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Holy Family University’s First Annual Nativity and Tree Lighting

NativityTreeLightingOn Tuesday, November 29, at 7 pm, Holy Family University will host its First Annual Nativity and Tree Lighting on the lawn in front of Holy Family Hall.

Family, friends, and the entire HFU community are welcome to attend this outdoor event. The night will feature holiday music from the Nazareth Academy High School and Grade School and will culminate with the lighting of the Star of Bethlehem, the Nativity, and the Christmas Tree. Admission is free, and light refreshments and pictures with Santa Tiger will be available.

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Knox Makes Everlasting Connections with Patients in Diligent BSN Fast Track Program

mattknox sized- By Alyssa Reyes ‘18

Caring for hundreds of patients is part of the job description for nurses across the country, but establishing strong bonds with these patients is one of the reasons why Matthew Knox shines. A second degree BSN fast track student at Holy Family University, Knox anticipates to complete his degree in February 2017 and then hit the ground running.

During his clinical experience at St. Mary’s Hospital, Knox was responsible for checking on a maternity patient after aiding in the delivery of her healthy baby boy. She was so touched by his work and dedication that she called Dr. Margaret Harkins, BSN Fast Track Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor, to praise Knox’s work and described him as phenomenal and very caring.

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Gee Presents at 2016 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses, and Constructions

Dr. Roger Gee, Professor and Director of the Master’s Program in TESOL and Literacy for the School of Education, recently presented at the 2016 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses, and Constructions. The symposium was held on October 26-28, 2016 at the University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain.  It was sponsored by The Nerthus Project Research Group (Department of Modern Languages, University of La Rioja) and focused on reports of substantial, original, and unpublished research. His paper was titled, “Semantic Prosody of I/we + past tense + me/us verb constructions.”

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Holy Family University Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

2017 Military Friendly® School Award BadgeHoly Family University has been named a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.

First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

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Science Faculty Awarded Alden Trust for Zebrafish Lab

zebrafish2Dr. Jackie Myers and Dr. Chris Carbone, Assistant Professors of Biology, have recently been awarded a $75,000 grant by the George I Alden Trust. The grant will be used to purchase equipment for basic science research and development of a new zebrafish facility.

Students will have the opportunity to work with zebrafish in their course related laboratory experiences. Currently, students in the honors section of Biology 120 are utilizing the lab for one of the independent research projects. The students have set up different conditions to determine the effects of water quality to establish appropriate fish habitat conditions. Students interested in pursuing further Zebrafish-related research will have the opportunity to work directly with Dr. Carbone and Dr. Myers.

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Huber, Shea, and Corbin Present at Pennsylvania Counseling Association's Conference

Dr. Diane Shea, Dr. James Huber, and Lisa Corbin will present at the 48th Annual Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference on November 12 in State College, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) is a state branch of the Washington, DC-based American Counseling Association (ACA), the national professional association that represents the 526,000-plus professional counselors who live and practice here in the United States.

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Better Late Than Never, Lowe Reaches Her Education Goals

KimLowe SizedKim Lowe’s fateful day wasn’t even intended to be for her. In 2008, seated in an office with a friend who was interested in going back to college, Lowe realized that her own education aspirations were still alive and well. She originally attended college in the 80s, but had to withdraw because of family circumstances. However, it wasn’t long after Lowe entered that office that she spoke with an admissions counselor, described her hesitation about reentering school, and met with a college representative.

She graduated with a degree in Human Services in 2011 and then earned a Master’s in Administration of Human Services in 2012.

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Accounting Students Find Strength in Numbers

Accounting Nuts lightened sizedFor accounting students Michael Weiss, Carli Mastantuno, and Lauren Apice, the decision to work with numbers has always been an easy choice. Facing an overloaded credit schedule to eventually sit for the CPA exam, the group pools its resources to form a permanent study group, acting as academic, social, and emotional support during a sometimes difficult schedule. Their relationship has earned them the nickname “the accounting nuts.” Three might just be their lucky number.

“We rely on each other when it comes to taking notes or clarifying an aspect in class that maybe one of us didn’t quite understand,” Apice said. “We have formed a tight study group and are always there to help or answer each other’s questions. After spending so many long days and hours with them, I am proud to say that they have become two of my best friends.”

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Glen Foerd-HFU Speaker Series: Philadelphia: The Industrial Metropolis

When Philadelphia was the “Workshop to the World,” the Sellers family numbered among the city’s leading industrial families, developing canals, railroads, and manufacturing goods ranging from textiles to steel frames for bridges and skyscrapers. As Philadelphia deindustrialized in the 20th century, the Sellers family fortunes also declined. Dr. Domenic Vitiello, an urban historian from the University of Pennsylvania, will examine the rise and fall of Philadelphia as an industrial metropolis through a focus on the Sellers family and their network of associates.

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