<p>PHILADELPHIA (April 18, 2012) – Every day, many college students take for granted the fact that their water is clean, regulated and available. For more than a billion of the Earth's inhabitants, however, there is no guarantee of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Saint Joseph's students have initiated a week of programming to bring attention to this important global issue.
<p>The SJU Theatre Company will be the first college or professional group in Philadelphia to present Is He Dead?, a comedy recently rediscovered from the archives of legendary American humorist Mark Twain. The show runs in Bluett Theatre for only one week, Wednesday, April 18 through Sunday April 22.</p>
<p>Being a sibling of an individual with autism presents a number of unique challenges and opportunities. To address the needs of this essential population, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University will begin offering Sibshops, workshops designed to help brothers and sisters talk about their struggles and successes, learn to serve as a role models, and manage common situations.
<p>While many Americans have watched the price of gas rise and fall during the past decade’s energy crisis, few were aware of a similar crisis affecting their morning java. In Central America, coffee’s price per pound fell dramatically between 2000 and 2002, leaving many farmers without the means to continue growing crops.
<p>The Saint Joseph’s University Theatre Company is turning up the heat this winter with a performance of the musical <em style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; ">Miss Saigon</em>. The show opens Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Bluett Theatre, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26.</p>
<p>In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Institutional Diversity is showing the documentary, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in the Doyle Banquet Hall North, Campion Student Center.</p>
<p>While most college students spent their winter break relaxing, 18 Saint Joseph’s students experienced the realities of a health care system in a communist nation during an academic immersion trip to Cuba. Thanks to the removal of travel restrictions, the class was among the first groups of students from the United States to visit the Caribbean nation through a program run by the Augsburg College (Minneapolis) Center for Global Education.</p>