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  • January 14, 2013

    Rensselaer's Christine Mahnesmith Elected to SJC Council of Fellows

    Christine Mahnesmith has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Council of Fellows. Mahnesmith grew up in Angola, Ind. She attended the University of Indianapolis, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1989 and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1990. In 1993, Mahnesmith moved to Rensselaer with her late husband, Kent. She began working at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer in 1995 as an occupational therapist before being named the Director of Rehabilitation, a position she still holds. Mahnesmith belongs to the St. Augustine School Principal's Advisory...

  • January 9, 2013

    Growing Power CEO Will Allen to Headline SJC's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program

    On Monday, January 21, Saint Joseph's College and surrounding communities will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy with a series of events, beginning with the annual Diversity March through Rensselaer. All are welcome to participate in the program free of charge. This year's speaker is Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power. Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Growing Power transforms communities by supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live through the development of Community Food Systems. These systems provide high quality, healthy, affordable...

  • January 9, 2013

    Saint Joseph's College Announces First Semester Dean's List

    Rensselaer, Ind. - Rensselaer, Ind. - Following is the Dean's List for the first semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. These students were named to the Dean's List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics.Colorado Loveland: Sara LenartConnecticut Riverside: Taishi Kato Illinois Bradley: Anne Giacchino Chicago: James Bertucci Frehiwet Negassi Clifton: Rebecca Cailteux Crestwood: Jessica Curbis Dunlap: Tadd Maddalozzo Effingham: Bradley Reedy Elburn: Andrea Strang Homer Glen: Margaret Dugan Lemont: Joseph Karpiak Lockport: Allyson Bierovic Mount Prospect: Nicole...

  • January 8, 2013

    Social Dance Basics Returning to Saint Joseph's College

    Saint Joseph's College Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dr. Gary Sanders' popular six-week Social Dance Basics course is returning to SJC. Dr. Sanders is an award-winning dance instructor who has taught at state, national, and international conferences. The course will feature famous dances such as the Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, and various mixers. No experience is needed. Classes will be held in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse on Saturday nights 6:30-7:30 pm CST beginning January 26 and ending March 2. On February 9 and 23, class will be held in the Gaspar Center in Saint Joseph...

  • January 4, 2013

    Debra Brouwer Elected to the Saint Joseph's College Council of Fellows

    Debra Brouwer of Rensselaer, Ind., has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Council of Fellows. Brouwer grew up in Rensselaer and attended Rensselaer Central High School. She then went on to work for Jasper County Farm Bureau Cooperative, where she was a secretary and switchboard operator. She has spent the last 13 years working for the Jasper County Government in the Auditor's Office. "SJC has always been an important landmark in the community," said Brouwer. "It is my goal to do whatever I can to support the College." Brouwer and her husband, Jon, were inducted as Fellows of the...

  • December 28, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Columbian Players to Present "The Glass Menagerie"

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph's College will present Tennessee Williams' classic play "The Glass Menagerie." The play will be held on January 31 and February 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm CST in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is $5.00 for the public and free for SJC students, faculty, staff, and children under 10. "The Glass Menagerie" is Tennessee Williams' first play and is considered a masterpiece of American drama. It tells the story of the Wingfield family. Mother Amanda Wingfield is a faded southern belle who has raised two children on her own...

  • December 28, 2012

    Dunscombe '02 Elected to Saint Joseph's College Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Bree Ma'Ayteh Dunscombe '02 has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Dunscombe graduated from Saint Joseph's College with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Creative Writing. She earned her Master of Arts in Writing from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. in 2005. Dunscombe is the Content Manager for Orbis Education in Indianapolis, Ind. Orbis is a full service educational facility whose goal is to provide mentors to youth struggling in their studies. Prior to joining Orbis, Dunscombe was the Director of Publications and Media Relations at SJC from...

  • December 18, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Columbian Players to Present "The Glass Menagerie"

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph's College will present Tennessee Williams' classic play "The Glass Menagerie." The play will be held on January 31 and February 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm CST in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is $5.00 for the public and free for SJC students, faculty, staff, and children under 10. "The Glass Menagerie" is Tennessee Williams' first play and is considered a masterpiece of American drama. It tells the story of the Wingfield family. Mother Amanda Wingfield is a faded southern belle who has raised two children on her own...

  • December 13, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Elects Dr. Edward Habrowski to the Board of Trustees

    Dr. Edward Habrowski '71 has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees. Habrowski graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of History and earned his Master of Secondary Education from Saint Francis College in 1975. He later received his Master of Secondary School Administration and his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University. Habrowski served in various roles at Saint Joseph's College during his professional career. He was the Registrar for 10 years, an Associate Professor of Education for nine years, and a chair member of the Education Department....

  • December 5, 2012

    Enjoy Christmas Classics at the Saint Joseph's College Band Christmas Concert

    The celebration of the Christmas season continues with the Saint Joseph's College band Christmas Concert, which will be held Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 pm CST in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on the SJC campus. Those who attend are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer, Ind. Several traditional and popular works will be performed at the concert, including "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," "Carol of the Bells," "Silent Night," "Stars and Stripes for Christmas," and Mannheim Steamroller's "Deck the Halls." The...

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