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Connecticut Immigrant Day 2019 Recognizes One of USJ’s Own

June 21, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute On April 17, 2019, the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC) held their 22ndAnnual Connecticut Immigrant Day at the state capitol. This ceremony recognized 19 immigrants living in the state of Connecticut who have made significant contributions to the state and nation, including the University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) Campus Ministry Music Coordinator Ezequiel Menéndez.

Harc Honors Gengras Staff as Advocates

June 19, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute On Wednesday, June 10, 2019, Gengras Center transition coordinators/vocational teachers Kathleen Walsh and Caroline Wilson were recognized as Advocates of the Year by Harc, an organization that provides special needs support to individuals with intellectual and related disabilities and their families. The Advocate of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of individual

Beyond the Classroom: USJ’s Center for Academic Excellence

June 12, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a staple on the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) campus. Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, the CAE staff and its peer tutors moved beyond the Center’s walls: first, by enlisting the USJ community to help reunite a military service dog with his veteran handler, and then by presenting

CSCA Hosts Event at USJ

June 11, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA) visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) to host an all-day workshop called, “Social Emotional Learning through Yoga and Mindfulness.” Participants discussed how integrating the use of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) can be beneficial for students in the classroom. “CSCA

University of Saint Joseph Welcomes First Female Athletic Director

June 6, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will welcome Amanda Devitt as the new athletic director. Devitt, who will serve as the first female athletic director at USJ, was most recently the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services and Success at the University of Hartford. “I am extremely excited to be the next Athletic Director

AXA XL Volunteers at Gengras Center

June 5, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute On May 10, 2019, Hartford’s AXA XL office – a multinational insurance firm – volunteered at the University of Saint Joseph’s Gengras Center for their annual Global Day of Giving. This year, the volunteers worked outside the Gengras Center to clean up the playground and surrounding areas from the winter. From removing weeds to filling

Department of Education Honors Graduate Students

May 29, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, May 6, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph’s department of Education– part of the School of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education– held its annual Graduate Awards Ceremony. Gathering in the Crystal Room, students and their families enjoyed an evening of celebration, reflecting on their hard work and achievements from this academic year. Daniel

New Britain High School Visits USJ

May 24, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes On March 26, 2019, New Britain High School visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) as part of their Educator’s Rising (EdRising) partnership. Hosted by USJ’s departments of Education and Biology, the University held a variety of sessions to welcome students to campus. When they were on campus, they met key faculty who shared their

Deciphering the Differences Between the Bursar and Registrar Offices

May 22, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes With numerous administrative offices at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), it’s easy to mistake one office for another. While students are working toward earning their tassel, we don’t want them to experience any hassles. When the fall 2019 semester begins, two integral offices will be the Offices of the Bursar and Registrar. We interviewed

Professor Kirsten Martin, Ph.D., Presents at ULGH-YP Career Expo

May 15, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals (ULGH-YP) and University of Hartford (UHart) hosted their 4th Annual S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Career Expo. The event, which welcomed students from fifth to 12th grade, was designed to expose students to career opportunities and engage with professionals working

USJ Celebrates 84th Commencement Ceremony in Hartford

May 15, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, May 13, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held its 84th commencement ceremony at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Family and friends gathered in the audience as the University awarded 235 bachelor’s degrees, 500 master’s degrees, and more than 80 doctoral degrees. Among the graduates this year was the inaugural class

USJ Softballs Magical run ends in NCAA Regional’s

May 13, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes MEDFORD, Mass. – The Tufts University softball team scored seven runs in the third inning to get going on an 11-0 five-inning victory over the University of Saint Joseph in the opening round of the NCAA Regional at Spicer Field on Friday afternoon. The Jumbos (31-8) advance to Game 3 of the Regional on Saturday

Class of 2019 President Wins Prestige Award

May 10, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The 18th biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon took place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. This year, Isabella Russo ’19 was inducted into New Britain’s Young Women Christian Association’s (YWCA) Carol R. Virostek Academy of Women Leaders. The event recognizes women in central Connecticut who demonstrate outstanding leadership and

Physician Assistant Students Engage in Volunteerism

May 9, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), our core value of Compassionate Service is executed daily by our community. To combine this value into our teaching and learning experiences, our Physician Assistant (PA) Students have volunteered at numerous locations in the Hartford area. These organizations included the Rocking Chair Project, Fight for Air Climb, and

A Night To Remember; Softball Wins 2019 GNAC Championship

May 5, 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes May 5, 2019 BOSTON, Mass.— All year, the motto was ‘play anywhere, win anywhere’, and the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) softball team, through thick and thin, did just that, winning four-straight pressure-packed playoff games to become the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Champions, on a cool Saturday evening at Daly Field. With the

USJ’s Nightingale Lecture Spotlights Street Medicine

May 3, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) department of Nursing presented its 34th annual Nightingale Lecture on Monday, April 29, 2019. Designed to honor the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, the lecture features a nurse who exemplifies the art and science of nursing and who serves as a role model for students entering the profession

Students Recognized at 2019 TriBeta Conference

May 2, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute University of Saint Joseph (USJ) undergraduate Biology students traveled to Hofstra University for the annual Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) NE-1 District Convention on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Accompanied by Irene Guttilla Reed, Ph.D., associate professor of Biology, and Derek Dube, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biology, five students presented their research to their fellow members of

USJ Congratulates 2019 Undergraduate Award Recipients

April 25, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Saint Joseph held its annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in the Hoffman Auditorium of Bruyette Athenaeum. As students from USJ’s undergraduate programs took their places on stage, parents and friends watched proudly from the audience. “The USJ community came together, once again, to shine a light on our

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