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Homecoming Schedule of Events

Stride for the Pride Virtual Fun Run

Stride for the Pride with lions and TD Bank sponsorship emblem

Registration for Stride for the Pride is now closed

Registration for Stride for the Pride is now closed.

Participate for Stride for the Pride with a minimum gift of $10 to the Widener Fund, Student Emergency Fund, or any area you wish to support. Those who make a gift of $25 or more will receive a pair of this year's Widener #Socktober socks. Only one gift is needed per family.

Customize your race bib and share your run on social using #StrideforthePride! Don't forget to wear your Widener gear!

*Registration for all events is now closed*

Schedule of Events

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Saturday, October 10

Event Description Host

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

French Alumni Homecoming Event

Join Dr. Stephanie Schechner to catch up and learn more about what your fellow French alumni are doing.

Colleges of Arts & Sciences

Tuesday, October 13

Event Description Host

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Strategic Job Search: Keeping Your Eye on the Prize and an Open Mind

*This event is exclusively for the Class of 2020.

The Class of 2020 entered an uncertain job market, but that does not mean that post-graduation professional goals need to be put on hold! In this presentation, we will address how to conduct a strategic job search that allows you to pursue your job goals while creating strategic interim plans along the way. We will also provide you with the networking and job searching tips that will help guide you through this process.

Career Design & Development

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Widener SBA-Healthcare Management in the COVID-19 Era

Please join us for this panel. Panelists include: 

  • Edward Bleacher II, MBA, CHFP, CRCR, FHFMA
    Sr. Vice President of Financial Operations at Cooper University Healthcare & CFO for AllCare Health Alliance
    Widener MBA in Healthcare Services Administration, Class of 2003
  • Jason Beiriger
    Widener SBA Graduate Assistant 2019-2020
    Thomas Jefferson University Doctor of Medicine Student, Class of 2021
    Widener SBA MBA in Healthcare Management, Class of 2020
  • Danielle Durant, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Management


  • Jose Proenca, PhD
    Associate Dean, Professor, & Director of Graduate Programs
School of Business Administration

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Parents' Network Virtual Gathering: Supportive Parenting During COVID-19

It's fall. You were expecting to finally get your house back and then it all changed. Now the kids are at home and everyone is learning, sharing, and trying to get used to our "new normal". This workshop is designed to give parents strategies to support their college student's transition to virtual learning. We will discuss time management, autonomous learning, and self-care tactics to support mental health and wellness for both you and your student.

Dr. Marina Barnett
Associate Professor
Center for Social Work Education
Co-Director Academic Service Learning Faculty Development Program

Parents Network

Wednesday, October 14

Event Description Host

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Widener SBA The Changing Nature of Work Panel

Please join us for this panel. Panelists include:

  • Mathias Kirchmer, PhD
    Managing Director, Co-CEO, and Co-Founder of BPM-D
    Widener SBA Dean's Advisory Board Member and Adjunct Instructor
  • Karina Brasil
    Human Resources Business Partner at Votorantim Cimentos
    Widener SBA MBA International Student, Class of 2022
  • Kerri Brannen, PhD
    Associate Professor, Management


  • Donna McCloskey, PhD
    Professor, Management
School of Business Administration

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Open Mic and Celebration of the Arts

All are invited to join the College of Arts & Sciences for a virtual open mic and celebration of the arts!

College of Arts & Sciences, Humanities Division

Thursday, October 15

Event Description Host

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Widener SBA Vision 2020 and Beyond

Please join us to meet Dr. Anthony Wheeler, the new Dean of the School of Business Administration. Speaker: 

  • Anthony R. Wheeler, PhD
    Dean, School of Business Administration


  • Michael J. Pennington, MHRM, MEd, SHRM-CP
    Director of Relationship Development, School of Business Administration
School of Business Administration

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

National League for Nursing CEO Presents: The Challenge of Leadership in the Midst of Diversity, Lack of Inclusion, and the Need for Social Justice

Join Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO for the National League for Nursing (NLN), for a discussion around leadership that champions diversity, inclusion, and social justice in an era of complex changes within nursing education. 

School of Nursing

Friday, October 16

Event Description Host

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Voices from Freedom: PMC Oral History

The PMC Museum, in collaboration with the Wolfgram Memorial Library, welcomes all PMC alumni to attend the annual Voices from Freedom PMC Oral History event. This year's participants are the Class of 1970. PMC Museum in collaboration with the Wolfgram Memorial Library

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Alumni Virtual Walk-In Hours

Professional development is for life at Widener. Polish your professional image with a virtual resume review with our experts from Career Design and Development. Sign-up for your appointment and you will receive a Zoom link to confirm your meeting. You owe it to yourself!

24 sessions are available. Sessions are 20 minutes each. 

If you have questions, please contact

Career Design & Development

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Engineering Faculty Research Panel

Please join School of Engineering faculty members for a discussion on their exciting new research projects. Panelists include: 

  • Babak Eslami, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Robotics Engineering

  • Syed Ali Hamza, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

  • John Suarez, PhD
    Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering


  • TBA
School of Engineering

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Stargazing

Join Dr. Harry Augensen, Professor and Director of Widener Observatory, and John Conte ’09 for a night of virtual stargazing! Alumni, students, and friends will find out what's up in the night sky this month, learn fascinating facts about the Moon, planets, and stars, and see images of celestial bodies taken through our 16-inch Cassegrain telescope. This event will be held rain or shine.

College of Arts & Sciences, Sciences Division

Saturday, October 17

Event Description Host

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Passing of the Flag and World War II: PMC Men Who Served

All are welcome to attend the annual Passing of the Flag ceremony to watch the broom drill flag be passed onto the newest Widener University ROTC alumni class. This year also includes a special viewing of the World War II: PMC Men Who Served video which commemorates the service of PMC alumni on the 75th anniversary of the Second World War. Following the video will be a Q&A with Tom Vossler '68 and Ron Romanowicz '68.

PMC Museum and Widener University's ROTC Dauntless Battalion

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

PMC Class of 1970 Reunion

*This event is exclusively for the Class of 1970.

The Class of 1970 is celebrating their 50th reunion! Everyone from the Class of 1970 is invited to gather with their classmates for a virtual reunion.

Class of 1970

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

PT and OT Alumni Event

*Please note that this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.*

Calling all Physical Therapy Alumni!

We invite all Institute of Physical Therapy alumni to join our Physical and Occupational Therapy students and faculty for a virtual alumni celebration, including updates on the Chester Community Clinic.
College of Health and Human Services


Looking for Student Events?

Registration for Student Events is now closed.

The events below are hosted by the Pride Activities Council (PAC) and are exclusive to current undergraduate students. Space is limited for all PAC events and advance registration is required.

•    Monday, October 12 - Text Breakers Game Show - 8:00 PM
•    Tuesday, October 13 - Virtual Comedy Show Night - 8:00 PM
•    Wednesday, October 14 - Virtual Escape Rooms - 7:30 PM
•    Thursday, October 15 - HOCO Paint Social - 7:30 PM
•    Friday, October 16 - HOCO Bingo Blowout Playlist Edition - 8:00 PM

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