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  • November 5, 2013

    SJC Class to Support S.A.F.E.R Program with 5k Run/Walk

    Saint Joseph’s College will host a 5k run/walk on Saturday, November 9 at 9:00 am CST to support Jasper County Hospital’s S.A.F.E.R program. Sign-in will be located outside of Gallagher Hall on the SJC campus. Registration can be completed online at or on the day of the event from 8:00 to 8:45 am CST. The event is open to all ages, and the registration fee is $25. S.A.F.E.R, which stands for Sexual Assault Forensic Exam/Education Resource, is a nonprofit organization that cares for the victims of sexual assault. The group seeks to help victims recover some of...

  • November 5, 2013

    SJC Choirs to Host Italy Tour Kickoff Concert

    In advance of their musical tour of Italy November 11-19, the Saint Joseph’s College Choirs will present the Italy Tour Kickoff Concert on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 pm CST in the Saint Joseph’s Chapel. The Choirs will give a preview of the various pieces they will perform in Italy, with Bernard Sell ’92 accompanying the Choirs on piano. Admission is free to the public, though nonperishable food items will be accepted at the door for donation to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer. “For all of the parents and friends who will not be joining us in Italy, this concert is a great time...

  • October 25, 2013

    Associate Professor Bonnie Zimmer wins award

    Bonnie Zimmer wins award at the 70th Annual Salon Show. See the South Shore Arts website.  Her exhibit: INDIANA NOW, 9/27-11/30 

  • October 25, 2013

    Psychology graduate Heather Madden '09 featured in Lafayette Journal & Courier

    "Heather Madden's aim is to strengthen families" - Journal and Courier Online

  • October 21, 2013

    SJC Choirs to Embark on Musical Tour of Italy

    In November 2013, members of the Saint Joseph's College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, as well as several parents and faculty members, will travel to Italy for a series of concerts and religious services at ancient sites rich in history and tradition. The highlight of the trip will be the closing weekend celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. The Cappella Giulia is one of the Basilica's two chapel choirs. As part of its anniversary, notable choirs from around the world were invited to sing, either in concert or Mass, at the...

  • October 7, 2013

    Swing into SJC's Social Dance Basics

    Saint Joseph's College Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dr. Gary Sanders will once again offer his popular six-week Social Dance Basics course this fall. Dr. Sanders is an award-winning dance instructor who has taught at state, national, and international conferences. The course will review such famous dances as the Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, and various mixers while incorporating several new dances. No prior dancing experience is needed to join. Classes will be held in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse on Saturday nights, beginning November 2 and ending December 7, 6:30-7:30 pm...

  • October 7, 2013

    SJC's Columbian Players Present "Laura" by Vera Caspary

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph's College will present the murder mystery Laura by Vera Caspary and George Sklar on October 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 pm CDT in SJC's Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Tickets are $5.00 and free for SJC students, faculty, and staff. Caspary's Laura was a popular novel in 1942 and became a hit movie in 1944. In 1946, Caspary and George Sklar co-wrote the theatrical adaptation that had audiences on the edge of their seats. When Laura Hunt is murdered, Detective Mark MacPherson comes to investigate. While the detective knows Laura is dead, he cannot...

  • September 24, 2013

    SJC Named Seventh Best Value College in the Midwest

    Princeton Review Logo for "The Best College in the Midwest - 2014"

    The honors keep pouring in for Saint Joseph's College. Following its recognition as a "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review and the announcement of its highest enrollment since 1971, SJC has been named the seventh Best Value College in the Midwest and the 28th Best College in the Midwest by US News Media Group. The rankings are calculated based on a number of factors, including: graduation and retention rates; assessment by peers and counselors; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; graduation rate performance (the difference between actual and predicted...

  • September 17, 2013

    SJC's Concert Choir and Chamber Singers to Sing at St. John Cantius Church

    The Saint Joseph's College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will sing alongside the St. John Cantius Resurrection Choir during Mass at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago on Sunday, September 29 at 11:00 am CDT; Sunday, October 6 at 12:30 pm; and Sunday, November 3 at 12:30 pm. The Chamber Singers will also participate in the Church's Solemn Feast of St. John Cantius Mass on Sunday, October 20 at 4:00 pm, which will include the blessing of the Church's recently purchased and restored pipe organ by Archbishop of Chicago Francis Cardinal George and Pontifical High Mass offered by Bishop Joseph...

  • September 16, 2013

    World-Class Violinist Jorge Avila to Perform at SJC

    On Sunday, September 29, acclaimed violinist Jorge Avila will bring his immense talent to Saint Joseph's College for a violin-piano recital. The event is being sponsored by the SJC Fellows and the Rensselaer Prairie Arts Council (PAC), which provides the opportunity for area artists to display their work and for local residents to engage with art, in celebration of the PAC's 20th anniversary. Admission for the concert is free and all are welcome to attend. The concert will be held at 3:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph's Chapel on the SJC campus. Following the concert, the PAC will host a...


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