Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In the News:

  • Harrisburg debt fix team joins national experts at Widener Law distress forum – PennLive.com (4/14 – Mention of the municipal distress symposium hosted at the School of Law on the Harrisburg Campus
  • Law grads face bleak employment picture – Philadelphia Business Journal (4/14 – The School of Law’s Delaware Campus was mentioned) 
  • Letter to the Editor – The New York Times (4/14 – A letter regarding an op-ed on global warming written by Donald Brown, scholar in residence for sustainability ethics and law at Widener’s Environmental Law Center)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Hospitality Luncheon Series; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Softball vs. Cabrini College (Strike out Cancer Night); 5 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Monday, April 14, 2014

In the News:

  • Format of Inquirer auction could start to take form – The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/13 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted)
  • Court vindicates ex-lawmaker’s environmental work- WCAU-TV (NBC) (4/12 – John Dernbach, distinguished professor of law, was quoted. A similar Associated Press story appeared in a number of outlets including Lancaster Online and the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Campo receives Outstanding Marketing Student Award – The Evening Sun (4/11 – Zachary Campo received the Outstanding Marketing Student Award from the School of Business Administration)
  • Grandparents who Provide Childcare Find Success by Setting Limits – SCS Connection (No Link available; see page 2 of the April addition for an article on grandparents as caregivers by Dr. Virginia Brabender, professor of clinical psychology) 

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Bankruptcy Symposium; 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; Administration Building, A180

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Pizza with Professors; 12 p.m.; Student Lounge

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Baseball vs. Johns Hopkins University; 3:30 p.m.; Home
  • Sport Management Speaker Series; 5–6:30 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Add-Tastic Rock Wall Bouldering Competition; 5–8 p.m.; Wellness Center
  • Stargazing; 8:30–9:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Friday, April 11, 2014

In the News:

  • Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidates in spirited debate – The Morning Call (4/10 – Story on the Democratic governor debate, which was held at the School of Law’s Harrisburg Campus. A similar story appeared on WHTM-TV (ABC) and in The Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Dr. Mary Rourke, assistant professor of clinical psychology and director of school psychology in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, was interviewed during the afternoon broadcast on WDEL-AM regarding  the stabbing at the school in Pittsburgh.
  • Delco’s high school students invited to apply for scholarship – News of Delaware County (4/9 – Mention of the College Access Center at Widener University)

News Releases:

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Relay for Life; Memorial Field
  • Magician Daniel Martin; 8 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Stargazing; 8 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Baseball vs. Albright College; 12 p.m. & 1:45 p.m.; Home
  • Spring Fling Carnival; 1–7 p.m.; Kapelski Portico
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Lycoming College; 1 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

  • Women’s Rugby Alumni Game; 11 a.m.; Quick Stadium

Athletic Update:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In the News:

  • Two Democrats get feisty in gubernatorial debate – The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/10 – Story on the Democratic governor debate, which was held at the School of Law’s Harrisburg Campus. An Associated Press story appeared in a number of outlets including: The Sentinel, York Daily Record, and WITF. The Patriot-News also featured a story on the debate) 
  • Chester’s crumbling Deshong Mansion demolished – The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/10 – Widener University was mentioned) 
  • UPDATE 2-Detroit deal with insurers could set stage for more compromises – Reuters (4/9 – Law Professor Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary for  a story on bankruptcy, which also appeared on CNBC and MSN)
  • Chancery Court issues unprecedented arrest warrant – News Journal (4/9 –  Law professor Lawrence A. Hamermesh was quoted*)
  • Harrisburg’s Widener Law to Host Distressed Cities Conference – The Bond Buyer (4/9 – Mention of upcoming conference on the Harrisburg Campus*) 
  • Widener champion golfer beating the odds – WPVI-TV (ABC) (4/8 –  A feature story on Lee Thomas, a senior computer science major and member of the Widener golf team, aired on the evening news broadcast)

News Releases:

Events on or near Main Campus today:

  • SBDC Seminar: Government Procurement Opportunities; 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Widener SBDC
  • Softball vs. Haverford College; 4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.; Home

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, April 9, 2014

Coming up:

  • Tonight: The Pennsylvania Cable Network will broadcast a live debate at 7 p.m. between Democratic candidates for the Pennsylvania governor race, which will be held on the Harrisburg Campus.

