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Fireworks on New Year's Eve
January 3, 2017

We have chosen the top stories of the past six months to ring in the new year, and we hope you enjoy reading them again.

CHC's website home page
December 20, 2016

Chestnut Hill College unveiled a new home page over winter break designed to appeal to a range of visitors while improving its message to the primary and largest audience--prospective students and their families. 

shoveling
December 16, 2016

The temperature is dropping and forecasts call for snow. Time to get shovels ready! 

Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., President of Chestnut Hill College
December 16, 2016

Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., will remain at the helm for another five-year term, having been reappointed as President of Chestnut Hill College by the Board of Directors on December 12.

The class of 1966 was inducted as the newest Golden Griffins during Reunion Weekend 2016.
December 16, 2016

The Alumni Relations Office is an extremely busy place all year 'round. We take you back for a look at what's been happening in the last few months.

Clement Hall classroom
December 16, 2016

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.

Griffins in the News logo
December 14, 2016

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

The Griffins home opener game against Princeton in September 2015.
December 14, 2016

When Mike Pearson, head sprint football coach, first got the job in November 2014, he had a two-year plan in mind to build the program from scratch.

Deborah Breidinger Vicario ’73 visits St. Joseph Hall in August with her daughter, Terra and grandson, Jake.
December 14, 2016

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.

Aaron Abdullah carries the American flag at CHC’s Commencement in May 2016. He earned his B.S. through SCPS and also earned his M.Ed. at CHC. Abdullah also is a military veteran.
December 14, 2016

CHC's School of Continuing & Professional Studies celebrates 20 years of educating adult learners.

Sister Carol and Owen Frenia
December 14, 2016

Inspiring Youngster Throws out Ceremonial Pitch at 3rd Annual CHC Night at the Phillies
Sister Carol gives Owen Frenia a chance on the mound.

Fall Convocation 2016
December 14, 2016

In 2020, Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, NASA will launch a mission to Mars and Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Election 2016 button
December 14, 2016

History may one day remember the election of President Donald J. Trump as a manifestation of the inevitable.
Guest editorial by Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science

Qianna Snooks
December 14, 2016

Stephen Berk, Ph.D., ABPN, was a full-time faculty member in the Psy.D. program who was often considered a role model on how to balance a stellar career with being a dedicated father, husband and friend. After his death in 2012, The Stephen N. Berk Memorial Award was created to honor his life’s work.

high school group
December 14, 2016

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. 

Sister Carol Jean Vale
December 14, 2016

The Board of Directors of Chestnut Hill College reappointed Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., as President of the College for a sixth and final term of a maximum of five years, effective July 1. 

massey senior seminar
December 8, 2016

College is the culmination of four years of hard work, long study hours and students finding and pursuing a passion to one day turn into a career.

student life symposium
December 8, 2016

The Student Life Department recently hosted its second Student Life Symposium. The event is designed to provide time for personal and professional enrichment while encouraging dialogue between campuses.

Men's Basketball team
December 8, 2016

Did you know that CHC’s men’s basketball team recently beat a Division I opponent for the first time in program history? 

Griffins in the News logo
December 8, 2016

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.

Alumni at Holiday Cheer
December 8, 2016

The holiday season is upon us, filled with joy and … alumni events!

NCAA retreat
December 8, 2016

When Mike West, head women’s basketball coach, returned from the NCAA Division II (D-II) Identity Workshop last summer, he brought back the opportunity for Chestnut Hill to participate in the NCAA D-II Campus Retreat Program.

Seth Jacobson '07
December 8, 2016

Seth Jacobson ’07 has been selected for the William Penn Fellowship, a two-year fellowship in Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s office beginning in August 2017. 

keep calm and carry on
December 8, 2016

No matter what holiday you celebrate, every year the holiday season brings stress along with the joy. How do you make the holidays a cheerful time in spite of the tasks we face and the stressors we often feel now?

Heart of the City class outside Pat Toomey's office
December 8, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, and Ryan Murphy, director of service-learning, co-taught the course called Heart of the City this fall. 

Pam King, cybersecurity conference
December 8, 2016

Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in America and home to close to 50 colleges and universities, and none of them have an undergraduate cybersecurity degree program. That is, until now. 

