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Divine Intervention: Two Sisters of Mercy, two stained glass windows, and a decision that changed everything

by Patricia Erikson The real estate agent took the Sisters to see the small stone chapel. The rest is history. For the Aztecs, it was the prophecy of an eagle, perched on a prickly pear cactus and devouring a snake. For Brigham Young and the Latter Day Saints, it was a [...]

2019-03-08T13:20:58-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Brightspace, Fall 2018, Highlights, Magazine|Tags: , |

Looking for a Cure

Avery Liotta Henderson is passionate about the world of drug discovery. At Saint Joseph's College of Maine, he is gaining experience with hands-on skills in learning how to synthesize, isolate, and purify compounds. He routinely sets up reactions, including those that are sensitive to moisture and air, so by gaining experience with these sensitive techniques, he will be well prepared for graduate school. This type of research opportunity is an extremely valuable experience for our science students, and particularly important to those students who want to pursue scientific research in the future.

2019-01-17T16:32:50-04:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Brightspace, Fall 2018, Highlights, Magazine|Tags: , , |

When Words Find Their Home

While Dr. Gibson's specialty is the novel (English Classics and British Literature), she also teaches Nonfiction Prose. She writes poetry and pens reviews for contemporary fiction. “It’s important to be involved in different kinds of writing, different modes, for different audiences,” she says.

2019-01-03T15:07:38-04:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Brightspace, Fall 2018|Tags: , , |

Moon Landing, Flower Power, and Women’s Rights

Margaret Morrissette LeTourneau ’70 attended Saint Joseph's during a time of change. By the late ’60s activism related to women’s rights, the Vietnam War, and racial desegregation swept across the nation. In Standish, the Great Debate came: should the College go co-ed?

2018-12-03T15:59:13-04:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Fall 2018, Magazine|Tags: , |

#Suitelife: A Style of Communal Living

Ask anyone about what they picture as a stereotypical college dorm room, and you’ll hear a number of similar responses. Cramped rooms, bathrooms down the hall, and one or two roommates. Feeney Hall, aka the Suites, differs from this picture by offering apartment-style housing for up to eight students. It’s located across from Alfond Hall in an area known as the “Fishbowl”—made up of five available residence halls that form a horseshoe shape. As one of the upperclassmen residence halls, it’s a popular destination on campus and one of two group housing options.

2018-11-26T09:53:39-04:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Fall 2018, Highlights, Magazine|Tags: |