Press Release

“Rethinking Landscapes” at SJU Gallery


PHILADELPHIA (July 21, 2014) — They are the serene images that bring us peace in times of chaos: a reflection on the water, the soft shadows cast on the forest floor, and the multicolored carpet of fallen autumn leaves. Artist Alex Losett captures these moments in her exhibit “Rethinking Landscapes” at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, which will be on display Monday, August 18 through Friday, Sept. 19. A reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m.

Camp Promotes Social Growth in Kids with Autism


For many children, summer is a time to take a break from the school year and enjoy the friends, fun, and growth that comes from a camp experience. The staff of the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University believes these opportunities are especially important for youth on the autism spectrum.

Young Hawks ‘Swoop’ and ‘Iggy’ Prepare to Fly the Nest


Two young red-tail hawk siblings who have lived in a large tree on Saint Joseph’s James J. Maguire ’58 Campus since hatching in early May are preparing to begin their lives away from the nest.

Historian Awarded Franklin Research Grant


PHILADELPHIA (June 12, 2014) — Christopher W. Close, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, received a $6,000 Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society to support a summer research trip to Nuremberg and Munich, Germany. In addition to this award, Close received a matching Summer Research Grant from Saint Joseph’s for this trip.

Graduates Serve Others in Full-Time Volunteer Programs


PHILADELPHIA (June 9, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 35 members of the Class of 2014 have joined 14 local, national and international service programs, including the Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University. Full-time placements include working as a youth resource coordinator in Los Angeles with the JVC and facilitating elephant rehabilitation in Thailand with the Global Volunteer Network.

Summer Scholars Dig into Research


PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2014) — While their friends head to the beach, 107 SJU Summer Scholars have chosen to spend the 12 weeks of sunny weather lasting from May to August on campus; in laboratories, libraries or studios, while they pursue faculty-mentored research on intriguing topics they proposed earlier in the academic year.

Soldier Thanks Faculty, Employees in Appreciation of Care Packages


PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2014) — On Sunday, June 1, U.S. Air Force Major Louis Bellace presented the University with a flag in appreciation of the care packages his unit and others received while stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Saint Joseph's University Announces Interim Provost


PHILADELPHIA (June 3, 2014) —Rosalind Reichard, Ph.D., will serve as Saint Joseph’s University’s interim provost beginning June 4, 2014.  Reichard is the former president and professor of mathematics at Emory & Henry College (Va.), where she served from 2006 to 2013.  Prior to her time at Emory & Henry, she served as the vice president for academic affairs at Meredith College (N.C.), and as the dean of sciences and mathematics at Elon University (N.C.), where she also held a faculty p

Villiger Speech and Debate Society Leader Awarded St. Andrew’s Society Scholarship


For the fifth consecutive year, an SJU student was awarded a scholarship from the Saint Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. Darby Rourick, an English and philosophy double major from Ankeny, Iowa, received a $20,000 scholarship to study at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Graduate Programs Earn Top Rankings


PHILADELPHIA (May 23, 2014) – Two Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) online degree programs were recently listed among the top in the United States., an educational resource that ranks the strongest online degree programs, listed SJU’s online Master of Science in Health Administration among the 34 greatest programs in the nation.