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13 November 2017

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In this issue:

From the Advancement Office


We would like to remind you that we are only ten days away from the Gala Dinner planned on Friday, 24 November 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Orient Palace Hotel in Bethlehem. If you are interested to join us in supporting this important project, please book your tickets NOW, by contacting Rania Hazboun on ext: 2265 or email

Meanwhile, please see link below to view the prizes that are on offer for the Raffles during the Gala Dinner.
Please note that there will be NO tickets sold "on the door on the night" in view of the nature of the function including meals preparation, seating plan, and other arrangements.

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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.

افتتاح معرض الفن الإبداعي لطلبة جامعة بيت لحم - جريدة القدس

افتتاح معرض لأعمال الطلبة الفنية بجامعة بيت لحم - جريدة الأيام

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From the Institute for Community Partnership (ICP)

Under the patronage of His Excellency
The Minister of Local Government Dr. Hussein Al - Aaraj

Bethlehem University / Institute for Community Partnership and
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung invite you to attend the conference:

Palestinian Local Council Elections
Analytical Perspectives of Achievements and Challenges

Wednesday 22nd of November, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Bethlehem University, Bethlehem

RSVP to:, or by tel.: 2741241 (Ext: 2104)

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From the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism


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From the Dean of Research Office

  • We are pleased to invite you to the fourth meeting of the Bethlehem University Research Group titled, “Beyond Description: The Use of Theory in Research.” The meeting will be held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 11:30 AM, in L005 (the library classroom near the garden).

  • For the latest updates on extramural funding and research activities, please visit Call for Papers and Grants and Fellowship Opportunities on the website of Dean of Research.

  • For the latest updates on Faculty Accomplishments, please click on the following link:

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

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From the Dean of Students Office

Creative Arts Exhibition

Dean of Students and in cooperation with the Arts section in the Humanities Department organized a Creative Arts Exhibition on Wednesday, 8 November 2017 for three days. Eleven students participated with their beautiful magnificent paintings. Dean of Students office aims to encourage and explore students' talents and potentials to develop and enhance their cultural and artistic level.

Seminar on Cybercrime

Ahdaf group of the Cultural Activations Unit in the Dean of Students Office organized a seminar on cybercrime law on Thursday, 9 November 2017. The seminar, which was held by professionals, is part of the seminars that Ahdaf group is planning to organize in the future.

Cultural Competition

Students Senate and under the supervision of the Dean of Students organized a cultural competition on campus on Thursday, 9 November 2017. The competition aimed to raise cultural awareness in addition to entertainment. The activity included questions, Dabka, and gifts were distributed for winners.

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From the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences/ Occupational Therapy Program

On Saturday, 11 November 2017, first year and third year students of the Occupational Therapy Program spent their day with adults with physical and intellectual disabilities in the annual olive picking at the The Four Homes of Mercy. The Four Homes of Mercy and Bethlehem University has a long history of this and other volunteer days. Br. Joe was always with us on such occssions and he was in our thoughts this time.

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From the Athletics Department

Congratulations to Hanna Musleh for winning first place in the universities tennis championship.

The Athletics Department at BU organized a tennis championship on Friday, 3 November. Many Universities participated and the final game was held on Friday, 10 November between Nasri Ayyad from Al Ahlieh University and Hanna Musleh from Bethlehem University.

Dr. Micheal Sansour, Executive Vice President, and Samar Mousa, the Athletics Department Director, were present during the final game. At the end, they distributed medals and cups for the participants and winners.

Bethlehem University's Football Team participated in the football championship that was held at Birzeit University on Tuesday, 7 November 2017. Most of the Palestinian universities participated in this activity and our team won 3rd place. Birzeit University won 2nd place while Al Najjah University won the 1st place.

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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.


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



Nov. 17

Catholic Legatus

12:00 Noon - 2:30 PM

UK/ 8


Nov. 29

Rev. Jillard American Group

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

USA/ 24


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

Weekly Bulletin - Previous Issues
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