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2013 News Articles


  • Cabrini College Earns Fair-Trade Status Cabrini Earns Fair-Trade Status

    RADNOR, Pa. (December 12, 2013) — Cabrini College is one of only 17 colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized as a Fair Trade College, as determined by Fair Trade Colleges and Universities in partnership with Fair Trade USA. Cabrini earned its status in November 2013.

    Fair trade is a global trade model that advocates for the purchase and sale of goods that were produced in an ethical, fair, and just manner.

  • Maria Vizcarrondo Named Executive Director of Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini College Maria Vizcarrondo Named Executive Director of Nerney Leadership Institute

    RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 11, 2013) — Maria Vizcarrondo has been named executive director of the Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini College. She began her position Nov. 11.

    Established in spring 2013, the Institute offers students curricular and co-curricular opportunities in leadership development, from non-credit certificates to a minor and a master’s degree.

  • Digital Communication and Social Media Major Among New Programs to Launch

    RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 1, 2013) — Cabrini College has launched new majors, minors, and master’s degree programs, including Special-Education and K–12 Administrative Certification.

    New undergraduate majors include Digital Communication and Social Media (starts fall 2014), International Business, 4+1 Accounting, Health Sciences, and Degree Completion (hybrid program).

    New undergraduate minors include Black Studies, Writing, and Leadership Studies.

    New graduate programs include a Master of Accounting and Master of Science in Leadership concentrations in Non-Profit, Civic, and Organizational Leadership Studies.

  • Cabrini College Leadership Institute Hosts First Executive-in-Residence Cabrini College Leadership Institute Hosts First Executive-in-Residence

    RADNOR, Pa. (Oct. 10, 2013) — The Cabrini College Nerney Leadership Institute launches its inaugural Executive-in-Residence program Oct. 24, 2013, with presenter Thomas P. Nerney '77, Chair, President and CEO of USLI (United States Liability Insurance Group).

  • Eric Olson Appointed Vice President for Finance/Treasurer at Cabrini Eric Olson Appointed Vice President for Finance/Treasurer at Cabrini

    RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2013) — Eric J. Olson of Springfield, Pa., has been named vice president for finance/treasurer at Cabrini College.

  • Cabrini Ranks High on Lists for ROI and Financial Fitness Cabrini Ranks High on Lists for ROI and Financial Fitness

    RADNOR, Pa. (Aug. 1, 2013) – This summer, Cabrini College received notches high on lists for return on investment and for its financial state. Cabrini ranks among the top Pennsylvania colleges and universities that have a high return on a student’s investment.

    In a July report from Affordable Colleges Online, Cabrini College ranked #44 out of 402 Pennsylvania colleges and universities analyzed, because of its low net costs (tuition and fees*) and graduates’ high lifetime earnings. Also, Forbes listed Cabrini in the top 40 percent of private colleges and universities across the nation for being financially fit.

  • Four Elected to Board of Trustees

    RADNOR, Pa. (June 24, 2013) – In May, the Board of Trustees elected former Trustee Joan M. Buzzallino ’66 and three new members to the board: Paul Ridder, William Stemper, and Joel Zazyczny ’89.

  • Change in Leadership at Cabrini College

    RADNOR, Pa. (June 3, 2013) – Dr. Marie Angelella George, President of Cabrini College since July 2008, today announced her resignation. Deb Takes, Chair of the college’s Board of Trustees, will become the institution’s Interim President on July 3, while the Board undertakes a national search.

  • Darryl Mace Receives Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching Darryl Mace Receives Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

    RADNOR, Pa. (May 30, 2013) — Darryl Mace, Ph.D., associate professor of history and chair of the history and political science department at Cabrini College, is the recipient of the 2013 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, an honor awarded at institutions of higher learning in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Cabrini College President Marie Angelella George, Ph.D., presented the award to Mace during the College’s 53rd Commencement on May 19.

  • Cabrini Faculty Receive College Awards and Scholarships

    RADNOR, Pa. (May 30, 2013) — Three Cabrini College faculty members are recipients of awards given at the College: James Hedtke, Ph.D., Nicholas Jacques, and Cathy Yungmann. The faculty were honored the Faculty Research and Scholarship Reception on May 2.

  • Cabrini College Receives National Recognition for Community Service Cabrini Receives National Recognition for Community Service

    RADNOR, Pa. (April 22, 2013) — Cabrini College has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth time. It is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.

  • Local Leaders to Speak at Undergraduate and Graduate Commencements

    RADNOR, Pa. (April 9, 2013) — James J. Maguire Sr., chairman emeritus and founder of Philadelphia Insurance Companies, will address bachelor’s degree candidates and receive an honorary doctor of humane letters at Cabrini College’s undergraduate Commencement on Sunday, May 19.

  • Buzzallino to Receive Ivy Young Willis Award at Cabrini College Buzzallino to Receive Ivy Young Willis Award at Cabrini College

    RADNOR, Pa. (March 19, 2013) – Joan Buzzallino ’66, retired IBM executive, will receive the 2013 Ivy Young Willis Award in a ceremony at Cabrini College on March 21.

    Given annually, the Ivy Young Willis Award recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of public affairs.

