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  • 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...

  • November 5, 2015

    International Players Lead Men's Soccer to GLVC Tournament

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    Saint Joseph’s College has welcomed many international students this past year and hopes to continue to increase their presence on campus moving forward. A clear example of this is with the SJC men’s soccer team, which has twelve international players, including players from England, Scotland, Argentina, Ecuador, Germany, Brazil, and Ireland. The team had a strong season this year, earning their first winning record since 2009 and making it to the GLVC Tournament for the first time since 1995. “Having taken the job as coach in January and evaluating the team during spring play, I knew we...

  • November 2, 2015

    SJC Basketball to Host Puma Thanksgiving Classic

    Puma Thanksgiving Classic Logo

    On November 27 and 28, Saint Joseph’s College will host its first annual Puma Thanksgiving Basketball Classic. SJC will welcome five colleges to the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse; the University of Illinois Springfield, Hillsdale College (Mich.), Ohio Dominican University, Mercyhurst University (Pa.), and Oakland City University (Ind.). On Friday, November 27, the women’s basketball teams will face off at 1 pm and 3 pm CDT. Hillsdale College and Oakland City University will start off the Classic and the Lady Pumas will face Mercyhurst University at 3 pm. The men’s teams will start at 6...

  • October 23, 2015

    SJC Alumnus Published in the Huffington Post

    Sam Albano '10

    Saint Joseph’s College alumnus, Sam Albano ’10 has been featured in “The Blog” (Religion) section of the Huffington Post. His article, “The Moment I Realized I Was Meant to Be a Living Witness to a Gay Life Lived in Christ,” was posted in September and discusses Albano’s experience as a gay man in the Catholic Church. He reflects in his article upon his strong Catholic faith as well as the struggle of being gay within the Church and the hope that one day all Christians can serve together peacefully.   Sam graduated from SJC in 2010, where he majored in education with a business minor. After...

  • October 22, 2015

    SJC Alumnus Named President of Cathedral High School

    Robert Bridges '84

    On October 21, Matt Cohoat, Chair of the Board of Directors at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind., announced that Robert Bridges ’84 will become the school’s sixth president. Cathedral High School is a private, independent, Catholic, college-preparatory school that serves 1,263 students from grades 9 through 12. It was founded in 1918 by the Brothers of Holy Cross and for the past 97 years has followed the philosophy of transforming a diverse group of students to have the competence to see and the courage to act. “We are most fortunate that Rob has enthusiastically embraced the...

  • October 21, 2015

    SJC to Trick-or-Treat for the Hungry

    Student Volunteers

    Students from Saint Joseph’s College will trick-or-treat for the hungry on Halloween night, October 31. A group of volunteers will travel door-to-door throughout Rensselaer to ask for canned goods and non-perishable food items, which will be delivered to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. Trick-or-Treat for the Hungry is an annual event sponsored by SJC Campus Ministry. Campus Ministry offers students opportunities to interact with the community and provide for the poor and needy during the upcoming holiday season. Junior English Literature major Kylie Hill ’17 said, "Trick-or-...

  • October 20, 2015

    SJC to Host "TRANSFERmation Night"

    Transfer Student

    On Tuesday, November 3, Saint Joseph’s College is hosting a “TRANSFERmation Night” at the Welcome Center on campus (Schwietermann Hall) from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT. SJC is inviting transfer students to submit a free application, learn about Transfer Scholarships and Grants, discuss financial aid options and take a tour of the campus. Students are also encouraged to bring their college transcripts for a free unofficial evaluation.  RSVP by Friday, October 30 to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact Assistant Director of Admissions at SJC Cheryl Mioduski,        Named...

  • October 14, 2015

    SJC Alumnus John Robertson ’71 Publishes History of Iraq


    Saint Joseph’s College alumnus John Robertson ’71 recently released his book, Iraq: A History, which details the rich history of the country from its origin in the Neolithic period to its current condition and its invasion by the United States. Reflecting years of careful research, Robertson’s book is a balanced portrayal of the Iraqi history, chronicling the achievements of its empires, the role it played in the emergence of monotheism, and the ways in which it contributed to Western culture as we know it today. Graduating from SJC with a degree in History in 1971, Robertson had had an...


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    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

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    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

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