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  • December 5, 2012

    Enjoy Christmas Classics at the Saint Joseph's College Band Christmas Concert

    The celebration of the Christmas season continues with the Saint Joseph's College band Christmas Concert, which will be held Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 pm CST in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on the SJC campus. Those who attend are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer, Ind. Several traditional and popular works will be performed at the concert, including "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "Carol of the Bells," "Silent Night," "Stars and Stripes for Christmas," and Mannheim Steamroller's "Deck the Halls." The...

  • November 30, 2012

    Mary Pat Wesche '79 Elected to the Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees

    Mary Pat Wesche '79 has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees. Wesche received her Master of Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Saint Joseph's College. Wesche is a Senior Adviser and the Chief Financial Officer at Forum Financial Management, LLC. She specializes in tax and investment planning for closely held companies and their owners, as well as high net worth individuals. She was named one of 2008's Influential Women in Business by Daily Herald Business Ledger and The...

  • November 29, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Orchestra to Premiere Sunday, December 2

    The Saint Joseph's College Orchestra will make its debut on Sunday, December 2 with its first Orchestra Concert. The concert will be held in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre at 2:00 pm CST on the SJC campus. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. The Orchestra will perform several well-known pieces, including Ludwig van Beethoven's "F�r Elise," "Rule, Britannia!" by Thomas A. Arne, and "Calgary Fiddler's Waltz" by Ned Landry. "I am very excited for the premiere of the Saint Joseph's College Orchestra," said Director of Orchestras Maxim Zheleznyak. "I encourage people to...

  • November 28, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Host 35th Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas Party

    On Saturday, December 1, Saint Joseph's College's Gallagher Charitable Society (GCS) will host its annual Christmas party for underprivileged children and their families. This is the 35th year that Gallagher Charitable Society has hosted the event, which will begin at 10:00 am CST in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on the SJC campus. The event will feature a number of activities for those who visit. Children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa; and jackets, food, and gifts will be handed out to those in attendance. A hot meal will also be provided. The SJC...

  • November 28, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Welcomes the Christmas Season with Service of Lessons and Carols

    The Saint Joseph's College choir will be presenting its annual Service of Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph's Chapel. A longstanding area tradition and the formal start of the Christmas season for many, this service offers readings and music celebrating the birth of Christ through Scripture and traditional choral selections. "The Service of Lessons and Carols is one of the highlights of the year for the SJC community," stated Director of College Choirs Kelly Ford. "It is always great to see the number of people who come to be a part of this joyful...

  • 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,...

  • November 16, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Sophomore Mary DeVault Receives "Realizing the Dream" Award

    Saint Joseph's College sophomore Psychology major Mary DeVault of Merrillville, Ind. was among 31 students from Indiana's independent colleges and universities honored at the 23rd annual "Realizing the Dream" banquet in Indianapolis. To be selected, students must be the first in their families to go to college, be chosen by their colleges for outstanding achievement in their freshman year, and be advancing toward successfully completing their bachelor's degrees. "When I found out I had received the award, I was shocked," said DeVault. "I was excited to see my hard work pay off. It proves...

  • 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 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...


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