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.
While many college students spend spring break visiting their friends and families or traveling to exotic locations, others dedicate their time off to service. This year, over 500 SJU students will participate in the 26th Appalachian Experience immersion March 9-18. The campus community is invited to attend the send-off celebration, held on March 9 at 6 p.m., in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial.
Saint Joseph's Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) will host its second annual Open Classrooms event March 5-7. The program’s founder, Usha Rao, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental chemistry and director of the OTL hopes the event will foster reflection and campus-wide conversations about teaching, and encourage the adoption of practices that enhance student learning.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) at SJU has achieved its 25-year mark of preparing and filing tax returns free of charge for qualifying individuals in the surrounding community. As an IRS-sponsored program, VITA provides SJU with tax software and training materials for student volunteers who serve close to 325 taxpayers each year.
Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that two of its community members received a Grammy: Soprano and voice instructor Rebecca Siler and staff accompanist John Grecia were recognized for Best Choral Performance for their work on the album Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century, commissioned by The Crossing.
SJU President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., announced today the appointment of Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Ph.D., as University Professor beginning in the fall of 2018. He will work closely with the directors of the University's Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations to develop and expand its educational and research programs with the goal of promoting deeper understanding between Catholics and Jews.
With the immigration debate making headlines in almost every news cycle, the use of the term “chain migration” by some officials has earned scrutiny by experts and pundits alike. Immigration scholar Richard N. Gioioso, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and director of Latin American studies at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, explains why using “chain migration” misrepresents the changes to U.S. immigration legislators are seeking.
All eyes are focused on Pyeongchang, South Korea, the winter Olympics and the talented athletes competing for the gold. This year, North Korea has entered the games under the Unification Flag of Korea, combining its athletic efforts with those of its southern neighbor.
Political science major Julian Lutz '19 has received the prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Fellowship for study at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.