SPArC presents Roger Richmond, March 26
3-D photographer Roger Richmond comes to Saint Joseph’s College on March 26 as the second installment in the 2014 edition of the Speakers, Performers, Artists, and Culture (SPArC) series. Richmond is a 3-D photographer, registered architect, and professor at the University of Maine- Augusta.
College unites to kick off tap water initiative, celebrate first bottle filling fountain funded by Portland Water District
Last year, the Portland Water District (PWD) announced the creation of a grant program that offers free water bottle filling fountains to local entities. Twenty-six applications for grants were received, and the Board of Trustees awarded four water bottle filling stations. Saint Joseph’s College is the first recipient to install the station.
Alumnus named middle school principal of the year
Matt Nelson ’91 was recently named the 2014 Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals’ Association. The principal of Westbrook Middle School since 2010, the Principals’ Association describes Nelson as “a tireless advocate…who has focused the attention of the school on student achievement.” Previously, Nelson was the assistant principal of Westbrook High School.
Men’s and women’s basketball teams advance to GNAC championships
The women’s team advances to the GNAC Championship for the second time in the last three seasons, and will play host to #8 Norwich University in the title matchup in a 1 p.m. start on Saturday, March 1. The men’s team advances to the GNAC Championship for the third time in the last six seasons, and will play at Albertus Magnus College in the title bout at 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more details, visit gomonks.com.
Visiting author recounts the history of the Jeanie Johnston and its passages
On March 19, author Kathryn Miles comes to Saint Joseph’s College as part of the spring Cultural Affairs Lecture Series, to give a talk on her book, All Standing: The True Story of Hunger, Rebellion, and Survival Aboard the Jeanie Johnston.
Saint Joseph’s earns recognition for commitment to advancement of long-term care
The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) – a nonprofit professional membership association that’s provided educational programming, professional certification, and career development since its founding in 1962 – has selected Saint Joseph’s College to receive its Champion Award. The award is in recognition of the College’s commitment to the advancement of the professionalism of long-term care.
Silent auction benefits student service projects
On Thursday, February 27, Saint Joseph’s College will hold a silent auction to raise funds to support the 23rd annual Spring Break Workfest program. For more than two decades, teams of Saint Joseph’s students have spent their spring break volunteering in weeklong service projects.
Book Swap encourages recreational reading
Outside the entrance of the Wellehan Library in Heffernan Center, a new addition to the library’s resources is engaging the College’s recreational readers.
Cultural Affairs presentation rescheduled for Feb. 19
Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the Cultural Affairs Lecture Series event on February 5 has been moved to February 19. The presentation, given by Saint Joseph’s College’s professor of theology Dr. Daniel P. Sheridan, is titled, “Muslim-Catholic Dialogue and the Challenge of America’s Polity, Values, and Culture.”
Students begin eight-week recycling challenge
Joining hundreds of other colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, Saint Joseph’s students are setting out to record the most recycling they can during this year’s RecycleMania challenge, from February 2 through March 29.
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