Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In the News:

  • Pennsylvania primary features Lou Barletta, Jim Christiana vying for Senate – Fox News (5/15 – Jim Christiana, who graduates from Commonwealth Law this weekend, ran and ultimately was unsuccessful in his bid at the polls yesterday. Additional coverage of his congressional race in The Times and KID News.)
  • Tri-Town News On Campus, May 16 – CentralJersey.com (5/15 –  Commonwealth Law awarded student Genna E. Moscato the Dean Anthony J. Santor Outstanding Service Award and the Outstanding Service Award)
  • Student achievers – The Intelligencer (5/16 – Widener undergraduates Veronica Fitton and Herbert Schulze are recognized for receiving student leadership awards)
  • Delaware County Community College Expands Study-Abroad Opportunities for Students – Vista Today (5/16 – Delaware County Community College wants to grow the offerings available through their partnership with Widener and other universities which help to send students abroad) 
  • From Democrats to Libertarians, parties make push in primary in Delco – Delaware County Daily Times (5/16 – Incoming Widener student Josiah Strickland is quoted in this article featured in today’s print and online)

Press Release:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Mid East Invitational; 5 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. Mid East Invitational; 5 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Health Care Fraud/Outside Group; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; A180
  • Staff Pizza Party; 12 – 1 p.m.; The Gallery

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • E. John Wherry, Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Trial Advocacy; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In the News:

  • Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia (5/14 – On this morning news segment two members of the Downingtown School District high school robotics team, Vexman Robotics, share that they are enrolled in Widener’s robotics engineering major for next semester)
  • Preventing Birth Injuries and Advancing the Science of Neonatal Care – The Legal Examiner (5/14 – Article highlights the multi-year grant awarded to Assistant Professor Anita Singh from the National Science Foundation to further her research)
  • Moonves Sets Stage for Final Showdown With Redstone Family – Bloomberg (5/15 – Larry Hamermesh, Emeritus Professor at Delaware Law and an expert in Delaware corporate law, is quoted in this article. This story also appeared in Yahoo! Finance.)

Alumni News:

  • Counsel’s Corner: The Challenges Facing Financial Services Firms – DS News (5/14 – Stephen Hladik is a graduate of Widener Law)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

 

Monday, May 14, 2018

In the News:

  • Covanta’s Alex Piscitelli Honored by the Chester Environmental Partnership for Exceptional Record of Compliance – Associated Press (5/11 –Kathleen Hornberger, associate professor of science and director of environmental community outreach at Widener, received the 2018 Chester Environmental Partnership annual award)
  • Democrats target Senate Minority Whip Lavelle over ERA vote – Delaware State News (5/12 – Delaware Law dean Rod Smolla testified in favor of the original ERA bill without amendments before the bill failed in the senate last week)
  • Philly Fed reaches out to aid Chester – Daily County Daily Times  (5/13 – The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia visited Chester to explore business and job development opportunities and cited Widener as “anchor-academic institution” in the community. Article also ran in the Delco News Network.)
  • Dean’s list, May 13, 2018 – Republican Herald (5/13 – Commonwealth Law student Waleisha Moat achieved the dean’s list)
  • Christiana, Barletta face off in U.S. Senate GOP primary – The Times (5/13 – U.S. congressional candidate and current state representative Jim Christiana is a student at Widener Law Commonwealth)
  • Alleman recognized at Widener Law awards ceremony – Herald Mail Media (5/14 – Erin Alleman , received the President’s Award at Commonwealth Law)

Press Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Monday Mile walking series; 12 – 1 p.m.; Group meets in front of Old Main
  • Public Stargazing; 9 – 10 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Admin/Staff Therapy Dogs; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; The Gallery

 

 

Friday, May 11, 2018

In the News:

  • 2018’S Biggest Inspiration: A Feature Story On Emily Torchiana – The Odyssey Online (5/10 – Emily Torchiana, the creator of the program Invisible Illness, recently spoke at Widener about her struggle and the program’s mission)
  • Locating And Quantifying Inefficiencies In The Cooling Flow Delivery During Data Center Operation – Science Trends (5/10 – Article features research co-authored by Kamran Fouladi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, that published in the journal Applied Energy)
  • Mumia Abu Jamal Relief Hearing Delayed—Again – The Final Call (5/10 – Mumia Abu Jamal is represented by Judith Ritter, a law professor at Delaware Law)
  • Delaware senators plan meeting on ERA Amendment concerns – Delaware Public Media WDDE 91.1 (5/11 – Delaware Law dean Rod Smolla told senators Wednesday that amendments to the equal rights bill were unnecessary. Additional coverage on the failed bill featured by WHYY.)

