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 will launch the most affordable second degree BSN program in the Philadelphia area in January 2014. This full-time, 14-month program will cost $29,000 from start to finish and is designed for a person with a bachelor’s degree who would like to change careers and enter nursing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holy Family University is partnering with CoTo Travel, a new service designed to help students and their families easily attend university and college open houses in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Philadelphia.
On September 30, 2013, Holy Family University President S. Francesca Onley, CSFN, PhD, announced the refinancing of the University’s debt. The refinancing consisted of $37,675,000 of tax exempt bonds issued through the Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (Holy Family University Revenue Bonds, Series 2013A), and a Credit Facility with PNC Bank. Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the underwriter on the bond financing.
Holy Family University’s School of Business Administration and Extended Learning will host “Mexico’s Legal and Business Forum,” a symposium sponsored by The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at its Woodhaven site in Bensalem, PA.