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FALL 2023 ISSUE | Proud History. Promising Future.

Widener Magazine

This issue covers the 5-year anniversary of the Widener Marching Band while also paying tribute to the strong history of musical groups at the university. You'll read about the 160-year evolution of the School of Engineering and the promising future ahead. You'll celebrate Homecoming 2023 and learn about TEDx at Widener. And, you'll discover stories about Widener’s partnership with the Scheer Institute in Germany, students’ experience in Costa Rica, and much more.

Featured Stories

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Getting the Band Back Together

The Widener Marching Band is marking its five-year anniversary, but bands at the university’s predecessor institutions stretch back at least to 1864 in the form of drum and bugle units. That milestone and legacy were honored during Homecoming Weekend.

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Steeped in History, Widener Engineering Looks to the Future

Built on a more than 160-year legacy of adaptation, the School of Engineering is embarking on its next chapter, under new leadership and with new programs designed to prepare students for the careers and challenges of tomorrow.

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Additional Articles

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Homecoming: Save the Dates!

October 11–12, 2024

Mark your calendars, grab your blue and gold, and join us for the Homecoming celebration in 2024! We have fun-filled and Pride-building activities for all. More information will be available in the months ahead. Be sure to visit the Homecoming website for the latest details. 

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Read the Latest Class Notes

See the latest updates and achievements of classmates—from promotions and career milestones to publications and more.

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Alumni: Be Featured in an Upcoming Issue

Have a story you'd like to share? Achievement you are proud of? Whether as a story suggestion for a featured article or a Class Note highlight, we'd love to hear from you.

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About the Widener Magazine

Sharing Inspiration & Achievements from the Pride 

The mission of Widener Magazine is to inspire Widener pride in our readers by featuring stories and achievements of our alumni, professors, and students. The magazine also showcases how our community is changing the world and making groundbreaking contributions in fields ranging from neuroscience and nursing to engineering and business. It celebrates the university's rich history, new offerings and developments on campus, and the milestones of our alumni's lives.

Widener Magazine is produced by the Office of University Relations in partnership with Alumni and Development. 

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