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16 October 2017

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From the Communications Office

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.

وزارة الثقافة وجامعة بيت لحم تستضيفان الكاتب البرتغالي الشهير افونسو كروش – جريدة القدس

وزارة الثقافة وجامعة بيت لحم تستضيفان افونسو كروش - دنيا الوطن  

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From the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences




  • The Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences organizes a monthly professional development meeting. This month the Faculty met with Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Muna Matar, Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, to shed light on the topic of Quality Assurance in University Systems. The discussion focused on Bethlehem University’s experience with the process of quality assurance and the policies and procedures that were developed based on it. The meeting also discussed the current advances BU is trialing to further facilitate quality assurance application.

  • Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing High Diploma

On Friday 29 September 2017, the Dean of Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Ms. Mariam Awad, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Irene Hazou, hosted the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Asad Ramlawi, at Bethlehem University.

The meeting, which was attended by members of the faculty, aimed to discuss points related to the Faculty of Nursing in general and focused on the Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing High Diploma. The meeting covered the obstacles / challenges faced and the need to work on converting the High Diploma into a Master's degree.

Most importantly, the meeting ended up with an agreement to sign a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Health and Bethlehem University to allow a special cohort for 15 representatives from the Ministry to obtain the High Diploma.  

On Monday 9 October 2017, the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, Ms. Mariam Awad, hosted the Director of Public Health Center in Bethlehem, Dr. Imad Shehadeh. In addition Dr. Hanan, Dr. Mervate and Dr. Bisan joined them to discuss the possibility of conducting a joint workshop to raise the awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection during October “The month of Breast Cancer Awareness”.

They agreed to conduct the workshop on Tuesday 31st of October 2017 at Bethlehem University. The workshop will target young ladies and men to raise their awareness about the importance of early detection and to push their mothers, sisters, grandmothers and other related women to go for early prevention.

  • Faculty of Nursing congratulates Dr. Hanan Hazboun for getting her PhD in Nursing Education/Oncology from Villanova University, USA.
  • Faculty of Nursing congratulates the Nursing students for coming second in the football tournament "Martyrs of Palestine" at Bethlehem University.
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From the Athletics Department

The Athletics Department held a street ball tournament on Thursday 12 October 2017 which was coordinated by the basketball coach Eyad Abdallah.
Five teams joined this activity where each team consisted of three males and one female. It lasted for 2 hours during the activity session when many students came to watch and encourage their classmates and friends in an enthusiastic atmosphere.
The final match was between Johnny Majrouh’s team and Charlie Murra’s team, where Majrouh's team won the first place cup. 
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 From the Dean of Research Office

  • We are pleased to invite you to the third meeting of the Bethlehem University Research Group titled, “Interdisciplinary Research: Possibilities and Challenges.” This session will be facilitated by Dr. Muin Jaber, Assistant Professor of Education, and Mr. Nader Abu Saad, Instructor in the CAIS Department, who will talk about their current interdisciplinary IRG project. The meeting also aims at forming possible interdisciplinary research networks among participants and the research community at BU. The meeting will be held on Thursday, 19 October 2017 at 11:30, in L005 (the library classroom near the garden). We also invite you to read an article on the topic that was published in Nature.

Please, keep sending us your accomplishments so we can share them with BU community.

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From the Dean of Students Office

Film Screening “What is tomorrow”

On Thursday 12 October 2017, the Dean of Students Office in cooperation with Shahshat organization (Arab Women Cinema) organized a film screening “What is Tomorrow” as the final ceremony of the Tenth Women Film Festival in Palestine. Ms. Minerva Jaraysah and Mr. Ahmad Hunayti led the discussion with the audience.


Training Workshop For Debate Club Members

The Dean of Students Office in cooperation with Afkar for Educational and Cultural Development organized a training workshop on Saturday 14 October 2017 for Debate Club members which is part of the Cultural Activations Unit supervised by the Dean of Students Office. The training was held by the regional trainer Najwan Berqdar. Bethlehem University Debate Club members will participate in the National Debate competition between Palestinian Universities which will be held during the Fall semester 2017.

Please check video and photos of the debate on these links:


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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: : Click here for more information.
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Your Calendar




Event / Activity




Nov. 15

Holiday - Palestinian Independence Day




Dec. 1

Holiday - Al-Mawlid An-Nabawi



Mon. - Fri..

Dec. 11-15

Final Exams for Fall 2017 Semester



Mon. - Tue.

