May 28, 2015
Looking Back to Move Forward: A Documentary Film about the City of Chester

Two Widener Communications Studies students (Kirsten Chu. ‘15 and Michael Michvech, ‘15) wrote, filmed, edited, produced, and directed this documentary for their senior project, as they wanted to tell a story that highlights the exciting developments taking place in Chester, especially in culture and the arts.  Chu and Michvech became involved in Chester through the Chester Made project, a participatory urban planning process facilitated by the Pennsylvania Humanities Coun

October 13, 2014
Oct. 20-24: Food Drive
Widener University and The Better Living Center are teaming up to collect non-perishable food items. Donations will be bought to the Better Living Center’s food pantry to help residents in Chester. You can also donate online here - http://yougivegoods.com/2014fooddrivewidener
July 03, 2013
Widener University’s civic engagement efforts in the city of Chester have been recognized by publications such as Newsweek and Washington Monthly, but now the federal government is using Widener as a case study on the positive impact colleges and universities can have in stabilizing and improving the nation's struggling communities.
June 18, 2013
Penn State Honors Widener President
Widener University President James T. Harris III received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn State University for his support of the university and his role in bridging Widener and the city of Chester.
April 18, 2013
Founders Hall Certified as Widener’s First Green Building
Founders Hall at Widener University is now certified “green” by the U.S. Green Building Council and becomes the first building at Widener, and the first in the city of Chester, to receive that official recognition.
March 06, 2013
Widener Named Finalist for Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Presidential Award
Widener University has been selected as a Presidential Award Finalist for the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Widener, which has been named to the honor roll every year since its inception in 2006, was one of only 14 institutions nationwide to be named a Presidential Award Finalist, and one of only 113 institutions to make the honor roll “With Distinction.”
August 24, 2012
Op-Ed: New Student Orientation a Civic Learning Moment
Earlier this year, the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement pronounced that we are in a "crucible moment" in our nation's democratic history.

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