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  • April 10, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Jazz Band to End Busy Slate with Concert

    The Saint Joseph's College Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Aside from the jazz concert, the Jazz Band will be featured prominently in the spring musical, "The 1940's Radio Hour." The musical will be held on April 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. "This is extremely hard for the students," said Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Paul Geraci. "With three dress rehearsals, three musical shows, and the jazz concert,...

  • April 12, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College's to Graduate 117th Class

    On Sunday, May 6, Saint Joseph's College will graduate its 117th class of seniors. The Commencement ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm CDT in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse. Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S. '77, will serve as the Commencement speaker. Fr. Kelly graduated from Saint Joseph's College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology-Chemistry. He then studied theology at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, where he earned a Master of Divinity and was ordained a priest on June 12, 1982. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies in 1983 from CTU and an...

  • April 13, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Students to Present Research at 9th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium

    On April 17, 2012, Saint Joseph's College will host the 9th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium. The purpose of the Colloquium is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to showcase their work and research with interested students and faculty, as well as visitors. All are welcome to attend. This year's presentation topics include: "The Power of Open Source," "Does Music Inhibit Motor Recall?," "Internet Addiction Disorder," and "The Goblet of Fire." Oral presentations will be scheduled every 15 minutes, with approximately 10 minutes allotted for the presentation and 2-3 minutes for...

  • April 18, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Signs St. Francis Pledge

    Saint Joseph's College has become a Catholic Climate Covenant partner by signing the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor. The Catholic Climate Covenant seeks to show respect for God's creation by focusing on the link between creation and poverty embodied in the life and ministry of St. Francis. The St. Francis pledge can be signed at By supporting the pledge, Catholic Climate Covenant partners agree to pray, to learn about and educate others on climate change, to assess their own environmental impact, to act to reduce the...

  • April 20, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Awarded $25,000 Grant from Brach Foundation

    Saint Joseph's College has received a $25,000 grant award from the Helen Brach Foundation. The grant will be used to strengthen preschool through 12th (P-12) grade teacher preparation through the implementation of a research-based co-teaching model. The co-teaching model involves two teachers, a licensed P-12, and the student teacher. Co-teaching is defined as the cooperating teacher and teacher candidate working together with students; they jointly share the planning, organization, delivery, and assessment of instruction as well as the physical classroom space. An assigned college supervisor...

  • April 23, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Offer Yoga for Relaxation and Yoga for Sports

    Saint Joseph's College will offer Yoga for Relaxation and Yoga for Sports. Yoga for Relaxation will be held on Monday evenings, beginning April 30 and ending May 21, 5:30-6:20 pm CDT. Yoga for Sports will be held on Tuesday evenings, beginning May 1 and ending May 22, 5:30-6:20 pm CDT. Both courses will be held in the Presidential Suite in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse on the SJC campus. The cost for each course is $44 or $66 for both courses. The courses will be instructed by Melanie Clark, M.S.W. Melanie has nearly 16 years of experience teaching life skills, personal development...

  • April 24, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Present Spring Choral Concert

    The Saint Joseph's College Concert Choir will present its annual spring choral concert on Sunday, April 29 in the Saint Joseph's Chapel at 4:00 pm CDT. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. "This concert is the culmination of a semester of performances both on campus and off," said SJC Director of Choirs Kelly Ford. "We have had a very busy season, and it will be good to perform for our friends here at SJC." Music will include some pieces from the Choir's tours and off-campus concerts, including "O Be Joyful" by Gilbert Martin. Featured ensembles will include the Concert Choir,...

  • April 25, 2012

    Lake Village's Caitlin Wedding Named Senior of the Year

    On Friday, April 20, Elementary Education major Caitlin Wedding of Lake Village, Ind. was named Senior of the Year at the annual President's Senior Dinner. Wedding is the senior class vice president and has been a member of the SJC Art Club and intramural sports. She was the secretary of the Volleyball Club in 2009, a resident assistant for two years, an Admissions student ambassador and tour guide, and a student employee in the Office of Institutional Advancement and Marketing. Wedding is excited for the future, for which she believes her time at SJC has prepared her in countless ways. "I...

  • April 25, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Inducts Five Alumni into Sports Hall of Fame

    On Saturday, April 21, five Saint Joseph's College alumni were inducted into the SJC Sports Hall of Fame. The inductees include Nancy Scott Valenkamph '81, John Geske '81, Walter Prochno '76, Roy Kuennen, Ph.D. '77, and Rick O'Dette '99. While at SJC, Nancy Scott Valenkamph played basketball and volleyball. As a member of the volleyball team, Valenkamph was voted the team's MVP all four years she played and served as the team's captain in 1980. That year, the team was ranked in the top ten in the country. In Valenkamph's four years playing volleyball, the team had a record of 126-39. In his...

  • April 30, 2012

    Adam Ruggles Named Valedictorian for Class of 2012

    Adam Ruggles, a senior from Haubstadt, Ind., has been named Saint Joseph's College's class of 2012 valedictorian. A double major in Political Science and Philosophy, Ruggles' post-graduation goal is to attend law school at the University of Notre Dame. Ruggles is the youngest of four children, born to Joseph and Maureen Ruggles, and was raised in Haubstadt, a small, rural, German-American community in southern Indiana. He attended Saint James Catholic School before graduating from Mater Dei Catholic High School in Evansville, Ind. Ruggles says he chose SJC because of its size and strong...


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    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.

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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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