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What’s New at Chestnut Hill College?


s the class of 2021 arrives on Chestnut Hill College’s campus this year, students will find some expanded educational opportunities and majors and some new personnel in the college’s leadership to help them on their way. New majors are being introduced on campus: Organizational Dynamics and Security Studies have been added in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS) and an Exercise Science major is now available in the School of Undergraduate Studies. Exercise Science is a new major within the Department of Physical Education and is designed to help students with a love of fitness, health and/or sports performance find their career path. It will provide students with the knowledge, skills and ability to enter a field in the exercise sciences or to enter a graduate program in the exercise sciences or allied health field. Specialized equipment has been purchased for an exercise physiology lab, which will be used for most of the classes in the curriculum. The Exercise Physiology course provides junior and senior level students a separate laboratory experience that utilizes all the equipment The Organizational Dynamics major will include courses in business administration as well as business communications, human resources management and political science courses. Some key concepts include understanding critical organizational theory, team dynamics, effective communication, negotiation/conflict management, cultural competence and data analytics. The Security Studies major provides students with professional preparation in areas such as risk analysis, emergency planning, threat assessment and criminal investigation. The Security Studies major

combines courses in security studies with criminal justice, political science, psychology and sociology courses to prepare individuals for careers in emergency management and security services. The Organizational Dynamics and Security Studies majors are interdisciplinary and are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays in an 8-week accelerated format. Thirty percent of the courses for each of these programs will be available in a hybrid or online format designed for working professionals and individuals who are making career changes. These programs also offer community college students seamless transfer opportunities with tuition discounts. CHC has named its first College Officer for Diversity and Inclusion. Juliana M. Mosley, Ph.D., has worked in higher education for many years, most recently as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Lincoln University. She also has been a Director for Multicultural Affairs and a diversity consultant for 14 years. Dr. Mosley will report directly to the president and will work closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee in training student leaders and incorporating plans for strategies to improve the sense of inclusion on campus that were printed last year in CHC’s A Path Forward. Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D., has joined CHC as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Previously, Dr. Dougherty served as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Rosemont College. Dr. Dougherty earned his doctoral degree and a minor in sociology from Penn State University; a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania; and a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Spanish from Saint Joseph’s University.

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Books, cof fee, art supplies and more: best bets for college students By Kira Bellis


birthday or to celebrate the end of finals, Bredenbeck’s has 14 cake flavors to choose from. On the ice cream parlor side, they offer even more options. There are 27 hand dipped ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet flavors combined.

hile you may be frequenting Staples for all your school supply needs, as a student, you may want to know places to go in or near Chestnut Hill to hang out, study or pick up needed food and supplies. Here’s some sam- Bruno’s 9800 Germantown Avenue ples: Located right next to campus, you should take advantage of Bruno’s. Artist & Craftsmen Supply While it’s still nice outside, enjoy 7926A Germantown Avenue the front dining patio or the An employee-owned art supply screened room. Then, once it gets company known for their good ser- colder out, you can sit inside and lisvice and great selection. Perfect for ten to jukebox music. In terms of food, Bruno’s is best for either professional or casual artists. breakfast and lunch, considering its Their online store is also available for those who want their art supplies old-fashioned diner feel. They are delivered right to their door, and free known for their ripple fries, cheesesshipping is available for orders over teaks, and milkshakes. $69; otherwise there is a flat $7 shipChestnut Hill Coffee Company ping fee. 8620 Germantown Avenue Big Blue Marble Bookstore For a local coffee pick-me-up on 551 Carpenter Lane those tough mornings, Chestnut Located in Mt. Airy, Big Blue Hill Coffee Co. is the perfect place Marble Bookstore provides an outlet to stop by. You can grab-and-go or for readers. With an eclectic mix of take a seat in one of the cafe’s comfy progressive literature, graphic nov- couches. The two-floor cafe provides a els, and poetry, there’s always somerelaxing environment to sip your latthing to read. Also, the bookstore hosts a few te and eat a delicious pastry. During book clubs students are welcome to the first semester, maybe add pumpjoin. You could participate in the kin or cinnamon syrup to your drink Women of the World Book Club, to get in the fall spirit. Then, during Life Stories Book Group, Young the winter, students use the cafe to Adult Book Discussion, or Queer escape from the cold with a hot drink. Literary Alliance Book Group. You can catch up with friends, Additionally, the Big Blue Marble while writing papers for school on holds many special events. the free wifi. Bredenbeck’s Chestnut Hill Library 8126 Germantown Avenue 8711 Germantown Avenue Open seven days a week, Breden- beck’s has been both a bakery and stnut-hill-library Like all libraries, Chestnut Hill’s ice cream parlor for over 100 years. In 2010, the bakery was even fea- holds great resources for school projects, as well as fun books to read. tured on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes. Should you ever need a special The library is a good place to get occasion cake, perhaps for a friend’s work done because it provides a qui-

et, free wifi atmosphere. Additionally, the library usually holds special events, so be sure to frequently check their calendar to see what’s going on. Chill on the Hill 5 East Highland Avenue When the frozen yogurt rave started a few years ago, Chestnut Hill joined the popular trend. In 2012, Chill became the first self serve froyo place on the Hill. Inside the shop, colorful, modern decor and puns with the word “chill” fill the room. For instance, the shop sells sweatpants with “chilladelphia” printed on them, simultaneously advertising the store and location. With numerous froyo flavors to choose from, you can mix and match as you wish. The shop has flavors to accommodate all dietary needs. There are dairy free, gluten free, organic, vegan, kosher, and no sugar added flavor options. Don’t forget to add toppings, too. Market at the Fareway 8229 Germantown Avenue When grabbing lunch with a group of friends, everyone is too familiar with the difficult decision of finding a restaurant to suit everyone’s cravings. The Market at the Fareway solves this problem. The Market’s casual design and atmosphere resembles a general store mixed with a farmer’s market. With more than 15 vendors housed inside a common space, it gives you numerous options. You could choose to eat a specialty pizza, a Korean taco, turkey wrap, shrimp salad, pepato cheese, French macaroon, or even chocolate bacon toffee. Once you get your food, you can choose to eat inside or outside. Inside, the natural lighting flows through the glass doors. Outside, you can sit in large, colorful chairs by a fireplace and waterfall. Night Kitchen Bakery 7725 Germantown Avenue A regular award winning bakery specializing in all things chocolate, the Night Kitchen is a must-visit destination in Chestnut Hill. Its best kept secret is its spacious café where visitors can treat themselves to baked specialties and a cup of La Colombe coffee. The café also has a light lunch menu. Check the offerings at its website. Stagecrafters Theater 8130 Germantown Avenue Open for more than 85 years, (Continued on page 5)

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Community Resources Chestnut Hill Community Association 8434 Germantown Avenue (215) 248-8810 Chestnut Hill Local 8434 Germantown Avenue (215) 248-8800 Philadelphia Police 14th District Haines St and Germantown Ave. (215) 686-3140

Histor y of Chestnut Hill: The suburb in the city they depended on the city for their livelihood and culture. To this day, Chestnut Hill remains a highly livable suburb in the city. Bordered by Fairmount Park, the largest city park in the country, and served by two railroad lines, Chestnut Hill offers a vibrant commercial district, low-density housing, and a strong community commitment to a lifestyle worth preserving. Chestnut Hill,was named by Forbes magazine as one of the top seven urban enclaves in the United States, and one of 12 Distinctive Destinations in America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Residents and visitors can leisurely stroll the cobblestone streets, enjoy a delicious meal in one of Chestnut Hill’s many eclectic restaurants, or shop in the upscale boutiques lining historic Germantown Avenue. Renowned for its delightful shopping and dining, Chestnut Hill is also home to the Woodmere Art Muse-


hestnut Hill became part of Philadelphia in 1854 when the state legislature annexed some 129 square miles to the old city of Philadelphia, which occupied the land between the Schuykill and the Delaware Rivers. The village of Chestnut Hill lay ten miles north of city hall and served as a way station for travelers and a gathering place for the surrounding farms and the mills operating on the Wissahickon Creek. According to Chestnut Hill College Prof. David R. Contosta’s definitive history, Suburb in the City: Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 18501990, prosperous Philadelphians first headed to Chestnut Hill to escape the summer heat of the low-lying old city. When the railroad provided a link in 1854, suburban development took off. The village provided services to the new suburbanites and the new commuters lived in the comfortable, breezy enclave of Chestnut Hill while



um, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill Hospital and Chestnut Hill College. The neighborhood caters to all interests–from biking along beautiful scenic trails in the Wissahickon, to sipping a glass of wine after a relaxing massage at one of our three full-scale day spas, attending an art gallery reception, or shopping for that perfect gift or outfit. For more on the history of Chestnut Hill, please visit the Chestnut Hill Conservancy website at or stop by their office at 8708 Germantown Avenue. For a Germantown Avenue self guided walking tour, visit: online or for a mobile web version for smartphones visit: avenue/index.html, or by phone at 215-525-1539. For a 20th Century architecture tour visit

Philadelphia Fire Department 101 W Highland Avenue

Free Library of Philadelphia/Chestnut Hill 8711 Germantown Ave (215) 685-9290 SEPTA(Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) Chestnut Hill West Station Germantown & Evergreen Aves. (215) 247-3834 Chestnut Hill East Station 100 East Chestnut Hill Avenue (215) 580-6880 Amtrak 1-800-USA-RAIL

Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District & Chestnut Hill Visitor’s Center 16 East Highland Avenue (215) 247-6696 Chestnut Hill Conservancy 8708 Germantown Avenue (215) 247-9329 Friends of the Wissahickon 8708 Germantown Avenue (215) 247-0417 Morris Arboretum 100 E. Northwestern Avenue (215) 247-5777 Chestnut Hill Hospital 8835 Germantown Avenue (215) 248-8200

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CHC ready for expanded Sprint Football League season

(Continued from page 2) Stagecrafters has put on hundreds of plays. They call themselves “a nonprofit, semi-professional theater.” However, their shows are substantially better than the high school plays you are probably used to. More of their lineup for the season can be found on their website: If you’re interested in volunteering at the theater, they are always looking for college students to help with set design, construction, lights, sound, costumes, hair, ushering, tickets, and more.


Trolley Car Diner 7619 Germantown Avenue Ever craving pancakes for dinner, but don’t feel like making them in your dorm’s kitchen? There’s a simple solution - go to the Trolley Car Diner. There, breakfast is served all day, milkshakes are named after duos from history, and classic sandwiches are on the menu, too. Additionally, a real trolley car is right next to the diner and serves as the Ice Cream Shoppe. Students can walk up to window and choose from sixteen flavors of Nelson’s ice cream, all locally made. Weavers Way Co-op 8424 Germantown Ave. A healthy alternative to the temptations of junk food, Weavers Way is a close-by spot to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy soups and frozen entrees and prepared foods. Next door is Weavers Way next door with a selection of natural and organic health and beauty products. Wissahickon Valley Park Bigger than Central Park in Manhattan, the Wissahickon Valley Park is part of Fairmount Park, one of the largest urban park systems in the world. The Wissahickon Creek runs right through the woods, giving the park its name. Locals sometimes refer to the park as Valley Green, too. All throughout the year, people visit the park for recreation. Pedestrians, equestrians, and bikers may favor Forbidden Drive, a mostly flat, gravel road closed to cars. The easiest entrance, close to campus is at the end of Northwestern Ave. However, if students want more of a hiking, hilly challenge, they can embark on one of the many trails. Some trails lead to the Indian, a large statue of a Lenape warrior overlooking the trees. Also, you can visit the Thomas Mill Covered Bridge, a large, red bridge, connecting Forbidden Drive to more trails. Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Housed in a 19th-century stone mansion on six acres in Chestnut Hill, Woodmere Art Museum is dedicated to the art and artists of Philadelphia. The building and grounds, together with the core of the collection, are the gifts of Charles Knox Smith (1845 – 1916), who purchased the estate in 1898 with the intent of transforming it into a showcase for his great collection of art. Smith opened Woodmere’s doors to the public in 1910. It’s free for students with a valid college ID.

