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How Ray Ruby ’05 Has Made a Career of It By Alanna Conn Perhaps the most valuable resource provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)—a federal agency that provides economic statistics—is its occupation finder. An online database of 575 careers, the BLS occupation finder allows job seekers to sort potential careers by various criteria, [...]

2018-09-11T11:24:48-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: |

Catherine’s Legacy

Mission: Catherine’s Legacy By Michael Sanderl, EdD Vice President & Chief Sponsorship and Mission Integration Officer Being part of the Saint Joseph’s College community invites us to be informed and inspired by Catherine McAuley and our Mercy heritage and charism. The life and witness of Catherine are inspiring with regard to their historical context and [...]

2018-09-11T11:25:29-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: |

Tradition of Hospitality

New College Café Named After Baggot Street, Dublin. By Marisellia Greenlaw ’18 In October, Saint Joseph’s College celebrated the grand opening of Baggot Street—a spacious new café and gathering spot in the Heffernan Center. Named for the Dublin location where Catherine McAuley founded the first House of Mercy in 1827, the café embodies the spirit [...]

2018-09-11T11:22:13-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: |

Homegrown Startups

Student Entrepreneurs Tackle Real Problems. By Ann Swardlick “The goal of the entrepreneurship course is to give students direct experience with the process of starting a business, using real and highly relevant business challenges,” explained Professor Beth Richardson after class one day in late September. Real and highly relevant is key, because some of these [...]

2018-09-11T11:23:48-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: |

Ties to the Arctic

Arctic Council member Tom Barry urges SJC students to get involved in Arctic research. Photo caption: Tom Barry, Arctic Council member and Executive Secretary for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna New relationships between businesses and educational institutions in Maine and the Arctic are developing and Saint Joseph’s College is in the mix. When [...]

2018-09-11T11:22:36-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: |

Work With Purpose

Meghan Elmore ’19 embraces her volunteer role at Catherine’s Cupboard. By Marisellia Greenlaw ’18 Photo caption: Meghan Elmore ’19 trains two new volunteers at Catherine’s Cupboard food pantry. On a Wednesday afternoon this fall, I rode with Meghan Elmore ’19 in one of the College’s vans to Catherine’s Cupboard, a food pantry founded in 2008 by Saint [...]

2018-09-11T11:22:37-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: , |

Habit of Giving

Autumn Zubricki ’18, a second-generation Saint Joseph’s College student, plans to be an elementary education teacher. She’s already in the habit of giving back to the College. By Ann Swardlick When you grow up in a Saint Joseph’s household, generosity comes naturally. Autumn Zubricki ’18 credits her parents Brendhan and Jo (Corrao) Zubricki, both class [...]

2018-09-11T11:22:37-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: , , |

Beyond Partisanship

Rethinking Politics as Critically Engaged Citizenship By Mark Hibben, PhD As demonstrated over the last year, US national elections often reinforce feelings of bitterness and division. In fact, it is reasonable that many of us become disillusioned with what is often defined as “politics.” We may even become so disgusted that we commit to a [...]

2018-09-11T11:22:37-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: , , |

Redefining the Fitness Business

Ross Hardaway ’11 redefines personal training at Always Strong Fitness. Photo caption: Ross Hardaway ’11 majored in exercise science at SJC and later started Always Strong Fitness, based in Brighton, MA. By Ann Swardlick “I love my job every day,” says Ross Hardaway ’11. He’s talking about the business he started with two colleagues in [...]

2018-09-11T11:22:39-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: , |