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Campus & Culture
After a successful on-ground campus experience last academic year despite the pandemic, Saint Joseph’s is ready to welcome thousands of students back for another year. Classes officially resume August 23, but activity is already picking up on Hawk Hill.
While many of the traditional events and familiar faces will be returning, read below to learn more about some of the highlights coming this fall semester:
Welcome Week, the Activities Fair and the Senior BBQ will be returning again this year along with new events and activities for students to look forward to!
A new semester means new courses. Here's a sample of what students can expect this fall:
A new semester wouldn’t be complete without some new faces to meet and greet on campus.
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Data Systems and Science
What are you most looking forward to on campus?
I am most looking forward to meeting DSS students, especially for the machine learning in business applications students. My research interest is Machine Learning, and I am looking forward to involving students in my research in class and out of class.
I am also looking forward to meeting the DSS faculty in person, and joining the events on campus, such as industry panels and research seminars. And I hope I can work with students to establish the "Women in Data Science" organization at SJU.
Why did you choose to teach at Saint Joseph’s?
I like the curriculum. Machine learning in business applications is (to my knowledge) the first of its kind in undergraduate programs in the United States. I got my PhD in analytics and data science and I feel like my background fits the DSS department, especially for the machine learning major.
I also really like the faculty and students here. When I did my interview, I felt like the teachers were very professional and friendly. And I also gave a lecture to DSS students who came off as very active, self-disciplined, confident and responsible. So I believe I will have a lot of fun here.
I am very excited about joining SJU. I actually got nine tenure-track offers during my job search and I believe I made the best decision in choosing St. Joe's out of all nine offers.
Hometown: Washington Township, New Jersey
Sports Team: Women's Soccer
What are you most excited about for this fall?
What I am looking forward to most on campus is being able to see and meet new people and to be able to explore everything that Saint Joseph’s has to offer!!
Why did you choose Saint Joseph's University?
I chose St. Joe's because the minute I stepped on campus I knew that it was my home away from home. Everyone I talked to was so welcoming and I never felt more comfortable being at a place where everyone was always willing to be there for you no matter what a situation was.