University Seminars

Amy Quigley, Yoga Instructor

Nicole Gieselman May 29, 2019 10:26 am

Amy Quigley, Yoga Instructor

Adjunct Professor Amy Quigley reflects on five years of yoga instruction at Arcadia University as the program comes to an end. What have been the most rewarding aspects of this class? The most rewarding aspect of this class is offering a practice that students can use as a...

Student explores the coming out show

May 1, 2019 Caitlin Burns

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...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 1, 2019 2:15 pm

No More Taking Professors for Granted

It was the first day of class in my sophomore year. I was spending the semester abroad at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. The campus was gigantic; it was home to a dentist’s office, more than 40 restaurants, and almost 60,000 students. It took a full 20 minutes...

Caitlin Joyce May 14, 2018 10:48 am

Finding Inner Peace with Invisible Illness

When one thinks of the phrase “coming out,” usually the first topic that comes to mind is sexuality. However, there are multiple aspects of one’s identity than can be difficult to talk about, elements of ourselves which are not often visible to those around us. These identities can incorporate a...

Apr 25, 2018 Caitlin Burns

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...

University Seminar "Coming Out" Seeks Panelists

Share your story in a welcoming and supportive setting.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:15

We all have something to come out about— some aspect of our identity that is awkward or risky to share publicly. These aspects can include mental illness, eating disorders, addiction, sexuality, gender identity, being undocumented, being homeless, being a survivor of assault or abuse, having a mentally ill, addicted, or incarcerated parent, having a criminal record, having been raised in the... Read More

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Nicole Gieselman Oct 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Why Am I Learning This?

Throughout my educational career, I’ve heard people asking the question: Why do I need to learn this? It starts in elementary school with fractions and long division, then turns into geometry proofs and Shakespeare sonnets. Even now, when we’re supposedly studying courses relevant to our careers,...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 28, 2017 7:00 pm

De-Stressing with Downward Dogs

Yoga. For me, it brings to mind images of wild bodily contortions, bald monks, and posh 40-something women clad exclusively in lululemon. I couldn’t have been more wrong.  It’s a holistic, aerobic exercise that has numerous benefits, from increased flexibility to weight loss. It...

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Feb 28, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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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Feb 10, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

Jacqueline Brownell ’17 with her father, Associate Director of Athletics Rick Brownell, at the Artist in the Community exhibit.

Jan 27, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

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...

A paper quilt of messages to those with mental illness, part of a project by Lindsay Miller ’16 for the Radical Arts Exhibit.

Jan 25, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

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...