The spring edition of the Widener Magazine is out. The featured cover story, “Confronting the Pervasive Problem of Poverty,” takes a look at this issue and how Widener faculty and students are working together to combat it. Other articles include a Q&A with new President Julie E. Wollman, a story about the Boundaries and Bridges program, and a look at the lack of civility in political arenas and elsewhere.
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The fall of issue of Widener Magazine takes on a variety of stories, including groundbreaking research into brain injuries, a study of parks in Paris and green spaces today, and the history of polo on campus. Magazines are in the mail to alumni and friends, and the full issue can be found online.
For those interested for more information about the story “A Polo Powerhouse of the Past,” you can find links to videos and information in the Digital Collection of the Widener University Archives here.
As always, we welcome your comments online. You can post a Letter to the Editor here.
The issue celebrating the successful conclusion of Taking the Lead–The Campaign for Widener is now online.
The newest edition of the Widener Magazine has rolled off the press and is on the way to alumni and other members of the university community. Feature stories focus on Widener’s strategic plans, cancer-fighting research by an engineering faculty member and a student, an anthology of writing by inmates edited by an English Department faculty member and a student, as well as a Q&A with three new deans on campus. Look for yours in print or check it out online.
With almost 40 separate events, Widener’s 2014 Homecoming/Family Weekend — with most activities taking place from Friday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 19 — has something to appeal to all alumni, students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Activities range from receptions at the individual schools, breakfasts, barbecues, parties, as well as an alumni softball and roller hockey games, a stargazing night in the Widener observatory, a hypnotist, a stand-up comedian, and of course, the annual football game.
Check out the full schedule to see the event, time, and place for you. We hope to see you on campus next month!
By Khalil Williams ’16
Calling all Widener-PMC alumni! Time is running out to make nominations for the 2015 Alumni Awards.
Hosted by the Widener-PMC Alumni Association every spring, the awards include the Outstanding Alumnus award, the Alumni Volunteer Service Award, two John L. Geoghegan Alumni Citizenship Awards – going to an alumnus and a current undergraduate student who have excelled in academics, leadership and community service – and the R. Kelso Carter Award for non-alumni service to the University.
If you want to make a nomination, submit your entry by August 31. All award nominations must briefly summarize the person’s academic achievements, demonstrated leadership on and/or off campus, and community service. Nominations can be made online and on paper. For more information, visit Widener’s Alumni Awards page.
By Khalil Williams ’16
The most recent issue of Widener Magazine features the story of alumnus Fred Maahs, director of national partnerships-community investment for the Comcast Corporation and chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities. He earned his associate’s degree at the Brandywine College campus in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1984.
He is one of more than 3,000 alumni to graduate from Brandywine College in its twenty-five year history. The school was opened in 1966 as Brandywine Junior College. Widener entered a merger with Brandywine in 1976. Brandywine graduated its final class in 1991 on the campus that is home to Widener Law’s Delaware Campus.
Now all alumni have the opportunity to view information specific to Brandywine College in the Digital Collections of the Widener University Archives.
The exhibit, created by Jill Borin, an assistant archivist of the Wolfgram Memorial Library, features an abundance of documents from 1965 to 1991 including photographs, student handbooks, and The Valley yearbook.
Two Brandywine yearbooks – the 1985 and 1989 issues of The Valley – are unavailable at the time of this post. If anyone has a copy of either issue, they are asked to contact Borin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Widener and Pennsylvania Military College yearbooks have been online in the Digital Collections since 2011.