Monthly Archives: June 2012

Textile Students Recognized in an AATCC Materials Research Poster Contest

Brittainy Krohn and Ugur Kolunsag, two PhilaU textile engineering technology seniors, received second place for their entry in the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Materials Research Poster Competition. Their entry within the Industrial/Technical/Sports category was titled “A …

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Erin Miller Awarded Prestigious McLean Scholarship from AICUP

Physician Assistant Studies student Erin Miller was announced as the recipient of the McLean Scholarship for Nursing or Physician Assistant Majors. The McLean Scholarship is provided through the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) by the McLean …

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PhilaU Students Win IDSA Design Learning Challenge

Industrial Design students Ryan Woelkers, Christian Loos, Michelle Hodulik, Adam Letherby and Kristina Gaudio and Professor Gӧtz Unger, in collaboration with Mr. Garreth Heidt and students from Perkiomen Valley Middle School, were recognized as winners of the Industrial Design Society …

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Local Students Talk to Space Station Astronauts at PhilaU: Philadelphia Inquirer, 6ABC, CBS3, WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University hosted more than 250 students from grades K-12 on June 26 for a live video downlink chat with astronauts on the International Space Station. The event, which was co-sponsored by Destination Imagination and NASA, was featured in The …

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PhilaU Hosts Exclusive Live Video Chat with Astronauts in Space Station

“Station, this is Houston, are you ready for the event?” “Houston, this is Station, we are ready.” With those words at precisely 10:35 a.m. on June 26, some 250 school-age students were able to communicate with three astronauts on board …

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Bondage in fashion dates to the ’70s, Clara Henry tells Philadelphia Inquirer

Incorporating physical restraints in fashion dates to the 1970s style of photographer Helmut Lang, fashion design director Clara Henry said in a June 21 Philadelphia Inquirer story on controversial Adidas sneakers that included shackles.

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Textile engineering technology students winners in AATCC competition: Textile World

Textile engineering technology students Brittany Krohn and Ugur Kolunsag won second place in the 2012 AATCC Materials Research Poster Competition, Textile World reported June 19.   Their entry, titled Comparative Study for a Preventative Turf Toe Cleat, won in the industrial, technical and …

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PhilaU $5 million gift part of 2011 charitable giving upswing: The Philadelphia Inquirer

A $5 million gift to Philadelphia University was part of the rise in charitable giving in the U.S. in 2011, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 19.

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President Spinelli on designer Sarah Van Aken’s business model: The Philadelphia Inquirer

President Stephen Spinelli Jr. said fashion designer Sarah Van Aken is “not just a designer, but an entreprenuer,” in a June 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story on Van Aken’s growing fashion business, which focuses on sustainability and a commitment to manufacturing in the …

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Students Experience Nexus Learning During Short Course in Europe

In May 2012, a group of 13 PhilaU students and three faculty members embarked on a three-week long trip to Germany, Austria, and Spain as part of a short study abroad program. The three-credit study abroad course, a faculty-led short …

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