News & Events

  • May 12, 2014

    Dr. Rob Pfaff to Serve As Ukraine Election Observer

    Robert Pfaff

    Chair of Chemistry and Director of the Office of Institutional Research Dr. Robert Pfaff, along with his wife, Dr. Kathy Parkison, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics at Indiana University Kokomo and a Fulbright Scholar to the country of Georgia in 2005, will be traveling to Ukraine to serve as monitors in that nation's historic election on May 25.  This observation is through the US State Department as part of our treaty obligations to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/...

  • May 5, 2014

    Shelbyville’s Sam Shammas Finds the Perfect Fit in SJC

    When Shelbyville High School’s Samir “Sam” Shammas narrowed his list of prospective colleges down to three, Saint Joseph’s College was not on it. A chance meeting with SJC Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Reggie Sanderson changed everything. A singles player on Shelbyville’s varsity tennis team, Shammas faced Sanderson’s son Luke, who has committed to play tennis at the United States Air Force Academy, in a tennis tournament. Sanderson approached Shammas and his family following the match and asked him about his college plans. Shammas shared that he had narrowed his list down to three...

  • April 28, 2014

    Former Walmart China President Cassian Cheung ’76 to Serve as Commencement Speaker

    On Saturday, May 10, Saint Joseph’s College alumnus Cassian Cheung ’76 will return to campus for the College’s 119th Commencement ceremony. Since graduating from SJC, Cheung has had several high profile jobs with some of the world’s most recognizable companies. “My experience at SJC has had a lifelong impact on my career,” said Cheung. “It planted the seed for my career aspirations and continues to provide me with the strength to handle difficult situations.” Cheung graduated Summa Cum Laude from SJC in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The senior class...

  • April 25, 2014

    SJC Choirs’ Spring Concert to Close Out Academic Calendar

    The Choirs of Saint Joseph’s College will perform their Spring Concert Sunday, May 4 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The concert, under the direction of Director of College Choirs Kelly A. Ford, will include performances by the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Men of Saint Joe, as well as a solo by junior English major Allison Stanton of Wheatfield, Ind. Stanton was the 2013-14 winner of the Verdi Competition, an annual performance competition for Music majors at SJC.  Concert repertoire includes a performance of “A Procession Winding Around Me,” written by Jeffrey Van and...

  • April 24, 2014

    Colby Alexis Named Class of 2014 Valedictorian

    Valedictorian Colby Alexis

    Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce Political Science major Colby Alexis as the Class of 2014 Valedictorian. Colby has spent seven straight semesters on the Dean’s List. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has been a leader in numerous extracurricular activities, including vice president of the Student Association, president emeritus of the SJC chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and secretary of the Puma Activities Council. A native of Port Huron, Mich., Colby is a member of the SJC Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble as a saxophone player. He...

  • April 23, 2014

    Basic Athletic Training, General Chemistry among Dual Enrollment Courses Offered by SJC

    On Tuesday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s College will welcome forty students from Rensselaer Central High School (RCHS) to register for dual enrollment courses for the 2014-15 school year. This is the first year dual enrollment registration will be held on the SJC campus. The day will consist of an introductory presentation, class registration with an advisor, a campus tour, and lunch in the Halleck Student Center cafeteria. Dual enrollment courses are taught by RCHS teachers at the high school but count as college credit and mirror courses taught at SJC. RCHS students are expected to go at the...

  • April 16, 2014

    SJC Continues Its Tradition with Covenant House

    Covenant House T-shirt packing

    SJC Continues Its Tradition with Covenant House

  • April 15, 2014

    SJC Senior Ryan Dillon’s Capstone Mass to Feature Members of SJC Choirs, Music by Viadana

    Senior Ryan Dillon of Salem, Wis. will host his senior Capstone Mass Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 am CDT in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. A Sacred Liturgical Music major, Dillon will conduct a choir consisting of several members of the SJC Choirs. The Schola will chant the propers of the Mass. The Mass, featuring music by Italian Renaissance composer Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, falls on the Feast of Saints Philip and James. All are encouraged to attend. The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry '71, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and an SJC alumnus, will be the celebrant of the Mass, and the Canons Regular of...

  • April 15, 2014

    Saint Joseph’s College to Send Off 119th Class of Graduates

    On Saturday, May 10, Saint Joseph’s College will graduate its 119th class of seniors. The Commencement ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm CDT in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse, and Cassian Cheung ‘76 will serve as the Commencement speaker.  Cheung graduated Summa Cum Laude from SJC in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His senior class president and valedictorian, Cheung was a member of the SJC soccer team and managed the Halleck Student Center cafeteria’s student workers. He went on to study at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University,...

  • April 10, 2014

    Director of Choirs Kelly Ford Receives Golden Rose Award

    Kelly Ford Award

    SJC Director of Choirs Kelly Ford Receives Golden Rose Award from the Archdiocese of Chicago On Sunday, March 30, Saint Joseph’s College Director of Choirs Kelly Ford was presented the Golden Rose Award through the Archdiocese of Chicago as part of the Laetare Sunday Mass at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. SJC’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers sang alongside the St. John Cantius Resurrection Choir multiple times during the Fall semester of 2013, and members of both choirs traveled to Italy for a series of Masses and performances in November 2013. The Golden Rose is given each year to an...


Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    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. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    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.

  • High Quality Academics

    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.

  • Hoop House student workers

    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.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

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

  • Images of Students


    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.


  • Images of Students


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

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.