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Communications Office

20 April 2017

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From the Communications Office

We would like to bring your attention to items about Bethlehem University that have appeared in the news recently. They have been uploaded to our website; please follow the links below if you're interested in reading them.

BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY – AN OASIS OF PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND – BY Crosslight

Palestine Museum of Natural History opens in Bethlehem – By Ma’an News Agency

Natural history museum at Bethlehem University opens to the public – By Palestinian News and Info Agency

افتتاح ورشة عمل حول تطوير الكادر التمريضي في جامعة بيت لحم – شبكة فلسطين الاخبارية

جامعة بيت لحم تتضامن مع ضحايا تفجيرات مصر - وكالة معا الاخبارية

افتتاح متحف فلسطين للتاريخ الطبيعي في جامعة بيت لحم - راديو بيت لحم 2000

افتتاح متحف فلسطين للتاريخ الطبيعي في بيت لحم - وكالة الأنباء والمعلومات الفلسطينية

افتتاح متحف فلسطين للتاريخ الطبيعي في جامعة بيت لحم - وكالة معا الاخبارية

افتتاح متحف فلسطين للتاريخ الطبيعي في جامعة بيت لحم - دنيا الوطن

افتتاح متحف فلسطين للتاريخ الطبيعي في جامعة بيت لحم جريدة الأيام

افتتاح متحف فلسطين للتاريخ الطبيعي في جامعة بيت لحم - جريدة القدس  

كلية التمريض في جامعة بيت لخم تعقد ورشة عمل حول تطوير الكادر - جريدة القدس  

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From the Office of the Coordinator of Institutional Values

A memorial Mass for Bassam Ghawali (Abu Ramzi, a former Security Guard at BU) will be celebrated on Friday, 21 April at 12:45 pm in the University church.  Azzam Ghwawala (Abu Joudeh) and other family members will receive condolences outside the church after Mass.

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From the Faculty of Education

In collaboration with Tamer Institute for Community Education, Arab Children Publishing House, Yes Theatre, Nazareth Elementary Girls School -Beit Sahour ; the Faculty of Education held "The Stories Festival" which took place last Monday, 10 April and Tuesday,  11 April 2017, Mr. Sami Mroweh the  Director of  Education in Bethlehem District attended the Festival in addition to a number of Supervisors from the ministry. The activities included: books exhibition for the Arab Children Publishing House, Workshop  about making puppets and activate it in Storytelling for the students of storytelling course and teachers from 16 governmental schools from Bethlehem District ,the trainers were from Yes Theatre, Storytelling shows for children, which organized by Tamer Institute and Yes Theater, In addition to that, Al-Nazareth Elementary Girls School organized a discussion about “The Story of blackfish” and activity about creative writing for children.
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From the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences

From the 27th of March to the 31st of March 2017, the students enrolled in the Oncology and palliative Care Nursing High Diploma were exposed to a valuable experience at different oncology wards. Where; they went to AlNajah University Hospital in Nablus to get mentored training at different areas for 2 intensive days as well as they went to Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem for 3 days.


The aforementioned 5 clinical placement days were by Mr. Gerard O’hare from Glasgow. He is a specialist nurse in the field of Oncology with long years of valuable experience at different international Hospitals.

Mr. O’hare was able smoothly to achieve the learning objectives and goals behind the clinical placement mission by nurturing their experience with new skills and techniques needed in the working field, as well as he enriched the program itself with his inputs.

Most importantly, Her Excellency the Mayor of Glasgow Ms. Sadie Docherty generously sent a gift with Mr. O’hare to the students. The gift was about a book for each one of the students entitled “Nursing Patients with Cancer” as well as a gathering lunch at the Institute of Hotel Management at Bethlehem University.

Physiotherapy Program

Physiotherapy Program at Bethlehem University provided a 2 days seminar  on April 3 and 4, 2017 about the assessment and outcomes measures for pediatric neurotherapy. 
The seminar provides by Ms. Jane  Freebody and Mr. Trever Hodkinson. It was very successful seminar since the attendance 78 participants from different health care institutions  and  universities .
Adding to that PT program arranged to Jane and Trever to visit 3 institutions in Hebron and Bethlehem between April 5-8

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From Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration

Invitation

The Faculty of Business Administration cordially invites you to the opening of the Educational Business Market on Thursday April 20th, 2017 at 11:00 am. at the entrance of the Millennium Building.  The Business Market will display a variety of products at reasonable prices.

