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  • April 14, 2012

    The Indiana Academy Inducts Michael A. Evans, Ph.D. '67 for Lifetime Achievement and Contributions

    Four new members, including SJC alumnus Michael A. Evans, Ph.D. '67, were inducted into The Indiana Academy at its 42nd annual symposium on Monday, April 16, at the Skyline Club in Indianapolis. The honorees were recognized by the Independent Colleges of Indiana for lifetimes of achievement and contributions to the state of Indiana. The founder and chairman of AIT Laboratories, Evans started the company in 1990. AIT provides laboratory and consulting services in compliance monitoring, clinical and forensics toxicology, and bio-analytical testing for the pharmaceutical industry. Since its...

  • April 13, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Students to Present Research at 9th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium

    On April 17, 2012, Saint Joseph's College will host the 9th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium. The purpose of the Colloquium is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to showcase their work and research with interested students and faculty, as well as visitors. All are welcome to attend. This year's presentation topics include: "The Power of Open Source," "Does Music Inhibit Motor Recall?," "Internet Addiction Disorder," and "The Goblet of Fire." Oral presentations will be scheduled every 15 minutes, with approximately 10 minutes allotted for the presentation and 2-3 minutes for...

  • April 12, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College's to Graduate 117th Class

    On Sunday, May 6, Saint Joseph's College will graduate its 117th class of seniors. The Commencement ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm CDT in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse. Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S. '77, will serve as the Commencement speaker. Fr. Kelly graduated from Saint Joseph's College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology-Chemistry. He then studied theology at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, where he earned a Master of Divinity and was ordained a priest on June 12, 1982. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies in 1983 from CTU and an...

  • April 10, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Jazz Band to End Busy Slate with Concert

    The Saint Joseph's College Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Aside from the jazz concert, the Jazz Band will be featured prominently in the spring musical, "The 1940's Radio Hour." The musical will be held on April 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. "This is extremely hard for the students," said Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Paul Geraci. "With three dress rehearsals, three musical shows, and the jazz concert,...

  • March 26, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Bands Usher in Spring with Concert

    On Sunday, April 1, the Saint Joseph's College Band will perform its annual spring band concert. The concert will be held in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on the SJC campus at 2:00 pm CDT. The National Association for Music Education's SJC chapter is requesting a non-perishable food item be brought to the concert for admission. Food donations will be given to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. This year's concert will feature performances by the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Seniors will be recognized and awards presented, including the Gregory Kuhlavik Freshman Band...

  • March 2, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Columbian Players Present "The 1940's Radio Hour"

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph's College will present the comedy "The 1940s Radio Hour" with music by Walton Jones on April 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm CDT in SJC's Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Tickets are $5.00 and free for SJC students, faculty, and staff. Featuring the original charts from the Big Bands of the 1940s, dancing, and old-time sound effects, the play portrays the holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942. The cast includes the harassed and harried producer, the grouchy old stage doorman, the...

  • March 2, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Choirs to Perform Lenten Concert

    Saint Joseph's College Choirs will perform a concert of sacred music for the Lenten season at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in St. John, Ind. on Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 pm CST. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The concert will feature works by composers such as Joseph Haydn, Tomas Luis Vittoria, Thomas Tallis, Gilbert Martin, Edward Elgar, and Norman Dello Joio. "This is an exciting addition to our regular season of performances," stated SJC Director of Choirs Kelly A. Ford. "We have begun to do much more performing regionally and hope to expand our touring...

  • February 27, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Students Attend Day at the Statehouse

    A group of SJC Education students joined other students from across the state of Indiana in downtown Indianapolis for Day at the Statehouse (DATS). The students voiced concerns focused particularly on the state's new evaluation model being pushed into schools, which takes into account a school's overall letter grade as well as student test scores. The group had the opportunity to meet with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett in a question-and-answer session, receive a tour of the Statehouse, and watch the House and Senate in session. Representative Timothy Neese met with...

  • February 21, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Senior Awarded Grant to Provide Bilingual Books for Students

    The Puma Educators Association of Saint Joseph's College is providing bilingual books to first and second graders and reading stories to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at North White Primary School in connection with Read Across America on March 2, 2012. This project is funded in large part through a CLASS (Community Learning Through America's Schools) Grant from the National Education Association's (NEA) Student Program. Working with the local Puma Educator's Association are members of the North White Classroom Teachers Association. The grant was applied for by SJC senior Elementary...

  • February 1, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Named Affiliate of the Indiana Space Grant Consortium

    Saint Joseph's College has been approved for affiliate status with the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC). As an affiliate of the INSGC, SJC students and faculty will be provided with opportunities for fellowships, scholarships, internships, and project awards related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The INSGC is a source of NASA-related information, awards, and programs for the State of Indiana. It awards scholarships to students at its affiliate institutions and is one of 52 consortia that are part of the National Space College and Fellowship Program,...


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