Monday, October 31

In the News:

  • Battleground Bros: Concerns Over Climate Change Action –NBC10 (NBC10’s Battleground Bros visited Widener University’s Main Campus to talk with MBA student Ryan Raiker and Delaware Law students Andrea Stickley and Kane Daly about the environment as it relates to the presidential election. The full coverage appears online, and NBC10 has aired clips and discussed the Widener interviews on news broadcasts throughout the weekend)
  • Widener University panel discusses history, pros and cons of Electoral College – Vista Today (10/31 – Story on the Electoral College panel taped by Communication Studies and featuring Delaware Law School Professor Alan Garfield, Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla, Trustee Brian Tierney and Associate Professor of Political Science James Vike)
  • People on the Move – Philadelphia Inquirer (10/31 – News that the Widener University School of Business Administration has appointed John C. Baldino as executive in residence)
  • What’s happening in and around town – Delco News Network (10/30 – Mention of upcoming stargazing sessions at the Widener University Observatory)
  • Night Words: Autumn stars march across the night sky – Town Talk (10/30 – Dr. Harry Augensen, professor of astronomy and physics, published his monthly column about what to look for in the night sky)
  • Three topics take the lead in Delaware’s governor race – Newsworks.org (10/28 – Mention that Widener University Delaware Law School hosted the debate; WHYY radio rebroadcast the debate, which was first aired live on the morning of 10/28 and featured a welcome by Widener President Julie E. Wollman, throughout the weekend)
  • Palliative Care: What every LGBTQ person needs to know – Philadelphia Gay News (10/26 – Guest article by Stephanie Chando, a PhD candidate in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies)

Athletic Update:

Friday, October 28, 2016

In the News:

  • Widener President Julie E. Wollman delivered the welcome address this morning at 8 a.m. for the debate in the race for Delaware governor held at Delaware Law, which aired on WDEL at 101.7 FM or 1150 AM.
  • Pennsylvania #1 for juvenile lifers entitled to new sentences. What now? ABC 27 (10/27 -Third-year Commonwealth Law student Latasha Williams was featured in the story)
  • Free wills for first responders program set for Saturday – Pennlive.com (10/27 – Commonwealth Law will participate in the Wills for Heroes Program)
  • Business People: October 26, 2016 – Delaware Business Now (10/26 – News of the appointment of Delaware Law Professor Iva Johnson Ferrell to serve as the university’s chief diversity officer)
  • Delaware Law Associate Professor Kenneth T. Kristl was a guest on The Delaware Way with host Larry Mendte, where he discussed the Coastal Zone Act. The show aired Oct. 15 on KJWP Wilmington Philadelphia, an affiliate of ME TV.

Athletic Update:

Events at Delaware Law Saturday:

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Coming Up:

  • The debate in the race for Delaware governor takes place Friday at 8 a.m. at Widener University Delaware Law School; It will be broadcast live over WDEL news radio at 101.7 FM or 1150 AM.

In the News:

  • Is Your Board Ready for the Future? Inside Higher Ed (10/27 – Matthew Hartley, a member of the Widener University Board of Trustees, contributed to this essay)
  • What’s happening in and around town this fall – Delaware County Daily Times (10/26 – No link available; See pg. 6 for an announcement about upcoming stargazing sessions at the Widener University Observatory)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Physics & Astronomy Club Classic Sci-Fi TV Night, 7 p.m.; Freedom Hall 122

Events at Commonwealth Law Today:

  • Public Interest Law Society Art Show, 4 p.m.; The Gallery

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In the News:

  • Could Barnegat grad be Army’s next top talent? Asbury Park Press (10/26 – Feature on Samantha DeCapua, the senior Widener University Army ROTC cadet who was ranked fourth in the nation among more than 5,500 ROTC college seniors)
  • Trump’s Philadelphia-area donations: Where are they coming from? The Philadelphia Business Journal (10/25 – Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, provided expert commentary)
  • Strafford Student Wins $20K NBC-10 Widener University Leadership Award – Patch.com (10/25 – Mention of a recipient of the Widener University High School Leadership Award
  • College fair scheduled for Exton Square Mall – Daily Local News (10/25 – News that Widener University will participate in a college fair on Monday)
  • Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla participated in a panel on free speech that was hosted at the the Newseum and was featured online on Before it’s News.

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • OLLI Wednesday Speaker Series – Paleolithic Art and Life, 12 – 1 p.m.; University Center, Room C
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Arcadia, 7 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In the News:

News Releases:

Monday, October 24, 2016

In the News:

  • Achieving Lasting Impact – Inside Higher Ed (10/24 – An essay on student civic engagement by Widener University President Julie E. Wollman
  • The Pennsylvania Attorney General Debate being held at Commonwealth Law was mentioned on the morning news on WHP-TV (CBS), WPMT-TV (FOX), and My PHL.
  • Local Student Named One Of The Top ROTC Cadets In Nation – CBS Philly (10/23 – Samantha DeCapua, ’17, who has been ranked fourth in the nation by the U.S. Army Cadet Command, was interviewed during the morning broadcast on KYW-AM on 10/23. The segment re-aired on 10/24) 
  • Widener Dauntless Battalion cadet earns national recognition – Delaware County Daily Times (10/23 – Announcement of Samantha DeCapua, ’17, being ranked fourth in the nation by the U.S. Army Cadet Command)
  • The Delaware County Criminal Justice Summit held at Widener University was featured on WPVI-TV (ABC) and KYW-AM on 10/21.
  • Namedropper, Oct. 20, 2016 – The Times-Tribune (10/20 – Announcement of Nicole Haas, a Delaware Law student, who is serving as Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year)
  • BPM-D Executive Education: ‘Strategy Execution in a Digital World – The BPM Discipline’ – 9&10 News (10/20 – Event to be held at Widener University) 
  • What’s happening in and around town this fall – News of Delaware County (10/18 – Mention of the public stargazing sessions at the Widener University Observatory
  • Three Widener Professors from Delaware County Honored for Innovation, Leadership – Pivot Today

