Hawk Hill Online - July 2014

The Newsletter for Alumni, Parents and Friends
Haub School’s EMBA Program Earns Top Recognition

Climbing five places in one year, the executive MBA program in the Haub School of Business (HSB) was recently ranked No. 15 in the country by the U.S. News & World Report. Only the No. 1 rated Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania came in ahead of HSB in the Philadelphia market.

“We are in great company with the Ivy League schools and some of the nation’s major research institutions,” said HSB Dean Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70. “This ranking is a tribute to our university, school, faculty and students.”

Offering 20-month and one-year options, the HSB executive MBA offers students the opportunity to study with a faculty of experts and collaborate with executive students from a myriad of business disciplines. Consistent with the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, care for the whole person, students will receive one-on-one executive coaching, team coaching and leadership development throughout the program.

University News
Rosalind Reichard, Ph.D., Named Interim Provost
The former president and professor of mathematics at Emory & Henry College (Va.) from 2006 to 2013, Rosalind Reichard, Ph.D. began her term as interim provost at Saint Joseph's University  on June 4. Prior to her time at Emory & Henry, she served as the vice president for academic affairs at Meredith College (N.C.), and as the dean of sciences and mathematics at Elon University (N.C.), where she also held a faculty position for 16 years. Reichard succeeds Brice Wachterhauser, Ph.D., who will return to the philosophy faculty after 10 years of service as provost. More>

SJU to Hold Memorial Mass for Dr. Jack Ramsay on August 13
Saint Joseph's University will hold a Memorial Mass for Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay on Wednesday, August 13 at 5 p.m. at Hagan Arena. The Mass is open to the public, but the Ramsay family kindly requests that guests RSVP online by visiting www.sjuhawks.com/ramsaymemorial. One of the greatest teachers in basketball history, Dr. Ramsay, known affectionately throughout the basketball community as “Dr. Jack,” made his mark in the collegiate and professional ranks, and more recently as a broadcaster, up until his retirement. He passed away on April 29, 2014, at his home in Naples, Fla., after a decade-long battle with cancer. More>


alumni news

Joe Kiernan ’49 Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer Article about the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill
A native of the Logan section of Philadelphia, Joe Kiernan ’49 flew 35 combat missions as a turret gunner on a B-24 bomber during World War II. When he returned home, he was able to enroll at Saint Joseph’s for free - an experience he said would shape his life. "There is no way in my own life I would’ve been able to get to college in the prewar world," the 88-year-old Kiernan told the Inquirer in a feature story celebrating 70 years of Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as the GI Bill. "Without the war and without the GI Bill, I never would've had the opportunities I had in business that I ended up enjoying." Kiernan graduated with a with a bachelor's degree in sociology, earned a master’s degree from Temple and worked 30 years for RCA and Generic Electric. For more than 28 years on weeknights and Saturdays, he taught sociology at SJU as an adjunct professor. (Photo by C.F. Sanchez / Inquirer staff photographer) Read the story>


student section
Business Beyond the Bottom Line

This past year, the Haub School of Business introduced the SJU Chapter of Net Impact to the entire campus community. Net Impact is a national organization that brings a social and environmental lens to traditional business roles. The student chapter allows participants to network, build skills and drive responsible action. More>


faculty focus
Dangerous Invaders: Researchers Embark on Study of Asian Fruit Fly
Scientists think that, sometime in the 1980s, Drosophila suzukii arrived in Hawaii from Japan. By 2008, the Asian fruit fly had hit California, and by June 2011, had blazed a trail of destruction through the fruit farms it encountered on its journey to the Northeast. Also known as Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) because of the distinctive black spots on the male’s wings, SWD is bad news for agriculture in the United States. A 2009 study estimates that the invasive species caused yield losses in California ranging from negligible up to 80 percent. More>



Spring 2014 President’s Report
The Spring 2014 President’s Report highlights the Saint Joseph’s community and its thriving spirit of doing more to advance our Catholic, Jesuit mission. Stories in this edition include:


Benefits & Services

What Happens to Your Will After You’re Gone?
You know it’s important to have an up-to-date will so that your wishes are carried out as you intend, but how exactly does that happen? Find out what steps are taken after you pass away – from sending your will to court to dividing up your assets. More>

Alumni Travel: Autumn in America’s Heartland (September 19-27)
The leaves along the Mississippi River burst with fall colors and all year long the river provides its own magical wonders. Discover the beauty and marvels for yourself on a spectacular voyage exploring Autumn in America’s Heartland aboard the American Queen. Download brochure.


