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  • January 28, 2015

    SJC Hosts PiYo

    Saint Joseph’s College hosted its first two PiYo classes on Monday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 21. On both nights, more than thirty people attended. The remaining classes will take place over the next seven weeks on Monday and Wednesday nights from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm CST in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom with the last class scheduled for Wednesday, March 4. The cost per session is $7.00, with packages offered for $40 for eight sessions, and $70 for 14 sessions. To pay per session, money will be accepted at the door, but the eight or 16 session cards can be purchased in the Student...

  • January 28, 2015

    SJC Names New President

    On Wednesday, January 28, the Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees named Dr. Robert A. Pastoor the College’s 18th  president. Pastoor’s presidency will begin on March 16, 2015. Pastoor has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration and comes to SJC from Marietta College of Marietta, Ohio, where he has been the vice president for student life since 2010. His time at Marietta College, the University of San Diego, Carroll College, and Mount St. Mary’s gives Pastoor 20 years of vice presidential experience. Pastoor also served as the president of Saint John’s Catholic...

  • January 23, 2015

    SJC Alumni to Come Back to Campus for Improv Performance

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present a one night only special program of improvisational comedy called “An Evening with the SJC Alumni Improv All-Stars” on Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 pm CST in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted for a charity to be chosen by the Columbian Players. “We floated this possibility through social media, and many of the alumni who had been in the Improv Club responded enthusiastically to the idea of being on the SJC stage one more time,” said Associate Professor of Theatre John...

  • January 21, 2015

    SJC’s Department of Art’s Exhibition a Great Success

    By invitation of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF), Saint Joseph’s College’s Department of Art is exhibiting “RESET: A New Generation” at the Wells Community Cultural Center in Lafayette, Ind. Artwork by SJC Art faculty and students is being featured. The exhibition began on January 9 and will continue to February 13. On Friday, January 16, a reception that was open to the community at large was held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm CST. The reception was a huge success. According to TAF, more than 250 people were in attendance. This number includes former Art students, alumni from the area,...

  • January 19, 2015

    SJC to Host Blood Drive in Honor of C.PP.S. Bicentennial

    The Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.), Saint Joseph’s College’s founders, are celebrating their 200th anniversary in 2015. In honor of the anniversary, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be open for a blood drive outside of Halleck Student Center on Wednesday, January 21 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm CST. The Missionaries believe that all life is precious. They are encouraging parishioners in parishes where they serve, friends of the C.PP.S. community, and others to take part in C.PP.S. sponsored blood drives. The goal is to collect 1,000 units of blood during the bicentennial year...

  • January 16, 2015

    Pediatric Physical Therapist Jim Cooley ’91 Spreads Concussion Awareness with New Book

    Jim Cooley ’91 is a pediatric physical therapist in Lafayette, Ind. From 2008 to 2011, Cooley worked with Cody Lehe, a high school football player who was diagnosed with second impact syndrome. After receiving a concussion during a football game, a doctor gave Lehe a clean CT scan, and Lehe went back to playing football, despite his ongoing headache. Four days later, Lehe experienced a traumatic brain injury as a result of minor contact during practice. Lehe’s story served as the inspiration for Cooley’s book, “The Impact of Cody Lehe.” “The Impact of Cody Lehe” examines Lehe’s injury,...

  • January 9, 2015

    SJC Vice President of Business Affairs Hoa Nguyen Announces Resignation

    Saint Joseph’s College Vice President of Business Affairs and Treasurer to the Board of Trustees Hoa Nguyen has announced his resignation, effective February 20, 2015. Nguyen has accepted the position of Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Penn. Nguyen’s time at SJC, which started in 2012, has included growth and innovation and is highlighted by refinancing the College’s debt with Farm Credit, implementing SJC’s tuition guarantee, overseeing campus-wide technology upgrades, and making decisions to improve campus infrastructure. “I have...

  • January 8, 2015

    SJC’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program to Feature Author and Former Professor Michael E. Lomax

    On Monday, January 19, 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. The program will kick off at 12:00 pm CST with participants being bused from SJC’s Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center to the Jasper County Courthouse. At 12:30 pm, the Diversity March from the Courthouse back to campus will begin, ending in the Core Education Center’s Shen Auditorium, where Michael E. Lomax will be featured as the program’s speaker at 1:00 pm. Lomax,...

  • January 8, 2015

    SJC Announces First Semester Dean's List

    Saint Joseph’s College has announced the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. The students below were named to the Dean’s List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics. British Columbia, Canada Victoria: Amanda Volk Illinois  Beaverville: Sydney Weber Berwyn: Juliana Pater Crystal Lake: Jacob Bigos Des Plaines: Shaquina Scott Donovan: Colena Rathburn Elburn: Andrea Strang Frankfort: Joshua Handzik Morris: Morgan Akre Dunlap: Tadd Maddalozzo Manhattan: Alexander McCormick North Riverside: Christine Manika Oak Lawn: Robert Kametas Streator: Taylor...

  • December 16, 2014

    SJC’s Department of Art to Present Exhibition in Lafayette, Ind.

    The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) has selected Saint Joseph’s College’s Department of Art to exhibit new work in “RESET: A New Generation” at the Wells Community Cultural Center from January 9 to February 13. The exhibition will feature artwork by SJC Art faculty and students. To earn this invitation, Associate Professor of Art Bonnie Zimmer submitted 10 representative slides of student and faculty work with a theme and concept, which were reviewed by a panel of professional artists. While this will be the fourth time that the SJC Department of Art has held an exhibition with TAF in 10...


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