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  • March 31, 2015

    SJC Alumnus John P. Riordan ’64 Publishes Autobiographical Novel

    Saint Joseph’s College alumnus John P. Riordan ’64 has recently released an autobiographical novel entitled "They Are All My Family," detailing his efforts to save the families of his Vietnamese staff members before the fall of Saigon in 1975. This powerful narrative follows John Riordan, a young banker, during the final days of the Tet Offensive as he ignores the orders of his employer and succeeds in rescuing 106 Vietnamese people from the chaotic takeover that would seize Saigon on April 30, 1975. Through bold action, Riordan was able to get his 33 Vietnamese staff members and their...

  • March 24, 2015

    SJC Bands to Perform Spring Concert

    On Sunday, March 29, the Saint Joseph’s College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will host their annual spring concert in the Halleck Student Center Ballroom at 2:00 pm CDT. Admission is free, but canned goods will be accepted as a donation to the local food pantry. All are welcome to attend and there will be a reception following the concert. The Symphonic Band features pop music, and this year’s concert will include “Quad City Stomp” by Michael Sweeney, the music of John Lennon, and music from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The Wind Ensemble will play “The Divine Comedy,” which is a four...

  • March 23, 2015

    Swing into Social Dance Basics

    Saint Joseph’s College is offering Social Dance Basics, a dance class that will include the basic steps of the Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz, and Night Club Two-Step. This six-session course will be taught by SJC Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dr. Gary Sanders. Dr. Sanders is an award-winning dance instructor who has taught at state, national, and international conferences. Classes will be held on the back court of the Alumni Fieldhouse from 6:30 to 8:00 pm CDT on Saturday, March 28; Sunday, March 29; Saturday, April 11; Saturday, April 18; Saturday, April 25; and Saturday, May 2.   No...

  • March 12, 2015

    Angela Williams Palm '04 to Release "Riverine" in Spring 2016

    Angela Williams Palm '04

    The award-winning autobiographical novel, "Riverine," written by Saint Joseph’s College alumna, Angela Williams Palm ’04, is scheduled to come out just over a year from now, in the spring of 2016. The book was recently awarded the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and tells the story of a girl growing up and maturing in a small rural Indiana town on the Kankakee River. "Riverine" was selected to receive this prestigious award over hundreds of other manuscripts, and Palm will receive a $12,000 advance in addition to the book’s upcoming publication. "Riverine" describes the life of a girl growing...

  • March 11, 2015

    Puma Women Attend 2015 Women's Empowerment Conference

    Puma Women attended a variety of sessions and workshops.

    While many SJC students enjoyed a week at home during spring break, members of SJC’s Puma Women, an organization supporting women and women’s issues, spent the first two days of their break in Austin, Texas at the 2015 Women’s Empowerment Conference. Puma Women is best known for the annual Take Back the Night event, but they work throughout the year to promote awareness of issues affecting women in our society, particularly on college campuses. The 2015 Women’s Empowerment Conference was the club’s first out-of-state trip. Thoughts of attending a conference came about last spring, and the...

  • February 19, 2015

    Department of Music to Host "A Master Class"

    The Saint Joseph’s College Department of Music will host “A Master Class” on Thursday, February 26. This event will take place in the Evans Arts and Science Building, room 320 at 12:00 pm CST. Students, faculty, and the community are encouraged to attend. The Master Class will be hosted by mezzo-soprano Kristin Chronister. She will coach select vocal students on their performances of classical art songs and arias. She will also offer career advice and answer questions students have for her. "Kristin Chronister is an up and coming successful young artist,” said Instructor of Voice Kelly...

  • February 13, 2015

    SJC Hosts “All In: Building a Positive Community” with Purdue Extension Office

    On Tuesday, February 10, the first of a three-part community series on social ostracism, social rejection, and bullying was held in Saint Joseph’s College’s Halleck Student Center Ballroom. The series, “All In: Building a Positive Community,” is made possible by a grant awarded to Jasper County from Purdue University of West Lafayette, Ind. The first forum was conducted by Purdue Professor of Psychological Sciences Dr. Kip Williams. Williams shared research and information about ostracism and social rejection and also led participants in an interactive exercise about ostracism. The second...

  • February 12, 2015

    Telehealth Available via the Alumni Insurance Program

    The Saint Joseph's College Alumni Insurance Program offers telehealth— a simple, affordable way to meet everyday healthcare needs. No one wants to drag himself, or a loved one, to the doctor when he is sick. Telehealth allows people to avoid that situation and to be diagnosed in their very own homes. Telehealth physicians are available 24/7 with no limit on the time of consultation or the frequency of calls. There are also no co-pays or deductibles. Individual and family memberships are available with special pricing. Telehealth provides treatment for non-emergency ailments, such as cold and...

  • February 5, 2015

    SJC Alumnus Dr. Christopher Nagy '86 Performs First Total Joint Replacement at Salisbury VAMC

    Saint Joseph’s College graduate Dr. Christopher K. Nagy ’86 performed the first total joint replacement at Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Salisbury, N.C. on January 5. Nagy graduated with honors in Biology-Chemistry at SJC before attending Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Nagy’s replacement of Elliot Crawford’s knee marks the beginning of new opportunities for Veterans at the Salisbury VAMC – primarily the option for total joint replacements of both knees and hips. Elliot Crawford is an army veteran who initially injured his knee on a jump from an...

  • February 1, 2015

    Campus Closed Due to Weather on February 2, 2015

    Saint Joseph's College will be closed on Monday, February 2, 2015 due to weather conditions. Campus will reopen on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. 


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