College Announces Partnership with Pyeongtaek University in South Korea

Chestnut Hill College celebrated the new study abroad partnership with Pyeongtaek University in South Korea on January 16th with a reception that included remarks by Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., president of the College and Pyeongtaek University President, Cho Ki-Hung. The reception was sponsored by the Office of Global Education at the College.

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College Announces New Global Exchange Programs and Partnerships

Chestnut Hill College has added new educational opportunities for students and faculty with the addition of a new Global Education Office (GEO) and new student exchange partnerships abroad.

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College Graduate Presents Poster on Barrier to Autism Supports for Adults at National Organization of Human Services Conference

The School of Graduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College is pleased to announce that Ashley Miller, M.S., a 2012 graduate of the Administration of Human Services program was selected to present at the 2013 National Organization of Human Services Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in late October.

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College Named Top School for Lowest Student Debt after Graduation

In a recent study released by The Institute for College Access & Success, Chestnut Hill College was named one of 20 public and private colleges and universities with the lowest student debt after graduation. The study, which was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education and on Nerd Wallet.com, names Chestnut Hill as one of the top schools in the nation for having low debt levels using the Class of 2012 as their data model.

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College Psychological Services Clinic to Offer Pre-Marital Counseling

The Psychological Services Clinic of Chestnut Hill College is now offering a series of low-cost pre-marital counseling sessions tailored toward couples preparing for marriage. Couples will meet with a trained clinician to discuss topics such as communication, making joint decisions, and honesty. The six-session series will be tailored to addressing the unique needs of each couple in order to help them best prepare for their upcoming marriage.

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Writing Center Director Named Poetry Editor at Philadelphia Review of Books

John Ebersole, MFA, director of the Writing Center at the College has been named poetry editor at the Philadelphia Review of Books, a general interest, Philadelphia-centric online magazine that presents reviews of new books, essays and narratives on topics such as politics, literature, art, film, sports, food, science and the media.

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College Community Participates in Autism Speaks Walk

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College Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Catholic University College of Ghana

On October 31, 2013, the partnership was sealed between two institutions of higher education with the primary goal of providing access to a college education for the sisters in West Africa.

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College to Host Writer’s Forum  

Chestnut Hill College will host a Writer’s Forum on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. Now in its second year, the Writer’s Forum, sponsored by the Department of English and Communications, allows students and aspiring writers the opportunity to learn about different types of creative writing through a question and answer session with a panel of seasoned writers.

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College Mask and Foil Drama Club Presents “A Delightful Quarantine”  

The College Mask & Foil Drama Club presents Mark Dunn’s contemporary dramatic comedy, “A Delightful Quarantine” on Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the College Auditorium located at 9601 Germantown Avenue.

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College and The Soldiers Project of Pennsylvania to Host Screening of "The Invisible War"

The Soldiers Project of Pennsylvania will host a screening of the groundbreaking, award-winning documentary “The Invisible War” on Wednesday, November 13 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall on the College campus. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film and available resources in combatting the epidemic of military sexual trauma.

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College Students Participate in Undergraduate Research Projects through SEPCHE Grant

Three Chestnut Hill College students in the School of Undergraduate Studies had the opportunity to work on research projects with faculty mentors over the summer thanks to a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges/Foundation for Independent Higher Education UPS New Ventures Fund and the Association for Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) with support from the Southeastern Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE).

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Holocaust Survivor Ruth Kapp Hartz to Speak at Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College will host the lecture “Your Name is Renée: Ruth Kapp Hartz’s Story as a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France.” on Tuesday, November 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the Chestnut Hill College History and Women’s Studies programs, and the College’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society for History.

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Chestnut Hill College to Host “Living on the Edge” Poverty Simulation to Show Harsh Realities of Poverty

Chestnut Hill College will host the poverty simulation, “Living on the Edge” on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. in Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. Sponsored by Kappa Delta Epsilon Honor Society and the Education Department, the event aims to increase awareness and promote social justice for the poor. The event is also co-sponsored by Student Activities, the Student Government Association, the Service Learning program, and the Criminal Justice, Religious Studies, and Psy.D. programs at the College.

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College Community Volunteers at 15th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner -- New Location This Year

Members of the Chestnut Hill College community and Campus Ministry will lend a helping hand as volunteers at the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN) 15th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Wednesday, November 20, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Brossman Center, located at 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.

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Adventures in China: Education Professor Trains Early Education Teachers on Summer Break

Debra Lawrence, Ph.D. assistant professor of education at Chestnut Hill College, spent three weeks in China this past summer training early childhood education teachers and attending conferences.

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Music Business Expert Jerry Goolsby to Speak at Business Leaders of Uncommon Excellence Lecture Series

Jerry Goolsby, Ph.D. will present the lecture “Music and Business: Marriage of Convenience or Synergistic Partnership?” on Monday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

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College to Host Fonkoze Microfinance Lecture

Chestnut Hill College will host the annual reception and lecture for Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest microfinance institution, on Wednesday, October 30 at 6 p.m. in the Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. Gauthier Dieudonné, director of Fonkoze’s Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) program, and Laurence Camille, director of education, will present the lecture “Moving Forward… What is Working in Haiti.”

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Soldiers Project Pennsylvania to Host Clinician Training on Trauma at College

Chestnut Hill College will host a workshop on “An Overview of Trauma Informed Care” for The Soldiers Project Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

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Quidditch, Magic, and Mystery Abound 4th Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament & Harry Potter Festival

Grab your broomsticks, buy a new wand and prepare for a magical weekend of activities October 18-19 at the 4th Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament at Chestnut Hill College and Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill.

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College to Hold 31st Annual Golf Invitational to Benefit Student Athletic Scholarships

College will hold its 31st Annual Golf Invitational on Monday, October 14th at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

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College to Host 2nd Annual Harry Potter Conference 

College will host its second annual academic conference on “Harry Potter: Reflections on the Major Themes in J.K. Rowling's Literature" on Friday, October 18, from 3-5 p.m. in the Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall.

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College’s Division of Teacher Education and Leadership Announces Partnerships with Local Schools  

The Division of Teacher Education and Leadership at Chestnut Hill College is proud to announce partnerships with three local schools in the community to provide field experiences for students before student teaching.  

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Chestnut Hill Education Professor Publishes Book on Early Childhood Programs

Debra Lawrence, Ph.D. assistant professor of education recently published a new book, “How Public Investment Contributes to Quality Early Childhood Programs: Lessons from Pennsylvania, US” (Scholars’ Press, 2013) Dr. Lawrence also contributed two chapters to another publication, “Learning from Head Start: A Teacher’s Guide to School Readiness”(R&L Education, 2013).

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Call for Papers: Harry Potter Conference  

Proposals for presentations or artwork are invited on any topic related to the Harry Potter series for “The Harry Potter Conference: Reflections on the Major Themes in J.K. Rowling's Literature” taking place October 18 from 3-5 p.m. in the Rotunda of St. Joseph Hall.

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The Institute for Religion and Science Presents Lecture on Red Dwarf Stars and Little Green People 

Rev. Frank Haig, S.J., Ph.D., professor emeritus of physics at Loyola University, Maryland and Scott Engle, Ph.D., adjunct professor of astronomy at Villanova University and Chestnut Hill College present the lecture, “Red Dwarf Stars and Little Green People?” on Wednesday, October 2, at 7 p.m. at the Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill campus.

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Cheryl Heatwole Shenk Receives $1,500 Scholarship from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium

Cheryl Heatwole Shenk, a graduate student at the College pursuing a master of education in early childhood education and an early childhood Montessori certification, was awarded one of five, $1,500 Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarships from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC).

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CHC Professor Dedicated to a Quintessential Tough Guy

Dr. Suzanne del Gizzo, an eighth-year Chestnut Hill College English professor, was named editor-elect of The Hemingway Review at the society’s annual board conference in late May. She follows the work of Suzanne Beegel, who retired in July after 22 years as editor.

