Friday, October 31, 2014

Coming up: 

  • Today: The U.S. Senate debate that was held Wednesday at the School of Law’s Delaware Campus will appear on WHYY-TV at 5 p.m and 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: Dr. Shana Maier, associate professor and director of the Master’s in Criminal Justice Program, will appear on And Another Thing with Larry Mendte on MeTV KJWP, regarding her new book, during the evening broadcast at 7 p.m., as well as the morning broadcast on Sunday 11/2 at 9 a.m.

In the News:

  • Chester gets $750G grant to install dozens of security cameras – Delaware County Daily Times (10/31 – President James T. Harris III was quoted in this story on a grant the university is supporting. A similar story on PennDot’s funding also appeared) 
  • Route 40 Killer Remains an Enigma After Being Convicted 25 Years Ago – Delaware Today (10/30 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was mentioned) 
  • The Tornoe Spin: Kevin Wade – Fear and Ebola – WHYY Newsworks (10/30 – Mention of the U.S. Senate Debate held at Widener School of Law, Delaware Campus

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus this Saturday:

  • Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. Albright College; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Football vs. Stevenson University; 1 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In the News:

  • US Senate candidates face off on ISIS, health care – The News Journal and WDEL-AM (10/29 – Stories on the U.S. Senate debate that was held Wednesday at the School of Law’s Delaware Campus. A similar story appeared on WPVI-TV (ABC))
  • Students map out a bright future in the Philadelphia area’s excellent private high schools – Suburban Life/Philadelphia Life Magazine (A mention of the partnership Widener’s School of Engineering has with Bishop Shanahan High School) 
  • Abruzzese Delco hosts 23rd annual dinner dance – Delaware County Daily Times (10/29 – Jamie Sellari, a junior nursing major who is minoring in Italian, received an achievement award from Thomas Benedetti, associate professor of Italian and Spanish)

News Releases:

Events happening today:

  • Wine and Cheese Reception to Celebrate the New Art Gallery; 4 p.m.; Harrisburg Campus, Administration Building, The Gallery
  •  Women’s Volleyball vs. Albright College; 7 p.m.; Main Campus

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In the News:

  • Law Professor John Culhane appeared on 1150 AM WDEL yesterday afternoon (10/28) to discuss quarantine for doctors and nurses returning from caring for Ebola patients abroad.
  • Happy Birthday, Jonas Salk! Google Doodle Honors Scientist Known for Polio Vaccine – Science World Report (10/28 – Law Professor John Dernbach will participate in a symposium marking the birthday of Jonas Salk)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Pizza and Journalism Movie Night; 5:15 p.m.; Freedom Hall

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the News:

  • 2014 Elections Paint Gruesome Future For Republican Party – Mint Press News (10/27 – Michael Dimino, Sr., associate professor of law, provided expert commentary) 
  • Delco Tutor Program Teams Students – Philadelphia Inquirer (10/28 – News of a new tutoring program that partners Widener students with students from Camelot Education’s Chester Transitional School; The program was created by two Widener faculty members, DrMimi Staulters, an assistant professor of special education, and Dr. Nancy Blank, a professor of criminal justice.)
  • Overall Pennsylvania Bar-Passage Rate for July Dipped – The Legal Intelligencer (10/28)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Lunch Series; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room
  • Field Hockey vs. Alvernia University; 6 p.m.; Home

 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Coming up:

  • Today: The Pennsylvania Cable Network will broadcast the Dean’s Diversity Forum, which was recently held on the Harrisburg Campus, at 10 a.m.

In the News:

  • A growing force in Pa.: Independent voters – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/27 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Shareholders, Disarmed by a Delaware Court – The New York Times (10/26 – Lawrence Hamermesh, professor of law, provided expert commentary) 
  • Symposium on Jonas Salk focuses on his work in sustainability – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10/26 – Law Professor John Dernbach will speak at the symposium)
  • Pa. Supreme Court in ‘sad state’ as scandals tarnish reputation – The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (10/26 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary) 
  • Jayne Thompson’s “Letters to My Younger Self: An Anthology of Writings by Incarcerated Men at S.C.I. Graterford” – WHYY Radio Times (10/24 – Interview with Jayne Thompson, senior lecturer of English and creative writing, about her recent book)
  • Camelot Chester Partners with Widener University, Diakon Services to Increase Literacy among At-Risk Youth – Ms. Bee: The Good News Blog (10/23) 

Events on Main Campus today:

  •  Guest Lecture with Scott Alcott, CIO of Comcast; 11 a.m.; Freedom Hall Theater
  • President’s Lecture with Dr. Scott Van Bramer; 12 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Stargazing; 7–8 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update:

Friday, October 24, 2014

In the News:

  • Replay: Live from the Newsroom at Widener Breaks Down the Upcoming Election – Delaware County Daily Times (10/24  Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, appeared as a guest on the 10/23 show, which is produced monthly by the Communication Studies Department)
  • Filmmaker Ken Burns to Speak at Widener – Philadelphia Inquirer (10/24)
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore Eyes Costs Related to Strategic Goals – Delaware County Daily Times (10/23 – The article mentions that high school students in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District may take courses at Widener)
  • People in the News – Widener Law to Honor Judge Brobson – The Legal Intelligencer (10/23)
  • The School of Engineering’s Mousetrap Competition was featured during the evening news broadcast on WPVI-TV on 10/22.

