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Career Connections Job Fair Hosts Top Employers

Some 200 students from a variety of disciplines networked with representatives from nearly 50 top firms seeking employees and interns at Philadelphia University’s annual Career Connections event Sept. 18 in the Gallagher Athletic Center. “We’ve seen growth in the number …

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Register for Kanbar College Scholarship Day on Sept. 20

Students interested in careers in design, engineering or business are invited to attend Kanbar College Scholarship Day on Saturday, Sept. 20, to learn about these programs, participate in a collaborative group project and be considered for a full-tuition scholarship to …

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Men’s Basketball Ranked 8th Nationally for Small Colleges by Sporting News

The Sporting News 2014-15 Small College Report, released Sept. 12, ranked PhilaU’s men’s basketball team eighth nationwide in Division II and named junior forward Peter Alexis to the Preseason All-America second team. “It is great for our players and our …

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PhilaU Dedicates Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and Roxboro House, Inaugurates Public Service Awards

Philadelphia University formally dedicated the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and its newly restored home, Roxboro House, at a Sept. 11 ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by faculty, staff, students, trustees, Specter family members, East Falls neighbors and other guests. The …

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New Hallmarks Program Identifies Key Learning Goals for Student Success

In a major overhaul of its approach to general education, Philadelphia University this semester instituted its new Hallmarks Program around eight key learning goals essential for personal and professional success. The new general education core curriculum, Hallmarks Core, is a …

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PhilaU Graduates Achieve 94 Percent Job Placement, Grad School Acceptance Rate

Philadelphia University graduates have achieved an average job placement and graduate school acceptance rate of 95 percent since 2012. The accomplishments of PhilaU alumni are evidence of the success of the University’s signature Nexus Learning approach to higher education. Through …

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Students Present Solutions for an Aging Population in Nexus Maximus Sprint

After a rigorous long weekend of researching, planning and designing, nearly 170 students participating in the Nexus Maximus sprint presented their final innovations to enhance life for an aging population on Sept. 8. The international collaboration yielded dozens of remarkable …

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Nexus Maximus Kicks Off with Record-Breaking Innovation Teams

More than 150 PhilaU students from eight academic disciplines are collaborating with students from Aalto University in Finland and faculty to find innovative solutions to a growing global problem this weekend in Philadelphia University’s largest Nexus Learning sprint project yet—Nexus …

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Kim Douglas Named Landscape Architecture Program Director

Kim Douglas, assistant professor of landscape architecture, has been named program director of Philadelphia University’s landscape architecture program. Douglas replaces Claudia Phillips, who retired in August after serving in the role for more than a decade. Douglas received a Master …

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Vote for PhilaU Fashion Alumni in Philadelphia Magazine Design Competition

Philadelphia magazine is searching for the next great Philly-based fashion designer from a group of finalists that includes five Philadelphia University fashion design alumni. Click here to vote for your favorite PhilaU alumni design. Fans may vote once a day …

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