April 11-18 is Anti-violence Week at Saint Joseph’s University. Events aim to educate the community about the prevalence of violence in our society, and include an exhibit, a panel discussion and vigils to support survivors and remember those who have been victims.
Ralph Galati ’70, adjunct faculty member of the master’s of business administration program at the Haub School of Business, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his freedom from being held captive as a Prisoner of War (POW) in Vietnam.
Galati spent 14 months as a POW, including 75 days in solitary confinement, after he was shot down flying over North Vietnam and captured on February 16, 1972. He was released during Operation Homecoming on March 28, 1973.
On Wednesday, March 27, Saint Joseph's students will learn the value of ethical decisions in business during an on-campus event — Creating Social Value: Doing Well While Doing Good. The event, sponsored by the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics and the student organization, Net Impact, will be held in Mandeville Hall's Wolfington Teletorium from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s University’s College of Arts and Sciences and The Peace Islands Institute will co-host a conference entitled “A Just Peace: Perspectives from the World’s Religions,” on Friday, March 22, in the Presidents’ Lounge of Campion Student Center, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
More than 1 billion Catholics witnessed the introduction of a new pope yesterday. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as the new leader of the church. He will be known as Pope Francis and will be officially installed on March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph.
Sr. Francis Joseph (Rachel) Scarpello, R.A., former assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute, passed away on Feb. 28, 2013. She was 93.
To all who knew her, she was a remarkable and very wise woman.
Sr. Francis organized the Outreach Lecture Series for the Faith-Justice Institute at SJU as a way to connect the University with the wider Philadelphia Catholic community. Saint Joseph’s renamed the series after her in 2011.
On Friday, March 1, 470 Saint Joseph’s students and adult facilitators departed campus, marking the beginning of spring break. But instead of heading for tropical beaches for vacation, the students were headed for 16 service sites in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia as part of the 20th year of the Appalachian Experience (APEX).
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 27, 2013) – Excess storm water runoff causes significant damage to streams and waterways in many communities. Created through melted snow and excess rainwater, it leads to stream bank erosion, sewer overflow and downstream flooding. Historic landmarks and sites near rivers and streams may be particularly vulnerable to its hazards.
In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity, SJU Women of Color Planning Committee and the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Omega Omega Chapter, Saint Joseph’s will host their second Women of Color Conference. The event will take place on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 8 a.m. in the University’s Campion Student Center.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 18, 2013) – The Saint Joseph’s University Diversity Lecture Series will feature acclaimed actor and positive role model Hill Harper for a lecture and book signing on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center.