Every year on Christmas Eve, the Chapel of the Divine Child at Bethlehem University is a site of joy and worship when faculty, staff, and friends of Bethlehem University gather to celebrate Christmas during the Midnight Mass. This special Mass, which was presided over by Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, […]
Bethlehem University graduate Afrah Mousa (BU’20) of the Software Engineering Department participated in the International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT) in Oman from 21 to 23 December 2021, to present her graduation project. Her project was titled “DiscimusRW: An E-Learning Web Application for Classifying Random Walks with Machine Learning”. Afrah developed a web-based online system based […]
Ms. Bateel Muammar, Physiotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Tarek Ahmad Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, was invited as an international classifier for The Asian Youth Para Games 2021- took place at Manama, Bahrain from Sunday, 28 November to Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Ms. Bateel Muammar is the first and the only Palestinian woman who has an […]
Dean of Students Mr. Adnan Ramadan and Director of the Athletics Department Mrs. Samar Al-Araj Mousa awarded a number of female students who participated in the Walking Steps Challenge initiative on Thursday, 16 November 2021. Several female students took part in the initiative this semester and were given medals and certificates of honor for their […]
The Dean of Research and the Research Council held a webinar titled, “Environmental research leading to conservation and sustainability in Palestine,” Thursday, December 16, 2021. Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Mr. Elias Handal, from the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability, provided an overview of the research activities, educational programs, and other outreach plans they have […]
Bethlehem University held its annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas party on Thursday, 09 December 2020, in De La Salle building where dozens of students, faculty, and staff gathered. The ceremony, which was organized by the Dean of Students Office, began with a musical performance by the Shepherd’s Boy and Girl Scout Troop. Executive Vice […]
The Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism, with the collaboration of the Palestinian Heritage Trail, organized an educational hiking trip for the Institute’s students on Sunday, 5 December 2021. The students hiked 7 kilometers with the help of a local guide, starting from the Good Samaritan to sea level on the road to Jericho. The […]
The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council held a colloquium titled, “Developing the Tourism Industry in Palestine: Halal Tourism and Volunteer Tourism as Case Studies,” the sixth in the Research and Creativity colloquia series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Dr. Omar Abed Rabo, Associate Professor of […]
Bethlehem University students participated in the table tennis, chess, and swimming championships which were organized by the Sports Federation of Palestinian Higher Education Institutions on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, at the Arab American University in Jenin. Student Zein Elayan came in second place in freestyle stroke and third place in butterfly stroke in the Swimming Championship, […]
The Athletics Department organized a Table Tennis Championship on campus for four weeks. Thirty-two Bethlehem University students participated in the knockout format Championship. The final match was held on Thursday, 2 December 2021, in which Nader Ayaydeh won first place and Ibrahim Abu Omar came in second. Mr. Adnan Ramadan, Dean of Students, and Mrs. […]
Bethlehem University Women’s volleyball team has been qualified to the Final Four in the Palestinian Universities championship, which was held on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at BU. Our team ranked first in the group, whereas Hebron University came second. The final four universities’ are Bethlehem University, Hebron University, Al Najah University, and Khaduri University. We […]
The Research and the Community Engagement Committee held an online informational webinar on a Swiss call for projects, “Research Partnership Grants,” at 5 pm, Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021. Mr. Michael Krieger, the current manager of the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (LHMENA), introduced the call and discussed its eligibility criteria, funding regulation, and selection […]
A group of third-year nursing students held an awareness lecture on breast cancer for the girl guides of the Shepherds Scouts Group – Beit Sahour on Saturday, 30 October 2021. The lecture was entitled “Examine and reassure us because your health matters to us.” The lecture was held in cooperation with the Al-Maha Cancer Society […]
The Athletics Department in cooperation with the Dean of Students Office organized a Chess Championship from Thursday, 4 November 2021, until Thursday, 25 November 2021, at the George Nasra Center for Palestinian Heritage in the University Library. The Executive Vice President, Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, gave out trophies to the winners and medals to the […]
On Wednesday, 17 November 2021, six students from the debate club participated in the Palestinian Universities Debate Tournament finals. They came in third place and proved themselves as the most organized and well prepared among other universities. Congratulation to our beloved students and we really appreciate their great effort.
The Dean of Students Office organized a campaign called “Draw a Smile” in which university students visit several organizations for children with disabilities and children in need. Their first visit took place on Wednesday, 17 November 2021, to the Jemima organization and they performed different activities that helped draw a smile on the children’s faces.
