An active shooter simulation drill replicating a “hospital situation” was held on the campus of Holy Family University on March 28, in partnership with Homeland Security, the FBI, Philadelphia Police Department SWAT, Crime Scene Forensic Processing, and the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services. The simulation was designed to provide an authentic, real-world experience for more than 80 senior year nursing students at Holy Family University and to deliver a critical training exercise for law enforcement and first responders.
Students from Holy Family University will host students from the University of Pennsylvania for “Learn. Build. Love.” – a day-long event dedicated to Habitat for Humanity. The students will work together to construct swing sets and restore furniture for Habitat families, and Habitat families and student volunteers will speak about their life-changing experiences with the organization. Members of the community are invited to join in on the activities, and encouraged to bring items for the Habitat for Humanity donation truck.
Holy Family University’s School of Business Administration and Extended Learning will host a graduate career fair for ALL Holy Family Graduate students focused on personal brand and networking across all media on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 8:30am–3:30 pm. The event will be held at its Woodhaven site in Bensalem, PA.
Holy Family University’s School of Education has been awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The three-year grant will focus on enhancing clinical experiences for student teachers and promoting effective teaching and leadership in partner local education agencies.
Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents “Telling Stories,” an exhibit by Joe Brenman throughout the month of March. The exhibit will open March 11and run through March 31. There will be an artist reception and gallery talk on March 18 from 6-8 pm.
While many collegians across the United States look forward to relaxing over spring break, students at Holy Family University are instead preparing for a week dedicated to community service. On Saturday, March 1, 26 University students and four chaperones will head to Spokane, WA to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, building homes–and providing hope–for families in need.
Caitlin Litchfield, Holy Family University nursing student, was recently accepted to Penn State Hershey’s prestigious, exclusive summer externship program. Litchfield was one of 33 (out of 500) applicants accepted in the program. Additionally, she will be one of only two applicants chosen to work on the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit this summer. Litchfield will be working alongside registered nurses, providing patient care while learning how to multitask in an extremely demanding and chaotic environment.
In celebration of Holy Family University’s 60th Anniversary, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput received an honorary degree from Holy Family University President Sister Francesca Onley following a celebratory mass led by the Archbishop.
Local author and Holy Family University education professor, Helen Hoffner, EdD, teamed up with Gloria Brady Hoffner to construct the first book dedicated to collecting rosaries: The Rosary Collector’s Guide (2013, published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., http://rosarycollector.wordpress.com/). Rare selections from her collection will be on display at Holy Family University on during the day on Monday, February 10, culminating in a book signing at 6 pm in the Holy Family University Library.
The Radiologic Science Program announces the start of a new Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science (BSRS) degree track in Vascular-Interventional (VI) Radiography beginning in the Fall 2014 semester.