Dr. Melissa Rampelli brings a love of English Literature to Holy Family University as its newest Associate Professor of English in the School of Arts and Sciences. Originally a Business and Dance double major, Rampelli switched her field of study after taking an English class during her freshman year at Skidmore College. Dr. Rampelli sat down with Holy Family University to discuss her dissertation focusing on British realist novelists, her favorite authors, and her hobbies outside the University.
Wanting to feel more connected to her beloved Philadelphia Phillies, freshman early childhood education major Colleen Trahey tried out to be a Phillies Ball Girl during their open invitation on Wednesday, January 10. Though she did not make the team, the experience is one she will never forget.
The Graduate Criminal Justice program and the School of Arts and Sciences will bring together 200 law enforcement, criminal justice practitioners, public safety officials, and elected officials to participate in an all-day training and information sharing event about the opioid crisis on Thursday, March 8 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Education and Technology Center Auditorium.
Dr. 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.
Holy Family University Art Gallery presents Young Artists Exploring Diversity Through Art, a collection of works by Gilbert Spruance Elementary School
Exhibit: February 7 – 27, 2018
Artists Talk and Reception: Tuesday, February 20, 5:30 pm – 7 pm
The School of Education is proud to host its first annual Education and the Family Series on Monday, March 19 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the ETC Auditorium. The inaugural event will focus on bullying and cyber bullying, with a keynote address from Special Agents Emily Evans and Kathryn Murray of Homeland Security Investigations in Philadelphia, PA.
Phillies 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.
On 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.”
Holy 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.