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Innovative Design X Fashions Rock the Runway

Elegant dresses made of not-so-elegant materials, including mirrors, pipe cleaners, plastic utensils, pumpkin seeds and chicken wire, electrified the runway at PhilaU’s annual Design X show Feb. 26. The fashion show featured more than 30 experimental designs made with unusual …

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New Director Announced for Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Philadelphia University, Marion Roydhouse has announced her retirement, effective Jan. 1, 2016. She will step down as the founding director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning on June …

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Join SDMBA Students for Global Service Jam Innovation Weekend

Philadelphia University’s Strategic Design MBA program and the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation will co-sponsor Global Service Jam, a weekend-long event in which people around the world simultaneously ideate on an assigned topic. To participate, register here. …

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Career and Internship Fair Attracts Top Employers

Some 250 students attended Philadelphia University’s Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 12 to network with representatives from more than 35 firms who were there to recruit future employees and interns equipped with skills needed to succeed in the 21st-century workplace. …

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Industrial Design Students Envision the Future of In-Store Shopping

Imagine shopping for camping equipment using holographic technology to visualize the terrain of your destination, watching videos stream on a floor-to-ceiling social media wall as you check out GoPros, or visiting pop-up stores to test and purchase the latest technology …

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Fashion Students Gain New York Industry Experience in New Immersion Course

Two dozen students in Philadelphia University’s renowned fashion programs are spending this semester in an innovative new course that provides hands-on experience in the New York fashion industry, including participation in the famed New York Fashion Week. Students in the …

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Fashion Design Alumna’s Red Dress to Hit Fashion Week Runway

Philadelphia University fashion design alumna Jovan O’Connor ’06, a designer-in-residence for the Macy’s Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, will see her glamourous red gown showcased on the runway of a New York Fashion Week show Feb. 12. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey will …

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Professor Kradel-Weitzel Highlights Health Crisis with Posters Against Ebola

“The U.S. cannot run from Ebola,” reads the bold, black text on a poster designed by Maribeth Kradel-Weitzel, Philadelphia University associate professor of graphic design communication. The poster depicts an isolated United States migrating off the globe as if fleeing …

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Fashion Alumna Jovan O’Connor Designs Dress For NY Fashion Week: Philadelphia Daily News

PhilaU fashion design graduate Jovan O’Connor has designed a dress that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey will wear on the Go Red runway tomorrow as part of New York Fashion Week, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Feb. 11. …

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PhilaU Coach Herb Magee Makes History With 1,000th Win

Herb Magee, Philadelphia University’s legendary men’s basketball coach, earned his 1,000th career victory in front of an exuberant hometown crowd on Feb. 7 as the Rams beat Post University 80-60. With his latest win, Magee became the first DII men’s basketball coach and only the …

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