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2008

  • Season's Greetings!

    November 13, 2998

    •MAD Dragon released new albums from Andrew Lipke and Matt Duke and The Drexel Fusion Band released an album as well.
    •Five recent college graduates screened their first full-length feature Happy Birthday Harris Malden.
  • Four Thorns for Aiden

    May 25, 2010

    Four Thorns for Aiden was a double award recipient at the West Chester International Film Festival.
  • Open Mic Series Celebrates Second Anniversary

    February 7, 2010

    Drexel's open-mic Late Night Series (LNS) Philadelphia is turning two years old! A line-up of LNS favorites will be on hand, including folk/rock artist Sonni Shine, stand-up comedian Luke Giordano and folk/punk band Everyone Except Me.
  • Citypaper

    July 7, 2009

    Instructor Nick Cassway was featured in the Citypaper.
  • Very Cool Shoes and Chairs

    December 12, 2008

    •Faculty and students from the Fashion and Design & Merchandising department and Interior Design and Graphic Design programs organized the exhibit.
  • Chris Matthews and Presidential Speechwriters

    December 8, 2008

    •How Would You Address America? an event featuring US News & World Report opinion editor Robert Schlesinger, MSNBC talk show host Chris Matthews, Mary Kate Cary and J.
    •The panel will discuss the ideas, themes and values President-Elect Barack Obama will explore in his Inaugural Address. s BOOM! Voices of the Sixties. ll distribute on a first-come, first-serve basis. E-mail westphal@drexel. edu for a ticket or watch the event on DUTV in January. s 24-hour television station can be found on Comcast Cable Channels 54 or 62 and also on their Online Media Center.
  • Castle of Eufemio

    December 5, 2008

    Blaise Tobia received a review of his work in Philadelphia Weekly. s book, Castle of Eufemio, was reviewed in an issue of exposure, the biannual journal of the Society for Photographic Education.
  • Design Directions

    December 5, 2008

    •The publication is permanently archived in the Drexel library.
    •Professor Joe Hancock and Westphal librarian Ann Keith Kennedy served as editors and chose five out of the twelve papers to be published.
  • Directors Lab 5

    December 5, 2008

    •Free performances are on December 5th at 7 PM and December 6th at 7 and 9 PM in the Main Auditorium, Main Building.
    •DETAILS: Directors Lab 5: All in the Timing performance December 5, 7 PM & December 6, 7 and 9 PM Main Auditorium, Main Building (3141 Chestnut St. ) For more information, please email nick. anselmo@drexel.
  • Pull Up A Chair Rest Your Feet

    December 5, 2008

    •Faculty and students from the departments of Fashion and Design & Merchandising and Architecture & Interiors organized the exhibit.
    •Keefe, Creative Director of Metropolitan Home, will speak on November 5th at 6 PM, and Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), will talk on November 18th at 6 PM. Dr.
  • Avant-Garde Theater Icon Robert Wilson

    December 4, 2008

    •Over the course of his career, Robert Wilson has demonstrated a towering passion for words and language, an innovative and signature reinvention of theatrical production design, stage directions featuring simple movements, and talents as a visual artist in a variety of media. a towering figure in the world of experimental theater and an explorer in the uses of time and space onstage.
    •Robert Wilson has received numerous awards and honors including a Pulitzer Prize nomination in Drama, two Guggenheim Fellowship awards, the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Golden Lion for sculpture from the Venice Biennale and an Obie award. by the French Minister of Culture.
  • Fall Music Festival

    December 4, 2008

    •This concert will take place in the Main Auditorium in the Main Building. s Concert Band will close the festival on Sunday, December 7th at 7 PM with a program of American music. Dr. s Lincoln Portrait.
    •Singing from the Psalms will be the theme of the Gospel Choir concert on Saturday, December 6th at 7:30 PM.
  • Fall Music Festival, December 2nd - December 7th, 2008

    December 3, 2008

    •Philadelphia- Mark your calendars for the annual Fall Music Festival, a week-long event presented by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and the Department of Performing Arts, to be held December 2nd through December 7th.
    •Below is a table with important event details to make listing submission simple for publication.
  • Christine Fortune, Class of 1938, Creates Major Scholarship Fund

    November 23, 2008

    •Fortune taught middle school in Trenton, NJ and worked for Westinghouse Electric before returning to Philadelphia to become the assistant to the dean of Admissions at Drexel.
    •She lived in Allentown with her husband Robert who worked at Pennsylvania Power and Light Company for 35 years before becoming President and CEO of Aegis Insurance Society. s passing in 2006. said Ms. Fortune. Her generous gift by Ms. s education each and every year.
  • MadKo For a Cause

    November 23, 2008

    •Click here to read a Philadelphia Weekly article about the album and here to listen to his new songs.
    •MAD Dragon artist Andrew Lipke will play songs from his just released Motherpearl & Dynamite. s melodic voice and virtuoso guitar playing. rich and moody, with cello, pedal steel, dobro, and a chorus of backing vocals sneaking into songs ranging from weighty rockers to plaintive weepers."
  • Fall Workshops in Media Arts

    November 21, 2008

    •Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Media Arts workshops are free to all high school students serious about careers in Graphic Design or Photography.
    •Workshops in Media Arts: Graphic Design or Photography Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall, 33rd & Market St. , Philadelphia, PA Friday, October 24 or Friday, November 21 Full day, hands-on workshop 9 AM – 3 PM Free to all High School students Seating is limited. Call 215. 895.
  • Who Were the Last Designers Standing

    November 21, 2008

    •Working on the floor of the Convention Center, our Interior Design students painted, hammered and sawed their ideas to life.
    •This past summer interior design students embarked on a journey to create the ideal home for senior citizens.
  • Dred Violinist

    November 20, 2008

    •Early in his career DBR composed orchestral pieces for chamber ensembles, but he soon branched out adding parts for electronic instruments and turntables.
    •The Haitian-American musician, fresh off recent performances at Carnegie Hall and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, will take the stage in the Bossone Auditorium with Elan Vytal (aka DJ Scientific) and keyboardist Wynne Bennett.
  • On Co-op in Ireland

    November 20, 2008

    •Any ideas Brian had about seeing the Irish countryside were quickly erased with 6 AM calls and 14 hour days. who had worked on everything from Lawrence of Arabia to the Harry Potter movies.
    •Neil Jordan, the director and producer of The Crying Game and Interview with a Vampire, recently completed production on Ondine starring Colin Farrell.
  • Khachaturian

    November 19, 2008

    •We will be screening Khachaturian followed by a Q&A session with Rosen in the Bossone Auditorium on Wednesday, November 19th at 7 PM.
    •In addition to screening his film, Rosen will work with students in our Music, Art & Art History and Film & Video programs as well as the Pennoni Honors College during a two-day residency.
  • Sex and Shoes

    November 18, 2008

    •Rest Your Feet is a collaboration of the Fashion and Design & Merchandising Department and the Interior Design and Graphic Design programs. s Good Day recently featured the exhibition.
    •In 1997, she founded Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture and today serves as editor-in-chief. Dr.
  • Director and Shockwave Education Assembly

    November 15, 2008

    Jervis created an Adobe Director tutorial which he debuted at the assembly.
  • See the Sundance Winner

    November 13, 2008

    •All Drexel students, faculty and staff are invited to this special premiere of Ballast in the Bossone Auditorium at 8 PM on the 13th.
    •Click these links to read rave reviews from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and NPR. s Q&A are free, but a Drexel ID is required for entry.
  • Taki7

    November 13, 2008

    Recording Studio Manager Ryan Schwabe also known as ONEdependent released his album with artist Taki76.
  • Co-op Profile: Sabryna Gancarz

    November 12, 2008

    •Other Westphal students have had incredible co-op experiences in Scotland, Ireland, India, Germany and Japan.
    •In Crete, there are no standard sizes for things like doorways, windows and stairs."
  • D&M Journal

    November 12, 2008

    •This is an official undergraduate journal publication that is permanently archived in the Drexel library.
    •Five Design & Merchandising students are now published authors. were instructed in how to write traditional academic papers, synthesizing visual art ideas into a scholarly format for peer-reviewed publication.
  • Go Dragons!

    November 12, 2008

    •The Bruiser Flint Show airs every other week throughout the season and is broadcast via Comcast throughout metropolitan Philadelphia. s website.
    •The Bruiser Flint Show will premiere its second season on Friday, November 14th at 6 PM. which will feature profiles and information on all things Drexel sports. s basketball, and Brett Fischer, sports editor of The Triangle.
  • Graphic Design Awards

    November 12, 2008

    •John Cage Poem and Music.' for the entire conference for his American Psycho book jacket.
    •Graphic Design students again are the recipients of prestigious awards at recent major competitions. Chromesthesia.' s work will be included in the hard-cover Graphis publication.
  • Graphic Design Student Work to Aid Rwandan Villagers

    November 12, 2008

    •The villagers hand press sunflower oil, that they then sell, to support themselves. s Ideas that Matter program will enable our students to work with the villagers to create product packaging and brand identity so that their sunflower oil can be sold throughout their country and beyond. s Ideas that Matter program is the only grant giving program for the graphic design profession and has funded over 225 projects with over eight million dollars since 1999.
    •Our students will use their training and design skills for a humanitarian effort that will affect many lives."
  • MAD Awards

    November 12, 2008

    •All independent labels, not just college labels, will compete for this award. s judges. competing against fellow MAD Dragon artist Andrew Lipke.
    •The IMAs support independent artists and labels through promotion, marketing and distribution and finalists and winners can reach upwards of 15 million new fans by participating.
  • BLOOD BROTHERS

    November 12, 2008

    •Tickets for Blood Brothers are on sale at the Mandell Theater Box office.
    •Student and faculty tickets are $5 with Drexel ID and general admission is $10. Mrs. Mrs. Mr. ; and Steve Pribis from the College of Engineering as the narrator.
  • Classical Music Up Close

    November 11, 2008

    •Staneck will be attending the performance, introduce his work and lead a discussion following the performance. s College, offers the Drexel community an opportunity to hear remarkable music in informal setting with ample refreshments served prior to all concerts.
    •Among other pieces, the Wister Quartet will be performing work by local New Jersey composer Frank Staneck. Mr.
  • Faculty Focus Terry Tompkins

    November 11, 2008

    •As President of MAD Dragon Records, Professor Tompkins works with students, artists, fellow faculty and Ryko Records on A&R, marketing, distribution, publicity and international licensing.
    •MAD Dragon Records has released records from Matt Duke, Andrew Lipke, Jules Shear, Hoots & Hellmouth, The Redwalls, and The Swimmers. s students identify and secure the bands for our Unleashed compilations series, with four Unleashed albums to date.
  • Cold Duck Sauce

    November 7, 2008

    •The album can be purchased by contacting Lynn Riley at l. riley@verizon. net or Adriane Adams in the Performing Arts Department at 215 895-2451.
    •Or come to the November 11th release party to hear this great band, eat free pizza, and buy the CD, all at Creese from 7 to 9PM.
  • Student Business Concept Competition

    November 6, 2008

    •MacFadyen at jsm43@drexel. edu by November 10 Click here for more information and a submission form Click here for the Global Entrepreneurship Week schedule of events If you have any questions, please email Dr. Jean S.
    •DETAILS: Global Entrepreneurship Week Student Business Concept Competition November 17, 2008 Submissions due to Dr. Jean S.
  • Celebrating Music Professor Howard Haines

    November 1, 2008

    •The concert will also feature 23 choral program alumni and former students of the beloved Haines.
    •Haines was a music professor and director of the chorus from 1971-1988.
  • Women in Film

    October 29, 2008

    •This free event is a terrific learning and networking opportunity for students and staff.
    •Now, Women in Film and Television is launching its Philadelphia chapter with an event hosted by the Westphal College. producer and host Linda Swain; WPVI broadcaster, Lisa Thomas Laurie; actresses Jill Whelan (Love Boat) and Dawn Wolfrom; Comcast Senior Vice-President for Programming Jennifer Gaiski; and local casting and talent agent, Mike Lemmon will be with us for a panel discussion and reception at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 29th in the atrium of the Bossone Research Center.
  • DSMR and Fashion Alumni Workshop