In the News:

  • The Pennsylvania Cable Network aired a broadcast of the Pennsylvania’s Women’s Forum on 4/8, which was held on the Harrisburg Campus and sponsored by Widener Law & Government Institute.
  • Democratic gubernatorial debate to air LIVE on PCN tomorrow night – Moscow Villager (4/8 – Mention of the Democratic governor debate being held on the Harrisburg Campus. A similar mention appeared on WGAL-TV on 4/7)
  • Female gubernatorial candidates struggles come down to their competition: forum – The Patriot-News (4/7 – Mention of workshop held at the School of Law

News Releases:

Events on or near Main Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

In the News:

  • Tan Mom to get in the celeb-boxing ring – Philadelphia Daily News (4/8 – Mention of the upcoming Philadelphia Speaker Series sponsored by Widener University, featuring Dan Rather in the 2014-15 line-up)
  • Running in place: Women still have much ground to gain in politics – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (4/8 – Mention of workshop held at the School of Law
  • Who’s talking to college grads this year? Dan Rather, Al Gore and Terry Gross to name a few – Philly.com’s Campus Inq (4/7 – Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi will speak during the undergraduate commencement on May 17) 

Events on Main Campus today:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Monday, April 7, 2014

In the News:

  • 8 ways to derail your retirement – MarketWatch (4/7 – Column post by Kenn Tacchino, professor of taxation and financial planning)
  • Commence the firestorms – The Philadelphia Inquirer (4/6 – Story on commencement speakers, which mentioned Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, who will speak at Widener)
  • Records reveal could unravel ‘naked corruption’ scandal – The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review (4/5 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary. This story also appeared in the Lebanon Daily News)
  • A Green Ruling: Franklin Kury and the 40-year fight for clean air and water in Pennsylvania – The Patriot-News (Distinguished Professor of Law John Dernbach provided expert commentary) 
  • Sexuality Matters: Breaking gender ‘rules’ and expanding your imagination – News of Delaware County (4/4 – Monthly column by a student in the human sexuality program. This month’s column was written by Rebecca Katherine Hirsch)

News Releases:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today:

  • Pennsylvania Women’s Forum Solutions Series; 12 p.m.; Administration Building, A180

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Marking the Great War at Widener: Lecture; 4–5 p.m.; Wolfgram Library, Drost Room
  • Stargazing; 8:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog:

Friday, April 4, 2014

In the News:

  • Widener students lobby politicians in Harrisburg to cut middle income student debt – Delaware County Daily Times (4/4 – Story about Widener’s participation in Student Lobby Day with comments from students Nick Chambers and Jamar Phillips and Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science)
  • Performance and classical music listings – Philly.com (4/4 – Performances of Lone Brick Theatre Co.’s U.S. Drag are highlighted)
  • Aaron-Stanton inducted into Phi Kappa Phi –Shore News Today (4/4 – News that student Desiree Aaron-Stanton was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi)
  • Who’s News – The Daily Jounral (4/4 – Mention of student Evan Winick’s Alternative Spring Break trip)
  • Widener will host conference on municipal financial distress – The Patriot-News (4/3 – Mention of an upcoming conference on Widener’s Harrisburg Campus)
  • PCN to air Democratic gubernatorial debate – York Dispatch (4/3 – Mention of the upcoming gubernatorial debate on Widener’s Harrisburg Campus)
  • Environmental Rights: 5 facts about the Pennsylvania Constitution – The Patriot-News (4/3 – Distinguished Professor or Law John Dernbach was mentioned for his research on the  Environmental Rights Amendment)
  • Former Eagles, WCU Assistant Shuey New DC At Widener – CBS Philly (4/3 – Bill Shuey named defensive coordinator of the Widener football team) 
  • Martinsville resident to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans – The Messenger-Gazette (4/3 – Mention of a student who recently participated in Alternative Spring Break

