May 26, 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

Alumna Receives Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching

Claudia DiCrosta, an alumna of the College and a teacher at Swenson Arts and Technology High School in Philadelphia received a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and was featured as part of a story on The Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site.

Chestnut Hill College to Offer Programs at Montgomery County Community College's University Center

Chestnut Hill College will offer two degree programs at Montgomery County Community College's University Center located in Pottstown. The Pottstown Mercury wrote an article mentioning the College's involvement in the center.

College Mentioned in Commencement Story in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Monsignor Michael J. Doyle, Ph.D., Camden's "Poet of Poverty" and the College's commencement speaker was mentioned in a May 5, 2010 commencement story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

St. Catherine Medal Winner Theresa Polidora-Hastings Mentioned in Story

Theresa Polidora-Hastings, the 2010 winner of the St. Catherine Medal, was mentioned in a story on about her accomplishment. The St. Catherine Medal is awarded to a sophomore or junior student at the College at Convocation who "represents the high ideals of a Catholic college education."

Quidditch Match Against Middlebury College Featured on Action News and The Springfield Sun

Chestnut Hill College's Quidditch Match against Middlebury College was shown as part of the evening news broadcast on Channel 6 Action News, and was included in a story and video footage on The Springfield Sun's Web Site.

College Student Featured In Philadelphia Inquirer Story about "Anti-Graffiti Knitwork"

Graduate student Jessie Hemmons was featured in a story on The Philadelphia Inquirer's news homepage for her hobby of "yarnbombing" with colorful knits and decorating parts of the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia.

Chestnut Hill College Assistant Professor Answers Questions for Busted Halo Web Site

Richard G. Malloy, S.J., Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, answered a recent question about when Vatican City was created and about living together before marriage for the Busted Halo Web site's question box.

Chestnut Hill College Student Launches New Web Site, Receives "Inqlings" Mention in Inquirer

NBC 10 reporter and Chestnut Hill College graduate student Tracy Davidson was mentioned in the "Inqlings" section of the February 21, 2010 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The College is also mentioned on Ms. Davidson's blog on her Web site.

College Lectures Receive "Mind Menu" Mentions in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Two recent lectures and a documentary screening held at the College were been mentioned in the "Mind Menu" section of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Rocco Martino's book talk on his publication, "Cancel Christmas!" was mentioned, in addition to Villanova University professor Lawrence Little's lecture and the documentary, "Icyizere: hope."

Student Art Exhibit Based on 30-Day Silent Prayer Featured in Lancaster Newspaper

Holistic spirituality student Naomi Paine was featured in an article in the Lancaster New Era on February 20, 2010 for artwork being exhibited at the Community Mennonite Church in Lancaster.

College Students "Project Sketchbook" Artwork Featured on NBC 10 Web Site

NBC 10 Philadelphia linked to Chestnut Hill's Web article about the College's involvement in "Project Sketchbook," an initiative of the Chestnut Hill Community Association and Chestnut Hill Business Association that features local student artwork in vacant storefronts on Germantown Avenue.

Adjunct Professor of Communications featured in Local Newspapers about New Book

Ted Taylor, adjunct professor of communications at the College, was featured in articles in the Abington and Jenkintown Community Trend and The Intelligencer about his new book, "The Ultimate Philadelphia Athletics Reference Book, 1901-1954."

Alumna Recalls College Experience in Chestnut Hill Local Article

Alumna Tammy Lai was quoted in a February 25, 2010 article in the Chestnut Hill Local about her family's new restaurant, Vietnam Café, and how she met her husband while going to Chestnut Hill College.

Chestnut Hill Alum Appointed To Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority

The Philadelphia Tribune featured Gary Hines, a graduate of the Applied Technology program for his recent appointment to the Philadelphia Minority Business Development Authority.

College Continuing Studies Program Mentioned in Article on Intentional Learning

The College's Continuing and Professional Studies program was featured in a story on on intentional learning.

Time Out For Sports

Lacrosse Player Nicole Covella mentioned in Sports Round-Up in The Press of Atlantic City

Nicole Covella was mentioned in a story in The Press of Atlantic City for scoring four goals in the final women's lacrosse game of the season.

Chestnut Hill College Baseball Team Member Mentioned in New Jersey Times Story

Brian Henry, a junior on the College's baseball team, was mentioned in a story on for being named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Player of the Week after batting .483 (14-for-29).


Upcoming Events

Sacred Earth Conference

June 11-13, 2010
SugarLoaf Campus
Reservations: 215.248.7171

Great Books Conference - Citizenship in the 21st Century

June 27-30, 2010
Information: 800.222.5870, ext. 7138

Griffin Days - July 15, 16, 19, and 20

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Griffin Days will give you and your family a chance to explore campus a little more, meet future classmates and plot the course of your journey that is called The College Years.

28th Annual Golf Invitational

October 11, 2010
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Chestnut Hill College will hold its 28th Annual Golf Invitational to benefit student scholarships at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

Event Spotlight

Sacred Earth Conference

"Sacred Earth: Spirituality and Sustainability," an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and the Holistic Spirituality program at Chestnut Hill College and the Sisters of Saint Joseph Earth Center will be held from Friday, June 11, 2010 to Sunday, June 13, 2010 on the SugarLoaf Hill campus of the College.

The "Sacred Earth: Spirituality and Sustainability" conference will bring together people from diverse backgrounds who are exploring the role of spirituality in response to global environment crises while supporting ecologically sustainable lifestyles.

The conference will support an atmosphere of shared learning by offering speakers, an interfaith panel discussion, workshops, films, outdoor experiences, and dialogue sessions.

Sister Miriam Therese MacGillis, co-founder of Genesis Farm, a pre-eminent ecological learning center where people of good search for more authentic ways to live in harmony with the natural world and each other, will kick off the conference with the keynote speech, "Unveiling the Sacred, Exploring the Spirit: Laying the Foundation of a Sustainable Future."

For a full conference schedule or to register, please visit or call 215.248.7171.