James J. Maguire '58

Mass of the Holy Spirit/Celebration of James J. '58 and Frances Maguire's Historic Gift


On Sept. 12, 2017, the Saint Joseph's community gathered for the annual celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit, and to thank James J. '58 and Frances Maguire for the transformational gift they made to the University during the summer.

Chinese Music and Dance Recital

SJU Departments Collaborate for Hurricane Relief and Chinese Tradition with Music and Dance Recital


SJU’s Office of China Programs, the Nealis Program in Asian Studies and the Department of Music, Theatre and Film have organized an event on campus for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief. On September 21 at 7:30 p.m., the group is sponsoring a traditional Chinese music and dance recital at Bluett Theatre with a performance from featuring Chinese artists and Saint Joseph’s students.


SJU's Appalachian Experience Receives Service Recognition for Contributing to United Nations Global Goals


Saint Joseph’s Appalachian Experience (APEX) recently received a Ruby Award for the 2016-17 school year from INSPIRING Service, a nonprofit that recognizes organizations that have made a community impact through service demonstrating progress toward United Nations Global Goals.


Health Insurance Executive Daniel J. Hilferty III ’78 to Receive Shield of Loyola


Daniel J. Hilferty III ’78, the president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross (Independence), one of the nation’s leading health insurance organizations, will receive the Shield of Loyola at Saint Joseph’s Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City.

SJU Ranked No. 11 in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings


PHILADELPHIA (September 12, 2017) — Saint Joseph’s University earned a No. 11 ranking among 187 regional universities (North) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Colleges. This marks the 20th consecutive year that Saint Joseph’s has secured a place in the region’s top tier. The list places SJU as the highest-ranked regional university in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and the second-highest-ranked institution in its cohort in Pennsylvania.

Faculty Research Receives Support from Morris Grants


Ten faculty members representing disciplines from the College of Arts and Sciences and Haub School of Business have been announced as recipients of Michael J. Morris '56 Grants for Scholarly Research. The grants will allow these scholars to advance their research and scholarly pursuits this academic year.

Leadership Awards Dinner 2017

Leadership Awards Dinner to Honor Esteemed Alumni


SJU's Alumni Association will honor five esteemed alumni on Nov. 2 at the Leadership Awards Dinner, held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Daniel J. Hilferty III '78 will receive the Shield of Loyola, the University's most prestigious alumni award.

Houston and Harvey flood

SJU Students Organize to Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims


In the wake of the disaster that occurred in Texas last month, student organizations and other Hawks are banding together to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004.

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SJU and Delaware County Community College Enhance Dual Admission Agreement


Seeking to provide students with more affordable opportunities to earn a baccalaureate degree, SJU and Delaware County Community College have enhanced their four-year-old dual admission partnership agreement for students. The new agreement provides significantly more merit scholarship opportunities, as well as more course options for students who are interested in seamlessly transferring to the University.

James J. '58 and Frances Maguire

James and Frances Maguire Make Transformative Gift of $50 Million to Saint Joseph’s University


Saint Joseph’s University announced receipt of a $50 million gift from distinguished alumnus, James J. Maguire, Class of 1958 and his wife, Frances. This extraordinary gift is the largest in the University’s 166-year history and will significantly raise the University’s endowment, supporting scholarships and financial assistance to students and enabling the expansion of signature and mission-centered programs.