Monthly Archives: September 2013

NBC’s Vai Sikahema visits PhilaU to tape Wednesday’s Child segment

NBC10’s Vai Sikahema visited PhilaU last week with Mychal, a 17-year-old high school senior with an interest in fashion design, to talk to students and faculty about PhilaU’s Fashion Design Program for a Wednesday’s Child segment scheduled to air Wednesday, …

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President Spinelli talks about innovation and higher ed: Innovation Excellence

President Stephen Spinelli Jr. talks about building innovation into the curriculum at PhilaU in an interview with Innovation Excellence.

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PhilaU Architecture and Interior Design Students Win Prestigious ACSA Steel Design Competition

A team of Philadelphia University architecture and interior design students took first place in the prestigious 2012-13 Steel Design Student Competition for their Building to Bridge entry “Stream_Line.” Third-year architecture students Christopher Garrow and Heather Martin and senior interior design

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Former Rams basketball assistant Billy Lange joins 76ers staff: Philadelphia Inquirer

Billy Lange, a former assistant coach for PhilaU men’s basketball team, has joined the staff of new Sixers coach Brett Brown specializing in player development, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sept. 22.  Lange, who was head coach of the U.S. Merchant …

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PhilaU raises $50 million in capital campaign: Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University has raised $50 million in its largest capital campaign in history, with nine months still to go, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Sept. 20.  President Stephen Spinelli Jr. talked about an interdisciplinary project students worked on with alumnus …

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PhilaU Students Meet With Top Employers at Career Connections Event

Almost 200 students in a variety of disciplines met with representatives from 40 firms seeking to hire full-time employees and interns during the annual Career Connections event Sept. 19. For the first time this year, construction management was added to …

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Tony DiElsi ’79 Establishes $25,000 Term Chair for Fashion Merchandising and Management

Anthony J. DiElsi ’79, group senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Ross Stores, Inc., has established a $25,000 term chair for Philadelphia University’s Fashion Merchandising and Management  Program to enhance the academic experience for students and assist in …

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PhilaU students will present Germantown revitalization plans at Park(ing) Day: WHYY Newsworks

Landscape architecture, architecture and geodesign students will talk to Germantown residents about revitalization plans as part of Park(ing) Day activities on Friday, Sept. 20, WHYY Newsworks reported Sept. 18.  The students are collaborating in a studio course on a 3-D …

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New Design Portfolio Community Launches

Attention all design students, faculty, staff and alumni. Show the world your work. Describe your creative process. Tell your story. Philadelphia University has launched a new design portfolio community at http://DesignPortfolios.PhilaU.edu. Powered by Behance, this free service — available to …

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Kradel-Weitzel receives Sappi grant to support arts education in public schools

Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, associate professor of graphic design communication, has been awarded a $30,000 grant from Sappi Fine Paper’s Ideas That Matter program to create promotional materials for Fresh Artists, an organization that seeks to generate funding and programming for arts …

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