Monthly Archives: May 2015

PhilaU Showcase Featured Innovative Student Work: Technical.ly Philly

The PhilaU Showcase  featured innovative capstone projects from seniors and graduate students, Technical.ly Philly reported May 28. Numerous projects had received funding from the Eileen Martinson ’86 capstone fund and five outstanding projects were selected for further development with PhilaU’s …

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Textile Design Students Win Top Prizes in Virginia Jackson Design Competition

Philadelphia University graduate textile design students collected five out 10 prizes awarded in the International Textile Market Association’s (ITMA) annual Virginia Jackson Design Competition. In the print category, master’s student Laura Cherry won first place and Yan Zeng earned second. …

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Academic Awards Ceremony Recognizes Top Students

Philadelphia University honored more than 60 exceptional students at its annual academic awards ceremony May 15. Students received awards from the Office of Student Life; the School of Continuing and Professional Studies; the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce; …

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PhilaU Awards Volpe Leader of Innovation Medal: Intelligencer

Anthony Volpe ’72 was awarded the Leader of Innovation Medal at the Verizon Philadelphia University Celebration of Innovation May 9, The Intelligencer reported May 24. Volpe is co-founder and shareholder in the law firm Volpe and Koenig PC.

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College of Architecture and Built Environment Students Publish “SPACEWORK”

A team of students in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment have produced the second issue of “SPACEWORK,” a design journal featuring student work. Intended to initiate conversations about design and celebrate studio culture at Philadelphia University, the student-initiated and …

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PhilaU Names Executive Dean Matt Dane Baker Provost: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University will promote Matt Dane Baker, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and Liberal Arts, to provost effective June 1, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 23. Baker will replace Randy Swearer, who has been appointed vice president …

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Executive Dean Matt Dane Baker Named Philadelphia University Provost

Matt Dane Baker, executive dean of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, will become provost at Philadelphia University effective June 1. Randy Swearer, who has served as provost since July 2009, will become vice president for education at …

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School of Business Administration Earns Accreditation Recognizing Academic Excellence

Philadelphia University’s School of Business Administration undergraduate programs have been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) through April 2025. “Philadelphia University has shown their commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality …

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Women’s Rowing Team Qualifies for NCAA Division II Championship

The Philadelphia University women’s rowing team will make its third NCAA Division II Championship appearance after the Varsity 8 team received an at-large bid into the championship field May 18. The 2015 NCAA Championship will take place from Friday, May …

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PhilaU Showcase Highlights Innovative Student Projects: Roxborough Review

The 2015 PhilaU Showcase featured some of the most innovative student work of the year and highlighted the University’s Nexus Learning approach to learning, The Roxborough Review reported May 19.

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