Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
SJU raised record funds for scholarship support and achieved an all-time awards dinner attendance mark as four esteemed alumni were honored for their personal and professional accomplishments and dedication to their alma mater at the inaugural Leadership Awards Dinner November 10 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue.
Aer Lingus and the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support have partnered to develop a visual guide that helps individuals with autism and related disorders prepare for and experience air travel. Believed to be the first of its kind offered by an airline, the guide is now available for families and caretakers to access via Aerlingus.com.
Pa. State Rep. Lynwood Savage on Nov. 17 presented SJU with a citation for its 2016 RecycleMania Grand Champion (Pennsylvania) title. SJU achieved a 48.9 percent recycling rate, the highest in the state.
During Fair Trade Month in October, a group of SJU students enrolled in Fair Trade Coffee: From Co-Op to Cup, a Nicaragua study tour class taught by Keith Brown, Ph.D., entered a national social media photo contest sponsored by Fair Trade Campaigns, a grassroots movement of consumer and fair trade advocates.
Fifteen Saint Joseph University undergraduate students attended the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG) Research Roundtable Conference on Tuesday, October 25. The event is a national industry conference for marketing researchers to network and share their knowledge, skills and techniques. It was held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.