• Chapel Choir Embarks on Pilgrimage to Sing at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome

    Monday, January 7, 2013

    The 42 student members of Saint Joseph’s University’s Chapel Choir, led by Noel Koenke, coordinator for liturgy and music at SJU, are on an eight-day pilgrimage to Italy that includes opportunities to sing liturgical and sacred music at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.
  • Ceramic Artist’s Ocean Memory Exhibited at SJU Gallery

    Friday, January 4, 2013 Gallery

    PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 4, 2013) – “Recollection 6” is a site-specific mixed-media installation of porcelain, sand and stones that offers a view of Korea-born ceramic artist Sukjin Choi’s graceful interpretation of the ocean. Currently exhibited at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, the installation will be on display until Feb. 11. (The Gallery will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 21.)

  • SJU Launches BACB-Certified Online Autism Studies Certificate

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 21, 2012)- The College of Professional and Liberal Studies at Saint Joseph’s University is addressing the rapidly growing need for certified, educated and compassionate professionals to care for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by gaining the approval of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. ® (BACB), for its unique online autism studies certificate and concentration with the Department of Health Services.

  • Music and Memory

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 21, 2012) — Saint Joseph's University entertainment marketing students are helping the elderly get their groove back, and hopefully their memories at the same time.

  • Violent Crime Doesn’t Fit in the Autism Puzzle

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

    As investigators begin to piece together a profile of Connecticut school massacre gunman Adam Lanza, much is being speculated about his possible Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis.

  • Business Without Borders

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 17, 2012) —From an office in Mandeville Hall, Eric Patton, Ph.D. assistant professor and director of the human capital program, serves as lead professor for a course he wrote and developed for students 7,500 miles away. Using Skype and sophisticated technology, Patton communicates lesson plans with his class, composed of refugees from eight countries who live at camps in Malawi and Kenya.

  • Born to Run – and Write

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Gallery

    PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2012) - When Jennifer Cush, a senior French and secondary education major from Washington Township, N.J., considered her roster for the fall '12 semester at Saint Joseph's University, she found a course offered by the Department of English that seemed "both intimidating and alluring," she says.

  • SJU Project to Advance Education in Haiti Earns Support

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    PHILADELPHIA (December 11, 2012) — Project Haiti, a Saint Joseph’s University-led effort to assist Jesuit-run elementary schools in Haiti, earned significant support from The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities of Wilmington, Del. A $25,000 grant will advance efforts to develop model pedagogies for the fledgling schools in the earthquake-devastated country. The goal is to grow a curriculum that actively engages students in hands-on, child-centered learning.

  • Good Deal vs. Good Cause: Meaningful Holiday Shopping

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Many consumers sacrificed their Thanksgiving dinners this year to grab that ultimate pre-Black Friday deal that they can spend the rest of the season bragging about. But according to Saint Joseph’s University sociologist Keith Brown, Ph.D., more and more shoppers are seeking something greater than saving a buck.

    Brown has been studying what he calls an ethical turn in markets that has consumers looking to make purchases that make an impact, or can even change the world.

  • Mobile Shoppers, an Opportunity for Retail?

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Consumer shopping patterns this holiday season point to a very clear trend: mobile shopping is increasing in popularity. In the past, mobile and online shopping have been viewed as a threat to traditional brick-and mortar stores, but Brent Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing at Saint Joseph's University, sees an opportunity for retailers to connect with tech-savvy consumers through their mobile devices.