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  • 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...

  • November 23, 2015

    SJC Choral Ensemble to Perform Winter Concerts

    Choral Ensemble

    The Saint Joseph’s College Choral Ensemble is inviting all to their two performances on December 4 and 6. On Friday, December 4, the SJC choir will head to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette, Indiana. The choir, under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Dr. Harmony Murphy, will sing Antonio Vivaldi’s “Magnificat” at 7:30 pm EST and all offerings will go towards scholarships for SJC students studying music. On Sunday, December 6, the choir will carry on their tradition of performing the annual Lessons and Carols concert at 4 pm in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The concert is free...

  • November 23, 2015

    SJC's Gallagher Charitable Society to Host Annual Christmas Party

    Student Volunteers with kids

    On Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 am CST, the Gallagher Charitable Society will host its annual Christmas party. Organized by a diverse group of students, teachers, and coaches, the Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas party provides a hot meal to children who might not get one otherwise. Children and families also get holiday items and food to help them make the Christmas season special. The first recorded Gallagher Charitable Society event was in 1977, when the residents of Gallagher Hall worked together to raise $300 for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. However, efforts soon...

  • November 20, 2015

    SJC's Department of Digital Media and Journalism Hosts "2Days2Play"

    Chloe Broeker '16 picking her team's film genre.

    Saint Joseph’s College Digital Media and Journalism students competed in a short film project. Logan James ’17, Lindsey Werking ’17, Brittany Adams ’17, Rebecca Jones ’17, Chloe Broeker ’16, and Jennie Weer ’16, from the Hollywood Workshop class taught by Associate Professor of Communication Fred Berger competed in “2Days2Play,” starting Wednesday, November 11 at 9 pm CDT.  The students split into two teams, picked a film genre, had to use required elements, and had a 48-hour time limit.  SJC alumnus and Los Angeles actor Brian Nahas ’83, who the students met during their 5 day LA trip in...

  • November 10, 2015

    SJC to Host Annual Ralph Cappuccilli Speech Competition

    Ralph Cappuccilli

    On Tuesday, November 17, the Department of Communications at Saint Joseph’s College will host its annual Ralph Cappuccilli Speech Competition. The competition will be in SJC’s Courtney Auditorium located in the Rev. Charles Banet Core Education Center from 8 pm to 9 pm CDT. Nine SJC students from a speech class taught by Assistant Professor of Communications Rochelle Robertson will give persuasive speeches dealing with a variety of topics. The students will be competing for a cash prize of $50. Professor Robertson is thrilled for everyone to witness the hard work of her students. "I am...

  • November 9, 2015

    SJC Campus Ministry to Host 21st Annual Covenant House Vigil

    Covenant House Vigil

    On November 19th, SJC’s men’s and women’s soccer teams in collaboration with Campus Ministry will host their 21st annual Covenant House Vigil to raise awareness of youth homelessness. The Candlelight ceremony will be held in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel at 4:30 pm CDT, and everyone is invited to attend and show their support for a cause that is becoming more and more prominent as poverty increases: the needs of impoverished young people. Covenant House, the organization that SJC works through, is a homeless shelter for youth ages 16 to 22. The College has been working with them to hold their...

  • November 6, 2015

    SJC Welcomes New Director of Student Success

    Yvonne Smith

    Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to have Yvonne Smith join its staff as the Director of Student Success. Smith comes to the College with over a decade of experience in the field of higher education, having served as Purdue University’s Associate Director of the Student Success Department. At Purdue, she worked extensively on the development of strategies to give high-risk students an easier transition into college and success in their academic pursuits. She was also involved with the design and creation of several programs. Receiving her Baccaleaureate degree in Psychology from Florida...

  • November 6, 2015

    SJC Institutional Advancement to Host "Thanks for Giving" Day

    Thanks for Giving Logo

    Saint Joseph’s College will celebrate a “Thanks for Giving” day on Tuesday, November 17, from 11-1 pm CDT. Between technology updates, scholarships, and large-scale renovation projects, SJC has been generously supported by a variety of donors, and this celebration will highlight their wonderful contributions to the College. Thanks for Giving Day is open to the public, and students, alumni, and community members all are invited, regardless of whether or not they donate, to join us in showing our gratitude to all who support the College and keep SJC moving forward. Thanks for Giving Day will be...

  • November 5, 2015

    International Players Lead Men's Soccer to GLVC Tournament

    Flag Collage

    Saint Joseph’s College has welcomed many international students this past year and hopes to continue to increase their presence on campus moving forward. A clear example of this is with the SJC men’s soccer team, which has twelve international players, including players from England, Scotland, Argentina, Ecuador, Germany, Brazil, and Ireland. The team had a strong season this year, earning their first winning record since 2009 and making it to the GLVC Tournament for the first time since 1995. “Having taken the job as coach in January and evaluating the team during spring play, I knew we...

  • November 2, 2015

    SJC Basketball to Host Puma Thanksgiving Classic

    Puma Thanksgiving Classic Logo

    On November 27 and 28, Saint Joseph’s College will host its first annual Puma Thanksgiving Basketball Classic. SJC will welcome five colleges to the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse; the University of Illinois Springfield, Hillsdale College (Mich.), Ohio Dominican University, Mercyhurst University (Pa.), and Oakland City University (Ind.). On Friday, November 27, the women’s basketball teams will face off at 1 pm and 3 pm CDT. Hillsdale College and Oakland City University will start off the Classic and the Lady Pumas will face Mercyhurst University at 3 pm. The men’s teams will start at 6...


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