Bethlehem University Journal Publishes New Volume on Neuropsychology

The Bethlehem University Editorial Board is proud to announce the publication of the new volume of the Bethlehem University Journal on ScienceOpen, and soon on Jstor. This volume, a special issue of the Bethlehem University Journal on “Neuropsychology,” was guest-edited by Dr. Ahmed Fasfous, Associate Professor of neuropsychology. The volume explores global experiences and practices in neuropsychology, drawing […]

Interactive Workshop on Endangered Species for Children

In commemoration of International Day for Endangered Species, the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University organized a special learning activity for children on Friday, 17 May 2024. The children learned about endangered species in Palestine, the threats leading to their endangerment, and ways to protect them. They played an interactive game to […]

Bethlehem University Empowers Future Generations Through Sustainability Education

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University, in collaboration with Caritas Jerusalem, is conducting a series of educational activities titled “Empowering Future Generations.” Through a series of educational activities, school students visit the institute and explore its various sections, including the natural history and ethnography museums, and the botanical garden. The goal […]

Student Cell Hosts Disability Awareness Workshop at Zbierski Library

The Zbierski Library at Bethlehem University held a workshop on “Disability Awareness” organized by the student cell on Thursday, 9 May 2024.. Library Director Ms. Elizabeth D’souza warmly welcomed the event’s speakers, Mrs. Sanabel Hsan (Psychologist) and Ms. Dana Ramadan (Occupational Therapist) from Al Shourouq Organization. She also extended her gratitude to the student cell […]

Bethlehem University Occupational Therapy Students Explore Psychomotor Program

Third-year occupational therapy students at Bethlehem University participated in an engaging workshop on the Psychomotor Program on Friday, 26 April 2024. Led by Ms. Magi Fatouleh, the workshop was part of the Community-Based Rehabilitation course. The Psychomotor Program is designed specifically for implementation within communities, with a particular focus on benefiting children. Students actively participated […]

English Department Instructors Present at TESOL 2024

4th Online Conference International TESOL Associations The English Department at Bethlehem University is proud to announce the participation of Ms. Paola Handal and Ms. Maram Daboub at the prestigious TESOL 2024 Building Bridges, Building Cooperation: Unveiling Challenges & Best Practices in ELT. Held annually, this conference serves as a global platform for educators and experts […]

Bethlehem University Students Shine in Award-Winning Film

The short film “Creating Change,” featuring two students from the English Department at Bethlehem University, Rand Fararjeh and Donia Dibi, has recently received the Silver Award at the Festival of Visual and Interactive Media. This festival was organized by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in the USA in March 2024. […]

Results of Spring Semester 2024 Sports Activities and Competitions

The Athletic Unit recently conducted a series of sports tournaments featuring various games, and the outcomes are as follows: Table Tennis and Badminton Tournament: The Table Tennis and Badminton Tournament commenced on Thursday, 15 February 2024, with 36 students participating. The finals were held on Friday, March 1, 2024, yielding the following results: Table Tennis […]

Occupational Therapy Students Host Intergenerational Activity at Saint Nicolas Home

During their clinical training at Saint Nicolas Home in Beit Jala, third-year occupational therapy students organized a heartwarming activity on 13 March 2024 involving residents and children from the Creche/Bethlehem. With creativity and compassion, the students facilitated an intergenerational activity where the residents engaged in reminiscence therapy while the children participated in arts and crafts. […]

Gender Equality Webinar Highlights Director of Athletics

Shortly after International Women’s Day, the International University Sports Federation held its Gender Equality webinar on Monday, 11 March 2024. Samar Mousa, recipient of the Gender Equality Champion Award, shared her inspiring journey of spearheading the development of Palestine’s inaugural women’s soccer team while serving as the Director of Athletics at Bethlehem University. Her mission […]

Empowering Midwifery Students: Training on Gender-Based Violence and Community Health

On 6 March 2024, Bethlehem University’s second and third-year midwifery students participated in a training session focused on prenatal care and community health, led by faculty members. Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Mrs. Salam Awad, and Mrs. Fatima Al-Madany, the Midwifery Program Coordinator, attended the session. The event, organized by the […]

Training Course on New Media Practices

Dr. Saeed Ayad Interactive Media and Communication Center at Bethlehem University, in collaboration with the Public Relations Association of Bethlehem Institutions and the Ministry of Information, organized a training course for a group of public relations professionals from governmental and private institutions. The course spanned three sessions, totaling 24 training hours. It addressed various aspects […]

Student Ambassadors Deepen Understanding of Lasallian Values at Bethlehem University

“The Lasallian values resonate deeply with me, especially the emphasis on social justice and faith in the presence of God,” expressed Angela Salem, a Student Ambassador at Bethlehem University. “I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this workshop and learn how I can embody these values in my own life and contribute to […]

BU faculty Layth R. Awwad’s Guest Lecture at Colorado State University, Pueblo, USA

