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‘Spring Fest’ Brings City Youths to SJU to Make Early College Connections

05/21/2010

What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Ignatian College Connection (ICC) will bring 50 Philadelphia and Camden, N.J., high school students and their parents to campus for informative workshops offering pre-college guidance. Students will also play games for prizes and participate in raffles with current SJU ICC scholars. ICC programming is free, and helps students prepare for entrance to college beginning in their first year of high school.


Closing the Gap: Professor Studies Variables in Math Achievement

11/08/2010

In classrooms across the United States today, there is a push to improve mathematics achievement. But how do students’ backgrounds influence potential for academic success? Education scholar and Saint Joseph’s University professor Aubrey Wang is finding clear evidence that student background relate to their exposure to mathematics and performance in mathematics, even at the preschool and kindergarten levels.


SJU to Host College and University Homeland Security Summit

05/18/2010

What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC), in conjunction with the University’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute, the FBI and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force (SEPARTF) will host a summit for college and university presidents, administrators and security directors from eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to increase their understanding of, and improve their relationships with the Department of Jus


Groundbreaking Set for Academic Center and Learning Commons

11/08/2010

University President Timothy R. Lannon, S. J., and other officials will break ground for the John R. Post ’60 Academic Center at a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at noon on the lawn outside the Francis A. Drexel Library.


Dinner Dance Brings Local Seniors, Students, Together in Turkey

11/11/2011

What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph’s University’s 35th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

When: Thursday, Nov. 18 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Campion Student Center, Banquet Hall Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131


Speech and Debate Team Ranks Nationally

05/18/2010

It is not often that decorated Villiger speaker James McGraw ’10 finds himself speechless.

When asked to reflect on his four-year tenure on the Villiger Speech and Debate Team at Saint Joseph’s, the senior star, who has nationally medaled in Limited Preparedness and Impromptu Speaking, was at a loss for words. During a brief pause, McGraw sifted through the memories of what he calls one of the “keystone experiences” of his time at SJU, to respond.


Faculty Study Recession’s Impact on 'Generation R'

11/18/2010

PHILADELPHIA (November 18, 2010)--As the old saying goes, “growing up isn’t easy.” And for 20-somethings who’ve recently finished college or set out in the working world, it has been an especially difficult time.

With the country climbing out of recession, two Saint Joseph’s University professors are beginning a study to examine what it has left behind in its aftermath, focusing specifically on its effect on young people’s transitions into adulthood.


Back on My Feet, Back on Track

05/18/2010

Saint Joseph’s students hit the ground running in January with a new weekly service site at Our Brother’s Place (OBP) shelter in Philadelphia. Before the sun is up, and only a few hours after many college students have gone to bed, a University van heads into the city in time for a 5:30 a.m. run.


Senior Awarded Prestigious Scholarship for Actuarial Science

11/22/2010

PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2010) – It’s all adding up for Megan Rigler, a senior actuarial science and math double major at Saint Joseph’s University. Rigler, a native of Marlton, N.J., was recently announced as one of 13 college students worldwide to receive a 2010 John Culver Wooddy Scholarship for actuarial science.


Next Stop Scotland for Aspiring Sociologist

05/03/2010

The coal regions of Appalachia and the Himalayan foothills are hardly ordinary places for a small child to travel, but for sophomore Katherine Oaks, these trips alongside her folklorist mother inspired a life-long interest in sociology.


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