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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
College Featured in Stories in the Philadelphia Business Journal for Renovations and Comprehensive Campaign
The College was featured in an article in the print version of the Philadelphia Business Journal that discussed the current comprehensive campaign and new renovations on the main campus. A second blog article with a photo slide show of the renovations to the Michael and Margaret Carney McCaffrey '77 Lounge, the Jack and Rosemary Gulati '61 Complex, and the Commonwealth Chateau also featured the College.

Chestnut Hill Mentioned in USA Today Article on Former Women's Colleges
Chestnut Hill was mentioned in a story in USA Today about Georgian Court University's decision to become co-educational. The College is listed as one of several schools to make the switch in the past decade.

Chestnut Hill Local Features CHC Adjunct Professor's Filmmaking Talents
Adjunct professor Neal Dhand was the subject of an article in the Chestnut Hill Local that discusses his filmmaking talents and his most recent film.

Chestnut Hill Students Featured in Philadelphia Metro for Community Service Work
Members of the Class of 2016 who participated in the LENS (Leadership, Engagement and Service) Program were featured in the Philadelphia Metro for their service work around the Philadelphia area in late August.

College Professor Featured in Inquirer News Story for Collecting Books for Local Philadelphia Schools
Jessica Kahn, Ph.D., professor of education at Chestnut Hill, was featured in a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer for her mission to collect and distribute books to local Philadelphia public schools to help create libraries.

Chestnut Hill Local Features Autism Programs in Article
The Chestnut Hill Local featured the College in an article highlighting the new program and course offerings tailored to address and support adults with Autism. Rosemary Mullaly, program coordinator of the Chestnut Hill Autism Initiative Network and Dr. Rosemarie Manfredi, assistant professor of psychology and curriculum coordinator of ASD programs were interviewed for the article.

Alumna's Art Exhibit at College Brings Mentions from Local Media
Denise Love McDaid '62, who had a sculpture exhibit in the Dwight V. Dowley Gallery, was mentioned in a variety of community calendars in the area, including Main Line Today, the CBS Local Web site, the Springford Reporter, the Willow Grove Guide, Ambler Gazette, the Chestnut Hill Patch, and other local newspapers.

Alumna Named to Saint Gregory Order Featured in Pottstown Mercury Article
Mary Rochford '81, former superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was featured in an article in the Pottstown Mercury for being named to the pontifical Order of Saint Gregory the Great by Pope Benedict XVI.

Chestnut Hill Alum Featured in Local Article for Opera Talents
Ralph Tudisco '91 was featured in an article in the Chestnut Hill Local for founding the Amici Opera Company, and for performing the opera "King Lear" for the first time in the United States.

Time Out For Sports
Local Chronicles Men's Soccer Trip to the Olympics
The Chestnut Hill Local wrote a story about the men's soccer team trip to England during the Olympics and a brief season preview.

Women's Soccer Player Mentioned in Philadelphia Inquirer Round-Up
Women's soccer player Kaitlyn Pizzarro was mentioned in a sports round-up in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Philly Lacrosse Web Site Features Student's Commitment to Lacrosse Team
The Philly Lacrosse Web site featured Thomas McDermott of Ridley High School and his decision to commit to College's lacrosse team.

Event Spotlight
Empty Bowl Dinner Raises $30,000 for Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network
Community support and soup were abundant at this year's 14th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner at the College, which raised $30,000 dollars for the Northwest Interfaith Hospitality Network. The dinner host option, as well as new corporate sponsors, helped to top this year's total to the highest grossing dinner in the history of the College.


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Undergraduate Saturday Visit
Saturday, January 26, 2013
10 a.m., Saint Joseph Hall
Information: 215.248.7001

Institute for Religion and Science
Lecture: "Darwin and Religion"

Speaker: Edward B. Davis Ph.D.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
7 p.m., Commonwealth Chateau

Steinway Artist Series
Thursday, March 14, 2013
7 p.m., East Parlor

20th Annual Biomedical Seminar Series
Speaker: M. Celeste Simon, Ph.D.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
4 p.m., East Parlor
Information: 215.248.7159

Soldiers Project Training
Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Traumatization, and Self Care for Mental Health Professionals

Presenters: Nadine Bean, Ph.D., LCSW and Jocelyn Spencer Sagrati, LSW, CYT
Thursday, March 21, 2013
10 a.m., East Parlor
Information: 215.242.7736