News & Events

  • November 11, 2013

    SJC Launches New Website

    Saint Joseph’s College has launched a new website featuring enhanced visuals, functionality, and content. SJC’s domain name – – remains unchanged. The new site is the result of the College’s effort to offer prospective students a more engaging, user-friendly experience. Built entirely in responsive design, every page on the new site formats itself for tablets, phones, and all mobile devices. Less than 10% of accredited colleges and universities have sites designed to deliver content in this way. Featuring a new content management system with improved Search Engine Optimization,...

  • November 8, 2013

    SJC to Host Movie Night in Support of Love is Louder Movement

    The Saint Joseph’s College Health and Wellness Center will host a movie night in the Evan Arts and Science Building Theatre on Sunday, November 10 at 7:00 pm CST in support of the Love is Louder Movement. SJC Director of Counseling Services Laura Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC, hopes to involve not just SJC students and faculty members, but the community as well to raise awareness for victims suffering from mental illness. The Love is Louder Movement is a joint effort hosted by MTV and the Jed Foundation, along with actress Brittany Snow, which started back in 2010 to promote support for teenagers...

  • November 7, 2013

    Professors to Lend Talents for Upcoming Jazz Band Concert

    The Saint Joseph’s College Jazz Band will perform its annual Fall Jazz Band Concert on Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 pm CST in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. The concert precedes the SJC Choirs’ Italy Tour Kickoff Concert, which begins at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. This year’s concert is unique in that two professors will contribute to the performance. Band Director and Associate Professor of Music Robb Thiel will play drums, and Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. David Dixon will have his arrangement of...

  • November 6, 2013

    SJC to Host Speech Competition

    On Thursday, November 7, Saint Joseph’s College will host a speech competition in the Courtney Auditorium in the Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center. The competition begins at 7:00 pm CST. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Headed by SJC Assistant Professor of Communication Rochelle Robertson, the competition features speakers competing for a $50 cash prize. Students and faculty members will judge the speeches, which must focus on ways to improve the SJC campus. Robertson is excited to hold the competition for the second year in a row. As a student at SJC,...

  • November 5, 2013

    SJC Class to Support S.A.F.E.R Program with 5k Run/Walk

    Saint Joseph’s College will host a 5k run/walk on Saturday, November 9 at 9:00 am CST to support Jasper County Hospital’s S.A.F.E.R program. Sign-in will be located outside of Gallagher Hall on the SJC campus. Registration can be completed online at or on the day of the event from 8:00 to 8:45 am CST. The event is open to all ages, and the registration fee is $25. S.A.F.E.R, which stands for Sexual Assault Forensic Exam/Education Resource, is a nonprofit organization that cares for the victims of sexual assault. The group seeks to help victims recover some of...

  • November 5, 2013

    SJC Choirs to Host Italy Tour Kickoff Concert

    In advance of their musical tour of Italy November 11-19, the Saint Joseph’s College Choirs will present the Italy Tour Kickoff Concert on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The Choirs will give a preview of the various pieces they will perform in Italy, with Bernard Sell ’92 accompanying the Choirs on piano. Admission is free to the public, though nonperishable food items will be accepted at the door for donation to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. “For all of the parents and friends who will not be joining us in Italy, this concert is a great time...

  • October 25, 2013

    Psychology graduate Heather Madden '09 featured in Lafayette Journal & Courier

    "Heather Madden's aim is to strengthen families" - Journal and Courier Online

  • October 25, 2013

    Associate Professor Bonnie Zimmer wins award

    Bonnie Zimmer wins award at the 70th Annual Salon Show. See the South Shore Arts website.  Her exhibit: INDIANA NOW, 9/27-11/30 

  • October 21, 2013

    SJC Choirs to Embark on Musical Tour of Italy

    In November 2013, members of the Saint Joseph's College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, as well as several parents and faculty members, will travel to Italy for a series of concerts and religious services at ancient sites rich in history and tradition. The highlight of the trip will be the closing weekend celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The Cappella Giulia is one of the Basilica's two chapel choirs. As part of its anniversary, notable choirs from around the world were invited to sing, either in concert or Mass, at the...

  • October 7, 2013

    Swing into SJC's Social Dance Basics

    Saint Joseph's College Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dr. Gary Sanders will once again offer his popular six-week Social Dance Basics course this fall. Dr. Sanders is an award-winning dance instructor who has taught at state, national, and international conferences. The course will review such famous dances as the Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, and various mixers while incorporating several new dances. No prior dancing experience is needed to join. Classes will be held in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse on Saturday nights, beginning November 2 and ending December 7, 6:30-7:30 pm...


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    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

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    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

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    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

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  • Mentorship

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

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • 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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