In the News: 2013

December

12/19/2013 - Alvernia student receives SHRM Foundation Award
12/16/2013 - Congratulations Graduates!
12/9/2013 - Student overcomes car accident, graduating on Sunday
12/6/2013 - Alvernia students address viability of aquaponic farming
12/2/2013 - Get Ahead this Winter


November

11/27/2013 - For the love of Ethan
11/21/2013 - The ties that bind
11/15/2013 - Toddler today, Tolstoy tomorrow?
11/5/2013 - Neag Professors announced
11/1/2013 - Beast or Brother?
10/21/2013 - Alvernia offers new path to Occupational Therapy career


October

10/28/2013 - Vatican II and Catholic Ecumenical Engagement
10/22/2013 - Somali pirate victim tells story during Lit Fest
10/18/2013 - Innovative partnership aims to break poverty cycle for Reading students
10/18/2013 - Alvernia bestows four major awards at annual President’s Dinner
10/17/2013 - Alvernia offers first Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Berks County
10/17/2013 - We did it for You!
10/10/2013 - Alvernia to offer MBA program at Penske Truck Leasing Headquarters
10/8/2013 - Body Mind Morality


September

9/30/2013 - St. Francis Day of Service - Potato Project
9/13/2013 - A passion for compassion
9/11/2013 - National Interfaith Leader Eboo Patel speaks at Alvernia University
9/10/2013 - Insights from Al Boscov
9/9/2013 - Bringing his A Game
9/3/2013 - Making Sense of America


August

8/27/2013 - Artwork by Theo Anderson in Miller Gallery
8/22/2013 - Welcome Class of 2017!
8/19/2013 - Gender Wars
8/6/2013 - Peaceful Ambitions
8/5/2013 - Classic car show at Alvernia benefits veterans
8/4/2013 - New chair for Alvernia University’s Business Department to oversee undergraduate and MBA programs in Reading, Pottsville and Philadelphia


July

7/22/2013 - Blood Brother: Student Brian Johnson
7/11/2013 - Rocket science for middle schoolers
7/1/2013 - Aspiring marketing pros 'Get Real'
6/12/2013 - MACC student awarded scholarship


June

6/17/2013 - Saving Lives, Serving Others
6/13/2013 - Leadership Berks Class of 2013
6/10/2013 - Graduate enters Military Police Corps
6/4/2013 - Learning gets "Real"


May

5/20/2013 - Wishing Upon a Star...
5/14/2013 - 2013 Rabbi Alan Weitzman Award recipient
5/13/2013 - Alvernia University to offer degrees at Montgomery County Community College
5/13/2013 - Graduation — Class of 2013
5/10/2013 - Grad student offers strategic plan to end homelessness
5/9/2013 - Alvernia University Healthcare Degree Students Celebrate Cultural Diversity


April

4/29/2013 - Alvernia students and faculty recognized
4/26/2013 - Passion for teaching — Heather Shainline
4/22/2013 - Earth Day of Service
4/10/2013 - Alvernia, Area Leaders Join National Employer-Educator Compact
4/9/2013 - A coach's climb from the abyss
4/9/2013 - Faith Revolution
4/8/2013 - Summer Term is Hot!
4/8/2013 - Alvernia, A leading provider of traditional and online MBA programs in Reading, Holds Networking Event for Leadership Berks Program


March

3/25/2013 - Colleges unite for joint theatre production
3/20/2013 - Alvernia student Brandi Loga named Newman Civic Fellow
3/12/2013 - Leadership, semiotics... and zombies?
3/11/2013 - Alvernia University’s Healthcare Degrees in Pennsylvania prepare students for broad range of health related careers
3/8/2013 - Alvernia Magazine Feature: Word Doctor
3/5/2013 - Alvernia University honored for community service initiatives


February

2/28/2013 - Making connections at the Alvernia Career Fair
2/20/2013 - Healthcare demand leads to new doctorate programming
2/13/2013 - FAFSA and Fun at Alvernia University
2/13/2013 - Finding home a world away
2/11/2013 - Junior Bernard, creating hope through determination
2/8/2013 - Alumnus uses creative interventions for troubled teens


January

1/30/2013 - New Campus Commons building opens on main campus
1/28/2013 - Alvernia on the Rise
1/14/2013 - MLK Day of Service
1/4/2013 - Magazine cover story: Inspiring hope in poverty, against all odds
1/2/2013 - Graduation Remarks


 
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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.