Archive for February, 2012

February 29th, 2012 by Cara Donaldson

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: $2 Off Admission

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

$2 Off Admission with Student ID*

EXPIRES 5/19/2013

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre is one of the nation’s premiere Shakespeare theatres, presenting inspired interpretations of the Bard’s works in an intimate Center City theater.

* Friday and Saturday nights excluded. When ordering online, use discount code ‘CPC’ and present your student id when picking up tickets.

2111 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

www.phillyshakespeare.org

Images © The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

February 29th, 2012 by Dominique Clarke

Pen to Publisher: Maurice Sendak

Photo © Rosenbach Museum and Library

When we entered college, we replaced picture books with textbooks and our childhood with adulthood.  But every now and then an opportunity comes along to rediscover the magic of youth, and Pen to Publisher is exactly that opportunity.

Now until July 25th, the Rosenbach Museum and Library presents Pen to Publisher, an in-depth look at the publication process of three Maurice Sendak books from original inception to finished printed product.  The two-gallery exhibit features The Sign on Rosie’s Door (1960), Outside Over There (1981) and Brundibar (2003), both revealing the mysteries of Sendak’s creative process and reflecting the ways publishing has transformed over 40 years.

Sendak’s original sketches and author notes line the walls of the Sendak Gallery on the first floor, providing viewers with an intimate look into the working mind of the author.  Gallery 1 on the second floor is home to Sendak’s final work, with materials describing the unique story of how each book was edited, printed, manufactured and publicized.

“We can really tell the whole story of the book,” said Exhibit Curator Patrick Rodgers, emphasizing the work done by editors, illustrators, and publishers behind the scenes.  “There are hidden stories about the picture books you read.”

While uncovering the publication process, Pen to Publisher simultaneously transports viewers back to their childhood.

“It’s really easy to put illustrative literature aside when you stop being a child,” said Rodgers, who rediscovered comic books and illustrative literature when he came to college.  “It’s actually really fun and enlightening to come back to these things when you’re a little bit older; you can rediscover them from a new angle.”

 

You can contact Dominique Clarke at doclarke@sas.upenn.edu

 

February 28th, 2012 by Evetha Francois

Top 5 Philly Career Postings

Photo © Campus Philly

Here are this week’s top 5 career postings on campusphilly.org/careers:

1. USLI: Application Software Developer

Got computer skills? USLI is seeking a rising junior to fill their paid, year-round internship opening.

2. City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program: Marketing Internship

Here’s a cool chance to get into the art scene. As an intern, you’ll develop and execute the organizational marketing plan for Philly’s Mural Arts Program, create promotional materials, get a super portfolio boost, and score college credit!

3. Verizon Wireless: Retail Sales Representative

Is technology your thing? Have a knack for getting people to buy stuff? Like starting up convos with strangers? Then check out Verizon’s Retail Sales Rep position, where you can put all of these talents to work!

4. Northwestern Mutual: College Financial Representative

Take your first step into the  world of business with this Northwestern Mutual opening. They’re offering an intern the opportunity to start career building as a full-time rep, serving clients’ financial needs.

5. Deloitte: Audit Mentor Program

To intern in their summer Mentor Program, Deliotte is seeking students with strong leadership skills and academic performance. If you’re interested in Accounting, Banking, Finance, or Economics, surely take a look! Based on your performance, you could even score a full time gig.

You can contact Evetha Francois at evetha.francois@temple.edu

February 27th, 2012 by Megan McIntosh

Campus Newswire: Top 5

Photo © Cabrini College

Here are this week’s top 5 news bites from our local colleges and universities:

Junior at Bryn Mawr writes for latest issue of India Abroad

Lakshmi Somasundaram ’13 has been writing for India Abroad since she was 12, but it was only recently that she was able to incorporate what she’s learning at Bryn Mawr. As a Psychology major, Somasundaram was able to write about how the face of Autism can be changed in India.

Junior at Swarthmore gets prestigious internship

Spencer Jones ’13 has been given the opportunity to participate in the Lipper Internship Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan. After training, Jones will be able to share everything she’s learned with school students. No doubt this opportunity will further aid her in her education studies and anthropology/sociology majors.

“Blue Man Group” of Millersville does research in Mojave Desert 

Undergraduate meteorology students from Millersville traveled for two weeks to the Mojave desert to measure dust particles. Rather than just experiencing it in the classroom, Millersville was able to provide real-life application to their studies.

Haverford has their very own star!

When one thinks of Haverford, their first thought is probably not: “source of hip hop’s rising stars.” But that seems to be the case. Howard Brown ’12 was featured in XXL in August, as well as other music blogs. Known as Gabriel Stark, the rap artist currently has a booking agent and gigs and has no plans to stop now.

Senior at Cheyney decides to study abroad spring semester

Katora Slaughter ’12 speaks little Chinese, but she decided that in order to be successful in business she had to go where some of the biggest business deals go down. Doing this for herself and her son, the Chester native is no stranger to working hard but she is enjoying the experience as well.

You can contact Megan McIntosh at memcintosh@ursinus.edu

February 27th, 2012 by Dominique Clarke

Top 5 Upcoming Philly Events

Photo © Kelsey Jones for Campus Philly

Here are the top 5 Campus Philly picks for events going on in Philly this week.  For more events, visit the Campus Philly Events Calendar.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present Dragons

Price: $10 – $95 | When: February 27th, 7:00 pm | Where: Wells Fargo Center – 3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Ever feel like you’ve regressed back to whining childhood during college?  Fortunately, it’s okay to be a kid again at the circus, especially if it’s presented by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.  Enjoy a slice of  nostalgia at The Greatest Show on Earth, as they celebrate the year of the Dragon with jaw-dropping acts of bravery and gravity-defying shows of athleticism that make us go “ooh!” and “ahh!” just like the 5-year old sitting next to us.

WXPN’s 8th Annual Musicians on Call Benefit Concert

Price: $28 | When: February 29th, 7:00 | Where: World Cafe Live –

It’s difficult to rationalize going out in the middle of midterms, but WXPN allows you to party for a purpose at WXPN’s 8th Annual Musicians on Call Benefit concert.  All proceeds from this event will benefit Musicians on Call, a community service group that sends musicians to six-area hospitals to perform at the bedsides of room-bound patients.  And with performances by Diego Garcia and Special Guest Mutlu, you can expect musician therapy for your ears too.

Green, Urban, Glocal: Student Work from Philadelphia Design Schools

FREE! | When: Ongoing until March 2nd, Mondays-Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Where: Philadelphia Center for Architecture -1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

As society transforms, architectures are faced with an ever-expanding set of issues that reaches well beyond mere aesthetics.  Each year, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture reminds us that Philly students are meeting these challenges by featuring the best of student work from five of Philadelphia’s Architecture and Design Schools, including Drexel University, Philadelphia University, Temple University, University of the Arts and University of Pennsylvania. The exhibit features work that tackles the challenge of going-green, becoming increasingly urban, and remaining local while addressing global implications.

The 3rd Annual Philly Chilli Bowl

Price: $10 to compete, $5 to eat | When: March 3, 4:00 pm for contestants, 5:30 pm for spectators| Where: Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA 19147

For decades, rich delicious chili was left neglected on the competition scene, out-shined each year by scantily-clad women holding large plates of buffalo wings.  Now, chilli is back for revenge in the 3rd annual Philly Chilli Bowl.  Make the best chilli in Philly (that rhymes)? Submit an application to compete by February 29th and come prepared with six courts of your best home-made recipe.  For those who are more skilled at eating than cooking, it’s only $5 to taste the best of Philly and rub elbows with a star studded panel of judges including Di Bruno Brother’s owner Emilio Mignucci and Top Chef Winner Kevin Sbraga.

Beta Test Presents: Heroes

Price: $10 | When: March 3rd, 7:30 pm | Where: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia – 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hours of Super Mario can be seriously detrimental to your grades (trust me, I know).  Fortunately you can cram all your not-so-secret nerdom into one night at Beta Test Presents: Heroes, where our favorite stars of video games, anime and novels become the subjects of a musical tribute.  Featuring music from Super Mario Land, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Firefly, Batman, and many more, this event is sure to win the high-score in your heart.

 

You can contact Dominique Clarke at doclarke@sas.upenn.edu

 

February 24th, 2012 by Megan McIntosh

Share the Music:
Bell Tower & 1851 Records

Photo © Bell Tower Music

We all know college campuses are where music goes to be discovered, matured, and released for the world to hear. Bands and artists with little to no fan base can find a footing here and take off after attracting the ears of the next generation. However, not all music found on campuses are from an outside source. Universities such as Temple and Saint Joseph’s are lending their talent to bulk up the music scene around campus even more with their very own record labels.

