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Speech and Debate Team Ranks Nationally


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.

Faculty Study Recession’s Impact on 'Generation R'


PHILADELPHIA (November 18, 2010)--As the old saying goes, “growing up isn’t easy.” And for 20-somethings who’ve recently finished college or set out in the working world, it has been an especially difficult time.

With the country climbing out of recession, two Saint Joseph’s University professors are beginning a study to examine what it has left behind in its aftermath, focusing specifically on its effect on young people’s transitions into adulthood.

Back on My Feet, Back on Track


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.

Senior Awarded Prestigious Scholarship for Actuarial Science


PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2010) – It’s all adding up for Megan Rigler, a senior actuarial science and math double major at Saint Joseph’s University. Rigler, a native of Marlton, N.J., was recently announced as one of 13 college students worldwide to receive a 2010 John Culver Wooddy Scholarship for actuarial science.

Next Stop Scotland for Aspiring Sociologist


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.

Zoning Board Approves University’s Plans for Maguire Campus


At its meeting last Thursday, the Lower Merion Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approved the University’s special exception application to install certain improvements on its athletic fields on the James J. Maguire ’58 campus. Modifications to the fields, appropriate for their use for intercollegiate and intramural athletics, had been challenged by a group of neighbors and the subject of a series of lengthy hearings before the ZHB.

300 Area Schoolchildren Head to SJU for Fun Day


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

Student Tutors Write the Stories of Lifetimes


PHILADELPHIA (November 23, 2010) - Committing a life's worth of stories to paper is a daunting task, as sophomore education major Melanie Solano can attest. Weekly, Solano interviews William J. McGrath, S.J., a resident of Manresa Hall, the on-campus nursing home for retired Jesuit priests and brothers at Saint Joseph’s University, to record the story of his inspiring life.

U.S. News Ranks Executive MBA No. 20 in Nation


PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2010) -- In its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released April 15, 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Saint Joseph’s University’s EMBA program No. 20 in the nation; the University’s part-time MBA program ranked No. 70. For the first time, four of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business’ (HSB) disciplines were also included among the ranking’s Top 25 list for 2011.

Winter Wonderland: Holiday Events Greet the Season


It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times: the time of year when students and faculty prepare for final exams and the end of the semester, while all around them holiday spirit and Christmas cheer blanket campus like a comforting winter snow. The good news? SJU’s holiday events are plentiful – enough to help students, staff and faculty alike take a break and celebrate the season.