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Newcombe Scholarship Provides Financial Relief for Women in University College


Working women and mothers have taken advantage of the flexibility of Saint Joseph's University College since 1946. The program plays a pivotal role for adult and part-time students who want to continue their studies through undergraduate or accelerated degree programs. Now, even more women have the opportunity to pursue their academic ambitions in the University College through the Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students program.

Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivian Stringer to Deliver Lecture


PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2010) – For C. Vivian Stringer, coaching collegiate women’s basketball is more than drawing up plays and setting defensive matchups. It is about instilling life lessons to her players and overcoming unforeseen challenges along the way.

Connecting the Campus, One Country at a Time


Over the past decades, Saint Joseph's has significantly increased its diversity efforts, thanks in part to a determined University administration. But one SJU student, junior English and Asian Studies double major Karrin Randle, has taken matters into her own hands by founding an English language conversation group that aims to unite international and local SJU students and, ultimately, foster the understanding of different cultures.

Wealth of Celebrations, Charities Highlight Holidays


Christmas, it seems, comes earlier every year. Area malls have displayed their most festive decorations for weeks and, this year, local radio stations started playing "Jingle Bells" before trick-or-treaters could count their candy from Halloween. At Saint Joseph's University, though, the holidays can never come too early, and departments around campus are rolling out plans to commemorate the season.

Erivan K. Haub School of Business to Recognize Haub Family


PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2010) – Since 1988, the Erivan K. Haub family has supported business education at Saint Joseph’s University. The family’s generosity has given Saint Joseph’s access to resources for dramatic improvements to the business curriculum as well as physical expansion. On Thursday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s Erivan K.

SJU Hosts 10th Annual Take Back the Night Vigil


What: Saint Joseph’s University will host the 10th annual Take Back the Night Vigil, a powerful event aimed at raising awareness of sexual and physical violence against women and encouraging victims to speak out. The event is organized and hosted by SJU’s award-winning REPP (Rape Education and Prevention Program) group.

When: Thursday, April 15 7 p.m.

Jewish-Catholic Relations in Germany in 2008


PHILADELPHIA (November 26, 2008) – Rev. Dr. Hanspeter Heinz, a prominent Catholic priest, author and scholar active in the movement to promote Jewish and Christian interfaith dialogue, will visit Saint Joseph’s University on Dec. 9 to report on “Jewish-Catholic Relations in Germany in 2008.” The program, which is sponsored by SJU’s Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in room 107 of Mandeville Hall.

Cap & Bells Revisits Sondheim with ‘Sweeney Todd’


PHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2010) -- Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller about love and revenge, will close the 82nd season of Saint Joseph's University’s Cap & Bells Dramatic Arts Society. The show opens Wednesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, April 25.

Boosting Milk Production One Micro Dairy at a Time


Virginia Miori, Ph.D., assistant professor of decision and system sciences, is thinking a lot about milk these days. She even says the word differently, pronouncing the "k" as if it were its own syllable. Miori has boosted milk production and cut costs at two micro dairies with plans for installing her model at eight more dairies across the country.  Her secret - a production scheduling model she developed to change the way farmers process the milk we drink.

Students Shape Debate at Model European Union in Washington, D.C.


While their compatriots were consumed by the proceedings of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, eight Saint Joseph's students enrolled in an upper level political science course were hyper-focused on Ireland.