University Seminars

Oct 1, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Feb 28, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Nov 15, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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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Apr 1, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

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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Mar 11, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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/Tacony...

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Sep 17, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Baseball and Beisbol Students Write for Ken Burns’ Tenth Inning Site

“I’ve heard people describe their experience at a baseball game as magical and I finally understand why,” writes Jackie Kromko on the eve of the PBS premier of Ken Burns’ new series The Tenth Inning on PBS. Students in the University Seminar on Baseball & Béisbol: Race & Ethnicity (US 212....

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Jan 12, 2010 Purnell Cropper

A’s Win as Class Examines Race in Baseball

The Arcadia Athletics and the Beaver Bombers pitched an amazing final project on Thursday, Dec. 17, with President Jerry Greiner tossing the first pitch. The wiffle ball game was played by students in the University Seminar Baseball and Beisbol: Race and Ethnicity. The final score was 2 to 1, with...