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Queenes Companye Presents Wickedly Witty One-Acts

November 22, 2017

USJ’s acting troupe, Queenes Companye, will present the Wickedly Witty One-Acts from Thursday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hoffman Auditorium of Bruyette Athenaeum on the University’s West Hartford campus. Throughout its history, Queenes Companye – led by faculty advisor Mark Zelinsky, Ph.D., associate professor of English and chair of …

Nursing Career Fair 2017

November 17, 2017

The Nursing Career Fair took place on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Health care and medical companies in attendance included: Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group, Community Health Resources (CHR), Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Seabury, Travelers, and Yale-New Haven Hospital. “The Nursing Career Fair is a …

Guest Speaker Gerard F. Downes Speaks with Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice Students

November 17, 2017

Former FBI Special Agent Gerard F. Downes spoke at the University of Saint Joseph via Skype on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017to an engaged crowd including students currently enrolled in USJ’s new elective, The Serial Killer Handbook. His presentation centered on his four decades of experience in the FBI and law enforcement. During that time, he …

15TH ANNUAL 5X5 DANCE FESTIVAL

October 20, 2017

Connecticut’s Largest Contemporary Dance Festival The celebrated 5X5 Dance Festival brings together choreographers, performers, educators, and students to study and perform. Artists, students, and audiences share their experiences, talents, and inspirations through master classes, workshops, discussions, and performances. The 15th Annual 5X5 Dance Festival performances and master classes will be held in the University of …

The Sixth International Day of the Girl Summit

October 18, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, the University of Saint Joseph’s BRAVE Leadership Club attended the sixth International Day of the Girl Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. International Day of the Girl is a day dedicated to celebrating girls worldwide, by encouraging them to reach their full potential and increasing awareness of …

Professor Presents Inaugural Sister Mary Ellen Murphy Faculty Scholarship Award Lecture

October 13, 2017

Dennis Barone, Ph.D., professor of English and American Studies, presented the inaugural Sister Mary Ellen Murphy Faculty Scholarship Award Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the University of Saint Joseph. In his lecture, entitled “Praying Toward Acceptance: Aspects of African, Anglo, and Italian American Cooperation,” Dr. Barone described the circumstances of the Hartford Italian …

University of Saint Joseph Welcomes New Faculty

October 13, 2017

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) welcomed new faculty members at the start of the 2017-18 academic school year. “At the University of Saint Joseph, we know our students’ distinctive education starts with knowledgeable professors who are leaders in their respective fields,” remarked Provost Michelle Kalis, Ph.D. “We are happy to welcome these expert faculty …

USJ Celebrates New Partnership with Gulf Medical University

October 13, 2017

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) today announced it has signed a letter of agreement to form a partnership with the College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University in the United Arab Emirates. Today’s signing ceremony, held at USJ’s West Hartford campus, was led by University of Saint Joseph President Rhona Free, Ph.D., and Dean …

Investiture 2017

October 9, 2017

Investiture will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Connor Chapel of Our Lady. Marking a significant event in the life of a scholar, it commemorates the advanced academic standing of members of the junior class by dressing the students in the scholar’s garb for the first time. Juniors process to …

Glen Miller Named Associate Director of Men’s Basketball for USJ

October 6, 2017

Full-time role will have him managing all basketball operations prior to inaugural 2018 season. University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Athletic Director Bill Cardarelli announced today that Glen Miller – former associate head men’s basketball coach at the University of Connecticut and head men’s basketball coach at Connecticut College, the University of Pennsylvania and Brown University …

Annual Preceptor of the Year Award Ceremony 2017

October 6, 2017

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) School of Pharmacy hosted its annual Preceptor of the Year Award Ceremony on Oct. 5, honoring Jon Blazawski, PharmD., and Kristen Masood-Sidebottom, Pharm.D. As experiential education professionals, pharmacist preceptors teach students practice-related skills necessary to provide quality pharmacist care. In addition to serving as teachers, pharmacist preceptors mentor student …

USJ Hosts a Press Conference in Support of Funding the Roberta Willis Scholarship Program

October 3, 2017

University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is a member of the CT Coalition of Independent Colleges (CCIC), an association of universities that works together across the state to advocate for issues that benefit our university community. On Oct. 2, 2017, USJ hosted a press conference for students, elected officials and leaders in higher education to discuss …

Presentation, Book Signing, and Open Discussion with Dr. Elsa Núñez

October 3, 2017

Elsa Núñez, Ed.D., President of Eastern Connecticut State University, visited the University of Saint Joseph on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 to lead a presentation and open discussion about her life as a Latina in Connecticut, and sign her book, “Hanging Out and Hanging On: From the Projects to the Campus.” Many students such as Maria …

USJ Pharmacy Students Win Pepto Bowl Championship

September 28, 2017

The New England Pharmacists Convention (NEPC) was held at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. This two-day annual convention welcomed pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students from across New England. USJ students Katherine Lee and Shafali Verma were the winners of Pepto Bowl: Student and Pharmacists Self Care Championship. …

USJ Pharmacy Students Awarded NEPC Scholarships

September 28, 2017

The New England Pharmacists Convention (NEPC) was held at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Every year, the Connecticut Pharmacists Associations awards five scholarships to diligent students. The USJ School of Pharmacy students took four out of the five awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. The University couldn’t be …

Art Museum, USJ Celebrates Donors, Launches New Planned Giving Society on Oct. 19, 2017

September 26, 2017

Event Includes Unveiling of Two Donated Works of Art The Art Museum at University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will celebrate past donors and launch a new planned giving society for works of art named for the Reverend John J. Kelley during a free reception, open to the public, on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. …

The 2017 Nursing White Coat Ceremony

September 25, 2017

On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, the department of Nursing held their annual White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony celebrated the rite of passage for medical students entering the practice. This year, USJ welcomed almost 70 students in the traditional undergraduate Nursing program, Class of 2019, as well as the Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program, …

Students Participate in Party on Pratt: College Night

September 25, 2017

College Night welcomed the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 to participate in an evening of fun. President Rhona Free, Ph.D., was in attendance along with Mayor Luke Bronin, state representatives, and other university presidents. Students had the opportunity to enjoy live music from bands such as “The Jason LaPierre Band,” and “Boo-Yah.” Other …

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