For the sixth consecutive year, The Irish Voice has recognized the contributions of 100 higher education leaders of Irish descent who serve as administrators, professors, benefactors and in other leadership positions.
University President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., was inducted as a member of the 2016 Irish Education 100 last week. The annual list is a tribute to the enduring success of Irish in education, especially at the university level.
Saint Joseph’s University has recorded two of the highest persistence rates in its history, for first-year students returning for a second year and for the six-year graduation rate of undergraduate day students, based on available data.
Thirty-five students enrolled in a Social Problems class raised over $2,500 in school supplies, hygiene products, food items and monetary donations for two nonprofit organizations while learning firsthand about poverty and education funding.
What do preventing data breaches, determining soccer ticket prices, scheduling beer production and predicting bequests have in common? They’re all challenges that can be solved with data. Eight teams of business intelligence & analytics students at Saint Joseph’s spent weeks analyzing real challenges presented by Privacy Ref, the Philadelphia Union, Flying Fish Brewery, and SJU’s alumni office as part of their final project for the Advanced Analytics course.
When eating chocolate is on the syllabus, you can bet no one skips class. Students enrolled in Chem. 112 and 112L, a chemistry course for food marketing majors, packed into a Science Center classroom on Tuesday, November 9, for a visit from MARS Chocolate’s North American Headquarters. In the food chemistry course, business students learn about the nutritional makeup of foods and cover hot topics in the industry related to food composition.
Last week, Saint Joseph’s University’s holiday festivities kicked off with the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Drive. Members of the faculty and staff collected baskets full of ingredients to donate to local families for their Thanksgiving dinners. During this special season, join with your SJU friends and colleagues to celebrate at the many events planned on Hawk Hill.
Saint Joseph’s Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics presents “Sustainability in the International Arena,” a competition of international business students, on Thursday, December 1, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Wolfington Teletorium of Mandeville Hall.
Pa. State Rep. Lynwood Savage on Nov. 17 presented SJU with a citation for its 2016 RecycleMania Grand Champion (Pennsylvania) title. SJU achieved a 48.9 percent recycling rate, the highest in the state.
During Fair Trade Month in October, a group of SJU students enrolled in Fair Trade Coffee: From Co-Op to Cup, a Nicaragua study tour class taught by Keith Brown, Ph.D., entered a national social media photo contest sponsored by Fair Trade Campaigns, a grassroots movement of consumer and fair trade advocates.
Eleven graduates of Saint Joseph’s have embarked in full-time service by dedicating a year of service with two Jesuit Volunteer organizations, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and JVC Northwest.