Monthly Archives: November 2011

Industrial Design Student Jake Frey’s Magnetic Light Switch Design Catching Attention and Buyers

Senior industrial design student Jake Frey gaining increasing interest in his innovative magnetic light switch cover design, an item he hopes to market to a retailer for wider distribution. Frey created the magnetic light switch cover while working at PhilaU …

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Industrial Design Students Get Expert Feedback on Health Care Product Designs

Students in the industrial design program presented projects to improve aspects of the health-care industry to Sean Hughes, vice president and chief design officer for health care at Philips Design, on Nov. 21. Hughes, an expert industrial designer with 20 …

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Architecture Students Give Back to the Local Community Through Freedom by Design

Students in Philadelphia University’s chapter of Freedom by Design, an American Institute of Architecture Students program that assists clients with special needs through architecture and design projects, recently completed a kitchen renovation project for Mrs. Bailey, an elderly Germantown resident …

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Black Retail Action Group hosts fashion show and poetry event: WHYY Newsworks

PhilaU’s Black Retail Action Group collaborated with Voices in Power to host a fashion show and poetry event on campus Nov. 18, WHYY Newsworks reported Nov. 21. BRAG president Catherine Buccello and treasurer Alicia Pickney were featured in the story.

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Textile design students compete in carpet competition: Bucks County Courier Times

Philadelphia University textile design students will design a new “eco-line” of carpeting as part of a design competition sponsored by Langhorne Carpet Co., reported the Bucks County Courier Times Nov. 21.  “It’s a wonderful addition to the curriculum,” said Marcia Weiss, director …

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Sustainable Design Student Josh Butz Wins Award at Prestigious Collab Competition

Josh Butz, a sustainable design graduate student at Philadelphia University, won third place in the prestigious Collab Student Design Competition this week for his innovative bag inspired by the stick-and-pouch versions carried by hobos. Butz’s bag was made primarily of …

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PhilaU Singers and Chamber Ensemble Present ‘Holiday Concert’ Saturday, Dec. 3

Join the PhilaU Singers and Chamber Ensemble for the 2011 ‘Holiday Concert’ on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ravenhill Chapel. The concert is free and open to the University community and the public. Those interested in attending should RSVP …

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Fashion Alumni Lecture Series Continues with Under Armour Designer Shannan Carlino ’08 Tuesday, Nov. 22

Philadelphia University’s Fashion Alumni Lecture Series will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 22, with a lecture from Shannan Carlino ’08, a designer at Under Armour. The lecture will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Paul J. Gutman Library …

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Industrial Design Program Receives Enthusiastic NASAD Reaccreditation and Report

Philadelphia University’s industrial design program has been reaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), which voted in October to continue PhilaU’s bachelor’s and master’s level programs in good standing for 10 years, through 2021. In …

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Interior Design Students Impress at KlingStubbins Student Design Competition

Philadelphia University interior design students received more awards than any other school at the 10th annual KlingStubbins design competition, winning four out of the ten total awards in the intercollegiate contest. Sarah Schaub ’12 won the $2,000 prize for second-place …

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