News Releases:

Events happening today:

  • Pro Bono Coaching and Skills Development Exercise; 1–6 p.m.; Harrisburg Campus, The Pit
  • Bus Tour of Chester with Rev. Jim Ley: A Look at Chester from a Social Justice Perspective; 3–5 p.m.; Sign up online through ENG101/103

Events on Saturday:

  • Law Admissions Information Session; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Delaware Campus, Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom & Harrisburg Campus, The Pit
  • Field Hockey vs. Messiah College; 12 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. Scranton University; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Albright College; 1 p.m.; Home
  • “OLLI Follies” Music and Entertainment Show; 2 p.m. ; Freedom Village at Brandywine
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Albright College; 4 p.m. Home
  • Harrisburg Campus Halloween Party; 8 p.m.; Federal Taphouse, 234 N. Second St., Harrisburg
  • Lone Brick Theatre presents “Dissever My Soul;” 8 & 9:15 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Sunday:

Athletic Update:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Coming up:

  • ‘Live from the Newsroom,’ which is produced by communication studies students in the Freedom Hall television studio, will air tonight on DelcoTimes.com. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, will be a guest.

In the News:

  • Widener’s online business program is ranked seventh – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/23 – The School of Business Administration’s online MBA program was ranked in a list of best online programs by TheBestSchools.org) 
  • PEACE OF MIND: Why do we like scary movies? – News of Delaware County (10/22 – Monthly column written by a student in the PsyD program. This month’s column was written by Kiara Vogel)
  • Your Brain On: An Orgasm – Shape Magazine (10/22 – Dr. Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, assistant professor in the human sexuality program, provided expert commentary) 
  • PCN Call-In Program, Election 2014 – Pennsylvania Cable Network (10/21 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, participated in a panel discussion following the debate) 

News Releases:

Events happening today:

 Widener Magazine Blog:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Coming Up:

  • Today the Pennsylvania Cable Network will air the first half of the Dean’s Diversity Forum, which was held last week on the Harrisburg Campus, at 1:40 p.m. The forum examined domestic violence against poor and minority women.

In the News:

  • ‘Letters to My Younger Self’: Inmates’ writings form book’s backbone – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/22 – Feature story on ‘Letters to My Younger Self,’ a book by Jayne Thompson, senior lecturer of English and Creative Writing) 
  • Students in the News – Daily Local News (10/20 – Mention of students named to the dean’s list at Widener) 

Events on Main Campus today:

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Coming Up:

  • Tuesday at 3:00 pm: Lt. Governor Debate  – Pennsylvania Cable Network (After the debate Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, will participate in a panel discussion) 

In the News:

  • What if Delaware, Widener Law partnered? – The News Journal (10/20 – An op-ed by Erin Daly, interim dean of Widener Law Delaware)
  • WCAU-TV (NBC) featured a Widener University High School Leadership Awards recipient during the evening news on 10/20.
  • The Housing Crisis We Don’t Talk About – NextCity.org (10/20 – The School of Law was mentioned*)
  • Del. Gen. Assembly Unanimously Confirms Vaughn as Next Supreme Court Justice – Bloomberg BNA (10/17 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Career Development Office Mentoring Program Kickoff; 6–8 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Athletic Update:

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the News:

  • Suburban Democrats focused on GOTV – get out the vote – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/19 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted) 
  • Widener ROTC cadets compete against Pennsylvania Military College alumni in skills challenge – Delaware County Daily Times (10/18 – Feature story on the military skills competition hosted by the Freedom Battalion at Widener University during Homecoming weekend) 
  • Gebhart: Letters tell sad tales of broken lives – Delaware County Daily Times (10/18 – Mention of the Widener Magazine story on the book by  Jayne Thompson, senior lecturer in English and Creative Writing)
  • 5 Very Real Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together – The Huffington Post (10/17 – Dr. Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, assistant professor in the Human Sexuality, provided expert commentary)

Events:

  • Who Gets Commemorated? A Faculty Panel Examining Controversial Statues; 12 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Stargazing; 7 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update: