In the News: 2010

December

12/28/2010 - Alvernia Remembers Senator Michael A. O’Pake
12/18/2010 - Flynn File — January 2011
12/14/2010 - Plans to expand wireless computing announced
12/14/2010 - December Graduation
12/13/2010 - Alvernia students get published
12/10/2010 - December Graduation


November

12/12/2010 - Lutz added to Mets 40-Man roster
12/1/2010 - Alvernia responds to its neighbors
11/19/2010 - Seniors College pushes the “Bar”
11/8/2010 - Annual Turkey Drive is back and BIGGER
11/1/2010 - First Annual Masquerade Bash at Alvernia
11/1/2010 - Invisible Children show film at Alvernia


October

10/29/2010 - Professor Donna Yarri lectures during annual Literary Festival
10/27/2010 - Dr. Laurence Mazzeno discusses John Updike at Festival
10/26/2010 - Kerouac as Modern Shaman
10/19/2010 - Alvernia Announces Major New Scholarship Initiative
10/9/2010 - Alvernia University inducts athletes into Hall of Fame
10/8/2010 - Two honored at annual President's Dinner
10/6/2010 - Alvernia and RACC announce Dual Admission Program for all students


September

9/30/2010 - Alvernia University to get John Updike Archive
9/30/2010 - DeBellis named First John Updike Scholar in Residence
9/28/2010 - Tres Vidas at Alvernia University
9/28/2010 - Banned Books Week
9/28/2010 - Neag’s endow professorships at Alvernia
9/20/2010 - Celebrating our Catholic Sisters
9/17/2010 - British Invasion: The Cambridge Footlights open U.S. Tour at Alvernia
9/9/2010 - Rating Recent Presidents
9/8/2010 - Updike Open Sessions


August

8/31/2010 - Record numbers arrive at Alvernia
8/20/2010 - Alvernia Day of Service
8/12/2010 - Mass of the Holy Spirit
8/10/2010 - Business faculty help Scouts earn merit badge


July

7/28/2010 - All Aboard: Technology on Track


June

6/10/2010 - Exploring Digital Media with Creativity Camp 2010
6/9/2010 - Klein receives Trustee Emeritus status


May

5/25/2010 - Conference for the Human Services
5/12/2010 - Updike Conference Keynote Speakers Announced
5/5/2010 - Caron Treatment Center renames educational award to honor Sr. Pacelli
5/3/2010 - Honors & Awards — Spring 2010


April

4/28/2010 - New Superintendent Certification Program Launched
4/27/2010 - Eco Fun Day
4/22/2010 - Routte receives Rabbi Weitzman Award
4/22/2010 - Honorary Degrees to be conferred during May Commencement
4/7/2010 - Hollywood comes to Alvernia with Spring Theatre


March

3/31/2010 - Alvernia shines at Sigma Tau Delta Convention—Updated 4-10
3/26/2010 - Children with Hairloss
3/12/2010 - Israeli and Palestinian women lead peace talk at Alvernia
3/10/2010 - Deciding to be Green Annual Hesburgh Lecture
3/10/2010 - The Challenge of Leadership in our Urban Cities
3/8/2010 - Alvernia’s President Flynn hears Obama’s health insurance pitch first hand
3/5/2010 - Alvernia President tapped to co-chair Berks County Library Task Force


February

2/25/2010 - Alvernia named to President’s Higher Education Honor Roll
2/23/2010 - Framed for a crime he didn't commit
2/20/2010 - Rob Asghar visits Alvernia
2/19/2010 - Cirque Dreams: Illumination
2/19/2010 - Alvernia Mourns the Loss of an Institutional Treasure
2/12/2010 - Alvernia's Godfrey appointed Exec. Director of Franciscan College Association
2/8/2010 - Berks Sheriff's Department K9 Demo
2/1/2010 - Women leading Middle Eastern peace
2/1/2010 - FAFSA and FUN


January

1/20/2010 - Alvernia Helping Haiti


 
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  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.