In the News: 2012

December

12/20/2012 - Miracle at the Motherhouse
12/17/2012 - Congratulations Class of 2012!
12/11/2012 - Honorary degree recipient announced
12/11/2012 - Real world learning in action
12/1/2012 - Business students prepare strategic plan for non-profit


November

11/30/2012 - Alvernia partners with young professionals
11/28/2012 - Popularity of accelerated Winter Session increases
11/16/2012 - Professor pens new book
11/12/2012 - Student 'Snapshot' — Rachel Krall
11/8/2012 - New Cohort for Alvernia University’s Online MBA in Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas Starts January 14, 2013
11/8/2012 - Nursing students learn human touch from seniors
11/1/2012 - Graduate helps with pet loss


October

10/28/2012 - Alvernia Campus Update
10/12/2012 - Author and Activist, Jonathan Kozol, draws crowd to Alvernia
10/12/2012 - Four awards given during 2012 President's Dinner
10/9/2012 - Remembering Larrie: Scholarship fund keeps her spirit alive
10/8/2012 - Business Professors Explain New Approach to Strategic Planning


September

9/24/2012 - "Goals" for a bright future
9/20/2012 - Parenting and school reform
9/18/2012 - Fromm Interfaith Award Established
9/13/2012 - Project "Free Flow" to help bridge information gaps
9/4/2012 - Soldier of good fortune


August

8/27/2012 - Playing to win off the field
8/23/2012 - New Student Orientation
8/22/2012 - George Rice, Jr. — Sentinel of Safety
8/17/2012 - Criminal justice students benefit from Reading Police Academy certification
8/16/2012 - Alvernia elects three renowned local leaders to Board of Trustees
8/16/2012 - Mass of the Holy Spirit
8/14/2012 - Building on great expectations
8/8/2012 - Adults returning to school in Philadelphia
8/6/2012 - A window to the Middle East


July

7/30/2012 - Saving an American treasure
7/27/2012 - Science camp a 'blast' at Alvernia
7/23/2012 - Learning to Love Data
7/16/2012 - By the Book
7/10/2012 - Boundary Hunter: Cristina Urena '14
7/2/2012 - Held Hostage


June

6/28/2012 - Banking on student success
6/22/2012 - Learning science while having fun at Alvernia
6/21/2012 - Creating healthcare connections
6/18/2012 - Rifts and Riffs: a not-so-straight path to discovery
6/4/2012 - Carpenter Institute debuts


May

5/30/2012 - Alvernia grad prepares for life in the Peace Corps
5/30/2012 - Students praise Philadelphia Center’s flexible class schedule and affordability
5/21/2012 - Beryll B. Ruth receives Weitzman Award
5/14/2012 - Congratulations Class of 2012!
5/9/2012 - Bishop Barres and Dr. Michael Baxter to be honored
5/8/2012 - Philadelphia Center prepares students for careers in criminal justice
5/7/2012 - Ground Broken on New Campus Commons
5/3/2012 - Ethics, Leadership, and Accountability Symposium
5/2/2012 - Angelica Creek Park Environmental Exploration Center


April

4/30/2012 - Transcultural Nursing Luncheon
4/25/2012 - Lutz gets The Call
4/24/2012 - Honors Convocation
4/19/2012 - David Myers named Director of O'Pake Institute
4/19/2012 - Interfaith community remembers Holocaust
4/19/2012 - Earth Day of Service
4/3/2012 - Student named Newman Civic Fellow


March

3/27/2012 - Alex’s Lemonade Stand is Alvernia’s main squeeze
3/27/2012 - Social Work program discusses Children in Poverty
3/23/2012 - The war against synthetic drugs
3/22/2012 - The Dalai Lama: God, Celebrity, Terrorist, and “No one Special”
3/20/2012 - Criminal Justice students and professors present at conference
3/19/2012 - Alvernia University honored for community service
3/13/2012 - Voices in the Veil


February

3/1/2012 - Pick the right Online MBA
2/29/2012 - Hot Video: Is Santorum viable?
2/28/2012 - Aracena named Dean for College of Arts & Sciences
2/28/2012 - 20th Annual College Fair
2/27/2012 - Beat Beethoven
2/22/2012 - Serving for St. Francis
2/15/2012 - Hats off for cancer
2/9/2012 - Hot Topic: Republican Race
2/3/2012 - Online censorship
2/2/2012 - Alvernia in the news: Black History Month


January

1/26/2012 - Liberal Arts education gives graduates an advantage in down economy
1/25/2012 - King of Baseballtown
1/24/2012 - A musical evening with the Shabbatones
1/13/2012 - MLK Day of Service
1/10/2012 - Hot Topic: On the primaries
1/6/2012 - Alvernia benefactors receive national honor
1/3/2012 - Resolve to always speak up...


 
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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.