Thursday, March 15, 2018

In the news: 

Commencement Speakers Announced — InsideHigherEd.com (3/15 Jeffrey Rosen and Heather Penney were listed as Widener University‘s 2018 commencement speakers)

7 Big Takeaways From That Special Election in Pennsylvania — The Daily Signal (3/14 Associate Professor Wes Leckrone was quoted on the impact of Libertarian candidate Drew Gray Miller in this week’s Pennsylvania Congressional election. A similar story also appeared in USSAnews.com and Stream.org.)

Leadership Award Winners Posted — Town Lively (3/14 Coverage of area Widener University High School Leadership Award recipients)

Education Briefs — Valley Times Star (3/14 Coverage of student Emily Baker named to the Dean’s List. Outlet requires subscription to access story.)

Are Young People Having More or Less Sex Than Their Parents and Grandparents? — Donna Glamour Magazine (3/14 This Italian-language magazine mentions Associate Professor Brooke Wells’ research published in the Journal Archives of Sexual Behavior)

Tune in Today:

10th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum, Streaming LIVE Thursday at 6 p.m. — Pennsylvania Cable Network (3/15 Democratic candidate forum being held at Commonwealth Law School streams live online today at 6 p.m.)

Athletics update:

Women’s Lacrosse: Widener 11, Cabrini 10 in overtime

Events on main campus today:

Men’s Volleyball vs. Neumann; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law campus today:

Munchkin Cups for Vets fundraiser by Military Law Society; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law campus today:

March Madness Party; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe

Federalist Society event “How to be a Great Lawyer Without Losing Your Soul;” 5 to 6 p.m.; L206

Candidate forum in Democratic primary for 10th Congressional District; 6 to 8 p.m.; A180

Other Events: 

State Street Reading Series — 7-9 p.m.; Media Arts Center Gallery, Media,

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

In the News:

  • NBC 10 News (3/13 – This news segment features the NBC 10/Widener University 2018 High School Leadership Awards held yesterday at the National Constitution Center and includes remarks made by President Julie Wollman
  • Group to host forum for 10th District Democratic candidates – Montgomery Media (3/14 – The forum will be hosted on the Widener Commonwealth Law campus tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. Promotional coverage also appeared in Daily Collegian.)
  • UMass students spending spring break assisting local organizations – Chester County Press (3/14 – UMass students were in Chester County working with Project C.U.R.E., which frequently partners with Widener student volunteers)
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry Gains EFDA – Bryn Mawr Patch (3/14 – Theresa Groody, who is completing her graduate certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Practice at Widener, was reappointed to the State Board of Dentistry)
  • How to Use Your Alumni Network for Business Success – Business News Daily (3/14 – Article highlights Widener’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as an example of how an alumni network can be beneficial after graduation)
  • Widener University recognizes Clayton resident with High School Leadership Award – Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times (3/14 – Anthony Buscemi, of Clayton, was recognized as one of the Widener University High School Leadership recipients) 

Alumni News:

  • Cannabis Panel Set to Feature Doroshow Pasquale Attorney – Delaware Law Weekly (3/14 – Delaware Law graduate Donald Marston will speak as a panelist on the topic of medical marijuana at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Conference in Wilmington)
  • Attorney General Sessions Appoints Six Additional Members to U.S. Attorney Advisory Committee – Imperial Valley News (3/14 – One of the newly appointed committee members is Delaware Law graduate David C. Weiss)
  • In The Community: Gutowiecz, Orr earn Ryan Memorial awards – Delaware County Daily Times (3/13 – Article features Widener and PMC alumni Allie Alkins, Glenn Walrath and Caitlin Yakas for their upcoming induction into the Aston Sports Hall of Fame)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Softball vs. PSU Abington (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Cabrini; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Lexis Training; 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; L206
  • Lexis Training; 3:45 – 4:15 p.m.; L206
  • 1st Year Scholars Reception; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; The Gallery
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener students help Delco native get back on his feet – Delaware County Daily Times (3/12 – Story about physical therapy graduate student Jackie Krempasky helping William Beachem, a client in Widener’s Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic, walk again after a motorcycle accident)
  • Hear innovative big band sounds Sunday on Widener campus – Delaware County Daily Times (3/12 – Artist in Residence John Vanore performs with his band Abstract Truth on March 18 as part of the Widener University Recital Series)
  • Student Recognized for Leadership – NBC 10 (3/12 – Apogee Scholar Michaela Mertz, a Widener freshman and previous High School Leadership Award winner, was interviewed on NBC 10, along with one of this year’s recipients.
  • Local Students Recognized with High School Leadership Awards – Cape May County Herald (3/12 – Widener, in partnership with NBC 10, recognized the winners of the 2018 High School Leadership Awards. A similar story also appeared in the Gloucester City News.)

