Tuesday, February 20, 2018

In the News:

  • Community Briefs: Visit Lima Estates’ ‘Once Again Shop’ for furniture sale Friday – Delaware County Daily News (2/18 – The Widener School of Business Administration will hold two free academic workshops for high school girls entitled “Women Helping Women” on Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23)
  • Limb amputation rates for blocked arteries vary by race and setting – Yahoo UK News (2/18 – This article featuring associate professor Kristin Lefebvre originally appeared in Reuters last week)
  • Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood turns 50 today – The Week (2/19 – On its anniversary, associate professor Amy Franzini is quoted on how the show’s messages are still relevant today)
  • New Pa. Congressional map is out with the old, in with the new – Penn Live (2/20 – Associate professor J. Wesley Leckrone is quoted on some of the drawbacks of the new map) 
  • STEM event opens new doors for girls – Temple News (2/20 – Article references the Widener engineering two-day summer program for girls)

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; The Pit
  • CDO Spring Recruitment OGC; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room and A137
  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5- 8 p.m.; A180
  • BLSA – Minority Alumni Reception; 6 – 9 p.m.; The Gallery
  • Environmental Moot Court Practice; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.; A172

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Barbri Table Day; Main Street
  • BLSA 2nd Annual “Law in the Media” Event; 6 – 8:30 p.m.; Ruby R. Vale Courtroom

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

In the News:

  • People in the News—Feb. 16, 2018 – The Intelligencer (2/16 – Rachel Hadrick is this year’s recipient of the Commonwealth Law School Black Law Students Association’s 2018 Professor Starla J. Williams Service Award)
  • Newsmakers: WellSpan Health names new physicians – Central Penn Business Journal (2/16 – Article mentions Brian Hinkle, a Commonwealth Law adjunct professor)
  • Florida shooting rampage sparks review of mental health restrictions on gun purchases – USA Today (2/16 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane is quoted)
  • PHOTOS: Bergen rescue takes in dog tied with ethernet cable, puppies – Bergenfield Daily Voice (2/18 – Widener students were first to find the dog and alert authorities)
  • Mister Rogers still lives in your neighborhood – NPR (2/19 – Article quotes Amy Franzini, associate professor and chair of communication studies)

Alumni News:

  • RACC names ‘tireless advocate’ for community colleges as new president – Berks Biz (2/16 – Susan Looney is a graduate of Commonwealth Law)
  • Hilary Reis and Michael Weinert are engaged – Times News Online (2/17 – The groom-to-be, Michael Weinert, graduated from Delaware Law)
  • The Wonderful Life of Jon Fox – The Intelligencer (2/18 – Jon Fox was a graduate of Delaware Law)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Pride Group Session- Admission Information Session and Tour; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall
  • Public Stargazing; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Widener Observatory, Kirkbride Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Moot Court Honor Society Practice; 5 – 8 p.m.; A180
  • Environmental Moot Court Practice; 6 – 8 p.m.; L206

Friday, February 16, 2018

In the News:

  • Limb amputation rates for blocked arteries vary by race and setting – Reuters (2/15 – This article outlining racial disparities among patients with severe blockages in leg arteries quotes Associate Professor Kristin Lefebvre of the Institute for Physical Therapy. Story is also featured in Dailyhunt.)
  • Should recreational marijuana be legalized? Debate rages at Widener Law – ABC 27 (2/15 –  A debate at Commonwealth Law between Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and congressional candidate Joe Peters examined whether recreational marijuana should be legalized in Pennsylvania. This debate was also covered by The Sentinel, Lancaster Online, Courier Express, ABC 27 News, WBRE (NBC), WYOU (CBS), and Fox 23.)
  • Dover joins the ranks suing Big Pharma – NPR (2/15 – Delaware Law Professor John Culhane is quoted in this article and featured in the accompanying radio interview)
  • Widener Students Host Dinner Series With Flavors From Around the World – Targeted News Service (2/15 – Article features the Spring 2018 dinner series run by the Center for Hospitality Management)

Alumni News:

  • RACC Names Looney 6th President – BCTV.org (2/15 – Susan Looney is a graduate of Commonwealth Law School)

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Pride Group Session – Admission Info Session and Tour; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Muller Hall

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • CDO – Spring Recruitment; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Dean’s Conference Room

Events on Main Campus this Weekend: 

