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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

Construction Begins on O’Connell Athletic Center Expansion

January 8, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute At the start of January, construction officially began on the highly-anticipated expansion to the University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) O’Connell Athletic Center. The building, designed by JCJ Architecture, will provide nearly 40,000 square feet divided between two levels. The space will encompass a new gymnasium, a multipurpose classroom, student health services, a student-athlete training suite

Dr. Elijah Nealy Presents Sister Mary Ellen Murphy Faculty Scholarship Award Lecture

January 2, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held its annual Sister Mary Ellen Murphy Faculty Scholarship Award Lecture. This year’s recipient, Elijah C. Nealy, Ph.D., assistant professor of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice, shared his presentation entitled, “No Single Issue Lives: Cultivating Resistance, Resilience, and Hope for Our Journey Toward

USJ Nurse Practitioner Students Published in Local Newspapers

December 23, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Two graduate students in USJ’s Nurse Practitioner programs recently wrote and published op-ed pieces for local newspapers. Lynda Emard, M’19, wrote a piece entitled, “Congress Must Pass Nursing Workforce Bill,” which was published by the Hartford Courant, while her classmate, Khushboo Surti, M’20, wrote, “Saving the Ones with Mental Illness: Outpatient Commitment can Reduce Incidence,

USJ’s ArtsMentors Program Receives $10,000 in Funding from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

December 18, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the third consecutive year, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) ArtsMentors, a community engagement program for underserved youth, has received $10,000 in primary funding support from the Richard P. Garmany Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. In its fourth year at USJ, ArtsMentors offers a special opportunity for teachers, scout leaders,

Internship Success: Jacquelyn Corriveau ’20

December 16, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Over the summer of 2019, Jacquelyn Corriveau ’20, a Business major, took part in an internship at KeyBank that helped her discover a new passion and career path. After a three-round interview process, during which Corriveau had to demonstrate her knowledge of a variety of topics – from the stock market’s effects on banking to how

USJ’s Accounting and Business Society Welcomes CTCPA’s Mark Zampino

December 12, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute On Wednesday, Nov. 6,2019, the University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) Accounting and Business Society welcomed guest speaker Mark Zampino, Public Affairs Director at the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA). Zampino discussed the impact of networking on building students’ careers and developing long-lasting relationships. Additionally, he spoke on how to begin creating a strong

USJ Remembers Denise D’Ascenzo

December 11, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) community is saddened by the loss of our friend and award-winning journalist, Denise D’Ascenzo. Denise met many Sisters of Mercy through her connection to Our Lady of Mercy School in Madison and expressed great fondness for the Sisters. She also emceed USJ’s annual The Sky’s the Limit Gala twice

Bergeron Earns NEISDA Diver Of The Week

December 2, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Sophomore Brielle Bergeron (Easthampton, Mass.) has been voted as the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Women’s Diver of the Week for the seventh week of the 2019-2020 season, announced Wednesday by the association. OFFICIAL NEISDA RELEASE Bergeron was recognized for her critical contributions in a 139-135 dual meet win over Great Northeast

USJ Professor Featured in Hartford Courant Opinion Piece

December 2, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Christiana Best, Ph.D., LMSW, assistant professor of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), was recently published in the Hartford Courant. Dr. Best wrote an opinion piece on historical reenactments and the potential harm that can result from them. To read her piece, “Why We Don’t Need to Reenact

Weir Named GNAC Rookie of the Week

November 26, 2019

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 first GNAC weekly award for Weir in her young career after she helped lead

USJ Recognizes Veterans at Observance and Awards Ceremony

November 25, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) celebrated its annual Veterans Day Observance and Awards Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The event, which honored the generous service of all veterans, included an awards ceremony that recognized this year’s recipients of the Colonel B. Catherine Noble and Rear Admiral Frances T. Shea Buckley Awards. Before the

President Free Named Among Women of Distinction by Hartford Courant

November 21, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Congratulations to President Free, who has been named to Women of Distinction for her leadership. She remarked, “I want to make sure I create the opportunities and resources for outstanding faculty, so students can achieve what they came to college for. … Whether I was teaching or provost or president, what I’m most proud of is

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