Events at Commonwealth Law Today:

Athletic Update:

Friday, October 21, 2016

In the News:

  • 20 Philadelphia area universities ranked by post-graduation salaries – The Philadelphia Business Journal (10/19; Phillymag.com and Pivot.Today also covered this study, in which Widener ranks 11th in the region for median post-graduation salary at $52,900; The rankings were based on alumni who received financial aid, and median salaries are measured 10 years after the students began classes.)
  • Federal Work-Study Program: A National and State Analysis – Student Loan Report (Widener University ranks 4th in the state of Pennsylvania for most overall federal work-study financial aid awarded to students)
  • Widener forum focuses on job opportunities, growth – Delaware County Daily Times (10/21 – News of a meeting held on Main Campus with U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., and state Sen. Tom Killion, R-9 of Middletown, along with two dozen business and community activists)
  • Widener University president taps law professor to serve as chief diversity officer – Chester City Blog (10/20; News of the appointment of Delaware Law Professor Iva Johnson Ferrell to serve as the new chief diversity officer)
  • Widener University hosts the first of a three-part free recital series Oct. 23 – Chester City Blog (10/20)
  • Free lunchtime lecture at Widener dedicated to Paleolithic art and life Oct. 26 – Chester City Blog (10/20; Mention of an upcoming OLLI lunchtime lecture)
  • Widener University Child Development Center Receives Highest Rating by Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS  Program – Chester City Blog (10/20; News of the Widener CDC STAR 4 rating)
  • Widener to host lecture examining James Joyce’s Ulysses and connections between literary study and science –Chester City Blog (10/20; News of an upcoming lecture hosted by English and creative writing)

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Designer Bag Bingo presented by the Widener Volleyball team; 7 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Upcoming Events on Main Campus:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In the News:

  • Melania Trump’s Legal Threat to People Magazine Is Puzzling Experts – Fortune (10/19 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla provided expert commentary) 
  • Parenting in the Shadow of Trump – Slate (10/19 – Column post by Delaware Law Professor John Culhane
  • Community Briefs – Delaware County Daily Times (10/19 – Announcement of an upcoming lunchtime lecture as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Wednesday Speaker Series)
  • DuPont to face 10 C-8 trials in three months – The News Journal (10/19 – Mary Brigid McManamon, a professor of civil procedure at Delaware Law, was quoted) 
  • Supreme Court decision a loss for TransPerfect workers – The News Journal (10/18 – Delaware Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh provided expert commentary) 

News Releases:

Events at Commonwealth Law Today:

Athletic Update:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Coming Up:

  • Today: Dr. Richard Cooper, clinical assistant professor of social work, will be interviewed on WURD-AM from 12:15-12:40 p.m. about the importance of Black Talk Radio in celebration of the station’s 13th anniversary.

In the News:

  • A mention of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy committee roundtable discussion happening at Commonwealth Law today aired during the morning news broadcast on WPMT-TV (FOX) on 10/19. 
  • AG candidates to debate as Kathleen Kane faces criminal sentence – The Patriot-News (10/18 – Mention of the Attorney General debate to be held at Commonwealth Law
  • Trump Denials Are ‘Rape Myths and Stereotypes 101,’ Advocates Say – NBC News (10/18 – Dr. Shana Maier, a professor of criminal justice, provided expert commentary) 
  • New Jolts Await Consumers in Theme Park Injury Suits  – Bloomberg Law (10/11 – Commonwealth Law Professor Christopher Robinette provided expert commentary)

Events on or near Main Campus Today:

  • First Step Seminars; 9 a.m.; Widener SBDC
  • Town Hall Meeting; 12 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium (It will be video-conferenced in the Delaware Ruby Vale Moot Court room at Delaware Law and Room 172 at Commonwealth Law) 
  • OLLI Wednesday Speaker Series – Camp Elder: The Strange Story of Westtown’s Union Paroled P.O.W. Camp; 12 p.m.; University Center, Room C
  • Reading by Visiting Writer Patricia Engel; 4 p.m.; KLC 1
  • Field Hockey vs. Alvernia; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Lycoming; 7 p.m.; Home

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

In the News:

  • What it takes to break the glass ceiling on campus – Philly.com (10/18 – A Q&A with Widener University President Julie E. Wollman)
  • The Gun Industry Survives Another Attempt to Puncture Its Legal Immunity Shield – The Trace (10/18 – Law Professor John Culhane provided expert commentary) 
  • UAE Consul meets with local leaders in Pennsylvania to promote UAE-US ties – Arab Herald (10/18 – Mention of conference held in collaboration with Commonwealth Law
  • Local college student gains national attention – The Intelligencer (10/17 –  Shania Shaji, a senior biomedical engineering major, presented at the National Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting) 
  •  CCIU hosting Chester County College Fair – Chadds Ford Live (10/17 – Widener University is participating in the college fair) 
  • Clinton: Trump’s ‘stalking’ at debate felt ‘really weird’ – The Villages Sun Times (10/15 – Repost of the Recorder story that quotes Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla

Events on Main Campus Today:

Athletic Update: