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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

February 2016

February 2016

culture club dinner

At Chestnut Hill College you might learn to shoot a bow and arrow like Katniss Everdeen or produce your own newscast like Ron Burgundy (albeit with a greater sense of professionalism and without the salon-quality hair). You can explore other cultures — France, China, Germany and others — all while promoting unity and acceptance on campus. Or you may choose to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

winning poster

Five students from CHC’s Team Programming Techniques course competed in the 31st annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Eastern Regional Conference at Stockton University in New Jersey last fall. 

SEPCHE conference

Recently, the partner schools of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE), including Chestnut Hill College, hosted their fourth annual Diversity Conference at Arcadia University. This year’s theme was Valuing and Embracing Diversity: Exploring Interfaith Dialogue.

Students at Effat University and CHC videoconference with representatives at the United Nations.

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

Sister Kathryn Miller spoke at two graduations in Malawi and Zambia during her December trip to Africa.

Kathryn Miller, SSJ, Ph.D., assistant to the president for administration and special projects, made her third trip to Africa in December. Representing the ASEC (African Sisters Education Collaborative) Board of Directors she visited ministries and spoke at the graduation ceremonies of sisters from ASEC’s SLDI (Sisters Leadership Development Initiative) in Malawi and Zambia.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be re-evaluating your own romantic relationship. Romantic relationships often get complicated, especially when college students are still figuring out what they want to do with their own lives.

Eva Kor, standing with Marie Conn, Ph.D., points to a picture of herself as a young girl in Auschwitz.

Eva Kor and her twin sister, Miriam, were the only two members of their family to survive the horror that was Auschwitz. Although the two experienced pain and fear during the experiments performed on twins by the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele, Kor ultimately came to forgive her tormenters and now spreads her story of how forgiveness provided her with emotional liberation. This and more in News and Notes.

Fournier Hall PWAT

Are you looking for a way to be involved with the College and give back to the CHC community? The Alumni Association Board of Directors is looking for new members. Nominations for the June election are now being accepted. If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself), please email and the Nominations Committee chairperson will be in touch.  

Restaino Cup

The feeling among CHC athletics is that the College is close to winning their first-ever Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship and establishing itself as a regional power and their recent rank in the Restaino Cup standings are testament to that.

road trips

Spring Break is right around the corner! Residence halls close on Friday, February 26, at 6 p.m. and reopen March 6 at noon. 


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.

Chestnut Hill College has a subscription to the New York Times that is available for everyone in the College community to use for research purposes. This service provides its users with excellent primary-source material for academic research, as well as accurate and timely news and information and is a great way to stay informed.

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.