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Veteran Firefighter and Nursing Pioneer among Honorees at Holy Family University’s 56th Commencement Exercises

Holy Family University will honor a fire department captain who served in Ground Zero and Hurricane Katrina rescue efforts at their annual Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Also being honored is a professor and nurse theorist on the faculty at Boston College, Sister Callista Roy, CSJ, PhD, RN, who pioneered a model informing best practices for health care agencies.

"Emotional Metamorphosis" on Exhibit

The Holy Family University Art Gallery presents "Emotional Metamorphosis," paintings by senior Aliki Fanourgakis. The senior student art exhibit opens on Tuesday, April 16, and runs through April 27. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Tuesday, April 16, from 6–8 pm.

Free History Lecture Explores Philadelphia’s Rich Watersheds and Sewers

Historian Adam Levine has been digging into the history of the city’s sewers and drainage systems as a consultant to the Philadelphia Water Department since 1998. Levine will reveal a side of the city most Philadelphians have never seen in a free public lecture, “The History of Philadelphia’s Watersheds and Sewers.” The event will be held on Friday, April 26, at 7 pm at Holy Family University’s Northeast Philadelphia campus.

“Revelations of the Unconscious Mind” on Exhibit

The Holy Family University Art Gallery presents “Revelations of the Unconscious Mind,” paintings by senior Stephanie Koszarek. The senior student art exhibit opens on Thursday, April 4, and runs through April 14. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artist will take place on Tuesday, April 9, from 6–8 pm.

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.

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