On Sunday, 14 November 2021, the Physiotherapy program organized an outdoor physical activity for physiotherapy students from different cohorts. This social activity included hiking in Wadi-Fara where students walked 9 kilometers and ended up having fun in Jericho.
The Physical and Occupational Therapy students held an awareness interactive activity for students in various schools in the Bethlehem area on Thursday, 4 November 2021. The students spoke about their specialization, their study journey, and concepts related to community needs. This activity was held as part of the PHTH 330 course which aims at encouraging students to […]
The Office of the Dean of Research held an interactive workshop titled, “Good Research and its Traits,” the fourth in the Research and Creativity colloquia series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Thursday, 11 November 2021. The workshop was attended by faculty members from the English Department, Arabic Department, the Humanities Department, the Math Department, and the Software […]
On Friday, 12 November 2021, thirteen Bethlehem University students participated in the Palestine University Model United Nations (PUMUN) program in Ramallah. Each student represented a different country and worked together to find ways to overcome the economic problems that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the program, students were honored and […]
Under the supervision of the Dean of Students Office and in cooperation with Falestinyat organization, the Bethlehem University Debate Club students participated in the Palestine Debate Tournament in Ramallah last week. The team won the first and second rounds and will participate in the final round of the tournament on Wednesday, 17 November 2021.
On Tuesday, 9 November 2021, The Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research honored students who won in the competitions that took place in the last 2 years. Bethlehem University students won first and third place in the short story competition and third place in the drama and acting competition.
The Academic and Career Counseling Office organized a CV writing workshop for third and fourth year students. This workshop is one of a series of workshops that help prepare students for the coming years of their lives.
On Thursday, 4 October 2021, The Students’ Youth Bloc organized a cultural day that contained many cultural activities and corners to support students’ talents.
Under the supervision of The Dean of Students Office, the Afaq student group organized a seminar about depression titled “Take Care of Yourself” on Thursday, 28 October 2021. Doctor Abed Alrahman Khawaja discussed a lot of ways to help students feel better about themselves and answered their questions.
On Sunday, 24 October 2021, the Midwifery students held a workshop at Alrowwad Cultural and Art Society in Aida Refugee Camp for several women from the Camp as part of the activities held during Pink October; the month of awareness and early detection of breast cancer. This workshop is one of Women’s Health Course […]
The Annual Library Liaison meeting took place on 28th October’21 from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM in the Garden Level of the Library – L005. Ms. Elizabeth D’souza, Library Director, welcomed Fr. Iyad Twal and all the representatives of different departments to the meeting. Dr. Irene Hazou expressed her desire to attend but could not make […]
A group of 29 second-grade students along with their teacher, Ms. Nadia Morcos Al Masrieyeh, from the Terra Sancta School for Girls – Sisters of Saint Joseph visited the Bethlehem University Library and George Nasra Turathuna Center on Thursday, 04 November 2021. The excitement on the students’ faces was seen clearly as this was a […]
In cooperation with the Department of Humanities and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, the Office of the Dean of Research held a forum titled, “Deir Beit Gamal: Heritage, Community Engagement, and Research,” on Thursday, 4 November 2021, in Furno Hall. The forum aimed to introduce the Bethlehem University community to […]
We are delighted to present to you our latest Bethlehem University Magazine (volume 29 issue #1). You will read exciting and inspiring stories in this issue, dedicated to life on campus. Highlights in this issue include: – Campus Back to Life– First Center for Students and Visitors– Bethlehem University Dedicates Newest Building on Campus– Reflections on a […]
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in partnership with the Institute for Community Partnership (ICP) / Bethlehem University, held a meeting on Friday, 29 October 2021, at the Latin Patriarchate School in Taybeh to launch the project of “Afaq”, a project that aims to empower Christian youth and women in Palestine. The meeting which was hosted […]
The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council held an interactive workshop titled, “Previous unpublished studies: can it be published and where?”, the third in the Research and Creativity colloquia series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Thursday, 28 October 2021. The workshop was attended by faculty members from Sciences, Education, Nursing and Health […]
This rare book written in English is entitled: “Jerusalem Bethany and Bethlehem” and was published by Thomas Nelson and Sons ltd, London, 1887. The author’s name is, Josias Leslie Porter was an Irish Presbyterian minister, missionary and traveler, who became an academic administrator. It was printed in 1887. He describes that Jerusalem, Bethany, and Bethlehem […]
Four third-year Qubeibeh nursing students conducted a workshop for first-year students entitled “Breast Cancer Awareness” on Monday, 25 October 2021, in cooperation with Professional Lab and two nutritionists. The Professional Lab staff gave a presentation and the students explained and demonstrated how breast examinations are performed. The workshop included electrical measurements for body weight, fluids, […]
On Tuesday, 26th of October 2021, the Bethlehem University Board of Trustees held its first meeting under the revised structure emerging from the Review Project. The focus of the Board’s work will be different from in the past and it was emphasized that the Board’s work has to link in with the Strategic Plan and […]
Classes were suspended on 8 October 2021 to give employees and students a chance to participate in the funeral of Dr. Said Ayyad. The Dean of Students and members from the Students Senate gave speeches to honour his soul.
