In the wake of the disaster that occurred in Texas last month, student organizations and other Hawks are banding together to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. With the help of SJU Campus Ministry, the Greek Leadership Team and Student Senate, Hawks for Harvey was formed to bring multiple student-run organizations together to create fundraising opportunities and to encourage the entire SJU community to support those impacted by Harvey.
Academic quality and selectivity is once again the headline for SJU’s entering freshman class. The 1,078 members of the Class of 2021 continue the trend of increasing academic talent and decreasing the acceptance rate, a very intentional strategy deployed by the enrollment management and admission staffs in recent cycles.
Cities are built on grids. From above, streets cut parallel and perpendicular lines through the landscape. Up close, office buildings climb to the sky in stacks of rectangular windows. Philadelphia-based artist Heidi Nam sees beauty in the patterns. Her mixed-media collages representing this beauty will be on display at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery in an exhibition titled “Urban Fabric,” set to run Monday, August 21 through Sunday, September 24.
Seeking to provide students with more affordable opportunities to earn a baccalaureate degree, SJU and Delaware County Community College have enhanced their four-year-old dual admission partnership agreement for students. The new agreement provides significantly more merit scholarship opportunities, as well as more course options for students who are interested in seamlessly transferring to the University.
SJU will co-host advancement administrators from 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the nation with the University of Scranton for the Jesuit Advancement Administrators (JAA) conference, July 9 to 11. JAA operates under the umbrella of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), which is located in Washington, D.C.
Instead of relaxing by the pool, 87 students from across campus are spending 10 weeks in rigorous independent research as Summer Scholars. Now in its 12th official year the program gives students the opportunity to work individually with faculty mentors on research projects that deepen their understanding of an aspect of their major course of study, or occasionally, a discipline that is new to them.
Rising senior and accounting and business intelligence and analytics major Elizabeth Fuentes earned $7,000 in scholarship funds from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), recognizing academic excellence, leadership and an intent to pursue an accounting career.