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2009

  • Creative Campus Series

    September 13, 2010

    WHYY featured MAD Dragon Records and the Music Industry Program as part of their Creative Campus Series.
  • Matt Duke

    July 21, 2010

    MAD Dragon recording artist Matt Duke was featured in a Washington Post blog.
  • Felicia Campbell Award

    April 25, 2010

    •Joseph Hancock was awarded the 2009 Felicia Campbell Award for Area Chairs in Popular Culture at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Area Chairs meeting in New Orleans, LA. was included in the first issue of the journal Fashion Practice
  • Old Hollywood Glamour show

    February 12, 2010

    Student Arielle Esdale had her paintings featured in the ‘Old Hollywood Glamour' show at TONY.
  • 8 Independent Music Award Nominations for MAD Dragon

    December 15, 2009

    Winners receive year-long marketing & sales support plus performance opportunities that place winners & nominees in front of millions of music fans. s hard-working student staff.
    Winners are decided by an industry and artist judging panel and your votes. category for artists Hoots & Hellmouth and Andrew Lipke. for Hoots & Hellmouth.
  • Even More Graphic Design Awards

    December 15, 2009

    Congratulations to all of our student winners and the Graphic Design faculty!
    Their latest achievement comes from The Creativity Awards Annual 39.
  • Major Student Produced Television Productions on DUTV

    December 15, 2009

    Interior Design students handled the elaborate production design and Music Industry students composed the music.
    OFF CAMPUS explores the lives of five recent college graduates living just off campus from their alma mater, as they begin their transition to adulthood. s economic times.
  • NASAD Accreditation

    December 15, 2009

    Two hundred and eighty seven art and design schools are accredited by NASAD, including many of our peer institutions in the Philadelphia-area and most of the highest-ranked and best known art schools in the country.
    The College has again been re-accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) for all of its eligible programs for the next five years. ve launched since the last accreditation. ve worked for nearly two years towards re-accreditation and nearly every faculty and staff member contributed to our self-study and to hosting the site visit.
  • Product Design Major

    December 15, 2009

    The Product Design major will be led by Professor Mike Glaser, who is also the Product Design Program Director.
    Mike has over twenty years of product design experience and taught product design at Ohio State University, Savannah College of Art and Design and the Georgia Institute of Technology before coming to Drexel.
  • Spreading Holiday Cheer

    December 15, 2009

    Computers that can no longer be used by our college are donated to schools and organizations based on need.
    If you know of any school or organization that would like to receive donated computers please email Jason Rappaport, Systems Administrator, at jasonrap@drexel. edu.
  • Team C3 Wins Dranoff Interior Design Contest

    December 15, 2009

    Submissions were judged for suitability of design to the project challenge, originality of design solution, and successful integration of interior finishes and furnishings.
    Advisors guided site tours, provided site plans and renderings, offered professional design consultation, and provided vendor contacts. s first mixed-use LEED certified building.
  • International Fashion Exhibition

    December 12, 2009

    Lisa Hayes had her "Little Green Dress Project: Fall 2009" shown in the 2009 International Fashion Exhibition.
  • Terry Tompkins

    December 12, 2009

    Terry Tompkins had his paper, accepted to the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Convention (ASBBS).
  • The Changing Artist/Label Relationship

    December 11, 2009

    Marcy Rauer Wagman gave the presentation "The Changing Artist/Label Relationship" to the attorneys at the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoades.
  • Punk Rock Women

    December 10, 2009

    •While in Hong Kong, Anne will be working with Anne Pierson-Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong, on a course to be simultaneously offered at Drexel and City University.
  • Youth in Revolt

    December 10, 2009

    •The film opened nationwide in January 2010, but our students got to view the film before its release.
    •Following the screening, Cera and Doubleday took questions from our students.
  • Attention Designers

    November 23, 2009

    The winning poster will be hung proudly throughout the college, and the winning student will receive $50 to spend at either Utrecht or Pearl Paint.
    Poster designs are due Friday December 4th and voting will begin in the winter term.
  • Call for Art

    November 23, 2009

    The fraternity is looking for artists to submit work.
    The auction will be held Monday, December 7th at 5 PM and features live music and an open mic in addition to refreshments. re interested in submitting artwork to the Art House auction, contact Azin Asili for more information.
  • Choral Classics

    November 23, 2009

    The Chamber Singers will join this festive celebration by performing a variety of Madrigals, Chansons and Partsongs, all of which will make this an afternoon worth celebrating.
  • Commited Realist Mel Leipzig

