Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Quote of the Day
"
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- John Quincy Adams

Hot Topic
01. Art Historians to Present Two-Day Colloquium

Topics of the Day
02. In Memoriam: John R. Drexel III
03. The Healing Community Mural
04. Great Works Panel to Discuss Writing Forms
05. Reproductive Rights in the Wake of Gonzalez v. Carhart
06. Dr. Paul Kengor to Talk About Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Union
07. Pool Tournament Tonight
08. CEO Workshop on "Interpersonal Leadership Skills"
09. Drexel News Media Watch

 
Art Historians to Present Two-Day Colloquium

The Department of Visual Studies presents a two-day Art History Colloquium on Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26, 2007, in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery (third floor, Main Building, 32nd and Chestnut Streets). The colloquium presentations will include:

Wednesday, April 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The Art History Colloquium is sponsored by the Westphal College's Department of Visual Studies, Drexel University Art Club and the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 215-895-0991.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
In Memoriam: John R. Drexel III

John R. Drexel III, Anthony J. Drexel's great-great grandson, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at his home in Newport, R.I. His daughter, Noreen Drexel O’Farrell, confirmed that the death was the result of heart failure. He was 87 years old.

Mr. Drexel III was born in 1919, graduated from Harvard in 1942. His great-great-great grandfather Francis Martin Drexel founded the banking house of Drexel & Co. in 1837. His great-great grandfather, Anthony J. Drexel was a partner with financier J.P. Morgan and founded Drexel University in 1891.

A noted philanthropist, Mr. Drexel took particular interest in New York hospitals and an animal shelter. Together with his wife, Noreen Stonor, he remained an active advocate of the Red Cross for more than 60 years.

John R. Drexel III is survived by his wife of 66 years, Noreen, his son John Drexel IV, his daughters Noreen O’Farell and Pamela Drexel, his brother David Drexel, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
The Healing Community Mural

"You do not have to travel this path alone"
Let us help you light the way

Student Life, in collaboration with the Art Therapy Program, invites all members of the Drexel community to join in extending our thoughts, prayers and consolation to the university community of Virginia Tech.

Please stop by the Klahr Lobby in the New College Building (15th and Vine Streets) and add your sentiments to our progressive community mural. You can contribute a drawing, picture, or inspirational saying. Through the language of images we can expand the dimension of expression beyond words to tell our sisters and brothers at VA Tech that we stand beside them in this time of great sadness and loss.

Approved under the authority of James R. Tucker, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

 
Great Works Panel to Discuss Writing Forms

The Great Works Symposium presents the writing Panel, which will discuss the way form affects content, April 24, 2007, at 3:30 pm in Room 125, Nesbitt Hall (33rd and Market Streets).

Five panelists will examine how different writing forms (e.g., poetry, short story, novel, non-fiction) shape the content of a writer's work. The panelists will include Paula Marantz Cohen, Distinguished Professor of English and Communication; Harriet Levin Millan, professor and director of the University Writing Program; Kathleen Folk-Miller, visiting associate professor of English and Philosophy; Don Riggs, professor in English and Philosophy, and James McWilliams.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For information, email Scott Knowles at sgk23@drexel.edu or visit http://www.drexel.edu/honors/greatworks/.

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
Reproductive Rights in the Wake of Gonzalez v. Carhart

The Women's Studies Program of the College of Arts and Sciences presents "What Next? Reproductive Rights in the Wake of Gonzalez v. Carhart," a panel discussion about the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the "partial birth" abortion ban, to be held on Wednesday April 25, 2007, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, in Room 2019/2020, MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut Streets).

Participants will review existing abortion regulations, analyze the Court's decision in the case, and discuss its impact on the legal, political, and medical status of abortion.

Presenters will include Rose Corrigan, assistant professor in the Department of History and Politics; and Tracy Tripp, local activist and board member for the Philadelphia Women's Medical Fund and the National Network of Abortion Funds, and David Cohen, associate professor of Law.

For more information contact Professor Corrigan at rose.corrigan@drexel.edu or visit http://www.drexel.edu/coas/womensstudies/events/events.asp

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

 
Dr. Paul Kengor to Talk About Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Union

Drexel Law Republicans will present Dr. Paul Kengor (above), nationally recognized authority on the Reagan presidency, on Friday, April 27, 2007, 2 p.m. in Room 240 at the College of Law (3320 Market Street).

Dr. Kengor, an associate professor of political science education from Grove City College in western Pennsylvania, will explore the ways that President Reagan contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union.

Reservations are required. To make a reservation and for more information, contact Nate Fox at ndf27@drexel.edu. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, April 25.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Pool Tournament Tonight

Tournament Tuesday is tonight, April 24, 2007, at The 2nd Floor, Ross Commons (34th Street and Powelton Avenue), with a top prize of $50 in Ultima funds.

Pool Tournament sign-up is free and begins at 6:30 pm. Games begin at 7 pm. Two-for-one pizza specials will be available at The 2nd Floor from 5:30 to 11:30 pm.

Tournament Tuesday is a weekly event at Ross Commons and alternate between poker and pool every Tuesday night.

For more information, call the Ross Commons hotline at 215-895-1000 or visit http://www.drexel.edu/rosscommons.

Approved under the authority of James R. Tucker, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services

 
CEO Workshop on "Interpersonal Leadership Skills"

Creating Excellent Organizations (CEO) will offer a workshop on "Interpersonal Leadership Skills" today, April 24, 2007, 6 to 7:30 pm in Room 2020, MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut Streets).

Amy Stevens, academic advisor for the College of Engineering, will demonstrate how a diversity of styles can contribute to an organization's effectiveness.

For additional information regarding CEO workshops, see http://www.drexel.edu/oca/leadership/.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

 
Drexel News Media Watch

Kevin E. Gard, assistant professor and associate director of physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences in the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, commented on the physical therapy of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine in an Associated Press story published in USA Today , Los Angeles Times , Houston Chronicle and more than 70 other newspapers and Web sites.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-04-21-corzine-recovery_N.htm

Dr. Richardson Dilworth, assistant professor of history and politics, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on April 23, 2007, about how technology has affected transportation.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20070423_Farther__faster__Not_anymore.html

Drexel was noted in stories in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on InsideHigherEd.com, CNN.com and in other news outlets on April 20 to April 23, 2007, about the New York Attorney General's intent to pursue litigation against the University over student loan lenders. President Papadakis is quoted in the stories.
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20070421_Drexel_denies_conflict_on_loans.html
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/04/23/loans
http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/04/23/student.loans.states.reut/

An obituary of John R. Drexel III, great-great grandson of University founder Anthony J. Drexel, was published in The New York Times on April 22, 2007. United Press International also reported on his death and the story was published in various newspapers on April 22 including The Washington Times and The Post Chronicle (N.Y.).
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/breakingnews/article_21276349.shtml

Dr. Kenneth Hartman, director of academic affairs for Drexel University Online, was featured in the April 22, 2207 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer for being named Educator of the Year by the alumni society of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/nj/camden/20070422_School_Notes_2.html

The recently published book Mean Martin Manning by writing instructor Scott Stein was reviewed in The Philadelphia Inquirer on April 22, 2007.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/entertainment/books/20070422_Urban_hermits_rescuers.html

Drexel was noted in a number of newspapers including The Tennessean and Ashland City Times ( Tenn. ) on April 22, 2007, about text messaging during a crisis on college campuses.
http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070421/NEWS01/70421028

Dr. Frank (Tien) Xie, professor of marketing, was noted in a story published on The Epoch Times International Web site on April 21, 2007, about being the moderator at a panel discussion on human rights held at Columbia University.
http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-4-21/54393.html

Drexel was noted in a story in The Philadelphia Inquirer on April 21, 2007, about an anti-violence conference held in Philadelphia . The conference was co-organized by Drexel associate professor of history and politics Dr. Julie Mostov and featured Dr. Robert D'Ovidio, assistant professor of criminal justice, among the speakers.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20070421_Physicians_hear_a_call_to_help_stop_the_killing.html

Students from the fashion design program were featured on WPVI-TV's (6-ABC) “Prime Time Weekend” on April 21, 2007. The story focused on the preparation for the upcoming student fashion show on May 30.

President and Mrs. Papadakis were featured in the April 20, 2007 edition of The (Philadelphia) Evening Bulletin for being honored by the Opera Company of Philadelphia at its "Viva la Diva" gala.
http://www.thebulletin.us/site/news.cfm?newsid=18240230&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=6

 

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

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