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  • May 28, 2014

    Computer Science Students, Professor to Present Class Findings at Portland Conference

    Four representatives of Saint Joseph’s College will attend this year’s O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON), the premier gathering of the open source community, July 20–24 in Portland, Ore. SJC Assistant Professor of Computer Science Brian Capouch is leading the group. This is Capouch’s fourth straight year presenting at the conference. The group will present findings it made while investigating various aspects of Web Real-Time Communication (webRTC) as part of a special topics in Computer Science class. webRTC allows a browser to conduct audio, video, and screen sharing with another...

  • May 23, 2014

    SJC Awarded $25,000 to Promote Internship Opportunities for Students

    Saint Joseph’s College has been awarded $25,000 from the Ball Brothers Foundation. SJC received the award through the Ball Venture Fund competition, which saw 45 submissions from 27 Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) member institutions. The award comes four months after SJC received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to enhance and expand opportunities for its graduates to find meaningful employment in Indiana.   SJC is directing its $25,000 to its “Promoting Internship Opportunities Through Educational Collaborations in Northwest Indiana” program. SJC, Ancilla College, Calumet...

  • May 20, 2014

    Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg Announces Resignation as SJC President

    Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg has announced his resignation as Saint Joseph’s College president, effective June 6, 2014. Riegelnegg’s term, which began July 2009, was highlighted by the 7,634 acres of farm real estate valued at more than $40 million gifted to the College through the Juanita Waugh Revocable Living Trust. Riegelnegg’s term also saw the College reach its highest enrollment since 1971 in the 2013-14 academic year, the inception of the Master of Business Administration and Forensic Science graduate programs, and the refinancing of the College’s long-term debt. The College also froze...

  • May 19, 2014

    Alycia Tassone '14 Among Students Named to Second Semester Dean's List

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the Dean's List for the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. The students below were named to the Dean's List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics. British Columbia, Canada Victoria: Amanda Volk Florida Boynton Beach: Christopher Edgerton Illinois Barrington: Emily Baird Beaverville: Sydney Weber Berwyn: Juliana Pater Bolingbrook: Shaquina Scott Chebanse: Katelyn Gigl Chicago: Frehiwet Negassi Garrett O'Neill Crestwood: Jessica Curbis Crete: Karl Bloesch Crystal Lake: Jacob Bigos Donovan: Colena Rathburn Dunlap: Tadd...

  • May 12, 2014

    Dr. Rob Pfaff to Serve As Ukraine Election Observer

    Robert Pfaff

    Chair of Chemistry and Director of the Office of Institutional Research Dr. Robert Pfaff, along with his wife, Dr. Kathy Parkison, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics at Indiana University Kokomo and a Fulbright Scholar to the country of Georgia in 2005, will be traveling to Ukraine to serve as monitors in that nation's historic election on May 25.  This observation is through the US State Department as part of our treaty obligations to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/...

  • May 5, 2014

    Shelbyville’s Sam Shammas Finds the Perfect Fit in SJC

    When Shelbyville High School’s Samir “Sam” Shammas narrowed his list of prospective colleges down to three, Saint Joseph’s College was not on it. A chance meeting with SJC Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Reggie Sanderson changed everything. A singles player on Shelbyville’s varsity tennis team, Shammas faced Sanderson’s son Luke, who has committed to play tennis at the United States Air Force Academy, in a tennis tournament. Sanderson approached Shammas and his family following the match and asked him about his college plans. Shammas shared that he had narrowed his list down to three...

  • April 28, 2014

    Former Walmart China President Cassian Cheung ’76 to Serve as Commencement Speaker

    On Saturday, May 10, Saint Joseph’s College alumnus Cassian Cheung ’76 will return to campus for the College’s 119th Commencement ceremony. Since graduating from SJC, Cheung has had several high profile jobs with some of the world’s most recognizable companies. “My experience at SJC has had a lifelong impact on my career,” said Cheung. “It planted the seed for my career aspirations and continues to provide me with the strength to handle difficult situations.” Cheung graduated Summa Cum Laude from SJC in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The senior class...

  • April 25, 2014

    SJC Choirs’ Spring Concert to Close Out Academic Calendar

    The Choirs of Saint Joseph’s College will perform their Spring Concert Sunday, May 4 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The concert, under the direction of Director of College Choirs Kelly A. Ford, will include performances by the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Men of Saint Joe, as well as a solo by junior English major Allison Stanton of Wheatfield, Ind. Stanton was the 2013-14 winner of the Verdi Competition, an annual performance competition for Music majors at SJC.  Concert repertoire includes a performance of “A Procession Winding Around Me,” written by Jeffrey Van and...

  • April 24, 2014

    Colby Alexis Named Class of 2014 Valedictorian

    Valedictorian Colby Alexis

    Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce Political Science major Colby Alexis as the Class of 2014 Valedictorian. Colby has spent seven straight semesters on the Dean’s List. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has been a leader in numerous extracurricular activities, including vice president of the Student Association, president emeritus of the SJC chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and secretary of the Puma Activities Council. A native of Port Huron, Mich., Colby is a member of the SJC Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble as a saxophone player. He...

  • April 23, 2014

    Basic Athletic Training, General Chemistry among Dual Enrollment Courses Offered by SJC

    On Tuesday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s College will welcome forty students from Rensselaer Central High School (RCHS) to register for dual enrollment courses for the 2014-15 school year. This is the first year dual enrollment registration will be held on the SJC campus. The day will consist of an introductory presentation, class registration with an advisor, a campus tour, and lunch in the Halleck Student Center cafeteria. Dual enrollment courses are taught by RCHS teachers at the high school but count as college credit and mirror courses taught at SJC. RCHS students are expected to go at the...


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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.

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    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.

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    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.