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  • November 24, 2014

    SJC to Celebrate Christmas with Service of Lessons and Carols

    SJC Choir Lessons and Carols

    Members of the Saint Joseph’s College Choir and Orchestra will perform the annual Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 7 at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. A longstanding tradition and the formal start of the Christmas season for many in the area, the service celebrates the birth of Christ through Scripture and traditional choral selections.  “The great thing about Lessons and Carols is that it gives us all an opportunity to slow down, and as the saying goes, remember the ‘reason for the season.’” said SJC Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs Dr. Kelly...

  • November 17, 2014

    SJC’s Gallagher Charitable Society to Host Annual Christmas Party

    The Saint Joseph’s College Gallagher Charitable Society (GCS) will host its annual Christmas party for underprivileged children and their families on Saturday, December 6. The event, which is in its 37th year at SJC, will take place in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom on SJC’s campus beginning at 9:00 am CST. The Christmas party features numerous activities for those who visit. Each child who attends will have the opportunity to have his or her picture taken with Santa. Items -- including jackets, food, and gifts -- will be given to all in attendance. Also, a hot meal will be provided for...

  • November 10, 2014

    SJC to Host the College’s 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth

    Individuals from Saint Joseph’s College and the Rensselaer community will gather in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel on Thursday, November 20 at 4:30 pm CST for the Annual Covenant House Vigil for Homeless Youth. The vigil coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 15-23). The statistics on homeless youth are troubling. According to Covenant House, 57 percent of homeless children spend at least one day every month without food, and 50 percent of adolescents aging out of foster care and juvenile justice systems are homeless within six months. Founded in 1972, Covenant...

  • November 9, 2014

    SJC Jazz Band and Orchestra to Perform Fall Concert

    The Saint Joseph’s College Jazz Band and Orchestra will perform in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on Sunday, November 16. The Jazz Band will begin at 2:00 pm CST, and the Orchestra will follow. The Jazz Band, which is led by Associate Director of Music Dr. Paul Geraci, will play classic swing tunes and blues. Some songs include “6-5000,” “That Old Black The Jazz Band Concert will also feature two student soloists. Music major Erich Davies ’17 will play “How High the Moon” on alto saxophone, and Music major Shadae Jean-Pierre ’16 will play “The Shadow of Your Smile” on violin....

  • November 7, 2014

    SJC to Host “Lumen Gentium” 50th Anniversary Celebration

    On Saturday, November 22, Saint Joseph’s College will host a celebration for the 50th anniversary of “Lumen Gentium,” the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, at 9:30 am CST. One of the most influential documents to come out of the Second Vatican Council 50 years ago was the strikingly new understanding of the nature of the Church itself. “Lumen Gentium” is also a document that has special links to SJC. In the 1960s, faculty members were shaping the new Core Curriculum and drew heavily from the Vatican II documents to decide the direction they wanted to take the program. This coming year,...

  • November 5, 2014

    SJC Junior Anthony Majewski Wins Speech Competition

    Saint Joseph’s College hosted its annual Ralph Cappuccilli Speech Competition on October 22. Four student speakers delivered persuasive speeches on researched topics of their choice and were judged by SJC students and faculty. Junior Business Administration major Anthony Majewski of Wanatah, Ind. was named the victor of the $50 cash prize. Majewski’s speech was about implementing keyless entry systems for all SJC buildings. “This award means a great deal to me,” said Majewski. “SJC has greatly influenced my public speaking skills by requiring me to give presentations in both Business and Core...

  • November 3, 2014

    SJC Choirs to Perform Fall Concert a Cappella

    Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs Dr. Kelly Ford, the Saint Joseph’s College Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Men of Saint Joe will present their Fall Choral Concert in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel on Sunday, November 9 at 4:00 pm CST.     The concert will feature music ranging from the early Renaissance to contemporary, including composers such as Palestrina and Whitacre. All music will be performed a cappella, meaning the choirs will sing without instrumental accompaniment. “[A cappella] is a particular challenge for any choral ensemble, as it can...

  • October 29, 2014

    Saint Joseph's College Announces First Semester Alpha Lambda Delta Inductees

    Forty-one students have been inducted into the Saint Joseph's College chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Those inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta must hold a 3.5 GPA or higher and be in the top 20 percent of their class at the end of their freshman year. Below is the list of this year's inductees.   Illinois Beaverville: Sydney Weber Chicago: Hiruteslasie Negassi Crystal Lake: Jacob Bigos Donovan: Colena Rathburn Evergreen Park: Kyle Estand LeGrange Park: Michael Lorenz Oak Lawn: Robert Kametas Thornton: Richard SoriaIndiana Brownsburg: Justin Hays Cedar Lake: Bernadette Sakelaris...

  • October 29, 2014

    SJC Brass Ensemble to Play at Lucas Oil Stadium

    The Saint Joseph’s College Brass Ensemble has been invited to play the “Star Spangled Banner” for the awards ceremony at the Indiana State School Music Association State Marching Band Finals on Saturday, November 8 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The State Marching Band Finals are an annual event hosted by the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA). ISSMA was created in 1981 and has sponsored the State Marching Band Finals ever since. The competing high schools are split into four classes, A through D based on size, and compete to win their class. SJC’s Brass Ensemble will...

  • October 28, 2014

    SJC Department of Communication Receives $50,000 Grant from The Hearst Foundation, Inc.

    The Saint Joseph’s College Department of Communication has received $75,000 in grants since August. After receiving a $25,000 grant from the George B. Quatman Foundation, the Department of Communication is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from The Hearst Foundation, Inc. Both grants will help continue the College’s transition to a Digital Media & Journalism program and aid in improving the Department of Communication’s digital media facilities. The Department of Communication will use the grants to purchase high definition studio cameras and production equipment for the College’s...


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    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    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.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    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.

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    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.

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    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

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

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

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


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

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    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.