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Students Can Apply for Blackstone LaunchPad Event Scholarships

Thanks to funding from the Blackstone LaunchPad scholarship program, PhilaU students can apply for free admission to several local entrepreneurship events. Current students interested in attending one of the events below should contact Zoe McKinley, PhilaU LaunchPad director, at mckinleyz@philau.edu …

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Architecture Students Impress Finnish Experts with Lighting Designs

Some 50 third-year architecture students spent an intense week studying the complexity of lighting design and creating prototypes as part of a novel workshop headed by two visiting Finnish experts. The PhilaU students were challenged to design a pop-up flash …

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PhilaU Names the Lawrence N. Field DEC Center for Real Estate Entrepreneur

Philadelphia University has named the Lawrence N. Field DEC Center for the real estate entrepreneur in recognition of his generous $3.5 million gift to the University. “Larry Field’s entrepreneurial spirit exemplifies the “Powered To Do” mission of leadership and innovation …

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Help Name the New Convenience Store at Ravenhill Dining Hall

Exciting changes and upgrades at the Ravenhill Dining Hall this fall include a convenience store and a new student center. The new convenience store, loaded with practical items and food options, opened for the start of the fall semester on …

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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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