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Gun Violence Symposium at Newtown

A symposium addressing “Perspectives on Guns and Violence” will be held at the Newtown site of Holy Family University on Saturday, April 6, from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

The special event will include perspectives from those who work in law, law enforcement, politics, as well as those who teach criminal justice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The speakers will address the nature of gun violence, its extent, consequences, and prevention efforts. The program will be presented in the form of a town hall meeting and questions will be encouraged.

"Mortal Vestige, Immortal Flight" On Display throughout March

The Holy Family University Art Gallery presents “Mortal Vestige, Immortal Flight,” a solo show by artist Jennie Kimbrough. The exhibit opens on Friday, March 1, and runs through April 1. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Tuesday, March 19, from 6-9 pm.

University Publications Win Regional Awards

Holy Family University has won three 2013 CUPPIE Awards for Creative Excellence in Marketing and Communications in Education from CUPRAP, the Association for Communicators in Education, a professional organization with 100 member institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The new undergraduate viewbook "Perform with Purpose" and the Holy Family Magazine feature "Learning by Doing" earned silver awards. An advertisement for charitable giving to the University called "Loaves + Fishes" won a bronze.

Students to Build Homes on Spring Break

Students from Holy Family University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will build and renovate houses in New Mexico during Alternative Spring Break this year March 4 through 8.

This year, 27 students and three chaperones will split into two groups and work in separate destinations as part of the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge. They will fly to Albuquerque, NM, and then drive to Taos. Fifty students applied for the trip. From that number, 27 were chosen based on their academic standing, essay, and interview.

Five Faculty Members Win Ray Taylor Award

Five faculty members received competitive grants to conduct scholarly research at Holy Family University. University President Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, PhD, announced the winners of the 2013 Ray L. Taylor Memorial Awards at an all-campus gathering on Monday, January 28.

The Taylor awards will support faculty projects from a range of disciplines—nursing, business, and education. The grants offset the cost of travel, equipment, professional services, or other costs associated with their scholarly research.

Assistant Professor of Nursing Presents at Conference

Assistant Professor of Nursing Boas Yu, EdD, presented “The Effect of Meditation on Power and Well-being” at the 2012 American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference in San Francisco.

Dr. Yu also presented at the 2012 Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Forum. That presentation was titled “Transforming Leadership to Achieve a Culture of Oneness.”

“Geometrics and Reflections” On Display in Art Gallery

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Geometrics and Reflections,” an exhibition of paintings by Allan Gorman. The exhibit opens on Tuesday, February 5, and runs through February 26. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Tuesday, February 12, from 6-8 pm.

"Faces of Motherhood" On Display in Art Gallery

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Faces of Motherhood,” an exhibition of paintings by Sarah Nguyen. The exhibit opens on Friday, January 11, and runs through January 30. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Tuesday, January 22, from 6-8 pm.

"Surface Studies" on Display in Art Gallery

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Surface Studies,” an exhibition of paintings by Jill Grimes. The exhibit opens on Tuesday, December 4, and runs through January 8. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Thursday, December 6, from 7-9 pm. 

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