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      Dr. Julie E. Wollman

      Widener University President Dr. Julie E. Wollmanwas honored on Oct. 26 with a Main Line Today Women on the Move Award at a celebration in Philadelphia. The honors were given to 23 women by the Philadelphia magazine, which recognized them for having the passion, perseverance and leadership to shatter glass ceilings and reach high places.

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      Women's rugby team

      Widener University's Women's Rugby, a club sport under Pride Recreation Center, was crowned the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union league champions on Oct. 28. Widener – ranked second seed – claimed the title by beating number one seeded team Gettysburg. The club's win marks the first time in Widener's history that the women's team achieved this title. Led by seniors Erin Burke, Shannon Sussman and Megan Morgan, Widener ended the game scoring a final try with just seconds left to take the title and won 22-10. The team will now play in the regional tournament where they will face Lee University at York College on Nov. 11.

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      Donald Brown

      Commonwealth Law Scholar in Residence Donald Brown will present "Four steps that Nations Must Take to Comply with the Parise Agreement's Warming Limit Goals and Equity Requirements" at the Bonn Climate Negotiations in Bonn, Germany this month.


      'Strut Your Mutt'

      Students from Associate Professor Angie Corbo's event planning course hosted the "Strut Your Mutt" dog costume contest on Memorial Field on Oct. 27. The event, attended by President Dr. Julie E. Wollman and Provost Dr. Dale Scalise-Smith, raised funds for the Providence Animal Center in Media, Pennsylvania. Students from the class also organized a Halloween parade and activities for children at the Child Development Center on Oct. 31.


      Ashley Dabb

      Ashley Dabb, an adjunct professor in the Widener School of Business Administration, was recognized in the Class of 2017 Leaders Under 40 as part of Leaders and Aspire Academy's global search for the best talent in the business of sport. Dabb, chief marketing officer for the National Lacrosse League, is one of six people recognized in the Marketing & Communications category.


      Christopher Robinette

      Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Christopher Robinette traveled to Austria to participate in the European Group on Tort Law. He is one of two Americans in the group made up of experts on tort law from countries including South Africa and Israel. The mission of the group is to contribute to the enhancement of tort law. The group meets twice a year to discuss the issues of tort law liability, as well as future directions of tort law.


      Michael Rosko

      The Graduate Program in Health Care Management at Widener is the recipient of the 2017 CAHME-Aramark Innovation Grant for its innovative experiences for students pursuing graduate-level healthcare management education. The grant was pursued by Professor Michael Rosko. Widener is one of eight schools selected for this award. The $3,600 grant will help fund a team of graduate students to travel to the National Case Competition at University of Alabama at Birmingham in February 2018.


      Emmanuel Rupert

      Emmanuel Rupert, a hospitality management graduate, was recently awarded the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association's "30 under 30: Young Professional Emerging Leader of the Year" award. He was recognized as a top leader at a ceremony on Oct. 6 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.


      School of Engineering Advisory Board

      Suheil Sabbagh, president of the Human Resources Group for Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) in Athens, Greece, was appointed to the advisory board for the School of Engineering at Widener University. The School of Engineering Advisory Board consists of industry leaders from diverse areas of businesses. As managing partner for CCC, the largest construction company in the Middle East, Sabbagh brings a valuable international perspective to the board.


      First-year roundtable

      First-year students came together on Oct. 25 for a conversation around the theme of transformation. A multi-disciplinary faculty roundtable led by Professor and Chair of English Janine Utell helped students develop a foundation for success and leadership to carry them through their studies at Widener. Other faculty who participated include Brent Satterly, Jen Wyse, Ilene Lieberman, Itzick Vatnick, Jayne Thompson and Adam Mizelle.

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      Careers in Sexuality Conference

      Widener University's 10th Annual Careers in Sexuality Conference was held on Nov. 3. The conference created space for learning, professional development, and community for emerging sexuality professionals that built upon change within the field of human sexuality. The theme this year was inspired by the culturally relevant message of Grammy award winning artist Solange's 3rd debut album, "A Seat at the Table."

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      Engineering Mini-Camp

      The Widener University School of Engineering held a Mini-Camp on Oct. 26 for high school seniors that allowed aspiring engineers to get a glimpse into life as a Widener student. More than 100 participants spent a day on campus engaged in hands-on activities like designing a bridge, launching a rocket, exploring computer modeling, and building a water tower. They were also exposed to discussions about different specialties within engineering and information about career options and salary expectations.


      Nursing Workshop

      The Widener University School of Nursing held a workshop Oct. 27 for about 100 high school students from the tri-state region. Visiting students participated in hands-on demonstrations, led by Widener nursing students, in the university's state-of-the-art simulation labs at Founders Hall. Their parents were able to attend a panel discussion featuring current nursing students and their families, as well as an informational session on the financial aid process.


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