Monthly Archives: January 2012

‘Living Legend,’ Coach Herb Magee Honored by Philadelphia Sports Writers Association

Hall of Fame men’s basketball Coach Herb Magee received another impressive honor on Jan. 30 to add to a long list of awards, accepting the 2012 “Living Legend” award from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. Magee was honored with other …

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Design X “Unleashed” students’ creativity: The Roxborough Review

The Design X fashion show, which took place Jan. 24, showcased creative designs made from unconventional materials, The Roxborough Review reported Jan. 31.  The story featured FIA President Casey Lamke and designs by fashion students Brittany West, Shelby Gregor, Gabrielle Gilberto, Natalie Simmons, …

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Industrial design students aim high during Armstrong Sprint challenge: Philadelphia Inquirer

Industrial design students reimagined the humble ceiling during their annual week-long Sprint challenge, impressing representatives from sponsor Armstrong World Industries with their innovations, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Jan. 30.  Mike Leonard, associate professor of industrial design; Tara Ridgeway, industrial design student; and Todd Bergman, …

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Sixers’ Evan Turner succeeds with refocused effort, assist from Magee: USA TODAY

Philadelphia 76er Evan Turner improves after his disappointing rookie season with refocused effort and help from PhilaU basketball coach and shooting guru Herb Magee, USA Today reported Jan. 27.  Magee worked with Turner’s placement of his non-shooting, or guide, hand.  “As …

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Tenth Annual SPRINT Challenge Inspires Market-Ready Industrial Designs

The 10th annual Industrial Design SPRINT Challenge at Philadelphia University ended on Jan. 24 following a week of developing and design innovative product concepts.  This year’s contest was the best yet, according to many of the students involved. “We have …

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Design X fashion show pushes creative boundaries: WHYY Newsworks, 6ABC

Student designers “unleashed” their creativity at the Design X fashion show Jan. 24, reported WHYY Newsworks.  Clara Henry, fashion design program director, and students Rachael Crawford, Brittany West, Chelsea Riedell and Tyler Harden were featured in the story, which also …

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Design X ‘Unleashed’ Showcases the Best in Fashion Design Imagination and Creativity

With the theme “Unleashed” for Design X 2012, Philadelphia University fashion designers displayed limitless creativity in an impressive array of garments designed using everything from Styrofoam balls to chicken wire. The annual Design X show challenges fashion design students to …

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Philadelphia University Celebrates Black History Month with February Series of Events

Philadelphia University will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events throughout February with the theme “Black Women in American History and Culture.” Coordinated through the Office of Student Development Programs, in association with student organizations and academic programs, …

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Fashion Design Alumna to Appear on New Lifetime ’24 Hour Catwalk’ Show on Thursday, Jan. 26

Fewer than two years after graduating from Philadelphia University as a fashion design major , Christi Jefferson ’08 has found a national stage to showcase her design skills as a contestant on Lifetime’s “24 Hour Catwalk” reality TV fashion show. …

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Design X 2012 Fashion Show ‘Unleashed’ Set for Tuesday, Jan. 24

Students in the Fashion Industries Association will present the 2012 Design X Fashion Show, “Unleashed,” on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Downs Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for faculty and staff and will …

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