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  • October 9, 2015

    SJC to Host a Math Colloquium

    Dr. Kurt Bryan

    On Monday, October 19, the Saint Joseph's College Department of Mathematics will be hosting a math colloquium. Dr.Kurt Bryan from the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology is visiting and will give a presentation from 7:00 to 7:50 p.m. CDT in room 313 located in the Evans Arts and Science Building on campus. He will be presenting, "The $25,000,000,000 Eigenvector: The Linear Algebra Behind Google." His talk will consist of some detailed math, but is open to a general audience. Dr.Bryan will give an insight into the linear algebra that lies behind the traditional PageRank algorithm which Google...

  • October 8, 2015

    SJC to Host "Science and Symphony" Director Dr. Salgado

    Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado

    From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. CDT on Monday October 12, Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado will present in the Shen Auditorium in the Saint Joseph’s College Fr. Banet Core Education Center as part of Inauguration Week. Dr. Salgado (BS in Physics, University of Puerto Rico; PhD in Astronomy, University of Michigan) is a very talented man with many trades, including being an Emmy-nominated astronomer, an experimental photographer, a visual artist, and a public speaker. His goal is to use these trades to create multimedia works that communicate science in engaging ways. He will give a presentation on a non-...

  • October 1, 2015

    SJC to Inaugurate 18th President

    President Pastoor

    On Friday, October 16, Saint Joseph’s College will celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Robert A. Pastoor as its 18th president. The inauguration will be from 1:30 to 3:15 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel with a reception afterwards from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the Core Plaza.There were also be several events going on throughout the week at SJC, building up to the president’s inauguration on Friday, including the annual Take Back the Night bonfire, an Art Exhibition that will feature the work of students, faculty, and staff members, a concert featuring the SJC Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Choir, a...

  • October 1, 2015

    SJC's Dr. Brodman Selected to Work with iSWOOP

    Dr. Robert Brodman, Biology Chair and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Saint Joseph's College, has been selected to collaborate in a project involving amphibians and his climate change research. Dr. Brodman's research will join forces with the interpretation program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Dr. Brodman will be working alongside a program called iSWOOP (Interpreters and Scientists Working on our Parks), which involves scientists and interpreters working together to bring innovative science to programs that can be shown to national park visitors. Martha Merson, the...

  • September 28, 2015

    SJC's Columbian Players to Present "The Liar"

    Students rehearsing

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present David Ives’s farce comedy “The Liar,” adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille, on October 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. CDT in SJC’s Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Admission is $5.00 for the public and free for all students, faculty, and staff. Set in Paris, 1643 and centered upon Dorante, a charming young man newly arrived in the capital who has but a single flaw:  He cannot tell the truth. Within two hours of arriving in town, he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a...

  • September 28, 2015

    SJC to Host Social Dance Class

    Dr. Sanders & students dancing

    Saint Joseph’s College is offering Social Dance Basics, a dance class that will include the basic steps of the East Coast Swing, the Waltz, the Night Club Two-Step, and the Foxtrot in addition to Line and Mixer dances.  The course will be six-sessions and will be taught by SJC Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dr. Gary Sanders, an award-winning dance instructor who has taught at state, national, and international conferences. Classes will be held in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse from 6:30 to 8:00 pm CDT on the Saturdays of October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7,...

  • September 28, 2015

    SJC Welcomes New Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

    Scott Gilreath

    Gregory Scott Gilreath will join Saint Joseph’s College on October 1, 2015 as the vice president of information technology and chief information officer.  Scott has acted as the executive director of infrastructure and security at Excelsior College, an online college with nearly 40,000 students in Albany, New York, for the past two years. “I am delighted that Scott Gilreath has accepted our invitation to lead the Institutional Technology area of the College,” said President Robert Pastoor.  “Scott has a wealth of experience in the IT world, both in the traditional college setting and in the...

  • September 17, 2015

    SJC Receives U.S. Department of Justice Grant to Fight Sexual Assault

    Office on Violence Against Women seal

    Saint Joseph’s College is one of 27 colleges recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to fight sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on campus. Together these 27 grants total $8.5 million intended to improve victim services with the development of programs to prevent, to investigate, and to respond to the previously stated crimes. “I am thrilled and honored to have received this grant,” said Vice President of Student Development Leslie Frere. “We have many people on campus and in the community dedicated to...

  • September 16, 2015

    SJC to Open New Computer Science Lab

    students with computers

    With the support of the College, gifts from alumni, faculty, and friends of the College, and funding from the Lilly Endowment, SJC will soon be introducing its newest addition to the technological upgrades taking place on campus: a Computer Science lab. Although students of all majors can reap the benefits that this new technology will provide, it will be primarily used to enhance SJC’s Computer Science Program by providing new opportunities to students and helping them gain hands-on experience from the first moment they step into a Computer Science class. The updated facilities will be fully...

  • September 14, 2015

    SJC to Present Alumni Achievement Awards

    Award Winners

    On September 19, the SJC Alumni Association will present The Alumni Achievement Award to two alumni, who have excelled in their fields and contributed significantly to their communities. “The Alumni Achievement Award is given each year to a Saint Joseph’s College graduate who has distinguished himself or herself in various ways -- unrelated to the College, or by active participation in service and volunteer organizations, or achievement by an alumna/us that reflects an interest or influence that was developed or furthered while the recipient attended Saint Joseph’s College.” This year’s...


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