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    Widener Leadership Working

    Campaign gifts totaling $7 million fuel a robust leadership development agenda.

    Widener Students Produce Magazine Focusing on Chester

    Mayor says Chester magazine will help attract businesses to and investment in the city. 

    Here and There: Collaborations with China

    Extensive partnerships with Chinese universities sparked by campaign supporter.

    Help on the Homefront

    Campaign-funded fellows aid veterans seeking benefits.

    One Fruit Fly at a Time

    Gift enables Widener faculty and students to conduct extensive research.

    • 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.

    • Widener Observatory Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Special Public Stargazing Feb. 20
      Tuesday, February 10, 2015

      Widener Observatory Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Special Public Stargazing Feb. 20

      The Widener University Observatory will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a special public stargazing session on Friday, Feb. 20 from 7:30-9 p.m.

    • Lone Brick Theatre Company Presents
      Wednesday, February 4, 2015

      Lone Brick Theatre Company Presents "Very Still & Hard to See"

      Widener University's Lone Brick Theatre Company presents "Very Still & Hard to See," a short play cycle by Steve Yockey, on Feb. 13, 15, 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium.

    • Widener among Most Underrated Colleges in America
      Monday, February 2, 2015

      Widener among Most Underrated Colleges in America

      Business Insider, a leading online business news site, has ranked Widener University seventh 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 Announces Winners of the Fourth Annual High School Leadership Awards
      Tuesday, January 27, 2015

      Widener Announces Winners of the Fourth Annual High School Leadership Awards

      Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, today announced the winners of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards. In its fourth year, the program recognized 134 students from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who demonstrated courage and leadership within their communities.

    • Senior Political Analyst David Gergen to Speak at Widener
      Monday, January 26, 2015

      Senior Political Analyst David Gergen to Speak at Widener

      Senior Political Analyst David Gergen, who served as an adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties, will speak at Widener University at 1 p.m. Monday, February 9 in the University Center Webb Room. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

    • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists to Speak at Widener University
      Tuesday, January 13, 2015

      Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists to Speak at Widener University

      Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, the two Philadelphia Daily News reporters who earned the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of a Philadelphia police corruption scandal, will speak at Widener University on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Room 109. The event is free and open to the public.

    • Widener Again Receives Community Engagement Classification from Carnegie Foundation
      Wednesday, January 7, 2015

      Widener Again Receives Community Engagement Classification from Carnegie Foundation

      Widener University, which was among the first colleges and universities nationwide to be classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a "community engagement" institution in 2006, has again received that select designation following an intensive application and review process.

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