• April Events

Documentary Film: "A Walk to Beautiful"

Thursday, April 04, 2013 4:00 PM

Chestnut Hill College will show the award-winning documentary “A Walk to Beautiful” on Thursday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

Set in Ethiopia, the film tells the personal stories of rural women who travel to Addis Ababa, the country’s capital, for treatment for obstetric fistula, a life-shattering complication of childbirth. A journey that begins in hopelessness and shame for thousands of women in Ethiopia ends in a productive new life.

A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring Patrick McCauley, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, Marie Conn, Ph.D.,professor of religious studies, and Vince Gallagher, author of The True Cost of Low Prices: The Violence of Globalization(Orbis Books, 2006).

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Marie Conn at 215.248.7044 or email mconn@chc.edu.

Chestnut Hill College Holds Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala to Benefit Academic Scholarships

Saturday, April 06, 2013 6:00 PM

The fourth annual Chestnut Hill College Scholarship Gala will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf campus.

Institute for Religion and Science To Discuss Evolution of Technology and Prayer

Monday, April 08, 2013 7:00 PM

John M. Staudenmaier, SJ, professor of history of technology and engineering ethics at the University of Detroit Mercy will present the lecture, “The Rediscovery of Place in Technology and Prayer” on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf campus at Chestnut Hill College. This lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Religion and Science at Chestnut Hill College.

For more information, see press release

Chestnut Hill College Music Department Presents Musical “Hairspray”

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Chestnut Hill College Music Department presents “Hairspray” on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday April 13-14 at 2 p.m.in the College Auditorium. Chestnut Hill College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.

“Hairspray,” which broadly discusses the social injustices in American society in the 1960s, tells the story of teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dream of dancing on the Corny Collins Show. When Tracy gets a spot on the show and becomes an instant celebrity, she uses her new fame to integrate the show in this charming musical featuring 1960s style dance music and rhythm and blues. Based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray, the musical includes music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan.

Tickets are for $12 for adults, $5 for children, students with I.D. and seniors. For more information, please call 215.753.3707.

Chestnut Hill College to Host Conference on Vatican II

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Religious Studies and Philosophy Department and the Graduate Program in Holistic Spirituality at Chestnut Hill College will host an interdisciplinary conference on “The Irrepressible Energy of the Spirit: Vatican II and Beyond,” from April 12 through April 14 on the College campus. Support for the conference provided in part by Commonweal's Campus Speakers Program.
For more information, please visit www.chc.edu/vatican

Taste of the Nations

Friday, April 12, 2013 6:30 PM

The Office of International Services invites you to experience and share cultural food, music, and photography.

 April 12, 2013
6:30 - 9:00 pm
McCaffery Social Lounge
All are welcome and encouraged to bring a cultural dish to share!
Contact Trachanda Brown with questions: brownt2@chc.edu 

Fourth Annual Lily’s Loop Walk for the March of Dimes

Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:00 PM

The Council for Exceptional Children at Chestnut Hill College (CEC) will sponsor the fourth annual “Lily’s Loop Walk,” benefitting Lily’s Hope Foundation on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. starting at the Summerhouse lawn. The event will be held rain or shine.

The event is held in honor of Lily Driscoll, the niece of Sister Marie Bambrick, coordinator for Teach for America and Philadelphia Teaching Fellows at the College. Lily was born prematurely and has overcome many obstacles to live a healthy, happy life.

The Lily’s Hope Foundation supports babies, children and their families with urgent needs due to premature birth through involvement with the March of Dimes as well as helping families directly. Since Lily’s birth, , Lily’s family has worked closely with the March of Dimes to give back by fundraising to help other babies that share Lily's experiences. Students in CEC are making additional fundraising efforts for Lily’s Hope Foundation by selling raffles for novelty baskets to the College community and hosting a movie night before the walk.

For more information, contact Teri Wiedeman-Rouse, CEC advisor, at wiedeman-rouse@chc.edu. To learn more about Lily’s Hope Foundation, visit www.lilyshopefoundation.org

Spring Open House

Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:00 AM

Come to our Open House on April 20th and discover a small college campus that inspires big dreams!

  • Tour the campus with a student ambassador
  • Admission presentation
  • Speak with Financial Aid and Student Life
  • Ask Professors about academic programs
  • Speak with our coaches and Athletic Director

  • At CHC, we're not just Philadelphia's most scenic college. We're also one of its most inspiring. Our focus is on giving students a personalized academic experience, working around their strengths and needs, not the other way around. Here, students enjoy the safety and charm of Chestnut Hill while still being minutes from Philadelphia.

    Register Here: Spring Open House - 9 am

    Music Department Choral Concert

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:30 PM

    The Chestnut Hill College Music Department presents their annual spring choral concert on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Parlor, located at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.

    This year’s concert will feature performances from the Hill Singers directed by William Naydan, M.M., adjunct professor of music. The concert is free and open to the public.
    For more information, please contact contact Kathleen McCloskey, SSJ at 215.248.7194 or e-mail kmcclosk@chc.edu.

    Honors Convocation

    Sunday, April 28, 2013 1:00 PM

       Chestnut Hill College will recognize the academic achievement of students at Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Sorgenti Arena.

    Honors Convocation acknowledges scholastic achievement throughout the academic year. Highlights of the ceremony include the presentation of the Dorothea E. Fenton ’28 Memorial Medal, The St. Catherine Medal, the Matthew Anita MacDonald, SSJ, Ph.D. Award as well as the presentation of departmental awards and honor society recognition.