News & Events

  • April 29, 2015

    Tadd Maddalozzo Named SJC’s Class of 2015 Valedictorian

    2015 Valedictorian, Tadd Maddalozzo

    Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce Psychology and Criminal Justice double major Tadd Maddalozzo ’15 is the Class of 2015 valedictorian. Maddalozzo has spent seven semesters on the Dean’s List, not including the 2015 spring semester, which has yet to be announced. Outside of academics, Maddalozzo has taken on many leadership roles, including as a head resident assistant, a Kairos 68 rector, and a Kairos 66 leader. Coming to SJC from Peoria, Ill., Maddalozzo is most heavily involved in Campus Ministry events. Maddalozzo had a positive experience in SJC’s Core Program. “The Core program...

  • April 29, 2015

    SJC’s Former Interim President Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert to Serve as 2015 Commencement Speaker

    Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert

    On Saturday, May 9, former Saint Joseph’s College Interim President Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert will return to campus for the College’s 120th Commencement ceremony. Serving as the SJC interim president for seven months, Hulbert left an impact on the College, even in his short time at SJC. Hulbert earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Worcester State University and his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. He has been involved in higher education for almost 50 years, playing a variety of roles in collegiate administration. He served as an...

  • April 29, 2015

    SJC Alumnus’ Autobiographical Novel to Be Recognized as Part of the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

    “They Are All My Family” by John P. Riordan ’64 will be featured on three media broadcasts between April 25 and May 3, as Thursday, April 30 marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War. These programs will include discussions of the autobiographical novel as well as a live interview with Riordan about his experiences at the end of the Vietnam War. The autobiographical novel details the efforts of John Riordan, a young banker, to save the families of his Vietnamese staff members before the fall of Saigon in 1975. This powerful narrative follows Riordan during the...

  • April 28, 2015

    SJC to Hold End-of-Semester Art Show

    Amanda Duncan '15

    Beginning on Wednesday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s College will be holding an End-of-Semester Art Show in the lobby of the Core Education Center. The show will run until Tuesday, May 5 and will feature artwork from numerous courses, including Painting, Ceramics II, Printmaking, Design II, Contemporary Art, Graphic Design, and Animation. “The brief exhibition of art at the conclusion of each semester in the Core Lobby is an important part of the SJC art program,” said Associate Professor of Art, Assistant Professor of Education, and Department of Art Chair Bonnie Zimmer. “Not only does it...

  • April 27, 2015

    SJC Names Four Alumni to the College’s Sports Hall of Fame

    The Saint Joseph’s College Alumni Association recognizes the continuing need to reward athletic achievements. As a result, the Alumni Association inducts five individuals into the Sports Hall of Fame a year.On Saturday, April 25, Daniel Paulsen ’08, Taylor Treesh ’05, George Badke ’68, Phillip Datka ’67, and Steven Roberts were inducted into the College’s Sports Hall of Fame. Daniel Paulsen ’08 graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration after four record-breaking years as a receiver on the football team. Paulsen made 238 receptions for 3,581 yards and 29...

  • April 24, 2015

    Little 500 Postponed

    Due to the inclement weather forecast, Little 500 will be postponed until Sunday, April 26. The alumni race will start at 11:45 am CDT, and the student race will follow at 2:00 pm. Sodexo will provide food concessions for purchase via Puma Points or cash from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will not be inflatables in the IM Field, and the Beer & Brat Tent will not be open.   For more information, please contact Director of Events and Activities John May at 

  • April 23, 2015

    SJC Choirs to Perform Spring Concert

    The choirs of Saint Joseph's College will be performing their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 3, at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The choirs are under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Kelly A. Ford. Their performance will focus on the “Mass in B-Flat Major, K275” written by W.A. Mozart. This six-movement masterwork will feature 16 student soloists and include a string trio from the SJC orchestra. "Mozart's music is some of the most beloved in all of history, and it is always a joyful experience to perform," said Ford. "I am so incredibly proud of the accomplishments...

  • April 21, 2015

    SJC Department of Art to Present “Senior Artist Solo Show”

    Saint Joseph’s College senior art students will host a reception for their show “Senior Artist Solo Show” in the Rev. Charles Banet Core Education Center on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm CDT. Amanda Duncan ’15 and Nicole Thomsen ’15 have created large bodies of work to showcase what they have learned at SJC. Their varying works show the vast amount of talent that the Department of Art has to offer. Duncan, who is a double major in Art and Biology, has focused mostly in drawing. “I wanted to depict my love for wildlife and nature through my artwork so I focused on some of my...

  • April 18, 2015

    SJC’s Hanna Kane ’15 Receives Paul W. Gabonay Volunteer Service Award

    Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Hanna Kane ’15 of Cedar Lake, Ind. is the 2015 recipient of the Paul W. Gabonay Volunteer Service Award, an honor presented by the College Career Center Consortium to the undergraduate student of a member school “who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, commitment to serving those in need, and dedication to fostering the growth and gifts of others.” The award includes a $500 monetary award and a commemorative plaque. Kane is a senior Mass Communication and Business Administration double major. An active volunteer at SJC and in the...

  • April 17, 2015

    SJC to Host The 231 Club Dance Hall Monthly

    Beginning Thursday, April 30, SJC will begin hosting a monthly dance hall featuring classic country, swing, ballroom, and oldies music called The 231 Club. Beverages and light snacks will be available. The first dance will take place in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT. Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Radio Sally Berger was inspired to start The 231 Club by her grandparents who used to go to a dance hall in Texas called the 281 Club. Because there is not a dance hall in this area, Berger wants to revive the idea. She hopes that The 231 Club...


Explore the Core
  • 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.