The Student Work Front organized a cultural exhibition on Thursday, 14 October 2021, under the supervision of the Dean of Students Office. The exhibition included books, novels, student products, and a traditional food corner.
Physiotherapist students participated in the open day held on Thursday, 21 October 2021, by implementing a physical activity awareness campaign as part of the PHTH 330 course supervised by Ms. Manar Jaber The students’ campaign was divided into 4 groups targeting different physical activities areas including: Physical fitness and flexibility Posture analysis and exercises for […]
On Thursday, 7 October 2021, the Student Senate in cooperation with the Dean of Students Office organized a welcoming event for first-year students. The event included a welcoming speech, a Dabkeh dance performance, and a performance of a popular Palestinian singer.
Bethlehem University first-year occupational therapy students helped Al-Malath clients in Beit Sahour to pick their olives on Saturday, 23 October 2021, to celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day. After finishing the olive harvest, the student therapists and the clients enjoyed breakfast together. World Occupational Therapy Day is dedicated to service and celebrated annually on 27 October.
On Sunday, 17 October 2021, first-year Occupational Therapy students visited Abu Rayya, the national centre for spinal cord injury. The Head of the Department Ms. Rasha Abed gave the students an introduction to the centre’s work. The students then toured the different departments and heard from the Physiotherapy, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy staff. The discussion […]
On Thursday, 14 October 2021, the Dean of Students Office in cooperation with the Psycho-Social Counceling Center for Women organized an awareness day on social violence against women and the services provided to women who are subjected to violence in all its forms. This event is part of a training program that will last for […]
Bethlehem University organized an open day on campus on Thursday, 21 October 2021. The open day aimed to reconnect the students to the University, as students have been away for more than a year and a half following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the move to remote learning. The activities of the day included educational […]
The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council held a colloquium titled, “Inclusive education and teaching methods for school students with learning difficulties,” the second in the Research and Creativity colloquia series for the 2021-2022 academic year, on Thursday, 21 October 2021. Mr. Rizek Sleibi, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, presented the results of […]
The Catholic Theological Union group from the United States visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. The first visiting pilgrim group after an absence of about a year and a half following the outbreak of COVID-19. Father Donald Senior, Professor of New Testament, Chancellor, President Emeritus at Catholic Theological Union along with Ms. Colleen Kennedy […]
H.E. Mr. Franklin Aquilina, Representative of the Republic of Malta to Palestine, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 21 October 2021. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray briefed H.E. Mr. Aquilina on the latest development projects carried out by Bethlehem University within its five-year plan, which includes a comprehensive review of all aspects of work at the […]
On Thursday, 14 October 2021, Mr. Anan Ghabbash, Instructor in the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, gave a voluntary lecture to a group of mothers who have children with autism from the Autism Superhero – Palestine organization. The lecture, which was the role of Occupational Therapy in sensory input for children with autism, was […]
The Physical and Occupational Therapy Department faculty members and students met on Thursday, 14 October 2021, to share experiences of the program and enjoy the traditional Palestinian breakfast in the campus garden. This event aimed at giving the students an opportunity to know each other and to enjoy the student experience at Bethlehem University.