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College to Move Autism Spectrum Disorder Programs Online

The School of Graduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College and the Chestnut Hill Autism Initiative Network (CHAIN) will offer an online, four- course post- baccalaureate certificate program to assist individuals that live or work with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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College Featured on Global Philadelphia

Global Philadelphia featured Trachanda Brown, director of global education at the College, regarding the College becoming a prominent Philadelphia institution with a global reach through its international outreach programs such as Global Education Motivators (GEM) and the Unified for Unifat club.

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Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Brown to Speak at 20th Anniversary Biomedical Lecture Series

Nobel Laureate Michael S. Brown, M.D., the W.A. (Monty) Moncrief Distinguished Chair in Cholesterol and Arteriosclerosis Research, Regental Professor; Paul J. Thomas Chair in Medicine and Director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Geneticsat the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School will present the keynote lecture, “Why Hearts Attack” at the 20th Anniversary Biomedical Lecture Series on Wednesday, September 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.

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College Named "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review

According to The Princeton Review, Chestnut Hill College was named one of 226 institutions to its "Best in the Northeast" section of its Web site feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Reaffirms College's Accreditation

Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., president of Chestnut Hill College, announced today that The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmed the College’s accreditation for the next ten years.

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Chestnut Hill Educators and Alumni Honored at Women’s Veteran’s Rock Retreat

Three members of the Chestnut Hill College community were recognized for their work advocating for veterans at the Women’s Veterans Rock Summer Retreat on Sunday, June 30, on the SugarLoaf campus.

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College Graduate Mary Frances Cavallaro Lands Book Publishing Deal

Mary Frances Cavallaro, a South Philadelphia native and English major at the College, will soon join the ranks of several student authors who have received publishing deals while still at Chestnut Hill.

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2013 Lindback Award Winner Co-Authors Book on Academic Empowerment

Judith Sullivan, M.Ed., associate professor of mathematics and the winner of 2013 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching has co-authored a book on academic empowerment for new students entering college.

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Introducing the New GriffinAthletics.com

Take a few minutes and explore the new home of Griffins athletics and enjoy all the new ways we celebrate our student-athletes and sports teams.

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Chestnut Hill College Professor Edits New Book on Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design  

Yefim Kats, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science and information technology, has edited a new publication, “Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education” (IGI Global, 2013).

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Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D. Elected Editor of The Hemingway Review

Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of departmental honors, has been named editor-elect of The Hemingway Review, the premier scholarship journal of the Hemingway Society. Dr. del Gizzo was named editor at the society’s annual board meeting at the American Literature Association conference in late May.

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College Expands Psychological Services Clinic in Flourtown

The Department of Professional Psychology at Chestnut Hill College has expanded their offerings and hours at the Psychological Services Clinic of Chestnut Hill College in Flourtown, Pa. to better serve the local community.

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A New Look for GriffinAthletics.com

Preening our feathers and sharpening our claws, GriffinAthletics.com has undergone a reconstruction. A week from today, on Wednesday, June 26, the Chestnut Hill College Department of Athletics and Recreation will unveil the redesigned GriffinAthletics.com.

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A Response to the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) Report

On June 18, 2013, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) will release its report on teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs considered alternative teacher certification programs. NCTQ contacted all teacher preparation programs in the United States and requested that they participate in the survey. Almost all independent, non-profit institutions, including Chestnut Hill College, refused to participate.

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Now ... Is Our Time Wins National and Two Regional Awards

Chestnut Hill College is pleased to announce that the 2012 pre-campaign publication, Now... Is Our Time: A Publication of the Office of the President, has garnered one national and two regional awards.

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School of Continuing & Professional Studies Information Sessions for Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery

The need for computer forensics specialists is growing rapidly in both the public and private sectors. Learn more about our Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery certificate program at an Information Session on Tuesday, June 11, or Wednesday, July 10, both starting at 6 p.m. Register today!

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The Class of 2013 Begins Its New Journey

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College Introduces New Majors in Digital Forensics and Computer Systems Management

This fall, the School of Undergraduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College will begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Forensics and in Computer Systems Management as well as a concentration in Sports Management.

