Monthly Archives: October 2012

PhilaU and area colleges fared well in storm: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University and most other area colleges and universities escaped major damage during Hurricane Sandy, which most re-opening for business Wednesday, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Oct. 31.

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PhilaU Interior Designer Students Receive KlingStubbins Awards

Philadelphia University interior design students continued their run of excellence in the annual KlingStubbins design competition, with six students winning the top six awards in this year’s contest. Sarah Schaub ’13 and Sarah Sarah Sapowycz ’13 were named award-winners for …

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Unilever Executives Wowed by PhilaU Students’ Creativity in Nexus Challenge

After an intense, weeklong sprint to develop innovative product ideas for the Nexus Challenge, Philadelphia University students presented their ideas to expert panels from Unilever, drawing heavy praise from the project’s sponsor. Working in 12 teams, each consisting of business, …

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Fashion Merchandising Students Produce 2012 Bike Expo Fashion Show

Fashion merchandising students will produce the 2012 Philly Bike Expo Fashion Show that will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.  A pre-show cocktail hour will kick off the event at 6:30 …

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Architecture Student Awarded Carpenters’ Company Scholarship

Muzalier Gaussaint, a fourth-year architecture student, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from The Carpenters’ Company of the City and Council of Philadelphia. He will be honored by the organization at an awards gala Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Comcast …

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Students Say ‘I Do’ to Raise Awareness of Same-Sex Marriage

“And by the power I don’t really have, you are not technically married.” So said Jack Klett, associate dean of graduate students, as he presided over a mock wedding ceremony held in the Kanbar Campus Center Living Room on Thursday, …

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PhilaU Thon Dances All Night Long for Charity

So you think you can dance for charity? On Nov. 9, PhilaU Thon will host a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Children’s Miracle Network. The dance will be held at Ravenhill Chapel. …

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The Design Center Loans Roaring ‘20s Accessories to National Constitution Center Prohibition Exhibit

The Jazz Age, flappers and the roaring ‘20s.  Rumrunners and moonshiners.  Gangsters Al Capone and Max “Boo-Boo” Hoff, with their tommy guns and moxie.  Carry Nation, the “dry” who busted up a saloon with a hatchet. So went the heady …

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Students Off and Running on Fast-Paced Nexus Challenge, Sponsored by Unilever

The intense, action-packed competition that is Philadelphia University’s Nexus Challenge, sponsored this fall by the global consumer products company Unilever, kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 18. The competition is focused on sustainable solutions, challenging students to develop innovative new products …

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Casey Thompson ’13 Awarded Prestigious NEWH Hospitality Scholarship

Interior design student Casey Thompson was announced as the recipient of the NEWH Hospitality Scholarship Award 2012. An international nonprofit group, NEWH serves the hospitality industry through scholarships, educational efforts and information exchange. The scholarship, designed to defray the cost …

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