In the News: 2014

August

8/18/2014 - Alvernia Announces Lecture Series
8/12/2014 - Son of John Updike Accepts Alvernia Position
8/4/2014 - Hero Maker: Bill Rosemann


July

7/18/2014 - What's the return on your Alvernia education?
7/11/2014 - Scientific Discovery a Mission
7/8/2014 - Lessons in leadership
7/2/2014 - Alvernia Magazine Feature: Die Harder


June

6/17/2014 - Flynn named to CIC steering committee
6/2/2014 - Educating the city's finest


May

5/27/2014 - Kestrel Nestbox Web Cam
5/20/2014 - Alvernia Magazine Feature: No Regrets
5/19/2014 - Regional Young Professionals Leadership Summit
5/14/2014 - Congratulations Class of 2014!
5/13/2014 - President's OpEd: valuing veterans in our community
5/12/2014 - Graduating champions
5/7/2014 - Jung named Advancement VP at Alvernia University
5/5/2014 - Man for All Seasons


April

4/30/2014 - Plans for Veterans Center Unveiled
4/30/2014 - Berks Regional Nursing - Top 10 in USA
4/29/2014 - First Emma Yoh Memorial Scholarship Awarded
4/25/2014 - Alvernia students win Business Idea Challenge
4/22/2014 - Honors and Awards announced
4/22/2014 - Climate in Crisis
4/14/2014 - Earth Day of Service — 2014
4/8/2014 - Psychology student named Newman Civic Fellow
3/24/2014 - Alvernia announces first Master's in Organizational Leadership Degree in Berks County


March

3/31/2014 - Column: Temperature impacts on behavior
3/25/2014 - Faculty excellence forges ahead
3/18/2014 - Alfred J. Weber named Emeritus Trustee
3/17/2014 - An unbreakable spirit
3/12/2014 - “Dying to Live: Theological Perspectives on Undocumented Migration”
3/7/2014 - President's OpEd: scholarships develop future leaders
3/6/2014 - Character that Counts


February

2/27/2014 - What does it mean to be an English major?
2/18/2014 - Alvernia President Named to NAICU Board of Directors
2/10/2014 - Ph.D. student on the heartbeat of health care
2/6/2014 - United in faith


January

1/30/2014 - Community Indicators Report released
1/28/2014 - "End of Life: Legal, Medical and Ethical Issues" with Art Caplan
1/27/2014 - The journey of a peacemaker
1/23/2014 - Hand Illustrated St. John's Bible on Exhibit at Alvernia University
1/16/2014 - Lasting Impact
1/14/2014 - MLK Day of Service
1/6/2014 - I cried alone...


 
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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.