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  • September 24, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Named a Best Midwestern College for Ninth Straight Year

    For the ninth straight year, Saint Joseph's College has been named a Best Midwestern College by the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 153 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best Midwestern Colleges" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region." The full listing can be viewed at www.PrincetonReview.com. Students surveyed by The Princeton Review had high praise for the College's dedicated faculty, saying, "Professors take the place of parents at Saint Joseph's College. They care about us not only as...

  • September 13, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Named Sixth Best Value College in the Midwest, Up Three Spots from Last Year

    Rensselaer, Ind. - Saint Joseph's College has been named the sixth Best Value College in the Midwest, up three spots from last year's rankings, in the 2013 edition of "Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group. SJC was also named the 27th Best College in the Midwest. The exclusive rankings, which include 1,600 schools nationwide, are available at www.usnews.com/colleges. Over the past two decades, the U.S. News college rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, have grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for...

  • September 6, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Halleck Student Center

    SJC will celebrate the anniversary of a historic moment. September 13, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower laying the Halleck Student Center cornerstone. Prior to laying the cornerstone with the accompaniment of Fr. Raphael Gross, C.PP.S. '40, then-President of the College, and U.S. Representative Charles Halleck, Eisenhower addressed a crowd of nearly 3,000 people. That evening, a Republican Party rally was held on campus attended by an estimated crowd of 25,000 people. President and Mrs. Eisenhower were among the first Fellows of the College. Dr....

  • September 5, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Receives Grant Award from INSGC

    The Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) announced that Saint Joseph's College has been awarded $15,000 for a grant titled "Preparing for Environmental Careers through Hands-On Learning." The purpose of the grant is to provide opportunities for students in Core 6 and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines to explore STEM topics and environmental careers in wastewater treatment, renewable energy, and energy conservation through site visits and research on campus or in the local area. "Students will identify and investigate questions that pique their interest and use...

  • August 21, 2012

    President Obama Names Dr. Jeffrey Capadona '00 a Recipient of Prestigious Award

    Dr. Jeffrey Capadona '00 was one of 96 researchers named by United States President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Capadona is a biomedical engineering associate professor at Case Western Reserve University and a research health scientist at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran's Administration Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from...

  • August 3, 2012

    SJC Students Receive Scholarship Awards from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium

    Three students from Saint Joseph's College have received scholarship awards from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC). Senior Biology major Adrienne DiRuzza of Alexandria, Ind., sophomore Biology major Dustin Helmer of Rockford, Ill., and junior Computer Science major Steve Quella of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., were among 24 students from INSGC affiliate colleges and universities to receive the scholarship. SJC, an affiliate of the INSGC, had the second highest number of scholarship recipients out of 12 schools. To qualify for an INSGC scholarship, students must major in a science, technology,...

  • July 23, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College's Gerald Childs Receives Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta

    Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, National President of Alpha Lambda Delta, announced today that a Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 has been awarded to Saint Joseph's College junior and Biology-Chemistry major Gerald Childs for the 2012-2013 academic year. A native of Munster, Ind., Childs is the secretary of SJC's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter, a tutor in Chemistry and Biology, a member of the Science Club, a student security employee, and a resident assistant. "Gerald is a hard worker, intellectually curious, creative, and above all one of the nicest human beings I have ever met,"...

  • July 16, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Welcomes Guests to Indiana Private College Week

    The Office of the Governor of Indiana has proclaimed July 23-27, 2012, as Indiana Private College Week. During the week, Saint Joseph's College will join other colleges and universities across the state in welcoming students, parents, and any others involved in the college selection process. Those visiting will get to experience firsthand the unique personality of each campus through tours, informational sessions, and conversations with students and staff. The signed proclamation cites the productivity of Indiana's independent sector of higher education. While enrolling only 20% of the state...

  • July 6, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Hold High Tunnel Construction Workshop

    A high tunnel construction workshop will be held at Saint Joseph's College to educate participants on how to properly build high tunnels, also known as "hoophouses." It will be a hands-on workshop where participants will learn from an expert how to build a high tunnel. The moveable, inexpensive structures offer many benefits to vegetable and fruit growers. The construction workshop will be held July 30-31 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm CDT on Monday and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CDT on Tuesday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days, and dinner will be provided on Monday. The workshop will be...

  • July 2, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Honor Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S. '40

    With the start of the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy's 2012 summer semester, Saint Joseph's College will host the Rensselaer Legacy Weekend to honor the program's founder, Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S. '40. The Rensselaer Legacy Weekend will be held Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14. Alumni of the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy will be invited to partake in several events, including a cookout at Lake Banet where participants can share stories about Fr. Heiman and their time in the program. On Saturday, all are welcome to gather in the Evans Arts and Science...

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