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Ficociello Co-Edits New Book

Ficociello BookDr. Robert Ficociello, Assistant Professor of Writing for the School of Arts and Sciences, has co-edited a book titled Eco Culture: Disaster, Narrative, Discourse. Eco Culture is a progressive continuation from his last book, America’s Disaster Culture: The Production of Natural Disasters in Literature and Pop Culture, which was published in October 2017.

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Phillies Nation Book Club Discusses Former Phillie Dick Allen

DickAllenPhillies Nation, a Philadelphia Phillies fandom website, will be holding their second book club meeting on Monday, February 12, at 6:30 pm in Holy Family University’s ETC Auditorium. The meeting will discuss the autobiography Crash—The Life and Times of Dick Allen.

Leading the discussion will be Frank Fitzpatrick, Editor and Writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer since 1980 and Mitchell Nathanson, Professor of Sports Law at Villanova University and author of a book on Dick Allen. Brian Michael, Phillies Nation CEO/Founder and Sports Marketing-Management Coordinator at Holy Family University will be the moderator.

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Day of Service Opportunities Highlight University’s 64th Charter Week

YuriOn Friday, February 16, Holy Family University will conclude its 64th Annual Charter Week with a University-wide Day of Service. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to engage in activities at a variety of service agencies on campus and within the community.

“The University Day of Service is one of my favorite events during Charter Week, as it really emphasizes what being a part of the Holy Family community is all about,” said Mike McNulty-Bobholz, Assistant Vice President of Student Life. “Every year these great locations open their doors to Holy Family and welcome us in. It’s a great feeling to see everyone working together to achieve one goal, and that is to make a difference.”

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Undergraduate Tuition Remains Unchanged in 2018-19

FB Graphic 0Tuition 2Holy Family University’s President, Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD, announced on January 3 in a letter to students that the undergraduate tuition rate and room and board fees for 2018-19 will remain unchanged.

“One of the biggest challenges facing our students today has to do with the increase in cost for higher education,” McGarrity said.

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Education Alumna Honored with National Science Teacher Association Award

JaydaPuglieseJayda Pugliese, a Holy Family University alumna (BA ’09, MEd ’14) and current student in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program, has been named the 2018 recipient of the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary Teachers.

Pugliese, who applied for the award after consulting her mentors at the Milken Family Foundation, introduced a lesson plan to build a robotic arm, which was inspired by her work with building prosthetic limbs for animals and humans with her students. 

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Taylor Awards Fund Research About Pregnancy Loss, Stress Reduction, Academic Comprehension, and Local Ecology

TaylorAwardsOn Wednesday, January 10, during Holy Family University’s Spring Business Meeting, Dr. Michael Markowitz, Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced this year’s recipients of the Ray Taylor Awards.

The award program was established through an endowment created by Carol Taylor, RN, PhD, a former University faculty member who served from 1979 to 1987 and 1995 to 1997 in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

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