Teach in participants
December 8, 2016

The country’s largest Catholic social justice conference was held in mid-November, bringing nearly 2,000 high school and college students together to learn, reflect, pray, network and advocate in the context of the Catholic faith tradition.

Sister Rita Michael Scully
December 7, 2016

For more than four years, Rita Michael Scully, SSJ, M.A., associate professor of English, has traveled the streets of center city Philadelphia, delivering socks to the homeless. Twice a month on Saturdays, she makes her way up and down Market Street always ending her journey at Old St. Joseph’s Church on Willings Alley for Mass.

Eva Kor
December 7, 2016

Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, has made several trips abroad with Eva Mozes Kor, who, with her late twin sister, Miriam, were part of the infamous WW II experiments conducted on twins at Auschwitz by Dr. Josef Mengele.

Election 2016 button
December 7, 2016

History may one day remember the election of President Donald J. Trump as a manifestation of the inevitable. - Guest editorial by Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science

Qianna Snooks
December 7, 2016

Stephen Berk, Ph.D., ABPN, was a full-time faculty member in the Psy.D. program who was often considered a role model on how to balance a stellar career with being a dedicated father, husband and friend. After his death in 2012, The Stephen N. Berk Memorial Award was created to honor his life’s work.

basketball
December 1, 2016

DIVISION II CHC BEATS DIVISION I COPPIN STATE
CHC's men’s basketball team recently beat a Division I opponent for the first time in program history. The Division II Griffins defeated Coppin State (Baltimore, Md.), 76-73, on November 28 

December 1, 2016

CHC's men’s basketball team recently beat a Division I opponent for the first time in program history. The Division II Griffins defeated Coppin State (Baltimore, Md.), 76-73, on November 28 — a school that has made four appearances in the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament.

December 1, 2016

CHC's men’s basketball team recently beat a Division I opponent for the first time in program history. The Division II Griffins defeated Coppin State (Baltimore, Md.), 76-73, on November 28 — a school that has made four appearances in the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament.

Artz Philadelphia
November 11, 2016

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.

athletics
November 11, 2016

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

griffins in the news
November 11, 2016

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.

Honey Badgers celebrate their win
November 11, 2016

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.

CHC thanksgiving
November 11, 2016

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.

Jacksons
November 11, 2016

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.

reunion awards
November 11, 2016

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:

Lily's Loop
November 10, 2016

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.

President's Brunch
November 10, 2016

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.

peer education
November 10, 2016

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.

high school group
November 10, 2016

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. 

students in the classroom
November 10, 2016

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

biomedical lecture
November 10, 2016

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.

Clement Hall classroom
November 10, 2016

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.

David Contosta votes in a mock primary election
October 25, 2016

Election Day, November 8th, is only two weeks away and across the Chestnut Hill College campus, faculty in the History and Political Science Department have been helping to prepare and educate students, faculty and staff before the big day.

HP PHL17
October 21, 2016

My PHL 17 was in town this morning to interview CHC Quidditch players before they take the pitch on Saturday and talk all things Harry Potter weekend. View the clip here.

PHL interview
October 7, 2016

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? 

griffins in the news
October 7, 2016

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.

move in day
October 7, 2016

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.

alumni conference
October 7, 2016

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

Pa votes
October 7, 2016

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.

sprint football
October 7, 2016

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.

Deborah Breidinger Vicario ’73 visits St. Joseph Hall in August with her daughter, Terra and grandson, Jake.
October 6, 2016

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.

garden club
October 6, 2016

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?”

This year’s crop of LENS participants.
October 6, 2016

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

Students line up to get their passports stamped following an event in Sorgenti Arena
October 6, 2016

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.

Lily's Loop
October 6, 2016

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.

Students learn about the importance of philanthropy at a Wednesday "Fun at One” in March.
October 6, 2016

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.”

Scholarship award recipients pose at last year's conference.
October 6, 2016

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.”

 
Dr. Mary Lenore Keszler
September 20, 2016

CHC’s 23rd Annual Fall Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series will be presented by the Biology Department on Wednesday, October 5, at 2 p.m. in the East Parlor.

