Fun facts about the University and the urban experience 15 minutes away
Misc. Mummers Mummers are costumed entertainers welcoming in the New Year. It has the same importance to Philadelphia as Mardi Gras does to New Orleans
FUN TRIVIA On December 13, 1766 two dozen dog owners of Philadelphia and Glouster Counties formed the…? Second dog agility competition in America First fox-hunting club in America Third greyhound race in America First dog show in America
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BACON
Kevin Bacon A film and theatre actor born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Edmund Norwood Bacon, was an architect who was Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for many years. Kevin Bacon is Bacon!
FUN TRIVIA Which two famous public figures live in the East Falls area? Governor Rendell Edmund Bacon Merrill Reese Senator Arlene Spector
Herr’s VS Utz
and the winner is…
Philadelphia University’s Chips!
FUN TRIVIA What year is the University Founded? 1776 1999 1884 1885
All The Places You and Your Friends Will Go Center City Olde City King of Prussia Mutter Museum Love Park Manayunk Rocky Steps Eastern State Penitentiary South Street Fairmount Park Sporting Events
FUN FACT AT PHILAU There is a local legend that Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner were married in this house Actually they were married in West Mount Airy But the house was used as a decoy to fool the media White Corners
FUN TRIVIA On average, how much pizza is consumed by a student? 100 slices 250 slices Too many slices to actually have a legit answer for this question 50 slices
Ordering a Cheese Steak is as Simple as One, Whiz, With One (how many) Whiz (Provolone, American are also commonly used) With (with or without fried onions)
FUN TRIVIA The average student in a day typically walks roughly how many steps? 25,000 steps 40,000 steps 500 steps 10,000 steps
Speaking Philadelphian School Kill - The name of a river and a highway. Jawn – a word used to describe any person, place or thing. Wooder - H2o. Iggles– Philadelphia’s very own NFL football team! Wooder Eyes - Italian Ice/Shaved Ice. Thirsty - The day before Friday. Downashore - Where people go for a summer vacation. Simple Words to get you around
FUN TRIVIA A student at PhilaU drinks how much coffee a day? 1 medium coffee with sugar and milk Currently working on my 3rd big gulp Roughly $10 of coffee Enough to keep him or her awake
A Wealth of History Liberty Bell Independence Hall Valley Forge Roxboro House Constitution Betsy Ross House U.S. Mint
Roxboro House Around the 1830’s, the house was acquired by members of the Brown family which owned the house until 1915 with the death of Mary WalinWistar Brown. In 1965 the Philadelphia Historical Commission added this house to its list of registered buildings (No. 141). Prior to the University’s purchase of the property in 1998, the house was being used as a Bed and Breakfast establishment.
FUN TRIVIA PhilaU has changed it’s name four different times. What is the name that most people know the school as? Philadelphia University Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences Philadelphia Textiles Institute Philadelphia Textile School
Industry Comcast DuPont Boscov’s AppLabs NutriSystem Urban Outfitters Toll Brothers UGICorporation Sunoco IKEA North America TD Bank, N.A. EB Games Vanguard Destination Maternity Campbell Soup Curtis Publishing Company Goldstein Media LLC Fortune 500 companies
FUN TRIVIA What famous princess went to Ravenhill Academy which is now Ravenhill campus at PhilaU? Grace Kelly Princess Superstar Amber Rose Teresa Edwards
FUN FACT AT PHILAU The use of washers and dryers is built in to your room rate No coins or money on campus card needed for laundry Cool feature to view the laundry room online to see what is available and how long left on those that aren’t Can sign up to have the machine text/IM/or page when the washer or dryer is finished your clothes :D Laundry Service
Traveling to Major Cities? Baltimore – 39 minutes DC – 54 minutes NYC – 1 hour Boston – 1 hour 38 minutes Chicago – 2 hours 15 minutes Baltimore – 106 miles DC – 141 miles NYC – 100 miles Boston – 309 miles Chicago – 758 miles Baltimore – 2 hours 30 minutes DC – 3 hours NYC – 2 hours Boston – 6 hours Chicago – 12 hours 29 minutes We can help you. FLIGHT FROM PHILLY TO: DISTANCE FROM PHILLY TO: DRIVE FROM PHILLY TO:
FUN TRIVIA Philadelphia confectioner Elizabeth CoaneGoodfellow (1767-1851) gave America its first…? Ice cream freezer Cinnamon buns lemon meringue pie Soft pretzel
Transportation PHL Amtrack/Acela Septa regional rail and Bus 1-95 30th Street train station
FUN TRIVIA For the site of his giant clothespin, ClaesOldenbergoriginally proposed what? 50 foot-long bow 45 foot-long screw 30 foot-long drum stick 40 foot-long saxophone
Campus Life Powered to Do What’s Now, Powered To Do What’s Next. PhilaU is a place where you’ll find a community of creators, innovators, and life-minded friends.
FUN TRIVIA As a small, private university, PhilaU maintains an average class of size of? 45 10 25 18
Ravenhill Mansion purchased 1982 Presently, the mansion houses the administrative and faculty offices for the School of General Studies. There are also spaces for campus meetings and catered events. Classrooms R11 through R35 are located here.
Day of Service Day of Service is in place of classes and regular work schedules, all students, faculty and staff participate in volunteer-service activities. These activities replace all undergraduate class times, day and evening.
FUN TRIVIA Benjamin Franklin founded America’s first what in Philadelphia? Light Blub Roasted turkey The Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia University
Food Common Thread Ted’s Tuttleman Café Ravenhill Dining Hall
FUN TRIVIA Students spend crazy amount of hours in the studios and labs. On Average how many hours is a student in either location weekly? 3-15 hours 10-25 hours 30+ hours 100+ hours
FUN FACT AT PHILAU Built in 1966 called the Pastore Library Designed originally to replace the HessleinLibrary Due to design problems the projected figures for space usage were never obtained in daily usage Gutman Library was built in 1992 Pastore Library went through major interior renovations and was renamed the Architecture & Design Center Architecture & Design Center
Graduate of ’55 studying Materials Science
donated $6 million dollars for the construction of the school's new campus center
Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur
Blue Angel Premium Vodka
produced the animated film Hoodwinked!
FUN TRIVIA During major snow storms PhilaU students tend to do what with their time? Catch up on classes Go out in the snow and build all different types of snow creatures and designs Sleep in until the late afternoon after reading the email that the school is closed Sleep, eat, relax
The Rams originally nicknamed the Weavers, the mascot changed during the 1958-59 academic year.
FUN TRIVIA Weekends here at PhilaU can seem quite. Where have all the students gone?!?!?! Sleeping. It’s a weekend. Wake me up when it’s Sunday night. Out and about! Manayunk, Center City, Olde City any where! Studios, library, gym, sports Visiting friends, family and having a fun time!
Fun Facts Amount of Cardboard recycled: 83.8 tons (2009-2010) Amount of Leaves: 91.5 tons (2009-2010) Amount of Recycling done: 280.3 tons (2009-2010) Cadaver Lab: 3 to 5 bodies are in the cadaver lab Get new ones every year in January Looms in Hayward: It is an original piece of equipment to the Philadelphia Textile Institute (now Philadelphia University) that continues to be a viable tool for narrow-width weave design experimentation with the CAD upgrade.