Friday, March 30, 2018

In the News:

  • Unlock your courage – Right This Minute (3/29 – The student-made video for the second annual Courage Day is featured by Right This Minute, an online outlet that identifies and shares viral videos)
  • Chester High recruits its own star teams for club to sell teens on software coding – The Philadelphia Inquirer (no link available) (3/30 – This article quoting Suk-Chung Yoon, the William R. Bailey Endowed Professor of Computer Science at Widener, and featured in Wednesday’s briefing appears in today’s print edition)

Alumni News:

  • New superintendent in South Middleton is former resident – Penn Live (3/29 – Widener graduate Matthew Strine is the new superintendent of South Middleton school district)
  • Like Loyola, Villanova is also blessed with a clerical leader – Delaware County Daily Times (3/30 – This story online and in today’s paper highlights Widener Law School graduate Rev. Robert Hagan, OSA, who is the associate athletic director and team chaplain for the men’s basketball and football teams at Villanova)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Pride Group Session- Admission Information Session and Tour; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Men’s Outdoor Track and Field vs. Danny Curran Invitational; 3 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track and Field vs. Danny Curran Invitational; 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Eastern; 10 a.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Lebanon Valley (DH); 12 p.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Lebanon Valley (DH); 3 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Outdoor Track and Field vs. Danny Curran Invitational; 3 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track and Field vs. Danny Curran Invitational; 3 p.m.; Home

 

 

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

In the News:

  • Raymond Palmer Jefferis III, 79, Widener University professor, inventor, and emergency radio volunteer – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/29 – Featured online and in today’s paper is the obituary for Dr. Raymond P. Jefferis III of the School of Engineering. Dr. Jefferis’ obituary was also featured in the Delaware County Daily Times print edition today.)
  • WDEL 101.7 Radio (3/28 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane spoke on the radio to offer insight about retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Steven’s comments recommending that the Second Amendment be repealed)

Alumni News:

  • Aston native Wood brings the laughs to the Walnut Street Theatre – Delaware County Daily Times (3/29 – This story, featured online and in today’s paper, highlights Widener graduate Greg Wood who stars in the hit play “Noises Off”) 

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Widener Preview Day; 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Main campus
  • 26th Annual Celebration of Spring Egg Hunt; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Old Main lawn
  • Beideman Visiting Scholar address; 12 – 1 p.m.; Webb Room, University Center

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Administrative Staff Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

In the News:

  • Chester High basketball players crack code for success, on and off the court – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/27 – This article about a new program at Chester High School that teaches students athletes how to code quotes Suk-Chung Yoon, the William R. Bailey Endowed Professor of Computer Science at Widener)
  • Ocean City High School Seniors Heading Off to Play College Football – OCNJ Daily (3/27 – Ocean City High School senior Bobby Shallcross wants to be a wide receiver for the Widener football team)
  • Local LawMeet teams finish second and third – Legal News (3/27 – Article highlights two Wayne State University Law School transactional law teams who competed in regionals of the Transactional LawMeet Competition at Delaware Law School)

Alumni News:

  • South Middleton School District hires Strine as new superintendent – The Sentinel (3/27 – Widener graduate Matthew Strine was appointed as the new school district superintendent by the South Middleton School Board)

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Pride Group Session- Admission Information Session and Tour; 8 – 11 a.m.; Muller Hall
  • Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series: A Sample of the United Kingdom; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • PILS/Bake Sale for Homeless Care Packages; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; The Pit
  • Torts Review/Professor Lee; 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.; L204

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Military Law Society Field Day; 12 – 2 p.m.; Rotunda Lawn area
  • Movie Night hosted by Employment Law Society showing “Hidden Figures”; 6- 8 p.m.; Vale Courtroom
  • Distinguished Jurist Moot Court Competition Final Round; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In the News:

