The Blurring Lines Between Man and Machine on Display at SJU Gallery


PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2009) –  “digital, analog, analogues,” an exhibition of digitally crafted drawings and brightly colored sculptures by Chad D. Curtis will be featured in the next show at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Dec. 11. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 - 8 p.m.

SJU Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Martyred Jesuits


PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23, 2009) -- Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J., former provost of the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador, will present “The Message of the UCA Martyrs in Today’s Reality” at Saint Joseph’s University on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m., to commemorate the murders of six Jesuit priests and their two colleagues at UCA in 1989.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Present Diversity Lecture


PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 15, 2009) -- Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, news anchor and special correspondent for CNN, will talk about “Diversity on TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives” in a special appearance at Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

Part of SJU’s Diversity Lecture Series, the event will take place in the Banquet Hall of the Campion Student Center on the University’s Philadelphia campus, 5600 City Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

Student Participation in Mission-Related Activities Rises


Generation Y students have varied interests – and distractions – to keep them occupied throughout the day. From downloading the latest mobile phone apps, hanging on Facebook, catching the most recent installment of Glee – and tweeting about it – to working out or sleeping in, their focus could be characterized as insular.

'Square Routes' Lead to Multi-Dimensional Awareness at SJU Gallery


PHILADELPHIA (September 23, 2009) – Square Routes, a collection of mixed media works by Philadelphia artist Sarah Steinwachs, is the next exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery. The exhibit, which features urban-inspired grids examined through paint and paper constructions, will open Monday, Oct. 5, and run through Friday, Oct. 30. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m.

SJU Formally Opens Doors to Autism Center


PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2009) — The numbers are terrifying – one in 150 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); one in 94 boys; ten percent of all eight-year-olds. With nearly 70 diagnoses each day, the need for support is unquestionable.

Out of Destruction, Creation: ‘MorningStar’ at SJU Gallery


PHILADELPHIA (August 25, 2009) –  “MorningStar,” an exhibit of burnt wood sculpture and India ink drawings by Alison Stigora, will open the 2009-10 season at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery. The exhibit will be on display from Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 25. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6-8 p.m.

100 Freshmen Immerse Themselves in Service, the City


PHILADELPHIA (August 13, 2009) – The final weeks of the summer see millions of new college freshmen across the country anxiously awaiting their first taste of college life.

Working Hard for the Money...and Our Soldiers


Poised in front of her laptop, Heather Goldsmith anxiously tweaks the final words of her proposal, a request for $180,000. With extra hopeful thoughts and a little bit of nerves, she emails the final draft to her boss. Three weeks later, the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation sends their reply: “Based on your grant proposal, we’re awarding your organization $200,000.” Just another day of work for Goldsmith, who happens to be a junior majoring in English at Saint Joseph's University.

From Hawk Hill to the Ivy League, Chemical Biology Grad Heads to Yale


<p>&ldquo;I read while I walk, I take pride in wearing a lab coat, and my glasses are held together by paperclips,&rdquo; says Stephen Capuzzi &rsquo;12 of Marple, Pa., a self-proclaimed &ldquo;nerd,&rdquo; whose thirst for knowledge and commitment to helping others have fueled his love of the sciences.</p>