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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 [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:31-04:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Winter 2016-17|Tags: , , |

Professor Michael Connolly receives Claddagh Award from Maine Irish Heritage Center

The Maine Irish Heritage Center (MIHC) is honoring Professor Michael C. Connolly, Ph.D. of Saint Joseph’s College with the Claddagh Award at the annual award dinner Thursday, October 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Every year MIHC honors a prominent member of the Maine Irish community in a celebratory evening of food, speeches, music and good cheer. The [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:32-04:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Students Dig Into History in Windham

On November 17, students of associate professor Dr. Michelle Laughran’s Historical Methods class participated in an archaeological excavation that took place on the property of the 18th-century Parson Smith House, located at the intersection of River and Anderson Roads in Windham. Dr. Laughran said that students in her course learn how to interpret historical documents [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:37-04:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:40-04:00August 1st, 2015|Categories: Summer 2015|Tags: , |

Communications Department Recognized by Maine Campus Compact for Service-Learning Initiatives

Maine Campus Compact (MCC), a non-profit statewide membership coalition of 17 Maine colleges and universities, held their 13th Annual Awards Ceremony at the State House Hall of Flags in Augusta on April 30. The ceremony recognized the outstanding work in public service and civic engagement by Maine faculty members, students, and campus departments and organizations. At the [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:45-04:00May 16th, 2014|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Sí Se Puede! Yes, it can be done.

In a classic, against-all-odds David vs. Goliath battle, America’s marginalized farm workers formed a successful union because they won the hearts and minds of the American consumer. In that fight for social justice, where countless volunteers made victory possible, one of them was one of our own. “He is my Martin Luther King,” says Pauline [...]

2021-10-07T10:09:59-04:00August 1st, 2012|Categories: Summer 2012|Tags: , , , |

Talk with Caitlyn Smith ’11

Caitlyn Smith spent nine months at two back-to-back internships at the Volunteer Lawyers Project in downtown Portland, where an attorney and two paralegals offer legal help to people who can't afford a lawyer. A senior English major from Etna, Maine, she plans to attend law school after graduation. Have you always wanted to be a [...]

2021-10-07T10:10:07-04:00November 30th, 2010|Categories: Fall 2010|Tags: , |