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Environmental Science Semester 2018 Begins

Over the course of the Environmental Science Semester program, students carry a four-course load and travel over a thousand miles across two countries, three states, and six Maine islands as they gather and interpret data from unique field sites. Founded in 2014, the ESS experience creates a transformative educational experience by having students study and conduct Environmental Science in the field for two continuous months.

2022-05-24T07:39:06-04:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Study in Italy or Spain This Summer!

The Saint Joseph’s College Department of Theology is returning to Italy July 8-15, 2018! Students can sign up for the course Spiritual Journey through Rome (TH 527/TH 309/TH 35) with Dr. Patricia Ireland and special lecturer Dr. Donna Orsuto for either three undergraduate or three graduate credits. In this travel course, students will explore firsthand the [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:18-04:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Highlights|Tags: |

Go Global, Go Granada!: Saint Joseph’s College Students Return From Summer Internship

Flamenco dancers, tapas, and beaches! This summer, seven Saint Joseph’s College students embarked on an adventure in gorgeous Granada, Spain, and they’re anxious to share their experience with current students. When they weren’t in classes at the renowned Immaculata University, they traveled to the sun-soaked beaches of the Mediterranean, hiked across the massive hanging bridges [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:24-04:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Honors Program Trip to Ireland Filled With History, Adventure, and Spiritual Discovery

On Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland, there is a home to which people of faith pilgrimage every day. They come from diverse corners of the world and vary in age and culture, but all share respect and reverence for the work of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. Catherine built the house in [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:24-04:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Classroom: Beyond Four Walls

Going global gains traction with campus students who are looking to broaden their horizons. Comments like this from Laura Sullivan ’17, who just returned from a semester in Perth, Australia, are the reason Suzanne Murphy loves her job. “As study away coordinator at Saint Joseph’s, I help students realize their dreams of living and learning [...]

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

The College Celebrates 10 Years of Service Trips to Guatemala

In 2006, staff, faculty, and students journeyed to Central America over winter break, their suitcases predominantly packed with modest clothes and work boots rather than the usual vacation wear. These individuals formed the first group from Saint Joseph’s to participate in a service trip to Guatemala with Partners in Development, Inc. (PID), an organization whose [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:37-04:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

The Inspired Explorer

What happens when you transcend your ordinary? It changes your world. Story by Alanna Conn Photo by Scott Fuller Last summer, seven Saint Joseph’s College students—ranging in majors from environmental science to fine arts—headed to Logan International Airport in Boston. Their suitcases, packed tight with wetsuits and waterproof cameras, wheeled along behind them. They were [...]

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

Students, faculty take science on the road with ESS

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, two professors, eight students, and one teaching assistant met at the Maine State Pier in Portland. They said goodbye to their families, piled into a van, and set off on Saint Joseph’s first-ever Environmental Science Semester (ESS). Led by environmental science professors Johan Erikson and Greg Teegarden, [...]

2022-06-13T09:11:04-04:00February 1st, 2015|Categories: Winter 2015|Tags: , |

Ebola: A Reflection on Risks

In an age of advancing health care and medical technologies, is the threat of an Ebola outbreak a concern for the US? By Diane Atwood ’77 Ordinarily, in the spring a group of Saint Joseph’s College nursing students and a clinical faculty member travel to Senegal, West Africa. “We take them to various parts of [...]

2021-10-07T10:05:43-04:00February 1st, 2015|Categories: Winter 2015|Tags: , |