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2013 News Archive

  •  17 Dec, 2013

    College Access Center Receives Grant for Road Map To College Program

    The College Access Center of Delaware County has received a $52,500 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's most convenient bank®, to help fund the center's signature Road Map to College Program.

  •  10 Dec, 2013

    Widener Alumnus Named 2014 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Monday announced Anthony Grisillo, a teacher in the Rose Tree Media School District and a 2002 graduate of Widener's master's in education program, as Pennsylvania's 2014 Teacher of the Year.

  •  3 Dec, 2013

    Widener Benefactors Establish Marine Corps Scholarship Matching Fund

    Students attending Widener University on a Marine Corps Scholarship can now significantly increase their award thanks to the generosity of university benefactors Tom and Bonnie Bown.

  •  2 Dec, 2013

    Widener Freshman Preserving Her Native American Culture

    Lark Durham is a princess. The word conjures visions of wealth and privilege, but for Durham, it's about promoting and preserving her culture.

  •  2 Dec, 2013

    Pizer, Williams Named Tilelli Leadership Fellows

    Two Widener University graduate students have been selected as recipients of the General and Mrs. John H. Tilelli Leadership Fellowship. Part of the Oskin Leadership Institute, the fellowship is awarded annually to select graduate students whose scholarly research will contribute to the university's enduring commitment to developing strategic leaders and responsible citizens.

  •  25 Nov, 2013

    James Vike Named Trainer Faculty Fellow

    James Vike of Malvern, Pa., associate professor of political science at Widener University, has been named the first Trainer Faculty Fellow by the Oskin Leadership Institute at the university. The fellowship provides Vike with funding to continue his research into factors promoting vibrant, yet also civil, political engagement in a deeply polarized and divisive era.

  •  22 Nov, 2013

    Nine Widener Freshmen Named Apogee Scholars

    Nine Widener University freshmen have been named the first Apogee Scholars by the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener for their high potential for leading change on campus and in their communities. The students are also recipients of the Widener High School Leadership Award and received a $20,000 scholarship to attend Widener.

  •  13 Nov, 2013

    Widener Named Among Best Colleges for Veterans

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Widener University among the Best Colleges for Veterans. Released on Veterans Day, Widener ranks 48th among national universities in the news publisher's inaugural ranking of schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degree.

  •  12 Nov, 2013

    Widener's ROTC Under New Command

    Lt. Col. Matthew F. Ignatovig has assumed command of the Dauntless Battalion, Widener University's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Ignatovig replaces Lt. Col. Donald J. McDannald and will serve at Widener for at least three years.

  •  4 Nov, 2013

    Widener to Host Special Stargazing Night for Teachers November 12

    The Widener University Observatory invites area teachers through the secondary level - and their family members - to a special stargazing session using the observatory's 16-inch computerized reflecting telescope. The session will take place Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m., with a rain date of Tuesday, Nov. 19.

  •  1 Nov, 2013

    Carroll Receives Student Leadership Award from the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association

    Christopher Carroll of Hopatcong, N.J., a third-year physical therapy doctoral student at Widener University, has received a 2013 Student Leadership Award from the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.

  •  29 Oct, 2013

    Littlefield Honored as Outstanding Continuing Educator

    Dr. Cathy M. Littlefield has received the 2013 Alexander Charters Outstanding Continuing Educator Award presented by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Mid-Atlantic Region.

  •  29 Oct, 2013

    Widener's Lone Brick Theatre Company Presents "Distracted"

    Widener University's new Lone Brick Theatre Company presents the first show of its inaugural season on Nov. 8, 2013 with the production "Distracted," a comedy by playwright and screenwriter Lisa Loomer.

  •  28 Oct, 2013

    Visiting Assistant Professor Spends Year in Tel Aviv as Fulbright Scholar

    Last year, Dr. Jessica Isaacs, visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering, secured a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at Tel Aviv University.

  •  28 Oct, 2013

    Art Gallery Hosts Photography Exhibitions

    One exhibition examines the strength and dignity of working people all over the world through the camera lens of Milton Rogovin, the other highlights texture, light, and the interplay of these qualities in the work of the 20th century masters of photography. Both will be at the Widener University Art Gallery from November 9 through December 14.

  •  25 Oct, 2013

    Soccer for Success Program Paying Benefits in Chester

    In Chester, where basketball is king, if you ask elementary school students what their favorite sport is, you might get an unexpected answer. That was the question put to Aniyah Burton-Fairfax on Tuesday at Stetser Elementary School. The nine-year-old fourth grader thought for a moment, and then replied emphatically, "soccer."

