November 16, 2018

In the News:

College Basketball: Rimmer helps Widener to balanced win
Delaware County Daily Times
November 14, 2018
Game coverage of the Widener women’s basketball victory Wednesday over PSU-Brandywine.

UDF Files Brief to Oppose Kyle Bass and Hayman Capital Appeal
EIN Newsdesk
November 15, 2018
Article features Rod Smolla, dean of the Delaware Law School.

Biz tycoon gives Widener $1.5M for engineering fellowship
Delaware County Daily Times
November 16, 2018
Article shares Widener’s announcement of $1.5 million commitment to support undergraduate and graduate student research in the School of Engineering.

Alumni News:

LVC grad Rep. Bryan Cutler named majority leader for PA house
Leb Town
November 14, 2018
Widener Law graduate Rep. Bryan Cutler has been selected house majority leader by his peers.

People in the News—Nov. 14, 2018—Spector Gadon
The Legal Intelligencer
November 14, 2018
Capehart Scatchard added Delaware Law graduate Ruby Delarosa in the firm’s workers’ compensation department as an associate.

Pennsylvania New Members 2019
The Hill
November 15, 2018
Rep.-elect Madeleine Dean is a Delaware Law graduate.

Social Justice Educator with Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener Is on a Mission
Pivot Today
November 16, 2018
A re-purposed article of the Philadelphia Inquirer story about Widener Human Sexuality doctoral graduate Melissa Fabello.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Penn State Berks; 8 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Sidebar Reserved for Staff; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sidebar
  • Power Up Class; 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.; L205

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Widener Day II; all day; Main campus

Thursday, November 15, 2018

In the News:

Widener University: Dr. Virginia Brabender Publishes Textbook on Group Psychotherapy
Targeted News Service
November 14, 2018
Virginia Brabender, a professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, co-authored a new book that outlines the six therapy models that can be used to treat individuals in facilities that offer short-term group psychotherapy.

Lawyers’ Statements Defamed Litigant in Del. Battle Over Software Co., Law Dean Argues to NY Court
Delaware Law Weekly
November 14, 2018
Article features Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla.

College students stretch beyond the classroom for a lesson on real-world poverty
KYW Newsradio
November 14, 2018
A radio and print story on the Widener poverty simulation features interviews with event student organizers Andrew Proctor and Yesha Patel as well as Dawn Ferry, director of the Center for Nursing Simulation and Computerized Testing.

Widener students get a taste of poverty
Delaware County Daily Times
November 15, 2018
Story on Tuesday’s poverty simulation event featuring Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement Gretchen Mielke, first-time participating students Joe Lofton, Grace Chambers, Vanessa Lista and Tyler White, and student organizer Laya Manoj.

Everyday violence, ‘feelings of hopelessness’
Black News Zone
November 15, 2018
A new narrative inquiry study led by Mary Francis, assistant professor of nursing, identified underlying themes faced by victims of gun violence.

Athletic Update:

Events on Widener Law Commonwealth:

  • The Harrisburg campus is closed today due to inclement weather

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting: 12 – 1 p.m.; TBD
  • BLSA Professionalism Week – Panel of Alumni; 5:30 – 7 p.m.; TBD

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In the News:

Rimmer paces Widener women to win in opener
Delaware County Daily Times
November 11, 2018
Coverage of the Widener’s women’s basketball win against St. Mary’s (Md.) with mentions of Devan Rimmer and Madison Ireland.

Alumni News:

Her Judgeship: Demetrica Todd-Ruiz
SNJ Today
November 13, 2018
Demetrican Todd-Ruiz, the first woman—and person of African descent—to be sworn in as a municipal court judge in Vineland, is a Widener graduate.

Athletic Update:

11 Members of @Widener_FB Named All-MAC

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Civ Pro Review with Prof. S. Raeker-Jordan; 4 – 6 p.m.; L202
  • Are You Smarter Than a 1L?; 6 – 8 p.m.; Sidebar

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Visiting Writer Cynthia Dewi Oka; 4 – 5 p.m.; Freedom Hall 122
  • Fall 2018 Bistro Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Dining Room

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In the News:

Lisa Currie becomes Interim Associate Director for The Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity
Tulane Hullabaloo
November 8, 2018
Lisa Currie is pursuing a Ph.D in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener.

Art Scene: Exhibits for the weeks ahead, starting Nov. 9
Delaware County Daily Times
November 9, 2018
The Widener Art Gallery’s permanent collection includes the work of 19th century American and European painters as well as 18th and 19th -century Asian art from the Alfred O. Deshong collection.

Widener marks 100th anniversary of WWI’s end
Delaware County Daily Times
November 10, 2018
Widener marked the 100th anniversary of the close of the Great War with a daylong symposium as well as holding a Veterans Day ceremony. This article quotes Department of History Chair Rachel Batch, Ph.D., Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff Katie Herschede, Ed.D., and John H. Tilelli, Jr., retired U.S. Army four-star general, class of 1963 graduate and chairman of the board of trustees.

Power Moves: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission announced its new head
Generocity
November 12, 2018
The Urban Affairs Coalition will honor Uva Coles at the Friends of the Coalition Post Breakfast Reception on Nov. 16.

Alumni News:

Dr. Jayleen Galarza Shares Her Experience
The Stroud Courirer
November 8, 2018
Jayleen Galarza earned a Master’s of Social Work, M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Human Sexuality at Widener.

Chester County Bar Association starts judicial process for judgeships
Delaware County Daily Times
November 9, 2018
Delaware Law graduate Daniel J. Maisano is one of thirteen attorneys who have submitted their names to the Chester County Bar Association’s Evaluation Committee for consideration for two open Common Pleas Court judge positions.

Upper Darby High School adds names to Wall of Fame
Delaware County Daily Times
November 12, 2018
Widener graduate Williametta “Willie” Simmons was inducted into the Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame.

Fox43 Morning News
November 13, 2018
Widener Commonwealth Law will honor alum and York County District Attorney Dave Sunday at the annual Evening in the Capitol event tonight with the 2018 excellence in public service award.

Press Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • CEU: The Impact of Trauma on the Parent-Infant Family System; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Widener Celebration of Environmental Services for Small Businesses Partnership; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Quick Center Atrium
  • Poverty Simulation; 5 – 8 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Sexual Health Lecture Series; 6 – 8 p.m.; Academic Center North 101

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.; L205
  • CDO Lunch & Learn/Life in a Large Firm with Attorney Jan Budman; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; CDO/Administration Building
  • PA Bar Induction & Evening at the Capitol; 4 – 9 p.m.; The Capitol
  • Prof. Lee Torts Review Sessions; 5 – 6 p.m.; L202
  • Outside Group/GrandView; 6 – 9 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Youth Court Society Panel Discussion; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; Location TBD
  • DiBona Moot Court Competition Final Round – reception to follow; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Delaware Law Campus

Monday, November 12, 2018

In the News:

Member Perspective: Dr. Julie E. Wollman
The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
November 2018
Dr. Julie E. Wollman was featured as a guest commentator in this month’s Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce newsletter.

6ABC Action News
November 9, 2018
Coverage of Friday’s Veterans Day ceremony and the WWI Centennial Symposium.

6ABC Action News
November 9, 2018
The School of Engineering’s robotics workshop was featured during the 5pm news hour.

WWI’s legacy still felt in Philly, 100 years later
Metro
November 11, 2018
Article quotes Sahr Conway-Lanz, scholar-in-residence at the Widener History Department, who gave a lecture at last week’s WWI Centennial Symposium.

State institution: These 4-year Pennsylvania schools attract the fewest in-state students
Keystone Business News
November 12, 2018
Widener is included on a list that breaks down the number of in-state and out-of-state student populations at various Pennsylvania schools.

WDDE 91.1 FM
November 12, 2018
Commonwealth Law Professor Jill Family spoke with Delaware Public Media following the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals action last week to uphold an injunction to stop the President from ending DACA.

