Monthly Archives: August 2008

Meet the University’s 2008-2009 Rambassadors

Say hello to Philadelphia University’s Rambassadors as they welcome students and their family members to campus this week and throughout the 2008-2009 academic year. A student group overseen by the Office of Admissions, the Rambassadors are composed of 39 Philadelphia …

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Calling All Faculty, Staff and Students: Volunteer for Day of Service

Volunteers are needed for the University’s first-ever, campus-wide, community service event. The Day of Service is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 1 and class time will be allocated to allow all faculty, staff and students to participate in the activities. The …

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Fitness Center Introduces New Exercise Programs

If you are looking for fun, exciting ways to work out, look no further than the University Fitness Center’s new group-exercise programs. Ranging from boot camp and kickboxing to hip hop and jazz dance, you can find any exercise you …

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New Faculty Members Join Philadelphia University

The Office of Academic Affairs announced the addition of 11 new faculty members this 2008/2009 academic year. The new faculty members include: Professor Neha Agarwal Professor of Graphic Design, School of Design and Media Professor Agarwal holds a Master of …

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Campus Receives Summer Makeover

Philadelphia University students will return to numerous enhancements around campus, due to an extensive list of construction projects and infrastructure improvements completed this summer. “Our renovation and construction crews have been hard at work over the summer break,” said Tom …

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New environmental sustainability program featured in Philadelphia Inquirer story on “green” campuses

Philadelphia University’s new major in environmental sustainability was highlighted in an Aug. 25 Philadelphia Inquirer story on steps that colleges and universities are taking to make their campuses “greener,” both in academics and operations.  “Our program is going to focus on …

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University’s Convocation Ushers In 125th Academic Year

In his first Convocation at Philadelphia University, President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., welcomed nearly 740 freshmen at the University’s 24th annual Convocation on Aug. 21. Inside the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center, Joanna Berwind – trustee and director of …

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Philadelphia University Reaches Out with Day of Service on Wed., Oct. 1

The University is planning its first-ever, campus-wide, community service event. The Day of Service is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 1 and will kick-off the Presidential Inauguration Week activities for Dr. Stephen Spinelli Jr. “A campus-wide Day of Service with faculty, …

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New Students Take Part in Four-Day Orientation Program

New students entering Philadelphia University will take part in a four-day orientation program filled with educational and social events to kick off their experience as PhilaU students. “This week’s events mark the start of a significant part of the next …

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Engineering and Textiles Dean David Brookstein discusses customized performance apparel in The Inquirer

David Brookstein, dean of the School of Engineering and Textiles, talks about the process of sublimation to produce customized performance apparel in the Aug. 21 Philadelphia Inquirer.

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