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Local Cancer Survivor Bikes Cross-Country


PHILADELPHIA (July 22, 2010) - In four weeks, 23-year-old cancer survivor Phil Bayliss will complete an improbable 4,300-mile bike tour across the U.S. which began in San Diego and will end August 21, in Sea Isle City, N.J.  Bayliss, who is riding alongside his best friend, Jon Triantafyllou, is expected to raise $30,000 for cancer research.

Students Encounter Eco-Culture in Bala Cynwyd


PHILADELPHIA (July 19, 2010) - The names of the plants are whimsical, evoking ancient mythology and folklore: Venus’ looking glass, enchanter’s nightshade, Asian dayflower, Dianthus armeria. Growing alongside the dainty wildflowers are pernicious invasive species: mile-a-minute weed, porcelainberry, Japanese knotweed, common mullein.

SJU Announces Appointment of Four New Trustees


PHILADELPHIA (July 13, 2010) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointments of four new members to its Board of Trustees: Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92 (M.B.A.), Ambassador David F. Girard-diCarlo ’70, John J. Griffin Jr. ’78 and Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr. ’81. Representing a wide range of expertise in business, education, health care and government, these four new trustees bring a breadth of experience to the board.

Celebrating 40 years of Co-education at Saint Joseph’s


PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2010) -- It was 1971 when women first took their seats as undergraduate day students at Saint Joseph’s University. Today, members of that first groundbreaking class, and those who followed, are recognized leaders in their respective fields. In celebration of these women, and 40 years of co-education at the University, the Haub School of Business (HSB) has developed an executive lecture series, “The Spirit of Women.”

Providing a Picture of College Life for Autistic Teens


PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2010) — Saint Joseph's University's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is taking steps to help students with Asperger's syndrome or high-functioning Autism find their way to college (and not just college at SJU). The Kinney Center seeks to be a national model for assisting students with Autism at the college level.

Awards Lead Students to Study Language Abroad


PHILADELPHIA (June 24, 2010) – Two sophomores from Saint Joseph's University have earned critical language awards that will allow them to study foreign languages and cultures abroad. Paul Orner, an Asian Studies and International Relations major, has been awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Mandarin in China.

Psychologist Uncovers What Makes Us Cringe


PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2010) — Everyone knows the game. Turn out the lights, pass around a dried apricot and it’s easy to believe it’s a human earlobe. Peel some grapes and in the dark they feel just like human eyeballs. It’s a game that tricks the senses and it’s something that psychologist Alex Skolnick, Ph.D., has been doing in his lab for the last several years.

Summer Camp Joins Autistic, 'Neuro-typical' Children


PHILADELPHIA (June 16, 2010) — For children, the break from the day-to-day school routine during the summer months provides extra time to hone skills, try a new sport or make new friends. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support believes those same opportunities should be available to children on the autism spectrum.

5th Annual 5k Race Raises Domestic Violence Awareness


Date: Sunday, Nov. 7

Time: 8 – 9 a.m. Check-in 9:30 a.m. Race begins

Place: Saint Joseph’s University Finnesey Field Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

Registration: Online registration is open until Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Individual Rate: $30 Group Rate: $20 Student (with I.D.): $15

City of Philadelphia Fire Department Honors SJU


PHILADELPHIA (June 1, 2010) -- The City of Philadelphia Fire Department bestowed a Fire Prevention Partnership Award upon Saint Joseph’s University during its annual award ceremony at the Philadelphia Fire Training Academy.