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Children from Escuela Segunda Unidad Botijas #1 with the solar panels made for them by St. John’s students
The strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in nearly a century, Hurricane Maria came ashore on September 20, 2017, and knocked out power to the entire island. The widespread devastation and lingering power outages triggered a creative response from the University.
Now in its second year, the Faith and Service in the City: Vincentian Leadership Institute for High School Students program at St. John’s University held its final session of the year from August 5-11, 2018. The program, which connects students with Catholic and Vincentian traditions and values, is funded by a four-year grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.’s Theology Institutes for High School Youth Initiative.
St. John’s University’s Catholic Scholars Program at St. Thomas More Church
St. John’s University’s Catholic Scholars program received the 2018 Exemplary Award for Ministry in Discipleship from the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) on May 31.
Speech-Language Pathology students
Students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders put their education into practice while embodying an integral component of St. John’s University’s Vincentian mission—the call to serve.
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed.D.
What does it mean to be a Catholic university? This question was posed by Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed.D., during a conference entitled, “Faculty Conversations on the Modern Catholic University,” held April 23 in the D’Angelo Center on St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus.
April 9, 2018
Male priest blessing female student
Eleven undergraduate students and one employee were received into full communion with the Catholic Church on April 8 at a special liturgical Mass held at St. Thomas More Church.
April 5, 2018
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Student-Athletes Lend a Hand to Help Queens Families during Holiday
This Easter, local residents experiencing food insecurity will enjoy a holiday meal thanks to the distribution of 1,000 donated hams that began at St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus on Tuesday, March 27.
In First Visit to Ghana, Ozanam Scholars Use Field of Study to Address Social Injustices
For John Hobbs, eye-opening experiences have filled his four years of research and service in the Ozanam Scholars Program at St. John’s University. Yet some of his most prized moments came this past January, when the Legal Studies major joined fellow students for a senior trip to Accra, Ghana.
Catholic High School Leadership Day
Campus Ministry on St. John’s University’s Staten Island campus hosted 30 high school students from six area Catholic schools for a Catholic High School Leadership Day on February 7.

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