Ambassador H. E. Don Mackay, from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations, will speak at Saint Peter’s College on Tuesday, March 18 as the keynote speaker for the College’s 12th annual High School Model United Nations. The event will bring students from 16 area schools to the College to experience the challenges of international conference diplomacy and negotiations. He will speak to the group at 11 a.m. in the Roy Irving Theater on the College’s Jersey City campus.
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Jon Shure, President of the New Jersey Policy Perspective, will speak at Saint Peter’s College on Thursday, February 27 at 1 p.m. about New Jersey’s political, cultural and financial fragmentation. His discussion is part of the Guarini Center for International and Public Affairs lecture series. The free event will be held in Pope Lecture Hall.
Saint Peter’s College Psychology Associate Professors Dr. Frederick Bonato and Dr. Andrea Bubka wrote an article for the January 30 issue of Connections, the newsletter published by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The article discussed the efforts the two make, along with the entire Psychology Department, in providing students with research opportunities to augment their course work.
Saint Peter’s College will hold its first Jesuit Undergraduate Colloquium in Philosophy on Saturday, April 5 in the Pope Lecture Hall. Fordham University Professor of Philosphy Dr. James Marsh is the featured speaker. The event is sponsored by the Saint Peter’s College Philosophy Department, headed by student organizers Jeffrey Englehardt (Jersey City, NJ) and Charles Lassiter (Alexandria, VA).
Jersey City, NJ– Saint Peter’s College professor Dr. William Luhr (Floral Park, NY) has co-authored the second edition of Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying (Blackwell Publishing) with Peter Lehman.who heads the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Arizona State University.
February 27, 2003– Jersey City, NJ– Paraview Press has released a provocative book about the Catholic Church sex scandal by Saint Peter’s College Professor of Theology Dr. Eileen P. Flynn. Catholics at a Crossroads: Coverup, Crisis, and Cure examines the reasons for priest molestation of minors and suggests how the Catholic Church can restore respectability. Uncompromising in its quest to unveil the truth about the hierarchy and the scandal, this volume shows how the Catholic Church brought itself to disgrace.
Dr. Diana Reiss, Curator of Marine Mammals at the Osborn Laboratories, New York Aquarium, will speak about dolphin intellect at Saint Peter’s College on February 18 at Noon. The free event in the Pope Lecture Hall Theater is part of the Charles J. and Anne B. Vickers Lecture Series in the Natural Sciences.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities encrouraging its members to hold a Day of Peace on Thursday, February 13. At the request of Saint Peter’s College President JamesLoughran, S.J., the College’s Office of Campus Ministry and the Social Justice program will lead several events on campus that day.
Members of the Saint Peter’s Class of 2002 are earning greater starting salary in several disciplines than the national average according to recently released surveys by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Saint Peter’s College Office of Career Services.
Nationally-known speaker J-Glenn Murray, S.J., who appears often at college campuses, will visit Saint Peter’s College on February 2-3 as part of the Jersey City school’s Black History Month celebration. Father Murray, director of the Office for Pastoral Liturgy for the Diocese of Cleveland, will speak to theology classes and speak at two masses, Sunday, February 2 at 9 p.m. and the following day at Noon in the College’s Chapel. Both masses are open to the public.