    November 23, 2009

    Leipzig with an opening reception for his exhibition, Mel Leipzig: Life Observed, in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at 6 PM.
    Leipzig was elected into the prestigious National Academy in 2006 and has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Travelling Fellowship, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and an Individual Artist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. s work has been featured in more than twenty-five solo shows and is currently in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale Art Gallery, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey State Museum and the White House.
  • Dancing at Ikea

    November 23, 2009

    Dancers will be filmed in four different IKEA environments representing a living room, dining room, bedroom and office, all to be incorporated in an original dance piece from Dr. Furnishings."
    So head over to IKEA on Wednesday, December 9th at 1:00 PM, get a jump on your holiday shopping and watch our dance students in an entirely different realm.
  • Festive Music for the Holidays

    November 23, 2009

    Starting Tuesday, December 1st, the music program will present a week of concerts beginning with the Guitar & Fusion Ensembles.
    George Starks, will perform the music of jazz legends starting at 8 PM, turning the Mandell Theater into a swinging jazz joint's Keyboard Ensemble. ll perform the classics, from Mozart to Bach, at 7:30 PM. s String Serenade at 3 PM.
  • Interior Design Ranked 6th in the Nation

    November 23, 2009

    The undergraduate Interior Design program is now ranked 6th in the nation up from 10th in 2008, while the graduate Interior Design program moved to 9th after it was ranked 13th in 2008.
    We congratulate Rena Cumby, Associate Department Head for Architecture & Interiors; Ada Tremonte, Associate Director, undergraduate Interior Design Program; Karen Pelzer, Associate Director, graduate Interior Architecture & Design; and their fellow faculty in the program.
  • Michael Ceras Youth in Revolt

    November 23, 2009

    Youth in Revolt is a coming-of-age comedy that puts a fresh and outrageous stamp on a tale of adolescent obsession and rebellion.
    Film & Video Program Director Karin Kelly arranged the screening which is sure to be packed, so arrive early as seating is first come first served.
  • Open for the Holidays

    November 23, 2009

    There is an exclusive shopping night for Westphal alumni on Thursday, December 3rd from 6 to 8pm featuring a great shopping experience, networking and wine and cheese.
    The D&M Kiosk will be open Monday, November 30th through Friday December 4th in Chapman Court in Nesbitt Hall, with daily operating hours of 11am-2pm.
  • Summoning the Spirits

    November 23, 2009

    The Percussion Ensemble will share the stage with our Mediterranean Ensemble. s group of Middle Eastern players will have you dancing to the sounds of ouds, tamborins and baglamas, instruments featured in the music of the Middle East and North Africa.
    As with all the concerts of the Percussion Ensemble, you will be out of your seat shaking, stomping and clapping along.
  • Promoter of the Year award

    November 21, 2009

    Alumna Karen Moran-Thomas ('07) won the College Music Journal's (CMJ) Promoter of the Year award.
  • Textile Sourcing and Garment Design

    November 21, 2009

    Lisa Hayes presented a paper titled "A Green Approach to Design: Integration of Sustainable Textile Sourcing and Garment Design in Fashion Studio Coursework" at the 2009 International Textile and Apparel Association conference.
  • Top Honors at Arts of Fashion

    November 20, 2009

    •Fashion graduate student Milka Osoro became the second Drexel student to win the grand prize at the Arts of Fashion symposium and competition in the last four years.
    •Chambre Syndicale de la Mode, the top couture design school run by the French government whose members include all the top French design houses. s garments were inspired by architectural structures and were designed to create illusions by using secondary and complementary color hues from the color wheel.
  • Recording Studio Designer to the Stars

    November 15, 2009

    •Storyk has also designed educational facilities for Hunter College, the Berklee College of Music, Oberlin College and hundreds more. s full portfolio here.
    •He designed broadcast facilities for WNET, the PBS station in New York City and for Clear Channel Communications.
  • Ginch Gonch

    November 11, 2009

    •The daring company uses witty and suggestive marketing tactics to draw in such customers as recording artists Nelly and Avril Lavigne and reality TV star Lauren Conrad. s Wear Daily, People and Teen Vogue.
  • Adobe Game Winners

    November 9, 2009

    The Fourmation team was comprised of just-graduated students Jared Weinstock, Nick Deimler, Chau Nguyen, Tom Bergamini, Todd Carpenter and Kyle McArdle who were competing against 3300 students entries from 37 different countries.
    Congratulations to Jared, Nick, Chau, Todd, Kyle and Tom, and their faculty advisor Jervis Thompson.
  • Boring Undies

    November 9, 2009

    Beyond online sales, Ginch Gonch underwear can be found in premium department stores and exclusive boutiques in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, Tokyo, Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Sydney, and Milan. s talk will also serve as a book launch for Design & Merchandising Professor Dr. s new book Brand/Story: Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding, which profiles Ginch Gonch.
    Ginch Gonch is one of the fastest growing premium lifestyle brands in the world, using humor, sexuality and popular culture to sell their funky, fashion-forward underwear. Director of Schmoozing and Carousing, will be at Drexel to give the talk No More Tighty Whities-Live Like A Kid: The Branding Story of Ginch Gonch on November 10th at 6 PM in Bossone Auditorium, followed by a reception. s no wonder Ginch Gonch has the reputation of being fun and fearless.
  • Classics in the Dorms Pas Deux

    November 9, 2009

    The Westphal College, the Pennoni Honors College and the Office of Student Life continue to sponsor the Campus Concert Series.
    Campus Concerts are open to the public at no charge and qualify as an Honors College event.
  • Gifted Documentarian

    November 9, 2009

    Film & Video Professor Zhenya Kiperman will host a Q&A session with the filmmaker after the screening.
    Award-winning Israeli documentary filmmaker Ido Haar will be an artist in residence with our Film & Video Program. s documentary Melting Siberia at the Bossone Auditorium at 8 PM. s search for his long-lost grandfather who disappeared over fifty years ago in Siberia.
  • Orchestra HD Simulcast

    November 9, 2009

    The concert is free of charge thanks to sponsorship by the College of Engineering, the Pennoni Honors College, and the Westphal College and hosted by Music and Entertainment Technology Laboratory.
    The seven camera broadcast affords you all the sound and sights of the best orchestra seats without having to leave the campus or pay for tickets.
  • Poster Contest

    November 9, 2009

    The winning poster will be hung proudly throughout the college, and the winning student will receive $50 to spend at either Utrecht or Pearl Paint.
    Poster designs are due Friday December 4th and voting will begin in the winter term.
  • Space to Create

    November 9, 2009

    The Space to Create video travels back to the turn of the 20th century to tell story of the Westphal College.
    The video also highlights the accomplishments of some of our notable faculty. s 1970s building and create a modern space for our students to imagine a better tomorrow.
  • The Long Christmas Ride Home

    November 9, 2009

    The Long Christmas Ride Home is as fine as any theater to be seen on Philadelphia stages and will be running at the Mandell Theater through November 15th.
    The New York Times said the play is, '... somewhat like gazing at stars: We feel its inspiration, as well as its sad distance from earth. [The Long Christmas Ride Home] collapses time and space into moments of disarming, and affecting, beauty.'
  • Traces at the Pearlstein Gallery

    November 9, 2009

    For Aurore, clothing becomes a poetic expression through her imprints and embedded shapes using lightly woven fabrics to create a ballet-like wardrobe.
    While creating feminine clothing, she uses layering and transparencies to make her work appear ghost-like.
  • We Are Fashion

    October 24, 2009

    Leading up to the fashion show will be four master classes: Fashion Surface Design within Textile, Fashion Design within Accessories, Fashion Design within Womenswear and Fashion Design within Couture. A compelling Drexel storyline for the Wednesday, October 28th Fashion show is the fact that three of our Fashion Design students --Rochelle Gordon, Joanna Holmes and Milka Osoro --will have their collections competing , after they were chosen from an extremely competitive pool of 500 applicants from all over the world. Up-and-coming U. S. which affords monetary assistance for travel and expenses for collections. s guests include Gaspard Yurkievich from Paris and Christian Wijnants from Antwerp, Belgium.
  • compilation CD

    October 21, 2009

    MAD Dragon also be released a compilation CD with Italian independent record label Tea-Kettle Records.
  • A MAD Dragon Never Sleeps

    October 20, 2009

    MAD Dragon Records' Philadelphia-based band The Swimmers will release their second album entitled "People Are Soft' on November 3rd with a release party at Kung Fu Necktie presented by WXPN and Y ROCK radio.
  • A Playground for Kids

    October 20, 2009

    The playground project started as part of a community centered sustainability project where our Interior Design students worked with Blankenburg 2nd through 5th graders to develop ideas for their ideal safe and sustainable playground.
  • Boondock Saints II: Stars on Campus

    October 20, 2009

    Troy Duffy, the writer and director of the soon to be released motion picture The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, will be on campus along with stars Sean Patrick Flanery (Young Indiana Jones) and Norman Reedus.
  • First Person Film Fest at Drexel

    October 20, 2009

    This year, the Westphal College has joined in partnership with the First Person Festival to do a mini-version of the fest at Drexel. We'll be presenting two outstanding documentaries and the filmmakers will be on campus for classroom engagements and to speak with the audiences following the screenings.
  • Got Art? Got Craft?

