• October Events

Denise Love McDaid Sculpture Exhibit

Friday, September 07, 2012

Denise Love McDaid ’62 will present her exhibit, “Sculpture” from Friday, September 7 through Tuesday, October 7 in the Dwight V. Dowley Gallery located on the fifth floor of the Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. daily.
 
For more information, see press release
 

Soldiers Project Pennsylvania Training: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI): Implications for Assessm

Thursday, October 04, 2012

 Chestnut Hill College will host a training for The Soldiers Project on “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI): Implications for Assessment and Treatment” on Thursday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.
 
 
Two continuing education credits will be offered for social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists. All members and guests who plan to attend the workshop will need to preregister to receive CEU certificates on the day of the trainings. There is a $25.00 charge for those attending who are not members of The Soldiers Project PA, with or without CEU’s. Payment can be made at the door. Please email Sister Nancy DeCesare, PhD at decesaren@chc.edu to register. Registration is required.
 
For more information, see press release

Cathie Meighan, SSJ, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition: Paintings

Friday, October 05, 2012

Cathie Meighan, SSJ, ’87 will present her M.F.A. thesis exhibit of paintings from Friday, October 5 through Thursday, November 15 in the Dwight V. Dowley Gallery on the fifth floor of the Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Thursday, October 25 from 4 to 7 pm. in the gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. daily.
For more information, see press release

30th Annual Golf Invitational at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

Monday, October 08, 2012 10:00 AM

Chestnut Hill College will hold its 30th Annual Golf Invitational on Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

For three decades, the Chestnut Hill College Golf Invitational has played host to hundreds of the region's top business associates and community leaders. In that time, the Invitational has raised nearly $1 million in support of Chestnut Hill College. The day provides an excellent opportunity for professional networking while supporting some of Chestnut Hill’s brightest scholar-athletes.

Golfers will start the day with registration and brunch at 10 a.m., and a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The outing will conclude with cocktails and dinner at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation of prizes. Special activities throughout the day include a $5,000 putting contest, raffles, silent auction, skill awards, and a $1,000,000 hole-in-one contest.
 
For more information, please visit www.chc.edu/golf

Poverty Simulation: "Living on the Edge"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:00 PM

Chestnut Hill College will host a poverty simulation, “Living on the Edge” on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. in Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. Sponsored by Kappa Delta Epsilon Honor Society and the Education Department, the event aims to increase awareness and promote social justice for the poor. The event is also co-sponsored by Student Activities, the Student Government Association, the Service Learning program, Campus Ministry, and the criminal justice, religious studies, and Psy.D. programs at the College.

Participants in the exercise will get to take a walk in the shoes of a family as they attempt to meet their obligations with limited resources.
 
For more information, see press release:

Documentary: "Tak for Alt" (Thanks for Everything) and Speaker Judy Meisel

Monday, October 15, 2012 7:00 PM

Chestnut Hill College will show the film “Tak for Alt” (Thanks for Everything in Danish) on Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m. 

“Tak for Alt” tells the story of educator Judy Meisel, a Holocaust survivor whose experiences during World War II inspired a life-long campaign against racism. Judy Meisel will speak after the documentary.

Dr. Dale Pratt of Brigham Young University to Lecture on Prehistoric Iberian Rock Art

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:00 PM

Dale Pratt, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Brigham Young University will lecture on “The Aesthetics of Prehistoric Iberian Rock Art” at Chestnut Hill College on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall.

In the course of his research on contemporary novels set in prehistoric Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Dr. Dale Pratt has interviewed writers and archeologists and has gained extraordinary access to caves in Spain and Portugal in which prehistoric art is located. He will share his experiences at these and other archeological sites.
 
The lecture is free and open to the public.

Carl Wilkens to Share First Hand Experiences of the Rwandan Genocide

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:00 PM

Author and humanitarian Carl Wilkens will speak at Chestnut Hill College on Tuesday, October 16, at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

Carl Wilkens, author of the memoir “I’m Not Leaving: Rwanda Through the Eyes of the Only American to Stay in Kigali During the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi” will speak about his experiences and personal first-hand accounts of life for the people of Rwanda as their country collapsed as well as stories of those who stood up against the killers.
 
