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  • February 8, 2014

    Jessica Ruschke One of More than 100 Students Named to Dean's List

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the Dean's List for the first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. The students below were named to the Dean's List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics.  Illinois Barrington: Emily Baird Chebanse: Katelyn Gigl Chicago: Isabella Vallone Chicago Heights: Danielle Snyder Crestwood: Jessica Curbis Crete: Karl Bloesch Crystal Lake: Jacob Bigos Christopher Duggan-Hauser Donovan: Colena Rathburn Dunlap: Tadd Maddalozzo Effingham: Bradley Reedy Elburn: Andrea Strang Evergreen Park: Kyle Estand Frankfort: Joshua Handzik Heyworth: Jessica...

  • February 5, 2014

    College Reopens Thursday, February 6

    Saint Joseph's College will resume normal functions Thursday, February 6.

  • January 28, 2014

    SJC Mourns the Loss of Ian Connelly

    The Saint Joseph’s College family mourns the loss of SJC senior Ian Connelly. Ian was from Lithia, Fla. and attended Newsome High School. A Biology major, he was a member of the SJC soccer program as a defenseman for the past five seasons. He battled injuries throughout his first two years, but played in 32 career matches since 2011. “We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Ian Connelly,” said SJC President Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg. “His spirit and energy will be sorely missed by his teammates and fellow Pumas. Ian and the Connelly family will be in our prayers, hearts, and thoughts...

  • January 26, 2014

    Saint Joseph's College Reopens Wednesday, January 29

    The College will be open for normal operations Wednesday, January 29. Any additional updates will be available on the Saint Joseph’s College homepage,, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

  • January 24, 2014

    SJC to Welcome Actors From The London Stage

    Actors From The London Stage to Visit SJC

  • January 20, 2014

    SJC’s Columbian Players to Host an Evening of One Acts

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present “An Evening of One Acts” on Thursday, January 30, Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, at 7:30 pm CST in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is $5.00, and all SJC students, faculty, and staff are admitted free of charge. “An Evening of One Acts” will consist of the comedies “Sure Thing” and “The Philadelphia” by New York playwright David Ives; two classic one act farces, “The Boor” and “A Marriage Proposal” by Anton Chekov; and an original play, “Well, I’m Going,” by SJC Assistant...

  • January 15, 2014

    Professor and Author Dr. Nadia E. Brown to Headline SJC’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program

    On Monday, January 20, 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. The program will kick off at 12:00 pm CST with participants being bused from the Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center on the SJC campus to the Jasper County Courthouse. At 12:20, the Diversity March from the Courthouse back to campus will begin, ending at the Rev. Charles Banet, C.PP.S. Core Education Center,...

  • January 13, 2014

    Six SJC Students to Perform with Indiana Intercollegiate All-State Band

    On Thursday, January 23, several members of the Saint Joseph's College Band will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. to participate in the Indiana Intercollegiate All-State Band, led by Michigan State University Director of Bands Kevin Sedatole.   Rebecca Conners ’15 of Gary, Ind.; Hannah Ramey ’16 of Cloverdale, Ind.; Taylor Roberts ’16 of Greenfield, Ind.; Erich Davies ’17 of Shelbyville, Ind.; Chris Davies ’14 of Shelbyville, Ind.; and Adam Bloesch ’14 of Attica, Ind., were selected to participate with 76 students from other Indiana colleges and universities. The participants will rehearse Thursday...

  • January 9, 2014

    SJC Sophomore Donald Mori Receives Realizing the Dream Award

    Saint Joseph’s College sophomore Music major Donald Mori of Crown Point, Ind. was among 31 students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities honored at the 24th annual Realizing the Dream banquet in Indianapolis in November. In order to receive the award, students must be the first in their families to go to college, be chosen for outstanding achievement by their college during their freshman year, and be advancing towards successfully completing a bachelor’s degree. “It’s amazing to receive this award,” said Mori. “I received this award and was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta...

  • January 9, 2014

    SJC Receives $1 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

    Saint Joseph’s College has been awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to enhance and expand opportunities for its graduates to find meaningful employment in Indiana. The grant is part of $62.7 million in funding the Endowment awarded to Indiana’s 39 accredited colleges and universities as part of its Initiative to Promote Opportunities Through Educational Collaborations.  “This grant opens up exciting possibilities and increased opportunities for our students and graduates,” said SJC President Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg. “They will be better prepared to find jobs in Indiana that...


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  • Leadership

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