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We Are Still In: Saint Joseph’s College Joins Leaders in U.S. Economy Who Support the Paris Climate Agreement

In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement of U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, more than a thousand leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities, including Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, have signed an open letter to the international community, supporting the Paris Agreement.

2021-10-07T10:05:26-04:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Press Room|Tags: , |

Memorial Mass for Dr. Elizabeth Auger

Update April 19 Dr. Elizabeth Auger Memorial Mass Monday, April 24, 10 a.m., Alfond Center Gymnasium, Reception to follow. Classes from 10 a.m. to noon are canceled or rescheduled to Reading Day, Thursday, May 4, so that students and faculty may attend. Ways to Honor Dr. Auger Donate in Dr. Auger's name to the College [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:28-04:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: |

College Joins the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Opposing the Executive Order Banning Travel from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries

President James Dlugos of Saint Joseph’s College joined more than 80 Catholic college and university presidents, who were gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) conference, in signing a statement opposing President Trump’s executive order to ban travel from seven muslim-majority countries. The January 29 ACCU statement reads, “As [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:28-04:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Highlights|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 [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:30-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: |

Saint Joseph’s College is Proud to Announce Four New Board Members

Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Michael Mulhare ’79, Director of Emergency Management at Virginia Tech, Steve Gorsun ’09, Assistant Vice President at Unum in Worester, Massachusetts, Jeanne (Donlevy) Arnold ’83, retired Senior Vice President at Good Samaritan Health Systems in Pennsylvania, and John Straub, Chief Financial Officer and Chancellor of the Archdiocese [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:32-04:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: Highlights|Tags: |

Sister Fleurette Kennon’s “Quiet Room”

Sister Fleurette served 22 years as Saint Joseph’s Director of Library Services By Sister Mary George O'Toole, RSM, '51, HON '90 When Sister took on her responsibilities in 1977, the library was simply the entire wing of Mercy Hall where the bookstore and several offices are now located. Some few short years after her arrival, she was [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:32-04:00August 1st, 2016|Categories: Summer 2016|Tags: |

Change is in the Air

The Saint Joseph’s strategic plan, Sustaining the Promise, positions the College to play a vital role in the future of Maine. By Ann Swardlick In 2014, two years after Saint Joseph’s celebrated its centennial, the trustees of the College adopted a new strategic plan,Sustaining the Promise: Toward Saint Joseph’s College’s Second Hundred Years . An “evergreen” plan, with [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:33-04:00August 1st, 2016|Categories: Summer 2016|Tags: , |

At the 103rd Commencement of Saint Joseph’s College, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Addresses the “Next Generation of Leaders”

On Saturday, May 14, Saint Joseph’s College held its 103rd Commencement on its Standish campus located along the shores of Sebago Lake. The College was proud to confer degrees to members of the Class of 2016, a multigenerational and multicultural group of over 700 campus and online students from 42 states and three countries outside the [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:34-04:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Seeing Stars

Photo: The observatory when it was first installed in the early ’80s. It’s now been restored to its former glory, along with a few additional improvements. On the roof of the Heffernan Center sits a very fine optical telescope—quite possibly the largest of its kind in Maine. Installed in 1981, the telescope was in disrepair [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:35-04:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Spring 2016|Tags: , |