SJU Reads, Saint Joseph's community-wide, yearlong reading program brings Dave Eggers' 2009 award-winning non-fiction book Zeitoun to campus. Zeitoun chronicles the plight of a Syrian-born American citizen who chooses to stay in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Interdisciplinary programming for SJU Reads includes a film series, lectures and panel discussions that explore and illuminate topics raised by the book.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Career Development Center hosted 135 employers on campus for the annual fall career fair in the Athletics Center. Students of all majors and class years attended to network with employers from diverse industries offerings jobs, internships and volunteer/service opportunities.
Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS) has expanded its SJU Professional continuing education division by offering not-for-credit online courses through a new partnership with Ed2Go. A leader in adult enrichment education, this partnership will allow CPLS to dynamically offer a variety of continuing education courses each semester.
Three contributors to Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, a collection of non-fiction stories about life in contemporary China, will discuss the book at Saint Joseph’s University on Friday, Sept. 21, at 12 p.m. in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room of the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library.
John Wrynn, S.J., former chair and professor of history at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J., joins Saint Joseph’s University as the current Donald I. MacLean, S.J., Chair for the 2012 -13 academic year.
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 17, 2012) – On Monday, Sept. 24, Saint Joseph’s University’s students will hear lessons on business ethics from a former investment executive with a criminal record. Justin Paperny once managed more than $150 million as a stockbroker and worked at some of the country’s best known investment banks. Unfortunately, he also committed fraud, pled guilty to violating securities laws and served 18 months in a federal prison.
The Saint Joseph’s University community is celebrating its third annual Diversity Awareness Week from Sept. 17 – 20 with a range of events and activities for students, faculty and staff to recognize the cultural differences on campus.
Saint Joseph’s University will hold its first ever “Wellness Week” Sept. 24 through Sept. 29 creating a University-wide effort to raise awareness of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The Wellness Week Committee, made up of members from 14 different academic departments, has called for both student and faculty involvement to create a campus-wide collaboration.
This fall, Saint Joseph’s University introduced the new Hawk Card, an enhanced identification card that grants access to essential campus services for students, faculty and staff and includes a new feature, Hawk Cash, a significant benefit for the University community.
Over the final weekend in August, freshmen and returning students moved into SJU's on-campus residences. Parents and freshmen were helped by SJU-Haul, a program consisting of volunteers from many of the University's student groups. New University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. '72, handed out water each day.