Friday, September 28, 2018

In the News:

Kavanaugh Confirmation: Delaware law students tune in for ‘historic’ hearings
Delaware News Journal
September 27, 2018
Students at Delaware Law offered their comments and reactions to Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony on accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. PHL17 and ABC6 News also spoke with Delaware Law students to learn their thoughts of the hearing.

Widener conducting voter registration and education
The Stefan Roots Blog
September 28, 2018
The Political Engagement Coordinator for the Office of Civic Engagement at Widener is hosting a series of voter registration and education events on campus in October to increase voter participation within the student body and the Chester community.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Banned Books Week; all day; Wolfgram Memorial Library
  • Institute for Physical Therapy Alumni Event; 7 – 8 p.m.; The Austin Room, 3729 Chichester Ave., Upper Chichester

    Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:
  • Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania CLE; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; A180
  • Fall Info Session, Admissions; 12 – 4:30 p.m.; L205

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Ursinus; 10 a.m.; Home
  • Field Hockey vs. Alvernia; 12 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. King’s; 2 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus on Saturday:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – District Conference for Law Chapters; all day; Delaware campus

Thursday, September 27, 2018

In the News:

WDEL (no link available)
September 25, 2018
Distinguished Professor John Culhane spoke with Allan Loudell on WDEL radio about Rod Rosenstein and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

5 Very Real Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together
Huffington Post
September 26, 2018
Article quotes Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, an assistant professor in the Human Sexuality Program. The article is also featured in Yahoo!News.

Cumberland County College to host College Night
The Daily Journal
September 27, 2018
Widener is a participating university in the Cumberland County College-run College Night which is geared towards prospective students and their families to learn more about the schools in attendance.

Alumni News:

Private Aviation Executive Robert Garrymore Joins Guardian Jet
Benzinga
September 26, 2018
Guardian Jet, the Guilford, Connecticut-based business aviation consulting and brokerage firm, announced the appointment of Widener graduate Robert Garrymore to Vice President-South Central.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Banned Books Week; all day; Wolfgram Memorial Library

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Legal Methods Research Class; 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; A180
  • Admin Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR
  • Voter Registration Drive; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Cupcakes in The Pit; 12 – 1 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Torts Makeup; 1 – 2:50 p.m.; L202

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In the News:

Professors discuss social media’s impact on activism at SU lecture
The Daily Orange
September 26, 2018
Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies, spoke on a panel at Syracuse University called “Activism in the Digital Age” about how social media is the medium of the Black Lives Matter movement and capabilities of technology.

Alumni News:

Billhimer clears first hurdle in NJ Senate on the way to becoming Ocean County prosecutor
NorthJersey.com
September 24, 2018
The NJ Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Delaware Law graduate Bradley Billhimer unanimously.

Athletic Update:

Women’s Volleyball: Messiah 3, Widener 0

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Banned Books Week; all day; Wolfgram Memorial Library
  • The Search for Worthy Leadership: Dr. Dale Thompson; 12 – 1 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Rosemont; 5 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Haverford; 7:30 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Kaplan Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Fall Recruitment: Wix Wenger & Weidner; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room
  • Voter Registration Drive; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Trivia Night/SBA; 6 – 9 p.m.; Side Bar

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In the News:

How a School Class President Video Became a First Amendment Freedom of Speech Battleground
Citizen Truth
September 20, 2018
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla weighs in on a federal case involving a short video for one high school student’s class president campaign that has sparked debate over First Amendment freedom of speech rights and constitutional law.

Upper Darby student is National Merit Scholarship semifinalist
Delaware County Daily Times
September 21, 2018
This compiled news article features Widener students in the Center for Hospitality Management who received $27,500 in external industry scholarships, including the Delaware County students who received $12,500 of the pot. The article also announces that Widener welcomed home 12 students who entered the university this fall as freshmen in the class of 2022 and whose primary education began at the Widener Partnership Charter School. Additional coverage of the Charter School freshmen can be found in Ms. B: The Good News blog.

Widener, Albright do battle for first win
Delaware County Daily Times
September 21, 2018
Pre-game coverage of the Widener football  vs. Albright match-up last weekend featuring quotes from head coach Mike Kelly. Coverage of the Widener victory is featured in the Delaware County Daily Times, Reading Eagle and WFMZ-TV.

Alumni News:

Morgan Laugier has joined ShopRite of Bethlehem as the In-Store Registered Dietitian and other hires, promotions and awards
The Morning Call
September 20, 2018
Alyssa Hicks, a Widener Commonwealth Law graduate, has joined the Labor & Employment Practice group as a law clerk at Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

NJ Senate committee to consider Billhimer’s nomination as Ocean County prosecutor
Asbury Park Press
September 21, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing to consider Bradley D. Billhimer, a Widener Law graduate, for Ocean County prosecutor.

Press Releases:

Athletic Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • BarBri Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Voter Registration Drive; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania/Capitol; 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.; Hearing Room 2,
  • North Office Building, Capitol Building, Harrisburg
  • CDO Resume Workshop; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; CDO/Administration Building
  • Draw the Lines – Central PA Committee Meeting; 1 – 2:30 p.m.; L201
  • BLSA Outlining Session; 5 – 5:50 p.m.; L206

Monday, September 24, 2018

In the News:

Ed Whelan’s Troubles Might Be Just Beginning
Politico Magazine
September 21, 2018
John Culhane, co-director of the Family Health Law & Policy Institute at Delaware Law School, wrote this opinion piece.

Del. Gov. Names 2 Women for New Chancery Seats as Business Court Expands
Delaware Law Weekly
September 21, 2018
Delaware Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh, an expert on corporate law, is quoted.

Newhouse, iSchool to host lectures about social media’s impact on politics
The Daily Orange
September 23, 2018
Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, communication studies professor, will speak on the panel “Activism in the Digital Age” at the Social Media and Democracy seminar series co-sponsored by the Syracuse S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Information Studies.

Supreme Court appointments too political? Blame the “Living Constitution”
Penn Live
September 23, 2018
Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Michael Dimino is the author of this opinion article.

Alumni News:

AONE’s new CEO Robyn Begley weighs in on industry’s top priorities, expanding role of nurse leadership
Fierce Healthcare
September 21, 2018
Widener graduate Robyn Begley was named CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and senior vice president and chief nursing officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Voter Registration Drive; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Legal Methods Research Class; 9:30 – 11 a.m.; A180
  • Agriculture Law Society/Interest Meeting; 5 – 5:45 p.m.; L205

Events on Main Campus today:

  • 2018 Pew Memorial Lecture; 12 – 12:50 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener observatory

Friday, September 21, 2018

In the News:

Two accusers, both college professors, challenge U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Is there meaning in that?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2018
President Julie Wollman is one of the top female academics interviewed in this story that asks why professors are more likely to speak out on situations that may cause tremendous criticism, like what we’re seeing with Christine Blasey Ford, a professor of clinical psychology, and her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Campus notes, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Pocono Record
September 20, 2018
Five Widener students in the Center for Hospitality Management received $27,500 in external industry scholarships including Chris Nagora who received the American Hotel and Lodging Association annual Scholarship Grant of $2,500.

Turkey Trims Unjust Sentence for NASA Scientist, Won’t Release U.S. Citizen
PJ Media
September 20, 2018
Article mentions Widener’s Ismail Kul, a chemistry professor, who has been held from leaving Turkey since August 2016.

Bi Visibility Day seeks to dispel myths
Philadelphia Gay News
September 20, 2018
Center for Human Sexual Studies doctoral student Megan Crofford is quoted saying that Bi Visibility Day on Sept. 23 is an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of being bisexual.

Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky Strikes Down a Vague Ban on Speech in Polling Places, but Future Bans May Be Upheld
The Federalist Society
September 20, 2018
Commonwealth Professor Michael Dimino authored commentary about the recent US Supreme Court decision to strike down a Minnesota law that banned people from wearing political apparel at polling places.

