August 24, 2009
The Griffin News Update, an 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

Chestnut Hill College Biology Professor Featured in Philadelphia Business Journal

Robert Meyer, Ph.D., professor of biology was including in the “On Topic” round-up on green careers in the August 13, 2009 edition of The Philadelphia Business Journal.

Quidditch Fever Strikes Philadelphia

Junior Max Kaplan writes about Quidditch, his favorite sport, for His article includes facts about the game and its new found popularity, as well as videos of Chestnut Hill College students playing Quidditch.

The Philadelphia Tribune Announces Federal Funding for Chestnut Hill College’s Sustainable and Green Efforts

Chestnut Hill College was mentioned in the August 7, 2009 article in The Philadelphia Tribune for one of the several organizations in the area to receive federal funding for projects. Chestnut Hill College will receive $100,000 for the Center of Environmental Sciences and Sustainability.

Chestnut Hill College Students Participate in Fishing Program at Forrest Wood Cup

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette published an article about the Forrest Wood Cup, an annual fishing tournament run by FLW Outdoors. Two students from Chestnut Hill College are participating in the BassU program, allowing students to enter the tournament without fees.

History Professor Mentioned for Participation in the Chestnut Hill Book Festival in Chestnut Hill Local Article

David Contosta, Ph.D., professor of history is mentioned in The Chestnut Hill Local for moderating an event during the Chestnut Hill Book Festival.

Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference Winners Receive Recognition in Hometown Papers

Chestnut Hill College students who won awards at the 2009 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference receive recognition in their hometown papers. Announcements of their accomplishments can been found in Town Talk (Delaware County) and The Call (Schuykill Haven).

More Graduates and Dean’s List Honors Recognized in Hometown Papers

Chestnut Hill College students continue to receive accolades for their academic work in their hometown newspapers this summer. Many local papers have published announcements about Dean’s List recipients, including The Pottstown Mercury, Coast Star (Manasquan, NJ) The Sentinel (Carlisle) and The Pike County Dispatch (Milford).
Graduation announcements have also appeared in The Sunday Times, (Primos) The Intelligencer (Doylestown) and The Rocket Courier (Wyalusing).

Time Out for Sports

Chestnut Hill College Welcomes 38 New Griffins for Inaugural Season

The LaxPower / Lacrosse News Web site featured Chestnut Hill College and the new lacrosse team in an interview with lacrosse coach Richard Carrington.

Chestnut Hill College Baseball Player Featured in Evening Call Article

Chestnut Hill College baseball player Robbie Williams is featured in an August 12, 2009 article in The Evening Call for helping his team win Game I of the Blue Mountain League Series.


Chestnut Hill Alumna Receives Appointment in Catholic Star Herald Article

Alumna Kathleen Burton, SSJ, was appointed consultant to the Office of Religious Education/Faith Formation in the Archdiocese of Camden. Her appointment was reported in The Catholic Star Herald.

Chestnut Hill Alumna’s Art Featured in Shore News Today Article

Alumna Celeste Mokrzycki, SSJ, ’79 was featured in Shore News Today for watercolor paintings she created that will be on display at the Atlantic City Art Center.

Alumna Appointed Assistant Coach at Holy Family University

Alumna Bethann Castone ’06 was appointed assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. Castone was a guard for Chestnut Hill from 2003 to 2006, and in four seasons amassed 1,174 points for the Griffins.

Staff Spotlight: Jessica Hannan

Jessica Hannan, events and project manager at Chestnut Hill College was selected as one of the top five finalists in the running for Modern Bride Magazine’s “Modern Bride of the Year” contest. Hannan, of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, was selected through a vigorous process for her passion for education and for her volunteer and community service to Big Brothers / Big Sisters and military support groups. The winner of “Modern Bride of the Year” will be featured on the cover of the December / January issue that goes on sale October 20, 2009 and announced on The Tyra Banks Show in October.
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Upcoming Events:

School of Continuing & Professional Studies Accelerated Degree Program
Information Sessions

Wednesday, September 9, 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m.

Information: 215.248.7062

School of Undergraduate Studies Saturday Visit

Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009

Information: 215.248.7001

Faculty Violin Recital:
Yu Hui Tamae Lee

Sunday, September 20, 3 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7194

Sixteenth Annual Biomedical Seminar Series
Public Lecture

Wednesday, October 7, 4 p.m.
Speaker: C. Lowell Parsons, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology,
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7159

27th Annual Golf Invitational

Monday, October 12, 2009
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
Reservations: 215.753.3666

Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Interdisciplinary Public Lecture

Friday, October 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information: 215.248.7099

School of Graduate Studies
Information Session

Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7193

Faculty Voice Recital
Doris Schmauk

Sunday, October 18, 3 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7194

Chestnut Hill College Science Career Week

October 19 – 23, 2009
Information: 215.248.7157

Fall Open House
School of Undergraduate Studies

Saturday, October 24, Noon
Saturday, November 14, Noon

Information: 215.248.7001

Empty Bowl Dinner

Thursday, November 19, 5 to 8 p.m.
Sorgenti Arena, Martino Hall
Information: 215.248.7095