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Alvernia; Saturday @ 1 p.m.; Home
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Alvernia; Saturday @ 3 p.m.; Home
  • 2018 Widener Recital Series; Sunday @ 3 – 4 p.m.; Kapelski Hall Music Room

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus this Weekend:

  • Trial Ad – External Competition Practice; Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; L205
  • Environmental Moot Court Practice; Saturday @ 1 – 3 p.m.; L201
  • Environmental Moot Court Practice; Sunday @ 1 – 3 p.m.; L201

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In the News:

  • Graduate student Maggie Thomas named 2018 Tilelli Leadership Fellow – Targeted News Service (2/13 – Widener graduate student Maggie Thomas has been named the 2018 recipient of the Gen. and Mrs. John H. Tilelli Leadership Fellowship)
  • Auditor General, GOP congressional candidate to debate legalization of recreational marijuana – ABC 27 (2/14 – State Auditor General Eugene Depasquale and congressional candidate Joe Peters will debate legal marijuana this afternoon at Commonwealth Law School. The event was also featured in the ABC 27 morning news broadcast.)
  • Amber Morgan of Greenville Technical College among ten selected nationwide for Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award – Upstate Biz SC (2/14 – Widener’s Tim Cairy is mentioned as one of the award recipients) 

Alumni News:

  • People in the News—Feb. 14, 2018 – The Legal Intelligencer (2/14 – Delaware Law graduate Olufunke O. Leroy joined the firm Fox Rothschild)
  • Former Republican Congressman Dies at 70 – Jewish Exponent (2/14 – Obituary for Delaware Law graduate and former Congressman Jon Fox)

Press Releases:

Athletics Update:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Kaplan Bar Table Day; The Pit
  • Attorney General Debate; 12 – 2 p.m.; A180
  • CDO Lunch & Learn; 12 – 1 p.m.; CDO Office
  • LEXIS 1L Training; 12 – 2 p.m.; L205
  • LEXIS 1L Training; 4 – 5:50 p.m.; L205

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta Bake Sale; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Main Street
  • Faculty Meeting; 12 – 2 p.m.; Polishook Hall
  • Anti-Valentine’s Day Party; 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Catch 202

 

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In the News:

  • Bridget Ruskey has impressive collegiate debut with D-I La Salle – Shore News Today (2/12 – Widener student and men’s basketball guard/forward Connor Laverty is featured in this article)
  • 2018 Best Mid-Atlantic Colleges and Universities – The Edvocate (2/13 – Widener is featured on this list that weighs a number of factors including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, employer and student success surveys, and financial resources)
  • Single and ready to … stay that way – The Pitt News (2/14 – This article references research co-authored by Widener Associate Professor Brooke Wells which found while partnered people are having less sex than they were a decade ago, singles’ sex has remained the same)

Alumni News:

  • PLW People in the News – The Legal Intelligencer (2/13 – Commonwealth Law graduate Chynna Beisel joined the law firm Kash Fedrigon Belanger)
  • Carlisle School District plans to name Spielbauer as superintendent – The Sentinel (2/14 – Christina M. Spielbauer participated in a doctoral study program at Widener. This news was also picked up in Penn Live.)
  • Trident Medical Center names Scott Weiskittel new Chief Operation Officer – CRBJ BizWire (2/12 – Scott Weiskittel is a graduate of the Widener Institute for Physical Therapy Education)
  • Former U.S. Rep. Jon D. Fox remembered as selfless public servant – Montgomery News (2/13 – Former Republican Congressman Jon D. Fox is a graduate of Delaware Law School)
  • First American adds Texas manager – The Title Report (2/13 – Patrick Shields is a graduate of Delaware Law School)

Press Release: 

Athletics Update:

Events on Main Campus Today:

  • Town Hall Meeting; 12 – 1 p.m.; Alumni Auditorium
  • Ash Wednesday Service; 12 p.m.; Lathem Hall
  • Distribution of Ashes; 1 – 1:30 p.m.; Interfaith Sacred Space, UC lower level
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. Rutgers-Newark; 7 p.m.; Home

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • Cocoa, Coffee & Doughnuts – SBA; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Side Bar Cafe
  • President’s Town Hall; 12 – 1 p.m.; L205
  • Woman’s Law Caucus: Legal Aspects of Domestic Violence; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; L206

Events on Delaware Law Campus Today:

  • Phi Alpha Delta Bake Sale; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Main Street