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Memorializing Devoted Parents

Financial difficulties almost caused the late Joseph P. Blauvelt ’80 to drop out of Saint Peter’s University. A work-study job on campus saved his college education and paved the way to a successful career in finance. “Someone convinced him that he needed to stay at it and got him a job on campus doing masonry,” […]

Campus Expert Provides Insight on Upcoming Solar Eclipse

This month, on August 21, a nationwide phenomenon will inspire awe across the United States, a total solar eclipse. Before the big day, William Gutsch, Ph.D. ’78, distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, photographer, astronomer and northern lights expert, provides some advice. Q. What makes this eclipse special? A. A total solar eclipse […]

Students Conduct Environmental Research in the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest in Peru contains 11% of the entire Amazon basin where there are over 250 species of amphibians, 800 species of birds, 7,000 species of plants, 290 species of mammals, 2,500 species of butterflies, 690 species of fish and 180 species of reptiles. The Amazon watershed plays a vital part in regulating weather and […]

The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership Welcomes Senator Cory Booker

Following a dramatic week in Washington D.C., United States Senator Cory Booker made his way to Hudson County to launch his “2017 Jersey Summer Road Trip.” The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University welcomed Senator Booker to the University for the first stop on his annual tour of New Jersey’s 21 […]

Interview with Joseph Legaspi, D.M., University Director of Music

Q. How did you become the University director of music? A. It was an accident. I moved to America to go to university and I attended Indiana University where I was a vocal performance student. While in school, I would travel to New York and New Jersey for auditions and I eventually moved to New […]

Successful Fundraising Event Held for St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church

At Amanda’s restaurant in Hoboken, friends of Saint Peter’s University gathered for the sixth annual St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church Fundraiser. Joyce and Eugene O. Flinn ’80 graciously hosted the five-course dinner with wine-pairings. At the event, guests were able to order from a “menu” of fundraising options intended to enhance the unique […]

The Impact of Annual Giving

A lot can be accomplished in a year. At Saint Peter’s University, the achievements made by our students, faculty, staff and community partners is made possible by thousands of donors who support our Jesuit mission with an annual gift. The past 10 years have been especially remarkable as, last month, the University celebrated the 10th […]

University President Presides on STEM Panel

Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University, was one of the esteemed Hudson County educators to sit on a panel focused on STEM education during The Jersey City Summit on Economic Development, Placemaking & Innovation held in The Duncan Family Sky Room last month. The panel also included Glen Gabert, Ph.D., president of Hudson […]

Record Number of Degrees Awarded at 2017 Commencement Exercises

The cheers from the Class of 2017 intensified as the commencement speaker, Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., chairman of Special Olympics, recognized the group of graduates as the most innovative generation. He complimented the students for leading a cultural revolution in which they are least likely to marry within their own ethnic group and have made […]

Press Releases

Saint Peter’s University Awarded $1.4 Million Grant to Support Future STEM Educators

Jersey City, N.J. – July 26, 2017 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that it has been awarded a five-year grant of $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation for the Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program to encourage and prepare future K-12 educators to teach in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). […]

Saint Peter’s University Announces the Creation of the Cyber Security Advisory Board

Jersey City, N.J. – May 16, 2017 – Saint Peter’s University today announced the creation of the University’s Cyber Security Advisory Board. In 2016, Saint Peter’s launched a master’s degree in cyber security and a Cyber Security Center, in addition to the pre-existing bachelor’s degree in cyber security. The Cyber Security Advisory Board was developed […]

Men’s Basketball Wins First National Postseason Tournament in Program History

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team’s historic season was capped off on Friday night with the programs first ever national postseason tournament championship. The Peacocks defeated Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 62-61 in dramatic fashion to claim the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) title. All nine Peacocks that played in the game […]

Men’s Basketball Seeks First National Tournament Title on Friday Night

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team’s magical season has one more run, as the Peacocks advanced to the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) championship on Wednesday night by defeating Furman University, 77-51. The win for the Peacocks improves the team’s overall record to 22-13, and the team claims a spot in a […]

Saint Peter’s University Ranked as a National Leader in Upward Mobility

Jersey City, N.J. – February 15, 2017 – Saint Peter’s University today announced its ranking as a national leader in upward mobility in a recent study by The Equality of Opportunity Project titled, “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility.” The University was recognized for improving the economic status of its graduates […]

Saint Peter’s Recognized as one of the Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges

Jersey City, N.J. – October 31, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that it was included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition.” A presence on this list means Saint Peter’s is one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton […]