Arcadia University News


July 17, 2019

Rawlins Presents on Scholar/Explorer Archetype at GNSI Annual Meeting

Indiana Jones—archeologist, adventurer, and scientific illustrator. At least, that is one of the tenets posited by Scott Rawlins , professor of Visual and Performing Arts, during a presentation on the incarnation of the scholar/explorer archetype during the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (...

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March 20, 2019

Altamuro ’19 Wins Web Design Scholarship

By Caitlin Joyce '20 As recipient of Lounge Lizard’s $1,000 Web Design Scholarship, Scientific Illustration major Alexandra Altamuro ’19 will be offered a design critique with Ken Braun, founder and chief creative executor of Lounge Lizard, a digital marketing and website design company based in...

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November 20, 2018

Arcadia Ranked Fourth Among Illustration Programs in Pennsylvania

Arcadia’s Illustration program was ranked fourth among Pennsylvania schools in Animation Career Review’s “2019 Illustration School Rankings.” Ranked 36th nationally, Arcadia landed in the top 25th percentile. The rankings were based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth of...

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July 23, 2018

Lunavictoria ’18 Publishes Illustration to Help Migrant Families

Scientific Illustration alumna Julia Lunavictoria ‘18 contributed a sketch to Coloring Nature: Hatchlings! , a coloring book designed in collaboration with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Lunavictoria, a gallery assistant at Bernarducci Gallery in New York City, illustrated the Wilson’s...

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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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July 25, 2016

Rawlins Presents, Teaches on Techniques in Scientific Illustration

Scott Rawlins , professor of Scientific Illustration, presented research and taught a program at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) at the University of California in Santa Cruz earlier this month. Rawlins’ presentation examined the use of mixed mediums—both traditional and digital...

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February 18, 2016

A Mixed Palette of Science and Art

The artists in Murphy Hall dried the fish with paper towels, prepping the gray bodies for a bath in ink. Instructor Stephen DiCerbo, an expert in gyotaku, a Japanese printing technique, cautioned the class to handle the fish gently, to prevent the bodies from leaking onto the foam beneath...

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July 16, 2015

Mixed Palette: Professionals Blend at National Scientific Illustrators Conference

Story by Madison Caudullo '16 and Jasmine Henderson '15 The artists in Murphy Hall dried the fish with paper towels, prepping the gray bodies for a bath in ink. Instructor Stephen DiCerbo, an expert in gyotaku , a Japanese printing technique, cautioned the class to handle the fish gently, to...

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July 14, 2015

Nearly 100 Drawn to Scientific Illustration Conference

Nearly 100 attendees, from students to industry professionals, were drawn to the 2015 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Conference at Arcadia University, July 5-11. Conference events included a techniques showcase, workshops, networking opportunities, open sketching, and field trips to...

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June 19, 2015

National Conference Draws Scientific Illustrators to Arcadia, July 5-12

Nearly one hundred scientific illustrators from around the world will gather at Arcadia University for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Conference and Annual Meeting in July. Sponsored by Arcadia, DB Shaw Studios, and the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, the core...

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June 16, 2015

Isopod Research Project Takes Scott Rawlins, Students to Bahamas

Story by Jasmine Henderson ’15 Surrounded by crystal blue water and warm beaches, Scott Rawlins , professor of art and design, and scientific illustration majors Elizabeth DePace ’16 and Julia Lerner ’14 joined researchers at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) in the Bahamas last December to create...

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March 10, 2015

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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July 24, 2013

BioCommunications Association: Jarret Awarded the Citation of Merit for Illustration

The BioCommunications Association holds an annual contest, BioImages, in search of the best still, graphic, and motion media in the scientific or medicinal fields. This year, Sara Jarret , a graduate of Arcadia University, was awarded the Citation of Merit—an honor given to entries that meet high...

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February 26, 2013

Cooper Publishes in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Sarah Cooper , Instructor of Biology, published “The Role of Endoscopic Cholangiopancreatography in Pancreaticobiliary Disease” in the Winter Edition of the HAPS EDucator , the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Scott Rawlins , Professor of Scientific Illustration, illustrated the...

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December 2, 2011

The Tower: Discovering Glenside, and Lynn Sipsey at Heirloom Studio

Tower Reporter Samantha Nickalls' interview with the Office of Community Service ( read it here ) provides a glimpse into how Arcadia students are getting more involved in the local community—and some of the fun that can be had—like First Fridays that now include activities at the Keswick Theater...

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November 4, 2011

Rawlins, Luckenbill ’02 Contribute to Catskill Study of Juvenile Antiarchs

Scott Rawlins , Professor of Art and Design, and Kyle Luckenbill ’02 worked with the Department of Vertebrate and Paleontology of the Academy of Natural Sciences on a recent article titled “Mass mortality of juvenile antiarchs (Bothriolepis sp.) from the Catskill Formation (Upper Devonian,...

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August 19, 2011

Kroll '12, Christodoulou '14 Conduct Ecological Research with Faculty

This summer, Biology major Kayla Kroll ’12 and Scientific Illustration major Emilyann Christodoulou ’14 are researching ecology and the disturbance history of pine forests in northeastern West Virginia with Dr. Lauren F. Howard , Assistant Professor of Biology. The study is being done in...

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August 19, 2011

Baskin Attends Professional Meeting of Scientific Illustrators

Vanessa Baskin , a Scientific Illustration major in the Honors Program, was one of two Arcadia students who joined Professor Scott Rawlins at the professional meeting of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators , which was held at Evergreen State University in Olympia, Wash., this summer. She was...

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January 28, 2011

Intramural Sports: More than 80 Soccer Players Appear at the Dome

Turnout for intramural sports at the Dome was tremendous last week. More than 80 people showed up to play soccer. The fun continues next week. The schedule is as follows. Monday, Jan. 31: Indoor Intramural Soccer League Tuesday, Feb. 1: Ultimate Frisbee Wednesday, Feb. 2: Indoor Intramural Soccer...

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August 24, 2010

PT Alumni Run Experiential Learning Site in Jamaica

For more than 15 years, physical therapy students have been able to travel with Dr. Karen Sawyer , Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, to St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica. In July, a group of nine students accompanied Sawyer, Dr. Susan Tomlinson ,...

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April 9, 2010

Gibson Receives LeClair Award for Writing

Kerry A. Gibson ’12 received the Margaret F. LeClair Award for Writing and the Elaine P. Maimon Award for Excellence in Freshman Writing at the Arcadia University Honors Convocation on March 27. The LeClair award is made to the junior who submitted the best interdisciplinary writing selection based...

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