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  • Rugby Team Picture

    Rugby Club Team Wins Twice, Reaches National Championship Game

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    The Saint Joseph’s University men’s rugby team is one step away froma  USA Rugby Collegiate National Championship. 

    It defeated Salisbury University, 53-17, and Wetern Michigan University, 15-10 this weekend, Nov. 17-18, at Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The championship game is set for Dec. 2, in Charlotte, N.C.

    The Hawks came into the weekend ranked No. 2 in the nation, the highest ever for the Hawks program.

  • Chronicling 19th Century Europe’s Most Amazing Pen Pals

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    With 46 volumes and more than 11,000 letters collected over nearly 50 years, the Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle is regarded as one of the finest and most comprehensive literary archives of the 19th Century — and the project continues to churn through their massive correspondence.

    Which raises questions: Who are these people? Why all this attention?

  • sister helen prejean

    Sister Helen Prejean's Journey Continues

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Sister Helen Prejean's first visit to a prison to meet a prisoner on death row was intimidating — the orders from the guards, the harsh sounds of doors being unlocked and locked again. And that was before meeting the convicted killer.

    It changed, though, Prejean told a rapt audience at the Chapel of Saint Joseph on Wednesday, Nov. 14, when she saw the prisoner himself.

  • 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.

  • Sister Helen Prejean

    Sister Helen Prejean to Speak at SJU

    Friday, November 9, 2018

    Sister Helen Prejean, a passionate opponent of capital punishment who became famous when her book “Dead Man Walking” was turned into a1995 movie, will share her continued passion for the work with the Saint Joseph’s University community in a campus lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 14. (The event will be livestreamed, starting at 7 p.m., at

  • 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.