News Releases: 

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Dance Company’s 10th Anniversary Recital; 7 p.m. Alumni Auditorium
  • Stargazing; 8-9 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Events on or near Main Campus Saturday:

  • PT Run Like a Fool Race; 9 a.m.; The Wellness Center
  • Continuing Studies Day of Giving Back; 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Elwyn
  • Baseball vs. Stevenson University; 12 p.m.; Home (DH)
  • Softball vs. Lycoming College; 1 p.m.; Home (DH)
  • Women’ Lacrosse vs. Susquehanna University; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Widener Dance Company’s 10th Anniversary Recital; 2 p.m. Alumni Auditorium
  • Lone Brick Theatre Co. presents “U.S. Drag;” 8–9 p.m.; KLC 1

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

Athletic Update:

Widener Magazine Blog: 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

In the News:

  • Shale industry leaders: Billions of dollars possible for local businesses – Delaware County Daily Times (4/3 – A story on the Widener Small Business Development Center seminar “Shale Energy 101”)
  • Take Back the Night, an internationally-recognized program that promotes awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence, which is hosted by the Widener Center for Violence Prevention was featured on the evening new broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 4/2.
  • Community Spirit in Action; People, places and events in our region of Delaware County – The Chester Spirit (No link available; see the 4/2 edition for a story on Take Back the Night, a day of events promoting awareness of domestic violence and sexual abuse, sponsored by the Widener Center for Violence Prevention
  • Linder offers ideas and hopes in annual ‘State of the City’ presentation – The Chester Spirit (No link available; see the 4/2 edition; the State of the City was held at Widener University)
  • Morgan Wieziolowski participates in cultural immersion trip – The Leader (4/2 – Morgan Wieziolowski, a sophomore political science major, participated in the Miami Cultural Immersion trip over spring break) 
  • Widener Law Announces Winners of Alumni Awards – Delaware Law Weekly (4/2 – Available by subscription only) 
  • Departing Justice Jacobs Viewed as ‘Balanced’ on Corporate Governance Issues – Delaware Business Court Insider (4/2 – Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence A. Hamermesh was quoted regarding Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack B. Jacobs announcing his retirement)
  • Widener University Promotes Awareness of Domestic Violence – Ms. B: The Good News Blog (4/1)
  • U.S. Drag – April 02 – April 06, 2014 at Widener University –  Playbill VIP (Mention of the upcoming performances by the Lone Brick Theatre Company
  • The Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University was mentioned during the afternoon broadcast on WHYY-FM on 4/1.
  • Jacobs leaving Delaware Supreme Court – News Journal (4/1 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary) 

Events on Main Campus today:

Events on the Harrisburg Campus today: 

  •  The John L. Gedid Lecture Series; 4–5 p.m.; Administration Building, A180

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In the News:

  • Widener Students In Harrisburg To Lobby For College Debt Relief – Philadelphia City and Press (4/1 – Reposting of the KYW-AM story on the students who attended Student Lobby Day)
  • Pennsville high school student awarded $20,000 scholarship – South Jersey Times (4/1 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award
  • Widener University Announces 2014-15 Philadelphia Speakers Series Line-up – The Chester City Blog (4/1) 

News Releases:

Events on or near Main Campus today:

  • Take Back the Night; 12–7 p.m.; UCTR, Atrium (See Campus Cruiser for a complete schedule) 
  • SBDC Seminar: “Shale Energy 101;” 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Widener SBDC
  • Crime Film Series: “Aging Out;” 6:30–7:30 p.m.; Old Main Annex, 201
  • Spring Concert; 7:30 p.m.; Kapelski Music Room
  • Lone Brick Theatre Co. presents “U.S. Drag;” 8:30 p.m.; Kapelski Learning Center, Room 1

Events on the Delaware Campus today:

  • Panel: “Being Diverse in the Legal Profession;” 5–7 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom

Athletic Update: