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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

December 2014

December 2014

Welcome to Connectionsa new e-newsletter for the entire CHC community. Connections will be distributed to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and families via e-mail about every six weeks. We're interested in your feedback and appreciate your participation. Please send any news tips, announcements (awards, publications, conferences and presentations) student news and other story ideas to Brenda Lange, publications manager, at Connections. We welcome all ideas and will follow up on all leads. Enjoy! Past issues can be found here.

Legacy of World War I

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Legacy of WWI Conference was held November 14 and 15 and drew 111 audience members and 55 participants – a record for this series – to campus.

Mike Pearson, new sprint football head coach, poses with Lynn Tubman, director of athletics and recreation, (left) and Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., president, after the pep rally.

For the first time in its history, Chestnut Hill College will be welcoming a football team to campus – sprint football that is – which will become the College's newest sport with the fall 2015 semester. The new sprint football head coach was introduced at a pep rally held in early November.

Malala Yousafzai, 17, is the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She also was awarded the 2014 Liberty Medal at a ceremony in Philadelphia's National Constitution Center. A lucky handful of CHC students had the chance to attend and to see history made.

CHC's 2014 Quidditch team nabbed the trophy in the fifth annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Tournament.

Congratulations to CHC's Quidditch team on beating seven other teams to bring home the trophy in the fifth annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup Tournament held at the College October 18. Harry Potter Weekend brought thousands to campus.

Santa and Mrs. Claus entertain some future Griffins at the Breakfast With Santa event in 2013.

Join in the festivities this week and help ring in the Christmas holiday in style before winter break. This traditional celebration has become known as "Holiday on the Hill" and it incorporates several holiday-themed events that get the whole campus community, alumni and even the public, involved in the Christmas festivities.

Service, passion, resourcefulness, scholarship – these are just some of the qualities that are embodied in all Chestnut Hill College students, especially our student-athletes, whose dedication to not only the mission of the College but also to the mission of the NCAA Division II, is evident both on and off the fields and courts.

Early in their third year (of a six-year program), Psy.D. students get the opportunity to share their evolving dissertation research ideas through a poster presentation. This event allows the students to get feedback and suggestions from the entire CHC community

The Chestnut Hill Local published a preview of a presentation and book signing by author Dan Rottenberg at SugarLoaf in October.

We hope you will enjoy receiving these monthly e-newsletters. As vital members of our students' lives, we welcome your communication and feedback.

For Kyle DeRiemer '09, going to college was simply what was expected as the next step in his life, and he was attracted to Chestnut Hill College for a variety of reasons – its small size, good financial aid package and its status as a Division III school, for which he would end up playing tennis for three years.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Office of Student Success exists solely to support students as they navigate their individual college experience. Through one-on-one attention, the staff offers academic advising assistance, connects students with helpful resources and helps develop college success plans.

Coming Events

A great place to keep track of all campus events, activities and public lectures at the College is through our community-wide calendar found at

We hope you enjoy reading Connections as much as we enjoy producing it! Please contact me with news and information from your department; about faculty or staff, a student or about an alum. I follow up on all leads!  Thanks.  Brenda Lange, associate director of communications, 215.248.7110.