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From Rome, President Gempesaw talks St. John’s Vincentian Mission with EWTN, Global Catholic Television
On a recent visit to St. John’s University’s Rome, Italy, campus, President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., had the opportunity to discuss the University’s enduring Vincentian mission and the unique experiential learning that takes place at St. John’s, known as academic service-learning, with Juliet Linley, Vatican Correspondent for EWTN, the Global Catholic Television Network which broadcasts in 140 countries.
Spotlight on Religious Life during Brothers’/Sisters’ Night
St. John’s University’s Campus Ministry sponsored its third annual Brothers’/Sisters’ Night at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Student Mass on September 17 in St. Thomas More Church. This event gives students the opportunity to meet and pray with Sisters and Brothers who serve the local Church.
St. John's Founder's Week
Echoing the passage from Matthew’s Gospel—“I was a stranger and you welcomed me”—St. John’s 23rd annual Founder’s Week celebrated the University’s Vincentian heritage with programs, lectures, and service opportunities evoking the theme of “Welcome the Stranger.”
St. John's Service Learning Trip
Eager to see South Africa and help those in need, Carissa Herb, a junior at St. John’s University, achieved both those goals by enrolling in a popular philosophy course this past spring.
Cardinal Turkson
Throughout his address at St. John’s University’s 2017 Commencement Exercises, His Eminence Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson invoked love’s power to combat inequities around the world—including the growing scourge of homelessness.
St. John's University Vincentian Convocation, Bishop Barres
St. John’s University launched its 23rd Founder’s Week celebration by welcoming Most Reverend John O. Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, to the annual Vincentian Convocation on September 21.
Marilyn Dono-Koulouris, Ed.D 2017 recipient of The Academic Service-Learning Faculty Award
Following the mission of St. John’s University and in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul, Marilyn Dono-Koulouris, Ed.D, Associate Professor, Staten Island Campus Discover New York (DNY) Program Coordinator, is the 2017 recipient of The Academic Service-Learning Faculty Award, awarded at the Faculty Convocation on August 29th on the Queens campus.
When six St. John’s undergraduates joined Konrad Tuchscherer, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, on a two-week trip through Cameroon in May, they not only got an inside look at the country of more than 23 million, they saw firsthand the benefits of experiential learning.
As six St. John’s University students ascended the 6,500 foot Mount Mbapit in Cameroon this past summer, they laughed recalling the requirement to train with intense cardio in the SJU Fitness Center before joining the study abroad trip.

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