Alumni News:

  • Former Newtown Township Supervisor announces campaign for state representative – Bucks Local News (3/12 – Widener Commonwealth Law graduate Ryan Gallagher is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives)

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Staff Forum on Gun Violence; 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.; A180
  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m; L205
  • Student Forum on Gun Violence; 12:40 – 1:40 p.m.; L202

Monday, March 12, 2018

In the News:

  • Trump’s NDA with Stormy Daniels is about much more than infidelity. What else is he hiding? – NBC News (3/9 – Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield is the author of this opinion piece)
  • Dean’s List for March 10 – The Sentinel (3/9 – Article lists local students named to the Commonwealth Law dean’s list)
  • Qualcomm’s Delayed Board Election Spurs Lawsuit – Bloomberg Law (3/9 – Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor emeritus at Delaware Law School, is quoted)
  • NIGHT WORDS: Venus, Mercury pair up during evening twilight – Delco County News Network (3/9 – Article is written by Harry J. Augensen, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, at Widener)

Alumni News:

  • Gallagher to challenge Warren in 31st House district – Bucks County Courier Times (3/10 – Widener Commonwealth Law graduate Ryan Gallagher is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives)
  • Retired nurse who keeps on giving to HIV/AIDS community to receive award – Arizona Daily Start (3/11 – Article features Widener graduate Linda Girard)
  • Charleston-area hires and promotions – The Post and Courier (3/12 – Widener alumnus Scott Weiskittel was named chief operating officer for Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, SC)

Athletics Update:

Tune In Today:

  • Tune in this morning to NBC 10 at 11:20 a.m. to watch Widener freshman, Apogee Scholar and previous High School Leadership Award winner Michaela Mertz and one of this year’s HSLA recipients discuss the impact of receiving the award.

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Public Stargazing; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • DE Coalition on Open Government & DE Press Assoc. “Sunshine Week” Event; 4 – 8 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • EL&SC Speaker Series – Lee Paddock CLE; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; A180
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5- 8 p.m.; A172

Friday, March 9, 2018

In the News:

  • WDEL News Radio – No link available (3/8 – Delaware Law Professor Alan E. Garfield was a guest on two WDEL interviews about non-disclosure agreements and the Stormy Daniels allegations. He spoke with news anchor Allan Loudell and was a guest on the Rick Jensen Show.)
  • Around Town – The Triboro Banner (3/8 – Mary Grace Sempa was named to the Commonwealth Law dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester)
  • Awards: State bar association recognizes Central Pa. bar leaders – Central Penn Business Journal (3/9 – Commonwealth Law’s Black Law Student Association awarded Rachel Hadrick the 2018 Professor Starla J. Williams Service Award for promoting diversity in the legal community)
  • The white supremacist alt-right is going on trial in Charlottesville – Kopitiam Bot (3/9 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla is quoted)
  • That ‘More Perfect Union?’ It’s a work in progress – Penn Live (3/9 – This op-ed is written by Commonwealth Law Dean Christian Johnson)
  • First Move: Grid Operators Weigh in on Resiliency; Tiny Turbines Coming?; Delving Into Daubert – Bloomberg Environment (3/9 – Jean Eggen, an Emerita Professor at Delaware Law School, is quoted in the section regarding an upcoming Daubert hearing in San Francisco) 

