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Mon. 10/22 at 9am: 60th anniversary of Air Force ROTC celebration

Air Force ROTC at SJU

Please join us along with SJU President C. Kevin Gillespie and SJU student/artist Holly Colaguori, ’12, on Monday October 22nd, 2012 when we unveil a painting celebrating the 60th anniversary of Air Force ROTC here at Saint Joseph’s University.

The painting will be unveiled and placed in the first floor of Drexel Library.

Monday, October 22  9:00am

Francis A. Drexel Library, 1st floor

Electrical Shutdown of Drexel Library

Due to electrical repairs that must be made, the Francis A. Drexel Library will close at 10:00pm this evening (Monday, October 8).

The Post Learning Commons will remain open until 12 midnight this evening.

The Library Catalog will be inaccessible and other online resources may experience some interruptions. 

The Library and Post Learning Commons are scheduled to re-open Tuesday morning at 8:30am.


10/10/12 at 3pm Celebration of Faculty Scholarship


Faculty Scholarship

Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

October 10, 2012 3:00pm
Wachterhauser Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Ron Dufresne James Caccamo

As a part of Inauguration Week, the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library will celebrate the recent scholarship of Saint Joseph’s faculty. There will be two brief presentations from two faculty members, James Caccamo (Religious Studies, Theology) and Ron Dufresne (Management).

Marjorie Rathbone, Associate Director for Resources Management, and Kristine Mudrick, Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian, will present a brief introduction to the new faculty scholarship database.



9/27/12 A Question of Habit: A Tool for Educators 3pm

A Question of Habit: A Tool for Educators

A Question of Habit

September 27

Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

A second viewing of the film “A Question of Habit” will be offered at the Post Learning Commons for faculty, staff and administration.

Writer-Producer-Director Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy will be on hand to discuss how this film can be used effectively to teach U.S. cultural studies, gender and the intersection of religion and culture.

A Question of Habit explores popular culture’s fascination with all things “nun” and dives into the real stories behind the women religious in the United States from the battle field medics of the Civil War to the creators of the first HMO in the Country to the political activists fighting against capital ?> punishment.?

The film is narrated by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon.

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections Exhibit

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.On Thursday, March 29, 2012 the SJU Community met to honor the Leadership and Generosity of the Jesuit Community at Saint Joseph’s University and to view the new Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections exhibit located on the third floor of the John and Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons.

Named after Hopkins, the esteemed nineteenth century Jesuit Victorian poet, the special collections feature, among other items, a diverse and growing collection of Jesuitica and Jesuitana, which includes more than 400 volumes, some quite rare, published between the 16th and 20th centuries.

African American Read-In: Wed. 2/8, 4-5PM

A frican American Read-in

joins thousands of schools and libraries across the country for the

23rd Annual
African American READ-IN

Come to Drexel Library and read a selection from your favorite African American author, poet, playwright, musician, essayist or historian.

Wednesday, February 8th
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Drexel Library

(refreshments will be served)

Post Learning Commons Dedication

In the Home Stretch!

The glass of the atrium is in place, the outdoor plaza complete, the trellis for the green wall is attached, the indoor spaces are finishing up and the opening exhibit in the Special Collections Area is being assembled. We are anticipating opening after Spring Break, with a dedication of the Post Learning Commons set for Thursday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Post Learning Commons Post Learning Commons
Post Learning Commons
Photographs by Melissa Kelly

January 17th, Writing Center Satellite Location Reopens!

The Writing Center’s satellite location at the Drexel Library is back! Hours will begin begin on Tuesday, January 17th, on the first floor of the Drexel Library. Students can stop by and make an appointment with a Writing Fellow, Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information about the Writing Center, please visit their homepage, or call their main location in 162 Merion Hall, (610) 660-1341.

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