Alumni News:

York County solicitor out, county commissioners mum
York Dispatch
November 11, 2018
Former York County solicitor Glenn Smith is a Widener Law graduate.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • ‘We’re All Widener’ Multicultural Fair; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; University Center Atrium
  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 6 – 7 p.m.; Widener Observatory
  • Philadelphia Speaker Series: Gloria Steinem; 8 – 10 p.m.; The Kimmel Center

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • BLSA Professionalism Week – Fashion Show; 1 – 3 p.m.; Student Lounge

Friday, November 9, 2018

In the News:

WDEL (no link available)
November 8, 2018
Distinguished Professor of Law John Culhane, Widener Delaware Law School, spoke to Allan Loudell on WDEL about the resignation of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Delaware transparency law shows ‘symptoms of illness,’ open government group says
The News Journal
November 8, 2018
Daniel Bevarly, executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, spoke to an audience of about 35 people at Delaware Law School to discuss the obstacles in the way of public access to records.

Free things to do this weekend, Nov. 9-11, as Santa starts to arrive in central Pa.
PennLive
November 9, 2018
Widener Law Commonwealth will hold a ceremony this morning to honor the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Alumni News:

John Vena Inc. taps industry veteran for sales leadership role
Fresh Plaza
November 8, 2018
John Vena is a Widener graduate. This article was also shared in Perishable News.

Meet South Philly’s Melissa Fabello and her mission to spread body acceptance
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 8, 2018
Featured online and in today’s print edition in the Life section is a story about Melissa Fabello, a Ph.D. alum of Widener’s human sexuality program, and her work to spread body acceptance.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • World War I Centennial Symposium; 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Main Campus; Click for agenda
  • Engaging in Education Workshop; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Financial Literacy Workshop; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Quick Center Atrium
  • Robotics Workshop; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall
  • Veterans Day Ceremony; 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Veteran’s Day/CLE Program; 8 – 9 a.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Women’s Leadership Conference; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Men’s Swimming vs. Immaculata; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Swimming vs. Immaculata; 1 p.m.; Home

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In the News:

WWI, 100 Years Later: Widener Slates Symposium
Delaware County Daily Times
November 7, 2018
Widener and the Pennsylvania Military College Committee will host a free daylong WWI symposium on Friday to share information about the Great War and the universities connection to it through discussions, guest speakers and historical exhibits. The day will also feature the annual Veterans Day ceremony, presented by Widener’s U.S. Army ROTC cadets.

WURD Radio 96.1 FM/900AM
November 6, 2018
Widener Commonwealth Law Professor Michael Dimino, a constitutional law expert, spoke on WURD radio (starting at 3:05:00) on Tuesday night about the election and voting rights.

Alumni News:

Todd Stephens retains 151st District seat
The Intelligencer
November 6, 2018
Todd Stephens, a Widener Law graduate, won a fifth term as state representative in Montgomery County’s 151st state House district.

Dean, Houlahan cruise to victory in 4th, 6th Congressional Districts
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 7, 2018
Delaware Law alum Madeleine Dean was elected to the new 4th Congressional District. Coverage of her victory is also featured in The Mercury.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Themis Bar Review/Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Professional Resp. Review Session with Prof. Lee; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L203
  • Property Review/Prof. Dernbach; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L206
  • Outside Group/GrandView; 2 – 5 p.m.; A180
  • BLSA Internship Opportunities; 4 – 5:30 p.m.; L201
  • Power Up Class; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; L206
  • Constitutional Law Review Session with Prof. Lee; 5:10 – 5:55 p.m.; L202
  • Bowman Meeting/Outside; 5:30 – 8 p.m.; A170
  • Cherrington Condo Annual Meeting; 7 – 11 p.m.; A180

Events for Main Campus today:

  • State Street Reading Series; 7 – 9 p.m.; Media Arts Council Gallery at 609 W. State Street in Media, PA

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

In the News:

Startups building integrated nursing ecosystems with AI
Healthcare IT News
November 6, 2018
In an article referencing Widener’s nursing simulation center and disaster training, Nancy Laplante, associate professor of nursing, is quoted on a study she published arguing how implementing technologies in nursing education and training in a meaningful way can enhance the experience for nursing students.

NBC 10 News
November 6, 2018
NBC shared news of the City of Chester’s plan to install parking meters on streets throughout the city, including on and around Widener’s campus.

WURD Radio 96.1 FM/900AM
November 6, 2018
Widener Associate Professor of Political Science Wesley Leckrone was interviewed on Reality Check (starting at 2:57:00) about Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Alumni News:

Kimlau Square
The Historical Marker Database
Second Lieutenant Benjamin Ralph Kimlau, a Chinese-American WWII veteran and PMC graduate, is recognized on a plaque in NYC’s Kimlau Square for his military contributions and sacrifices.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Fall 2018 Bistro Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Dining Room
  • Sexual Health Lecture Series; 6 – 8 p.m.; University Center Room C

Events on Delaware Law Campus:

  • Delaware Press Association & Delaware Coalition for Open Government; 5 – 9 p.m.; Main Law Building, Room L119
  • DiBona Moot Court Competition Semi-Final Rounds; 6 – 8 p.m.; Delaware Law Campus

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

In the News:

NBC 10 News
November 5, 2018
Widener representative, Lauren Haley, presented Courtney Wardo, a Williamstown High School senior, with the $20,000 High School Leadership Award scholarship.

NBC 10 News (no link available)
November 2, 2018
Emeritus Professor Thomas J. Reed spoke with NBC10’s Tim Furlong about the Delaware Department of Justice investigating possible criminal abuse by Catholic priests in Delaware.

On The Issues
Pennsylvania Cable Network
November 5, 2018
Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was a guest speaker talking about the candidates on the ballot today.

Today in History
Delaware County Daily Times
November 6, 2018
One hundred years ago today, the Chester Council approved plans for the development of the “Sun Hill” neighborhood on the tract west of Widener then known as the Pennsylvania Military College.

Alumni News:

Olivia Odom and Dan Scherle
The Times Tribune
November 4, 2018
Engagement announcement for Widener graduate Dan Scherle.

Stephens, Johnson Rothman face off in 151st District
Bucks County Courier Times
November 6, 2018
Republican Todd Stephens, a Widener Law graduate, is seeking re-election in the PA House of Representatives.

Newsmakers: November 6
Reading Eagle
November 6, 2018
Delaware Law School graduate Amanda O’Driscoll was hired as an assocaite at Sher & Associates, P.C.

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • The Inside Track to Health Careers; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Check in at Kirkbride 3rd floor
  • Online  Chat for Prospective Undergraduate Students; 7 – 8 p.m.; https://chat.widener.edu/

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Prof. Lee Torts Review Sessions; 5 – 6 p.m.; L202
  • BLSA Networking Event; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; The Gallery
  • Outside Group – GrandView; 6 – 9 p.m.; A180

Monday, November 5, 2018

In the News:

Widener Partners With Pennsylvania DEP to Offer Environmental Services for Small Businesses
Targeted News Service
November 2, 2018
The Widener Small Business Development Center announced a new partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that will offer environmental services for small businesses statewide under a program called the Environmental Management Assistance Program.

Midterm Madness: Both sides push on to the bitter end
Delaware County Daily Times
November 4, 2018
James Vike, professor of political science, is quoted talking about what to expect from the midterm elections. A preview of this article is also featured in the morning briefing in the Delaware County Daily Times.

2018 NTA Scholarship Year In Review
Hospitality Management junior Anish Sharan was one of 16 students who received a 2018 National Tour Association scholarship.

Alumni News:

Election Preview 2018: U.S. Senate candidates
Community Media Group
November 2, 2018
Candidate for U.S. Senate Dale Kerns is a Widener alum. His candidate profile is also featured in the Times News Online.

Adams Magnetic Products Names Business Development Manager, John Maisch
Aving Global Network
November 2, 3018
Adams Magnetic Products Co. announces the addition of Widener graduate John Maisch as Business Development Manager.

Business people, Nov. 2,, 2018
Delaware Business Now
November 2, 2018
StephanoSlack, LLC, a regional accounting and consulting firm, announced the promotion of Patrick Dougherty, a Widener graduate.

Darts & Laurels: Horror at Tree of Life again shows our divide
Delaware County Daily Times
November 3, 2018
Billy ‘White Shoes’ Johnson, a Widener graduate and former NFL player, will be installed in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

Tune-in Tonight:

Election 2018 Preview
Pennsylvania Cable Network
November 5, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, will be on the PCN segment “On the Issues” to discuss the midterms election and break down the more competitive contests.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 6 – 7 p.m.; Widener Observatory