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November 2016

November 2016

In this Issue

students in the classroom

Chestnut Hill College has just announced the addition of an interdisciplinary minor in European Union and European Studies to its academic roster. 

high school group

Audience members were in for a treat on opening night of the 5th annual Harry Potter Academic Conference — the first time the conference has dedicated a day specifically for high schoolers. 

President's Brunch

With Gratitude —

Streaming sunlight and unseasonably warm weather welcomed more than 100 guests to the 2016 President’s Circle Brunch held at the Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf on October 30.

Lily's Loop

The 8th Annual Lily’s Loop Walk attracted the largest group of walkers in its history on a perfect October day. More than 100 participants helped raise $975 to benefit the Lily’s Hope Foundation, which supports premature babies and their families with unexpected expenses due to the baby’s early arrival.

Artz Philadelphia

Now through November 18, ARTZ Philadelphia presents an exhibition of artwork created by their participants in CHC’s Dwight V. Dowley Gallery on the fifth floor of St. Joseph Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

reunion awards

It is time, once again, to nominate an alum for one of two awards bestowed annually by the Alumni Association. Please give this some thought and submit nominations for the following two awards:

CHC thanksgiving

Families of resident students should check their calendars and plan ahead. Finals are nearly upon your students and there's nothing like getting a delicious care package to ease the studying and test-taking.

Honey Badgers celebrate their win

When it comes to the annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup, only one sport reigns supreme at Chestnut Hill College. It just so happens, that sport is played on broomsticks.

griffins in the news

Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a story in The New York Times about the potential for voter fraud in Philadelphia.<


Did you know that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) selected CHC as a host of the 2016 Division II Campus Retreat Program?


When Garfield Jackson ’04 SCPS, chose to return to school in his late 50s, he did so because of his two sons. Four years later, Garfield’s experience led his wife of 47 years, Doris Jackson ’08 SCPS, to choose the School of Continuing & Professional Studies as well.

Clement Hall classroom

For years, renovating the classrooms in Clement Hall has been on the College’s capital improvement wish list. With the grant received from the Connelly Foundation last month, that wish can finally begin to come true.

biomedical lecture

The 23rd Annual Fall Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series featured husband and wife neonatologists who spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of students, faculty, staff and members of the larger community.

peer education

In 2012, the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) conducted a study on what has become a prevalent topic in sports at all levels: concussion. In 2016, Chestnut Hill College, thanks to the Mind Matters Challenge, took a huge step in advacing this topic forward even further.