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Widener Launches Civic Involvement Website

Widener launches first-of-its-kind site encouraging high school students to track and share their community service and leadership activities.

The Year 2021: A Computerized Utopia?

New Widener majors introduced to prepare students for the future of technology.

A Nursing Leader's Nightmare

Rula Al-Saffar's journey in search of justice in Bahrain.

A Jump into the Deep End

Widener MBA graduate David Schott finds success in underwater imagery.

Undergrads Choose Advocacy Over Apathy

Widener students Leelabati Biswas and Frank Tweitmann recently spent the day in Washington, D.C. to lobby on behalf of the FRAC Act with guidance from Assistant Dean Housholder.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Alumna Rula Al-Saffar to Speak at Widener December 6

    Rula Al-Saffar, the former president of the Bahrain Nursing Society who was imprisoned for treating injured protesters during Bahrain's Arab Spring, will speak at Widener University on Thursday, December 6 at 1 p.m. in Founders Hall Room 109. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Widener Partners with Sussex Technical School District

    Widener University and Sussex Technical School District, a public Career and Technical Education school district in Georgetown, Del., announced on Friday that they've entered into a partnership that will bring new higher education course offerings to high school students in Sussex County and central Delaware.

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Widener to Honor Boeing President/CEO at Voices of Leadership Event

    Widener University will honor Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, at the Oskin Leadership Institute's Voices of Leadership event on Thursday, November 1. The Voices of Leadership event celebrates the Oskin Leadership Institute's mission to perpetuate and strengthen Widener's long and noble tradition of inspiring students to be strategic leaders and responsible citizens who possess the character, courage and competencies to affect positive change throughout the world.

  • Friday, October 26, 2012

    Visions of Tranquility at Widener Art Gallery

    Two area artists' personal visions of tranquility will highlight the November and December calendar at the Widener University Art Gallery. The exhibition will run from November 7 through December 15.

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2012

    High School Leadership Awards Winners to Learn to Lead with Purpose

    Widener University is currently seeking nominations for the 2013 High School Leadership Awards, but the recipients of last year's awards continue to reap the benefits of their selection with a day-long leadership development conference at Widener on Oct. 27.

  • Monday, October 22, 2012

    Sixteen Undergraduate Students Chosen for Select Leadership Program

    Widener University has chosen 16 undergraduate 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 project that has the potential to change the world. The program is administered by the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2012

    FreshBaked Theatre 2012

    Widener University's FreshBaked Theatre Company will present The Lake at the End of the World, a musical for young audiences, on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in Widener's Alumni Auditorium on Main Campus in Chester, Pa. The musical is for ages 5 and up and has a running time of 45 minutes.

  • Friday, October 12, 2012

    A Jump into the Deep End

    David Schott's bio reads more like an extreme sports bucket list than a résumé. It includes "shooting aerials from planes and airships, trekking through the swamp, ice diving, and diving in extreme environments for the perfect shot."

  • Friday, October 12, 2012

    New Majors Introduced to Prepare Students for the Future of Technology

    As a teen in Richboro, Pa., Chris Hahn worked on a farm to save the money he earned for a much-desired purchase: his own computer. A few years later when Hahn started at Widener in 1996, he was among the minority of students who brought a computer into his dorm room.

  • Friday, October 12, 2012

    Rula Al-Saffar's Journey in Search of Justice in Bahrain

    At night she heard the screams. Her hands cuffed tightly behind her back, Rula Al-Saffar waited in a Bahraini jail cell as the guards tortured her colleagues. She agonized not only for her fellow medical professionals--locked up for providing medical aid to Arab Spring protestors in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain--but in fear of her own safety.

  • Friday, October 12, 2012

    Widener to Celebrate Food Day

    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.

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Basketball Pioneer Grentz to Speak About Women's Leadership Style at Widener

    Women's Basketball Hall of Fame member Theresa Grentz, a Glenolden, Pa. native and member of the three-time national champion Immaculata College teams of the early 1970s, will talk about how female coaches lead differently than male coaches on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in Lathem Hall at Widener University.

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Human Sexuality Studies Enrolls Two Fulbright Scholars

    This semester, Widener welcomed two Fulbright Scholars to campus: Onika Henry and Lorena Olvera. Both Henry and Olvera ranked Widener at the top of their list once accepted into the competitive international exchange program. They had done their research and both concluded that the premiere place to study human sexuality was Widener's Center for Human Sexuality Studies.

  • Friday, October 5, 2012

    Widener Partnership Charter School Unveils New Wing

    The Widener Partnership Charter School, the state's first university-based charter, on Thursday unveiled the new $4.6 million wing of the school at 1450 Edgmont Ave. The 28,000-sq-ft. addition includes a Science Learning Center, an extension of the library, a gymnasium, eight classrooms and eight offices.

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Widener University Celebrates Opening of Bown Garden

    About 15 years ago, Thomas H. Bown II of Gwynedd Valley, a 1962 graduate of Norristown High School, wrote the words, "To honor Bonnie Bown: my girlfriend, fiancée and wife through Pennsylvania Military College, Widener and life; Becky and Catherine's mom."

  • Friday, September 28, 2012

    5th Annual Careers in Sexuality Conference

    As home to one of the world's premiere academic programs for the study of human sexuality, Widener University will host the 5th Annual Careers in Sexuality Conference Friday, Oct. 12.

  • Monday, September 17, 2012

    Widener Opens Nominations for the 2nd Annual High School Leadership Awards

    Widener University, recognized as one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, today opened the nomination period for the second annual High School Leadership Awards. In partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, this program identifies the region's high school students who embody the university's commitment to develop and inspire leaders who affect positive change.

  • Monday, September 17, 2012

    Widener University Again Named "Military Friendly" School

    For the third year, Victory Media, Inc. has selected Widener University as a "Military Friendly School," placing it in the top 15 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.

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Widener Launches Pioneering Interactive Website for High School Students to Track Their Community and Civic Involvement

    Widener University, one of the nation's premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, is proud to launch the first-of-its-kind site that encourages high school students to track and share their activities, community service and leadership actions at from September 5 through December 15, 2012.

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    SBA Senior Stands Out at KPMG Co-op

    Widener senior Tom Hunter saw firsthand how natural disasters have impacted New Orleans communities. Hunter earned a trip to the city through his spring co-op site, KPMG, one of the largest accounting firms internationally.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Free Public Stargazing Sessions Resume

    The Widener University Observatory resumes its public stargazing sessions in September.

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Dr. Joy Dickerson receives the 2012 Lindback Award

    Dr. Joy Dickerson, associate professor and director of the Cooperation Education program in the School of Hospitality Management at Widener University, was named the 2012 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching recipient.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2012

    Undergrads Choose Advocacy Over Apathy

    In the spring, rising senior Katrina Kelly and rising sophomore Leelabati Biswas traveled to New York City to present a letter they had drafted to Sen. Patrick Toomey on the hazards of hydraulic fracturing.

  • Thursday, August 16, 2012

    Widener Receives 14 AmeriCorps Educational Awards for Students to Provide Community Service

    Widener University was recently awarded 14 education awards from AmeriCorps and PennSERVE, the Governor's Office on Citizen Service, that will help students provide vital service to the community and receive funding to help pay for college.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University to Host Professional Conference

    The Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University is hosting its second annual conference on Friday, Sept. 14 for professionals who work with older adults.


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