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Author James Hockenberry Visits HFU for Book Reading and Signing

over here sizedOn Tuesday, April 4, from 12:50 pm–1:50 pm, author James Hockenberry will visit the Holy Family University Library on the Philadelphia campus to read portions of his new debut novel, Over Here.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming James to the Library,” said Kathy Kindness, Assistant Director of Library Services. “His historical novel, Over Here, is a departure from our regular book club fare. This fast-paced spy thriller, set in New York City prior to American involvement in World War I, depicts a little-known era and event in American history. Mr. Hockenberry will provide insight about this time period and why he chose to write about these historical events.”

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Glen Foerd-HFU Speaker Series: In the Cradle of Industry and Liberty

Known as the "Workshop of the World," Philadelphia once produced an extraordinary array of manufactured goods—from hosiery and hats to ships and locomotives. In a highly illustrated lecture, Jack McCarthy, a longtime Philadelphia archivist and historian, will trace the history of Philadelphia’s manufacturing—from the small shops of colonial craftsmen to massive industrial plants of the 19th and 20th centuries—as well as the dramatic downsizing in manufacturing that began in the mid-20th century and the city’s recent transition to a post-industrial, service-based economy.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Chosen as 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia Featured Read

Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - book coverHoly Family University will be participating in One Book, One Philadelphia for the third year in a row. The reading event is designed by the Free Library of Philadelphia to “promote reading, literacy, and libraries, and to encourage the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book.”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon has been selected as this year’s featured book.

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Holy Family University Announces Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

DNPHoly Family University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions has announced its new Doctor of Nursing Practice program, beginning in the Fall 2017 semester. This offering bolsters the already popular undergraduate, graduate, and second-degree programs offered by the nursing school. All classes will take place on Holy Family University’s Newtown, PA site.

The program has three objectives: to provide a doctoral nursing curriculum that is designed to address current and future global health care needs and issues in a variety of health care settings; to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in advanced nursing practice; and to provide a foundation for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Holy Family University Unveils PsyD Program

PsyDIn continuing to offer the best programs to its students, Holy Family University has announced its latest program—PsyD in Counseling Psychology—the first doctoral program offered by the School of Arts and Sciences. This program is also the first counseling psychology PsyD offered in the greater Philadelphia region. All classes will be offered out of Holy Family University’s Newtown, PA site.

Beginning in Fall 2017, the new offering will follow a traditional face-to-face classroom format in a cohort model. The Counseling PsyD program will be rooted in social justice and multicultural competence—two pillars of Holy Family University’s mission. Students in this subject would be required to complete a dissertation before graduating. The doctoral program is designed to meet the standards of accreditation set by the American Psychological Association and will be seeking that accreditation when it is eligible to do so.

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Holy Family Speaker Series - Our Polish Heritage

polandDr. Jan Buzydlowski and Sister Brendan O'Brien will discuss Holy Family University’s Polish roots during a talk on March 12 from 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm in the Holy Family Hall Auditorium. The talk is titled "Our Polish Heritage."

The event is coordinated with the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia's Chopin Concert, which will be held in the ETC Auditorium at 2:00 pm the same day. The first 20 students to attend the talk will receive a free ticket to the concert.

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Holy Family University Names Dr. James Garvey Vice President for University Advancement

JamesGarvey sizedHoly Family University announced that Dr. James Garvey has been named Vice President for University Advancement. Dr. Garvey officially assumed the position on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Dr. Garvey brings more than 20 years of advancement leadership in education, with special expertise in development, alumni relations, and strategic planning—with a goal of ensuring future viability and growth for the University. His extensive experience includes working with Boards of Trustees, alumni and volunteer boards, and managing government relations and strategic communications. Over his career, Dr. Garvey has successfully directed a number of comprehensive capital campaigns exceeding $200 million.

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Holy Family University Restructures BSBA Program

BSBAHoly Family University has restructured its Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program for the Fall 2017 semester for students who enter the program with a Business Associate’s (A.A. or A.S.). All classes will be held at Holy Family’s Bensalem, PA location.

This new program path will follow a cohort style—students entering the program at the same time will continue to take classes with all of the same students throughout their journey. They will move through the program together, which has been shown to be a benefit for student learning and persistence in completing a degree, according to Robert McNeill, Director of the Division of Extended Learning and Continuing Education.

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Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, Unanimously Elected GNPCC Vice-Chair for 2017

S. Maureen McGarrity, Holy Family University PresidentSister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Holy Family University, was unanimously elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at the group’s Feb. 14 monthly meeting.

Sister Maureen, the fifth president of Holy Family University, will immediately work alongside Nancy Morozin of the Dining Car, who is GNPCC chair. Sister Maureen will assume the duties of GNPCC chair in January 2018.

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March Art Gallery: Margi Weir

Margi WeirHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents the Frontline Series, ink drawings by Margi Weir
Exhibit Dates: March 3-30, 2017

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Margi Weir’s work, the Frontline Series, a collection of ink drawings. An Assistant Professor of painting and drawing at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, Weir earned her MFA in painting from UCLA, her MA in painting from New Mexico State University, a BFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA in art history from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

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