Young adult (y.a.) fiction is a huge market in the publishing industry. According to the Association of American Publishers, paperbound book sales in children’s and y.a. titles topped $1.5 billion in 2009. But while these books are usually written for readers between the ages of 14 and 21, they also have immense crossover appeal to older audiences, says April Lindner, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa.
Everyone knows this popular Halloween game: turn out the lights, pass around a dried apricot and it’s easy to believe it’s a human earlobe. Peel some grapes and in the dark they feel just like human eyeballs. It’s a game that tricks the senses and it’s something Saint Joseph’s University psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., has been doing in his lab for the last several years.
As the Philadelphia Phillies play the San Francisco Giants for the National League Championship Series title, the team is already making baseball history.
This fall, Jeffrey Hyson, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will transform his freshman Western Civilization I classes into fascinating games. Hyson will use an innovative pedagogy developed at Barnard College called Reacting to the Past (RTTP).
According to the National Retail Federation, the average American will spend $66.28 on Halloween this year. Second only to costumes, candy eats up the largest chunk of this budget with American families spending an average of $22 each Halloween on confections.
A program connecting first-year students with non-academic advisors offers a personal connection at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The Connectors Program is a two-year old program at the university partnering incoming students (connectees) with a staff member or administrator (connectors) for the duration of the student’s first academic year.
Preparing to send a child to college can be a busy, nerve-wracking and emotional time for parents. They’ve invested much time and energy helping their child decide what college will work best academically and socially. They go shopping to buy all the dorm room essentials. But what most parents don’t spend enough time doing is preparing their child to deal with the reality of college drinking.
A dorm room is a limited space. So while the flat screen, couch and love seat fit comfortably in the U-Haul, students may encounter challenges cramming all of that stuff into the new dorm.
Kim Allen-Stuck, Ph.D., is an administrator at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she counsels students on practical strategies for adjusting to college life.
Here are the list of items Allen-Stuck advises students NOT to bring to college this fall:
The vast populace of China is experiencing a new purchasing power fueled by changing economic policies. Meanwhile, China watchers are reporting another lifestyle shift in the world’s third largest country: the resurgence of organized religion.
This year, Earth Day falls on April 22, and for its 39th anniversary, the eco-minded among us will be taking stock of advancements made by the green movement, as well as the challenges that remain.