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  • 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

  • A Leg to Stand On

    Thursday, July 10, 2008

    Everyone knows what flamingos are, but not many people, scientists included, have thought much about the real creatures behind the plastic lawn ornaments. In fact, there are surprisingly few published research articles on the flamingo. But this summer, as people flock to zoos in droves, a Saint Joseph’s University professor and student are working to broaden our understanding of the tropical birds.

  • SJU Faces Medical Insurance Changes as Health Care Costs Grow

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    Due to escalating health care costs, Saint Joseph's will make changes in its medical insurance offerings to employees, effective November 1, 2008.

  • SJU Getting Summer Facelifts

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    Take even a cursory look around campus and you are bound to notice a number of changes that Saint Joseph's University is undergoing this summer in preparation for the fall semester.

  • New Leadership at Saint Joseph's

    Tuesday, July 8, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (July 8, 2008) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Board of Trustees recently elected four new members to four-year terms:

  • SJU Food Marketing Department Welcomes New Chair

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2008) – An international food expert known for his numerous contributions to the field has been named chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University.

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