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First Annual PsyD Counseling Psychology Fall Ethics Forum

The Doctorate of Counseling Psychology program is hosting its first annual Fall 2017 Ethics Forum on Tuesday, November 14, in the Newtown Campus Cafeteria, from 7:30 pm – 9 pm. The event, “Multiple Relationships & Multicultural Issues of Special Populations,” will feature a panel Q&A, as well as feature professionals who specialize in Substance Abuse and Correctional Counseling Populations, Marriage, Family, Youth and School Based Populations, and Intellectual and Physical Disabilities.

Students from the School Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Clinical Counseling, Art Therapy Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health master’s programs will also be speaking about their poster presentations.

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Morand’s Philanthropy Feeds 250 Haitian Families

When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October of 2016, the results were disastrous. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 19% of the Haitian population, 2.1 million people, were affected by the hurricane and more than 12%, 1.4 million people, were in need of urgent assistance.

With family roots in Haiti, Oximike Morand, a junior Management-Marketing major, wanted to help those who were still impacted by the results of the hurricane. Morand, who was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when he was six, knew what it was like to live on the island during times of distress.

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IDEA Welcomes Gregory Hannah to Speak About Bridging the Disability Gap

GregHannahIDEA, a new student club on campus, has invited Gregory Hannah, Assistant Director for Disability Services at Villanova University, to speak on Wednesday, November 15 from 7 pm – 9 pm in the ETC Auditorium.

Hannah will present about disabilities and accommodations to help bridge the gap amongst the student body. Hannah was a major contributor for the award-winning documentary, “Coming Off the DL.” His work has also appeared on ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other local publications.

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Price Presents at Sixth Annual ATIXA/SCOPE National Conference

MariannePrice sizedMarianne Price, Title IX Coordinator, presented at The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) sixth annual Joint National Conference, held in Philadelphia from October 2-5.

ATIXA and SCOPE hosted a joint conference to underscore the essential fusion of compliance and prevention in any conversation about campus sexual violence.

Price facilitated a session titled, Starting the Conversation: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues in Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response. She also presented a concurrent session titled, The Voiceless.

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Holy Family University Donates Five Thousand Cans of Food for Puerto Rico Relief

Holy Family University Canned Food Drive sizedMembers of Holy Family University and the local community have contributed to a food drive to support the people of Puerto Rico who are still impacted by the results of Hurricane Maria. Coordinated by Sister Mary Ellen Gemmell, CSFN, former Principal of Academia del Carmen in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Academia del Perpetuo Socorro in Miramar, Puerto Rico, and Spanish instructor, the donations will be delivered to Caritas de Puerto Rico, a humanitarian group serving the needy in the area. A total of six pallets of food will be delivered, weighing around 11,000 pounds, and totaling about 5,000 cans.

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Seventh Annual SNAHP Alumni Reunion Set for November 1

kristen mauk sizedHoly Family University's School of Nursing & Allied Health Professions (SNAHP) is hosting its Seventh Annual School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Alumni Reunion and Distinguished Lecture Program on Wednesday, November 1, in the Education and Technology Center Auditorium at 6 pm.

“The Seventh Annual Alumni Reunion and Distinguished Lecture event provides the perfect opportunity for our alumni, current faculty, students, and friends of Holy Family University to gather to celebrate our nursing profession,” said Dr. Cynthia Russell, Dean.

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Phillies Nation Hosting Book Club at Holy Family University

MachoRow sizedPhillies Nation, a Philadelphia Phillies news website, is hosting a book club at Holy Family University in the Education and Technology Center on Monday, October 30, at 6:30 pm. The panel will discuss the book Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies and Baseball's Unwritten Code by William Kashatus.

The panel will include Mitchell Nathanson, professor of sports law at Villanova University, Tommy Greene, pitcher on the 1993 Phillies team and current broadcaster on NBC Sports Philadelphia, and Michael Sadowski, a Phillies Nation staff writer who will offer the fan’s perspective on the season. The event will be moderated by Phillies Nation CEO and Sports Management-Marketing coordinator, Brian Michael.

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Dr. Donna Rafter Inducted into Philadelphia North Catholic Schools Hall of Fame

Rafter sizedDr. Donna Rafter, Associate Professor for the School of Education, is being honored at the second annual Philadelphia North Catholic Schools Hall of Fame Gala on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5.

Hosted by The Advisory Council for Catholic Elementary Education in Philadelphia North, Rafter will be inducted alongside Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President of Citizens Bank and Richard Leonard, a teacher from Our Mother of Consolation School in Chestnut Hill.

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Getting to Know: Marianne Price

MariannePrice sizedTo continue to keep Holy Family University at the forefront of Title IX regulations across its three locations, the University announced the hiring of Marianne Price as Title IX Coordinator. Price joins Holy Family University after six years at the Association of Title IX Administrators, serving as Associate Executive Director.  With a robust background in the field, Price’s experience has prepared her for the changing regulations across college and universities. Price sat down with Holy Family University to discuss how she became interested in the field, what her goals are at HFU, and her favorite sports teams to cheer on in Philadelphia.

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HFU Campus Ministry Help Clean Out Convent for the Sisters of Life

sistersoflifeStudents from Holy Family University’s Campus Ministry joined a number of local community members on Saturday, September 23 to assist the Sisters of Life with their upcoming move to a new convent in North Philadelphia. In preparation for their move, set to take place during the month of October, volunteers scraped paint, sanded donated furniture, moved heavy objects, mopped floors, and cleaned out old, unused spaces throughout the large convent building basement. According to Father Jim MacNew, the Sisters of Life have come to Philadelphia at the invitation of Archbishop Charles Chaput to begin their ministry with women in crisis pregnancy from the convent at St. Malachy Parish.

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