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Saturday:

  • Dauphin County Republican Committee; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus This Weekend:

  • AMTA Mock Trial Competition; Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Main Law Building & Polishook Hall
  • AMTA Mock Trial Competition; Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Main Law Building & Polishook Hall

Thursday, March 8, 2018

In the News:

  • Area students named to dean’s list at Widener Law Commonwealth – Herald Mail Media (3/6 – Article lists Widener Law Commonwealth students on the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester)
  • One of a Kind: The Independence Blue Cross Foundation Nursing Internship Program – Independence Blue Cross Foundation (3/7 – Darrell Spurlock, Jr., director of Widener’s Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research summarizes his in-depth program evaluation of the Foundation’s Nursing Internship Program in this blog)
  • College students spend spring break giving back to Horry County family – WBTW-CBS News 13 (3/8 – This morning news story features senior Tyanna Walker and other Widener students on Alternative Spring Break repairing homes in Horry County, SC)
  • Federal courts stand as last hurdle for state court’s gerrymander fix – The Meadville Tribune (3/8 – Commonwealth Law Professor Michael Dimino is quoted. This article also appeared in The Daily Item.)

Alumni News:

  • ISPA names Clarke VP policy, government affairs – Furniture Today (3/6 – The International Sleep Products Association has named Marie Clarke, a Delaware Law graduate, vice president for policy and government affairs)
  • Augusthy Named New Director of Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust – Delaware.gov (3/6 – Deputy Attorney General and Widener School of Law graduate Sonia Augusthy was appointed as the new head of the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust)
  • St. Joseph Marello Smoker is March 18 – Pittston Sunday Dispatch (3/7 – Article mentions Widener Law graduate Sam Falcone Jr.)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

In the News:

  • Educational nominating panel selects 27 nominees for School Board – The Philadelphia Sunday (3/2 – Nominee candidate Sharon Parker is a Widener graduate)
  • Brazil students want to break use of plastic bags – The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian (3/3 – Dr. Bretton Alvare, chairman of the Department of Anthropology at Widener, is featured in this story. A similar story ran in CCN TV6.)
  • Opioid settlement talks heat up as drugmakers reduce marketing – Bloomberg (3/5 – Jean Eggen, a mass-tort law professor at Delaware Law School, is quoted. Story also ran in Crain’s Cleveland Business.)
  • Widener takes on Neumann in ECAC DIII Men’s Basketball Championship – ECAC Sports (3/3 – Coverage of the Widener men’s basketball team in the ECAC championship. Additional tournament coverage in ECAC Sports.)
  • McElroy all-time home runs leader as softball splits – Bluffton Icon (3/5 – Widener softball faces off against Bluffton on Tuesday, March 6)
  • Today in history: March 6, 2018 – Delaware County Daily Times (3/6 – Online and in today’s print edition is a memory from the Pennsylvania Military College in 1943)

Alumni News:

  • People on the Move – The Times Tribune (3/4 – Commonwealth Law graduate Robin B. Snyder was named assistant director of the health care department at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman Goggin)
  • Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli calls basketball corruption ‘heart-wrenching’ – The Washington Times (3/5 – Phil Martelli is a Widener graduate)

Press Releases:

Athletics Updates:

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • CJE Program; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; A180

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

In the News:

