March 31, 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

College Quidditch Team Mentioned in Hanover Sun and York Dispatch

The College Quidditch team was mentioned in two articles in the Hanover Sun and the York Dispatch for participating in several high school Quidditch tournaments.

College's All-Steinway Announcement Published in Catholic Standard and Times

The College's recent announcement that they attained All-Steinway status was published in the Catholic Standard and Times.

Professor's New Book Featured on Abington Patch Web site and Montgomery News

Ted Taylor, an adjunct professor at the College, was featured in the Abington Patch for his new book, "The Duke of Milwaukee -The Life and Times of Al Simmons Baseball's Forgotten Superstar." An article about Taylor's book was also featured in the Montgomery News.

Chestnut Hill Professor Interviewed on Radio Station WPHT 1210

Assistant Professor of Political Science Jacqueline C. Reich, Ph.D. , was a guest commentator discussing the evolving Egyptian crisis and its ramifications for the Middle East region on the Gary R'Nell talk radio show on WPHT 1210 AM.

Education Professor Featured in Chestnut Hill Local on Helping to Rebuild Libraries

Education professor Jessica Kahn, Ph.D. was featured in the Chestnut Hill Local for revitalizing Emlen Elementary's library and for helping to collect books for Fitler Elementary in Germantown.

Chestnut Hill College Benefactor's New Anti-Terrorism Novel Reviewed in Chestnut Hill Local

Dr. Rocco Martino, a benefactor of the College was featured in the Chestnut Hill Local for his new book, "9-11-11," an anti-terrorism novel.

Time Out for Sports

Senior Trenton Davidheiser Mentioned in Pottstown Mercury for Winning Sam Cozen Award

Men's basketball player Trenton Davidheiser was mentioned in the Pottstown Mercury for receiving the Sam Cozen Player of the Week award from the Philadelphia Area Small Colleges Coaches' Association.

Men's and Women's College Hoops Team Wins Highlighted in Chestnut Hill Local

The men's and women's basketball team received praise for their wins over Wilmington University in in the Chestnut Hill Local.

Chestnut Hill Local Features Men's Lacrosse Team for First Win of the Season

The Chestnut Hill Local featured the men's lacrosse team for their first win of the season.

Men's Lacrosse Receives Stream of National Media Mentions After Defeating Mercyhurst

The men's lacrosse team entered the national stage when they defeated No. 2 NCAA ranked Mercyhurst College on March 13 in Philadelphia. The Griffins also received votes in the USILA Division II poll after the win, and received press on, Philly Lacrosse, Lacrosse Magazine, and other media.


Naples News Reports College Alumna Promoted to Senior Vice President at Fifth Third Bank

Alumna Kathleen Leavesley '99 was featured in Naples News for her promotion to senior vice president of Fifth Third Bank.

Did You Know?

Sister Helen Prejean to Speak At College

Sister Helen Prejean, best-selling author of "Dead Man Walking" and anti-death penalty advocate, will present the lecture, "Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues" at Chestnut Hill College on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7 p.m. in Sorgenti Arena. The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation.

Sister Helen served on the board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty from 1985–1995, and served as Chairperson of the Board from 1993–1995. She is also a member of Amnesty International and an honorary member of Murder Victim Families for Reconciliation. Presently, she is the Honorary Chairperson of Moratorium Campaign, a group who is gathering signatures for a world-wide moratorium on the death penalty. Sister Helen's second book, "The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions," was published in December 2004.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, see the full press release or contact Catherine Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D. at 215.248.7099 or e-mail

Event Spotlight
2nd Annual Scholarship Gala

The second annual Chestnut Hill College Scholarship Gala will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 6 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of St. Joseph Hall.

Guests will be treated to delicious hors d' oeuvres and dinner with complementary beer and wine, and will spend the evening meeting Chestnut Hill College students who benefit from scholarships in their academic career. Highlights of the evening include dancing, a live auction, and a presentation from Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., president of Chestnut Hill College. All proceeds from the event benefit Chestnut Hill College student scholarships.

For more information, please contact Coco Minardi at 215.753.3692. To purchase tickets online, please go to

Upcoming Events

CORA Services Conference: The Autistic Young Adult: Transitional Changes

Friday, April 1, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Speaker: Nina Wall-Cote, MSS, LSW, director of the Bureau of Autism Services, Office of Developmental programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Information: 215.701.2629

Unified for Unifat Club Invisible Children Event

Monday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Sorgenti Arena
Student run club Unified for Unifat will sponsor an informational event for the non-profit, Invisible Children.

18th Annual Biomedical Lecture

Wednesday, April 6, 4 p.m.
"The Nanotechnology Institute: Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Technology Commercialization"
Speaker: Anthony P. Green, Ph.D.
Ben Franklin Director of the Nanotechnology Institute
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7159

Public Lecture
Speaker: Helen Prejean, CSJ
Author, "Dead Man Walking"

Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Sorgenti Arena, Martino Hall
Information: 215.248.7099

Student Musical: Once Upon A Mattress

Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.

Information: 215.753.3707

School of Undergraduate Studies
Saturday Visit

Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m.
Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

2nd Annual Scholarship Gala

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

School of Undergraduate Studies
Saturday Visit

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

Honors Convocation

Sunday, May 1
Sorgenti Arena, Martino Hall


Saturday, May 14