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.
The founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest rehabilitation and re-entry program for gang members in the world, Greg Boyle, S.J., will discuss his recent book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, with the Saint Joseph’s University community on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center.
For the Summer Scholars program, Erin Breen ’19 is writing a series of creative nonfiction essays this summer that explore the intersection of spirituality and the literary. She also traveled to South Africa for a 5-week summer journalism course.
Saint Joseph’s University today announced the formation of its School of Health Studies and Education. The new school brings together — and builds upon — dozens of established undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in two rapidly changing and growing industries.
Don DiJulia ’67, longtime athletics director at SJU and now special assistant to University President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., will be honored with the Shield of Loyola. In addition to recognizing Don with this distinguished award, the University has designated a scholarship in his name. Proceeds from the Leadership Awards Dinner will provide the initial funding for this scholarship.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Saint Joseph’s University a $1.45 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The grant will provide funding to the six local colleges and universities to encourage students to pursue and sustain a career as educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Project Haiti SJU, a University-led effort to assist Jesuit-run elementary schools across Haiti, received a $25,000 donation from the Raskob Foundation. The grant will allow the organization to print and ship copies of bilingual textbooks.