Dec. 18-19

Continuing Final Exams for Fall 2017 Semester




Dec. 22

Grades Reports Available



Sun. - Tue.

Dec. 24-26

Holiday - Latin Christmas




Dec. 27

Accepted to Major - Dismissals








Jan. 1

Holiday - Latin New Year - National Holiday




Jan. 2

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




Jan. 3

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




Jan. 4

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



Fri. - Mon.

Jan. 5-8

Holiday- Orthodox Christmas




Jan. 9

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





Faculty and Staff Meeting




Jan. 14

Holiday- Orthodox New Year




Jan. 15

Spring 2018 Semester Classes Begin



Mon. - Fri.

Jan. 15 - 19

Add / Drop Period for Spring 2018 Classes, Registrar’s Office




Mar. 8

Holiday – Women’s Day



Thu. - Mon.

Mar. 29 - Apr. 2

Holiday - Latin Easter



Thu. - Mon.

Apr. 5- 9

Holiday - Orthodox Easter




Apr. 13

Holiday- Isra’ wa Mi’raj


May 1

Holiday - Labor Day


May 14

Holiday - Saint De La Salle Day, Staff Recognition Day



May 15

Ramadan Begins  


Tue. - Fri.

May 15- 18

Final Exams for Spring 2018 Semester



Mon. - Wed.

May 21- 23

Continuing Final Exams for Spring 2018 Semester




Jun. 11

Summer 2018 Semester Classes Begin  



Jun. 14

Ramadan Ends



Fri. - Sun.

Jun. 15 - 17

Holiday- Eid Al Fitr




Jun. 25

Graduation - Day 1




Jun. 26

Graduation - Day 2



Wed. - Thu.

Jul. 25-26

Final Exams for Summer 2018 Semester











Country/ No.


Oct. 16

Fr. Paul Marshall’s Group

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Australia/ 49


Oct. 16

MSGT Challahan Group, Msgr Challahan

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

USA/ 45


Oct. 18

DVHL Volunteer Group, Stefanie Langel

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Germany/ 25


Oct. 18

1017 Fr Ernie Torres group

12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM

USA/ 52


Oct. 20

Sacred Heart Church

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

UK/ 31


Oct. 22

Cardinal Lacroix and Mgr Jean Tailleur (Knight's Group)

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Canada/ 20


Oct. 23

Fr. Michael Jones/ Salford Pilgrimage

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Ireland/ 20


Oct. 24

Gregor Schröder Group

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM

Germany/ 16


Oct. 26

Archbishop Schwietz

11:30 AM - 1:35 PM

USA/ 50


Oct. 30

Knights of the Holy Sepulchre - His Excellency Mgr. Jean-Pierre Delville

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Belguim/  20


Oct. 30

BK Hinzen Group

8:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Germany/ 36


Oct. 30

Knights of the Holy Sepulchre QUEENSLAND LEITE NANCY, Thomson Monica

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Australia/ 24


Oct. 30

Salt and Light Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Canada/ 21


Oct. 31

Social Workers and Students in the Field, Marianne Blume

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Belgium/ 14


Oct. 31

Knights of the Holy Sepulchre October Group, Mr. Michael Byrne

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

UK/ 55


Nov. 8

Experience Travel Tours, Linda Ramsden

8:45 AM - 10:40 AM

UK/ 12


Nov. 8

Knights of the Holy Suplchre - Western USA Lieutenancy, Sir Gerald Kicanas, Bishop

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

USA/ 50


Nov. 8

Knights of the Holy Suplchre - Western USA Lieutenancy, Rev. Sir Richard Vega, KHS, Deacon Sir Ryan Adams, KCHS  & Lady Wynsdey Adams, LCHS

12:00 Noon - 2:30 PM

USA/ 48


Nov. 8

HCEF Foundation Group, Fr. John Predemore

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

USA/ 14


Nov. 9

YMCA-YWCA Norwegian Group


Norway/ 18


Nov. 9

Resurrection of the Lord Parish  Group, Rev. Sir William Kunisch II, KCHS

11:30 AM - 1:30 AM

USA/ 50


Nov. 13

Susanna Schneider Group

10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Germany/ 30


Nov. 13

Knights of the Holy Suplchre - USA

12:00 Noon - 2:05 PM



Dec. 5

Baton Rouge Diocese Group, Fr. Mathew Paul Lorrain

12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM

USA/ 34


Jan. 12

Faculty of University of San Diego, Dr. Jeffrey Bums

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

USA/ 15-20

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