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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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Ficociello Co-Authors Book Focused on “America's Disaster Culture”

FicocielloBookDr. Robert Ficociello, Assistant Professor of Writing for the School of Arts and Sciences, has co-authored a book titled America’s Disaster Culture: The Production of Natural Disasters in Literature and Pop Culture.

The book is built on the premise that a natural disaster is a commodity produced for public consumption, and in turn, can be used for profit. Ficociello cites examples such as the Cold War, which threatened the “natural” way of life and instated a cultural fear to destroy landscapes, ideals, and symbols. Consequently, he adds, that terrorism and immigration are the new Cold War—an external and internal threat that focuses on our "natural" day-to-day lives, which now revolves around consuming goods. Ficociello notes that in addition to Hollywood profiting from these events, social media, cable news, and politicians produce fear of disasters and reap profits in our disaster economy.

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October Art Gallery: Nayda A. Cuevas

Octoberartgallery sizedHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents #Latina: Reclaiming the Latina Tag, 100 portraits of Latin@ Diversity by Nayda A. Cuevas.

Exhibit: October 4-30, 2017
Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Nayda A. Cuevas’s work, #Latina: Reclaiming the Latina Tag, a series of 100 portraits of “Latin@ Diversity.”

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Canned Food Drive to Support Puerto Rico Families

donation boxMembers of the Holy Family University community that would like to contribute to the Puerto Rico relief efforts after the devastating results of Hurricane Maria are encouraged to participate in the “One CAN Make a Difference” food drive taking place from October 2-25.

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.

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