News Archive

  • July 1, 2013

    Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S. '52, Announces Retirement

    Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S. '52, began working at SJC in 1961. A longtime teacher and mentor, he has served in the Mathematics Department at SJC since 1964. After graduating from SJC, Fr. Gilbert began studying for the priesthood with the Society of the Precious Blood. In 1961, following ordination and a year of training as a priest, he was assigned to SJC to begin work in the Mathematics Department. In January of 1962, he began graduate studies in mathematics at the University of Illinois and graduated in 1964. A few summer sessions at Purdue University provided him with some experience in...

  • July 17, 2013

    SJC Welcomes New Director of Admissions

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the hiring of Michael Ramian as its Director of Admissions. Ramian comes to SJC after three years as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Valparaiso University Law School. Ramian graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and earned his Master of Business Administration from Purdue University North Central. He went on to work as a National Admissions Advisor for Colorado Technical University Online before coming back to Purdue North Central, where he served as an admissions recruiter, senior admissions counselor, and...

  • July 19, 2013

    SJC Alumnus Very Rev. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. '77 Elected Moderator General of the C.PP.S.

    The Very Rev. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. '77 has been named the Moderator General of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the highest position in the society. Nordenbrock was elected to the position at the Electoral General Assembly in Rome, Italy. Nordenbrock is the Director of Formation for the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He has worked with the Precious Blood missions in Guatemala, Chile, and Peru. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Saint Joseph's College and was ordained in 1983. "I hold a great passion for the Missionaries of the...

  • July 31, 2013

    SJC Welcomes Director of Major Gifts

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the hiring of Anthony "Tony" Maidenberg, JD, as the College's Director of Major Gifts. Maidenberg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Indiana University before earning his Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Maidenberg comes to SJC after serving 11 years as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), the statewide association representing all 31 of Indiana's private colleges and universities. Prior to working at ICI, he was a general partner and...

  • August 1, 2013

    SJC Awarded Grant for Freshman STEM Program

    SJC receives STEM grant

    The Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) has awarded Saint Joseph's College a $15,000 grant for the Freshman STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Retention Program. This is the second straight year that SJC has been awarded an INSGC grant. The two-part program is designed to build the skills needed to succeed in Biology, Biology-Chemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Enrollment in the program is limited to 30 freshmen who will then have the opportunity to develop STEM-related academic skills, foster social connections among other freshmen and upperclassmen...

  • August 12, 2013

    SJC Named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review

    The Princeton Review, an education services company widely known for its test preparation programs and college and graduate school guides, has named Saint Joseph's College and 154 other institutions to its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region." According to SJC students polled by The Princeton Review, the typical Puma is "friendly, non-judgmental, hardworking, but fun." "We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergraduate degrees," said Princeton Review's Senior Vice President...

  • August 29, 2013

    SJC Enrollment Highest Since 1971

    Class of 2017

    On Monday, August 19, classes began at Saint Joseph's College. This year, the hallways were busier than usual, the result of bringing in 371 total first-time students attending SJC. The number of students at SJC now sits at 1,163, the highest total since 1971. This year's freshmen represent 16 states, with students from as far as Oregon and Maryland. The increase in students is especially impressive given the struggles of higher education institutions across the country to maintain, let alone increase, enrollment. "The entire College community is excited to have the largest enrollment since...

  • September 11, 2013

    SJC to Host Sustainability and Alternative Energy Forum

    On Friday, October 4, Saint Joseph's College will host its first annual Sustainability and Alternative Energy Forum. SJC, with its unique combination of agricultural assets - more than 7,600 acres of farmland - and alternative energy generation - more than 30 wind turbines are situated on that farmland - is an ideal venue for the forum, which will discuss the economic, social, political, and ethical facets of the sustainability and alternative energy movement on campus. Not coincidentally, the forum will be held on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment. SJC...

  • September 16, 2013

    World-Class Violinist Jorge Avila to Perform at SJC

    Avila to Perform at SJC

    On Sunday, September 29, acclaimed violinist Jorge Avila will bring his immense talent to Saint Joseph's College for a violin-piano recital. The event is being sponsored by the SJC Fellows and the Rensselaer Prairie Arts Council (PAC), which provides the opportunity for area artists to display their work and for local residents to engage with art, in celebration of the PAC's 20th anniversary. Admission for the concert is free and all are welcome to attend. The concert will be held at 3:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph's Chapel on the SJC campus. Following the concert, the PAC will host a...

  • September 17, 2013

    SJC's Concert Choir and Chamber Singers to Sing at St. John Cantius Church

    SJC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers to Sing

    The Saint Joseph's College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will sing alongside the St. John Cantius Resurrection Choir during Mass at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago on Sunday, September 29 at 11:00 am CDT; Sunday, October 6 at 12:30 pm; and Sunday, November 3 at 12:30 pm. The Chamber Singers will also participate in the Church's Solemn Feast of St. John Cantius Mass on Sunday, October 20 at 4:00 pm, which will include the blessing of the Church's recently purchased and restored pipe organ by Archbishop of Chicago Francis Cardinal George and Pontifical High Mass offered by Bishop Joseph...


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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. 

  • 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.

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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.


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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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    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.