Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Quote of the Day
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
- Joseph Campbell

Hot Topic
01. Paperless Tuition Billing Starting Fall 2006 - Set Up Authorized Users Today

Topics of the Day

02. Honorary Degree Recipients for 2006
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3. iSchool Senior Design Challenge to Be Held Today
04. DeL's Dr. Kenneth Hartman to Be Honored by PACAC
05. Summer Resource Fair Scheduled for June 26-29
06. IWHL to Present "A Conversation About Women's Health"
07. Drexel News Media Watch

 
Paperless Tuition Billing Starting Fall 2006 - Set Up Authorized Users Today

Effective fall 2006, the Office of Student Accounts/Bursar will no longer print or mail paper tuition billing statements. Instead, when a new billing statement is available, students will receive an email notification, which will link them to their Drexel One account to view the latest eBill. Paperless billing is a secure and convenient cost-effective billing method that will allow students to receive billing statements in a timely manner and access up to 12 months of billing history.

Students will have the ability to grant permission to other payers, such as parents and employers, to be authorized users, which will give them access to the eBill 24 hours a day, and will allow them to make online credit card payments on the student's behalf. Additionally, students who may have more than one family member paying their bill can authorize multiple users. To ensure a smooth transition, students are strongly encouraged to set up the authorized users no later than Friday, June 30, 2006. Instructions for setting up authorized users can be found at http://www.drexel.edu/bursar/Paperless_Billing.asp.

As with paper billing, it will remain the responsibility of the student to check for the latest eBill, and pay it on or before the due date. Students whose parents or guardians do not have access to email are responsible for printing a PDF copy of their bill and mailing it to their parents or guardians.

For more information regarding the new eBill process, contact bursar@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Thomas J. Elzey, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

 Honorary Degree Recipients for 2006


NORMAN R. AUGUSTINE - Leader of the U.S. Defense Industry

At the 8:30 a.m. ceremony honoring the graduates of LeBow College of Business:

Norman R. Augustine is the retired president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin and chairman and chief operating officer of its predecessor, Martin Marietta Corporation. He is also a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University.

In recognition of his corporate leadership and impact on technology, the University will confer upon him the degree of Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa.


EARLE I. MACK - Businessman, Diplomat, Arts Advocate

At the 8:30 a.m. ceremony honoring the graduates of LeBow College of Business:

Former ambassador to Finland Earle I. Mack’s achievements span business, the arts, education, public service and thoroughbred horse racing. He served as senior partner and chief financial officer of the Mack Company, a commercial real estate investment and development firm, and, after a merger, as a board member of the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.

Ambassador Mack received a bachelor of science degree from Drexel University in 1959 and attended Fordham Law School. In 1992 he was a centennial inductee to The Drexel 100, the University’s most prestigious alumni society.

In recognition of his contributions to the arts and to pubic service, the University will confer upon Ambassador Mack the degree of Doctor of Business  Administration, honoris causa.


SHARON PINKENSON - Heart of the Philadelphia Film Industry

At the 7:30 p.m. ceremony honoring the graduates of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, College of Information Science and Technology, College of Nursing and Health Professions:


Sharon Pinkenson is the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a nonprofit corporation that has generated more than $1 billion in revenue in the region during her tenure, through the production of 100 films and television shows.

Ms. Pinkenson serves on boards at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, the Temple University School of Communications and Theater, Film US, Big Picture Alliance and “Philly’s More Fun Alliance,” an advisory board of Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. She is the founding producer for the Prince Music Theater’s Film at the Prince–The Sharon Pinkenson Film Project.

In recognition of her commitment to the arts and to the City of Philadelphia’s creative and economic health, Drexel will confer upon Sharon Pinkenson the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.


WILLIAM T. SCHLEYER - Innovative Communications Executive

At the 4 p.m. ceremony honoring graduates of the College of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems:


William T. Schleyer is a key figure in the rise of the cable communications industry, particularly in broadband data and modem services, and in the development of digital technology standards. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Adelphia Communications Corporation, recently acquired by Time Warner and Comcast. Mr. Schleyer is also a principal in Pilot House Ventures, which invests in start-up companies in broadband and Internet.

Mr. Schleyer earned his mechanical engineering degree from Drexel in 1973 and his MBA from Harvard. For his many professional accomplishments, he was selected as Drexel’s 1999 Engineer of the Year and inducted into The Drexel 100 in 2000. A charter member of the College of Engineering Alumni Circle of Distinction, he established the William T. Schleyer Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit undergraduate engineering students at Drexel.