Quidditch
September 10, 2016

From TV stations in Arizona to news outlets in Peru to top online sites such as E! Online, everyone is taking notice of the Harry Potter Weekend.

Harry Potter screen shot
September 7, 2016

Did you know that news of CHC’s Harry Potter Weekend went viral just before Labor Day Weekend, with online sites around the world picking up the story?

Joan Chittister, OSB
September 7, 2016

Joan Chittister, OSB, an outspoken advocate of justice, peace and equality will give a presentation, hold a Q & A session and sign her books on Sunday, September 25.

Sister Carol and Owen Frenia
September 7, 2016

Inspiring Youngster Throws out Ceremonial Pitch at 3rd Annual CHC Night at the Phillies
Sister Carol gives Owen Frenia a chance on the mound.

Social Just Us food collection
September 7, 2016

In Service for Social Justice
The Social Just-US Club, launched in the spring of 2013, provides an opportunity for criminal justice students to pursue discipline-specific activities highlighting the social justice perspective.

d2 ADA logo
September 7, 2016

D2 ADA Awards Latest Example of CHC’s Commitment to Student-Athletes
Chestnut Hill College has acknowledged 56 individuals who have earned the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award for the 2015-16 season.

Fall Conference 2014
September 7, 2016

Annual Alumni Fall Conference Returns
After taking a break in 2015, the Annual Alumni Fall Conference has returned and will be held Saturday, September 17.

Abby Palko, Ph.D. '96
September 7, 2016

Commitment to Women’s Issues Began at CHC
Abigail Palko, Ph.D., ’96

Abigail Palko, Ph.D., ’96 recently was named Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at the University of Virginia.

Griffins in the News logo
September 7, 2016

Read on to see where to find CHC in the news in the past weeks:

September 7, 2016

Did you know that news of CHC’s Harry Potter Weekend went viral just before Labor Day Weekend, with online sites around the world picking up the story? Read more here.

The Griffins home opener game against Princeton in September 2015.
September 7, 2016

When Mike Pearson, head sprint football coach, first got the job in November 2014, he had a two-year plan in mind to build the program from scratch.

Fall Convocation 2016
September 7, 2016

In 2020, Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, NASA will launch a mission to Mars and Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Aaron Abdullah carries the American flag at CHC’s Commencement in May 2016. He earned his B.S. through SCPS and also earned his M.Ed. at CHC. Abdullah also is a military veteran.
September 4, 2016

SCPS Celebrates 20 Years of Educating Adult Learners at CHC

Christ scholarship
September 4, 2016

Carole Christ ’06 SCPS was not ready for college after graduating from high school, so she worked in accounting for many years until realizing that not having a degree was holding her back professionally.

The GAC ran a photo booth at Relay for Life.
August 30, 2016

The goal has gotten bigger every year for Chestnut Hill College’s Griffins Against Cancer (GAC) organization. In 2014, its first year, the club participated in Villanova’s Relay for Life. By the second year, the club became an official chapter of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) “Colleges Against Cancer” and co-sponsored the Relay for Life at Arcadia University, helping to raise more than $2,200 for the ACS.

Layla Cruz Spartan Race
August 30, 2016

For Layla Cruz ’17, a former competitive volleyball player in high school, giving all she had meant finding the strength and courage to withdraw from one of the toughest obstacle course races ever envisioned, the Spartan Race, after seven of the more than 26 miles were completed, due to a quadriceps injury.

A typical Montessori classroom consists of five learning areas including practical life, which is depicted above
August 30, 2016

Seeing the need for an integrative elementary education program, Sister Mary Xavier enlisted the help of Sister Mary Harold, a CHC graduate with a master’s degree in Montessori Elementary Education from Xavier University. Thanks to her commitment, CHC became one of just six U.S. colleges or universities to support a Montessori education curriculum at the undergraduate level.

St Joe's Hall
August 10, 2016

Welcome students to another exciting academic year at CHC!

