June 14, 2013 |
Crazier things have made it, even made it big, in the American marketplace, but fungal furniture - furniture made from mushroom roots - may be a little too "out there" for most people. Yet "out there" - in the marketplace - is where Brian McClellan, 23, and Merjan Tara Sisman, 21, aspire to be with the mushroom chair and pendant lights they created for their senior project at Philadelphia University this year. "I hate mushrooms, sadly. The texture is too funky. But I love their growing capabilities," says McClellan, who graduated in May and is working part time as a bartender while he refines the design of his pendants.
June 11, 2013 |
BILL FLEISCHMAN might have put it best: "Bobby Lyons was a genuine Philly sports guy. " Like many Philadelphia sportswriters, past and present, Bill Fleischman, longtime Daily News sports correspondent and auto-racing reporter, knew and respected Bobby Lyons as a consummate professional, yet one who never called much attention to himself. He was a sports reporter for the Associated Press and the old Evening Bulletin, author of several highly regarded books on different aspects of sports, former sports-information officer for La Salle University, head of its news bureau and operator of his own public-relations company.
May 27, 2013 |
His Twitter handle is @SpinelliS. His blog address: http://wordpress.philau.edu/president . There, and on Facebook too, Stephen Spinelli Jr. has sounded off on such topics as the ill-advised but brief decision by Maker's Mark to water down its bourbon, the end of Yahoo's work-from-home practices, the parallels between preventive car care and employers' needs, and so much more. Through the electronic chatter, Spinelli, president of Philadelphia University and a cofounder of Jiffy Lube, is trying to inspire on his 3,500-student campus development of more of what he is to his core: a hopelessly addicted entrepreneur.
May 26, 2013 |
Robert E. Carlson, 91, a longtime West Chester resident and history professor who led Chester County's 1982 tricentennial celebration, died Thursday, May 16, of respiratory failure at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media. Born in Johnstown, he earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Pittsburgh in 1943. That year, he was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged with rank of lieutenant junior grade in June 1946. He served as a watch and gunnery officer aboard the destroyer USS Hambleton.
May 24, 2013 |
LAST JUNE 1, there was a most unusual ceremony in an apartment in Gladwyne's Waverly Heights. There sat a distinguished looking 88-year-old gentleman dressed incongruously in cap and gown, and there stood Teresa Soufas, dean of Temple University's College of Liberal Arts, and vice dean Jayne Drake, both in full academic regalia. They were there to give Alfred Mayer Sellers a long-delayed bachelor's degree. What made the occasion even more incongruous was the fact that Alfred M. Sellers was Dr. Alfred Sellers, a prominent cardiologist, researcher and professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
May 3, 2013 |
The University of the Sciences defeated Philadelphia University, 4-3, after falling to Georgian Court, 5-0, Thursday in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference softball tournament at Georgian Court in Lakewood, N.J. In the Philadelphia U. game, Haley Kavelak's walk-off single capped the Devils' comeback from a 3-0 deficit. Courtney Spina (Garnet Valley) became the Devils' all-time leader for strikeouts with 334. Jackie Keifer (Archbishop Prendergast) hit her first collegiate home run in the second inning, a two-run shot.
May 3, 2013 |
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY has asked a Canadian high school to stop using an owl mascot that looks very much like its own. Temple officials said Thursday that the school in Kelowna, British Columbia, has agreed to change its symbol. The Kelowna Daily Courier reported that the local high school's scowling bird was virtually identical to Temple's Hooter the Owl. Kelowna Secondary School began using the symbol in 2002, after Temple had trademarked its image. It's not clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.
May 1, 2013
Philadelphia University honored Nicole Miller with the Spirit of Design Award at its annual student fashion show Saturday. The shy designer with two local boutiques was lauded for her easy-to-wear silhouettes that range from office-appropriate to super-sexy, as well as for her fabric innovation. Miller is a pioneer in working with stretch metallics and body-camouflaging fabrics. (No wonder her body-skimming ruched pencil skirts and evening gowns actually allow for breathing.) Other innovations were on display as designers sent a cadre of wearable looks down the runway.
April 25, 2013
Wakefern Food Corp., the cooperative that supplies ShopRite stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and elsewhere, donated $1 million to the Academy of Food Marketing at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Wakefern said. The money will be used to pay for scholarships and educational costs for 540 undergraduates in the food marketing program, which is one of four such undergraduate programs in the United States, Wakefern said. Wakefern, which is based in Keasbey, N.J., raised the money through ShopRite stores and vendors.
April 24, 2013
Those Who Made the Cut The number of students local universities have admitted off their wait lists over the last five years. Not all the admitted students chose to enroll. University of Pennsylvania 2012 . . . 87 2011 . . . 56 2010 . . . 55 2009 . . . 98 2008 . . . 174 Princeton 2012 . . . zero 2011 . . . 19 2010 . . . 164 2009 . . . 60 2008 . . . 148 Swarthmore 2012 . . . 8 2011 . . . 10 2010 . . . 7 2009 . . . 12 2008 . . . 34 Haverford 2012 . . . 3 2011 . . . 0 2010 . . . 1 2009 . . . 13 2008 . . . 3 University of Delaware 2012 . . . 640 2011 . . . 285 2010 . . . 591 2009 . . . 196 2008 . . . 288 Bucknell University 2012 . . . 3 2011 . . . 19 2010 . . . 79 2009 . . . 23 2008 . . . 9 Villanova 2012 . . . 598 2011 . . . 206 2010 . . . 675 2009 . . . 71 2008 . . . 202