Friday, September 14, 2018

In the News:

PLW People in the News
Legal Intelligencer
September 11, 2018
Commonwealth Professor Christopher Robinette was mentioned as the recipient of the 2018 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.

In School
Carroll County Times
September 12, 2018
Elizabeth Heinz, an early childhood and special education major, Sydney Jones and Rebecca MacLean, both  psychology majors, were named to the spring 2018 dean’s list.

When church attendance goes down, what do the faithful lose? 
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 13, 2018
Featured online and in today’s print edition is an opinion piece written by Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer, associate professor of communication studies and digital media informatics. Professory DeWerth-Pallmeyer makes the connection between the decline of church attendance across denominations and the rise of loneliness felt by individuals.

Equal Rights Amendment will be a powerful declaration of Delaware’s values
The News Journal
September 13, 2018
Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla writes an opinion piece that reflects on Delaware’s efforts to pass the Equal Right Amendment, one of the most important amendments to the state constitution in its history.

In divisive times, the Constitution binds us together as Americans
The News Journal
September 13, 2018
In celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield writes that as Americans we are all bound together by our shared belief in the liberties and values expressed in the constitution.

Alumni News:

Tilton Award recipient named
Sussex Living
September 11, 2018
The 2018 Tilton Award recipient is Stephen R. Permut, a Widener Law graduate.

Business people: Sept. 13, 2018
Delaware Business Now
September 13, 2018
Article announces that Widener graduate Mark R. Kennedy has been promoted to Supervisor at Santora CPA Group and that Michelle Meekins-Davis has been named Widener’s chief diversity officer.

Press Releases:

Athletic Update:

Events on Delaware Law Campus on Sunday:

  • BLSA – Welcome Back Cookout; 2 – 5 p.m.; Delaware Law campus

Thursday, September 13, 2018

In the News:

Eyewitness News at 4
CBS 3
September 12, 2018
The CBS 3 evening news shared the announcement that Michelle Meekins-Davis was appointed chief diversity officer.

Good Day Philadelphia
Fox 29
September 13, 2018
Jason Britton, director of admissions, was on Good Day Philadelphia this morning sharing tips and advice on how to write a strong college essay.

Alumni News:

Blank Rome Taps Chief Innovation, Value Officer From Steptoe
Law 360
September 12, 2018
Blank Rome LLP has named Widener Law graduate Linda Novosel to the newly created position of chief innovation and value officer.

Larry J Butkovich has joined Precision Roll Grinders and other hires, promotions and awards
The Morning Call
September 13, 2018
Jolynn L. Haney, who earned her doctorate in social work at Widener, has been appointed secretary of the Kutztown University Council of Trustees.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Writing Workshop for Property N/Dernbach; 12:30 – 1:50 p.m.; L204
  • Moot Court New Member Meeting; 4:45 – 6 p.m.; L203
  • Phi Alpha Delta Info Session; 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.; L206

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

In the News:

Fulfilling a Passion for Volunteering During My Summer Internship at IBX
IBX Insight Blog
August 6, 2018
Widener sophomore and business major Darren Laws wrote this blog describing his internship experience in the Independence Blue Cross summer 2018 College Intern Program and how the program allowed him to continue his passion for volunteer service.

Colleges, Universities Recognize Student Efforts
The Post
September 10, 2018
Gianna Crawford, a nursing major at Widener, was one of 17 students who recently spent a week studying in Costa Rica as part of the “Sustainability and Cultural Competence” freshmen seminar.

Press Releases:

Athletic Updates:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Women’s Soccer vs. Rutgers-Camden; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Kaplan Table Day; all day; The Pit

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In the News:

Widener University Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance to co-host HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit
Bezinga
September 9, 2018
Delaware Law will host the HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit to bring professionals from the healthcare and legal communities together for a day of discussion and learning  on Nov. 8.

Courts should protect the powerless. Judge Kavanaugh would do the opposite
The News Journal
September 10, 2018
In this op-ed, Delaware Law Professor Alan Garfield argues why the Senate should not confirm Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the Supreme Court.

Alumni News:

A Conversation With: Angela Rowe
Central Penn Business Journal
September 7, 2018
Dr. Angela Rowe, president of the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, earned an MBA in health care management from Widener.

People in the news, Sept. 11
McKnight’s Senior Living
September 11, 2018
Widener graduate Kurt Rahner has been promoted from director to vice president of information technology at Kendal.

Press Release:

Widener University to hold 2019 commencement at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Field Hockey vs. Gywnedd Mercy; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Lycoming; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • BarBri Table Day; all day; The Pit
  • ELSC Informational Meetings; 11:25 a.m. – 12 p.m.; L205
  • Barbri Bar Talk; 2:30 – 3:20 p.m.; L204
  • BLSA Alumni Q&A Panel; 5 – 6 p.m.; L206
  • ELSC Informational Meetings; 5 – 5:30 p.m.; L205

Monday, September 10, 2018

In the News:

Daren Wood gets taste of NECBL competition
Wiscasset Newspaper
September 7, 2018
Widener undergraduate and mechanical engineering major Daren Wood was called up to play for the Ocean State Waves, a Rhode Island-based team that is part of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

Widener freshmen start fall semester with trip to Costa Rica
CBN News
September 8, 2018
A group of 17 Widener freshmen traveled to Costa Rica from Aug. 12 to Aug. 19 ahead of freshmen move-in day on Aug. 21 for an immersion experience that was part of their enrollment in the freshmen seminar Sustainability and Cultural Competence.

Justice in Chester
WHYY
September 9, 2018
This documentary takes an in-depth look at the history of the grassroots struggle to stop the clustering of commercial waste facilities in Chester and includes scenes filmed in the Widener Wolfgram Memorial Library.

Art Scene: Upcoming exhibits around the Philly region
Montgomery Media
September 10, 2018
The Widener Art Gallery will feature the work of 19th century American and European painters as well as 18th and 19th century Asian art from the Alfred O. Deshong collection.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Science Seminar Presentation; 4 – 5 p.m.; Academic Center North Amphitheatre
  • Monday Twilight Sessions; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride

Events on Commonwealth Law today:

  • Federalist Society Interest Event & Member Meeting; 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.; L205

Friday, September 7, 2018

In the News:

The anonymous op-ed: Why would The New York Times run an unnamed tell-all article?
USA Today
September 6, 2018
In an examination of the recent anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times, Rem Rieder, a former USA TODAY media columnist who will teach media ethics at Widener this fall, explains why the decision to run the piece was unethical. This article also appeared in a number of local publications.

Following online outrage and revenue hit, HMAC files chapter 11 bankruptcy as a prelude to sale
The Burg
September 6, 2018
Article quotes Juliet Moringiello, an associate dean and bankruptcy law expert at Widener Commonwealth Law.

Alumni News:

Maryland Public Service Commission appoints two public utility law judges
Daily Energy Insider
September 6, 2018
The Maryland Public Service Commission announced the appointment of Kristin Case Lawrence, a Widener Law graduate, as a public utility law judge.

RBC Global Asset Management appoints new head of Global Institutional Distribution
Market Watch
September 6, 2018
Delaware Law graduate Jeff Masom was appointed Global Head of Institutional Distribution for RBC Global Asset Management.

Delco GOP head joins Supreme Court Disciplinary Board
Delaware County Daily Times
September 6, 2018
Delaware County Republican Party Chairman and Widener Law graduate Andrew Reilly is now a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

In Defense of the Country Lawyer
New York Times
September 6, 2018
This article mentions Widener Commonwealth Law graduate and White House counsel Don McGhan.

Athletic Update:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Friday Evening Stargazing; 8 – 9 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Joint Contracts Class; 2 – 3:30 p.m.; A180
  • WJLER Initial Staff Meeting; 3 – 8 p.m.; L201

Events for Main Campus on Saturday:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

In the News:

Local Nonprofit Helps Teachers Build Classroom Libraries
SNJ Today
September 5, 2018
This news story features Widener undergrad Melissa Damiani who is studying early childhood and special education.

