Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The competition is open to Villanova students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Wednesday, January 23
The Villanova Theatre Department is pleased to announce the first annual playwriting competition, offered exclusively to Villanova students, alumni, faculty and staff. The goal of this competition is to foster creative endeavors within the Villanova arts community. The funding and support for this project will be provided by the Sue Winge Playwriting Grant. The guidelines for the competition are as follows: All submissions should be directed to the attention of: Liz Marafino, Production Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sue Winge Playwriting Grant and competition was established in memory of beloved Villanova University employee, Sue Winge, who served the university for many years in the Theatre Department and the President’…
Find out what your chances are of getting accepted at your favorite college or university in the Delaware Valley.
With more than 50 colleges and universities in and around the city, Philadelphia is one of the largest college towns in the nation. Each year, these colleges and universities receive more applications for admission than they have places available. Below are the acceptance rates for many of the institutions of higher education in the Delaware Valley. Ardmore/ Bryn Mawr/ Haverford St. Joseph's University Bryn Mawr College Rosemont College Harcum College Haverford College Radnor Villanova University Cabrini College Eastern University Delaware County Delaware County Community College Neumann University Penn State Brandywine Campus Pennsylvania College of Technology Swarthmore College Widener University Chester County Immaculata …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
An organization could have withheld faculty recruitment services from Villanova.
The Association of American Law Schools has placed Villanova University's School of Law on probation for two years for data falsification of its students' grades. "The association, the main professional organization for law schools in the United States, said it stopped short of imposing tougher sanctions because Villanova had been thorough in investigating the scandal and taking steps to prevent future occurrences," reports Philly.com. Susan Westerberg Prager, the AALS executive director, wrote in a Nov. 28 letter, that you can read by clicking here, that "the misconduct was intentional and long-standing" and "it is so fundamentally inconsistent with basic concepts underlying AALS core values and bylaws." The newspaper reported that the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Radnor Board of Commissioners president Bill Spingler said the board would not approve any plan from the school that does not include a time table for the pedestrian bridge.
A new amendment within Radnor Township's planned Institutional Zoning District proposed by Villanova University is headed to the Radnor Planning Commission, the township’s Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee and the Delaware County Planning Commission. At the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday, the commissioners voted to set the review and approval process in motion, although at least one resident said it was too soon, reports Main Line Media News. The purpose of the amendment is to allow for plans for new student dorms on the south campus and a parking structure, theater and retail to serve the campus population. Although an attorney for the school states that the redevelopment will create 113 new parking spaces on campus, …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Radnor's Ethics Bowl team competed Saturday at the Philadelphia Area Regional Ethics Bowl Competition held at Villanova University, and dominated the competition, with a 5-0 record and winning the championship.
On Saturday December 1st, five Radnor students participated in the Philadelphia Area High School Ethics Bowl, held at Villanova University. An Ethics Bowl is “a competitive event in which teams of up to five members analyze ethical dilemmas. The goal is to demonstrate knowledge of the issues at stake, to develop a framework to direct actions, and to answer questions asked by judges. Teams do not need to take pro and con positions. Both teams can agree with each other. The clarity and persuasiveness of the argument about what we ‘ought’ to do determine the winner. (Ethics Program, Villanova University)” Radnor was one of twelve teams competing today, with teams coming from Phoenixville, Wilmington, Cherry Hill and many other school …
Friday, November 16, 2012
One Lower Merion Board of Commissioners member said Villanova University must do a better job with discipline.
Although Villanova University's campus is in Radnor Township, many of its students live and gather over the Lower Merion border. Villanova students committed the majority of Lower Merion Township's 'nuisance offenses' in the past three months, and the school must do a better job with discipline, one township Board of Commissioners member said at a meeting Monday. Of 186 arrests for disorderly conduct, public urination, public intoxication and underage drinking in August through October, 110 involved Villanova students, Commissioner Scott Zelov said, citing data researched by Capt. Bill Boegly of the Lower Merion Police Department. "That is just about 60 percent, which can not continue," said Zelov, who represents the area of Bryn Mawr—a …
Monday, November 12, 2012
A pedestrian crosswalk was something Radnor officials and residents have asked for in the school's campus building plan.
Villanova University hopes to add new dormitories, a parking garage and retail space where its main parking lot currently sits on Lancaster Avenue. When the redevelopment plan was first presented, it did not include a pedestrian walk over busy Lancaster Avenue. But the walk was something that many in the community thought should come with all of the new building. The school's design team has chosen the location for the bridge at "Church Walk," the intersection where St. Thomas of Villanova Church is. It would be 475 feet in length and have an elevation of 17 feet from the street to the base of the crossing, reports Main Line Media News. The newspaper writes, "The crossing will start at the exit of the train station and will “connect with …
Friday, October 26, 2012
An antique gold medallion cross, Tory Burch flats and a gun were some of the things reportedly pinched in Radnor last week.
The following information is supplied by the Radnor Township Police Department. If you have any information that would assist police in solving these crimes, call (610) 688-0503. Smash and grab A Dell Latitude laptop computer valued at $1,400 was reported stolen from a car that was parked in the south side of the parking lot at Club La Maison in Wayne on Monday, Oct. 15 around 8 a.m. The front passenger side window had been smashed. Also taken from the car was a Joan Shepp laptop bag valued at $500 and a $20 leopard print lunch bag. Political thought Political signs supporting State Rep. Joe Hackett and U.S. Congressman Pat Meehan were reportedly taken from a front lawn in the 400 block of Valley Forge Road in Wayne during the night of …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Colleges were ranked based on accomplishments in both education and sports.
Thirty-five Pennsylvania schools, including Villanova University, placed in the top 100 schools in the National Collegiate Scouting Association's yearly Power Rankings. The NCSA is an organization dedicated to helping student-athletes and college coaches connect. It publishes this annual Power Rankings list as a tool to help student-athletes evaluate a school's offerings in both academics and athletics. The NCSA compiles their scores from three sources: student-athlete graduation rates, U.S. News and World Report's academic rankings, and the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, which is awarded to a school that is successful in a wide range of sports. Quoted in a press release, Lisa Strasman, COO and President of NCSA Athletic Recruiting …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Groups volunteered at 19 Main Line sites, including Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals and the Radnor Historical Society in Radnor.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Villanova University partnered with local service organizations and neighborhood agencies on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of the University’s seventh-annual St. Thomas of Villanova “Day of Service.” More than 4,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families took part in projects at 140 sites ranging from serving meals and packaging food for hunger relief organizations to neighborhood clean-ups and tree plantings. Groups volunteered at 19 Main Line sites, including Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals and the Radnor Historical Society in Radnor. If you are a host or Villanova volunteer, upload your photos of your service day to this article. Click on "Upload Photos and Video" under the photo at right. Other Main Line sites …