  • WDEL FM Radio (3/23 – Delaware Law School Professor Mary Ellen Maatman was a guest on WDEL news radio and spoke about the employment dispute that led to the firing of the principal of Padua Academy in Wilmington)
  • After years of war, Delaware can do more for its veterans – The News Journal (3/26 – This opinion piece is written by Kevin Caneco, an active duty captain in the U.S. Army who will attend Delaware Law School this fall)
  • ‘I do think there’s a role for the LG:” The Democratic candidates for Lt . Gov. pitch themselves in forum – Penn Live (3/26 – Article covers the topics discusses at yesterday’s lieutenant government forum held at Widener Commonwealth Law SchoolABC27 also covered yesterday’s event.)
  • Widener, Natural Lands Partner on Master Plan for Taylor Arboretum – Pivot Today (3/27 – Article discusses Widener’s new partnership with Natural Lands, the land conservation nonprofit, to plan for the future of Taylor Arboretum)
  • Fox43 News (3/26 – Coverage of the town hall meeting held at Widener Commonwealth Law School for Pennsylvania voters to hear insight from the California redistricting commission on how they have addressed the redistrict mapping issue out west) 
  • Widener students learn a lesson on courage – Delaware County Daily Times (3/27 – A story on the second annual Courage Day ran online and in today’s paper and included statements about the day from President Julie Wollman and student organizers Theresa Kash, Kaylee Horchak, Dave McCann and Herbie Schulze. The event was also featured on ABC6.)

Alumni News:

  • Delaware startup, NERDiT Now, looking to grow – The News Journal (3/25 – Widener graduate Markevis Gideon is growing his small business, NERDiT Now, a technology repair company)
  • You Know Sister Jean. Meet Father Rob. – New York Times (3/26 – Rev. Rob Hagan is the Villanova team chaplain and a Widener University School of Law graduate)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Pride Group Session- Admission Information Session and Tour; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Softball vs.  Penn State Abington (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs.  Penn State Abington (DH); 5:45 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table; all day; The Pit
  • CDO Lunch & Learn; 12 – 1 p.m.; CDO Office
  • BLSA/Exam Prep Workshop; 5 – 7 p.m.; Location TBD

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; all day; Main Street
  • CDO Workshop – Tips for First Days and Year of Practice; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Room 126

Monday, March 26, 2018

In the News:

  • Bill Cosby’s lawyers ask Montco judge to step aside before retrial – Philadelphia Inquirer (3/22 – Commonwealth Law professor Robert H. Davis is quoted. Story also appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the ABA Journal.)
  • Let’s fight for climate justice! – Daily Times (3/23 – Article references Delaware Law professors James May and Erin Daly)
  • Democratic Lt. Gov. candidates to debate at Widener Law School on Monday – Penn Live (3/23 – Widener Commonwealth Law will host a forum with five of the six announced candidates for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor today at 12 p.m. This event was also featured on Fox43.)
  • Penn State Dickinson Law in Carlisle moves up in U.S News and World Report rankings – Penn Live (3/23 – Article mentioned Widener Commonwealth Law School‘s ranking on the latest U.S. News and World Report list)
  • Sports Notes: Tyheim Monroe named NABC Division III Player of the Year – The Philadelphia Tribune (3/24 – The Sam Cozen Small College Basketball Coaches Association will recognize Widener seniors Sardayah Sambo and Sam Smith at their annual banquet)

Alumni News:

  • In the Community: Yakas leads nine into Aston Sports Hall of Fame – Delaware County Daily Times (3/25 –  This story featured online and in today’s paper mentions Widener graduate Caitlin Yakas and PMC graduate Glenn Walrath for their induction into the Aston Sport Hall of Fame)

Press Releases: 

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Courage Day; all day; Students will be operating various stations across campus with message boards for faculty and staff to post their thoughts about courage.
  • Pride Group Session- Admission Information Session and Tour; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Public Stargazing; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride
  • Philadelphia Speaker Series: Newt Gingrich; 8 – 9 p.m.; Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Lt. Governor Democratic Primary Debate; 12 – 1 p.m.; A180
  • Business Advising: Martin Brill Speaker; 5 – 5:50 p.m.; L205
  • Redistricting Reform Town Hall; 7 – 8:30 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Mental Health Week – March 26-March 29; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Main Street

Friday, March 23, 2018

In the News:

