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      Pillars of Academia map

      Widener University was named the top school for Pennsylvania on a national list of colleges that produce the most altruistic and civically minded students. Pillrs.com published a Pillars of Academia map that identifies which school in each state stands out for student altruism. The information was pulled from an analysis of Washington Monthly rankings that considered schools for social mobility, research and service. In addition, the outlet ranked all the schools assembled on the national map, and placed Widener 16th overall.


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      Courtney Kelly

      Courtney Kelly, executive director of admissions, presented at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling's annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts in September. Her presentations focused on demystifying the community college transfer pathway for high school counselors and new opportunities in transfer advisory committees.


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      Scholarship recipients

      Four students in the Center for Hospitality ManagementJulia Kline, Christopher Nagora, Eric Palmiero and Vanda Sok – received scholarship awards from the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Sok also received the Hyatt Hotels Minority Scholarship


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      Kim Noble

      Kim Noble, associate professor of nursing, received the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (ASPAN) Award for Outstanding Achievement during the ASPAN national conference in Indianapolis in May. The award is given to someone who has furthered the art and science of perianesthesia nursing. Noble will also be presenting at the International Collaboration of Perianesthesia Nurses International Conference in Australia in November.


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      Dr. Barbara Patterson

      Dr. Barbara Patterson, director of the Ph.D. program in the School of Nursing, recently led an extensive review of literature on the state of graduate study in nursing education for the National League for Nursing. The research contributed to the NLN's work to revise its vision statement, which the organization determined needed updating to reflect that idea that all graduate programs in nursing education must provide mastery of particular competencies in the preparation of academic nurse educators. Patterson is a fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education and is serving the NLN as distinguished scholar with the NLN/Chamberlain Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education.


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      School of Nursing

      Catherine Stubin, a PhD student in the School of Nursing, was a recipient of a 2017 National League for Nursing/Eastern Research Society Grant for her study on clinical nursing faculty perceptions of undergraduate Bachelors of Science in Nursing student stress in the clinical environment. The National League of Nursing's research grants program supports rigorous, high-quality pedagogical research studies with funding provided by the league and through endowments and donations to the Foundation for Nursing Education.


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      CETE event

      The Community Engaged Teacher Education program hosted a s'mores and stargazing event at the Widener University Observatory to connect community mentors with upperclass education students. The program, now in its second year, helps teacher candidates learn to be culturally responsive by working in Stetser Elementary School and partnering with mentors.



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