January 21, 2010
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 Alumna Honored by Barack Obama for Excellence in Teaching

Anne Marie Magaha, a teacher at Rydal West Elementary School in Abington, Pa. was honored by President Obama for teaching excellence in Math and Science in a recent Phillyburbs.com article. She holds a master’s of education from Chestnut Hill College.

Chestnut Hill College Student Featured in Weekly Press Story on Graduate! Philadelphia

Kimberly Lowe, a student in the Accelerated program was featured in a story in the December 22, 2009 edition of the Weekly Press on Graduate! Philadelphia.

Montessori Dinner and Technology Event Mentioned in Philadelphia Public School Notebook

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook published a mention of two College events in their Upcoming Events section on their Web site. The events were also mentioned in the Springfield Sun.

Sociology Professor Answers Pressing Questions for Busted Halo Website

Richard G. Malloy, S.J., Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, answered a recent question regarding working as a chaplain for a police department panel for The Busted Halo Website’s question box.


Adrian Avena Named to Cumberland County Boys Tennis Athletes of the Decade

Sophomore Adrian Avena was named to the Cumberland County Boys Tennis Athletes of the Decade by The Bridgeton News in New Jersey.

Chestnut Hill Local Features Men’s Basketball Team in Story

Tom Utescher writes about two local match-ups for the men’s basketball team in the December 10, 2009 edition of The Chestnut Hill Local.

Chestnut Hill College Women’s Basketball Team Mentioned in Inquirer Sports Story

The women’s basketball team was mentioned in a December 13, 2009 story in The Philadelphia Inquirer for their first win of the season.

Alumni News

Chestnut Hill College Alumna Named Vice President of Marketing and Membership at SCTE

Bernadette Vernon ’83 was appointed Vice President of Marketing and Membership for The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, and was previously the Director of Strategic Marketing for the video business unit of Motorola Corporation. Vernon’s new appointment was mentioned in the ThomasNet News and Multichannel News.

Event Spotlight: Once On This Island

The Chestnut Hill College Music Department presents the student-produced musical, “Once On This Island” on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the College Auditorium.

“Once On This Island” is a one-act musical bringing elements of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid” and Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”together in the backdrop of the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. “Once On This Island” is the third student-produced musical at Chestnut Hill College, previously running productions of “Godspell” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in past years. Students are in charge of every detail of the production from running rehearsals and directing to props and choreography. “Chestnut Hill College has a way of giving students leadership opportunities in their field that they may not receive elsewhere,” says junior Nick Raspanti, the director of this year’s production. “It can be difficult to manage and communicate with so many students who also have full course loads, other activities, and work off campus, but in the end watching them perform to the best of their abilities is the most rewarding part of being a director or musical director.”
More Information >>

Upcoming Events:

Faculty Colloquium: "Catholic Intimacy: Integrating Appreciation of Sexuality and Science into Our Practices of Prayer and Faith"
Speaker: Richard G. Malloy, S.J., Ph.D.

January 27, 2010
Information: 215.753.3612

Musical: Once On This Island

February 5-6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Information: 267.709.4980

Lecture: "Cancel Christmas!"
Speaker and Guest Author: Dr. Rocco Martino

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7180

Speaker: Susan Retik, Beyond the 11th Organization

March 1, 2010
Information: 215.248.7184

First Annual Scholarship Gala

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.753.3666.

Faculty Recital: Mark Shockey, Piano

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 7 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7194

17th Biomedical Lecture
Speaker: Mary E. Brandt, Ph.D. ’76
Center for Disease Control

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7159

Spring Musical: Songs For A New World

April 16-18 at 8 p.m., 3 p.m.
College Auditorium
Information: 215.248.7194