Monthly Archives: February 2015

PhilaU Fashion Designers Light Up New York Fashion Week Runway

Two Philadelphia University fashion designers wowed the crowd when they showed their student collections on the famed New York Fashion Week runway on Feb. 14. PhilaU senior Tia Pion and recent graduate Dana Jackson impressed the fashion week audience with designs …

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Fashion Design Alumna Turns Creativity to Handbags: Reading Eagle

Fashion design alumna Jesse Burckhardt Mayer ’00 used her fashion design skills and experience to start The Jesse B. Collection of original handbags in 2003, The Reading Eagle reported Feb. 20. Burckhardt Mayer previously worked at Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and …

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AIGA Philadelphia Design for Good Competition Awards Seven Graphic Design Seniors

AIGA Philadelphia last week recognized seven PhilaU graphic design communication seniors with awards of merit for their impressive work in the Design for Good competition. Philadelphia college students were asked by AIGA Philadelphia, a local professional association for design, to create …

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Career and Internship Fair Attracts Top Employers

Some 250 students attended Philadelphia University’s Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 12 to network with representatives from more than 35 firms who were there to recruit future employees and interns equipped with skills needed to succeed in the 21st-century workplace. …

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Industrial Design Students Envision the Future of In-Store Shopping

Imagine shopping for camping equipment using holographic technology to visualize the terrain of your destination, watching videos stream on a floor-to-ceiling social media wall as you check out GoPros, or visiting pop-up stores to test and purchase the latest technology …

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Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Teams Earn All-Academic Honors

PhilaU’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams were recognized as All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Feb. 11 for their team members’ success in the classroom. This is the sixth consecutive year the …

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Fashion Students Gain New York Industry Experience in New Immersion Course

Two dozen students in Philadelphia University’s renowned fashion programs are spending this semester in an innovative new course that provides hands-on experience in the New York fashion industry, including participation in the famed New York Fashion Week. Students in the …

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How Herb Magee Reached 1,000 Wins: SI.com

SI.com posted a long feature story Feb. 12 on head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee career as player and coach at PhilaU, with the headline “The king of Philadelphia: how Herb Magee reached 1,000 careers.” Former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia …

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Fashion Design Alumna’s Red Dress to Hit Fashion Week Runway

Philadelphia University fashion design alumna Jovan O’Connor ’06, a designer-in-residence for the Macy’s Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, will see her glamourous red gown showcased on the runway of a New York Fashion Week show Feb. 12. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey will …

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Professor Kradel-Weitzel Highlights Health Crisis with Posters Against Ebola

“The U.S. cannot run from Ebola,” reads the bold, black text on a poster designed by Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, Philadelphia University associate professor of graphic design communication. The poster depicts an isolated United States migrating off the globe as if fleeing …

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