Monthly Archives: January 2014

PhilaU Fashion Design Program Named One of Most Influential by FashionPlaytes

Philadelphia University’s fashion design program was named one of the top 32 most influential programs internationally by FashionPlaytes, a fashion, style and social destination for tween girls. The fashion design programs on the list, which was released Jan. 28, “are …

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Scott Ageloff, Interior Architecture Program Director, Receives CIDA Award

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) has honored Scott Ageloff, director of PhilaU’s M.S. in Interior Architecture program, with this year’s Keith Hooks Volunteer Excellence Award. The CIDA award goes annually to the organization’s most outstanding volunteer dedicated to …

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Sheila Connelly, Fashion Executive in Design, Merchandising and Brand Management, Named Fashion Design Program Director

Sheila Connelly, a senior fashion executive with broad experience in both the design and business aspects of the fashion industry, has been named director of Philadelphia University’s Fashion Design program. With vast knowledge in design, merchandising and brand development, Connelly’s …

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PhilaU Sustainability Leaders Address APPA Facilities Workshop

Rob Fleming, director of PhilaU’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program, told some 70 educational facilities professionals at a Jan. 9 meeting in The Kanbar Campus Center that there is good news in the world of sustainability in educational facilities. “I …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Win Prestigious $5,000 YMA Scholarships

PhilaU fashion design students Victoria Pion and Dana Jackson and fashion merchandising and management student Courtney Hunter have been awarded $5,000 scholarships from the prestigious YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. The awards were announced at the YMA’s FSF Geoffrey Beene National …

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PhilaU students design spacesuits for ILC Dover and NASA: CNN Money, Fortune

PhilaU engineering and fashion design students designed fashion-forward spacesuits for ILC Dover, and the U.S. space agency NASA is sponsoring a competition for the public to select the winning design, CNN Money reported Dec. 19.

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PhilaU Board Chair and CEO Eileen Martinson Talks about Leadership: The New York Times

Eileen Martinson ’86, CEO of Sparta Systems and chair of Philadelphia University’s Board of Trustees, was interviewed about leadership and her path to success in The New York Times on Jan. 10. When asked what advice she gives to students, …

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Women’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Shirley Approaches 650th Career Win

On the road to his 650th career win, which could come as soon as Saturday, Jan. 11 at Bloomsburg University, Coach Tom Shirley earned his 500th victory at Philadelphia University as the Rams defeated Wilmington (Del.) 94-63 in a Central Atlantic …

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Rob Fleming on moving towards a more sustainable world: GRID

Rob Fleming, director of the M.S. in Sustainable Design program and associate professor of architecture, wrote about his journey to becoming a sustainability educator and professional and the promise of a more sustainable world in the January issue of GRID.

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Interior Architecture Students Participate in Generative Space Project: Medical Construction & Design

A team of PhilaU interior architecture students presented solutions for generative space–that which improves the health and quality of life of participants–as part of the AIA Student Design Charrette during the 2013 Health Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Chicago, …

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