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  • May 3, 2016

    Andrew Klump Named SJC's Class of 2016 Valedictorian

    Andrew Klump '16 with Dr. Mark Seely

    Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce Computer Science and Political Science double major Andrew Klump ’16 as the Class of 2016 valedictorian. Klump has spent seven semesters on the Dean’s List. Outside of academics, Klump has served as a four-year starter on the Men's tennis team and served as a team captain during the 2015-16 season. Klump’s experience at Saint Joseph’s College has been very positive. SJC provides students with a variety of opportunities to enhance critical thinking and discussion skills and gain the knowledge necessary to be successful in their chosen fields. This...

  • May 2, 2016

    SJC Delivers on Commitment to St. Francis Pledge and the Catholic Climate Covenant

    Catholic Climate Covenant Logo

    Countries worldwide are implementing measures to reduce energy consumption and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in response to the continued challenges posed by climate change. Buildings, which account for 35%-40% of global energy consumption, represent an important pathway for achieving these goals. Saint Joseph’s College is demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship and the St. Francis Pledge by replacing the old coal based energy system in the central boiler plant with natural gas boilers. The switch to natural gas, which began in 2014, is just part of SJC’s initiative to...

  • April 28, 2016

    SJC Celebrates the Arts with Senior Art Show and Measure Unveiling

    Katie Davisson '16 posing with one of her paintings at the Senior Art Showl

    The SJC Art Department partnered with the staff of the campus literary magazine, Measure, last week to celebrate the work of SJC’s large community of artists throughout the year. The Art Department has worked closely with the staff of the literary magazine for many years, and this partnership culminated in a reception on April 20th, showcasing the strong influence of the arts at Saint Joseph’s College. The SJC Art Department just ended its week-long 2016 Senior Solo Capstone Shows last week with a closing reception on April 20, followed by the unveiling of the 2016 edition of the SJC literary...

  • April 25, 2016

    SJC Signs Matriculation Agreement with Valparaiso University

    Dr. Pastoor and Dr. Heckler shaking hands after signing the Matriculation Agreement.

    On Tuesday, April 19, Saint Joseph’s College signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Valparaiso University for its Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program. The Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program is a new addition to the College’s academic programs that will be available to students this coming fall. It is a 5 year program that 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 Valparaiso University or another accredited engineering program. Students must...

  • April 25, 2016

    SJC Inducts Five into Sports Hall of Fame

    The 2016 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees.

    The Saint Joseph’s College Alumni Association recognizes the continuing need to reward athletic achievements. To accomplish this goal, the Alumni Association inducts five individuals into the Sports Hall of Fame every year. On Saturday, April 23, Edward Feicht ’71, Jenifer Benedetti ’97, Eric Peschke ’05, Amanda Stoops Hunt ’06, and Dan Peters were inducted into the College’s Sports Hall of Fame. Ed Feicht is the second recipient of the Reverend Leonard J. Kostka, C.PP.S. ’35 Award established in 2014 to recognize individuals who show outstanding support to SJC Athletics. In the early 1970s,...

  • April 25, 2016

    SJC's Kyle Hodge Named 2016 Senior of the Year

    Kyle Hodge, the 2016 Senior of the Year, with his family.

    On Friday, April 22, Kyle Hodge ’16 was named Saint Joseph’s College 2016 Senior of the Year. Hodge, along with his fellow nominees Caitlin Enright ’16, Courtney Kvachkoff ’16, Anthony Majewski ’16, and Amanda “AJ” Volk ’16, were selected by their classmates as true representatives of their class. They then submitted a questionnaire to and were interviewed by the Alumni Board to determine this year’s Senior of the Year. Kyle Hodge is the son of Wayne R. Hodge and Marcie Hodge of LaPorte, Indiana. He is a double major in Biology and Exercise Science and has participated in Little 500 (both as...

  • April 21, 2016

    SJC's 54th Annual Little 500 Races onto Campus April 23

    Joe Puma driving at Little 500

    Saint Joseph’s College will host its 54th annual Little 500 go-kart race on Saturday, April 23. The alumni race will start at 11:45 am CDT, and the student race will start at 2:00 pm. Leslie Frere will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal. The 2016 student drivers will include Adriana Lugosan ’16, Logan James ’17, Kyle Hodge ’16, Kyle Rayburn ’14, Alex McCormick ’17, Alex Gelinas ’17, Tyler Pyzdrowski ’17, Aiden Osman ’17, Samantha Smith ’17, Antonia Thomas ’17, Jennifer Kearney ’17, Amanda Evans ’19, Jacquelyn Fouts ’16, and Nathanael Abney ’18. The alumni race will include Jon Messman ’90,...

  • April 18, 2016

    SJC to Host Appeals on Wheels

    SJC to Host Appeals on Wheels

    On Thursday, April 21, Saint Joseph’s College will host a live court of appeals session through the nationwide program, Appeals on Wheels. Court will be in session in the Shen Auditorium in the Rev. Charles Banet C.PP.S. Core Education Center promptly at 1:00 pm CST. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as no one will be admitted once the session begins.  After the court adjourns, the judges and lawyers will explain the process of appeals and answer any questions. Following the session, there will also be a reception, where students will get another opportunity to talk one-on-one with the...

  • April 15, 2016

    SJC to Host SEID Program Panel

    SEID Program Logo

    On Monday, April 25, the Saint Joseph’s College Sustainability Studies Department, the Career Center, and two student organizations, the GREEN Pumas and ENACTUS will host the final night of the SEID Program. This final event will be a panel featuring Co-owner of the Homestead Bakery and Buttery Jody Bahler, Co-owner of RDM Aquaculture Karlanea Brown, President and CTO at InfoMotion Mark Davisson ’93, Owner of HAT LLC Ronald Kasparian ’09, and Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Owner/Founder of RPJ Truck and Equipment Sales LLC Patience Taruwinga. The moderator will be Economic...

  • April 8, 2016

    SJC Choirs to Host Spring Concert

    SJC choir performing under the direction of Dr. Harmony Murphy

    On Sunday, April 17, the Saint Joseph’s College Choirs, under the direction of SJC Director of Choral Activities Dr. Harmony Murphy, will perform "The Crucifixion," composed by Sir. John Stainer. The SJC choirs will also be welcoming some special guests, Organist Dr. Yoonnah Lee, Tenor Billie Burley, and Baritone Brayton Arvin, who will accompany them in presenting the oratorio. With their professional experience and talent, they will assist the choirs in telling the sacred passion of Jesus Christ. Join the SJC Choirs and their amazing guest musicians in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel at 4:00 pm...


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  • 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.

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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.