Monthly Archives: September 2014

PhilaU Dedicates Arlen Specter Center for Public Service: The Roxborough Review

Philadelphia University officially dedicated the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and its newly restored home, Roxboro House, in a Sept. 11 ribbon-cutting ceremony, The Roxborough Review reported Sept. 16.

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Men’s Basketball Ranked 8th Nationally for Small Colleges by Sporting News

The Sporting News 2014-15 Small College Report, released Sept. 12, ranked PhilaU’s men’s basketball team eighth nationwide in Division II and named junior forward Peter Alexis to the Preseason All-America second team. “It is great for our players and our …

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PhilaU Dedicates Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and Roxboro House, Inaugurates Public Service Awards

Philadelphia University formally dedicated the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and its newly restored home, Roxboro House, at a Sept. 11 ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by faculty, staff, students, trustees, Specter family members, East Falls neighbors and other guests. The …

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PhilaU Dedicates Arlen Specter Center for Public Service: WHYY Newsworks, CBSPhilly, WPHL17

The University’s Sept. 11 dedication of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service and its newly restored home, Roxboro House, was featured  in WHYY Newsworks, CBSPhilly and on WPHL17 at 10 p.m.

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New Hallmarks Program Identifies Key Learning Goals for Student Success

In a major overhaul of its approach to general education, Philadelphia University this semester instituted its new Hallmarks Program around eight key learning goals essential for personal and professional success. The new general education core curriculum, Hallmarks Core, is a …

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PhilaU Graduates Achieve 94 Percent Job Placement, Grad School Acceptance Rate

Philadelphia University graduates have achieved an average job placement and graduate school acceptance rate of 95 percent since 2012. The accomplishments of PhilaU alumni are evidence of the success of the University’s signature Nexus Learning approach to higher education. Through …

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Athletic Director Tom Shirley To Receive Alumni Achievement Award

PhilaU athletic director and head women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley will receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from DeSales University on Sept. 27. Shirley, who served as athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at his alma mater before joining …

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PhilaU Architecture Students Work on Germantown High Plan: The Philadelphia Tribune

PhilaU architecture and landscape architecture students are working with community leaders and architects to develop a restructured Germantown High School building, The Philadelphia Tribune reported Sept. 9.

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Students Present Solutions for an Aging Population in Nexus Maximus Sprint

After a rigorous long weekend of researching, planning and designing, nearly 170 students participating in the Nexus Maximus sprint presented their final innovations to enhance life for an aging population on Sept. 8. The international collaboration yielded dozens of remarkable …

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Nexus Maximus Kicks Off with Record-Breaking Innovation Teams

More than 150 PhilaU students from eight academic disciplines are collaborating with students from Aalto University in Finland and faculty to find innovative solutions to a growing global problem this weekend in Philadelphia University’s largest Nexus Learning sprint project yet—Nexus …

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