Applications for the Class of 2020 prove that demand for a Saint Joseph’s education is mounting. As of the February 1 deadline, 8,613 high school seniors applied to SJU, an increase of more than five percent over last year. This year’s pool of students is also the largest since 2007.
The College of Arts and Sciences has appointed Father Xavier Savarimuthu, S.J., as the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the spring 2016 semester. An environmental scientist, he has been published in international journals and has presented lectures on water and public health worldwide from the Philippines to Stockholm
In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the Hon. Pedro Rivera, Pa. Sec. of Education, will speak at the annual Catholic Educator Awards and Lecture, held in Wolfington Telitorium on January 28.
Students from Saint Joseph's University's student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) earned top spots in AMA's Collegiate Case and Outbound Sales Competitions. The students will be recognized at the AMA International Collegiate Conference in March.
Baseball industry legends Bill Giles and David Montgomery offered a presentation and interactive session to faculty and students titled “45 Years of Baseball History.” For over four decades, these men have been synonymous with the great traditions and legacy of the Philadelphia Phillies.
While Monday, Jan. 18 is a day off for many marking the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., hundreds of Saint Joseph’s University students will be volunteering in the local community to honor the civil rights icon’s legacy.
Richard Curry, S.J. ’68 (B.A.), died December 19 at the age of 72. Fr. Curry — a Jesuit priest, an actor, a teacher, a master baker and an author — was born without a right forearm. He devoted his life’s work to God, the arts and empowering people with disabilities.
Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has named Michael DiBerardinis ’71 to be his managing director. Currently deputy mayor for environmental and community resources as well as parks and recreation commissioner, DiBerardinis will take office in January.
Colleges across the nation are seeing a rise in mental health issues impacting students. Saint Joseph’s University is one of about 100 universities to join the Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program in which a team of 14 members including staff, administrators, faculty and one student who meat monthly to prevent suicide, curb substance abuse and promote the general well-being of our students.
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, former first grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will speaks at Saint Joseph’s University on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall.