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Alvernia Magazine — Winter 2010 Edition

Date: 1/7/2011

The 2010 winter edition of Alvernia Magazine is hot off the presses.

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Featured in this edition:

Who's Next? — Dr. Tim Blessing explores who may next occupy the Oval Office.
Cedar Hill Farm — Alvernia's newest jewel
Ask His Driver — David Silcox reveals John Updike, the "everyman."
The Secret of Happiness — The story of Sister Jacinta
By the Numbers — Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Bryan Dreibelbis
Sibling Nurses — Russian-born sister and brother pursue a passion for nursing.
Real Swingers — Women's golf is Alvernia's newest sport.

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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.