Arcadia University News


January 4, 2018

Profitt ’11 Presents on Artistic Development at Alumni Exhibition Closing

On Nov. 30, Adjunct Professor of Art and Design Krista Profitt ’11 discussed her artistic trajectory in “Watching You, Judging You,” a lecture that capped off her Alumni Spotlight exhibition, “Krista Profitt: Savers, Shavers, Mansplainers.” Profitt earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting...

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December 13, 2017

Foster ’19 Receives Study Abroad Grant from Phi Kappa Phi

Painting major Molly Foster ’19 was awarded a $1,000 grant from Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, which will enable her to study abroad at Accademia University in Florence, Italy. Foster is one of 25 recipients of the Study Abroad Grant nationwide. The selection process is based on academic achievement...

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November 20, 2017

Profitt ’11 to Host Art and Design Alumni Lecture

The Department of Art and Design will host another installment of its Alumni Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 30 in the University Commons Great Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Watching You, Judging You” will explore Krista Profitt ’s career as an artist since receiving her BFA from Arcadia in 2011. The...

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October 24, 2017

Loeffler Depicts Post-Election America in New Exhibition

Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual Arts, is featured in the Mount Airy Contemporary art exhibition “Achromatic,” which The Philadelphia Inquirer named as one of the “15 top-flight gallery shows to see in Philly this fall.” Loeffler’s work, “Diminish,” is a direct reaction to...

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October 20, 2017

Manzella Hosts Printmaking Workshop in Philadelphia

Jennifer Manzella , adjunct professor of Art and Design, taught attendees to the printmaking workshop and hand pulled relief prints how to create their own single and multi-colored prints at the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop in Philadelphia on Oct. 15. Manzella is an artist and printmaker who...

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September 27, 2017

Ryan’s Work Featured in Four Art Exhibitions Around the Country

Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Art and Design and recipient of the inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship, is featured in four art exhibitions across the country this fall and winter. Her painting “Two Peaches with Leaves” is showcased on the postcard for the Tri-State Invitational...

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September 21, 2017

Interim President Brown Leads Students Through Art and History at U.S. Capitol

While many students visit the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., few receive a guided tour of the Capitol’s art and history by a former U.S. Senator. On Sept. 15, Arcadia University’s Interim President Hank Brown led Art and Design students through a tour of the Capitol’s art, which include diverse...

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August 25, 2017

Arrival of the Class of 2021 Officially Kicks Off Fall Semester

Welcomed by faculty, staff, and upperclass students, Arcadia University’s newest Knights began their college journey on Friday, Aug. 25. More than 500 new students were greeted by Move-In Day volunteers as they unloaded cars and filled campus with activity. With students arriving from 23 states and...

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July 14, 2017

Students, Alumni, Faculty Participate in Scientific Illustration Conference

Scientific Illustration students and alumni joined Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Scott Rawlins at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ annual meeting at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, N.C. The conference, held from June 25 to July 1, featured educational panels and speakers, as...

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June 22, 2017

Through FEMA, Brennan ’16 Assists Survivors

When disaster strikes, Shawn Brennan ’16 responds. As a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster survivor assistance specialist, Brennan is on the front line of responders, aiding survivors in their recovery by making sure the FEMA process is clearly laid out and answering...

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May 31, 2017

Mauro, Dr. Gulkus Named Professors Emeriti

With nearly 80 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Robert Mauro , professor of Art and Design, and Dr. Steven Gulkus , associate professor of Education, have each been named Professor Emeritus for their contributions to the University community. Mauro Guided by his passion for technology in the...

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May 15, 2017

Arcadia Signs Agreements with PAFA, Lansdale Catholic

From left to right: Clint Jukkala, dean of PAFA's School of Fine Arts, David Brigham, president and CEO of PAFA, Dr. John Hoffman, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Sandra Crenshaw, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. On May 2, Arcadia signed a Memorandum of...

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April 7, 2017

The Artist in the Community Hosts “Art of the Syllabus” April 13

Join students from the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” as they host the annual “Art of the Syllabus” exhibition on Thursday, April 13 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Thrall Gallery in Spruance. The exhibition is a culmination of work created by the class and the organizations they...

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April 7, 2017

Mathematics Students Present at Association Meeting

Arcadia University Mathematics students presented at the regional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America on April 1 at Kutztown University. Each of the eight students, including two from Jiangxi University in China, spoke about different studies that they conducted. The presentations...

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April 7, 2017

Professors Carole Loeffler and Maryann Worrell ’05 Explore Interconnecting Elements

Art Department Chair and Professor Carole Loeffler and Adjunct Professor Maryann Worrell ’05 collaborated on a new sculptural exhibition, “Interconnecting Elements,” that was on display at the Boston Street Gallery in Philadelphia from Feb. 2 to March 18. Loeffler and Worrell have exhibited work...

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April 6, 2017

Advanced Photography Students Win Awards

In his Photography III and IV courses, Prof. June Yong Lee assigns students to research organizations that host juried shows and publications, and asks students to submit photographs made during their classes. This provides students the learning opportunity to explore professional...

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April 3, 2017

Profs. Carole Loeffler and Maryann Worrell ’05 Explore Interconnecting Elements

[block6] Interconnecting Elements is a two-person exhibition of sculptural work by Department Chair and Prof. Carole Loeffler and Prof. Maryann Worrell ’05 . Profs. Loeffler and Worrell teach Studio Art Foundations together (among other individual responsibilities) and spend moments in...

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April 3, 2017

Krista Profitt ‘11 Co-founds Spillway Collective in Philadelphia

In early 2017, alumna and Adjunct Professor Krista Profitt ‘11 saw an advertisement for a studio space in the well-known Crane Arts building in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. She thought it would be a fun challenge to create a studio collective to help create the type of...

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April 3, 2017

Stephanie Premich '11: Producing Pottery in Pottsville

At Arcadia, Stephanie Premich ’11 earned a B.F.A. in Interior Design and Ceramics with a minor in Business . She also studied abroad in Spain and with the Visual Artist in Italy Global Field Study course. Aspiring to become full-time makers, after graduation Stephanie and her husband Ryan...

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April 3, 2017

Students to Create Exhibition in New Course with Prof. Elizabeth Ferrell

Elizabeth Ferrell , Assistant Professor of Art History , is currently developing a new course that will give students experience curating an exhibition from start to finish. The new exhibition seminar will be offered in spring 2017 as part of the Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and...

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