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  • April 17, 2015

    SJC to Host The 231 Club Dance Hall Monthly

    Beginning Thursday, April 30, SJC will begin hosting a monthly dance hall featuring classic country, swing, ballroom, and oldies music called The 231 Club. Beverages and light snacks will be available. The first dance will take place in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT. Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Radio Sally Berger was inspired to start The 231 Club by her grandparents who used to go to a dance hall in Texas called the 281 Club. Because there is not a dance hall in this area, Berger wants to revive the idea. She hopes that The 231 Club...

  • April 15, 2015

    SJC’s 53rd Annual Little 500 Races onto Campus April 25

    Saint Joseph’s College will host its 53rd annual Little 500 go-kart race on Saturday, April 25. The alumni race will start at 11:45 am CDT, and the student race will start at 2:00 pm. Jason Ostrowski ’94 and Mike Stader ’94, both former SJC students and 25-year Little 500 participants, will serve as this year’s Grand Marshals. The 2015 student drivers will include junior Biology major Kyle Hodge of LaPorte, Ind.; senior Mass Communication major Hanna Kane of Cedar Lake, Ind.; sophomore Digital Media and Journalism major Logan James of Logansport, Ind.; sophomore Psychology major Alex Gelinas...

  • April 14, 2015

    SJC to Host Meet the President Events

    Throughout the months of April and May, several events will take place where alumni and friends of the College will have the opportunity to meet Saint Joseph’s College’s newly named president, Dr. Robert A. Pastoor. Events are scheduled for April 16 in Naperville, Ill.; April 17 in Rensselaer, Ind.; April 23 in River Forest, Ill.; April 30 in Cedar Lake, Ind.; May 5 in Indianapolis, Ind.; and May 28 in Indianapolis, Ind. Dr. Pastoor was named the successor of Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg and officially became the College’s 18th president on March 16, 2015. He brings more than 30 years of...

  • April 13, 2015

    SJC's Chad Pulver '97 Selected for National Leadership Development Program

    RENSSELAER, IND – Saint Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Chad Pulver ’97 is one of 28 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the program are administrators in higher education who have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. Pulver will participate in two seminars, one in Baltimore, Maryland,...

  • April 13, 2015

    SJC Soccer Sends Shirts to Covenant House

    On Tuesday, March 31, 22 members of Saint Joseph’s College men’s and women’s soccer teams packed 9 boxes of approximately 455 t-shirts to send to Covenant House in New York City. The shirts were collected at the Candlelight Vigil held last November. Covenant House is a charity and homeless shelter that focuses on children. Founded in 1972, their mission is to help homeless children escape the streets. They are now the largest privately funded charity in America and provide care and services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. “Covenant House certainly provides...

  • April 8, 2015

    Community Invited to Attend SJC’s 12th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium

    On Tuesday, April 14, Saint Joseph’s College will host its 12th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium. The Colloquium provides students with the opportunity to present research or creative projects in a scholarly manner. It also allows undergraduates the chance to discuss their coursework with visitors. Presentations may include both works in progress and completed projects. Students can participate by presenting orally or by way of a poster presentation. “The Colloquium is an opportunity for students to both gain experience in presenting their work and to celebrate that work,” said Assistant...

  • April 7, 2015

    SJC to Host Annual Relay For Life Event

    Saint Joseph’s College will host its annual Relay For Life event on April 10 beginning at 6 pm CDT and running to approximately 6 am CDT on April 11. This event will take place in the IM field, weather permitting. Otherwise, it will be moved to the Hansen Recreation Center. All are encouraged and welcome to participate, but to be eligible to do so, each person must raise $10 by buying a t-shirt or paying the $10 upon arrival. Anyone who has worked a previous event will not need to pay. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in which more than 4 million...

  • April 2, 2015

    Director of Theatre John Rahe's 100th Production

    John Rahe Receives an Award

    The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present the longest running musical in theatre history, “The Fantasticks,” on April 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building located on the SJC campus. Tickets cost $5.00, and SJC students and employees will receive free admission. This production also marks the 100th production that Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Theatre John Rahe has directed in his theatre career.  In addition to being Rahe’s 100th production, “The Fantasticks” was also the first musical he directed upon arriving at SJC...

  • April 2, 2015

    Senior Art Students to Present “Recent Works”

    Art Faculty Presenting in the Senior Show

    Saint Joseph’s College senior art students and faculty will host a closing reception for their show “Recent Works” at the Lilian Fendig Art Gallery on April 11 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT. Amanda Duncan ’15, Nicole Thomsen ’15, and Joel Arreguin ’13 ’15 have created large bodies of work to showcase what they have learned at SJC. Their varying works show the vast amount of talent that the Department of Art has to offer. Duncan, who is a double major in Art and Biology, has focused mostly in drawing. “I wanted to depict my love for wildlife and nature through my artwork so I focused on some of...

  • April 2, 2015

    SJC to Host S.A.F.E.R. Balloon Release

    On Tuesday April 7, Saint Joseph’s College will host the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam/Education Resource’s (S.A.F.E.R.) balloon release by the Reflecting Pond at 11:30 am CDT. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and S.A.F.E.R. is the local Sexual Assault Response Team. Because the theme for this awareness campaign is Sexual Assault on the College Campus, SJC has gained the honor of hosting the event. Following the event, the Puma Women and Puma Activities Council will be hosting an ice cream social at 8:00 pm CDT to...


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