Monthly Archives: April 2015

PhilaU Students Helped Mount Grace Kelly Exhibit at Falls Center: Roxborough Review

A new exhibit on Grace Kelly, a Hollywood icon who became princess of Monaco, was mounted at Falls Center with help from Philadelphia University students, the Roxborough Review reported April 21. The PhilaU students helped prepare the gallery and create invitations …

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Graphic Design USA Names PhilaU a Top Design School

Philadelphia University’s graphic design communication program has made Graphic Design USA’s list of top design schools for the fourth year in a row. “The program seeks to develop students who can contribute intelligently and responsibly at a global level for …

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PhilaU Freshman Leah Boyd Addresses Maguire College Scholars Luncheon

At 14 years old, freshman Leah Boyd was diagnosed with leukemia, and it was during those difficult times when she was undergoing treatment that she discovered a passion for fashion that led her to PhilaU. Boyd, a fashion merchandising and …

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PhilaU Welcomes Hundreds of Students at Open House

Some 700 prospective students and family members enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day at Philadelphia University’s open house Saturday, April 18. Guests packed the Gallagher Athletic Center to attend the University fair before exploring the campus on Rambassador-led tours, meeting with …

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History Professor Phil Tiemeyer Discusses Politics of Gay Rights: Maclean’s

Public opinion has turned in support of gay rights, associate history professor Phil Tiemeyer said in a recent article in Maclean’s magazine about Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. “The LGBT movement has more of the upper hand in terms …

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Occupational Therapy and Industrial Design Students Present Assistive Device Designs

As a young girl, Elise Rosati loved playing softball on tournament teams. But when a stroke in 2008 left the then-sixth-grader with limited function in her left hand, Rosati had to put her softball career on hold. Over the course …

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Industrial Design Student’s Handmade Batsuit Featured on CNN

Industrial design student Jackson Gordon‘s functional Batsuit was featured on CNN’s Make Create Innovate column on April 16. The Batsuit, the result of months of materials testing and prototyping, was built to withstand stabs, slashes, punches and bats and flexible enough not …

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Unique PhilaU Student Collaboration Helps Clients With Needs: Roxborough Review

The unique collaboration between occupational therapy and industrial design students resulted in assistive devices created for some 30 real clients with special needs, The Roxborough Review reported April 15. Industrial design students Sam Pawlak and Nicki Topete and occupational therapy

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Financial Aid At PhilaU: Paving The Way To Career Success

In the next few weeks, many students across the country will be making decisions about where they will attend college. In addition to important questions about academic programs, co-curricular activities and graduates’ career success, many students and their families will be …

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Design Thinking Is The New University: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Design-thinking principles, which provide the guiding framework for PhilaU’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce and Strategic Design MBA, offer a revolutionary perspective in education, President Spinelli and Natalie Nixon, Strategic Design MBA program director, wrote in a letter …

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