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    Featured NewsDr. Julie Wollman Named 10th President of WidenerDr. Jonathan French, neuropsychologistAssistant Professor Richard HopkinsA polo match behind Old MainWidener welcomes largest freshman class
    Dr. Julie Wollman Named 10th President of Widener

    Dr. Wollman, currently president at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, will take office on January 19, 2016. 

    Understanding the Injured Brain

    Widener alumni, faculty, and students on the cutting edge of research and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

    The Need for Green

    From Paris to Philadelphia, greenspaces expand and enhance urban environments and communities. 

    A Polo Powerhouse of the Past

    Pennsylvania Military College's polo program has a rich and legendary history.

    Widener Welcomes Largest Class

    Along with record freshman class, overall enrollment and retention up.

    • Lone Brick Theatre's
      Friday, April 15, 2016

      Lone Brick Theatre's "Rhinoceros" Aims Its Horns at Gender Intolerance; Opens April 22

      Widener University's Lone Brick Theatre Company presents Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play "Rhinoceros" on Friday, April 22; Sunday, April 24; and Tuesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in Lathem Hall. A pop-up outdoor performance is also planned for Sunday, April 24 (weather permitting) at 1 p.m.

    • Widener University Takes Second in Collegiate Leadership Competition
      Friday, April 15, 2016

      Widener University Takes Second in Collegiate Leadership Competition

      A seven-member team from Widener University had a strong showing recently in the second annual Collegiate Leadership Competition. The team finished second among six teams at the competition held April 8-9 at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.

    • Thursday, April 14, 2016

      Widener to Offer Free Education Course to Help Graduating and Rising High School Seniors Test the Waters of the Field

      Widener University will offer a free introductory course in education to help all interested rising and graduating high school seniors test the waters of the teaching profession. The ED 101 course begins July 5 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. through Aug. 11.

    • Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative Helps Facilitate and Fundraise for Human Sexuality Research Endeavors
      Wednesday, April 13, 2016

      Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative Helps Facilitate and Fundraise for Human Sexuality Research Endeavors

      Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies has established an Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative (ISRC) to support interdisciplinary research endeavors focused on topics related to human sexuality.

    • Senior Joseph Santone to take over as President for a Day
      Tuesday, April 5, 2016

      Senior Joseph Santone to take over as President for a Day

      Widener University appointed an undergraduate student from Blackwood, NJ as president of the university - for a day.

    • Junior Nicolette Epifani Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact
      Monday, April 4, 2016

      Junior Nicolette Epifani Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

      Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has honored 218 students as 2016 Newman Civic Fellows. Among the honorees is Widener University junior Nicolette Epifani of Mantua, N.J.

    • Renowned American Diplomat Dennis Ross to Speak at Widener
      Tuesday, March 29, 2016

      Renowned American Diplomat Dennis Ross to Speak at Widener

      Widener University will welcome former Ambassador Dennis Ross, who played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process under two presidents, on Monday, April 4 at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center Webb Room.

    • Jayati Ghosh, Ph.D, Named Dean of the School of Business Administration
      Monday, March 28, 2016

      Jayati Ghosh, Ph.D, Named Dean of the School of Business Administration

      Widener University has named Jayati Ghosh, Ph.D., as dean of the School of Business Administration and professor of international business. Ghosh comes to Widener from Dominican University of California, where she has served as associate dean of the Barowsky School of Business since 2010.

    • Italian Heritage Organization Makes $100,000 Gift to Widener for Scholarships
      Wednesday, March 23, 2016

      Italian Heritage Organization Makes $100,000 Gift to Widener for Scholarships

      For thousands of Italian immigrants to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, two important priorities were maintaining their culture and making sure their children could pursue a higher education to build a better life in America.

    • Third Annual Student Voices Project Features Original Dramatic Work by Eight Widener Students
      Friday, March 18, 2016

      Third Annual Student Voices Project Features Original Dramatic Work by Eight Widener Students

      The Third Annual Student Voices Project, a collabortion between Widener's English and creative writing departments and Lone Brick Theatre Company, will take place Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Widener's Freedom Hall Amphitheater

    • Wednesday, March 16, 2016

      Radio Times Host Marty Moss-Coane and CNN Host Michael Smerconish to Deliver Commencement Addresses

      Marty Moss-Coane, host and executive producer of WHYY's "Radio Times," and Michael Smerconish, host of his own radio show on SiriusXM and of CNN's "Smerconish," will deliver the commencement addresses at Widener University on May 20 and 21.

    • Philadelphia Speakers Series Announces 2016-17 Season
      Tuesday, March 15, 2016

      Philadelphia Speakers Series Announces 2016-17 Season

      Last night, the Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University announced the speakers for its 2016-17 season. The series will feature Presidential historian Jon Meacham; former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak; Academy-award winning actress Rita Moreno; Monty Python co-founder John Cleese; former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey; and broadcast journalist Ted Koppel. The final event will be a panel discussion on racism in America with former NPR host Michele Norris; Wall Street Journal columnist and author Jason Riley; and Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    • FreshBaked Theatre Company Conjures Magic for Young Audiences with The Sorcerer's Apprentice
      Tuesday, March 8, 2016

      FreshBaked Theatre Company Conjures Magic for Young Audiences with The Sorcerer's Apprentice

      Widener University's FreshBaked Theatre Company will present "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" on two consecutive Sundays, April 3 and April 10, at 2 p.m.

    • Widener and Oskin Leadership Institute Honors Chairman and Founder of Metro Bank, London
      Friday, March 4, 2016

      Widener and Oskin Leadership Institute Honors Chairman and Founder of Metro Bank, London

      Widener University and the Oskin Leadership Institute last night honored special guest Vernon W. Hill II, chairman and founder of Metro Bank, Britain's first new High Street bank in more than 100 years.

    • Widener Purchases Property in Costa Rica for Research and Sustainability Initiatives
      Wednesday, March 2, 2016

      Widener Purchases Property in Costa Rica for Research and Sustainability Initiatives

      The lush, coffee-producing landscape of Costa Rica has been a destination for Widener University students and faculty to conduct research and participate in learning experiences for a decade, but the university now has a permanent hub in the Central American country to call home.

    • Widener to Host Lecture on Art Forgery with Art and Forensics Expert Jeff Taylor
      Wednesday, March 2, 2016

      Widener to Host Lecture on Art Forgery with Art and Forensics Expert Jeff Taylor

      On Thursday, March 17, Widener University will welcome art and forensics expert Dr. Jeffrey Taylor to discuss the psychological intrigue of master forgers and other topics related to the corruption of art as well as the assessment of its value and authenticity.

    • Tuesday, March 1, 2016

      Widener University Partners with Wilson College to offer Online Nurse Practitioner Program

      Widener University is partnering with Wilson College, offering an opportunity for qualified graduates of the master's nursing program to access to post-master's certificates in advanced practice nursing.

    • Thursday, February 25, 2016

      Kenn B. Tacchino Named Boettner Endowed Professor in Financial Planning

      Kenn Beam Tacchino, professor of taxation and financial planning at Widener University, has been appointed the Boettner Endowed Professor in Financial Planning for the terms Spring 2016 through Spring 2019.

    • Oskin Leadership Institute Welcomes Cynthia Figueroa as Beideman Visiting Scholar
      Tuesday, February 23, 2016

      Oskin Leadership Institute Welcomes Cynthia Figueroa as Beideman Visiting Scholar

      The Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener University welcomes Cynthia Figueroa as the 2015-16 Beideman Visiting Scholar. Figueroa is president and chief executive officer of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Philadelphia's largest nonprofit agency providing expert services to the Latino community.

    • Virginia Brabender Publishes Resource for Psychological Assessment
      Monday, February 22, 2016

      Virginia Brabender Publishes Resource for Psychological Assessment

      Dr. Virginia Brabender, a professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, recently co-edited Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in Psychological Assessment, an aid that will provide a more detailed understanding of how gender and sexuality shape experiences.

    • Lone Brick Theatre Company Produces Its First Original Student-Conceived Play
      Monday, February 22, 2016

      Lone Brick Theatre Company Produces Its First Original Student-Conceived Play

      Widener University's Lone Brick Theatre Company proudly presents its first student-conceived play, "The Fate of Frank M'Kenna," written by alumna Autumn Heisler, '15, and directed by Bridgette Saverine, '16.

