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Two SPC Psychology Professors Appear in Connections

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 Sponsor Jesuit Undergraduate Colloquium in Philosophy

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).

Saint Peter’s College Faculty Member Authors Film Book

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.

Saint Peter’s College Professor Authors Book Examining Sex Scandal In the Catholic Church

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.

Dolphin Expert Will Speak At Saint Peter’s College

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.

Saint Peter’s Will Participate in AJCU Day of Peace

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.

Noted African-American Jesuit will visit Saint Peter’s College

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.

Saint Peter’s Faculty serve as media experts

Two Saint Peter’s College faculty members – Father Raymond Schroth, SJ, and Dr. Hank Brightman – recently served as media experts. Schroth, a Professor of the Humanities, wrote an Op-Ed piece, on the continuing Catholic Church child molestation controversy.

Saint Peter’s College Vice-President appointed to board of area charity

Saint Peter’s College Vice President of Finance and Business Joseph Hartnett(Rahway, NJ) has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Interfaith Council for the Homeless of Union County ( He previously served on the Development Committee of IFCH-UC and will continue in that role