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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

Men’s Basketball Cracks D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll at No. 22

February 11, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes In just its second year of existence, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men’s basketball program has risen to national prominence, cracking the D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll, which was released Monday evening. The Blue Jays break into the Top 25 in the 22nd spot after receiving 91 poll points in the week 10 national poll. USJ received

USJ Professors Share Expertise on Fox 61 and WTIC

February 7, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute From the nation’s politics to its health, the first week of February has been filled with breaking developments in the news. To provide insight into the latest stories, two University of Saint Joseph (USJ) faculty members made appearances on television and radio, sharing their expertise with Connecticut audiences. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Kenneth Long, Ph.D.,

Men’s Hoops Receives Votes In Latest D3Hoops Top 25 Poll

February 4, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the first time in program history, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men’s basketball team received votes in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll, released Monday afternoon. The Blue Jays received 55 votes in the week nine poll, which was just one vote shy of cracking the top-25 rankings behind No. 25 Brandeis who was awarded

University of Saint Joseph Students Named to Dean’s List for Fall 2019

January 30, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes The following students have been named to the University of Saint Joseph Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester. Students who are awarded this academic achievement have earned a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the semester, with no grade lower than a “B.” “We are very proud of the hard work and dedication our

Lynch Named GNAC Athlete Of The Week

January 29, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Sophomore Brendan Lynch (Watertown, Conn.) of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men’s swimming and diving team was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Athlete of the Week, announced by conference officials Monday afternoon. It marks the first GNAC weekly award for Lynch in his young career, after leading the Blue Jays in a dual meet win

USJ Honors Reverend Martin Luther King with Annual Celebration

January 23, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) celebrated the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. with the event, “Beyond the Speech: An Exploration of MLK’s Life and College Years.” The program, which was held at the Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities, featured special guests from Alpha

USJ Swimmers Well Represented on NEISDA Fall All-Academic Team

January 21, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six members of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women’s swimming & diving team were named to the 2019-20 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Fall All-Academic Team, announced by the association Tuesday afternoon. 193 student-athletes (149 women, 44 men) from 21 women’s teams and 15 men’s teams across the region were recognized on this

Martin Repeats As GNAC Rookie of the Week Winner

January 21, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Freshman Taelon Martin (Springfield, Mass.) of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men’s basketball team was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference front office on Monday afternoon. It marks back-to-back weeks Martin has earned GNAC Rookie of the Week honors and his third career nod, garnering the accolade three

Weir Tabbed GNAC Rookie of the Week

January 21, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Freshman Alexia Weir (Hebron, Conn.) of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women’s swimming and diving team was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week, it was announced by conference officials on Monday afternoon. It marks the second GNAC weekly award for Weir in her young career after she helped lead the Blue Jays in

USJ Unveils Newly-Renovated McGovern Hall

January 17, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly-renovated McGovern Hall. Under construction since May, the first floor of the building was completely redesigned to enhance the facility and meet current and future students’ needs. The space includes a new Jay’s Nest Café and

Martin Collects Second GNAC Rookie of the Week Award

January 13, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Freshman Taelon Martin (Springfield, Mass.) of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men’s basketball team was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference front office on Monday afternoon. It marks the second career GNAC Rookie of the Week nod for Martin and the second time he

USJ Chemistry Professor Presents at American Society for Cell Biology Conference

January 9, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute In December, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ozlem Dilek, Ph.D., presented at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Conference in Washington, D.C. Alongside her former graduate student, Dr. Dilek presented her work on a Bioorthogonal smart probe for fluorescent imaging of carbonyl moieties in live cells. “We developed and synthesized a diagnostic small molecule probe

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