Monday, August 31, 2015

In the News:

  • On the Boards – The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/31 – Jennifer Kitchen, associate director of public relations, was elected president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America) 
  • preLaw magazine back-to-school issue on 8/28 included a news item about the separation of the Widener Law Schools.
  • Delaware judge fines Dole Food execs $148M for fraud – The News Journal (8/28 – Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor of corporate law at Delaware School of Law, provided expert commentary) 
  • Discord tests Delaware’s corporate-friendly image – The News Journal (8/28 – Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor of corporate law at Delaware School of Law, provided expert commentary) 
  • New Widener assistant dean from Cherry Hill – Courier-Post (8/28 – Stephanie Ottino was appointed assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences)

Athletic Update:

Friday, August, 28, 2015

In the News:

  • College Football Preview: Widener Pride – CBS Philly (8/27) 
  • Public stargazing resumes at Widener – Delaware County Daily Times (8/27 – Mention of upcoming stargazing sessions at the Widener University Observatory) 
  • Smart Talk: Red Land closer to LL title; Pope brings attention to climate change; Methane gas and cattle – WITF Smart Talk (8/27 – Donald Brown, scholar in residence and professor of sustainability ethics and law at the Commonwealth Law School, was interviewed) 
  • The fourth annual Freshmen Day of Service was featured during the evening news broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 8/27.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Freshmen Convocation; Bown Dome Sculpture Garden

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In the News:

  • The Fourth Annual Freshman Day of Service was mentioned during the morning news broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC) on 8/27. Student Move-In Day was also featured.
  • Athletes give boost to returning Widener students – Delaware County Daily Times (8/27 – Feature story on Widener athletes assisting with Freshman Move-In Day. Football Coach Mike Kelly and Lacrosse Coach Brendan Dawson were quoted along with a few students) 
  • Editorial: Is there a solution for Chester Upland? – Delaware County Daily Times (8/27 – Mention of the Widener Partnership Charter School
  • Student Move-In Day was featured on the afternoon broadcast on WPVI-TV (ABC) and during the evening news broadcast on WCAU-TV (NBC) on 8/26.
  • Wolf school plan creates ‘separate and unequal’ policy – Philly.com Blog (8/26 – Post by Dr. Paula Silver is chairperson of the Widener Partnership Charter School Board of Trustees and dean of the School of Human Service Professions at Widener University)

Events on Main Campus today: Freshman Day of Service 

  • Opening Faculty Meeting; 4 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • President’s Reception (immedately following opening meeting); Bown Dome Sculpture Garden

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In the News: 

  • Expert: Chester Upland drowning in red ink – Delaware County Daily Times (8/26 – Dr. Paula Silver, chair of the board of trustees for the Widener Partnership Charter School and dean of the School of Human Service Profession, provided expert commentary) 
  • Student Move-In Day was featured during the morning news broadcast on WCAU-TV (NBC) on 8/26.
  • Judge rejects Wolf challenge to charter funding – The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/26 – Rocco Imperatrice, attorney for the Widener Partnership Charter School, was mentioned) 
  • Guest Column: The Case for the Wolf recovery plan – Delaware County Daily Times (8/25 – Mention of the Widener Partnership Charter School*) 
  • Delco judge nixes cuts to Chester-Upland charter spending – WHYY Newsworks (8/25 – Dr. Paula Silver, chair of the board of trustees for the Widener Partnership Charter School and dean of the School of Human Service Profession, and Joseph Baker, vice president of finance and administration, were mentioned) 
  • A story on the Members of Liberian Supreme Court visit to Delaware was featured during the evening news broadcast on WPVI-TV on 8/25, Widener Delaware Law School was mentioned.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Freshman Move-In Day

News Releases:

Widener Magazine Blog:

*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. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In the News:

