Press Release

Camp Kinney Provides Safe Learning Environment for Youth with Autism


While children may believe their learning ends on the last day of school, summertime offers invaluable opportunities to make friends, grow socially and learn a new skill or sport. For the sixth consecutive year, the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University will offer these experiences to youth on the autism spectrum.

Vatican to Host SJU Professor’s Exhibit on John Paul II and the Jewish People


An award-winning exhibit celebrating the connection between Saint John Paul II and the Jewish people and co-created by William Madges, Ph.D., professor of theology at Saint Joseph's University, will travel to the Vatican and be on display from Tuesday, July 28 through Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka.

Philadelphia Jews and Catholics to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate at SJU


SJU and the Philadelphia Jewish community will dedicate “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original sculpture portraying feminine figures signifying both religions on Sept. 25. The statue was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s declaration "Nostra Aetate."

Haub School of Business Receives Recognition for Sustainability Curriculum


Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) recently earned an honorable mention in the 2014 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Currciula competition, presented by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.

Unconventional Photography Methods Highlight Bridges in SJU Gallery


PHILADELPHIA (June 2, 2015) — Elements of unpredictability and intentional imperfections add new dimension to Vaughn Wascovich’s photography in his exhibit “Bridging Cleveland,” which will be on display at Saint Joseph's University Gallery from Monday, June 8 until Saturday, Aug. 1.

Lee M. “Monty” Duke II, M.D. ’15 (MBA)

Doctors, Admins Graduate from MBA Program as a Team


If you had asked Lee M. “Monty” Duke II, M.D. ’15 (MBA) about his future career plans when he was a young boy growing up in Vienna, Va., he would have told you he was going to be a professional baseball player. A lifelong lover of the sport, Duke played on the men’s baseball team at the University of Virginia, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology.

SJU to Graduate First Class of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


PHILADELPHIA (May 1, 2015) – Saint Joseph’s newly established, Pennsylvania Department of Education approved program for the preparation of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing will graduate its first cohort of students in 2015: two this month, and another four by the end of the year. The M.S. program includes an online-only curriculum, which through the help of technology will prepare future teachers in educating individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Toros Asadourian ‘15

From High School Dropout to High Tech Entrepreneur


Growing up in Queens, N.Y., as the son of Armenian immigrants, Toros Asadourian ’15, never quite imagined his journey would lead him to Austin, Texas, by way of Philadelphia. After dropping out of high school at the age of 16, the now-co-owner and partner of c2h2 Network Solutions, an Austin-based IT support company, tried his hand at internships, jobs and community college, to little avail.

Saint Joseph’s University Hosts Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremonies


SJU will celebrate the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 16, by conferring nearly 2,400 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University’s 164th Commencement ceremonies.

Claire Tedesco '15

Student Leader Garners Top Food Marketing Job


For the student body president and graduating senior Claire Tedesco ’15, the Saint Joseph’s experience has been about self-discovery, learning to lead, and understanding the impact of her actions – all in preparation for some pretty big aspirations.