Monthly Archives: August 2008

Associate Professor Natalie Weathers on back-to-school shopping strategies on 6ABC

Natalie Weathers, associate professor of fashion industry management, offered some back-to-school shopping strategies for families on the 6ABC 5:30 a.m. news on Aug. 21.   In the current economic crunch, she said, “the consumer is being very savvy and they’re scoping …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee in Phila. Sports Hall of Fame, The Roxborough Review reports

Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee, the winningest DII coach in NCAA history, will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in November, reports the Aug. 19 Roxborough Review.  Magee’s inclusion in the fifth class of Hall of Famers …

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Donohue Places Eighth in 1,500 Meter Semifinal

Competing in her first Olympic event this morning, Erin Donohue, assistant cross country coach at Philadelphia University, placed eighth in her heat in the women’s 1,500 meter race. She finished in a time of 4:16.05, trailing the heat winner Iryna …

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Engineering and Textiles Dean David Brookstein tests lead in backpacks on Fox29

David Brookstein, dean of the School of Engineering and Textiles and director of the Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety, tested children’s backpacks for lead on the 10 p.m. Fox29 news on Aug. 20.

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Convocation to Bring First-year Students and Families to Campus

Philadelphia University’s 24th annual Convocation is scheduled for tomorrow, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center. Joanna Berwind, trustee and director of the Berwind Group and a new member of the Philadelphia University Board …

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Assistant cross-country coach Erin Donoue to run 1,500 meters in Olympics tomorrow, the Daily News reports

Assistant cross-country Coach Erin Donohue will compete tomorrow morning in the semifinals of the Olympic women’s 1,500 meters, reports the Aug. 20 Philadelphia Daily News.  Donohue won a spot on the U.S. Olympics team after finishing second (4:08:20) at July’s Olympic trials in Eugene, …

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University Welcomes New Development and Alumni Relations Staff Members

Philadelphia University welcomes two new development and alumni relations staff members — Donna Weber, assistant vice president for External Affairs, and Linda Hollenback, director of Alumni Relations. Donna Weber has joined the University as the assistant vice president for External …

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Philadelphia University to offer more aid this year to make up for smaller state grants, The Inquirer reports

Philadelphia University and several other universities such as Penn and Lehigh are offering more financial aid this year to make up for smaller grants from PHEAA and higher loan fees, according to a story on student loan availability in the Aug. 18 Philadelphia …

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Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee to be inducted into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

Herb Magee, Philadelphia University’s legendary men’s basketball coach and the winningest NCAA DII coach in history, will be inducted as part of the fifth class into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame this fall. Magee, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall …

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Mark Sunderland, assistant dean Engineering and Textiles, explains Olympic swimsuit advances in The Inquirer

Mark Sunderland, assistant dean in the School of Engineering and Textiles, explained how advancements in fabric technology have helped Olympic swimmers to break world records at the summer games in Beijing, according to a story in the August 13 Philadelphia Inquirer.  The striking suits made of LZR Pulse fabric …

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