October 22, 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


Grant for New Sustainability and Environmental Center Mentioned in The Philadelphia Inquirer


Chestnut Hill College was mentioned the September 24 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer for receiving a $100,000 grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The announcement was also mentioned in the Philadelphia Public Notebook and other local media outlets.

College Professor Featured on New York University Web Site for Yamaha Endorsement


Edward J. Strauman, Ph.D., assistant professor of music was featured on the alumni page of his alma mater, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University for his endorsement as an artist by Yamaha.

28th Annual Golf Invitational Mentioned in The Springfield Sun


The College’s annual golf invitational was mentioned in the October 7 edition of The Springfield Sun.

The Philadelphia Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup brings Sweep of Publicity to College


The College’s First Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup brought Quidditch teams from up and down the East Coast and also brought with it many media mentions. The match was the front page story of The Chestnut Hill Local and was mentioned in Citypaper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, local community calendars, AOL.com videos, and an article in The Daily Collegian, the student-run paper at Penn State University. It was also featured in Eventful, Hello Philadelphia, Around Philly, City Paper, and Yahoo Events.

Chestnut Hill Local Interviews New Head of Norwood-Fontbonne Academy


Sister Mary Helen Beirne, an alumna of the College, was interviewed by the Chestnut Hill Local for her new role as the head of Norwood-Fontbonne Academy.

Time Out For Sports


Lacrosse World Buzzes About New Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Chestnut Hill


The announcement that Brian Dougherty was named the new men’s lacrosse coach at the College was mentioned on the Lax Power Web Site, Phillylacrosse.com, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Chestnut Hill Local Details Men’s and Women’s Soccer Victory


The Chestnut Hill Local covered the Griffin’s clean sweep of Felician College in soccer in the October 14 edition of the paper.

Women’s Soccer Player Earns CACC Rookie Title and Mention on Delaware Online Web Site


Lauren Nolte, a freshman soccer player, was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week and mentioned on the Delaware Online Web site.

College Lacrosse Team Mentioned in Philly Lacrosse Article for Participation in Fundraising Event


The men’s lacrosse team was mentioned on the Philly Lacrosse Web site for their participation in the 4th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic, a two-day lacrosse match with local teams that raises funds for the cure for blood cancers.

Men’s Soccer Win over Felician College Featured on Big Apple Soccer Web Site


The men’s soccer team win over Felician College on Saturday, October 10, was mentioned on the Web site, Big Apple Soccer.

Chestnut Hill Local Highlights Women’s Tennis Victory


The Chestnut Hill Local recently covered the women’s tennis team victory over the University of the Sciences in a September 30 article.

Did You Know?


Chestnut Hill College First Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup


quidditchVillanova University emerged victorious at the first Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup (PBLC) hosted at the College on Saturday, October 16.The tournament, sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Activities Team (CHAT) featured two Quidditch pitches with games playing simultaneously for spectators to view. The tournament included a costume contest open to all guests and participants and other Harry Potter themed surprises. The Chestnut Hill College team also collected books for the International Quidditch Association Book Drive. Colleges that participated in the tournament included Villanova University, Penn State University, Vassar College, the University of Maryland, Stoney Brook University, and Christopher Newport University.

The Griffin’s Quidditch team will next compete alongside 57 other Quidditch teams at the Intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup taking place November 13-14 at Dewitt Clinton Park, 52nd Street and 11th Avenue, New York City.

Featured Event: Empty Bowl Dinner


Chestnut Hill College, in partnership with the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN), will sponsor the 12th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, November 18, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in Sorgenti Arena.

The Empty Bowl Dinner, a popular event at the College and with the surrounding community, is the annual fundraising event for the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide food and shelter to local homeless families. Local businesses, schools, and potters donate clay bowls, while local restaurants donate soups, breads, and desserts. For a small fee, diners can select a hand-crafted bowl and enjoy fare from more than 59 restaurants and bakeries in the Philadelphia area. At the end of the evening, diners take home their empty bowl as a reminder of those who face hunger every day. Chestnut Hill College students volunteer as servers for the event, which attracted more than 700 attendees last year, and raised over $10,000 for NPIHN.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and children, and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For additional information, please call 215.247.4663.

Upcoming Events


SEPCHE Faculty Art Show


Monday, October 18 through
November 18, 2010

Dwight V. Dowley Gallery, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7022


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


Speaker: Thomas W. Yun, M.D.


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

School of Undergraduate Studies
Saturday Visit


Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

School of Continuing Studies Information Session


Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 6 p.m.
Social Room, Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7062

Fall Fair Trade Event


Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 12-4 p.m.
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7044

Play: Etty


Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Etty, a touring one-woman theatrical play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, tells the story of a young Jewish woman deported to Holland and her three-day journey to Auschwitz.
Social Room, Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7099

Graduate Studies Montessori Information Session


Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 1 p.m.
Logue Library
Information: 215.248.7193

School of Undergraduate Studies Open House


Saturday, November 13, 2010 at noon
St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

School of Graduate Studies Psy.D. Information Session


Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 1 p.m.
St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7193

Lecture: "Reflections of a Hidden Child During World War II"


Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Ruth Hartz
Social Room, Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7184

12th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner


Thursday, November 18, 2010
from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Sorgenti Arena, Martino Hall
Information: 215.247.4663