SJU Freshmen Immerse Themselves in Service and the City


<p>One hundred-plus first-year students from the Class of 2016 arrived at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s four days earlier than their classmates to participate in the Philadelphia Service Immersion Program</p>

SJU Gallery to Feature Paintings by Meghan Cox


PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 10, 2012) – The work in “Posey,” a collection of paintings by Philadelphia artist Meghan Cox on exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Aug. 20, thru Friday, Sept. 21, features subjects caught in moments of ambiguous action. The exhibit opens the 2012-13 academic year for the SJU Gallery. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m.

Bioethics Institute Develops Sustainable Water Filter


<p>The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to a safe and adequate water supply.

Health Commissioner Awards Saint Joseph’s for its Support of Nursing Mothers


PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 2, 2012) – On August 2, the Philadelphia Health Commissioner and Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Donald Fr. Schwarz, M.D., MPH, awarded Saint Joseph’s University a "Breastfeeding Friendly Employer" certificate for its initiatives in support of nursing mothers. Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology who served on a committee responsible for the introduction of a lactation room on campus, accepted the award of behalf of the University.

SJU Offers New Graduate Degrees in Theology and Education


Saint Joseph’s University is expanding its graduate programs in fall 2012 with a Master of Arts in Theology and Society and an Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership with a focus on Catholic school education.

Summer Gallery Exhibit Inspires Meditation


PHILADELPHIA (June 12, 2012) – For painter Laura Watt, pattern and color are old strategies of knowledge, calling viewers back to the Arabic tiles, Buddhist mandalas, Amish quilts and Scottish tartans of history. From Thursday, June 28 to Friday, Aug. 3, a collection of her work, titled “Depth of Illusion,” will be on display in Saint Joseph’s University Gallery.

'U.S. News' Honors Online Grad Business Programs


PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 11, 2012) – U.S.News & World Report included Saint Joseph’s University’s online graduate business programs among their honor roll of “Top Online Education Programs” in the country.

Created in response to today’s high demand for education provided in a flexible manner, these rankings are reflective of the increasing popularity of online degree programs.

Wawa Supports SJU’s Kinney Center for Second Year


PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 11, 2012) — Now through March 7, coin collection boxes at registers in Wawa Food Stores across Pennsylvania will be gathering donations to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. Funds from the collection specifically support Camp Kinney, a unique five-week summer experience that combines children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their neuro-typical peers.

Service, Music Highlight Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.


PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 11, 2012) – Though Jan. 16 kicks off the first week of the spring 2012 semester at Saint Joseph’s University, no classes will be held Monday. Instead, student-athletes will come together in service to others as part of SJU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. The 2012 holiday marks the 26th anniversary of the holiday’s national observance – it was first officially celebrated on Jan. 18, 1986.

SJU Names Center to Honor Fallen Student


PHILADELPHIA (January 12, 2012) — Saint Joseph’s University will pay tribute to Philadelphia native Richard Johnson, who was shot and killed in 2005 by a 15-year-old assailant before the start of his freshman year at Saint Joseph’s University. SJU’s Institute for Violence Research and Prevention (IVRP), established in 2001, will formally change its name to the Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence during a dedication ceremony to be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.