HFU Welcomes Leadership for New Center for Teaching and Learning

photo of Lisa RatmanskiHoly Family University, the recipient, this past fall, of a Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, has announced the appointment of Lisa A. Ratmansky to serve as executive director of the University’s new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The new position and the new Center are both the result of the $2-million grant award.

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2020 Taylor Awards to Fund Key Research and Publication Initiatives

Photo of the 2020 Holy Family University Taylor Award Recipients

Twelve Holy Family University professors are recipients of the 2020 Ray and Mildred Taylor Awards to fund seven important research and publication initiatives, according to Michael Markowitz, PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs. The awards were presented before Holy Family faculty and staff at the Jan. 8 Opening Meeting to kick-off Spring Semester. This year’s honorees will pursue research initiatives in the areas of cancer, women’s mental health related to pregnancy loss, emotional changes over a lifespan, and radiologic examination advances, among others.

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Nursing Students Experience Hands-On HAZMAT Learning Simulation

Photo of Nursing School Sim Group

Pictured above: The School of Nursing celebrates a successful simulation
First row from left to right: Purity Mwangi, Asia Scott, Jennifer Moylett, Daphne DaSilva, Lina Albarouki, Thalia Curtis, Cheryl Popovich Golestani, Professor Jinsy Mathew.
Second row: Professor Gina Gordon, Professor Joeann Hall, Olivia Downie, Samantha Mcqueen, Chloe Austin, Gabrielle Gratton, Anees Fatima, Baljit Mann, Nejat Abdella, Brittany Jones, Dr. Mary Ellen Rush, Dr. Cynthia Russell, Dean for the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Third row: Brittany Slaughterbeck, Samantha Smith Beavers, Elora Brill, Kaitlyn Cahill.

Thirty nursing students in Holy Family’s Fast Track Second Degree nursing program participated January 14 in a hazardous material (HAZMAT) simulation at the University’s Newtown campus, supervised by Detective Joseph Rovnan, Philadelphia Police Department Counter-Terrorism Operations.

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Kopka Wins Tampa Review Prize

Professor Keith KopkaDr. Keith Kopka has won the 2019 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for his first book of poems, Count Four. In addition to a $2,000 check, the award includes hardback and paperback book publication in 2020 by the University of Tampa Press.

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There's a New Kid in Town; Tiger Finally Graduates!

Holy Family University's mascots - old and new

There’s a new mascot on campus at Holy Family University, Blue, who was introduced on December 3, 2019 to the student body and really stood out at a “white-out” home doubleheader for both basketball teams. Hailing from Northeast Philadelphia, Blue joins an all-star roster of his mascot peers in the City as a fan of hoagies, soft pretzels, and really loud music!

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HFU Receives $866K in State Grants to Improve Northeast Campus Avenue Safety

Multimodal Grant awarded to Holy Family University

Holy Family University has received a state grant of $866,000 for improvements on the streets surrounding the University. Pennsylvania State Representative Michael Driscoll announced the award Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The grant, funded by the Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, will be used to improve safety and circulation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and vehicles along Frankford Avenue, Grant Avenue, and Stevenson Street.

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Author and Penn Professor Kathy Peiss to Preview New Book at HFU

Kathy PeissKathy Peiss, Author and Nichols Professor of American History at University of Pennsylvania, will preview her upcoming book, Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers and Spies Banded Together in World War II. The event, presented by the Glen Foerd-Holy Family University Speaker Series, is free and open to the public and will be held Nov. 14 at 7:00 pm at the Holy Family University ETC Auditorium.

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Philadelphia City Employees Eligible for a 25% Tuition Discount

hfu love statuePhiladelphia City Employees can now advance their studies and careers with a 25% tuition discount at Holy Family University. Through the Mayor’s Returning to Learning program, eligible employees can apply the discount to standard tuition for eligible undergraduate, extended learning or graduate degree programs at the University (excluding doctoral courses).

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