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Research Subject Pool Fosters Student/Faculty Collaborative Environment

DeCiccoStudents enrolled in the Introduction to Psychology and Quantitative Methods courses this semester will be the first classes to use the new research pool software implemented by the School of Arts and Sciences. The research pool facilitates the process of research participant recruitment using SONA, an online cloud-based system that allows researchers and participants to sign up for and administer research studies.

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Gee Joined Panel that Discussed ESL Best Practices for High School Teachers

On August 16, Dr. Roger Gee, Graduate Division Chair, TESOL Program Coordinator, and Professor for the School of Education, joined a panel at the School District of Philadelphia’s in-service day for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers to discuss best practices for ESL students. The theme of the event was: Achievement, Action, and Advocacy for English Learners.

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Getting to Know: Dr. Patrick McElwaine

McElwaine Patrick sizedWith a passion for wanting to help others, Dr. Patrick McElwaine thought he might one day become a firefighter like his father. As his interests turned towards psychology, Dr. McElwaine pursued his doctorate and returned to his alma mater to join the Counseling Psychology program. Dr. McElwaine sat down with Holy Family University to discuss his career path, his research interests, and his favorite NFL team to cheer for on Sunday.

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Getting to Know: Dr. Mary Frances Suter

SuterWith more than 25 years of experience in top Pennsylvania hospitals, Dr. Mary Frances Suter joins the faculty of Holy Family University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. With a specialty in cardiac and thoracic surgery, Dr. Suter brings vast knowledge of the heart with some local flair, having worked at Temple University Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Suter sat down with Holy Family University to discuss how she got into teaching, her classroom philosophy, and her experience caring for cardiac patients.

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President's Updated Statement in Support of DACA

Dear Holy Family University Community:

Holy Family University was established by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1954 to offer young people who might not have had access to higher education a chance to attend college. This mission is one that we’ve held close for nearly seven decades, and we honor it as an integral part of our identity.

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Arnold P. Gold Foundation and American Association of Colleges of Nursing Fund HFU White Coat Ceremony

white coatThe Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recently announced that they have funded white coats for various nursing schools throughout the nation, including Holy Family University. Holy Family University was one of three schools in Pennsylvania to receive funding for their white coat ceremony.

The white coat ceremony is traditionally the beginning initiation ceremony for nursing school students, signifying the beginning of their medical journey. According to the press release issued by AACN, “In nursing, a White Coat Ceremony typically consists of the recitation of an oath, an address by an eminent role model, and a reception for students and invited guests. Students also are given a specially designed pin that serves as a visual reminder of their oath and commitment to providing high-quality care.”

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President's Statement in Support of DACA

Dear Holy Family University Community:

Holy Family University was established by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1954 to offer young people who might not have had access to higher education a chance to attend college. This mission is one that we’ve held close for nearly seven decades, and we honor it as an integral part of our identity.

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Getting to Know: Dr. Jonathan Rosen

JonathanRosen sizedWith a background in domestic and foreign criminal justice systems, Dr. Jonathan Rosen joins Holy Family University’s School of Arts and Sciences as its newest Criminal Justice professor. Dr. Rosen has been on faculty at Florida International University in Miami and the University of Oaxaca in Mexico, providing a unique, well-rounded perspective as an instructor. Dr. Rosen sat down with Holy Family University to discuss how he ended up in Northeast Philadelphia, his research interests, and his passion for studying crime.

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Married Alums Backpack Across the Globe

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When Matt Leszczynski ’10 and Michele Kennedy ’10 met at Freshmen Experience, the pair formed a connection that would last throughout their tenure at Holy Family University. As Nursing majors in their junior year, Matt and Michele ended up having the same schedule—from classes to clinicals—and even worked in the same hospital. As fate would have it, they ended up dating and eventually married in 2015. Avid travelers, the duo paid off their debts, left their jobs, and decided to see the world. Michele sat down with Holy Family University to discuss their unique adventures and outlook on life.

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September Art Gallery: Peter Morgan

PeterMorgan sizedHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents Birds of a Feather, sculptures and works on paper by Peter Morgan
Exhibit: September 1-27, 2017
Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday, September 20, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Peter Morgan’s work, Birds of a Feather, a collection of sculptures and works on paper. Peter Morgan is a native of Virginia with a MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe with notable residencies at the Clay Studio and the Archie Bray Foundation. Currently, Morgan maintains his studio in Phoenixville, PA.

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