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Fashion Alumna Amanda Stearns Named 2015 Macy’s Fashion Incubator Designer

Philadelphia University fashion design alumna Amanda Stearns ’14 has joined the Macy’s Philadelphia Fashion Incubator class of 2015 as a designer-in-residence. “I am overjoyed and honored to be accepted into the Macy’s Incubator program,” Stearns said. “This opportunity will expand …

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PhilaU Students Give Back During Alternative Spring Break

Fifteen Philadelphia University students from various academic majors headed to colder climes last week to volunteer over spring break with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland in Maine. During the week, the students installed hardwood floors, interior doors and kitchen …

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Landscape Architecture Program Receives Six-Year LAAB Re-Accreditation

Philadelphia University’s landscape architecture program has earned another six-year accreditation from the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). The landscape architecture program is now accredited through Dec. 31, 2020. The accrediting board praised the program’s environmentally minded curriculum and emphasis on …

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Former Congressman Joseph Hoeffel Discusses Government Transparency

Former Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Joseph Hoeffel discussed his book, “The Iraq Lie: How the White House Sold the War,” with students, faculty and staff in the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space on March 12. While Hoeffel said he voted to authorize …

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The Design Center to Exhibit Student Work and Collection Artifacts

From March 24 to April 2, The Design Center at Philadelphia University will exhibit student fashion and textile designs and select items from its historic and rare fashion and textile collection. The exhibit will include illustrations made by students in …

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U.S. News Ranks PhilaU Physician Assistant Studies Program Among Top in Nation

Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program once again has been ranked among the top programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Grad Schools report. In the just-released report, PhilaU’s physician assistant studies program was …

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Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Are Headed to NCAA DII Tournament

After stellar 2014-15 seasons, the Rams are heading to the NCAA DII Tournament. With an at-large bid, the women’s basketball team will face the University of New Haven at Adelphi University on Friday, March 13, at 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets …

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PhilaU Wins Top AAUA Award for Innovative Strategic Plan

Philadelphia University has won the American Association of University Administrators’ prestigious John L. Blackburn Award for its innovative Strategic Plan. The association specifically acknowledged President Stephen Spinelli Jr., who “led the creation and execution of a strategic plan defined by …

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PhilaU to Host East Falls Community Meetings as Part of Institutional Zone Planning

Philadelphia University will be hosting a series of East Falls community meetings so that residents can learn more about the University’s institutional zone planning process and discuss the current draft of the plan. As part of the process, the University …

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PhilaU’s Sustainable Design Free Online Course Open for Enrollment

Starting March 9, students and others can learn the guiding principles of sustainable design as part of a free online course offered by PhilaU’s pioneering M.S. in Sustainable Design program. To enroll, click here. The seven-week graduate-level course, Principles of …

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