Saint Joseph’s first annual Mission Week will be held Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 21, and will bring the SJU community together to support the University’s mission.
“I think our community is very humble,” says Karin Botto ’00, executive director of organization development and Ignatian leadership. “We don’t tell our story often, so we hope to shine a light on all the amazing things that are happening here.”
The Black History Month Film Series continues on 2/19 with Deron Albright’s "The Destiny of Lesser Animals," and Morgan Neville’s "20 Feet from Stardom," on 2/26.
Giuliana Carella ’16, a food marketing major, was one of eight students featured in “mtvU Changemakers,” a segment on MTV that highlights outstanding university students with a commitment to improving their communities. Sponsored by MTV and Simon Premium Outlets, the award includes a $1,000 gift card for the holiday season. Carella’s segment aired throughout the day on Saturday, Dec. 6, on MTV.
During Holy Week in Latin America, richly colored alfombras (the Spanish word for carpets) decorated with sacred images made of dyed sawdust or salt, grace procession lanes. Recently at Saint Joseph’s, a group of faculty, staff, students and administrators adopted this tradition by creating an alfombra to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of six Jesuit scholars who lived and worked at Universidad Centroaméricana (UCA) in San Salvador.
The sculpture, created by long-time SJU benefactor John R. Post ’60, was named through a campus-wide naming contest open to faculty, staff, students, their parents and alumni over Hawktoberfest + Family Weekend.
SJU students enrolled in COM 473 — Information, Materiality and 3D Printing — are studying “how the flow of information transforms culture,” says Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Studies David Parry, Ph.D., who originated and teaches the course.
On Nov. 16, 1989, the Salvadoran army raided the Jesuit Residence at the Universidad Centroaméricana (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador, where they murdered six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter. This violence resulted from contentions for social and economic power throughout El Salvador.
The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) has awarded Saint Joseph’s University’s student newspaper, The Hawk, a 2014 Pacemaker award for excellence in student media. The Hawk is one of 10 universities to receive the award in the “Four Year Non-Daily Newspaper” category.
Saint Joseph’s University finished the 2013-2014 academic year with a net operating margin of $7.2 million, according to the school’s audited financial statements.
Saint Joseph’s posted total operating revenue of $221.7 million against total operating expenses of $214.4 million. Revenue was up more than $6 million, or 2.9 percent over the 2012-2013 year. Expenses were up $4.7 million, or 2.2 percent over the prior year.