Fichter Receives Grant from Holocaust Educational Foundation

fichter 2398 sizedDr. Madigan Fichter was the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University. The grant will be used to take her special topics history class and the honors program to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, as well as potentially bringing a Holocaust scholar to campus.

Fichter, an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, as part of our bachelor's in History degree, will teach HIST 399B Special Topics: World War II this fall. She characterizes the war as a defining moment in not only United States history, but globally as well—an important event that made her want to teach a course specifically tailored to its haunting results. 

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President's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Dear Campus Community:

As we reflect on the recent racially charged events in Charlottesville and around the United States, I wanted to reaffirm Holy Family University’s unequivocal dedication to diversity and inclusion. As a university community, we denounce all forms of hate and the violence that stems from hate.

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MacKenzie’s Bibliography on Geoffrey Hartman Published by Oxford University Press

Gina MacKenzieDr. Gina MacKenzie, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, has spent the summer months working on multiple published works. She recently completed a bibliography on Geoffrey Hartman and published a chapter about the Broadway smash hit, Hamilton, for the American Book Review.

Geoffrey Hartman, a literary critic and scholar of Judaic studies was part of the Yale School, which changed the nature of literary studies in the mid-to-late twentieth century by developing and advancing Deconstruction.

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Communications Program Undergoes Multifaceted Renovation Projects

mac lab renoThe Communications program at Holy Family University has begun a transformation to provide more contemporary and creative degree options to students in our Communications and Media Arts program, while also updating its facilities with a more modern flair. The Mac Lab in Holy Family Hall is currently being renovated, with a dozen new Apple computers, carpeting, couches, and an 80-inch TV set to be installed.

Based on a report from Hanover Research, the Communications degree path will now be comprised of two tracks: Public Relations and Social and Emerging Media.

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Holy Family University 2017-18 Art Gallery Exhibition Schedule

ArtGallery sizedPam Flynn, Professor of Art and Coordinator of Fine Arts, has announced the 2017-18 Holy Family University Art Gallery exhibition schedule. The seven exhibitions will include work from independent artists, Holy Family University students, and a special presentation from students at Spruance Gilbert School in Philadelphia. Themes throughout the academic year will include Hispanic heritage and African American history.

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Holy Family University Named a Money Magazine Best College in 2017-18

HFU mainHoly Family University was named the 196th Best College by Money Magazine in 2017-18. Money’s list ranked the top 711 colleges and universities across the United States based on educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.

Holy Family University was the third highest Philadelphia-based university, behind the University of Pennsylvania (27) and Temple University (160).

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Kelly Gallagher ’07 Named KYW Newsradio Rising Star Recipient

KG 2 sizedKelly Gallagher, a 2007 MEd graduate, was named one of KYW Newsradio’s Rising Stars during the Women’s Achievement Awards on June 28 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Gallagher, an elementary school teacher at Upper Moreland Primary School, was honored for her nonprofit initiative, The Superhero Project Inc., a Philadelphia-based charity that supports the needs of premature babies and their families. It’s an undertaking dear to her heart, as her twin sons were born at 32 weeks, spending a month in the NICU.

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Glen Foerd-Holy Family University Speaker Series Celebrates 10 Years of Sharing Local History

MCJ sizedThe Glen Foerd-Holy Family University Speaker Series is celebrating its 10th year of educating the community and sharing stories about local lure during the free educational events.

A partnership between the two institutions began in 2007, when then Executive Director of Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Patrick Hotard, approached Holy Family University about an educational speaker series.

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Zook Leads Group of Teachers to State Capitol During PAC-TE’s Teacher Education Day

Kevin Zook - PAC-TEDr. Kevin Zook, Dean of the School of Education, led a group of current and former teachers to Harrisburg on May 23 for Teacher Education Day, hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE). The event is a chance for higher education teachers to meet with elected state officials to form relationships and advocate for strong educator preparedness in Pennsylvania.

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