Monthly Archives: October 2009

Strategic Plan Implementation Update

Click here to download the update on the implementation of our Strategic Plan’s seven initiatives. Ongoing updates and communications regarding the implementation of the Strategic Plan will be provided on a regular basis. Watch for a new Strategic Initiatives web …

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PhilaU students compete to make a better bed, Home Textiles Today reports

PhilaU engineering, textile design and industrial design students are creating new memory foam sleep products as part of a competition sponsored by FXI Foamex Innovations, Homes Textiles Today reported Oct. 14.  The winning team will be announced in February.  The competition offers students …

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PhilaU Men’s Basketball Ranked 19th in Preseason National Poll

The Philadelphia University men’s basketball team received more national recognition on the eve of the official start to the 2009-10 season. The most recent top 25 preseason poll, released by the Division II Bulletin, ranks the Rams #19 in the …

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Landscape Architecture students help elementary students plan play area, the Star reports

Landscape Architecture students have been working with third- and fourth-graders to help create an outdoor play area at Cook Wissahickon Elementary School, the Manayunk Star reported Oct. 14.  “It’s a learning process for us, but it also helps them out,” PhilaU …

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PhilaU Opens New Biomedical Textile Structures Laboratory; Ribbon Cutting Fri., Oct. 16

As a result of a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Philadelphia University has created a state-of-the art Biomedical Textile Structures Laboratory (BTSL). A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 16 at …

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PhilaU fashion designers win Fashion Week award, Women’s Wear Daily reports

Philadelphia University’s fashion designers bested two other schools to win the Student Design Award at Philadelphia Fashion Week, Women’s Wear Daily reported Oct. 13.  “It is an honor to be recognized by a panel of industry judges for the superior work, creativity and talent …

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Rob Fleming, sustainable design program director, lauds BuildGreen conference in The Inquirer

Rob Fleming, director of the M.S. in Sustainable Design program, said the BuildGreen conference Oct. 14-15 in Philadelphia will provide “a forum for ideas, policy and strategies that will underpin the green economy for decades to come,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Oct. 13.  Fleming …

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PhilaU Fashion Design Students Win Fashion Week Student Design Award; Encore Runway Show at Macy’s Center City Oct. 13

Philadelphia University’s student fashion designers won the first-ever Student Design Award presented Oct. 10 at the Philadelphia Fashion Week, a new three-day celebration of fashion. In addition, eight of the winning student designs will be featured in an encore fashion …

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President Spinelli talks about entrepreneurial opportunity in BusinessWeek

President Stephen Spinelli Jr. talks about his experience as a founder of Jiffy Lube and entrepreneurial opportunity in tough economic times in BusinessWeek Oct. 9.

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PhilaU student designers showcased at Philadelphia Fashion Week, Women’s Wear Daily reports

PhilaU student designers will strut the runway at the first Philadelphia Fashion Week, Women’s Wear Daily reported Oct. 8.  The student designers are competing for the inaugural Student Design Award as part of the event.

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