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  • December 16, 2015

    SJC's Annual Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas Party a Success

    Gallagher Charitable Society

    On Saturday, December 5, the Gallagher Charitable Society held their 38th annual Christmas Party at Saint Joseph’s College. The party provides underprivileged children and their families in Jasper County with a hot meal, a variety of take home gifts, and a chance to meet and get their picture taken with Santa. This year, more than 400 people including more than 200 children, attended the Christmas Party, as well as 125 SJC students and 20 staff members who worked as Santa’s helpers. This year’s event thrived due to the tremendous support of the SJC campus and the Jasper County community. On...

  • December 14, 2015

    SJC holds First National Society of Leadership and Success Induction

    2015 Inductees

    On Sunday, December 6, more than 100 Saint Joseph’s College students were inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. The ceremony was held in the Shen Auditorium of the Rev. Charles Banet Core Education Center, starting at 1:30 pm CDT and featured an inspiring speech from SJC President Dr. Robert Pastoor. Also during the ceremony the society executive board, including Katie Manika ’18 (President), Antonia Thomas ’17 (Vice President), Brooke Major ’18 (Secretary), Carlos Branson ’18 (Treasurer), Christine Manika ’18 (Society Events Coordinator), Cori Lane ’18 (Chair), and...

  • November 25, 2015

    SJC to Host a Prayer for Peace

    Dr. Pastoor praying with students, faculty, and staff.

    On Thursday, December 3, Saint Joseph’s College will host a Prayer for Peace in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel at 4:30 pm CST. Please join us as we pray for those who have experienced the recent tragedies across the world. In a recent letter to the SJC community, SJC President Dr. Robert Pastoor addressed the many tragic events that have occurred in the past year both in our country and across the world. “It has truly been a time of tragedy with lives lost to senseless violence in Florida, Ferguson, Chattanooga, Charleston, Oregon, Chicago, and Colorado, and abroad in Kenya, Beirut, and now Paris...

  • November 23, 2015

    SJC Choral Ensemble to Perform Winter Concerts

    Choral Ensemble

    The Saint Joseph’s College Choral Ensemble is inviting all to their two performances on December 4 and 6. On Friday, December 4, the SJC choir will head to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lafayette, Indiana. The choir, under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Dr. Harmony Murphy, will sing Antonio Vivaldi’s “Magnificat” at 7:30 pm EST and all offerings will go towards scholarships for SJC students studying music. On Sunday, December 6, the choir will carry on their tradition of performing the annual Lessons and Carols concert at 4 pm in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The concert is free...

  • November 23, 2015

    SJC's Gallagher Charitable Society to Host Annual Christmas Party

    Student Volunteers with kids

    On Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 am CST, the Gallagher Charitable Society will host its annual Christmas party. Organized by a diverse group of students, teachers, and coaches, the Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas party provides a hot meal to children who might not get one otherwise. Children and families also get holiday items and food to help them make the Christmas season special. The first recorded Gallagher Charitable Society event was in 1977, when the residents of Gallagher Hall worked together to raise $300 for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. However, efforts soon...

  • November 20, 2015

    SJC's Department of Digital Media and Journalism Hosts "2Days2Play"

    Chloe Broeker '16 picking her team's film genre.

    Saint Joseph’s College Digital Media and Journalism students competed in a short film project. Logan James ’17, Lindsey Werking ’17, Brittany Adams ’17, Rebecca Jones ’17, Chloe Broeker ’16, and Jennie Weer ’16, from the Hollywood Workshop class taught by Associate Professor of Communication Fred Berger competed in “2Days2Play,” starting Wednesday, November 11 at 9 pm CDT.  The students split into two teams, picked a film genre, had to use required elements, and had a 48-hour time limit.  SJC alumnus and Los Angeles actor Brian Nahas ’83, who the students met during their 5 day LA trip in...

  • November 10, 2015

    SJC to Host Annual Ralph Cappuccilli Speech Competition

    Ralph Cappuccilli

    On Tuesday, November 17, the Department of Communications at Saint Joseph’s College will host its annual Ralph Cappuccilli Speech Competition. The competition will be in SJC’s Courtney Auditorium located in the Rev. Charles Banet Core Education Center from 8 pm to 9 pm CDT. Nine SJC students from a speech class taught by Assistant Professor of Communications Rochelle Robertson will give persuasive speeches dealing with a variety of topics. The students will be competing for a cash prize of $50. Professor Robertson is thrilled for everyone to witness the hard work of her students. "I am...

  • November 9, 2015

    SJC Campus Ministry to Host 21st Annual Covenant House Vigil

    Covenant House Vigil

    On November 19th, SJC’s men’s and women’s soccer teams in collaboration with Campus Ministry will host their 21st annual Covenant House Vigil to raise awareness of youth homelessness. The Candlelight ceremony will be held in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel at 4:30 pm CDT, and everyone is invited to attend and show their support for a cause that is becoming more and more prominent as poverty increases: the needs of impoverished young people. Covenant House, the organization that SJC works through, is a homeless shelter for youth ages 16 to 22. The College has been working with them to hold their...

  • November 6, 2015

    SJC Welcomes New Director of Student Success

    Yvonne Smith

    Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to have Yvonne Smith join its staff as the Director of Student Success. Smith comes to the College with over a decade of experience in the field of higher education, having served as Purdue University’s Associate Director of the Student Success Department. At Purdue, she worked extensively on the development of strategies to give high-risk students an easier transition into college and success in their academic pursuits. She was also involved with the design and creation of several programs. Receiving her Baccaleaureate degree in Psychology from Florida...

  • November 6, 2015

    SJC Institutional Advancement to Host "Thanks for Giving" Day

    Thanks for Giving Logo

    Saint Joseph’s College will celebrate a “Thanks for Giving” day on Tuesday, November 17, from 11-1 pm CDT. Between technology updates, scholarships, and large-scale renovation projects, SJC has been generously supported by a variety of donors, and this celebration will highlight their wonderful contributions to the College. Thanks for Giving Day is open to the public, and students, alumni, and community members all are invited, regardless of whether or not they donate, to join us in showing our gratitude to all who support the College and keep SJC moving forward. Thanks for Giving Day will be...


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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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.