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  • April 29, 2013

    Saint Joseph's College to Graduate 118th Class

    On Sunday, May 12, Saint Joseph's College will graduate its 118th class of seniors. The Commencement ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm CDT in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse, and Michael Scudder '93 will serve as the commencement speaker. Scudder, who was the 1993 co-valedictorian, graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He then attended Northwestern University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1998. During his time at SJC, Scudder was a member of the golf team and was inducted into the SJC Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Scudder has served as a law...

  • April 18, 2013

    SJC Spring Choral Concert to Feature Vivaldi's "Gloria"

    The Choirs of Saint Joseph's College, under the direction of SJC Assistant Professor of Music/Director of College Choirs Kelly A. Ford, will present their Spring Choral Concert Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph's Chapel. The concert will feature Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria," a 12-movement concert piece, with solo and chorus work from members of the SJC Concert Choir. Instrumentation will include the SJC Chamber Orchestra and keyboard accompaniment by SJC alumnus Bernard Sell '92. The concert is free and open to the public. "The Vivaldi "Gloria" is one of the most often played...

  • April 18, 2013

    SJC Orchestra to Present Its Second Concert

    The Saint Joseph's College Orchestra will follow up its December premiere with a concert on Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The concert will essentially be a collage of different pieces in various styles. Some of the works to be performed include "Mountain Spring" by Barrage, "Telemann Canon," and "Suite for Violins" by Ladislav Gabrielli. The Orchestra Concert will also feature the introduction of the Alternative Style Orchestra. Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras Maxim...

  • April 18, 2013

    SJC Spring Choral Concert to Feature Vivaldi's "Gloria"

    The Choirs of Saint Joseph's College, under the direction of SJC Assistant Professor of Music/Director of College Choirs Kelly A. Ford, will present their Spring Choral Concert Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph's Chapel. The concert will feature Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria," a 12-movement concert piece, with solo and chorus work from members of the SJC Concert Choir. Instrumentation will include the SJC Chamber Orchestra and keyboard accompaniment by SJC alumnus Bernard Sell '92. The concert is free and open to the public. "The Vivaldi "Gloria" is one of the most often played...

  • April 17, 2013

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

    Saint Joseph's College has received a $25,000 grant, Teaching through Modeling to Create a Culture of Sustainability on Campus, from the Helen Brach Foundation. The grant will be used to convert the main dining facilities in the Halleck Student Center into a teaching model for sustainable practices to create a culture of sustainability on campus through education and awareness. As part of the green conversion, the Garden Gate, an outdoor dining and collaborative learning space, will be created. Consistent with the College's mission and values, the implementation of sustainable practices and...

  • April 12, 2013

    SJC Senior Joe Karpiak Receives Delta Epsilon Sigma Fellowship

    Senior Joe Karpiak has received a $1,200 Delta Epsilon Sigma Fellowship for 2013-14 that will be applied to his graduate school fees. Karpiak is one of nine students nationwide to receive this year's fellowship and the first in SJC history. A Biology-Chemistry major from Lemont, Ill., the Presidential Scholar was a resident assistant for two years and has acted in several plays and musicals as a member of SJC's Columbian Players. He has been a member of the student senate for four years and served as the executive vice president for the student body his sophomore and junior year. "It is such...

  • April 9, 2013

    SJC Jazz Band Prepared to Energize Audience with Dance Tunes

    In March, the Saint Joseph's College Jazz Band performed for delighted attendees of a student dance that was held on campus. Although the Jazz Band had minimal time to prepare, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Jazz Band Dr. Paul Geraci saw it as an excellent learning experience. "Short-term rehearsing is an important skill for the students to learn," said Dr. Geraci. "It's essential to be able to enter a situation with the ability to adapt to and cover a wider variety of music." The Jazz Band will incorporate its experience at the dance in the annual Jazz Band Concert, which...

  • April 5, 2013

    SJC's Undergraduate Colloquium: Celebrating 10 years of Student Achievement

    Tuesday, April 16 marks the 10th anniversary of the Saint Joseph's College Undergraduate Colloquium. To celebrate the occasion, this year's event will feature an exciting new offering - the 2013 Colloquium Scholarship Competition: Connecting to Core. The competition is being sponsored through a generous donation by NIPSCO. The purpose of the Colloquium is to provide an opportunity for undergraduates from departments across campus to discuss their work with interested students and faculty. The presentations may include completed studies or works in progress. Students participate by making...

  • April 3, 2013

    Songs and Laughs Abound in SJC Columbian Players' Presentation of "The Drowsy Chaperone"

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph's College will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy "The Drowsy Chaperone" on April 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building on the SJC campus. Tickets cost $5.00, and SJC students and employees will receive free admission. "The Drowsy Chaperone" won the Tony Award in 2006 for Best Musical Score and Best Book, along with the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, and Outstanding Book. "The Drowsy Chaperone" focuses on a middle-aged musical theatre fan as he plays the record of...

  • April 2, 2013

    Adrienne DiRuzza Named Class of 2013 Valedictorian

    Senior Adrienne DiRuzza of Alexandria, Ind. has been named the Saint Joseph's College Class of 2013 valedictorian. A Biology-Wildlife Ecology major and Mathematics minor, DiRuzza plans to attend Texas A&M University in two years to study Marine Biology. Her ultimate goal is to research sea turtles and participate in their conservation. DiRuzza is the daughter of Nick and Mary Anne DiRuzza. She attended Alexandria Monroe High School in Alexandria, Ind. During her time at SJC, DiRuzza was a member of the volleyball and track and field teams, math tutor, campus gardener, teacher's aide,...

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