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  • September 3, 2015

    John Riordan '64 to present at National Book Festival


    On Saturday, September 5th, author and SJC alumnus John P. Riordan ’64 will be featured in the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington DC and participating in a presentation and book signing alongside many other well-known authors, such as David Baldacci and Buzz Aldrin. The festival is meant to celebrate the works of notable authors in all genres throughout the U.S. Riordan will be discussing his book, They Are All My Family. The autobiographical novel details the efforts of John Riordan, a young banker, to save the families of his Vietnamese staff members before the...

  • August 31, 2015

    SJC STEM Students Conduct Cemetery Reading


    On Monday, 10 August 2015, fourteen of SJC’s incoming freshman, majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), dove headfirst into Jasper County history.  Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Computer Science Brian Capouch and Professor of Chemistry Rob Pfaff, the students undertook a “reading” of Barkley Cemetery on Moody Road in Barkley Township.  The last comprehensive reading of Barkley Cemetery was by noted local historian Margaret Paulus in 1945 but now, with additional burials and GPS technology, it was time to produce a new catalog of the cemetery....

  • August 20, 2015

    Tibetan Monks to Visit Saint Joseph’s College

    Tibetan Monks

    As part of the Sacred Arts Tour, Saint Joseph’s College will welcome monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery to campus August 23-27. The College will host several events during the monks’ visit, including a blessing of the mandala, a cultural pageant, and a prayer for peace. Their visit will begin with the Mandala Blessing and Opening Ceremony in the Halleck Student Center at 1 pm CDT on August 23. On Monday, August 24, there will be a Core 7 presentation in the Shen Auditorium at 10:00 am and a cultural pageant at 6:30 pm. On August 25, there will be a chant and prayer for peace at 6:30 pm,...

  • August 18, 2015

    SJC Students Network in LA

    LA Trip

    A group of Saint Joseph’s College Digital Media students experienced “lights, camera, action!” on a trip to Los Angeles, California this summer. Led by Associate Professor of Communication Fred Berger, the students immersed themselves in the film and television production process immediately during the 5-day trip.  Students attending were Jennie Weer ’16, Chloe Broeker ’16, Logan James, ’17, Brittany Adams ’17, Lindsey Werking ’17, Rebecca Jones ’17, Matt Foy ’17, and Marten Moreno ’17. After a VIP tour of Warner Brothers studio in Burbank, they spent time with SJC alumnus Alex Ullrich ’91,...

  • August 12, 2015

    Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor to Visit Saint Joseph's College

    Eva Kor

    On August 19, Saint Joseph’s College will welcome Auschwitz survivor and Terre Haute resident, Eva Kor, to campus. Mrs. Kor, a survivor of the infamous twin experiments, has risen to the public spotlight in recent years after publicly forgiving the Nazis for what they did to her family. However, Kor’s acts of goodwill have been met with disapproval from many other Holocaust survivors, who feel that her forgiveness is unmerited and inappropriate in this situation. As new horrific accounts of the Holocaust continue to surface, the controversy of how to correctly respond to such an enormous...

  • June 29, 2015

    Saint Joseph’s College Welcomes New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

    Gregory Roberts will join Saint Joseph’s College on July 13, 2015 as the vice president for institutional advancement.  For the past eleven years Greg has been the executive director of ACPA, an international organization in Washington, D.C. serving 7,500 professionals from 1,200 institutions in 21 countries. Roberts brings to this position thirty-six years of experience in higher education, most recently as the vice president for student affairs at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he served in that capacity for 10 years.  “I would like to welcome Mr. Roberts to...

  • June 24, 2015

    SJC Signs Articulation Agreement with Ancilla College


    SJC recently signed an articulation agreement with Ancilla College of Donaldson, Ind., a fellow member of the Northern Indiana Catholic College Consortium (NICCC). This new agreement will allow transfer students from Ancilla College to complete their associate’s degrees and further their education at SJC in order to make the College more accessible for those hoping to complete a bachelor's degree. The hope is that this agreement will ease the transition into the College’s four-year program and allow more students to accomplish their goals through SJC. Primarily, the articulation agreement...

  • June 15, 2015

    SJC Alumnus Gives $400,000 Gift for Full Technology Update

    Reilly, Joseph

    Saint Joseph College alumnus Joe Reilly ’64 says he’s giving back to the college that helped shape his future and led him to success. “Reilly’s $400,000 gift is transformational for SJC,” said Dr. Robert A. Pastoor, President of Saint Joseph’s College. “It will fund a major technological upgrade that will benefit all students and faculty and enhance what we have to offer students moving forward.” Joe Reilly’s inspiration came this past September when he attended his 50th class reunion and toured SJC’s new high tech business laboratory. Impressed and wowed by the new opportunities it presents...

  • June 9, 2015

    SJC to Host Alumni at the Ballpark


    Saint Joseph’s College will be hosting an alumni/student networking event on June 30, 2015. SJC alumni are all invited to bring their families to the Gary RailCats game at 6:00 pm CDT. Attendees will be able to network with other Pumas and spend an evening talking with current students. There is no cost to participate, but all attendees must RSVP by June 26. The event will be held at the United States Steel Yard Stadium in Gary, Ind., where the RailCats will face the Fargo-Moorehead RedHawks. Guests will enjoy a complimentary buffet and a great view of the game from the stadium’s party deck....

  • May 27, 2015

    SJC Names Huhn Scholarship Recipient

    Spannan, Ben

    Saint Joseph’s College has announced the 2015 recipient of the Thomas J. Huhn Athletic Leadership Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Benjamin Spannan. Spannan, the son of Travis and Johanna Spannan and native of Decatur, Ind. graduated from Adams Central High School in Monroe, Ind. on Sunday, May 31, 2015. At SJC, he plans to study Business Administration. He also intends to participate in the Choir and Campus Ministry. When asked why he chose SJC, Spannan lists family ties to the school and the chance for a Catholic-centered education as his reasons. “I was drawn to SJC for two reasons,”...


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