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  • April 8, 2016

    SJC Choirs to Host Spring Concert

    SJC choir performing under the direction of Dr. Harmony Murphy

    On Sunday, April 17, the Saint Joseph’s College Choirs, under the direction of SJC Director of Choral Activities Dr. Harmony Murphy, will perform "The Crucifixion," composed by Sir. John Stainer. The SJC choirs will also be welcoming some special guests, Organist Dr. Yoonnah Lee, Tenor Billie Burley, and Baritone Brayton Arvin, who will accompany them in presenting the oratorio. With their professional experience and talent, they will assist the choirs in telling the sacred passion of Jesus Christ. Join the SJC Choirs and their amazing guest musicians in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel at 4:00 pm...

  • March 24, 2016

    SJC to Host 13th Annual Undergraduate Colloqium

    Antonia Thomas '17 presenting her project at the 2015 Colloquium

    On Tuesday April 12, 2016, Saint Joseph’s College will hold its annual undergraduate Colloquium from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm CDT in the Rev. Charles Banet C.PP.S. Core Education Center. Now in its 13th year, the Colloquium is an opportunity for students of all disciplines to discuss and share their work in an academic setting. The works that students present during the Colloquium may be either works in progress or completed works and can include posters and visual displays, or oral presentations and discussions on various topics. By participating in the Colloquium, students enter a rigorous...

  • March 24, 2016

    SJC Hosts "The Puma Experience"

    Winners of the SJC Scavenger Hunt: From L-R:  David Thompson (Indianapolis, IN), Myana Kirksy (Chicago, IL), Gabriella Chavarin '19 (Westchester, IL), Background: Saint Joseph's College mascot, Joe Puma.

    Saint Joseph’s College held “The Puma Experience” on Saturday, March 19. This interactive college event and complimentary lunch was intended for admitted high school seniors to have the opportunity to begin their campus experience at SJC. They learned about our nationally acclaimed Core Program, met and got to know some of their future professors, and connected with their future classmates in a Social Media breakout session. For students attending the Admissions-sponsored Puma Experience it was the perfect opportunity to learn about life at SJC "Through the Lens" of our current students and...

  • March 23, 2016

    SJC’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble to Perform Spring Concert

    SJC's Wind Ensemble directed by Associate Professor of Music Robb Thiel

    On Sunday, April 3, the Saint Joseph’s College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will host their annual spring concert in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom at 2:00 pm CDT. Admission is free, but canned goods will be accepted as a donation to the local food pantry. All are welcome to attend and there will be a reception following the concert. The Symphonic Band will be performing film scores this year. Selections include Star Wars: The Force Awakens composed by John Williams arranged by Michael Sweeney, Lincoln composed by John Williams and arranged by Jay Bocook, and Brave arranged by Sean O...

  • March 21, 2016

    SJC's Columbian Players to Present "Anything Goes"

    The Theatre

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy “Anything Goes” on April 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 pm CDT in the College Theatre. Admission is $5.00 for all seats with SJC students, faculty, and staff admitted free. “Anything Goes” debuted in 1934 with music and lyrics by Indiana’s own Cole Porter with the original book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, the latter being famous for the “Jeeves and Wooster” series of stories. The book was revised by the team of Howard Lindsey and Russel Crouse and has gone on to be a favorite for both amateur and...

  • March 18, 2016

    SJC's Habitat for Humanity Chapter Travels to Georgia

    Clayton Bateman '18 learning to operate a table saw

    A group of 16 Saint Joseph’s College students led by faculty advisor and Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Michael Steinhour traveled to Valdosta, Georgia and spent their Spring Break working on houses for Habitat for Humanity.  SJC’s first Habitat for Humanity Trip was 25 years ago in March of 1991. Since its creation, SJC’s Habitat Chapter has travelled frequently, both across the U.S. and internationally, to assist with building projects and to provide disaster relief. The students who made this most recent trip put in a week of hard work. They taped and painted both inside and outside...

  • March 14, 2016

    SJC to Host Part Three of the SEID Program

    CEO of SunRise Solar Inc. Bill Keith

    On Monday, March 21, the Saint Joseph’s College Sustainability Studies Department, the Career Center, and two student organizations, the GREEN Pumas and ENACTUS will host the third night of the SEID Program.  The featured speaker for the night will be CEO of SunRise Solar, Inc. Bill Keith. He will speak in the Courtney Auditorium located in the Core Education Center from 7 to 8:30 pm CDT. The SEID Program is a series of discussions by experts in their respective fields sharing their insights and experience with sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation, and development, from the birth of...

  • March 7, 2016

    SJC Soccer Sends Shirts and Toiletries to Covenant House

    SJC men's and women's soccer players with the boxes of toiletries and t-shirts to be sent to the New Orleans Covenant House.

    The Saint Joseph’s College men’s and women’s soccer teams have continued their annual service for the Covenant House. This year the Pumas worked with the Covenant House in New Orleans and packed toiletries and t-shirts collected from the Covenant House Candlelight Vigil in November. With generous participation from the Rensselaer community, the soccer teams were able to send six boxes of toiletries and four boxes of t-shirts to New Orleans. Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the Americas. They provide shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and countless other services to...

  • March 1, 2016

    SJC to Launch Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program

    Mathematics Chair & Assistant Professor of Chemistry / Mathematics Marge McIlwain teaching.

    Saint Joseph’s College is launching a Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program, which will be open to students beginning in the fall of 2016. The 5 year program will provide students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Saint Joseph’s College and a second degree specific to their area of interest from an accredited engineering program. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program. This exciting Dual Degree Program will provide a thorough and rigorous education that will help prepare students to become the well-rounded and capable professionals that...

  • February 24, 2016

    Campus Closed Due to Weather on February 24, 2016

    Chapel in Winter

    Saint Joseph's College will be closed on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 due to weather conditions. Campus will reopen on Thursday, February 25, 2016. 


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    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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    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.