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  • May 2, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Alumnus to Receive Prestigious Award

    The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) has named Jim Thordsen '75 as the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Charles Bertram Alumni Award of Distinction. A former basketball player at Saint Joseph's College, Thordsen will be recognized by the GLVC at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Spring Awards Banquet in St. Louis, Mo. on May 22. Thordsen has long been an advocate of Puerto Rico's athletics, tourism, and commerce ventures. The Santurce, Puerto Rico native played in the 1972 Olympic Trials and the 1976 Olympics as a member of the Puerto Rican National Basketball Team. In Montreal, the 1976 Puerto Rican...

  • May 8, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Junior Colby Alexis Receives Study Abroad Scholarship

    Junior Colby Alexis has received a James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarships are awarded to members of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society who are pursuing a for-credit study abroad program during the coming academic year. Alexis, a Port Huron, Mich. native and Political Science major, will study at Leuphana University in L�neburg, Germany this summer. For the 2012 competition, the national selection committee reviewed more than 50 strong applicants, submitted by more than 20 local chapters. In this third year of the award's existence, the Society...

  • May 15, 2012

    Dr. John and Anne-Marie Egan to Perform Four-Hand Piano Recital

    Dr. John and Anne-Marie Egan will perform a four-hand piano recital at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Homewood, Ill. The performance will be in honor of the parish's 100-year anniversary. The recital will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 pm CDT. Ample parking is available on the parish grounds, and the Metra Electric Line and Pace Bus can be used for transportation. Light refreshments will be served, and there is no charge to attend. Anne-Marie Egan is a Professor Emerita of Music at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, having retired in 2008 after 46 years of teaching music and French....

  • May 15, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Garage Sale to Benefit Sustainability Projects

    Saint Joseph's College will host a garage sale on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT on the west court of the Hanson Recreation Center. The court is best accessed from the parking lot behind Raleigh Hall. The items being sold were collected when students moved out for the summer. Sales proceeds will benefit Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer and SJC sustainability projects such as the Learning Garden, a small plot of land on campus used to take advantage of fresh, locally grown food. Items not sold will be donated to Jasper Junction in Rensselaer. SJC Associate Professor...

  • May 17, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Names Presidential and Huhn Scholarship Recipients

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the recipients of the Presidential Scholarship and the Thomas J. Huhn Scholarship. This year's Presidential Scholarship recipient is Erin Hyland of Plainfield, Ill. The daughter of Sheilah and George Hyland, Jr., Hyland plans to major in Biology and play volleyball at SJC. As a student at Plainfield Central High School, Hyland played volleyball, was a member of the Wildcat Athletic Leadership Club, and did volunteer work for the Plainfield Public Library. The recipient of the Huhn Scholarship is Reid Imel, son of Bruce and Lynda Imel, of Bluffton, Ind....

  • May 21, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Host Lake Banet Grand Opening

    Saint Joseph's College will host the Lake Banet Grand Opening on Saturday, May 26, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm CST at Lake Banet Park. Along with food and swimming, the event will also feature music and games for a family-friendly kick-off to the start of the summer. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. "We want people to come out and experience the beauty of Lake Banet Park," said Lake Banet Manager Kathi Corwin '12. Because the lake is somewhat secluded, many people are unfamiliar with it. This will give them a chance to see all that it has to offer." RSVP by phone to 219.866.6386 or...

  • May 21, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Receives Alliance for Community Trees Grant

    Saint Joseph's College has received a $5,000 grant from the national nonprofit Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) to provide trees and equipment for the newly planted orchard south of Schwietermann Hall on the SJC campus. This site will be considered a local People's Garden, part of the nationwide network of gardens supported by the USDA People's Garden Initiative. The orchard, which is managed by SJC Associate Professor of Education Dr. Lana Zimmer, contains 61 trees. The various trees produce nuts, pears, apricots, and 18 varieties of apples. The terms of the grant state that the trees...

  • May 24, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Celebrate Pair of 50th Anniversaries

    On Saturday, June 2, Saint Joseph's College will celebrate a pair of 50th anniversaries. The annual Fellows Dinner and Induction will begin with a Mass for Deceased Fellows at 10:30 am CDT, followed by the Fellows induction ceremony and dinner. The Fellows Program is in its 50th year of existence. The program supports specific projects essential for the well-being of the SJC campus. These include: restoring the Chapel's stained glass windows, renovating classrooms and laboratories, beautifying the Lourdes Grotto and other areas on campus, replacing the signage on campus, and creating an...

  • May 29, 2012

    Yoga for Relaxation to Continue in July

    Saint Joseph's College will offer another Yoga for Relaxation course this summer. Sessions will be held Tuesday evenings beginning July 10 and ending July 31, 5:30-6:20 pm CDT. Both courses will be held in the south Chapel basement on the SJC campus. The cost for the one-month course is $44, or $11 per session. The course will be instructed by Melanie Clark, M.S.W. Melanie has nearly 16 years of experience teaching life skills, personal development, and leadership development to youth and adults. Yoga for Relaxation will center on the goal of attaining a state of perfect spiritual insight...

  • June 20, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Looks to Improve Quantitative Literacy with Grant from INSGC

    Saint Joseph's College has received a $10,000 grant from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) to expand quantitative literacy across SJC's curriculum. This will be accomplished through faculty development using newly acquired Vernier technology and the implementation of hands-on interdisciplinary classroom experiences aligned with NASA and INSGC goals. Vernier creates world-class data-collection solutions for teachers and offers a full line of award-winning interfaces, sensors, software, and curriculum that help engage students through hands-on scientific exploration. Professor of...


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

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