Monthly Archives: August 2013

President Spinelli on the value of a higher education: The Philadelphia Inquirer

President Spinelli underscored the value of a higher education in helping students achieve upward mobility through an enhanced career path in a commentary he wrote in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. In light of President Obama’s proposals last week to try to …

Posted in University Headlines

President Spinelli on the value of a university education: The Philadelphia Inquirer

President Spinelli discussed the value of a higher education and said students and families should avail themselves of all the information available to make good choices about what schools to attend, he wrote in a commentary in the Aug. 27 …

Posted in In the News

PhilaU Welcomes New Class at Convocation

With an eye toward the increasing role social media plays in our lives, Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. welcomed the class of 2017 at Convocation this week by taking a cell phone photo from the podium and immediately tweeting …

Posted in University Headlines

PhilaU Places CACC-High 50 Students on D2 Academic Achievement List

A record-high of 50 PhilaU student-athletes have earned the 2012-13 Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards, setting a University record and leading the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) for the third time since 2008. “Philadelphia University is …

Posted in University Headlines

President Spinelli discusses President Obama’s college proposals: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. discussed President Obama’s newly announced proposals to curb college costs in an Aug. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer story.  Spinelli, noting that PhilaU has improved its curriculum and added scholarships for needy students, said, “The bully …

Posted in In the News

PhilaU Convocation ceremony featured in WHYY Newsworks

President Spinelli kicked off PhilaU’s 2013 Convocation with a cell phone photo and a tweet, WHYY Newsworks reported in its coverage of the Aug. 21 ceremonial welcome for freshmen and their families.

Posted in In the News

Physician Assistant Studies Graduates Receive Certificates at Ceremony

The Physician Assistant Studies class of 2013 received their completion certificates and long white coats signifying their entry into the field at an Aug. 9 ceremony in the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center. In all, 45 new physician assistants …

Posted in University Headlines

Professors Rob Fleming and Chris Pastore talk about home energy efficiency: Radio Times

PhilaU professors Rob Fleming and Chris Pastore talked about energy efficiency in the home on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on Aug. 13.  Fleming is director of the M.S. in Sustainable Design program and Pastore is professor of transdisciplinary studies. …

Posted in In the News

D. Bruce Hanes, elected official and PhilaU adjunct faculty member, takes a stand on same-sex marriage

Law and Society adjunct professor D. Bruce Hanes, who is register of wills and clerk of Orphans’ Court in Montgomery County, Pa., has been in the media spotlight since he defied Pennsylvania state law July 24 and started issuing marriage …

Posted in University Headlines Tagged

Sneakers sought for style and status, Natalie Nixon says in Philadelphia Inquirer

The sneaker craze sweeping Philadelphia and the rest of the country reflects a trend toward retro fashion and the style and status of certain models, Natalie Nixon, director of PhilaU”s Stragetic Design MBA program, said in an. Aug. 12  Philadelphia …

Posted in In the News