People in the News
Legal Intelligencer
September 20, 2018
Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania: Ensuring Success for the Veteran, a program to be held at Widener Law Commonwealth on Sept. 28, is mentioned.

Alumni News:

Business people: Sept. 20, 2018
Delaware Business News
September 20, 2018
Widener Law graduate Stephen R. Permut is the 2018 Tilton Award recipient.

Homepage Feature Story:

Mind Power: Shedding Light on Gray Matter

Press Release:

Widener University welcomes home first Widener Partnership Charter School alumni, as freshmen in class of 2022

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Science Seminar Presentation; 12 – 1 p.m.; UC Webb Room
  • Summer Research Symposium; 3 – 8 p.m.; UC Atrium

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Alumni Awards Ceremony & Reception; 6 – 9 p.m.; The Country Club of Harrisburg
  • Trial Advocacy Honor Society; 6 – 9 p.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Field Hockey vs. Messiah; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Football vs. Albright; 1:07 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Mary Washington; 5:30 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus on Saturday:

  • Breakfast with the Dean/Alumni; 8 – 9 a.m.; Harrisburg Campus
  • Speedy Trial 5K and One Mile Fun Run; 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Harrisburg Campus
  • Alumni CLE Programs; 9 – 10 a.m.; A180
  • Dean’s Picnic; 12 – 3 p.m.; Outside Student Org Building

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Your side hustle can give you a better retirement: Here are the ways to save
MarketWatch
September 15, 2018
Kenn Tacchino, professor of taxation and financial planning, wrote this opinion piece outlining best retirement saving practices for individuals who earn both a wage income and part-time self-employment income.

Alumni News:

Attorney Joseph J. McGrory, Jr. Elected as Voting Member to Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates
City Biz List
September 18, 2018
Joseph J. McGrory, Jr. is a Delaware Law School graduate.

Whole Family Health’s role continues to grow
Vero News
September 20, 2018
Whole Family Health Center, a healthcare resource in Indian River County that offers free to low-cost adult and pediatric primary care as well as mental health services, hired Widener graduate Marie Andress as CEO.

Athletic Updates:

Men’s Soccer: Neumann 3, Widener 1
Women’s Volleyball: Widener 3, Albright 0
Field Hockey: Widener 4, Neumann 0
Women’s Soccer: Widener 2, Goucher 0

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Nursing Simulation Open House; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Founders Hall, second floor
  • Lecture by Claire Massey; 4 – 5 p.m.; Freedom Hall 122
  • State Street Reading Series; 7 – 9 p.m.; Media Arts Council Gallery at 609 W. State Street, Media, PA

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus:

  • Themis Bar Review Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Torts Makeup; 1 – 2:50 p.m.; L202

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In the News:

France 24 (no link available)
September 17, 2018
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane spoke with this international outlet about the situation surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

WDEL Delaware Evening News
WDEL 101.7 FM (no link available)
September 17, 2018
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane was a guest on the Allan Loudell show discussing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Student Video Fuels School Free Speech Debate
Courthouse News Service
September 18, 2018
Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla contributes his First Amendment expertise on a federal lawsuit related to free speech on school campuses.

Earn your degree in robotics and automation from these forward thinking schools
Metro
September 18, 2018
This article mentions the Widener Robotics Engineering program as a forward thinking program that is preparing  students to participate for the growth of robot technology.

Should the Senate delay Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote?
Louisiana Interact
September 18, 2018
A repurpose of the Politico article quoting Delaware Law Professor John Culhane on Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations. This article also appeared in the Mississippi Press.

The 10 winners of #MyTopCollege for 2018
EAB Daily Briefing
September 17, 2018
Widener is ranked 5th in the top 10 list of the Forbes #MyTopCollege social media contest.

