When he began writing code for websites, Ather Sharif gave little thought to accessible design. Like many young developers, he never considered the value of creating a site that would work for every person who visited it, including those with physical or mental limitations.
Few college students have the courage to seek help while experiencing any level of distress, perhaps because of the stigma about mental health on college campuses. The Saint Joseph’s University chapter of Active Minds seeks to change the conversation about mental health, organizing the first Mental Health Awareness Week beginning Tuesday, April 7 and running through Friday, April 10.
On Saturday March 21, the Saint Joseph's University Office for Inclusion and Diversity will hold a Women’s Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Campion Student Center. Attendees will participate in a variety of workshops led by a group of diverse women on engaging topics in the theme of transitional growth and purposeful decision-making.
The meaning of success and the role of gender in the workplace are two important and relevant discussions in the world of business – and Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business and the World Affairs Council (WAC) of Philadelphia are engaging in the dialogue.
SJU's Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics will host the “American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability,” a presentation by the Government Accountability Project (GAP), on March 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Mandeville Hall, featuring Jon Oberg, Ph.D., a Department of Education researcher who exposed fraud committed by student lending companies, and Scott Noble, who helped expose securities fraud by a major hedge fund manger.
The fifth annual Stormwater Management Workshop will be held March 12, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in the Doyle Banquet Hall. The event, organized by SJU’s Institute for Environmental Stewardship and the Lower Merion Conservatory, in conjunction with Villanova and the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative, is funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
Saint Joseph’s first annual Mission Week will be held Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 21, and will bring the SJU community together to support the University’s mission.
“I think our community is very humble,” says Karin Botto ’00, executive director of organization development and Ignatian leadership. “We don’t tell our story often, so we hope to shine a light on all the amazing things that are happening here.”
The Black History Month Film Series continues on 2/19 with Deron Albright’s "The Destiny of Lesser Animals," and Morgan Neville’s "20 Feet from Stardom," on 2/26.
Giuliana Carella ’16, a food marketing major, was one of eight students featured in “mtvU Changemakers,” a segment on MTV that highlights outstanding university students with a commitment to improving their communities. Sponsored by MTV and Simon Premium Outlets, the award includes a $1,000 gift card for the holiday season. Carella’s segment aired throughout the day on Saturday, Dec. 6, on MTV.