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Griffin News UpdateGriffin News Update

The Griffin News Update, an e-newsletter created by the Office of Communications, features Chestnut Hill College mentions in the news, faculty highlights, and events.

Chestnut Hill College in the News
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Chestnut Hill College Program Mentioned on NBC-10 News Program
Steve Highsmith of NBC-10 News spoke with Paul Haughton, Ph.D., chief psychologist at CORA Services about the lack of services for autistic adults and the autism initiatives for adults being developed with Chestnut Hill College.

Junior Adrian Avena Wins Major Fishing Competition
Adrian Avena, a junior on the College's tennis team and an avid bass fisherman, recently swept the Champlain Northern EverStart in late June, and received a flurry of media mentions from bass fishing sites and his local paper, The Press of Atlantic City.

College Student Letter on Mentoring Receives Philadelphia Inquirer Nod
Jannel Morris, a student at the College, had a letter on her experiences mentoring for Big Brothers / Big Sisters published in the July 6, 2011 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Chestnut Hill Patch Web site Features Commonwealth Chateau in Two Articles
The Chestnut Hill Patch Web site featured the newly dedicated Commonwealth Chateau in two articles for the site. The first article focused on the history of the Chateau, followed by an extensive photo slide show of the renovations to the Chateau.

Chestnut Hill Local and the Philadelphia Inquirer Showcase College Art Professor's Work
Therese McGuire, SSJ, Ph.D., professor of art, was featured in the Chestnut Hill Local and the Philadelphia Inquirer for her stunning artwork and her ability to continue to paint after suffering a debilitating stroke that left her left side paralyzed.

College Featured on NEastPhilly.com for Father Judge Agreement
The College was featured in a story on NEastPhilly.com about the recent signing and agreement allowing the College to hold evening classes at Father Judge High School.

Students Make the Grade in Their Hometown Papers
Chestnut Hill students were recognized for their academic achievements in the Pottstown Mercury, the Lebanon Daily News, the News of Delaware County, the Pike County Dispatch, the South Schuylkill News, and the Cape May Star and Wave.

Time Out For Sports
South Philly Review Features Upcoming Griffin in Baseball Story
The South Philly Review wrote an article about Dom Raia, an accomplished baseball player who will be attending the College this fall.

New Coach Hire at College Features in Chestnut Hill Local Story
The Chestnut Hill Local wrote about the recent hiring of John Kelly as the new head of the softball program at Chestnut Hill.

Long Branch Patch Web Site Features New Griffin in Basketball Story
Zach Hoffman was featured in a story in the Long Branch, NJ Patch Web site about playing for Chestnut Hill in the fall and playing in summer leagues.

Did You Know?
College Launches New Autism Initiative

Chestnut Hill College will launch two academic programs to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) this fall.

The Clinical and Counseling Psychology program will offer a new concentration that will focus on ASD across the lifespan. The four courses may also be taken as a post-graduate certificate or licensure preparation credits. This program responds to Pennsylvania's Bureau of Autism Services determination of a critical need for more counselors who are well trained in mental health issues associated with autism.

A new 12-credit professional certificate focused on the needs of adults with ASD will also be offered in the fall. It is geared to professionals in varios human services positions, including those in the medical, employment, education, and public safety fields. The curriculum will address current and historical research and quality-of-life and family issues faced by adults with ASD. It will also provide training for professionals to serve and guide adults with ASD and their families to maximize independence and self-determination. Friends and family members of adults with ASD can also apply for this post-bachelor professional certificate.

In the future, the College hopes to forge community partnerships to provide therapeutic services, interventions, and state-mandated special education programs for individuals with ASD. For more information, please visit www.chc.edu/graduate

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Upcoming Events
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School of Undergraduate Studies
Saturday Visit

Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.
Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

Undergraduate Transfer Day
Wednesday, August 10, 11 a.m.
Information: 215.248.7001

New Residential Student Move-In Day
August 26, 2011
Information: 215.248.7118

President's Circle Donor Recognition Celebration
Sunday, September 18
Information: 215.753.3692

Family Weekend
October 22

Undergraduate Saturday Visit
Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m.
Fournier Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

29th Annual Golf Invitational
Monday, September 26
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
Reservations: 215.248.7159

18th Annual Biomedical Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 28, 4 p.m.
Speaker: Michael Seiden, M.D., Ph.D.
President of Fox Chase Cancer Center
Information: 215.248.7159

2nd Annual Brotherly Love Cup
Saturday, October 15 spacer