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  • Student Senate Makes Mission a Priority

    Monday, February 18, 2008

    The University Student Senate (USS) has created a new position on their Executive Board, the Vice President for Mission, which will be a crucial link between the ideals of Saint Joseph's University and its main student organization.

    Elise Baker '10 is the first Vice President for Mission. She was appointed to the job after an interview process among current student senate members.

  • Burning the Midnight Oil to Help Cancer Patients

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2008) — Though it's not uncommon in most colleges to find young men and women pulling all-nighters, the 200 Saint Joseph's University students who are staying awake on Saturday, February 23 are not doing so in a caffeine-fueled cram session. Instead, as members of the national "Up 'til Dawn" program, they'll be celebrating a successful year of charity work for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

  • 'When I Was A Girl' Digital Montage at SJU Gallery

    Wednesday, February 13, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (February 12, 2008) - When I Was A Girl, a collection of digital Iris prints by award winning photographer Ann Chwatsky, are featured for the next exhibit at Saint Joseph's University Gallery, which opens Friday, Feb. 22 and runs through March 27. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m.

  • How Deep is the Energy Well?

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    Just when you thought you knew the age of your favorite fossil (give or take a million years), Paul Angiolillo, Ph.D., and Nora Graneto '06, can prove that your mineralized little friend may have misled you – possibly by as much as 100 to 200 million years.

  • Students Bring Medical Aid to Haitian Refugee Camps

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    As part of the theology course Just Health Care in Developing Nations, co-taught by Peter Clark, S.J., professor of theology, and Ann Marie Jursca, M.S.W., assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute, 16 SJU students traveled to the Dominican Republic to aid children in Haitian refugee camps, or bayetes. Students were trained in basic medical procedures and packed 18 gym bags full of medication to stock a pharmacy at the bayete's clinic before making the 10-day service trip.

  • MacLean Chair, Students Explore African Philosophy

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    Saint Joseph's current Donald I. MacLean, S.J. Chair, Amedeus L. Shirima, S.J., has come all the way from Africa. As a teacher of ethics and political and legal philosophy, he has a lot to offer the University community.

  • Philabundance Seeks the Expertise of SJU Students

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    Despite having the distinction of being the second largest food bank in the United States, Philabundance, Philadelphia's food rescue organization, is facing challenges meeting the needs of the city's hungry. The organization serves 100,000 people a week, through 600 cupboards and shelters, and is struggling to keep up with demand in the community.

  • Ribbon-Cutting Marks Official Opening of Hawks' Landing

    Monday, February 11, 2008

    On Wednesday, Feb. 13, business and community leaders and government officials will join members of the Saint Joseph's community for a 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting to formally mark the opening of Hawks' Landing, the University's new parking and retail facility on 54th Street near City Avenue.

  • Genius Meets Envy: 'Amadeus' at Saint Joseph's

    Friday, February 8, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2008) – Peter Shaffer's internationally renowned London and Broadway hit Amadeus will continue the 80th anniversary season of Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, Saint Joseph's University's theater production program, when it opens February 14 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre.

  • Peace Activist Daniel Berrigan, S.J., to Visit SJU

    Friday, February 8, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2008) – Daniel Berrigan, S.J., poet-in-residence at Fordham University and one of the world's leading peace activists, will visit Saint Joseph's University for "An Evening with Daniel Berrigan" on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of St. Joseph–Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial. Fr. Berrigan will reflect on his experience of war protest, civil disobedience and imprisonment, and will also read from his poetry.

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