Penn State Brandywine Global Programs has released its upcoming study abroad lineup for the 2013-14 academic year.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Class of 2013 graduated from the school on Saturday.
Penn State Brandywine honored its Class of 2013 in its Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday. The class' 129 students accepted their degrees, including 68 from Delaware County, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. During the campus tradition of allowing each student to speak during the ceremony, Bethanne Seufert, of Media, thanked her “fantastic professors” and her three children and husband for “being there through it all," according to the Delco Times. Read more about the ceremony including Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska's remarks to her final graduation class as she also moves on from her role as chancellor here on the Delaware County Daily Times.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Penn State Brandywine’s annual Spring Soiree semi-formal fundraiser raised $66,000 for students at the campus.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The search for a new chancellor, to replace Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, will begin this summer.
Penn State Brandywine announced the appointment of an interim chancellor this week. Dr. George W. Franz was named the interim chancellor, effective July 1. The search for a new chancellor, to replace Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, who has accepted a position as regional chancellor at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, will begin this summer, according to Penn State’s Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses Madlyn L. Hanes. Franz taught history at the campus for three decades and served as director of academic affairs (DAA) from 1997 until his retirement in 2007. “I am confident that Penn State Brandywine will benefit from his leadership and sense of community in this period of transition,” Hanes said in a press release. “We are …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Do you want to see student housing at the Middletown Township campus?
Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine could bring student housing to the Middletown Township campus. The Penn State Board of Trustees approved an increase in the room and board rate for 2013-14 and plans to use a portion of the additional revenue to further study the possibility of placing residence halls on the 90-acre Brandywine campus as well as PSU Abington in Montgomery County, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. “We’re interested in becoming a residential campus for a number of reasons,” Sophia Wisniewska, chancellor of the Brandywine campus, told the Delco Times. “First and foremost, we want to be competitive with other institutions. Of the 63 institutions in the Philadelphia that offer baccalaureate degrees, three do …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A Penn State Brandywine instructor sent her late son's ashes into space along with the remains of James Doohan, who played Scotty on Star Trek.
The unthinkable happened in 2006 when Kathy and Pat Meehan’s son, Shawn, died at the age of 24 after a yearlong battle with leukemia. Shattered by their loss, they were embraced by family and friends, including Kathy Meehan’s colleagues at Penn State Brandywine, where she is senior instructor in human development and family studies. "The campus community came together for us in an amazing way," she remembered. Shawn, a network engineer, had a lifelong fascination with technology, rocketry and astronomy. In 2003, he took what would be the trip of his lifetime: six weeks “to visit every air and space museum he could find across the country,” Meehan recalled. Now, six years after Shawn's death, the Meehan family, of Chadds Ford, has bid …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Penn State Brandywine students talked with President Barack Obama and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter about college loan rates recently.
Not many people can say they spoke with the President of the United States, but three Penn State Brandywine students had the ear of President Barack Obama by telephone while in the office of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs hosted a call with Obama on May 7, to discuss the fight to keep federally subsidized student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. Sixteen local college students, including Penn State Brandywine freshmen Samantha Golay, of Sharon Hill; Christopher Kramer, of Media; and Tara Landis, of Malvern, were present in the Mayor’s Office for the call. Only two of those 16 students actually spoke with the President, and Kramer was one of them. Kramer represented Penn …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska celebrates her love of Pennsylvania and the importance of a healthy lifestyle by walking from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.
Two weeks, nearly 300 miles, two women, and nothing but their own two feet. That’s right. Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska is celebrating her love of Pennsylvania and the importance of a healthy lifestyle by walking from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. "This is a self improvement project,” Wisniewska said of her 300-mile trek with her friend, Marie Thibault. “This is about our love of walking and our love of Pennsylvania. We are curious about the small towns and want to meet the people who live there.” Their journey began at Seton Hill University in Pittsburgh on Sunday, May 6, will continue through the rural areas along Route 30, and will end on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum on Monday, May 21. “We’re going to run …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Middletown Township Business and Professional Association’s April meeting will feature a history professor on April 11 who will discuss a Penn State Brandywine student project.
The Middletown Township Business and Professional Association’s (MTBPA) monthly meeting will feature history professor Dr. Julie Gallagher on April 11. Gallagher will discuss the Penn State Brandywine student project titled The History in Our Attics – A Collective Family E-Album. The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 11 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Penn State Brandywine in Room 203 of the Commons Building. Members and the general public are welcome. Cost for the meeting is $15 for both members and non-members and includes lunch. By opening the treasure chests in their families’ attics and basements, by talking to great-grandmothers, uncles, parents, and family friends, Penn State history students have given us a wonderful …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
In honor of campus founder and CEO John D. Vairo, who passed away in January, Penn State Brandywine will host a memorial on April 11.
In honor of campus founder and CEO John D. Vairo, who passed away in January, Penn State Brandywine will host a memorial for all those who wish to remember his life and legacy on Wednesday, April 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Tomezsko Classroom Building lounge. Vairo, of Middletown, died at home, after a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer on Jan. 1, at the age of 91, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. Friends, former students and colleagues from both Penn State and the larger community will share memories of a man known for his vision, wisdom and kindness, according to PSU Brandywine. A reception will follow with light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Media Patch interviewed Vairo at his grandson's graduation from Penncrest …