Friday, April 19, 2019

In the News:

RWU interim president takes provost job at Pa. university
Providence Business News
April 18, 2019
Widener University announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew A. Workman as the next provost of the university. Workman, who is currently the interim president of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, will begin his new position in July.

KYW-PHI (CBS)
April 18, 2019
Multiple news outlets, including KYW-PHI (CBS), WTXF-PHI (FOX) and WPVI-PHI (ABC), covered the Widener Child Development Center’s annual springtime egg hunt, held Thursday in front of Old Main.

WESA-FM (Radio)
April 18, 2019
John Dernbach, a professor of environmental law and sustainability at Commonwealth Law, was interviewed about Pennsylvania’s duty to address climate change under its environmental rights amendment.

Press Release:

Widener University announces 2019 President for a Day

Athletics Updates:
Baseball: Widener 11, Messiah 7
Softball: Messiah 7, Widener 5

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Widener Invitational); 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Widener Invitational); 10 a.m.; Home
  • Baseball vs. Messiah; 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Home

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

In the News:

JBHA STEAM Teams Win Widener University Competition
Jewish Exponent
March 26, 2019
Teams from Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy’s STEAM Institute won at the Technology Student Association TEAM+S engineering competitions at Widener University.

Lancaster County college news: April 5, 2019
Lancaster Online
April 5, 2019
Widener students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

Gloucester Catholic’s Justin Costanzo Headed to Widener
Gloucester City News
April 8, 2019
Justin Costanzo will attend Widener in the fall to pursue a business degree.

Milford Graduate to Become Law School Dean
Milford Live
April 8, 2019
Michael McGinniss, who taught for 12 years as an adjunct professor at Widener Law, will become dean of the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Alumni News:

Newsmakers: April 9
Reading Eagle
April 9, 2019
Jason Ulrich, who earned his doctorate in law in 2006 from Widener University School of Law, was hired by Gross McGinley, LLP.

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Documentary screening: Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson; 6:15 – 8 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Widener Percussion Ensemble; 7 – 8 p.m.; Kapelski LC1

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus:

  • Faculty Meeting; 11:45 a.m.; L205
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/Internal Competition; 4 – 10 p.m.; A180
  • Lunch & Learn; 5 – 6 p.m.; L201

Events on Delaware Law Campus:

  • Diversity in the Workplace: A Panel Discussion; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Vale Courtroom

Friday, March 22, 2019

In the News:

Trump signs executive order on free speech on college campuses
Washington Post
March 21, 2019
This article summarizes President Trump’s executive order signed yesterday to protect freedom of speech on college campuses and features President Julie E. Wollman who touches on the importance of free speech on college campuses and its role in preparing students for active participation as engaged citizens in our democracy. Dr. Wollman is also quoted in a related article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Big Picture with Olivier Knox
SiriusXM (no link available)
March 21, 2019
Delaware Law Professor John Culhane was a guest on this SiriusXM radio show talking about his article in Politico that discusses the monumental implications that a recent ruling in the CT Supreme Court could have not only for the surviving members of the Sandy Hook massacre, but potentially for the entire gun industry.

Four area colleges rank in top online MBA list
Valley News Dispatch
March 21, 2019
Widener is one of four area colleges and universities that made the 2019 list for having top online MBA programs according to BusinessStudent.com, a business education website. This news is also featured in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Alumni News:

‘The Diagnosis’ shares one family’s experience with Down syndrome
Grok Nation
March 21, 2019
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, Widener alumna Dani Weiss-Bronstein and Chari Pere published a “Cartoonmentary,” a combination of a comic strip and a documentary, about Dani’s experience with having a baby with Down syndrome.

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Transfer Instant Decision Day; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Honors Week: Student Presentations; 12 – 1 p.m.; Webb Room, UC

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Accepted Applicant Day; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; The Gallery, A180 & A170
  • Torts Reviews with Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

    • Accepted Student Day; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
    • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Frostburg State; Saturday @ 10 a.m.; Home
    • Baseball vs. Arcadia; 3 p.m.; Home

Events on Delaware Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Accepted Applicants Day; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Atrium and Ruby R. Vale Courtroom
  • ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Spring Competition – Final Round; Sunday all day; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Barrister’s Ball; Saturday evening; Crowne Plaza
  • CDO/Interviews; Sunday@ 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; DCR

Friday, March 15, 2019

Spark Product Innovation with Name Brands—and Lego Bricks
Course Hero
March 11, 2019
Dan Li, an assistant professor of marketing, bring legos into her advanced marketing classroom to spark hands-on learning exercises that reflect real-world scenarios and creates an energetic and compelling learning environment.

Here’s How PA Grad Schools Rank Among Top Programs: U.S. News
Malvern Patch
March 13, 2019
The School of Nursing master’s programs ranked 135th on the U.S. News and World Reports 2020 ranking of the best graduate schools in the country. The report surveyed the 584 nursing schools with master’s or doctoral programs accredited in the U.S. and developed a ranking based on factors such as the four research activity indicators, faculty credentials, the percentage of faculty members with important achievements, and faculty participation in nursing practice.

Widener’s Small Business Development Center Named SAP Next-Gen Lab
Targeted News Service
March 13, 2019
The School of Business Administration and Small Business Development Center announced that SBDC’s Success Lab has been named a SAP Next-Gen Lab for design thinking and analytics. The innovative space will allow students, faculty and business consultants gather to find solutions to help clients start or grow their businesses.

Widener, state bar team up for class on starting law firm
Central Penn Business Journal
March 14, 2019
Widener Law Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Bar Association are partnering on a class that teaches students about starting and successfully managing a law firm. The story quotes Dean Christian Johnson, Eden L. Mandrell, director of the Career Development Office, and 2017 alum, Robert Moran, of the Moran Law Group, LLC.

Parker named to Widener Law Commonwealth Dean’s List
Coastal Point
March 14, 2019
Paige Parker earned dean’s list recognition for the fall 2018 semester.

6 ABC
March 14, 2019
6 ABC and NBC10 captured yesterday’s ribbon cutting to unveil the Alan J. Criswell Robotics Engineering Laboratory. The event was celebrated with a tour of the lab and brief remarks by Interm Dean Sachin Patil, Provost Fred Akl, and Mr. Criswell, ’82.

Press Release:

Prestigious professional association names Delaware Law School nominee “Distinguished Law Student”
Widener Engineering Unveils State-of-the-Art Robotics Engineering Lab

Athletics Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Health Lecture Series: Cultural Fishbowl: Navigating the Ethics of Extra-Analytic Contact and Overlapping Relationships in in the LGBTQ+ Community; 2 – 4 p.m; University Center, Room A
  • Softball vs. Cedar Crest (DH); 4 p.m.; Home
  • Shamrock 5k Run/Walk; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Race begins behind Old Main
  • Softball vs. Cedar Crest (DH); 6 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Torts Reviews/Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203

Events on Delaware Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Mock LSAT; Saturday @ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

Events on Main Campus this Weekend:

  • Baseball vs. Alvernia (DH); Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Roger Williams; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Moravian; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy (DH); Saturday @ 2 p.m. Home
  • Baseball vs. Alvernia (DH); Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • Softball vs. Gwynedd Mercy (DH); Saturday @ 4 p.m.; Home
  • Widener University Recital Series; Sunday @ 3 – 4 p.m.; Kapelski Hall Music Room

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

In the News:

Field Hockey: Under 21 & Mixed Team Win
Bernews
March 4, 2019
During a trip to Bermuda the Women’s Field Hockey team matched up against a Bermuda Mixed team. Widener was defeated 5 – 1.

Local college roundup for March 4
The Citizens’ Voice
March 5, 2019
The Widener Softball team fell to Misericordia 8-3 in Kissimmee, Florida.

Athletics Updates:

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In the News:

Law school dean calls President’s emergency declaration unconstitutional
Delaware 105.9 News Talk
February 19, 2019
Rod Smolla, dean of Delaware Law School, expresses his view as to why he believes the President’s emergency declaration will eventually be overturned.

Opinion: Does a cross memorializing soldiers violate the separation of church and state?
The News Journal
February 20, 2019
Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield writes about whether or not a Peace Cross displayed in Maryland violates the constitutional principle of separation of church and state.

Widener University Delaware Law School Meets Demand for Paralegals; Open House on March 9
Pivot Today
February 20, 2019
Delaware Law School is helping to prepare paralegals for future positions by hosting a Paralegal Program Open House at the Polishook Hall Atrium On Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Republicans created their Trumpenstein monster. It’s up to them to do something about it
Pennsylvania Capital Star
February 21, 2019
This opinion piece is written by Commonwealth Law Distinguished and Emeritus Professor of Law Michael J. Cozzillio.

Alumni News:

Sandra Thompson, another member of ‘Grandview Five,’ again running for judge
York Dispatch
February 19, 2019
Sandra Thompson, a Commonwealth Law graduate, is once again running for judge on the York County Court of Common Pleas.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Widener Community Reading Group: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; 2 – 3 p.m.; Wolfgram Memorial Library, Drost Room, Second Floor
  • Statewide Redistricting Town Hall; 6 – 7:30 p.m.; Quick Center, Room 207
  • Town Hall with Congresswomen Mary Gay Scanlon (PA 5th district) moderated by Professor Jim Vike; 7 – 8 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Admin Meeting; 10 – 11 a.m.; DCR
  • CDO/Interviews; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; A109
  • Christian Legal Society/Bible Study; 12 – 1 p.m.; Conference Room 5
  • CDO on Campus Interviews OCI/Cunningham Chernicoff; 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room
  • Meditation Class Series; 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; Sidebar Cafe
  • Advocacy Certificate Interest Meeting; 5 – 6 p.m.; L203
  • Moot Court Competition Practices; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Albany Moot Court Practice; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; A170

Friday, February 8, 2019

In the News:

Delaware’s judicial balancing mandate ruled unconstitutional
Philadelphia Tribune
February 7, 2019
A WHYY article quoting Delaware Law Professor Emeritus Larry Hamermesh also appeared in the Philadelphia Tribune. A similar story was featured in Law360.

Inland Bays Foundation establishes advocacy program in memorial to Austin, Moyer
Coastal Point
February 7, 2019
The Inland Bays Foundation announced it will donate to the Delaware Law School Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic in honor of two Sussex County residents who fought to protect the environment.

Alumni News:

Michael J. Hope
Correctional News
February 7, 2019
Michael J. Hope, the new executive vice president of Eastern Operations for Greeley and Hansen, graduated with a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Widener.

Adams Magnetic Products Names Business Development Manager
News Edge
February 7, 2019
John Maisch, the new business development manager at Adams Magnetic Products Co., graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Widener.

Press Release:

Widener University’s Lone Brick Theatre Company Presents An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Transfer Instant Decision Day; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall

Events on Main Campus Saturday:

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Stevenson; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Stevenson; 3 p.m.; Home
  • Engineering Mini-Camp for High School Girls; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Kirkbride Hall
  • Weekend Tour; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Muller Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Practice/Dimino; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; L205
  • Moot Court Practice; 12 – 1 p.m.; L201
  • Torts Reviews/Professor Lee; 1 – 1:50 p.m.; L203
  • Trial Ad/ATLAC Practice; 6 – 10 p.m.; L205
  • Moot Court Practice: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; A170

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Saturday:

  • Wills for Heroes; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Pit, L202

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Sunday:

  • Milestone Ministerium/Honor African-American Mayors, 4 – 6 p.m; A180

Friday, December 21, 2018

In the News:

Colleges: Rimmer, Ireland shine for Widener in Florida
Delaware County Daily Times
December 20, 2018
Widener women’s basketball had an 82-65 victory over Curry College at the Cruzin’ Classic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Players Devan Rimmer and Madison Ireland are featured for their performances in the game.

Art Scene: Exhibits for the end of 2018, beginning of 2019
Delaware County Daily News
December 21, 2018
The Widener Art Gallery offers a permanent collection including the work of 19th century American and European painters as well as 18th and 19th -century Asian art from the Alfred O. Deshong collection.The Gallery is open Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fri 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Alumni News:

Dr. Bolt loves to tell Cecil College’s story
Perryville Patch
December 20, 2018
This article features Cecil College President Mary Way Bolt, Ed.D, who earned a doctorate in higher education and leadership from Widener.

Athletic Update:

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – Community Service donations to Family Promise; all day; Donation box located on Main Street

Thursday, December 20, 2018

In the News:

Poland climate conference / The Middle America Project
WITF Smart Talk
December 19, 2018
Commonwealth Law’s Scholar in Residence for Sustainability Ethics and Law Donald Brown spoke on WITF’s Smart Talk about his observations and analysis of the climate negotiations  while attending the United Nations Climate Change conference in Katowice, Poland.

Alumni News:

McKenna elected president of Chester County Bar Association
The Daily Local
December 16, 2018
Patrick M. McKenna, a Delaware Law alumnus, has been elected president of the Chester County Bar Association.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta – Community Service donations to Family Promise; all day; Donation box located on Main Street

Friday, October 12, 2018

In the News:

Pennsylvania Politics and Policy
WURD Radio (No link available yet)
October 11, 2018
Associate Professor of Political Science J. Wesley Leckrone was interviewed live on Reality Check by Charles Ellison about Pennsylvania politics.

Political fights are tearing our country apart. We need to learn how to listen.
The News Journal
October 11, 2018
Kevin Caneco, a Delaware Law School student who served eight years as an Army officer, wrote an opinion piece.

Widener nursing students, first responders get live disaster training
Delaware County Daily Times
October 12, 2018
The Widener School of Nursing disaster simulation at Talen Energy Stadium appears on the front page of the DelcoTimes today with a story and multiple photos on Page 3. Similar coverage also was on KYW News Radio and CBS Philly.

Widener marks 150 years of history at Old Main
Delaware County Daily Times
October 12, 2018
The story and photos on Page 4 of today’s newspaper marks the 150th anniversary of Old Main and quotes President Julie E. Wollman and Pennsylvania Military College Museum Committee Chair Ron Romanowicz ’68.

Alumni News:

Former Delaware Supreme Court justice returns to Young Conaway
Cape Gazette
October 11, 2018
Jack B. Jacobs holds an honorary LLD from Widener University.

Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA to honor Catherine Mihalick, Al Kotch and Rose Mahler at Leadership Dinner
The Citizens’ Voice
October 12, 2018
Catherine Mihalick holds a juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law.

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus This Weekend:

  • Homecoming festivities continue Friday and Saturday. A full list is online.
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Neumann; 11 a.m.; Home
  • Field Hockey vs. Hood; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Football vs. Stevenson; 1:07 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Lycoming; 5 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Lycoming; 7:30 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Mid Atlantic Innovative Users Conference; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; A180, A170, A172
  • Phi Alpha Delta Induction; 3:45 – 6 p.m.; The Gallery