October 8, 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 Master Plan Receives Widespread Media Mentions


Chestnut Hill College unveiled its expansion plans for the College, resulting in stories in many media outlets in the Philadelphia area, including the Chestnut Hill Local, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Philadelphia Business Journal. College president Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. was interviewed on Fox 29 television, WHYY radio and KYW Newsradio about the expansion plans. The story was also carried in the Washington Business Journal, The Express (Lock Haven, Pa.), The Warren Times Observer (Warren, Pa.), The Sun-Gazette (Williamsport, Pa.), The Sentinel (Lewistown, Pa.), The Express Times (Easton, Pa.), The Altoona Mirror, Business First of Buffalo, The Lansdale Reporter, Capital District Business Review, and the Baltimore Business Journal, in addition to online blogs and other mentions.

Institute of Forgiveness Featured in Inside Higher Ed Story

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute of Forgiveness and Reconciliation was featured in a story on Inside Higher Ed, an online publication for news in higher education.

Chestnut Hill College Staff Member Interviewed on KYW News Radio


Jessica Hannan, events and project manager at Chestnut Hill College was interviewed by Lynn Adkins of KYW News Radio for a story about being selected as one of the top five finalists for Modern Bride Magazine’s “Modern Bride of the Year.”

Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia Inquirer Article on Retention


Chestnut Hill College was mentioned in the September 13, 2009 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer in a story on retaining students this fall.

New Dean of Graduate Studies Mentioned in Chestnut Hill Local


Steven Guerriero, Ph.D., dean of the School of Graduate Studies was featured in the “People” section on The Chestnut Hill Local Website on his recent appointment at the College.

Chestnut Hill College Program Highlighted in Inquirer Story on Spirit Guides


Chestnut Hill College’s spiritual direction program was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer reporting on spiritual directors and their importance in today’s society. Carolynne Ervin, coordinator of the spiritual direction program, was interviewed for the story.

Quidditch on the Hill Becomes Featured Event on the AroundPhilly.com Website


The College’s Quidditch on the Hill event is featured this week, September 28, on AroundPhilly.com and in their weekly email newsletter. Junior Max Kaplan recently wrote an article about Quidditch for their Web site which was very popular with its readership.

Nancy Dachille Quoted in Internship Article in Too Shy To Stop Magazine


Nancy Dachille, director of Career development at the College was interviewed about for-profit internship placement companies in Too Shy To Stop Magazine, an online arts and culture magazine for young people.


Alumna’s Philly Fringe Production Featured in Chestnut Hill Local


Alumna Jillian Taylor’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival submission, Murder! was mentioned in an Chestnut Hill Local article covering the local plays from the area participating in the festival. The play was also mentioned in announcements in The Glenside News, The Colonial, The Reporter, The Valley Item, Main Line Suburban Life, Montgomery Life, The Public Spirit, and other publications.

Chestnut Hill College Student’s Phi Beta Lambda Win Included in Sunday Times Article


Michael O’Hara’s Phi Beta Lambda national win is mentioned in the August 23, 2009 edition of the Sunday Times (Primos, Pa.).

Chestnut Hill Adjunct Psychology Professor Featured in Chestnut Hill Local


Richard Weiner, adjunct professor of psychology at Chestnut Hill College, was featured in the August 27, 2009 article in the The Chestnut Hill Local for his dual talents as an academic and as a sculpture artist.

Time Out For Sports


Strong Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rosters are Applauded in Local Article


Chestnut Hill College’s soccer squads receive praise from sports writer Tom Utescher in the August 27, 2009 edition of the Chestnut Hill Local.

Event Spotlight:
2nd Annual Quidditch on the Hill


2nd Annual Quidditch on the Hill

Although their feet never left the ground, Team Ravenclaw once again dominated the Quidditch pitch at the 2nd Annual Quidditch on the Hill tournament held at the College on October 2, 2009. The winner of last year’s Quidditch match, Team Ravenclaw brought their broom flying and snitch-catching skills to the intramural tournament as they soared toward victory over the seven other College teams who participated in an afternoon of Harry Potter magic and fun. The College held their first Quidditch on the Hill tournament last fall prior to making their first appearance in late October at the Intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup held at Middlebury College, Vt. In their first year of intercollegiate competition, Chestnut Hill took third place, defeating Princeton University, Louisiana State University, Emerson College, and Ives Pond before falling to Vassar College in tournament play. On October 25, Chestnut Hill College will return to Middlebury College to defend their title at the 3rd Annual Intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup.
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Upcoming Events:


27th Annual Golf Invitational


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

School of Graduate Studies Information Session


Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall
For more information, call 215.248.7193

Faculty Voice Recital: Doris Schmauk


Sunday, October 18, 3 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
For more information, call 215.248.7194

Chestnut Hill College Science Career Week


October 19 - 23, 2009
For more information, call 215.248.7157

Fall Open House
School of Undergraduate Studies


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

For more information, call 215.248.7001

Public Lecture: Finding a Place at the Table: Black Catholics' Experience of Racism and Identity in the American Church
Speaker: Tia Noelle Pratt '99

November 10, 2009, 7 - 9 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall

Fair Trade Event


Wednesday, November 18, 2009, Noon - 4 p.m.
Music Corridor, St. Joseph Hall

Empty Bowl Dinner


Thursday, November 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Sorgenti Arena, Martino Hall
For more information, call 215.248.7095