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March 25, 2020 USJ Response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear USJ students, Today, I want to thank you for your willingness to adapt to new modes of learning, your kindness to each other, and your cooperation with all of the changes in campus and residence life during the Stay Home, Stay Safe period. Your faculty and all staff at USJ are focused on improving

USJ Pharm.D. Student from Hartford Campus Tests Positive for COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the University was notified that a Pharm.D. student tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The student was notified of the test results and shared the information with us. This student was last at the Hartford campus on March 13. Please join me with thoughts and prayers for the student to have a full recovery.

Stay Safe, Stay Home – March 23, 2020 update on USJ response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes With Governor Ned Lamont’s Stay Safe, Stay Home policy going into effect the evening of March 23, 2020, USJ is implementing additional changes to our normal operations: The University of Saint Joseph campus is closed and only designated essential employees are allowed access. Despite that, student services are being provided remotely. See links below to

Note to the USJ Community Regarding COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute The COVID-19 outbreak continues to change and we are aligning our response accordingly. President Free has filmed a brief video for us that reflects on the situation and USJ’s response; you can watch it here.  

First-Year Dylan McCarthy Selected for The Hartford Freshman Experience

March 19, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes At The Hartford, a company with 200 years of expertise in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds offering a Freshman Experience Program makes sense for everyone involved. If you ask most first-year college students, typically about 18 years old if they want a career in property insurance they might need some help

Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute The University continues to monitor the guidance from federal, state, and local officials regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Aligned with our priority of meeting students’ educational needs while keeping faculty, students and staff safe, please note that as of Monday, March 23, 2020, all instruction offered by the University of Saint Joseph – including labs and

USJ Students Experience Super Bowl LIV

March 16, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes About 15 months before the lights got flipped on in the stadium, the Super Bowl LIV Host Committee was already starting to make plans in Miami, Fla., for February 2, 2020 – Game Day. The backbone of the series of events, including staffing for Game Day events is all of the volunteers and short-term paid

USJ Family Nurse Practitioner students get selected for CVS Health Foundation Scholarship

March 11, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes When USJ students get selected for a very competitive scholarship, you know there are going to be cheers heard around campus. Our entire community is grateful to the CVS Health Foundation for granting the University a $4,000 scholarship to distribute to deserving Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students. The excitement and gratitude was led by faculty

USJ Athletics Weekly Round-up: March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute On Friday, March 6 the 2019-2020 USJ basketball season officially came to a close. The men’s historic season ended with a hard-fought loss to Hobart in the first round of the Division III NCAA Tournament. In 2019-2020 the men captured their first-ever GNAC conference title, en route to a 26-3 record that included an unblemished

Mocksfield Earns First GNAC Weekly Nod In MLAX History

March 9, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Freshman midfielder Noah Mocksfield (Colchester, Conn.) of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men’s lacrosse team was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week, announced Monday, March 2, by conference officials. It marks the first time in program history that men’s lacrosse has received a weekly GNAC honor. OFFICIAL GNAC RELEASE Mocksfield set the bar for

USJ Swimming & Diving Well-Represented on All-New England Teams

March 2, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Women’s Swimming & Diving A flock of four Blue Jays on the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women’s swimming & diving team received all-new England honors as part of the 2019-2020 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships, announced by the association earlier this month. Freshman Alexia Weir (Hebron, Conn.), sophomore co-captain Alise Martel (Harwinton,

Blue Jays Hold Off Late-Falcons Comeback, Win 2019-20 GNAC Title

March 2, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes The No. 17 University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men’s basketball team are the 2019-20 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) champions, defeating intrastate rival and defending champion Albertus Magnus College (AMC), 88-84, inside a high-octane and sold-out O’Connell Athletic Center Sunday afternoon. The championship rematch lived up to all the hype, with both teams taking each other’s biggest

Student Spotlight: Dietetic Intern James Jamieson

February 25, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Dietetic Internship Certificate Program at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is widely recognized as a top program for individuals interested in pursuing careers in nutrition and dietetics. Alongside faculty guidance, students complete rotations in a variety of fields, giving them the experience that will help them succeed in the future. James Jamieson, a

Women’s Leadership Center Celebrates Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

February 20, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, the Women’s Leadership Center (WLC) at the University of Saint Joseph held “Voices of Women in Connecticut Leadership: A Celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.” The event, which brought together women from across the state – including Secretary of the State Denise Merrill – featured presentations that delved

CAMPUS UPDATE: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Upcoming Agora Series Presentation Join the USJ community for the Agora Series – a monthly series of research-in-progress talks by USJ faculty – on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 12-12:50 p.m. in the Bruyette Athenaeum AV Room. Assistant Professor of Social Work Christiana Best, Ph.D., LMSW, will present, “Intersectional Identities and Microaggressions: Impact of Race, Ethnicity,

Connecticut Teacher of the Year Visits USJ

February 17, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, Connecticut Teacher of the Year Sheena Graham visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ). A music teacher at Harding High School in Bridgeport, Sheena earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University and completed graduate Education courses at USJ. After a welcome from Dean of the

USJ Pharmacy Students Begin Rotations at Gulf Medical University

February 12, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute USJ Pharmacy students Ornesha Watson and William Wilson began their Acute Care rotation at Gulf Medical University’s (GMU) affiliated hospitals in the United Arab Emirates. Working alongside other Advanced Pharmacy Practice students from GMU, they are refining their clinical pharmacy skills, performing ward rounds, and holding pharmacotherapy group discussions. Learn more about their experience here.

Craig Davidson Named USJ’s First Head Men’s Tennis Coach

February 12, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and Athletic Director Amanda Devitt have announced the hiring of Craig Davidson as the first-ever head men’s tennis coach, ahead of the program’s inaugural 2020-2021 season. Davidson is a West Hartford native and graduate of Hall High School, just down the road from USJ. He has spent the last seven years as the

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