 

Please note some upcoming dates of which you should be aware:

New Student Move-In Day:  Friday, August 19

Returning Student Move-In Day:  Sunday, August 21

 

Griffins in the News logo
August 5, 2016

Neal Dhand, M.F.A., assistant professor of communications, was featured by the Chestnut Hill Local  for his feature film, “Crooked & Narrow,” which won the award for Best Editing at the Brooklyn Film Festival.

sprint football
August 5, 2016

Did you know that Chestnut Hill College is preparing to take on the U.S. Naval Academy in a scrimmage prior to the start of the 2016 sprint football season?

Griffin Days
August 5, 2016

Every year, before incoming students are welcomed to campus for their move-in and orientation, Chestnut Hill College hosts them and their families at Griffin Days, where they get a taste of the CHC community.

Phillies
August 4, 2016

Third Annual CHC Night at the Phillies!
Join us for the Third Annual Chestnut Hill College Night at Citizens Bank Park on August 20.

Brian Haughton '05 SCPS
August 4, 2016

Brian Haughton ’05 SCPS comes from a long line of men who have been of service to others — both grandfathers, his father and uncle all were Philadelphia police officers. So it’s not surprising that he found his way to a career serving the public.

Sister Carol and Kathleen
August 4, 2016

Often when one returns to their alma mater, they do so with a sense of pride and a desire to help other students experience the same level of education they did. This was how Kathleen Rex Anderson, Ed.D.

Continuing her incredible work in the community, Wasserman was recently awarded a technical assistance grant for board development from the Foundations Community Partnership in Bucks County.
August 4, 2016

As part of her senior seminar project, Fran Wasserman ’11 SCPS turned her passion for service and desire for helping underserved moms and their babies into The Baby Bureau, a non-profit with a heartwarming goal.

The Center's leadership team presents the Mind Matters Challenge award to Sister Carol in April. From left: Lynn Ortale, Ph.D., Meredith Kneavel, Ph.D., Bill Ernst, Psy.D., Lynn Tubman, M.Ed., and Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D.
July 14, 2016

CHC has announced the formation of the Center for Concussion Education of Chestnut Hill College, whose purpose is to create a nationally recognized interdisciplinary center for concussion education, research and policy.

CHC staff and faculty receive awards for length of service to the College.
July 11, 2016

Staff and faculty filled the Redmond Room to say a bittersweet farewell to four of their retiring colleagues. As Sister Carol said in her opening remarks, “Endings are seldom easy, but each step leads to new wonders.”

Shoveling
July 8, 2016

When Winter Storm Jonas hit the Philadelphia area in late January, dumping up to nearly two feet of snow on CHC’s campus, students turned out in service to the Sisters of St. Joseph who found their cars buried.

Sharon Katz
July 8, 2016

The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation (IFR), the history club and history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the Black Student Union (BSU) set out to engage and educate the College community on issues facing the African-American population today and in the past in honor of Black History Month.

business networking event
July 8, 2016

Chestnut Hill College’s Office of Career Development hosted a business networking and recruiting event in mid-February during which students had the chance to make connections and find potential internships. 

Teaching class
July 8, 2016

Students arriving at the Fun at One event in the Student Activities Office on February 17 were treated to a special yogurt bar and giveaways from the College Bookstore in exchange for learning something about the world of philanthropy.

Group of students
June 30, 2016

Just before the beginning of the fall semester, a group of first-year and transfer students moved onto campus a week early. They're not here to get a jump on classwork, rather they're part of the Leadership, Engagement and Service (LENS) program.

Class of 2016
June 28, 2016

The credits on the Class of 2016 began to roll on Saturday, May 14 as the students walked their symbolic red carpet toward the next chapter of their lives.

Joey Galantuomo '17 and Sister Meg share a hug upon the presentation of the journals.
June 28, 2016

Students received a unique opportunity when they interviewed sisters living at St. Joseph’s Villa as part of last fall’s Death and Dying class taught by Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and fellow of thanatology, assisted by Shane McCarthy, service learning assistant in career development.

CHC and Temple students pose together following the debate.
June 28, 2016

A group of CHC students from the political science department traveled to the mayor’s reception room in City Hall for an informative and substantive debate with students from Temple University.

From L to R: Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D, president of the College, Kathleen Shea Pie, and Margo Mongil-Kwoka, alumni association board president,
June 16, 2016

This year's recipients were Kathleen Shea Pie '87, '92 SGS, of the Eleanore Dolan Egan '28 Award and Ritamarie Moscola, M.D.., M.P.H. '78, of the Distinguished Achievement Award.

