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BUSINESS
October 9, 2012
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe elected the following business and nonprofit professionals to its board: David Hoffman , a global funds manager at Brandywine Global Investments and member of the firm's executive board, is chair. Maria Papadakis , host and on-air personality for RAW, an arts and entertainment show. Ajay Raju , managing partner of the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith and a member of the firm's executive committee. Hal Real , owner of Real Entertainment Inc. Patricia Wellenbach , chief executive officer of Sandcastle Strategy Group.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2012
Theater 1812 Productions: This Is The Week That Is Annual show poking fun at local & national current events. Closes 11/4. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560. 1812productions.org. $22. 7 Fingers: Sequence 8 Performance company from Montreal. Closes 9/23. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-893-1999. 7doigts.com. $20-$55. American Shakespeare Center: Twelfth Night One of Shakespeare's great comedies. Closes 9/24. Ursinus College - Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, 601 Main St., Collegeville; 610-409-3795.
NEWS
June 22, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sarah Howard Widman, 67, of Trappe, spokeswoman for Ursinus College from 1990 until she retired in 2009, died Tuesday, June 19, at Phoenixville Hospital of a myelodysplastic syndrome, which affects the blood and the bone marrow. Mrs. Widman was president in 2005 of the College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania, now known as the Association of Communicators in Education. She earned its Don Hale Award for Service in 2009. Her husband, George, a retired photographer for the Associated Press in Philadelphia, said her work as a newspaper reporter in Upstate New York groomed her for her Ursinus career.
SPORTS
February 4, 2012
A former high school wrestling star at the Haverford School, a three-year wrestler at Ursinus College, a bright light in his job at NBC10 - taken by cancer, age 25. A second Ursinus graduate, another former star wrestler, just starting a new career - dead in a car accident, age 24. Dan Glover lost control of his Buick LeSabre on a snow-slickened Pennsylvania Turnpike at 10:02 a.m. Jan. 21. He was making his way to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service...
NEWS
February 3, 2012 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ursinus College made a highly unusual move when it named Bobby Fong its president last year. Not because of his qualifications - he's brilliant, educated at Harvard, editor of a volume of poetry, a world authority on Oscar Wilde. It was unusual because Fong is Chinese American. And in the United States, Asians rarely get to be college presidents. "A friend asked me, 'Why are we workhorses and not show horses?' " said Roy Saigo, a Japanese American scholar and former head of schools in the South and in the Midwest.
NEWS
January 20, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
JORDAN T. Baumeister was the kind of guy every business would like to have in its office: Eager, efficient, imaginative, funny and cheerful. What more could you want? Jordan applied those characteristics to his job as a production assistant for NBC 10, where he endeared himself to fellow workers and supervisors alike. "Jordan always put a positive spin on everything," said morning news manager Jennifer Wiggins. "He was an absolute joy. " Jordan, an outstanding athlete and champion wrestler in middle school, high school and college, was diagnosed with cancer while a sophomore at Ursinus College.
NEWS
October 14, 2011
A low-wattage LED-light conversion project at Ursinus College in Collegeville is among 13 clean energy projects that received $3.7 million in grants Friday from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority. Ursinus will receive $120,645 to add to its $41,514 investment to retrofit 214 parking lot and walkway lights with LED lights, reducing annual electricity costs by about $20,000. The Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority also received a $500,000 grant to go toward a $31 million biogas project at Allentown's wastewater treatment plant.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2011
Repertory Films Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-9898. www.brynmawrfilm.org . Bell, Book & Candle (1958) $5; $4 children. 10/8. 11 am. What's Up, Doc?: 1 a Minute (2010) 10/11. 7:30 pm. Camden County College - Blackwood Campus College Dr., Blackwood; 856-227-7200. www.camdencc.edu . The Last Ghost of War (2008) 10/11. 7 pm. County Theater 20 E. State St., Doylestown; 215-345-6789. www.countytheater.org . The Projectionist: A Passion for Film.
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