Alumni News:

Attorney Joseph J. McGrory, Jr. Elected as Voting Member to Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates
City Biz List
September 18, 2018
Joseph J. McGrory, Jr. is a graduate of Delaware Law School.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Albright; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Field Hockey vs. Neumann; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Kaplan Table Day; all day, The Pit
  • Kaplan Info Session; 5 – 6 p.m.; L206
  • Trial Advocacy Honor Society; 6 – 9 p.m.; A180

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the News:

2 Court Vets Emerge As Potential New Chancery Judges
Law360
September 14, 2018
Article quotes Lawrence Hamermesh, professor emeritus at Delaware Law.

Last-second Misericordia conversion drops Widener to 0-3
Delaware County Daily Times
September 15, 2018
Coverage of last weekend’s Widener football game against Misericordia. Additional coverage is featured in The Citizens’ Voice.

Widener freshman Casey Barnes travels to Costa Rica
The Star Democrat
September 16, 2018
Widener freshman and nursing major Casey Barnes was among 17 freshmen who recently completed a study abroad experience in Costa Rica that marked the beginning of their undergraduate careers.

Temple scholarship effort to welcome international students spreads to more than 50 colleges
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 17, 2018
Widener is one of 56 colleges and universities to announce their pledge to offer the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship, two annual and renewable scholarships to international students every year worth at least 50 percent off tuition.

Unical, agreement with the University of Delaware
Corriere della Calabria
September 18, 2018
The University of Calabria signed an agreement with Delaware Law School to establish an educational and scientific collaboration between the two legal courses.

Mark Tucker and Widener’s 1978 NCAA Division III basketball team to be inducted into the Hall of Fame
The Philadelphia Tribune
September 18, 2018
Mark Tucker and his teammates on one of the best Division III basketball teams in the nation during the 1977-78 season will be inducted into the Widener Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 12.

Alumni News:

Ocean County prosecutor to step down as Murphy names successor
Asbury Park Press
September 17, 2018
Widener Law graduate Bradley Billhimer was tapped to serve as Ocean County, NJ prosecutor.

Press Release:

Widener University joins higher education institutions nationwide in pledging scholarship support for international students

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • BarBri Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Fall Recruit: US Army JAG; 9 – 11 a.m.; DCR
  • Lunch & Learn with US Army JAG; 12 – 1 p.m.; CDO Office
  • PILS Kick-Off Meeting; 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.; L204

Monday, September 17, 2018

In the News:

Widener switches commencement venues
Delaware County Daily Times
September 14, 2018
Article announces that the Widener commencement ceremony will be at the Mann Center for the Performing Art in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park starting in May 2019.

Voting on campus: At Haverford College, they want to, but can’t
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 15, 2018
A look at voting capabilities at local colleges showed that students at Widener are able to vote at an adjacent elementary school.

Univali receives, in October, researchers from four countries for debates on law and sustainability
Frazer Aqui
September 16, 2018
Erin Daly, professor of constitutional and administrative law at Delaware Law, will speak about participatory dignity in environmental decision-making at the International Seminar on Governance and Sustainability on Oct. 5 at the University of Vale do Itajaí.

The Big 10: Triumph in Calgary, tragedy in Lockerbie
The News Gazette
September 17, 2018
In this 1988 throwback article, Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla shares a memory about winning a landmark case that ruled public officials cannot sue over harsh parodies they disapproved of.

What Should the Senate Do With Brett Kavanaugh?
Politico
September 17, 2018
Following new accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh of sexual assault, Delaware Law Professor John Culhane writes that the Senate should appoint a neutral fact-finder to investigate the claim.

Alumni News:

Nine Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
September 14, 2018
Roberta Waite, who earned her nursing degree and educational doctorate from Widener, has been named executive director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center at Drexel University.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Constitution Day Lecture; 12 – 1 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Sharing the Light Ceremony; 12 – 1 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Constitution Day; all day; The Pit
  • SBA Informational Meeting; 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; L206
  • SBA Informational Meeting; 7:30 – 8 p.m.; L206