GSL
June 14, 2016

Participants will have the chance to propose solutions to global issues before presenting their findings in front of members of the United Nations.

Ana Marjanovic Shane
June 7, 2016

Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Ph.D., associate professor of education, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar grant and will spend four months in Serbia, teaching at the University of Belgrade.

8th grade admissions
May 10, 2016

For the first time, Chestnut Hill College hosted close to 200 students from five area elementary schools as part of a uniquely tailored eighth grade admissions event.

SEPCHE
May 10, 2016

CHC hosted the SEPCHE Honors Conference in April for the third time, bringing together some of the best and brightest young minds from the group’s member institutions.

Commencement 2015
May 3, 2016

CHC will celebrate its 89th Commencement on Saturday, May 14, when nearly 400 students will receive their diplomas.

CHC Challenge
May 2, 2016

Attention alumni! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take part in a new and innovative way of giving known as the CHC Challenge. 

Dexter Harris
April 19, 2016

Most 21-year-olds don’t expect to be told they can no longer pursue their lifelong passion, but that is what happened to Dexter Harris ’16, who was diagnosed with a blood-clotting disorder two years ago. He was told he could never play basketball again.

mock election
April 19, 2016

To educate and encourage students to vote in April's PA primary, the Students’ Political Science Association (SPSA) hosted an Election Palooza, complete with mock elections, polls regarding the campaign issues, information on each of the candidates and more,

student success
April 18, 2016

Every student is different, of course, but it’s likely most can use a little help once in a while as they navigate through their college experience. The Office of Student Success helps students do just that through individual attention and support.

Legacy of Service
April 12, 2016

About two years ago, a scholarship was established to recognize students who have served their communities in outstanding ways, whose history of making a positive impact on their schools, their faith communities and other areas helped them stand out as leaders.

video conference
April 12, 2016

Students from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will join CHC students for a three-part videoconference moderated by representatives from  United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Wayne Jacoby, co-founder of Global Education Motivators (GEM), an educational non-governmental organization located at CHC.

Ally and Sr. Carol
April 12, 2016

The undergraduate academic career of Allison Eberly ’14, a current doctoral candidate in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt University, can be summed up in five words: research, research and more research.

APPLE
April 12, 2016

Thanks to the $30,000 NCAA CHOICES grant received by the College in 2012, student-athletes have been able to promote alcohol education programs on campus, as well as attend conferences around the country, as several CHC student-athletes did at the end of January.

SEPCHE
April 1, 2016

Chestnut Hill College is proud to host the 18th Annual SEPCHE Honors Conference on Saturday, April 2. The Honors Conference is an academic symposium that showcases honors students as they present their research scholarship, performance and concluding work to peers across all eight member institutions. 

Sharon Katz and her Peace Train band members introduce themselves to the audience before their set.
March 23, 2016

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation (IFR) and the Black Student Union hosted Sharon Katz and The Peace Train for a rousing concert by the four-person band and a showing of Katz’s award-winning documentary “When Voices Meet.”

Students, faculty and staff took part in a plank challenge where the goal was to perform the exercise for as long as possible.
March 23, 2016

Griffins of legend are powerful and strong. How could it be otherwise for a creature that blends the head and wings of an eagle with the body, back legs and tail of a lion? CHC Griffins are also powerful and strong, and several departments in the College are determined to ensure they stay that way.

GPIC
March 23, 2016

Thanks to an educational grant, CHC students have been able to receive a unique and beneficial student teaching experience that emphasizes individual development and mentoring.

Harald zur Hausen
March 10, 2016

Dr. Harald zur Hausen will present his evolving research on cervical cancer, and his current research on the role of novel viruses in cancers of the colon and breast, as well as in multiple sclerosis.

CSFL
March 10, 2016

As a result of a successful inaugural season, seven student athletes, sophomore Domoree Hill, and freshmen, Raevon Floyd-Bennett, Brian Layden, Jon Baldwin, Kevin Meredith, Kevin Clancy and Dasantae Callis, were given all-CSFL distinction as honorable mentions on the conference-wide team.