The lecture is free and open to the public. Copies of Wilken’s book will be available for purchase at the event, and donations can be made to the World Outside My Shoes Foundation. For more information, please contact Marie Conn, Ph.D., chair of the department of religious studies, philosophy, and the graduate program in holistic spirituality at 215.248.7044.or email mconn@chc.edu .

Writer's Forum

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:30 PM

Chestnut Hill College will host a Writer’s Forum on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. The event, sponsored by the Department of English and Communications, will allow students and budding writers the opportunity to learn about different types of creative writing through a question and answer session with four local authors.

The participating authors, who have all published novels, short stories, and poems will read short excerpts of their work .
 
For more information, see press release

Chestnut Hill College Music Faculty Member Mark Shockey to Present Piano Recital

Sunday, October 21, 2012 7:30 PM

The Music Department will present a piano recital featuring music instructor Mark Shockey on Sunday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Parlor.   
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen McCloskey, SSJ, at 215.248.7194 or McCloskeyk@chc.edu

Dr. Charles J. Yeo of Thomas Jefferson University to Speak at 19th Annual Biomedical Lectures Series

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:00 PM

Dr Charles J. Yeo, MD., FACS, co-director of the Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center at Jefferson, the Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery and chair of the department of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University will present the lecture, "The New Faces of Pancreatic Cancer Surgery and Treatment" at the 19th Annual Biomedical lecture on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

Institute for Religion and Science Lecture- Celia Deane-Drummond of the University of Notre Dame

Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Celia Deane-Drummond, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame presents the lecture, “Christ and Ecology: Deep Incarnation” on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf campus. This lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College.

In her talk, Deane- Drummond hopes to discuss the significance of deep incarnation and its distinguishing marks compared with a more generalised understanding of God’s presence or immanence in creation.

Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup and Harry Potter Weekend

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wizardry and magic will once again be in the air October 26 & 27 as the town of Chestnut Hill transforms itself into Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley for the 2nd Annual Harry Potter Weekend. Chestnut Hill College will once again host the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup Tournament. Enjoy an enchanting weekend of wizards, potions, spells, costumes, Quidditch 101 classes, falconry, parades and more. There will be wands and capes, butterbeer and Bertie Botts and great fun for all muggles and wizards alike. Harry Potter Weekend and the Brotherly Love Cup are free and open to the public, and is appropriate for all ages. For more information on all the magical happenings, please visit http://www.chc.edu and http://www.chestnuthillpa.com

Harry Potter Academic Conference

Friday, October 26, 2012 3:00 PM

Chestnut Hill College will host an academic conference on “Harry Potter: Reflections on the Major Themes in J.K. Rowling's Literature" on Friday, October 26 from 3-5 p.m. in the Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall.

The conference is an academic outlet for students, faculty and other scholars to present papers/research related to the Harry Potter Series. This conference brings a scholarly component to the Harry Potter Weekend and the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup Tournament.
 
  Deadline for submitting abstracts is October 12, 2012. For information about presenting, please contact Karen Wendling, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at wendlingk@chc.edu or Patrick McCauley, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies and philosophy at mccauleyp@chc.edu. For more information on presenting or to register, please visit the event site.

Saturday Campus Visit

Saturday, October 27, 2012 9:00 AM

All Saturday visits begin in Saint Joseph Hall at 9 a.m.        Campus Map
  • View a short presentation about Chestnut Hill College
  • Tour the campus with a student ambassador
  • Meet with representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid
I would like to register online for a Saturday Visit at Chestnut Hill College. Register by phone:  215.248.7001 

President and CEO of Beneficial Bank to Present Inaugural Lecture in New Business Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:00 PM

Gerard Cuddy, president and chief executive officer of Beneficial Bank will deliver the inaugural lecture of the College's new lecture series “Business Leaders of Uncommon Excellence” on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.
 
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Barbara Diemer, M.B.A, M.Ed., assistant professor of business at 215.248.7033.