Bethlehem University marked the beginning of the new academic year 2021-2022 with its traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit. This year’s liturgy took place on Thursday, 14 October 2021, at the University’s Chapel of the Divine Child. The main celebrant of the mass was His Beatitude Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, together […]
In a step aimed to enhance the enrollment of first-year students and help them adapt and engage into university education, especially under the global crisis of the Coronavirus which led- shadow overall life aspects; a group of second-year nursing students volunteered to meet with first-year students in an open Q & A discussion and how […]
The Italian Consulate General – Jerusalem, organized an exhibition titled: Journey through the Italian Language on the occasion of the week of Italian Language. The exhibition was hosted by Bethlehem University, on the first floor of De La Salle Hall on Friday 1 October 2021. After the official opening of the exhibition, there was a […]
The Dean of Students Office, represented by Mrs. Enass Elias, participated in a specialized workshop on counseling activities for high school students which was organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Education on Wednesday, 29 September 2021. The workshop aimed to discuss the different strategies used to introduce […]
The Dean of Students Office organized a workshop on the basics of debate and its importance in our everyday life on Thursday, 30 September 2021. A number of students attended the workshop which was offered and implemented by the ActionAid Organization.
On Wednesday, 29 September 2021, the Dean of Students Office and the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Science in cooperation with the ANRWA, organized a day for the students to get the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. The UNRWA crew gave the first shot of the Moderna vaccine to 43 students […]
Four Bethlehem University students were chosen by the Dean of Students Office to participate in a Scientific Research Competition which ran over the past six months. The closing ceremony of the competition, which was organized by the Reform Organization, was held in Ramallah on Monday, 27 September 2021. The students submitted two research papers about […]
The Dean of Students Office and the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Science organized a day for the students to get vaccinated against Covid-19 on campus in cooperation with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The first dose of the vaccine was given to 381 students on Wednesday, 18 August […]
Bethlehem University dedicated its new building, the John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall, in a ceremony held on Monday, 6 September 2021. This new facility was named in honor of His Eminence John Patrick Cardinal Foley, the late Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, who was a great friend of Bethlehem University. […]
Bethlehem University signed an agreement with the Pontifical Mission on 24 August 2021 to supply electricity generated by solar panels, funded by the German Misereor Foundation. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray said “What the Pontifical Mission is doing with this project is helping us significantly to sustain our budget, and for this, we are incredibly […]
Three Bethlehem University students, chosen by the Dean of Students Office, participated in a debate training camp which was organized by the Filastiniyat organization. The students learned the art of debate and were offered the chance to practice against other teams. The camp was held in Ramallah for three days.
On Friday, 3 September 2021, Bethlehem University faculty and staff members assembled at the University’s Auditorium to greet one another, catch up on the latest university news, and meet new members. Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs, presided over the meeting, welcomed everyone back on campus, and made University announcements. Brother Peter Iorlano, […]
Mr. Adnan Ramadan, Dean of Students, and Ms. Mai Jaber, Assistant to Dean, visited the Global Platform Palestine to present them with an honorary recognition plaque on Tuesday, 31 August 2021. Mr. Ramadan thanked the staff of the Global Platform Palestine for their cooperation and continued help in training students who participate in the Dean […]
Bethlehem University signed two Memorandums of Understanding with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem on campus on Friday, 27 August 2021. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and the Chief Executive Officer of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem Mr. Sami AlYoussef signed both agreements. The first agreement is titled “Education Formation for Religious School Teachers in Ramallah […]
The Dean of Students Office organized two orientation days for first-year students at the beginning of the new academic year 2021-2022 on Monday and Tuesday, 23-24 August 2021. The students were introduced to the members of the Dean of Students Office and the activities they offer. They were also briefed about the different offices and […]
Ten Bethlehem University students are participating in a project called “From Generation To Generation” through the Holy Land Trust organization in cooperation with the Dean of Students Office. The project, which will last for eight months, aims to highlight the role of women in making history from a feminine point of view. Through a photo […]
Four Bethlehem University students are participating in a research competition held by Reform organization through the “Without Restrictions” project. The organization held three training days to help students in developing their research ideas. The project aims to enable university students to use scientific research tools in the development of their societies. It also helps to […]
The Dean of Students Office organized a virtual meeting for the students with staff of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Office on Thursday, 08 April 2021, which was live streamed over YouTube. The meeting aimed to assist students in dealing with various problems, challenges, and issues related to the use of technology while studying […]
