Monthly Archives: April 2017

SDMBA Program Director Nixon on Design Thinking and Ideation: Philadelphia Business Journal

Natalie Nixon, director of PhilaU’s Strategic Design MBA program, discussed how design thinking adds value across a range of industries, including education and health care, and the power of ideation in fostering innovative ideas, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported April …

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PhilaU Student Designs Dazzle on the Runway at Annual Fashion Show

With inspirations ranging from struggling artists in the 19th century, to the juxtaposition of war and peace, to ancient Mayan culture, the works of 127 student designers dazzled the runway April 27 for Philadelphia University’s annual Fashion Show at the …

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Letrell Crittenden, Ph.D., Named Director of B.S. in Communication Program

Letrell Deshan Crittenden, Ph.D., has been named director of Philadelphia University’s B.S. in Communication program, effective Aug. 14, 2017. Crittenden is a journalist, media scholar and educator who currently serves as assistant professor at Robert Morris University. His professional communications …

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PhilaU Textile and Costume Curator On Melania Trump’s First 100 Days of Fashion: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jade Papa, curator of Philadelphia University’s textile and costume collection, discussed First Lady Melania Trump’s first 100 days in fashion and politics in an April 26 article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  

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PhilaU to Hold Inaugural Induction Ceremony for Counseling Honor Society

Delta Sigma Mu, the Philadelphia University chapter of the national counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota, will hold its inaugural induction ceremony on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the Kanbar Performance Space. Delta Sigma Mu will be inducting …

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PhilaU Named a Top Graphic Design School by GDUSA Magazine

For the sixth year in a row, GDUSA magazine has named Philadelphia University a top graphic design school. In addition, the publication recognized graphic design communication seniors Kelli Seiple and Lauren King as Students to Watch. “It’s gratifying to know …

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Occupational Therapy, Industrial Design Students Solve Real-World Problems in Assistive Tech Collaboration

In a longstanding tradition at Philadelphia University, dozens of occupational therapy and industrial design students took part in the Assistive Tech Collaboration presentation in the Kanbar Performance Space on April 21, showcasing their innovative designs to help clients with special …

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PhilaU Honors Faculty at Annual Reception

Members of the Philadelphia University faculty were honored at the annual Faculty Reception on April 20 for their exemplary work, dedication and commitment to education excellence. 2017 President’s Award for Excellence Raju Parakkal, associate professor of international relations, College of …

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PhilaU Business Students to Be Inducted into Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

The Philadelphia University Chapter of the National Business Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta, will hold its annual induction ceremony at the Germantown Cricket Club on Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m. PhilaU currently has 24 members on campus, and 29 …

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Achieve 100 Percent Certification Pass Rate

All eligible 2016 certification candidates who are graduates in Philadelphia University’s occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program have passed the certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Inc. (NBCOT), the national certification body for occupational therapy …

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