  •  21 Oct, 2013

    Tackling Higher Education Costs

    When Widener undergraduates in Dr. Wes Leckrone's classes talk about tuition, they aren't simply grumbling about the cost of college--they are trying to do something about it.

  •  18 Oct, 2013

    How Does Your Java Grow?

    If you're like most adults, you're a coffee drinker.

  •  18 Oct, 2013

    Where in the World is Widener?

    From Trinidad to Thailand, from China to Costa Rica, from Argentina to Australia--Widener students and faculty are expanding their horizons on every continent in the world except for the ice-covered South Pole of Antarctica. The following three stories highlight student experiences in disparate parts of the world.

  •  16 Oct, 2013

    Widener to Celebrate Food Day with Educational Events

    Widener University has planned a series of educational events to celebrate Food Day--the nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food and a better food system

  •  10 Oct, 2013

    Widener Opens Freedom Hall

    Widener University on Wednesday officially opened Freedom Hall, a new academic building housing communication studies, computer science and informatics.

  •  7 Oct, 2013

    FreshBaked Theatre Company Presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Widener University's FreshBaked Theatre Company will present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on two consecutive Sundays, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium, located on Widener's Main Campus in Chester, Pa.

  •  30 Sep, 2013

    Widener Welcomes Largest Ever Freshman Class

    Widener University this fall welcomed the largest freshman class in the 192-year history of the institution, with 827 freshmen enrolled. In addition to being the largest ever freshman class, it also has the best academic profile, boasting the highest average SAT score and grade point average on record at the university. Widener's previous largest freshman class was 782 in 2007.

  •  18 Sep, 2013

    Author Bill Bryson to Speak at Widener University

    Bestselling author and humorist Bill Bryson will speak at Widener University at 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 in the Webb Room of University Center. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve seating, call 610-499-4112 or e-mail

  •  17 Sep, 2013

    Widener and Crozer-Chester Medical Center Partner to Offer Allied Health Programs in High Demand

    Widener University is partnering with Crozer-Chester Medical Center to offer two popular allied health programs--radiologic technology and diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound).

  •  16 Sep, 2013

    Twelve Students Chosen for Selective Oskin Leaders Program

    The Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener University has chosen 12 students to participate in the highly selective Oskin Leaders Program. Students in the program receive leadership training and one-on-one coaching that guides them through identifying and developing a leadership project. The program is administered by the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener.

  •  11 Sep, 2013

    Widener Again Named "Military Friendly" School

    For the fourth year, Victory Media, Inc. has selected Widener University as a "Military Friendly School," placing it in the top 20 percent of all higher education institutions nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

  •  9 Sep, 2013

    Students Begin Work on Clinton Global Initiative Projects

    Widener recently became the first university in the region to join the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI University) Network. This consortium, founded by former President Bill Clinton, provides support and funding to students who are committed to developing solutions for some of the world's most pressing challenges.

  •  9 Sep, 2013

    New Online Platform Facilitates Civic Engagement On and Off Campus

    Shortly after arriving at Widener, Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement Elizabeth Housholder identified the need to better communicate service opportunities to students.

  •  5 Sep, 2013

    Technology Windfall for Widener Partnership Charter School

    Students returning to the Widener Partnership Charter School on September 4 were greeted by new technology in their classrooms. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Radnor High School Chester Community Service Club recently donated more than 60 refurbished laptop computers and other technology to the state's first university-based charter school.

  •  4 Sep, 2013

    Madigosky Honored for Teaching Excellence

    Dr. Stephen R. Madigosky, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Science at Widener University, is the recipient of the 2013 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, an honor bestowed annually to a member of Widener's faculty.

  •  19 Aug, 2013

    Three Named to Widener University Board of Trustees

    The Widener University Board of Trustees recently appointed three new members to its ranks including a vice president at Boeing, the new president of the Widener University-Pennsylvania Military College Alumni Association, and an undergraduate student leader.

  •  12 Aug, 2013

    Fall Conference at Widener to Focus on Sexuality and Aging

    Leaders in the fields of aging, long-term care and lesbian, gay, transgender issues will share their wisdom at the Sexuality, Intimacy and Aging Conference Sept. 27-28 at Widener University, Chester, Pa.

