Summer camp combines STEM curriculum with hands-on survival training
This summer, rising junior and senior high school students will meet on Saint Joseph’s College’s campus in Standish for a week-long immersion into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – culminating in a rescue simulation in Casco Bay.
Students explore the Maine coast and more with environmental science immersion
Environmental science professors at the College are bringing their students directly to the source of the subject matter – from Nova Scotia to the Down East coast to aboard a schooner in the Gulf of Maine – beginning in the fall of 2014. During the Environmental Science Semester, sophomore and junior marine and environmental science students will enroll exclusively in four environmental science courses for the entire semester.
Red Cross CPR course for professional rescuers and health care providers
Saint Joseph’s College will offer a course in CPR for professional rescuers and health care providers on Sunday, March 3, at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus. The Red Cross-certified course is designed for the professional rescuer and those who have a duty to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies, such as lifeguards, nurses, athletic trainers, EMTs and CNAs.
Health Administration program benefits from director’s doctoral studies in health care leadership
Dr. Twila Weiszbrod, director of the Health Administration program at the College, recently completed her doctorate in business administration. With a significant dissertation topic and compelling research, Dr. Weiszbrod’s accomplishment adds even more credibility to the College’s program, while at the same time helps to better prepare students for the complex and demanding world of 21st-century health administration.
Auction benefits student service projects
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Saint Joseph’s College will hold a silent auction to raise funds to support their annual Spring Break Workfest program. For the past 21 years, teams of Saint Joseph’s students have spent their spring break volunteering in weeklong service projects. This year, teams will serve in communities in Kentucky, New Jersey, New York and Maine. Projects include renovating homes and assisting children, the homeless, elderly and the disabled. A true reflection of the mission and values of Saint Joseph’s College, these projects encourage students to dedicate their lives to providing community service.
College adds B.S. in biochemistry and hones chemistry program
The College has added a new program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, as well as realigned their current course offerings leading to a B.S. in chemistry. The new biochemistry major is well-suited for students with life science interests wanting improved skills and knowledge in chemistry. While an excellent major for those continuing on to advanced programs in health science (medicine, optometry, pharmacy, etc.), it is the ideal major for those interested in the continually expanding field of biotechnology.
Lifeguard certification class
Saint Joseph’s College is offering two four-day lifeguard training courses on Feb. 18 to 21 and April 15 to 18. These certification courses teach the skills needed to prevent injuries and to prepare for and respond appropriately to drowning, injury, and breathing and cardiac emergencies.
College celebrates Vatican II with symposium
It’s been 50 years since the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), called by Blessed Pope John XXIII. The most important religious event since the Reformation, Vatican II shaped the Catholic Church and the entire Christian world. In its honor, Saint Joseph’s College is holding a symposium, Vatican II: After 50 Years, to take a historical look at Vatican II and its effects.
New Major in Writing and Publishing
Saint Joseph’s College will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Publishing beginning in the fall of 2013. This degree allows students to explore careers in a wide range of publishing markets. With the new major, students will focus on writing for in-house purposes, such as reports, newsletters and planning documents, and writing for a broader audience, like in magazines, books and online publications.
Three-year business degree sets stage for graduate and professional work
A new track for business majors is being offered beginning in the fall of 2013. A three-year business degree option provides students the opportunity not only to complete their degree and proceed to a career faster; it also allows those students to earn a Master of Accountancy and other advanced degrees by their fourth year, thanks to an accelerated schedule of courses.
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