News & Events

  • 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...

  • June 25, 2013

    SJC Head Librarian Cathy Salyers Announces Retirement

    Saint Joseph's College Head Librarian Cathy Salyers has announced her retirement. Salyers began working at the College in the summer of 1990. She provided oversight and assisted with planning for three major library renovations projects, including helping the Library transition from print periodical indexes to online periodical databases on a meager budget. A recipient of the College's Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in 2006 for exemplifying the values of Dr. King, Salyers has served the College in several capacities. She chaired the Committee on the Use of Technology in Academic Programs (...

  • June 20, 2013

    SJC Expands Relationship with Jasper County Hospital

    Saint Joseph's College and Jasper County Hospital have entered into an agreement allowing the Hospital to provide health care and wellness initiatives for the students on campus. Sharon Moore, LPN, will be the full-time nurse and wellness coordinator at the College. Moore will be responsible for promoting wellness and health education on campus and assisting students in making connections to local physicians. "The resources and connections to referrals that are associated with a hospital will be wonderful for the students," said SJC Director of Counseling Services Laura Wagner. "This...

  • June 17, 2013

    Longtime Computer Science and Mathematics Professor Dr. Karen Donnelly Announces Retirement

    Longtime Computer Science and Mathematics Professor Dr. Karen Donnelly Announces Retirement Dr. Karen Donnelly has announced her retirement after 30 years of teaching at Saint Joseph's College. Donnelly started her SJC career in 1983, when she was recruited by the then Academic Dean William L. Downard to teach in the Computer Science Department. During her time at SJC, Donnelly chaired the Computer Science Department, Academic Cabinet, Admissions Committee, Quantitative Literacy Committee, and Promotion and Tenure Committee. She was also a faculty sponsor for the Computer Club. She received...

  • June 12, 2013

    Fr. Paul White, C.PP.S. '54 Reaches Milestone Anniversary'

    Fr. Paul White, C.PP.S. '54, a native of Glandorf, Ohio, recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination. Fr. White was ordained on June 4, 1953 at St. Charles Seminary in Carthagena, Ohio. Fr. White has spent his life as a priest in education ministry. After his ordination, he was assigned to Saint Joseph's College. There, he became a professor of Economics and for many years was the executive vice president of the College. He also served in the leadership of the Congregation. Fr. White continues to live at SJC. For many years, he also served as parish administrator to St. Francis...

  • June 6, 2013

    Dr. John Nichols Announces Retirement

    Dr. John Nichols, Professor of Philosophy, Special Assistant to the President, and National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professor, has announced his retirement from Saint Joseph's College. Nichols began teaching at the College in 1968. During his 23 year tenure as Core Curriculum Director, he shepherded the continued refinement and development of the Core Program, securing millions of dollars in grants and spending thousands of hours mentoring faculty and students on its utilization and execution. His work in education led him to numerous affiliations with higher education...


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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. 

  • Mentorship

    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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.