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College inaugurates 14th president

On Friday, September 20, Dr. James Dlugos was formally installed as the College’s 14th president during an inauguration ceremony in the Harold Alfond Center. Attendees included delegates from across the state and country, representing various colleges and public offices. Inauguration celebrations began Wednesday, September 18, with student, staff and faculty events. After comments from visiting [...]

2018-09-11T11:42:20+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: , |

Food service gets a whole lot more local

Before this summer, Saint Joseph’s used a national vendor, Bon Appétit, for its meal services. Now, the College has taken the food service operation in-house, and things are getting much more in tune with the local character. The result is Pearson’s Café. Able to make more decisions that reflect the values of the College and [...]

2018-09-11T11:41:49+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: , |

Fall Phonathon reaches thousands

Over eight nights between September 30 and October 10, 12 student volunteers spent 24 hours calling 4,423 alumni all over the country. “Our student callers had the opportunity to connect with thousands of Saint Joseph’s alumni,” says Heather Plati, director of alumni engagement and annual giving. “They shared meaningful conversations about the College and how [...]

2018-09-11T11:42:20+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: , , |

Summer meals program takes College values to local communities

Saint Joseph’s commitment to local communities is embodied by the College’s participation in a local summer meals program. Three years ago, the College partnered with the Maine Hunger Initiative and Portland’s Preble Street community center in order to participate in a federally funded program that supplies free lunch to children during the summer months. The [...]

2018-09-11T11:44:04+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: |

At its core, Clark’s Court celebrates students

On a clear, blue September 5 morning, the family of the late Clark Noonan helped to officially open Clark’s Court at a ribbon-cutting ceremony before a celebratory gathering of students, staff, faculty, family and friends. Clark’s Court, located near the center of campus, will serve as a source of enjoyment and development for Saint Joseph’s [...]

2018-09-11T11:42:20+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: , |

Eyes on the Past and Future

Sister Mary George O’Toole holds the keys to the College’s history – quite literally. Since stepping down as the College’s vice president for sponsorship and mission integration in 2010, she has taken the position as the College’s archivist. “I first served as the VP for SMI in 1999,” she says. “I realized that nobody was [...]

2018-09-11T11:41:57+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: , |

Planning Ahead

While a new Strategic Plan is being developed, the planning process is bringing the entire College community together to create a common vision of the future. By David Svenson In case anyone is mistaken, Saint Joseph’s Strategic Planning process is for everyone. “A college or university strategic planning exercise is different from what you’d find [...]

2018-09-11T11:41:58+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: , , |

Students Afar: Senegal

Senior nursing students travel to West Africa to study women’s health – and discover something about themselves. Anxiety. Poor working conditions. Limited access to health care. Those are just some of the issues facing the women who work on the fish docks in Senegal, but a group of Saint Joseph’s nursing students plans to change [...]

2018-09-11T11:42:27+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: , , |

Focus on Health

Educating the entire College community on healthy living creates opportunities for the futures of the staff, faculty and, of course, the students. By Diane Atwood ’77 In 2008, Saint Joseph’s College took the first steps toward a more healthy and overall active campus community. From an office in the Harold Alfond Center, Maureen LaSalle, now [...]

2018-09-11T11:42:01+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Fall 2013|Tags: , , |