Monthly Archives: June 2008

Frank Baseman Honored With Graphic Design Fellow Award from AIGA

Frank Baseman, associate professor of Graphic Design Communication, received the prestigious 2008 AIGA Philadelphia Fellow Award at a dinner and awards ceremony June 26 in Philadelphia. “AIGA Philadelphia and the local design community are proud to honor Frank with the …

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Philadelphia University Athletes Receive Academic All-Star Honors

Six outstanding student-athletes have been honored as Academic All-Stars by the Philadelphia Area Sports Information Directors Association as reported in Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. “We are proud of these Philadelphia University student-athletes who excel in the classroom as well as on …

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Coach Tom Shirley featured on the Official Web Site of the NCAA

Philadelphia University Athletics Director and Women’s Basketball Coach Tom Shirley is the subject of a feature-length story posted on the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s website. To read the article, click here.

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Fashion Design Students Applauded by The Daily Examiner on PhillyMag.com

Impressed by the work of local fashion design students, Philadelphia Magazine’s Daily Examiner online applauded the work of recent graduates Regina Amato and Jessica Gardner from this year’s FIA Fashion Show at the Academy of Music. Click here to read …

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The Design Center’s William Cromar exhibit featured in The Inquirer

The Design Center’s current exhibit of architect and sculptor William Cromar’s work was featured June 13 in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  The 10-year retrospective of works by Cromar, an assistant professor of Architecture, will be on display through July 11.

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Incoming Engineering student displays business savvy, in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kris Pepper, of Verona, Pa., an incoming freshman who will study Industrial Engineering, started a successful business repairing iPods while in high school, according to a story June 12 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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University’s MS in Occupational Therapy Program Receives Ten-year Accreditation

Philadelphia University’s MS in Occupational Therapy (OT) program received a 10-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The accreditation comes with an exemplary rating. There were no recommendations for improvement made by the Council.  Established in …

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Reception & Presentation Marks Library’s Newest Digital Collection: Philadelphia and Environs

With funds from the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Philadelphia University’s Paul J. Gutman Library undertook the digitization of its extensive postcard collection.  With funding by the LSTA was competitive,  the …

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Alumnus and philanthropist Maurice Kanbar in The Jerusalem Post

Alumnus Maurice Kanbar — an inventor, entrepreneur and movie producer — received an honorary degree from Bar-Ilan University in Israel this week, as reported June 5 in  The Jerusalem Post.   Kanbar, the inventor of SKYY vodka, also received has received an honorary degree from Philadelphia …

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Midwifery Program receives $1.2 million federal grant to increase minority and foreign nurse enrollment

The Midwifery Program has received a $1.2 million three-year grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase minority enrollment in the program and expand the advanced-placement option for foreign-educated nurse-midwives. The grant, which starts July 1, …

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