Exploring Identity, Poetry, and Multimodal Expression Bethlehem University’s Department of English is delighted to highlight the recent participation of Mr. Layth R. Awwad as a speaker at Colorado State University, Pueblo, USA on February 19, 2024. As a poet and creative writing instructor, Mr. Awwad brought a unique perspective to the dialogue in Ms. Electra […]

Empowering Student Ambassadors at Bethlehem University

On 15 February 2024, Bethlehem University hosted a workshop dedicated to enhancing the skills and knowledge of its student ambassadors. Facilitated by Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh, the workshop aimed to empower the ambassadors to effectively represent the university, covering crucial aspects such as community and political engagement. The opening session set the tone with a welcoming […]

Media Education Course Concludes at Bethlehem University

The second phase of the media education course for interactive media students concluded at Bethlehem University, held in partnership between the University’s Institute for Community Engagement & Partnership (ICP) and the Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (KVS). The course was part of the media education project in the field of media education, and 21 students from […]

PIBS Inspires National Pride in Children through Independence Day Event

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability organized a special educational event on 15 November 2023, commemorating Independence Day. The event aimed to instill a sense of national pride in children by providing them with a unique experience in the institute’s botanical garden. Children enjoyed a guided tour, observing animals, cultivated plants, and learning about […]

Renowned Author Lisa Suhair Majaj Visits Bethlehem University

The English Department at Furno Hall hosted an event on Thursday, 5 October 2023, featuring the renowned Palestinian American author and scholar, Lisa Suhair Majaj. The occasion was marked by a captivating reading and discussion session, during which Majaj delved into her acclaimed work, “Geographies of Light.” As the event unfolded, the audience was transported […]

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Fadel Jobran-Alsawayfa

Last summer, Dr. Fadel Alsawayfa, Chairperson of Early Childhood Education Department and the Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Creative Pedagogies and Community Practices, embarked on a two-month research fellowship at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society Culture, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Alsawayfa’s short research stay was made possible through funding from the […]

Students Excel in Vocational Training Program in Lourdes, France

Bethlehem University’s Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism had the privilege of welcoming back four of its students who recently participated in a vocational training program held in Lourdes, France. The program was organized in collaboration with the municipality of Lourdes as part of the twinning program between Bethlehem and Lourdes. These four students were […]

Bethlehem University’s Golden Jubilee Alumni Gathering

As part of Bethlehem University’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, the Marketing and Communications office’s Alumni Relations Unit organized a special reunion for the alumni on Thursday, 21 September 2023. Over 400 graduates gathered in the university’s amphitheater for this event. Haneen Musleh, the Alumni Relations Officer, led the ceremony, which commenced with a moment of silence […]

Bethlehem University’s Notable Participation in the PCPC-2023

Bethlehem University participated in the 12th Palestinian Collegiate Programming Contest (PCPC-2023), sponsored by telecommunications company Ooredoo, took place at Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho on Sunday, September 10, 2023. The event featured 41 teams from the West Bank and 32 teams from the Gaza Strip, attracting a diverse array of supervisors, professors, experts, and representatives from […]

Introducing the Global Shapers Bethlehem Hub

Hosted by Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) and Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) at Bethlehem University’s Faculty of Business Administration, the newly established Global Shapers Bethlehem Hub is making a significant impact on the betterment of our world. The Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, serves as a global network that unites […]

Bridging Cultures Through Media: Department of English’s Students Excel in Training for Effective Western Media Engagement

Thirteen students from the Department of English recently took part in an intensive training focusing on Palestinian representation within Western media. This training, facilitated by America House in Jerusalem and Ramallah, in collaboration with Western Washington University in the USA, aimed to equip participants with the skills needed to effectively engage Western, particularly American, audiences […]

Brother Vincent Malham Center Summer 2022/2023 graduation ceremony

On Thursday, 27 July 2023, the Brother Vincent Malham Center (BVMC) at Bethlehem University was filled with joy and celebration as the Summer 2022/2023 graduation ceremony of the Arabic School for foreigners took place. The event was attended by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, Mr. Youil Anastas, Vice President for Finance, Ms. […]

Inclusive Media Literacy Education in Palestine

On June 21, 2023, the first training course for trainers in the field of media education, part of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded project “The Inclusive Media Literacy Education in Palestine,” was successfully concluded at the Institute for Community Engagement and Partnership (ICP) – Bethlehem University. Thirteen teachers from various departments at Bethlehem […]

Students’ Team Participates in Semi-Finals of Hult Prize Summits

The CornCloset team, comprised of Christina Anastas, Lourd Lolas, Daniella Anastas, and Ayah Altamimi, has been selected to represent Bethlehem University in the semi-finals of the Hult Prize Summits 2023, held in Nairobi, Kenya. Under the principle that “Change is the key that unlocks the doors to a brighter future,” the team has embarked on […]

