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 will welcome Vice President of the Republic of Panama Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, a 1989 graduate of Saint Joseph’s, to campus on Monday, April 10. During her visit to Saint Joseph’s, Saint Malo will meet with SJU administrators and faculty and deliver an address titled “Panama: A Critical UN Partner for Sustainable Development Goals.”
April is Autism Awareness Month across the United States, and at SJU, the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is increasing awareness of those affected by autism and autism spectrum disorders by hosting Autism Awareness Week 2017, April 21 – 30.
Madeline Bell, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will address the Class of 2017 at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sat., May 20 at 9 a.m. Alumna and education advocate Linda Cliatt-Wayman ’92 (M.S.) will deliver the address at the graduate and doctoral ceremony at 3 p.m.
Four graduating student artists will display their work in the tenth annual senior art thesis exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Friday, April 7, through Saturday, May 20. The exhibit will be shown on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.
Brenna Ritzert ’17, an English major with a sociology minor from Chicora, Pennsylvania, has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) position in Slovakia. After graduation, she’ll spend a year in the town of Trebišov teaching English to students at a local high school and representing the United States as a cultural ambassador.
Saint Joseph’s University will host the inaugural Philadelphia/Main Line Area Health Professions School Expo on Thursday, March 30 in Campion Student Center’s Doyle Banquet Hall, 4-6 p.m. The event is sponsored jointly by SJU and Villanova University.
In the classroom, and in his recent book What Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know: An Insider Shows You How to Win at Insurance, Todd Erkis has made it his goal to demystify the concept of insurance for people, including helping them avoid making the wrong decisions.
Saint Joseph’s University's student newspaper "The Hawk" has earned a first-place award in the editorial category of the 2017 Student Keystone Press Awards Contest. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers.
The Haub School of Business’s real estate finance program has conducted its first Real Estate and Construction Survey of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The report, which is based on a survey of local professionals in various real estate fields, contains 2016 year-end results as well as expectations for the upcoming year.
Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students, has named Saint Joseph's University to its Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll for the second year in a row.