Hawk Hill Online - February 2013

The Newsletter for Alumni, Parents and Friends

Saint Joseph’s Celebrates All Women at SheUnited Conference 2013

Women today face a unique set of challenges that include balancing a career, running a home, raising children, and caring for aging parents. Competing priorities pull them in every imaginable direction.

There is strength in numbers, however, and the SheUnited Conference 2013 will bring together women of all ages and backgrounds to share their collective wisdom and experiences.

The celebration of women from the Saint Joseph’s University community and beyond will be held Saturday, March 23 at the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena. The daylong conference kicks off with a dual keynote address from accomplished business, government and civic leader Rosemarie Greco ’75, and Mary Lou Quinlan ’75, author, entrepreneur and television personality (above, left to right).

Following the keynote, attendees can learn from internationally recognized experts, educators and accomplished female authors on five conference tracks: “Live Healthier,” “Network it, Girl,” “Renew Your Spirit,” “Embrace Milestones” and “Simplify Your Life.”

In addition to the 11 speaker presentations held during two afternoon sessions, the conference will host a health and wellness corner with presentations and information booths, a career corner with a mentor meet up and resume review, student presentations, and an author corner, where attendees can have books signed by the conference’s published speakers.

Proceeds raised through the conference support the University’s partnership with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, which provides scholarships to women 25 years and older who are completing their undergraduate degrees.

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University News
Joseph J. McLaughlin ’81 to Receive Haub School Hall of Fame Award
A widely respected leader with more than 25 years of financial services experience, Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr. ’81 will receive the 2013 Haub School of Business Hall of Fame Award on April 17 at the Center City Philadelphia Loews Hotel. McLaughlin serves as chairman and chief executive officer of The Haverford Trust Company, a wealth advisory and investment management services firm. A member of the Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees, McLaughlin sits on its Finance, Marketing and Communications, Investment, and Banking committees. Previously the chairman of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business Board of Visitors, McLaughlin maintains an active role in supporting the Haub School’s students through job and internship placements and guest speaking engagements. More >

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Papal Profiling: Who will Be the Next Pontiff?
Dean Madges Opines
Speculation regarding the profile of the next leader of the Catholic Church is mounting in the days since Pope Benedict XVI’s surprising resignation. William Madges, Ph.D., dean of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences and professor of theology, warns that speculation is just that until the conclave actually meets, but notes some obvious considerations. “It would be improbable, but not impossible, that the next pope would reflect a considerable shift in ideology,” said Madges. More >



Golden Hawks Set to Return to Campus
The Hawks to the right are probably staring in awe at the packed schedule of events at this year’s Golden Hawks celebration of the Class of 1963, May 911. As is customary, the Golden Hawks will walk in the Commencement procession, but that is just the crescendo to a packed weekend of exciting, engaging events. Highlights include a golf outing, academic discussion with faculty, memorial mass, campus tour, and memory lane celebration. Contact Lynn Langnas, associate director of class programs, at 610-660-3467 with any questions. Be on the lookout for an invitation by the end of March.
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Save the Date: Hawktoberfest | October 11 – 13
This past year’s second annual Hawktoberfest was an over-the-top success with more than 1,800 alumni, friends and family of all ages convening on campus. This year’s third annual Hawktoberfest promises to be bigger and better. Come for the open hoops practices, athletics alumni games and informative and timely lectures, but stay for the Philly-style tailgate, kids corner and camaraderie with your fellow Hawks. The Hawk Will Never Die! Details soon.

How Scholarships Change Lives
Native Kenyan Michael Mungai Nyambura ’10, MS ’13 rose from the hard scrabble “street boy” culture of Nairobi Province to earn three degrees from Saint Joseph’s University. The 28-year-old social entrepreneur has been given opportunities and intends to take them for all they’re worth. Not for himself, though. He views his education as a means to help his homeland. The latest opportunity he’s been afforded is traveling to Barcelona on the University-sponsored International Marketing tour over spring break. In Spain, he will gain real world perspective on international business before returning to his homeland to assist entrepreneurs in making their businesses scalable. Mungai only has this chance because of the Sharon Haluska Memorial Scholarship which provides financial support for qualified marketing students to participate in the tour. The scholarship’s namesake was tragically killed by a drunk driver just months after her 1992 graduation. Her parents created the scholarship to help students take the marketing trip because it was one of her fondest college memories. Read: From ‘Street Boy’ to Social Entrepreneur: A Scholarship Success Story

Saint Joseph’s has more than 250 named scholarships such as the Sharon Haluska Memorial Scholarship which alumni, parents and friends have established. These scholarships help SJU students strive for the magis and makes the University a better place. To show its appreciation, the University is hosting this spring’s 22nd annual President’s Scholarship Celebration for scholarship benefactors and recipients. Benefactors will have the opportunity to meet with their scholarship recipients and see their gifts in action.

