Chatham University has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Interfaith Youth Core to foster interfaith dialogue, cooperation and inclusivity on campus. This grant will provide funding for various interfaith events (including Chatham’s Multi-Faith Series and a tour of religious organizations around Pittsburgh), staff and student training on religious and nonreligious identities and to help to incorporate religious diversity themes into Chatham’s Global Focus Program.
PITTSBURGH– The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) at Chatham University held the annual National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership™ Pennsylvania program, a weeklong (June 3-June 8) intensive institute for women college students focused on the role of women in politics and policy making in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. NEW Leadership 2018 brought over 40 students from 26 different colleges and universities across Pennsylvania to the Chatham University campus.
The program cultivates the next generation of young women leaders, and is modeled after a program established by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. The program features such topics as leadership in a diverse society, current and historical approaches to women’s participation in politics, networking with Pennsylvania women leaders, and the development of action skills in advocacy and leadership.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University is pleased to announce that it is one of a select group of 22 institutions across the nation chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to receive a grant in the amount of $13,000 to implement a CIC/AARP Foundation Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults project, Food Story/Food Secure: Building Community Through Food-Centered Partnerships.
Assistant Professor of English, Carrie Tippen, Ph.D., will serve as the Principal Investigator for this grant, which will be used to enhance connections between undergraduate students and older adults in the community. CIC launched this initiative with support from the AARP Foundation in 2017 to encourage colleges to create or extend programs in which students help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) address their key needs.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 term. To be eligible for Dean’s List, students must carry a GPA of at least 3.5 and complete a minimum of 12 credits for a letter grade. The full list is available here.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus and K-12 Program received a 2018 Best of Green Schools Award from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN).
Chatham was honored in the Higher Education category, which recognizes higher education institutions or faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the K–12 green schools movement through partnership, research and/or scholarship. This year, the Best of Green Schools Awards recognized 11 individuals, institutions and projects that represent the best environmental efforts in schools across the country and highlight the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability.
About the Eden Hall Campus K-12 Program
Through K-12 programming and events at Eden Hall Campus, students can explore and participate in a variety of activities that broaden their awareness of food, energy, nature, science, mathematics, and more. Educators can discover how they can take those same principles of sustainability into their classrooms to create fun and educational lessons that have meaning and applicability. More information at: www.chatham.edu/edenhall/k12.
PITTSBURGH : Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus Summer Series in Richland, PA will kick off its fifth annual run on Sunday, June 17th with events running through August.
Presenting live musical performances against nature’s backdrop in the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater, a Father’s Day Brunch followed by a Kids Can children’s festival, and a series of food-focused workshops, the Summer Series offers an unforgettable opportunity to experience music, fun and learning surrounded by the beauty of nature.
All events are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.
Father’s Day Brunch and Kids Can Children’s Festival: Sunday, June 17, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Join us for brunch and stick around for the Kids Can Festival. All parents and guardians with kids are welcome! The Kids Can Festival will include a variety of performances, workshops, demonstrations and more. There is a fee for the brunch; the festival is free of charge. More information.
Classical Night, featuring Pittsburgh Festival Opera: Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.
Bluegrass Night, featuring Shameless Hex, The Turpentiners, and, returning by popular demand for an encore performance, Lonesome, Lost & Foggy: Saturday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.
Workshops Focused on Food
CRAFT is an outgrowth of Chatham University’s longstanding engagement with sustainable practices and ideas. From the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment to the Food Studies program, CRAFT builds on education, outreach, and training to support products and knowledge building in our region. From bread baking to curing meats, public workshops are continually being created and added to the schedule. More information and schedule.
For more information on the series, please visit chatham.edu/summerseries/.
PITTSBURGH: For the sixth consecutive year, Chatham University was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
To obtain this distinction, Chatham University met the five core standards for an effective campus forest management, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for the campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The ceremony will be held on the Third Floor in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom. This is a ticketed event and tickets are required for admission. Please visit the Convention Center website for directions and parking details.
The speaker and honorary degree recipient will be William Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) and Bidwell Training Center (BTC), and National Center for Arts and Technology. Mr. Strickland has created an educational model designed to create empowering educational environments for adults-in-transition, as well as urban and at-risk youth, enriching Southwestern Pennsylvania and the world.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has announced a new scholarship program for local and international students who wish to study in Chatham’s English Language Program (ELP) over the summer of 2018. The scholarship program provides ELP scholarships to individuals currently residing in the Pittsburgh region and international students from outside of the United States. The scholarship will save students up to 50% off the cost of the program, and the deadline to apply is May 11th.
Students residing in the region currently, can choose to apply to study in Summer 1 (May 18th to June 29th), OR Summer 2 (July 2nd to August 10th), OR both Summer 1 and 2 (May 18th to August 10th). Students from outside the United States will need to be enrolled in the full summer term (May 18th to August 7th) in order to receive an I-20. Students will have 20 hours of instruction per week