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Public Stargazing; 9 – 10 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Thursday, May 10, 2018

In the News:

  • Delaware ERA bill fails in state Senate – The News Journal (5/9 – Delaware Law dean Rod Smolla testified on the equal rights bill. This story also appeared in Delaware State News.)
  • Annual wiffle ball tourney in Wissahickon to support youth sports – The Review (5/9 – An annual town tournament raised enough funds for the program Impact Softball that provided a scholarship to a local female student to attend and play softball at Widener)

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Polishook Hall

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In the News:

  • Tri-Town News On Campus, May 9 – CentralJersey.com (5/8 – Widener student Parker Hader is highlighted for his participation in the university’s Alternative Spring Break program earlier this semester)
  • On 9/11, This Air Force Pilot Faced A Suicide Mission. Now She Says Everyone Needs A ‘Courage Muscle’ – Task and Purpose (5/8 – This outlet re-published the story on Maj. Heather Penney, Widener undergraduate commencement speaker, that originally appeared in the Inquirer on Monday)
  • Tyrone Lewis returns to coach Harry S. Truman boys basketball – The Intelligencer (5/8 – Article features former Widener assistant men’s basketball coach Tyrone Lewis)
  • LaSalle names women’s associate head coach – The Philadelphia Tribune (5/9 – This article includes former Widener women’s basketball assistant and then head coach, Chris Day)
  • Academic All-Area Team – Philadelphia Inquirer – no link available (5/9 – In today’s print edition, the Philadelphia Sports Information Directors Association names Widener senior and Pride outfielder Bob Barnett as Player of the Year and women’s track and field senior Samantha DeCapua as Performer of the Year)

Alumni News:

  • Pennridge School District announces superintendent finalist – News-Herald (5/8 – Widener graduate David Bolton is poised to be named the next superintendent. This story also appeared in The Morning Call.) 
  • Precis Engineering Appoints Kristina Pumphrey, PE, to Lead Process Engineering Group – City Biz List (5/8 – Kristina Pumphrey is a Widener alumna)

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Auditor General’s Office Meeting; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; A180
  • PMBR; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; L204

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

In the News:

  • HS SWIMMING: Golden Touch: Berlitz, Crawford, Dando headline All-Area Team – Republican Herald (5/6 – Article references Widener freshman and member of the men’s swimming team Tim Dando)
  • Everyone needs a ‘courage muscle,’ says former Air Force pilot who faced a suicide mission on 9/11 – Stars and Stripes (5/7 – The story on Widener commencement speaker Maj. Heather Penney featured on the front page of the Inquirer yesterday, was also picked up by this outlet geared towards U.S. military community, including active-duty servicemembers, DoD civilians, veterans, contractors, and their families)
  • Meet the candidates: State Rep. Jim Christiana says he has a model to fix what’s broken in DC – Pittsburgh Post Gazette (5/8 – State Rep. Jim Christiana, who is pursing his JD at Widener Law Commonwealth, is running for congress)

Alumni News:

  • Geralyn Cross and Lee Molitoris – The Citizens’ Voice (5/6 – This marriage announcement includes Widener Law Commonwealth alum Lee Molitoris)
  • Anaphylactic shock in the skies: Docs react quickly to save Bucks County woman – Philly Voice (5/7 – Widener graduate Ashley Spencer tells her story of how two doctors who saved her life when she had a life threatening allergic reaction during a recent flight) 

Homepage Feature Story:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Mile walking series; 12 p.m.; Group meets in front of Old Main

