PHILADELPHIA (February 22, 2008) - For most students, spring break is a chance to escape to tropical locations or simply lounge at home, disconnected for a moment from the responsibilities of college. But for more than 300 Saint Joseph's University students, the week is a chance to participate in the Appalachian Experience, the University's largest single community service program.
What: Irish Ambassador to the United States H.E. Michael Collins will speak with students and faculty of Saint Joseph's University on the peace process in Ireland. The event is brought to Saint Joseph's by the Irish American Business Chamber and Network of Philadelphia.
When: Friday, Feb. 22 10 a.m.
Where: Saint Joseph's University Mandeville Hall, Wolfington Teletorium 54th Street and City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131
Food industry to share new strategies in competing for consumer attention
PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2008) – "Food on demand" is a popular trend in the food industry with workdays getting longer and families getting busier. With the prevalence of ready-made food available in an array of retail stores, restaurants and supermarkets, food is being marketed in every possible venue and creating an ever - expanding job market for food industry leaders.
The University Student Senate (USS) has created a new position on their Executive Board, the Vice President for Mission, which will be a crucial link between the ideals of Saint Joseph's University and its main student organization.
Elise Baker '10 is the first Vice President for Mission. She was appointed to the job after an interview process among current student senate members.
Last year, Philadelphia saw 392 lives cut tragically short by homicide. The Saint Joseph's University Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP) and Faith-Justice Institute are co-hosting Violence Awareness Week, a teach-in to try to better understand why these crimes continue to occur and what measures can be taken to curb the violence in Philadelphia.
Saint Joseph's University introduces a new professional development program for employees created by Training & Organizational Development in conjunction with Human Resources.
PHILADELPHIA (February 12, 2008) - When I Was A Girl, a collection of digital Iris prints by award winning photographer Ann Chwatsky, are featured for the next exhibit at Saint Joseph's University Gallery, which opens Friday, Feb. 22 and runs through March 27. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2008) — Though it's not uncommon in most colleges to find young men and women pulling all-nighters, the 200 Saint Joseph's University students who are staying awake on Saturday, February 23 are not doing so in a caffeine-fueled cram session. Instead, as members of the national "Up 'til Dawn" program, they'll be celebrating a successful year of charity work for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, business and community leaders and government officials will join members of the Saint Joseph's community for a 5 p.m. ribbon-cutting to formally mark the opening of Hawks' Landing, the University's new parking and retail facility on 54th Street near City Avenue.
Despite having the distinction of being the second largest food bank in the United States, Philabundance, Philadelphia's food rescue organization, is facing challenges meeting the needs of the city's hungry. The organization serves 100,000 people a week, through 600 cupboards and shelters, and is struggling to keep up with demand in the community.