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College and Studio Incamminati to Partner on Art Studio Program

Chestnut Hill College, highly regarded for its holistic approach to education, has reinstated its Art Studio major through an innovative partnership with Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art. The joint Art Studio program offers students of both institutions the opportunity to combine a comprehensive liberal arts education with skills-based representational art training in order to develop rewarding careers - and lives - in the arts.

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College Celebrates 86th Commencement -- **TIME CHANGED TO 12:00 P.M. DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER**

Mary Louise Quinlan, M.B.A., New York Times bestselling author of “The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love, and Letting Go” (Greenleaf Books, 2012) will deliver the 86th Commencement address on Saturday, May 11, at 12 p.m. at an outdoor ceremony on the College's campus.

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College Hosts Undergraduate Saturday Campus Visit

The School of Undergraduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College will host a Saturday Campus Visit for prospective students on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. in the Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall. The College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue.

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A Message from the President Regarding the Boston Marathon Bombings

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Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark of the SSJ Earth Center Interviewed by Philly Green Blog

"Growing up Catholic, I didn’t hear much about ‘sustainability’ or treasuring our Earth in Church lectures. But is God green? It was quite interesting to sit down with two sisters about their views on how sustainability and religion fit together. Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark was a GPB guest blogger, is Director of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Earth Center, and Special Assistant to the President of Chestnut Hill for Sustainability. Sister Miriam MacGillis is founder of Genesis farm, an organic earth literacy center in New Jersey."

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College to Host Fourth Annual Lily’s Loop Walk for the March of Dimes

 

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College Alumnus Receives Board Certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology

Matthew Carlson, Psy.D, a 2009 graduate of the School of Graduate Studies has earned the distinction of diplomate status (ABPP) in the field of clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

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College Hosts Spring Undergraduate Open House

The School of Undergraduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College will hold an Open House for prospective students on Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. in Sorgenti Arena, Martino Hall. The College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue.

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Chestnut Hill College Honored With Second Straight DII Presidents Award

For the second consecutive year, Chestnut Hill College earned recognition among elite academic company as one of 26 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) institutions to receive the Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence.

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College Music Department Presents Musical "Hairspray"

“Hairspray,” which broadly discusses the social injustices in American society in the 1960s, tells the story of teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dream of dancing on the Corny Collins Show.

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The Institute for Religion and Science Presents Lecture on the "Rediscovery of Place in Technology and Prayer"

 

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Office of Institutional Advancement Announces Office Restructure

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Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala

 

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College Presents Second Annual Sustainability Conference Eco Film Festival Part of Mayor’s “Sustainability Week” Activities for Schools

 

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The President's Message on the Election of Pope Francis I

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Dr. John E. Walker, Founder of Andesa Services to Speak at Business Leaders of Uncommon Excellence Lecture Series

 

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Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation Presents "JUST Listening"

 

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Sophomore Andrea Wentzell Wins National Logo Contest

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Junior Haruko Takeuchi Named UN Youth Representative

 

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College Community to Provide Content to Philadelphia READS for “Reading is Love” Campaign

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Internationally Acclaimed Pianist Svetlana Smolina to Headline 2013 Steinway Master Artist Series Concert

 

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Robert Schreiter C.PP.S. of the Catholic Theological Union to Discuss Reconciliation and Leadership

 

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College Community Fundraises for Hurricane Sandy Victims

 

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College to Host 8th Annual United Nations Teachers Conference on Human Rights

 

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Soldiers Project Pennsylvania to Host Clinician Training to Discuss Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Traumatization, and Self Care for Mental Health Professionals

 

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Graduate Student Selected for Fellowship in New Science Teacher Academy by the National Science Teachers Association

 

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The Institute for Religion and Science Presents Lecture on Neurotheology

 

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Vitalij Kuprij of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Headline 2013 Steinway Master Artist Series Concert

 

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College to Host Second Peformance of "ETTY"

 

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Celebrating Scholarship 2011-2012

 

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Chestnut Hill Graduate Dan Comas Begins Professional Career with Global Select

 

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The Institute for Religion and Science Presents Lecture on “Darwin and Religion” Edward Davis of Messiah College to Speak

 

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