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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
Senior Adrian Avena Featured in Vineland Daily Journal for Bass Fishing Competition
Senior Adrian Avena was recently featured in the Vineland Daily Journal for his fundraising efforts to be able to attend the Walmart FLW National Bass Fishing Tour in 2012.

College Expansion Plan Approval by the CHCA Mentioned on Hidden City Blog and Newsworks Web Site
The Hidden City Blog and Newsworks Web site wrote stories about the College's endorsement by the Chestnut Hill Community Association for the College's amended Master Plan. Stories were also written in The Chestnut Hill Local.

Empty Bowl Dinner Receives Numerous Media Mentions
The College's 13th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner to benefit the Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network received numerous media mentions in the Chestnut Hill Patch, The Chestnut Hill Local, Newsworks.com and other Web sites.

Early Education Professor's Keynote Speech Mentioned in Bucks County Herald
Debra Lawrence, associate professor at the College, was mentioned in the Bucks County Herald for being the keynote speaker for the Bucks County Association for the Education of Young Children (BCAEYC) in early October.

"West Wing" Star Melissa Fitzgerald's Talk at College Mentioned on Philly.com
Melissa Fitzgerald, actor and daughter of College board member Carol Fitzgerald was mentioned on Philly.com for the "Voices of Uganda program" she presented at the College in late October. A story about Fitzgerald and her documentary, "Staging Hope," was also in The Chestnut Hill Local.

Fair Trade Event Featured in Local Publications
The College's Fair Trade Event on November 9th was featured in the online calendars of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Main Line Today Magazine, and the Philly Fun Guide.

Civil War Conference at College mentioned in Chronicle of Higher Education, Chestnut Hill Local, and Philly.com
The recent conference, "Legacy of the Civil War," was featured in articles in The Chestnut Hill Local, and was mentioned on Philly.com and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Time Out For Sports
New York Post Story Features Basketball Player's Commitment to Attend Chestnut Hill
The New York Post wrote a feature on Brittany McDonough committing to play basketball at Chestnut Hill.

Chestnut Hill Local and Philly Lacrosse Web Site Features College's New Athletic Hall of Fame
The Chestnut Hill Local and www.phillylacrosse.com wrote a story on the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame, and the induction of its first members in late October.

Alumna Featured in Story in Delaware's Cape Gazette
Tara Funk '70 was featured in a story in the Cape Gazette for becoming a partner at Gallery One in Ocean View.

Alumna Mentioned in Courier Post Story for New Role at LEAP Academy University Charter School
Nancy Hopkins-Evans '86 was mentioned in a recent Courier Post story for her new role as chief academic officer of LEAP Academy University Charter School.

Event Spotlight
Carol Night and Christmas Decorating
A long standing tradition at Chestnut Hill College, the 35th annual Carol Night will take place on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of St. Joseph Hall.

This holiday celebration includes student performances by the Wind and Jazz Ensemble, the Hill Singers, and the Men's Singing Group. The program will include a lively selection of holiday favorites and features a visit from Santa.

In keeping with College tradition, the Rotunda and campus will be decorated for the holiday season, courtesy of the undergraduate classes of Chestnut Hill. This holiday decorating tradition, celebrating its 84th year, was started by the first graduating class at Chestnut Hill College in 1927.

Carol Night


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Alumni Christmas on the Hill
December 2-11, 2011
Information: 215.248.7016.

35th Annual Carol Night - Tonight!
Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7194

School of Undergraduate Studies Saturday Visit
Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m.
Information: 215.248.7001

Annual Christmas Concerts
Saturday, December 3, 3 p.m.
Cathedral Village, Roxborough
Sunday, December 4, 3 p.m.
College Auditorium
Information: 215.248.7194

School of Continuing & Professional Studies Information Session
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 10 a.m.
Information: 215.248.7062