Saint Joseph's College Garage Sale to Benefit Sustainability Projects

May 15, 2012

Saint Joseph's College will host a garage sale on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT on the west court of the Hanson Recreation Center. The court is best accessed from the parking lot behind Raleigh Hall. The items being sold were collected when students moved out for the summer.

Sales proceeds will benefit Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Rensselaer and SJC sustainability projects such as the Learning Garden, a small plot of land on campus used to take advantage of fresh, locally grown food. Items not sold will be donated to Jasper Junction in Rensselaer. SJC Associate Professor of Education Dr. Lana Zimmer will lead the garage sale and will be assisted by SJC Library Circulation Manager Pam Brown-Seely '98, Assistant Professor of Communication Rochelle Robertson '93, and sophomore Business Administration major Hanna Kane of Lake Village, Ind. Kane is doing an internship as the manager of the Learning Garden.

For more information on the garage sale, contact Dr. Lana Zimmer at lanaz@saintjoe.edu.

For more information on Education at SJC, visit www.saintjoe.edu/academics/majors/edc.html. All Education majors are required to student teach. Freshmen spend one day a week working in classrooms in the first semester. The Education Department requires that its students participate in field placements, allowing students to observe classroom practices and assist teachers in class projects. The department has an exceptionally high employment rate.

Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 34 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of 1,100 students.

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