Leeann Burke '16, left, poses with fellow intern, Emma, on top of the Hays Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.
March 10, 2016

Leeann Burke ’16, a business administration and management major, understands the importance of an internship — not only for fellow business administration students, but for all majors.

St. Joseph Hall
March 8, 2016

Did you know that Chestnut Hill College School of Graduate Studies offers graduate degrees, post-graduate certificates, and certification programs in five areas of study?  

Kait Ryan
March 3, 2016

Three years ago, in an effort to enhance the academic experience and social growth of students, Chestnut Hill College began a program called Themed Living Communities (TLC).

Fitness Center
March 3, 2016

With the addition of two new athletic programs earlier this year, Chestnut Hill College saw the need to increase the offerings in the Jack and Rosemary Murphy Gulati Complex Fitness and Recreation Center to better suit the needs of its athletes and the entire campus population.

Jack Gulati
March 3, 2016

Jack Gulati, presented the lecture “Balancing Business and Family to Achieve True Wealth and Happiness.”

Students looking at presentation in Rotunda
March 1, 2016

The College recently hosted a Wellness Day, sponsored by Student Life with participation from Student Activities, Counseling Center, Health Center, Campus Ministry and Janice Kuklick, chair of the physical education department, to encourage students, faculty and staff to create a healthy body-mind-spirit balance in their lives.

Painting of Fournier Hall
March 1, 2016

The Office of Alumni Relations has been very busy planning an exciting lineup of alumni events this year. Read on and be sure to mark your calendars!

DVEC Logo
March 1, 2016

If you have already received your teaching certification or are close to receiving it, you will want to take note of a special event coming up on Wednesday, April 6, at the Expo Center at Oaks. The Teacher Job Fair is an excellent way for aspiring teachers to meet prospective employers face-to-face.

SEPCHE conference
February 22, 2016

SEPCHE recently hosted their fourth annual Diversity Conference. This year’s theme was Valuing and Embracing Diversity: Exploring Interfaith Dialogue.

PsyD poster session
February 22, 2016

Recently, 19 doctoral students in their third year of the five-year Psy.D. program, presented their research in the form of a poster session that was open to all students, faculty and staff on the College campus.

Jan Walbert
February 22, 2016

After months of planning, Chestnut Hill College hosted its first annual Student Life Symposium at SugarLoaf in October. The conference theme, Collaborative Conversations, was designed to invite colleagues and student life professionals from the Philadelphia region to share concepts, ideas and strategies on how to make the most of their work with students.

culture club
February 8, 2016

At Chestnut Hill College, whether it be through changing the world, expressing yourself, or just having fun with classmates, clubs offer something for everyone.

Lawrence Little
February 8, 2016

In addition to several club sponsored events including open dialogues on race and relations, Chestnut Hill College’s History Club, the Black Student Union, and Phi Alpha Theta will commemorate Black History month by welcoming Lawrence Little, Ph.D., from Villanova University on Thursday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor.

Sister Mary Xavier Kirby
January 29, 2016

It is with heavy heart that the College announces the passing of its fourth president, Sister Mary Xavier Kirby.

Chris Allen
January 29, 2016

Growing up, Chris Allen ’13, an only child, had wanted just one thing: a brother. Now, after having professed his first vows as a member of the religious order of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (OSFS), not only does Allen have one brother, he has hundreds across the United States and around the world.

Maci and mask
January 26, 2016

Maci Kociszewski ’16 has always loved to create. Majoring in Studio Art then seems like common sense and her minor in psychology is the perfect balance as she begins to look for graduate schools to pursue her goal of becoming an art therapist. 

Carl Herberger
January 26, 2016

For the first time, Chestnut Hill College, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), hosted a professional networking event and conference on cyber forensics and security.

Nick Jaffe
January 13, 2016

Julian Fernandez ’11, new head men’s soccer coach and four-year star of the team when he was a student, did something he had never accomplished as a player — he took the team to the program’s first-ever playoff victory and all the way through to the conference championship.

PAGES
January 6, 2016

Over 130 sixth-grade girls were on campus to take part in the PAGES (Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science) mini conference, which was founded by a former faculty member and has been held at the College since 2000.

