Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In the News:

  • U.S. top court to mull rules on what voters can wear to polls – Reuters (2/27 – Featured in yesterday’s briefing, this story originally out of Reuters quotes Commonwealth Law Professor Michael R. Dimino Sr. Article is also featured in U.S. News and World Report.)
  • A shuttered West Philly church and the mystery of Father Sharkey – The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/28 – Widener Adjunct Professor of English in the Center for Continuing Studies, Anthony DeCurtis, is featured in this article that appears online and in today’s print edition)
  • Chester students compete in Heritage Bowl – Delaware County Daily Times (2/28 – Featured online and in today’s print edition, this article announces the Widener Partnership Charter School as winner of the 2018 Heritage Bowl)

Alumni News:

  • Executing the perfect legal strategy – Lawyer Monthly (2/26 – Delaware Law graduate Domenick Di Cicco shares his 23 years of experience in the field in this Q&A)
  • Alissa L. Van Horn has been recognized among the top in her industry by notice – Digital Journal (2/26 – Alissa L. Van Horn is a graduate of Delaware Law)
  • Nominating panel sends mayor list of potential School Board members – CBS Philadelphia (2/26 – Widener graduate, Sharon Parker, is one of the candidates for School Board selected by the Education Nominating Panel)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series: Hawaiian Luau; 5 – 6:30 p.m.; Marriott Dining Room Academic Center North, Main Campus
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Wilkes, 6 p.m.; Home
  • Women’s Lacrosse vs. Stockton; 7 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Wilson – ECAC Division III Tournament; 8 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener Partnership Charter School Wins City of Chester’s 2018 Heritage Bowl – PublicNow.com (2/26 – Fifth-grade students at Widener Partnership Charter School won Jeopardy-style competition on African-American and city of Chester historical facts, beating teams from Chester-Upland School of the Arts, Stetser Elementary and Main Street Elementary. Coverage was also broadcast on WPVI Action News Philadelphia at 5 p.m. on 2/26.)
  • U.S. prime courtroom to mull guidelines on what voters can put on to polls — MSN.com (2/27 – Story quotes Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Michael R. Dimino Sr. who shared expertise on free speech issues linked to what voters wear to the polls)
  • TV personality Rick Steves visits Widener University — NBC10 Philadelphia (2/26 Travel expert Rick Steves paid a visit to Widener University before his Monday night appearance in the Philadelphia Speakers Series) No link available
  • Students accuse Caesar Rodney School District of censoring on social media  — WDEL.com (2/27 – Delaware Law Dean Rodney Smolla shared expertise on free speech in this web story. Smolla was also interviewed for a broadcast story that aired 2/27 on WDEL news radio, no link available.)
  • People in the news — Law.com (2/26 – News item on upcoming Dean’s Diversity Forum at Widener University Commonwealth Law School)
  • Tipping the scales for climate justice — UNEnvironment.org (2/26 – Widener University Delaware Law School is a co-sponsor of a colloquium on environmental constitutional rights this week in Lahore, Pakistan. The school was also mentioned in event coverage in PakistanPoint.com.)

Alumni News:

  • Panel submits 27 names to mayor for new school board — thenotebook.org (2/26 – Alumna Sharon Parker is nominated for the Philadelphia board)
  • Mayfair: New executive director plans to enhance the business community — PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com (2/26 – Profile of Widener University School of Law alumnus Marc Collazzo)

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law campus today:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 -8 p.m., A-180

 

 

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

In the News:

  • Let them eat cake? – Good Law Bad Law (2/23 – Delaware Law Dean Rod Smolla is a guest on this podcast to discuss the Masterpiece Cakeshop case that was recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court)
  • What’s happening in and around town – Town Talk (2/23 – Students from the Center for Hospitality Management have kicked off the spring 2018 semester dinner series) 
  • Barnes, Jones – The Star Democrat (2/23 – Article references two local Widener students who achieved dean’s list status during the fall 2017 semester)
  • Patrick Holden scores 2,000th point — a family tradition – HS Live (2/24 – The Lower Cape May Regional senior may attend Widener in the fall 2018)
  • HMHS student raised awareness on eating disorders at the BOE meeting on Feb. 22 – The Haddonfield Sun (2/24 – HMHS student Eleanor Dengler was awarded the Widener High School Leadership Award)
  • In the Community: Performers wanted for annual Chester Cross-Colors arts fest – Delaware County Daily Times (2/25 – Delaware Law will participate in the upcoming graduate fair at Neumann University on March 15)
  • Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/2/2018) – The Chronicle of Higher Education (2/25 – Widener’s Tim Cairy, director of student success and retention, is recognized as a recipient of the 2018 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award)

Alumni News:

  • Reger Rizzo & Darnall Adds New Partner to Its Wilmington Office – Delaware Law Weekly (2/24 – Paul D. Sunshine is a Delaware Law graduate)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Author and television host Rick Steves to speak on campus; 1 – 2 p.m.; Webb Room
  • Public Stargazing; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride
  • Philadelphia Speaker Series: Rick Steves; 8 – 9 p.m.; Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus:

  • CDO Spring Recruitment; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room
  • Event DetailMoot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Mt Ct/Albany Competition Practice; 5:30 – 8 p.m.; A172

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Military Law Society hosts JAG Panel; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Main Law Building Room 119

Friday, February 23, 2018

In the News:

  • Widener University announces High School Leadership Awards winners – Smyrna-Clayton Sun Times (2/22 – Widener recognized 175 students from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who demonstrated courage and leadership within their communities. News also featured in the Middletown Transcript.) 
  • Enjoy travel more by avoiding screen addiction – Born 2 Invest (2/22 – Associate professor Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer provides expert commentary on cell phone addiction)
  • What’s happening in and around town – Town Talk (2/23 – Widener will participate in a graduate fair to discuss post-baccalaureate programs on Thursday, March 15 at Neumann University)

Alumni News:

  • Thursday’s South Jersey roundup: Eastern’s Matt Cotton scores 30 en route to milestone – Philadelphia Inquirer (2/22 – Former Widener football player Joe Wojceichowski will take on the role of football coach at Lenape)
  • News Briefs 02/23/18 – Cape Gazette (2/23 – Chris Johnson, a Delaware Law graduate, is running for DE attorney general)
  • David Weiss sworn in as Delaware U.S Attorney – The News Journal (2/23 – David Weiss received his law degree from Delaware Law) 

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • School of Business Administration High School Girls Workshop; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Transfer To Engineering; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Kirkbride, 2nd Floor Science Division Lobby
  • 2nd Annual International Gala; 7 – 9 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Regional Transactional Law Meet; Administration Rooms & Gallery

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Course; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Delaware Law Classrooms

Events for Main Campus This Weekend:

  • Biography of a Place: Power and Justice at the 1724 Court House; Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; MJ Freed Theater, 515 Avenue of the States, Chester
  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Swarthmore; Saturday 1 p.m.; Home
  • Pride Group Session- Admission Information Session and Tour; Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.; Muller Hall

Events on Delaware Law Campus This Weekend:

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Course; Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Delaware Law Classrooms
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Deposition Course; Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Delaware Law Classrooms

Event Reminder:

  • Rick Steves, author, television host and European travel guide, to speak on campus; Monday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m.; Webb Room
    • Please RSVP to Candi Caporale – cjcaporale@widener.edu

Thursday, February 22, 2018

In the News:

  • SWS Investor Says Chancery Appeal Gave Heft To Bad Math – Law 360 (2/21 – The SWS Group Inc. spoke in front of a panel of the Delaware Supreme Court on the Delaware Law campus)
  • From DELCO: Author, Television Host, European Travel Guide to Speak at Widener on Monday – VISTA Today (2/22 – Coverage of the upcoming talk with Rick Steves on the Widener campus this Monday, February 26)

Alumni News:

  • Alyssa Holstay’s New Book “Doug the Dog Goes to the Beach” is the First of the Series that Follows a Lovable Dog in his many Adventures – The Daily Telescope (2/21 – Alyssa Holstay is a graduate of Commonwealth Law) 
  • Tyler Welk has joined SWBR as a media planner/buyer and other hires and promotions – The Morning Call (2/22 – Widener graduate Kristin O’Donnell, CRNP, is co-founder of the St. Luke’s Ashland Family Practice)
  • Adjunct Professors Across the Country are Seeking Better Pay – Main Line Today (2/22 – Pat Brown received a Master’s in Social Work from Widener)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • School of Business Administration High School Girls Workshop; 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Lathem Hall

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Visiting Scholar Lecture; 12 – 1:30 p.m.; Special Collections
  • Lexis 1L Refresher Training; 12 – 1 p.m.; Delaware Law Library

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Mt Ct/Albany Competition Practice; 5:30 – 7:45 p.m.; A172