    October 25, 2008

    •DETAILS: ‘Managing Your Own Career,’ Fashion and Design & Merchandising Workshop Saturday, October 25, 9 AM-3 PM Nesbitt Hall (33rd & Market St.
    •Beth Phillips of the Design & Merchandising program and the principal of Phillips International Career Development and Transition Services will conduct the workshop ‘Managing Your Own Career’ for alumni interested in taking the next step in their Fashion or Design & Merchandising career.
  • Architecture Student Show

    October 24, 2008

    •This is your chance to see the finalists in the Izenour and the Stewardson competitions and the medal winners in the Michael Pearson Thesis Prize.
    •Their impressive drawings, models and digital images, resulting from these year-long projects, are on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery through October 24th.
  • Black Box Concert Series

    October 23, 2008

    MAD Dragon recording artists Hoots & Hellmouth were featured in an article in Tennessee newspaper.
  • Recent Grads Direct, Star and Write their First Feature Film

    October 23, 2008

    •Happy Birthday Harris Malden has recently screened at the CineVegas Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival.
    •Happy Birthday Harris Malden, produced entirely in Philadelphia, is a charming comedy about a young man who breaks down when a personal secret is revealed to his friends and neighbors.
  • RePlay Lab

    October 23, 2008

    The RePlay Lab was highlighted in an article in the Jewish Exponent.
  • World-changing Graphics

    October 23, 2008

    •Marks and Holsten, as Rankin-Scholars-In-Residence, will give a lecture open to the public and work with Graphic Design and Film & Video students.
    •Now we’ll showcase some of the collection’s finest pieces in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery along with a screening of filmmakers Andrea Marks and Glenn Holsten’s Freedom on the Fence, their documentary exploring the political, social and artistic import of poster art in Poland.
  • I'm Going to Disney Land

    October 22, 2008

    •On Wednesday, October 22nd, former Imagineer and competition finalist, and now Digital Media faculty member Kristy Pron will hold an information session for students studying Architecture, Digital Media, Interior Design, Theater, Construction Management, Engineering, Project Management, Creative Writing, Fine Arts and Media Arts and Production in the large screening room in University Crossings, Room 028, at 6:30 PM. Pizza will be served. Best in Show Honors."
  • Economic Dé jà Vu?

    October 21, 2008

    •Brechin will address the important engineering and architectural achievements of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and their relevance today.
    •Under the aegis of the WPA, such public buildings and roads as LaGuardia Airport, Camp David and the Golden Gate Bridge were built. is a collaborative effort attempting to document the engineering and architectural achievements of Depression era-relief agencies. Dr. s presentation, Another World Was Possible: The Indispensible New Deal Today, will be at the Mandell Theater on October 21st at 6:30 PM.
  • international licensing agreement

    October 21, 2008

    Marcy Rauer Wagman and Terry Tompkins presented on ‘Student-Run University Record Labels' at the regional National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Conference in Lancaster, PA.
  • Matt Duke Releases New Album

    October 21, 2008

    •Kingdom Underground is featured on the i-Tunes home page as well as on Matt’s MySpace page.
    •Click here to listen to new songs or better yet come to Matt’s performance at World Café Live on October 5th at 7 PM.
  • Thinking Pink in October

    October 21, 2008

    •The book addresses the many questions young women have about breast development and breast cancer, and offers easy lifestyle tips that promote breast health and can help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Dr.
    •Marisa Weiss, shared a vision to demystify the complex medical information about breast cancer, making it available to everyone at no cost.
  • Zipped Up At Fashion Week

    October 20, 2008

    •Fashion Design alumna Autumn Kietponglert’s ‘Zipper Dress’ was prominently featured during Spring Fashion week in NYC and was purchased by YKK Corporation of America.
    •Autumn’s design was shown in the main rotunda on Fashion Week’s opening day, at the same location for the shows of designers Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and more.
  • Advisory Board of the Future of Music Coalition

    October 19, 2008

    Marcy Rauer Wagman was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Future of Music Coalition.
  • Faculty Focus Jen Blazina

    October 19, 2008

    •She has also received the Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Grant, and locally, the Windows of Opportunity Grant from the Leeway Foundation, and the Independence Foundation Artist Fellowship Grant. where she can create a space and organize her pieces into a specific vision.
    •Jen Blazina, Assistant Professor in the Art & Art History Department, is a mixed media artist who focuses on screen printing and large-scale installations.
  • Drexel Football?

    October 17, 2008

    •Still undefeated, still hilarious. s comedy improv group, kicks off their new season on Friday, October 17th at 8 PM in Stein Auditorium (33rd & Market St. ).
    •For further information, please contact Luke Giordano: lucas. m. giordano@drexel. edu.
  • The Shirt Off Our Back!

    October 17, 2008

    •Graphic Design student Sasha McCune’s design was chosen as the winner and we’ve created her t-shirt in women’s and men’s sizes.
    •Last year Music Industry student and Westphal’s USGA representative Dylan Steinberg led a college-wide contest to design a Westphal T-shirt which has now been produced for all incoming freshmen and transfer students.
  • Blaise Tobia Open Studio

    October 16, 2008

    Blaise Tobia was featured in a solo show, Blaise Tobia, Open Studio.
  • Photographing Dance

    October 16, 2008

    •Gabriel Bienczycki recently worked with Seattle Dance Project on Project Orpheus and Project One, and Deborah Boardman has been photographing the dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Metropolitan Dance Academy for 24 years.
    •Prima Philadelphia dance photographers JJ Tiziou, Bill Herbert, Bob Emmott, Gabriel Bienczycki and Deborah Boardman will review their kinetic work in Capturing Movement: The Art of Dance Photography on October 16th at the Mandell Theater.
  • Hoots and Hellmouth the Daily News

    October 13, 2008

    MAD Dragon recording artists Hoots & Hellmouth were interviewed.
  • A Year of Student Awards

    October 12, 2008

    •Received $8,000 cash prize, $15,00o in in-kind services and housing at the Baiada Center Research Day Awards: Dan Steinberg, who won 1st Place in the University’s Undergraduate Creative Arts/Design category for ‘You Are Now Here - A Renewal of Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Transportation System. ’ Dan created a complete branding and visual identity system for SEPTA, Philadelphia’s public transportation system, including a redesigned SEPTA subway and transit map.
  • Assistant Dean Jeannette Elliott Brown to Retire

    October 12, 2008

    •With some sadness and much gratitude, we are announcing the retirement of Jeannette Elliott Brown, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Services.
    •Eight years later she joined our College, then the Nesbitt College of Design Arts (CODA), as the Administrative Services Coordinator, and ultimately rose to the position of Assistant Dean and Director of Student Services.
  • Jade Tree record label

    October 12, 2008

    Darren Walters' Jade Tree record label was included in a chapter.
  • Music Libraries and Digital Distribution of Music

    October 12, 2008

    Program Director Jim Klein moderated the panel ‘Music Libraries and Digital Distribution of Music' at The Composer Expo in New York.
  • Student Filmmakers with a Cause

    October 12, 2008

    •For the third year in a row, Westphal Film & Video students will participate in The Tripod Initiative, a program of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office that funds students to produce videos for nonprofit organizations.
    •The Tripod Initiative provides students with an ample budget to support their production and matches them with film making professionals who serve as mentors.
  • The Next Generation of Westphal Students?

    October 12, 2008

    •Both the Interior Design and Architecture programs have students spending time in the studio developing their design skills and gaining a better understanding of freehand drawing and 3D modeling computer software.
    •While these may be three months without homework, some high-schoolers opt instead for our college’s intensive summer programs in Music Industry, Design & Merchandising, Architecture and Interior Design.
  • Metaphoric Vinyl

    October 11, 2008

    Nick Cassway, Design & Merchandising Professor, curated the exhibit Metaphoric Vinyl at NEXUS gallery.
  • Internationl Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence

    October 10, 2008

    ‘Extending Animator Tool Sets for Humanoid Robotics' was accepted by the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI) in Korea.
  • Calling All Actors:

    October 9, 2008

    •Auditions are Thursday, October 9th at 7:00 pm in Main Auditorium and Sunday October 12th at 7:00 pm in the Mandell Theater. The Philadelphia."
    •If you want more information about auditioning, please contact Nick Anselmo at nick. anselmo@drexel. edu DETAILS: Auditions for All in the Timing by David Ives Thursday, October 9, 7-10 PM, Main Auditorium Sunday, October 12, 6-10 PM, Mandell Theater Audition scripts: 2018 MacAlister More information: nick. anselmo@drexel.
  • Philadelphia Orchestra Back on Campus

    October 9, 2008

    •When they are not playing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, they travel the world performing concerts as soloists and with chamber ensembles. Mr.
    •Our second season of concerts once again offers students and the Drexel community the chance to hear incredible chamber music in an informal campus settings.
  • Nomination for PROM

    October 6, 2008

    •PROM, the original theater project that featured the collaboration of Drexel students and the New Paradise Laboratories, has been nominated for a Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre, Philadelphia’s awards for theater excellence and originality.
    •At the Barrymore Awards presentation on October 6th at the Crystal Tea Room, many of the nominated actors and actresses will be attired in evening wear designed by our Fashion Design students.
  • Major Dance

    October 3, 2008

    •Also in the Spring we’ll be hosting an exhibit of dance photography from the Smithsonian Institute entitled The Dancer Within , featuring the work of Rose Eichenbaum.
    •The Drexel Dance Ensemble has three concerts in the works: Arrivals and Departures, ‘A Celebration of Bach,’ a collaboration with our Music program, and a spring concert that includes new work by guest choreographer Meredith Rainey of the Pennsylvania Ballet.
  • New Dance Studio for New Major

    October 3, 2008

    •DETAILS: The Ellen Forman Memorial Dance Studio Grand Opening Friday, October 3, 7 PM Mandell Theater and Dance Studio, MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut St.
    •A Philadelphia dance pioneer, Ellen Forman was the co-founder and director of South Street Dance Company and was a scholar on the work of Isadora Duncan.
  • See Our New Dance Studio

    October 3, 2008

    •Forman will be performed by the Drexel Dance ensemble and a video on Ms. s contribution to the Philadelphia dance scene will be shown. s degree in dance which can lead to a Master of Arts degree in dance/movement therapy in partnership with the College of Nursing and Health Professions or a Master of Science degree in elementary education with the School of Education.
    •The studio was created to support our new Dance major and has been named in honor of Ellen Forman, a Philadelphia dance pioneer.
  • Architecture Student Work in Pearlstein Gallery

    September 26, 2008

    •DETAILS: Annual Exhibit of Architecture Student Work September 26 through October 29 Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (Nesbitt Hall 33rd & Market St. ) Opening Reception, Wednesday, October 1, 5-7 PM Gallery Hours, Monday through Thursday 11 AM–7 PM and Friday 11 AM–5 PM Free and Open to the Public For more information, call 215. 895. 2409 or email gallery@drexel.
    •The impressive work of our Architecture students will be on display in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery for their annual exhibit beginning September 22nd and running through October 24th.
  • On the Boards

    September 26, 2008

    •The Theater Program and the Drexel Players’ ambitious season includes Blood Brothers, a rags-to-riches musical drama about a woman whose twins are separated at birth, and Red Herring, a very funny satire of love and murder entangled up with nuclear espionage and I Love Lucy.
    •The Late Night Series is back and and will feature the Combustible Radio Theater with a September 26th WKDU radio broadcast of live drama, and the music of student Jonah Delso, who, when we last checked, was opening for Coldplay this summer at the Wachovia Center.
  • Darren Walters and Jade Tree

    September 23, 2008

    Darren Walters was interviewed about his record label, Jade Tree.
  • Meet This Years MPiRP Artists

    September 21, 2008

    •DETAILS: MPiRP BLUE Kick-off reception Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut St.
    •MPiRP will afford Drexel students the opportunity to work alongside theater and musical artists during this year-long residency that will culminate with the world premiere of BLUE in the spring 2009.
  • Marcy Rauer Wagman panelist for The New Publishing Industry

    September 19, 2008

    Marcy Rauer Wagman was a panelist for ‘The New Publishing Industry' at the Dewey Beach Music Fest on September 25th.
  • Anna Marie Daoud

    September 17, 2008

    Anna Marie Daoud, ('07) Design & Merchandising, appeared on the September 17th, 2008 episode of Project Runway.
  • annual Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association

    September 15, 2008

    Darren Walters, Biff Kennedy and Marcy Rauer Wagman participated at the annual Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) conference at Albright College on September 20th.
  • EAM Student Curates Pearlstein Exhibit

    September 14, 2008

    •Artists selected for the Career Development Program develop their business and marketing skills through a rigorous public exhibition schedule, enhancing their abilities to promote their work.
    •In addition to the exhibit, students who aspire to be artists can attend an information session on the Career Development Program at CFEVA, given by the program’s director Amie Potsic.
  • Some Velvet Blog

    September 13, 2008

    MAD Dragon recording artist Andrew Lipke was featured in ‘Some Velvet Blog.'
  • BITMAP Exhibit Unravels 8-bit Gaming

    September 12, 2008

    •The interactive exhibit, on display until July 25th, features old computer monitors and Nintendo and Atari game consoles that have been hacked into for artistic exploration.
    •This unique exhibit offers the opportunity to explore all facets of early video game technology.
  • Senior Design

    September 12, 2008

    •DETAILS: Interior Design lecture ‘Trends for the New Consumer, Future Senior Living’ Daniel J.
    •Hassell’s lecture, the firm is providing additional industry professionals to judge our students’ design concepts The winning designs will be constructed at the AAHSA conference, October 13-15, and Film & Video students will be on hand to capture all the action for a live webcast, distributed on AAHSA’s web site.
  • Andrew Aversa Antigravity

    September 9, 2008

    Andrew Aversa ('09) had two songs from his album Antigravity licensed to two music libraries.
  • Philadelphia Fringe Fest Comes to Drexel

    September 7, 2008

    •DETAILS: ‘Manic Swell’ September 5, 7 PM; September 6, 2 PM & 7 PM; September 7, 7 PM Mandell Theater, MacAlister Hall, 33rd and Chestnuts St.
    •Performances of ‘Manic Swell’ are Friday, September 5th at 7 PM, Saturday, September 6th at 2 PM and 7 PM and Sunday, September 7th at 7 PM.
  • Marcy Wagman Annual Independents Day Music Conference

    July 18, 2008

    Marcy Wagman appeared on a panel at The Philadelphia Chapter's 2nd Annual Independent's Day Music Conference on July 12th at the Bossone Research Center.
  • Jonah Delso won a WMMR contest

    July 17, 2008

    Jonah Delso, (‘10) won a WMMR 93.3 FM contest when his music video was voted number one.
  • Master Calligrapher

    June 21, 2008

  • POPPED Success!

    June 21, 2008

  • ROSEBUD Entrepreneurs

    June 21, 2008

    •The prize was just awarded at the day-long Baiada Entrepreneur Conference which featured entrees from many Drexel schools and colleges. (3)
    •We are proud to report that Design & Merchandising Seniors Christine Bugg, Emily Johnson, Jamie Hazley, Kerry Mahoney and Bridget Bramante won the coveted second place prize in the 2008 Baiada Business Plan Incubator Competition for their business plan for Rosebud.
  • Photography Senior Show

    June 17, 2008

    •The student work presented at the show spans much of the history of photography in terms of technique from 19th century hand-coated platinum-palladium prints to today’s state of the art digital prints.
    •Our 14 graduating Photography seniors have amassed enormous experience and skills, and their talents will be on display at their Senior Show starting on June 13th from 6-9 PM in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.
  • 20th Century Art

    June 15, 2008

    •Last year, Antony Penrose gave a spell-binding lecture about the art and lives of his parents: surrealist English painter Roland Penrose, and fashion and war photographer Lee Miller.
    •We were so impressed with Antony, the director of the Lee Miller Archive and the Roland Penrose Estate, that we invited him back to spend several days as a Rankin Scholar lecturing on 20th Century Art.
  • Interior Design Graduate Program Show

    June 13, 2008

    •Megan Hartley Reilly created a botanical health club and spa that integrates fitness, nature health and wellness.
    •Cheryl Payne’s community center to be located in Wilmington, Delaware aims to enhance healthy urban villages where home, school and community are essential foundations.
  • Music Industry Leaders

    June 12, 2008

    •Consequently, Professor Jim Klein will succeed Program Director Marcy Rauer Wagman as Music Industry Program Director while Professor Wagman continues as CEO of the expanding MAD Dragon UNLTD.
    •We are confident that under Marcy and Jim’s leadership our Music Industry program will remain one the most successful in the country.
  • Graphic Design Senior Show

    June 10, 2008

    •Looking for graphic design talent or just interested in great design?
    •Our Graphic Design seniors demonstrate tremendous talent and versatility in creating corporate identities, environmental designs, books and publications, packaging, paper sculptures and motion graphics.
  • New Fashion Show Home

    June 10, 2008

    •Mark your calendars for a very special Saturday June 6th, where our students’ designs and the historic venue are likely to make for our greatest Fashion Show ever.
    •We’re very excited that the 30th Annual Fashion Show will be presented at the incredible Urban Outfitters headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
  • Costume Collection Gets Full-Time Curator

    May 26, 2008

    •Clare comes to us from the Fashion Institute of Technology where she was the Assistant Curator, first for their Costume Collection and then for their Accessories Collection.
    •Having Clare on board will expand our ability to mount and travel exhibitions, to use the collection in classroom settings and to increase our conservancy efforts.
  • Cinema Costume Classics

    May 23, 2008

    •Landis, whose costume designs for Raiders of the Lost Ark are included in the collections of the Smithsonian Institute, will give a talk open to all those in the University community with an interest in costume design and the movies.
    •Deborah Nadoolman Landis, costume designer for Raiders of the Lost Ark, Animal House and The Blues Brothers, will be on campus for several days to work with students in the Fashion and Design & Merchandising Department as a Rankin-Scholar-In-Residence. Dr.
  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year

    May 23, 2008

    Dr. Joseph Hancock was chosen as the Steinbright Career Development Center's Outstanding Faculty of the Year.
  • What's in a Name?

    May 23, 2008

    •Department of Architecture and Interior Design has just been renamed ‘The Department of Architecture and Interiors. ’ Our Interior Design Masters program will now be named ‘Interior Architecture and Design. ’ We believe that these new names better represent the breadth, scope and depth of our programs, both of which offer a comprehensive approach to all aspects of interior space.
    •Also, Interior Design graduate Fumie Nishio and Associate Department Head of Architecture & Interiors Rena Cumby were recently featured in an article on the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Home & Design section.
  • Andrew Aversa and Progressive Grooves

    May 19, 2008

    Andrew Aversa ('09), signed a record/distribution deal with Progressive Grooves. ‘Zircon.'
  • National Science Foundation funds 3-D Colonial Philadelphia Project

    May 12, 2008

    •Digital Media Professor Glen Muschio is part of a team of Drexel College of Engineering faculty who have just received a National Science Foundation grant of over $700,000 for work on 3- D Colonial Philadelphia.
    •If successful, the research will prove invaluable to archeologists working throughout the world. 3-D Colonial Philadelphia is an ongoing research project of the Digital Media Program.
  • University 101

    May 12, 2008

    •Screenwriting students wrote the scripts, Film & Video students handled the production, Fashion and Interior Design students did costumes and sets, and Music Industry students are doing the scoring for the series which features a cast of professional actors.
    •University 101 follows the lives of six college students, their parents and faculty at fictitious Dexter University.
  • Bluebird

    May 10, 2008

    •The residency will culminate with the world premiere production of Bluebird.
    •This year MPiRP welcomes award winning theater company EgoPo Productions and the acclaimed contemporary music group Orchestra 2001 for a year-long residency that welcomes students to learn and perform alongside professionals.
  • Congrats Graphic Design

    May 10, 2008

    •At the Creativity Awards Annual 38 Competition, Steve Nunes won awards for his Spoke Revolutions Bicycle Wheel packaging and his John Cage Poem & Music motion graphic, Ruslan Khaydarov won for his Don Quixote and Invisible Man book jackets, and Julia Dobbins won for her Leviathan book jacket and as part of a group Environmental Graphics Project.
    •The winning projects will be featured in an exhibition at the Annual UCDA Design Conference and Awards Ceremony October 4th-7th in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Something in the Way of Things

    May 5, 2008

    Student Bryan Green's ('08) film Something in the Way of Things received an Honorable Mention
  • Couples

    April 24, 2008

    Blaise Tobia was highlighted in The New York Times' review of 'Couples.'
  • Chartbusters

    April 23, 2008

    •MAD Dragon Records recording artist Matt Duke’s new CD Kingdom Underground is due out Sept. 23rd on Rykodisc Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music, the first release under a recently negotiated and expanded deal between MAD Dragon and Rykodisc.
    •The coming months will see a new release from Andrew Lipke and we’re looking to present Matt, Andrew, The Swimmers and and all the MAD Dragon artists at the 3rd Annual MAD Dragon Concert this February at the Mandell Theater.
  • Designed and Built

    April 23, 2008

    •Also, the student design solutions created for the recent Architecture for Humanity charrette will be on display at the new AIA Design Center as part of 2008 Design Philadelphia.
    •This year’s ARFAA architectural lecture series kicks off with Dr.
  • Music to our Ears

    April 21, 2008

    •A complete list of this year’s Performing Arts event can be found here.
    •The Chamber Singers will hold their 19th annual Madrigal Dinner and our 10th Annual Jazz Extravaganza will feature the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble performing alongside our Jazz Orchestra in a night dedicated to the Jazz Masters.
  • Cyrille Taillandier

    April 14, 2008

    Cyrille Taillandier, mixed the song "Mysterious Ways" for Grammy Award Winning singer Angelique Kidjo.
  • Family Photos

    April 12, 2008

    •Since the late 1990’s, Photography Professor Andrea Modica has been spending time with the Baker family in Fountain, Colorado.
  • Shoes and Chairs

    April 12, 2008

    •The exhibition will feature a lecture series that will present Linda O’Keeffe, creative director of Metropolitan Home, and Valerie Steele, author and director of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
    •The exhibit will include the work of such notable designers as Roger Vivier, Salvatore Ferragamo, Herman Miller, Knoll International and Prada.
  • Teaching Soft-skills: Digital Game Development in a Multi-Discipline Environment

    April 12, 2008

    Paul Diefenbach presented Teaching Soft-skills: Digital Game Development in a Multi-Discipline Environment at the Eurographics.
  • Giant Puppets to Conquer Drexel this April

    March 28, 2008

    •But first Bread and Puppet needs your talents! ).
    •These are just a few of the ways to describe the Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater Company.
  • Gospel Choir 'Still Standing' After 30 Years

    March 26, 2008

    •Current choir members, alumni and their children will all share the stage with the praise dancers.
    •Gorham in 1978, the group has grown to include nearly 60 members today.
  • MAD Dragon Heads South at SXSW

    March 26, 2008

    •Our MAD Dragon artists were chosen from over 8,000 applicants to showcase their music and MAD Dragon is among a select group of indie labels contributing to The Indie Village.
    •The Indie Village is a hub where independent labels hold meetings, promote showcases, and network with indie musicians, members of the press, and industry reps.
  • University Chorus Performs Rossini's Final Masterpiece

    March 25, 2008

    •Our University Chorus performance will feature the Fairmount Chamber Orchestra and guest soloists: soprano Sara Jane Duffey, mezzo-soprano K.
    •The University Chorus is a 60-voice student ensemble directed by Dr. Steven Powell. s Petite Messe Solennelle Sunday, March 16, 3 PM Main Auditorium, Main Building, (32nd and Chestnut Sts.
  • Marketing: How to Move the World

