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  • January 8, 2013

    Social Dance Basics Returning to Saint Joseph's College

    Saint Joseph's College Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dr. Gary Sanders' popular six-week Social Dance Basics course is returning to SJC. Dr. Sanders is an award-winning dance instructor who has taught at state, national, and international conferences. The course will feature famous dances such as the Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, and various mixers. No experience is needed. Classes will be held in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse on Saturday nights 6:30-7:30 pm CST beginning January 26 and ending March 2. On February 9 and 23, class will be held in the Gaspar Center in Saint Joseph...

  • January 9, 2013

    Saint Joseph's College Announces First Semester Dean's List

    Rensselaer, Ind. - Rensselaer, Ind. - Following is the Dean's List for the first semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. These students were named to the Dean's List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics.Colorado Loveland: Sara LenartConnecticut Riverside: Taishi Kato Illinois Bradley: Anne Giacchino Chicago: James Bertucci Frehiwet Negassi Clifton: Rebecca Cailteux Crestwood: Jessica Curbis Dunlap: Tadd Maddalozzo Effingham: Bradley Reedy Elburn: Andrea Strang Homer Glen: Margaret Dugan Lemont: Joseph Karpiak Lockport: Allyson Bierovic Mount Prospect: Nicole...

  • January 9, 2013

    Growing Power CEO Will Allen to Headline SJC's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program

    On Monday, January 21, Saint Joseph's College and surrounding communities will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy with a series of events, beginning with the annual Diversity March through Rensselaer. All are welcome to participate in the program free of charge. This year's speaker is Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power. Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Growing Power transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems. These systems provide high quality, healthy, affordable...

  • January 14, 2013

    Rensselaer's Christine Mahnesmith Elected to SJC Council of Fellows

    Christine Mahnesmith has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Council of Fellows. Mahnesmith grew up in Angola, Ind. She attended the University of Indianapolis, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1989 and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1990. In 1993, Mahnesmith moved to Rensselaer with her late husband, Kent. She began working at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer in 1995 as an occupational therapist before being named the Director of Rehabilitation, a position she still holds. Mahnesmith belongs to the St. Augustine School Principal's Advisory...

  • January 25, 2013

    Charles Bowling '98 Elected to SJC Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Charles Bowling '98 has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Bowling graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. Bowling is a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Manager at U.S. Equities Realty in Chicago, Ill. He resides in Norridge, Ill. with his wife, Voula, and daughter, Violet Joy. "My Catholic education has provided me with the discipline to make thoughtful decisions that enable me to lead by example and deal with the ups and downs of life," said Bowling. "SJC offers both reputation and experience. As a...

  • February 1, 2013

    SJC Approves Development of Master's Level Programs in Forensic Science

    Saint Joseph's College has approved the development of three new programs in Forensic Science. Two options for Master of Science degrees and a professional development program have been added to the curriculum, giving students the opportunity to further their education in this growing field. SJC's Master of Science in Forensic Science offers students coursework in several forensic disciplines, including blood spatter, fingerprints, firearms and toolmark identification, and toxicology. This degree is a non-thesis option that can be tailored to a student's particular field of interest. The...

  • February 6, 2013

    Saint Joseph's College and Rensselaer Central High School Find Success with a Dual Credit Course

    Rensselaer, Ind. - In order to graduate from high school with an Academic Honors Diploma in Indiana, high school students are required to complete six hours of "dual credit courses from an accredited postsecondary institution." This requirement was initiated by the Indiana Department of Education in 2006 and has caused many high schools to implement more dual credit courses into their curricula. Rensselaer Central High School is not an exception. Through collaboration with Saint Joseph's College, RCHS students have been able to take Pol 101: American Politics since fall 2010. This...

  • February 7, 2013

    Bob Souza '69 Elected to SJC Council of Fellows

    Bob Souza '69 has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Council of Fellows. Souza earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from SJC, as well as a Master's in Education and an Education Specialist degree in Reading Supervision from Indiana University Bloomington. After graduating from SJC, Souza went east to teach at an elementary school in Pawtucket, R.I. He then moved back to Rensselaer to teach at Van Rensselaer Elementary School, where he taught for 40 years. For 20 years, he served as a reading specialist for both Van Rensselaer and Monnett elementary schools. Souza has...

  • February 14, 2013

    Artwork of SJC Professor Bonnie Zimmer to be Featured in Exhibit; Reception Planned for February 21

    Saint Joseph's College Associate Professor of Art and Assistant Professor of Education Bonnie Zimmer will have samples of her artwork on display at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Ind. The exhibit, "Objects of Contemplation: Rural Hybrids," runs through March 8. A reception is planned for 3:00 to 5:00 pm CST, Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Gallery of Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center on IUN's campus. Zimmer has received several Indiana Art Commission Fellowships for her artwork, as well as several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Indiana Secondary Art Educator and...

  • March 1, 2013

    SJC Announces Huhn Scholarship Recipient

    Saint Joseph's College has announced Sergej Stjepic of Fort Wayne, Ind. as the recipient of the Thomas J. Huhn Scholarship. Stjepic was a member of the football, wrestling, and track team at Northrop High School in Fort Wayne. The son of Tihomir and Aleksandra Stjepic, he plans to major in Biology at SJC. The Huhn Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, room and board scholarship. It is given to an incoming freshman who has exhibited exceptional leadership skills, maintained a 2.5 GPA in high school, played basketball or football in high school, and resides and attends high school in Allen...


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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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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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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    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.

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    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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    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.