Student Life

SJU Celebrates Third Annual Diversity Awareness Week

09/14/2012

The Saint Joseph’s University community is celebrating its third annual Diversity Awareness Week from Sept. 17 – 20 with a range of events and activities for students, faculty and staff to recognize the cultural differences on campus.


Wellness Week to Hit Hawk Hill

09/14/2012

Saint Joseph’s University will hold its first ever “Wellness Week” Sept. 24 through Sept. 29 creating a University-wide effort to raise awareness of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The Wellness Week Committee, made up of members from 14 different academic departments, has called for both student and faculty involvement to create a campus-wide collaboration.


"Hawk Cash" Simplifies Commerce On and Around Campus

09/11/2012

This fall, Saint Joseph’s University introduced the new Hawk Card, an enhanced identification card that grants access to essential campus services for students, faculty and staff and includes a new feature, Hawk Cash, a significant benefit for the University community.


Photo Gallery: Move-In Weekend

09/05/2012

Over the final weekend in August, freshmen and returning students moved into SJU's on-campus residences. Parents and freshmen were helped by SJU-Haul, a program consisting of volunteers from many of the University's student groups. New University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. '72, handed out water each day.


A Totem to Compassion: "Kinde" Opens at Boland Hall Gallery

08/28/2012

PHILADELPHIA (August 28, 2012) - The creatures that populate Kaitlyn Coppola's ceramic sculptures twist and turn and pile up on one another in an explosion of ambiguity. The fantasy figures in "Kinde," which could be animals in distress, trapped by their partner's limbs, or could be mutants comforted by their intertwined connection, will be exhibited at Saint Joseph's University's Boland Hall Gallery Sept. 2-28. An artist's reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m.


How Empty Nesters Can Cope with Homesick Students

09/11/2009

It's natural for first-year students to encounter challenges associated with the transition to college life. For many students the academic demands are great, dorm life may be their first experience sharing a living space, and there is unstructured time to manage. This can also be a difficult transition for parents who feel inclined to comfort their student who is missing home.


At School, It’s Easy Being Green

09/11/2009

For Kermit the Frog, being green is a burden. But according to Michael McCann, Ph.D., professor of biology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, being green can be easier than it seems for America’s students.

McCann’s suggestions begin with transportation. He says the most carbon-free way to travel is walking or biking.


In History Classes, the Play is the Thing

08/13/2009

This fall, Jeffrey Hyson, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will transform his freshman Western Civilization I classes into fascinating games. Hyson will use an innovative pedagogy developed at Barnard College called Reacting to the Past (RTTP).


Personal Connectors and Coaches for First-Year Students

08/13/2009

A program connecting first-year students with non-academic advisors offers a personal connection at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  The Connectors Program is a two-year old program at the university partnering incoming students (connectees) with a staff member or administrator (connectors) for the duration of the student’s first academic year.


A Parent’s Guide to the Realities of College Drinking

08/13/2009

Preparing to send a child to college can be a busy, nerve-wracking and emotional time for parents. They’ve invested much time and energy helping their child decide what college will work best academically and socially. They go shopping to buy all the dorm room essentials. But what most parents don’t spend enough time doing is preparing their child to deal with the reality of college drinking.


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