September 11, 2008
The Griffin News Update, a new e-newsletter created by the Office of Communications, features College mentions in the news, faculty highlights, events, and little-known facts about CHC.

Chestnut Hill College in the News (summer wrap-up)
David Contosta's Rebel Giants mentioned in Newsweek Cover Story
David Contosta, professor of history, had his recent book, Rebel Giants, The Revolutionary Lives of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin reviewed in the July cover story of Newsweek Magazine.

Carol Pate Interviewed for Story on Test Scores and Schools on
Carol Pate, associate professor and chair of the education department, was interviewed by for an article on what test scores say about the quality of a school.

As Chemists Gather, Let’s Refocus Efforts to Gain Diversity in Science
Catherine T. Hunt, former President of the American Chemical Society, mentions a partnership with Chestnut Hill College in her commentary on diversity in science in the August 19, 2008 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

CHC Freshmen Face the Stress of Move-In Day
The Chestnut Hill Local wrote a story on new student experiences during Freshman Move-In Day in the August 28, 2008 edition of the paper.

Rick Malloy quoted in Busted Halo’s “Freshman Survival Guide”
Chestnut Hill’s new assistant professor Rick Malloy, S.J., Ph.D. was quoted in two feature articles on, an online magazine for young spiritual seekers. Father Malloy provided insight for the article, "Care and Feeding of the College Professor," and "The Freshman Survival Guide: 25 Things Every College Freshman Should Know Before Classes Start." "The Freshman Survival Guide" is read and used by colleges and universities across the country for retreats and informational meetings for its students.

Chestnut Hill Mentioned in Philadelphia Business Journal for International Recruitment
Jim McLaughlin, coordinator of transfer students and director of international admissions at Chestnut Hill was interviewed by the Philadelphia Business Journal about his trip to South Korea for a story on international recruitment.

Chestnut Hill College Announces Full, Active NCAA
Division II Status

The announcement that Chestnut Hill was granted full, active NCAA Division II membership was covered in the July 24, 2008 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Mentions were also included in the Roxborough Review, Chestnut Hill Local, and other local papers.
View the College's Announcement >>

Graduate! Philadelphia Student Story Featured in Philadelphia Metro
Kimberly Lowe, a Graduate! Philadelphia student, tells her story to the Philadelphia Metro about returning to school at Chestnut Hill College this fall.

Chestnut Hill's partnership with Graduate! Philadelphia is also mentioned in a story in the July 11 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Chestnut Hill Local Features Soccer Coach in Story
Seamus O'Connor, who oversees coaching for both the men's and women's soccer teams, was featured in a story in the August 14 issue of the Chestnut Hill Local for his new role. The Beachcomber News of Brigantine, NJ also featured O'Connor in a story in July.

Chestnut Hill College Alumni in the News
Alumna Mary Rochford Named First Female Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia School District
Mary Rochford '81 was named superintendent of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia School District. News stories on her appointment ran in many local papers, including the Bucks County Courier, Catholic Standard and Times, The Daily Times of Delaware County, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Nature Conservancy Names Carol Steinour Young Chair of Board of Trustees
Steinour Young '82 was named Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy, a global non-profit organization that has been instrumental in protecting and preserving more than 117 million acres worldwide.
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Nancy Loving '68 Receives the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award
Nancy Loving, Class of 1968, was the recipient of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Achievement Award. The Distinguished Achievement award is given to graduates of the College who have a history of accomplishment in their business or profession or in civic, philanthropic, or other volunteer activities.

Catherine Lockyer '92 Receives the 2008 Eleanore Dolan Egan '28 Award
Catherine Lockyer, Class of 1992, the recipient of the Alumni Association's Eleanore Dolan Egan '28 Award. Ms. Lockyer was honored for her ten years of service to the College in various volunteer and leadership capacities, including serving as a member of the College's board of directors.

Chestnut Hill College Students in the News
Stephanie D'Agostino Awarded Scholarship from Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Stephanie D'Agostino of Hammonton, NJ received a $3,000 scholarship that was announced in the Hammonton News in late June.

Summer Is The Time For Baseball
Members of the Chestnut Hill College baseball team shine in their summer leagues, and had mentions in The Northeast Times, The Roxborough Review, The Courier Post, The Phoenix, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Featured Faculty:
Laksmi Atchison, Ph.D.,
Professor of Biology and Biomedical Seminar Series Director

Dr. Atchison recognized a long time ago that cancer is a disease that is touching everyone’s lives day after day, but is rarely understood. This prompted her to expand upon "The Biology of Cancer" course at Chestnut Hill College, offered for any interested students. After teaching the course for many years, and noticing the impact she was making on students lives (and health) she expanded the course to include a lab component with the help of professionals at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the University of Pennsylvania. With her student’s feedback and help from the FCCC, MSKCC, and Penn, she created a lab manual for the course that used a simple approach to understand the basics of cancer. The manual includes a novel macroscopic Blood Cell Model developed by Dr. Atchison that enables students to visualize blood cell biology in an easy to understand manner. The result, "Cell Biology Laboratory Manual with Cancer Applications" by Lakshmi Atchison, Ph.D. and Michael Atchison, Ph.D. is on its way to being published (McGraw-Hill), and the blood cell model she created for use in class is copyrighted with patent pending.
For more information, please contact Lisa Mixon.

Upcoming Events:
Fall Biomedical Seminar Series
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 4 p.m.
Alumna Anna C. O'Riordan, M.D. '53, will lecture on "Pediatric Cardiology 1960- 2008" at the 15th Annual Biomedical Seminar held at the College.

Margaret Andersen to Lecture on "Visualizing Sociology in Everyday Life"
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Margaret Andersen, the 2007-2008 Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecturer will lecture at the College in the Social Room, Fournier Hall.

Lecture: Witnesses to Faith
Tuesday, September 23 at 2 p.m.
Sister Mary Savoie and Sister Margaret Nacke, both Sisters of St. Joseph from Concordia, Kansas, will tell the stories of their European sisters who suffered religious persecution under communism in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

Chris Lowney to Lecture
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
Chris Lowney, M.A., a popular scholar, philanthropist and author, will lecture on "Heroic leadership: How We Can Live it in 21st Century Pennsylvania" in Gruber Theatre located in the Logue Library.

Musical Performance
Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
Juilliard Musical Group ETA-3 will return to campus for a second performance, held in the College Auditorium.

The 26th Annual Golf Invitational
Monday, October 13, 2008
Chestnut Hill College is pleased to host the 26th Annual Golf Invitational at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.

School of Undergraduate Studies Fall Open House
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Begins at Noon.
More details to follow.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter to Lecture
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Josh Goldstein, a health and science reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, will lecture about his non-fiction series, “Saving Nadia.”
More details to follow.

Fair Trade Event
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chestnut Hill's Third Annual Fair Trade and Alternative Gift Event will take place in the music corridor.

Fall Science and Religion Lecture
November 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Keith Ward from The University of Oxford will present the lecture, "The Big Questions in Science and Religion."
More details to follow.

School of Undergraduate Studies Fall Open House
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Begins at Noon.
More details to follow.

Did you know?
Chestnut Hill's new assistant professor Rick Malloy, S.J., Ph.D. has written about religion and culture for the Huffington Post,, and has his own blog, A Jesuit's Jottings. He has also appeared on news opinion shows such as "The O'Reilly Factor" and "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle," speaking about popular culture.
Check out his blog now!