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Grant to cut energy use teams college with community
The Dorr Foundation has awarded Saint Joseph's a $23,550 grant to help monitor energy use more closely on campus, and also partner with students in a nearby community to monitor, calculate and reduce energy use at their school and homes. Campus sustainability coordinator Jeanne Gulnick will tr...
President Lee signs Climate Commitment
President Joseph Lee has joined with other college presidents nationally to sign the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). By signing the document, Dr. Lee commits the college to creating a plan that reduces greenhouse gas emissions on campus and to educational...
Trustees scheduled to review Strategic Plan
The Board of Trustees is expected to review the college's new Strategic Plan by early fall, after a months-long process that has involved a 20-member steering committee and 60 other members of the campus community in goal-setting, gathering and discussing information, and "listening with both e...
It’s all good and it’s all here
Tomatoes, peppers, carrots, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet corn, shell peas, sugar peas, green beans, okra, radicchio, beets, mixed salad greens, spinach, Swiss chard, pickling cucumbers, summer squash, sweet potatoes, winter squash, raspberries, garlic ... and, of course,...
College drives strategic plan forward
by President Joseph Lee In this time of unprecedented economic challenges facing colleges and universities - and virtually every other sector of American society - strategic planning is not really an option. It is an absolute necessity. In this light, the fact that my highest priority is to de...
Summer: Have one here
Get away from it all ... and learn by the lake (the credits don't hurt either) by Brent Wooten and Charmaine Daniels Somet...
Saint Joseph’s opens food pantry to serve nearby towns
Saint Joseph's College has opened a community food pantry in Standish named "Catherine's Cupboard," in honor of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy. The Campus Ministry office, the Town of Standish, and the college food vendor Bon Appétit worked together to establish th...
Countless peppers, 140 tomato plants and determined woodchucks:
A tale of the community garden at St. Joe's Campus chaplain Father Paul Dumais admired his grandparents' garden as a child. Now he likes hard work and fresh vegetables, takes joy in planting and watching things grow, and says gardening is thoughtful and reflective. Here is his shor...
Saint Joseph's College by the numbers
Dates 1912 Saint Joseph’s founded as women’s college
The Saint Joseph's College Strategic Plan:
An interview with President Joe Lee Imagine Saint Joseph’s College in 2015. That’s just what the steering committee, goal committees and the entire campus community involved in creating the Strategic Plan did over the past year. Keeping that vision of the college in mind, we ...
Peas in February? In Maine?
Campus farm turns four-season Can peas really grow in the winter in Maine? Hoop dreams: The campus greenhouses held lettuce and spinach...
New campus building to house environmental sciences
College will also raise funds for new labs in Mercy Hall The college will build a Center for the Study of Environmental Sciences by the fall of 2009, if all goes according to plan. The proposed building will house environmental science and marine science disciplines and free up lab sp...
Cleaning the carbon footprints
To highlight the connection between food and climate change, Bon Appétit, St. Joe's food vendor, is introducing a Low Carbon Diet Program. According to Stuart Leckie, Bon Appétit's manager on campus, one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy used to grow, store, transport a...
Alfond Foundation donates $100,000
The Harold Alfond Foundation has donated $100,000 to Saint Joseph's College in honor of the leadership of President David House during the campaign...
The monk: a case of unmistaken identity
It is said that change is inevitable. To Brian Curtin, not only is it inevitable, it is a huge step in the right direction. Less than one year after...
Hidden pond comes with a history
Tucked in the woods below an embankment to the rear of St. Joe's Hall lies a pond. Once a well-used skating spot in the '60s and '70s, it later fell into disuse to the point where many students didn't know it was there. Along came Fred Stone.
Will elm trees make their way back?
Can you help us solve the mystery of the St. Joe's elms? Legend (and some undeniable paperwork) tell us that in 1991 Saint Joseph's College purchased a membership with the Elm Research Institute in Keene, N.H., and received 100 seedlings of the American Liberty elm var...
Summertime swings on Sebago’s shore
In addition to summer session classes, the warm months bring campus events ranging from 6-year-olds making music to rug-hooking elders creating masterpieces. The Rug Hookers gather at the Alfond Center in May and fashion unique and beautiful rugs that are then displayed for the camp...
The Master Plan: Saint Joseph’s College in the next 10 years
The unveiling of the new Saint Joseph's Master Plan is just around the corner, as the Board of Trustees in December will review a p...
The Secret Garden
Alum teams up with the College to grow organic vegetables for campus meals Matt Olson '05 Across the street from the main campus, 26...
Farewell Reception
for Father John Tokaz, June 11, 2006 Erin Libby '02, Fr. John Tokaz, and Wade Oliver '09 enjoyed the morning. Libby spoke to the crowd about how much Father John meant to s...
In Celebration of 50 Years on the Lake
Alumni Memories Saint Joseph's College, founded in 1912, moved to Sebago Lake in 1956 Cherished lovely setting I even have a memory of my mother's memory of Saint Joseph's College. My mother, Dorothy M. Flaherty Mahrt, graduated from St. Joe's in 1939. She att...
Happy trails to you
Sarah Gapp of Clinton, N. Y., runs on the improved trail system during a cross country invitational meet. The sound of a...
The bells, sweetly ringing
A short history of the campus carillon and how we feel about it In 1998, Andrew McSween wanted to make a donation to the College that would go for something that wouldn't be obtained with the regular operating budget. According to President House, "I had been looking into the car...
College’s food vendor is deliciously progressive
Bon Appétit's philosophy tastes as good as its food When Saint Joseph's food vendor Bon Appétit sponsored an "Eat Local" lunch recently, the food was not just home-cooked, it was homegrown. The menu featured Maine-grown ingredients - right down to the salt in the shaker. ...
Looking for a great place to hold a gathering?
Saint Joseph's College warmly welcomes groups who need the perfect location to hold a: meetin...
College news
Reverse field experience
Then and now, a look at our first 100 years
Cue the drum roll: Saint Joseph's celebrates its Centennial this year with activities and events all year long
Living in Xavier Hall as a senior: A reflection
Pamela Aliberti ’65 received her bachelor’s degree in social sciences, and her master’s degree in counseling & education from B...
Ten things you should know about Saint Joseph’s
Since Saint Joseph’s College started, more than 17,000 people have earned undergraduate and graduate degrees through on-campus and distance education programs.