Students won’t forget Jane Whittington, PhD, or at least she hopes they won’t after sharing her expertise in eyewitness memory. Dr. Whittington is the newest member of the School of Arts and Science’s Psychology department, where a love of mentoring and fostering relationships has turned into a blossoming education career. Dr. Whittington sat down with Holy Family University to discuss her journey to HFU, her research, and her favorite podcast genre.
Holy Family University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael Markowitz, announced this year’s recipients of the Ray and Mildred Taylor Awards during the University’s Spring Business Meeting on Wednesday, January 16.
Holy Family University was awarded an It’s On Us PA Grant through the Governor’s Office in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education on January 9, 2019. The grant money, totaling $29,960, will help support continuing education for the Tigers that ROAR program.
On December 17, 2018, Holy Family University announced the appointment of Abigail Wernicki, PhD, as Vice President for Student Affairs.
Holy Family University was blessed with good fortunes and positive outcomes throughout 2018. Students across a variety of disciplines participated in conferences and internships that boosted their classroom experience with experiential opportunities; faculty across each school published scholarly work that reinforces the academic quality and rigors, and the University was the recipient of numerous grants and gifts that will impact future generations of students. Here is a look back at some of our favorite moments.
Students from the School of Business Administration’s Freshmen Experience class (FEXP) compiled and wrapped 102 Christmas boxes for children in the Dominican Republic. The gifts will be delivered and distributed through Operation Christmas Child.
The School of Education, IDEA, and disAbility Services will be hosting a screening of Intelligent Lives by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib on Monday, December 3 at 6:30 pm in the ETC Auditorium.
Holy Family University’s Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology program will be hosting its second annual Ethics Forum on Tuesday, November 20 at the University’s Newtown location. The event will feature a keynote from Dr. David Rogers, past President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, who will discuss the role mental health professionals play in treating law enforcement officials.
Student poster presentations will be from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and the keynote address will be from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. The event is open to the public.
Dr. Helen Hoffner, a professor in the School of Education, has recently finished her latest book, Catholic Treasures and Traditions. The illustrated encyclopedia examines the perplexing questions about the history of Catholic school and church practices, as well as dispels superstitions followed by Catholics. The book was published by Sophia Institute Press.
Marking the centennial of the Armistice, Dr. John Hepp, a professor of history at Wilkes University, will focus on how the horrors of World War I, America’s intervention in the war, and the subsequent peace conference affected Americans’ attitudes to war and peace. This event will take place on Friday, November 9, at 7 pm in the ETC Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.