Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hundreds Volunteer during Fourth Annual Day of Service

Hundreds of Philadelphia University students, faculty and staff donned yellow t-shirts and went out into the community for the fourth annual Day of Service on Sept. 27. As part of the University-wide commitment to service, volunteers gathered for nearly 100 …

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Project Runway Contestant Mondo Guerra to Visit PhilaU as part of Hispanic Heritage Month Series of Events

Continuing its celebration of National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, Philadelphia University will hold a series of events in Sept. and Oct., under the theme “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit.” Events run through Oct. 15. Among the highlights of Philadelphia …

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Fashion design student wins award for turkey feather dress: York Daily Record

Lauren Chronister, a junior fashion design major, won second place at the York (Pa.) Fair for her evening gown made with turkey feathers, the York Daily Record reported Sept. 26. Chronister, who pulled some of the feathers out herself and froze them …

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PhilaU fashion designers helped style runway show: WHYY Newsworks

PhilaU fashion design graduates helped put on a fashion show in Chestnut Hill as part of The Philadelphia Collection fashion events which took place throughout the city Sept. 12 to 24, WHYY Newsworks reported Sept. 25.  May 2011 graduates Kaithlyn Doherty, Nikki Enterline and Arielle …

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PhilaU Students Meet with Employers at Annual Corporate Connections Event

More than 35 companies were on campus Sept. 22 to recruit students for jobs as part of the annual Corporate Connections event hosted by the Career Services Center.  The firms were hiring for full-time positions after graduate as well as …

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President Spinelli on proliferation of entrepreneurship programs: Philadelphia Business Journal

President Stephen Spinelli Jr. said entrepreneurship programs and centers have increased at a tremendous rate since he started teaching the subject in 1992, according to a story on entrepreneurship education in the Sept. 23 Philadelphia Business Journal.  Entrepreneurship, he said, “has so many interdisciplinary and …

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Fashion design graduate Kaitlyn Doherty designs winning tote: InStyle magazine

Recent fashion design graduate Kaitlyn Doherty’s winning tote inspired by the vibrant flavors of Vitamin Water is featured in the September 2011 issue of InStyle magazine.  “I chose the pink Power C flavor for its gorgeous hue,” said Doherty, who will team up …

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Fashion colorblocking focuses on feminine silhouette, Clara Henry says: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Clara Henry, director of the fashion design program, says fashion’s colorblocking trend offers a feminine silhouette and “beautiful, intense tomes of pinks and greens and purples everywhere,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sept. 21 in a story on popular color-block fashions for fall.

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Ecoman and the Skeptic Launches Fifth Season on Wednesday, Sept. 21

Ecoman and the Skeptic, Philadelphia University’s award-winning green radio show designed to educate, inform and entertain listeners on a wide range of topics relating to sustainability, will kick off its fifth season on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 4 …

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DEC Fellows from Smart Design Teach Problem-Focused Design Thinking to DEC Honors Students

When UBC, a pharmaceutical company, released a new medication for Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis, it had a problem. Patients had difficulty manipulating the syringe to inject their medication because of their condition. The company turned to Smart Design to …

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