Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

November 2012

Calling All USJ Parents and Family Members!

President Message 
The Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Office is looking for parent and family members to get involved with USJ and join the Family Volunteer Committee.


For more information contact

Brittany Toce at

or 860.231.5888.


Help us get 1,000 "Likes" 


Help us reach our goal of 1,000 "Likes" for our Alumni Facebook group by 1.31.13. We need just over 200 more followers to reach our goal!


Don't forget to also follow us on Twitter, read our blogs, and watch us on YouTube! Connect to all USJ social media here.


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Soccer team is GNAC Regular Season Champs!











The Blue Jays (12-1-1 overall, 10-0-1 conference) clinched the regular season GNAC title for the first time in university history in a 1-0 victory over Emerson.



Your Support Matters










Parent and family support truly makes a difference in the lives of USJ students. Click here to support USJ!

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Celebrate International Education Week!

November 12-16, 2012


The University of Saint Joseph will celebrate its 12th Annual International Education Week (IEW) from Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16, 2012. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that prepares Americans for global awareness, advocacy and action. The University's Office of International Studies and Programs will commemorate IEW on campus with a rich and stimulating week-long schedule of educational and cultural events. For example, The U.S. Postal Service will be on campus to help students apply for passports in one easy step. International Cuisine will be served all week in the USJ cafeteria. Attend lunchtime presentations where students and faculty will be sharing their international experiences. Enjoy and learn from a series of presentations on Egyptian and Dutch art by the students of Professor Dorothy Keller, M. Ed., Chair of USJ's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, and much, much more! Please click here to check the calendar of events.

Contact: Office of International Studies and Programs at 860.231.5470 or


2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations 

Deadline - Friday, November 16


Do you know a graduate who 

exemplifies the University of Saint Joseph ideals? Nominate her or him for a Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) by Friday, November 16!

DAA Award Categories:

The Mary Rosa McDonough Award

The Catherine McAuley Award

The Mary DeLourdes Kenny Award

The Sr. Fay O'Brien School of Education Alumni Award

The Maria Ancilla Sullivan Award

The Mary Consuela Mulcahy Award

The Winifred E. Coleman Service Award


Click here to see the award criteria.

Nomination Forms:

Click here for the online nomination form. 

Click here for the print nomination form.




Emergency Alert System Information


With the winter season quickly approaching, it is important for your student to review their e2 Campus account to ensure they are signed up to receive emergency notifications. The USJ Alert System powered by e2 Campus will automatically send notifications (if they are signed up to receive messages) critical to their safety and well-being, as well as storm-related information, to all USJ e-mail accounts for faculty, staff, and students. Here is the web page which tells your student how to sign up and where to go to edit their account at any time: USJ Alert System. 





Chapel Bells Mass

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


The Connor Chapel of Our Lady


The University of Saint Joseph has a tradition of remembering deceased 

alumni and friends at the Chapel Bells Mass. At the conclusion of Mass, the Chapel Bells will be rung in memory of those who have passed away between October 15, 2011 and October 16, 2012.


Click here to see alumni who will be remembered at this year's

Chapel Bells Mass.


If you learn of a recently deceased alumna/us, please contact Rita Bayer '05 at or 860.231.5462. 




Lunch & Learn Series: Script Your Future - Medication Adherence

Maria A. Summa, PharmD., B.C.P.S.: Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

11:00 a.m. Lunch - 11:40 p.m. Presentation

Mercy Hall, Crystal Room

$25 per person


Have you ever wondered about the health consequences of poor medication adherence or not taking medication as prescribed?  The most recent data related to medication taking behaviors includes some startling findings -- one out of three patients will never fill their prescriptions, and nearly three out of four Americans don't follow their prescribed treatment regimens.  More than one-third of hospital admissions are linked to medication non-adherence.  Patients may struggle with medication adherence for many reasons, and the consequences are serious - poor health outcomes for patients and increased costs for our health care system. In fact, medication non-adherence now costs us $290 billion annually - largely due to the increased costs of hospitalizations related to medication non-adherence.


Click here to print the registration form.(Registration deadline 11.30.12)


Questions? Contact us at or 860.231.5323.  



Faculty Spotlight:
Dennis Barone, Ph.D.
Professor of English and American Studies


University of Saint Joseph professors are experts in their fields. They provide mentorship, collaboration, and encouragement.


Professor Dennis Barone's latest book, Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776, is garnering attention. In addition to an editorial piece published in The Hartford Courant on October 24, Barone's work has been featured in The Hartford AdvocateThe Waterbury Republican, the Courant's Sunday Arts section and its weekly book feature.


Published by Wesleyan University Press, Garnet Poems features the work of 42 poets whose poetry connects to Connecticut, including Wallace Stevens, Lydia Sigourney, Mark Van Doren, Richard Wilbur, Susan Howe, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. It is the first major anthology of Connecticut poetry to appear since the mid-nineteenth century.  


Click here for the full story.

Upcoming Events 


Transfer and Transform - Admission's information session for Transfer students and Adult Learners 

November 14, 2012

5:45 p.m.

Mercy Hall, Crystal Room

Click here for more information.


12th Annual International Education Week at USJ

November 12 - 16, 2012

University of Saint Joseph

Click here for more information.


USJ Tip Off Tournament

November 16 -17, 2012

O'Connell Athletic Center

Click here for more information.


Lunch & Learn Series: The Heart of Hartfor!: Combating Health Disparities Surrounding Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Natalie Dearing, Pharm.D., RPH.: Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

January 15, 2013

11:00 a.m. - Lunch/11:40 a.m. - Presentation

Mercy Hall, Crystal Room

Click here for more information.


Contact Info
Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Office
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117