Beware conventional wisdom when planning for retirement
Market Watch
September 5, 2018
Professor Kenn Tacchino, Boettner Endowed Professor in Financial Planning, writes this article on how to plan for lifelong financial security.

Alumni News:

Meet the Candidates for U.S. Senate – Delaware
The Review
September 3, 2018
One of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in Delaware is Delaware Law graduate Gene Truono.

New Jersey Indian American Attorney Rahat Babar Honored by NAPABA as ‘Best under 40’ Award Recipient
India West
September 4, 2018
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association named Indian American and Widener Law graduate Rahat Babar in the “Best under 40” list.

Billhimer expected to be nominated as Ocean County prosecutor
Ashbury Park Press
Septmber 4, 2018
Delaware Law graduate Bradley Billhimer is expected to be nominated to serve in the role of Ocean County prosecutor.

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Names New Executive Director
U.S. Fed News
September 5, 2018
Delaware Law graduate Keith Salador was named Executive Director of DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council.

Athletic Updates:

Men’s Soccer: SWATMS 3, Widener 1
Women’s Volleyball: Widener 3, Welsley 0
Field Hockey: Widener 3, Drew 0

Events on Delaware Law Campus today:

Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

Student Veteran Luncheon; 12 – 1 p.m.; A170
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) Orientation; 5 – 6 p.m.; L203

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In the News:

Immaculata, Widener team up on six-year college, law school program
Philadelphia Business Journal
September 4, 2018
Immaculata University and Delaware Law School have entered an agreement that will give Immaculata students the opportunity to earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree from Immaculata and a juris doctorate degree from Delaware Law over a six-year period.

Back To School: Widener’s Rod Smolla Talks Free Speech
Law360
September 4, 2018
In this Q&A, Delaware Law School Dean Rod Smolla reflects on his philosophy for legal education, his stance in Virginia v. Black in the context of Charlottesville, and what he believes to be the most important First Amendment issues today.

Impact of Supreme Court Appointments Is Focus of Constitution Day Lecture Sept. 18 at Wilkes University
Read Media
September 4, 2018
Commonwealth Law Professor Michael Dimino will speak on the topic of “Supreme Court Appointments and the Battle for the Constitution” at the Constitution Day Lecture on Sept. 18 at Wilkes University.

Alumni News:

Eyad Mizian Joins Greeley and Hansen as Managing Director
NewsEdge
September 4, 2018
Widener Commonwealth Law graduate Eyad Mizian has been named Managing Director of the Mid-Atlantic Operating Group for Greeley and Hansen, a global civil and environmental engineering, architectural, and management consulting firm.

Homepage Feature Story:4

Supporting Students: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Field Hockey vs. Drew; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Swarthmore; 7:30 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Volleyball vs. Wesley; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Property N Review/Dernbach; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.; L202
  • Federal Bar Association Interest Meeting; 5 – 6 p.m.; L205
  • Orientation Part 2; 6 – 8:30 p.m.; A180

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

In the News:

Leader List 2018: Meet 12 people of color strengthening Philly’s social impact sector
Generocity
August 31, 2018
Darin Toliver, named to Generocity’s leader list, is completing a PhD in social work from Widener.

Widener University announces 2018 Apogee Scholars
Gloucester City News
August 31, 2018
Widener welcomes 15 freshman who enrolled at the university as Apogee Scholars.

In Defense of Plants – On Pawpaw and Floral Mimicry
In Defense of Plants
September 2, 2018
On a podcast, Kate Goodrich, an associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed about her research on the pawpaw tree.

Alumni News:

Murphy To Nominate Toms River Attorney For Prosecutor: Reports
Patch
September 3, 2018
Widener University School of Law graduate Bradley Billhimer is expected to be named as Ocean County prosecutor in New Jersey.

Athletic Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • ELPS Interest Meeting; 4:30 p.m; L205
  • BLSA Interest Meeting; 5 p.m.; L206
  • Trivia Night/SBA; 7 p.m.; Side Bar