A recent $7.5 million gift from alumnus John R. Post '60, and his wife, Maryanne, will dramatically reshape the academic hub of the Saint Joseph's University campus.
The gift is the centerpiece of what ultimately will be known as the John R. Post '60 Academic Center—which includes the construction of a new, three-story building, to be named the John and Maryanne Post Learning Commons, and the renovation of the existing Francis A. Drexel Library.
PHILADELPHIA (December 21, 2007) — Saint Joseph's University has named Gregory J. Geruson of Jenkintown, Pa., vice president for development and alumni relations effective January 14. In his new role, Geruson will lead Saint Joseph's through its recently launched $150 million capital campaign "With Faith and Strength to Dare."
PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2007) — There's little doubt that any college student would jump at the chance to visit the Gulf Coast for the winter, passing the snow-covered Northeast by for sunny beaches. But when a group of 14 Hawks – students and staff from Saint Joseph's University – fly south next month, it won't be for recreation but to help in the continued rebuilding of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
PHILADELPHIA (December 19, 2007) - Paintings of local urban towns open the first exhibit of 2008 at Saint Joseph's University Gallery, Jan. 14 – Feb. 13. Titled Recent Paintings, the work of renowned painter Babette Martino features works of oil on panel. This exhibit marks the Gallery's sole display of paintings for the 07-08 season. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 18, 2007) – With Oprah Winfrey's recent announcement that she will support Barack Obama, it would appear that it is open season for celebrity endorsements in the 2008 presidential election. As the election draws nearer, you can expect more celebrities to promote their choice for the next leader of the free world, and to urge their devoted fans to follow suit.
PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 3, 2007) – Harvard University's Fromm Music Foundation has awarded contemporary music composer Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D., a $10,000 commission to write a new composition. The Foundation will also subsidize the ensemble that performs the premiere of the composition.
Each holiday season for the past decade, Saint Joseph's has led a comprehensive campaign to raise money for the annual United Way appeal. Last year the University raised over $35,000. This year's campaign co-chairs Jeanne Brady, Ph.D., professor of education, and Louis Mayer '79, vice president for financial affairs, optimistically challenge the SJU community to exceed that impressive amount, as well as continue to broaden the level of participation.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Saint Joseph's University, as departments across campus prepare for the holiday season with a number of annual events.
SJU Learns, a series dedicated to exploring the diverse faiths of Saint Joseph's students, faculty and staff, will present its latest program, "Kindling the Lights of Hanukah," on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Wolfington Center Conference Room at 4 p.m. The program is the third in the 2007-08 series entitled "The Roads to Spirituality."
In many ways, technology is changing the landscape of higher education. The convenience of online learning offers students the opportunity to pursue degree and non-degree programs on their own schedule.