Archive for October, 2009


Calling All Widener Alumni in the Military

October 29, 2009

I’m planning a story for the spring issue about alumni serving in the military, especially those in Iraq or Afghanistan and other far-flung spots on the globe. If you or someone you know has an interesting story to tell about current military service, please e-mail me at or call 610-499-4246.   I look forward to hearing from you!rotc1  — Sam Starnes, Editor


Two New Statues at Old Main

October 26, 2009

statue9 smallTwo new bronze statues now stand in the front lawn of Old Main. My original plan was to publish photos of these on the back of the upcoming fall magazine, with a short accompanying story, but another big breaking story fell into my lap — you’ll have to wait until the magazine comes out to see it.  You can, however, read about the two statues, and a third one in University Center, in What’s Up, the online campus newsletter. Here Larry Welker, co-owner of Chester’s Laran Bronze Inc., guides the statue entitled Homecoming into place on Tuesday, Oct. 13.  — Sam Starnes, Editor




Welcome to the Widener Magazine Blog

October 21, 2009

The fall 2009 issue of Widener Magazine will be out in late November.  For now, you can read the spring 2009 issue here.  The spring 2008 issue won a Bronze Cuppie Award from CUPRAP, The Association of Communicators in Education. Magazines dating back to fall 2006 are available on the news section of –Sam Starnes, Editor