Bethlehem University Participates in Diak University’s International Week

Bethlehem University faculty members Salam Awad, Narmeen Qumsieh, and Sr. Mary Yacoub represented the Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Diak University’s International Week on inclusive digital services in higher education, alongside other international universities from around the world. Diak, a partner university located in Helsinki, Finland, hosted the event from 5-12 […]

Bethlehem University Participates in the EPS Young Minds Leadership Meeting

Bethlehem University alumna, Serina Massu, represented the Science4People team at the European Physical Society (EPS) – 11th Young Minds Leadership Meeting, which was organized by the Physics & Optics Naples Young Student (PONYS), in Naples, Italy in May 2023. Reflecting on her experience at the 11th EPS meeting, Serina shared, “I was honored to represent […]

Renowned Palestinian-American Comic Mona Aburmishan at Bethlehem University

Mona Aburmishan, a renowned Palestinian-American stand-up comic and comedic speaker from Chicago, was invited by Ms. Paola Handal in the English Department at Bethlehem University to speak to the students on Monday, 5 June 2023. With a background in improv and comedy writing from Chicago Second City, Mona has established herself as a talented performer, […]

Career Day Connects Students with Leading Companies

Bethlehem University’s Dean of Students Office organized its annual Career Day on 1 June 2023. The event, which took place in the university’s auditorium, saw participation from over 60 Palestinian companies and organizations. Dr. Amal Jadu Shakaa, Bethlehem University alumna and the Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, was the guest […]

Bethlehem University’s Arabic School for Foreigners Celebrates Graduation Ceremony

On Wednesday, 31 May 2023, the Brother Vincent Malham Center (BVMC) at Bethlehem University was filled with joy and celebration as the Spring 2022/2023 graduation ceremony of the Arabic School for foreigners took place. The event was attended by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, Mr. Youil Anastas, Vice President for Finance, Ms. […]

Bethlehem University Promotes Service Learning in International Conference

On 25-26 May 2023, Bethlehem University hosted the international conference titled “Current Status and Future Prospects of Service Learning.” This gathering was held under the patronage and participation of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Mahmoud Abu Mowais. The conference was organized by the Community Partnership Institute at Bethlehem University in collaboration […]

Faculty Member Participates in “TESOL PALESTINE” Conference

Layth Awwad, an alumnus of Bethlehem University’s class of 2017 and faculty member in the English Department, presented his ongoing study at the “TESOL PALESTINE: Meeting the Challenges of Today’s Classroom” conference held at An-Najah National University on Sunday, 28 May 2023. In a collaborative effort, Layth Awwad joined forces with Bayan Natsheh, M.A. from […]

Department of Software Engineering Hosts Workshop on Docker

In a collaborative effort between the Department of Software Engineering at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Engineering and Gaza Sky Geeks, a workshop on Docker was successfully conducted on Thursday, 25 May 2023. Aimed specifically at third-year students, the event shed light on Docker’s significance as an open platform for application development, shipping, […]

Inspiring Session with Prominent Egyptian Journalist

The Interactive Media Program at the Faculty of Arts recently organized a session with Ahmed Nader, a renowned Egyptian journalist and voice-over artist, through Google Meet. During the session, Nader shared his expertise in voice-over and advertisements, discussing how advertisements are tailored to diverse audiences and their backgrounds. He emphasized the crucial role of sound […]

Tourism Innovation Hub Empowers Youth with Disabilities for Tourism Careers

Bethlehem, 03 – 13 May 2023 – The Tourism Innovation Hub (TIH) at the Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) proudly celebrates the successful completion of an inclusive training program aimed at empowering youth with disabilities. Over the span of five intensive training days, participants underwent comprehensive training sessions that equipped them with transversal skills, entrepreneurship knowledge, […]

Student Cell Activity on “Nutrition and Health”

On Thursday, 4 May 2023, the Zbierski Library held an engaging student cell activity on “Nutrition and Health” in the Library Building. Library Director, Ms. Elizabeth D’Souza, expressed her gratitude to Nicole Khalilieh for preparing and presenting the activity, highlighting the importance of the topic and welcoming all participants. Nicole’s PowerPoint presentation on the fundamentals […]

Software Engineering Students Participate in Programming Contest

Bethlehem University’s Software Engineering students recently took part in the competitive programming contest, Hebron Code Jam, held at Hebron University on Thursday, 27 April 2023. Students representing several Palestinian universities took part in the competition. Bethlehem University team “Submit Spammers,” consisting of Ihab Maali, Hasan Zawahreh, and Nadine Abu Odeh, made it to the top […]

Bethlehem University Names its Library the “Zbierski Library”

On October 21st, 2022, Bethlehem University named its library the “Zbierski Library” as an expression of the University’s appreciation to Dr. Suava Zbierski, and her husband, Mr. Ghassan Salameh, for their generous donation to develop the University’s facilities. The naming and blessing ceremony began with the Palestinian National Anthem. Father Iyad Twal, Executive Vice President […]