Tuesday, August 14, 2018

In the News:

Traveling Tutor program aids Central Jersey children in foster care
My Central Jersey
August 9, 2018
Article recognizes Rachel Hopkins for receiving a doctoral degree in clinical psychology as well as Kelly Gabbett, Joel Given, Imrin Goraya, Angelica Borja, Isabel Turck and Andrew Krasny for making dean’s list last semester.

Dean’s list, Aug. 12, 2018
Republican Herald
August 12, 2018
Taylor Horvat, John Hurst, Joseph McLaughlin, Carter Compinski, Katie Rabuck, and Jamie Wolfgang all achieved dean’s list last semester.

Alumni News:

Chesco Sheriff’s office swears in three new deputies
Daily Local News
August 12, 2018
The Chester County Sheriff’s Office welcomed three new deputies this week including Widener graduate Sean M. Marasco.

ON THE MOVE: GLVAR hires new COO
Las Vegas Business Press
August 13, 2018
School of Engineering graduate Jennifer Escobedo, P.E., was promoted at Collins Engineers, Inc.

Pleasant Valley hires teachers and administrators
Times News Online
August 13, 2018
The Pleasant Valley school district hired Widener graduates Lee Lesisko and Susan Mowrer Benda as school administrators.

Athletic Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Essential Business Concepts; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; L205
  • Introduction to Legal Process; 6 – 9 p.m.; TBD

Monday, August 13, 2018

In the News:

Who Had The Biggest Impact? Winners Of The #MyTopCollege Contest 2018
Forbes
August 10, 2018
The Forbes #MyTopCollege competition ended last week with Widener finishing in 5th place and gaining recognition for submitting the most posts in the mid-Atlantic region.

Was last year’s rally in Charlottesville really protected speech? City may yet get an answer
Virginia Mercury
August 10, 2018
Article quotes Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla who examines whether the rally in Charlottesville last year was constitutionally protected or not.

Monsanto May Have Lost, But Pesticide Case Far From Over
Bloomberg BNA
August 11, 2018
Article quotes Jean Eggen, a distinguished emerita professor of law at Widener University Delaware Law.

Columbia State VP wins national award for dissertation
The Daily Herald
August 12, 2018
Widener hosted the American Association of University Administrators 2018 annual conference which awarded Dr. Dearl Lampley the Leo and Margaret Goodman-Malamuth Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Today in History: August 12, 2018
Delaware County Daily Times
August 12, 2018
Twenty-five years ago yesterday, Widener received approval from the City of Chester to develop the Leslie Quick Jr. Stadium and “special interest housing” for fraternity and sorority groups.

Med students receive white coats at Geisinger
Delaware County Daily Times
August 12, 2018
This community news roundup announced the appointment of Associate Professor Hal Shorey as director of the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener.

Alumni News:

The Chrysalis Zone
Blog Talk News
August 9, 2018
Dr. Wanda Chestnut, president and CEO of His Caring Hands Global, LLC, and a Widener graduate, was a guest on this radio broadcast focused on health and wellness.

Business people: Aug. 9, 2018
Delaware Business Now
August 9, 2018
Widener graduate Debbie Christie joined Long & Foster Real Estate in Delaware.

Press Release:

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; In front of Old Main at 14th and Melrose Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Pro Bono Practice I; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; L205
  • Orientation Registration; 12 – 2 p.m.; Harrisburg Campus
  • Orientation; 2 – 5:30 p.m.; A180
  • Introduction to Legal Process; 6 – 9 p.m.; TBD

Thursday, August 9, 2018

In the News:

Offensive Speech and the First Amendment
CSPAN
August 8, 2018
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla spoke on a panel on the limits of free speech, including whether the First Amendment protects so-called offensive or hate speech.

Almost that time! Here’s when kids report back to school in Delco
Delaware County Daily Times
August 8, 2018
Classes at Widener Partnership Charter School start on September 5.

Students from Bucks, Montgomery counties recognized
Bucks County Courier Times
August 8, 2018
Commonwealth Law School student Michael Joyce was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.

Alumni News:

Barry Hanrahan named Flyers’ Vice President
Broad Street Hockey
July 31, 2018
Barry Hanrahan is a Widener Law graduate.

Athletic Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Club President’s Meeting; 6 – 7 p.m.; The Pit

Tuesday, August 8, 2018

In the News:

Haverford School names Brendan Dawson boys lacrosse coach
Delaware County Daily Times
August 6, 2018
Former Widener coach Brendan Dawson will be the next coach of Haverford School’s boys lacrosse program.

No, Jeff Sessions, there isn’t a war on religion
Delaware News Journal
August 8, 2018
Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield writes this opinion piece that examines religious freedom in the U.S. in light of the Religious Liberty Task Force recently formed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Alumni News:

Attorney Michael Saile Renamed to Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
NBC Right Now
August 8, 2018
Widener Law graduate Michael Saile, Jr. has been named one of the Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers in the country by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

Tune in Today:

  • CSPAN 1 and CSPAN Radio; 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.; Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla will speak on a panel hosted by The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) about the limits of freedom of speech.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Preview Day; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; main campus

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

In the News:

College News
Maryland Independent
August 3, 2018
Lara Houck earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Widener’s School of Nursing.

Dean’s list, Aug. 5, 2018
Republican Herald
August 5, 2018
Waleisha Moat made the dean’s list for the spring semester at Commonwealth Law School.

Smarter Tech Could Help Curb Medicare Fraud, Combat Opioid Crisis
Morning Consult
August 7, 2018
This opinion piece is written by Joseph Fuhr, professor emeritus of economics, who argues that the use of personalized and protected smart cards could reduce health care fraud and combat the opioid crisis in the U.S.

People in the News: August 7, 2018
Legal Intelligencer
August 7, 2018
Commonwealth Law professor of business law Juliet Moringiello was named associate dean for research and faculty development.

Alumni News:

Tompkins VIST Bank Hires Andrew Bell

BCTV.org
August 3, 2018
Widener Law graduate Andrew Bell joined the bank as a business development officer.

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletic Update:

Monday, August 6, 2018

In the News:

Does Minneapolis plan rely too much on renewable energy credits?
Energy News Network
August 3, 2018
John Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law, comments on the state’s renewable energy goal.

Newsmakers: York County Community Foundation names board chair
Central Penn Business Journal
August 3, 2018
Eden L. Mandrell was named director of the career development office at Commonwealth Law.

Rosemont to rename art gallery
Delaware County Daily Times
August 5, 2018
Article promotes the inaugural Digital Processes and Products Conference hosted by the Widener University Innovation Series in partnership with the consulting company BPM-Don on Oct. 23.

Kentucky’s effort to screen medical malpractice claims falls flat
Louisville Courier Journal
August 5, 2018
Article references a publication written by Jean Eggen, Distinguished Emerita Professor of Law at Delaware Law, in 2013.

3D printable gun debate gets hot
Delaware County Daily Times
August 6, 2018
This front page story quotes Commonwealth Law Professor Michael Dimino who discusses how the First Amendment ties in with this debate.

Letter to the Editor: In defense of our nurse practitioners
Delaware County Daily Times
August 6, 2018
Featured online and in today’s print edition is a Letter to the Editor written by Carol Tanzio, an adjunct clinical instructor of nursing.

Alumni News:

Inspira President and CEO Named to Power 50, South Jersey’s Most Influential People
SNJ Today
August 4, 2018
John DiAngelo earned his master’s in business administration from Widener.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; In front of Old Main at 14th and Melrose Street

Thursday, August 2, 2018

In the News:

Tri-Town News on Campus, July 25
CentralJersey.com
July 31, 2018
Local resident Genna Moscato graduated from Widener Law Commonwealth.

Student achievers in Bucks and Montgomery counties
The Intelligencer
August 1, 2018
Article lists dozens of Widener students who graduated this past May or earned dean’s list in the spring semester.

Rouse Earns Doctorate
Rocket-Courier
August 2, 2018
Diane Rouse earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership (Ed.D) from Widener in May.

Athletic Updates:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

In the News:

What Philadelphia-area colleges offer the best value?
Philadelphia Business Journal
July 25, 2018
Widener placed at number 13 among more than 100 regional colleges in a list that ranks educational institutions based on each institution’s price, alumni earnings, graduation rates, and student debt, as well as student and alumni reviews.

JUSTSEX plenary speaker will draw on long career focused on sexuality, sex education
Baptist News Global
July 31, 2018
William Stayton, professor emeritus in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies, is one of three plenary speakers at the upcoming JUSTSEX conference who will focus on meeting the challenges in the church around sexuality.

CBS keeps CEO Moonves for now, amid misconduct probe
The Japan News
August 1, 2018
The Reuters article featured earlier this week quoting Delaware Law Professor Larry Hamermesh continues to appear in additional outlets, including Yahoo!.

Alumni News:

Spotlight on Martha Becker, CRNA, BSN
OR Today
August 1, 2018
Martha Becker received her nursing certification at Widener.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In the News:

Susan George Hatzell Warren Obituary
The Swarthmorean
July 11, 2018
Susan George Hatzell Warren, a former a senior lecturer, passed away peacefully in Utah on July 3, 2018.

I Don’t Get Weighed at the Doctor’s Office—and You Don’t Have to, Either
SELF
July 27, 2018
Melissa A. Fabello, a doctoral candidate in the Human Sexuality Studies program, authors this article that explains her reasoning for why she benefits from not asking about her weight during routine doctors visits. Her article is also referenced in Rouge 18.

CBS CEO Moonves survives board meeting amid misconduct probe
Reuters
July 30, 2018
Article references legal insight from Delaware Law Professor Larry Hamermesh. This story was also featured in Bloomberg News, ATT.net and the South China Morning Post.

Wife of NASA scientist jailed in Turkey ‘frustrated’ by Trump’s focus on pastor’s case
NBC News
July 30, 2018
This article includes a quote from chemistry professor Ismail Kul, who was released in January after being detained in Turkey in 2016. Article was picked up MSN.

Kutztown University students research solar cells
Reading Eagle
July 31, 2018
In her role at Kutztown University, Dr. Jolynn Haney, who is also an assistant professor in the Widener online MSW program, provided a grant that supported underwriting for a summer research project focused on solar cells for two students.

Just 57.6 million kilometres apart, Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in 15 years
Hindustan Times
July 31, 2018
The Associated Press article quoting Professor Harry Augensen was re-purposed for this international outlet.

Alumni News:

Chris Johnson: Attorney General
The Dover Post
July 26, 2018
Candidate for Attorney General in Delaware, Chris Johnson, is a graduate of Delaware Law.

School News
The Valley Advantage
July 27, 2018
Robert Moran graduated with the Class of 2018 at Widener Law Commonwealth.

Athletic Updates:

Monday, July 30, 2018

In the News:

People in the News
Legal Intelligencer
July 23, 2018
U.S. Magistrate Chief Judge Susan E. Schwab of the Middle District of Pennsylvania is set to serve a two-year appointment as the jurist in residence at Widener Law Commonwealth.

Widener’s Mike Kelly adds to staff, adds to his duties
Delaware County Daily Times
July 26, 2018
Widener football head coach Mike Kelly is featured in this article which highlights recent coaching changes to the team.

WDEL (no link available)
July 26, 2018
Thomas J. Reed, professor emeritus at Delaware Law, spoke on air regarding the practice of straw purchases of weapons in relation to a lawsuit recently filed against Cabela’s by the family of a Wilmington woman killed with a straw purchase gun.

Lunar eclipse tonight coincides with strange positioning of Earth, Sun and Mars
International Business Times
July 27, 2018
Article references Professor Harry Augensen ahead of last week’s lunar event. Professor Augensen is also featured in articles posted in Daily Pakistan and Travel and Leisure.

The Best Colleges For Finding Love, From The Week 6 Results Of #MyTopCollege
Forbes
July 27, 2018
Widener climbed two spots to third place in the #MyTopCollege social media challenge.

Alumni News:

Around Town
The TriBoro Banner
July 28, 2018
Mary Grace Sempa graduated with the Widener Law Commonwealth class of 2018.

Campus Notes
Reading Eagle
July 29, 2018
Widener Law Commonwealth graduated Lauren Butterworth and MacKenzy Dawson.

Press Release:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; In front of Old Main at 14th and Melrose Street
  • Mars Viewing; 9:30 – 11 p.m.; Widener Observatory Kirkbride Hall