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Sustainability advances at Saint Joseph’s with First Bee Campus Certification in Maine

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine has become the 73rd educational institution in the nation, and the first in Maine, to be certified as one of the affiliates of the Bee Campus USA program that has improved their campus landscape for pollinators.

2019-07-18T10:19:39-04:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , , |

Sarah Curtin of Strafford to Deliver Valedictorian Message at Saint Joseph’s College Commencement Exercises

Sarah Curtin ’19 will deliver the Valedictorian Message at Saint Joseph’s College’s 2019 Commencement Exercises on May 11th.

2019-03-25T10:26:17-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |

University of New England and Saint Joseph’s College pave pathway to pharmacy school

Students at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine who are interested in becoming pharmacists have a new pathway to their career, thanks to an agreement with the University of New England.

2019-02-12T14:57:58-04:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |

Looking for a Cure

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.

2019-01-17T16:32:50-04:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Brightspace, Fall 2018, Highlights, Magazine|Tags: , , |

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.

2019-01-14T15:11:40-04:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , , |

Public Invited to Sebago Lake Symposium on February 2, 2019

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.

2019-01-08T10:56:48-04:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , , |

Princeton Review Names Saint Joseph’s College of Maine as a “Green College” for its Sustainability Initiatives

Saint Joseph’s College has been recognized for its environmental responsibility by The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Saint Joseph’s College in the 2018 edition of its book, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges.

2019-01-30T10:09:11-04:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , , |

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Scientists Contribute to Unique Industry-Higher Education Lobster Research Collaboration

With funding from Maine Technology Institute’s Technology Asset Fund, faculty and students in the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Sciences Department are among the top lobster scientists in Maine contributing to a unique, two-year industry-higher education collaboration between Ready Seafood, Inc., Saint Joseph’s College, and the University of Maine. At its core, this project involves research designed to increase the value of Maine’s most valuable fisheries resource by improving scientific understanding of lobster physiology that will enable increased survival rates of live lobsters during shipping. The value of lobster landed in Maine was $533.1 million in 2016 or nearly 80% of the landed value of all fisheries in the State. With projections that lobster populations have reached their peak, the industry is looking to scientists for innovative ways to increase value. One way to do this is to create an environment where a "soft shell lobster" turns into a more resilient and valuable "hard shell lobster" after it has been trapped.

2018-10-17T10:50:27-04:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace|Tags: , , , |

Saint Joseph’s College to Receive $182,845 National Science Foundation Grant for a “Chemistry for the Community” Program

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced on August 31, 2018 that Saint Joseph’s College of Maine will receive a $182,845 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its Development and Evaluation of a Service-Learning Focused Chemistry Curriculum or “Chemistry for the Community” initiative.

2018-09-12T11:07:03-04:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , |