Lecture examines grassroots strategies for health care in developing countries
On April 9, Elizabeth McLellan, founder and president of Partners for World Health, presents her lecture “Grassroots Health Care in Developing Countries: Maine Goes Global” at Saint Joseph’s College.
Gem & Mineral Show shines April 20-21
The Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society presents its 30th Annual Gem & Mineral Show at Saint Joseph’s College on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21. With thousands of breathtaking items on view and for sale, it is the largest show of its kind in the state.
Lifeguard training review course
Saint Joseph’s College will offer a lifeguard training review course on Friday, March 29 and Friday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Harold Alfond Recreation Center on the Standish campus. Both classes must be attended, and participants must hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR/AED course certificate.
College Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service
One of 690 institutions of higher education to receive this honor. Saint Joseph’s College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
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.
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