PHILADELPHIA (February 7, 2011) - For many people, eating organic food is more than a culinary preference - it’s a carefully calculated lifestyle choice. Organic products typically cost 10 to 40 percent more than similar conventionally produced products, making this lifestyle choice expensive. But how organic are these products?
PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2009) — BusinessWeek ranked Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) as one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country. At No. 57, Saint Joseph's is one of only three Philadelphia schools included in the top 60. Within the ranking, Saint Joseph's was placed at No. 18 in the United States by recruiters who hire HSB graduates.
PHILADELPHIA (February 26, 2009) — Saint Joseph's University will hold its third annual candlelight vigil to remember the 333 victims of homicide in Philadelphia in 2008. The interdenominational service will be held Wed., March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph-Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial.
PHILADELPHIA (February 23, 2009)—As tax season goes into full swing, the Saint Joseph’s University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) begins its 14th year. The program trains Saint Joseph’s students in tax return preparation and then allows them to connect with members of the community who are in need of their services.
PHILADELPHIA (February 20, 2009)—Beginning in March, students in Saint Joseph's University's Online Special Education: Response to Intervention Program will have the opportunity to earn certification as Wilson Reading System® teachers, a highly respected credential for teachers who instruct students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.
While most students were settling into the last leg of winter break, 15 Saint Joseph’s University students embarked on a service immersion trip to Guatemala. The journey, which lasted from January 6 to 14, was the culmination of the fall 2010 Faith-Justice course, Just Health Care in Developing Nations, co-taught by Peter Clark, S.J., professor of theology and director of the Institute for Catholic Bioethics, and Ann Marie Jursca Keffer, assistant director of the Faith-Justice Institute.
PHILADELPHIA (February 3, 2011) — The Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University (ACESJU), a two-year graduate education experience with the aim of training quality educators and principals to serve Catholic schools, was recently accepted into The University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE). UCCE is a partnership of university programs joined by this common mission of recruiting and training faith-filled, energetic teachers.
PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 3, 2011) - Deteriorating buildings that were once forgotten have become the inspiration of painter Morgan Craig. A collection of his oil paintings – “A Grave Site: Explorations in Architecture and Identity” – that exemplifies Craig’s vision of these buildings as a catalyst for human memory and emotion, will be exhibited at Saint Joseph's University Gallery Feb. 21 – March 25. An artist’s reception will be hosted on Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (February 19, 2009) – The annual Francis X. Gerrity Lecture at Saint Joseph's University, which features speakers on American history and biography, will be delivered this year by Ira Berlin, Ph.D., the Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Maryland, a specialist in the history of slavery in North America. His lecture, "Ancestors and Successors: Immigration – Forced and Free – and the Making of America," will be given on Thursday, Feb.
PHILADELPHIA (February 18, 2009) – "Investigating Light," an exhibition of digitally treated vintage images by fine arts photographer Walter Plotnick will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. Plotnick is influenced by Bauhaus constructivist and surrealist photographers, and uses a combination of digital process and wet photography to create photograms of vintage objects layered on dramatic scenes from 1940s circus shows and the 1939 New York World's Fair.