Anti-Violence Center Helps Local Kids See Documentary 'Bully'


Saint Joseph’s University’s Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence, in conjunction with The Bully Project, is sending more than 1,200 Philadelphia students this week to see the documentary Bully. The film, directed by Sundance and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, offers a look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.

Bioethics Institute Announces Research Fellows Program


PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute of Catholic Bioethics recently established the Allen and Dolores Gustafson Distinguished Research Fellows Program to support interdisciplinary bioethics research. The program was made possible by a $100,000 donation by Institute board member Allen M. Gustafson and his sister, Linnea Gustafson Rutkowski.

Program Gives Students Opportunity for Summer Travel, Service


While many students anticipated the arrival of summer as a time to unwind, 48 SJU students were instead anticipating their departure on service trips to Ecuador, Guatemala and New Mexico. The students, selected from a pool of over 100 applicants to this year’s Summer Immersion Programs, attended a Commissioning Mass on the eve of their journeys, which are taking place from May 15th through May 24th.

SJU Recognized by International Dyslexia Association


PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2012) — The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) named Saint Joseph’s University one of nine university programs in the United States to meet the standards outlined in their Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

Camp Unites Kids with Autism, 'Neuro-Typical' Peers


PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2012)—This summer marks the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support’s third year offering children on the autism spectrum and their neuro-typical peers a chance to come together for a unique camp experience. For five weeks beginning June 25, the focus will be on fun, imagination and social growth for all children.

Farrell Named VP for Development and Alumni Relations


PHILADELPHIA (June 12, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointment of Martin F. Farrell ’88, M.S. ’98 as vice president for development and alumni relations, effective July 9.

C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Assumes Presidency of SJU


PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2012) – C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., today assumed the presidency of Saint Joseph’s University. A Saint Joseph’s alumnus (’72), he returns to his alma mater after serving as associate provost for University Centers of Excellence at Loyola University Chicago.

Immersion Programs Set Bar High for Annual Auction


The organizers of the 2009-2010 Summer Immersion Program (SIP) Auction hope to surpass last year’s fundraising efforts, setting the bar at $25,000. The success of past auctions, including the $16,000 raised last winter, has SIP organizers and participants hopeful that this year’s auction – to be held on Wed., Dec. 2 – will get them even closer to the $70,000 needed to pay for the immersion trips. The auction will be held in the banquet hall of Campion Student Center.

Helping Seniors Make Better Health Decisions


WHAT: Seniors confused about their Medicare options will benefit from a free program offered at Saint Joseph’s University on Saturday, Dec. 5.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 5 9 – 11:30 a.m. Registration: 8 – 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Saint Joseph’s University’s Mandeville Hall (Intersection of 54th Street and City Avenue) Parking is free in the lot adjacent to Saint Joseph’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena

Grad Program Kicks Off Ambitious Fundraising Initiative


On Nov. 13, enthusiastic fans roared in anticipation of the first mens’ basketball game played at the University’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena. The atmosphere energized the team as the Hawks went on to defeat the Drexel Dragons 77-67 in overtime.