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Group Advocates for Mental Health on Campus

02/24/2012

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.


Land Management Workshop Explores Stormwater Strategies

02/27/2012

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 23, 2012) – Stormwater, which is created by runoff of excess rainwater and melted snow, causes downstream flooding, stream bank erosion, sewer overflows and habitat destruction. To help address these conditions, Saint Joseph’s University and the Lower Merion Conservancy will present “Stormwater Strategies: A Technical Workshop,” in the Campion Student Center on Tues., March 6, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public; registration is required.


Appalachian Spring Break Service Immersion Builds Solidarity

02/28/2012

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 27, 2012) - For many students, spring break means relaxation or vacation, but for 420 Saint Joseph’s University students, staff and alumni, spring break 2012 is a chance to give back and spend time in service to others. On Friday, March 2, they depart for one of 15 different service sites scattered across the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Students will head south after a brief celebration held in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J.


Autism Studies Minor Earns Behavior Analyst Certification

02/27/2012

PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2011) —As the autism field grows, future care providers are seeking the proper training and credentials from their undergraduate coursework to give them a competitive edge. Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support recently applied for and received approval for its minor in autism studies from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB).


Tony Melendez to Perform a Night of Extraordinary Music

03/05/2012

PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2012) — Musician Tony Melendez will give a free concert, sponsored by Campus Ministry, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Melendez is both a singer and an accomplished guitar player — but part of his remarkable talent is that he plays with his feet.


Faith-Justice Institute to Celebrate 35th Anniversary

03/05/2012

PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Faith-Justice Institute, an academic center promoting social analysis and critical thought around faith and justice issues through community-based learning, will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Monday, March 19. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m., with a Mass celebrated by C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.,’72, president-elect of Saint Josephs, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.


SJU, Cumberland County Enter Transfer Agreement

03/07/2012

PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2012)– Saint Joseph’s University and Cumberland County College (CCC) now support a dual admissions partnership. The agreement allows students at the two-year school based in Vineland, N.J., to transfer to complete a four-year degree through Saint Joseph’s University College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS).


Alumnus Morris ’56 Funds Grants for Faculty Research

03/08/2012

Thanks to a generous gift from Saint Joseph’s alumnus Michael J. Morris ’56, the University recently established a fund for the Michael J. Morris Grants for Scholarly Research.


TEDxSJU Invites Innovation and Social Thought

09/29/2011

PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2011) – On Oct. 13, Saint Joseph’s University’s Campus Commons, located on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus, will be filled with the entrepreneurial spirit of nine community-minded self-starters as they talk about turning passion for social change into successful nonprofits at the University’s first TEDxSJU event. Sponsored by SJU’s Communication Studies program, it is scheduled from 4-7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.


Learning in Common(s): New Academic Space Opens

03/09/2012

With its soaring, floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views of campus, expanded and varied study spaces, plush lounge furnishings, a first floor café (complete with plasma TVs broadcasting worldwide satellite news channels) and enhanced electronic resources, the John and Maryanne Post Learning Commons at Drexel Library is certain to become a hub for students seeking space for both studying and study breaks.


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