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USJ Alum, Shakira Perez, Named “Hartford Teacher of the Year”

May 27, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Once again, a graduate of the University of Saint Joseph has been named Teacher of the Year from a town in Connecticut. Please join us as we virtually celebrate an 8th and 12th grade English Teacher at Classic Magnet School in Hartford, Shakira Perez ’00, M08’. According to the announcement from Hartford Public Schools, “All

Mourning the Passing and Celebrating the Lives of Dr. Ann-Margaret Anselmo and Dr. Antoinette (Toni) Iadarola

May 26, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Saint Joseph is mourning the passing and celebrating the lives of two alumni who both went on to join our faculty: Dr. Ann-Margaret Anselmo and Dr. Antoinette (Toni) Iadarola have passed recently, may they rest in peace.   After graduating from the then St. Joseph College, Ann-Margaret Anselmo, ’46, DAA’13, Ph.D., returned

Join the USJ Community for the 2020 Common Read, “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

May 20, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute According to the publisher Random House, “Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.” Stay tuned for more information in June. We’ll share

Reopening USJ— A Message from President Free

May 19, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Watch Dr. Free’s message about the reopening of USJ.

USJ Faculty Member Recipient of 2020 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing

May 13, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Since 2003, The Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing has brought attention to not only outstanding nurses but the profession at large. This year, USJ faculty member Mary Lou Graham, MSN, MBA, MA, APRN, RN, LPC has been recognized for her work in education, as well as mental healthcare in a variety of settings, including

USJ Announces 2020 Undergraduate Award Winners

May 8, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute COVID-19 Can’t Stop Amazing College Students’ Achievements Meet the USJ 2020 Undergraduate Award Recipients The University of Saint Joseph released the list of the 2020 Undergraduate Award recipients. These awards honor student accomplishments in a variety of areas and highlight the dedication and drive of USJ’s undergraduates. While the USJ community couldn’t come together in

Congratulations to the newly elected 2020-21 Student Government Association Leaders

May 6, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Congratulations to the Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board-Elect and Senators for the 2020-2021 Academic Year! A record number of students voted this year to select the individuals identified above as the student leaders who will be entrusted with the leadership and oversight of the University’s largest student-led organization. The Office of Student Activities & Leadership

USJ’s Dr. Kaydian Reid Publishes Op-Ed on COVID-19 Health Disparities in Courant

May 4, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Dr. Kaydian Reid, Associate Professor of Public Health, had her Op-ed published in the Hartford Courant. Her piece, “COVID-19: Limelight on Existing and Pervasive Health Disparities in Connecticut” highlights the factors contributing to why COVID-19 cases and associated deaths disproportionately impact people of color. Dr. Reid joined the USJ faculty in 2019 and is  a

Faure’s Requiem at USJ

April 27, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute During these difficult times, we offer our thoughts and prayers to all members of the University community who are suffering a loss.  May you find peace and solace inspired by this beautiful Requiem by Faure, performed by Chorus Angelicus and USJ students in the Connor Chapel of Our Lady. Chorus Angelicus

Wyse Named GNAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year

April 22, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes WINTHROP, Mass. – Sophomore Jacob Wyse (Broad Brook, Conn.) of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men’s swimming and diving team was named the 2019-20 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Year, it was announced via a release by the league’s front office on Monday afternoon. Additionally, the men’s swimming

WTIC-AM Radio: USJ’s Professor Doreen Szollosi, Ph.D. on “How is Covid-19 Different?”

April 20, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Recently, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Dr. Doreen Szollosi explained how novel viruses can lead to a pandemic and how this virus is different from seasonal influenza on the “Ray and Joe D. Show” on WTIC-AM Radio.

President Rhona Free a Hartford Business Journal Power 50 Leader

April 17, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute For the first time, the Hartford Business Journal published a Power 50 list “identifying business and civic leaders whose influence has a significant impact on the Greater Hartford economy and community. Read the whole story, here.

Women’s Swimming & Diving Earns GNAC Sportsmanship Award

April 17, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes WINTHROP, Mass. – For the third time in the past four seasons, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women’s swimming and diving team earned the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Swimming & Diving Institutional Sportsmanship Award for the 2019-20 season, it was announced on Monday afternoon by the conference’s front office in its annual year-end major awards

USJ Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Students Raise $2,000 for Habitat for Humanity and $2,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

April 14, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute At USJ, PA students have an outreach project integrated into the program before graduation. The 39 PA students of the graduating class of 2020 culminated their 28 months in the Program with an outreach project where the students raised a total of nearly $4,000; about $2,000 for each of their respective organizations – Hartford Area

USJ Inducts 12 Charter Members Into National Honor Society

April 7, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Department of Athletics has announced the induction of 12 student-athletes as its charter members into Chi Alpha Sigma (XAΣ), the National College Athlete Honor Society, which recognizes student-athletes from accredited four-year NCAA, NAIA, or NCCAA institutions who excel in both the classroom and competition. “We are

USJ’s State Representative and Adjunct Professor Jillian Gilchrest guest teaches social work class

April 2, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, MSW, social worker, and a USJ adjunct professor taught a class session of the MSW course Social Policy II: Advocacy and Social Justice with Assistant Professor Gina Rosich, Ph.D. She focused on her experience with policy advocacy and campaigning for elected office, both from a social worker perspective. Gilchrest discussed her

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

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