Magazine Archive

Learning to point your moral compass
Saint Joseph's graduates take a healthy dose of ethics with them Is it ethical to send home a patient "post-op" who doesn't have the money for the follow-up drugs? Is it okay to share a downloaded file? Is it right to advertise sugared cereal during kid shows? Should "t...
Karen Nolan ’98
Mastering the physics of movement Photograph by: Lisa Godfrey Dr. Karen Nolan works as a research scient...
Marine science professor targets harmful red tide in Casco Bay
Greg Teegarden wants to know much more about how red tide develops in nearby Casco Bay. A sophisticated tracking buoy purchased with a National Science Foundation grant should now give him and his students a much better picture of these toxic algae blooms by collecting new kinds of data in Harpsw...
Teachable moment
Ed Hellenbeck’s marketing class is tough, but students love it. When a cell phone goes off in the classroom, Ed Hellenbeck allows on...
Scientist presents key research at national ocean acidification workshop
We are acidifying our oceans," says Dr. Mark Green, an environmental science professor who spoke to a national workshop on ocean acidification at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California last month. The scientific community has become interested in Green's research on the effects ...
One man’s opinion “The best journalism job in Maine”
While his peers stop short of opinion, that's where Bill Nemitz begins. Adjunct faculty member and columnist for Maine's largest newspaper, h...
Professor creates special program for rural children
When authors talk, children listen The efforts of Dr. Cynthia Mowles brought live authors to distant classrooms. Educati...
Focus, dedication, persistence ... and lots of juggling
The adult student: multitasker master Sharon McGinnis ’07 of Aberdeen, N.C., changed jobs twice, built a ...
Discovery of new species spurs biologist to expand Caribbean research
Over semester break, biology professor Ray Gerber and Scott O'Donnell '06 bushwhacked through mangrove swamps, slogged through mud-bottomed ponds and swatted mosquitoes, while gulping Gatorade to keep ahead of the steamy tropical heat.
Revamped math class for liberal arts majors
Why the last math course of their life could be the best Math professors David Pinchbeck and Scott Balcomb share...
Talk: Writing Center student tutors, Marie Eckstein and Vinny Orsillo
Six student tutors help their peers in The Writing Center, located on the third ?oor of Alfond Hall. Marie Eckstein '07, an Engli...
Making exercise a science
Microbiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, nutrition, physiology, chemistry Shown with Professor Tom Dann are seni...
National Science Foundation study
Oceanographer seeks far-reaching solution to clam deaths Lab technician Shannon Reilly ...
Blogging to a classroom near you
From the blog of Professor Michelle Laughran Blogging in the Classroom Well, I started initially using the Internet in the classroom for two reasons... First of all, because there is of course a wealth of educational materials available on the Web, but second...
A day in the life of Ann Marie Ouellette ’03
With skill and nuance, in the midst of persistent questions and comments from 6-year-old minds, this first-grade teacher balances c...
Stepping off the syllabus:
For many faculty, the professor role runs deep - and wide Theology professor Steve Bridge dribbles by a defender at...
Say Yes to education
George Weiss redefines the bottom line At the end of the film Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart has a great line: “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” George Weiss could have hand-picked that line when he founded Say Yes to Education and pledged ...
Angie Gleason's journey
From rural Maine to Princeton, with a long stopover in Ireland When Irish history scholar Angela Gleason '94 was hired rece...
Low tech: Behold the lowly, but often-used, blue books
Though a growing number of schools, especially law schools, now give laptop exams, the majority of colleges still rely on the old-fashioned blue book -...
Pick your continent
Courtney McLaughlin '08 of Cumberland, R.I., attends the University of South Pacific in Fiji this spring.
Other Notes
Nicholas Benfaremo
Just how healthy is the Gulf of Maine?
Saint Joseph's oceanographers talk about environmental issues coming to the forefront of public debate and policymaking for this vital ecosystem - and many others.
Getting crucial experience to put on the résumé
On location, off campus: Profile of three student internships Matt Pascarella ’06 at Portland Magazine Last summer,...
College adds three new majors
In the last two years, Saint Joseph's College has introduced majors in human resource management, political science, and Literature and American Culture. The human resource management major focuses on how organizations can manage their human resources to perform more effectively. It prepar...
Tamera Edison ’10
This past spring was a whirlwind for Tamera Edison. She earned her Leadership MBA from Saint Joseph's, moved into the city, and began exploring a n...
Out of the classroom, into the bay
Learning ecology by experiencing ecology.  During May semester, natural sciences professor Johan Erikson took seven students out to explore the ecology of the Gulf of Maine by kayak. For three weeks, they investigated the “confluence of oceanographic, ecological, biological, ...
Project will document freshman year in photos
First-year students will document their freshman year and the changes they undergo during this pivotal point in their lives through a year-long digital photography project conceived by fine art instructor Bennett Morris. Student photos will be linked to three main topics: the process of ch...
College picks new leader for online graduate business programs
Nancy Kristiansen will fit right in as the new program director for online graduate business programs. After all, she authored some of the first courses for the Leadership MBA program when it began in 2003 and has taught those courses online since then.
Lunch break as radical notion?
“So much skill and knowledge goes in to what we’re doing. Anything I can do toward the advancement of the nursing profession – role modeling for patients and staff and helping to articulate our profession – is important to me.”
Talk - an interview with Father Lou Phillips
Father Louis Phillips teaches “The Reflective Educator” online for the M.S. in Education degree. This summer, he taught it on campus as well. He is the rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, ...