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Kennedy Love Loves the World

Kennedy Love-Green Loves the World #IamVincent

When she was accepted to the highly competitive Ozanam Scholars Program at St. John’s University, Kennedy Love-Green ’17CPS felt she was answering a calling. “I was drawn to St. John’s by God,” Kennedy said. Ozanam Scholars examine and seek solutions to real-world social justice issues, conduct research, complete a capstone project in their senior year, […]

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Prezi: A Change has Come

Don’t know Prezi? This online tool can light up a presentation! Check out this one! Prezi gives the feel of a live PowerPoint presentation, but at the pace of the viewer. You can add notes, transcripts, and more. Check this Prezi out (it’s got a small technical problem with one embedded video, but it’s a […]

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Open your eyes

Open Your Eyes • A Music Video

I’m going to show my age (60). Bursting on the music scene out of Queens, New York in the mid-seventies, The Ramones are probably punk rock’s best known band. Punk stripped down the rock music genre to its bare essentials, and a sub-group of this movement began to produce music with a distinct “societal critique” […]

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Practical Help at Niagara University

Want to Help the Poor? Do Something Practical! @SVDPWNY

Do something practical. That’s what Vincent would say. Every year in the USA, people struggle to manage the scarce resources they have, while still being good citizens. Saying #IamVincent means helping people do the good things they want and need to do. It’s a practical enterprise. At Niagara University, they’re at it again! Concrete. Well-described…. […]

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Good Works Team

The “Good Works Team” @SJUmission #IamVincent

On Tuesday, February 7, St. John’s redshirt senior Sandra Udobi was named to the 2017 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team®. The team honors college basketball student-athletes who have shown dedication to bettering the lives of others through giving back to their communities. Udobi, a native of Delta State, Nigeria, is one […]

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Social Media’s Impact on Relationships

In a relevant article for all of us “social media addicts,” Shelley Galasso Bonanno, M.A. reflects at PsychCentral. Happy Valentine’s Day! Human beings yearn for connection and belonging. Numerous studies have linked social support to positive mental health. Additional studies have cited the negative emotional impact of loneliness. Research has further revealed people with fewer […]

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North American Vincentian Family Gathering: Keynote Speakers and Workshop Announcements

The 2017 North American Vincentian Family Gathering (VFG) is a multi-day conference to build community, conversation, and systemic change around the realities of migration in North America. The Gathering will include the voices of immigrants and refugees, two keynote presenters, and five workshops. Two Keynote Presenters: Dr. Victor Carmona is Assistant Professor of Moral Theology […]

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Shedding Light on the Relationship of Charity and Justice

I’m writing this on Candlemas, a feast of Light. St. Vincent once said, “There is no act of charity that is not accompanied by justice or that permits us to do more than we reasonably can.”[To François du Coudray, In Toul, 17 June 1640] What did he mean? Let’s shed a little light. Here is […]

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ozanam scholar and the arts

Ozanam Scholar Blends Passion for the Arts with Commitment to Social Justice

Jeremy Ashton ’17C ‘18G came to St. John’s University from Orlando, FL in the fall of 2013 because he was offered a scholarship through the selective Ozanam Scholars Program. “The tuition funding brought me here,” he said, “But the work kept me here.” Though he was initially interested in acting, Ashton realized once at SJU […]

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