    March 23, 2008

    •Prior to opening Cashman & Associates, Ms. s. through PR, events, marketing and promotion.
    •Cashman is President and CEO of public relations and promotion agency Cashman & Associates.
  • The Music Industry Program was featured in an AP story

    March 23, 2008

    The Music Industry Program was featured in an AP story that was syndicated in nearly 50 newspapers and web sites including.
  • Be a Goonie

    March 17, 2008

    •DETAILS: Ying-Tong-A Walk With the Goons Drexel Student Rush Performance Thursday, March 13, 2008, 7:30 PM Ticket: $20, Wilma Theater: 215-546-7824 (265 S. Broad St.
    •Get free popcorn being given out at the Drexel bookstore on March 6th and you may be lucky enough to find two free tickets hidden inside the bag. t score free tickets; Drexel students will be able to buy $20 student rush tickets for the performance plus attend a reception with cast members on Thursday, March 13th, 7:30 PM. trademark, profound silliness.
  • MADKO Concerts Features Local Hip-Hop Artists

    March 16, 2008

    •DETAILS: MadKo Concerts Hip-Hop Concert Friday, March 7, 7 PM Rotunda (4014 Walnut St. ) Tickets: $6/$8 Information: madkoconcerts@gmail.
    •On Friday March 7th, Madko Concerts, the concert arm of MAD Dragon Records, will present a Hip-Hop concert at the Rotunda 4014 Walnut St.
  • SCORE ONE FOR THE MUSIC

    March 14, 2008

    •This event, presented by the Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, will take place on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:30 PM in Stein Auditorium and is free and open to the public. s Supersize Me and currently scores numerous animation sequences for Nickelodeon, Emmy award winning Music Industry Professor Jim Klein, and the prolific composer and Westphal faculty member John Avarese, who has composed for the NFL Today and United Airlines.
    •A wonderful movie score or television theme can become forever memorable. event.
  • Jeffrey Blondes, Painter and Filmmaker

    March 13, 2008

    •The Pearlstein Gallery welcomes painter and filmmaker Jeffrey Blondes for an exhibit of his extraordinary pastoral scenes inspired by his home in rural France entitled Periodicity: In the Presence of Nature. s hallmark landscapes, transitional sea paintings, and his most recent Optics Paintings. painter.
    •DETAILS: Pearlstein Gallery, ground floor Nesbitt Hall, (3215 Market St. ) Now - March 21 Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 AM-5 PM Info: 215-895-2548 or gallery@drexel.
  • Up Close and Personal with the Philadelphia Orchestra

    March 12, 2008

    •From 1993 to 1995, he served as Assistant Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic and he is the former Principal Trombone of the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra while he was a student there.
    •He has also served as First Trombone of the Israel Defence Forces Orchestra and performed in the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
  • The Drexel Players Present: 'The Vagina Monologues'

    March 8, 2008

    •In support of V-Day, a national campaign to raise money and awareness to stop violence against women, the Drexel Players present The Vagina Monologues on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18th and 19th at 8 PM in the Mandell Theater.
    •Now in its 10th year, the V-Day campaign has raised over $50 million for national and international aid.
  • Winter Music Festival

    March 6, 2008

    •March 12, Mediterranean & Percussion, 8:00 PM Mandell Theater Fri.
    •March 7, String Ensemble, 7:30 PM Mandell Theater Sun.
  • The Mandell Theater Becomes a Jumping Joint;

    March 3, 2008

    •DETAILS: Ninth Annual Jazz Extravaganza Thursday, March 13, 8:00 PM Mandell Theater, (33rd and Chestnut Sts.
    •Jazz up your evening with the 9th Annual Jazz Extravaganza featuring the Drexel Jazz Orchestra and Jazztet in concert with the nationally-renowned all female Spelman College Jazz Ensemble.
  • The Drexel Players present Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig

    February 28, 2008

    •DETAILS: Lend Me a Tenor Mandell Theater, 33rd & Chestnut Sts, Drexel University February 28-March 2, 2008 Thursday, February 28, 2008, 8:00 PM Friday, February 29, 2008, 8:00 PM Saturday, March 1, 2008, 8:00 PM Sunday, March 2, 2008, 2:00 PM Tickets: $5 - $10 Box Office: 215-895-ARTS Tickets are on sale Monday, February 25.
    •Find out what the poor general manager of the Cleveland Opera Company must do, because the show must go on!
  • How Many Polish Posters Does it Take to Make an Important Collection?

    February 25, 2008

    •Our award-winning Graphic Design Program is now home to the remarkable Polish poster collection of Professor Frank Fox. s.
    •Selections from the Polish poster collection will be on display in the Pearlstein Gallery in January 2009.
  • Westphal College Welcomes Acclaimed Novelist and Screenwriter Paul Auster

    February 21, 2008

    •Noted novelist and filmmaker Paul Auster will screen his new film THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST at the Ritz 5 Theater (214 Walnut Street, Philadelphia) on Wednesday, February 20th at 7pm. s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and the Philadelphia Film Society.
    •His newest film THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST, which Auster wrote and directed, originally appeared in an abbreviated narrative form in his best-selling novel Book of Illusions, is the tale of a writer who seeks inspiration in the country.
  • In Memorium Dean Emerita Marjorie Rankin

    February 20, 2008

    The Drexel community was saddened to learn of the passing of Dean Emerita Marjorie Rankin on January 20, 2008. Dean Rankin had a long and noteworthy career at the University.
  • Chalfant Examines Hip Hop Culture and Graffiti Art

    February 19, 2008

    Well known author and film maker Henry Chalfant, most noted for documenting New York City graffiti in the 1970's and 1980's, will visit Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design to discuss graffiti photography and hip-hop culture. One of the foremost authorities on New York subway art, he has published articles and lectured extensively on this and other aspects of urban youth culture.
  • Television Management Students Conduct Panel on Global Media