  • Stormy Daniels scandal reveals more about ‘contracts of silence’ – Poughkeepsie Journal (3/22 – Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield is provides his expertise about nondisclosure agreements. This story also ran in Lohud.)
  • Community events in Garnet Valley area bloom this spring – Delco News Network (3/22 – This community events round up features the Widener Center for Hospitality Management’s “Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series – A Fine Dining Experience”)
  • OLLI: Making learning the journey of a lifetime – Delaware County Daily Times – no link available (3/23 – Featured in today’s print edition is an opinion piece written by Linda Zappacosta, a participant in the Widener OLLI program, that describes her positive experiences in the program)
  • Cheyney dropping out of NCAA Division II – The Philadelphia Tribune (3/23 – Article mentions Widener and its affiliation with the MAC division) 

Alumni News:

  • Melanie Ellixson from Linwood Elementary School – WFMZ TV News 69 (3/22 – Melanie Ellixson is a Widener graduate and the Feb. 2018 winner of the Teachers Are Heroes program)
  • Hudson Jones law firm announces new professional and new office location – Cape Gazette (3/22 – Delaware Law graduate Richard E. Berl Jr. joined the Hudson Jones law firm)

Press Release:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Honors Week: Nursing Research Conference; 8 – 9 a.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12 – 1 p.m.; Webb Room, University Center
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Shenandoah; 4 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Maranatha Baptist; 5 p.m.; Home
  • Glow Crazy 5k; 6:30 p.m.; Leslie Quick Football Field

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Children in the Courts: A Developed or Developing System; 8:45 AM – 3:15 PM; A180

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Baseball vs. Arcadia (DH); 12 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Misericordia; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Penn State Abington (DH); 1 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Penn State Abington (DH); 3 p.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Arcadia (DH); 1 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Saturday:

  • SBA Barrister’s Ball; 6 -11 p.m; Hilton Harrisburg Hotel 1 N 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA

Events on Main Campus Sunday:

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

In the News:

  • Campus Notes – Pocono Record (3/20 – Article names local students who made the Widener Law dean’s list in the fall 2017 semester)
  • What factors do scientists perceive as promoting or hindering scientific data reuse? – LSE Impact Blog (3/20 – Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Bruce W. Grant is one of five authors who contributed to this London School of Economics blog post)
  • FOX43 News (3/20 – Animals from the “Caring Hearts Pet Therapy” program made a trip to Widener Commonwealth Law campus to visit with students studying for final exams. This news segment features first year Commonwealth Law student Karli Study)
  • What’s happening in and around Marple and Newtown Townships – Delco News Network (3/21 – Ciao Delco and Widener University will present an Italian Cabaret evening at the Delaware County Bar Association on Sat., April 28 in support of Italian Studies program at Widener)
  • Community Briefs: DCCC announces open house, culinary and hospitality night – Delaware County Daily News (3/21 – Article mentions Widener’s partnership with Delaware County Community College’s Culinary Arts program)
  • Law professor outlines 3 possible outcomes to Mann gender discrimination lawsuit – WDEL (3/22 – Delaware Law Professor Mary Ellen Maatman spoke live on the air with radio anchor Allan Loudell about a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the recently fired principal of Padua Academy. This story was also picked up by the Courier Express and Bradford Era.)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; Webb Room, University Center
  • Honors Week: Faculty Recital; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Recital Hall, Kapelski
  • Honors Week: Science Awards Ceremony; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Voices of Leadership: Madeline Bell, CHOP President & CEO; 7 – 8 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Honors Week: Open Mic; 7 – 8 p.m.; Room G, University Center

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Polishook Hall
  • 8th Annual Trailblazers & Pioneers Banquet hosted by BLSA; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In the News:

  • Delaware Law School Set to Host FDA Conference – Delaware Law Weekly (3/20 – The Food and Drug Law Association of Delaware Law School is set to host a panel focusing on FDA matters)

Alumni News:

  • Swag From the Saint Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shuffle – Advertising Specialty Institute (3/19 – Widener graduate and former Pride runner Ryan Gallagher won the Newtown, PA Shamrock Shuffle 5K)
  • Lori Miller named first female CEO of Philly law firm Goldberg Miller & Rubin – Philadelphia Inquirer (3/19 – This article featured online and in today’s print edition is about Lori Miller, a Delaware Law graduate)
  • Edwin B. Fockler IV running for Cecil circuit court judge – Cecil Whig Daily (3/19 – Edwin Fockler IV is a Widener Commonwealth Law graduate)
  • In The Community: Tunnell statue gets its unveiling date – Delaware County Daily Times (3/18 – Widener graduate and Pride football player Billy ‘White Shoes’ Johnson will be a special guest June 2 at the unveiling of a statue honoring the late Emlen Tunnell, a war hero and former NFL player and coach)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Honors Week: Student Presentations, Webb Room, University Center; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; Webb Room, University Center
  • Women’s History Month Lecture; 4 – 5 p.m.; Freedom Hall 122

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Staff Commencement Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; A172
  • Pet Therapy Day – Puppies in the Pit; 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.; The Pit
  • Phi Alpha Delta/Road-Mapping Your Future; 12- 1 p.m.; L205
  • Federalist Society/Immigration and Assimilation:What Makes an American?; 5 – 7 p.m.; L205
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

In the News:

  • On Campus: Delaware County students excel in and out of lecture halls, Widener honors high school leaders – Delaware County Daily Times (3/18 – Article recognizes the recent Widener High School Leadership Awards in partnership with NBC 10. Additional coverage is featured in the Reading Eagle.)
  • Darts & Laurels: A great day to be Irish – or wish you were – Delaware County Daily Times (3/17 – This weekend opinion write up praises the work of Widener’s Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic for their contribution to the recovery of Chester native William Beachem. The original story was picked up by the Delco News Network.)
  • Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center to host mock Supreme Court case – Delaware County Daily Times (3/16 – Delaware Law dean Rod Smolla will participate in a staged oral argument based on the ongoing Supreme Court case that will soon decide whether a Colorado baker has the right to refuse to bake a cake for a same sex couple)

Alumni News:

  • Four Republicans, one Democrat seek to become first new Harford state’s attorney in 36 years – The Baltimore Sun (3/16 – Widener Law graduate Albert Peisinger is one of the candidates for attorney general)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Honors Week Student Presentations; 12 – 1 p.m.; Webb Room, University Center
  • Honors Week Observatory Viewing; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Billy Joel and the Practice of Law; 12 – 1 p.m.; Northwest Bank, 2nd floor, 547 South Tenth Street, Lebanon, PA
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A172
  • Pet Therapy Day – Puppies in the Pit; 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Criminal Justice in Dauphin County/League of Women Voters; 7 – 8:30 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Youth Court Panel Discussion; 4 – 6 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom
  • CDO presents Careers in Family Law; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Special Collections Room

Friday, March 16, 2018

In the news:

  • Senate Passes Bill Rolling Back Dodd-Frank Rules — Bloomberg (3/15 Delaware Law Emeritus Professor Jean M. Eggen discussed two court cases involving the toxicity of Monsanto’s Roundup product)
  • What’s happening in and around town this spring — Delco News Network (3/16 Roundup of spring events includes Widener’s Marriott Dining Room spring dinner series)
  • Voters hear from new-look 10th Congressional District candidates — FOX 43.com (3/15 Coverage of 10th Congressional district Democratic candidate forum held at Commonwealth Law School. The forum also generated coverage on ABC27 in Harrisburg and The Daily Collegian.)
  • In Pennsylvania, 9.6 percent of borrowers default on student loans — Delco News Network (3/15 story on federal college loan default rates in Pennsylvania shows Widener University has a much lower default rate than average.)
  • Analysis: 40,246 students played college sports in Pennsylvania — Watchdog.org (3/16 Story chart breaks down student athlete participation at Pennsylvania colleges and universities and ranks Widener University 30th)
  • Three Carroll students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists — Patch.com (3/15 story notes Archbishop John Carroll High School student Juliana Wallgren, a national merit scholarship finalist, has been accepted to Widener University)

 

 

Alumni news:

  • Dwayne Richardson named senior vice president of operations at Carroll Hospital — Carroll County Times (3/15 Dwayne Richardson holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Widener University)
  • Nina M. Mulrooney has changed positions at The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. — Relationship Science (3/16 Widener alumna Nina Mulrooney is senior vice president and general auditor)

Athletics update:

Events on main campus Sunday:

Events on Commonwealth Law campus today:

  • Dean’s Diversity Forum; Thurgood Marshall — Twenty Five Years After: Still Celebrating a Life that Changed the Way We See The World; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; A180

 

Other events: