News & Events

  • April 23, 2015

    SJC Choirs to Perform Spring Concert

    The choirs of Saint Joseph's College will be performing their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 3, at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The choirs are under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Kelly A. Ford. Their performance will focus on the “Mass in B-Flat Major, K275” written by W.A. Mozart. This six-movement masterwork will feature 16 student soloists and include a string trio from the SJC orchestra. "Mozart's music is some of the most beloved in all of history, and it is always a joyful experience to perform," said Ford. "I am so incredibly proud of the accomplishments...

  • April 21, 2015

    SJC Department of Art to Present “Senior Artist Solo Show”

    Saint Joseph’s College senior art students will host a reception for their show “Senior Artist Solo Show” in the Rev. Charles Banet Core Education Center on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm CDT. Amanda Duncan ’15 and Nicole Thomsen ’15 have created large bodies of work to showcase what they have learned at SJC. Their varying works show the vast amount of talent that the Department of Art has to offer. Duncan, who is a double major in Art and Biology, has focused mostly in drawing. “I wanted to depict my love for wildlife and nature through my artwork so I focused on some of my...

  • April 18, 2015

    SJC’s Hanna Kane ’15 Receives Paul W. Gabonay Volunteer Service Award

    Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Hanna Kane ’15 of Cedar Lake, Ind. is the 2015 recipient of the Paul W. Gabonay Volunteer Service Award, an honor presented by the College Career Center Consortium to the undergraduate student of a member school “who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, commitment to serving those in need, and dedication to fostering the growth and gifts of others.” The award includes a $500 monetary award and a commemorative plaque. Kane is a senior Mass Communication and Business Administration double major. An active volunteer at SJC and in the...

  • April 17, 2015

    SJC to Host The 231 Club Dance Hall Monthly

    Beginning Thursday, April 30, SJC will begin hosting a monthly dance hall featuring classic country, swing, ballroom, and oldies music called The 231 Club. Beverages and light snacks will be available. The first dance will take place in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT. Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Radio Sally Berger was inspired to start The 231 Club by her grandparents who used to go to a dance hall in Texas called the 281 Club. Because there is not a dance hall in this area, Berger wants to revive the idea. She hopes that The 231 Club...

  • April 17, 2015

    SJC Volleyball to Host Canvas and Cocktails Night

    Make your own painting at Canvas and Cocktails

    On Friday, April 24, the SJC volleyball team, with help from the Department of Art and local artist and art educator Lindsey Preston, will host a Canvas and Cocktails Night in which participants can create their own original paintings. The event will last from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm CDT and will take place in the Presidential Suite of the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse. The event is open to anyone over 21 years of age and will cost $35 per person or $60 dollars per couple. This cost covers instruction, a canvas, acrylic paints and tools, adult beverages, and light appetizers. All of the...

  • April 15, 2015

    SJC’s 53rd Annual Little 500 Races onto Campus April 25

    Saint Joseph’s College will host its 53rd annual Little 500 go-kart race on Saturday, April 25. The alumni race will start at 11:45 am CDT, and the student race will start at 2:00 pm. Jason Ostrowski ’94 and Mike Stader ’94, both former SJC students and 25-year Little 500 participants, will serve as this year’s Grand Marshals. The 2015 student drivers will include junior Biology major Kyle Hodge of LaPorte, Ind.; senior Mass Communication major Hanna Kane of Cedar Lake, Ind.; sophomore Digital Media and Journalism major Logan James of Logansport, Ind.; sophomore Psychology major Alex Gelinas...

  • April 14, 2015

    SJC to Host Meet the President Events

    Throughout the months of April and May, several events will take place where alumni and friends of the College will have the opportunity to meet Saint Joseph’s College’s newly named president, Dr. Robert A. Pastoor. Events are scheduled for April 16 in Naperville, Ill.; April 17 in Rensselaer, Ind.; April 23 in River Forest, Ill.; April 30 in Cedar Lake, Ind.; May 5 in Indianapolis, Ind.; and May 28 in Indianapolis, Ind. Dr. Pastoor was named the successor of Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg and officially became the College’s 18th president on March 16, 2015. He brings more than 30 years of...

  • April 13, 2015

    SJC's Chad Pulver '97 Selected for National Leadership Development Program

    RENSSELAER, IND – Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Chad Pulver ’97 is one of 28 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the program are administrators in higher education who have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. Pulver will participate in two seminars, one in Baltimore, Maryland,...

  • April 13, 2015

    SJC Soccer Sends Shirts to Covenant House

    On Tuesday, March 31, 22 members of Saint Joseph’s College men’s and women’s soccer teams packed 9 boxes of approximately 455 t-shirts to send to Covenant House in New York City. The shirts were collected at the Candlelight Vigil held last November. Covenant House is a charity and homeless shelter that focuses on children. Founded in 1972, their mission is to help homeless children escape the streets. They are now the largest privately funded charity in America and provide care and services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. “Covenant House certainly provides...

  • April 8, 2015

    Community Invited to Attend SJC’s 12th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium

    On Tuesday, April 14, Saint Joseph’s College will host its 12th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium. The Colloquium provides students with the opportunity to present research or creative projects in a scholarly manner. It also allows undergraduates the chance to discuss their coursework with visitors. Presentations may include both works in progress and completed projects. Students can participate by presenting orally or by way of a poster presentation. “The Colloquium is an opportunity for students to both gain experience in presenting their work and to celebrate that work,” said Assistant...


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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. 

  • Mentorship

    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.

  • Leadership

    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.

  • 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.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

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

  • High Quality Academics

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


  • Leadership

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

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.