fter playing an abbreviated Collegiate Sprint Football League schedule in their inaugural season in 2015, Chestnut Hill College (2-5) showed they belonged in 2016. The Griffins went 2-5 against a full slate of games in 2016.Doubling their 2015 honorees, the Scarlet and Gold garnered 14 spots on the All-CSFL roster, including CSFL Freshman of the Year, quarterback Michael Mariino (Blue Bell, Pa.). Sprint football is simply a lesser-known brand of football. It operates under the same rules as regular college football, with one exception: all players must weigh less than 172 pounds. This year, the CSFL will split into a North and a South Division in, while adding a league championship game that will feature the division leaders at the home of the league's best record. The previously established weight limit of 172 pounds will increase for the first time since 2003, now resting at 178 pounds with review scheduled in four-year periods. With the addition of Caldwell University, the CSFL expands to a nine members. The Cougars will

join Chestnut Hill College, Mansfield University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the United States Naval Academy in the league's South Division. Meanwhile, the North Division will house Army West Point, Cornell University, Franklin Pierce University, and Post University.

2017 Sprint Football Schedule Sept.15, 7 p.m. Home vs. U.S. Naval Academy Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Home vs. University of Pennsylvania Oct. 7, Noon. Away at Mansfield University, Mansfield PA Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Away at Army, West Point, NY

Oct. 20, 7 p.m.Home vs. Caldwell University Oct. 28, 6 p.m. Away at Post University, Waterbury, CT Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Home vs. Franklin Pierce University All home games are played at Gathwaite Stadium, 198 E 11th Ave, Conshohocken.

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Chestnut Hill Calendar 2017 here’s a lot to do in Chestnut Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods. Below is a collection of event highlights for the rest of this year.


musical entertainment and events and exhibits by area community organizations, galleries and theatre spaces. Free admission, pay as you go.

Movies Under the Stars Friday August 18: Beauty and the Beast Friday August 25: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 7 p.m. Food Trucks, 8 p.m. movie Bring a blanket or lawn chair, bring a picnic or grab food or from the available food truck and popcorn from a stand and sit outside on the slope outside the Chestnut Hill Water Tower (Hartwell Lane just off Germantown Avenue) to watch a free movie.

Philly Fringe Festival September 7-24 Avant-garde performance meets street theater during the Fringe Festival which brings two plus weeks of artistic pleasure to viewers at various locations around the city.

Mt. Airy Supper Sessions on the Avenue Wednesdays September 6,13,20 and 27 5-11 p.m. This pop-up food-centric event closes the 7100 block of Germantown Avenue in nearby Mt. Airy and opens restaurants and food trucks to serve dinner at tables outdoors on the avenue along with

& collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items, original art and food trucks takes over a couple streets and parking lots near the top of Chestnut Hill .

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival Thursday September 1 Main Street in nearby Manayunk closes down to traffic for a day-long celebration featuring tons of Local food trucks, seasonal treats, neighborhood eateries, sidewalk sales, live entertainment and more followed by Manayunk Campus Philly College Fest Restaurant week through SeptemSaturday September 9 ber 28 with food deals for $15, $25 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Check in with your college ID at ad $35. Dilworth Park and City Hall and get a wristband which entitles you Liberty Pro Rodeo to free general admission to a vari- September 15-17 ety of museums and cultural insti- 7:30 Friday; noon and 6 p.m. tutions around the city including Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Yes, there is a rodeo 15 minutes the Museum of Art and the Confrom campus. The LuLu Shriners stitution Museum 28th Annual Championship Professional Rodeo features Bull RidClover Market ing, Bronc Riding and Barrel Sunday September 10 Racing and live entertainment at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A seasonal open-air market fea- the Lulu Shrine Temple, 5140 Butturing 100+ vendors with antiques ler Pike, Plymouth Meeting. Tickets $12-24. Call for more info: (610) 828-9050. Terror Behind the Walls September 22-November 11 Thrill-seekers celebrate the Halloween season by testing their nerves at one of America’s top haunted attractions at Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls, a spooky haunted house inside a history-rich abandoned prison. Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival Sunday September 24 11 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 150 artists and craftspeople exhibit their wares for thousands of visitors along historic Germantown Avenue. Live music, al fresco dining, children’s activities, a Makers Village of demonstrations, and art demonstrations add to the festivities as Chestnut Hill celebrates the annual Fall for the Arts Festival. Admission is free; food for and art for sale. Chestnut Hill College 24th Annual Biomedical Lecture Series Wednesday, October 4 The Biomedical Seminar Series sponsors prominent speakers in the biomedical field and in basic research, and provides a forum for learning about recent advances in basic research, biomedicine and environmental science and expose students and faculty to prominent scientific and medical professionals. This year’s featured speaker is Dianne R. Soprano, Ph.D., Lewis Katz School of Medicine. The

