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Celebrating 100 Years

Cue the drum roll, please. Centennials are special. Saint Joseph’s College is special. Put the two together and we’ve got a major reason to celebrate. Since 1912, our college has made educational dreams come true. Our Centennial theme, “Realize the Promise,” represents our embrace of learning, discovery and achievement.

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Centennial Gala at Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland

The Centennial Gala will be the flagship event of the Centennial year. This formal event is open to all members of the college community and friends, in celebration of our Centennial and in honor of the next 100 years to come. More details


Runnin' Monks 5K

Open to the public with family entertainment & cookout.


"Trekking Saint Paul from Jerusalem to Rome" – Steve Bridge

Part 5 of our Centennial Faculty Lecture Series
7 p.m., Viola George Auditorium - Alfond Hall
30 min., 30 min. Q&A

Come relive the exciting highlights and unexpected adventures of an ambitious quest to retrace the footsteps of Saint Paul. (Acts 1:8). This multimedia presentation will not only feature photographs and artifacts from some of the most sacred, exotic, and intriguing sites of the Holy Lands, but also foods and drinks from these regions as well. A veritable feast for the senses!

Theology professor Dr. Steve Bridge received a faculty grant to do research in the Middle East dedicated to retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. Thus far, he has visited Jerusalem, Turkey and Greece, and in 2012 will complete the journey in Rome.



Sister Consuela White Centennial Lecture in conjunction with Mercy Hospital


A Depiction of 1912 Historic Events

7 p.m., Viola George Auditorium - Alfond Hall

This presentation of historical events from 1912 includes nostalgic narratives on Fenway Park, the Girl Scouts, the Titanic, Kotszchmar Organ and Saint Joseph's College.


Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The annual Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony takes place in Café Bon Appétit.  in Mercy Hall. This year’s induction marks the 10-year anniversary of the first class inducted into the Hall of Fame. Inductees for the ceremony will be announced during the summer of 2012.


"Promoting critical thinking: Ideas for innovation" – Gail Marchigiano and Nina Eduljee

Part 6 of our Centennial Faculty Lecture Series
7 p.m., Viola George Auditorium - Alfond Hall
30 min., 30 min. Q&A

How can we encourage our students to think? As educators, we can guide students to move beyond memorization by designing classroom assignments that promote higher levels of thinking. Discover strategies that encourage the "innovative" part of education – analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, applying, and making connections that promote true learning.

Nursing professor Gail Marchigiano has published research on nursing education, teaches medical-surgical and critical care nursing, and guides senior nursing students in their clinical practicum. Psychology professor Nina Eduljee's research examines cross-cultural attitudes towards technology, comparing college students in India with those in the United States.



"Relating growth of the Andes mountain range in Venezuela to erosion and eventual sediment accumulation: a field and laboratory geologic research project" – Johan Erikson

Part 7 of our Centennial Faculty Lecture Series
7 p.m., Viola George Auditorium - Alfond Hall
30 min., 30 min. Q&A

Taller but narrower than the Rocky Mountains, the Andes in northern South America have a story to tell about the different ways that mountain ranges grow. Come hear and see how river sands, radioactive elements, and the Earth's magnetic field can be used to decipher 15 million years of mountain growth and erosion.

Geologist and natural sciences associate professor, Dr. Johan Erikson has conducted research in Maine that has implications for interpretation of long-term climate changes and their effects on the landscape.

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Lecture Series

“Trekking Saint Paul from Jerusalem to Rome.” – Dr. Steve Bridge. Watch the next lecture in our Faculty Lecture Series.


Centennial Gala

We celebrated our Centennial Gala on October 13, with an evening of dining, dancing and mingling with friends and alumni of Saint Joseph’s College in recognition of 100 years of success. The event was held at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland, Maine.

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The History of SJC

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Take a quick tour of the decades to see how we’ve transformed from a cluster of classrooms for young women in Portland to a global undergraduate and graduate co-educational college for all ages.

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