Monthly Archives: May 2013

Animate Your Ride: PhilaU Alumni’s Work Featured on Creative New Bike Product

It used to be that the only place you’d find animation is at the movies or on TV, Cartoon Brew—the most widely read animation blog—said in a new post about an interesting new project that is breaking the mold. The …

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Top High School Basketball Players Come to PhilaU for Mary Kline Classic, June 2

On Sunday, June 2, 40 of the nation’s top high school basketball recruits will come to Philadelphia University to play in the third annual Mary Kline Classic, a benefit that has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research since its …

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Philadelphia Inquirer: President Spinelli Always Selling Inspiration

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. is inspiring “development of more of what he is to his core: a hopelessly addicted entrepreneur,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 26 in a front page story in the business section. The story includes …

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Carson Kressley’s Commencement speech at PhilaU featured on ABC World News

Carson Kressley‘s heartfelt and humorous address to PhilaU’s Class of 2013 was featured on ABC World News With Diane Sawyer on May 27 as part of the national news show’s round-up of this year’s most notable commencement speeches.  “I googled amazing …

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PhilaU assistant basketball coach moves to Germantown Friends: The Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU assistant basketball coach Shawn Werdt was named the new head boys’ basketball coach at Germantown Friends School, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 28.

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PhilaU Ultimate Frisbee Team Finishes the Season 5th in the Nation

The Philadelphia University women’s Ultimate Frisbee team finished the 2012-13 season ranked fifth in the nation, after an impressive performance at Ultimate Frisbee nationals. The team, competing in just its second season, carried an 18-8 record into the 2013 USA …

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Alum Elected to Prestigious Academy for Distinguished Engineers

Marty Gurian ’65, a graduate of the B.S. in Textile Engineering program at Philadelphia University, was recently selected for membership in the 2013 Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni at Georgia Tech, where he received his master’s degree. Gary May, dean …

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John Venafro on designing a better bra: 6ABC News

John Venafro, technical associate in the Fashion Design program, talked about his work to design a better bra for fit, comfort, breathability and support on a 6ABC news report that aired May 22 at 11 p.m.

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“Be true to yourself,” Carson Kressley told PhilaU graduates: The Huffington Post

A Huffington Post article titled “16 Best Pieces of Career Advice from 2013 Commencement Speeches” featured Carson Kressley’s remarks to PhilaU graduates: “If you live your life only following the path you think is approved or acceptable, or the one …

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Disaster Medicine and Management student helps local community: Lebanon Daily News

Ragaa Gergis, a student in the M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management program, as part of her capstone project developed a program on disaster preparedness for the local Arabic-speaking community, the Lebanon (Pa.) Daily News reported May 13.

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