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Chestnut Hill College Professor of Religious Studies Marie A. Conn, Ph.D., FT, and adjunct professor Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, earned Fellow (s) in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). This Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement, is an advanced professional certification bestowed upon thanatology professionals.
Join the Chestnut Hill College community as it welcomes Secretary of Corrections for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, John Wetzel, who will present his lecture “A 21st Century Penitentiary Model,” Thursday, February 19, at 1:30 p.m., at the College’s East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.
Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Religion and Science welcomes Ronald Cole-Turner, Ph.D., H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology & Ethics, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Dr. Cole-Turner will present his lecture, “Transhumanist Dreams and Christian Hopes” on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill.
Chestnut Hill College’s Elliot Tammaro, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, will present his lecture “The Free Will Problem: Insights from Physics,” Monday, February 16, at 7 p.m., at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill. The lecture will explore whether humans really have complete freedom in choices and actions or if those actions are determined ahead of time.
Emily Schademan, Director of Student Activities at Chestnut Hill College was recently quoted on thechoiceblog.com in an article that discussed Christmas celebrations and traditions held by colleges across the country, including CHC's very own Christmas Decorating and Carol Nights.
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.
Connections, the monthly newsletter for everyone in the Chestnut Hill community, provides updates on what Griffins, both past and present, are doing on and off campus. This month's edition features short stories on the Brotherly Love Cup-winning CHC Quidditch team, Harry Potter Weekend, the Inaugural Sprint Football Pep Rally, the successful and engaging Legacy of WWI Conference held by the History Dept, a preview of holiday events on campus and much more.
Chestnut Hill College's Janice Kuklick, physical education department chair and instructor, was recently quoted in an article posted on the U.S. News and World Report's website. In the article, which details quality lunchtime workouts, Kuklick as well as celebrity personal trainer Adam Friedman, give their advice and tips on how to make the most out of your lunch hour. Visit the U.S.
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.
The Chestnut Hill College Music Department hosts the 38th Annual Carol Night Friday, December 5, at 7:30 PM, 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.
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. This play, written by Aaron Posner and adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut, is about “love, pure and complicated,” and is based on three Vonnegut comic masterpieces: “Long Walk to Forever,” “Who am I This Time?” and “Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son.”
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 PM, at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill.
Nancy Dachille, CHC’s director of career development, was recently quoted on the education website nerdwallet.com, where she gave advice on choosing a career. The story was picked up by the Huffington Post.
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’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.
After announcing its acceptance into the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) back in July, Chestnut Hill College will host its first ever sprint football pep rally on Wednesday, November 4th, at 2:15 PM in the College's Sorgenti Arena. Free food and t-shirts will be available. Speaking at the pep rally will be President of the College, Sr. Carol Jean Vale, Athletic Director, Lynn Tubman, and the newly appointed head sprint football coach, Mr. Mike Pearson.
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. Levick, an advocate for children’s and women’s rights and a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law will discuss her work in various cases she’s litigated over the years, including her work in the Luzerne County, Pa. “Kids for Cash” kickback scandal involving two elected judges who essentially jailed kids for cash. 
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.
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. Her lecture, “A Conversation that Matters: Women Deacons are a Thing of the Past,” will address the historical presences and contributions women deacons have made to the Catholic Church and what the restoration of their ordination could mean for the church in today’s world.
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. Read more.

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