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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

November 2015

November 2015

Logue Library interior

Believe it or not, Logue Library has been around since the 1960-61 academic year, making it more than a half-century old.  

Dr. Stephen Hunger speaks at Biomedical Lecture

On October 21, the East Parlor filled with students, faculty and staff who wanted to learn more about the topic of Precision Medicine in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). The lecture was part of the acclaimed Biomedical Lecture Series presented twice annually by the Biology Department.

sprint football

Known for an uncommon excellence and spirit that embodies the “traditionally nontraditional,” Chestnut Hill College was proud to usher in the newest era of Griffin athletics this fall, with the new sprint football program.

Jack Gulati gives a lecture as part of Business Speaker Series

As part of the Business Speaker Series at Chestnut Hill College, entrepreneur and former board member Jack D. Gulati presented the lecture “Balancing Business and Family to Achieve True Wealth and Happiness.”

Karen Wendling, Ph.D., conference co-organizer

Since the day of the 2015 Harry Potter Conference, co-organizers, Patrick McCauley, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, and Karen Wendling, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, have been fielding compliments and getting feedback that is encouraging and exciting.

Tomas Greer '16 faces an opponent

Following a first-place finish at the U.S. National Karate Federation (USA-NKF) National Championships and USA Team Trials in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tomas Greer ’16 advanced to the World Karate Federation (WTK) Pan American Championships in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where he earned the bronze medal.

Members of the College community gather near the peace pole to pray.

In late October, members of the College community gathered to pray for peace and nonviolence on our campus, our country and in our world.

care package

Students love to get surprise treats from home, especially during stressful finals time. Watch for the Final Exam Care Package mailing coming soon, to send your student something special during finals.

It's a Wonderful Life poster

Join us for a complimentary reception in the music corridor, first floor, Saint Joseph Hall, prior to the opening night production of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The show starts at 8 p.m.

When Mike Melnychenko '14 heard his name called by the Buffalo Bandits in the sixth round of the 2014 National Lacrosse League (NLL) draft, he made Chestnut Hill College history, becoming the first Griffin to be drafted by a professional sports league. 

Men's cross country team photo

Led by the first-place finish of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Runner of the Year, Giancarlo Martines ’18, and a top-10 finish by all-conference runner Eric Barton ’17, the men’s cross country team accomplished their best season yet, placing fifth at the CACC Championship meet October 25.

Harry Potter made lots of news last month.

Alumni, faculty, staff and students continue to make news, and local media continue to take notice. Griffins in the News lists some of the noteworthy mentions in the past weeks -- including extensive coverage of Harry Potter Weekend.

Did you know?

Did you know that CHC’s 33rd Annual Golf Invitational was held October 12?

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.