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  • 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....

  • January 21, 2016

    SJC Sophomore Kaley Simpson Receives Realizing the Dream Award

    Kaley Simpson '18

    Saint Joseph’s College Elementary Education major Kaley Simpson ’18 of Warsaw, Ind. was honored along with students from other Indiana independent colleges and universities at the 26th 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 toward successfully completing a bachelor’s degree. With statistics showing that roughly one in three college students is a first-generation student, the...

  • January 21, 2016

    SJC Alumna Lisa Mayer '10 Publishes YA Novel

    The Arrow Bringer

     Saint Joseph’s College alumna Lisa Mayer ’10 recently published her first book, a YA novel entitled, The Aletheian Journeys: The Arrow Bringer,  which tells the story of a teenage girl, who is battling leukemia and must make the choice between spending her last days with her family, or fulfilling  her destiny by saving the magical world of Alethia from a devastating evil. However, when she makes the choice to stay with her family and another  hero -- her only friend, Shawn -- must struggle to save Alethia in her place, she enters the world to save him and accept the role she is meant to play...

  • January 12, 2016

    SJC to Host SEID Program

    SEID Program Logo

    Throughout the spring semester, Saint Joseph’s College will host a four part series called the SEID Program, an acronym for sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation, and development. The SEID Program is part of a grant from the Ball Venture Fund entitled “Community-Based Aquaponics: A Model for Local Food Production, Undergraduate Research, and Next Generation Aquapreneurs.” The SEID Program will teach skills in entrepreneurship, and it is a joint project between the Sustainability Studies Department, the Career Center, and two student organizations, the GREEN Pumas, and ENACTUS. The SEID...

  • January 12, 2016

    SJC Installs Emergency Call Boxes

    One of the Emergency Call Boxes on campus.

    Over the Holiday break, Saint Joseph’s College took another step in furthering the safety of its students by installing five emergency call boxes on campus. Locations include the East Grotto entrance, South Justin Street, the South McHale Parking Lot, Sparling Parking Lot, and the East Raleigh Parking lot. All of the units are fully functional at all times of the day and light up at night. Pressing the emergency button on the units sends a call directly to the Security Officer on duty, telling them your location and allowing you to speak with the officer. The installation of the call boxes...

  • January 4, 2016

    SJC’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program to Feature Dr. Varon Cantrell ’00

    Students marching in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On Monday, January 18, Saint Joseph’s College, along with the surrounding communities, will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with its annual program that will feature several events, beginning with the Diversity March through Rensselaer. The program will kick off at 12:00 pm CST with participants being bused from SJC’s Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center to the Jasper County Courthouse. Then, at 12:30 pm, the Diversity March from the Courthouse back to campus will begin. Participants will arrive at the Core Education Center’s Shen Auditorium at 1:00 pm, where Dr....


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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.

  • 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.