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USJ Welcomes the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation

December 11, 2017

On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, USJ welcomed the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation to Lynch Hall on our West Hartford campus. The Aurora Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that uses philanthropy with a gender lens to direct resources to women and girls so that they can achieve their social, economic, and career goals. “Having …

USJ Trustee Brewster Perkins Named Outstanding Philanthropist in Connecticut

December 6, 2017

On Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Trustee Brewster B. Perkins received the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Outstanding Philanthropist in Connecticut Award. He was honored at AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Conference, which is dedicated to recognizing the individuals and organizations that enhance communities. A generous philanthropist, Mr. Perkins serves on the …

USJ’s Elijah Nealy, Ph.D., Featured in West Hartford Equality Exhibit

December 4, 2017

West Hartford Public Schools (WHPS) will present the exhibit, “We All Have a Story to Tell: Inspiring Equity Through Community Conversations,” on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, and Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the West Hartford Town Hall. The multimedia exhibit will showcase the stories of community members who work diligently to inspire …

USJ Women LEAD (Lead, Empower, Advance, Discover) in STEAM Group sponsors ‘Worlds of Wonder’ tree at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Annual Festival of Trees and Traditions

December 1, 2017

On Friday, December 1, 2017 the University of Saint Joseph Women LEAD (Lead, Empower, Advance, Discover) in STEAM Group; members of the USJ Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, and other faculty and staff donated an entry to the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Annual Festival of Trees and Traditions. The tree’s theme, “Worlds of Wonder” reflects the art and …

Serving the Community with the Athlete Nutrition Advising Program

November 30, 2017

When Melissa Brown, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor of Nutrition and Public Health, joined USJ in 2016, she recognized the chance for collaboration between her department and the University’s athletic teams. With an interest in Performance Nutrition, Brown worked with Jackie Piscitelli, associate athletic director; Elizabeth Tenison, M.S., R.D., USJ Dietetic Internship director; and Margery Lawrence, …

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 …


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 …

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