The Business Market will be open according to the following schedule:

Day Date Hours
 Thursday   20/4/2017   11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 Friday   21/4/2017   11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 Saturday   22/4/2017   12:00 Noon - 10:00 PM
 Sunday      23/4/2017   12:00 Noon - 10:00 PM


Welcome To All 

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From the Dean of Students Office

Debate on Euthanasia

The Debate Club of Bethlehem University ran a debate titled “This council believes that we should license the voluntary Euthanasia”, which was held on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Both the opposition and loyal groups represent their proofs and arguments. The winner was the opposition team and the best speaker was student Manar Ta’amreh. The opposition group also participated in the National Debate between Palestinian Universities which was organized by Afkar organization for Educational and Cultural Development, on Wednesday 10 April 2017 in the Arab American University in Jenin.

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From the Social committee

Bethlehem University  Social Committee Spring activity

Join us for a bus trip to

Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie – Tulkarm

And Mega Land  (ملاهي ميجا لاند)- Tulkarm

You and your (spouse + children)

On Sunday April 30th, 2017   

  • Pick-up from Bonjour Restaurant : 08:30 a.m.
  • Arrival at Kadoorie  11:00  a.m.
  • Tour in the place : escorted by Kadoorie Representative
  • Lunch : either at  Mega Land or bring lunch with you – free choice
  • Tour in the city – shopping time

Price Per person : 60 NIS including bus trip + breakfast on board + Mega Land entrance fee

last day to buy tickets – Tuesday 25/4/2017

You can pick your tickets  from the Social Committee Members:

Dr. Michel Sansur (chair), Maher Kattan, Samar Mousa, Salpi Giacaman, Nawal Nemeh, Rania A-Nour, Gladys Mansour, Wasem Zoughbi, Elie Sammour, Ibrahim Nuaimi, Nariman A-Abbara, Hana Jahshan, Ziad B-Shamsa, Raphaela Mourra, Rania Hazboun, Etaf Maqboul, Nabila Daqqaq.

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From the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism

We are proud  to announce the distinctive results of the IATA exam for the year 2017. Fourteen students sat for this International exam with a 100% success result and  two passed with distinction in paper one and paper two.

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From the Library

Three of the Library staff - Valerie, Sr. Rose and Rebecca - visited the General Library of the Custody of the Holy Land and the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum Library on April 10, 2017.

The Custody of the Holy Land Library consists of two small halls for the reference and periodicals where researchers and students of the seminary work. It also has a compactus which is off limits to users. It has a closed- shelves system wherein any book needed must be requested from the librarian. The library at the Flagellation – The Studium Biblicum Franciscanum is a specialized library with approximately 50,000 volumes of books and 420 magazines. Read more

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From the Dean of Research Office

  • The Office of the Dean of Research is pleased to invite you to attend the Sixth Session of the Research Skills Development workshops that will be held at 11:30 am in M 203 on Thursday April 27, 2017. In this session we will discuss research questions, methodology and research instruments. We will also brainstorm ideas for the topics of next year’s research workshop series.

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From the External Academic Relations Office

We would like to draw your attention to the "latest announcements" listed for this week. They can be found under the External Academic Relations Office heading at the following link: : www.bethlehem.edu/EAR. Click here for more information. 

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Your Calendar

 

Day

Date

Event / Activity

Time

Location

Mon.

Apr. 24

Holiday- Isra’ wa Mi’raj

 

 

Mon.

May 1

Holiday - Labor Day

 

 

Mon. -Mon.

May 8-15

Final Exams for Spring 2017 Semester

 

 

Tue.

May 16

Holiday - Saint De La Salle Day, Staff Recognition Day

 

 

Thu.

May 25

Graduation - Day 1

 

 

Fri.

May 26

Graduation - Day 2

 

 

Sat.

May 27

Ramadan Begins

 

 

Mon.

Jun. 5

Summer 2017 Semester Classes Begin

 

 

Sat.

Jun. 24

Ramadan Ends

 

 

Sun. - Tue.

Jun. 25-27

Holiday- Eid Al Fitr

   

Wed. - Thu.

Jul. 19-20

Final Exams for Summer 2017 Semester

 

 

Fri.

Aug.18

Faculty and Staff Meeting

 

 

Mon.

Aug. 21

Fall 2017 Semester Classes Begin

 

 

Fri. - Mon.

Sept. 1-4

Holiday - Eid Al Adha

 

 

Thu.

Sept. 21

Holiday - Al-Hijra

 

 

Wed.

Nov. 15

Holiday - Palestinian Independence Day

 

 

Fri.

Dec. 1

Holiday - Al-Mawlid An-Nabawi

 

 

Mon. - Tue.

Dec. 11-19

Final Exams for Fall 2017 Semester

 

 

Fri.

