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  • August 3, 2012

    SJC Students Receive Scholarship Awards from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium

    Three students from Saint Joseph's College have received scholarship awards from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC). Senior Biology major Adrienne DiRuzza of Alexandria, Ind., sophomore Biology major Dustin Helmer of Rockford, Ill., and junior Computer Science major Steve Quella of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., were among 24 students from INSGC affiliate colleges and universities to receive the scholarship. SJC, an affiliate of the INSGC, had the second highest number of scholarship recipients out of 12 schools. To qualify for an INSGC scholarship, students must major in a science, technology,...

  • July 23, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College's Gerald Childs Receives Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta

    Dr. Susan Melson Huffman, National President of Alpha Lambda Delta, announced today that a Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 has been awarded to Saint Joseph's College junior and Biology-Chemistry major Gerald Childs for the 2012-2013 academic year. A native of Munster, Ind., Childs is the secretary of SJC's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter, a tutor in Chemistry and Biology, a member of the Science Club, a student security employee, and a resident assistant. "Gerald is a hard worker, intellectually curious, creative, and above all one of the nicest human beings I have ever met,"...

  • July 16, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Welcomes Guests to Indiana Private College Week

    The Office of the Governor of Indiana has proclaimed July 23-27, 2012, as Indiana Private College Week. During the week, Saint Joseph's College will join other colleges and universities across the state in welcoming students, parents, and any others involved in the college selection process. Those visiting will get to experience firsthand the unique personality of each campus through tours, informational sessions, and conversations with students and staff. The signed proclamation cites the productivity of Indiana's independent sector of higher education. While enrolling only 20% of the state...

  • July 6, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Hold High Tunnel Construction Workshop

    A high tunnel construction workshop will be held at Saint Joseph's College to educate participants on how to properly build high tunnels, also known as "hoophouses." It will be a hands-on workshop where participants will learn from an expert how to build a high tunnel. The moveable, inexpensive structures offer many benefits to vegetable and fruit growers. The construction workshop will be held July 30-31 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm CDT on Monday and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CDT on Tuesday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days, and dinner will be provided on Monday. The workshop will be...

  • July 2, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Honor Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S. '40

    With the start of the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy's 2012 summer semester, Saint Joseph's College will host the Rensselaer Legacy Weekend to honor the program's founder, Fr. Lawrence Heiman, C.PP.S. '40. The Rensselaer Legacy Weekend will be held Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14. Alumni of the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy will be invited to partake in several events, including a cookout at Lake Banet where participants can share stories about Fr. Heiman and their time in the program. On Saturday, all are welcome to gather in the Evans Arts and Science...

  • June 29, 2012

    Fun and Exciting Trips Available Through Saint Joseph's College

    The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at Saint Joseph's College has two trips planned for this summer. On Wednesday, July 11, there will be a trip to see "Million Dollar Quartet" at the Apollo Theater in Chicago. "Million Dollar Quartet is a new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. The bus will depart the McHale Hall parking lot on the SJC campus at 10:00 am CDT. Once in Chicago, lunch is on your own. The show will begin at 2:00 pm CDT...

  • June 20, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Receives Grant from Ball Brothers Foundation

    Saint Joseph's College is among three Indiana independent colleges that have been selected as the 2012 winners of the Ball Brothers Foundation Venture Fund competitive grant program. SJC, Franklin College, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College will share $75,000 in seed funding for start-up initiatives to stimulate creativity and innovation and to foster competition and collaboration among the state's 31 independent campuses. SJC is directing its $25,000 award to develop a "Hoophouse Farming Eduventure," an innovative start-up business and educational collaboration in organic hoophouse farming...

  • June 20, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College Looks to Improve Quantitative Literacy with Grant from INSGC

    Saint Joseph's College has received a $10,000 grant from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) to expand quantitative literacy across SJC's curriculum. This will be accomplished through faculty development using newly acquired Vernier technology and the implementation of hands-on interdisciplinary classroom experiences aligned with NASA and INSGC goals. Vernier creates world-class data-collection solutions for teachers and offers a full line of award-winning interfaces, sensors, software, and curriculum that help engage students through hands-on scientific exploration. Professor of...

  • May 29, 2012

    Yoga for Relaxation to Continue in July

    Saint Joseph's College will offer another Yoga for Relaxation course this summer. Sessions will be held Tuesday evenings beginning July 10 and ending July 31, 5:30-6:20 pm CDT. Both courses will be held in the south Chapel basement on the SJC campus. The cost for the one-month course is $44, or $11 per session. The course will be instructed by Melanie Clark, M.S.W. Melanie has nearly 16 years of experience teaching life skills, personal development, and leadership development to youth and adults. Yoga for Relaxation will center on the goal of attaining a state of perfect spiritual insight...

  • May 24, 2012

    Saint Joseph's College to Celebrate Pair of 50th Anniversaries

    On Saturday, June 2, Saint Joseph's College will celebrate a pair of 50th anniversaries. The annual Fellows Dinner and Induction will begin with a Mass for Deceased Fellows at 10:30 am CDT, followed by the Fellows induction ceremony and dinner. The Fellows Program is in its 50th year of existence. The program supports specific projects essential for the well-being of the SJC campus. These include: restoring the Chapel's stained glass windows, renovating classrooms and laboratories, beautifying the Lourdes Grotto and other areas on campus, replacing the signage on campus, and creating an...


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