In the News: 2011

December

12/28/2011 - Going back to college as an adult?
12/21/2011 - Alvernia Magazine — Winter 2011 Edition
12/20/2011 - Honorary Degree awarded
12/19/2011 - Welcome new alumni!
12/15/2011 - Graduating senior in the news
12/12/2011 - Criminal Justice crisis-managment class in the news
12/8/2011 - More Students Choosing Winter Session


November

11/30/2011 - Faces in the news: Allison Kren
11/18/2011 - Founders Village work progressing
11/16/2011 - Drive aims to give Thanksgiving dinners to 3,000
11/4/2011 - Stober Named to Neag Professorship
11/2/2011 - Students demonstrate Franciscan ideals
11/10/2008 - Signs of progress — farewell to CSL


October

10/25/2011 - World Day of Prayer for Peace
10/25/2011 - Focusing on community literacy
10/21/2011 - Pi Theta Epsilon
10/20/2011 - Power Restored
10/14/2011 - 2011 President's Dinner
10/10/2011 - Seniors College in the news


September

9/30/2011 - Growing up 'Castro'
9/22/2011 - Alvernia rededicates Francis Hall
9/19/2011 - Alvernia wins competitive Federal Nursing Workforce Diversity grant
9/16/2011 - Love Your Enemies: Lessons from 9/11
9/12/2011 - Alvernia remembers 9.11
9/8/2011 - Cover Girl — Karen Cameron
9/8/2011 - Hitting the financial books at Alvernia


August

9/2/2011 - Sister on a ‘mission’
8/29/2011 - Connecting through service
8/22/2011 - Anthony Recker to play Major League Baseball
8/8/2011 - Alvernia textbooks going high-tech
8/3/2011 - Alvernia tennis coach named Mid-Atlantic Pro Of The Year
8/2/2011 - Mass of the Holy Spirit


July

7/21/2011 - South Reading youth discover how they can ‘save’ the Earth
7/14/2011 - Joanne Judge named Board Chair at Alvernia University
7/5/2011 - The story behind Thomas Jefferson's Bible


June

6/30/2011 - Holleran Center Names New Director
6/30/2011 - Alvernia Magazine Summer 2011 Issue
6/30/2011 - Creativity Camp 2011
6/2/2011 - Flynn elected to Reading Hospital Board


May

5/23/2011 - Liberal arts education provides work skills, life values
5/18/2011 - Walter C. Flatt, Jr. honored posthumously
5/16/2011 - Alvernia University receives national recognition for community service
5/16/2011 - Commencement Photos
5/16/2011 - Baccalaureate Photos
5/10/2011 - Alvernia University, The Reading Hospital Develop Regional Initiative
5/3/2011 - Transcultural nursing luncheon
5/2/2011 - Holocaust Remembered


April

4/28/2011 - Peer-Learning Circle for UPCEA
4/6/2011 - O’Pake leaves more than $1.5 million to Alvernia
4/5/2011 - Francis Hall Project Begins
4/5/2011 - Undergraduate Senior Award Winners
4/5/2011 - Grad and CS Award Winners
4/4/2011 - Earth Day in the News


March

3/25/2011 - Founders Village Dedicated
3/25/2011 - Oklahoma!
3/25/2011 - The Impact of the Growing Latino Population
3/25/2011 - Alive! Mental Health Fair
3/21/2011 - Boscov Scholars announced
3/18/2011 - Celebrate the life of Sen. Mike O'Pake
3/17/2011 - 2011 Career and Internship Fair
3/15/2011 - Alvernia hosts Edible Book Festival
3/15/2011 - Ceili Rain to Perform at Alvernia
3/8/2011 - Spring Break College Fair


February

2/28/2011 - Crusaders are champs again!
2/25/2011 - Faculty Recital this Sunday
2/24/2011 - Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall comes to life
2/16/2011 - Brave New World? Religious and Social Implications of Emerging Biotechnologies
2/11/2011 - Alvernia President named to ACCU and AFCU Board of Directors


January

1/31/2011 - Presidential Perspectives features Alvernia, Flynn
1/25/2011 - Calabria reaches 400 wins
1/18/2011 - Athletics and Recreation study underway
1/11/2011 - Alvernia students turn a “day off” into a “day on”
1/7/2011 - Alvernia Magazine — Winter 2010 Edition


 
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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.