NEWS RELEASES FROM 2008 and 2009
Select press releases from 2008 and 2009 appear below. For up to the minute news and information, please see the news ticker on the home page or PhilaU Today, Philadelphia University's weekly source for information. To contact media relations at Philadelphia University, email PR@PhilaU.edu or call 215.951.2851.

Select Press Releases from 2009:

10/29: Ed Begley Jr., actor and environmentalist, will be the guest on Ecoman and the Skeptic Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. (EST)

10/22: Bone Marrow Drive today for former PhilaU baseball player, Kyle Noonan, ’09, recently diagnosed with leukemia

10/29: Philadelphia University Students Compete in Eco-Challenge to Recycle, Reduce Waste and Save Energy

09/16: Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program receives excellence in education award from U.S. Green Building Council

07/09: William C. Whitmore Jr. '82 Named Chair of Philadelphia University Board of Trustees; University welcomes Moshe I. Meidar '70 and Robert L. Nydick Jr., Ph.D.,'78 as new Trustees

07/09: Philadelphia University to Host Reebok’s Premier Basketball Camp for Top High School Players July 7-10

05/14: Philadelphia University Appoints Randy Swearer, Ph.D., former dean at Parsons The New School for Design, as Provost

04/09: Designer William Calvert, ’91, will receive the 2009 Spirit of Design Award at Philadelphia University’s Fashion Show April 30

04/09: Philadelphia University Occupational Therapy and Industrial Design Students Collaborate on Devices for Disabled Clients

04/09: Judy Vredenburgh, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, to speak at Philadelphia University Commencement on May 17

03/09: Philadelphia University’s Landscape Architecture Program Receives Six-Year Accreditation

02/09: Herb Magee, Philadelphia University men’s basketball coach, ties Adolph Rupp’s record as fourth most-winning NCAA coach in history

02/09: Lace Futures, a show of student work across a range of disciplines interpreting the intricacy and beauty of lace, opens at Philadelphia University

01/09: Ecoman and the Skeptic, a new ‘green’ radio show broadcasting live from Philadelphia University, to debut Thursday, Jan. 15

Select Press Releases from 2008:

11/08: Philadelphia University Interior Design students win honorable mentions in KlingStubbins design competition

10/08: Philadelphia University faculty, students and staff volunteer 4,700 service hours to launch President Spinelli’s Inauguration

09/08: Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., to be installed as Philadelphia University’s 11th president Sunday, Oct. 5; a campus-wide day of service and an academic symposium will mark a new era in Philadelphia University’s history as part of the inaugural activities

08/08: Men’s Basketball Coach Herb Magee to be inducted into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

07/08: Philadelphia University Receives $1.25 Million Grant to Establish the Pennsylvania Advanced Textile Research and Innovation Center

04/08: Calvin Klein Collection’s Francisco Costa to Receive 2008 Spirit of Design Award at Philadelphia University’s Fashion Show

04/08: Philadelphia University Names Russell Kershaw, Ph.D., interim dean of Butler University College of Business Administration, as dean of the School of Business Administration

04/08: Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, to speak at Philadelphia University Commencement on May 18

03/08: Philadelphia University President Spinelli Meets with University Alumni in Latin America and the Caribbean

02/08: Vini Nathan, Ph.D., Architect and Interior Designer, Named Dean of Philadelphia University’s School of Architecture

01/08: Philadelphia University to Recognize Philabundance
Founder and Student Volunteers at Martin Luther King Jr.
Day Call-to-Service Breakfast

01/08: James C. Garvey, Ed.D., Named Philadelphia University Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

01/08: Philadelphia University Fashion Design Student Awarded $25,000 YMA Geoffrey Beene Scholarship


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