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.
Employers representing an array of industries and organizations will be on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 21. The event, hosted by the University’s Career Development Center (CDC), will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in SJU’s Athletics Center.
As tax season begins, Saint Joseph’s University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) celebrates its 20th year filing free returns for the local community.
<p>From July 14-21, more than a thousand new Hawks came to campus for an introduction to SJU's academic, spiritual and social life. Four two-day sessions led by the "red shirts," a group of dedicated upperclassmen, welcomed the Class of 2014 to Hawk Hill. Click on the image below to launch a gallery of the best photos from Orientation.</p>
The SJU Theatre Company will present Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, opening Thursday, Feb. 14, and running through Sunday, Feb. 24.