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  • October 10, 2014

    SJC Professor of English Dr. Charles Kerlin and Alumna Angela Williams Palm ’04 to Hold Book Readings in Rensselaer

    Saint Joseph’s College Professor of English Dr. Charles Kerlin and SJC alumna Angela Williams Palm ’04, a Kankakee Valley High School graduate, will hold a book reading and signing on Thursday, October 16 in SJC’s Courtney Auditorium at 7:00 pm CDT and on Friday, October 17 at eMbers at 7:00 pm CDT. Dr. Kerlin published his book “Fishing’s No Good Without You” in early September. The book is an autobiographical novel that explores the challenges presented by passing down legacies within a family separated by divorce. The book focuses on Curly, whose neglectful father leaves him to fill the...

  • October 10, 2014

    SJC Sophomore Jacob Brown Receives Realizing the Dream Award

    Saint Joseph’s College Elementary Education major Jacob Brown ’17 of Rensselaer, Ind. will be honored along with students from other Indiana independent colleges and universities at the 25th Realizing the Dream banquet in Indianapolis in November. In order to receive the award, students must be the first in their families to go to college, be chosen for outstanding achievement by their college during their freshman year, and be advancing toward successfully completing a bachelor’s degree. "Receiving the Realizing the Dream award has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Brown. “I am...

  • October 6, 2014

    SJC Professor of English Charles Kerlin Publishes Book

    In early September, Saint Joseph’s College Professor of English Dr. Charles Kerlin released “Fishing’s No Good Without You,” an autobiographical novel that explores the difficulties of passing down legacies within a family separated by divorce. Inspired by an “old shack on the Tippecanoe River” that Kerlin saw while attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate program, Kerlin’s book is about Curly’s experience with a neglectful father and how other men, mostly fishermen, fill the gaps in Curly’s life. Fishing plays a large role in Curly’s growth, and Curly later takes his son with him to...

  • October 1, 2014

    SJC Columbian Players to Present “Arsenic and Old Lace”

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present Joseph Kesselring’s classic American comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” on October 23, 24, and 25 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 SJC students, faculty, and staff. “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring is one of the classic comedies of the American stage.  It centers upon the Brewster sisters and their three nephews.  The sisters, Abby and Martha, are two little old ladies who are known by all for their kindness and their charity work.  Their...

  • September 25, 2014

    SJC Partners with Indiana INTERNnet

    Regional and statewide entities are joining forces to highlight to Northwest Indiana employers how establishing an internship program can help fulfill their workforce needs. Ancilla College, Calumet College, Saint Joseph’s College and Valparaiso  University, along with the Center of Workforce Innovations, are partnering with Indiana INTERNnet, the internship-matching program managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The group’s effort includes three separate events in Northwest Indiana: October 10 in Donaldson, Ancilla College, at the Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center, in the Linden...

  • September 24, 2014

    SJC Named Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs

    G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Saint Joseph’s College a “Military Friendly School.” The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that excel at embracing America’s military service members and veterans as students. The 1,600 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships, discounts, veteran clubs, full-time staff, military...

  • September 18, 2014

    SJC to Make Switch from Coal to Natural Gas

    In an effort to reduce its environmental footprint, Saint Joseph’s College has moved to eliminate its use of coal in its heating and cooling operations in favor of natural gas. This change is seen as having the added benefit of improving campus air quality and energy efficiency, as well as the air quality in the broader Rensselaer community. “This is the first project of a bigger plan to improve campus infrastructure and sustainability,” said SJC Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer Hoa Hguyen. The move to natural gas also means added revenue for the city of Rensselaer, which...

  • September 11, 2014

    SJC Named Seventh Best Value College in the Midwest

    2014 is proving to be a successful year for Saint Joseph’s College. Following its recognition as a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review, SJC has been named the seventh Best Value College in the Midwest and a Best College in the Midwest by US News Media Group. The rankings are calculated based on a number of factors, including graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers and counselors, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance (the difference between actual and predicted graduation rates), and alumni giving. “SJC faculty,...

  • September 10, 2014

    Bishop Timothy Doherty to Give Core 9 Lecture

    Bishop Timothy Doherty, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, will give a lecture to Core 9 students on Wednesday, September 17 in the Shen Auditorium at 9:00 am CDT. In Core 9: Toward a Christian Humanism, students continue to develop a worldview as they connect their major with Core issues, theory with practice, and faith with reason. Core 9 stresses the importance of service to others and learning to value the dignity of the human person. Doherty’s lecture “Freedom and Community” will highlight Christianity’s responses to basic questions about man. For example, how is...

  • August 27, 2014

    SJC Named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review

    2014 has been an exciting year for Saint Joseph’s College. After being awarded $25,000 from the Ball Brothers Foundation in May and a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. in January, the Princeton Review has named SJC and 159 other institutions to its “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”  The Princeton Review, a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, Mass, was founded in 1981 and is widely known for its test preparation programs and college and graduate school guides. According to SJC students...


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  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    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. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    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.

  • High Quality Academics

    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.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    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.

  • Hoop House student workers

    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.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


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

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

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


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.