    • Student-produced Chester magazine wins gold
      Friday, February 12, 2016

      Student-produced Chester magazine wins gold

      The inaugural issue of Chester magazine, an online and print publication about the city produced by Widener University students, has won gold in the 2016 CUPPIE Awards presented by the professional organization CUPRAP, College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals. The magazine took home the top prize in the Wild Card category. All of the stories were planned, reported, written, edited and illustrated by students.

    • Widener Announces Funding for Community Initiatives in Chester
      Thursday, February 11, 2016

      Widener Announces Funding for Community Initiatives in Chester

      Widener University this year is funding a dozen student and faculty research projects and community initiatives that will directly benefit the city of Chester. The projects are financed by endowed funds established during the university's record-breaking $65 million Taking the Lead fundraising campaign.

    • Widener Announces Winners of Fifth Annual  High School Leadership Awards
      Tuesday, February 9, 2016

      Widener Announces Winners of Fifth Annual High School Leadership Awards

      Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, today announced the winners of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards. In its fifth year, the program recognized 159 students from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who demonstrated courage and leadership within their communities.

    • Students Share Highlights of their Widener Education on a National Stage
      Friday, February 5, 2016

      Students Share Highlights of their Widener Education on a National Stage

      Four Widener students recently traveled to our nation's capital to take part in a series of events presented by the New American Colleges and Universities, of which Widener is a member.

    • Widener's Lone Brick Theatre Company to Offer Free Performances of
      Monday, February 1, 2016

      Widener's Lone Brick Theatre Company to Offer Free Performances of "Getting Out"

      The Widener University Lone Brick Theatre Company will waive ticket prices for upcoming performances of Marsha Norman's "Getting Out."

    • Widener Receives Barra Foundation Grant to Launch Boundaries and Bridges Initiative
      Thursday, January 7, 2016

      Widener Receives Barra Foundation Grant to Launch Boundaries and Bridges Initiative

      Widener University has received a 2015 Catalyst Fund from the Barra Foundation to support a Boundaries and Bridges initiative, which aims to strengthen and support arts collaboration in the city of Chester and realize the planned Culture and Arts Corridor from Widener University to Chester's City Hall.

    • Widener Dedicates James T. Harris III Hall with Portrait and Praise
      Wednesday, December 16, 2015

      Widener Dedicates James T. Harris III Hall with Portrait and Praise

      After unveiling on Monday his portrait painted by world-renowned artist Nelson Shanks, former Widener University President James T. Harris III quipped that 300 years from now, the painting would be hanging in a gallery somewhere with the title, "Man in a Blue Gown."

    • Disha Joshi Named Tilelli Leadership Fellow
      Wednesday, December 9, 2015

      Disha Joshi Named Tilelli Leadership Fellow

      Disha Joshi of Philadelphia, Pa., a student in the joint clinical psychology doctorate and master of business administration program at Widener University, has been named the recipient of the General and Mrs. John H. Tilelli Leadership Fellowship.

    • Widener University Small Business Development Center Names Lenin P. Agudo Director
      Thursday, December 3, 2015

      Widener University Small Business Development Center Names Lenin P. Agudo Director

      Widener University School of Business Administration and Dean Catherine Morgan announce the appointment of Lenin P. Agudo of Reading, Pa., as director of the Widener University Small Business Development Center.

    • Students Identify High-Impact Practices and Collaborative Learning as Widener Strengths in Survey
      Monday, November 30, 2015

      Students Identify High-Impact Practices and Collaborative Learning as Widener Strengths in Survey

      Widener University undergraduate students are significantly more likely to participate in high-impact educational practices and collaborative learning experiences than their peers at other colleges and universities, according to the most recent results of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

    • Enjoy a Weekend of Dance and Music at Widener Beginning Dec. 4
      Friday, November 20, 2015

      Enjoy a Weekend of Dance and Music at Widener Beginning Dec. 4

      Beginning Friday, Dec. 4, Widener University invites the public to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a series of free dance and music performances on its Main Campus in Chester, Pa.

    • Dr. Timothy Eatman Named Inaugural Seletz Visiting Civic Fellow
      Friday, November 20, 2015

      Dr. Timothy Eatman Named Inaugural Seletz Visiting Civic Fellow

      Widener University announces the selection of Timothy Eatman, Ph.D., a professor of education at Syracuse University and a national authority on engaged scholarship, as the inaugural Seletz Visiting Civic Fellow for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

    • Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku to Speak at Widener
      Tuesday, November 17, 2015

      Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku to Speak at Widener

      Widener University will welcome physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku on Monday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. in Lathem Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve seating, call 610-499-4112 or email cjcaporale@widener.edu.

    • Janine Utell Offers Accessible Introduction to Storytelling with Book
      Tuesday, November 17, 2015

      Janine Utell Offers Accessible Introduction to Storytelling with Book "Engagements with Narrative"

      Dr. Janine Utell, professor and chair of English at Widener University, has published "Engagements with Narrative" with academic publisher Routledge (a division of Taylor & Francis).

    • Monday, November 16, 2015

      Widener-Sponsored Reading Series Features Two Local Authors Nov. 19

      Widener University and the Media Arts Council will feature two local authors in their co-sponsored State Street Reading Series on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

    • Sports Broadcaster Ducis Rodgers named to Communication Studies Advisory Board
      Monday, November 9, 2015

      Sports Broadcaster Ducis Rodgers named to Communication Studies Advisory Board

      Ducis Rodgers, sports director for WPVI-TV Action News, has been named to the Widener University Communication Studies Advisory Board.

    • Monday, November 9, 2015

      Widener Art Gallery to Open Deshong Exhibition Tomorrow, Nov. 10

      The Widener University Art Gallery is presenting an extended exhibition of selections from the Alfred O. Deshong and Widener University collections beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10 and running through the spring semester. Admission is free.

    • Lone Brick Theatre Company to Present Original Adaptation of Common Reading Beginning this Weekend
      Friday, November 6, 2015

      Lone Brick Theatre Company to Present Original Adaptation of Common Reading Beginning this Weekend

      The Widener University Lone Brick Theatre Company will present an original adaptation of the university's common reading, "Letters to My Younger Self," paired with William Saroyan's play "Hello, Out There."

    • Dr. Julie Wollman Named 10th President of Widener University
      Tuesday, November 3, 2015

      Dr. Julie Wollman Named 10th President of Widener University

      The board of trustees of Widener University is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Julie Wollman as the tenth president of Widener. Wollman, who currently serves as the president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, was selected unanimously by the board of trustees at a special meeting on October 30. Wollman will take office as president of Widener on January 19, 2016.

    • Widener among Top 10 Most Underrated Colleges in America
      Monday, November 2, 2015

      Widener among Top 10 Most Underrated Colleges in America

      Business Insider, a leading online business news site, ranks Widener University tenth on its list of the Top 50 Most Underrated Colleges in America based on a comparison of the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings to the mid-career salaries of college graduates.

    • Widener-PMC Alumni Association Presents Awards
      Friday, October 30, 2015

      Widener-PMC Alumni Association Presents Awards

      The Widener University-Pennsylvania Military College Alumni Association recognized three alumni, a student and a staff member at the annual awards ceremony October 17 during Homecoming Weekend.

    • Thursday, October 29, 2015

      Widener Students to Participate in Poverty Experience

      The Widener University's Office of Civic Engagement and School of Nursing want to help students gain a better understanding of the poverty situation impacting our society, which is why they are hosting a Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) in partnership with the Center for Simulation.

    • Wednesday, October 28, 2015

      Alyson Goldstein Named Neubauer Scholar

      Earlier this month the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology honored their scholarship recipients, which included the most recent Neubauer scholar, Alyson Goldstein.

    • Wednesday, October 28, 2015

      Widener Receives $10,000 Grant from the Bringing Theory to Practice Project to Support Research on Student Well-Being

      Widener University is one of 15 campuses nationwide to receive a $10,000 research grant for the 2015-2017 grant period from the Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP).

    • Soccer For Success Program Benefits From Mini-Pitch Initiative
      Friday, October 23, 2015

      Soccer For Success Program Benefits From Mini-Pitch Initiative

      The Chester Upland Soccer For Success Program and Stetser Elementary School benefited from the 20-for-20 Mini-Pitch Initiative across the 20 Major League Soccer (MLS) cities.

    • Professor Kenneth Pobo Releases New Book of Poetry
      Wednesday, October 21, 2015

      Professor Kenneth Pobo Releases New Book of Poetry "Bend of Quiet"

      Dr. Kenneth Pobo, professor of English and creative writing at Widener University, has released a new book of poetry titled "Bend of Quiet" through Blue Light Press out of San Francisco.

    • Two Faculty Named Distinguished University Professors
      Tuesday, October 20, 2015

      Two Faculty Named Distinguished University Professors

      Widener University faculty are known for their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, but to make significant contributions in all three areas is worthy of special recognition. Dr. Iqbal Mansur and Dr. Barbara Patterson recently received such recognition.

    • Friday, October 9, 2015

      Widener's FreshBaked Theatre Company to Put a New Spin on "Hansel and Gretel" with "A Murder of Crows"

      The FreshBaked Theatre Company presents the play "A Murder of Crows" on two consecutive Sundays, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, at 2 p.m.

    • Understanding the Injured Brain
      Thursday, October 8, 2015

      Understanding the Injured Brain

      Ryan Raiker remembers getting in his friend's Pontiac Grand Am on a rainy, winter night to go to ice hockey practice, but he doesn't remember his head hitting the roof of the car after it crashed. "I know I was taken to the hospital, and they kept me over night," he said. "My mother came the next day, and I didn't know who she was. It was scary for both of us."

    • The Need for Green
      Thursday, October 8, 2015

      The Need for Green

      It wasn't the Eiffel Tower that drew Dr. Richard Hopkins to Paris, despite the view he had of it from his garret apartment.

    • A Polo Powerhouse of the Past
      Thursday, October 8, 2015

      A Polo Powerhouse of the Past

      If you walk out onto Memorial Field behind Old Main and press your ear to the grass and listen hard enough, you might hear the sounds of pounding hooves and a mallet smacking a white ball.

    • Widener to Welcome Author Dinty Moore for Reading and Q-and-A
      Wednesday, October 7, 2015

      Widener to Welcome Author Dinty Moore for Reading and Q-and-A

      The Widener University English and Creative Writing departments will welcome author Dinty Moore on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. as part of the university's Distinguished Writers Series.

    • Widener Welcomes Largest Ever Freshman Class
      Friday, October 2, 2015

      Widener Welcomes Largest Ever Freshman Class

      Widener University this fall welcomed the largest freshman class in the 194-year history of the institution, with 846 freshmen enrolled. In addition, more freshmen from last year's class came back to Widener for their sophomore year as the retention rate rose nearly two percent to 78 percent, the highest retention rate in more than 10 years.

    • Widener Student Earns Select Leadership Experience in Malawi
      Friday, October 2, 2015

      Widener Student Earns Select Leadership Experience in Malawi

      This past summer, while many college students were busy working or spending time at the Jersey Shore, Jordan Saufley of Wilmington, Del., a junior operations management major at Widener University, was in the African nation of Malawi helping to repair a crumbling school house and training with the Malawi Army.

    • Mielke joins Office for Civic Engagement at Widener University
      Wednesday, September 16, 2015

      Mielke joins Office for Civic Engagement at Widener University

      Gretchen Mielke joined the Office of Civic Engagement at Widener University as assistant dean in July. Before taking on this role, Mielke served as manager for general education and academic learning community assessment at American University, where she also served as program coordinator for the Community-Based Research Scholars and AU Scholars programs.

    • Chester-Upland Soccer for Success Holding Raffle to Raise Funds
      Monday, September 14, 2015

      Chester-Upland Soccer for Success Holding Raffle to Raise Funds

      The Chester-Upland Soccer for Success program is holding a raffle for a chance to win 20 suite tickets to the Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City match on October 25. Raffle tickets are one for $25 or five for $100 and can be purchased at give.widener.edu/soccerforsuccess with all proceeds going to the Chester-Upland Soccer for Success program.

    • Nursing Professor Receives 2015 Lindback Award
      Wednesday, September 2, 2015

      Nursing Professor Receives 2015 Lindback Award

      Dr. Normajean Colby, assistant professor and coordinator of pediatric nursing in the School of Nursing, received the 2015 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.

    • Widener-Sponsored Reading Series Launches Second Season
      Tuesday, August 25, 2015

      Widener-Sponsored Reading Series Launches Second Season

      Widener University will partner with the Media Arts Council for the second season of the State Street Reading Series this fall.

