Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In the News:

How to get a second chance on your 60-day IRA rollover
MarketWatch
October 23, 2018
Kenn Tacchino, professor and department head of economics, finance, and taxation, wrote this article that outlines the options available to complete a valid rollover after the allotted period has expired.

The Story of Environmental Rights in Pennsylvania
NPR: State Impact
October 26, 2018
Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law John Dernbach provided expert commentary about two recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases that have changed the environmental rights of Pennsylvanians.

Middle Township grad Joseph Fala breaks Ramapo single-season goals record
Press of Atlantic City
October 29, 2018
Article features Widener men’s and women’s soccer and specifically mentions Delaney Sabath.

HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit November 8, 2018 to Include Diverse Panel of Experts
Fox 40
October 31, 2018
Promotion for the upcoming HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit on Nov. 8 held in partnership between Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance .

Athletic Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • NGS/Outside Group; 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.; A180

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – Halloween Bake Sale; all day; Main Street
  • One Drive Training Session; 2 – 3 p.m.; L126

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Fall 2018 Bistro Dinner Series; 5 – 7:30 p.m.; J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Dining Room

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In the News:

College roundup: Muhlenberg suffers first loss of season
WFMZ-TV News
October 27, 2018
Coverage of last Saturday’s Widener football win against Alvernia.

Action News 11pm
ABC 6
October 29, 2018
Coverage of Heather Penney’s talk last night about leadership and finding the courage to lead hosted by the Oskin Institute.

People on the Move
Bradford Era
October 30, 2018
Michelle Meekins-Davis was named the new chief diversity officer at Widener.

Alumni News:

6th District GOP candidate McCauley: ‘Stop the bickering’
Daily Local News
October 27, 2018
Widener Law alum Greg McCauley is running for 6th Congressional District to improve the nation’s financial and social condition.

Former Marine tapped as new principal for JFK Middle School
Journal Inquirer
October 29, 2018
Andrew Berrios, a former U.S. Marine and Widener graduate, will take the helm as principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School.

Captain Patrick Murphy the guest speaker at AOH salute to veterans
The Times Herald
October 29, 2018
Patrick Murphy graduated from Widener Commonwealth Law and is currently a trustee for the university.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Heather Penney Talk: Leadership, intentionality and alignment; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; Founders 109
  • Accelerated Nursing Program Virtual Information Session; 5 – 6 p.m.; Online

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Evidence & Ethics in Domestic Violence Cases – CLE; 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.; Vale Courtroom
  • Phi Alpha Delta – Halloween Bake Sale; all day; Main Street
  • DiBona Moot Court Competition Quarter Finals; 6 – 8 p.m.; Location TBD

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Contracts Review with Prof. Meadows; 12 – 1 p.m.; L202
  • Law & Government Focus Group; 12 – 2 p.m.; L201
  • Senior Portraits; 12:30 – 9 p.m.; The Gallery
  • Federal Bar Association & SBA/Cold Calls: Academic Setting ; 1 – 2 p.m.; L205
  • NGS; 4 – 9 p.m.; A180
  • CDO Externship Information Session with Liz Simcox; 5 – 5:45 p.m.; L201
  • Prof. Lee Torts Review Sessions; 5 – 6 p.m.; L202

Monday, October 29, 2018

In the News:

Senate Dems are using a stalled sex abuse bill in campaign ads. Will it help them?
WITF
October 26, 2018
Political Science Professor Wes Leckrone spoke on-air last week about the potential impact of campaign ads in the final weeks before the midterm elections.

14 made-up awards for Ignite Philly 21’s hella intersectional speakers
Generocity
October 26, 2018
Uva Coles, Associate Vice President of Civic and Global Engagement for Widener, has joined the rotating cast of Ignite Philly 21, an event series that features speakers who discuss topics for the social good.

Widener Honors Faculty for Excellence With 2018 Award Program
Targeted News Service
October 27, 2018
Widener announced the top faculty members honored at the annual Faculty Awards for their work in the areas of teaching innovation, research, civic engagement and institutional leadership.

Newspaper sues borough over ads Officials retaliate over news coverage, publication claims
Patriot News
October 28, 2018
Article quotes Widener Commonwealth Law Professor Randy Lee.

Widener University marks the centennial of World War I
Delaware County Daily Times
October 28, 2018
Widener will host a daylong public symposium on Friday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and will explore the rationale for the Great War, its impact, legacy, and Widener’s connections to the conflict.

Alumni News:

I’m Sean Quinlan. Vote for me in the 87th House District
Penn Live
October 26, 2018
Sean Quinlan, a Widener Commonwealth Law graduate, is running for state representative and is the author of this guest editorial.

Press Releases:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Beideman Visiting Scholar public lecture: “9/11 and Reflections on Courage”; 5 – 6 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Lebanon Valley – MAC Commonwealth First Round; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 7 – 8 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Conversation with the Deans; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L204
  • Conversation with the Deans; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; L204

Friday, October 26, 2018

In the News:

Community Briefs: Delco interfaith group to hold walk against gun violence on Nov. 4
Delaware County Daily News Briefing
October 25, 2018
Article announces that James K. Gulick joined the Widener staff as associate vice president for Development and Alumni Engagement.

Alumni News:

Lowenstein Sandler Nabs Ex-Trenk DiPasquale Name Partner
Law360
October 24, 2018
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP hired Widener Commonwealth Law alum Joseph DiPasquale.

Deminski hopes to unseat Comitta in House race
Daily Local News
October 25, 2018
Carolyn Comitta, a Widener graduate and the first-term Democratic incumbent in the 156th House District, is seeking reelection.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Engineering High School Mini-Camp; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall and main campus
  • Transforming Hatred Initiative; 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Carve a pumpkin; 12 – 1 p.m.; Founders Hall
  • Strut Your Mutt Halloween Dog Costume Contest; 4 – 5 p.m.; Kapelski Lawn (Kapelski Portico in the event of rain)

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Deals Skills Review with Dean Johnson; 10 – 11:15 a.m.; L206

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Widener Day; all day; Main Campus
  • Men’s Swimming vs. Albright; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Swimming vs. Albright; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Football vs. Alvernia; 1:07 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Stevenson; 5 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Stevenson; 7:30 p.m.; Home

Thursday, October 25, 2018

In the News:

While Stormy Daniels publicly battles Trump, Summer Zervos’s defamation suit against him quietly advances
The Washington Post
October 24, 2018
Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla, an expert on defamation law, is quoted. This article is re-purposed in a number of outlets including The Hour.

Sex expert says Genesis not final word on gender roles
Baptist News Global
October 24, 2018
William Stayton, professor emeritus in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies and a Sexologist, spoke at the JUST SEX Conference discussing how biology doesn’t support a literal interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve to explain the difference between the sexes.

Alumni News:

Bill Cosby hires Harrisburg law firm to work on his appeals
Penn Live
October 23, 2018
Commonwealth Law graduate Kristen Weisenberger is a member of the legal team that is now representing Bill Cosby.

New Principal Hired At Middle School In Enfield
Patch
October 24, 2018
Dr. Andrew Berrios, a Widener graduate, is the new principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Arcadia; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

    • Themis Bar Review/Table Day; all day; The Pit
    • Admin Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR
    • Prof. Sholtis: Legal Methods Combined Class; 10 – 11:30 a.m.; A180
    • Employee Open Enrollment with HR; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; A170
    • Professional Resp. Review Session with Prof. Lee; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L203
    • Property Review with Prof. Dernbach; 12 – 1 p.m.; L202
    • Power Up Class; 4 – 5 p.m.; L206
    • PILS/A Discussion on Immigration with Attorney Shagin; 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.; Library Classroom
    • Constitutional Law Review Session/Prof. Lee; 5:10 – 5:55 p.m.; L202
    • Phi Alpha Delta & Veteran’s Association/Resume Panel; 6:30 – 9 p.m.; L206

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Faculty Meeting ; 12 – 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club
  • Medical Marijuana Discussion with Melissa Chapaska, Cannibus Law, PA; 5 – 6 p.m.; L237

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

In the News:

Law notes: Jacobs back at Young Conaway Project New Start, Morris Nichols, Richards Layton Finger
Delaware Business Now
October 23, 2018
Aritcle announced that Jack B. Jacobs, a Widener honorary degree recipient, will be returning to Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Corporate section and that Project New Start, a nonprofit organization that assists individuals transitioning out of incarceration, has been invited to relocated to the Delaware Law School’s campus.

Alumni News:

In The Community: Ridley Township Old Timers welcome 13 to Hall
Delaware County Daily Times
October 22, 2018
Widener alum and former Pride lacrosse goalie Chris Crooks was inducted into the the Ridley Township Old Timers Association’s Hall of Fame.

Why this veteran continues to defend: “The desire to serve had never gone away.”
ABC 7 WJLA
October 23, 2018
Widener Law alum Jonathan Crisp is featured on the show Military Justice to talk about his service in the JAG Corp and his lawfirm that represents service-members at courts-martial around the world.

Why I love basketball
NCAA Championship Magazine
The NCAA asked coaches, dedicated leaders and iconic figures in college basketball, including Widener alum and head coach at St. Joseph’s University Phil Martelli, about what the game means to them.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Graduate Studies Open House; 4 – 7 p.m.; University Center
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Albright; 5:30 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Albright; 8 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Kaplan Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Business Advising Student Breakfast; 9 – 11 a.m.; L205
  • PILS/Absentee Ballott Drive; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Business Advising Program CLE; 12 – 1 p.m.; A180

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

In the News:

Miranda Foster, Kelly Piotrowicz help Ursinus sweep Immaculata
The Intelligencer
October 22, 2018
This article features recaps of recent Widener games including women’s and men’s soccer and women’s volleyball and also highlights the following players: Ashley McAfee, Kevin McKenna, and Alyssa Dionisio.

Lower Swatara man victim of one of the biggest financial exploitation cases in county history
Press & Journal
October 23, 2018
An arrangement with Widener supports seminars by Dauphin County to educate senior citizens on how to avoid becoming a victim and provides free legal representation to such victims.

Press Release:

Widener names new leader for Development and Alumni Engagement

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • BarBri Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Orientation/Part 3; 6 – 8:15 p.m.; A180

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Digital Processes and Products Conference; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Quick Center

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • DiBona Moot Court Competition Round of 16; 6 – 9 p.m.; Business Administration DE Office

Monday, October 22, 2018

In the News:

Newest cadets recognized at Valley Forge
Delco News Network
October 18, 2018
The Widener Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative (ISRC) has received a third year of funding of $262,000 from ViiV Healthcare to continue developing sexuality education resources and tools to be used in community programs for black gay and bisexual men.

Project New Start relocates to Delaware Law School
Delaware Business Times
October 19, 2018
Project New Start, a nonprofit organization that assists individuals transitioning out of incarceration, will relocate to Delaware Law School’s campus. Article also quotes Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla.

Check Out How Much Money Graduates of Every Local College Make 10 Years After Entering School
Pivot Today
October 22, 2018
The College Scorecard by the U.S. Department of Education revealed that Widener graduates are making on average $53,400 within 10 years of entering school.

To cosign or not to cosign
Montco Today
October 22, 2018
This Q&A style article is answered by Cary Flitter, a Delaware Law graduate and current adjunct professor of law.

Alumni News:

Pottstown inducts four into Alumni Honor Roll

The Mercury
October 19, 2018
Therese Rinaldi, who earned a nursing degree at Widener, was one of four Pottstown High School alumni were added to the district’s Alumni Honor Roll.

Election Day is coming soon. Here’s a quick guide to statewide races
The Centre Daily Times
October 19, 2018
Widener graduate Dale R. Kerns Jr. is running for the U.S. Senate.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • PILS/BAKE SALE Benefits YWCA; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; The Pit
  • Draw the Lines; 5:30 – 7 p.m.; The Library Lounge

Events for Main Campus today:

  • Philadelphia Speaker Series: Lisa Genova; 8 – 10 p.m.; The Kimmel Center

October 19, 2018

In the News:

In His Defense
Missouri Lawyers Media
October 19, 2018
This article quotes Criminal Justice Professor Shana Maier.

News Briefs 10/19/18
Cape Gazette
October 19, 2018
Delaware Law School is referenced because of its support for the Rehoboth Beach Law Oversight Committee.

Alumni News:

Nexus Energy Services, Inc. Corporate Update
Market Insider
October 18, 2018
Ron Minsky, a Delaware Law School alum, has been chosen as CEO and Director of Nexus Energy Services Inc.

Press Releases:

With Grant Extension, Widener Receives Nearly $1M to Improve HIV Education for Black Gay Men

Widener University announces 2018 Beideman Visiting Scholar

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Adjunct Breakfast; 8 – 9 a.m.; L201
  • 1L Study Skills; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L202

Events on Main Campus on Saturday:

  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Delaware Valley; 10 a.m.; Home
  • Field Hockey vs. Lebanon Valley; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Goucher; 2 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus on Saturday:

  • Admissions Open House; 10 – 11 a.m.; Atrium and Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

October 18, 2018

In the News:

NBC 10
October 16, 2018
Hatboro Horsham High School student Chris Yoon received the Widener/NBC 10 High School Leadership Award.

Attorney General debate
WDEL
October 18, 2018
A video of last night’s debate at Delaware Law School between the candidates running for Delaware’s Attorney General. Coverage was also featured in Delaware 105.9 News Talk

Rising Stars in Local Business Honored by U.S. Small Business Administration, Seedcopa
Vista Today
October 18, 2018
The Widener Small Business Development Center helped recognize and celebrate the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2018 Emerging Leaders Class.

Alumni News:

McGahn, Soldier for Trump and Witness Against Him, Leaves White House
New York Times
October 17, 2018
Don McGahn is a Commonwealth Law graduate.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Seminar on Introduction to Government Marketing; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Quick Center
  • The Global Refugee Crisis: Beyond the Numbers; 2 – 3:15 p.m.; Academic Center North Amphitheater
  • Nostalgia, Race, and Authoritarianism in O’Connor’s Fiction and Trump’s America; 4 – 5 p.m.; University Center Room A

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Themis Bar Review Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • Fall OCI Student Interviews; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; DCR and A137
  • Prof. Sholtis Legal Methods Combined Class; 10 – 11:30 a.m.; A180
  • Prof. Lee Prof Resp Review Session; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; L203
  • Property Quiz Review with Prof. Dernbach; 3:30 – 5 p.m.; L204
  • Power Up Class; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; L206
  • CDO/Business Law Institute Presentation Workshop; 5 – 5:50 p.m.; L201
  • Prof. Lee Con Law Review Session; 5:10 – 5:55 p.m.; L202