April 28
Mass: 11 a.m., Chapel of St. Joseph’s - Michael J. Smith, S.J. Memorial
Lunch: Noon, Doyle Banquet Hall, Campion Student Center

Students Gain Perspective on Nicaraguan Health Care
Fourteen Saint Joseph’s University students spent seven days in January on an immersion tour of Nicaragua that showed them the stark reality of that country’s healthcare system. The cohort visited healthcare centers, met with the members of the Jesuit Volunteer Community and spoke with locals about life in rural Nicaragua. More >

W.W. Smith Foundation Continues Turning Dreams into Reality for SJU Students
The relationship between the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust and Saint Joseph’s University spans more than three decades, during which time students have received more than $2.3M in scholarship funding. This year alone, 30 Saint Joseph's University students – from a wide swath of majors, class years, and ethnicities – received $90,000 to assist in furthering their Catholic, Jesuit education on Hawk Hill. “The success of the Smith Scholars over the years is a testimony to the impact and strength of the relationship between W.W. Smith and Saint Joseph’s University,” University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72 said at a fall reception for the Smith Scholars. “Their success is also a wonderful example of the value of a Saint Joseph’s education and the transformational impact it has on our students.” More >

Donor Wall Unveiled

Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to unveil its donor recognition display located in the Falese Atrium of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. This display recognizes the support of the many alumni, parents and friends who contributed at the highest levels to our recent campaign, With Faith and Strength to Dare: The Campaign for Saint Joseph’s University. It’s a constant reminder of the generous spirit that exists within the Saint Joseph’s community and a tribute to the transformative ways in which philanthropy advances the Catholic, Jesuit mission of the University. The next time you visit campus, please take the opportunity to see this beautiful display.
Benefits & Services

Journey to the Holy Land
Members of the Saint Joseph’s University community are invited to share in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and walk in the “footsteps of Jesus” January 2-13, 2014. The tour includes more than 30 attractions in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Gethsemane, Nazareth and Galilee. First class accommodations have been reserved at the Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem and Pilgerhaus in Galilee. If interested, a $300 non-refundable deposit is due March 15. For more information, contact Brendan Lally, S.J. at 610-660-1038.

 Your Ethical Legacy: Put Your Values in Writing
A will isn’t just a laundry list of how to distribute your assets. It’s a testament to your values and an opportunity to reflect about whom you care the most. To see what happens when individuals don’t take the time to document their wishes, browse through these celebrity anecdotes. When you include Saint Joseph’s University in your estate plans, you affirm your belief in our mission to provide education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Click for Saint Joseph’s official bequest language. If you have any questions, you or your advisor should contact Anat Becker at 610-660-1968.


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featured eventS

Real Estate Investments in an Aging America
Interested in the risk/reward profile of senior housing and care investments? This panel will cover the 20-year trend in which this real estate-based business has outperformed all other real estate investments. The presentations will feature data and analysis from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry’s MAP data and analytical service on actual performance and demand/supply balance.
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April 9, 8 – 10 a.m.
Haub Executive Center,
McShain Hall
$20 (Discounted tickets are available for young alumni and students.)

Site registrations for Saint Joseph’s sixth annual Global Community Day are rolling in rapidly. Near and far, from Delaware County to Puerto Rico, site leaders are registering their sites to put the Jesuit tradition of service into action in their local communities. Now is your opportunity to become involved. Visit the Site Leader Information Center for everything you’ll need to know and register your site today! Register to participate.
April 20

New York Council Spring Dinner
This year’s event features James Martin, S.J., Jesuit priest, culture editor of America magazine and New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including his latest, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life. In 2012, Father Martin received an honorary doctorate from Saint Joseph’s University. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Summer Scholars program, in which students engage in creative scholarly work and independent research projects with faculty mentors from 26 different academic departments and programs.
April 30
The Harvard Club, New York City


Alumni, friends and parents are cordially invited to meet C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ʼ72 on his inaugural tour that will take him across the country for a series of informal receptions hosted by University benefactors.

Complete list of upcoming tour stops and photo galleries for previous receptions. >

March 19
Lehigh Valley
ArtsQuest at SteelStacks
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April 10
Wilmington, Del.
Fieldstone Golf Club
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Registration coming soon for:
May 16, Southern New Jersey
June 27, Chicago

New York City Inaugural Tour Reception Photo Gallery

OTHER Events
Inaugural Loyola Club of Washington, D.C., Luncheon

Chris Lowney, former Jesuit, businessman, and author of Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World, will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Loyola Club of Washington, D.C., Luncheon. Register >

March 21, 11:30 a.m. (registration), noon (luncheon)
The University Club of
Washington, D.C.
(1135 16th St. NW, Washington, DC  20036)

Penn Relays Alumni Track Party

April 27

SJU Track Alumni are invited to take in the Penn Relays and then reconnect with fellow Hawks at the annual Alumni Track Party.  more>

More Athletics Events

March 8-10:
Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championships

March 14-17: Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championships

April 13: Men’s Lacrosse Alumni and Family Day

April 14: Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae and Family Day

April 27: Penn Relays Alumni Track Party

More events >

For more information on these and other events, contact Becky Jurich Hemphill.

Cindy Griffin Summer Basketball Camps

Offering two great camps for budding Hawk superstars: Junior Hawks for boys and girls between 5 and 8 years old, and Day Camp for girls between 9 and 14 years old. Full-time employees are eligible for a $25 discount. This offer can't be combined with any other offer. Register online or for more information, contact Katie Gardler or (610) 660-1777
June 24 - 28
Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena

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