The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) has awarded Saint Joseph’s University’s student newspaper, The Hawk, a 2014 Pacemaker award for excellence in student media. The Hawk is one of 10 universities to receive the award in the “Four Year Non-Daily Newspaper” category.
On Nov. 16, 1989, the Salvadoran army raided the Jesuit Residence at the Universidad Centroaméricana (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador, where they murdered six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter. This violence resulted from contentions for social and economic power throughout El Salvador.
Saint Joseph’s University finished the 2013-2014 academic year with a net operating margin of $7.2 million, according to the school’s audited financial statements.
Saint Joseph’s posted total operating revenue of $221.7 million against total operating expenses of $214.4 million. Revenue was up more than $6 million, or 2.9 percent over the 2012-2013 year. Expenses were up $4.7 million, or 2.2 percent over the prior year.
Bhumi Shah, a Master of Science in Financial Services student from Gujarat, India, received her award at the opening ceremony of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA), Conference.
Transforming Youth Recovery, a national nonprofit organization that supports educators, parents and communities assisting students in recovery, has selected Saint Joseph’s University to receive a $10,000 grant.
SJU students enrolled in COM 473 — Information, Materiality and 3D Printing — are studying “how the flow of information transforms culture,” says Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Studies David Parry, Ph.D., who originated and teaches the course.
A thriving internship program offered through the University’s economics department has led to a pilot program with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). SJU sends two students per year for internships at the BLS, and beginning this semester, SJU will expand that partnership to host a series of meet and greets and lectures aimed at bringing students and economists together.
May 5, 2014, was a red-letter day in the life of music major Keara Parciak ’14. That evening, she had the unique opportunity to attend the world premiere performance of her “Mass in F Minor” in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, in three different capacities: as the composer; as a featured vocal soloist; and for one movement, as the conductor.
On Monday, July 14, a group of Chinese high school students and their teachers arrived on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for an immersion into life in Philadelphia. The Summer Academy, a week-long camp and pilot program, was designed by Juan Julie Yu, Ph.D., director of Chinese programs, with the help of Cary Anderson, Ed.D., vice president for student life and associate provost, and David Carpenter, Ph.D., director of the Asian Studies Program.
The College of Arts and Sciences has invited T. Michael McNulty, S.J., to serve as the Donald I. MacLean, S.J., Chair for the 2014-15 academic year in the Department of Philosophy. An associate professor emeritus of philosophy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., Fr.