Dec. 22

Grades Reports Available

 

 

Sun. - Tue.

Dec. 24-26

Holiday - Latin Christmas

 

 

Wed.

Dec. 27

Accepted to Major - Dismissals

 

 

   

2018

 

 

Mon.

Jan. 1

Holiday - Latin New Year - National Holiday

 

 

Tue.

Jan. 2

4th Year Student Registration for Spring 2018 Semester, Registrars’ Office

 

 

Wed.

Jan. 3

3rd Year Student Registration for Spring 2018 Semester, Registrars’ Office

 

 

Thu.

Jan. 4

2nd Year Student Registration for Spring 2018 Semester, Registrars’ Office

 

 

Fri. - Mon.

Jan. 5-8

Holiday- Orthodox Christmas

 

 

Tue.

Jan. 9

1st Year Student Registration for Spring 2018 Semester, Registrars’ Office

 

 

Fri.

Jan.12

Faculty and Staff Meeting

 

 

Sun.

Jan. 14

Holiday- Orthodox New Year

 

 

Mon.

Jan. 15

Spring 2018 Semester Classes Begin

 

 

Thu.

Mar. 8

Holiday – Women’s Day

 

 

Thu. - Mon.

Mar. 29 - Apr. 2

Holiday - Latin Easter

 

 

Thu. - Mon.

Apr. 5- 9

Holiday - Orthodox Easter

 

 

Fri.

Apr. 13

Holiday- Isra’ wa Mi’raj

   
Tue.

May 1

Holiday - Labor Day

   
Mon.

May 14

Holiday - Saint De La Salle Day, Staff Recognition Day

   

Tue.

May 15

Ramadan Begins  

 

Tue. Wed.

May 15- 23

Final Exams for Spring 2018 Semester

 

 

Mon.

Jun. 11

Summer 2018 Semester Classes Begin  

 

Thu.

Jun. 14

Ramadan Ends

 

 

Fri. - Sun.

Jun. 15 - 17

Holiday- Eid Al Fitr

 

 

Mon.

Jun. 25

Graduation - Day 1

 

 

Tue.

Jun. 26

Graduation - Day 2

 

 

Wed. - Thu.

Jul. 25-26

Final Exams for Summer 2018 Semester

 

 

   

Visitors

 

 

Day

Date

Group

Time

Country/ No.

Fri.

Apr. 21

Marist Brothers group

12:25 PM - 1:00 PM

Australia/ 31

Tue.

Apr. 25

Parramatta Australia, Colleen Duffy

12:00Noon - 2:30 PM

Australia/ 40

Wed.

Apr. 26

USA Catholic Group/Sr. Marianne Race

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

USA/ 8

Fri.

Apr. 28

Bishop Strickland Group

12:00Noon - 1:00 PM

USA/ 46

Tue.

May 2

Fr. Ralph Kleiter group

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Canada/ 16

Wed.

May 3

Stephen Binz Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

USA/ 28

Sun.

May 7

Fr. David Tonks’ Group

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

New Zealand/ 30

Thu.

May 11

Debora Rolfes Group

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Canada/ 24

Fri.

May 12

Fr. Paddy Sykes’s  - Australia

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Australia/ 23

Mon.

May 15

Daba Bekure

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Ethiopia/ 1

Mon.

May 22

Loyola Institute for Spirituality

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

USA/ 52

Tue.

May 23

Aid to the Church in Need

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Netherlands/ 20

Tue.

May 23

Catholic Theological Union, Sr. Sallie Latkovich

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

USA/ 32

Wed.

May 24

Monsignor Dixon Group, US, Mr. John Schlachter

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

USA/

Wed.

May 24

Holy Land Tour Group Nova Scotia, Robert Sime

12:00 Noon- 2:30 PM

Canada/ 47

Wed.

May 24

Catholic Theological Union-Fr. Donald Senior

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

USA/

Wed. 

May 31

Church of the Resurrection – Solon, Ohio, Sr. Marianne Race/Sr. Pat Kozak

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

USA/ 28

Thu.

Jun. 1

Australian Family

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Australia/ 11

Tue.

Jun. 13

Fr. Paul Felix

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

USA/ 52

Wed.

June 21

Ecce Homo Biblical Group students, Sister Bernadette Mary Lynch

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Internationals/ 30

Thu.

Sept. 28

Archbishop Smith group

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Australia/ 40

Tue.

Oct. 3

Theology and Laity Theological Training Program, Peter Lodberg

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Denmark / 30

Mon.

Nov. 13

Knights of the Holy Suplchre - USA

12:00 Noon - 2:05 PM

USA/

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