• The Way We Vote Has Changed

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    No one can deny that this year’s election proved to be historic, transformational and unforgettable. But while many are focusing on race and the breaking of barriers, Graham Lee, Ph.D., professor of political science at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, is talking about the changes he’s observed in voting trends.

  • Mapping Obama’s Path to Victory

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    Before the election results rolled in late Tuesday night, political analysts across the country were feverishly predicting which states would go blue or red. Now that the dust has settled and the electoral map is clearly painted, those same experts are looking back on the campaigns to analyze how Senator John McCain and President-Elect Barack Obama got where they are today.

  • SJU to Host Reading for Two Distinguished Poets

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2008) -- Saint Joseph’s University will host a poetry reading on Nov. 20 for the English Department’s Writing Series. Distinguished poets Molly Peacock and Elizabeth Spires will read their work in the Forum Theatre of Campion Student Center at 7:30 p.m.

  • ALS Documentary 'Indestructible' to Premiere at SJU

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    What: Saint Joseph's University will host the second screening of the two-night Philadelphia-area premiere of the award-winning documentary Indestructible. The film explores three years in the life of Ben Byer, a man diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

    When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 7 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall 54th Street and City Avenue

  • Local Senior Citizens, SJU Students to Share Thanksgiving

    Monday, November 10, 2008

    What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph's University's 32nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

    When: Thursday, November 13, 2008 5-8 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph's University Simpson Hall Entrance from Cardinal Avenue Parking Lot

  • Researchers Hip-Up to Social Networking

    Friday, November 7, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (November 7, 2008) – An online community for researchers is gaining attention in academia. MyNetResearch, launched in June 2008, has quickly become the premier online portal for faculty and student academic research. Claire Simmers, Ph.D., professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University, is involved in the project.

  • SJU Scientists Study Bacterial Leaf Scorch on Campus

    Monday, November 3, 2008

    t's fall foliage season on campus. After a late start, the leaves on our numerous trees are turning brilliant, jewel-like shades of ruby, garnet, citrine and topaz. But mixed in with the autumnal palette, there are trees on main campus with leaves that have already turned brown. And if it seems too early in the season for foliage to be desiccated and brown, in many cases, it is.

  • Security Officer Seeks Championships on Racquetball Court

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    To much of the Saint Joseph’s University community, Public Safety Officer Don Acklin’s athletic ability is unknown. Even fewer know that Acklin, 61, won the 2008 Pennsylvania State Racquetball championship, or that his preferred practice space is our very own Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.

  • Students to Serve as Translators at Polls on Election Day

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    While many Saint Joseph's University students will head to the polls on Election Day to vote, a group of student volunteers will join Heather Hennes, Ph.D., and Elaine Shenk, Ph.D., assistant professors of Spanish, in translating for Spanish-speaking voters in Philadelphia.

  • Community Day Boosts Messages of Service, Togetherness

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    More than 300 members of the Saint Joseph's University community joined together on Saturday, October 25, for the fourth SJU Community Day, a semiannual program uniting students, faculty and staff in embracing the Jesuit ideal of becoming men and women with and for others.

    "Community Day is a day of campus-wide service aimed at strengthening our SJU community while serving those around us," said senior Hollyanne Pronko, student body president and one of the event's organizers.

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