Saint Joseph’s College presents “How can we encourage students to think?”

Saint Joseph’s College celebrates its 100th Anniversary with the eighth of its Centennial Lecture Series on Tuesday, November 13. Dr. Nina Eduljee, a member of the psychology faculty at the college, and Dr. Gail Marchigiano, a member of the nursing faculty, will give a talk titled “How can we encourage students to think?”

Educators 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 educating − analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, applying, and making connections that promote true learning.

The talk begins at 7 p.m., and is part of the “Faculty After Hours Centennial Lecture Series” celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Saint Joseph’s College. The series is free and open to the public. All lectures are held at the Viola George Auditorium of Harold Alfond Hall at the Standish campus.

A 30-minute question-and-answer period follows the presentation, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 893-7720.

Saint Joseph’s College began in Portland as a school for young women wanting to become educators. It now offers 40 academic programs at its Standish campus, where it enrolls 1,000 men and women. The college added its distance education program in 1976, now called Saint Joseph’s College Online, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees to 3,000 working adults nationally and globally.

October 30, 2012
Contact: Susan Johnson at (207) 893-7720 or e-mail