  •  1 Aug, 2013

    Art Gallery Hosts Exhibition of the Works of Norman Rubington

    The Widener University Art Gallery will host From the Studio: The World of Norman Rubington, an exhibition of the visual and literary works of the expatriate artist and author from August 23 through October 19.

  •  31 Jul, 2013

    Nagengast Receives National Chemistry Award for Involving Widener Undergraduates in her Research

    Dr. Alexis Nagengast, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and chair of biochemistry at Widener University, has received the Braude Award from the Maryland chapter of the American Chemical Society. This award recognizes chemistry faculty in the United States who involve undergraduate students in their research.

  •  30 Jul, 2013

    School of Nursing Named National League for Nursing Center of Excellence

    The School of Nursing at Widener University has been named as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence for 2013-2017. Among the categories to achieve Center of Excellence (COE) status Widener University chose "Creating Environments That Advance the Science of Nursing Education."

  •  22 Jul, 2013

    Dr. Hal Shorey Named Consulting Editor to the Journal of Personality Assessment

    Dr. Hal Shorey, assistant professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, has been named as a consulting editor to the Journal of Personality Assessment (JPA), a leading journal in the area of clinical psychology.

  •  18 Jul, 2013

    Widener Partnership Charter School Performance Misrepresented in Inquirer Article

    A story in the July 17 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer titled "Chester School have a tireless advocate" erroneously reported that the Chester Upland School District was handing out pamphlets stating that district students outperform Widener Partnership Charter School students in standardized tests for third through eighth grades.

  •  17 Jul, 2013

    School of Hospitality Management Receives Grant from Marriott Foundation

    The School of Hospitality Management recently received funding from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation in the amount of $100,000 to support an endowed scholarship fund.

  •  16 Jul, 2013

    Julie Dietrich Named Director of Government Relations for Widener

    Julie Dietrich has been named director of government relations for Widener University, serving as the university's primary liaison with local, state and federal governments for all four of Widener's campuses in Chester, Pa., Exton, Pa., Harrisburg, Pa. and Wilmington, Del.

  •  16 Jul, 2013

    President Harris Elected Treasurer of Council for Advancement and Support of Education

    The membership of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has elected Dr. James T. Harris III, president of Widener University, as treasurer of the organization's Board of Trustees.

  •  11 Jul, 2013

    Aisha Hall Named Director of Social Work Counseling Services

    Aisha Hall, MSW, was recently named director of Social Work Counseling Services (SWCS) at Widener University. Hall will also join the faculty as an assistant clinical professor in the Center for Social Work Education.

  •  9 Jul, 2013

    Widener Psychology Faculty, Alumni, and a Student Co-Write Adoption Text

    A new book offering practical tips for parents and mental health professionals in navigating adoption prominently features research by Widener faculty, young alumni, and a graduate student.

  •  19 Jun, 2013

    Widener Among Most Underrated Colleges in America

    Business Insider, a leading online business news site, has named Widener University to its list of the Top 25 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.

  •  13 Jun, 2013

    Widener Granted $38,000 to Aid Adult Women Returning to School

    Widener has received a $38,000 grant from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation to provide scholarships in the 2013-14 academic year for mature women students.

  •  12 Jun, 2013

    HUD Report Offers Widener as Case Study in Civic Engagement

    Widener University's civic engagement efforts in the city of Chester have been recognized by publications such as Newsweek and Washington Monthly, but now the federal government is using Widener as a case study on the positive impact colleges and universities can have in stabilizing and improving the nation's struggling communities.

  •  12 Jun, 2013

    Charter School Receives $20,000 Grant for Mobile Technology

    The Widener Partnership Charter School is going mobile thanks to a $20,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for the school's Developing 21st Century Learners through Mobile Technology Project.

  •  12 Jun, 2013

    President Harris Honored for Civic Engagement in Chester

    Penn State University honored Widener University President James T. Harris III on June 1 with the Distinguished Alumni Award for his support of higher education and his role in bridging Widener with the city of Chester.

  •  11 Jun, 2013

    Widener Receives $66,000 from W. W. Smith for Student Scholarships

    Widener University will receive $66,000 from the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust to be used for student scholarships during the 2013-14 academic year, the university announced.

  •  10 Jun, 2013

    Widener Professors Help Launch Specialized Money Management Guide for People with Disabilities

    Three Widener University School of Business Administration faculty members have partnered with the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation to develop a highly specialized guide to money management for people with disabilities.

