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  • September 11, 2013

    SJC to Host Sustainability and Alternative Energy Forum

    On Friday, October 4, Saint Joseph's College will host its first annual Sustainability and Alternative Energy Forum. SJC, with its unique combination of agricultural assets - more than 7,600 acres of farmland - and alternative energy generation - more than 30 wind turbines are situated on that farmland - is an ideal venue for the forum, which will discuss the economic, social, political, and ethical facets of the sustainability and alternative energy movement on campus. Not coincidentally, the forum will be held on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment. SJC...

  • August 29, 2013

    SJC Enrollment Highest Since 1971

    Photo | Class of 2017 Two Female Students

    On Monday, August 19, classes began at Saint Joseph's College. This year, the hallways were busier than usual, the result of bringing in 371 total first-time students attending SJC. The number of students at SJC now sits at 1,163, the highest total since 1971. This year's freshmen represent 16 states, with students from as far as Oregon and Maryland. The increase in students is especially impressive given the struggles of higher education institutions across the country to maintain, let alone increase, enrollment. "The entire College community is excited to have the largest enrollment since...

  • August 12, 2013

    SJC Named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review

    The Princeton Review, an education services company widely known for its test preparation programs and college and graduate school guides, has named Saint Joseph's College and 154 other institutions to its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region." According to SJC students polled by The Princeton Review, the typical Puma is "friendly, non-judgmental, hardworking, but fun." "We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergraduate degrees," said Princeton Review's Senior Vice President...

  • August 1, 2013

    SJC Awarded Grant for Freshman STEM Program

    The Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) has awarded Saint Joseph's College a $15,000 grant for the Freshman STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Retention Program. This is the second straight year that SJC has been awarded an INSGC grant. The two-part program is designed to build the skills needed to succeed in Biology, Biology-Chemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Enrollment in the program is limited to 30 freshmen who will then have the opportunity to develop STEM-related academic skills, foster social connections among other freshmen and upperclassmen...

  • July 31, 2013

    SJC Welcomes Director of Major Gifts

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the hiring of Anthony "Tony" Maidenberg, JD, as the College's Director of Major Gifts. Maidenberg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Indiana University before earning his Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Maidenberg comes to SJC after serving 11 years as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), the statewide association representing all 31 of Indiana's private colleges and universities. Prior to working at ICI, he was a general partner and...

  • July 19, 2013

    SJC Alumnus Very Rev. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. '77 Elected Moderator General of the C.PP.S.

    The Very Rev. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. '77 has been named the Moderator General of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the highest position in the society. Nordenbrock was elected to the position at the Electoral General Assembly in Rome, Italy. Nordenbrock is the Director of Formation for the Cincinnati Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He has worked with the Precious Blood missions in Guatemala, Chile, and Peru. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Saint Joseph's College and was ordained in 1983. "I hold a great passion for the Missionaries of the...

  • July 17, 2013

    SJC Welcomes New Director of Admissions

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the hiring of Michael Ramian as its Director of Admissions. Ramian comes to SJC after three years as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Valparaiso University Law School. Ramian graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and earned his Master of Business Administration from Purdue University North Central. He went on to work as a National Admissions Advisor for Colorado Technical University Online before coming back to Purdue North Central, where he served as an admissions recruiter, senior admissions counselor, and...

  • July 1, 2013

    Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S. '52, Announces Retirement

    Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S. '52, began working at SJC in 1961. A longtime teacher and mentor, he has served in the Mathematics Department at SJC since 1964. After graduating from SJC, Fr. Gilbert began studying for the priesthood with the Society of the Precious Blood. In 1961, following ordination and a year of training as a priest, he was assigned to SJC to begin work in the Mathematics Department. In January of 1962, he began graduate studies in mathematics at the University of Illinois and graduated in 1964. A few summer sessions at Purdue University provided him with some experience in...

  • June 27, 2013

    SJC Welcomes Guests for Indiana Private College Week

    From Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, Saint Joseph's College will join other colleges and universities across the state in opening its doors to students, parents, and any others interested in the college selection process as part of Indiana Private College Week. Those visiting will get to experience SJC firsthand through tours, informational sessions, and conversations with students and staff. Individually scheduled tours are offered as well. Although Indiana's private colleges encourage and welcome visitors throughout the year, this concentrated week offers students an opportunity...

  • June 26, 2013

    SJC Announces Second Semester Dean's List

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the Dean's List for the second semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. The students below were named to the Dean's List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics.British Columbia Victoria: Amanda VolkColorado Loveland: Sara LenartConnecticut Riverside: Taishi KatoIllinois Berwyn: Juliana Pater Chebanse: Katelyn Gigl Chicago: James Bertucci Isabella Vallone Samba N'Daou Valentina Garcia Clifton: Rebecca Cailteux Crestwood: Jessica Curbis Dunlap: Tadd Maddalozzo Effingham: Bradley Reedy Elburn: Andrea Strang Heyworth: Jessica McElwain...


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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

  • Leadership

    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.

  • 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.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

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  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

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