• Camp Unites Kids with Autism, 'Neuro-Typical' Peers

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2012)—This summer marks the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support’s third year offering children on the autism spectrum and their neuro-typical peers a chance to come together for a unique camp experience. For five weeks beginning June 25, the focus will be on fun, imagination and social growth for all children.

  • Classicist Heads to Scotland on St. Andrew’s Scholarship

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    <p>PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2012) &ndash; Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University junior Alex Houpert of West Hartford, Conn., has been awarded the Cmdr. George C. McFarland Scholarship from the St. Andrew&rsquo;s Society of Philadelphia. The $20,000 scholarship will fund his upcoming junior year of study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.</p>
  • SJU Recognized by International Dyslexia Association

    Monday, June 4, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2012) — The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) named Saint Joseph’s University one of nine university programs in the United States to meet the standards outlined in their Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.

  • Program Gives Students Opportunity for Summer Travel, Service

    Monday, May 21, 2012

    While many students anticipated the arrival of summer as a time to unwind, 48 SJU students were instead anticipating their departure on service trips to Ecuador, Guatemala and New Mexico. The students, selected from a pool of over 100 applicants to this year’s Summer Immersion Programs, attended a Commissioning Mass on the eve of their journeys, which are taking place from May 15th through May 24th.

  • AFROTC Celebrates New Lieutenants, 60 Years on Campus

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (May 17, 2012) – On Saturday, May 19, five seniors of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 750 will commission as Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The ceremony, to be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph – Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial on Saint Joseph’s University campus, will be followed by a celebration of the detachment’s 60th anniversary.

  • Bioethics Institute Announces Research Fellows Program

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (May 10, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute of Catholic Bioethics recently established the Allen and Dolores Gustafson Distinguished Research Fellows Program to support interdisciplinary bioethics research. The program was made possible by a $100,000 donation by Institute board member Allen M. Gustafson and his sister, Linnea Gustafson Rutkowski.

  • A New Voice at the New School: Baritone Vocalist Aims for Opera Career

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    <p>Asked to name his favorite opera, senior classics major Jonathan Mortensen &rsquo;12 at first shakes his head, daunted by the magnitude of the question. But then he settles.</p> <p>&ldquo;It has to be Otello,&rdquo; he says, referring to Giuseppe Verdi&rsquo;s four-act work based on Shakespeare&rsquo;s Othello. &ldquo;Specifically the character Iago. It&rsquo;s the best bass role.&rdquo;</p>
  • Twin Sisters, Dual Passion: Where Family Business Meets Beach

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    <p>To U.S. citizens, the idea of starting a family business, setting your own hours and working for yourself is a slice of the American dream. For twins Arrial and Gaelan Finnerty &rsquo;12, that dream is a reality. For many, being an entrepreneur is a full-time job. For others, being a full-time student is a full-time job. As food marketing majors at SJU, the twin-sister team has managed to build and grow a business while simultaneously pursuing their undergraduate degrees &mdash; not to mention their status as food marketing student ambassadors, the leadership positions they hold for Hawks Against Hunger and the fact that Arrial was just inducted into Alpha Iota Delta, the international honor society in decision sciences and information systems.</p>
  • From Hawk Hill to the Ivy League, Chemical Biology Grad Heads to Yale

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Video

    <p>&ldquo;I read while I walk, I take pride in wearing a lab coat, and my glasses are held together by paperclips,&rdquo; says Stephen Capuzzi &rsquo;12 of Marple, Pa., a self-proclaimed &ldquo;nerd,&rdquo; whose thirst for knowledge and commitment to helping others have fueled his love of the sciences.</p>
  • SJU Theater Company to Present Mark Twain's "Is He Dead?"

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    <p>The SJU Theatre Company will be the first college or professional group in Philadelphia to present Is He Dead?, a comedy recently rediscovered from the archives of legendary American humorist Mark Twain. The show runs in Bluett Theatre for only one week, Wednesday, April 18 through Sunday April 22.</p>