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      CollegeValueOnline.com has ranked Widener University 17th on its list, Master's in Leadership Online: Top 25 Values 2016-17. The website considered M.S. and M.A. programs in leadership, as well as MBA programs. It recognized Widener as a school that specializes in leadership concepts through its MBA program, and highlighted Widener's online concentrations in business process innovation and health care management. In compiling the ranking, CollegeValueOnline considered awards and recognitions, 20-year net return on investment, customization options, teaching methods, internship and scholarship opportunities and related student organizations.


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      Paul Beideman

      Paul Beideman, '79, vice chair of the Widener University Board of Trustees, has received an Outstanding Director Award from The Philadelphia Business Journal. The publication honors corporate and non-profit board directors whose service to their boards has demonstrated vital leadership and business savvy, and has helped guide their businesses' successes. Beideman chairs the trustees' Audit Committee and sits on the advisory board of the Oskin Leadership Institute. He chaired Widener's presidential search committee in 2015. The Outstanding Director Awards will be given at a gala on Feb. 24.


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      Michael Dimino

      Michael Dimino, a professor at Commonwealth Law, was appointed as an associate editor of the Italian Law Journal. The law journal is a peer-reviewed, English-language publication dedicated to analyzing Italian law and its influence on the rest of the world.


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      Wes Leckrone

      Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor and chair of political science, moderated a panel titled "Rules of the Road I: How the PA Constitution Shapes the Legislative Process" at The Pennsylvania Policy Forum, held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Main Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Also on the panel was Michael Dimino, professor of law at Widener Law Commonwealth, and Vincent DeLiberato, director of the Legislative Reference Bureau and an adjunct faculty member at Commonwealth Law.


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      Darrell Spurlock Jr.

      Dr. Darrell Spurlock Jr., associate professor of nursing, has been appointed editor of a new column titled "Methodology Corner" in the Journal of Nursing Education. The column focuses on nursing education research methodologies and related issues. It will appear each year in the February, May, August and November issues of the journal.


      The Department of University Relations recently won two awards for publications it produces. The department won a silver "Cuppie" award from the College & University Public Relations and Associated Professionals, known as CUPRAP. The award was given in the print/magazines category for the department's work producing the past two issues of Widener magazine. Cuppie awards are given through a regional competition, which this year attracted 386 total entries for all categories.

      The department's What's Up @ Widener publication took a merit award in the 4th annual Digital Marketing Awards, a national contest sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. The awards honor the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media.

      Also recognized through these awards with a silver prize was the Take Pride in the Tradition homecoming video produced by the external agency EFK with direction and production design from Kathy Butler, director of strategic communication.


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      From left: Lindsey Ruby; Katie Herschede, chief of staff to President Wollman; Councilman Dave White; District Attorney Jack Whelan; Court of Common Pleas Judge James Nilon, Jr. Top row: Julie Dietrich, director of government relations; Council members Michael Culp, Vice Chair Colleen Morrone and John McBlain; and Mary Allen, director of communications at Widener.

      Widener University and Lindsey Ruby, director of University Center administration, were recently honored by the Delaware County Council and the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas with resolutions recognizing their partnership efforts with the county and the Criminal Justice Advisory Board. The groups held a summit at the university in October addressing opioid and heroin addiction, titled "Finding a Light in the Darkness." Ruby led the university's efforts to facilitate the event.

       

       

       

       


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      Leslie Richards

      The Widener University American Society of Highway Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers recently welcomed Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards. Richards is the first woman to hold the secretary's role in Pennsylvania, which involves overseeing more than 44,000 miles of roads. She discussed current pressing highway issues in the Commonwealth, career development and her path from a stay-at-home mother to a cabinet secretary.


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      Sammy Grogan, nursing, '20

      The Widener women's swimming program has been recognized as a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. To earn the distinction, a team needed to maintain a grade point average above a 3.0 during the 2016 fall semester. The Pride women registered a 3.54 team GPA, which ranked among the best in the country.

       


      95 clean up crew

      Kudos to the employees who volunteered to clean up the southbound I-95 Exit 6 ramp for Widener Day. The exit looks great!


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