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A Continuing Commitment to the Catholic Worker

February 15, 2018

A recent article from Religion & Politics, entitled “Catholic Worker Houses Remain a Place for Protest and the Poor,” highlights the meaningful work done by individuals who serve in Catholic Worker houses across the country. In the article, USJ’s own Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Benjamin Peters, Ph.D. – who helped start a Catholic Worker …

Internship Success: Cristal Nembhard ’18

February 5, 2018

Cristal Nembhard ’18 is a Human Development and Family Studies major at the University of Saint Joseph. In the fall of 2017, she interned at Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center in Hartford, Conn., where she mentored children aged six to 17. “I love human services, working with people, and seeing the overall growth in …

Swim & Dive Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

February 5, 2018

The University of Saint Joseph women’s swimming & diving team was named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Read more …

USJ’s Newest Elective: The Serial Killer’s Handbook

February 1, 2018

In the past year, the University of Saint Joseph’s B.S. in Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice program has successfully taken off. As a Criminal Justice major, students have the opportunity to combine coursework and outside classroom experiences. One of their electives, “The Serial Killer’s Handbook,” has been very popular among students because of its unique curriculum and …

USJ Prepares Students for “25 Best Jobs of 2018”

January 31, 2018

Since its founding in 1932, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has remained dedicated to providing a rigorous education that prepares students for successful careers after graduation. Many of these careers, which span a wide range of fields, were recently named to U.S. News and World Report’s “25 Best Jobs of 2018” list, demonstrating USJ’s …

Alberino Tabbed GNAC Swimmer of the Week

January 31, 2018

Junior Gabriella Alberino (East Haven, Conn.) of the University of Saint Joseph women’s swimming & diving team was named the GNAC Corvias Women’s Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon for her efforts in the pool to help the Blue Jays edge the Western New England Golden Bears inside Bruyette Natatorium on Friday evening. Read …

USJ to Host National Girls & Women in Sports Day

January 29, 2018

The University of Saint Joseph Athletic Department is hosting a free sports clinic for all girls ages 7-13 on Saturday, Feb. 3 beginning at 10 a.m. in conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sports Day. For more information about the event, click here. …

USJ receives two new Top Rankings!

January 29, 2018

The University of Saint Joseph ranked in the top 10 of the Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017-2018. College Consensus, a school ranking publisher, notes it “averages the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce a unique College Consensus rating …

The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony

January 24, 2018

The Autorino Center for the Arts and the University of Saint Joseph’s Diversity Committee celebrated and remembered the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Through music, movement, and spoken word performances by members of the USJ and local communities, the event honored Dr. King’s work to advance …

USJ Students Named to Fall 2017 Dean’s List

January 12, 2018

The following students have been named to the University of Saint Joseph Dean’s List for the fall 2017 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 proud to recognize these students for their hard work …

Physician Assistant Studies Program Welcomes Class of 2020

January 9, 2018

The University of Saint Joseph celebrated the second annual White Coat Ceremony for the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. As the Class of 2020 sat on stage in the Hoffman Auditorium, white coats in hand, they awaited their official induction into their PA Studies education. Before the official presentation of …

Kayla Guest ’18 Enters 1,000-Point Club

January 5, 2018

Senior forward Kayla Guest (Newington, Conn.) buried a jumper with 4:12 on the clock in the first quarter to give her seven points in the game and made her the eighth player in USJ basketball history to reach the 1,000-point career scoring plateau in a matchup on January 2, 2018. …

President Free selected as a ‘5 to Watch in 2018’ by Hartford Business Journal

January 2, 2018

Each year Hartford Business Journal spotlights five leaders who we predict will make headlines in the year ahead. Here is a look at five business, government and higher education leaders to watch out for in 2018: …

Internship Success: Jacqueline Scaraggi ’19

December 21, 2017

Jacqueline Scaraggi ’19 is an Accounting major at the University of Saint Joseph. In the fall of 2017, she was an intern at Community Accounting Services, Inc. ­­– an organization that offers free assistance to low-income individuals, nonprofits, and businesses – in Rocky Hill, Conn. Her primary role was to match clients with volunteers who …

Nursing in Guyana – Making a Difference

December 21, 2017

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) offers an international learning and service experience in Guyana, South America. In this program, USJ’s faculty members Janet Knecht, Ph.D., M.S.N., director of Traditional Undergraduate and Accelerated Nursing Programs; Yvonne Joy, DNP, M.S.N., APRN-BC, assistant professor of Nursing; and Mary Lou Graham, M.S.N., APRN-BC, lecturer in Nursing, are focused …

Internship Success: Shelby Mehmet ‘19

December 20, 2017

Shelby Mehmet ’19 is interning with BRAVE Girls Leadership Inc. whose mission is “to inspire and challenge humans to be BRAVE and self-empowered contributors to a better world.” They work to provide a conducive and safe environment for young women to gain leadership, mentoring and community service skills. Through this internship, Mehmet is running the …

USJ Welcomes the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation

December 11, 2017

On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, USJ welcomed the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation to Lynch Hall on our West Hartford campus. The Aurora Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that uses philanthropy with a gender lens to direct resources to women and girls so that they can achieve their social, economic, and career goals. “Having …

USJ’s Elijah Nealy, Ph.D., Featured in West Hartford Equality Exhibit

December 4, 2017

West Hartford Public Schools (WHPS) will present the exhibit, “We All Have a Story to Tell: Inspiring Equity Through Community Conversations,” on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, and Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the West Hartford Town Hall. The multimedia exhibit will showcase the stories of community members who work diligently to inspire …

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