    February 19, 2008

    •DETAILS Student Conference on Global Challenges 2008: Responsibility and Empowerment Friday, February 29th, 8:30am - 4:30pm (View entire schedule: ) Keynote speaker: Jim Clancy, CNN at 3pm Edmund Bossone Research Enterprise Center (32nd and Market Sts. ) Breakfast and lunch served FREE and Open to the Public For info and registration: or 215. 895.
    •Onwuemenyi of Nigeria, a Television Management graduate student, will moderate a panel that will focus on the impact of global media and news programming on the international flow of information.
  • The Swimmers' Fighting Trees: MAD Dragon's Newest Release

    February 19, 2008

    •Fighting Trees was recorded and mixed at Miner Street Studios, home of renowned Philadelphia producer Brian McTear (Matt Pond PA, Danielson, Mazarin). Bill Moriarty (Dr. s home studio. Revolver. list for the coming year.
    •In addition to numerous tour dates all over the country (see schedule here), the band will perform at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX on March 14th and 15th.
  • Renaissance Revelry at 18th Annual Madrigal Dinner

    February 16, 2008

    •Travel back to 1608 and see what a Saturday night was like for the nobles. s Great Court (located in the Main Building) at 7:30PM Each evening features student performers costumed in Renaissance garb and hearty meals common to the era. s menu includes a host of appetizing Elizabethan dishes including Mulled Cider, North African Pork Chop or Poached Salmon, Potage Jacqueline with Butternut Squash, Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Turnips, Peas, Artisanal Bread, and Upside Down Warm Apple Tart.
    •DETAILS 18th Annual Madrigal Dinner Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd, at 7:30pm Great Court (Main Building, 3141 Chestnut Street) Tickets: $21. 95 For tickets and info: 215-895-ARTS Reserve your ticket early - this event will sell out!
  • Arts Administration Graduate Program to Launch Online

    February 14, 2008

  • Student Run means Student Fun:

    February 14, 2008

    •DETAILS: WKDU, open house Thursday, February, 28, 5-7 PM Creese Student Center Lobby (3210 Chestnut St. ) For more information, please visit or e-mail newtowkdu@gmail. com.
    •WKDU is holding its open house for all students in the Drexel community.
  • Wheres the Money How to Find Funding for Your Independent Film

    February 13, 2008

    Noted author and fundraising guru, Morrie Warshawski, brings his years of in-the-trenches work with noncommercial independent filmmakers to bear on this topic that never goes out of style. Students, Emerging and seasoned filmmakers are welcome, and the lecture will be followed by a question and answer period, as well as a book signing by the author. is the next Rudman Institute free event.
  • How to Turn One into a Million

    February 12, 2008

    •Motion capture is a digital technique used to record human and animal movement and is revolutionizing how movies and computer games create action sequences and crowd simulations.
    •Vicon was the motion capture system of choice for such blockbusters as SPIDERMAN, HARRY POTTER and STAR WARS.
  • An Evening of African American Music

    February 10, 2008

    In celebration of Black History Month, The Drexel University Gospel Choir and Jazztet present a special concert of African American Music. The Gospel Choir is composed of students from across all Drexel majors and the concert will include music by choir alumni who have gone on to become gospel composers in their own right.
  • Annual Auction Benefits Arts Administration Students

    February 8, 2008

    Now in its fifth year, the Art Auction is a unique opportunity for students, professionals, and artists to network and socialize. The event features a silent art auction with original works by Philadelphia artists and admission to major Philadelphia arts institutions.
  • MadKo Concerts Presents_The Redwalls_The Swimmers_Matt Duke_Andrew Lipke_The Takeover UK

    February 8, 2008

    It's been a big year for Mad Dragon, Drexel's student-run record label. Their artists have been out on national tours, won numerous awards, and received multiple television and online spots; Mad Dragon truly is a music industry phenomenon.
  • Students Learn How to Get Their First Job in Television

    February 7, 2008

    •Al Tedesco, TV Management Program Director, kicked off the session speaking to the power of the medium and the demands of media management.
    •Harron Graduate Program in Television Management.
  • The Real Cost of Fast Fashion

    January 30, 2008

    The Design & Merchandising program welcomes Heather Iwanow, Senior Lecturer, Department ofClothing Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, to explore these and other issues regarding "Fashion's Environmental Footprint". Heather Iwanow is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clothing Design and Technology, atManchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom).
  • Dance Day at Drexel

    January 26, 2008

    Take classes in ballet, modern and hip-hop with the faculty of Drexel University, followed by a presentation on careers in dance/movement therapy and dance in education. Finish the day by attending a performance of the Drexel University Dance Ensemble in the Mandell Theatre.
  • 2007 Big Year for Mad Dragon

    January 23, 2008

    It was a big 2007 for Mad Dragon, with seven artists signed to the label.
  • Best College Record award

    January 11, 2008

    Congratulations to MAD Dragon Records for winning the Best College Record award.
  • New College Video

    January 11, 2008

    •The highlight of the Drexel social season is the annual A. J. Drexel Society Gala.
    •Each fall, Drexel thanks its biggest supporters with an elegant evening of dining and dancing. s gala will be the premiere of the new Westphal College video, featuring impressive work by our students. s original score and graphics by Graphic Design student Maggie Ruder. s Gala.
  • The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery presents-Open To Interpretation John Langdon and Eric Zillmer

    January 6, 2008

    Eric Zillmer’s research into the science of inkblot analysis presents the audience with a rare opportunity to see a complete set of clinical Inkblots prints in conjunction with a collection of clinical responses The Opening Reception on January 16 is Free and Open to public as are all visits to the gallery during open hours. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 5:00-7:00 PM in the Lobby of Nesbitt Hall (3125 Market St. )
  • See What You're Missing on DUTV

    •The Inner Life of Martin Frost.' s the Money: How to Find Funding for Your Independent Film.' ll broadcast the MAD Dragon Concert featuring The Redwalls, The Swimmers, Matt Duke and others. s preparation for the CAA tournament.
    •These programs air on DUTV, channel 33 on campus and 54 or 62 throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area. s interview can be seen March 14th, 15th and 16th at 8 PM.
  • Jim Klein nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards

    Jim Klein was nominated for not one, but three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on the ABC Series All My Children.