News & Events

  • September 22, 2016

    SJC to Present "Lend Me a Tenor"

    The Theatre

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present Ken Ludwig’s Tony award winning comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” on October 20, 21, and 22 in the College Theatre located in the Evans Arts and Science Building on campus. The curtain rises at 7:30 pm CDT and admission is $5.00 for all seats. Audience members should be aware that some material in the play may not be suitable for younger audiences. “Lend Me a Tenor” is considered by many critics and theatre aficionados as one of the two best farce comedies of the last 25 years. Both the New York Times and the New York Daily News called it “...

  • September 20, 2016

    SJC Moves to a Test Optional Admission Model

    You are more than a test score. SAT & ACT test optional.

    Starting in the fall of 2017, Saint Joseph's College will offer Test Optional Admission to students who enroll full-time in any of SJC’s academic programs. This decision, affirmed by the Board of Trustees on September 16, reflects current research on the effectiveness of standardized testing as it relates to the academic needs of up-and-coming high school graduates. National research and empirical analysis of the current education system have revealed that standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT, do not fully reflect the academic potential of incoming students and may actually limit the...

  • August 29, 2016

    SJC Football to Honor Military and Emergency Personnel

    SJC Football vs. Edinboro 09.03.16 at 12 pm

    Saint Joseph’s College is inviting the community to come and support our Armed Forces, Emergency Personnel, and all service men and women in honor of Emergency Personnel Appreciation Day at the SJC football season opener. The Pumas will be taking on Edinboro at home on Saturday, September 3 at 12 pm CDT at Alumni Stadium. Admission is free with proper I.D. for all military, firefighters, police officers, and EMTs. All of these wonderful men and women will be recognized with a ceremony at halftime. “Puma Football and the wider SJC community recognize the hard work Military and Emergency...

  • August 23, 2016

    SJC’s Alice McKay Receives 2016 Community Service Award

    2016 Community Service Award Recipient Alice McKay with SJC's President, Dr. Robert Pastoor

    Alice McKay received the 2016 Community Service Award at the annual Alumni Board and Faculty Soiree on Friday, August 19. She began her tenure at Saint Joseph’s College in 2000. For the past sixteen years, Alice has been a pillar in the lives of countless SJC students during their time on campus. Alice says her goal at the beginning of each school year is to know all of the students by name, and hopefully more than that, by the end of the year. To do so, she spends as much of her time on campus as possible – volunteering her time to Sodexo and the College, as well as attending games and other...

  • August 18, 2016

    SJC's Chapel Bells Ready to Ring in the New Year

    Saint Joseph's Chapel

    On August 17, 2016, the Saint Joseph’s Chapel bells began ringing again on campus as the College prepares to welcome students for the 2016-17 school year. It had been over two years since the bells have rung because of the recent Chapel renovations, but with a rich history going all the way back to the 1920s, the bells have long been a subtle but significant aspect of student life. Dedicated in 1910, the Saint Joseph’s Chapel was intended to be the crowning achievement of Fr. Augustine Seifert’s term as president, and during that time its construction was prioritized over all else. The Chapel...

  • August 8, 2016

    SJC Awarded LSTA Grant

    Institute of Museum and Library Services Logo

    Saint Joseph’s College, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Tri-County Middle and Senior High School, Kankakee Valley High School, and the Jasper County Public Library System have received a grant in the amount of $10,000 to provide training and professional development to enhance the skills of the current and future library work force. “Our LSTA grant will create a mobile learning lab for the professional librarians, library para-professionals, and many others,” explains Director of the Robinson Memorial Library Tim Salm. “The proposed lab will include a browser-based, interactive whiteboard to...

  • July 21, 2016

    SJC Hosted 2nd Consecutive Indiana State Trooper Career Camp

    Aerial View of Campus with Indiana State Police Logo

    From July 17 through July 22, Saint Joseph’s College hosted the Indiana State Trooper Career Camp for the second consecutive year. The camp gives high school students interested in law enforcement a chance to get hands-on experience in the field and learn more about potential college and career opportunities while learning directly from experts in a college setting. Saint Joseph’s College, which has several majors relating to law enforcement, welcomed the opportunity to host the camp again. The Indiana State Trooper Career Camp is coordinated by the Indiana Troopers Youth Services, Inc. (ITYS...

  • July 13, 2016

    SJC Hosts PBMR Event

    PBMR Event at SJC

    From July 12 to July 14, Saint Joseph’s College hosted a three-day visit and workshop as part of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR). Inner city high school students had the opportunity to spend three days in a rural setting on SJC’s campus, and experience creative and personal growth. Organized by Anthony Butler, Director of Campus Ministry, and Corey Crum, Associate Professor of Art, the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, in conjunction with Sr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S. from the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago, this retreat gave participants a...

  • June 28, 2016

    SJC Welcomes Fr. Vincent Wirtner

    Father Vincent Wirtner

    Fr. Vincent Wirtner will join Saint Joseph’s College Campus Ministry in the upcoming months as a full-time chaplain. Since his ordination in 2010, Fr. Vince has served the Community as Director of Vocation Ministry. A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., he has served others as a youth minister, a high school campus minister, a retreat leader, and a nurse. With over thirty years of experience in youth and campus ministry, Fr. Vince is expected to become a valued member of SJC campus ministry and the College community as a whole. Fr. Vince decided to come to Saint Joseph’s College after a conversation...

  • June 27, 2016

    SJC Welcomes New Vice President for Student Development

    Vice President for Student Development Dr. Eileen Doherty

    Dr. Eileen P. Doherty will be joining Saint Joseph’s College July 25, 2016 as the new Vice President for Student Development. Dr. Doherty is currently the Dean of Students at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Ill., also a four-year Catholic college. For the past 20 years, Dr. Doherty has served in Catholic higher education. During her time at Saint Xavier University, Dr. Doherty was the Dean of Students. She also served as a senior staff member in Student Affairs and led the Student Life area, providing leadership, management, and support for residence life and housing, student activities,...


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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. 

  • 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.  

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    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.