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October 2016

October 2016

In this Issue

Scholarship award recipients pose at last year's conference.

Now in its fifth year, the Harry Potter Academic Conference hosted by Chestnut Hill College, has grown from nine presenters in 2012 to 38 in 2015, and from three hours to two days. This year’s conference will be held October 20-21. Its theme is “Tolerance.”

 
Students learn about the importance of philanthropy at a Wednesday "Fun at One” in March.

Getting the Scoop on Giving 
Giving of your time and money to help make life better for others is one definition of philanthropy. There are others along the same lines, and they all include the concept of “giving.”

Lily's Loop

The 8th Annual Walk for Lily’s Hope Foundation will take place on the College campus on Wednesday, October 12, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Piazza. Join members of the Council for Exceptional Children of Chestnut Hill College in a passport event that always offers fun and fellowship while raising money for this important cause.

Pa votes

If You Want to Vote in November, Make Sure You Register in October!
The race is heating up as across the country, everyone is gearing up for the 2016 presidential election. While we are still just about a month away from hitting the polls, it’s important to know that if you want to vote on November 8th, you have to be registered by October 11th to meet the PA voter registration deadline.

alumni conference

This year’s Fall Conference was a great success. More than 40 alumni gathered on a beautiful early fall day at SugarLoaf. 

sprint football

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the Chestnut Hill College community as they came out in large numbers to support the sprint football team in their home opening win over the Cornell Bears, 29-24.

move in day

Plan Ahead
Residence halls close for the various breaks during the fall semester. Please make your travel arrangements now in accordance with these dates and times. Specific details regarding each break will be distributed with procedures for proper check-out.

griffins in the news

Alumni, faculty, staff and students continue to make news and local news outlets continue to take notice. Griffins in the News lists some of the noteworthy mentions in the past weeks.

PHL interview

Did you know that Emily Schademan, director of student activities, and Patrick McCauley, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, were interviewed by MyPHL 17 about their respective roles in the upcoming Harry Potter weekend? 

This year’s crop of LENS participants.

As the LENS program begins its fifth year, its student participants’ commitment to service and mission is stronger than ever.

garden club

Two years ago, when Keely McCarthy, Ph.D., associate professor of English and coordinator of the writing program, began teaching both first-year writing and advanced writing courses on food and food-related issues, she never imagined the students would become so interested in what they were learning and the volunteer work they were doing, that they would ask the question, “Why can’t we start a garden on campus?”

Deborah Breidinger Vicario ’73 visits St. Joseph Hall in August with her daughter, Terra and grandson, Jake.

Sharing the Wonders of CHC
On a warm, late August afternoon, Deborah Breidinger Vicario ’73 gave in to her grandson’s requests to visit Chestnut Hill College and drove to the campus from her home in North Plainfield, N.J., with her daughter, Terra, and seven-year-old Jake.

Students line up to get their passports stamped following an event in Sorgenti Arena

Getting a passport allows one to travel the world, experience new cultures and try new things. And while Chestnut Hill College’s version of a passport doesn’t take you outside of the country or even the city for that matter, it shares the goal of getting students outside of their comfort zone.