News Archives

  • E-Cigarette Use 'Alarming,' Says American Lung Association's Chief Mission Officer

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    You’ve seen the viral videos. Young people at a party put what looks like a USB thumb drive to their lips, then pull away, when they realize it really is a USB thumb drive. They had thought it was a Juul, the distinctively shaped and most popular e-cigarette in the country.

    The videos are meant to be funny. Deborah P. Brown, M.S. ‘87, the Chief Mission Officer of the American Lung Association, isn’t laughing.

  • March out of the darkness

    Mental Health Awareness Event Draws Large Crowd, Raises Over $10,000

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    There has been a lot of talk of waves this fall. One arrived on campus on Sunday, Nov. 4 — a wave of compassion.

    More than 550 Saint Joseph’s University students, staff and community members came together to participate in the Out of the Darkness Walk to support mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 

  • Rabbi Skorka

    SJU’s Skorka, Gregerman Recognized for Leadership in Interfaith Dialogue

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Rabbi Abraham Skorka may have a friendship with someone who can affect change on a large scale, but he still believes in the power of person-to-person discourse.

    “Change is produced by individuals,” he says. “Big moments can set the tone, but the work that makes an impact is done by individuals.”

  • Tom Coyne

    Coyne's 'Golf Bug' Leads to Scotland

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    At 8 years old, Tom Coyne didn’t like golf. 

    “Well, it was hard and it was something my brother was really good at. I didn’t want to do it because you never want to do what your siblings are good at,” says Coyne, M.F.A., then the youngest of five children in the Coyne family, of Media, Pennsylvania, now the director of the writing studies program and an associate professor in the English Department at Saint Joseph’s University. “But somewhere along the way I just got the bug.”

  • A watercolor of the Eiffel Tower

    A 'Beautiful Mess' Appears in SJU Gallery

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Contemporary artist Ken Karlic refers to his watercolors as “Sophisticated Chaos,” where structured drawing gives way to an expressive painting – a beautiful mess.

    “I’m drawn to scenes of complex forms finding beauty in the streets, scaffolding and grit of everyday life,” he explains. “My paintings have a basis in the representational but often dissolve into varying levels of abstraction.”

  • Kristopher Tapp

    Countering a Political Problem With ‘Beautiful’ Math

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    “Beautiful” isn’t a word used in politics much lately.

    But it’s how Kristopher Tapp, Ph.D, sees mathematics’ role in addressing one of the most impactful issues in the electoral landscape — gerrymandering, the partisan manipulating of voting district boundaries meant to benefit one political party.

  • SJU field hockey

    10th-Ranked Hawks to Host A-10 Field Hockey Tournament

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Something special has been happening at Saint Joseph’s Ellen Ryan Field this season. Over the past three years, the SJU field hockey team has established itself as one of the tops teams in the Atlantic 10, improving each season. The 2018 field hockey team has etched its place in Hawk history, and they aren’t done yet.

  • Sr. Betsy Van Deusen, CSJ, stands at a lectern in the SJU Chapel

    Nuns’ Bus Tour Makes Stop at SJU

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    “I have a real problem with mortgaging the futures of our children — even though I don’t have any.” The remark, delivered by Sr. Betsy Van Deusen, CSJ, brought a roomful of chuckles to the Chapel of St. Joseph on Wednesday evening.

  • talk with hawks career conversations week

    The ABCs of Great Career Conversations

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    The Cardinal Foley Center was bustling with students Monday night as students and alumni came together for Talk with Hawks — the first event in the Career Development Center’s Career Conversations Week and an opportunity to learn and teach networking tactics in a professional setting. 

  • Leadership Award honorees

    DiJulia Among Those Celebrated, $450,000 Raised for Scholarship at Leadership Awards Dinner

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    The best leaders know that leading is a team game. And the four honorees at the University’s Leadership Awards Dinner, held Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, made quite a team.