Saint Joseph’s University’s chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), the International Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science Fraternity, was recognized in five international chapter award categorie sat the 45th Annual International GIS Conference this fall.
Saint Joseph’s University alumna Emily Bilyk ’16 has been awarded the Inaugural Mason W. Pressly and Oscar John Snyder Scholarship to attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Of more than 250 first-year students, the former chemical biology major is one of only two students to receive the full-tuition award.
“I am extraordinarily grateful to PCOM and its benefactors for this amazing opportunity,” says Bilyk.
Saint Joseph’s senior leadership addressed a capacity crowd of faculty, staff and administrators at the Fall University Convocation, held on Thursday, September 15 – the 165th anniversary of the founding of the original College – in the Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center. Among the topics discussed were enrollment, academic achievement and a new strategic planning process aimed at capturing momentum and imagining the institution’s future.
Saint Joseph’s University began the 2016-17 academic year by welcoming the largest undergraduate enrollment in its history, including a freshman class of 1,283 that represents an 8.6 percent increase over 2015-16.
Saint Joseph’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international business honor society, received Highest Honors on the organization’s 2015-2016 Collegiate Chapter Honor Roll. This recognition qualifies the chapter to be considered for the 2016 BGS Outstanding Chapter awards, previously known as the Gold, Silver and Bronze Chapter awards.
Ten faculty members representing disciplines from the College of Arts and Science and Haub School of Business have been announced as recipients of Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research. The grants will allow these scholars to advance their research and scholarly pursuits this academic year.
Thanks to a gift from Morris in 2011, SJU established the fund to bestow up to 10 grants each year in the amount of $1,200, awarded to faculty who have been active in research.
In this video, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Richard Gioioso, Ph.D., an expert in U.S. immigration and racial and ethnic identities, comments on the characteristics of the Latino electorate, and how this important voting group might affect the presidential election.
Associate professor of marketing at Saint Joseph's University, Janée N. Burkhalter, Ph.D., comments on the impact of social media on presidential campaigns — touching on themes of authenticity, voice and empowering voters.
Professor of History Randall Miller, Ph.D., offers his insights into how populism as a political movement influences presidential politics.