Press Release

SJU Recognizes ACE Limited CEO as Insurance Executive of the Year


Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Risk Management and Insurance (ARMI) will present its Insurance Executive of the Year award to ACE Limited Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Evan G. Greenberg. The University will award Greenberg during a dinner honoring him at the Union League in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

University Opens Office of Veterans Services


PHILADELPHIA (August 19, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University has opened a new Office of Veterans Services to serve as a central place for student veterans to meet with trained staff for academic and specialized support.

Saint Joseph’s University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. Announces Plans to Step Down


Saint Joseph’s University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72 announced today his plans to step down at the end of his term in June 2015. The Board of Trustees will form a representative committee of students, faculty, alumni and staff to conduct a national search for his successor, one that will be conducted during the 2014-15 academic year.

SJU Awarded NSF Grant to Research STEM Teacher Retention


SJU has received a $299,552 NSF grant from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program for research seeking to influence teacher retention rates in STEM disciplines.

Biology Student Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study in Australia


PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2014) — Stephany Loaiza ’16, a biology major, has received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support her study abroad during the fall semester at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Loaiza, who is interested in biological diversity and animal studies, will use her time in Sydney to continue her study of the living world in a rich biotic environment.

SJU Honors St. Ignatius with Leadership Conference


PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University will hold its inaugural Ignatian Leadership Conference on Thursday, July 31, which is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. Saint Joseph’s was founded by Jesuits in Philadelphia in 1851.

Four for Ghana: SJU Women Spend the Summer Serving


PHILADELPHIA (July 24, 2014) — Sofia Peirats and Melissa Quinn, both Class of 2014 graduates, found a non-traditional way to celebrate their graduation from Saint Joseph’s. Rather than spend time at the beach or travel across Europe, the two went to Ghana for three weeks, accompanied by Erin David ’16, as Community Water Solutions (CWS) Fellows.

“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.