  • US Airways Magazine Highlights the Cabrini Experience US Airways Magazine Highlights the Cabrini Experience

    RADNOR, Pa. (March 13, 2013) – The March 2013 issue of US Airways Magazine focuses on the Philadelphia area, including a feature about Cabrini College highlighting the history and mission, recent leadership in affordability by lowering tuition, and achievements of students in athletics, academics, and service.

  • Students from Area Colleges Converge at Cabrini for Fair Trade Gathering

    RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 27, 2013) – On Friday, March 15, students from 10 area colleges and universities will gather at Cabrini College to advocate for Fair Trade. The day-long Fair Trade gathering will include presentations by students, faculty and staff on how to increase and facilitate fair trade practices on the campuses, and how to create a fair trade consortium among the Philadelphia-area schools, to support these practices. The Fair Trade gathering is made possible, in part, by a grant for the Fair Trade Fund of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The purpose of CRS’ Fair Trade Fund is to seed innovation and creativity to address the critical challenges in the Fair Trade movement, including growth and expansion.

  • Imaginations Stretch and Experiments Fly at Regional Science Olympiad

    RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 25, 2013) — More than 1,400 young Edisons, Franklins and Graham Bells will present their inventions and test their science knowledge in 48 events at the prestigious 2013 Southeastern Pennsylvania Science Olympiad Regional Competition on Monday, March 4 at Cabrini College. Whizzing helicopters, forensic investigations, remote-controlled robots, and watershed management planning will keep participants at the top of their games, and spectators on the edges of their seats. Students from 67 middle and high schools in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties will compete for medals in two age groups (grades 6-9 and grades 9-12), and for a place in the State Competition.

  • Pianist Performs Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff at Free Concert at Cabrini Pianist Performs Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff at Free Concert at Cabrini

    RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 6, 2013) – Award-winning pianist Ching-Yun Hu performs classic works by Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, as well as a modern selection by Jennifer Higdon, at a free concert at Cabrini College on Sunday, Feb. 17. The concert, which runs approximately 90 minutes with intermission, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Mansion on the Cabrini campus (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).

  • Student Project on Arab Spring Continues to Garner Attention from PBS, CRS, Others

    RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 22, 2013) – Last fall, the College Media Association (CMA) honored a group of Cabrini College alumni for an international multimedia project they produced as students on the Arab Spring.

    YouthVoicesRise.com, a capstone project created by 13 students in a senior Honors Convergence class, shines a light on how the group’s peers in the Middle East risked their lives to help inspire a democratic movement.

    Faculty advisor Cathy Yungmann, an associate professor of communication at Cabrini, recently published a piece on PBS’ Media Shift website, “How Students Used Technology to Study Abroad while Staying Home.”

    The American American University in Cairo – which collaborated with the Cabrini students – reported on the project, and Catholic Relief Services also featured YouthVoicesRise.com on their website.

  • Cabrini College Presents Jewish Vision of Sigmund Balka in Art Exhibit Cabrini Presents Jewish Vision of Sigmund Balka in Art Exhibit

    RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Cabrini College is proud present “The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka,” 16 pieces from a significant collection amassed by Balka over a 50-year period, from Jan. 31 to March 18. The exhibit is on view in the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery on the second floor of the Holy Spirit Library (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor). An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.; Elliot Ratzman, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of religion at Swarthmore College, will speak at 4:30 p.m. The works on display include photographs, drawings, and prints by Russian, European, and American artists such as Raphael Soyer, Philip Cheney, Herb Fichter, Karl Schrag, and Isaac Freidlander, and by notable Philadelphia artists Joseph Hirsch and Jack Bookbinder.

  • Cabrini Welcomes Visitors from Swaziland

    RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 14, 2013) – From Jan. 13 to Jan. 26, Cabrini College is hosting students Sibusiso Fanana Gamedze, Celumusa Cleanboy Ndlangamandla, and Sebenzile Khetsiwe Dlamini, and their teacher, Nonhlanhla Thoko Shogwe, from Cabrini Ministries at St. Philip’s Mission in Swaziland. The Swaziland visitors will participate in an educational, cultural experience, immersing themselves in various academic and cultural activities through a specially designed program to provide them with insight into college life at Cabrini. This two-week experience supports the partnership between Cabrini College and Cabrini Ministries in Swaziland, and seeks to further enhance the cultural and educational exchange shared between the Cabrinian missions.

  • Cabrini Professor, Expert on Film, Leads Evening on “Rashomon” at the Barnes

    RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2013) – On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Cabrini College and an expert on media studies, will discuss Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 masterpiece film “Rashomon” prior to a screening of the film at the Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia). A discussion also will follow the screening, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • Cabrini College Names Browning Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

    RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 7, 2013) – E.R. "Jay" Browning has been named associate vice president for Institutional Advancement at Cabrini College. Browning will oversee most aspects of the College’s fundraising initiatives, focusing on annual giving, major gifts, and alumni relations.

  • Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Baptist, Quaker Speakers in Cabrini College Series

    RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 3, 2013) – A free speakers series at Cabrini College will feature diverse perspectives on international peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and human rights. Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Baptist, and Quaker leaders will visit campus beginning in February to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical, Pacem in Terris, or Peace on Earth. Renowned religious speakers such as Reverend Fred Kammer, Rabbi Seth Goren, and Reverend Anthony Campolo will join Daniel Seeger of the American Friends Services Committee and professors at Saint Joseph’s University and Cabrini College in presenting on the encyclical.