series is free and open to the public. this annual fun-filled event that Details: includes characters, music, book readings, movies, activities, fortune series tellers, caricaturists, music, cosChestnut Hill College Student tumes and more. Admission is free and open to the public: charges for Life Symposium food, some activities, souvenirs and Friday October 6 The Chestnut Hill College Stu- some parking. dent Life Symposium is designed as a time for personal and profession- Chestnut Hill College al enrichment in a collegial atmos- Conference: The Legacy of phere. Presenters come from the Russian Revolution Chestnut Hill College and other November 16-18 This conference on the College area colleges to foster dialogue between campuses for the sharing Campus commemorates the cenof best practices and innovative tennial of the Russian Revolution approaches to the challenges that – one of the major events that proface us all in today’s complicated foundly affected the political, mililandscape of higher education. tary, diplomatic, social, cultural, Open to the public; $35. Details: and intellectual realms of the 20th and early 21st centuries and provoked contradictory responses and Revolutionary Germantown interpretations ever since. Festival Keynote speakers for the conferSaturday October 7 ence are Sheila Fitzpatrick (Uni10 a.m.-4 p.m. versity of Sydney, Australia; This annual festival begins with University of Chicago, emeritus) a reenactment of General George and Wendy Goldman (Carnegie Washington’s battle with British Mellon University). The seminar is Colonel Thomas Musgrave’s 40th open to the public. Details: Regiment on Germantown Avenue at Benjamin Chew’s Cliveden House, 6401 Germantown Circle of Trees Avenue, and the Allen Home Saturday November 17 across the street. Family and friends come together to celebrate the annual tree Harry Potter Conference lighting and the beginning of October 19-20 Chestnut Hill’s holiday season at Harry Potter Festival begins the Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Thursday with the high school sec- Germantown Avenue. Enjoy live tion of The Harry Potter confer- music, hot chocolate, cookies, and ence, a non-profit annual academic a special surprise guest. Families are conference hosted by Chestnut encouraged to bring a new, Hill College. This interdisciplinary unwrapped toy to donate to a charconference provides a forum for ity for underprivileged children. scholarly presentations arising out Free of J.K Rowling’s literature. The college section is Friday featuring Holidays on the Hill scholarly student and faculty November 17 – December 31 speakers addressing the themes of Weekly events and sales along the Harry Potter books. Details: Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill leading into the Holiday seaOpen to the public; $15 ($25 if a son. box lunch is ordered) Small Business Saturday 8th Annual Philadelphia Saturday November 25 Brotherly Love Quidditch Cup Merchants in Chestnut Hill -Saturday, October 21 almost all of them small, indepenOn the college’s main campus, dent, family-owned businesses, join us for the Annual Philadelphia open their doors to holiday shopBrotherly Love Cup! The “Love pers eager to find unique local holCup,� which first brought Quid- iday gifts. ditch and Harry Potter lore to both the town and College, will be for a Chestnut Hill College seventh year. Bringing together Carol Night teams from across the Mid- Friday, December 1, 7 p.m. Atlantic, the round-robin “mugThe annual Carol Night, a gle� tournament of Quidditch, beloved tradition in the decorated which is a cross between dodgeball, Rotunda of St. Joseph Hall, is a basketball and rugby. Open to the moving and beautiful performance public; free to begin the holiday season. Free and open to the public. Details: Harry Potter Festival Saturday October 21 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Chestnut Hill Holiday Chestnut Hill is transformed, the House Tour streets are closed and tens of thou- Saturday December 9 sands of costumed fans appear for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hundreds of visitors put on blue paper booties to visit five of Chestnut Hill’s unique homes beautifully decorated for the holidays .




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Chestnut Hill Holiday ParadeSaturday December 16 9-10 a.m. In one of Chestnut Hill’s newest old traditions (after it was discontinued for decades, the parade was revived a two years ago) Germantown Avenue closes as vintage cars, school bands, floats, Santa and maybe even the Philly Phanatic strut and ride down the street for an appreciative crowd.

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