News & Events

  • December 2, 2013

    SJC Choirs to Celebrate Christmas with Service of Lessons and Carols

    The Saint Joseph’s College Choirs will perform their annual Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph's Chapel. A longstanding tradition and the formal start of the Christmas season in the area, the service features readings and music celebrating the birth of Christ through Scripture and traditional choral selections.  “In a time when we all are so busy getting everything done, especially with the holidays, having an hour to slow down, meditate on the ‘reason for the season,’ and join in special Christmas music is welcomed by many,” said SJC...

  • December 1, 2013

    Local Community Pitching in for Annual Gallagher Charitable Society Christmas Party

    On Saturday, December 7, Saint Joseph's College's Gallagher Charitable Society (GCS) will host its annual Christmas party for underprivileged children and their families. This is the 36th year that Gallagher Charitable Society has hosted the event, which will begin at 9:00 am CST in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on the SJC campus. The event will feature a number of activities for those who visit. Children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa; and jackets, food, and gifts will be handed out to those in attendance. A hot meal will also be provided for the...

  • November 20, 2013

    SJC and Local Community Gather to Raise Awareness of Youth Homelessness with Vigil

    Saint Joseph’s College and the Rensselaer community will gather for the 23rd Annual Covenant House Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth on Thursday, November 21 at 4:30 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The vigil coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 16-24, 2013). Covenant House, founded in 1972, has reached more than one million young people with immediate assistance such as food and shelter. It also provides the necessary support to transition from a life on the streets to a life with a future. This includes community outreach; substance abuse intervention...

  • November 13, 2013

    Junior Hanna Kane Wins Speech Competition

    Last week, Saint Joseph’s College hosted a speech competition featuring three student speakers competing for a $50 cash prize. The speeches, judged by SJC students and faculty members, focused on ways to improve the SJC campus. The winner of the prize was junior Business Administration major Hanna Kane of Lake Village, Ind. The topic of Kane’s speech was the possibility of having pet-friendly dorms on campus. Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Rochelle Robertson, the event’s organizer, was thrilled with the turnout and the quality of the speeches. She sees the competition serving as an...

  • November 11, 2013

    SJC Launches New Website

    Saint Joseph’s College has launched a new website featuring enhanced visuals, functionality, and content. SJC’s domain name – – remains unchanged. The new site is the result of the College’s effort to offer prospective students a more engaging, user-friendly experience. Built entirely in responsive design, every page on the new site formats itself for tablets, phones, and all mobile devices. Less than 10% of accredited colleges and universities have sites designed to deliver content in this way. Featuring a new content management system with improved Search Engine Optimization,...

  • November 8, 2013

    SJC to Host Movie Night in Support of Love is Louder Movement

    The Saint Joseph’s College Health and Wellness Center will host a movie night in the Evan Arts and Science Building Theatre on Sunday, November 10 at 7:00 pm CST in support of the Love is Louder Movement. SJC Director of Counseling Services Laura Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC, hopes to involve not just SJC students and faculty members, but the community as well to raise awareness for victims suffering from mental illness. The Love is Louder Movement is a joint effort hosted by MTV and the Jed Foundation, along with actress Brittany Snow, which started back in 2010 to promote support for teenagers...

  • November 7, 2013

    Professors to Lend Talents for Upcoming Jazz Band Concert

    The Saint Joseph’s College Jazz Band will perform its annual Fall Jazz Band Concert on Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 pm CST in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. The concert precedes the SJC Choirs’ Italy Tour Kickoff Concert, which begins at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. This year’s concert is unique in that two professors will contribute to the performance. Band Director and Associate Professor of Music Robb Thiel will play drums, and Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. David Dixon will have his arrangement of...

  • November 6, 2013

    SJC to Host Speech Competition

    On Thursday, November 7, Saint Joseph’s College will host a speech competition in the Courtney Auditorium in the Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center. The competition begins at 7:00 pm CST. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Headed by SJC Assistant Professor of Communication Rochelle Robertson, the competition features speakers competing for a $50 cash prize. Students and faculty members will judge the speeches, which must focus on ways to improve the SJC campus. Robertson is excited to hold the competition for the second year in a row. As a student at SJC,...

  • November 5, 2013

    SJC Class to Support S.A.F.E.R Program with 5k Run/Walk

    Saint Joseph’s College will host a 5k run/walk on Saturday, November 9 at 9:00 am CST to support Jasper County Hospital’s S.A.F.E.R program. Sign-in will be located outside of Gallagher Hall on the SJC campus. Registration can be completed online at or on the day of the event from 8:00 to 8:45 am CST. The event is open to all ages, and the registration fee is $25. S.A.F.E.R, which stands for Sexual Assault Forensic Exam/Education Resource, is a nonprofit organization that cares for the victims of sexual assault. The group seeks to help victims recover some of...

  • November 5, 2013

    SJC Choirs to Host Italy Tour Kickoff Concert

    In advance of their musical tour of Italy November 11-19, the Saint Joseph’s College Choirs will present the Italy Tour Kickoff Concert on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The Choirs will give a preview of the various pieces they will perform in Italy, with Bernard Sell ’92 accompanying the Choirs on piano. Admission is free to the public, though nonperishable food items will be accepted at the door for donation to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. “For all of the parents and friends who will not be joining us in Italy, this concert is a great time...


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