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National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Funds Sustainability Education at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

The National Endowment for the Humanities $34,995 grant supports the “Education for Sustainability through the Humanities Project” which will develop and implement educational programming that helps formulate how to build sustainable human communities and solve global problems.

2019-04-03T12:49:36-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , |

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Hosts AmeriCorps Program that Played Key Role in Providing Relief from Heating Fuel Costs

Saint Joseph’s College students, faculty, and staff coordinated with several community organizations and volunteered to build 172 insulating window inserts for nineteen qualifying families in Windham, Standish, Casco, New Gloucester, Westbrook, and Raymond, Maine.

2019-02-22T11:40:18-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Brightspace, Highlights|Tags: , |

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Awards Saint Joseph’s College $5,000 For Local Food Innovation

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation has awarded Saint Joseph’s College $5,000 towards the construction of the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation, a hub providing education and infrastructure in support of the economic development of Maine’s local food industry.

2019-02-08T11:21:20-04:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace, Highlights|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: , , |

Wabanaki Drum Group Members Perform, Reminisce with Sisters, and Visit Freight Farm

The Center for Faith and Spirituality and the Center for Sustainable Communities were pleased to welcome The Burnurwurbskek Singers — the Keepers of the Penobscot Drum — to campus in October to share their traditional music and experiences of life on reservations today with students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the public. Several Sisters of Mercy attended the event, which led to much fond reminiscing about shared family history and the Sisters' time spent serving in several Wabanaki communities across the state.

2019-01-23T09:29:45-04:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Saint Joseph’s College To Host New England Food System Innovation Challenge

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.

2019-01-10T14:55:35-04:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Press Room|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: , , , |