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  • December 12, 2014

    SJC Professor of Psychology Chad Pulver Uses His Fiction Book to Teach Class

    In July 2013, Saint Joseph’s College Professor of Psychology Dr. Chad Pulver released “The Brothers Stone and the Red Buffalo Relic,” the first part of a trilogy about two brothers who unearth the Shawnee Tribe’s Red Buffalo Relic and their quest to stop a mysterious beast that is hunting families in the area. Pulver, a practicing psychologist, routinely creates case studies to help students in his Abnormal Psychology class apply their skills. During the Fall semester, he offered an additional opportunity and asked his students to diagnose the characters in “The Brothers Stone and the Red...

  • December 12, 2014

    SJC’s Annual Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas Party Thrives Thanks to Students, Employees, and Jasper County Community

    On Saturday, December 6, the Gallagher Charitable Society held their 37th annual Christmas Party on the campus of Saint Joseph’s College. The party provides underprivileged children and their families of Jasper County with a hot meal, a variety of take home gifts, and a chance to meet and get their picture taken with Santa. The number of families helped by this year’s event reached record numbers, aiding over 400 people at the event. Each child in attendance received a new coat, hat, gloves, toothbrush, toothpaste, a new toy from Santa, and each family received food gift certificates and took...

  • December 5, 2014

    SJC Head Football Coach Resigns

    Saint Joseph’s College Head Football Coach Cory Sanders ’07 announced his resignation on December 5. He has accepted a coordinator position at West Florida. Sanders, a former SJC defensive back, spent a year as the Pumas' defensive coordinator and became the College’s 18th head football coach in 2011. Sanders holds a record of 24-19 and a 15-8 mark in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. In addition to a winning record, Sanders coached the Pumas during the team’s first televised game in 58 years. In October 2014, Puma fans across the country cheered for the Pumas while they took on the...

  • December 1, 2014

    SJC Art Student to Present Senior Solo Show

    Saint Joseph’s College Art major Joel Arreguin ’13 of East Chicago, Ind. will present his Senior Solo Show in the Rev. Charles Banet Core Education Center from December 1 to December 8. In May 2013, Arreguin graduated from SJC with a BA in English: Creative Writing and minors in Art and Mass Communication. Joel returned to SJC in the Fall 2014 to earn the credits needed to turn his Art minor into an Art major. “Joel came to Art a little later,” said Associate Professor of Art and Department of Art Chair Bonnie Zimmer. “He started taking classes and loved them. Joel graduated, but Art was an...

  • November 25, 2014

    SJC Alumni Project Is a TIME Magazine Best Invention

    TIME magazine released its “25 Best Inventions of 2014” list on November 20. The list includes inventions that “make the world better, smarter, and—in some cases—a little more fun.” Saint Joseph’s College (in Rensselaer, Ind.) Class of 1993 graduates and former basketball players Mike Crowley and Mark Davisson’s basketball product called “94Fifty,” which is sold by InfoMotion, made this year’s list. For athletes trying to improve their game, data is critical, which is why professional basketball players use high-tech equipment. 94Fifty is designed to offer the same data and perks to...

  • November 24, 2014

    SJC to Celebrate Christmas with Service of Lessons and Carols

    Members of the Saint Joseph’s College Choir and Orchestra will perform the annual Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 7 at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. A longstanding tradition and the formal start of the Christmas season for many in the area, the service celebrates the birth of Christ through Scripture and traditional choral selections.  “The great thing about Lessons and Carols is that it gives us all an opportunity to slow down, and as the saying goes, remember the ‘reason for the season.’” said SJC Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs Dr. Kelly...

  • November 17, 2014

    SJC’s Gallagher Charitable Society to Host Annual Christmas Party

    The Saint Joseph’s College Gallagher Charitable Society (GCS) will host its annual Christmas party for underprivileged children and their families on Saturday, December 6. The event, which is in its 37th year at SJC, will take place in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on SJC’s campus beginning at 9:00 am CST. The Christmas party features numerous activities for those who visit. Each child who attends will have the opportunity to have his or her picture taken with Santa. Items -- including jackets, food, and gifts -- will be given to all in attendance. Also, a hot meal will be provided for...

  • November 10, 2014

    SJC to Host the College’s 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth

    Individuals from Saint Joseph’s College and the Rensselaer community will gather in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel on Thursday, November 20 at 4:30 pm CST for the Annual Covenant House Vigil for Homeless Youth. The vigil coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 15-23). The statistics on homeless youth are troubling. According to Covenant House, 57 percent of homeless children spend at least one day every month without food, and 50 percent of adolescents aging out of foster care and juvenile justice systems are homeless within six months. Founded in 1972, Covenant...

  • November 9, 2014

    SJC Jazz Band and Orchestra to Perform Fall Concert

    The Saint Joseph’s College Jazz Band and Orchestra will perform in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on Sunday, November 16. The Jazz Band will begin at 2:00 pm CST, and the Orchestra will follow. The Jazz Band, which is led by Associate Director of Music Dr. Paul Geraci, will play classic swing tunes and blues. Some songs include “6-5000,” “That Old Black The Jazz Band Concert will also feature two student soloists. Music major Erich Davies ’17 will play “How High the Moon” on alto saxophone, and Music major Shadae Jean-Pierre ’16 will play “The Shadow of Your Smile” on violin....

  • November 7, 2014

    SJC to Host “Lumen Gentium” 50th Anniversary Celebration

    On Saturday, November 22, Saint Joseph’s College will host a celebration for the 50th anniversary of “Lumen Gentium,” the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, at 9:30 am CST. One of the most influential documents to come out of the Second Vatican Council 50 years ago was the strikingly new understanding of the nature of the Church itself. “Lumen Gentium” is also a document that has special links to SJC. In the 1960s, faculty members were shaping the new Core Curriculum and drew heavily from the Vatican II documents to decide the direction they wanted to take the program. This coming year,...


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  • 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. 

  • Mentorship

    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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.