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Comm. Class Explores Celebrity, Social Media, and Branding

Kardashian BookStudents who are looking to dive deeper into the fame and celebrity of the Kardashian family can do so with Dr. Amanda McClain’s special topics course in the spring semester, COMM 399 - Celebrity, Social Media, and Branding. The course is based off of McClain’s book, "Keeping Up the Kardashian Brand: Celebrity, Materialism, and Sexuality."

The course is open to all majors.

“Celebrities are everywhere in our culture, from social media to politics,” McClain said. “They embody certain ideals and values, which are important to understand. Mediated popular culture, like celebrity, offers a way of analyzing American culture. Through the lens of celebrity, we learn about our peers, our society, and ourselves.”

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The Art of Forgiveness: Panel Discussion, Art Exhibit, and Performing Arts Program

The Art of ForgivenessThe Art of Forgiveness: Understanding Hurt, Hope, and the Healing Journey is a two-part multi-disciplinary program inspired by Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 2, from 12:30 pm – 3 pm. The day’s events are below.

"Understanding forgiveness is not just for theologians or psychologists,” said Dr. James Huber, Associate Professor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and event creator. “Anyone who has ever been hurt by another may wonder what to do in daily life when the desires for justice and mercy compete for our attention and we want to get better, not bitter."

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James Ross to Present on American Cinema and Intellectual Property

JamesRoss- By Alyssa Reyes '18

As a child, James Ross only ever needed a pencil and a notebook, delving into the world of science fiction to create short stories and illustrations. Now, as an undergraduate communications student at Holy Family University, Ross wants to transform his passion for writing into a career as a journalist.

Ross is spending his fall semester interning at the Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce, where he is combining his creativity with the digital world.

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Holy Family University to Host 2016 Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Holy Family University will host the 2016 Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, October 16 at 1 pm in the ETC Auditorium. The 2016 honorees include Edward Duffield, colonial clock & compass maker, civic leader, educator; Robert N. C. Nix, Sr., U.S. Congressman; Al Schmid, World War II hero; William “Bill” Boggs III, television host, journalist, author; and The Friends of Pennypack Park.

For event tickets and more information, visit: http://www.frankfordhistoricalsociety.org/fame1.html or call 215-824-1636.

HFU Alumna/EdD student Jayda Pugliese named Best in Nation

Jayda Pugliese - Milken Award WinnerHoly Family University congratulates alumna and current EdD student Jayda Pugliese on winning the Milken Educator Award! This prestigious award is in its 30th year, and Pugliese is only 1 of 35 educators who will be honored by the Milken Family Foundation this year. The award comes with a $25,000 prize.

“The School of Education is extremely proud of Jayda's achievement,” said Dr. Kevin Zook, Dean of the School of Education. “From our interactions with her, we know the energy, passion, and dedication Jayda brings to teaching. Countless students have already benefited from her creative classroom teaching, and she will touch the lives of many, many more in the future.”

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October Art Gallery: Lisa Bigalke

Bigalke sizedHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents Lisa Bigalke
Exhibit Dates: October 4 - 27

Lisa Bigalke graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a bachelor’s in Art in 1996. She received her MFA in Studio Art, with a concentration in printmaking, from Louisiana State University in 2000. She currently teaches at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Since 2000, she has exhibited her work in more than 15 solo exhibitions. In 2016, she was awarded a Racine Art Museum Fellowship Grant.

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Holy Family University Habitat for Humanity Offers Leaf Raking Service

Habitat Leaf Raking sizedMembers of the Holy Family University Habitat for Humanity campus chapter are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity Bucks County to rake leaves for Bucks County residents on three different weekends in October.

Raking will be offered from October 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23. Those interested can schedule appointments to have Holy Family volunteers come to their homes and rake leaves from their residential property. Volunteers will bring their own rakes, but ask that homeowners provide bags for leaf collection.

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Active Shooter Awareness Program on Sept. 26

Holy Family University’s Public Safety Department, in conjunction with the Philadelphia FBI, will host an Active Shooter Awareness Program on Monday, September 26, at 9:30 am in the ETC Auditorium.

The program will be conducted by FBI Special Agent Joseph F. Metzinger, Campus Liaison Agent, Active Shooter Program Coordinator for the Philadelphia FBI.

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International Day of Peace Event Headlined by Cuba Conversations

cuba1On Wednesday, September 21, Holy Family University presents "International Day of Peace: Opening the Doors to Cuba.” The event will take place from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Campus Center Lower Lobby.

The event will feature Cuban food, music, and Latin dancing, led by Holy Family student Hector Andrew Lopez.

According to Dr. Gloria Kersey-Matusiak, Professor in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions and Coordinator for Diversity, the International Day of Peace is being presented to meet three diversity objectives.

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Holy Family University Statement regarding the “Decision 2016” Event

The “Decision 2016” event, being held on Holy Family’s campus on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, is hosted by a third party who contracted with the university to use our facilities for the event.

As an academic institution, we are committed to encouraging healthy dialogue and a diversity of views and opinions, but this is not a university-sponsored event.

As an equal opportunity institution, we are, and have always been, neutral in the political arena and do not endorse political parties or politicians.