Month: May 2019

FoBU-GB Board of Trustees Chair Visits Campus

Dr. David Smith, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Friends of Bethlehem University – Great Britain (FoBU-GB), visited Bethlehem University on Monday, 27 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray met Dr. Smith and welcomed him on campus. They discussed the final arrangements for Brother Peter’s visit to London, Glasgow, and Liverpool in June. […]

University Community Remembers Brother Anton De Roeper in Memorial Mass

Bethlehem University community celebrated the life and remembered the dedication of Brother Anton De Roeper, FSC, in a memorial mass on Friday, 24 May 2019, in the Chapel of the Divine Child. Father Mamdouh Abu Sada presided over the memorial mass assisted by Father Peter DuBrul, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. Brother Anton passed away […]

Vice Chancellor Meets New Zealand Deputy Head of Mission

Deputy Head of Mission at the New Zealand Embassy in Cairo, Mr. Ross Batchelor; and Desk Officer for Palestine at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Ms. Jennecca Evalu, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 23 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and Development Officer Ms. Shahinda Nassar met the delegation and […]

Chilean MPs visit Bethlehem University campus

A delegation from the Chilean Parliament led by MP Sergio Gahona visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 23 May 2019. The delegation included seven members of the Chilean Parliament from different political groups in addition to members of the Palestinian community in Chile. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansur welcomed the delegation and briefed them about […]

Board of Trustees Chair Retires after 22 Years of Dedicated Service

Mrs. Claudette Habesch, Chair of the Board of Trustees, has stepped down from Bethlehem University Board of Trustees after their meeting on Tuesday, 21 May 2019. Mrs. Habesch has been on the Board for 22 years as a member including the last 3 years as Chair of the Board. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray said […]

Book Launching Ceremony Held on Campus

The Arabic Department at Bethlehem University held a launching ceremony for Sister Raymonde Cobin’s book “the world is my homeland and people are my brothers and sisters” on Monday, 20 May 2019. Chairperson of the Arabic Department, Dr. Said Ayyad, welcomed the attendees after playing the Palestinian anthem. He said the Department was proud that […]

Former Vice Chancellor, Brother Anton De Roeper FSC passes away

Bethlehem University mourns the death of Brother Anton De Roeper, former vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University.  Brother Anton passed away peacefully on Saturday 18 May 2019 in the UK, a few days short of his 85th birthday.Brother Anton first came to Bethlehem University in 1977 as a lecturer, leaving in 1979 to lecture at Hopwood, Liverpool before returning to […]

Representative of Mexico in Palestine Visits Bethlehem University Draft

On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Pedro Blanco, the Representative of Mexico in Palestine, on his first visit to Bethlehem University since assuming office in September 2018. Vice President for Advancement, Brother Denis Loft; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irene Hazou; Communications Officer, George Rishmawi; and Brother Alejandro […]

EOHSJ – Victoria Lieutenancy Visit Campus and Engage with Students

Members of the Victoria Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) visited Bethlehem University as part of their pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land on Monday, 13 May 2019. Leading the group was Lieutenant Emeritus William Kininmonth, KC*HS, who along with his group, were greeted by Brother Denis Loft, Vice […]

Sr. Marie-Paul Farran, O.S.B. (1930– 2019)

As you walk through the second floor of the De La Salle building, you cannot but be amazed by the three icons written by Sr. Marie-Paul Farran, O.S.B..  The triptych was dedicated in August of 2010. Sr. Marie-Paul passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the age of 89 in Jerusalem leaving a legacy […]

New Release: An Etymological Lexicon of Foreign Words in Palestinian Arabic

The Institute of Oral Cultural Heritage of the Palestinians / Bethlehem University published a new book titled “An Etymological Lexicon of Foreign Words in Palestinian Arabic”. The book deals with the etymology of foreign words in the Palestinian dialect. The words were collected in the last two decades from informants in different locations in Palestine […]

EOHSJ – USA Western Lieutenancy Group on Campus for a Visit

Following the visit of H.E. Michael Scott Feeley, Lieutenant of the Western Lieutenancy, last April, Deacon Sir Ryan Adams led a pilgrimage group of members of the Western Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) on a visit to Bethlehem University on Thursday, 9 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

Consul General of Belgium Meets Vice Chancellor

Bethlehem University was very pleased to welcome to campus Mrs. Danielle Haven, Consul General of Belgium in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, 7 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray briefed the Consul General of the latest development plans of Bethlehem University. He also thanked the Consul General for the support of the Belgium people through the […]

Palestinian Minister of Culture Visits Bethlehem University

The newly appointed Palestinian Minister of Culture, Dr. Atef Abu Saif, visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 7 May 2019. Executive Vice Chancellor, Dr. Michael Sansur, welcomed Dr. Abu Saif and briefed him with the mission and history of Bethlehem University. They discussed the current preparations to celebrate Bethlehem as the Capital of Arab Culture for […]

Prominent Businessman Visits Bethlehem University

Chilean businessman of Palestinian origins, Dr. Álvaro Saieh Bendeck, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 2 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Saieh and introduced him to Bethlehem University through an introductory tour of the campus, followed by a luncheon in the Institute of Hotel Management. Dr. Saieh expressed his admiration of the […]

New Exhibit Opens at Palestine Museum of Natural History

The Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University in partnership with Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil held an opening ceremony of the Ethnography Exhibit under the patronage of Bethlehem Governor, Mr. Kamel Hamid, on Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Dr. Michael Sansur, Executive Vice President, emphasized the role of Bethlehem University in promoting cultural work through academic […]

Honors Day Recognizes Outstanding Students

Bethlehem University honored outstanding student achievements during the annual Honors Day ceremony organized by the Dean of Students Office on Thursday, 2 May 2019. The two students with the highest GPA in the fall 2018 semester from each faculty received award plaques for their achievement, and certificates were distributed to all students with 3.5 GPA […]