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Lilli Dellheim '25 M.A., Special to the Hawk • July 13, 2024

Fall semester updates

McShain Hall bridge remains closed as it undergoes construction until its re-opening in October (Photos by Rose Barrett ’20).

Summer changes take effect on campus

Over the summer, the St. Joe’s campus underwent a great deal of change. In addition to the announcement of a new school, there are more food options available on campus and significant architectural developments.

1. The School of Health Studies and Education Announcement

The newest school on campus will be formally introduced in the Fall of 2019. The School of Health Studies and Education officially welcomed students at the beginning of this semester.

According to University President Mark C. Reed Ed.D., the school will be “drawing on strong, established programs in health and education and rooted in the Jesuit tradition that regards the liberal arts, research, experiential learning and, most importantly, a focus on the common good, the School of Health Studies and Education will prepare practitioners to embrace the whole-person approach to their work.”

2. Saxbys Opening

Saxbys Experiential Learning Cafe will take the place of the Campion fishbowl.

According to Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer, the partnership with St. Joe’s and the Haub School of Business will be completely student-run.

3. DB replaces Subway

York Street Market, a deli concept food market, replaced the previously existing Subway in DB. This change has in part been implemented in response to student input.

According to an email sent from Tim McGuriman, associate vice president of administrative services, “York Street Market will offer expanded menu items and was implemented in response to students’ requests for an enhanced deli experience.”

4. Pepsi Provider

Over the summer Pepsi became the official beverage provider on campus. The dismissal of the Coca-Cola products was implemented and the transitional process to replace fountains, coolers and vending machines on campus is currently in progress, said Tim McGuriman.

5. McShain Bridge Delay

The McShain Hall bridge has been closed while under construction since May. The intention to have the bridge completed was not fulfilled in time for the start of Fall 2018 semester.

According to Kevin M. Kane, the director of facilities management, it should re-open in October.

6. Redesign for the bookstore

The St. Joe’s bookstore has a newly renovated interior which was completed over the summer. An archway now connects the Barnes and Noble sponsored bookstore with Starbucks.

7. Housing Changes

The lease between St. Joe’s and Lancaster Courts was not renewed and is no longer a housing option. Transfer students have seen changes in housing with the first floor of the Sourin Residence Center and Xavier Hall now offered as residence options.

Non-transfer sophomores have been moved around due to residence halls changing. Pennbrook Hall on 63rd St. also made changes, now giving upperclassmen the ability to rent out basement apartments which were previously only available to sophomores.

8. Hagan Arena Upgrades

The Michael J. Hagan Arena upgraded for an overall enhanced atmospheric experience and better broadcasting, said Joseph P. DeLacy, assistant director of athletics.

According to DeLacy, a new lighting system, upgraded WiFi and an annual floor refinishing were completed inside Hagan Arena.

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