In honor of Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families (WMoF), artist Meg Saligman is creating a grotto dedicated to those in need of a prayer both in the Philadelphia area and around the world. The Saligman’s artistic team brought this installation to Saint Joseph’s University on Tuesday, July 7, in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial.
Saint Joseph’s University will host the second annual Ignatian Leadership Conference on Friday, July 31. The conference explores leadership through the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. University President Mark D. Reed, Ed.D., will serve as the keynote speaker.
Once final exams conclude in the spring, most University students head for the beach, their parents’ homes or the couch for relaxation. Yet, 10 Saint Joseph’s University students forwent the relaxation to study public health issues for over two weeks in Nicaragua.
Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 34 members of the Class of 2015 have committed to 14 different local, national or international postgraduate service programs. Full-time positions will take graduates as far as Sitka, Alaska, and Guayaquil, Ecuador, in fields ranging from immigration and refugee services to campus ministry and environmental conservation.
Saint Joseph’s University celebrated the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 16, by conferring nearly 2,400 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University’s Commencement ceremonies. The video below recaps the undergraduate ceremony.
Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointments of seven members to its Board of Trustees in recent months: Mark A. Casale ’86, James J. Fleming, S.J., Peter R. Kowey, M.D. ’71, James M. Norris ’85, Lori A. Nicoletti Peruto, Esq. ’83, and James M. Shea, S.J. The new trustees are all leaders in their respective fields and bring with them broad perspectives and a passion for Saint Joseph’s.
Caitlin Walley '15 has made the most of college by forging her own way: pursuing her love of theater and helping to start a new sorority, all while majoring in food marketing and learning everything she could from internships and other opportunities.
Brian Lafferty is one of the most recognizable faces on campus, and not just because he's the Hawk mascot. He's also been active with many groups on campus and has maintained a strong academic record, earning induction into three honors societies.
The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science in Math, which provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships for young women who wish to become leaders in the STEM professions, announces its Class of 2015 graduates.
On Thursday, April 23, Saint Joseph’s University hosted a debate for the Democratic Primary of the Philadelphia mayoral race. The debate, moderated by Lucy Noland and hosted by Iain Page of FOX 29, featured questions asked by SJU students. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the debate was “the liveliest exchange of the campaign and evidence that it remains a close affair as the May 19 vote nears.”