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  • September 13, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Named Sixth Best Value College in the Midwest, Up Three Spots from Last Year

    Rensselaer, Ind. - Saint Joseph's College has been named the sixth Best Value College in the Midwest, up three spots from last year's rankings, in the 2013 edition of "Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group. SJC was also named the 27th Best College in the Midwest. The exclusive rankings, which include 1,600 schools nationwide, are available at Over the past two decades, the U.S. News college rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, have grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for...

  • September 24, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Named a Best Midwestern College for Ninth Straight Year

    For the ninth straight year, Saint Joseph's College has been named a Best Midwestern College by the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 153 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best Midwestern Colleges" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region." The full listing can be viewed at Students surveyed by The Princeton Review had high praise for the College's dedicated faculty, saying, "Professors take the place of parents at Saint Joseph's College. They care about us not only as...

  • October 18, 2012

    Social Dance Basics - Latin Edition Coming Soon to SJC

    Refresh your social dancing skills or start from scratch with Social Dance Basics - Latin Edition. The six-week course is taught by SJC Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dr. Gary Sanders. Dr. Sanders is an award-winning dance instructor who has taught at state, national, and international conferences. The Latin Edition will feature famous dances such as the Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Merengue, and Tango, as well as various line dances and mixers. No experience is needed. Classes will be held on Saturday nights 6:30-7:30 pm CDT beginning October 27 and ending December 8. No class will be...

  • October 22, 2012

    "Restorative Justice and Bullying" Seminar to be Held Monday, October 22

    On Monday, October 22, a seminar on how to handle bullying in the classroom through restorative justice will be held in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on the SJC campus from 7:00 to 9:00 pm CDT. The free seminar is geared to current and future educators, but all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. The seminar will involve role-playing bullying scenarios as well as discussions led by Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S. '77, and Sr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S., of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR). The ministry is located in the violent "Back of the Yards" neighborhood on...

  • October 24, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Columbian Players to Put Twist on Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph's College will present Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" on November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is $5.00 for all tickets. "Much Ado About Nothing" is one of William Shakespeare's best known comedies. It tells the story of two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice and Claudio and Hero. This production removes the play from Elizabethan England, setting it in the American Southwest in the 1890's when a volunteer regiment of soldiers returns home from the Spanish...

  • October 29, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Trick-or-Treat for the Hungry

    On Halloween night, October 31, students from Saint Joseph's College will trick-or-treat for the hungry. Volunteers will go door-to-door in Rensselaer asking for canned goods and non-perishable food items, which will be delivered to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. The annual event, sponsored by SJC Campus Ministry, offers the chance for students to engage with the community and provide for the poor and needy during the holiday season. "Trick-or-Treat for the Hungry is a great way to give back to the community," said sophomore Accounting major Katie Phillips of Rensselaer, Ind. "...

  • November 5, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Jazz Band to Perform Favorites of the Genre

    On Sunday, November 11, the Saint Joseph's College Jazz Band will present its annual Fall Jazz Band Concert at 4:00 pm CST in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. "This year's band is quite young, which is great because the students have a lot of time to develop," said SJC Associate Professor of Music Dr. Paul Geraci. "Despite the youth of the students, they have been able to pick up a lot of music quickly." The Jazz Band will perform a total of nine pieces, including well known works by famed jazz musicians Glen...

  • November 8, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Hold 22nd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth

    Individuals from Saint Joseph's College and the Rensselaer community will gather to support and raise awareness of homeless youth at the 22nd Annual Covenant House Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth. SJC's vigil will take place on Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 pm CST in the Saint Joseph's Chapel. The vigil coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 10-18, 2012). The statistics on homeless youth are troubling. According to Covenant House, 57% of homeless children spend at least one day every month without food, and 50% of adolescents aging out of foster care and...

  • November 8, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Announces First Semester Alpha Lambda Delta Inductees

    Forty-six students have been inducted into the Saint Joseph’s College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Alpha Lambda Delta invites students with a 3.5 GPA or higher in their freshman year to join. SJC’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta has succeeded in inducting 85% of its invitees – a notable accomplishment. In recognition of the chapter’s notably high yield in 2011-2012, SJC has received a 2012 Alpha Silver award from the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta. Below is the list of this year’s inductees.   Illinois Chicago: Francis Heslin Katelyn Konow Frehiwet Negassi Dolton: James...

  • November 16, 2012

    Dr. Margaret Guccione '69 Elected to Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees

    Dr. Margaret "Peggy" Guccione '69 has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees. Guccione graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and earned her Master of Geology from Miami University of Ohio in 1972. In 1979, Guccione took a job at the University of Arkansas, where she is currently a professor in the Department of Geosciences. While working, she earned her doctoral degree in Geology from the University of Colorado in 1982. Guccione is a member of several organizations, including the Geological Society of America, Association for Women Geoscientists,...


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