Monthly Archives: March 2014

Public can vote on NASA spacesuits designed with PhilaU students: NBC News

NASA is asking the public to vote on the outer layer for new spacesuits designed with the help of PhilaU students, NBC News reported March 25.  Engineers from the U.S. space agency drew up the choices in collaboration with spacesuit …

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Fashion Industry Leaders to Speak at Discover Fashion Day on March 27

Learn about the vast opportunities available in today’s fashion industry through a conversation with Carson Kressley H’13, fashion celebrity and PhilaU board member, and Darlene Daggett, former president of QVC, at Discover Fashion Day on March 27 in The Gallagher Center from 12:30 …

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PhilaU fashion faculty Wyatt and Faust address designer handbag aftermarket: Philadelphia Inquirer

Fashion merchandising and management faculty members Nioka Wyatt and Marie-Eve Faust were featured in a March 24 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the consumer market for secondhand designer handbags. Wyatt said selling used designer bags is “a new fashion construct that is …

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Interior Design Seniors Win Top IIDA Student Design Awards

Philadelphia University interior design seniors won the top two prizes and an honorable mention in the 2014 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) tri-state chapter’s annual student design competition. Heather Robinson won first place, Emma Rosenwinkel took second place, and Colleen …

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Design X fashion show showcases student creativity: 6ABC, Philadelphia Inquirer, Roxborough Review

PhilaU’s Design X fashion show on March 13 showcased creative designs using non-traditional materials, 6ABC reported on its 5:30 p.m. newscast that day and The Philadelphia Inquirer and Roxborough Review reported March 14.

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Milkcrate Philly sustainability app featured in Generocity

Sustainable design graduate student Morgan Berman’s Milkcrate Philly app, which connects users with sustainable businesses, was featured March 11 in Generocity.  “It’s basically a green ‘Yelp’ to help you find whatever you might be looking for to match your consumer behavior …

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Design X Runway Show Pushes Fashion Students’ Creative Boundaries

Cellophane, plastic trash bags and VHS film are not materials typically used in clothing, but PhilaU fashion design students put them to good use in their creative designs featured on the Design X runway March 13. Jenna Michel, a junior …

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PhilaU Architecture Students Win Stewardson Awards: Roxborough Review

PhilaU architecture student Dan Silberman won first place and Melanie Whedon was named a finalist in the John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture competition, The Roxborough Review reported March 12.

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Coach Magee Takes Rams to NCAA Tourney for 27th time: KYW Newsradio, CBS3

Hall-of-Fame men’s basketball coach Herb Magee is taking the Rams to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the 27th time, KWY Newsradio and CBS 3 reported March 12.   The CACC champions will take on Franklin Pierce in the first …

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PhilaU Student Touts Appeal of Online Quizzes: Philadelphia Inquirer

Alyssa Maiale, a fashion merchandising and management senior, spoke about the hot trend of online pop culture quizzes in a March 12 Philadelphia Inquirer story.  The quirky quizzes offer such information as what kind of breakfast one would be: Maiale …

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