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2014

  • 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.
  • Tri-State Sustainability Symposium

    March 7, 2014

    The Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) will be hosting the Tri-State Sustainability Symposium at Temple University on Friday, March 7th.
  • Performance Charrette: Interwoven

    March 5, 2014

    Our 5th annual Performance Charrette brings together Dance, Digital Media, Photography, Film, Fashion Design, Entertainment & Arts Management and, actually all Drexel students for a weekend of intensive, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance and design collaboration to solve challenges within given parameters.
  • Westphal Students Participate in First Ever Fashion "Descience" Competition

    March 5, 2014

    We are proud to announce that five of our current Fashion Design students and three Fashion Design alumni were chosen to participate in the very first Descience Runway 2014 competition, competing with 53 others design teams from around the world.
  • Meet Our 2014 Macy's Fashion Incubator Designer-in-Residence

    March 5, 2014

    Fashion Design graduate program alumna Rebeca Imperiano Lucena Porto (’13) has been chosen for the 2014 team of Designers-in-Residence at Macy’s Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, succeeding Fashion Design alumna Annina King (’05) as Drexel’s representative designer in the program.
  • Flamenco Festival Begins at Drexel

    March 5, 2014

    The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival kicks into high gear this week with the presentation of three new works choreographed by Flamenco innovator Rosario Toledo.
  • Creating a Perfect Place to Play

    March 5, 2014

    For the past two years, Interior Design program director Debra Ruben has a led a participatory design seminar, working with McMichael School teachers, staff and Drexel engineering students, advised by Prof. Franco Montalto, to address the playground’s physical and aesthetic challenges, and their solutions address water management issues.
  • Participate in Drexel's Research Day 2014

    March 5, 2014

    All Westphal students are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in Research Day – the University’s annual celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity. Research Day 2014 will take place at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 10.
  • Timmy Graham: Art from the Fourth Dimension

    March 5, 2014

    Fulbright scholar and local artist Timmy Graham’s mathematical and scientific approach to art is evident in his twelve-foot oil paintings, which vibrate with saturated color and a complex overlaying of sexual-spiritual imagery.
  • Graduate TV Management Program to Launch Online

    March 5, 2014

    The Paul F. Harron Television Management graduate program will launch a new online version of the program in fall 2015, offering a 49-credit M.S. degree designed to educate and develop forward-thinking television and new media industry leaders, with a course of study that’s designed to be convenient for working professionals.
  • Faculty in the News: Sherman Aronson

    March 1, 2014

    Sherman Aronson, Adjunct Associate Professor and Thesis advisor is having a show of his recent digital art prints at the High Point Cafe in the Allens Lane Station.
  • Graphic Design Seniors Named "Students to Watch" by GD USA

    February 20, 2014

    Graphic Design USA magazine (GD USA), one of the most respected magazines for creative professionals, recognized Graphic Design seniors Luis Quevedo and Gerre Mae Barcebal as “Students to Watch in 2014.”
  • An Iconic U.S. Passenger Ship in 3D

    February 20, 2014

    Digital Media Prof. Glen Muschio and his Animation students have been applying talent and technology to creating digital cultural heritage, or recreating historic sites and artifacts in 3-D. One of the most massive projects on their plate is a complete 3-D digital rendering of a passenger ship that is 100 feet longer than the Titanic.
  • Study Tours Info Session

    February 20, 2014

    Hear and see presentations for 4 study abroad opportunities in Asia, Italy and Chicago.
  • Phil Griffin, MSNBC Mastermind

    February 19, 2014

    The Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Studies will host MSNBC President Phil Griffin for a free and open-to-the-public discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Bossone Hall’s Mitchell Auditorium (3140 Market St., Philadelphia).
  • Ed Hooks: Acting for Animation

    February 19, 2014

    On Friday, February 21st, Ed Hooks, author of "Acting for Animation," will be presenting his master class to Drexel students in the URBN Annex Screening Room! This is an exciting opportunity to meet someone unique in the entertainment industry, who has taught at Pixar, Blizzard and Dreamworks.
  • AAGA's 11th Annual Art Auction

    February 10, 2014

    Win original artwork by Philadelphia-based artists, tickets to the Philadelphia Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Arden Theater, memberships to museums and passes to cultural experiences...
  • On The Next DNEWS...

    February 7, 2014

    A key word for this month’s episode of DNEWS is variety. The story range for DNEWS' January 2014 episode includes: New Year’s resolutions, Bubble Tea, a male pageant, war veteran art and much more! This episode will air tonight (Feb. 7) on DUTV at 8 p.m.
  • Wearable Power Poster Wins NSF Visualization Challenge

    February 7, 2014

    A team of Drexel University engineers, including Fashion Design alumna Kristy Jost, came up with a way to knit an energy storage device and have now been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their skill in showing how they did it.
  • Have You Been Accepted to Westphal?

    February 6, 2014

    Congratulations! Drexel hosts college-specific Accepted Students Days throughout the spring term. Please click here for important registration info regarding our Accepted Student Days on Feb. 22, March 9, April 6 and April 12.
  • AIAS Beaux Arts Ball Feb. 21

    February 5, 2014

    Interested in attending a Beaux Arts Ball closer to campus? We're inviting all students to Drexel's AIAS Beaux Arts Ball on February 21st at the Center for Architecture (1216 Arch Street)!
  • Fashion Alumna Annina King Dresses NBC's Jill Martin

    February 5, 2014

    Fashion Design Alumna Annina King ('05), a designer-in-residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's, will dress sportscaster and NBC personality Jill Martin for the annual Go Red for Women/The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection on Feb. 6.
  • Architecture Students Display Work at Degrees of Design

    February 4, 2014

    Four students from our Architecture program have work on display at the Center for Architecture's (CFA) annual Degrees of Design exhibit (1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA) running through through March 14. Degrees of Design is the Center for Architecture’s annual exhibition featuring student work from Philadelphia’s five Architecture and Design schools.
  • d&mShop's Valentine's Day Pop-Up!

