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.
Jill Bodensteiner, SJU’s first new Director of Athletics in three decades, stepped into her job just over six months ago. We sat down with Jill to discuss what she’s learned in that time, how the job stacks up to her expectations, and her plans moving forward.
For years, there has been research attempting to understand the impact of anxiety on our daily actions. However, SJU’s adjunct professor of philosophy, Michael Schapira, Ph.D., believes that the key to understanding anxiety is to instead view it as a prevalent force of contemporary society and examine it holistically.
The new Netflix special “Springsteen on Broadway,” which treats fans to a performance from his year-plus residency at New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre, shows a different side of Springsteen: the skilled rhetorician.
As with many transitions, the beginning of the semester can bring with it many stresses. A program offered by Counseling and Psychological Services at SJU looks to ease these tensions with mindfulness.
Three members of the Society of Jesus — Manuel Hurtado Duran, S.J., Janez Perčič, S.J. and Kevin Wildes, S.J. '76 — joined the SJU community this past summer, bringing with them a wealth of expertise in timely topics.