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  • January 16, 2015

    Pediatric Physical Therapist Jim Cooley ’91 Spreads Concussion Awareness with New Book

    Jim Cooley ’91 is a pediatric physical therapist in Lafayette, Ind. From 2008 to 2011, Cooley worked with Cody Lehe, a high school football player who was diagnosed with second impact syndrome. After receiving a concussion during a football game, a doctor gave Lehe a clean CT scan, and Lehe went back to playing football, despite his ongoing headache. Four days later, Lehe experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of minor contact during practice. Lehe’s story served as the inspiration for Cooley’s book, “The Impact of Cody Lehe.” “The Impact of Cody Lehe” examines Lehe’s injury,...

  • January 9, 2015

    SJC Vice President of Business Affairs Hoa Nguyen Announces Resignation

    Saint Joseph’s College Vice President of Business Affairs and Treasurer to the Board of Trustees Hoa Nguyen has announced his resignation, effective February 20, 2015. Nguyen has accepted the position of Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Penn. Nguyen’s time at SJC, which started in 2012, has included growth and innovation and is highlighted by refinancing the College’s debt with Farm Credit, implementing SJC’s tuition guarantee, overseeing campus-wide technology upgrades, and making decisions to improve campus infrastructure. “I have...

  • January 8, 2015

    SJC’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program to Feature Author and Former Professor Michael E. Lomax

    On Monday, January 19, Saint Joseph’s College and surrounding communities will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with a series of events, beginning with the annual Diversity March through Rensselaer. The program will kick off at 12:00 pm CST with participants being bused from SJC’s Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center to the Jasper County Courthouse. At 12:30 pm, the Diversity March from the Courthouse back to campus will begin, ending in the Core Education Center’s Shen Auditorium, where Michael E. Lomax will be featured as the program’s speaker at 1:00 pm. Lomax,...

  • January 8, 2015

    SJC Announces First Semester Dean's List

    Saint Joseph’s College has announced the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2014-2015 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 Illinois  Beaverville: Sydney Weber Berwyn: Juliana Pater Crystal Lake: Jacob Bigos Des Plaines: Shaquina Scott Donovan: Colena Rathburn Elburn: Andrea Strang Frankfort: Joshua Handzik Morris: Morgan Akre Dunlap: Tadd Maddalozzo Manhattan: Alexander McCormick North Riverside: Christine Manika Oak Lawn: Robert Kametas Streator: Taylor...

  • December 16, 2014

    SJC’s Department of Art to Present Exhibition in Lafayette, Ind.

    The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) has selected Saint Joseph’s College’s Department of Art to exhibit new work in “RESET: A New Generation” at the Wells Community Cultural Center from January 9 to February 13. The exhibition will feature artwork by SJC Art faculty and students. To earn this invitation, Associate Professor of Art Bonnie Zimmer submitted 10 representative slides of student and faculty work with a theme and concept, which were reviewed by a panel of professional artists. While this will be the fourth time that the SJC Department of Art has held an exhibition with TAF in 10...

  • 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...

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