Hawk Hill Online - February 2014

The Newsletter for Alumni, Parents and Friends
University News

Magis Scores Super Bowl-Size Attention
What does the magis have in common with cute puppies, the Muppets and the Full House cast? Each will receive Big Game-coverage during today’s match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.

A 30-second commercial promoting Saint Joseph’s Catholic, Jesuit values of living for the greater good will air in the break following the half-time show on the tri-state region’s channel Fox-29. The coverage area includes eight eastern Pennsylvania counties, six southern New Jersey and two Delaware counties (New Castle and Kent).

The spot features Langston Galloway ’14, who carried the Hawks to victory with a three-pointer in the final seconds of Wednesday’s Dayton University Men’s Basketball game; National Alumni Board president David A. Dorsey ’54, and other students and alumni.

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Saint Joseph’s Announces New
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Amanda McCombs Thomas, Ph.D., a psychologist and administrator from Loyola University Maryland, a fellow Jesuit institution in Baltimore, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2014.

Thomas held a number of administrative positions at Loyola since 1999, including associate chair and chair of the psychology department, and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For the past five years, Thomas has served as associate vice president for graduate studies, overseeing more than 40 discipline offerings and more than 120 degrees and certificates across Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Sellinger School of Business and Management. She began her tenure at Loyola in 1991 as an assistant professor of psychology. More>


February Volunteer Spotlight: Maggie Garvey ’11
A 2011 graduate who majored in international relations and economics, Maggie Garvey ’11 remained involved after graduating because it was a “fun way to stay connected to people in your area who share a passion for SJU.” In the time since graduating, Garvey has taken a leadership role with the Boston alumni chapter. She hosted the Villanova game watch at the Atlantic Beer Garden in December and is working with the chapter to confirm a site for Global Community Day.

She met some of her closest friends at SJU and “being involved in the alumni group allows me to spend time with others who had a similar experience. It is also really hard to find other people who can't stand Villanova as much as I do!” A Hawk Host as an undergraduate (“I was excellent at walking backwards around campus”), she is the human resources coordinator for Mullen, an advertising firm based in Boston.

Alumni Volunteer Q & A: Tony Moral ’03

A scholarship recipient as an accounting undergraduate, Tony Moral ’03 credits Saint Joseph’s University for the solid start to his career, beginning with an internship as a junior and an informal meeting with an alumnus and partner at the company which eventually hired him — the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Philadelphia.

How do you continue to serve your alma mater?
I have been primarily involved with the Barbelin Society as a young alumni member of the committee. I’ve been trying increase leadership level giving from young alumni. I focus on raising participation rates with the hope that regular participation in giving as a young alumni (even at $100) will lead to more impactful gifts in the future.

Why is it important for your to give back to SJU?
Giving back to the school financially is important to me because without the financial support of those who funded my scholarship, I wouldn’t have ended up at SJU. My experience at SJU really shaped my life — set me up with my first and current employer and great friends and experiences. If by giving back, I can help someone else have that experience, then it’s something I’m compelled to do. I was blessed and lucky enough to have a full academic scholarship at SJU and I took advantage of everything that being at SJU afforded me.

For more information on the Barbelin Society and its positive impact on SJU, contact Barbelin Society Director Tom Fithian ’98 MBA ’07 at 610-660-1219.


faculty focus
Super Bowl Ads Score with Popular Music
They are the perennial Super Bowl questions with regard to commercials. Does humor sell? Do you need the coolest celebrity? What popular music should you use? Popular culture expert David Allan, Ph.D. MBA ’98 with the Haub School of Business is wrapping up a 10-year study of popular music in Super Bowl commercials this year. Through his research, Allan will illustrate the frequency in which advertisers employ popular music to market and relate with consumers. More>


Student-Athletes Participate in MLK Day of Service
Continuing an annual tradition, more than 200 Saint Joseph’s student-athletes from 12 varsity teams pitched in to help out around the community in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. More> | Related: Read more on kyw.com>

  • Contribute to student career exploration by exposing them to your organization, position and industry by participating in the Career Development Center’s Twitter-based @ShadowAHawk virtual job shadowing program | Email Amanda Muzi, SJU Internship Specialist.

Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Fills Vital Role in Today’s Society
Given the spike of autism diagnoses in recent years, there’s never been a more critical time for the academic and community programs provided by the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University. More>


Regional Annual Giving Teams Convene at SJU for Innovative Workshop
Harnessing the collective expertise of nearly 100 annual fund professionals from 25 regional institutions, the Saint Joseph’s Fund team recently hosted the workshop “Innovations in Annual Giving” to gain a better understanding of trends in annual giving. More>

Become a Hawk Ambassador
Do you want to help the Office of Undergraduate Admissions recruit the next generation of Hawks? Hawk Ambassadors is an active group of alumni and parent volunteers which assist in creating and maintaining connections to Saint Joseph’s University by relating personally to prospective students and parents by sharing their stories. Hawk Ambassadors can directly impact a student’s college choice by helping families see the value and opportunities provided by the Jesuit education at Saint Joseph’s University. The level of commitment to be a Hawk Ambassador can be tailored to any availability. Volunteers have aided recruiting efforts in a variety of ways, including:

  • Serving as Saint Joseph’s representatives at local high school college fairs;
  • Participating in on-campus Admissions event such as Admitted Student’s Day and Walk with A Hawk;
  • Writing alumni-to-student or parent-to-parent letters to families about why Saint Joseph’s would be a good fit for their future.

