November 24, 2009
The Griffin News Update, an e-newsletter created by the Office of Communications, features College media mentions in the news and events.

Chestnut Hill College in the News

Chestnut Hill College Expanded Master Plan Mentioned in Chestnut Hill Local

The Chestnut Hill Local wrote a follow-up article about the College’s Master Plan.

Annual Golf Invitational Featured in Ardmore’s Community Trend

The 27th Annual Golf Invitational was featured in Ardmore’s Community Trend on October 7, 2009. The golf outing was also mentioned in the Atlantic City Weekly and the Philadelphia Weekly.

The College’s Quidditch Tournament Featured as one of the City Paper “Picks”

The College’s Quidditch on the Hill tournament was recently featured in Philadelphia City Paper.

The 85th Biomedical Lecture mentioned in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Mind Menu”

C. Lowell Parsons, M.D., professor of surgery at the University of California and the guest speaker at the biomedical lecture, was mentioned in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Mind Menu” on October 4, 2009.

Chestnut Hill College Receives Scholarship Donation from Contest Winnings

Pat and Renee Clifton of Cary, North Carolina who won a $1,000 drawing for opening a checking account at Crescent State Bank, plans on donating $500 to the Adele Przybylowski Majka ’43 Endowed Scholarship Fund at the College.

Chestnut Hill College and Eastern University Receive Grant to Help Train Math and Science Teachers

Chestnut Hill College, in partnership with Eastern University, was one of five schools that will split $5 million in Title II grants that will train “highly qualified” teachers in the math and science disciplines.

Chestnut Hill College Faculty Member Interviewed for Article in Parents Express Magazine

Scott Browning, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was interviewed for the article, “Remarried with Children,” which was printed in the September edition of Parents Express (Montgomery Newspapers).

Time Out for Sports

Women’s Soccer Match in The Press of Atlantic City

The Press of Atlantic City mentions the women’s soccer team win against Concordia College in the September 29, 2009 edition of the paper.

Event Spotlight

Carol Night and Christmas Concerts

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A long standing tradition at Chestnut Hill College, the 33rd annual Carol Night will take place on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of St. Joseph Hall. This holiday celebration includes student performances by the Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, the Hill Singers, Brass Quintet, Gospel Choir, and The Roasted Chestnuts. The program will include a lively selection of songs of the holiday season in strings, horn, jazz, gospel and doo-wop. The concert also features a visit from Frosty the Snowman and of course, Santa Claus.

The annual Christmas Concert will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 3 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill, Pa. and also on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the Chestnut Hill College Auditorium on the College campus. The Christmas concert features the Chestnut Hill College Community Chorus directed by Doris Schmauk, The Doctors’ Chamber Orchestra directed by Fawzi Habboushe, M.D., the Chestnut Hill College String Ensemble under the direction of Joan King, and the CHC Flute Ensemble directed by Barbara Glennon, SSJ. The program includes chorus selection “Agnus Dei” from the Faure Requiem, and selections from “The Messiah.” The Doctors’ Chamber Orchestra will also join the community chorus in selections from “Cavelleria Rusticana,” in addition to other beautiful Christmas carol arrangements. More info >>

Upcoming Events:


Alumni Christmas On the Hill

December 1 - 6, 2009
CHC invites alums of all Schools and all ages to a week of Holiday Festivities.

Fall Open House
School of Undergraduate Studies

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
For more information, call 215.248.7001

Book Discussion - "Cancel Christmas!"

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 4 p.m.

33rd Annual Carol Night

Friday, December 4, 2009
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall

Annual Christmas Concerts

Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6
More info >>

Did You Know?

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Congratulations to the members of the Chestnut Hill College Quidditch Team for sweeping the Philadelphia Bracket during the Quidditch World Cup Tournament at Middlebury College, Vt. on October 25, 2009. Out of the twenty schools participating, the Griffins beat Villanova University 40-20, Lafayette College 70-30 and Moravian College 190-10 but lost to the University of Pittsburgh in the Elite 8 round of the tournament. The Griffins are to be commended on their speed, agility and positive sportsmanship during the weekend. Go Griffins!
More Quidditch pictures >>