Arcadia University News

April 13, 2020

The 8th Annual Coming Out Show Goes Virtual

This year’s 8th annual Coming Out Show, created by the “Coming Out” University Seminar, will transition to an online showcase. The course typically culminates with a celebration featuring artwork presentations inspired by the coming out narratives of Arcadia community members, but due to social...

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October 18, 2019

University Seminar Host Sixth Arcadia Poets Symposium

On Oct. 15, University Seminar, "Artist, Activist, Deep-Sea Diver: The Role of the Poet in Society," hosted its sixth annual Arcadia Poets Symposium. The seminar, taught by Dr. Ellen Murphey , adjunct professor of English, hosts a panel of published poets made up of Arcadia students, alumni, and...

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May 1, 2019

Coming Out Show Celebrates Diverse Identities with Interactive Art and Performance

The University Seminar “Coming Out” hosted its 7th annual Coming Out Show, a celebration of diverse identities and coming out stories within the Arcadia community, on April 23. Featuring art crafted by students in the class, the exhibition included paintings, sculptures, and spoken word depicting...

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April 30, 2019

Students Research Socio-Cultural Impact of Craft Beer

Combine 165 pounds of American Pilsner malted grain, citra and lemon drop hops, American ale yeast, and 214 degree Fahrenheit water, and you’ve got the base of 1853 Pale Ale. But any student in Dr. Favian Guertin-Martin ’s University Seminar course “Untapped: Exploring the SocioCultural and...

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April 25, 2018

University Seminar Hosts 6th Annual Coming Out Show

The University Seminar “Coming Out” hosted the 6th annual Coming Out Show, a celebration of coming out stories from Arcadia community members, on April 19. The event featured more than 30 pieces of art representing coming out narratives of Arcadia students, staff, and locals. Created by students,...

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February 28, 2017

Superman Returns to Arcadia University March 1

Dr. Hal Halbert, associate professor of English at Montgomery County Community College and comic book podcaster, will explore the evolution of Superman with an in-depth presentation on Wednesday, March 1. Superman Through the Ages is hosted in conjunction with the University seminar “Hero Culture:...

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February 10, 2016

Feb. 11 Presentation Covers Over 80 Years of the Man of Steel

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman (through the ages)! On Thursday, Feb. 11, Dr. Hal Halbert, associate professor of English at Montgomery County Community College and comic book podcaster, explores the evolution of Superman with an in-depth presentation. The event, hosted in conjunction with...

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January 27, 2016

Arcadia’s Annual "Artist in the Community" Combines Art and Community Service

In December, students from the University seminar “Artist in the Community” showcased their social service-oriented artwork in Spruance Fine Arts Center’s Thrall Gallery. The exhibit drew approximately 150 attendees. During the fall semester, 46 students volunteered with those experiencing...

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January 25, 2016

Miller ’16 Reflects on Radical Art

In December , students in the Radical Arts exhibit aimed to increase awareness of social issues combated by organizations throughout Philadelphia, such as hunger, homelessness, and prisoner reentry. Here, Lindsay Miller '16 , a corporate communications major, reflects on the exhibit as well as the...

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December 3, 2015

Art and Community Service Combine for Annual Exhibit

On Thursday, Dec. 10, students from the University Seminar “Artist in the Community” will showcase art produced over the fall semester in the class’s annual art exhibition, located for the first time this year in Thrall Gallery in Spruance Fine Arts Center, at 3:30 p.m. The class, taught by Adjunct...

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October 19, 2015

Ponder the Poet at Oct. 20 Symposium

Many have commented on the value of poetry, from poets themselves (“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley) to politicians (“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics...the world would be a little better place in which to live,” said...

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March 16, 2015

Photographer-Cartoonist-Writer Flash Rosenberg to Lecture about Drawing at Speed of Thought

Flash Rosenberg, award-winning photographer-cartoonist-writer-performer, will show how she translates complex concepts into instant drawings in a talk at Arcadia University on Wednesday, March 25. “Drawing At the Speed of Thought: Mingling drawing, photography, writing, humor, irreverence, passion...

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February 7, 2014

University Seminar Visits the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Students in the University Seminar “Drawing Connections: The History and Practice of Drawing,” taught by Professors Jill Pederson and Abbey Ryan ’03 , had a private tour of the drawing study rooms at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in December. In the first session, students examined...

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April 22, 2013

Hundreds Attend ‘Global Art, Local Heart’ Gallery Opening

On April 18, Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. , and the students of “The Artist in the Community” hosted a gallery opening for Global Art, Local Heart , which is on view in the Judith Taylor Gallery until Friday, April 26. Over the course of the evening, more than 200 people showed their support,...

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December 10, 2012

‘Global Art, Local Heart’ Reaches the Glenside Community

Students in the Global Connections course “The Artist in the Community” are taking their exhibition, Global Art, Local Heart , deeper into the Glenside community. Their work will be showcased at Elcy’s Cafe and Coffee House (1 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.) starting Thursday, Dec. 13, and will be...

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December 5, 2012

Building Community through Art

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 and CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Global Art, Local Heart , an exhibition organized by the students and instructor of “The Artist in the Community,” opened in the Judith Taylor Gallery on Nov. 29. The collection of colorful artwork adorning the walls and display...

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October 1, 2012

Taking Music Education to the Opera

By JEN RETTER ’16 Arcadia University students had the opportunity to see La Bohème, a four-act opera by Giacomo Puccini, at the Academy of Music on Sept. 26. The production marked the start of the opera season, and those who attended had the honor of being the first audience to experience the...

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February 28, 2012

Blueprint for the Future: Professor and City Planner Break the Boundaries of Time, Space and Place

Philadelphia Then & Now , an interdisciplinary University Seminar taught at Arcadia University, explores metropolitan Philadelphia’s past and present in order to examine how history shapes place. Students don’t just sit in the comfort of a climate controlled classroom. Dr. Peter Siskind...

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November 15, 2011

Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. Fuses Art, Service and Education

By JoLynne Bremmer ’10 Finding new ways to pursue her many passions, Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96M.Ed. , has enjoyed a multifaceted career as both an artist and an educator. Over the last 30 years, she has worked as a teacher, a small business owner, a photojournalist and a dedicated volunteer. She...

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April 1, 2011

University Seminar Performs 'Ear Cleaning,' April 1

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , Professor of Education and Coordinator of graduate mathematics education programs, and his University Seminar will perform "Ear Cleaning"—original compositions for found and experimental soundscapes—on Friday, April 1, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. "Students in...

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March 11, 2011

Social Action: Students Mark Storm Drains in Watershed

Arcadia University students in the course Social Action and Social Change marked storm drains and cleaned up trash around Burholme Park as part of a service learning project they're doing for the University Seminar, taught by Drs. Jeff and Norah Shultz . The park effort is part of the Tookany/...

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