News Archive

  • January 11, 2012

    Qigong, Yoga Course Coming Soon to Saint Joseph's College

    Rensselaer, Ind. - Saint Joseph's College will offer a Qigong Life Empowerment course and yoga course aimed at building energy and relieving stress through focused breathing and natural healing. Qigong will be held on Mondays at 5:30 pm CST beginning January 30 and ending April 2, with yoga following 6:30-7:20 pm, in the Saint Joseph's College Robinson Memorial Library, Conference Room 113 B. Each course costs $99, which covers all nine weeks. The courses can be taken in conjunction with each other for $149. Qigong, pronounced chee-gong, is similar to yoga and tai-chi. Qigong is an exercise...

  • January 18, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Supports Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative

    Saint Joseph's College has positioned itself as an advocate in the local efforts for soil and water conservation. SJC has agreed to support the Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative (UIWI), a grant initiative led by the Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District, which has been recognized as an exemplary organization by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts for its conservation efforts. The Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative is a two-year 319 grant project (named after section 319 of the Clean Water Act) funded for watershed planning from the Indiana...

  • January 23, 2012

    Columbian Players Find Love Beneath the Northern Lights in "Almost, Maine"

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph's College will present the comedy "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani and on January 26, 27, and 28 at 8:00 pm CST in SJC's Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Tickets are $5.00 and free for SJC students, faculty, and staff. Set in the remote, mythical town of Almost in northern Maine, "Almost, Maine" focuses on the relationships of the town's residents on a cold, moonless night in the middle of winter as the Northern Lights hover in the sky. The residents find themselves falling in and out of love in humorous and unexpected ways. "'Almost, Maine' is...

  • January 27, 2012

    SJC Choirs Blend Music History, Church, and Performance in Chicago

    "At Saint Joseph's College, students not only learn about important genres of music history, they also experience it," says SJC Director of Choirs Kelly Ford. On Sunday, February 12, 2012, the SJC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will sing the "Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo"(short Mass in honor of Saint John of God), as part of a High Solemn Tridentine Mass at Saint John Cantius Catholic Church in Chicago, Ill. The Mass will be at 12:30 pm CST. As this is a regular Mass, all are invited to attend and there is no charge. Saint John Cantius Church is located at 825 North Carpenter Street...

  • February 1, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Named Affiliate of the Indiana Space Grant Consortium

    Saint Joseph's College has been approved for affiliate status with the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC). As an affiliate of the INSGC, SJC students and faculty will be provided with opportunities for fellowships, scholarships, internships, and project awards related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The INSGC is a source of NASA-related information, awards, and programs for the State of Indiana. It awards scholarships to students at its affiliate institutions and is one of 52 consortia that are part of the National Space College and Fellowship Program,...

  • February 21, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Senior Awarded Grant to Provide Bilingual Books for Students

    The Puma Educators Association of Saint Joseph's College is providing bilingual books to first and second graders and reading stories to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at North White Primary School in connection with Read Across America on March 2, 2012. This project is funded in large part through a CLASS (Community Learning Through America's Schools) Grant from the National Education Association's (NEA) Student Program. Working with the local Puma Educator's Association are members of the North White Classroom Teachers Association. The grant was applied for by SJC senior Elementary...

  • February 27, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Students Attend Day at the Statehouse

    A group of SJC Education students joined other students from across the state of Indiana in downtown Indianapolis for Day at the Statehouse (DATS). The students voiced concerns focused particularly on the state's new evaluation model being pushed into schools, which takes into account a school's overall letter grade as well as student test scores. The group had the opportunity to meet with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett in a question-and-answer session, receive a tour of the Statehouse, and watch the House and Senate in session. Representative Timothy Neese met with...

  • March 2, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Choirs to Perform Lenten Concert

    Saint Joseph's College Choirs will perform a concert of sacred music for the Lenten season at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in St. John, Ind. on Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 pm CST. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The concert will feature works by composers such as Joseph Haydn, Tomas Luis Vittoria, Thomas Tallis, Gilbert Martin, Edward Elgar, and Norman Dello Joio. "This is an exciting addition to our regular season of performances," stated SJC Director of Choirs Kelly A. Ford. "We have begun to do much more performing regionally and hope to expand our touring...

  • March 2, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Columbian Players Present "The 1940's Radio Hour"

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph's College will present the comedy "The 1940s Radio Hour" with music by Walton Jones on April 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm CDT in SJC's Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Tickets are $5.00 and free for SJC students, faculty, and staff. Featuring the original charts from the Big Bands of the 1940s, dancing, and old-time sound effects, the play portrays the holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942. The cast includes the harassed and harried producer, the grouchy old stage doorman, the...

  • March 26, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Bands Usher in Spring with Concert

    On Sunday, April 1, the Saint Joseph's College Band will perform its annual spring band concert. The concert will be held in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on the SJC campus at 2:00 pm CDT. The National Association for Music Education's SJC chapter is requesting a non-perishable food item be brought to the concert for admission. Food donations will be given to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. This year's concert will feature performances by the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Seniors will be recognized and awards presented, including the Gregory Kuhlavik Freshman Band...


Events Calendar

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    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.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


    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.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.