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  • April 24, 2014

    Colby Alexis Named Class of 2014 Valedictorian

    Valedictorian Colby Alexis

    Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce Political Science major Colby Alexis as the Class of 2014 Valedictorian. Colby has spent seven straight semesters on the Dean’s List. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has been a leader in numerous extracurricular activities, including vice president of the Student Association, president emeritus of the SJC chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and secretary of the Puma Activities Council. A native of Port Huron, Mich., Colby is a member of the SJC Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble as a saxophone player. He...

  • April 23, 2014

    Basic Athletic Training, General Chemistry among Dual Enrollment Courses Offered by SJC

    On Tuesday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s College will welcome forty students from Rensselaer Central High School (RCHS) to register for dual enrollment courses for the 2014-15 school year. This is the first year dual enrollment registration will be held on the SJC campus. The day will consist of an introductory presentation, class registration with an advisor, a campus tour, and lunch in the Halleck Student Center cafeteria. Dual enrollment courses are taught by RCHS teachers at the high school but count as college credit and mirror courses taught at SJC. RCHS students are expected to go at the...

  • April 16, 2014

    SJC Continues Its Tradition with Covenant House

    Covenant House T-shirt packing

    SJC Continues Its Tradition with Covenant House

  • April 15, 2014

    SJC Senior Ryan Dillon’s Capstone Mass to Feature Members of SJC Choirs, Music by Viadana

    Senior Ryan Dillon of Salem, Wis. will host his senior Capstone Mass Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 am CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. A Sacred Liturgical Music major, Dillon will conduct a choir consisting of several members of the SJC Choirs. The Schola will chant the propers of the Mass. The Mass, featuring music by Italian Renaissance composer Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, falls on the Feast of Saints Philip and James. All are encouraged to attend. The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry '71, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and an SJC alumnus, will be the celebrant of the Mass, and the Canons Regular of...

  • April 15, 2014

    Saint Joseph’s College to Send Off 119th Class of Graduates

    On Saturday, May 10, Saint Joseph’s College will graduate its 119th class of seniors. The Commencement ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm CDT in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse, and Cassian Cheung ‘76 will serve as the Commencement speaker.  Cheung graduated Summa Cum Laude from SJC in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His senior class president and valedictorian, Cheung was a member of the SJC soccer team and managed the Halleck Student Center cafeteria’s student workers. He went on to study at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University,...

  • April 10, 2014

    Director of Choirs Kelly Ford Receives Golden Rose Award

    Kelly Ford Award

    SJC Director of Choirs Kelly Ford Receives Golden Rose Award from the Archdiocese of Chicago On Sunday, March 30, Saint Joseph’s College Director of Choirs Kelly Ford was presented the Golden Rose Award through the Archdiocese of Chicago as part of the Laetare Sunday Mass at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. SJC’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers sang alongside the St. John Cantius Resurrection Choir multiple times during the Fall semester of 2013, and members of both choirs traveled to Italy for a series of Masses and performances in November 2013. The Golden Rose is given each year to an...

  • April 10, 2014

    SJC Jazz Band Performs Spring Concert

    Jazz Band Concert

    The Saint Joseph’s College Jazz Band will host its annual Spring Jazz Band Concert on Sunday, April 13 in the Evans Arts and Sciences Building Theatre at 4:00 pm CDT. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The band has had several obstacles to overcome during this semester, such as the snow day in January and a smaller trumpet section, but Associate Professor of Music Dr. Paul Geraci has nothing but high hopes for the group. “We actually had to cancel three rehearsals,” Geraci noted when asked about the snow days, “but the students have pulled it together and are sounding strong....

  • April 9, 2014

    Students to Present Academic Works at 11th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium

    On Tuesday, April 15, Saint Joseph’s College will host its 11th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium. This year’s theme, “The World Outside SJC,” will have students focusing on global issues for their presentations. The Colloquium is held to provide an opportunity for students to discuss their coursework with visitors. Their presentations may include completed studies or works in progress. Students participate by making either an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Oral presentations will be scheduled every 15 minutes, with approximately 10 minutes allotted for the presentation plus two-...

  • April 3, 2014

    SJC Receives $25,000 Grant from the Helen Brach Foundation

    Saint Joseph's College has received a $25,000 grant from the Helen Brach Foundation. The grant will be used to increase the fall-to-fall retention rate of 25 SJC undergraduate students enrolled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. Statistics on the state of education in the United States indicate that fewer domestic students are choosing to major and successfully complete degrees in STEM disciplines, and leaders in these fields have called for major initiatives to be undertaken nationally to address these trends. Programs to better prepare incoming students for...

  • March 31, 2014

    Theme Music from “The Hobbit,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy to be Featured at SJC Spring Band Concert

    The Saint Joseph’s College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present the annual Spring Band Concert on Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 pm CDT in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom. It is requested that those who attend bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. This year’s concert will feature the rousing theme music from such blockbuster films as “The Hobbit” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy, as well as the music of Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961). The Australian-born composer, arranger, and pianist was known for his experimental and...


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    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    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. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    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.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    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.

  • Hoop House student workers

    Real-life Skills

    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.  

  • Images of Students


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

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    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.