Monthly Archives: February 2017

Former Ram Bria Young ’15 Returns To Philly As Harlem Globetrotter: CBS Philly

Bria “Swish” Young ’15 will be returning to her hometown this week in her new role as a Harlem Globetrotter, CBS Philly reported Feb. 27. Young played for the PhilaU Rams for three years, graduating with a psychology degree, and …

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Rams Begin Post-Season Push in CACC Basketball Tournaments

Come out and cheer the Rams this weekend in the CACC Basketball Tournaments. The men’s team hosts Post University on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Gallagher Center, and the women’s squad travels to Caldwell University on Saturday at 2 …

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Herb Magee, 50 Years at PhilaU, And The Shots Still Flying In: Philadelphia Inquirer

Herb Magee celebrated the last home game of his 50th season as head men’s coach at Philadelphia University this week, winning game number 1,052 and earning a playoff berth, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 23. Inquirer sportswriter Mike Jensen captured …

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PhilaU Alumna Creates Device to Help Hearing Impaired: The Philadelphia Citizen

As a Philadelphia University student, Renee Kakareka ’16 created a device to help the hearing impaired and started her company, Olive Devices, to bring it to market, The Philadelphia Citizen reported Feb. 23. “I knew that I wanted to create …

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PhilaU Student Moderates Jefferson Panel on the Intersection of Health Care and Finance

Philadelphia University fashion merchandising and management senior Naomi Sampat moderated a lively panel discussion at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) on Feb. 21 about the intersection of health care and finance. The speakers included Vanguard Group founder and investment icon John …

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Industrial Design Students Create Hand-Cranked Topographical Map: Digital Trends

Digital Trends reported on a “gorgeous hand-cranked topographical” map by Philadelphia industrial design students: Game of Thrones fans are no doubt familiar with the show’s excellent title sequence, in which the fictitious world the show depicts is illustrated for the viewer via …

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Bria Young ’15 Coming Home as a Harlem Globetrotter: Philadelphia Inquirer

Bria Young ’15, who honed many of her basketball skills as a PhilaU Ram, will make her hometown debut as a Harlem Globetrotter next month at the Wells Fargo Center, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 20. “Young became a starting …

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PhilaU Fashion and Textiles Team Exhibits Collection at Epson Show: California Apparel News

A Philadelphia University team of fashion and textile designers showed their vibrant collection at Epson’s Digital Couture event kicking off New York Fashion Week Feb. 7, California Apparel News reported Feb. 16. “Working with Epson was fabulous because they allowed …

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Harlem Globetrotter Bria Young ’15 Honored by Philadelphia City Council

Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution today honoring Bria Young ’15, a standout student and basketball player at PhilaU who was selected this season to join the Harlem Globetrotters. Young, whose Globetrotters nickname is “Swish,” will be honored at a …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Debut Collections at NY Fashion Week: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University fashion design seniors Maria Balestino and Ashlee Bowers presented their spring 2017 collections Feb. 11 at the FG Designers Premier during New York Fashion Week, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 16. The fashion show “gives students the opportunity …

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