for Visiting High Schoolers

    Monday, July 21, 2008

    The turtle went missing, so the visiting high school students immediately got to work testing evidence in SJU’s Science Hall. It was just another day on campus, at least for the ICC campers who came to SJU to sample college life. As part of a fun scientific session led by biology department chair Karen Snetselaar, Ph.D., and a cohort of SJU biology graduate students, the high schoolers spent an afternoon in her lab, testing evidence to crack the case of a kidnapped turtle.

  • New VP for Mission and Identity Joins University

    Monday, July 21, 2008

    Saint Joseph’s has named E. Springs Steele, Ph.D., as vice president for mission and identity, a post he assumed officially on July 1.

  • Ocean City, Palm Beach…Iowa?

    Thursday, July 10, 2008

    What: Fifteen students and a staff advisor from Saint Joseph's University will take time out of their summer vacations to work with a volunteer organization to clear out the damage from last month's disastrous Midwest floods.

    When: Team meeting Thursday evening, July 10, 8:30 p.m. at SJU's Wolfington Hall Students depart campus Friday morning, July 11 at 5:30 a.m and return the evening of Tuesday, July 15.

    Where: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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