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IDEPEL Graduate Explores Where Urban Education and Pink Sands Meet


Before enrolling in SJU’s IDEPEL program, Nyshawana Francis-Thompson was a special education teacher and liaison for the School District of Philadelphia. While the rewards of teaching ignited her passion to make a bigger impact in the lives of others, she credits the program for giving her the confidence and skills to achieve this goal.

Hand in Hand Carnival: Where Friendships Grow


Hand-in-Hand, a Saint Joseph’s student volunteer organization that increases interaction with and creates unity among the SJU community and its friends with special needs, is set to host the 41st annual carnival.

A photo of Matthew and Tyler Eads.

Graduating Twins Share a Major and a Business


Matthew and Tyler Eads ’17, identical twins from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, have roomed together, taken classes together and even started their own business together during their four years at SJU. This May, they will both graduate with degrees in business intelligence and analytics — but then their paths will diverge as they begin equally impressive careers with separate employers.

Photo shows the group of students holding a check.

Team of HSB Students Wins Johnson & Johnson Case Competition


A team of six students from Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business earned first place in the annual Johnson & Johnson Case Competition, held on April 7, 2017.

Amar Donthala

International Graduate Finds His Voice and Career Path Through Data


Amarendranath (Amar) Reddy Donthala ’17 (M.S.) is a storyteller. “I enjoy the opportunity to express myself creatively,” he says. But instead of using words, this former computer programmer from Hyderabad, India, weaves his narratives with data. While earning his Master’s of Science in business intelligence & analytics (MSBI) at Saint Joseph’s, Donthala became enamored with data visualization. After graduating this May, he will begin his career as a data visualization analyst.

Graduating Senior Will Journey to Slovakia for Fulbright Teaching Assistantship


Brenna Ritzert ’17, an English major with a sociology minor from Chicora, Pennsylvania, has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) position in Slovakia. After graduation, she’ll spend a year in the town of Trebišov teaching English to students at a local high school and representing the United States as a cultural ambassador.

SJU Gallery to Feature Work by Class of 2017 Art Majors


Four graduating student artists will display their work in the tenth annual senior art thesis exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Friday, April 7, through Saturday, May 20. The exhibit will be shown on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.

SJU to Host Inaugural Philadelphia/Main Line Area Health Professions School Expo


Saint Joseph’s University will host the inaugural Philadelphia/Main Line Area Health Professions School Expo on Thursday, March 30 in Campion Student Center’s Doyle Banquet Hall, 4-6 p.m. The event is sponsored jointly by SJU and Villanova University.

Editors of "The Hawk" Receive Student Keystone Press Editorial Award


Saint Joseph’s University's student newspaper "The Hawk" has earned a first-place award in the editorial category of the 2017 Student Keystone Press Awards Contest. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers.

Institute of Clinical Bioethics’ Health Promoter Program Supports Families with 'Baby Boxes’ for Newborns


Through its Health Promoter Program, SJU's Institute of Clinical Bioethics will provide baby boxes and supplies for newborns to help promote healthy sleep hygiene for newborns and their families.