Monthly Archives: August 2012

Urban Outfitters to launch designs by PhilaU textile students: fibre2fashion

Urban Outfitters will launch designs by two PhilaU students at a Fashion Night Out event on Thursday, Sept. 6, at its New York store at 628 Broadway, fibre2fashion reported Aug. 30.  Adrienne Larsen, who is studying textile engineering, and Marjan …

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Conference-Best 41 PhilaU Student-Athletes Honored with Academic Achievement Awards

Philadelphia University topped a list of student-athletes recognized with academic achievement awards as announced Aug. 15 by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA). PhilaU had 41 award winners, the highest number in the  Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The …

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Fashion design student Olivia Brown on personalizing clothes: Philadelphia Inquirer

Freshman fashion design student Olivia Brown was featured in an Aug. 22 Philadelphia Inquirer story on teens personalizing their clothing.  Brown, who was photographed in a sweatshirt to which she added a black, white and green zipper, said, “I do …

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Sustainable Design alumni making the world a better place: Grid magazine

Three graduates of the M.S. in Sustainable Design program were featured in the September issue of Grid magazine.  Brad Sherman ’09, product designer for Terracycle, Alex Dews ’10, policy and program manager, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and Fern Gookin ’10, …

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PhilaU SEED Center Receives LEED Gold Sustainability Rating

Philadelphia University’s Center for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design (SEED), which features more than 14,000 square feet of gray-to-green renovated space, has received the a gold certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and the U.S. Green Building …

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We’ve Got an App For That: PhilaU Mobile App Now Available

Good news for smart phone users: PhilaU.edu is now available as a mobile app. PhilaU Today news, calendar events, athletics scores and schedules, courses, maps, photos, video and more are now available for iPhone and Android users. “The new mobile …

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Industrial design alum hits big selling light switch on Fancy: Huffington Post

Industrial design graduate Jake Frey used the new online site Fancy to successfully sell his magnetic light switch keyholder, The Huffington Post reported Aug. 17.  “With Fancy, the simple fact there’s a “Buy It” button allowed me to  sell hundreds of …

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PhilaU Welcomes New Students at Annual Convocation

Philadelphia University celebrated the arrival of 780 new students at the University’s annual Convocation ceremony on Aug. 16. The new freshmen and transfer students, coming from 35 states and 12 countries, were welcomed by President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., and …

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Physician Assistant Studies Program Celebrates 2012 Graduates

Forty-seven graduates of the M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program received their graduation certificates in a ceremony on Aug. 10 at Philadelphia University, celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2012. “You came here tonight as students,” said Provost Randy …

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PhilaU awards Centennial Medal to Emmaus teacher: Allentown Morning-Call

Emmaus High School teacher Scott Didra will receive the 2012 Centennial Medal at Philadelphia University’s Convocation ceremony Aug. 16, the Allentown Morning-Call reported Aug. 15.  This is the first time four incoming students nominated the same teacher for this honor.

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