Monthly Archives: August 2011

PhilaU Receives Rigorous ABET Accreditation for Engineering Programs

Philadelphia University has received accreditation for three engineering programs — Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering — from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., which the accrediting association says demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students …

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Inside Higher Ed: New M.S. programs in interior architecture, industrial design

PhilaU’s new M.S. programs in interior architecture and industrial design were announced in Inside Higher Ed Aug. 29.

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Student Creativity Unleashed Through New College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Integrative Design Process Course

One might not expect a bank to hire anthropologists to lay the groundwork for their next big breakthrough, just as one might not expect a University to lower the walls between its disciplines. But that’s exactly what Bank of America …

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Tom Shirley headed for Montco Coaches Hall of Fame: Pottstown Mercury

Women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley will be inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame Nov. 22, The Pottstown Mercury reported Aug. 16.  Shirley, who also is athletic director, has a 607-281 career record and is Philadelphia’s winningest active women’s basketball coach.

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Mark Your Calendars: Welcome Back Picnic Set for Thursday, Sept. 1 from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

A welcome back picnic will be held for all faculty, staff and students on Thursday, Sept. 1 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Reichlin House and outside of The Kanbar Campus Center. The PhilaU …

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PhilaU freshmen welcomed at Convocation ceremony: WHYY Newsworks

New students and their families were formally welcomed to campus at Convocation, WHYY Newsworks reported Aug. 20.  President Spinelli welcomed the students and Associate Professor Mike Leonard gave the Convocation address.

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President Spinelli says tax breaks to help veterans buy franchises make sense: Philadelphia Business Journal

President Stephen Spinelli Jr. says the economics of federal tax breaks to help veterans buy franchises “make a lot of sense to me,” The Philadelphia Business Journal reported in an Aug. 19-25 story.  Spinelli, a co-founder of Jiffy Lube who was one of its …

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PhilaU Facilities Operation Highlighted in New Book; Tom Becker Receives APPA President’s Award

While a University’s facilities portfolio is often its largest fiscal asset, it is never its primary mission, says Tom Becker PE, EFP, associate vice president for operations at Philadelphia University.  And the maintenance of those facilities can often be overlooked …

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U.S. News and World Report: Important for commuter students to be involved, Horowitz says

Heather Horowitz, assistant director of student activities, said commuter students can stay connected to campus life by participating in organizations and activities, according to an Aug. 22 U.S. News and World Report story, “5 Ways Commuter Students Can Make Campus Feel Like Home.”  PhilaU assigns upper-class …

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Save the Date: Get involved in the 4th Annual Day of Service Tuesday, Sept. 27

Students, faculty, staff and alumni can mark their calendars for the fourth annual Day of Service, which will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27.    The campus-wide event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will occur in place …

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