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Saint Joseph’s University Names O’Keefe Its 27th President

01/24/2011

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.


Asian Studies Program Sponsors Conference on Asia’s Eco Plight

02/18/2009

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.


SJU Welcomes Employers, Job Seekers to Career Fair

02/17/2009

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.


Italian Program Sponsors Grant-funded Spring Workshops

01/21/2011

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


SJU Recognized with President's Award for Service

02/16/2009

For the third straight year, Saint Joseph's University has been named a member of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Placement on the list is the highest honor a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.


SJU Chosen by HHMI to Expand Science Education

02/10/2009

PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2009) – Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Alliance (HHMI-SEA) recently announced that SJU’s biology department was chosen to join the second cohort of 12 universities and colleges teaching genomics to freshmen students through an innovative research program.


Songs and Service: SJU Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

01/14/2011

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 14, 2011) – Though Jan. 17 kicks off the first week of the spring 2011 semester at Saint Joseph’s University, no classes will be held Monday. Instead, student-athletes and faculty will come together in service to others as part of SJU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. The 2011 holiday marks the 25th anniversary of the holiday’s national observance – it was first officially celebrated on Jan. 18, 1986.


Grad Student is Humanitarian Without Borders

01/14/2011

“Being a good person is not about just feeling sorry for people in bad situations but actually doing something,” says Ben Guillaume RN, BSN, MSc, who is pursuing an MS in Nurse Anesthesia through a Saint Joseph’s University program offered in conjunction with Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia.


Southern Dramedy 'Crimes of the Heart' Opens at SJU

02/06/2009

PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2009)—The 81st season of the Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, the Saint Joseph’s University theatre production program, continues with the Tony Award-winning Crimes of the Heart, a raucous yet poignant Southern comedy-drama by Beth Henley. It will open Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m., in Bluett Theatre and run through Sunday, March 1.


SJU Debuts Online Learning for Professionals

02/04/2009

As the economy continues to struggle, people in every walk of life are doing everything possible to build as much job security as they can. Thanks to a new set of online programs from Saint Joseph's University, professionals in several fields can do just that starting this month, with the launch of SJU Professional.