  •  31 May, 2013

    Greenberg Named Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

    Dr. Penelope Sue Greenberg of Pedricktown, N.J., has been appointed to the position of associate provost for graduate studies at Widener. Greenberg will take on this role while continuing to serve as associate dean in the School of Business Administration.

  •  30 May, 2013

    Widener Small Business Development Center is SBA's 2013 SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award Winner

    The Widener University Small Business Development Center has been awarded the Small Business Administration's 2013 SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award for not only Eastern Pennsylvania, but the entire Mid-Atlantic Region.

  •  29 May, 2013

    Widener Agreement with Bishop Shanahan High School Advances STEM Opportunities

    Bishop Shanahan High School students aspiring to be engineers can now get a jump start on their college education thanks to an agreement the Downingtown, Pa.-based Catholic school signed on Wednesday with Widener University.

  •  18 May, 2013

    Widener University Awards Diplomas to Nearly 900 Graduates

    Widener University commencement speaker Rula Al-Saffar urged nearly 900 students graduating from Widener on Saturday to "knock on the doors of life until your hands bleed and you get what you want. I want dignity and freedom."

  •  18 May, 2013

    Widener Announces Four-Way Tie for Class of 2013 Valedictorian

    Four members of the Widener University Class of 2013 have been named valedictorian after each earning a 4.0 grade point average. Sharing the honor are Michelle Callaghan, Edwin Dauber, Emma Ricciardi, and Erin Sylvester.

  •  17 May, 2013

    Widener ROTC Commissions 10 Cadets From Three Area Universities

    Widener University's Dauntless Battalion commissioned 10 cadets as second lieutenants of the U.S. Army on Thursday, May 16.

  •  13 May, 2013

    Soccer for Success Tackles Gardening at Stetser Elementary School

    Students at Stetser Elementary School in Chester on Thursday traded in soccer balls and corner kicks for leaf compost and peat moss to construct four raised bed gardens as part of the Chester Upland Soccer for Success program.

  •  10 May, 2013

    Sales Education Foundation names Widener University on top university sales program list

    The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) released its annual list of Top University Sales Programs, highlighting Widener University as one of the best locations for preparing sales professionals.

  •  10 May, 2013

    Vote for Widener in the NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll

    The Department of Athletics encourages all to vote for Widener in this month's NCAA Division III Special Olympics Poll. The poll, which runs through May 25 at 10 p.m., can be found at

  •  10 May, 2013

    Widener Sophomore Named to Board of Character Education Partnership

    When Janelle Rouse decided switch majors and transfer to another college, she looked for a school that offered her new major and encouraged service and civic engagement. What she didn't expect when she transferred Widener University in Chester, Pa. was the leadership opportunities she would have. The sophomore special education from Washington, D.C. was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Character Education Partnership, a national organization committed to developing civic virtue and moral character in America's youth.

  •  3 May, 2013

    Widener Honors Faculty for Teaching Innovation, Research and Civic Engagement

    Widener University on Thursday honored the top faculty in the areas of teaching innovation, research, and civic engagement at its annual Faculty Awards Banquet. Dr. Shirlee Drayton-Brooks, professor in the School of Nursing; Dr. Kenneth Goldberg, associate professor in the School of Human Service Professions; and Dr. Michael Rosko, professor in the School of Business Administration, garnered top honors at the event coordinated by the Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

  •  1 May, 2013

    Engineers Without Borders Celebrates Completion of Project SEED

    Five years ago, the Widener chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) set out on a mission to bring electricity to a small village in Panama. This March, the students completed that mission.

  •  30 Apr, 2013

    Widener and Montgomery County Community College Sign Transfer Agreement

    Widener University and Montgomery County Community College entered into a dual admissions transfer agreement on April 29 during an official signing event at MCCC's campus in Blue Bell, Pa.

  •  26 Apr, 2013

    Junior Melvin Holmes Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

    Campus Compact has honored 181 students from 36 states as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows. Among the honorees is Widener University junior Melvin Holmes of Yeadon, Pa. The Newman Civic Fellow Awards recognize inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.

  •  25 Apr, 2013

    Dyson Named Director of the Center for Human Sexuality Studies and Associate Dean of Human Service Professions

    Dr. Donald A. Dyson of Collingswood, N.J., has been named director of the Center for Human Sexuality Studies and associate dean for the School of Human Service Professions at Widener University.

  •  22 Apr, 2013

    Widener-PMC Alumni Association Presents 2013 Awards

    The Widener University-Pennsylvania Military College Alumni Association recognized three alumni, a student and a faculty member during the annual awards ceremony April 13 during Alumni Volunteer and Excellence Weekend.

  •  18 Apr, 2013

    Founders Hall Certified as Widener's First Green Building

    Founders Hall at Widener University is now certified "green" by the U.S. Green Building Council and becomes the first building at Widener, and the first in the city of Chester, to receive that official recognition.

  •  17 Apr, 2013

    New Widener Coffee Involves Students, Faculty and Alumni from Cultivation to Cup

    Look out Starbucks, Widener University is brewing up a bold plan to support sustainable agricultural practices with the launch its very own earth-friendly coffee, WU Brew, on Earth Day, April 22.

  •  11 Apr, 2013

    Sex Ed--for Seniors?

    After working for 30 years as director of staff development for a hospital in Connecticut, Jane Fleishman decided that she had one more career in her. Fleishman, 58, a doctoral student in Widener's Center for Human Sexuality Studies, became interested in the issues of sexuality and aging after a friend introduced her to Dr. Laura Singer-Magdoff, a 95-year-old practicing psychotherapist. Fleishman soon began presenting sexuality education lessons for the gray-haired set in Singer-Magdoff's weekly discussion group at her assisted living community in the Bronx, N.Y.

  •  11 Apr, 2013

    Men's Relationships Conference

    On Saturday, May 4, Widener University and the Joseph J. Peters Institute (JJPI) will present the Second Annual "Deepening Men's Relationships" conference. This year, the all-day event held on Widener's Main Campus in Chester, Pa., focuses on the topic "Men Healing from Childhood Sexual and Emotional Abuse."

  •  11 Apr, 2013

    The Boss and the Bootleg

    The Widener student working the door to the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show on a freezing February night in 1975 looked quizzically at Michael Turner when he presented his $6 ticket.

  •  11 Apr, 2013

    An Afternoon with Ike: Eisenhower on Campus One-Half Century Ago

    More than three decades before he would achieve the rank of four-star general, John Tilelli, who grew up on a farm in New Jersey, shook the hand of Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of only five men ever named a five-star general in America's history. The handshake came when "Ike," as the two-term former commander-in-chief was commonly known, visited Pennsylvania Military College on the Friday before the 1963 commencement for a luncheon in his honor, a military review of the cadets, a ceremony in which he bestowed awards, and a reception.

  •  9 Apr, 2013

    Computer Science Majors Make Learning Easier for Children with Autism

    What do autism and raspberries have in common? For Widener senior computer science majors Justin Gordon and Tyler Romasco, the link is an inexpensive microcomputer that could help children with autism become more effective learners.

  •  5 Apr, 2013

    Philadelphia Speakers Series Presented by Widener University Announces 2013-2014 Season

    Presented by Widener University, the Philadelphia Speakers Series will celebrate its 10th season during 2013-14 with another impressive lineup of politicians, authors, business and world leaders.

  •  2 Apr, 2013

    Hemlata Mistry Named Widener University's First Sarnoski Fellow

    Could common fruit flies hold the key to healing spinal cord injuries in humans? Dr. Hemlata Mistry, assistant professor of biology at Widener University, is conducting research with undergraduate students to find out.

  •  2 Apr, 2013

    Former Superintendent Named Principal of Widener Partnership Charter School

    The Widener Partnership Charter School, Pennsylvania's first university-based charter school, on Tuesday announced Darlene G. Davis as the new principal and chief executive officer. Davis will lead the groundbreaking school based at Widener University as it completes its middle school expansion through eighth grade this fall.

  •  1 Apr, 2013

    Widener and Sussex Tech Expand Partnership to Offer Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership

    Widener University and Sussex Technical School District, a public career and technical education school district in Georgetown, Del., are expanding their recently announced partnership to include the Widener doctoral degree program in K-12 Educational Leadership: School System Leadership beginning this fall.

  •  26 Mar, 2013

    Rula Al-Saffar to Deliver Commencement Address at Widener University

    Rula Al-Saffar, ranked 11th by Arabian Business Magazine on its list of the 500 most influential Arabs, will deliver the Widener University commencement address and receive an honorary doctorate of public service degree on May 18 in a ceremony beginning at 9:45 a.m. on the quad behind Old Main on Widener's Main Campus in Chester. Nearly 800 students will graduate with associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.

  •  26 Mar, 2013

    FreshBaked Theatre Company to Present Robin Hood

    Widener University's FreshBaked Theatre Company will present "Robin Hood" for young audiences on Sunday, April 14 and Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium on Widener's Main Campus in Chester, Pa.

  •  22 Mar, 2013

    Widener University Art Gallery Hosts Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity 64th Anniversary Juried Exhibition

    The Widener University Art Gallery will host the Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association 64th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition from April 3 through June 22.

  •  7 Mar, 2013

    John Vanore and Abstract Truth to Perform at Widener University

    John Vanore and Abstract Truth, a Philadelphia-based jazz ensemble, will take the stage at Widener University for a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in Alumni Auditorium.

  •  6 Mar, 2013

    Widener Named Finalist for Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Presidential Award

    Widener University has been selected as a Presidential Award Finalist for the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Widener, which has been named to the honor roll every year since its inception in 2006, was one of only 14 institutions nationwide to be named a Presidential Award Finalist, and one of only 113 institutions to make the honor roll "With Distinction."

  •  26 Feb, 2013

    Erskine Bowles Delivers Southern Charm and Sobering Reality at Philadelphia Speakers Series

    Sometimes laughter is the best way to prepare yourself to take tough medicine. Erskine Bowles, former White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, delivered doses of both Monday during the Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

  •  20 Feb, 2013

    Center for Social Work Education Accreditation Fully Reaffirmed

    The Council of Social Work Education has reaffirmed the accreditation of Widener University's undergraduate and master's degree programs in social work for a full eight years, according to John Poulin, associate dean of the School of Human Services Professions and director of the Center for Social Work Education at Widener.

  •  19 Feb, 2013

    Widener Announces Winners of 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 second year, the program recognized 93 students from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who demonstrate courage and leadership within their communities.

  •  19 Feb, 2013

    Engineering Professor Secures Grant for Groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Last year, Dr. Sachin Patil, assistant professor of chemical engineering, published a hypothesis on Alzheimer's disease in the peer-reviewed journal Medical Hypotheses. His research discovered that improving one's level of glucose metabolism in the brain could increase a binding protein which is found to be low in Alzheimer's patients, and one of its causes.

  •  7 Feb, 2013

    Matthews '08 Honored by Forbes "30 Under 30" Listing

    Chris Matthews is splitting time between San Francisco and New York City as part of his new job as a senior brand strategist with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GSP). In addition to his new job, the 2008 Widener communication studies graduate was recently named to the Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30" list in the field of marking and advertising. Recognizing those who are "disrupting the advertising and marketing industry like nobody's business," Forbes bestowed the 26-year-old Matthews with the honor in December.

  •  4 Feb, 2013

    Widener Law Professor to lead PA Attorney General Investigaton of Sandusky Case

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the appointment of Associate Professor H. Geoffrey Moulton, Jr. to lead her office's internal investigation into how the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case was handled. He will serve as a special deputy attorney general with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, reporting directly to Kane.

  •  31 Jan, 2013

    Widener Students Step into the Political Arena with Very Own Super PAC

    What do Dr. Wes Leckrone of Widener's political science faculty and media personality Stephen Colbert have in common? Aside from the easy answer of quick wit and the ability to captivate an audience, they both started a Super PAC as somewhat of an educational experiment.

  •  28 Jan, 2013

    Widener Joins Clinton Global Initiative University Network

    Former President Bill Clinton has invited Widener University to join the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI University) Network, a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Widener becomes one of only 24 colleges and universities nationwide to join the network, and the only institution in the five-county Philadelphia region.

  •  24 Jan, 2013

    Delaware law firm makes $500,000 gift to School of Law

    Widener Law is pleased to announce it has received a $500,000 gift that will endow an annual scholarship and award in corporate law.

  •  22 Jan, 2013

    Widener Selects Bobby Acosta as New Football Coach

    Widener University did not have to look far for its new football coach as it picked Bobby Acosta to lead the Pride, which has won two national titles and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III tournament in 2012.

  •  18 Jan, 2013

    Alumna Kristin Weldon Peri Appears on Food Network's "Sweet Genius"

    "The experience was really surreal. I've been watching Food Network for many years, so just the thought of being associated with anything Food Network was amazing," says Kristin Weldon Peri of competing on the January 17th episode of Food Network's "Sweet Genius."

  •  4 Jan, 2013

    School of Business Administration Maintains Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

    The School of Business Administration at Widener University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.