    • Philadelphia Area Printmaking Guild to Host Art Exhibition at Widener
      Thursday, August 13, 2015

      Philadelphia Area Printmaking Guild to Host Art Exhibition at Widener

      The Widener University Art Gallery presents the Cheltenham Printmakers Guild ~ Explorations in Printmaking, an exhibition featuring the work of 27 area printmakers, from Sept. 1 to Oct. 24.

    • Public Stargazing Sessions to Resume at Widener
      Tuesday, August 11, 2015

      Public Stargazing Sessions to Resume at Widener

      The Widener University Observatory resumes its public stargazing sessions on Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.

    • Tuesday, August 11, 2015

      Widener SBDC to Offer Eight-Part Business Ownership Series

      The Widener University Small Business Development Center is offering an eight-part series of seminars designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their dreams of owning a small business into reality.

    • White House Nominates Alumnus Patrick Murphy as Under Secretary of the Army
      Thursday, August 6, 2015

      White House Nominates Alumnus Patrick Murphy as Under Secretary of the Army

      The White House on Wednesday nominated Widener University Commonwealth Law School alumnus Patrick J. Murphy as under secretary of the Army, its second highest-ranking civilian leader. The appointment adds to an already impressive list of public service accomplishments for the 1999 graduate.

    • Lone Brick Theatre Company to Perform at Philadelphia Fringe Festival
      Tuesday, August 4, 2015

      Lone Brick Theatre Company to Perform at Philadelphia Fringe Festival

      Widener University's Lone Brick Theatre Company opens its 2015-16 season and makes its Neighborhood Fringe debut with the original production "Dissever My Soul."

    • Dr. Kathryn Healey Named Trainer Faculty Fellow
      Monday, August 3, 2015

      Dr. Kathryn Healey Named Trainer Faculty Fellow

      Dr. Kathryn Healey, a professor of psychology at Widener University, has been awarded a Trainer Faculty Fellowship by the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener. The fellowship provides Healey with funding to continue her research on the nature of moral injury and its relationship to ethical leadership. It also offers opportunities for several undergraduate psychology students to participate in all aspects of the research project.

    • Here and There: Collaborations with China
      Friday, July 31, 2015

      Here and There: Collaborations with China

      Chester, Pennsylvania, and Chongqing, China, are literally on opposite sides of the planet: there is a twelve-hour time difference; the cities are 7,681 miles apart; and travel between the two requires flights lasting more than fifteen hours.

    • Help on the Homefront
      Friday, July 31, 2015

      Help on the Homefront

      The decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs floored William Truitt: The agency had revoked his much-needed medical disability payments.

    • Widener Leadership Working
      Friday, July 31, 2015

      Widener Leadership Working

      Light streams in through the windows of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, enveloping the room in an ethereal glow, as if Mother Nature herself were granting approval of the gathering of eager faces: more than 130 high school juniors preparing to accept leadership awards.

    • One Fruit Fly at a Time
      Thursday, July 30, 2015

      One Fruit Fly at a Time

      The common fruit fly. We know them as pesky insects that buzz around our kitchens, covering our countertops and fruit baskets, seemingly doubling by the hour. But scientific researchers see them in a different light: not as pests, but as model organisms and research subjects to study questions critical to human health.

    • Taking the Lead Campaign Raises Record $64.7 Million for Widener University
      Monday, July 13, 2015

      Taking the Lead Campaign Raises Record $64.7 Million for Widener University

      Widener University officially closed the most successful fundraising campaign in its 193-year history Tuesday, announcing that the university's seven-year campaign, Taking the Lead, raised more than $64.7 million and surpassed its original goal by $6 million.

    • Thursday, July 2, 2015

      Widener Appoints Five New Trustees

      The Widener University Board of Trustees recently named five new members to its ranks including senior officials at Wawa, Kimberly-Clark, Deloitte Consulting, Preferred Sands, and a senior nursing student who will serve as the student trustee.

    • Wednesday, July 1, 2015

      Widener University Announces School of Education, Hospitality, and Continuing Studies

      Widener University has announced the merger of the School of Hospitality Management and the School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies to create the School of Education, Hospitality, and Continuing Studies, effective July 1.

    • Widener Receives Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award
      Monday, June 29, 2015

      Widener Receives Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award

      Widener University has received national recognition for its community engagement initiatives. Now, it has been recognized as one of the most psychologically healthy places to work in Pennsylvania.

    • Undergrad Represents Widener in Washington, D.C.
      Thursday, June 18, 2015

      Undergrad Represents Widener in Washington, D.C.

      Widener University student Ronnie Rabena, a junior international relations and political science major from Philadelphia, joined leaders from other universities for the first organization meeting of the Presidents United to Solve Hunger on June 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

    • Widener Honors 71 during Support and Administrative Staff Service Awards Ceremony
      Thursday, June 18, 2015

      Widener Honors 71 during Support and Administrative Staff Service Awards Ceremony

      The year was 1975: John Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman were found guilty of the Watergate cover-up; Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC; the Flyers won the Stanley Cup, and Dr. Luke Cellini, of Health Service, began his career at Widener University

    • Widener Honors President Harris with Endowed Scholarship, Residence Hall
      Wednesday, June 3, 2015

      Widener Honors President Harris with Endowed Scholarship, Residence Hall

      The Widener University Board of Trustees took several actions at their May meeting to honor President James T. Harris III who is leaving the university at the end of July to become president of the University of San Diego.

    • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

      Student Spearheads Effort for Widener to Join PUSH

      Ronnie Rabena admits that he wasn't prepared for the transformative spring semester that led him from a conference in Guelph, Canada to an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and back to Widener to witness President James T. Harris III signing an agreement committing the university to helping solve world hunger.

    • Widener Awards Diplomas to More Than 700 at Undergraduate Commencement
      Saturday, May 16, 2015

      Widener Awards Diplomas to More Than 700 at Undergraduate Commencement

      Viraga Perera of Colombo, Sri Lanka, who was selected to address the Widener University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday as the President's Award recipient, reminded graduates not to measure success on the strength of their resume or their footprint on social media.

    • Widener Awards Diplomas to Nearly 500 at Graduate Commencement Ceremony
      Friday, May 15, 2015

      Widener Awards Diplomas to Nearly 500 at Graduate Commencement Ceremony

      Alanna DiBiasi, who was selected to address the Widener University Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday as the Graduate Student Leader, decided to take her classmates on a walk--figuratively of course.

    • Widener ROTC Commissions 19 Cadets from Three Area Universities
      Thursday, May 14, 2015

      Widener ROTC Commissions 19 Cadets from Three Area Universities

      Widener University's Dauntless Battalion commissioned 19 cadets as second lieutenants of the U.S. Army on Thursday, May 14. Cadets from Villanova University, West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Widener University participated in a joint commissioning ceremony in front of Widener's Old Main building by the university's Veterans Memorial.

    • Widener Honors Faculty for Teaching Innovation and Research
      Wednesday, May 13, 2015

      Widener Honors Faculty for Teaching Innovation and Research

      Widener University on May 6 honored the top faculty in the areas of teaching innovation and research at its annual Faculty Awards Banquet. Dr. Amy Franzini, associate professor of communication studies; and Dr. Ismail Kul, professor of chemistry, garnered top honors at the event coordinated by the Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

    • Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      Margaret McMahon, a leader in emergency nursing, named keynote of the Nightingale Ceremony

      The Nightingale Ceremony is a traditional pinning ceremony for graduating nursing students, reflecting the values and traditions of the profession.

    • Raport and Anderson Recognized at 2015 Eckard Awards
      Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      Raport and Anderson Recognized at 2015 Eckard Awards

      Kevin Raport, chief of Campus Safety for both Law School Campuses, and Joann Anderson, administrative assistant to the Provost, were awarded the William David Eckard Jr. Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of their hard work and longtime commitment to the university.

    • Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      Thirty-Eight Students Receive Widener Leadership Certificate Through Oskin Leadership Institute

      The Oskin Leadership Institute recently recognized 38 undergraduate students who earned their Widener Leadership Certificate during the spring semester.

    • John Vanore Named Artist in Residence at Widener
      Thursday, April 30, 2015

      John Vanore Named Artist in Residence at Widener

      John Vanore of Springfield, Pa., has been appointed Artist in Residence at Widener University. Vanore's appointment takes effect July 1, 2015, following his retirement from the university as director of music and recording technology.

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