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Summer 2015

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First Person: Pope Francis’ US Visit

Carmina Chapp, associate director of online theology programs, reflects on this historic occasion. Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States was an amazing experience for me as a Catholic theologian. Having had the privilege of representing Saint Joseph’s College at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, I was able to attend the Papal [...]

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Spotlight on Research: Class of 2015

Our senior students talk about their research. Meghan Bradley I studied the relationship between musical training and academic achievement in college students by surveying 90 students at Saint Joe's about their experience with learning musical instruments via duration, parental involvement, and cognitive functioning. Previous research has shown that playing a musical instrument is correlated with [...]

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Remembering Sr. Mary Ellen Murphy, RSM, PhD

By Sister Mary George O’Toole ’51, HON. ’90 On July 27, 2015, word was received of the unexpected death of Sister Mary Ellen, who served our College for 15 years as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. I was privileged to work closely with her for six of those 15 years [...]

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Keeping Sustainability Sustainable

A new fund finds a sustainable path to encourage and maintain green initiatives. Along with their environmental benefits, green practices often come with a high price tag and take many years to recoup their initial investments. To combat these financial burdens, and to make sure the College continues its environmental efforts, a new investment strategy [...]

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Going Strong in Westbrook

Gary and Laurie Rairdon honor their son’s passion for nursing by raising funds for the Matthew Rairdon ’13 Memorial Scholarship. When Matthew Rairdon’s life ended tragically in 2013—the same year he graduated from the College and got a job as a nurse in the emergency room of Mercy Hospital in Portland—his family rallied supporters to [...]

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Statue Story

We pull back the glass to get an inside look at what’s described as SJC’s original monk. By Liza Darvin Tucked between the jerseys, bats, and photographs that fill the cases in the Athletics Hall of Fame in the Sablone Alumni Room, sits a rather simple wooden sculpture. Dubbed “The Original Monk” by a plaque [...]

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3 Questions for…Theresa Hendrix ‘15 • SJC’s Superwoman

Theresa Hendrix was a three-sport athlete for 12 seasons, with 168 softball games and 38 career accolades to her name. Not to mention earning the GNAC 2015 Woman of the Year honor.We’re not quite sure her real name isn’t Lois Lane. Photo Credit: David Bates, fotografixstudio.com In addition to playing basketball, you were a two-year [...]

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A Decade of Building Florence Dussault’s Legacy

A decade since the passing of Florence Godfrey “Flo” Dussault ’96, family and friends have kept her legacy going strong by founding and raising funds regularly for the Florence G. Dussault ’96 Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is for a nursing student from Massachusetts who demonstrates a strong commitment to community service, academic achievement, and athletics. [...]

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Hope in South Sudan

As South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, faces a critical humanitarian crisis, one of Saint Joseph’s own is doing his part to help alleviate the desperate need for support. By Stefanie Martel ’15 Curtis Tyler ’01 is currently stationed in South Sudan with Medair, an aid organization that works to relieve human suffering in some [...]

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Catholic Social Teaching: Response, not Reaction

Will we take up the challenge to move beyond reactive charity and instead consider the long-term economics of effective aid? By David Hammond Photo credit: Trustees of the Estate of Bernard Lonergan Modern Catholic social teaching began in earnest with Leo XIII at the end of the 19th century. For over a hundred years, that [...]

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