The turtle went missing, so the visiting high school students immediately got to work testing evidence in SJU’s Science Hall. It was just another day on campus, at least for the ICC campers who came to SJU to sample college life. As part of a fun scientific session led by biology department chair Karen Snetselaar, Ph.D., and a cohort of SJU biology graduate students, the high schoolers spent an afternoon in her lab, testing evidence to crack the case of a kidnapped turtle.
Everyone knows what flamingos are, but not many people, scientists included, have thought much about the real creatures behind the plastic lawn ornaments. In fact, there are surprisingly few published research articles on the flamingo. But this summer, as people flock to zoos in droves, a Saint Joseph’s University professor and student are working to broaden our understanding of the tropical birds.
What: Fifteen students and a staff advisor from Saint Joseph's University will take time out of their summer vacations to work with a volunteer organization to clear out the damage from last month's disastrous Midwest floods.
When: Team meeting Thursday evening, July 10, 8:30 p.m. at SJU's Wolfington Hall Students depart campus Friday morning, July 11 at 5:30 a.m and return the evening of Tuesday, July 15.
Where: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Due to escalating health care costs, Saint Joseph's will make changes in its medical insurance offerings to employees, effective November 1, 2008.
Take even a cursory look around campus and you are bound to notice a number of changes that Saint Joseph's University is undergoing this summer in preparation for the fall semester.
PHILADELPHIA (July 2, 2008) – An international food expert known for his numerous contributions to the field has been named chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University.
One of the most central values of Jesuit education is that of service to others, but just beyond that is the idea of magis, or the search for more. Ten Saint Joseph's University students joined their counterparts from other Jesuit institutions in combining those two concepts this past weekend at a national workshop for the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN).
Campus communities often take for granted the many steps that foreign students take to prepare themselves for American college life. As part of the new service-learning course Writing through Race, Class and Gender-China, Ann Green, Ph.D., professor of English, accompanied six SJU students to China to help Chinese university students practice their English for upcoming study abroad trips to the U.S.
What: Eighteen promising inner-city high school students participating in the Ignatian College Connection (ICC) Summer Enrichment Program will hone their science skills and apply C.S.I.-style forensic investigative techniques to solve a mock crime at Saint Joseph’s University.