Press Releases

  • SJU Offers Programming to Support Siblings of Individuals with ASD

    01/25/2012 <p>Being a sibling of an individual with autism presents a number of unique challenges and opportunities. To address the needs of this essential population, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University will begin offering Sibshops, workshops designed to help brothers and sisters talk about their struggles and successes, learn to serve as a role models, and manage common situations. The Sibshops meet one Friday night each month for three hours, beginning in February.</p>
  • Author and Journalist Lynn Sherr to Speak at SJU

    11/30/2011 <p>Award-winning author, journalist and former 20/20 correspondent Lynn Sherr will make a special visit to Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University on Monday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. to present &ldquo;Swimming Through the Classics,&rdquo; a lecture touching on her career, her classical education and her upcoming book.</p>
  • From Stormwater to Sustainability: SJU Hosts Workshop on Stormwater Management

    10/08/2011 <p>Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the installation of the first green roof on the Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University campus, the College of Arts and Sciences will host &ldquo;Turning Stormwater Challenges into Opportunities: A Workshop for Homeowners,&rdquo; on Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:45 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy received by SJU in October 2010, and planned in collaboration with the Lower Merion Conservancy, the program is free and open to the public; registration is required.</p>
  • SJU Brings Service, Music to Community With Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

    01/11/2012 <p>Though Jan. 16 kicks off the first week of the spring 2012 semester at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University, no classes will be held Monday. Instead, student-athletes will come together in service to others as part of SJU&rsquo;s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. The 2012 holiday marks the 26th anniversary of the holiday&rsquo;s national observance &ndash; it was first officially celebrated on Jan. 18, 1986.</p>
  • Business Honor Society Awarded Gold

    04/25/2012 <p>PHILADELPHIA&nbsp; (April 25, 2012)&shy; - Saint Joseph&#39;s University&#39;s Haub School of Business&#39; (HSB) collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been selected as the Gold Chapter Award winner for 2012. The student chapter competed against 504 collegiate chapters around the globe. Beta Gamma Sigma will present Saint Joseph&#39;s with this prestigious award at its annual conference in San Diego, Calif. on April 29.</p>
  • Sixth Annual Candlelight Vigil Remembers Homicide Victims of 2011

    04/23/2012 <p>PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2012) &ndash; In the last several months, national attention has been called to the impact of senseless violence on communities through the ongoing Trayvon Martin case unfolding in Sanford, Fla. In Philadelphia, 324 victims lost their lives to homicide in 2011 &ndash; an increase from 2010&rsquo;s 306. On Thursday, April 26, Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University students and members of the community will remember these victims at their sixth annual Candlelight Vigil, held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial at 7 p.m.</p>
  • Students Promote Water Justice With Water Awareness Week

    04/18/2012 <p>PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2012) &ndash; Every day, many college students take for granted the fact that their water is clean, regulated and available. For more than a billion of the Earth&#39;s inhabitants, however, there is no guarantee of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Saint Joseph&#39;s students have initiated a week of programming to bring attention to this important global issue. Water Awareness Week 2012 will take place on Saint Joseph&#39;s campus from April 16 &ndash; 20 and will offer college students practical steps they can take to influence change around this issue.</p>
  • Senior Thesis Art Exhibit Showcases Class of 2012

    04/11/2012 <p>APRIL 11, 2012 (PHILADELPHIA) &ndash; &ldquo;Eleven on the Thirteenth,&rdquo; the 2012 Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University Senior Art Thesis Exhibition, will open on Friday, April 13, marking the 13th year of the annual showcase. Held in the new gallery on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire &rsquo;58 Campus, this year&rsquo;s exhibition features the collected works of 11 student-artists working with pastels, ceramics, painting and photography. The show runs through May 31, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, April 13, from 5 &ndash; 9 p.m.</p>
  • Distinguished Biopsychologist to Speak at 23rd Annual Student Research Symposium

    04/03/2012 <p>PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2012) &ndash; The Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting the 23rd annual student research symposium on Friday, April 13. Gordon M. Burghardt, Ph.D., professor of psychology, ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Tennessee, will join the SJU community as keynote speaker and recipient of this year&rsquo;s Christopher Clavius, S.J. Award, an honor that recognizes inspirational and groundbreaking scientists and researchers.<br /> In his presentation titled &ldquo;The Origins and Biology of Play,&rdquo; Burghardt will discuss his work on the controversial and oft-overlooked subject of play behavior among vertebrate species.</p>
  • Industry Executive Michael E. Angelina to Lead Insurance Program

    04/04/2012 <p>PHILADELPHIA (April 4, 2012) - Chief actuary &amp; risk officer of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. Michael E. Angelina will assume the role of executive director of the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance at Saint Joseph&#39;s University on April 1. Angelina is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in the field.</p>