Friday, January 31, 2014

In the News:

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers courses in Phoenixville – The Phoenix Reporter & Item (1/31 – Widener’s OLLI will offer three programs in Phoenixville, Pa.)
  • Live from the Newsroom was on the road at Widener. Here is the replay – Delaware County Daily Times (1/30  – Video of ‘Live from the Newsroom,’ which was filmed in Freedom Hall and features Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, director of communication studies, and Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, as well as Widener students) 
  • Investment honcho joins Widener board – The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/30 – Leslie A. Brun, chief executive officer of Sarr Group L.L.C., has been named to the Widener University Board of Trustees)
  • Students teaching and learning at health fair – The Chester Spirit (No link available; see the 1/29 edition for a story on the health fair at Stetser Elementary, which was hosted by Stetser students in partnership with Widener University’s School of Education, Innovation and Continuing Studies and Main Line Health)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Chinese New Year Celebration at the Rock Wall; 6–8 p.m.; Wellness Center

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Widener Day; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In the News:

  • Missed Live from the Newsroom at Widener? Here’s a taste – Delaware County Daily Times (1/29 – Video clip from the filming of ‘Live from the Newsroom’ in Freedom Hall with Associate Professor Wes Leckrone and Widener students)
  • Hey, Hey, NCAA. Unionize College Sports Today! – Slate (1/29 – Column post by Law Professor John Culhane
  • Strine confirmed as next chief justice of Delaware Supreme Court – News Journal (1/29 – Mention of event at the School of Law Delaware Campus*) 
  • Free tax return preparation offered for those with low to moderate incomes – The Patriot-News (1/28 – Widener University School of Law was listed) 

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • School of Law Study Abroad Programs Open House; 12–3 p.m. and 4–6:30 p.m.; Classroom Building, The Pit

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • School of Law Study Abroad Programs Open House; 4:30–5:45 p.m.; Main Law Building, Room L126

Widener Magazine Blog:

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coming up:

  • Tonight: Associate Professor of Law Michael R. Dimino Sr. will be a guest on a  televised panel discussion of voter ID legislation on the Pennsylvania Cable Network at 8:30 p.m.

In the News:

  • The Heron’s Nest: ‘Live From the Newsroom’ talks politics at Widener – Delaware County Daily Times (1/29 – Mention of the upcoming ‘Live From the Newsroom,’ which will be filmed at Widener in Freedom Hall and will feature expert commentary from Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, and Widener students

Events on Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In the News:

  • The School of Nursing’s Sophomore Uniform Ceremony was featured on the evening news broadcast WTXF-TV (FOX) on 1/27.
  • American Red Cross Needs Your Help; Donate Blood in Havertown – Haverford-Havertown Patch (1/27 – Widener University was mentioned as a collection area for February) 
  • Widener University dean’s list – News Journal (1/23*)

News Releases:

  • Main Line Health and Widener University Partner with Chester-Upland School District to Bring Health and Wellness Education to Youth – Main Line Health (1/24)

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. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: Distinguished Professor John C. Dernbach will be a guest on a special Pennsylvania Cable Network program at 9 p.m. about Pennsylvania’s Act 13, Marcellus Shale, and the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling.

 In the News:

  • News from Widener University School of Law – Bucks County Courier Times (1/27 – Mention of law students named to the Philadelphia Bar) 
  • Katy Perry Pleads For An End To Deadly Shootings: I’m ‘Scared’ – MTV.com (1/25 – Widener University was mentioned) 
  • Low-income residents can get legal help in disputes with utility companies – The Morning Call, blog (1/24 – Widener University’s School of Law on the Harrisburg Campus and the Widener Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic were mentioned) 
  • Associate Professor of Law Christopher J. Robinette was quoted in a story about Rhode Island legislation that would prevent doctors’ apologies to patents from being used against them in medical malpractice lawsuits on Reuters on 1/22.
  • Smart Talk: the PA Supreme Court’s shale decision and the quest for affordable artist housing in York – WITF-FM (1/21 – Distinguished Professor John C. Dernbach provided expert commentary) 

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

Friday, January 24, 2014

In the News:

  • People Poll – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 26 of the 1/24 edition as students were asked a question about the snow storm on Tuesday)
  • Other Times for Friday, January 24, 2014 – Delaware County Daily Times (1/24 – Mention of the Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition being held at Widener’s School of Engineering)
  • Students travel abroad, earn dean’s list – Register News (1/23 – Story on a student who spent part of the winter break studying abroad in Costa Rica)
  • Widener U announces dean’s list – The Times Herald (1/23)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Juried Student Art Exhibition; 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.;  University Center, Widener University Art Gallery

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

In the News:

  • People Poll – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 28 of the 1/23 edition as students were asked a question about the weather) 
  • Area students win High School Leadership Awards – The Phoenix (1/22 – Story on recipients of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards)
  • Bensalem Student Volunteer Recognized for Service – Bensalem Patch (1/22 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award)
  • Widener files appeal backing opponents of Millsboro chicken plant plan – Delmarva Now (1/20 – Reposting of the News Journal story that quotes Kenneth Kristl, associate professor of law, and highlights the Widener University Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic*)

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In the News:

  • Legal lines blur for some lawyers – The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/22 – Robert H. Davis Jr., an adjunct professor of law, was quoted)
  • Foes appeal clean-up ruling that could clear way for $100M poultry plant – Delaware Business Daily (1/21 – Kenneth Kristl, associate professor of law, and the Widener University Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic were mentioned)
  • Dean’s List – Republican Herald (1/19 – Mention of a student named to the dean’s list at Widener) 
  • Honor, Celebrate, Volunteer on MLK Day – Marple Newton Patch (1/19 – The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative event was mentioned) 
  • Senior Notes – Daily Local News (1/17 – Mention of the February free public lecture series offered by the Osher Lifelong Living Institute (OLLI) at Widener)
  • Achieve any goal – with less stress – First for Women (No link available; see page 49 of the 1/6 issue for a story that includes expert commentary on keeping resolutions from Dr. Virginia Brabender, professor of clinical psychology)

News Releases:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In the News:

  • A date at Widener – Delaware County Daily Times (1/21 – ‘Live From the Newsroom’ will now be broadcast from the new TV studio in Freedom Hall at Widener) 
  • Student Shot on Widener University Campus in PA – Associated Press (1/21 – Story on A Widener University student was shot in the vicinity of Schwartz Athletic Center Monday evening, January 20. The student is currently in stable but critical condition at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Similar stories appeared on the Associated PressKYW, WCAU, WPVI, and WTXF, as well as other national media outlets) 
  • Pennsylvania could tip the scales nationally on same-sex marriage – The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/20 – Law Professor John Culhane provided expert commentary)
  • Widener files appeal backing opponents of Millsboro chicken plant plan – News Journal (1/20 – Kenneth Kristl, associate professor of law, was quoted in this story that highlights the Widener University Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic*)
  • Widener group helps keep the dream alive – Delaware County Daily Times (1/20 – Cover story on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Widener University, featuring a story on the Widener University Black Student Union that included quotes from some members of the BSU)
  • Area students earn Widener University High School Leadership Awards – Intelligencer Journal (1/19 – Similar stories also appeared on the Horsham Patch on 1/19 and  in the Reading Eagle on 1/20)
  • Accept, appeal or pass a new law: Options for voter ID supporters in Pennsylvania  – York Daily Record (1/19 – Michael Dimino, Sr., associate professor of law, was quoted)
  • Law Professor John Culhane was on the nationally syndicated radio show, The Paul Harris Show on America Weekend on 1/18 discussing civil actions v. the Christie Administration in connection with Bridgegate.
  • A health fair at Stetser Elementary School held in partnership by Widener’s School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies and Main Line Health was featured on page 4 in the Good News section of the Delaware County Daily Times on 1/19.
  • What could a voter ID appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court look like? – The Patriot-News (1/17 – Michael Dimino, Sr., associate professor of law, provided expert commentary)
  • Suit challenges DNREC on new carbon limits for power plants – WDDE-FM (1/17 – Kenneth Kristl, associate professor of environmental law, provided expert commentary)
  • We need more women in Pa. politics. Here’s a place to start: Jeanette Krebs – The Patriot-News (1/17 – Mention of the Pennsylvania Women’s Forum Solutions Series hosted by Widener Law)
  • Strategy behind financing the governor’s race – Philadelphia Business Journal (1/17 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of law, provided expert commentary) 
  • Michael Wiseman, an adjunct professor of criminal law, was interviewed during the afternoon broadcast on 1/17 on WDEL-AM about lethal injection drugs after a problematic Ohio execution.

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Law School Career Development Open House with Light Lunch; 12:15 p.m.;  Career Development Office

Athletic Update:

Friday, January 17, 2014

In the News:

  • Hedging their bets: 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s Race – Philadelphia Business Journal (1/17 – Subscription required to access full article; Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary)
  • Calvary Baptist to kick off Dr. King events – Delaware County Daily Times (1/17 – A listing of the many ways Widener is celebrating the life of Dr. King on Monday)
  • Widener unable to host Hoops from the Heart clinic – Delaware County Daily Times (1/17) 
  • Law Professor G. Randall Lee was a guest on the noon news on WDEL-AM on 1/16. He discussed the Supreme Court case involving free speech and protesters outside abortion clinics.
  • West Essex area students make their mark – The Progress (1/17 – Michael Mitchell of Roseland, NJ, a junior accounting major, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Widener)
  • Three Medford high school students win leadership awards – The South Jersey Sun (1/15 – Mention of recipients of the High School Leadership Award)
  • D’Antonio receives Widener leadership award – Chester County Press (1/14 – Mention of a recipient of the High School Leadership Award)

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Student Involvement Fair; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; University Center Atrium

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Roundtable Discussion with Richard Negrin, deputy mayor of administration and coordination and managing director of the city of Philadelphia; 2–4 p.m.; Alfred Avins Special Collection Library Room

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Hood College; 1 p.m.;  Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Hood College; 3 p.m.; Home