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ALERT: SJU, Phila. Police to Stage Emergency Drill

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PHILADELPHIA (October 16, 2009) -- Saint Joseph’s University will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in Sourin Residence Hall, off the 2400 block of Cardinal Avenue, and in the surrounding area on campus.  The drill will consist of a simulated crisis scenario involving an “active shooter” on campus.


CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Present Diversity Lecture

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PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 15, 2009) -- Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, news anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will talk about “Diversity on TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives” in a special appearance at Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

Part of SJU’s Diversity Lecture Series, the event will take place in the Banquet Hall of the Campion Student Center on the University’s Philadelphia campus, 5600 City Avenue. It is free and open to the public.


Student Participation in Mission-Related Activities Rises

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Generation Y students have varied interests – and distractions – to keep them occupied throughout the day. From downloading the latest mobile phone apps, hanging on Facebook, catching the most recent installment of Glee – and tweeting about it – to working out or sleeping in, their focus could be characterized as insular.


Hagan Arena: The Next Century of Hawk Basketball

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Saint Joseph’s University will officially dedicate the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. The dedication is part of the centennial celebration of Saint Joseph’s basketball, which will take place throughout the 2009-10 season.


Stephen Starr to Receive Marketer of the Year Award

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PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 7, 2009) — Stephen Starr, owner of Starr Restaurants, one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the United States, will be honored with Saint Joseph’s University’s American Marketing Associations’ Marketer of the Year Award on Thursday, Oct. 8.


Grant Helps SJU Accounting Department Stay One Step Ahead

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The accounting department at Saint Joseph’s University is developing a program which will give students a leading edge on a major change occurring soon within the accounting industry. The shift, from GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), requires a new set of skills.


'Square Routes' Lead to Multi-Dimensional Awareness at SJU Gallery

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PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2009) – Square Routes, a collection of mixed media works by Philadelphia artist Sarah Steinwachs, is the next exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery. The exhibit, which features urban-inspired grids examined through paint and paper constructions, will open Monday, Oct. 5, and run through Friday, Oct. 30. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m.


SJU Remembers Alumna During Dating Violence Awareness Event

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PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2009) — On Sunday, Oct. 4, Saint Joseph’s University, in partnership with The Kristin Mitchell Foundation, will host the fourth-annual Kristin’s Krusade 5K Run/Walk to support advocacy and education for the prevention of dating violence. Sign-up for the race will be from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.; the race will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saint Joseph’s Finnesey Field.


SJU Formally Opens Doors to Autism Center

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PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2009) — The numbers are terrifying – one in 150 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); one in 94 boys; ten percent of all eight-year-olds. With nearly 70 diagnoses each day, the need for support is unquestionable.


9/11 Commissioner’s Visit Commemorates New Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute

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Eight years after 9/11, many Americans have recovered, healed.  Safety concerns have been bandaged with new regulations and long security lines at airports. For many, the dust has certainly settled. But John F. Lehman ’64 (B.S.), Ph.D., knows there is still a lot of cleaning up left to do.