Magazine Archive

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...
National economy shapes college budget
Saint Joseph's College is not immune to the economic challenges facing the United States and the world. Like many institutions and corporations, the college found it necessary to re-evaluate its revenue projections and spending plans for the current year and beyond, and to plan for reductions in bot...
College mourns passing of esteemed Board chairman
Dr. Robert MacBride Dr. Robert James MacBride, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, passed away suddenly in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 2...
Campus News
A unique duo. For the first time in its history, two alumni are chair and vice-chair on the college’s Board of Trustees. Michael Shea ...
7 things you should know about 7 things:
Alumni, staff and students offer their expertise What are the most commonly misused words? Meloney Simpson '09 is an English major. It's/its. Although apostrophes generally show possession, it's is a contraction of it is, and its shows possession. The wo...
Saint Joseph's as an economic engine
What is the college's impact as a "business"? by Brent Wooten Nearly 15,000 people have earned degrees at Saint Joseph’s College since its founding, and these alumni now live and work in 50 states and 25 countries. While that’s a sizeable educational contributio...
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 ...
Cassie, the campus canine
Meet the Counseling Center’s shaggy ‘ambassador’ Everybody knows about Cassie,” a Saint Joseph’s College freshman says, referring to the gentle Golden Retriever that greeted her as she entered the Counseling Center. “For me, that’s why I first ca...
Sisters Of Mercy Educational Fund Scholarships
Sister Mary George O’Toole, RSM ’61,  Vice President for Sponsorship and Mission...
Paying our respects to Harold Alfond
Harold Alfond provided hope and opportunity Maine philanthropist Harold Alfond died on Nov. 16, 2007, but his presence lives on at Saint Joseph's as someone whose life made a huge difference to our campus. Saint Joseph's named two buildings for him in gratitude for the generosity that...
Online meditations for busy students
Note: Sr. Sylvia Comer '62 is the campus pastoral minister and was director of Campus Ministry for 17 years. T...
Meet Miss Maine: Will she become Miss USA?
"It's a lifestyle for me," says Kaetlin Parent '10 about her pursuit of beauty pageant titles. Crowned Miss Maine last November, the sophomore communications major considered taking the spring semester off to train for April's Miss USA pageant. But, she says, "I feel that by staying in school and...
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...
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...
Commencement speaker brings global perspective
Mercy's ministry of advocacy at the United Nations Sr. Deirdre Mullan, R.S.M., director of Mercy Global Concern at the United Nati...
7 things you should know about 7 things
Wherein six alumni and one staff member offer their expertise Want to retire? Carole Luce '62 of Bath, Maine, is a financial advisor for Prudential Financial Services. • "People do not plan to fail, they fail to plan." This saying has been around the financial indust...
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...
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 ...
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 -...
“Joy in the Truth”
Catholic higher education conference This fall a group of Saint Joseph's faculty, administrators and students attended a fascinating an...
Sisters of Mercy prayer inspires professor’s choral work
SUSCIPE My God, I am yours for time and eternity. Teach me to cast myself entirely into the arms of your loving provide...
Other Notes
Nicholas Benfaremo
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. ...
Sister Mary George O’Toole switches roles
“I’m hoping all our graduates can say, ‘It was good for me to be there.’” That is the wish of Sr. M...
It’s a long way to Zambia, but not when you travel with heart
It’s a long way from a small library in Hallowell, Maine, to Kaoma, a small village in the southern African bush. But a talk at her local library led Honorary Degree recipient and alumna Cynthia Murray-Beliveau to Kaoma, Zambia, for three weeks in the spring.
No ordinary summer camp
Transformational learning process changes how ancient enemies view each other. At first glance, the gathering on that June morning looked like the opening of any other summer camp in Maine. Groups of teens stood arm in arm, campers and counselors sported matching green tee-sh...
Other campus news
Basketball program wins prestigious sportsmanship award Men's basketball head coach Rob Sanicola '99 accepted the 2009-10 Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA) Schoenfeld Award presented to the college or university, which in the judgment of the CBOA membership, best ex...
Saint Joseph’s “likes” and “friends” Facebook
Saint Joseph's is now on Facebook. Alumni, check out Career Services or reconnect with fellow alumni; parents, see what student ac...
Faculty and staff mentors help first-year students ease into campus life
In the cramped confines of a dorm room, a roommate gets on your nerves. In the gym, you begin to question your high-school all-star status. And in the solitude of the library at night, you simply miss the warmth and familiarity of your friends and family.