For more information, visit alumni.sju.edu/hawkambassadors to learn about upcoming events, college fairs and becoming a Hawk Ambassador.

Benefits & Services
Alumni Travel Opportunities
Greek Isles Odyssey: May 14 – 22, 2014
Discover incredible ancient wonders and alluring sun-soaked islands on this Aegean adventure aboard the graceful Oceania Cruises Riviera. This odyssey to Turkey and the Greek Isles transports you to the amazing cities and islands of Santorini, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Mykonos, Kavala and Istanbul. Download a brochure.

Show Your Support for Saint Joseph’s with Just a Few Simple Sentences
An up-to-date estate plan is one of your most effective tools for protecting the security of your loved ones. But did you know that you can also use your estate plans to support Saint Joseph’s University? More>


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featured EVENT

Dinner with a Doc
Join the Medical Alumni Chapter for a reception and dinner connecting alumni in the medical field with undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. This is a tremendous opportunity to reconnect with classmates and mentor students. $25. Contact Shaniqua Rudd ’12 at 610-660-3201 with registration questions. Register> | Who’s coming?
Tuesday, February 4
Reception: 6:15 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.
McShain Hall, Haub Executive Center (5th floor)

University advancement EVENTS
Medical Alumni Chapter Pathophysiology Lecture Series
Each spring, the Medical Alumni Chapter sponsors lectures for undergraduate biology students. Chapter members meet SJU students and lecture on their topics of expertise. Contact Dr. Al DiGiovanni ’53 if you’re Interested in getting involved. Alumni are invited to attend. All lectures are from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Science Center, Room 200.
  • Peter Kowey, M.D. ’71: Cardiac Physiology
    Thursday, February 13

  • Robert Mennel, M.D. ’66: Blood/ Immunity
    Thursday, March 20

  • Joseph Libby, M.D. ’87:
    Respiration System

    Thursday, March 27

  • Marianne Ritchie-Gordon, M.D. ’76: : Digestion
    Thursday, April 10

  • James McCabe, M.D. ’51: Endocrine System
    Thursday, April 17

Phillies Spring Training Trip
Hawk alumni will soar to Florida for Phillies spring training. Trip includes a Big 5 alumni happy hour and spring training game versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Questions? Contact Patty Newby at 610-660-2997
Saturday-Sunday, March 1 - 2

Fast Break with Faculty
Hear faculty member Sally Kuykendall, Ph.D., speak about “Bullying in the Locker Room” before the women’s basketball team takes on the Fordham Rams. Complimentary tickets with lecture attendance. Questions? Contact Laura Dietz at 610-660-2301.
Sunday, March 2. Lecture and reception are at noon in Mandeville 103; game at 2 p.m. in Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena

All events | Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.

university EVENTS
Jesuit Appreciation Day
This conference gives students, young alumni and faculty the opportunity to hear men and women who teach and embody core Jesuit principles speak about “working toward the greater good” with the primary focus of “leadership and success.” Full schedule and registration>
Sunday, February 9

SJU Spring Career Fair

Alumni are invited to the Career Development Center’s spring career fair with over 150 employers representing diverse industries, from accounting, finance and insurance to healthcare, science and technology. Dress professionally and bring resumes. Video preview>
Thursday, February 20 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. in the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena

“Inequality for All”
On-campus screening of the recent documentary about income inequality in the United States. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich (pictured) will host a live webcast to discuss the film.
Thursday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Foley Center; 7 p.m. in the Campion Student Centers Forum Theater (no webcast)

Haub School Hall of Fame Award
Trustee A. Bruce Crawley ’67, one of Philadelphia’s most widely respected public relations and marketing experts, will receive the 2014 Erivan K. Haub School of Business Hall of Fame Award. Event registration coming soon.
Wednesday, April 16 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Cocktails start at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m.

All University events | Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.

arrupe center EVENTS
Dave Stangis
on Business Ethics
Vice president of public affairs and corporate responsibility for the Campbell Soup
Company and president of the Campbell Soup Foundation, Dave Stangis was named one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics by Ethisphere Magazine.
Tuesday, February 4 at 4 p.m. in Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium

Walt Pavlo on White-Collar Crimes
Walter Pavlo will be on campus to talk about the first- hand account of his journey from fast-rising corporate executive to white-collar criminal.
Monday, February 24 at 6 p.m. in
Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium

Contact Vivian Castillo for more information on these and other events sponsored by the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.


MBB assistant coach Geoff Arnold – a prostate cancer survivor – ready to help others battle cancer.

Former Hawk Basketball standout Pat Carroll ’05 to be inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame.

Former SJU cagers Tony Costner ’84 and Dale Hodges ’90 named Atlantic 10 Conference Legends.


Where Are They Now:
Mike Hauer ’70


Field Hockey Alumni Basketball Pregame Reception
Wednesday, February 5

Class of 1970 Men’s Basketball Game and Reception
Saturday, February 22

Golf Alumni Basketball Postgame Reception
Saturday, February 22

SJU @ George Washington Pregame Gathering
Wednesday, March 5

Atlantic 10 WBB Championship
March 5-9

Atlantic 10 MBB Championship
March 12-16

Sweeney Field Dedication
Saturday, April 5

For more information on these or other Athletics events, contact Becky Hemphill at 610-660-3280.

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