  • Little Mirrors of Mortality – Slate (3/1 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane is the author of this article) 
  • Joyner-Francis family ‘cannot find peace or justice’ in Delaware, spokeswoman says – The News Journal (3/2 – This article quotes Delaware Law Professor Romie Griesmer)
  • On Campus: Widener tours White House, Delco students excel around country – Delaware County Daily Times (3/4 – Widener faculty and students received a private tour of the White House led by alumnus David Almacy, who served under former President George W. Bush as the White House Internet and e-communications director)
  • 10 years later, what does Chester have to show for stadium project? – Delaware County Daily Times (3/4 – This article available online and in today’s print edition quotes Brian Larson, marketing professor and sports management director at Widener)
  • What Happens If Someone Breaks a Non-Disclosure Agreement? – PBS Frontline (3/2 – Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield is quoted)
  • Campus Notes: March 4 – Reading Eagle (3/4 – Emily Floreen, a junior political science major at Widener, has been named to the newly created Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Student Aid Advocacy Council)

Alumni News:

  • Trump nominates two for STB – Railway Age (3/2 – Widener graduate Michelle A. Schultz is one of President Trump’s nominees for the two vacant Republican Surface Transportation Board (STB) seats)

Athletics Update:

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener sophomore Franchesca Marino-Pelegrin toured the White House – Berks County Courier (2/28 – Franchesca Marino-Pelegrin, a communication studies major, was one of 16 students and four faculty who toured the White House in February)
  • Colleges in These States Are Pledging Support for Students’ #NeverAgain Movement for Gun Control – Yahoo (3/1 – Reprint of a Newsweek story that names Widener on the list of universities that have reassured college applicants that they will not be penalized for participating in peaceful activism)

Alumni News:

  • Craig Adams to retire as president, CEO of PECO – The Philadelphia Tribune (3/1 – Mike Innocenzo, who will assume the role of executive vice president of Exelon Corporation, holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Widener. A similar story also appeared in the Daily Local News.)
  • On The Move: Nukk-Freeman & Cerra Promotes Two, Welcomes Associate – New Jersey Law Journal (3/1 – Ryan S. Carlson is a Delaware Law graduate)
  • Republican candidates for U.S. Senate debate in Bethany Beach – Coastal Point (3/2 – Gene Truono is a Widener Law graduate)

 

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • EL&SC Speaker Series – Eric Orts; 12 – 1 p.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Mary Washington; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Messiah; 3 p.m.; Home

Thursday, March 1, 2018

In the News:

  • Janette Lillian Packer, 84, nurse who made her life’s work educating other nurses – The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/25 – Janette Lillian Packer was the former dean of the Widener School of Nursing)
  • Colleges in these states are pledging support for students’ #NeverAgain movement for gun control – Newsweek (2/28 – Widener joins the growing list of universities to reassure college applicants that they will not be penalized for participating in peaceful activism. Similar story also appears in a WDEL blog and was featured on WDEL FM radio.)
  • People in the News—Feb. 28, 2018—Dilworth Paxson – Yahoo Finance (2/28 – Widener Law Commonwealth will hold a symposium examining child and family protection in the courts on March 23)
  • Jon S. Akins, 36, scientist with a career dedicated to helping the disabled – The Philadelphia Inquirer (3/1 – An obituary online and in today’s print edition pays tribute to the life and work of Dr. Jon Akins)
  • Political discourse in the modern age – The Austin Chronicle (3/1 – Article offers a preview of the talk that President Julie Wollman and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, will give at the SXSWedu panel on March 8)

Alumni News:

  • Philadelphia selects 27 nominees for School Board – PhillyBite Magazine (2/28 – Sharon Parker, a graduate of Widener, is a School Board nominee)
  • Dr. Johnston is final candidate for LHU president – The Express (2/28 – Kimberly Johnson received her doctoral degree from Widener)

Athletics Update:

  • Men’s Basketball: Widener 92, Wilson 65
    • Brown-Johnson’s 46 point power Neumann – Delaware County Daily Times (3/1 – Game coverage featured online and in print of the Widener men’s basketball victory advancing them to the ECAC quarterfinals on Friday)

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • WiP Session: Faculty/Moringiello; 12 – 2 p.m.; L201
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180