Temple University’s Bell Tower Records

Hear that in the distance? That’s not just the ring of the Bell Tower on campus.

Bell Tower records is headed by local grammy winning producer Aaron Levinson, and was created to support the Temple and Philadelphia music community. They select a new artists each year to work with and help. This record company also helps provide students with an out-of-class experience in the world of the music industry.

What else?

  • They Pay it forward: Students learn from their predecessors and leave behind their own contributions.
  • Involved with Temple’s Spring Fling
  • Artist Spotlight: The Mendles – A Temple-based “Brooklyn indie-rock” type band! Check out their website to hear some of their music!

 

Saint Joseph University’s 1851 Records

That’s right, there’s more than one school in Philadelphia with a record label. St. Joe’s has one too!

1851 Records was started in 2008 by students. Their goal is to empower and support St. Joe’s Alumni, faculty, and students, and their music. They also provide students with working experience in the music business, and help to create a sustainable environment for them in the industry.

What else?

  • “At 1851, we do our best to promote our artists and learn as much as possible in the process.”- Mike Bukowski, Vice President of Operations
  • Multiple artists signed.
  • Artist Spotlight: Matt Patterson is a singer from the Queens neighborhood of Rockaway Beach (NY). With “The Getaway EP,” Matt Patterson is hoping to bring a new and unique sound that separates him from other new artists.

You can contact Megan McIntosh at memcintosh@ursinus.edu

February 23rd, 2012 by Evetha Francois

Online Internship Fair

It’s that time again! Campus Philly’s very own Online Internship Fair kicked off this week! This spring we have so many amazing opportunities to share with you, and finding them is easy. Just go to the Campus Philly Careers page and click “I need an internship.” Create a free account (if you don’t already have one), update your profile and upload your resume so that potential employers can check you out. And that’s it – you’re ready to meet your  perfect match! Get to accessing and applying for any/all of the positions that strike your fancy. There will be a bunch to choose from and new internships are posted every day, so make sure to keep checking back during the week. A few openings that you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for are…

  • Human Resources Intern: This Verizon Wireless opening is for a full-time intern with a passion for Human Resources. Duties of the paid position include supporting HR strategies that bring about increased employee productivity, providing administrative support and contributing to the recruiting/staffing process.
  • Audit Mentor Program: To intern in their summer Mentor Program, Deliotte is seeking strong student leaders. If you’re interested in Accounting, Banking, Finance or Economics, take a look! Based on your performance, you could even score a full time gig.
  • Application Software Developer InternComputer geniuses – USLI is seeking a rising junior to fill their paid, year-round internship opening. While on the job, you’ll have an opportunity to diversify your skills via training in the usage of multiple technological programs.
  • Public Relations and Marketing Intern: Those of you interested in PR, marketing and museums should consider Penn Museum’s internship. Its duration is flexible and academic credit is being offered!
  • Graphic Design Internship: Here’s a cool chance to get into the art scene. As an intern, you’ll develop and execute the organizational marketing plan for Philly’s Mural Arts Program, create promotional materials, get a super portfolio boost and score college credit!

The Fair ends Friday, February 24th so act fast. Happy applying!

You can contact Evetha Francois at evetha.francois@temple.edu

February 22nd, 2012 by Dominique Clarke

Philly Rising Open Stage

Photo © Philly Rising MySpace

Philadelphia-area student Jeanette Lynne was more than a bit nervous before her set at World Café Live.  She knew her songs were different, but her unique sound was what made her a stand out at the Philly Rising Open Stage.

Each Monday night, Upstairs Live fills with the unimaginable talent of local inspiring musicians for the Philly Rising Open Stage hosted by Philly’s own Boy Wonder.  Performers can sign up for a 2-song slot in front of energized audience and a discerning panel of judges.  Singer/song-writers, rappers and rock bands stand in front of the mic to have fun, show off and take advantage of the opportunity to finally be discovered.

“Philly Rising has honestly broken me into the Philadelphia music scene,” said Lynne, singer/song writer and second year Delaware County Community College student.  “That stage gives me confidence and the crowd is real. You never know who will be sitting in listening.  Could be the head of a major label, or the organizer for SXSW, or potential fans that could follow your music career the rest of your life!”

Judges select the best performers each week to return to World Café Live to perform in Cream: The Best of Philly Rising, a monthly competition featuring a coveted prize package: exclusive studio time discount provided by Range Recording Studios and an editorial feature in Origivation magazine.  Those who advance at Cream move on to perform at the annual Cream of the Cream where they will compete for an even better prize package that includes 50-copies of their own EP and multi-camera live music video shoot.

