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21 October 2019

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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.

The cost of a ticket for Faculty/ Staff and their partners is 150 NIS.
The cost of a ticket for guests is 200 NIS.

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.

أحمد عياد بطلاً للنسخة الخامسة على التوالي لبطولة (ليتيكي) للتنس الأرضي - دنيا الوطن


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Alumni Relations Office


The Alumni Relations Office will organize a reunion for Bethlehem University graduates who graduated in the 70s and 80s on Friday, 25 October 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Millennium staff lounge. For registration please call Ms. Haneen Musleh, the Alumni Relations Officer, at 022741241 ext. 2059


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Dean of Research Office


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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


New Faculty Orientation Session on Effective Advising II

The CETL organized a follow-up session on Effective Advising II for new faculty members at Bethlehem University. The informative session facilitated by Dr. Muna Matar, a long term- experienced faculty and Assistant to Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Muna Matar introduced the various policies and regulations about advising Bethlehem University students. She also showed the faculty where to access these policies on the Bethlehem University website for further reading. Dr. Matar explained the policies on probation and dismissals. She emphasized the role of the advisor in knowing the paradigms, the required courses for the minor or major of a particular department and program.

Later on, Dr. Matar gave concrete examples from experience and pointed out how problematic cases could have been resolved earlier if advising was done effectively. The participants in the session were fully engaged in the discussion and asked, yet again, for further sessions on the topic within the different departments and assistance in advising and registration for students.


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Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences


Midwifery program


The midwifery students in the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University conducted four awareness workshops in cooperation with several women's institutions. The main objective of the workshops was to strengthen the role of midwives in the community for better women's and children's health and to raise awareness of breast cancer.

In cooperation with the Alrowwad Cultural And Arts Society in the Aida refugee camp, the students held a workshop entitled “Break your shyness and ask your midwife" on Thursday, 26 September 2019. The second workshop was held on Sunday, 6 October 2019, about breast cancer in cooperation with Ibda'a Cultural Center in Dheisheh refugee camp. The third workshop was held in cooperation with Rural Women Palestinian Center in Dar Salah about women's health on Wednesday, 9 October 2019. The fourth workshop about breast cancer was held on Thursday, 10 October 2019, in cooperation with the women's center of Doha Municipality at Nawras Center Hall. At the end of this fourth workshop, a woman who previously suffered from breast cancer was hosted where she talked about her experience with the disease and how she recovered.

The women who attended these workshops expressed their benefit and asked to repeat such educational workshops. The workshops were coordinated by Mrs. Fatima Madani and supervised by the clinical instructors: Mrs. Najla Hamamra and Mrs. Dalia Elias.


Qubeibeh Branch


The Qubeibeh Nursing fourth-year students held a workshop about first aid including bone fractures, suffocation, and nose bleeding on 16 October 2019. The workshop was dedicated to the health committees’ students who come from four schools surrounding Qubeibeh, and to our first-year students.

The workshop included a presentation and demonstration about fractured bones, closed and open cuts and wounds, first aid treatment, fractures of the pelvis, first aid for suffocation, and nose bleeding. At the end of the workshop, seniors put it all into action and conducted a play in the campus’ playground, in which there was a car accident and the ambulance came hurrying to save a life.

At the end of the workshop, pizza and drinks were served to the teachers and school students who all expressed their benefit from this effective workshop.


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Dean of Students Office


Debate Team Wins the Palestine Debate Tournament

The Debate team, under the supervision of the Dean of Students Office, won the final round of the debate tournament against the Arab American University debate team on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at Ceaser Hotel in Ramallah. The competition was organized by Filastiniyat Organization, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Palestinian Universities. Nine Palestinian universities participated in the tournament.

The final round was about the argument: “This Council believes that the weakening of civil society has weakened the role of youth movements and their ability to influence”. Bethlehem University team was the con team and the AAU was the pro team. Bethlehem University debate team was represented by the students: Lama Wazwaz, Kate Kheir, and Salam Merob, and Nour Shatreet. Congratulations we are so proud of you and your achievements.


Lecture on Early Detection of Breast Cancer

In cooperation with the Dean of Student Office, Al-Hayat Association for Cancer Control organized an awareness lecture on the early detection of breast cancer on Thursday, 17 October 2019. 

Dr. Dania Al-Khatib, a lecturer at the Institute of Dentistry at Al-Quds University, gave the lecture that was attended by many of our students.

Al-Hayat Association for Cancer Control is a Palestinian non-profit organization that aims to spread awareness about cancer, provides awareness campaigns, consultations, and support for cancer patients especially children. 


“We Read Because One Life is not Enough”

Books not Walls team from the Cultural Activations Unit in the Dean of Students Office organized a novel panel discussion for the novel “Om Saad” by the author Ghassan Kanafani on Thursday, 17 October 2019. This panel discussion was held in the campus garden and was attended by students and academics who support the team's goal and promote the culture of reading. The aim of this activity was to create a safe area full of respect and love for the other.


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Athletics Department


The Athletics Department organized a volleyball tournament for the university students on Friday, 18 October 2019. The students were divided into four teams including two girls in each team. This was a refreshing tournament for students where each team played three games.

Our Basketball men's team played a basketball game against Ibda'a Cultural Center's team in Dheisheh refugee camp on Friday, 8 October 2019, on the University basketball court. Ibda’a team won the game.


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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: Click here for more information 


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