Monday, April 16, 2018

In the News:

  • Moorestown Friends Athletes Commit To Play College Sports – Moorestown Patch (4/13 – Moorestown Friends School senior Charlotte Stern will become a member of the Widener women’s basketball team)
  • See the new lineup for the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Speakers Series – Philadelphia Patch (4/13 – The Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener announced that James Comey, Gloria Steinem, Jeb Bush and Dave Barry are among the speakers coming to Kimmel Center during the 2018/2019 season)
  • Widener announces commencement speakers – Delaware County Daily Times (4/15 – Widener announces Jeffrey Rosen and U.S. Air Force Maj. Heather “Lucky” Penney as the speakers for its May 2018 commencement ceremonies)
  • Community Briefs: Need business attire? Visit Neumann campus Tuesday – Delaware County Daily Times (4/15 – This weekend community briefing lists the upcoming “Bringing Awareness to Disparities” workshop hosted at Widener as part of National Minority Health Month from 8:30 – noon on Wednesday, April 25)
  • Harrell has Alternative Spring Break experience through Widener University – Herald Mail Media (4/16 – Article discusses the nearly 60 Widener students, who took part in the national Alternative Spring Break program this semester. Additional coverage featured in Gloucester City News.)

Alumni News:

  • New DA working to restore trust – Altoona Mirror (4/16 – Bedford County district attorney Lesley Childers-Potts is a Commonwealth Law graduate)

Athletics Update:

Upcoming events:

  • Widener Football Spring Jamboree; Thursday, April 19 @ 6:15 p.m.; Quick Stadium

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Sustainability Expo; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; University Center Atrium
  • Workshop on Invisible Illnesses to combat stigma associated with mental health disorders; 12 – 1 p.m.; Freedom Hall
  • Guest Speaker: National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Greek Week Opening Ceremony & Field Day; 4 – 6 p.m.; Kapelski Field
  • Softball vs. Penn State Brandywine (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Penn State Brandywine (DH); 6 p.m.; Home
  • Philadelphia Speaker Series: Paul Nicklen; 8 – 9 p.m.; Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
  • Public Stargazing; 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Graduation Meeting; 1 – 1:45 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Info Table; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Main Street
  • Phi Alpha Delta Bake Sale; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Main Street

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

In the News:

  • Asbestos-Laden Talc Products Verdict Means J&J, Imerys Owe Millions – Bloomberg (4/11 – Jean M. Eggen, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Law at Delaware Law School, is quoted)
  • College Corner: Lower Cape’s Holden commits with Widener – Press of Atlantic City (4/12 – Pat Holden, a Lower Cape May Regional high school student, will continue his basketball career at Widener)
  • Student art and creativity debut in literary journal Prairie Margins – Bowling Green Falcon Media (4/12 – Article mentions Widener’s participation in the 2016 Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUCE) conference which connected schools that produce literary journals)
  • Justices Weigh Bankruptcy Fallout of Unkept Pledge to Pay Lawyers – Bloomberg Law (4/12 – Article quotes Juliet M. Moringiello, a business law professor at Widener Commonwealth Law)
  • Top 10 for Friday: These are the Top 10 things to do this weekend – Delaware County Daily Times (4/13 – Today’s community briefing lists the Widener Recital Series featuring Jim Ridl Quartet at Kapelski Recital Hall on Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.)

Alumni News:

  • 40-million makeover – Naples Daily News (4/13 – Article features Steven Falciani, general manager of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa and a Widener graduate)

Homepage Feature Story:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes; 12 – 2 p.m.; Memorial Field
  • Baseball vs. Alvernia; 3:30 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Law Symposium on Dignity Rights & Environmental Justice; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Oral Argument Practice; 1 – 4:30 p.m.; A170
  • Trial Advocacy – Hugh Pearce; 6 – 11 p.m.; A180

Events for Main Campus This Weekend:

  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Chester Quarry Classic; Saturday @ 11 a.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Chester Quarry Classic; Saturday @ 11 a.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Alvernia (DH); Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Alvernia (DH); Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Lycoming; Saturday @ 7 p.m.; Home
  • Senior Speed-Friending; Sunday @ 1 -3 p.m.; William Way LGBT Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
  • 2018 Widener Recital Series; Sunday @ 3 – 4 p.m.; Kapelski Recital Hall

Events for Delaware Law Campus Sunday:

  • Employment Law Society Donor Dash; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Philadelphia Art Museum

 

 

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

In the News:

  • Univali Signs International Teacher Mobility Agreement with Delaware Law School – Univali (4/10 – Article features a recent agreement signed by dean Rod Smolla between Delaware Law and the University of the Vale do Itajaí (Univali) in Brazil)
  • Does talcum powder cause cancer? A legal and scientific battle rages – Fox News 61 (4/11 – This CNN news article featured yesterday is picked up again and quotes Jean Eggen, distinguished professor emerita of law at Delaware Law)
  • Upset about the Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling? Use the ballot box – not impeachment – Penn Live (4/11 – This guest editorial is written by Commonwealth Law dean Christian Johnson and Commonwealth Law professor Michael R. Dimino Sr., and professor emeritus Robert C. Power)
  • Bridge to nowhere: gaps in Treasury G-Sib bankruptcy plan – Risk.net (4/11 – Article quotes Bruce Grohsgal, the Helen S. Balick Visiting Professor in Business Bankruptcy Law at Delaware Law)
  • Regulating Immigration in a Deregulatory Administration – The Regulatory Review (4/11 – Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government Jill Family was a the author of an opinion article)
  • Brauvelt student among those to experience an “Alternative Spring Break” – Rockland County Times (4/12 – Article features local Widener students who volunteered their time over spring break)

Alumni News:

  • Fannie Mae’s Jeffery Hayward Talks Affordable Housing, Millennials and Zoning – Commercial Observer (4/11 – Fannie Mae Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily Jeffery Hayward is a Widener alum) 
  • Kennett school officials approve resignations, new hires – Southern Chester County Weekly (4/11 – Article references employment news from Widener graduate Mary Carroll, who now works in special education at Kennett High)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Take Back the Night; 7 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Healthcare Compliance Symposium; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Info Table; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Main Street
  • Visiting Scholar Lecture: Anastasia Telesetsky; 12 – 2 p.m.; Special Collections Room

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Oral Argument Practice; 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; A170

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In the News:

  • Student achievers from Bucks and Montgomery counties recognized – The Intelligencer (4/10 – Article recognizes local students who were named winners of the 2018 High School Leadership Awards. Students were also recognized in the Bucks County Courier Times.)
  • Temple football coach Geoff Collins will be featured speaker at annual Manheim Touchdown Club banquet – Lancaster Online (4/10 – Widener junior and football player Casey Kerschner will receive the Dr. Gene Carpenter Award for the Small College Player of the Year at the annual Manheim Touchdown Club Awards Banquet)
  • MC Engineers Jumpstart Water and Solar Power Project in Puerto Rico – The Quadrangle (4/10 – Engineering students from Manhattan College made a trip to Puerto Rico where they teamed up with Andrew Nodolski, a technician in the School of Engineering, to design a method to deliver clean water to local schools after Hurricane Maria)
  • Does talcum powder cause cancer? A legal and scientific battle rages – CNN (4/11 – Jean Eggen, the distinguished professor emerita of law at Delaware Law, is quoted to provide legal insight in this article)

Alumni News:

  • Missanelli television simulcast to begin next week on NBC Sports Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal (4/9 – Sports radio broadcaster Mike Missanelli is a graduate of Delaware Law)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Baseball vs. Eastern; 3:30 p.m.; Home
  • Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room
  • High-Impact Practices Fair; 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Messiah; 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Info Table; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Oral Argument Practice; 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; A170 from 11 – 4:30 p.m.; A172 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Trial Advocacy – Hugh Pearce; 6 – 11 p.m.; A180

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

In the News:

  • 10 Top Ways to Be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer – JD Supra (4/9 – Adjunct Professor at Delaware Law School Kristy Grant-Hart is the author of this article)
  • Pennsylvania Cable Network (4/9 – Footage of the Child and Family Protection in the Courts symposium held at Widener Law Commonwealth)
  • Creating Campus International Allies is Essential in Challenging Times – Edu Alliance Journal (4/9 – This article written by Kandy Turner, Director of International Student Services and Programs and Study Abroad and Dr. Denise Gifford, Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Dean of Students, discusses the recent admission trends of international students at U.S. universities and colleges)
  • Gallery provides art works for Chester public housing – Delaware County Daily Times (4/10 – Online and in today’s paper is a story about the new 150-piece “Art is Home” collection at the Nebula Gallery. Article features gallery owner John Bush, gallery manager Hannah Guth and Professor of Biology and Environmental Professor Bruce Grant)
  • Libraries close Thursday, celebrate library week, hold book sales – Delaware County Daily Times (4/10 – This community briefing featured in today’s paper and online promotes Associate Professor of Science Kathy Hornberger’s upcoming presentation on trees in the Chester community at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day)
  • Community Briefs: Visit Bids for Kids gala to support Family Support Line – Delaware County Daily Times (4/10 – Today’s community briefing announces that Widener will host the final concert featuring the Jim Ridl Group as part of the Widener University Recital Series on its Main Campus at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15)

Alumni News:

