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Meet Cornelia Baker '85

Spotlight on a special planned giving donor Cornelia Baker ’85 is a retired occupational health nurse and donor to Saint Joseph’s College. Born in Cleveland Ohio, and raised in the midwest and the Philadelphia area, she attended Albert Einstein School of Nursing in Philadelphia, where she met and married her husband, Bernard Baker, who became [...]

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Justin Sparks '03

Behind the scenes of online classes Justin Sparks ’03 majored in communications, intending to become a sportswriter. But when he took a multi- media production class as an elective in the major, he discovered two new interests. During one assignment when class groups were charged with producing a mock press conference, he realized he liked [...]

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President's Society Dinner

Celebrating the Donors Who Celebrate the Students On Saturday, October 23, the stained-glass elegance of the popular new Grace restaurant in Portland was the fine setting for a gathering of 80 generous supporters and friends of Saint Joseph’s College at the President’s Society Dinner. The President’s Society is a group of dedicated individuals and businesses [...]

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Other campus news

Basketball program wins prestigious sportsmanship award Men's basketball head coach Rob Sanicola '99 accepted the 2009-10 Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA) Schoenfeld Award presented to the college or university, which in the judgment of the CBOA membership, best exemplifies "the highest degree of sportsmanship, character, and ethics among their players, coaches and spectators." The award [...]

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Newest science grant enhances chemistry laboratory experience

The National Science Foundation has awarded Saint Joseph's a three-year $198,000 grant to enhance lab instruction throughout the chemistry curriculum with the use of infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Chemistry professor Nick Benfaremo, the lead investigator, says new spectrometers from the grant will give students another way to examine molecules and allow professors to [...]

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Mercy Center forges faith and service

The creation of the Mercy Center this summer has brought together the vitality of faith combined with service. Started by Campus Ministry, the center has combined service learning, social justice, the Pearson Town campus farm and the Catherine's Cupboard Food Pantry efforts under one roof. "We want to teach students not just doing things right [...]

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New major in special education to begin next fall

Saint Joseph's has approved a new special education major beginning next fall, meeting a critical and widespread need for more teachers of children with disabilities. "This new major is a perfect blending of both the programs currently offered in the education department and the mission of the college to serve," says Dr. Kathleen Clements, assistant [...]

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Talk with Caitlyn Smith ’11

Caitlyn Smith spent nine months at two back-to-back internships at the Volunteer Lawyers Project in downtown Portland, where an attorney and two paralegals offer legal help to people who can't afford a lawyer. A senior English major from Etna, Maine, she plans to attend law school after graduation. Have you always wanted to be a [...]

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Larry Messner: portrait of a leader

Never compromise your values. Do take care of your people and help them succeed. Larry Messner of Las Vegas teaches the first course, Leadership in Health Care Administration, and the last course, Applied Management Capstone Project, for graduate students in the Saint Joseph’s master’s degree program in health administration. He is a man who loves [...]

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Faculty and staff mentors help first-year students ease into campus life

In the cramped confines of a dorm room, a roommate gets on your nerves. In the gym, you begin to question your high-school all-star status. And in the solitude of the library at night, you simply miss the warmth and familiarity of your friends and family. The transition from high school to college represents one [...]

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