Monthly Archives: April 2014

Students Help Cancer Victims with Pop-Up Shop and Baseball Fundraisers

Philadelphia University fashion students raised $2,725 at this week’s pop-up shop to help families of cancer patients, and the baseball team raised more than $400 to aid a 14-year-old cancer patient. The April 29 pop-up shop was the collaborative effort …

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PhilaU Baseball Team Helps Send Sick Teen to Derek Jeter’s Final Game: KYW Newsradio, CBS Philly

PhilaU’s baseball team charged admission for the first time on April 26 to help send 14-year-old cancer patient Mason Kosmoski to see the Yankees’ Derek Jeter play his last game at Fenway Park, KYW Newsradio and CBS Philly reported April …

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PhilaU Fashion Show Showcases Best Student Designs, Celebrates Legacy of Designer Patrick Kelly

The Verizon Philadelphia University Celebration of Innovation’s extraordinary weekend of festivities concluded with the Annual Fashion Show on Sunday, April 27 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The annual Fashion Show showcased the best of the year’s fabulous, …

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Sustainable Design Program Director Rob Fleming Speaks on Earth Day Panel

Rob Fleming, M.S. in Sustainable Design program director, participated in a panel discussion on sustainable work spaces on Earth Day, April 22. The event, coordinated by Steelcase, Corporate Interiors, the International Living Future Institute’s Philadelphia chapter and the Delaware Valley …

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PhilaU Students and Faculty Lead Philadelphia Science Festival Events

Philadelphia University students and faculty will help promote science education as part of the citywide 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival from April 25 to May 3. As part of the annual city science festival, PhilaU students and faculty in architecture, chemistry, …

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Students plan future of Gorgas Park: WHYY Newsworks

On Earth Day, Philadelphia University students collaborated with Roxborough residents in the University’s SEED Center on a charette planning a long-term beautification project for Gorgas Park, reported WHYY Newsworks on April 23. Students imagined creative ideas for waterfalls, amphitheaters and …

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PhilaU students collaborate with Germantown community on high school plans: Flying Kite

Philadelphia University architecture and landscape architecture students have worked with community members on plans for the now-closed Germantown High School, Flying Kite reported April 22.

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Fashion program director Sheila Connelly lauds designer Patrick Kelly: Philadelphia Daily News

The fashions of 1980s designer Patrick Kelly are still “modern and relevant,” Sheila Connelly, fashion design program director, said in a Philadelphia Daily News story on the celebrated designer, the focus of a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of …

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Author and Journalist Jeff Selingo Will Deliver PhilaU Commencement Address: Inside Higher Ed

Jeffrey Selingo, journalist and author and professor of practice at Arizona State University, will give the 2014 PhilaU Commencement address, Inside Higher Ed reported April 21.   Commencement will take place Saturday, May 17, at the Mann Center for the …

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PhilaU’s Nexus Learning Approach Prepares Students for Success: HuffPost Education

PhilaU’s Nexus Learning approach and integrated DEC curriculum, which are rooted in the intersection of liberal arts and professional education, provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed today and in the future, according to an April 18 …

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