Rielly-Carroll Receives Grant from PA Department of Environmental Protection

RiellyDr. Elizabeth Rielly-Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to help purchase the necessary equipment to study the local ecology surrounding Holy Family University with her students.

Rielly-Carroll’s grant, titled “Holy Family University: Using the Local Environment in Urban Environmental Science Classrooms” is worth $2,870 and will be used for environmental sampling equipment like nets, seines, water testing probes, a set of waders for students, field guides, and soil testing kits.

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HFU Library Hosts Fourth Annual All-Nighter on April 28

Library sizedThe Holy Family University Library will host its fourth annual All-Nighter on Friday, April 28, spanning into Saturday, April 29. The 24-hour event brings students together to prepare for their final exams, relieve some stress, and enjoy the night among friends.

The Library will be open on April 28 from 7:30 am to April 29 at 4:00 pm, with activities officially kicking off at 8:00 pm on Thursday. Throughout the night there will be ongoing Library support for computers, research, and MLA and APA citations. There will also be designated quiet areas for students.

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Higgins Awarded Gesu Spirit Medal

JimHiggins sizedJim Higgins, retired full-time Assistant Professor of Accounting and current part-time instructor in Finance and Accounting for the School of Business Administration, will be awarded the Gesu Spirit Medal from the Gesu School during their annual gala on May 11, 2017.

“My first thought was of the Jesuit Priests and Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters who had a significant effect on my life, as well as my family,” said Higgins. “The surprise was being chosen from among so many worthy associates. I am extremely happy for the recognition given by a school the Archdiocese wanted to close in 1993. Our students today are being admitted to the best high schools in the area."

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HFU Student-Athletes Recognized with 2017 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Awards

Athletics Softball sizedTen Holy Family University student-athletes have been recognized with the 2017 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Award in the latest issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Graduate student Cristian Cepeda was named a male semifinalist for the award. Cepeda is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Holy Family University and is a member of the men’s soccer team. Additionally, nine other HFU student-athletes were recognized for their commitment to their craft and the classroom with team awards.

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Guest Speakers Help Shape Student Social Media Views

Jared Solomon sizedAs social media continues to evolve, there is no one right way to operate a channel. To bring a well-rounded and comprehensive perspective to her classroom, Dr. Amanda McClain, Associate Professor of Communications for the School of Arts and Sciences, has utilized a number of guest speakers to talk about corporate social media use and the different strategies involved in making a platform successful.

“Social media use has greatly expanded over the past several years,” McClain said. “Employers look to new graduates for guidance on how to craft targeted messages and reach audiences. Students must be able to effectively use platforms and quickly learn as new platforms emerge.”

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April Art Gallery: Ashley Shackleford and Katelyn Scherber

Holy Family University Art Gallery Presents Split Personalities by Ashley Shackleford and Pain then Love by Katelyn Scherber
Exhibit Dates: April 7-21, 2017

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Split Personalities by Ashley Shackleford and Pain then Love by Katelyn Scherber, two graduating seniors. Each will present a collection of artwork throughout their time at Holy Family University.

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Meles Interns with US Department of State

Meles sized2Junior Naftali Meles has spent his semester at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), interning with the US Department of State through its Pathways Internship Program.

The psychology major is training to be a Contract Specialist in the Industrial Hardware sector of the DLA in Philadelphia, with the goal to secure a permeant position upon graduation. In his role, Meles reviews and bids out federal contracts to competing vendors.

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Business Society Hosts Third Annual MBA Panel

Holy Family University’s Business Society will host its third annual MBA Panel on Thursday, April 6, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Bensalem location.

Dr. Luanne Amato, Management-Marketing Instructor for the School of Business Administration, will moderate the event.

More than 10 colleges will be represented during the event, including St. Joseph’s University, Villanova University, Rutgers University – Camden, Arcadia University, Cabrini University, Philadelphia University, Rosemont College, Rowan University, Gwynedd Mercy University, and Rider University.

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