Monthly Archives: June 2016

Queen Victoria Was Wedding Trendsetter, Design Center’s Martin Tells Philadelphia Inquirer

Queen Victoria was a trendsetter at her 1840 wedding to Prince Albert–wearing a formal white gown with lace details, Philadelphia University’s Design Center Curator Marcella Martin said in a June 19 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the use of lace in …

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PhilaU Appoints Henry Humphreys, Ph.D., as Dean of Students

Henry Humphreys, Ph.D., a veteran leader in collegiate student life, has been named Philadelphia University’s dean of students, effective Aug. 1, 2016. Most recently, Humphreys served as senior associate dean of students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His 25 years …

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PhilaU Textile Faculty Help Restore Washington’s Revolutionary War Tent

Philadelphia University textile design faculty have participated in the restoration of a linen canvas tent used by George Washington as his office and sleeping quarters during the Revolutionary War. The tent will be featured as a permanent installation at the …

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CEOWORLD Magazine Ranks PhilaU as Top International Fashion School

Philadelphia University is among the top 50 fashion schools in the world, according to a new ranking by CEOWORLD Magazine. The publication’s 2016 Best Fashion School rankings were based on academic reputation, employer reputation, quality of teaching and diversity, as …

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Fashion Alumna Salkowitz Designs Affordable, Versatile Dress: Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU fashion design alumna Arielle Salkowitz ’11 has designed a “handmade, affordable, versatile dress that actually fits,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 10. For her Earl Salko label,  she created the “Classic dress, a tea-length, natural-waist tank dress made of four-way-stretch …

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Tom Shirley Named CACC Athletic Director of the Year

Philadelphia University Director of Athletics Tom Shirley has been named the 2015-16 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Athletic Director of the Year, earning the distinction for the second straight year. The award is voted on by the CACC’s 14 athletic …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee to Receive Lapchick Character Award

Philadelphia University head men’s basketball head coach Herb Magee has been selected to receive the 2016 Joe Lapchick Character Award. The award is named for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach and recognizes those who have shown the …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Magee To Receive Lapchick Award: USA Today, Fox Sports, Yahoo! and Others

Philadelphia University head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee will receive the Lapchick Character Award for 2016, USA Today, Fox Sports and others reported June 2 and 3. Magee, with 1,032 wins, is one of the winningest college basketball coaches of all time …

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Textile Design Students Win Top Prizes in Virginia Jackson Competition

Philadelphia University graduate textile design students won two top prizes in the International Textile Market Association’s (ITMA) annual Virginia Jackson Design Competition. Nina de Vassal won first place in the print category, and Ananya Bevinakatti took second place in the …

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