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.

Holy Family University Partners with CoTo Travel

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.

Holy Family Announces Re-Financing

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.

School of Business To Host Forum on Mexico

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 Bensalem, PA site (formerly Woodhaven).

“Desert Textures” on Display in Art Gallery

Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents “Desert Textures” a show by award-winning photographer Samuel Fee. The exhibit runs from October 2—30, with an artist reception held on Tuesday, October 8, from 7-9 pm.

Holy Family Partners with St. Hubert High School

Administrators from St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, located in Northeast Philadelphia, joined officials from Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership. The agreement consists of three components, including admissions and scholarship, a university and dual credit agreement, and continuing education. The partnership reinforces the commitment of both schools to offer advanced educational opportunities for the personal and intellectual growth of their students and faculty.

Father James MacNew Wins St. John Neumann Award

Holy Family University Spiritual Director Father James MacNew, OSFS, has been named the recipient of the St. John Neumann Medal, presented by the Knights of Columbus. Father MacNew will receive the award on Wednesday, September 18, following the 7 pm Mass at Assumption BVM Church in Feasterville.