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  • October 23, 2015

    SJC Alumnus Published in the Huffington Post

    Sam Albano '10

    Saint Joseph’s College alumnus, Sam Albano ’10 has been featured in “The Blog” (Religion) section of the Huffington Post. His article, “The Moment I Realized I Was Meant to Be a Living Witness to a Gay Life Lived in Christ,” was posted in September and discusses Albano’s experience as a gay man in the Catholic Church. He reflects in his article upon his strong Catholic faith as well as the struggle of being gay within the Church and the hope that one day all Christians can serve together peacefully.   Sam graduated from SJC in 2010, where he majored in education with a business minor. After...

  • October 22, 2015

    SJC Alumnus Named President of Cathedral High School

    Robert Bridges '84

    On October 21, Matt Cohoat, Chair of the Board of Directors at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind., announced that Robert Bridges ’84 will become the school’s sixth president. Cathedral High School is a private, independent, Catholic, college-preparatory school that serves 1,263 students from grades 9 through 12. It was founded in 1918 by the Brothers of Holy Cross and for the past 97 years has followed the philosophy of transforming a diverse group of students to have the competence to see and the courage to act. “We are most fortunate that Rob has enthusiastically embraced the...

  • October 21, 2015

    SJC to Trick-or-Treat for the Hungry

    Student Volunteers

    Students from Saint Joseph’s College will trick-or-treat for the hungry on Halloween night, October 31. A group of volunteers will travel door-to-door throughout Rensselaer to ask for canned goods and non-perishable food items, which will be delivered to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. Trick-or-Treat for the Hungry is an annual event sponsored by SJC Campus Ministry. Campus Ministry offers students opportunities to interact with the community and provide for the poor and needy during the upcoming holiday season. Junior English Literature major Kylie Hill ’17 said, "Trick-or-...

  • October 20, 2015

    SJC to Host "TRANSFERmation Night"

    Transfer Student

    On Tuesday, November 3, Saint Joseph’s College is hosting a “TRANSFERmation Night” at the Welcome Center on campus (Schwietermann Hall) from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT. SJC is inviting transfer students to submit a free application, learn about Transfer Scholarships and Grants, discuss financial aid options and take a tour of the campus. Students are also encouraged to bring their college transcripts for a free unofficial evaluation.  RSVP by Friday, October 30 to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact Assistant Director of Admissions at SJC Cheryl Mioduski,        Named...

  • October 14, 2015

    SJC Alumnus John Robertson ’71 Publishes History of Iraq


    Saint Joseph’s College alumnus John Robertson ’71 recently released his book, Iraq: A History, which details the rich history of the country from its origin in the Neolithic period to its current condition and its invasion by the United States. Reflecting years of careful research, Robertson’s book is a balanced portrayal of the Iraqi history, chronicling the achievements of its empires, the role it played in the emergence of monotheism, and the ways in which it contributed to Western culture as we know it today. Graduating from SJC with a degree in History in 1971, Robertson had had an...

  • October 9, 2015

    SJC to Host a Math Colloquium

    Dr. Kurt Bryan

    On Monday, October 19, the Saint Joseph's College Department of Mathematics will be hosting a math colloquium. Dr.Kurt Bryan from the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology is visiting and will give a presentation from 7:00 to 7:50 p.m. CDT in room 313 located in the Evans Arts and Science Building on campus. He will be presenting, "The $25,000,000,000 Eigenvector: The Linear Algebra Behind Google." His talk will consist of some detailed math, but is open to a general audience. Dr.Bryan will give an insight into the linear algebra that lies behind the traditional PageRank algorithm which Google...

  • October 8, 2015

    SJC to Host "Science and Symphony" Director Dr. Salgado

    Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado

    From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. CDT on Monday October 12, Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado will present in the Shen Auditorium in the Saint Joseph’s College Fr. Banet Core Education Center as part of Inauguration Week. Dr. Salgado (BS in Physics, University of Puerto Rico; PhD in Astronomy, University of Michigan) is a very talented man with many trades, including being an Emmy-nominated astronomer, an experimental photographer, a visual artist, and a public speaker. His goal is to use these trades to create multimedia works that communicate science in engaging ways. He will give a presentation on a non-...

  • October 1, 2015

    SJC's Dr. Brodman Selected to Work with iSWOOP

    Dr. Robert Brodman, Biology Chair and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Saint Joseph's College, has been selected to collaborate in a project involving amphibians and his climate change research. Dr. Brodman's research will join forces with the interpretation program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Dr. Brodman will be working alongside a program called iSWOOP (Interpreters and Scientists Working on our Parks), which involves scientists and interpreters working together to bring innovative science to programs that can be shown to national park visitors. Martha Merson, the...

  • October 1, 2015

    SJC to Inaugurate 18th President

    President Pastoor

    On Friday, October 16, Saint Joseph’s College will celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Robert A. Pastoor as its 18th president. The inauguration will be from 1:30 to 3:15 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel with a reception afterwards from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the Core Plaza.There were also be several events going on throughout the week at SJC, building up to the president’s inauguration on Friday, including the annual Take Back the Night bonfire, an Art Exhibition that will feature the work of students, faculty, and staff members, a concert featuring the SJC Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Choir, a...

  • September 28, 2015

    SJC's Columbian Players to Present "The Liar"

    Students rehearsing

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present David Ives’s farce comedy “The Liar,” adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille, on October 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. CDT in SJC’s Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Admission is $5.00 for the public and free for all students, faculty, and staff. Set in Paris, 1643 and centered upon Dorante, a charming young man newly arrived in the capital who has but a single flaw:  He cannot tell the truth. Within two hours of arriving in town, he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a...


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