  • Olshan Properties Appoints Steven Falciani as General Manager of Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa – Hotel Online (4/9 – Steven Falciani is a Widener alum who received a bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management. This announcement was also shared in Hospitality Net.)
  • The No-B.S. Guide to Philadelphia-Area Women Running for Congress – Philadelphia Magazine (4/9 – Widener Law School graduate and current state representative Madeleine Dean is running for the 4th congressional district seat)

Athletics Update:

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; Main Street
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Info Table; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Main Street
  • Visiting Scholar Lecture: Hugo Echeverria; 12- 2 p.m.; Special Collections Room

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; The Pit
  • Moot Court Oral Argument Practice; 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; A170
  • John L. Gedid Lecture & CLE; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; A180 & Gallery Reception to follow

Monday, April 9, 2018

In the News:

  • Honor society welcomes initiates at Widener – Delaware County Daily Times (4/8 – The article highlights the Widener students recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Gloucester City News also named local students.) 
  • Dean’s list, April 8, 2018 – Republican Herald (4/8 – This article names local Widener undergraduate students who made the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester)
  • Community Briefs: National Minority Health Month workshop set for April 25 – Delaware County Daily Times (4/8 – In collaboration with Pennsylvania Department of Health and local community partners, Widener will host the “Bringing Awareness to Disparities” workshop as part of National Minority Health Month from 8:30-noon Wednesday, April 25, in the Webb Room in University Center)

Alumni News:

  • Hill provides Hopes and Dreams in Dover – Delaware State News (4/7 – Article features Widener graduate Tricia Hill, director of the Hopes and Dreams Peer Resource Center in Dover, DE which provides services to help individuals cope with mental health concerns)
  • Chester County tax attorney seeks GOP nod for 6th District seat – Reading Eagle (4/7 – Delaware Law graduate Greg McCauley is seeking the Republican nomination for the congressional seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello)

Athletics Update:

Upcoming Events: 

  • High-Impact Practices Fair, Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Lathem Hall; Please click to RSVP

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Softball vs. Eastern (DH); 5 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Eastern (DH); 7 p.m.; Home
  • Public Stargazing; 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Info Table; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Main Street

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Ct Oral Arguments; 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; L205
  • Dauphin County CASA/MCS; 6 – 9 p.m.; A170
  • Trial Advocacy – Hugh Pearce; 6 – 11 p.m.; A180

Friday, April 6, 2018

In the News:

  • Fraternity Councils Statewide Support ‘Tim’s Law’ Anti-Hazing Legislation – Onward State (4/5 – The Interfraternity Council of Widener University was one of seven councils across the state that signed a joint letter to state legislators Thursday in support of anti-hazing legislation known as “Tim’s Law”)
  • Somerset County 4-H teen members going to national conference – My Central Jersey (4/5 – Widener recognized Maya Mukadam of Basking Ridge, a senior at Ridge High School, with the 2018 High School Leadership award)
  • What’s happening in and around Marple and Newtown Townships – Delco News Network (4/6 – Widener and Ciao Delco will present an Italian Cabaret evening with wine, dinner, dancing, refreshments and fun with music by Fulvio & Sal at the Delaware County Bar Association in Media from 7-11 p.m. on Sat., April 28)
  • Findings in Nursing Education Reported from Widener University – NewsEdge (4/6 – Article highlights a new study by Darrell Spurlock, Director of the Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research, published in the Journal of Nursing Education that found that the effectiveness of educational interventions is centrally important to building the science of nursing education)

Alumni News:

  • Back Mountain residents in the news – The Dallas Post (4/4 – Widener Law Commonwealth graduate Adelle Zavada was one of 15 women from across the state honored for their military service at the third annual Female Veterans Day Ceremony)
  • Business people: April 5, 2018 – Delaware Business Now (4/5 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP welcomed Delaware Law graduate Crystal D. Deazle as Director of Professional Development and Recruitment)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Baseball vs. Messiah; 3:30 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Hood; 7:30 p.m.; Home
  • Public Stargazing; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Oral Argument Practice;  1 – 4:30 p.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus This Weekend:

  • Softball vs. Messiah (DH); Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Messiah (DH); Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Arcadia (DH); Sunday  @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Arcadia (DH); Sunday  @ 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus This Weekend:

  • Barristers’ Ball; Saturday @ 6 – 11 p.m.; Waterfall in Claymont, DE

Thursday, April 5, 2018

In the News:

