PHILADELPHIA (February 20, 2009)—Beginning in March, students in Saint Joseph's University's Online Special Education: Response to Intervention Program will have the opportunity to earn certification as Wilson Reading System® teachers, a highly respected credential for teachers who instruct students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.
While most students were settling into the last leg of winter break, 15 Saint Joseph’s University students embarked on a service immersion trip to Guatemala. The journey, which lasted from January 6 to 14, was the culmination of the fall 2010 Faith-Justice course, Just Health Care in Developing Nations, co-taught by Peter Clark, S.J., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Catholic Bioethics, and Ann Marie Jursca Keffer, assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute.
PHILADELPHIA (February 3, 2011) — The Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University (ACESJU), a two-year graduate education experience with the aim of training quality educators and principals to serve Catholic schools, was recently accepted into The University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE). UCCE is a partnership of university programs joined by this common mission of recruiting and training faith-filled, energetic teachers.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 3, 2011) - Deteriorating buildings that were once forgotten have become the inspiration of painter Morgan Craig. A collection of his oil paintings – “A Grave Site: Explorations in Architecture and Identity” – that exemplifies Craig’s vision of these buildings as a catalyst for human memory and emotion, will be exhibited at Saint Joseph's University Gallery Feb. 21 – March 25. An artist’s reception will be hosted on Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (February 19, 2009) – The annual Francis X. Gerrity Lecture at Saint Joseph's University, which features speakers on American history and biography, will be delivered this year by Ira Berlin, Ph.D., the Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland, a specialist in the history of slavery in North America. His lecture, "Ancestors and Successors: Immigration – Forced and Free – and the Making of America," will be given on Thursday, Feb.
PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2009) – "Investigating Light," an exhibition of digitally treated vintage images by fine arts photographer Walter Plotnick will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. Plotnick is influenced by Bauhaus constructivist and surrealist photographers, and uses a combination of digital process and wet photography to create photograms of vintage objects layered on dramatic scenes from 1940s circus shows and the 1939 New York World's Fair.
PHILADELPHIA (January 24, 2011) – The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees today elected Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., as the University’s 27th President. Currently the dean of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Father O’Keefe will take office May 18, 2011. He will succeed Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., who is leaving at the end of the current academic year to become president of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2009) – “Asia and the Environment,” a two-day interdisciplinary conference, will bring experts in the environmental challenges facing Asia’s rising powers – India and China – to Philadelphia, March 20-21, 2009. Sponsored by Saint Joseph’s University’s Bernadette B. and James J. Nealis ’69 Program in Asian Studies, the conference is free and open to the public.
Job seekers and employers alike will flock to the Saint Joseph’s University Fieldhouse on Thursday, February 26th to take part in Saint Joseph’s University Spring Career Fair. The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The companies in attendance will be looking to hire students for full and part-time jobs as well as for internships.
Paola Giuli, Ph.D., associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, has secured a grant from the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia to fund four workshops on “Teaching Italian Today: Language, Culture and Technology.” The courses will address the cultural, linguistic, and pedagogical aspects of teaching Italian in middle school and high school, cover the latest trends in language teaching, and provide an updated image of Italy – not just as the cradle of western civilization but also