• Scholars Shed Light on the Future of the Church

    Monday, December 6, 2010

    On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Catholic Intellectual Series hosted a forum featuring senior fellows from the Woodstock Theological Center. "The Future of the Church: Sources of Hope," attracted an overflow crowd of 321 to the Wolfington Teletorium. The forum discussed how the Church could change in the coming years.

  • Student Tutors Write the Stories of Lifetimes

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (November 23, 2010) - Committing a life's worth of stories to paper is a daunting task, as sophomore education major Melanie Solano can attest. Weekly, Solano interviews William J. McGrath, S.J., a resident of Manresa Hall, the on-campus nursing home for retired Jesuit priests and brothers at Saint Joseph’s University, to record the story of his inspiring life.

  • Zoning Board Approves University’s Plans for Maguire Campus

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010

    At its meeting last Thursday, the Lower Merion Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approved the University’s special exception application to install certain improvements on its athletic fields on the James J. Maguire ’58 campus. Modifications to the fields, appropriate for their use for intercollegiate and intramural athletics, had been challenged by a group of neighbors and the subject of a series of lengthy hearings before the ZHB.

  • Senior Awarded Prestigious Scholarship for Actuarial Science

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2010) – It’s all adding up for Megan Rigler, a senior actuarial science and math double major at Saint Joseph’s University. Rigler, a native of Marlton, N.J., was recently announced as one of 13 college students worldwide to receive a 2010 John Culver Wooddy Scholarship for actuarial science.

  • Faculty Study Recession’s Impact on 'Generation R'

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (November 18, 2010)--As the old saying goes, “growing up isn’t easy.” And for 20-somethings who’ve recently finished college or set out in the working world, it has been an especially difficult time.

    With the country climbing out of recession, two Saint Joseph’s University professors are beginning a study to examine what it has left behind in its aftermath, focusing specifically on its effect on young people’s transitions into adulthood.

  • Dinner Dance Brings Local Seniors and Students Together in Turkey

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    What: Students will host neighbors from local senior centers during Saint Joseph’s University’s 35th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance.

    When: Thursday, Nov. 18 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Dinner DanceWhere: Campion Student Center, Banquet Hall Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

  • What Can Corporate America Learn From the Chilean Miners?

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    Leadership is everywhere. Nowhere was this more evident than in the belly of the Chilean mine in the weeks and months following the Aug. 5 collapse.

    “Corporate America has a lot to learn from the Chilean miners,” says Ron Dufresne, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University who studies leadership. “One critical takeaway from this experience is the power of vulnerability,” he explains. “Leadership happens because of vulnerability.”

  • What If Your Child’s the Bully?

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    No parent wants to learn that their child is being bullied. But it may be even harder to hear that their child is the bully. What does a parent do when they’re told?

    “Take a deep breath and don’t panic,” advises Sally Kuykendall, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Resist the temptation to respond defensively with ‘not my child.’ Understand that your child may be testing behaviors.”

  • Inaccuracy and Bias: The Delicate Science of Polling

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    A recent post-election analysis by Nate Silver in his FiveThirtyEight blog measured the accuracy of polls leading up to midterm elections. His findings indicated not only inaccuracies from a number of polling organizations, but bias in their predictions. What causes these statistical slipups and polling prejudices? Is it the result of bias in polling organizations or an expected reality of predictive polling?

  • What’s Behind China’s Religious Resurgence?

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    The vast populace of China is experiencing a new purchasing power fueled by changing economic policies. Meanwhile, China watchers are reporting another lifestyle shift in the world’s third largest country: the resurgence of organized religion.