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joseph J. oakes III ’64 to receive
shield of loyola
Joseph J. Oakes III ’64, president of New Jersey-based Acorn Financial Services has been selected as this year's recipient of the Shield of Loyola, the University's most prestigious honor.

A member of the Haub School Hall of Fame, Oakes is being recognized for his professional success, unwavering loyalty to Saint Joseph's and life reflective of the values St. Ignatius of Loyola. He will be feted at the November 15 Alumni Gala.

Proceeds from the Alumni Gala support SJU students through the Shield of Loyola Scholarship Fund.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Georgette Hamaty at 610-660-3286.


Inaugural Ignatian Leadership Conference

Mark the Feast Day of St. Ignatius by attending the inaugural Ignatian Leadership Conference, where you can explore a unique leadership development model — created at Saint Joseph’s University — merging the gifts of Ignatian spirituality with proven leadership theory. Learn new tools for enhancing self-awareness, and methods for personal and group decision-making through discernment. Seating is limited. Registration closes July 14. For more information, contact Karin Botto at 610-660-1258.
Thursday, July 31, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Haub Executive Center, Saint Joseph’s University

hawk days of summer contest

Take the Hawk with you this summer! Include the Hawk in your summer photos and you could win a plush Hawk or SJU blanket. Click for complete contest rules and how to enter.

alumni survey
The SJU Alumni Association wants to hear from you! Whether you’ve been involved since graduation or you’re looking for ways to get involved, we want to know what we can do to keep you connected to SJU.

Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey. Your answers will remain confidential unless you choose to share your contact information.

We’ll award five randomly chosen survey participants with SJU gear. The grand prize winner will receive a print of Barbelin Hall.

Thank you for your input!

July volunteer spotlight

The Hawk during the 1997-98 basketball season, Bobby Gallagher ’98, MS ’99 volunteers because “it is a great opportunity to have lots of fun with fellow Hawks and contribute my time and energy to help the SJU community in any way I can.” Gallagher comes from a long line of Saint Joseph’s supporters, including his uncle Jack Gallagher ’63, for whom the alumni golf outing is named, and his grandfather John Gallagher ’31, who won a campus-wide contest in 1929 to give the Saint Joseph’s athletic teams the nickname “Hawks.”


university Advancement EVENTS
Seashore Gathering
Spend an evening at the Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor, N.J., with SJU alumni. Space is limited so please register before July 16.
Saturday, July 26

U.S. Open
Join the Greater New York Alumni Chapter for an evening at the 2014 U.S. Open. Act now – tickets are limited.
Wednesday, August 27

Class of 2018 Welcome and Blessing
Families officially mark the beginning of their relationship with Saint Joseph’s. Contact Patti Killeen at 610-660-1539 with any questions.
Tuesday, August 19, 4 p.m.
Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, 3 p.m.
Chapel of St. Joseph - Michael J. Smith, S.J., Memorial

Boston Red Sox
Reception & Game

Spend the day at Fenway as the Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays.
Sunday, September 7

Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Join the Baltimore and Greater D.C. Alumni Chapter for a food tour in the historic and architecturally unique town.
Saturday, September 20

So You Want to Work in NY
If you want to work in New York City but aren't sure how to make it happen, this is the event for you.
Thursday, September 25


TWO great Hawk Hill events coming together for ONE epic campus-wide celebration. September 26-28.

This year’s reunions are for classes ending in “4” and “9.” If you’re interested in volunteering for your reunion committee, contact Lynn Langnas at 610-660-3467.

Naples Weekend,
January 15 - 18, 2015

Alumni, parents and friends are invited to enjoy a mid-winter respite on the beautiful southwest coast of Florida, January 15 - 18, 2015. Call LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort at 800-237-6883 and mention “SJU” for discounted hotel rates. Book your room by December 15. For further information contact Jeanne Riddagh at 610-660-1233.

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

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