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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

March 2016

March 2016

Professor Harald zur Hausen, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

In 1994, just two years after beginning her teaching career at Chestnut Hill College, Lakshmi Atchison, Ph.D., professor of biology, brought her dream to fruition. That dream of an annual biomedical series in which top scientific professionals would give lectures to students and the community quickly won wide acclaim.

hearth health day

The College recently hosted a Wellness Day, sponsored by Student Life with participation from Student Activities, Counseling Center, Health Center, Campus Ministry and Janice Kuklick, chair of the physical education department, to encourage students, faculty and staff to create a healthy body-mind-spirit balance in their lives.

fun at one

Students arriving at the Fun at One event in the Student Activities Office on February 17 were treated to a special yogurt bar and giveaways from the College Bookstore in exchange for learning something about the world of philanthropy.

When Voices Meet event

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation (IFR) and the Black Student Union hosted Sharon Katz and The Peace Train for a rousing concert by the four-person band and a showing of Katz’s award-winning documentary “When Voices Meet.”

Lyndsay Gobolos teaches a lesson

It is said that the student teaching experience varies from school to school, from teacher to teacher. That you get out of it exactly what you put into it. Those statements couldn’t be truer especially as they relate to several students last fall whose student teaching experience was a little different — and perhaps even a little more groundbreaking — than others.

Legacy of Service

Being of service to others is one of CHC’s core values and a central tenet of our mission. So it stands to reason that the College would find a way to help those who help others.

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If you have already received your teaching certification or are close to receiving it, you will want to take note of a special event coming up on Wednesday, April 6, at the Expo Center at Oaks. The Teacher Job Fair is an excellent way for aspiring teachers to meet prospective employers face-to-face.

business networking event

Chestnut Hill College’s Office of Career Development hosted a business networking and recruiting event in mid-February during which students had the chance to make connections and find potential internships. 

When Voices Meet event

The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation (IFR), the history club and history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the Black Student Union (BSU) set out to engage and educate the College community on issues facing the African-American population today and in the past in honor of Black History Month.

Being of Service — Despite Blizzard
When Philadelphia was hit with the January storm, which dumped almost two feet of snow on campus, students turned out in service to the Sisters of St. Joseph who found their cars buried...This story and more in News&Notes.

PWAT Fournier

The Office of Alumni Relations has been very busy planning an exciting lineup of alumni events this year. Read on and be sure to mark your calendars!

Alli and Sister Carol

A True “Research” Success Story
The undergraduate academic career of Allison Eberly ’14, a current doctoral candidate in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt University, can be summed up in five words: research, research and more research. 

APPLE Conference

Recently, Krista Bailey Murphy, Ph.D., and Jessica Day ’09, accompanied student-athletes, Kaileik Asbury ’17, Kevin Clancy ’19, Andrew Hildebrand ’17 and Michaiah Young ’17, to the 25th annual NCAA APPLE Conference for promoting student-athlete wellness and substance abuse prevention.

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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.

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Did you know that Chestnut Hill College School of Graduate Studies offers graduate degrees, post-graduate certificates, and certification programs in five areas of study?  

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.