Avery Liotta Henderson is passionate about the world of drug discovery. At Saint Joseph's College of Maine, he is gaining experience with hands-on skills in learning how to synthesize, isolate, and purify compounds. He routinely sets up reactions, including those that are sensitive to moisture and air, so by gaining experience with these sensitive techniques, he will be well prepared for graduate school. This type of research opportunity is an extremely valuable experience for our science students, and particularly important to those students who want to pursue scientific research in the future.
Presentation By Saint Joseph’s Students at Statewide Water Challenge Overviews Dangers of Invasive Species
Saint Joseph’s College students Priscilla Carnaroli '22 and Shaylee Davis '21 delivered a presentation about invasive species at Maine Campus Compact's 2nd Annual Maine Student Water Challenge in December 2018.
Hosted by the Portland Water District and the Center for Sustainable Communities at Saint Joseph's College, the Sebago Lake Symposium on February 2, 2019 offers an opportunity for Sebago Lake community members and scientists to interactively and collaboratively share and grow their understanding of Sebago Lake, a freshwater lake that provides water for 15% of Maine's population. Topics covered by speakers and sessions include: health of Sebago Lake fisheries, Sebago Lake water quality, climate change impacts, the Sebago Lake monitoring buoy, algae and invasive plants, citizen science opportunities, beach closures, and policies for lake protection. Free, but registration required.
The public and campus community are invited to an exhibit opening for "Don't Tell. Show." on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5:30-9:00 PM. Four student artists will exhibit their large-format art works–painting, pastel, mixed media, and print. The event is free. Music and refreshments. Mercy Hall.
As the four students step up to their larger-than-life works of art, the terms that come to mind are poise, bravery, talent. Drawing deep breaths and digging for patience, the student artists pick up their brushes, pastels, or cutting tools for the final touches before exhibition.
Supportive environments create lifelong connection bonded by common experiences. Through creating these cohorts we are empowering students by challenging them and supporting them, giving them a place to “start from” as they graduate and become members of the larger human community.
The Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society held their 31st Annual Induction Ceremony in October on the University of Southern Maine (USM) campus and inducted 22 nurses from Saint Joseph's College of Maine, as well as from Maine Medical Center, University of New England, and USM.
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine nursing students achieve highest NCLEX pass rate in the state among BSN programs
The Saint Joseph’s College of Maine nursing program has achieved the highest pass rate of licensing exams for students in a BSN nursing program in the State of Maine. For calendar year 2018, SJC nursing graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate of NCLEX, the National Council Licensure Examination. This SJC pass rate surpassed the national average of 89.41 percent and the Maine state average of 89 percent.
As part of the effort to contribute solutions to the challenges facing New England’s food system, Saint Joseph’s College will host the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge beginning on Friday, November 9, 2018 and concluding on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
MABLab!, the new student entrepreneurism and innovation hub at Saint Joseph's College, is currently accepting applications and planning projects for entrepreneurial students interested in Spring 2019 internships and apprenticeships. To join the innovation in MABLab!, please apply to the MABLab! Internship posted on the Careers at SJC webpage, or contact Hayley Winslow, MABLab! Program Coordinator.