Millersville University recently received a $23,500 grant from the the Association of Performing Arts Presenters/MetLife Foundation All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation Grant Program. The grant is to be used for their “Tear down this Wall” program. As a part of “Tear down This Wall” there will be no limits as to who can and cannot participate in the arts through a series of art and performance art programs. The grant will help to fund their inaugural 2013-14 season.
PhilaU interior design students conquered the IIDA design competition for the tri-state chapter, with a clean sweep of the first, second, and third place prizes, beating out students from 20 different local universities. Cash rewards were allotted to all three students for their stellar design work. Way to go!
In a new agreement signed by both Stockton College and BCC, students who meet certain requirements at the county college will be guaranteed admission into Stockton’s sustainability degree program, after they have received their associates degrees. The sustainability degree program, combines natural sciences, technology, economics, policy, ethics and other fields in one large cohesive program as a apart of the University’s 2020 strategic plan.
Board Chair and Swarthmore Alum Gill Kemp and his wife Barbara Kemp, recently announced the they would be donating $20 mil. to the school for its future endeavors. The gift will be split up across multiple areas: $8 mil. to financial aid, $7 mil. for campus renovations, and $5 mil. as a lifetime pledge “to the college and it’s contributors to the world.”
William Goldenberg, Temple University Film Alumni, received his first Academy Award on Sunday Feb. 24 for his film editing work on this years best picture, Argo. This was Goldenberg’s fourth Academy Award nomination, his third nomination was for Zero Dark Thirty in the same category! This Philadelphia native has gone onto great success, yet has not forgotten his roots, mentioning the city in many of his interviews.