IDHP Students Tour Chestnut Hill Community as Part of New Learning Initiative

A group of students from the Interdsiciplinary Honors Program at Chestnut Hill College will tour various Chestnut Hill locations including Woodmere Art Museum and the Chestnut Hill Local on Aug.21 as part of a new initiative called Chestnut Hill as Text (CHAT). 

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Connections Newsletter Details Student and Alumni Happenings both on and off Campus

The December edition of the Connections newsletter has just been released. Featured this month is the sprint football pep rally, the success of Harry Potter weekend and the CHC Quidditch team, a preview of holiday events, a recap of the WWI Conference and much more! 


CHC's Janice Kuklick Quoted in U.S News and World Report 

 Chestnut Hill College’s Janice Kuklick, physical education department chair, was recently quoted in U.S. News and World Report, where she discussed quality lunchtime workouts. Read the story here.

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Chestnut Hill College Announces the Addition of Women's Bowling for the 2015-16 Academic Year

Just a few months after joining the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), Chestnut Hill College Director of Athletics and Recreation Lynn Tubman is proud to announce the addition of women's bowling to the College's athletic roster. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) program will begin play during the 2015-2016 academic year, bringing the number of intercollegiate athletics programs offered at Chestnut Hill College to 20. 

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Beloved Chestnut Hill College Tradition of Carol Night Returns for 38th Year 

The Chestnut Hill College Music Department hosts the 38th Annual Carol Night Friday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall. The holiday concert will feature performances from the College’s primary musical ensembles which include the Jazz Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Chestnut Hill Winds and Hill Singers.   

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Chestnut Hill College Opens its Doors for the Fall Theater Season

The Chestnut Hill College Mask and Foil Drama Club presents its fall production, “Who Am I This Time? & Other Conundrums of Love,” on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m. All shows are in the College’s auditorium. 

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 Chestnut Hill College Welcomes Quantum Chemist

The Chestnut Hill College community welcomes Michelle Francl, Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College chemistry department chair, who will present her lecture “Working at the Subtle Edge: The Intersection of Science and Religion,” Tuesday, November 18, at 7 p.m., at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill. 

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CHC’s director of career development, quoted on the education website 

Nancy Dachille, CHC’s director of career development, was recently quoted on the education website, where she gave advice on choosing a career. The story was picked up by the Huffington Post. Read more 

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Chestnut Hill College Hires Sprint Football Head Coach

In a series of firsts at the College, Director of Athletics and Recreation Lynn Tubman is pleased to announce the selection of Mike Pearson as the College’s first head coach for sprint football.


Chestnut Hill College Sprint Football Kicks Off with Inaugural Pep Rally

Chestnut Hill College kicks off the new sprint football athletic program with a pep rally on Wednesday, November. 5th at 2:15 PM in Sorgenti Arena. 


Chestnut Hill College to Host Seminar on Seeing One Another Through the Eyes of the Heart

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation will sponsor the seminar “Facing Another: The Gift and Challenge of an Encounter” Saturday, November 22, at SugarLoaf Hill, Commonwealth Chateau, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This all-day seminar will invite participants to reflect on, learn about and question – “the power of the face” to call forth in those who “see” new revelations about themselves, as well as the one being seen.       

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Chestnut Hill College to Host Urban Sustainability Conference

The Third Annual Urban Sustainability Conference for Colleges and Universities comes to Chestnut Hill College on Wednesday, October 22, from 10-3, in the Rotunda and the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. The conference, sponsored by the CHC Sustainability Task Force or Green Team, covers environmental issues and ways to improve them, and helps colleges and universities learn more about trends in sustainability jobs and career fields.  

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Chestnut Hill College Psychology Professors Earn Fellowship Status 

Chestnut Hill College professors Scott Browning, Ph.D., ABPP, and Joseph A. Micucci, Ph.D., ABPP, have received recognition by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and the American Psychological Association (APA), respectively. Honors such as these can benefit both the professionals who earn them and their respective institutions.  

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Chestnut Hill College Welcomes Renowned Expert in Juvenile Law and Advocate for Children's and Women's Rights 

The Chestnut Hill College community welcomes attorney Marsha Levick, Esq., deputy director and chief counsel of Philadelphia’s nonprofit Juvenile Law Center, on Monday, November 3, at 2:15 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.  


Chestnut Hill College Alumna to Speak at Business Lecture Series

 Elizabeth Marron Cooper, ’71, CEO and founder of the marketing and advertising agency, Princeton Insights, will speak at Chestnut Hill College’s Business Lecture Series, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m., in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.  


Women Deacons Advocate to Speak at Chestnut Hill College

Author, scholar and Hofstra University Department of Religion Professor Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D., will speak to the Chestnut Hill College community about the advocacy of women deacons, Sunday, November 9, from 2-4 p.m., at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill.  


Chestnut Hill College Professors Offer Advice on Online Research

Chestnut Hill College professors Susan Magee, Jacqueline C. Reich, and Sister Mary Jo Larkin, all contributed to a Choice Blog article on how online research has changed how students write research papers.    


