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  • Giant Tetris

    April 21, 2014

    Dr. Frank Lee, Game Art & Production Associate Professor, received substantial press attention in more than 1,400 national and international outlets for his creation of the giant Tetris game.
  • Alumni Weekend

    April 18, 2014

    On May 2 and May 3 Drexel University will host the largest alumni event of the year. The classes of 1964 and 1989 will return to campus to reunite for their biennial celebration.
  • Coffee & Jazz

    April 18, 2014

    What pairs better than the swinging sounds of jazz and the aroma of coffee?
  • Crimes of the Heart

    April 18, 2014

    Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company will present an irreverent tragicomedy centered on the plight of three young Mississippi sisters. Crimes of the Heart opens Friday, May 9 at 8:00 pm in Westphal College’s URBN Center Annex Black Box Theater.
  • Kiss Me, Kate

    April 18, 2014

    Westphal College’s music, theatre and dance programs are collaborating on a production of the Cole Porter musical, Kiss Me, Kate.
  • On the Next DNews…

    April 18, 2014

    The next episode of Drexel’s television news magazine, DNews, will air on May 2 at 8:00 pm on DUTV (Comcast channels 54 or 62 and Fios channel 37).
  • Research Day 2014

    April 18, 2014

    Of the more than 400 student projects on display at Drexel University’s annual Research Day, 44 presentations were from Westphal College graduate and undergraduate students representing 9 programs, including Product Design, Graduate Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Media, Graduate Digital Media, Dance, and Screenwriting & Playwriting.
  • Style Icon: Grace Kelly

    April 18, 2014

    The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) will open its doors to the public for a “Style Saturday” event featuring a look at the iconic style of Philadelphia’s beloved Grace Kelly.
  • Summer Program for Budding Entrepreneurs

    April 18, 2014

    A new partnership between the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Drexel’s Westphal College and Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship, provides students and alumni with the opportunity to test and develop ideas for products and businesses begun during school.
  • Stage & Screen with Doug Wright

    April 18, 2014

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and librettist Doug Wright will visit as a distinguished Rankin Scholar for a residency comprised of sessions with students, a Professional Development workshop, and a public presentation titled “Stage to Screen and Back Again.”
  • Architecture student, part of Drexel Design Team, wins Most Innovative Design Award

    April 15, 2014

    Architecture student Katrina Conners, part of Drexel Design Team, wins Most Innovative Design Award in the 2014 Charles Pankow Foundation Competition.
  • Nina Rappaport: Deep Decoration/New Structural Design

    April 10, 2014

    ARFAA lecture series presents Nina Rappaport: Deep Decoration/New Structural Design.
  • Noted Arts Researcher Alan Brown

    April 4, 2014

    The graduate Arts Administration program will host distinguished arts researcher, Alan Brown, as a Rankin Scholar in Residence on Monday, April 28.
  • Delivering Smiles with ConKerr

    April 4, 2014

    Westphal’s Fashion Design and Graphic Design programs partner with ConKerr Cancer to comfort children with life-changing illnesses.
  • Fox Historic Costume Collection

    April 4, 2014

    One of the oldest research collections in the United States, Drexel’s collection of more than 12,000 fashionable garments, accessories, textiles, and related ephemera has been renamed The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, in honor of a million dollar commitment from Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon. ’13).
  • Illustrating with Ink

    April 4, 2014

    Artist Bil Donovan will give a lecture and demonstration on fashion illustration employing ink.
  • ARFAA Lecture: Nina Rappaport

    April 4, 2014

    The Department of Architecture & Interiors will host a free-to-the-public presentation by accomplished critic, curator, and historian Nina Rappaport on Thursday, April 10.
  • Sony Student Ambassador

    April 4, 2014

    If you are a Drexel student who revels in sharing the latest technology with others, a Sony promotions position might be the right part-time employment or Co-op opportunity for you.
  • World Press Photo Exhibition

    April 4, 2014

    An impressive cross-section of the world’s most dynamic and outstanding photojournalism will be up at Drexel University's Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in an exhibition of award-winning photos from the 57th annual World Press Photo competition.
  • Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing

    April 4, 2014

    The definitive arbiter of fashion for Neiman Marcus, Ken Downing, will make a return visit to the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on Friday, April 11.
  • Architecture Alums in Drexel's 'Forty Under Forty'

    April 3, 2014

    Architecture alums, Robert and Kelly Gibb Piasecki are featured in Drexel Magazine's 'Forty Under Forty.'
  • Battlefest is Coming

    March 21, 2014

    In MAD Dragon Records’ upcoming Battlefest, four bands representing markedly different genres of music will play head-to-head in a circle that will surround the audience.
  • Graphic Design Students Celebrate Pennsylvania Ballet

    March 21, 2014

    As part of the anniversary celebration of 50 years of rich history at the Pennsylvania Ballet, Graphic Design students recently designed and installed an exhibit of artifacts, text, photographs and costumes in 22 display cases in the Library’s first floor West Gallery.
  • Cycles of the Future

    March 21, 2014

    Product Design Prof. Mark Hjeltness’ Motorcycle History and Design class spent 10 weeks conceptualizing, designing and modeling ultra-cool, high-performance bikes that might just be seen in showrooms in the future.
  • Pursue a Passion or Refine a Professional Skill

    March 21, 2014

    Through an exciting new program open to the public, you don’t have to be a Drexel student to engage with faculty at the top of their creative fields. Take an art or design course, or develop a technical skill, through Westphal College’s non-credit Enrichment and Professional course offerings, which cater to diverse learners of all backgrounds.
  • First Pong, Now Tetris

    March 21, 2014

    Game Art & Production Professor Dr. Frank Lee is following up last year’s world record-setting game of “Pong” with an even bigger feat of video game hacking for Philly Tech Week’s opening celebration on April 4.
  • Performance Charrette

    March 21, 2014

    Drexel students from a variety of majors will spend the first weekend in April locked in an intense, interdisciplinary design collaboration to create an experimental performance piece based on the distinctive style of Italian Fashion Designer Sonia Biacchi.
  • World Premiere: Kun-Yang Lins’ Be/Longing

    March 21, 2014

    One of the country’s foremost contemporary Asian-American dance companies, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers will open its 2014 home season with the world premiere of Be/Longing: Light/Shadow at Drexel’s Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Sts.) on Friday, March 21, 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 22, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Drexel Garners Top Gaming Rankings from The Princeton Review

    March 21, 2014

    The Princeton Review’s recently published report of the “Top 25 Schools to Study Game Design” ranked Drexel’s undergraduate Gaming program fourth in the nation, and the graduate Gaming program at sixth, the highest ranked program in our region.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Reviews "Raw to Refined" Exhibit

    March 10, 2014

    Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edith Newhall reviewed the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery's "Raw to Refined" exhibit in the newspaper's March 9 edition.