SBA Freshmen Year Experience Donates Gifts to Children in Need

Operation Christmas Child sizedThirty-nine students from the School of Business Administration’s Freshmen Experience class bought, filled, decorated, and wrapped more than 80 gift boxes, which were donated to children oversees through Operation Christmas Child.

Boxes were filled with basic needs: school supplies, hygiene materials, and socks. Fun items such as balls, coloring books, and small toys were also included to bring a smile to the children’s faces during the holiday season.

According to Karl Malaszczyk, Esq., Assistant Professor for the School of Business Administration, students were split into teams to come up with creative items to fill the boxes.

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Studying and Music: Graham Craig’s Secret Ingredients to Becoming a Superhero

By Alyssa Reyes ‘18

Graham Craig sizedAs a young boy, Graham Craig knew he wanted to be a superhero—he wanted to save the world. With his Green Lantern shirt always underneath his regular school clothes, Graham was ready to protect his first-grade classmates at a moment’s notice.

Eventually, he grew out of the shirt, but he found another way to make a difference: teaching. All he had to do was develop the right powers to help the citizens of the world. Craig found that the best way for him to help was to counsel those in need. As a graduate student in Holy Family University’s Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, he is developing those powers.

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Christina Little Exhibits During Mingle Among the Masterpieces Art Reception

Christina Little sizedChristina Little, a senior Pre-Art Therapy student, exhibited her painting, Ocean Blues, during the Mingle Among the Masterpieces Art Reception on December 5.

Hosted by the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Mingle Among the Masterpieces event celebrates art, music, and culture in Northeast Philadelphia. According to the event’s page, the night featured “45+ art pieces we’ve received from the young to seniors, from the novice to the professional.”

Little decided to enter her piece after being made aware of the event by Pam Flynn, Professor of Art and Coordinator of Fine Arts.

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The Unseen World Named to “Best of 2016” Lists

lizmoore readingElizabeth Moore’s novel, The Unseen World, has been named to the Best of 2016 list by Publishers Weekly,, BBC, and the New Yorker.

Moore, an Associate Professor of Writing and Coordinator of Humanities for the School of Arts and Sciences, published The Unseen World in July 2016. The book has received praise from The Washington Post, New York Times, and the Boston Globe, among other news and book entities.

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Counseling Students Make and Donate Baby Blankets to Women’s Shelter

Huber Blanket Making sizedStudents from Dr. Jim Huber’s Professional Orientation and Ethics for Marriage and Family Therapists course constructed handmade fleece baby blankets to donate to the Bucks County Women’s Shelter in Doylestown, Pa.

"Late in the Fall Semester, when graduate students are busy managing their own lives, families, jobs, coursework, research papers, and exams, there is a palatable calmness and serenity that transforms the classroom when we pause for an hour to make the blankets,” Huber said. “Students are spread out on the floor cutting and tying their chosen fabric, yet connected in conversation, laughter, and a shared sense of purpose. Like the students they are now, no two blankets are the same. Like the marriage and family therapists they will become, their efforts help make the world a better place."

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Holy Family Donates 1,000 Books to Cornwells Elementary School

athletics libraryThe Holy Family University Department of Athletics donated and presented new children's books to Cornwells Elementary School in Bensalem, Pa. during an assembly on Tuesday morning.

The assembly marked the 11th annual 'Build-A-Library' community engagement initiative, which first began in 2006. Since then, the Holy Family Department of Athletics along with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has donated nearly 14,000 new books to 13 Philadelphia area schools.

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Police Counseling Video Created by HFU Communications Student

philadelphia policeKathryn McCarty, a junior Communications major, created a video used by the Philadelphia Police Academy about the Michael the Archangel Ministry program, which offers counseling services to retired and working officers and their families.

The six-minute video’s objective was to inform the public about the counseling services offered. Working with the Fraternal Order of Police, Father Steven Wetzel, OSFS, and officers and affiliates of the program's board, McCarty filmed the video in the fall semester over the course of two months.

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Sad News for the HFU Community (S. Patrice)

Dear Holy Family University community,

It is with tremendous sadness that I let you know that Sister Patrice Feher has passed away. Sister Patrice, former Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students, has been a cornerstone of the Holy Family University community for decades, and I know that this loss will be felt deeply by all of us. Let's keep her and our community close to your hearts and in our prayers.

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Careers Center Implements New Job Posting System

The Holy Family University Careers Center has announced a new job posting system, replacing the email distribution system previously used by the department.

According to Don Brom, Careers Center Director, the new system allows students to make a profile, add a resume and cover letters, and search for the latest jobs by category, type, or company name. Students will also be able to keep track of their saved job searches and the applications they have submitted through this intuitive system.

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December Art Gallery: John Chang

john changHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents John Chang
Exhibit Dates: December 2-20

Holy Family University is pleased to exhibit a collection of mixed media paintings created by John Chang.

Chang holds an MFA in Visual Art from the College of Art and Design at Lesley University. He also earned a BA in Decorative Arts and Design from Shanghai Light Industry College. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Chang now resides as an artist in Southern California.

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