UNAI conference
January 6, 2016

Students at Effat University in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, and students from CHC, prepared presentations on topics ranging from fashion to civic engagement, sharing their knowledge with audiences nearly 7,000 miles apart.

Shatha Salemn '16 poses with her poster
December 18, 2015

Four years of hard work, education and learned experience in a particular field culminates in the opportunity for a senior to share his or her final assignment with the entire College community. Recently 93 seniors did just that, presenting posters in the Rotunda or oral presentations in the East Parlor. 

Tomas Greer '16 faces an opponent during a match
December 18, 2015

Following a first-place finish at the U.S. National Karate Federation (USA-NKF) National Championships and USA Team Trials in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tomas Greer ’16 advanced to the World Karate Federation (WTK) Pan American Championships in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where he earned the bronze medal.

biomedical lecture
December 15, 2015

On October 21, the East Parlor filled with students, faculty and staff who wanted to learn more about the topic of Precision Medicine in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). The lecture was part of the acclaimed Biomedical Lecture Series presented twice annually by the Biology Department.

Logue Library
November 24, 2015

To bring Logue Library into the present and sustain it into the future, renovations are planned to create dedicated learning centers, areas for more electronic equipment and more.

fair trade event
November 18, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, Chestnut Hill College will be hosting its annual sustainability conference, and for the first time, will be doing so in conjunction with the fair trade event happening on the same day.

Mike Pearson addresses team
November 16, 2015

The inaugural sprint football season may be over but the excitement and uncommon excellence it brought to the College is still very much felt among the students, the athletes and everyone else on campus.

Maria Tatar
November 16, 2015

Nearly 500 registered for the 2015 Harry Potter Conference, an annual, interdisciplinary, academic conference. Forty speakers presented papers or gave lectures.

students from 2015 Lily's Loop
October 28, 2015

Seventh annual Lily's Loop event was once again a huge success, raising over $1,200 for families in need.

Fr. Mulligan blesses portraits of St. Pope John XXIII and Pope Francis
October 28, 2015

The College community gathered in mid-September for CHC’s annual Opening Liturgy and celebrated the theme, “Love is Our Mission.”

October 11, 2015

Chestnut Hill College will host its Fourth Annual Harry Potter Conference on October 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

October 11, 2015

Dr. Hunger will deliver the lecture “Precision Medicine in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. 

cacc bowl
October 10, 2015

Against their CSFL and CACC rival, Post University, Chestnut Hill College orchestrated a stunning come from behind victory in their road-debut.

October 9, 2015

Returning for the sixth year, CHC will host the Brotherly Love Quidditch Tournament, doing so as defending champions.

October 9, 2015

CHC celebrated the events of the historical papal visit with many events on campus. Additionally, many in the community were fortunate to attend the events in the city, and have happily shared their unique stories.

October 8, 2015

Nicholas Williams ’13 understood the importance of having an internship as a chemistry major. Now, as a student at the University of Chicago, Williams is thankful for his internship opportunities, as they are helping him succeed in the sciences.

October 7, 2015

In observance of Constitution Day (Sept. 17), the Students’ Political Science Association (SPSA) sponsored several activities, allowing students, faculty and staff to get a firsthand look at the U.S. Constitution.

Gibson Headshot
September 30, 2015

CHC's Colleen Gibson, SSJ, and assistant director of campus ministry, was featured in a NY Times article entitled, "The Comeback of the American Nun," about a recent surge of young women, under 30, being drawn to religious life. 

September 22, 2015

History Making Productions, the Philadelphia-based Emmy award-winning documentary film production company behind Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, will air its newest documentary, Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia, exclusively on WPVI-TV/6 ABC, Tuesday at 7 p.m. and this Sunday, Sept. 27, at midnight.

Love is our mission
September 22, 2015

In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, Chestnut Hill College will be marking this historic and spiritual event through numerous celebrations. The College’s annual Mission & Legacy week will provide opportunities for the College community and the public to engage in the event.

September 21, 2015

Chestnut Hill College kicked off its sprint football season in front of a crowd over 600 strong, treating those in attendance to a home opening rout of Princeton University, 48-13. 

