Monthly Archives: April 2008

Earth Day 2008 and Sustainability Initiatives Celebrated on Campus

Ravenhill Dining Hall will go trayless Tuesday and Thursday this week.  Samples of organic foods will be offered on Wednesday.  A shack made of recycled bottles, cans and containers has been constructed outside The Kanbar Campus Center. In recognition of …

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Natalie Weathers on merchandising and political campaigns in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Natalie Weathers, associate professor of Fashion Industry Management, was featured in a story on political campaigns and merchandising efforts in the April 22 Philadelphia Inquirer.  “Fashion can leave a mark for real social change,” Weathers said.  “People are constantly using and …

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Men’s Soccer Team Gets Behind April 26 Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer

On April 26, the Sandy Rollman 4th Annual Teal Ribbon 5K to Overcome Ovarian Cancer will take place, and Philadelphia University’s Men’s Soccer Team has taken up the cause. “This disease has touched my family, and I know the pain it …

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Academic Awards Ceremony at Kimmel Center April 18

Philadelphia University’s Academic Awards Ceremony was held April 18 at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater with nearly 300 people in attendance. Ninety-two awards were presented to high-achieving students. Pictured are Honors students who will graduate in May as Distinguished Honors …

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Roxborough Review reports on Sigma Nu bike-a-thon, PhilaU Commencement speaker

Sigma Nu’s Bike for a Cure, which raised funds to support breast cancer research, was featured in the April 16 Roxborough Review.   Fraternity brothers Richie Ardito and Chad Reis were featured in the story, which also mentioned Kelly’s Ride, an upcoming …

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Calvin Klein Collection’s Francisco Costa to Receive Spirit of Design Award at University’s Fashion Show

Francisco Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein Collection for women, will receive the 2008 Spirit of Design Award at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show, which will take place Wednesday, April 30th, at the Academy of Music. Costa, a fashion innovator …

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Graphic Design Students Finalists in National Student Design Competition

Two Graphic Design Communication students, Ayana Bibbs '09 and Alex Cohn '08, have been named finalists in the national 2008 One Show College Competition. One Show College Competition, organized by the professional advertising organization The One Club, awards students for …

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University and U.S. Commercial Service Present East Asia Symposium

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. — pictured with Stephen Wong (above right), regional director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) for the Americas — attended the East Asia Symposium at Philadelphia University on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The Symposium, …

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ITAPS formaldehyde research featured on Fox29 news

The Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety (ITAPS) was featured April 15 on the Fox29 10 p.m. news.  The segment, which focused on the Institute’s research on formaldehyde in children’s clothing, featured interviews with David Brookstein, dean of the …

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Clara Henry, fashion design program director, on NBC 10 helping 10th-grader interested in fashion

Clara Henry, Philadelphia University’s fashion design program director, helped a 10th-grade girl named Nadirah learn about a career in fashion design as part of a recent NBC 10 Wednesday’s Child segment.  Click here to watch the video on NBC 10 …

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