“The actual competition part was nerve-wracking,” said Lynne, who competed in the January 2011 Cream.  “There’s so much talent that comes through the doors there every week, to get noticed is such an honor.”

Like Lynne, many Philadelphia-area students come out to perform against veteran musicians. “Balancing being a student and a performer can be challenging” said Lynne. “School is intense and time consuming, but always make room for the things that are important to you.”

 

You can contact Dominique Clarke at doclarke@sas.upenn.edu

February 21st, 2012 by Evetha Francois

United By Blue: Community Brand

Photo © Katherine Friedgen

Did you know that plastic water bottles are one of the greatest pollutants of our oceans and waterways? What about this: “over 70% of people depend on oceans for their main source of protein.” Yup, if you’re thinking that these two fun facts don’t exactly complement one another, you’re absolutely right. Problematic? United By Blue thinks so.

Who They Are

UBB‘s a local start-up whose mission is “that for every product we sell, we remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world through company-organized cleanups,” says Alli Blum – the Director of Marketing. The Philly-based apparel brand’s been making great waves in environmental conservation efforts, leading the blue movement by addressing, solving, and raising awareness of the effects of water pollution.

So, why go blue? In Alli’s words, “all of life on land depends on life in the water.” It is important to protect underwater ecosystems so that the people of today and generations of tomorrow are still able to inhabit our planet. United By Blue’s team members, business strategies, and programs all work to do just this. “We all, everyone at the company, believe that business has the power to do more than just make money,” Alli explains. Using their social business as a catalyst for change, those at United By Blue “sell clothes, pick up trash and do our own dirty work.” Putting “our money where our mouth is,” as Alli put it, UBB organizes community-based programs in an effort to help the movement swim forward.

What They Do

To get young people more involved in sustainability efforts UBB offers, as one section of outreach programming, twelve different internships. Positions range from business and PR to cleanup planning and graphic design. “We value their input and their knowledge,” Alli comments on United By Blue interns. While making a positive impact on the environment, interns “come out of it knowing how to take on a leadership role in a project…and see it through from start to finish,” Alli points out.

In addition to summer and fall openings, United By Blue has students take part in the movement via Campus Crew, a social business club through which members establish environmental goals to be accomplished on their own campuses. Volunteering to join a UBB cleanup team is another, simple way to go blue. At UBB, just to “do something that matters,” Alli says, is really the most important part.

You can contact Evetha Francois at evetha.francois@temple.edu

February 20th, 2012 by Megan McIntosh

Campus Newswire: Top 5

Photo © Cabrini College

Here are this week’s top 5 news bites from our local colleges and universities:

Rutgers-Camden Student Learns on the Job!

Joseph Harris, a senior at Rutgers-Camden, is definitely under the impression that all knowledge is good knowledge. That’s why in addition to learning economics while at school, Harris is interning at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Here Harris is able to put what he’s learned into real-life application. It also allows him to share what he learns with his fellow classmates.

Stockton College Announces New Degree Program in Sustainablity

Something you may not have known: the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has a new degree which helps the environment. Programs like this are rare in the nation, and Stockton has truly stood by their commitment to environmental education. This program offers a combination of economics, natural sciences, policy, ethics and more. A student can pursue a B.A or B.S in this degree.

MU Student takes on the Decaying of Cities

A Millersville University senior has taken his geography and history major to new heights for his last semester as an undergraduate. Jeremy Young is using his involvement in THIS to get the wheels rolling on the revitalizing of the decaying cities. Young hopes to go to graduate school in the fall, and with the experience he’s obtained at Millersville and this internship he is no doubt more than qualified.

Ursinus Student makes use of her Self-made Major

Ursinus Senior Michelle Ermatinger-Salas created her own major at Ursinus College: Renaissance Studies.  Ermatinger-Salas is taking part in the Berman Museum’s curatorial initiative. In order to stay “true” to her major, she decided to design her own exhibit which opened February 15th.

University of Sciences Physical Therapy Students Help Seniors Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

Originally ran this past summer, Usciences implemented a plan to help seniors get and stay healthy while working with the SWEET program at Mt. Baptist Zion Church. The students will use this program in their capstones in the fall.

You can contact Megan McIntosh at memcintosh@ursinus.edu