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  • 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. 

  • February 22, 2016

    SJC to Host Part Two of the SEID Program

    SEID Program Logo

    On Monday, February 29, the Saint Joseph’s College Sustainability Studies Department, the Career Center, and two student organizations, the GREEN Pumas and ENACTUS will host the second night of the SEID Program.  The featured speaker for the night will be CEO and Founding Farmer of Green Sense Farms Robert Colangelo. 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...

  • February 19, 2016

    SJC's Annual Science Olympiad a Success

    In Experimental Design, students were simply handed a bag of parts and instructed to devise experiments with them and analyze the results.

    On February 13, 2016, Saint Joseph’s College sponsored its 26th annual Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, a competition for high school and middle school students. 10 high school teams from nine schools, and 12 middle school teams from 10 schools participated. The teams, with about 395 students total (180 high school and 215 middle school), were welcomed to the SJC campus by the tournament directors  (Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry Dr. Rob Pfaff; Professor of Chemistry Dr. Anne Gull; senior Biology major Amanda (AJ) Volk ’16 of Victoria, BC; senior...

  • February 12, 2016

    SJC Choirs to Perform Cabaret Concert

    Choir singing

    The Saint Joseph’s Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and guests are inviting all to their old fashioned Cabaret featuring not only their choirs, but solo acts, as well. Under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Dr. Harmony Murphy, the concert will be held in the Ballroom of the Halleck Student Center on the Saint Joseph’s College campus at 4 pm on Sunday, February 21. Admission is free. The concert will feature singers and Pianist Bernard Sell ’92 performing old standards, jazz selections, and songs from musical theatre, including “Les Miserables” and “Rent.” When asked about her...

  • February 11, 2016

    SJC to Host 3rd Annual STEM Networking Night

    STEM Networking Night

    On Tuesday, February 23, Saint Joseph’s College will host the 3rd annual STEM networking night from 5-7 pm CDT in the Shen Auditorium (located in the Rev. Charles Banet C.PP.S. Core Education Center). This event will give students the opportunity to network with alumni who have careers and years of experience in their fields of study. Networking with other Pumas is merely one of the ways SJC helps its students discover career opportunities, and this year’s STEM Networking night is expected to be a huge success. Networking with alumni in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and...

  • February 10, 2016

    SJC to Host Women's Self-Defense Class

    Boxing Gloves

    On Tuesday, February 16, Saint Joseph’s College will host a self-defense course for all female students who wish to attend. Participation in the course is free of charge, but all those interested in attending must email Campus Program Project Coordinator, Carrie Greer, at to register for the course by Sunday, February 14 at the latest. Offered from 7-9 pm CDT in the Ballroom in the Halleck Student Center, the self-defense course will allow students to learn about defensive maneuvers and practice methods of self-defense should the need arise. This will further promote the...

  • February 9, 2016

    SJC President Dr. Robert A. Pastoor to Serve on Indiana Chamber of Commerce

    Dr. Robert A. Pastoor

    SJC President Dr. Robert A. Pastoor was selected to participate on a committee of prominent educational professionals as part of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Business Higher-Ed Policy Committee during the 2016 term. This honor will allow Dr. Pastoor to join larger discussions on higher education and serve as one of three members who have direct experience in the “Higher Education community.” Although Dr. Pastoor is just coming upon the end of his first year as the president of Saint Joseph’s College, he has been very involved in all aspects of the College and has helped to establish...

  • February 8, 2016

    SJC Alumnus Publishes Autobiographical Novel on His Vietnam Experience

    James Stoup '69

    SJC alumnus and Fellow of the College, James Stoup ’69 has recently published his non-fiction novel, Behind the Wire (A Story about Life in the Rear during the Vietnam War). In his novel, Stoup recounts another perspective of the Vietnam War. Focusing on the denouement of U.S. involvement in the early 70s, Behind the Wire tells the story of life in the rear and the experiences of the soldiers who never faced combat. Capturing the anti-war spirit of those men, this story reveals the thoughts and actions of soldiers, who knew they were losing not only the war but also the morale to press on....


Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    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.

  • Images of Students

    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.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.