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Love, sweat and the theology of the hammer

Students pitch in to help alumnus dedicated to affordable housing for all Every year, Campus Ministry sponsors groups of Saint Joseph’s students to volunteer during Spring Break, and this time I had the privilege of seeing them in action in Westchester County, just north of New York City. “It’s a tale of two counties,” says [...]

2020-08-12T16:30:57-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , , , |

Jesse LaCasse ’03

Baseball star’s handmade bats hit it off with players Ask Maine native Jesse LaCasse ’03 why he makes custom wooden baseball bats and he’ll answer simply, “For the love of the game.” LaCasse, who earned a degree in sports management from Saint Joseph’s and excelled on the baseball diamond for the Monks, began making wooden [...]

2018-09-11T12:03:27-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , , |

High scoring runs in the family

Carolyn Freeman, a senior guard and co-captain for the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team, loves to compete. Attending college and playing the game had always been her dream, but come senior year, while playing against Skidmore College, something magical happened that left her friends and family cheering ecstatically in the bleachers above. Earlier this year, [...]

2018-09-11T12:03:28-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , |

College adds two online graduate programs

Nurse practitioner program becomes specialty within graduate nursing degree Nurses can now obtain their accredited family nurse practitioner course work online through Saint Joseph’s College. The family nurse practitioner (FNP) classes can be done either as part of the Master in Nursing (MSN) degree or as a post-MSN certificate. “There are only a handful of [...]

2018-09-11T12:03:36-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , , |

Sports management internships land students in good position

The very first ball game Chris Taylor worked during his internship with the minor league Memphis Redbirds left him a bit “shell-shocked.” Trot Nixon stood nearby. Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig passed him in the hall. His inaugural day turned out to be the day of a national MLB event to commemorate the [...]

2018-09-11T12:03:37-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , , , |

SimMan goes high-tech in Mercy Hall

During a recent renovation to the nursing facilities in Mercy Hall, a Simulation Man lab upgrade was constructed with improved hardware, software, and a new room with one-sided glass allowing professors to monitor the protocol of nursing students as they interact with a simulated patient, aka, SimMan. Both students and professors learn from the medical [...]

2018-09-11T12:06:15-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , |

Reflections on a cupboard that’s never empty

Faces of Mercy nourish food pantry started by college and town Sitting at his desk amid bags and boxes filled with macaroni and tuna, not far from the stack of mixed fruit cans near the door, it’s easy to imagine Mike Blais ’09 has a job connected to food. Donations at his Campus Ministry office [...]

Professor’s pioneering research on effects of ocean acidification garners global attention and third science grant

Dr. Mark Green knows the tiniest marine organisms can tell us a lot. As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have climbed steadily – making the ocean more acidic in the process – he was the first scientist to prove tiny juvenile clams were dying primarily because their shells were dissolving in less alkaline conditions. [...]

2018-09-11T12:05:24-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , , , |

Peas in February? In Maine?

Campus farm turns four-season Can peas really grow in the winter in Maine? They did at Saint Joseph’s, where farm manager Michial Russell and his team worked hard to preserve life on the farm, even if it meant keeping an indoor “secret garden” and shoveling their way to the outdoor greenhouses. Russell and his crew [...]

2018-09-11T12:06:46-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , , , |

Cassie, the campus canine

Meet the Counseling Center’s shaggy ‘ambassador’ Everybody knows about Cassie,” a Saint Joseph’s College freshman says, referring to the gentle Golden Retriever that greeted her as she entered the Counseling Center. “For me, that’s why I first came in here.” As she spoke, the student rubbed Cassie’s ears and graying muzzle and lovingly stroked the [...]

2018-09-11T12:06:30-04:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Spring 2010|Tags: , |