Thursday, October 31, 2013

In the News:

  • Widener’s student bar collecting food donations – News Journal (10/31 – Widener Law’s Student Bar Association will be collecting non-perishable donations through 11/27 for the Food Bank of Delaware*)
  • Party affiliation, judicial philosophy key in Superior Court judge race: Election 2013 – The Patriot-News (10/30 – Michael Dimino, associate professor of law, provided expert commentary)
  • Should Minimum Paid Sick Day Policies Be Required? – New Brunswick Patch and East Brunswick Patch (10/30 – Dr. Linda Houser, assistant professor of social work, was a co-author of the report) 

Athletic Update:

*This article is available by online subscription only, as there is now a pay wall on the site allowing only a certain amount of views. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In the News:

  • Widener’s Soccer for Success paying benefits in Chester – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 28 of the 10/30 edition for a story on the Second Annual Soccer for Success Sweet Potato Dinner) 
  • God and government: Does prayer belong at public meetings? – The Patriot-News (10/28 – Distinguished Professor Alan E. Garfield provided expert commentary on prayer at local government meetings)
  • Inappropriate Teen Halloween Costumes: What’s A Parent To Do? – WLTX-TV and News 10 (10/28  – Re-posting of the USA Today story featuring expert commentary from Annalisa Castaldo, associate professor of English and directory of  Gender and Women’s Studies)
  • Widener Law Dean Receives Multicultural Leadership Award – Delaware Law Weekly (Available by subscription only) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today: 

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In the News:

  • Widener University was mentioned during the morning weather forecast on WPVI-TV on 10/29. The university’s logo appeared during the ‘Dress Your Kids’ segment.
  • Education going high tech – Delaware County Daily Times (10/28 – Kathy Bowes, director of the Instructional Technology masters program, was quoted) 
  • Widener’s FreshBaked Theatre Company to Present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Fun Things To Do With Your Kids (10/28) 
  • East Shore: On campus news for Oct. 28, 2013 – The Patriot-News (10/28 – Mention of a recipient of the Engineering Laptop Scholarship program)
  • Dickinson School of Law grads tops in first-try bar exam success in 2013 – Central Penn Business Journal (10/28 – Widener Law Harrisburg rankings were listed) 
  • Pa. judges don’t expect to feel ire of voters – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (10/27 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted) 
  • DuPont votes to spin off Tio2 – News Journal (10/25 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted*) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today: 

  • Hospitality Lunch Series; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Lebanon Valley College; 4 p.m.; Home

*This article is available by online subscription only, as there is now a pay wall on the site allowing only a certain amount of views. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

In the News:

  • Sexy teen Halloween costumes: What’s a parent to do? – USA Today (10/28 – Annalisa Castaldo, associate professor of English and directory of  Gender and Women’s Studies, provided expert commentary in this Q & A article, which also appeared on First Coast News
  • Soccer program combats obesity – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/28 – Story on the Soccer for Success program operated through Widener University. Brent Jacquette, head men’s soccer coach and coordinator of the program, was quoted)
  • Widener Law – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 15 of the 10/27 issue for an announcement of recent graduates) 
  • Senior Notes – Daily Local News (10/25 – Mention of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Wednesday Lecture Series)

News Releases:

Events on the Delaware Campus today: 

  • Delaware Chief Justice Myron T. Steele launches the Ruby R. Vale Distinguished Speaker Series with the lecture “The Contractual Duty of ‘Good Faith’—An ‘Unresolved Enigma’ in the ABO World;” 4 p.m.; Main Law Building, L126 (Telecast to L205 in the Harrisburg Campus Classroom Building)

Events on Main Campus today: 

Athletic Update:

Friday, October 25, 2013

In the News:

  • Live from the Newsroom: “Government Shutdown” – Delaware County Daily Times (10/23 – ‘Live From the Newsroom’’ was filmed in the Freedom Hall TV Studio. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, and students from his Public Administration class participated in the discussion)

Events on Main Campus today: 

Events on or near the Delaware Campus today:

  • Student Bar Association Annual Halloween Party; 8–10 p.m.; Scrimmage’s in Delaware

Events on Main Campus Saturday: Widener Day

  • School of Nursing’s Annual Fall Workshop; 1-3 p.m.; Founders Hall and Memorial Field
  • Hospitality Management Workshop; 1–4 p.m.; Academic Center North
  • Football vs. FDU-Florham; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Messiah College; 5 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Messiah College; 7:30 p.m.; Home

Events on or near  the Harrisburg Campus Saturday:

  • Student Bar Association Annual Halloween Party; 8 p.m.–12 a.m; Ceolta’s, second floor, Harrisburg, PA

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In the News:

  • The Heron’s Nest: ‘Live From the Newsroom’ talks government shutdown at Widener – Delaware County Daily Times (10/24 – ‘Live From the Newsroom’ was filmed in the Freedom Hall TV Studio on 10/23. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, and students from his Public Administration class participated in the discussion. Video to be posted soon) 
  • Widener to Celebrate National Food Day – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 35 of the 10/23 edition for information on National Food Day events being held at Widener) 
  • Judge sets oral arguments in Inquirer lawsuit – Bloomberg Businessweek (10/23 – Reposting of the Philadelphia Inquirer story that quotes Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh
  • Woman Overcomes Blood Cancer Obstacle – WTXF-TV and Fox Philadelphia (10/22 – Lauren Shermer is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Widener) 
  • Delaware Supreme Court stands by ‘unprecedented’ ruling – News Journal (10/22 – Widener Law professor Judith Ritter provided expert commentary) 

Events on Main Campus today: Food Day Celebration

  • Food Day Community Fair; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; University Center, Atrium
  • Soccer for Success Demonstration; 11 a.m.; University Center, Atrium
  • Food Day Lecture and Discussion; 7 p.m.; Freedom Hall, Room 122 (Theater) 

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Service Provider Award Event honoring Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin; 4–6 p.m.; Administration Building, Reception Room

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In the News:

  • Judge sets oral arguments in Inquirer lawsuit – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/23 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted)
  • Court to decide if Detroit really is broke – Reuters (10/23 – Law Professor Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary in this Reuters story, which appeared in a number of outlets including CNBC and Yahoo! Finance
  • Keeping Your Mind & Body Fit – Jewish Exponent (10/23 – Betsy Crane, professor of human sexuality, will be giving a presentation for Forever Young 2013) 
  • BuzzFeed’s Best Value Colleges – Buzzfeed (10/22 – Widener University was listed as #33) 
  • Sex after 50? After 75? But of course – Life Extension (10/21 – Reposting of the Philadelphia Inquirer story featuring expert commentary from Betsy Crane, professor of human sexuality) 
  • Darby Democrats look to stave off challengers – Delaware County Daily Times (10/21 – Jillian Theorgood is assistant director of  employment services at Widener) 

Events on the Delaware Campus Campus today:

  • Food Day Debate; 1 p.m.; Room, L126

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Hospitality Management Dinner Series: A Taste of Germany (SOLD OUT); 5:30-8 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In the News:

  • Soccer for Success dinner slated  – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available see page 5 of the 10/22 edition for a mention of a dinner being held at Widener)
  • Leadership Agenda – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/21 – A Q & A in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Leadership Agenda, is sponsored by Widener University. This week’s profile was on Peter Luukko*) 
  • Campus news – Lebanon Daily News (10/21 – Mention of a recipient of the Engineering Laptop Scholarship)

News Releases:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Mini training sessions on the requirements for pro bono service in the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic and opportunities for pro bono service in the Harrisburg area; Classroom Building, The Pit

Events on Main Campus today:

*This article is available by online subscription only, as there is now a pay wall on the site allowing only a certain amount of views. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

In the News:

  • Local colleges to celebrate Food Day – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/21 – Mention of Food Day events being held at Widener) 
  • Sex after 50? After 75? But of course – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/20 – Betsy Crane, professor of human sexuality,  provided expert commentary) 
  • Ocean View student returns from study abroad trip to China – Upper Township Gazette (10/19 – Mention of a student who particleboard in the 2013 China Exchange Program)
  • Ammons: Extending courthouse ‘keys’ to those in need – News Journal (10/19 – Op-ed on National Pro Bono Week by Law Dean Linda L. Ammons
  • Widener to Celebrate National Food Day Oct. 24 – The Chester City Blog (10/18) 
  • Marriage Equality at Hand in New Jersey – The Huffington Post (10/18 – Column on the decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court  by Law Professor John Culhane

Events on Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Friday, October 18, 2013

In the News:

  • Glassboro student earns Widener leadership award – South Jersey Times (10/17 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener High School Leadership Awards
  • The Lust List – Men’s Health (10/7 – Dr. Justin Sitron, assistant professor of human sexuality, provided expert commentary on intimacy)

Events on Main Campus today:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus Saturday:

  • Wills For Heroes document-preparation event; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Classroom Building

Events on Main Campus Saturday: Homecoming/Family Weekend (Complete schedule of events)

  • Continuing the Tradition: Passing of the Flag; 9:30–10 a.m.; Behind Alumni Auditorium
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Neumann University; 10 a.m.; Home
  • Field Hockey vs. Elizabethtown College; 12 p.m.; Home
  • Homecoming Pride Tailgate; 12-4:30 p.m.; Quick Stadium
  • Football vs. Misericordia University; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Swarthmore College; 2 p.m.; Home
  • All Alumni Oktoberfest; 4:30-8:00 p.m.; Schwartz Athletic Center, Field House
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Arcadia University; 5 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Arcadia University; 7:30 p.m.; Home
  • Free Up Your Evening with a Blast at Freedom Hall; 6 p.m.; Lobby, Freedom Hall

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

Widener Magazine Blog: