• October Events

30th Annual Golf Invitational at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

Monday, October 08, 2012 10:00 AM

Chestnut Hill College will hold its 30th Annual Golf Invitational on Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

For three decades, the Chestnut Hill College Golf Invitational has played host to hundreds of the region's top business associates and community leaders. In that time, the Invitational has raised nearly $1 million in support of Chestnut Hill College. The day provides an excellent opportunity for professional networking while supporting some of Chestnut Hill’s brightest scholar-athletes.

Golfers will start the day with registration and brunch at 10 a.m., and a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The outing will conclude with cocktails and dinner at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation of prizes. Special activities throughout the day include a $5,000 putting contest, raffles, silent auction, skill awards, and a $1,000,000 hole-in-one contest.
For more information, please visit www.chc.edu/golf

Dr. Dale Pratt of Brigham Young University to Lecture on Prehistoric Iberian Rock Art

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:00 PM

Dale Pratt, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Brigham Young University will lecture on “The Aesthetics of Prehistoric Iberian Rock Art” at Chestnut Hill College on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall.

In the course of his research on contemporary novels set in prehistoric Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Dr. Dale Pratt has interviewed writers and archeologists and has gained extraordinary access to caves in Spain and Portugal in which prehistoric art is located. He will share his experiences at these and other archeological sites.
The lecture is free and open to the public.

Carl Wilkens to Share First Hand Experiences of the Rwandan Genocide

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:00 PM

Author and humanitarian Carl Wilkens will speak at Chestnut Hill College on Tuesday, October 16, at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

Carl Wilkens, author of the memoir “I’m Not Leaving: Rwanda Through the Eyes of the Only American to Stay in Kigali During the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi” will speak about his experiences and personal first-hand accounts of life for the people of Rwanda as their country collapsed as well as stories of those who stood up against the killers.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Copies of Wilken’s book will be available for purchase at the event, and donations can be made to the World Outside My Shoes Foundation. For more information, please contact Marie Conn, Ph.D., chair of the department of religious studies, philosophy, and the graduate program in holistic spirituality at 215.248.7044.or email mconn@chc.edu .

Chestnut Hill College Music Faculty Member Mark Shockey to Present Piano Recital

Sunday, October 21, 2012 7:30 PM

The Music Department will present a piano recital featuring music instructor Mark Shockey on Sunday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Parlor.   
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen McCloskey, SSJ, at 215.248.7194 or McCloskeyk@chc.edu

Dr. Charles J. Yeo of Thomas Jefferson University to Speak at 19th Annual Biomedical Lectures Series

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:00 PM

Dr Charles J. Yeo, MD., FACS, co-director of the Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center at Jefferson, the Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery and chair of the department of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University will present the lecture, "The New Faces of Pancreatic Cancer Surgery and Treatment" at the 19th Annual Biomedical lecture on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup and Harry Potter Weekend

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wizardry and magic will once again be in the air October 26 & 27 as the town of Chestnut Hill transforms itself into Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley for the 2nd Annual Harry Potter Weekend. Chestnut Hill College will once again host the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup Tournament. Enjoy an enchanting weekend of wizards, potions, spells, costumes, Quidditch 101 classes, falconry, parades and more. There will be wands and capes, butterbeer and Bertie Botts and great fun for all muggles and wizards alike. Harry Potter Weekend and the Brotherly Love Cup are free and open to the public, and is appropriate for all ages. For more information on all the magical happenings, please visit http://www.chc.edu and http://www.chestnuthillpa.com

Harry Potter Academic Conference

Friday, October 26, 2012 3:00 PM

Chestnut Hill College will host an academic conference on “Harry Potter: Reflections on the Major Themes in J.K. Rowling's Literature" on Friday, October 26 from 3-5 p.m. in the Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall.

The conference is an academic outlet for students, faculty and other scholars to present papers/research related to the Harry Potter Series. This conference brings a scholarly component to the Harry Potter Weekend and the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup Tournament.
  Deadline for submitting abstracts is October 12, 2012. For information about presenting, please contact Karen Wendling, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at wendlingk@chc.edu or Patrick McCauley, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies and philosophy at mccauleyp@chc.edu. For more information on presenting or to register, please visit the event site.

Saturday Campus Visit

Saturday, October 27, 2012 9:00 AM

All Saturday visits begin in Saint Joseph Hall at 9 a.m.        Campus Map
  • View a short presentation about Chestnut Hill College
  • Tour the campus with a student ambassador
  • Meet with representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid
I would like to register online for a Saturday Visit at Chestnut Hill College. Register by phone:  215.248.7001 

President and CEO of Beneficial Bank to Present Inaugural Lecture in New Business Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:00 PM

Gerard Cuddy, president and chief executive officer of Beneficial Bank will deliver the inaugural lecture of the College's new lecture series “Business Leaders of Uncommon Excellence” on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Barbara Diemer, M.B.A, M.Ed., assistant professor of business at 215.248.7033.