PHILADELPHIA (June 30, 2008) –Three students studying risk management and insurance at Saint Joseph's University were awarded scholarships from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia (ISP).
The Society, with over 200 member organizations, aims to educate and promote professionalism in the insurance industry. Scholarship recipients are selected based on the application materials including an essay, grades and professor recommendations.
Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., to head interfaith center
PHILADELPHIA (June 25, 2008) – Saint Joseph's University has appointed Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., a noted leader and scholar in Jewish-Christian relations as director of the Jewish-Catholic Institute. He will succeed founding director Donald G. Clifford, S.J., who has guided the Institute for four decades, and will continue his association with the Institute as director emeritus.
"From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks" highlights career of Harry Bridges
PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2008) - British-born actor Ian Ruskin brings his one-man show portraying the life and times of Harry Bridges, the fiery San Francisco waterfront union activist of the 1930s, to Saint Joseph's University on Saturday, June 28.
Saint Joseph's launched a new tradtion this May with the establishment of the National Day of Service. Sponsored by the National Alumni Board and co-chaired by Dan Gallagher '94 (B.S.) '99 (M.S.) and Pat McGrory '99 (B.S.), the inaugural event gathered nearly 100 alumni and friends to perform service projects in their local communities.
The end of another school year inevitably brings with it some goodbyes. For four professors, their goodbyes are more permanent, marking the end of their SJU teaching careers. Francis J. Morris, Ph.D. '58, professor of English, Patrick J. Kirschling, Ph.D. '68, associate professor of food marketing, John Thinnes, director of Training and Organization Development Programs, and William F. Leahy, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing are all retiring from their positions at Saint Joseph's.
From the Greek astronomer Pythagoras' theory of "the music of the spheres" to the concept of using colored lights to present songs to a deaf audience, the idea that we can "see" music or associate physical properties to it has been around for centuries. According to research supported by Saint Joseph's University mathematician Rachel Hall, Ph.D., that idea may not be far from the truth, and geometric delineation of music isn't as counterintuitive as some may think.
PHILADELPHIA (May 21, 2008) – Of the 56 Pennsylvania students who applied for the Ralph Flamminio Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors (PAPME) honored only one recipient, recent Saint Joseph's University graduate and English major David King, with a cash award at a public banquet earlier this month.
Junior psychology major Edward O'Brien is not interested in the average college experience. His hard work on Hawk Hill has landed him a slot at the Erasmus Institute summer program at the University of Notre Dame this summer. The Cherry Hill, N.J., native is one of only 12 students selected through a competitive application process from applicants throughout the country.
PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2008)—Eighty Saint Joseph's University students are putting their summer plans on hold and traveling across the country to volunteer their time and efforts for Collegiate Challenge, a summer immersion trip.