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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
"Brotherly Love" Segment on College Education Professor Rebroadcast on CBS
Over the Christmas holiday, the story about Professor of Education Jessica Kahn and her mission to revitalize the library at Fitler Academics Plus School in Germantown was rebroadcast on CBS.

Don Cresswell Lecture at Civil War Conference Mentioned in Springfield Sun
A photo of Don Cresswell of the Philadelphia Print Shop giving a lecture on print portraits of Abraham Lincoln at the College's Civil War Conference appeared in the December 2, 2011 edition of the Springfield Sun.

College Mentioned in Philadelphia Magazine Story on Local Architects
The College is mentioned in a story in the December 2011 issue of Philadelphia Magazine for giving local architects Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake their first commissioned work.

College President Reappointment Featured in Local Newspapers
Sister Carol Jean Vale's reappointment for an additional five-year term as president of the College was mentioned in a photo and caption in The Chestnut Hill Local. There were also mentions on WHYY's Newsworks Web site, and in the Springfield Sun.

College Mentioned in Newsworks Article for Music Partnership with Roxborough High School
The College was mentioned on Roxborough High School's first performance of their new band and the expansion of their music programs at the school.

College included in Philadelphia Inquirer Article on Tuition at Local Catholic Colleges
Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Financial Affairs Lauri Strimkovsky was quoted in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Chestnut Hill's increased spending on institutional support.

Time Out For Sports
Lacrosse Legend and College Hall of Fame Inductee Betty Shellenberger on Lacrosse Radio Network Show
Betty Shellenberger, an inaugural member of the College's Athletic Hall of Fame who also established lacrosse as a sport at Chestnut Hill, was a guest on the Lax High Radio Show on the Lacrosse Radio Network.

Men's Basketball Athletes Featured in Sports Round-Up in Gloucester County Times
Junior Mark DiRugeris, freshman Luke Dickson (Pitman) and freshman Alssene Sanitilus were featured in a sports round-up in the Gloucester County Times.

Women's Basketball Team See out 2011 with Featured Article in the Chestnut Hill Local
The women's basketball team was featured in the Chestnut Hill Local for winning their last game in 2011 against Mercy College.

College Alumna Mentioned in NJ.com Article for New Board Appointment
Dr. Catherine Hebson McVicker '65 was featured in an NJ.com article for being named chair of the board of trustees at Raritan Valley Community College.

Irish Voice Features College Board Member and Benefactor in Recent Edition
The Irish Voice published profiles of Carol McCullough Fitzgerald, a member of the College board of directors and James Maguire, a major benefactor of the College in December.

Event Spotlight
19th Annual Biomedical Lecture Series Speaker
Dr. Dawn Bonnell, trustee professor of materials science and director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the 19th Annual Biomedical lecture on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

As one of the country's top leaders in nanotechnology, Dr. Bonnell was a key participant at the 2010 National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. At the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania, she has generated new research programs that cross disciplinary boundaries linking engineering and life science. The lecture is free and open to the public.


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School of Undergraduate Studies
Saturday Visits

February 18, March 17,
and March 31 10 a.m.
Information: 215.248.7001.

School of Continuing & Professional Studies Information Session
Saturday, February 7
and March 14, 10 a.m.
Information: 215.248.7062

Lecture: "Human Trafficking in Our Backyard of Philly"
Wednesday, February 8, 4:00 p.m.
Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall

Musical: "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying"
February 9,10, 7:30 p.m.
February 11, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

19th Annual Biomedical Seminar
Wednesday, February 15, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Dawn Bonnell, Ph.D
Director Nano/Bio Interface Center
The University of Pennsylvania
Information: 215.248.7159

Soldiers Project Training
"Insights from the Field: Addressing the Spiritual Healing Needs of Veterans and their Loved Ones"

Thursday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.
East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7028

Drama: "A Raisin in the Sun"
Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 p.m.

School of Graduate Studies Information Session
Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.
St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7193

Steinway Artist Series
Performance by Meral Güneyman
Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7022

Katherine M. and William E. Schubert Memorial Lecture
Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Motherhouse Auditorium
Speaker: Nelson Shanks
Information: 215.248.7089