In recognition of his business expertise and his many contributions to engineering studies, the University will confer upon him the degree of Doctor of Engineering, honoris causa.


PAUL J. STONELY - Advocate for a Unique Educational Model
At the 12:30 p.m. ceremony honoring graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, School of Education:

Devoted to the practice of cooperative education, Paul J. Stonely became president of the National Commission for Cooperative Education in 1995. As president, he has created a $2.6 million co-op scholarship program and established the Co-op Hall of Fame, with 194 inductees including 27 Drexel alumni.

Cooperative education, in which students alternate classroom study with periods of full-time, paid employment, celebrates its 100th year in 2006. The NCCE advances cooperative education, supporting quality work-integrated learning programs through national advocacy, executive outreach, public awareness, research and education

In honor of his dedication to and advocacy of cooperative education, Drexel will confer upon Dr. Stonely the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations



 
iSchool Senior Design Challenge to Be Held Today

The second annual iSchool Senior Design Challenge, sponsored by the College of Information Science and Technology, will be held today, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 5 p.m. in Behrakis Grand Hall (33nd and Chestnut Streets).

The iSchool Senior Design Challenge is a competitive team event in which iSchool undergraduate students form small information systems project development groups that strive to create a winning information systems solution.

Its primary goal is to showcase stellar student academic work produced during iSchool degree programs, publicly recognizing students who exhibit excellence in systems project work. The competition features $5,000 in cash awards.

The final five teams selected to compete are:

For more information, email peg.fallis@ischool.drexel.edu or call 215-895-2053.

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
DeL's Dr. Kenneth Hartman to Be Honored by PACAC

Dr. Kenneth Hartman, director of academic affairs for Drexel e-Learning, Inc., will receive the 2006 Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling's (PACAC) Partner in Education Award at PACAC's annual conference in Hershey, Pa., on Sunday, June 18, 2006.

The Partner in Education Award recognizes a PACAC non-member who has made outstanding contributions to and in support of post-secondary education.

Hartman, who has served as a university professor, academic administrator and educational consultant at several universities, including University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, New York Institute of Technology and Widener University, is the on-air technology contributor for NBC10 Philadelphia. In this role, Hartman created, planned and co-hosted two live "College Call-Ins" during which viewers could call and ask questions of admissions and financial aid experts.

For more information on the PACAC, visit http://www.pacac.org/index.shtml.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Summer Resource Fair Scheduled for June 26-29

The Student Resource Center invites students to attend the Summer Resource Fair on the University City Main Campus to meet with representatives from the Office of Student Accounts, Bursar; Student Resource Center/Financial Aid; and University Registrar. Attending the Resource Fair is the best way for students to get answers to their questions, all in one location.

The Resource Fair will be held in the Great Court of the Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets) on Monday, June 26-Tuesday, June 27 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Wednesday, June 28-Thursday, June 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information on the Student Resource Fair, visit http://www.drexel.edu/src/resourcefair/. This Web site is also helpful for students who cannot make it to campus.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
IWHL to Present "A Conversation About Women's Health"

The Drexel University College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership (IWHL) invites women of all ages to "A Conversation about Women's Health," an interactive health education program focusing on the connection between physical and emotional health, on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 6 p.m. at Mount Ephraim Baptist Church (3510 N. 22nd Street). Refreshments will be served after the conversation.

The event will feature Drs. Ana Nunez, DUCoM associate professor of medicine and director of the Center of Excellence in Women's Health and women's health education program; Nicole Vaughn, research health psychologist for the School of Public Health Center for Health Equality; and Julie Yeh, DUCoM assistant professor of family medicine. The panel will be moderated by Lynn Yeakel, IWHL director.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 215-842-7041 or email iwhl@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Drexel News Media Watch

Dr. Mariana Chilton, assistant professor at the School of Public Health, was featured in a KYW Radio story on June 12, 2006 about the first graduates of the "Grow Clinic," a preschool program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children designed to help children who have failed to thrive. The story was also featured on CN8, WCAU-TV (NBC-10) and WPVI-TV (6-ABC).
StoryLink - KYW1060

The Home News Tribune noted on June 13, 2006 that Distinguished Professor of English and host of The Drexel InterView Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen will discuss her works on Thursday at 8 p.m. June 22 at the East Brunswick Public Library in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
StoryLink - The Home News Tribune

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

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