January 15, 2009
The Griffin News Update, a new e-newsletter created by the Office of Communications, features College mentions in the news, faculty highlights, events, and little-known facts about CHC.

Chestnut Hill College in the News

Rick Malloy, S.J. Ph.D. writes articles for America Magazine and Busted Halo

Rick Malloy, S.J. Ph.D., associate professor of cultural anthropology at Chestnut Hill College, penned "Marking a Mark" for America Magazine, a national Catholic weekly, and "Celebrating Christmas in Tough Times" for BustedHalo.

Story on Archbishop Marchetto’s Visit in The Catholic Standard and Times

Cecelia Cavanaugh, SSJ, Ph.D., was interviewed by The Catholic Standard and Times about Archbishop Marchetto’s visit and lecture at Chestnut Hill College. Archbiship Marchetto will speak on "The Love of Christ Towards Migrants" on Thursday, January 22, 2009 in the East Parlor.

David Contosta begins Book Tour for "Rebel Giants"

David Contosta, Ph.D., professor of history, will be going on the road to discuss his recent book, "Rebel Giants: The Revolutionary Lives of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin Abraham Lincoln." Here is a list of Dr. Contosta’s speaking engagements:
Tuesday, February, 10, 2009, 4:00 p.m.: Jorgensen Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
Thursday, February 12, 2009, 9:00-11:30 p.m.: Participant in round-table discussion, Old Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois.
Sunday, February 15, 2009: Center for Inquiry, Hollywood, California. Afternoon speaking engagement in Costa Mesa, California.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7:00 p.m.: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
Thursday, February 26, 2009, 5:00 p.m.: Union League Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
April 9-11, 2009: Center for Inquiry Conference, Washington, D.C.

Graduate Students Inspirational Story of Hope Captured in the Times Express

Liza Alvarado, who is pursuing a master's degree in counseling psychology at the College, was featured as a "Profile of Hope" in the December 22, 2008 of the Times Express in Lehigh Valley.

Stress- Less Holiday Tips featured in Roxborough Review and Leader

The Roxborough Review (.pdf) and West Oak Lane Leader published a piece with advice on de-stressing the holidays by Sheila Kennedy, SSJ, Ph.D, director of the counseling center at Chestnut Hill College.

Alumni News

Local Horror Writer and Chestnut Hill College Alum Featured in Bucks County Papers

David Kempf ’08, a resident of Bucks County and an alumnus of Chestnut Hill’s School of Graduate Studies was featured in an article in the Bristol Pilot about his budding career writing horror fiction. The story was also published in the Advance of Bucks County, Doylestown Patriot, Yardley News, and the New Hope Gazette.

Graduate Honored by Boys and Girls Club of Newark

Alumna Amira Hill ’08 was honored by The Boys and Girls Club of Newark Alumni Association on the Newark Live Web site and The Star Ledger for graduating from Chestnut Hill College with a master’s degree in education.

Athletic News

KYW News Radio Profiles Chestnut Hill College Basketball Player

Julian McFadden, a junior on Chestnut Hill College’s Basketball Team, was profiled on KYW News Radio for one of their “Sports Pods” on working and raising a young son while going to school and playing sports.

Event Spotlight

PHENND Conference

Friday, February 27, 2009
Chestnut Hill College will host the annual PHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development) Conference on February 27, 2009.

The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) is a consortium of 36 colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia area. PHENND works with its member institutions to find beneficial community-based service-learning partnerships. The consortium actively seeks to revitalize local communities and schools and foster civic responsibility among the region's colleges and universities.

The conference will cover topics such as volunteer income tax assistance, public benefits campaigns, and financial education. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Karen Gross, president of Southern Vermont College and a leader in academic and community development. More information about the conference can be found at PHENND’s Web site.

Did You Know?

Grant Awarded to the College for Service Learning

Chestnut Hill College is in the process of incorporating service-learning across all curriculums, where students will perform community service as part of an academic course. As a member institution of PHENND and Pennsylvania Campus Compact, Chestnut Hill College was chosen as one of eight schools to receive support from the three-year "Learn and Serve America" Grant to support service-learning initiatives on campus. Currently, five service-learning classes are volunteering with several community partners including Roxborough High School, St. Joseph's Villa and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. Current and future projects include documenting oral histories of the Sisters of St. Joseph, helping the Impact Thrift Store with business plans, and mentoring high school students through the Heart of the City course.

Upcoming Events:

Archbishop Marchetto to Speak at College

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, will speak at Chestnut Hill College in the East Parlor.

School of Undergraduate Studies Saturday Visit

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Continuing Studies Information Session

Monday, February 9, 2009 at 6 p.m.
The School of Continuing Studies will hold an information session for prospective students in the Social Room of Fournier Hall.

Public Lecture: Dr. Lawrence Little

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Associate Professor of African American History at Villanova University
Lecture Title: "The Quest for Black Citizenship and the Future of America"

School of Undergraduate Studies Saturday Visit

Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 10 a.m.

Tapestries of Kopanang Exhibit

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 through
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thirty-one embroidered panels tell the story of the Universe in this exhibit in the Dwight V. Dowley Gallery.

Spring Science and Religion Lecture:
Jay McDaniel

Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Professor of Religion, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
The Prophetic Witness of Chinese Spirituality for World Christianity
Social Room, Fournier Hall

College Hosting PHENND Conference

Friday, February 27, 2009
Chestnut Hill College will host the PHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development) Conference.

Continuing Studies Information Session

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The School of Continuing Studies will hold an information session for prospective students in the Social Room of Fournier Hall.

Spring Biomedical Speaker

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Randall W. Culp, M.D., one of the region’s "Top Doctors" and a rising star in the field of hand surgery will speak at the College.

School of Undergraduate Studies Saturday Visit

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10 a.m.

An Emerald Evening
Casino Night and Fundraiser

Saturday, March 14, 2009
May the luck of the Irish be with you at "An Emerald Evening," Chestnut Hill’s Annual Casino Fundraiser. Try your hand at Slot Machines, Black Jack, Roulette, and Texas Hold 'Em with the opportunity to win great prizes!

Master's Level Information Session

Saturday, March 21, 2009
The School of Graduate Studies will hold an information session for prospective students in St. Joseph Hall.

Public Lecture: John Dear, SJ

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Inaugural lecture for the College's Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation.