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.
Bhumi Shah, a Master of Science in Financial Services student from Gujarat, India, received her award at the opening ceremony of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA), Conference.
Transforming Youth Recovery, a national nonprofit organization that supports educators, parents and communities assisting students in recovery, has selected Saint Joseph’s University to receive a $10,000 grant.
To mark the upcoming canonizations of the two remarkable popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, who both worked to eliminate religiously based hostility to Judaism, Saint Joseph’s University’s <a href="http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/ijcr/events/index.html" target="_blank">Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations</a> will host the series, “The Popes and the Jewish People: The Story of a Transformed Relationship.”
PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2009) – Prominent New Testament scholar Rabbi Michael Cook, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture entitled "Judaism, Christianity, and the Crucifixion: Coexistence vs. Anti-Semitism on Medieval Parchment" at the Erivan K. Haub Executive Center at Saint Joseph's University on Thursday, March 19, from 7:30-9 p.m.