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SJU Scientists Study Bacterial Leaf Scorch on Campus

11/03/2008

t's fall foliage season on campus. After a late start, the leaves on our numerous trees are turning brilliant, jewel-like shades of ruby, garnet, citrine and topaz. But mixed in with the autumnal palette, there are trees on main campus with leaves that have already turned brown. And if it seems too early in the season for foliage to be desiccated and brown, in many cases, it is.


Students to Serve as Translators at Polls on Election Day

10/29/2008

While many Saint Joseph's University students will head to the polls on Election Day to vote, a group of student volunteers will join Heather Hennes, Ph.D., and Elaine Shenk, Ph.D., assistant professors of Spanish, in translating for Spanish-speaking voters in Philadelphia.


SJU Announces 2010 Commencement Speakers

04/08/2010

PHILADELPHIA (April 5, 2010) — Saint Joseph’s University will grant honorary degrees to John E. Pepper, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Company, and Arnold L. Mitchem, president of the nonprofit Council for Opportunity in Education, at the University’s 2010 Commencement ceremonies, set for Saturday, May 15. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., the undergraduate ceremony at 3 p.m. Both will be held on Gest Lawn on the Saint Joseph’s campus.


Security Officer Seeks Championships on Racquetball Court

10/29/2008

To much of the Saint Joseph’s University community, Public Safety Officer Don Acklin’s athletic ability is unknown. Even fewer know that Acklin, 61, won the 2008 Pennsylvania State Racquetball championship, or that his preferred practice space is our very own Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.


Microbiologist, Cave Explorer to Speak at Student Research Symposium

04/08/2010

The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is hosting its 21st annual Student Research Symposium on Friday, April 23. The symposium includes research presentations by undergrad and graduate students and will feature microbiologist and cave explorer Hazel Barton, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker.


Community Day Boosts Messages of Service, Togetherness

10/28/2008

More than 300 members of the Saint Joseph's University community joined together on Saturday, October 25, for the fourth SJU Community Day, a semiannual program uniting students, faculty and staff in embracing the Jesuit ideal of becoming men and women with and for others.

"Community Day is a day of campus-wide service aimed at strengthening our SJU community while serving those around us," said senior Hollyanne Pronko, student body president and one of the event's organizers.


Board Approves New Undergraduate Curriculum

10/27/2008

At their October 10, 2008 meeting, the University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposed new undergraduate curriculum, the culmination of a five-year process that sought to consider and define the nature and the goals of a Jesuit education in the 21st century and design a curriculum that would reflect them.


Panel Discussion, Prayer Service Mark Holocaust Remembrance

04/07/2010

PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2010) - Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) will host “Why Christians Must Remember the Shoah,” a panel discussion exploring the importance of remembering the Holocaust. The panel will be followed by a prayer service of commitment to interfaith amity. The event, held at SJU’s Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial, Sunday, April 18, at 4 p.m., will mark Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.


Familiarity Breeds Ambiguity: 'Allegation of Use' at SJU Gallery

10/27/2008

PHILADELPHIA (October 24, 2008) – The work of 3-D artist Ephraim Russell is featured in the next exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University’s Gallery. Titled “Allegation of Use,” the show runs from Nov. 10 to Dec. 12. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m.


Saint Joseph’s University to Host ‘Nutter Unplugged’

04/01/2010

What: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will have a candid discussion with members of the city’s Young Professional’s Network (YPN) about what members, and the business community, can do to become more engaged in the community. The conversation will also include a dialogue on the factors that will make young professionals want to live, work, raise their families, and enjoy success in the Greater Philadelphia region.


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