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January 2024 Updates

Students Give Back

The Deanship of Students Office in cooperation with the Student Senate conducted several activities to help the local community

  • Organized two blood donation campaigns with the significant rise of violence in the West Bank. Blood is sorely needed.
  • The Student Senate organized and helped distribute 30 food baskets to needy families in the Bethlehem area. This activity was implemented in partnership with a local Palestinian non-governmental organization called TAM.
  • Conducted a workshop on the safe use of social media during this time of war.


Professor Ramzi Asali Represented BU at the “Educating Culture and Democracy”

Ramzi Asali, from Bethlehem University’s Department of English and Communication, participated in a U.S. Department of State-sponsored workshop on “Educating Culture and Democracy” at New York University’s Florence campus, where he served as a key panelist on the “Intercultural Communication and Global Citizenship” panel. The workshop aimed to promote networking, partnerships, and collaborative research among U.S. Exchange Program alumni, connecting Mr. Asali with 45 faculty members and researchers from diverse countries. This collaboration led to the development of a virtual exchange program between Bethlehem University and the University of Montana, focusing on enhancing intercultural competence and dispelling misconceptions through weekly virtual sessions.

First Ever Digital Communications Course

Students worked together to launch websites and social media platforms to implement selected social awareness campaigns. Click to view final projects.

See student projects

Creative Writing Course

BU’s Creative Writing course is in its third year. It is designed to hone the creative potential of students in the English Literature department. Students analyze various works of fiction and write their own works.

Read Bayan Najajrah short story “The Prophecy of Crystalluria”

Artificial Intelligence Training for BU Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff at Bethlehem University participated in an AI training session so they may effectively utilize a variety of AI tools for enhancing productivity, communication, content creation, and personal use both in English and Arabic.

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

320 Bethlehem University students virtually engaged with other students from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean in a European Union sponsored four-week program. Click here to continue reading.