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02 September 2019

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From the Vice Chancellor, Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD

  Let us all gather in prayer at the annual
Mass of the Holy Spirit.
We ask God’s blessings on each of us at
Bethlehem University - students, administration, faculty and staff - for a successful academic year.
The Mass will be celebrated by
H.E. Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine
Thursday, 5 September 2019 at 11:00 AM
in the University Chapel.

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Advancement Office


Fundraising Gala Dinner

Tickets for the Fundraising Gala Dinner, which will be held on Friday, 29 November 2019, at 7:30 pm at Nissan Banqueting Hall, Bethlehem, are available now at the Advancement Office.

Please contact Rania Hazboun through email: or call ext. 2265 for more information.


BU in the News

We would like to bring to your attention 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.

مذكرة تفاهم بين جامعتي بيت لحم وبوميرانيان البولندية - جريدة القدس

جامعتا بيت لحم وبوميرانيان البولندية توقعان مذكرة تفاهم - جريدة الأيام

جامعة بيت لحم وجامعة بوميرانيان البولندية تبحثان التعاون في مجال التمريض - دنيا الوطن

جامعة بيت لحم تعقد اجتماع الموظفين إيذانا ببدء السنة الدراسية الجديدة - وكالة سوا الاخبارية

جامعة بيت لحم تَعقد اجتماعاً للموظفين إيذاناً ببدء السنة الدراسية - دنيا الوطن

فوز الطالبة سمر القواسمي من جامعة بيت لحم بلقب سفيرة التراث والفلكلور - جريدة القدس

فوز طالبة من جامعة بيت لحم بلقب سفيرة التراث والفلكلور - جريدة الأيام

FMمن هي الفائزة بلقب سفيرة فلسطين للتراث والفلكلور (صوت)؟ - نساء

فوز الطالبة سمر القواسمي من جامعة بيت لحم بلقب سفيرة التراث والفلكلور للعام 2019 - القدس

سمر القواسمي تحصد لقب سفيرة "فلسطين" للتراث والفلكلور - فتح ميديا

تعرف على سمر القواسمي صاحبة لقب سفيرة “فلسطين” للتراث والفلكلور - أخباركم اليوم

الطالبة الفلسطينية سمر القواسمي تفوز بلقب سفيرة فلسطين للتراث والفلكلور - مجلة أكسجين

سمر القواسمى تفوز بلقب سفيرة فلسطين للتراث والفلكلور لعام 2019 - اليوم السابع

فوز الطالبة سمر القواسمي من جامعة بيت لحم بلقب سفيرة التراث والفلكلور للعام 2019 - سما الإخبارية


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Dean of Research Office


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Library User Statistics for the Summer Session 2019 (26 June - 8 August 2019)

     Summer classes started off smoothly and the Library saw a regular movement of users accessing the computer pools, loaning out books or simply using the quiet study areas. There was little use of the discussion rooms during the summer session. Numbers on the pie graph show this movement, which naturally was much slower and less active compared to the Fall and Spring terms.

Book Loan Statistics for the Summer Session 2019 (26 June - 8 August 2019)



There were 1,272 students registered for the summer session. Of this number, less than 50% borrowed books to supplement or enrich their studies in the classroom. Resources with the LC classification “P” (Language and Literature) were those most frequently used. 


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Dean of Students Office


Debate Club Training

Six students from the debate club participated in a three-day training organized by the Filisteniyyat organization under the supervision of the Dean of Students Office. The training took place on campus from Monday, 26 August till Wednesday, 28 August 2019, for 5 hours per day. The debate club is preparing to participate in the debate competition which will be held by Filistenyyat and will include all Palestinian Universities next September 2019. We wish our team all the best and success. 


Second Day of Orientation 

A follow up of the orientation day was organized on Thursday, 29 August 2019, by the Dean of Students Office in cooperation with the Faculties and Departments. This event was part of the orientation program where new students met with Deans and faculty members to know more about academics and to get answers to their questions.  

There will be another day of orientation during the third week of the semester during the faculty hour. The students will be introduced to academic regulations, financial rules, social survey, the ambassador program, and the programs and activities offered by the Dean of Students Office. 


Campaign to Support the Needy Student Fund

Under the supervision of the Dean of Students Office, the Student Senate organized a campaign under the title “Contribute”. The students sold stationary for a symbolic price of "5 NIS" at the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester. Campaign revenues will be credited to the needy student fund.


Books Exchange Campaign

As the new semester started, the Progressive Labor Front organized a book exchange campaign under the supervision of the Dean of Students Office. This campaign enabled students to give away the books they used in previous courses for the benefit of others. It also gives the opportunity for any student who needs a book to find it. This activity showed the community's collaborative structure on campus.


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Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy


Last Monday, 26 August 2019, four physiotherapy students participated in an activity to distribute wheelchairs at Al-Arroub Rehabilitation Centre. This was facilitated by Ms. Manar Jaber, Instructor at the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy. The wheelchair distribution aims to provide individuals with disabilities with the power of movement through adapted wheelchairs customized for their needs.

This activity is part of a series of wheelchair distributions to centers funded by ABCD organization/UK, implemented by Mr. Richard Stepan/Wheelchair Angel, and coordinated by Ms. Manar Jaber/Bethlehem University.


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The Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism


The Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism announces the Opening of its
Training Restaurant “La Cave Du Rois” for the Fall 2019 semester.
Wednesday, 4 September 2019, will be the first day.



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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: here for more information 


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