Chatham News

Aliquippa Mayor, Dwan Walker, to speak at Chatham University Martin Luther King, Jr. Honorary Breakfast on Jan 12

PITTSBURGH: On January 12, 2018 at 10 a.m., Chatham University will host a breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Mellon Board Room on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. The keynote speaker is Mayor Dwan Walker of Aliquippa.

The cost for the event is $35 for individuals and registration is required.  Please register on Chatham’s website.  If interested in sponsoring the event or purchasing a table, please contact Diarra Clarke at clarke.diarra@chatham.edu.

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, to speak at Chatham University on April 17th

PITTSBURGH:  World renowned historian and award-winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, will deliver a public lecture at the Campbell Memorial Chapel on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus at 6:00 pm on April 17, 2018.  Kearns Goodwin is the featured speaker for the 2018 Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics at Chatham University.

Additional information and registration for the public lecture is available on the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics website.

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Author, Sheryl St. Germain, Celebrates the Launch of her Book, The Small Door of Your Death

PITTSBURGH:  On Friday, February 9th, at 7 p.m. in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program proudly presents The Small Door of Your Death, a poetry collection written by Sheryl St. Germain, published by Autumn House Press.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact MFA Program Assistant, Kelly Kepner, at k.kepner@chatham.edu for more information.

Sheryl St. Germain’s poetry books include Making Bread at Midnight, (Slough Press), How Heavy the Breath of God, The Journals of Scheherazade (both University of North Texas Press), and Let it Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press).

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Chatham University to Honor & Explore Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University will honor and explore the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the month of January through a series of events under the theme,: “The Man Behind the Dream: The Complexities of Dr. Martin Luther King.” 

All events are open to students, staff, faculty and their friends and family. More info and registration on MyChatham.edu.

Dr. King, the Theologian
Diversity Dialogues: Faith & the Activism of Dr. King
Tuesday, January 9th
11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
Mellon Conover Room

Co-sponsored by the Interfaith Council

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Chatham Ranked As One of the 5 Best Online College in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s online programs were recently ranked  as one of the “Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017”  by The Best Colleges. Chatham earned a # 5 ranking across all accredited colleges in Pennsylvania that were reviewed.

The ranking highlights the history, culture, specialties, graduation rates, and costs of each college. Chatham’s School for Continuing & Professional Studies (CCPS) programs for degrees in business administration, healthcare and business management, and nursing stood out with “flexible online learning and low-residency formats” according to Best Colleges.

More information on Chatham University’s 2017 ranking and for a complete listing of ranked institutions can be found on their website.

Chatham Students Team Up to Support Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Donors

PITTSBURGH: On Tuesday, November 14th from 11AM until 2PM, Chatham University’s Love Your Melon (LYM) Crew will partner with Be The Match to host a swab drive in the Carriage House Main Lounge to find potential bone marrow or cord blood donors. Diseases treated by these donations include leukemias and lymphomas, bone marrow diseases, inherited immune system disorders, hemoglobinopathies, and inherited metabolic disorders.

Registering to be a donor is a fifteen to twenty-minute process that includes filling out medical history forms and having a cheek swab taken to be tested for compatibility with a patient. Donors between the ages of 18 to 44 are the best candidates eligible to donate for a transplant. For more information about donor qualifications, visit the Be The Match website.

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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship Launches Incubator Program for Women Businesses

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE) has launched IncubateHER: a free, competitive year-long business incubation program for early-stage women entrepreneurs with product or service-based businesses in the Pittsburgh region.

IncubateHER provides participants with industry-specific mentors, entrepreneurial education and training (through Chatham’s Women’s Business Center), a tailored growth curriculum, peer-to-peer mentoring through cohort meetups, and a year-long membership to the CWE for immersive networking opportunities. Through this membership, IncubateHER participants will also get free access to the Center’s Prototyping & Design Lab to use digital fabrication tools to ideate and create new products or expand their product lines. In addition, participants will receive a $1,000 grant at the successful completion of the program to help grow their businesses.

The program is limited to five participants in its pilot year. Applications are due by November 30th 2017 with interviews to be held in December. The program will start January 2018. Visit www.chatham.edu/cwe/incubateHer/ for more information and to apply.

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Chatham University Forum to Dig into the Intersection of Business and Food

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment are hosting on Monday, November 13, 2017 a Business & Food Forum that will explore the intersection of our food system and the business world with demonstrations, tastings, and a keynote presentation by chef and restaurateur, Vimala Rajendran.

The event is being held at the Barazzone Center on Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA on Monday, November 13th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The cost of attendance is $50 per person, $25 for non-Chatham students with a valid student ID, and $10 for Center members.  Visit www.chatham.edu/cwe/networking/thinkbig/ for additional information and to register.

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Conversations & Connections Writer’s Conference to be Held at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH:  Barrelhouse is excited to announce the Conversations & Connections Writer’s Conference will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and programming ends at 4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

The conference will welcome featured writers Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Geeta Kothari, Michelle Junot, and Robert Yune, and will feature more than twenty small presses and literary magazines and fifty editors and panelists. Conversations & Connections will also feature expert panels writing and publishing, including writing while parenting, time management, beginning short stories, and many other topics.

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