    October 20, 2009

  • One Fateful Night

    October 20, 2009

    Akuza Theatre, now in residency at Drexel during its 10th Anniversary Season, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's The Long Christmas Ride Home as part of the Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP).
  • Oscar Winning Director On Campus

    October 20, 2009

    Music Industry student Fred Kinttel, Music Director of the student-run Drexel radio station WKDU 91.7 FM, has been nominated for two awards-one for Music Director of the Year and one for Best Taste in Music for the Year-- by the College Media Journal's (CMJ) College Radio Awards. Voting will take place during the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in New York City and winners will be announced on October 22nd. We congratulate Fred and are keeping our fingers crossed for his success at the awards ceremony. He will be here on Saturday for a screening and to answer questions.
  • Unboring Undies

    October 20, 2009

    Ginch Gonch is one of the fastest growing premium lifestyle brands in the world, using humor, sexuality and popular culture to sell their funky, fashion-forward underwear. Rebecca Wilkinson, Ginch Gonch's Director of Schmoozing and Carousing, will be at Drexel to give the talk No More Tighty Whities-Live Like A Kid: The Branding Story of Ginch Gonch.
  • We Are Fashion

    October 20, 2009

    Renowned designers, fashion educators and those from the fashion world itself will take over Drexel's campus for five days of master classes, seminars, a design showroom and, finally, an elaborate fashion show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • World Class Music in the Dorms

    October 20, 2009

    The first of four concerts with players from The Philadelphia Orchestra is Tuesday, October 27th at 7 PM in the Van Rensselear dormitory's ballroom featuring Chris Deviney on percussion and Daniel Han playing violin.
  • CMJ Nominates Music Industry Student

    October 19, 2009

    CMJ Nominates Music Industry Student: Music Industry student Fred Kinttel, Music Director of the student.
  • The Film Adaptation of The Reader: Keeping the Questions Open

    October 19, 2009

    Zhenya Kiperman presented his paper "The Film Adaptation of The Reader: Keeping the Questions Open."
  • History of Hip Hop

    October 15, 2009

    CHOSEN was created in 2001 with the goal of bringing Hip-Hop to a wider audience while cementing its place in modern culture as a true and authentic art form. s 106 & Park. Puremovement. Clyde and his dancers will cover the history and evolution of Hip-Hop dance culture and its relationship to Hip-Hop music.
  • 'Barrymore' Graham

    October 15, 2009

    * The play about two stressed-out Hollywood brothers who build a movie studio with their cartoon feature films won for Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play, Outstanding Set Design, Outstanding Lighting Design Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Overall Production of a Play.
    * Our congratulations to this talented scribe, who is also a wonderful teacher.
  • Boondocks Saints II Stars on Campus

    October 15, 2009

    * The screening is free and on a first come, first served basis.
    * Duffy will show clips from his new movie, and he and his stars will discuss making the film.
  • Classical in the Dorms

    October 15, 2009

    * The Westphal College, Pennoni Honors College and Student Life sponsor the Campus Concert Series, bringing classical music to Drexel free of charge and free of the formality of a concert hall.
    * The concerts qualify as an Honors College event.
  • Eco-Friendly Design

    October 15, 2009

    * Part of the design process will be sourcing green products including furniture, accessories, household appliances, bedding, lighting and electronics. s design will become the hospitality suite when 777 Broad Street opens in 2010.
    * Dranoff created this competition for our students. s Competition Studio class will work in groups to design a two-bedroom 1,100 square-foot space that meets standards in sustainability on a $15,000 budget.
  • Faculty Focus: Dr. Joseph Hancock

    October 15, 2009

    * Joe serves on the editorial board of the Journal of American Culture and is the Area Chair for Fashion, Appearance & Consumer Identity for the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. s recipient of the Felicia F.
    * Joe has received fellowship or grants from The Popular and American Culture Associations, the London College of Fashion and Stockholm University, and his research has been published in the Journal of American Culture, Fashion Practice and the Journal of Popular Culture. integrates current popular culture to light the fire in the classroom."
  • Last Chance for Uncarved Wood

