Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fashion Alumna Showcases New Collection at Macy’s Center City Fashion Show, Sept. 20

Philadelphia University alumna Kaitlyn Doherty ’11 will showcase a bold new collection of fashion accessories and apparel on Thursday, Sept. 20, in a one-night-only fashion show at Macy’s Center City. Doherty, a designer-in-residence at Macy’s Fashion Incubator, will display her …

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PhilaU Focuses on Health for National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

The Philadelphia University community will have plenty of ways to participate in the National Women’s Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, Sept. 26. First established in 2002, National Women’s Health and Fitness Day seeks to raise awareness about healthy living …

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PhilaU lauded as part of Philadelphia fashion nexus: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University, the “longtime textile giant,” is part of the new fashion synergy created by The Philadelphia Collection citywide initiative that links retailers, designers, shoppers and design schools, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sept. 19 in the story “Philadelphia’s own Fashion Week catching hold.”

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PhilaU Designers Featured in Urban Outfitters Fall Collection: WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University’s Adrienne Larsen, a textile engineering graduate student, and Marjan Osman Gartland, a recent graduate of the M.S. in textile design program, play a significant role in Urban Outfitters’ fall line, according to a Sept. 17 story in WHYY …

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Hispanic Heritage Month at PhilaU Brings Great Food and Activities

Philadelphia University will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of events, including Latin food, tango classes and a Mural Arts tour, to be held between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the culture and histories …

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PhilaU Basketball Coaches Magee and Shirley are Winningest Team in NCAA

With the retirement this week of University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun, Philadelphia University men’s basketball coach Herb Magee and women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley are now the winningest active basketball coaching tandem across all NCAA divisions. Magee …

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Daring Students Take to the Skies in Homemade Flying Machine at Red Bull Flugtag

A PhilaU team will take to the skies in Philadelphia’s annual Red Bull Flugtag, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, on the Camden Waterfront.  The Red Bull Flugtag challenges teams of five to build homemade, human-powered flying machines and …

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Architecture Program Receives Six-Year Reaccreditation

Philadelphia University’s architecture program has been reaccredited for a six-year term by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, effective through 2017. In its report, the NAAB lauded PhilaU’s architecture program as “an ideal milieu for a multidisciplinary education in architecture, the …

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Urban Outfitters Launches Collection Featuring PhilaU Designers

Urban Outfitters will launch designs by two PhilaU textile students at a celebratory Fashion’s Night Out event at their store in New York’s trendy East Village on Thursday, Sept. 6. The new line, “Designed By: RISD and Philadelphia University”, features …

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Natalie Nixon on the political messages of fashion choices: Philadelphia Inquirer

Natalie Nixon, director of the Strategic Design MBA program, said the fashion choices of First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney at their respective political conventions reinforced the image and messages they are trying to convey, according to a Sept. …

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