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Highlighting a shared commitment to helping impoverished and disadvantaged people around the world, Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., President of St. John’s University, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the University as a Global Campus of Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
Ozanam Scholars examine and seek solutions to real-world social justice issues, conduct research, complete a capstone project in their senior year, and travel around the world to serve those in need.
The evening’s main purpose was to allow students to socialize and pray with 18 Sisters and 15 Brothers serving the local Church, representing 14 congregations.
As part of the 2016 bicentennial of the arrival of the first Vincentian missionaries to the United States, leaders from the three Vincentian sponsored universities in the United States (Niagara University, St. John’s University and DePaul University) recently gathered in New York City for a two-day conference entitled: “Beyond the Bicentennial: The Promise of Vincentian Higher Education.”
“We had the opportunity to meet with other young Vincentians and learn about how their chapters are fulfilling the Vincentian spirit through various service activities,” said Anarita Lynch ’17C, chapter President.
City of Churches explores and documents the local history, art and architecture that clearly illustrate why New York City is known as the “City of Churches.”
During the week of October 24-29, 2016, the Law School’s Public Interest Center and its student association, the Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA), marked National Pro Bono Week with a series of events.
'Friends of the Poor Walk' fundraising event was one of many activities that drew students to St. John’s annual University Service Day.
Dr. Putnam explained the dilemma to nearly 300 St. John’s students, faculty, and administrators as part of the University’s 22nd Annual Founder’s Week.
The event has now raised more than $500,000 at St. John's since 2011 and more than $1,000,000 all-time between affairs at St. John's and UCLA.

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