Pay It Forward Scholarship
Pay it Forward at USJ — Receive a $5,000 scholarship today!
At the University of Saint Joseph, we believe that what we do in life matters — to ourselves, each other, and our world. Committing to a cause, volunteering your time, or helping someone in need — these behaviors make a tangible difference.
We value your commitment to service — so much so that we will give a $5,000 scholarship to those who apply to our Pay it Forward program and fulfill the criteria below.
The rules are simple, the application is easy… so complete your part in 15 minutes or less. Let’s celebrate those who make the world a better place!
- Complete an application by December 1, 2014 https://my.usj.edu/ics/Admissions/Saint_Joseph_College_Undergraduate_Admissions
- Post to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account about a recent community service project, volunteer activity, or way in which you made a positive difference in someone’s life — tell us what, where, & when.
- Tag USJCT and be sure to use the hashtag: #PayitForwardUSJCT.
- Your $5,000 scholarship will be applied toward tuition upon acceptance to USJ.
- The Pay it Forward Scholarship is renewable, provided recipients complete 20 hours of community service each academic year
Note: If you have already been accepted to USJ and received a financial aid award of $15,000 or more, you are eligible for a $1,000 Pay it Forward scholarship.
Make a Difference, Make a Leader
Is community service part of your life? If so, you may be eligible to win a full or partial tuition award through our Make a Difference, Make a Leader Scholarship. (link to http://www.usj.edu/admissions-financial-aid/tuition-and-financial-aid/scholarships-grants/usj-scholarships/make-difference-make-leader-scholarship/)
USJ Welcomes New Staff
University of Saint Joseph welcomes new staff to the community.:
Nicole Horelik, laboratory coordinator, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Chemistry
Contact: Na-Tasha Bryan, human resources specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.231.6740
Blue Jay Athletics
BASKETBALL HOME GAMES
Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m. / USJ against Worcester State College
Monday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. / USJ against Weslyan
Saturday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. / USJ against Connecticut College
Monday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. / USJ against Lesley
Contact: Deb Fiske at email@example.com or 860.231.5423
Hoffman Auditorium Upcoming Events
SONGS FROM A CHRISTMAS GATHERING
December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
As part of Connecticut's Celebration of the 150th Civil War Anniversary, we present Bobby Horton including minstrel tunes, Civil War songs, folk hymns, Stephen Foster's music, and old-fashioned Christmas carols.
Tickets: $25 Adults | $20 Seniors | $15 Youth | $20 USJ Faculty & Staff | Free for USJ Students
Buy tickets now!
BALLET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE NUTCRACKER
December 18 at 6:30 p.m.
December 19 at 7:30 p.m.
December 20 at 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
December 21 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Join Ballet Theatre Company for its 13th annual production of this holiday classic!
Tickets are available through BTC. Click here to visit their website!
Art Gallery Exhibitions and Events
September 13 – December 14, 2014
Organized in conjunction with USJ’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ academic year theme of Peace and Human Rights, War/Peace presents sixteen twentieth-century works on paper depicting the period 1914-1945: World War I, the interwar years, and World War II. Artists represented in this exhibition include Kerr Eby, Georges Rouault, Käthe Kollwitz, Muirhead Bone, and others.
I Write Your Name, Part III: The Amistad Center @ USJ
This exhibition is the third and largest installment of works from the Amistad Center for Art & Culture that is being shown at the Art Gallery, USJ while The Amistad Center’s galleries at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art are closed for renovation. The Amistad Center’s collection of art, artifacts, and popular culture objects document the experience, expressions, and history of people of African descent.
Afternoon at the Gallery
Thursday, December 4| 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join us on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 4:00 p.m. for an intimate discussion of the works on display in the Art Gallery. Open to the public.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.231.5743.
Pope Pius XII Library Hours
Thanksgiving Holiday 2014
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Elfspiration Toy Drive
Santa’s little helpers make toys for children and just like them you can help by donating a toy.
Madonna Hall 2nd floor will be hosting a toy drive from Sunday, November 9 - Monday, December 1. You can drop off your toys in a box in the library lounge or in Madonna 2nd floor lounge.
We ask for brand new toys only.
In addition to collecting toys, on Saturday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. we will be having an Elfspiration party. Come watch the movie Elf, talk about compassionate service, and decorate cookies- there also will be hot cocoa.
Help make a difference in a child’s life.
Contact: Melina Dezhbod'17 at email@example.com
Thanksgiving Holiday Payroll Procedures
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, please note the following Payroll procedures:
For those still completing paper timesheets, be sure to turn in timesheets and payroll related documentation you may have for the two-week period ending November 22, 2014 by the end of the business day on Friday, November 21, 2014.
For those still completing paper calendars, be sure to turn in any calendars you may have completed through November 15, 2014 by the end of the business day on Friday, November 21, 2014.
For those using the USJ Online Time Recording System in ADP, please have all time recorded and approved for the “current pay period” by the end of the business day on Friday, November 21, 2014.
Due to the shortened work week, it is imperative that all documentation be received by payroll before Monday, November 24, 2014 to ensure payroll processing can be completed on schedule.
Please note that Friday, November 28 is a University holiday, but not a banking holiday. Therefore all direct deposits will be processed according to the normal schedule.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation – and have a relaxing Holiday.
Please contact Marie Harding in the Payroll Office 860.231.5407 with any questions
Dream To Be B.R.A.V.E Prom Drive
The USJ B.R.A.V.E. Leadership Program will be hosting a "Prom Drive" on December 4, 2014. The goal of the drive is to collect dresses and accessories for students who may not have access to these items for prom. Interested in contributing? Check out the details below to participate.
Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: McGovern Lounge
Accepted Items: Dresses(all styles), shoes, jewelry, hand bags, cosmetics, etc.
Sponsors: Diversity In Action, W.O.W, Public Health Society
For more information please contact Luz Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November/December Recreation Calendar
Check out the calendar below to know about all the O'Connell Athletic Center has to offer!
Contact: Mary Cooper, administrative assistant membership coordinator, at email@example.com or 860.231.5419
Festival of Lights
Come one, come all, to the Festival of Lights—USJ’s annual Advent and pre-Christmas Celebration! This FREE event will be held in the Connor Chapel of Our Lady at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7. A hallowed USJ holiday tradition, Festival of Lights features readings, carols, prayers, and performances by the USJ Chamber Choir, the USJ Dance Ensemble, Queenes Companye, the Voices of Praise Gospel Choir, and the Gengras Center Choir. Don;t forget to head to the cafeteria following Festival of Lights for a festive, Christmas meal (prices tbd).
Festival of Lights. Sunday, December 7at 4:00 p.m. Connor Chapel of Our Lady. See you there!
Contact: Kate Stratton, director of Campus Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dining Hours for Thanksgiving Break 2014
Jay Nest Closed
Tuesday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Resumes Monday, November 30, 2014
Tuesday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Resumes for Dinner Sunday, November 30, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
No Late Night
Monday, November 24 or Tuesday, November 25
Resumes Monday, November 30
May you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends. Enjoy!
From the Bon Appetit Staff
Join USJ's New Book Club
Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall, Denvor Moore, Daniel Butler, and Lynn Vincent
How it works:
1. Sign up by emailing Mary Perleoni at email@example.com by Monday, November 24, 2014.
2. Pick up your FREE book between Monday, December 8 - Friday, December 12 at the Little Red House.
3. Read the book over break.
4. Get together for snacks and a great discussion in February. The date will be emailed to the community after break.
Open to the USJ community
For more information contact Mary Perleoni, graduate assistant/WOW, at firstname.lastname@example.org