Monthly Archives: January 2009

Industrial Design Students Develop Innovative Products at Sprint Challenge

Philadelphia University’s Industrial Design (ID) Program presented designs from the seventh-annual student “Sprint” Challenge in The Kanbar Campus Center Jan. 28. The challenge, which ran from Jan. 22 through 28, charged students to reinvent every day products – such as …

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University Welcomes New Registrar, Development Staff Member

Philadelphia University welcomes two new staff members—Julia Aggreh, registrar, and Katherine Boschi, director of special gifts—to campus. Julia Aggreh has joined Philadelphia University as the registrar. She comes to PhilaU from Chestnut Hill College, where she was the registrar for …

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Philadelphia University Celebrates Black History Month

Philadelphia University celebrates Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February. Coordinated through the Office of Student Development, events will include on- and off-campus events for faculty, staff and students. Listed below is the schedule …

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Design Students Present ‘Wear Your Waste’ at Annual Design X Fashion Show Jan. 29

Philadelphia University’s fashion design students presented their works at the 2009 Design X Fashion Show, “Wear Your Waste,” on Thursday, Jan. 29 in Downs Hall Auditorium. Featuring an array of work inspired by nature, foods, games, music and trash, the …

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PhilaU Men’s Basketball Ranked #9 in the NCAA Division II East; Currently Undefeated in CACC Play

The Philadelphia University men’s basketball team is currently ranked ninth in the NCAA Division II East region. The Rams are currently 15-3 and 7-0 in the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The top ten teams in each region, with records …

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Natalie W. Nixon talks about retail marketing and the Obamas in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Natalie Weathers Nixon, associate professor of Fashion Industry Management, says retailers need to be cautious about marketing fashions worn by members of the Obama family, the Jan. 28 Philadelphia Inquirer reports.  “The fashion world has to be particularly sensitive on how to use …

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PhilaU ‘First 5’ Young Alumni Event held at Rams Basketball Doubleheader

Philadelphia University’s First 5 – members of the Classes of 2003 to 2008 – gathered on Saturday, Jan. 24 during the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader vs. Holy Family University. Young alumni were joined by Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli …

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Nine PhilaU Student-Athletes Earn CACC All-Academic Honor; Soccer’s Bauckman Earns Third

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) recently announced nine Philadelphia University student-athletes received All-Academic honors for the Fall 2008 athletic season. PhilaU soccer star Christy Bauckman, a senior finance major, is now a three-time All-Academic honoree. Cross country’s Kathleen Marino, …

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Design Center exhibit “Housing Project” featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

The Design Center’s new exhibit, “Housing Project” by artist Candy Depew, was featured in the Jan. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer.  The exhibit runs through April 3.

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Clara Henry and Fashion Design students talk about Michelle Obama’s inaugural style on 6ABC

Fashion Design Program Director Clara Henry talked about Michelle Obama’s inaugural fashions and the role of the first lady as a trend-setter on 6ABC news at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 21.  She said Obama shows that women don’t have to spend a …

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