• Providing a Picture of College Life for Autistic Teens

    Monday, July 12, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2010) — Saint Joseph's University's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is taking steps to help students with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning Autism find their way to college (and not just college at SJU). The Kinney Center seeks to be a national model for assisting students with Autism at the college level.

  • Awards Lead Students to Study Language Abroad

    Thursday, June 24, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2010) – Two sophomores from Saint Joseph's University have earned critical language awards that will allow them to study foreign languages and cultures abroad. Paul Orner, an Asian Studies and International Relations major, has been awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Mandarin in China.

  • Summer Camp Joins Autistic, 'Neuro-typical' Children

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (June 16, 2010) — For children, the break from the day-to-day school routine during the summer months provides extra time to hone skills, try a new sport or make new friends. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support believes those same opportunities should be available to children on the autism spectrum.

  • City of Philadelphia Fire Department Honors SJU

    Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2010) -- The City of Philadelphia Fire Department bestowed a Fire Prevention Partnership Award upon Saint Joseph’s University during its annual award ceremony at the Philadelphia Fire Training Academy.

  • ‘Spring Fest’ Brings City Youths to SJU to Make Early College Connections

    Friday, May 21, 2010

    What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Ignatian College Connection (ICC) will bring 50 Philadelphia and Camden, N.J., high school students and their parents to campus for informative workshops offering pre-college guidance. Students will also play games for prizes and participate in raffles with current SJU ICC scholars. ICC programming is free, and helps students prepare for entrance to college beginning in their first year of high school.

  • Back on My Feet, Back on Track

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Saint Joseph’s students hit the ground running in January with a new weekly service site at Our Brother’s Place (OBP) shelter in Philadelphia. Before the sun is up, and only a few hours after many college students have gone to bed, a University van heads into the city in time for a 5:30 a.m. run.

  • Speech and Debate Team Ranks Nationally

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    It is not often that decorated Villiger speaker James McGraw ’10 finds himself speechless.

    When asked to reflect on his four-year tenure on the Villiger Speech and Debate Team at Saint Joseph’s, the senior star, who has nationally medaled in Limited Preparedness and Impromptu Speaking, was at a loss for words. During a brief pause, McGraw sifted through the memories of what he calls one of the “keystone experiences” of his time at SJU, to respond.

  • SJU to Host College and University Homeland Security Summit

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    What: Saint Joseph’s University’s Early Responders Distance Learning Center (ERDLC), in conjunction with the University’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Institute, the FBI and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force (SEPARTF) will host a summit for college and university presidents, administrators and security directors from eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to increase their understanding of, and improve their relationships with the Department of Jus

  • Next Stop Scotland for Aspiring Sociologist

    Monday, May 3, 2010

    The coal regions of Appalachia and the Himalayan foothills are hardly ordinary places for a small child to travel, but for sophomore Katherine Oaks, these trips alongside her folklorist mother inspired a life-long interest in sociology.

  • 300 Area Schoolchildren Head to SJU for Fun Day

    Thursday, April 22, 2010

    What: 300 elementary schoolchildren and the SJU students who volunteer with them for weekly service will leave the classroom behind for an afternoon of spring hi-jinks.

    When: Friday, April 30 3:30 – 5 p.m.

    Where: Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. Lawn of Saint Mary’s Hall Campus House (Behind McShain Hall)

    Who: Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and Residence Life