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School of Education Recognized As One of the Top Colleges in PA for Teacher Education

Holy Family University’s School of Education has been recognized as a top-twenty school by the Online College Database for its excellence in teacher education.

The Database’s new ranking of “Top Colleges in Pennsylvania: Shaping the Next Generation” consists of the colleges and universities that have graduated the greatest number of education professionals in the year of 2012. The Database uses data gathered from sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Student Exhibit on Display in Art Gallery

Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents artwork by students John Alexanian and Corey McDonough. The exhibit runs from November 12—25, with an artist reception scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, from 7—9 pm.

James Trusdell Named Vice President

James E. Trusdell, MBA, will join Holy Family University on November 25, 2013 as Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Trusdell comes to Holy Family from Temple University's School of Medicine, where he was Assistant Dean and Chief Financial Officer. He also held the positions at Temple University of Associate Dean for Finance/Chief of Staff for the College of Health Professions and Social Work and Director for Finance and Administration for the School of Dentistry.

Recent Grad Wins Study Abroad Scholarship

Recent Holy Family University graduate Gerald Wutkowski was awarded a scholarship from the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Year Abroad Program and is spending a year abroad in Poland at the Center of Polish Language and Culture in the World at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. The scholarship includes acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver, and a Ministry stipend of 1,350 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. Additional funding of $900 per semester is also awarded by the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Holy Family University Graduate Student Creates Key Materials for Grace Kelly Exhibit

Cynthia Scott, graduate student in education at Holy Family University and art educator, has completed a seminal project about Grace Kelly at The James A. Michener Art Museum, located in Bucks County PA. The upcoming exhibit, From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon, follows the life and career of the legendary actress and princess, displaying letters, photographs, awards, clothing, and other artifacts.

Speaker Series Returns with Lecture on Women and the Civil War

The Holy Family University-Glen Foerd on the Delaware History Speaker Series continues on Friday, November 15, at 7 pm, when Dr. Judith Giesberg, PhD, discusses Women and the US Civil War in the University’s Education & Technology Center (ETC). The event is free and open to the public.

Professor Explores Dichotomy of Kardashian Legacy in American Pop Culture

Reality TV researcher and analyst, Amanda Scheiner McClain, PhD, is the author of the book Keeping Up the Kardashian Brand: Celebrity, Materialism, and Sexuality (2013, Lexington Books), which analyzes how the Kardashians are a paradigm of new and traditional media convergence, highlighting the confluence of branding, commerce, celebrity, and sexuality. The book will be released October 25, 2013.

School of Nursing to Run Mass Simulation with Local Police and Fire Departments

Holy Family University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions will join forces with Lower Makefield Police Department, the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company, the Langhorne-Middleton Fire Company (Hazardous Materials Trailer), and the Newton Emergency Services Department to run a mass casualty simulation drill on the Holy Family University-Newtown campus on October 25 at 9:00 am.

Holy Family University Professor Receives $100,000 Grant

Professor of Education Anthony Applegate recently received a four-year grant, totaling $100,000, from the Marshall-Reynolds Foundation to study the effects that training in thoughtful responses to text may have on the early careers of pre-service teachers.

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