Kathryn Jones

March to End Rape Culture

Kathryn Jones Oct 16, 2019 10:27 am

Social Justice in Philadelphia

Everyone has something they are passionate about. Your passion may manifest into a hobby or even a career, if you think that particular topic or interest is worthwhile enough.  A big passion of mine that I’ve been able to gear my career toward at Arcadia is social justice....

Kathryn Jones Aug 19, 2019 9:54 am

Roommates Guide to Staying Alive

Sharing a living space is something that all of us have done before. But when it comes to residence halls, your living space is just one room instead of a whole house or apartment, and that one room is now shared with a person you most likely have never met. Moving is always a difficult process,...

Kathryn Jones Jun 21, 2019 10:52 am

New Place, Same You

Going to college is a big decision in and of itself, but when you decide to go to an out-of-state university, the decision might seem even more daunting. Depending on what your background is (Are you originally from a big city? Have you moved to a new place before?), a big move to Arcadia’s campus...

Kathryn Jones May 29, 2019 11:00 am

Samuel Heifetz, Adjunct Professor of Music

For the past four years, the First Friday Concert series has been held every first Friday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle’s Mirror Room. The series boasts an array of talented musicians, both Arcadia faculty and artists outside of our community. Here, Adjunct...

Kathryn Jones Apr 22, 2019 10:03 pm

Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

Spring break is an exciting time around Arcadia: Midterms are over, you’ll finally have some time to relax, and if you’re a freshman, you most likely will be going on Preview. Although I didn’t get to go on Preview because I participated in Spring FYSAE, we upperclassmen sometimes get an ache in...

Kathryn Jones Mar 27, 2019 5:35 pm

How to Succeed at Overloading

I have overloaded three out of four semesters at Arcadia—by choice. Overloading is when you take more than 18 credits per semester; the usual course load is 16. We aren’t allowed to overload while doing FYSAE, so my first Spring semester was normal. First-semester freshmen are not allowed to...

Concert at Susquehanna Bank.

Kathryn Jones Feb 20, 2019 7:05 pm

Music Lovers: Unforgettable Nights Await You

If you’ve read some of my past posts, you probably know that I love music. I’ve been singing and playing instruments for as long as I can remember, and I am currently pursuing a Music minor here at Arcadia. But, this love extends past just singing solos and playing in the orchestra. Ever since...

Kathryn Jones Dec 21, 2018 9:42 am

Mairin Higgins, RA of 2nd West Kistler

I wanted to live in the castle since I didn’t get in my first year, and being an RA was the only chance I’d get. Part of me thought I’d be good at it, and it’s beneficial to have people who are enthusiastic about the job and Arcadia in general working this position. There are a lot of perks— I like...

Kathryn Jones Nov 27, 2018 9:42 pm

Philadelphia’s Phantoms: A Stroll Through History

One thing I’ve learned for certain in my time at Arcadia is that people who live in and around Philadelphia love their city. So many people take pride in Philadelphia, and I can understand why. It’s the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), it has a rich and deep political history, and...

Kathryn Jones Oct 29, 2018 1:08 pm

Major Joy for a Music Minor

Music was my first passion. I grew up in a creative environment that allowed me to sing and play instruments from the time I knew how to talk. I was in choir and band since it was offered at my school in third grade, and I took every other opportunity to perform throughout my school...

Kathryn Jones Oct 3, 2018 4:36 pm

Breaking Free From the Gender Binary

The moment I stepped onto Arcadia’s campus for an Open House during my senior year of high school, I felt that I was home: safe, comforted, and accepted. This feeling is what initially encouraged and accelerated my desire to explore who I was. I have identified as bisexual since the...

Kathryn Jones Apr 24, 2018 3:01 pm

Louise Burns, Professor of ‘London Stage in Text and Performance’

What did you do before coming to Arcadia to teach? I was teaching at a British university before I came to Arcadia’s center in London. Before that, I worked professionally in the theater from the age of 18 until I was in my late 30’s. And then I did post-grad at Rada and King’s...