Thursday, May 16, 2013
Video shows the former dairy barn being moved to a new, more stable, location.
Forget champagne. To christen the new home of the “Dairy Barn Café & Library” on Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus in Richland Township, school President Esther L. Barazzone, perhaps more appropriately, doused it with milk—and she didn’t even break its glass container. “I decided that it is not in the spirit of recycle and reuse for me to break this bottle,” she joked. “I should use it for flowers.” Barazzone was at the 388-acre campus Wednesday to celebrate the three-day “moo-ving” process of the former farm’s dairy barn to a new location about seven feet away. Bill Campbell, Chatham’s vice present of marketing and communications, said it was necessary to move the structure because of its unstable original foundation on a hill. At …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
No meeting this week. Pine Township’s board of supervisors has canceled its 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 at the Pine Community Center on Pine Park Drive Learn more about what’s going on in the community as the Richland Township Board of Supervisors meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the municipal assembly room of the Richland Township Municipal Building, located at 4019 Dickey Road. Teens are invited to the Northern Tier Library at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 to create practical (or not so practical) household items out of scrap yarn. For more information, call the library at 724-449-2665. The Autism Support Forum takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Northern Tier Library. The forum is geared toward the parents and …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The two-week summer program will include field activities on the Eden Hall farm.
Saturday, March 16
Chatham University is now registering students for its second annual summer food and sustainability course to be held at the Eden Hall Campus in Richland Township from July 28 through August 10. During the two-week summer program, titled Food, Farm, and Field, students will gain a deeper understanding of issues relating to sustainability and the environment while living at the University’s Eden Hall Campus, a statement from the university said. Students live on campus throughout the course, exploring the critical relationships among food, farm, and environment. The program blends classroom learning, group discussions, community field trips, and lab and field activities on the farm and in the kitchen. One day of the course may start with a …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Dec. 16 commencement ceremony was held at the university's Athletic and Fitness Center.
Thursday, January 31
Chatham University celebrated the graduation of its 142nd class of undergraduate women and its 20th class of graduate women and men during a Dec. 16 commencement ceremony. The following local students graduated during the ceremony held at the university's Athletic and Fitness Center. Rachel Bestwick, of Gibsonia, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business. Cristina Stack, of Wexford, graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Kaitlyn O'Neill, of Gibsonia, graduated with a Master of Arts in Food Studies. Wendy Leftwich, of Gibsonia, graduated with a Master of Accounting. Gregory Andrle, of Gibsonia, graduated with a Master of Business Administration. Dana Eckel, of Gibsonia, graduated with a Master of Professional Writing. …
Friday, November 9, 2012
STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Chatham University received a STARS Gold Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. “We are so proud to achieve a STARS Gold Rating,” says Chatham President Esther L. Barazzone. “Chatham appreciates AASHE and its commitment to advancing sustainability initiatives throughout the entire higher education industry. We are grateful for this opportunity to demonstrate our progress through STARS as we continuously strive for excellence in our sustainability efforts.” Chatham University, …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The university also announces a $7.5 million gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
With an iconic white barn as a backdrop, Chatham University President Esther L. Barazzone stood on the ground once called Eden Hall Farm and spoke of the dreams of turning it into a campus known as a national and world leader in sustainability and green technology. Chatham took a major step toward realizing that dream Thursday when it broke ground on the $40 million initial phase of its new Eden Hall Campus, the first academic community in the world built from the ground up for sustainable development, living and learning. As part of the groundbreaking ceremony, Chatham announced receipt of a $7.5 million gift from Richard King Mellon Foundation for Eden Hall, the largest contribution to date since the original land gift by the Eden Hall …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Funds will support weather and microclimate monitoring technology at Eden Hall Campus in Richland.
Chatham University is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation that will help establish a weather and microclimate monitoring station at the Eden Hall Campus. The Richland Township campus is the future home of the School of Sustainability and the Environment. SSE graduate students will be involved in the installation and monitoring process, gaining expertise in environmental science and sustainability. Data will be incorporated into both undergraduate and graduate courses. The grant is part of the Dominion Foundation’s Higher Education Partnership Program, which has awarded $1 million in grants to 32 college and post-secondary schools across 10 states to help projects in renewable energy, environmental studies, …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Students can earn three academic credits by completing the course.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Chatham University is still accepting registrations for its summer sustainability course to be held at their Eden Hall Campus from July 8 through July 21. During the two-week summer program called "Food, Farm, and Field," students will gain a deeper understanding of issues relating to sustainability and the environment while living at the University’s Eden Hall Campus in Richland Township. In this dynamic course, students will live on campus for two weeks, exploring the critical relationship among food, farm, and environment. The program will blend classroom learning, group discussions, field trips throughout the community, and hands-on lab and field activities on the farm and in the kitchen. Each day will also include time for fun and …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
EPA recognizes the university as the 2011-12 Individual Conference Champion.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Chatham University announced today (Wednesday) that it was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the 2011-2012 Individual Conference Champion for using more green power than any other school in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Since April 2006, EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power purchases in the nation. The Individual Conference Champion Award recognizes the school that has made the largest individual purchase of green power within a qualifying conference. Chatham has three campuses—Eden Hall campus in Richland Township; the Shadyside campus, with the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and Chatham Eastside facility…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
University hopes to begin construction this summer.
Richland Township Supervisors, in a 5-0 vote, gave final approval Wednesday evening to a land development plan by Chatham University to transform its Eden Hall Campus into what’s been described by University President Dr. Esther L. Barazzone as “the first sustainable campus in the world.” The Eden Hall campus will be the home of the university's new School of Sustainability and the Environment. The University has said it expects to start construction this summer and complete it by the fall 2013 semester. The large iconic barn on the property will be transformed into an EcoCenter with an addition that parallels Ridge Road. The smaller dairy barn will be moved onto a more sturdy foundation and serve as a cafe with outdoor seating and library…