September 11, 2015

The greenest members of the Chestnut Hill College men's soccer team paved the way for a red-hot second half in the team's home opener opposite University of the District of Columbia (UDC) as it was the freshmen thay tallied all three goals en route to giving first-year head coach Julian Fernandez, his inaugural victory.

Headshot of Pope Francis
September 9, 2015

CHC to offer programs all week long in honor of Pope Francis and his message of mercy and justice for all people.

September 9, 2015

On Saturday, September 5th, on a day that could only be described as having that perfect football weather, the Chestnut Hill College Griffins traveled to Penn Park to take part in an organized practice/scrimmage with the University of Pennsylvania Quakers.

students
September 6, 2015

As part of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), Megan Welch ’15, and Nicole Carney ’15, along with education professor Marie Leahy, SSJ, took part in a true service-inspired trip with students from Marywood University, in support of the Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania.

September 1, 2015

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the College will host its first annual symposium, Collaborative Conversations, which will focus on promoting personal and professional enrichment in a collegial atmosphere as well as fostering dialogue among higher education professionals for sharing the best practices and innovative approaches to the challenges faced in today’s landscape of higher education.

August 31, 2015

Chestnut Hill College celebrated its 2nd annual ‘Night at the Phillies’ event on August 29, as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3.

August 11, 2015

Kyle DeRiemer '09, combined his experience from the CHC communications department and an internship with the Philadelphia Soul into a career with the Arena Football League and currently, with the athletic department at the University of Arkansas

Artist with painting of college
August 11, 2015

Former Griffins of all ages were invited to join the Chestnut Hill College Alumni Association in painting ‘Alma Mater,’ an original created and taught by Danielle Rossi ’97, at the College’s first Alumni Day Out at Painting with a Twist (PWAT) in Skippack, Pa.

View of College
August 11, 2015

Only 225 colleges in 11 Northeastern states made The Princeton Review's "Best in the Northeast" list for 2016.

August 11, 2015

In mid-May, the Department of Professional Psychology earned reaccreditation for its Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Baseball team
August 11, 2015

Building off of a strong foundation established by the program's only ever head coach, Bob Spratt, the baseball team capped off the 2015 season, the best in the program's eight year history, with a record in wins, their first ever ranking in the NCWBA Poll and their second trip to the CACC Championship in the past three years.

August 11, 2015

A team of faculty and staff led by William Ernst, Psy.D., was selected as a winner in the NCAA's 'Mind Matters' Challenge

August 11, 2015

The Biology Department at Chestnut Hill College has signed an articulation agreement for an Immersive Undergraduate Research Program with Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), according to Joe Kulkosky, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department.

Global Studies students
July 11, 2015

All students at CHC must take the Global Studies course as part of their general education requirement. Section topics include global warming, economic inequality, terrorism...

In auditorium for convocation
July 11, 2015

The Rotunda and Sorgenti Arena were transformed for one magical night in May as 340 friends of Chestnut Hill College celebrated its 90th anniversary as part of the annual Scholarship Gala. This year, 32 alumni also were honored as they were inducted into theLibris Society.  As Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., president, made her welcoming remarks, she reminded the guests of the many decades of tradition and risk undertaken by the Sisters of Saint Joseph and all the faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends who have spent time on the College grounds.

graduation
July 11, 2015

May 9, the day of CHC’s 88th Commencement, dawned overcast and chilly. For a short time during the ceremony, heavy rain fell, leaving rivulets running around the feet of those in attendance.

sprint football
June 11, 2015

One year after announcing the addition of sprint football as the College's newest athletic offering, the team of coaches and players, alongside a supportive College community, has been preparing for its first-ever home football game, against Princeton University on September 19.

President and VP pledge allegiance
October 12, 2014

Faculty members processed solemnly into Sorgenti Arena on the afternoon of August 22, wearing full regalia, followed by first-year students in black commencement robes. After the day's hustle and bustle, the slower pace had a calming effect on everyone in the room.

Bags and furniture
October 1, 2014

Vehicles filled to overflowing. Students and parents navigating unfamiliar terrain--balancing boxes and bags. Chatter and laughter of dozens of new voices. The start of an exciting and promising new year!

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