  • Widener to host small business seminars – The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/25 – Mention of seminars offered by the Widener Small Business Development Center)
  • On the Boards – The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/24 – Marcine Pickron-Davis was elected to the Delaware County Community Foundation board) 
  • Liberian legal delegation visits First State – WDDE-FM (8/24 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary) 
  • How to drawdown retirement assets: the strategies – MarketWatch (8/22 – The first of a two-part column series by Kenn Tacchino, professor of taxation and financial planning)
  • Hands off, buddy: A guide to proper etiquette at the strip club – Philly.com (8/22 – Blog post by Timaree Schmit, an adjunct professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies)

Events on Main Campus:

  • The Office for Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives is sponsoring a school supply drive for the children of the Widener Partnership Charter School. Donations will be accepted through September 4.  Drop off boxes will be located in the lobby of University Center and Old Main ground floor (by Campus Safety).

 

 

Monday, August 24, 2015

In the News:

  • Widener University graduate plants roots in Chester – Delaware County Daily Times (8/23 – Feature story on Leah Kara,  a recent graduate from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, who established a community garden in Chester as part of her Neubauer Family Scholarship project)
  • Battle brews over charter school compensation for special education students – The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/23 – Dan Hanson, director of public relations, was quoted. This story also appeared in The Morning Call
  • Was viral arrest of Pa. street singer justified? – The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/23 – Judith Ritter, law professor and director of the criminal defense clinic at Widener University Delaware Law School, provided expert commentary. This story also appeared in The Morning Call
  • Kathryn Healey of Swarthmore Named Trainer Faculty Fellow at Widener University – Delaware County Daily Times (8/22) 
  • Local focus could help law schools beef up enrollment – Central Penn Business Journal (8/21 – Law Dean Christian Johnson, dean of the Widener University Commonwealth Law School, was quoted in this story on law schools) 

Athletic Update:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

In the News:

  • Fronted by L-L alums, Widener football ranked No. 1 in MAC preseason poll – Lancaster Online (8/20) 
  • SEXUALITY MATTERS: Sexy talk: how to communicate authentically and have better sex – News of Delaware County (8/19 – Monthly column written by a student in the human sexuality program at Widener. This month’s column was written by Rachel Kellera licensed social worker and sexuality educator, and recent graduate from the Center for Human Sexuality Studies and Center for Social Work Education)
  • Community Briefs – Delaware County Daily Times (8/17 – Mention of a screening of “1971,” which will feature a discussion with Chester Mayor John Linder about his time at Widener) 

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, August, 19, 2015

In the News:

  • On Campus – Tri-Town News (8/20 – Mention of a student named  to the Presidential Service Corps and Bonner Leader Program
  • College Football Players Deserve the Right to Unionize – Slate (8/18 – Column post by Law Professor John Culhane
  • Senior Notes – Daily Local News (8/17 – Information on the upcoming semester of programming at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)

Athletic Update:

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In the News:

  • New law school dean Rod Smolla is a man of many hats – Delaware Business Times (8/17 – Feature story on Rod Smolla, dean of Widener’s Delaware Law School)
  • New USD president settles in – The San Diego Union-Tribune (8/17 – Story on Dr. James Harris, former president of Widener University) 
  • Whale war: Vineyard Vines, Rehoboth shop clash over logo – The News Journal (8/17 – Tonya Evans, associate professor of law at Widener Commonwealth Law School, provided expert commentary) 
  • Emeritus Professor of Law Thomas Reed was interviewed live on WDEL-AM on 8/17 today about prosecution cases continuing to be disrupted by the scandal at the Delaware drug lab.
  • Dr. Melanie Davis and Dr. Robin Goldberg-Glen, co-presidents of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener, provided expert commentary in an article on sexual expression in the summer issue of California Assisted Living Association’s magazine; see page 15.
  • The July/August issue of the Delaware State Bar Association Bar Journal (formerly known as In RE:) features three stories on Widener University’s Delaware Law School, including a profile on Tamika Crawl-Bey, an alumna who held leadership roles while in school; s story on the Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service program; and a mention of Law Professor Alan Garfield, who will serve as a speaker for the Supreme Court Review Seminar.

 Athletic Update: