Monday, March 31, 2014

In the News:

  • Exploring help desk outsourcing as 24/7-support option – University Business (A story on IT departments in higher education appears in the April Issue and features the Widener University’s Office of Information Technology ServicesPeter Shoudy, chief information officer, provided expert commentary) 
  • Excelon CEO Denis O’Brien shares insight with emphasis on resilience – Delaware County Daily Times (3/30 – Mention of the School of Business Administration’s Awards Banquet)
  • Column: Don’t lose sight of the goal of Obamacare – Delaware County Daily Times (3/29 – Column by Law Professor John Culhane
  • Widener University to Build New Residence Hall to Address Increased Undergraduate Enrollment and Student Retention – Ms. B: The Good News Blog (3/28) 
  • Performance and classical listings – Philly.com (3/28 – Mention of the upcoming performance ‘U.S. Drag’ by the Lone Brick Theatre Company
  • Widener University schedules information session on ED leadership doctoral program – Sussex Countian (3/27 )

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  •  Inaugural Invited Student Lecture; University Center, 12 p.m.; Webb Room
  •  “Carving Your Path in Higher Education” Panel Discussion; 5:30–6:30 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  •  Stargazing; 8 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: Associate Professor of Law Kenneth T. Kristl will be featured in a story on clean drinking water that is scheduled to air on First by WHYY-TV at 5:30 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.

In the News:

  • Harrisburg, Pa., Receiver to Speak at Widener Law Program – The Bond Buyer (3/28 – Announcement of upcoming speaker at Widener Law; available by subscription only) 
  • Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, appeared on WITF-FM during the afternoon broadcast on 3/27 discussing the race for the Pennsylvania Governor Democratic slot.
  • Law Professor John Culhane was interviewed about unions for colleges athletes during a 3/27  afternoon broadcast on “Press Play” on KCRW-FM, an NPR affiliate in Los Angeles.
  • Newark should unite to push against Data Center – News Journal (3/27 – Ken Kristl, associate professor of law, was referenced in this letter to the editor*)
  • People on the Move – The Times-Tribune (3/16 – Announcement of Sharon Meagher, Ph.D. being appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences) 

News Releases:

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Fitness Class with Jewish Community Center Trainer Mike Finkle; 2 p.m.; Polishook, 401

Events on Main Campus today:

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Danny Curran Invitational for Track & Field ; 9 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Hood; 7 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the News:

  • President for a Day was featured during the evening news broadcast on 3/26 on WPVI-TV (ABC). Rachel Yenko-Martinka, a senior biology major and business minor, filled the role of President James T. Harris III, while he took her schedule as a student.
  • Missed ‘Live from the Newsroom’ talking Obamacare at Widener? Here is the replay – DelcoTimes.com (3/26 – Produced monthly by students in the Communication Studies program under the leadership of Tim Scpensky, senior lecturer, ‘Live from the Newsroom’ featured expert commentary from John Culhane, professor of law, and Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, and students who are participating in Student Lobby Day
  • Jobs for JDs, Just Later – preLaw Magazine (D. Benjamin Barros, professor of law, was featured in the spring issue on pages 14-17  about his work on an employment outcomes study of law alums two and three years after graduation)
  • Around the Nation  – preLaw Magazine (The  all-female Student Bar Association executive board serving the Delaware Campus was featured on page 9 of the spring issue) 
  • Public Trusts: Proposed fracking under Deer Lakes Park could run afoul of state constitution – Pittsburgh City Paper (3/26 – An article featuring Distinguished Professor of Law John Dernbach)
  • People – The Chester Spirit (No link available; see the 3/26 edition for a mention of Widener University’s Lone Brick Theatre Company’s upcoming performance) 

News Releases:

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • 12 p.m. Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series; Alfred Avins Special Collection Library Room (Video conferenced to Harrisburg Campus, Classroom Building, Room 205)

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Coming up:

  • Tonight: ‘Live from the Newsroom‘ featuring John Culhane, professor of law, and Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, will air at 7 p.m. on Delcotimes.com. The program is filmed by students in the Communications Studies program.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • President for a Day Reception; 3:30 p.m.; UCTR, Atrium
  • Italian Cinema Night: Ages of Love; 6 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In the News:

  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear Pa. firm’s challenge of contraception mandate – WHYY Newsworks (3/25 – Michael Dimino, associate professor of law, provided expert commentary. Similar stories also appeared on other NPR affiliates including WITF-FM and WESA-FM)
  • County council makes appointment – Delaware County Daily Times (3/24 – Francis Catania is an associate professor at the School of Law) 

Events on or near Main Campus today:

  • SBDC Seminar: Completing a Business Plan; 9 a.m.; Widener SBDC
  • Baseball vs. Swarthmore College; 3:30 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: The Pennsylvania Cable Network will air the Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series event featuring alumnus Pennsylvania DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo, who discussed environmental priorities of the Corbett administration at 11 a.m.

In the News:

  • On the Boards – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/24 – Lynn A. Nolan, director of retirement-planning services at Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., was named to the Economics, Finance and Taxation Department advisory board at Widener University)
  • Suspended Delaware Chief Medical Examiner’s side work scrutinized – News Journal (3/23 – Professor Emeritus Tom Reed was quoted*)
  • Making the case for contraception over religion – News Journal (3/23 – Op-ed by Law Professor Alan Garfield*) 
  • Widener Student diagnosed with viral Meningitis – WPVI-TV (ABC) (3/21 – An Associated Press story on an ROTC student at Widener who was diagnosed with viral Meningitis. A number of similar stories appeared on KYW-TV (CBS), Philadelphia Business Journal, WCAU-TV (NBC), and the Delaware County Daily Times, among others) 
  • Lawyer: Checks could have stopped abortion doctors – Associated Press (3/21 – This AP story mentions a panel held at Widener School of Law. Similar stories appeared on Yahoo! News, MSN, and The Washington Post)
  • 11 Surprising Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction – Prevention (Dr. Justin Sitron, assistant professor of human sexuality, provide expert commentary) 
  • Widener University President James T. Harris III Honored for Advancing Higher Education – Ms. B: The Good News (3/21)

News Releases:

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • “Substance Abuse, Stress and Mental Health in the Legal Profession;” 1 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Softball vs. Eastern University; 4 p.m.;  Home
  • Stargazing; 8 p.m.; Widener Observatory

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. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

In the News:

  • Performance and Classical Music Listings – Philly.com (3/21 – FreshBaked Theatre Company’s Sunday performance of Goodbye, Marianne is mentioned)
  • People on the Move – Philadelphia Business Journal (3/20 – Sharon Meagher is announced as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences) 
  • Act 13 court battle: What’s still at stake? – York Daily Record (3/20 – Distinguished Professor of Law John Dernbach was quoted) 
  • DEP secretary underscores need for increased transparency to law students – NorthCentralPa.com (3/20 – Law Alumnus Chris Abruzzo kicked off Widener’s Environmental Law Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series)
  • Review: Bootless’ ‘Venus’ electrifying look at gender roles – The News Journal (3/20 – Dr. Timaree Schmit, an adjunct assistant professor, led a discussion following the play)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • 29th Annual Eta Beta Chapter Research Conference; 8 a.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Honors Week Student Presentations; 12 p.m.;  Webb Room
  • Bartholomew Scholarship Freshman Engineering Presentations; 2 p.m.; Kirkbride, 113
  • Honors Convocation; 4 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Athletic Update:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In the News:

  • On Campus – Tri-Town News (3/20 – Mention of a student named to the dean’s list
  • People Poll – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 26 of the 3/19 edition, as Widener students were asked about the NCAA basketball championship) 
  • Widener Law – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 22 of the 3/19 edition for a mention of a recent induction to the Pennsylvania Bar) 
  • Who’s Sleeping with the President? – Marple Newton Patch (3/19 – Barbara Falini, an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will give a presentation on the first ladies of United States)
  • Widener University Art Gallery to Host Philadelphia Water Color Society Members Exhibition – Ms. B: The Good News (3/18)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Faculty Recital; 4 p.m.; KLC 2

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In the News:

  • Political bribery can be tough to prove – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/19 – Law Professor Robert Power provided expert commentary) 
  • Widener professor honored for excellence – Delaware County Daily Times (No link available; see page 22 of the 3/19 edition for a story on Dr. Ross Steinman, who received the 2014 Widener University College of Arts and Science Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching)
  • Letter to the Editor: Teaching kids the reality of guns – Delaware County Daily Times (3/19 – Mention of the Widener Center for Violence Prevention)
  • Guidelines will help end-of-life oversight – The Sacramento Bee (3/18 – Thaddeus Pope, former professor of law, assisted with the guidelines. Similar stories appeared in a number of news outlets including News Times)
  • What’s still at stake in the Act 13 court battle? – The Express (3/18 – Story based on the NPR story featuring expert commentary from John Dernbach)
  • DEP chief says he’s tried to change the tone at the agency – State Impact NPR Blog (3/18 – Mention of an event at Widener Law. A similar story was posted on Pennsylvania News)
  • Easing the burden on college transfer students – Philadelphia Business Journal (3/17 – Widener University was mentioned)

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Honors Week Student Presentations; 12 p.m.;  Webb Room(Click here for all Honors Week activities)
  • Women’s History Month Speaker: Janice Johnson Dias; 4 p.m.; Freedom Hall, Room 122
  • Hospitality Dinner Series: Cuisine of the British Isles; 5:30-7 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Crime Film Series: The Interrupters; 6:30 p.m.; Old Main Annex, 201

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In the News:

  • Proposed Tech tax increase raises questions – Cape Gazette (3/18 – Mention of partnership Widener has with Sussex Tech)
  • Morton church celebrates 125 years of history, family, faith – Delaware County Daily Times (3/15 – Lisa Lockley teaches at the Widener University Child Development Center)
  • High Marks – South Philly Review (3/14 – Dana Smith received her master’s in secondary education from Widener) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today: Honors Week

  • Hospitality Lunch Series; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Honors Week Student Presentations; 12:30 p.m.;  Webb Room (Click here for all Honors Week activities)
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Ursinus College; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Stargazing (Weather Permitting); 7:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today: 

  • Environmental Law Distinguished Speaker Series; 4 p.m.; Administration Building, Room A180 (videoconferenced to the Alfred Avins Special Collection Library Room on the Delaware Campus)

Events on the Delaware Campus today: 

  • “The Politics of Free Speech: FOIA & Open Government in Delaware;” 6:30 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

Athletic Update: