University Seminars

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...

Dec 3, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

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...

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Oct 19, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

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,”...

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Mar 16, 2015 jretter Retter

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,...

Feb 7, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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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Apr 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

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,...

Dec 10, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

‘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 up...

Dec 5, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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...