Chestnut Hill College, Albright College Agree on Pathway from Albright Bachelor's to Select Chestnut Hill Grad Programs

Chestnut Hill College and Albright College have finalized an agreement that offers Albright graduates streamlined admission and benefits to enrolling in select master’s programs in Chestnut Hill College’s School of Graduate Studies.   

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Chestnut Hill College Welcomes Renowned Local Singer, Paula Johns

Cabaret, jazz and big band musician, Paula Johns, known as “La Chanteuse de Jazz,” will perform at Chestnut Hill College on Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m., in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. 


CHC Graduate, Mike Melnychenko '14, Selected in Sixth Round of National Lacrosse League Draft

 After four historic seasons (2011-2014) with the Chestnut Hill College men’s lacrosse team, Michael Melnychenko ’14 (St. Catharines, Ontario) will continue his career at the professional level. The College’s all-time leader in nearly every offensive category and now the first to be drafted into a professional league, Melnychenko was selected by the Buffalo Bandits with the 49th overall pick (sixth round) in the 2014 National Lacrosse League (NLL) Draft at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre on Monday, September 22. 

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Chestnut Hill College Music Professor Wins Prestigious International Composition Award

Edward Strauman, Ph.D., associate professor of music, won third prize in the 2014 Sofia International Composition Competition in Bulgaria for his work “The Musical Voices of St. Mark Basilica.” The competition is an annual event which is open to participants in all countries throughout the world. 


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Chestnut Hill College to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of World War I with Legacy Conference

As part of its legacy conference series, Chestnut Hill College will host “The Legacy of World War I: An Interdisciplinary Conference,” on Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15, 2014. The conference, which was organized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, while highlighting the significant changes still felt from its aftermath to this day, is open to the public and will be held at the Commonwealth Chateau, on the College’s SugarLoaf Hill campus.  Registration is required.

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Face to Face Portrait Exhibition Continues at Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College, Studio Incamminati's partner in the new Integrated Art Studio major, presents  "Face to Face: The Craniofacial Program Portrait Project Exhibition."

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 Chestnut Hill College Professor Showcases Art Exhibition

 Award-winning artist, Margie Thompson, SSJ, M.F.A., associate professor of art and coordinator of art studio programs at Chestnut Hill College, will have her work showcased in the exhibition, "The Burning Bush and Other Encounters in the Landscape" at the Shops at Green Wolf's Village Barn in Skippack, Pa., until September 28, 2014.

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Theology Professor, Nancy Howell, to Give Lecture at Chestnut Hill College

Theology professor, Nancy R. Howell, Ph.D., will deliver the lecture, “Kanzi, Pan-Homo Culture and Theological Primatology,” at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill, on October 7, at 7 p.m.   

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Chestnut Hill College Hosts Book Discussion and Signing by Renowned Author, Dan Rottenberg

Chestnut Hill College welcomes Dan Rottenberg, author of “The Outsider, Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment,” to discuss the book and sign copies. The event takes place Thursday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. on the College’s SugarLoaf Hill campus. In 2006, CHC bought the 30-acre Sugarloaf Estate from the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation for $11 million, doubling the size of its campus.  

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Chestnut Hill College Welcomes Body Image Researcher

The psychology department will host lecturer, David B. Sarwer, Ph.D., a psychologist from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, on Monday, September 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. He will present the symposium “Psychological Aspects of Physical Appearance: Cosmetic Enhancement to Treating Disfigurement” that will provide an overview of more than two decades of research conducted on the psychosocial aspects of physical appearance at the Center for Human Appearance at Penn.  

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Music Department to Welcome Maeve Hoglund for Concert and Master Class

In partnership with Music and Arts, Chestnut Hill College will welcome critically acclaimed soprano Maeve Hoglund to the campus to perform a concert and offer music department students a master class.

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Cancer Center Researcher to Deliver Lecture at Chestnut Hill College

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Hill College welcomes Jack Goldberg, M.D., F.A.C.P., who will deliver the lecture “E. Pluribus Unum: Leukemia from Patients to Bench and Back again,” for its 21st Annual Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 1, at 3:30 p.m., in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.   

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 DVEC Awards Scholarships to Two Chestnut Hill College Students 

 The Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC) awarded two $1,500 scholarships to Chestnut Hill College students, junior Christopher Alford and Andrew Bleckner.  

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Two Chestnut Hill College Students Recognized with American Psychological Award

Chestnut Hill College doctoral students, Allison Abrahamson, M.S., and Rebeccah A. Bernard, M.A., M.S., have received the 2014 American Psychological Association Award for a Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology for their creation of the Human Rights Forum on campus.    


Soldiers Project Pennsylvania to Host Clinician Training to Discuss Understanding and Treating Trauma in Military Children  

Chestnut Hill College will host a training for the Soldiers Project Pennsylvania on Understanding and Treating Trauma in Military Children on Thursday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall.  

