Monthly Archives: August 2011

College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Freshmen Gather for the First Time at Orientation

The incoming students in the new College of Design, Engineering and Commerce (DEC) met collectively for the first time on Aug. 19 for the DEC orientation. Ron Kander, executive dean of the College, and a few other administrators, including Michael …

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The PhilaU Residences at the Falls Center Opens this Week as Newest PhilaU Housing Facility

Students began moving into the Philadelphia University Residences at Falls Center this week, officially opening the facility as PhilaU’s newest housing option. Located less than a mile away from campus at 3300 Henry Avenue, the newly renovated, multi-purpose site houses …

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Fall 2011 Courses Begin Monday, Aug. 22

The 2011-2012 academic year will begin Monday, Aug. 23. Click here for the Fall 2011 Academic Calendar. For a full calendar of Philadelphia University events, visit the University calendar.

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Philadelphia University Community Welcomes Incoming Class at Annual Convocation

Philadelphia University welcomed more than 800 new students and their families at the University’s annual Convocation on Aug. 19. “Move-in Day and Convocation are two of the most gratifying events on campus,” President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., said to the …

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PhilaU students move into new Falls Center residences: 6ABC

The first students have moved into the Residences at Falls Center and are pleased with the newly renovated apartments, reported 6ABC at 6 p.m. on Aug. 15.  Students Kelli Kowalewski and Dana Rokoszak were interviewed for the report.  “We’re both so happy  that we …

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Tom Shirley Selected for Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame

With more than 600 career wins as a coach in the NCAA, the accolades for Philadelphia University women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley keep rolling in. Earlier this month, Shirley, who also serves as PhilaU director of athletics, was selected for …

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Welcome Weekend Planned for New Undergraduate Students Aug. 18 to 21

Undergraduate students entering Philadelphia University will be welcomed with a four-day New Student Orientation (NSO) program starting Thursday, Aug. 18 and ending Sunday, Aug. 21. The weekend is packed with both educational and social events in order to jump-start students’ …

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Physician Assistant Studies Program Celebrates Graduates at Certificate Ceremony

Fifty graduates of the M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program received their graduation certificates in a ceremony on August 12 at Philadelphia University, celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2011. “This ceremony marks an end, as well as a …

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Coach Herb Magee’s enshrinement in Hall of Fame garners national media coverage

The enshrinement of Coach Herb Magee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Aug. 12 received widespread national media coverage, including in USA Today,  The Philadelphia Inquirer,  DIME, NBC10, Fox News,

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Legendary Coach Herb Magee Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

After more than 50 years dedicated to the game of basketball at Philadelphia University – 44 of which as the men’s basketball head coach – Herb Magee was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Aug. 12 …

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