    February 4, 2014

    Make your sweetheart swoon this Valentine's Day. The d&mShop has the perfect selection of Valentine's Day gifts – handmade cards, jewelry, accessories, home goods and more made by students, alum and faculty, all while supplies last!
  • Award-Winning Quilt Artist Victoria Findlay Wolfe

    February 4, 2014

    Victoria Findlay Wolfe, award winning quilt artist and author, will be visiting us on February 28, 2014 at the URBN Annex to present a lecture and quilt trunk show titled "15 Minutes of Play."
  • Andy Paige: Fabulously Frugal

    February 3, 2014

    Andy Paige earned her title “budget bombshell” as the author of the internationally best-selling book, Style On A Shoestring and through hundreds of “fabulously frugal” makeovers featured on over 200 episodes of television, airing in over 14 countries.
  • Flamenco’s Greatest Dancers at Drexel

    February 3, 2014

    Israel Galván, Pastora Galván and Rosario Toledo are three of the most outstanding flamenco dance artists in the world, known for remaking this art form’s rich artistic traditions. Drexel University is pleased to host these three masters and the second Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, which will take place from March 1–16 in the Mandell Theater, other locations on campus, and elsewhere in the Philadelphia area.
  • Theatre By The Book: Jane Jones

    February 3, 2014

    Jane Jones, artistic director and co-founder of Seattle’s Book-It Repertory, has been staging works of literature for 25 years and has adapted, directed and performed works by Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, , Raymond Carver,  Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Daphne du Maurier, and Jane Austen.
  • An Evening of 16th Century Fun

    February 3, 2014

    Take a trip back to 16th century England for an evening of Renaissance music, stories, jests and cuisine at the Performing Arts Department’s 24th Annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Court of Drexel’s Main Building (32nd & Chestnut Streets).
  • Inclusive Design with Bonnie Mackay

    January 19, 2014

    Our first Rankin Scholar in Residence for 2014 is Bonnie Mackay of BMackay Consulting, former director of creative development and marketing for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and fashion director at Bloomingdales. Mackay’s innate sense for design and materials, combined with an understanding of business has enabled her to create innovative and highly profitable products and businesses.
  • Winter Dance Concerts

    January 19, 2014

    The Drexel Dance Program will present two concerts this winter – the Drexel Dance Ensemble’s “Memento,” and FreshDance’s “New Adventures.” Featuring original choreography from dance professionals and faculty including Professor Tania Isaac; Meredith Rainey, director of Carbon Dance Theater; Visiting Professor Leah Stein of Leah Stein Dance Company; guest artist Toni Renee Johnson of Maverick Dance, and faculty members Jennifer Morley, KC Chun Manning and Dr. Miriam Giguere.
  • Ardmore’s Music Hall Revival

    January 19, 2014

    Now in the hands of new ownership, the renamed and revamped Ardmore Music Hall is quickly regaining its former glory, thanks to renovations and the concert programming team of Music Industry professors Jesse Lundy and Rich Kardon, with a little help from Drexel graduates.
  • Bill Fennelly's Award-Winning Year of Theatre

    January 19, 2014

    The year 2013 was a very good year for Theatre Professor Bill Fennelly. His production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Syracuse Stage won Director of the Year and Production of the Year in the The Syracuse New Times’ Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Awards.
  • Sebastian Rich: Bullets to Ballet

    January 19, 2014

    The Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies has put together an exhibit of Sebastian Rich’s dance photographs, “Bullets to Ballet,” which will be on display at the Lincoln Center Film Festival in New York City before coming to Drexel’s URBN Center in February.
  • Samba and Study in Brazil

    January 19, 2014

    Over the holidays, Music Industry Professor Darren Walters led Drexel’s first study abroad program in Sao Paulo, Brazil, taking 11 students from various majors on a 10-day tour of the city’s music studios, record labels and cultural centers, including the Museum of Image & Sound and the University of Sao Paulo.
  • Winter Music Ensemble Performances

    January 19, 2014

    Get out of the cold weather and into the warm and welcoming Mandell Theatre for more than a month’s worth of fantastic concerts performed by our Music program students. Drexel’s winter music concert series, running from Feb. 9 through March 16.
  • Robert Torres: Game Changers in Education

    January 19, 2014

    The Digital Media Department will host Dr. Torres Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room (3401 Filbert St.), where he will give a presentation, “Games for Learning and Assessment: Potential for Dramatic Change in K-16 Education.” All interested students and faculty are invited to attend.
  • Welcome to Campus: Not Your Ordinary College Tour

    January 19, 2014

    Philadelphia’s unconventional Swim Pony Performing Arts company and The Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP) want to take you on a very different tour of Drexel’s campus – one that fuses Drexel landmarks with very personal (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes of student life.
  • ARFAA Lecture Series

    January 9, 2014

    Husband and wife designers, Marguerite Rodgers and James Timberlake will speak briefly about their own work then participate in a conversation moderated by Derek Gillman that will explore their mutual influences, the intersection of architecture and interior design, as well as other topics.
  • Architecture and Energy Symposium

    January 9, 2014

    Symposium with David Nye, Reinhold Martin, Ursula Helse and others.
  • Theatre: New Works Festival

    January 7, 2014

    This winter, our Theatre program will be launching its very first New Works Festival, featuring an interactive theatrical tour experience with Philadelphia’s unconventional Swim Pony Performing Arts, a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Tale of Two Cities, and two nights of Drexel students reading new plays under the direction of Theatre Professor Bill Fennelly, with dramaturgy by Professor Bruce Graham.