Monthly Archives: February 2017

Former Ram Bria Young ’15 Returns To Philly As Harlem Globetrotter: CBS Philly

Bria “Swish” Young ’15 will be returning to her hometown this week in her new role as a Harlem Globetrotter, CBS Philly reported Feb. 27. Young played for the PhilaU Rams for three years, graduating with a psychology degree, and …

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Iranian Baby Undergoes Heart Surgery after Trump’s Immigration Ban: Hope

          This week my heart broke as I read the headline: Iranian baby caught in travel… Continue reading

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Rams Begin Post-Season Push in CACC Basketball Tournaments

Come out and cheer the Rams this weekend in the CACC Basketball Tournaments. The men’s team hosts Post University on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Gallagher Center, and the women’s squad travels to Caldwell University on Saturday at 2 …

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Herb Magee, 50 Years at PhilaU, And The Shots Still Flying In: Philadelphia Inquirer

Herb Magee celebrated the last home game of his 50th season as head men’s coach at Philadelphia University this week, winning game number 1,052 and earning a playoff berth, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 23. Inquirer sportswriter Mike Jensen captured …

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PhilaU Graphic Design Discovery Day 2017: Friday March 3, 2017

PhilaU Graphic Design Discovery Day 2017
For Accepted and Interested Students

The Graphic Design Communication program at Philadelphia University will be hosting Graphic Design Discovery Day 2017 on Friday, March 3, 2017 beginning at 11:00am. This event, held mostly in the DEC Center, is specially designed for Accepted and Interested Students and will provide the deepest dive to what our program is like. Visit classes; meet current and prospective students; and hear from successful alumni. For more information contact Admissions at admissions@philau.edu.

The event concludes at 2:00pm with the Real World Alumni Panel in the DEC Center. A panel discussion of recent graduates of the Graphic Design Communication program at Philadelphia University. This annual event is an opportunity for invited alumni to return to campus and share their career experiences with current students. Alumni will talk about what life is like after college as they have entered “The Real World.” Alumni will offer career advice and useful job-searching information.

Esteemed Alumni Lineup:
Bruno Forcine (’15) : Art Director at MRM / McCann, New York, NY
Giovanni Frias (’14): Interactive Designer at 160over90, Philadelphia, PA
Nicole Meyer (’16): Junior Art Director at McCann Humancare, New York, NY
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PhilaU Alumna Creates Device to Help Hearing Impaired: The Philadelphia Citizen

As a Philadelphia University student, Renee Kakareka ’16 created a device to help the hearing impaired and started her company, Olive Devices, to bring it to market, The Philadelphia Citizen reported Feb. 23. “I knew that I wanted to create …

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PhilaU Student Moderates Jefferson Panel on the Intersection of Health Care and Finance

Philadelphia University fashion merchandising and management senior Naomi Sampat moderated a lively panel discussion at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) on Feb. 21 about the intersection of health care and finance. The speakers included Vanguard Group founder and investment icon John …

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Industrial Design Students Create Hand-Cranked Topographical Map: Digital Trends

Digital Trends reported on a “gorgeous hand-cranked topographical” map by Philadelphia industrial design students: Game of Thrones fans are no doubt familiar with the show’s excellent title sequence, in which the fictitious world the show depicts is illustrated for the viewer via …

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Tired Designers, Happy Clients: The ID Sprint Project Final Presentations

This year’s Industrial Design Sprint Project ended in front of a capacity crowd in the DEC Forum last Tuesday. The design staff from Noria Home were on hand with both the Grad and Undergrad ID faculty last Wednesday to review the results of the intensive … Continue reading Continue reading

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Bria Young ’15 Coming Home as a Harlem Globetrotter: Philadelphia Inquirer

Bria Young ’15, who honed many of her basketball skills as a PhilaU Ram, will make her hometown debut as a Harlem Globetrotter next month at the Wells Fargo Center, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 20. “Young became a starting …

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