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Chestnut Hill College Joins Collegiate Sprint Football League, Grows Griffin Pride  

Starting in the fall of 2015, Chestnut Hill will begin play in the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), bringing a new sport and a new sense of Griffin pride to the College.

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Chestnut Hill College Appoints Dr. Wolfgang Natter Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty   

 College President Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D, announced today the appointment of Dr. Wolfgang Natter as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, effective July 15, 2014.   


Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement Program Now Offered in Chestnut Hill College Education Department

Beginning in fall 2014, the 12 credit, four-course Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)endorsement program will focus on identification, assessment, instructional planning, and interventions across settings and grade levels in order to improve a teacher’s skills in dealing with complex classroom settings. 


Music Composition by Edward Strauman, Ph.D. Selected in International Competition for Performance  

Edward Strauman, Ph.D., associate professor of music, was selected to have his composition, “Don’t Breathe a Word,” performed by the Fifteen Minutes of Fame: PASSIONE string quartet on May 25, 2014 at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, Romania. 


Chestnut Hill College Inducts New Students into the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society

Chestnut Hill College inducted 11 new members into the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society at a ceremony held on campus on April 10, 2014. 


Chestnut Hill College Named One of Top Forensic Biology Program 

In a recent article released by, Chestnut Hill College was named one of 15 public and private colleges and universities with the best forensic biology programs in the country. Chestnut Hill was ranked fifth on the list, recognized for a minimum of 121 credit hours of course work, a senior seminar in biology, offering students with a GPA of 3.0 and greater the opportunity to join Sigma Zeta, the national science and mathematics honor society, and for advanced coursework options. 


NBC Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Tracy Davidson to Deliver Commencement Address

Tracy Davidson, Emmy award-winning journalist, motivational speaker, and a graduate student in the College’s holistic spirituality program will deliver the 87th Commencement address on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at the College.   


Chestnut Hill College Alumna Featured on CBS-3 “Brotherly Love” Segment for Local Non-Profit

Fran Wasserman, ’12 SCPS was featured on the CBS-3 “Brotherly Love” segment for her non-profit, The Baby Bureau. The Baby Bureau, located in Fort Washington, is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping underserved mothers by providing “Baby Bundles” of clothing for newborn babies after delivery. The bundles are distributed by community social service organizations.


Chestnut Hill College Music Department Presents Spring Instrumental Concert

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Chestnut Hill College Music Department presents their annual spring instrumental concert on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. 


Chestnut Hill College Faculty Member’s Research Featured in ESPN Magazine Article  

George Diemer, Ph.D., assistant professor of business, was mentioned in an ESPN Magazine article, “Portrait of a Point Shaver” for a study that was published in the International Journal of Sport Finance last August. The article is a feature story in the March 2014 “Conspiracy” Issue about the College point shaving ring at the University of San Diego.  


College Participates in National Survey for Student Engagement

Chestnut Hill students! Are you interested in improving educational programs and activities? Use your voice and make sure you complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) this year!


Black History Month Lecture to Discuss Catholic Social Thought, Black Theology and Civil Rights in America

Lawrence Little, Ph.D., associate professor of African American history at Villanova University will present the lecture, “Catholic Social Thought, Black Theology, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in America” on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7 the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. The lecture, held in commemoration of Black History month, is sponsored by the history program, the History Club, and Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society.

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Griffins Open Inaugural Track Season at Collegeville Classic

The Collegeville Classic held on January 24 at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., marked the first competition for the Chestnut Hill College men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track team’s inaugural season. The Griffin men placed 10th out of 10 teams with 22 total points while the Griffin women ranked 15th of 15 teams with four points. West Chester University claimed first in the women’s team results, 90.50 total points, while their men’s side tied York College and St. Joseph’s University with 71 total points apiece.


21st Annual Biomedical Lecture Series to Discuss Italian Art and Links to Human Anatomy

Kevin Petti, Ph.D., professor in the departments of science and health at San Diego Miramar College will present the lecture, “Anatomy Italiana: From the Renaissance Dissection Theater to the Sistine Chapel,” at the 21st Annual Biomedical Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 12, at 3 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

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Senior Kelly Dennis Designated as Finalist for Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup

Women’s tennis senior captain Kelly Dennis (Cincinnati, Ohio), who embodies what it means to be a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) DII student-athlete at Chestnut Hill College, has been selected as one of five finalists for the 10th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. Founded by Athletes for a Better World (ABW), a non-profit organization committed to changing the culture of American sports, the Wooden Cup is unique award presented annually to athletes, collegiate and professional, who serve as outstanding role models.


College Announces Partnership with Pyeongtaek University in South Korea

Chestnut Hill College celebrated the new study abroad partnership with Pyeongtaek University in South Korea on January 16th with a reception that included remarks by Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., president of the College and Pyeongtaek University President, Cho Ki-Hung. The reception was sponsored by the Office of Global Education at the College.