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Fashion Design Student Illustration to Hit ULTA Beauty Stores

Prints of a cosmetics face chart created by fashion design sophomore Ashlee Bowers will soon be used for customer makeup demonstrations in ULTA Beauty stores. The international cosmetics brand challenged PhilaU students to give Laura Geller Beauty’s current chart a …

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Amber Long ’11 Endowed Scholarship Honors Architecture Alumna

Classmates, fellow alumni and friends of Philadelphia University have established an endowed scholarship to honor architecture alumna Amber Long, a year after she was tragically slain during a robbery. The Amber Long ’11 Endowed Scholarship is the first endowed scholarship …

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Fashion Student Courtney Hunter Wins $10,000 Retail Federation Scholarship

Courtney Hunter, a junior fashion merchandising and management student, won a $10,000 National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation scholarship as one of five national finalists in the Next Generation scholarship competition. Hunter and the other finalists were recognized onstage at the …

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Six Fashion Students Win Prestigious YMA National Scholarships

Fashion design senior Victoria Pion has won a $10,000 national scholarship as one of eight finalists in the prestigious YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene scholarship competition, while five other PhilaU fashion students took home $5,000 scholarships. The winners were celebrated at …

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Phil Tiemeyer Book Wins Prestigious John Boswell Prize

Associate Professor Phil Tiemeyer has won the prestigious 2015 John Boswell Prize for his book, “Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants.” The award, which recognizes an outstanding book on LGBT history, was granted …

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Hall of Fame Coach Magee Just Three Wins Away from 1,000 Wins

Philadelphia University Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Herb Magee is just three wins away from his 1,000th career win, a milestone not yet reached by an NCAA Division II men’s basketball coach. The latest win came Jan. 21 with an …

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Fashionista Ranks PhilaU Fashion Programs in Top 50 Globally

Philadelphia University has been named one of the “Top 50 Fashion Schools in the World” for the second time by Fashionista, a leading international web site for fashion news and trends. PhilaU fashion programs, which include fashion design and fashion merchandising and management, …

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Students Study Health Benefits Of Medicinal Plants

Have you ever tried a slippery elm bark smoothie to relieve an upset stomach? Or flaxseed oil to lower your cholesterol? Most people are accustomed to reaching for a prescription or over-the-counter drug to treat these and other ailments. But …

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Freshmen Engineering Students Build Underwater Robotic Vehicles

On a cold, snowy morning this month, some 30 first-year engineering students gathered around an above-ground pool on campus to test the underwater remotely operated vehicles they built. The project, incorporated into the freshmen curriculum for the first time this …

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Four New Academic Chairs Announced For Outstanding Faculty

Four new academic chairs for outstanding faculty members recently have been established, which will help advance research, support projects and enhance student learning on campus. Mark Sunderland, textile engineer and strategist and director of academic operations for Kanbar College of …

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