  • PLW People in the News—April 3, 2018— Pennsylvania Bar Association – The Legal Intelligencer (4/3 – The PA Bar Association children’s rights committee named Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge and former associate dean of students and a professor at Widener Nathaniel C. Nichols as its Child Advocate of the Year)
  • As Trump orders judges to hurry up, look inside immigration court’s ‘alternate legal universe’ – The Seattle Times (4/4 – Article quotes Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Jill Family, an expert in immigration law)
  • Authorities investigating shooting threat at Widener University – Philadelphia Inquirer (4/4 – Local outlets including the Delco Times, NBC 10 and Fox 29 covered yesterday’s discovery and investigation into threatening language written on a bathroom stall in the Kapelski Learning Center. Chester police and the FBI were notified and after an investigation authorities say they do not consider this a credible threat.) 
  • Student, president change places at Widener University – Delaware County Daily Times (4/5 – The annual President for a Day, featured in today’s paper and online, highlights the experience for junior DeShawn Ivey and President Julie Wollman)
  • Lancaster County college news: April 5, 2018 – Lancaster County Online (4/5 – A Nottingham high school student is mentioned as being one of 175 students recognized with a Widener University High School Leadership Award)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • College of Arts & Sciences Flipped Career Fair; 2- 4 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy (DH); 5 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy (DH); 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Themis Bar Table Day; all day, The Pit
  • Moot Court Oral Argument Practice; 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; A170
  • Widener Commonwealth Law Review Interest Meeting; 12 – 12:45 p.m.; L205
  • SBA Interest Meeting for Elections; 4 – 5 p.m.; L205

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In the News:

  • Four Ocean City football players commit to colleges – Shore News Today (4/2 – High school student Bobby Shallcross will play football at Widener)
  • Why Turning Off Your Phone Can Help You Have More Sex – Health (4/3 – Article quotes Brooke E. Wells, an associate professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies)
  • Chums, Inc. hosts ‘All That Jazz Extravaganza’ – The Philadelphia Tribune (4/3 – The Chums, Inc., Philadelphia Chapter, annual event recognized Widener senior Daniera Ryan)
  • Ohio State Fair crash: Why state inspectors won’t pay for death on Fire Ball ride – WKYC NBC 3 (4/3 – Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Christopher Robinette contributes legal insight)
  • Northampton Democrat to challenge Rosenberg for Senate seat – The Massachusetts Daily Collegian (4/4 – Massachusetts State Senate hopeful Chelsea Kline is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Widener’s Human Sexuality program)

Alumni News:

  • Villanova Law Students Net the Day Off After NCAA Win – The Legal Intelligencer (4/3 – Villanova chaplain, Rev. Rob Hagan, is a graduate of Widener Law School)
  • Eastern York district hires new superintendent – York Dispatch (4/3 – The Eastern York school board has hired Widener graduate Joseph W. Mancuso III as the new superintendent)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Catherine Zobal Dent Reading; 4 – 5 p.m.; Kapelski LC1
  • Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Stevenson; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Arcadia; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Arcadia; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • 8th Annual Food & Drug Law CLE; 12:30 – 5 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

In the News:

  • Community Briefs: Spaces still available for flea market at DCCC Sunday – Delaware County Daily Times (4/2 – This community calendar listing online and in today’s print edition includes the upcoming Jim Ridl performance on April 15 for the final installment of the Widener Recital Series)
  • Chums, Inc. hosts All That Jazz Extravaganza – Today Tells (4/3 – Widener senior Daniera Ryan received a scholarship from The Chums, Inc., Philadelphia Chapter, at the annual “All That Jazz Extravaganza” which is the organization’s signature fundraiser to support its scholarship program and other
    projects that benefit youth in the region)
  • Councilman David Oh phones in to Philly radio show to dispute man acquitted in his stabbing – Philadelphia Inquirer (4/2 – This regional news story found online and in today’s paper quotes Suzanne Mannes, associate professor of cognitive psychology, on the topic of witness identification)
  • “China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World”: A Review – Council on Foreign Relations (4/2 – This book review on “China Steps Out: Beijing’s Major Power Engagement with the Developing World” highlights a chapter co-authored by Associate Professor of History Yufeng Mao)
  • NBC 10 News (4/3 – A news segment on the dangers of cell phone addiction features Associate Professor Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer and his upcoming documentary “Cellphone Aftershocks” that shares his research on the subject)
  • Pennsylvania Cable Network (4/2 – Footage of the “Life and Work of Thurgood Marshall” discussion held at Widener Law Commonwealth)
  • Pennsylvania Cable Network (4/2 – Full coverage of the “Child and Family Protection in the Courts” symposium held at Widener Law Commonwealth)
  • Library News: Celebrate library week with 5k, fine amnesty, programs around county – Delaware County Daily Times (4/3 – Library events listed online and in today’s paper features the upcoming presentation on trees in the Chester community by Widener Associate Professor of Science Kathy Hornberger at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19)

Alumni News:

  • Hoopes named new superintendent in Pittsgrove Township School District – NJ.com (4/2 – Widener graduate Dr. Scott Hoopes has been named the next superintendent of the Pittsgrove Township School District)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Softball vs. Eastern (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Eastern (DH); 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • CDO: Job Opportunities in Government Lunch; 12- 1 p.m.; L205

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; all day; The Pit