Archive for September, 2012


An Underwater World in Widener Magazine

September 26, 2012

Of all the stories that have appeared in Widener Magazine over the years, none have had as exotic a selection of photographs as “A Jump Into the Deep End” in the fall 2012 issue.  The images were provided by David Schott, a 2007 MBA graduate, and his wife Becky who took the pictures.  If you liked what you saw in print, check out the numerous images and videos on their company’s website Liquid Productions LLC.


Widener Magazine and the Arab Spring

September 20, 2012

The cover story in the newly printed fall issue of the Widener Magazine focuses on two alumni who are leaders in the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 in Bahrain and Libya. Other feature stories include a profile of Chester Mayor John Linder, a 1976 alumnus; a look at the future of technology through the eyes of Widener students, faculty, and alumni; and a beautifully illustrated story about an alumnus who started an underwater photography business.

We welcome your feedback on this blog in the Letters to the Editor section.

Sam Starnes, Editor


Run or Walk at Widener Homecoming 5K

September 14, 2012

Wouldn’t it be cool to look back one day years from now and say that you crossed the finish line in the inaugural Widener Homecoming 5K?

The 1st Annual Widener University Homecoming 5K race will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Quick Center at the corner of Walnut Street and East 14th Street, and the race will start at 9 a.m.   You can see the route below — click on it to enlarge it.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic, a student-led, non-profit clinic that provides physical therapy care to uninsured and under-insured residents of Chester and the surrounding area. Physical therapy students provide services for community members who are unable to receive physical therapy due to their uninsured status or exhausted insurance benefits.

For more information and to sign up for the race, visit the registration page.

For a complete listing of the many Homecoming events, check out the schedule.