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  • January 13, 2014

    Six SJC Students to Perform with Indiana Intercollegiate All-State Band

    On Thursday, January 23, several members of the Saint Joseph's College Band will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. to participate in the Indiana Intercollegiate All-State Band, led by Michigan State University Director of Bands Kevin Sedatole.   Rebecca Conners ’15 of Gary, Ind.; Hannah Ramey ’16 of Cloverdale, Ind.; Taylor Roberts ’16 of Greenfield, Ind.; Erich Davies ’17 of Shelbyville, Ind.; Chris Davies ’14 of Shelbyville, Ind.; and Adam Bloesch ’14 of Attica, Ind., were selected to participate with 76 students from other Indiana colleges and universities. The participants will rehearse Thursday...

  • January 9, 2014

    SJC Sophomore Donald Mori Receives Realizing the Dream Award

    Saint Joseph’s College sophomore Music major Donald Mori of Crown Point, Ind. was among 31 students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities honored at the 24th annual Realizing the Dream banquet in Indianapolis in November. In order to receive the award, students must be the first in their families to go to college, be chosen for outstanding achievement by their college during their freshman year, and be advancing towards successfully completing a bachelor’s degree. “It’s amazing to receive this award,” said Mori. “I received this award and was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta...

  • January 9, 2014

    SJC Receives $1 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

    Saint Joseph’s College has been awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to enhance and expand opportunities for its graduates to find meaningful employment in Indiana. The grant is part of $62.7 million in funding the Endowment awarded to Indiana’s 39 accredited colleges and universities as part of its Initiative to Promote Opportunities Through Educational Collaborations.  “This grant opens up exciting possibilities and increased opportunities for our students and graduates,” said SJC President Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg. “They will be better prepared to find jobs in Indiana that...

  • January 5, 2014

    Saint Joseph's College Reopens Wednesday, January 8th

    Saint Joseph’s College will reopen for normal operations Wednesday, January 8th.  Any additional updates will be available on the Saint Joseph’s College homepage,, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

  • December 12, 2013

    Community Contributes to Successful Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas Party

    On Saturday, December 7, Saint Joseph's College's Gallagher Charitable Society (GCS) hosted its 36th annual Christmas party for underprivileged children and their families. Roughly 300 people attended the event, including 200 children who received a coat, hat, gloves, and book, as well as a new toy from Santa and a used toy. All in attendance enjoyed a hot breakfast before Santa arrived to take photos with the children. The SJC baseball team and its head coach, Rick O'Dette ’99, joined faculty advisor Fr. William Stang, C.PP.S. ’72 and other volunteers to put on the event. Players and coaches...

  • December 2, 2013

    SJC Choirs to Celebrate Christmas with Service of Lessons and Carols

    The Saint Joseph’s College Choirs will perform their annual Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph's Chapel. A longstanding tradition and the formal start of the Christmas season in the area, the service features readings and music celebrating the birth of Christ through Scripture and traditional choral selections.  “In a time when we all are so busy getting everything done, especially with the holidays, having an hour to slow down, meditate on the ‘reason for the season,’ and join in special Christmas music is welcomed by many,” said SJC...

  • December 1, 2013

    Local Community Pitching in for Annual Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas Party

    On Saturday, December 7, Saint Joseph's College's Gallagher Charitable Society (GCS) will host its annual Christmas party for underprivileged children and their families. This is the 36th year that Gallagher Charitable Society has hosted the event, which will begin at 9:00 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 for the...

  • November 20, 2013

    SJC and Local Community Gather to Raise Awareness of Youth Homelessness with Vigil

    Saint Joseph’s College and the Rensselaer community will gather for the 23rd Annual Covenant House Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth on Thursday, November 21 at 4:30 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The vigil coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 16-24, 2013). Covenant House, founded in 1972, has reached more than one million young people with immediate assistance such as food and shelter. It also provides the necessary support to transition from a life on the streets to a life with a future. This includes community outreach; substance abuse intervention...

  • November 13, 2013

    Junior Hanna Kane Wins Speech Competition

    Last week, Saint Joseph’s College hosted a speech competition featuring three student speakers competing for a $50 cash prize. The speeches, judged by SJC students and faculty members, focused on ways to improve the SJC campus. The winner of the prize was junior Business Administration major Hanna Kane of Lake Village, Ind. The topic of Kane’s speech was the possibility of having pet-friendly dorms on campus. Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Rochelle Robertson, the event’s organizer, was thrilled with the turnout and the quality of the speeches. She sees the competition serving as an...

  • November 11, 2013

    SJC Launches New Website

    Saint Joseph’s College has launched a new website featuring enhanced visuals, functionality, and content. SJC’s domain name – – remains unchanged. The new site is the result of the College’s effort to offer prospective students a more engaging, user-friendly experience. Built entirely in responsive design, every page on the new site formats itself for tablets, phones, and all mobile devices. Less than 10% of accredited colleges and universities have sites designed to deliver content in this way. Featuring a new content management system with improved Search Engine Optimization,...


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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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  • Leadership

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