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener announces doctoral nursing scholarship recipient – Delaware County Daily News (5/6 – Article announces that Widener doctoral nursing student Meg Ambrose Hall, RN, MSN, will be recognized as the Eva Miller Nursing Scholarship recipient at the graduate award and commencement ceremonies later this month)
  • Today in History: May 6, 2018 – Delaware County Daily Times (5/6 – Fifty years ago yesterday, PMC presented the Lt. John Lance Geoghegan Memorial Award to a PMC cadet “who has developed the greatest interest and involvement in solving the problems of his fellow man – social, moral and ethical” in memory of Lt. Geoghegan who was killed in the Vietnamese conflict) 
  • Law Day exercise fits Chester High students to a ‘T’ – Tioga Publishing (5/6 –  Representatives from Widener School of Law participated in the annual Law Day hosted by the Delaware County Bar Association and the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas)
  • On 9/11, this Air Force pilot faced a suicide mission. Everyone needs a ‘courage muscle,’ she now tells students – Philadelphia Inquirer (5/7 – The 2018 Widener undergraduate commencement speaker, Maj. Heather Penney, is featured on the front page of the Inquirer sharing her courageous and inspiring story of her career and mission on 9/11)

Alumni News:

  • Two candidates in Smyrna Board of Education election – Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times (5/3 – Delaware Law graduate Gary R. Dodge is challenging incumbent Kristi Lloyd. Additional coverage is featured in Delaware State News.)

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Public Stargazing; 9 – 10 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Friday, May 4, 2018

In the News:

  • Disrupt your campus visit experience – Octane Magazine (Featured in the Spring 2018 issue, Courtney Kelly, executive director of admission at Widener, talks about changes that Widener made to the campus visit tours to increase prospective students’ interest)
  • Statistical Power in Nursing Education Research – Healio (5/3 – Darrell Spurlock, Associate Professor and Director of the Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research, published an article that discusses how to increase the validity of study findings)

Alumni News:

  • J.R. Rieger joins Triangle Park Capital Markets Data – The Bond Buyer (5/3 – J.R. Rieger is a graduate of Widener)

New Publications:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Hot Pepper Shakespeare; 1 – 3 p.m.; Library, Drost Room
  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. MAC Championships; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. MAC Championships; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Widener Dance Company Recital; 8 – 9 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Public Stargazing; 9 – 10 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Nursing/Program Completion; 3 – 7 p.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus this weekend:

  • Widener Dance Company Recital; Saturday @ 12 – 1 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. MAC Championships; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. MAC Championships; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Installation Ceremony for National Council of Negro Women’s Widener Chapter; Sunday @ 1 – 3 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus this weekend:

  • Civ Pro Review – Professor Susan Raeker-Jordan; Saturday @ 3 – 5 p.m.; L202

Thursday, May 3, 2018

In the News:

  • The 15 Best Online MBA in Healthcare Management Degree Programs – The Best Schools (The online Healthcare Management MBA Program in the Widener School of Business is featured as one of the best online programs)
  • Overdoses rise over the weekend; Delaware’s case against Big Pharma to remain in state court – Delaware Public Media (5/2 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane spoke with Delaware’s NPR news for a story on a lawsuit against Big Pharma in connection with the opioid crisis)
  • Softball notebook: Hagerty reaches pair of milestones for OLMA – The Daily Journal (5/2 – Article features Morgan Hagerty, a senior at Our Lady of Mercy Academy who will join Widener in the fall)
  • Bucks-Mont Lions Club all-star football game set for Friday – Philadelphia Inquirer (5/2 – High school senior and soon-to-be Widener football player Mitchell Vierling is listed on the roster for the third annual Bucks-Mont Lions Club all-star football game tomorrow night)
  • Campus notes, Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Pocono Record (5/3 – Article mentions local Widener students who participated in the Alternative Spring Break program this semester on university-sponsored service trips to five locations across the country)

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. MAC Championships; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field vs. MAC Championships; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Widener Dance Company Recital; 8 -9 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Civ Pro R Review – Professor Susan Raeker-Jordan; 6 – 8 p.m.; L202