Monthly Archives: January 2015

PhilaU Wins CASE Award for “Single Bullet” Media Campaign

Philadelphia University’s media relations effort for the inaugural exhibit of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service, “Single Bullet: Arlen Specter and the Warren Commission Investigation of the JFK Assassination,” has been awarded a bronze CASE DII Accolades Award. “This …

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Industrial Design Student App Impresses Local Start-Up Community

You may have seen industrial design junior Kyle Thorpe careening around campus on his red Rocketskates. He found the battery pack-powered skates on crowdfunding website Kickstarter and decided to give them a try. Testing new products and supporting fellow entrepreneurs …

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For Herb Magee, Road to 1,000 Wins Never Left Philadelphia: USA Today

USA Today published a long feature Jan 28 on the career of PhilaU men’s basketball Coach Herb Magee, who is closing in on his 1,000th career win. “He’d like No. 1,000 to come and go,so there’s no extra pressure on …

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Fashion Design Student Illustration to Hit ULTA Beauty Stores

Prints of a cosmetics face chart created by fashion design sophomore Ashlee Bowers will soon be used for customer makeup demonstrations in ULTA Beauty stores. The international cosmetics brand challenged PhilaU students to give Laura Geller Beauty’s current chart a …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Magee On Target For 1000 Wins: San Francisco Chronicle

PhilaU men’s basketball coach Herb Magee is approaching his 1,000th career win, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Jan. 27.

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Athletic Director Tom Shirley Joins NCAA DII Championships Committee

PhilaU Athletic Director Tom Shirley, head women’s basketball coach, has been appointed to the NCAA Division II Championships Committee. As a Committee member, Shirley’s responsibilities will include making budgetary recommendations and supervising the DII championship selection procedures.

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Senior Guard Najah Jacobs Excels On And Off Court: Philadelphia Inquirer

Senior guard and team captain Najah Jacobs, named this week’s CACC  player of the week, is a star on the PhilaU court, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jan. 27. Jacobs, a law and society major who is applying to law schools for …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee Approaches 1,000 Wins: New York Times, Newsday, Fox29

As head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee approaches the 1,000 career wins milestone, news coverage has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, Reuters and other outlets. On Jan. 26, Fox29 reported live from PhilaU’s Gallagher Center, featuring Magee and the …

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“Grand Master” Coach Herb Magee Approaches 1,000 Wins: Philadelphia Daily News

PhilaU head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee is approaching his 1,000th career win “just like any other,” according to the Jan. 23 Philadelphia Daily News, which featured a back-page cover of Magee and a by-the-numbers look at Magee’s career and …

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Amber Long ’11 Endowed Scholarship Honors Architecture Alumna

Classmates, fellow alumni and friends of Philadelphia University have established an endowed scholarship to honor architecture alumna Amber Long, a year after she was tragically slain during a robbery. The Amber Long ’11 Endowed Scholarship is the first endowed scholarship …

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