Red Cross babysitter training class
Saint Joseph’s College will offer a babysitter training certification class on Sunday, August 4, and again on Sunday, September 15, at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. The course provides children, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians.
Portland String Quartet performs
The world-renowned Portland String Quartet performs at Saint Joseph’s College on Monday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m., during its two-week residency at the Sebago Lake campus in Standish. The concert of chamber music will feature the work of Mozart, Haydn and Tchaikovsky. Guest pianist Laura Kargul will join the PSQ, as well.
College welcomes new vice president and chief learning officer, Dr. Michael J. Pardales
Saint Joseph’s College has appointed Dr. Michael Pardales of Buffalo, N.Y., as its new vice president and chief learning officer. Dr. Pardales will join Saint Joseph’s on July 15 from Canisius College in Buffalo, where he was the dean of education and human services.
5k to fight obesity treks across the trails
On Saturday, June 29, the cross-country trails at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish will be filled with runners and walkers for the Trek Against Obesity 5k Race & Kids’ Fun Run. The event was planned by students from the fourth- through seventh-grade classes at Windham Raymond School Age Child Care program, who have been working to raise awareness of childhood obesity. All proceeds from the event will go to the American Diabetes Association.
Maine Suzuki Association performs benefit concert for Seeds of Peace
On Sunday, June 23, 140 students from the Maine Suzuki Association and the New England Suzuki Institute, ages three to 18, will perform a benefit concert at Saint Joseph’s College to raise funds for Seeds of Peace, an international nonprofit that brings together youth from conflict-torn countries to instill in them a desire for peace and to build leadership skills. The musicians will perform on violins, cellos, guitars and pianos.
Book donation to Riverton Elementary continues three-year collaboration with Saint Joseph’s College
On Tuesday, May 21, faculty and staff from Saint Joseph’s College visited Riverton Elementary School in Portland to present Assistant Principal David Turner and teacher Teddy Valencia with picture books from the Picture-Perfect Science series. Tuesday’s donation is the latest collaboration between the two schools.
Symposium for educators addresses teaching students on the autism spectrum
From July 8 to 12, Saint Joseph’s College is holding a symposium to explore issues, themes and strategies for teaching students of all ages on the autism spectrum. The symposium will focus particularly on the high end of the spectrum (Asperger’s). The symposium is a great opportunity for teachers, administrators, special education personnel and others who work with students on the autism spectrum.
Student-curated art show displayed on campus
Students from art professor Chris Sullivan’s spring 2013 colloquium course have transformed the College into an art gallery for the summer.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt delivers Commencement address
With a backdrop of Sebago Lake and the White Mountains, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, the granddaughter of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, addressed Saint Joseph’s Class of 2013.
Alumnus, honorary degree recipient donates materials and workers to rebuild Breezy Point firehouse
Jim Killoran, a 1980 history and sociology graduate of Saint Joseph’s College and the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, N.Y., has pledged to donate materials and manpower to rebuild a Breezy Point, N.Y., firehouse that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
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