Four Bethlehem University students and a staff from the Dean of Students Office participated in a workshop entitled “Together towards promoting the values of democracy, human rights, and gender” that was held in Jericho on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 and 7 April 2021. The workshop discussed important issues including Palestinian student’s life, the role of […]
For the third consecutive year, Bethlehem University Tourism Institute (BUTi) is delighted to announce for the prize of; “Mrs. Wedad Abu-Dayyeh’s Academic Excellence Award in the Field of Hotel Management & Tourism for the Year 2021” to a fourth year female student in the BSc. Program of Hotel Management, who manages to earn the highest […]
The Dean of Students and the Academic Affairs Offices organized a meeting via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 25 February 2021, for first-year students who are on academic probation. The meeting aimed to help students and guide them to improve their grades and overall GPAs to successfully continue their studies. The Dean of Students Mr. Adnan […]
In cooperation with the Arabic Department, the Dean of Students Office organized a discussion entitled “Bethlehem University students’ Literary Creativity” on Thursday, 11 February 2021. Student Hala Natsheh read from her story which won first place in the short story competition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in partnership with the […]
The Dean of Students Office organized on Thursday, 4 February 2021, a face-to-face meeting with students who were newly admitted in the Spring Semester of 2021. The students were introduced to the Dean of Students Office staff, programs, and activities. A tour was organized to introduce them to the university campus, the various facilities, and […]
Fifteen students participated in the 6th Drama Group training, which took place in the Inad Theater Hall, with drama coach, Firas Abu Sabah, and organized by the Al-Kasbah Theater in cooperation with the Dean of Students Office. “The drama training is so much fun. We learn how to improve our performance and how to communicate […]
The Dean of Students Office organized a meeting with a group of Bethlehem University students on Thursday, 11 February 2021. They discussed plans to reactivate the role of students to encourage others through cultural and social activities, voluntary work, and to encourage student initiatives that matter to students and the Palestinian society at large.
The Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University launched a new book titled “Social Work Curriculum including Child Protection Modules” in partnership with The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, the Ministry of Social Development, and the Islamic University in Gaza. Through this curriculum, the Department aims to […]
Dean of Students Affairs and in cooperation with the (Brotherhood of Mercy Foundation in Bethlehem) (Misericordia di Betlemme) organized an awareness campaign about Corona virus. Which took place in BU campus on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 . This campaign targeted BU students and aimed to raise awareness among university students by educating them on the […]
Students Hanna Stephan and Zein Bannoura participated in a play titled “With all due respect” which was performed on Saturday, 7 November 2020, in Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinematheque in Ramallah. This performance comes within the student empowerment project implemented by Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinematheque, in partnership and support of the Drosos Foundation, and in cooperation with five […]
With the beginning of the new academic year, similar to other departments, the Athletics Department started their classes of physical education with remote delivery. With this transition, the Athletics Department Director, Samar Moussa, submitted an initiative to the Entrepreneurial Education in Emergency Forum (EEEF) on “The role of a physical education course in spreading health […]
Kate Kheir, a student majoring in English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, participated in the “Create Debate training” program. This program aimed to train Palestinian youth on the techniques and tools of public speaking, debate, mass communication, and to empower and train youth to be responsible citizens, democratic activists, and ambassadors of […]
The Office of the Dean of Students participated in giving a lecture within the Library course this semester. The staff of the office gave 17 sessions during October 2020 for first-year students in different sections. They gave a PowerPoint presentation to introduce themselves, the services their office provides, the activities and events the office holds. […]
Twenty students participated in the training of the Model United Nations (MUN) program of the fall 2020 session which is held online. The program is organized by the Palestine Institute for Public diplomacy “PIPD” in partnership with Palestinian Universities. It is worth noting that Youssef Hussein (BU ’18) is one of the trainers. The program […]
The Office of the Dean of Student, in cooperation with the Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, organized a visit for Qubeibeh Nursing first-year students on Monday, 19 October 2020. Dean of Students, Mr. Adnan Ramadan, met with them and said that new students should know their University, stay in constant contact with […]
We would like to welcome Ms. ELIZABETH D’SOUZA, a member of the Teresian Association, as the new Library Director of Bethlehem University for the academic year 2020-2021. If you would like to be in touch with her, the contact details are: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office number is ext. 2024. Our warm congratulatory wishes to Elizabeth as we bid […]
The Advancement Office announces the publication of the Bethlehem University News (BUN) magazine – spring 2020 issue. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the magazine is published online and will not be printed and sent by mail. In this issue of the BUN, we highlight some of the different achievements of students and our outreach to […]
Qubeibeh Nursing students complete requirements on site After the decision of Bethlehem University to start receiving small groups of students for continuing nursing lab practice; groups of 6 to 7 students were called into the Qubeibeh Nursing facility on Monday 8/6/2020 to complete the spring fundamental nursing lab requirement with Mr Mohammad Ayyash and Sr […]