February 11, 2011
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


History Professor's New Book Featured in Chestnut Hill Local


David Contosta, professor of history, was interviewed by The Chestnut Hill Local about his new publication, "Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City, Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020." Contosta was also mentioned in an opinion column in the December 31 edition of the Local for his book, and was also interviewed for a story on WHYY Web site Newsworks on the topic of the Wissahickon divide.

Non-profit Joy of Sox Featured in "Citizen Kind" in Main Line Today


Adjunct professor Tom Costello's new non-profit, The Joy of Sox was featured in the Main Line Today's Citizen Kind blog in early January.

College Quidditch Team Featured in Story in International Quidditch Association E-Magazine


The College Quidditch team was featured in a spotlight article in the Daily Seer, the e-magazine for the International Quidditch Association.

Financial Aid Administrator Interviewed for Special College Guide in Delaware Today


Nick Flocco, director of financial aid, was interviewed for The College Guide in the January edition of Delaware Today.

College mentioned in Philadelphia Public School Notebook for Providing Special Education Courses for Teach for America


The College was mentioned in a recent article in The Notebook that discusses the scarcity of public school teachers certified for special education, and how local districts are tapping Teach for America participants for those positions.

College President Quoted in Catholic Star Herald on The Future of the Church


Sister Carol Jean Vale was quoted in The Catholic Star Herald for remarks she made at a recent forum on Catholic issues at St. Joseph's University.

College Students Interviewed About Holiday Shopping for Chestnut Hill Patch Article


Students from the College were interviewed for a holiday shopping article on the Chestnut Hill Patch Web site in December.

Chestnut Hill College Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education Article on Success Coaching


Jodie Smith, dean of enrollment management, was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education about using the services of Inside Track to provide success coaching for students. The article outlined how coaching is being used for recruitment and retention in admissions.

College Mentioned in Chestnut Hill Local for Participating in School in the Box Program


The College was mentioned in the December 16 edition of The Chestnut Hill Local for their fundraising efforts for the School In the Box program on Stag and Doe night in Chestnut Hill. Norwood Fontbonne Academy and Mount St. Joseph Academy also participated in the fundraiser.

Book Drive for Fitler Elementary Mentioned in Germantown Avenue Parents Blog


The book drive for Fitler Elementary School was mentioned in the Germantown Avenue Parents blog, which mentioned donating books as a service activity for Martin Luther King Day.

Time Out for Sports


College Lacrosse Coach Featured in Philly Lacrosse Story for Helping Win FIL World Championship


Lacrosse coach Brian Dougherty was interviewed on the Philly Lacrosse Web site for being a part of the U.S. National Team and for his contribution to their win at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship final. Coach Dougherty is also featured in an article on the LaxPower Web site on his first season coaching the Griffins.

Chestnut Hill Local Features Women's Basketball Win


The Chestnut Hill Local featured the women's basketball team in a story on their win over Georgian Court.

Men's Soccer Player Mentioned in Press of Atlantic City Article for 3-Year Honor


The Press of Atlantic City mentioned senior soccer player Julian Fernandez in a sports wrap-up for being named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate All-Academic Team for the third year in a row.

News Spotlight


Chestnut Hill College Becomes First Catholic College in Philadelphia Area to Attain Prestigious "All-Steinway" Status


Chestnut Hill College has announced on that it has joined an elite group of institutions worldwide that have achieved "All-Steinway" status. The designation was made official on January 6, 2011 with the purchase of new instruments from Jacobs Music Company. Now, College faculty and students will learn, practice and perform only on pianos designed by the world-famous Steinway & Sons, whose instruments are the piano of choice for serious musicians worldwide.

The College is one of five schools in the Philadelphia area to achieve the "All-Steinway" designation, and the only Catholic college in the area to do so. This impressive designation signifies the College's dedication to musical excellence and entrance into a select worldwide group of 124 "All-Steinway" colleges, conservatories and music schools.

For more information and photos of the new pianos, click here.

Upcoming Events


School of Undergraduate Studies
Saturday Visit


Saturday, February 12, at 10 a.m.
Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

Music Major Day


Saturday, February 12, at 10 a.m.
Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

Public Lecture
Speaker: Lawrence Little, Ph.D.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 7 p.m.
Redmond Room
Title: "Who Freed the Slaves? African Americans and the Civil War"
Information: 215.248.7184

Arc of Philadelphia, PDDC Art Show


Wednesday, March 16, 6 p.m.
Dwight V. Dowley Gallery, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7022

Public Lecture
Speaker: Teya Sepinuck from Theatre of Witness


Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
East Parlor
Information: 215.248.7099

18th Annual Biomedical Lecture
Speaker: Anthony P. Green, Ph.D.
Title: "The Nanotechnology Institute: Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Technology Commercialization"

Wednesday, April 6, 4 p.m.
Ben Franklin Director of the Nanotechnology Institute
East Parlor
Information: 215.248.7159

Public Lecture
Speaker: Helen Prejean, CSJ


Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Author, "Dead Man Walking"
Sorgenti Arena
Information: 215.248.7099

2nd Annual Scholarship Gala


Saturday, April 30, 6 p.m.
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.753.3692