PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 11, 2012) – Though Jan. 16 kicks off the first week of the spring 2012 semester at Saint Joseph’s University, no classes will be held Monday. Instead, student-athletes will come together in service to others as part of SJU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. The 2012 holiday marks the 26th anniversary of the holiday’s national observance – it was first officially celebrated on Jan. 18, 1986.
PHILADELPHIA (January 12, 2012) — Saint Joseph’s University will pay tribute to Philadelphia native Richard Johnson, who was shot and killed in 2005 by a 15-year-old assailant before the start of his freshman year at Saint Joseph’s University. SJU’s Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP), established in 2001, will formally change its name to the Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence during a dedication ceremony to be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business will recognize James J. (Jamie) Maguire Jr. ’84, chairman and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), with the 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 12. As the recipient, Maguire will be acknowledged for his outstanding corporate citizenship, strong leadership and management qualities.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 9, 2012) – Paul Baumann, the editor of Commonweal magazine, will speak at Saint Joseph’s University on Monday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m., in the Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center. His lecture, entitled “Liberal, Conservative or Just Catholic? Religious Identity in a Pluralistic World,” is co-sponsored by Saint Joseph’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies and Commonweal’s CampusSpeakers Program. The event is free and open to the public.
Frank Bernt, Ph.D., professor of education, will head to South America this spring through a Fulbright Specialist Grant. Bernt will teach courses in assessment and adolescent spirituality at the Universidad Católica de Uruguay in Montevideo in April and May.
PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2012) – The Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University will host the sixth annual Food Industry Summit on Thursday, March 8 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. A venue for food industry CEOs, presidents and executives to present their insights on major issues and trends, this year’s event will focus on how companies can best use technology to improve their customers' shopping experience.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 13, 2012) - Employers representing an array of industries and organizations - including accounting, consulting, consumer products, education, financial services, food/retail, government, healthcare, insurance, law enforcement, marketing/communications, nonprofit, real estate, technology and transportation - will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 23.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 15, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced a partnership with the Cristo Rey Network in support of its mission to ensure that all graduates of Cristo Rey Network schools have access to the academic, social and financial supports they need to complete a college degree.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 15, 2012) - Artist Kip Deeds merges numerous styles and mediums together in order to create one intricate piece of work. A collection of his complex compositions, titled “All Things Great and Small” will be exhibited at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery Monday, Feb. 27 – Friday, March 30. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, March 1, 6-8 p.m. The Gallery will close for spring break, March 5-11.
With the mental health stigmas that persist in today’s society, few college students have the courage to seek help if they find themselves in any level of distress resulting from the mental toll that the pressures of college can present. Active Minds, a student-led organization new to Saint Joseph’s, seeks to remove these stigmas, and to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, especially during the college years.