August 24, 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

College Mentioned in Blogs, Radio, and Print for Participation in "Returning to Learning Partnership"

The College was mentioned in the local media after Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter announced that the College would be one of six schools participating in the "Returning to Learning Partnership." The College was mentioned in an announcement posted to the City of Philadelphia Blog,, and on the KYW News Radio Web site.

College Music Professor Receives Accolades for Recent Jazz Album

Edward Strauman, Ph.D., assistant professor of music, received glowing praise for his recent jazz album, "Just Once More" from The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Sacramento Bee, and

Professor of History Interviewed on Internet Radio Show about President Obama's Popularity

David Contosta, professor of history, was interviewed by the "Stars of PR" radio show on The Voice America Talk Radio Network about President Barack Obama's popularity with the public and how that compares to other presidents historically.

Alumni in the News

College Alumna Tapped for Museum of Fine Arts Post in Utah

Gretchen Dietrich, who holds an art history degree from Chestnut Hill, was named Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) in August. The announcement of her new position was also mentioned on the Museum Publicity Web site, and on

Local Phi Beta Lambda Winner Mentioned in The Pennington Post

Laura Mraz, a student at the College, was mentioned in The Pennington Post for her 9th place win in the Phi Beta Lambda National Business Competition held in June.

Time Out For Sports

College Basketball Ball Players Mentioned for Summer League Play in Chestnut Hill Local Article

Members of the women's basketball team were mentioned in a Chestnut Hill Local article about the NCAA summer league games.

Chestnut Hill Baseball Player Mentioned for Summer League Play in The Reporter

Ray Puskar, an upcoming freshman who will play for the Griffins this fall, was featured in an article in The Reporter about playing in local summer leagues.

Director of Career Development Featured in Article on Interview Tips

Advice from Nancy Dachille, director of career development, was mentioned in an article for and featured on the Reinvent Your Future 2010 Web site, a joint venture between Careerbuilder and The University of Phoenix.

College Mentioned in Article about Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center

The Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center was the subject of a story on about incorporating sustainability and spirituality into everyday practice. The College was also mentioned in connection with the Earth Center and the partnership to create programming for the local community.

Local Students Recognized for Induction into Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society

Students from the Delaware County area were recognized by The News of Delaware County for their induction into Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society for Business.

Event Spotlight - Groovin East Jazz Trio

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The Chestnut Hill College Music Department will host the Jazz Trio "Groovin East" on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

Groovin' East is comprised of three talented musicians that have linked a variety of jazz styles together to complete a unique sound. The group includes lead guitarist and College music faculty member Chris Kuczynski, organist Gary Staples and percussionist Tom Pilyar. Each member brings over a decade of experience in their respective instrument, bringing not only talent but technique to the table.

Groovin East's program will consist of various jazz styles. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen McCloskey, SSJ, at 215.248.7194 or email
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Upcoming Events

School of Continuing & Professional Studies

Accelerated Degree Program Information Sessions

Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m.
Information: 215.248.7062

School of Undergraduate Studies
Saturday Visits

September 18, 10 a.m.
Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

Science Career Day
Speaker: Dr. Anna Marie Skalka

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
2 p.m., East Parlor
Professor and Basic Science Director Emerita at the Fox Chase Cancer Center

Family Weekend Concert

Saturday, September 25, 1 p.m.
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7194

Groovin East Jazz Trio

Monday, September, 27, 7 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7194

School of Graduate Studies
Fall Information Session

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 11 a.m.
St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7193

28th Annual Golf Invitational

Monday, October 11, 2010
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
Chestnut Hill College will hold its 28th Annual Golf Invitational to benefit student scholarships at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Information: 215.753.3666

School of Undergraduate Studies
Fall Open House

Saturday, October 16, 12 p.m.
Information: 215.248.7001

17th Annual Biomedical Seminar Series Public Lecture
"Medicine in the Foreign Service"

Speaker: Thomas W. Yun, M.D.

Wednesday, October 27, 4 p.m.
Senior Medical Officer for the Department and Medical Advisor to the Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton
St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7159