Monthly Archives: April 2008

Student who received heart transplant encourages others to be organ donors

Ken Lee, 37,  is many things: a forensic investigator, paramedic, hockey player and a Philadelphia University student who will soon earn a B.S. in Health Sciences.  He also is alive today because of the generosity of an organ donor. On …

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Fashion Design student Regina Amato wins Runway Challenge

On the colorful strength of her Spanish fortune-telling gypsy collection, senior Regina Amato this afternoon was crowned the winner of season two of the Philadelphia University/NBC10 Runway Challenge, edging out two other finalists and winning a trip for two to …

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Michele Petruzzi, Zach Mentzer Named President’s Award Winners at Annual Athletic Banquet

Senior women’s soccer standout Michele Petruzzi and senior baseball player Zach Mentzer were named the 2008 President’s Award winners on Sunday, April 27th, at the University’s annual athletic awards banquet.  The award is given each year to a male and …

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EcoCouture Fashion Show featured in the Philadelphia Daily News

The EcoCouture Fashion Show, to be held April 30 at the Academy of Music, was highlighted as a top event for next week in the April 25 Philadelphia Daily News.  The story included information on the Philadelphia University/NBC10 Runway Challenge and 2008 Spirit of …

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University’s Spring Fling Celebrates “The Great Outdoors”

Spring Fling, April 24, brought a great number of students, faculty, staff and their children out on the Kanbar Center patio and the surrounding campus to enjoy a beautiful, sunny day filled with music, food and activities.  Not only was it …

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Tom Shirley, AD and coach, to be inducted into AA Hall of Fame, The Roxborough Review reports

Tom Shirley, athletics director and women’s basketball coach, will be inducted into the 21st Ward AA Ball of Fame May 4, the April 22 The Roxborough Review reported.

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Former baseball Coach Don Flynn in The Daily News

Former baseball Coach Don Flynn, who will be competing in the upcoming Broad Street Run, was featured in the April 23 Philadelphia Daily News.

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Designer Jay McCarroll, alum and faculty member, talks about his film Eleven Minutes in The Toronto Star

Jay McCarroll, alumnus and Project Runway-winner, was featured in the April 24 Toronto Star, which wrote about his documentary film, Eleven Minutes, which follows McCarroll as he designs his first collection after his Runway win.  The film is “a tool for my students,” said McCarroll, an adjunct Fashion Design faculty …

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Francisco Costa and PhilaU Fashion Show featured in Fashion Week Daily

Francisco Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein Collection for women, will receive the Spirit of Design Award at the University’s April 30 Fashion Show, reported the April 22 Fashion Week Daily.  Costa “is truly as inspiration to our student designers who soon …

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ITAPS featured in United Press International story

The Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety has found high levels of formadehyde and brominated resins in children’s clothing and car seats, respectively, as reported April 22 by United Press International.   “We are quite concerned about potentially toxic materials that U.S. consumers are …

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