News & Events

  • January 21, 2016

    SJC Alumna Lisa Mayer '10 Publishes YA Novel

    The Arrow Bringer

     Saint Joseph’s College alumna Lisa Mayer ’10 recently published her first book, a YA novel entitled, The Aletheian Journeys: The Arrow Bringer,  which tells the story of a teenage girl, who is battling leukemia and must make the choice between spending her last days with her family, or fulfilling  her destiny by saving the magical world of Alethia from a devastating evil. However, when she makes the choice to stay with her family and another  hero -- her only friend, Shawn -- must struggle to save Alethia in her place, she enters the world to save him and accept the role she is meant to play...

  • January 21, 2016

    SJC Sophomore Kaley Simpson Receives Realizing the Dream Award

    Kaley Simpson '18

    Saint Joseph’s College Elementary Education major Kaley Simpson ’18 of Warsaw, Ind. was honored along with students from other Indiana independent colleges and universities at the 26th annual Realizing the Dream banquet in Indianapolis in November. In order to receive the award, students must be the first in their families to go to college, be chosen for outstanding achievement by their college during their freshman year, and be advancing toward successfully completing a bachelor’s degree. With statistics showing that roughly one in three college students is a first-generation student, the...

  • January 12, 2016

    SJC to Host SEID Program

    SEID Program Logo

    Throughout the spring semester, Saint Joseph’s College will host a four part series called the SEID Program, an acronym for sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation, and development. The SEID Program is part of a grant from the Ball Venture Fund entitled “Community-Based Aquaponics: A Model for Local Food Production, Undergraduate Research, and Next Generation Aquapreneurs.” The SEID Program will teach skills in entrepreneurship, and it is a joint project between the Sustainability Studies Department, the Career Center, and two student organizations, the GREEN Pumas, and ENACTUS. The SEID...

  • January 12, 2016

    SJC Installs Emergency Call Boxes

    One of the Emergency Call Boxes on campus.

    Over the Holiday break, Saint Joseph’s College took another step in furthering the safety of its students by installing five emergency call boxes on campus. Locations include the East Grotto entrance, South Justin Street, the South McHale Parking Lot, Sparling Parking Lot, and the East Raleigh Parking lot. All of the units are fully functional at all times of the day and light up at night. Pressing the emergency button on the units sends a call directly to the Security Officer on duty, telling them your location and allowing you to speak with the officer. The installation of the call boxes...

  • January 4, 2016

    SJC’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program to Feature Dr. Varon Cantrell ’00

    Students marching in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On Monday, January 18, Saint Joseph’s College, along with the surrounding communities, will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with its annual program that will feature several events, beginning with the Diversity March through Rensselaer. The program will kick off at 12:00 pm CST with participants being bused from SJC’s Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center to the Jasper County Courthouse. Then, at 12:30 pm, the Diversity March from the Courthouse back to campus will begin. Participants will arrive at the Core Education Center’s Shen Auditorium at 1:00 pm, where Dr....

  • January 4, 2016

    SJC's Columbian Players to Present "Picnic"

    The Theatre

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Picnic” on January 28, 29, and 30 in the College Theatre located in the Evans Arts and Science Building.  The curtain goes up at 7:30 pm CST and admission is $5.00 for the public and free for all SJC students, faculty, and staff. “Picnic” was written by William Inge, a playwright long considered to be one of the “big four” American playwrights of the 1950s, a group which includes Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Eugene O’Neill. “Picnic” was Inge’s second play following “Come Back...

  • December 29, 2015

    SJC Announces First Semester Dean's List


    Saint Joseph’s College has announced the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics in the fall semester. ArizonaScottsdale:Gage Jensen EnglandWirral:Peter Munro IllinoisBerwyn:Juliana Pater Chicago:Kristen RoszakQuinn Snarskis Crystal Lake:Jacob Bigos Donovan:Colena Rathburn East Dundee:Samantha Hoyt Frankfort:Joshua Handzik Elburn:Sydney Strang Mahomet:Joseph Kenney Manhattan:Alexander McCormick Mascoutah:Jeffrey Hightower McHenry:Kimberly McClaughry Oak...

  • December 16, 2015

    SJC's Annual Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas Party a Success

    Gallagher Charitable Society

    On Saturday, December 5, the Gallagher Charitable Society held their 38th annual Christmas Party at Saint Joseph’s College. The party provides underprivileged children and their families in Jasper County with a hot meal, a variety of take home gifts, and a chance to meet and get their picture taken with Santa. This year, more than 400 people including more than 200 children, attended the Christmas Party, as well as 125 SJC students and 20 staff members who worked as Santa’s helpers. This year’s event thrived due to the tremendous support of the SJC campus and the Jasper County community. On...

  • December 14, 2015

    SJC holds First National Society of Leadership and Success Induction

    2015 Inductees

    On Sunday, December 6, more than 100 Saint Joseph’s College students were inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. The ceremony was held in the Shen Auditorium of the Rev. Charles Banet Core Education Center, starting at 1:30 pm CDT and featured an inspiring speech from SJC President Dr. Robert Pastoor. Also during the ceremony the society executive board, including Katie Manika ’18 (President), Antonia Thomas ’17 (Vice President), Brooke Major ’18 (Secretary), Carlos Branson ’18 (Treasurer), Christine Manika ’18 (Society Events Coordinator), Cori Lane ’18 (Chair), and...

  • November 25, 2015

    SJC to Host a Prayer for Peace

    Dr. Pastoor praying with students, faculty, and staff.

    On Thursday, December 3, Saint Joseph’s College will host a Prayer for Peace in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel at 4:30 pm CST. Please join us as we pray for those who have experienced the recent tragedies across the world. In a recent letter to the SJC community, SJC President Dr. Robert Pastoor addressed the many tragic events that have occurred in the past year both in our country and across the world. “It has truly been a time of tragedy with lives lost to senseless violence in Florida, Ferguson, Chattanooga, Charleston, Oregon, Chicago, and Colorado, and abroad in Kenya, Beirut, and now Paris...


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  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

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  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

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