Friday, October 24, 2014

In the News:

  • Replay: Live from the Newsroom at Widener Breaks Down the Upcoming Election – Delaware County Daily Times (10/24  Dr. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, appeared as a guest on the 10/23 show, which is produced monthly by the Communication Studies Department)
  • Filmmaker Ken Burns to Speak at Widener – Philadelphia Inquirer (10/24)
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore Eyes Costs Related to Strategic Goals – Delaware County Daily Times (10/23 – The article mentions that high school students in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District may take courses at Widener)
  • People in the News – Widener Law to Honor Judge Brobson – The Legal Intelligencer (10/23)
  • The School of Engineering’s Mousetrap Competition was featured during the evening news broadcast on WPVI-TV on 10/22.

News Releases:

Events happening today:

  • Pro Bono Coaching and Skills Development Exercise; 1–6 p.m.; Harrisburg Campus, The Pit
  • Bus Tour of Chester with Rev. Jim Ley: A Look at Chester from a Social Justice Perspective; 3–5 p.m.; Sign up online through ENG101/103

Events on Saturday:

  • Law Admissions Information Session; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Delaware Campus, Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom & Harrisburg Campus, The Pit
  • Field Hockey vs. Messiah College; 12 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. Scranton University; 1 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Albright College; 1 p.m.; Home
  • “OLLI Follies” Music and Entertainment Show; 2 p.m. ; Freedom Village at Brandywine
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Albright College; 4 p.m. Home
  • Harrisburg Campus Halloween Party; 8 p.m.; Federal Taphouse, 234 N. Second St., Harrisburg
  • Lone Brick Theatre presents “Dissever My Soul;” 8 & 9:15 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Sunday:

Athletic Update:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Coming up:

  • ‘Live from the Newsroom,’ which is produced by communication studies students in the Freedom Hall television studio, will air tonight on DelcoTimes.com. Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, will be a guest.

In the News:

  • Widener’s online business program is ranked seventh – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/23 – The School of Business Administration’s online MBA program was ranked in a list of best online programs by TheBestSchools.org) 
  • PEACE OF MIND: Why do we like scary movies? – News of Delaware County (10/22 – Monthly column written by a student in the PsyD program. This month’s column was written by Kiara Vogel)
  • Your Brain On: An Orgasm – Shape Magazine (10/22 – Dr. Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, assistant professor in the human sexuality program, provided expert commentary) 
  • PCN Call-In Program, Election 2014 – Pennsylvania Cable Network (10/21 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, participated in a panel discussion following the debate) 

News Releases:

Events happening today:

 Widener Magazine Blog:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Coming Up:

  • Today the Pennsylvania Cable Network will air the first half of the Dean’s Diversity Forum, which was held last week on the Harrisburg Campus, at 1:40 p.m. The forum examined domestic violence against poor and minority women.

In the News:

  • ‘Letters to My Younger Self': Inmates’ writings form book’s backbone – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/22 – Feature story on ‘Letters to My Younger Self,’ a book by Jayne Thompson, senior lecturer of English and Creative Writing) 
  • Students in the News – Daily Local News (10/20 – Mention of students named to the dean’s list at Widener) 

Events on Main Campus today:

News Releases:

Athletic Update:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Coming Up:

  • Tuesday at 3:00 pm: Lt. Governor Debate  – Pennsylvania Cable Network (After the debate Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, will participate in a panel discussion) 

In the News:

  • What if Delaware, Widener Law partnered? – The News Journal (10/20 – An op-ed by Erin Daly, interim dean of Widener Law Delaware)
  • WCAU-TV (NBC) featured a Widener University High School Leadership Awards recipient during the evening news on 10/20.
  • The Housing Crisis We Don’t Talk About – NextCity.org (10/20 – The School of Law was mentioned*)
  • Del. Gen. Assembly Unanimously Confirms Vaughn as Next Supreme Court Justice – Bloomberg BNA (10/17 – Law Professor Lawrence Hamermesh was quoted) 

News Releases:

Events on Main Campus today:

Events on Main Campus today:

  • Career Development Office Mentoring Program Kickoff; 6–8 p.m.; Barristers’ Club

Athletic Update:

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the News:

  • Suburban Democrats focused on GOTV – get out the vote – The Philadelphia Inquirer (10/19 – Wes Leckrone, associate professor of political science, was quoted) 
  • Widener ROTC cadets compete against Pennsylvania Military College alumni in skills challenge – Delaware County Daily Times (10/18 – Feature story on the military skills competition hosted by the Freedom Battalion at Widener University during Homecoming weekend) 
  • Gebhart: Letters tell sad tales of broken lives – Delaware County Daily Times (10/18 – Mention of the Widener Magazine story on the book by  Jayne Thompson, senior lecturer in English and Creative Writing)
  • 5 Very Real Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together – The Huffington Post (10/17 – Dr. Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, assistant professor in the Human Sexuality, provided expert commentary)

Events:

  • Who Gets Commemorated? A Faculty Panel Examining Controversial Statues; 12 p.m.; University Center, Webb Room
  • Stargazing; 7 p.m.; Widener Observatory

Athletic Update: