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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.

    • 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.

    • Richard Hopkins Releases Book on the Growth of Greenspaces in 19th Century Paris
      Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      Richard Hopkins Releases Book on the Growth of Greenspaces in 19th Century Paris

      Dr. Richard S. Hopkins, assistant professor of history, has released the book "Planning the Greenspaces of Nineteenth-Century Paris" through Louisiana State University Press.

    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      Sexuality and Aging Consortium to Host Professional Development Institute

      The Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University is pleased to announce its partnership with the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance to host a training institute at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit Friday, August 14, 2015, in Alexandria, Va.

    • Widener Celebrating Commencement May 15-16
      Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      Widener Celebrating Commencement May 15-16

      John Lippincott, former president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Dr. Martin E.P Seligman, director of the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, will deliver the commencement addresses at Widener University on May 15 and 16.

    • Money Club Receives $500,000 from Board of Trustees for Student Managed Investment Fund
      Friday, April 17, 2015

      Money Club Receives $500,000 from Board of Trustees for Student Managed Investment Fund

      Members of the Widener University Money Club recently learned that its Student Managed Investment Fund will grow nearly eight times in size thanks to a generous move by the university's Board of Trustees.

    • Thursday, April 16, 2015

      Widener to Co-Sponsor April 26 Debate About Whether Political Coverage Helps or Hurts our Democracy

      Widener University and West Chester University are co-sponsoring an April 26 debate led by WHYY and the Eastern Communication Association titled "Is Media Coverage of Politics Helping or Hurting our Democracy?"

    • Senior Viraga Perera Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact
      Wednesday, April 1, 2015

      Senior Viraga Perera Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

      Campus Compact has honored 201 students from colleges and universities nationwide as 2015 Newman Civic Fellows. Among the honorees is Widener University senior Viraga Perera of Colombo, Sri Lanka

    • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

      Students' Writing Comes Alive with Lone Brick Theatre's 2nd Annual Student Voices Project

      In conjunction with the ENGL/CRWR 308 playwriting class, Widener University's Lone Brick Theatre Company presents the 2nd Annual Student Voices Project on Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium.

    • Friday, March 27, 2015

      Widener University Establishes Two Independent Law Schools

      Widener University is pleased to announce the American Bar Association has approved its application to split its School of Law, which has campuses in Harrisburg, Pa. and Wilmington, Del., into separate law schools that will operate independently of each other, but remain part of the university. They will be led by separate deans.

    • Thursday, March 26, 2015

      'Colorful' 5K on April 10 Supports Widener's Physical Therapy Clinic

      Students from Widener University's Institute for Physical Therapy Education have organized a 5K colorful run on Friday, April 10 at 4 p.m. to benefit the Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic.

    • Loyd Bastin Named Sarnoski Science Faculty Fellow at Widener University
      Monday, March 23, 2015

      Loyd Bastin Named Sarnoski Science Faculty Fellow at Widener University

      Dr. Loyd Bastin, associate professor and chair of chemistry and coordinator of undergraduate research at Widener University, has been named the university's second Cynthia H. Sarnoski Science Faculty Fellow.

    • Monday, March 23, 2015

      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.

    • Widener Announces 2015-16 Philadelphia Speakers Series Season
      Tuesday, March 17, 2015

      Widener Announces 2015-16 Philadelphia Speakers Series Season

      The Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University announces the lineup for its 2015-16. Marking its 12th season this fall, the series opens on Oct. 5 with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

    • Giving Voice Exhibition Features Four Local Women Artists
      Monday, March 2, 2015

      Giving Voice Exhibition Features Four Local Women Artists

      There is no mistaking the empowering intent of Giving Voice: Women, Artists, Inspirations, a new exhibition featuring the work of four local women artists at the Widener University Art Gallery from March 17 to May 16.

    • FreshBaked Theatre Company to Present the Magic of Shakespeare for Kids and Adults with a Performance of
      Thursday, February 26, 2015

      FreshBaked Theatre Company to Present the Magic of Shakespeare for Kids and Adults with a Performance of "Romeo and Juliet"

      Widener University's FreshBaked Theatre Company will present "Romeo and Juliet" on two consecutive Sundays, March 15 and March 22, at 2 p.m.

    • Tuesday, February 24, 2015

      Widener Professor Robert J. Bonk Releases New Book on Writing for Healthcare Audiences

      Dr. Robert J. Bonk, professor and director of professional writing at Widener University's School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies, has published "Writing for Today's Healthcare Audiences" with Broadview Press.

    • Tuesday, February 24, 2015

      Widener Trustees Approve Promotion and Tenure for 24 Faculty

      The Widener University Board of Trustees recently voted to approve the promotion and tenure recommendations for 24 faculty members commencing with the 2015-16 academic year. The board also voted to award emeritus status to five retired faculty members.

    • College Access Center Receives $25,000 Grant from TD Charitable Foundation
      Monday, February 23, 2015

      College Access Center Receives $25,000 Grant from TD Charitable Foundation

      The College Access Center of Delaware County has received a $25,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's most convenient bank®, to help fund the center's Senior Academy.

    • Retired Four-Star General Named Widener University Board Chair
      Monday, February 23, 2015

      Retired Four-Star General Named Widener University Board Chair

      John H. Tilelli Jr., a retired U.S. Army four-star general and a Widener University alumnus, was named chair of the university's board of trustees on February 12.

    • Monday, February 16, 2015

      Professor Daniel Robinson Co-Edits The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth

      Dr. Daniel Robinson, professor of English, has co-edited The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth with Dr. Richard Gravil, chairman of The Wordsworth Conference Foundation.

    • Widener University President Accepts University of San Diego Post
      Friday, February 13, 2015

      Widener University President Accepts University of San Diego Post

      Widener University President James T. Harris III, who transformed Widener into one of the nation's leading universities for civic engagement in his 13 years as president, announced to the Board of Trustees on Thursday that he is resigning his post at the end of July to become president of the University of San Diego effective August 1.

    • Widener Honors Philadelphia Inquirer Owner/Publisher H.F.
      Friday, February 13, 2015

      Widener Honors Philadelphia Inquirer Owner/Publisher H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest

      Widener University and the Oskin Leadership Institute yesterday honored special guest H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, sole owner and publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. The evening celebrated the institute's mission to inspire students to be strategic leaders and responsible citizens who possess the character, courage and competencies to affect positive change throughout the world.

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