Monthly Archives: October 2009

PhilaU XC makes CACC history with sweep at CACC Championships

The Philadelphia University men’s and women’s cross country teams made Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) history with a sweep of the conference championships on a rainy Saturday, Oct. 24 afternoon at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. No other team has ever …

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Bone marrow donor drive for former athlete reported by 6ABC

PhilaU’s baseball team and athletics department spearheaded a bone marrow drive on Oct. 22 in support of former teammate Kyle Noonan, ’09, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, 6ABC reported Oct. 22 on the 5 p.m. news.  Almost 500 students signed up for …

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Fashion Design graduate has bridal dresses featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Fashion Design graduate Althea Pappas, ’09, had two of her bridal gowns featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s I Magazine Oct. 22.  Pappas’ gowns were selected for the professional fashion shoot after they were showcased at the 2009 Philadelphia University Fashion Show.

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Skanska USA Building Inc. Hosts Diversity Outreach Summit at Philadelphia University

Skanska USA Building Inc. hosted a Diversity Outreach Summit today at Philadelphia University. Ed Szwarc, General Manager of Skanska USA Building’s Philadelphia region along with State Representatives Jake Wheatley and Tony Payton, Jr., Kevin Dow, Chief Operating Officer at the …

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Biomedical Textiles Lab opening featured in Roxborough Review

The official opening of the Biomedical Textile Structures Laboratory was featured in The Roxborough Review Oct. 21.  President Spinelli and Engineering and Textiles Dean David Brookstein were quoted in the story.

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for ‘Lace Futures’ Collaborative Installations

Under beautiful, sunny skies, students, faculty, staff and family members gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the collaborative Lace Futures exhibition.  The ceremony took place in front of the Paul J. Gutman Library, underneath the commanding …

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Designer Tom Scott, textile design alumnus, featured in New York Magazine

Knitwear designer Tom Scott, ’96, was featured in New York Magazine Oct. 20.  Scott, whose upscale knitwear is featured in stores such as Barneys in N.Y. and Colette in Paris, opened his first stand-alone store last month on New York’s Lower …

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PhilaU Students Compete in Foamex Innovations Sponsored Challenge

Foamex Innovations (FXI) is looking for the next breakthrough in memory foam and 42 PhilaU students are competing in FXI’s design challenge that may ultimately be used in FXI production. The competition, designed specifically for students, was created with the …

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Women’s Basketball Picked #20 in National Preseason Poll

The Philadelphia University women’s basketball team was recently ranked #20 in a national preseason poll by the DII Bulletin. The Lady Rams earned the ranking after winning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) championship and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament …

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PhilaU’s Biomedical Textile Structures Lab in Philadelphia Business Journal

The opening of PhilaU’s new Biomedical Textile Structures Laboratory was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal Oct. 15.  The lab will be home to custom-made equipment that will be used to develop biomedical applications using textile structures.

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