Monthly Archives: December 2013

Results of Industry-Sponsored Masonville Cove Systems Design Project

news_program_masonvillecrit1What began as an information gathering and research field trip at the beginning of the semester to Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center in Baltimore, MD—our industry-sponsored client for the Fall 2013 semester—culminated in senior-year Graphic Design Communication students presenting the results of their impressive work to representatives from Masonville Cove. The format was a“poster session,” which was open to the public and we were very pleased to see many students, administrators and, of course, the clients in attendance.

In this required, major studio course each student created an integrated marketing design system consisting of a public awareness campaign; a 16-page + cover publication design; and the design of an app or website to promote Masonville Cove. Some students also presented other deliverables as part of their overall proposed design system. The most important aspect of this project was for students to understand the concept of a design system, and to demonstrate how this design system can be utilized over several pieces and—in this case—over different media.

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Philadelphia University Welcomes Three New Trustees

    Philadelphia University has welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees this year: Carson Kressley H’13, Emmy Award-winning fashion celebrity; Arthur Rubenstein, former dean, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; and William Jasper, Unifi, Inc. chairman …

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Students Develop Mohair Innovations in Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Philadelphia University assistant professor of fashion merchandising and management Marie-Eve Faust wanted to educate her students on sustainability in fashion. Glen Cauffman’s Angora goat farm provides ecologically superior mohair and wool to local companies. Over the summer, the two joined …

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Biology professor Anne Bower talks about invasive earthworms on WHYY Radio Times

Anne Bower, associate professor of biology, discussed the problem of invasive earthworms on WHYY’s Radio Times with host Marty Moss-Coane on Dec. 18.  The alien Asian earthworms are munching their way through forests and wreaking havoc with the eco-system, Bower …

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PhilaU Rams Go Up Against DI Boston College: Sports Illustrated

PhilaU men’s basketball lost to DI Boston College 67-50 in a Dec. 15 game in Boston, Sports Illustrated reported Dec. 17.  BC Coach Steve Donahue started his career as an assistant at PhilaU for head coach and Hall of Famer Herb …

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PhilaU’s Magee two games up on Duke’s Krzyzewski in all-time wins: Philadelphia Daily News

PhilaU men’s basketball coach Herb Magee is two games ahead of Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in all-time NCAA wins, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Dec. 18.  While Magee is ahead with 967 career wins, that lead is unlikely to last as …

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PhilaU Students Develop Revitalization Plans for Germantown Community

  Philadelphia University architecture and landscape architecture students put their learning into practice during a semester-long collaboration to revitalize the commercial corridor in nearby Germantown. Following months of meetings and discussions with neighborhood organizations and residents, the students developed a …

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Suiting Up: A New Spin on Holiday Cards

Philadelphia University regularly collaborates with industry partners like Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Target and Comcast on interdisciplinary projects that give our students the opportunity to identify and solve real-world problems.  It’s a hallmark of the University’s distinctive approach to teaching …

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University is Open Today, Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Philadelphia University will be open and operating on a normal schedule today, Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  The University will continue to monitor weather conditions.  Please check www.PhilaU.edu for any updates throughout the day.
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Street Style: Stash the Sweats

That dreaded time of the year is finally upon us: finals week. DUN-DUN-DUN! Time to stash the towering heels, and whip out the stain-splotched hoodies. Edgy-ness inevitably takes a backseat to comfort. However, amongst the sea of upswept buns and jogging suits was this adorable, sweater-wrapped fashionista who seamlessly meshed trendiness and comfort. After the […] Continue reading

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