    October 15, 2009

    Intricate wood carvings of young Chinese artists who have been deaf since birth or early childhood are the subject of this special show, making one of only two U. S. stops at Drexel. must see.'
  • Major College Reorganization

    October 15, 2009

    * The Department of Performing Arts will consist of our programs in Dance, Music and Theater. Dr. s Academic Associate Dean and Professor of Music, will head Performing Arts and Cecelia Fitzgibbon will head Entertainment Enterprise. s Academic Associate Dean, and Art & Art History Professor Dr.
    * Starting this winter, Chris Redmann will become the Program Director and Paul Diefenbach will become the Associate Program Director, overseeing our Digital Media graduate program.
  • The Long Christmas Ride Home

    October 15, 2009

    * Drexel students benefit from workshops and opportunities to perform alongside established professional performers.
    * Bunraku, an ancient form of Japanese puppetry will be incorporated into the show, and Drexel students will be featured in the cast and are working as crew members.
  • The Music of Matt Campana

    October 15, 2009

    A college student giving away money is not something you hear about every day, but Music Industry student, composer and arranger Matt Campana is doing exactly that. s latest orchestral album and 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the 11-track CD will go directly to women and children in Iraq through the nonprofit organization Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME). s purpose is to feed, clothe and provide shelter and healthcare for those in need as well as to help reconcile different Iraqi ethnic and religious groups who have been drawn into violent conflict.
  • Unleashed Release

    October 15, 2009

    * Several of the bands include Drexel student members. ll receive a free CD!
    * Welcome To My Face, Goodnight Lights, Scanz, Family of the Year, A Little Affair, Sonni Shine, The Dialogue and Dephonic will all perform at the release party on Saturday, October 17th at 2 PM at the Piazza at Schmidts in Northern Liberties; admission is free.
  • Mr. Sulu, George Takei

    October 14, 2009

    His acting debut was on the television series Playhouse 90 and his first motion picture debut was in Ice Palace. Now 72, George came out at a very young age when gay men in America, even in Hollywood, were viewed much differently.
  • Jim Donio

    October 12, 2009

    National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) President Jim Donio and Director met with students on October 8th.
  • A MAD Dragon Never Sleeps

    October 11, 2009

    A MAD Dragon Never Sleeps: MAD Dragon Records' artist The Swimmers released their second album entitled ‘People Are Soft' on November 3rd.
  • Oscar Winning Director On Campus

    October 10, 2009

  • Sa Va

    October 10, 2009

    Alumnae Caroline Cunningham and Katie Cohen are working at Sa Va.
  • Still Bill

    October 10, 2009

    •Filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack convinced Withers to tell his story after a 23 year absence from the music industry. s issues with the industry and his life as an outstanding songwriter and performer.
  • William Kunstler Disturbing The Universe

    October 10, 2009

    Summary:
    •William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe was the first film about the controversial lawyer who defended the Chicago Seven, Attica State Prison rioters, a number of Black Panthers and some of those charged with the first World Trade Center bombing. s daughter Emily, along with her sister Sarah, produced and directed the film.
  • Digital Archaeology

    October 10, 2009

    •Peter presented his model at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association held in Philadelphia, December 2009.
    •Portions of the House were revealed during the archaeological excavation on Independence Mall at the corner of 6th and Markets Streets last year.
  • Send AADM students to London

    October 9, 2009

    The fundraiser will support six Art Administration alumni as they aim to present their research in London at the International Conference on Social Theory, Politics & the Arts. The students traveling to London to present their findings are: Katie Leimbach, Maggi Lawler-Kirk, Elizabeth McClearn, Sheila Watts, Dorilona Rose and Zeek Weil.
  • Films on Design

    October 8, 2009

    Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight is a documentary about iconic graphic designer Milton Glaser. campaign to founding New York Magazine to designing posters for Bob Dylan, Glaser created astonishing interior spaces, logos, brand identities, prints, drawings and paintings. This documentary explores the career of architectural photographer Julius Shulman, featuring his photographs and interviews with architect Frank Gehry, designer Tom Ford and artist Ed Ruscha.
  • Real Time Classical Cybercasts

    October 4, 2009

    The Philadelphia Orchestra has re-launched its global concert cybercast initiative this year, featuring five full-length Philadelphia Orchestra concerts beamed to campus in HD and Dolby digital sound. The concert series is free of charge thanks to sponsorship by the College of Engineering and the MET Lab, the Pennoni Honors College and the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
  • Azuka Theatre Workshop

    October 3, 2009

    Azuka Theatre Company will be in residence as part of the Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP) this fall to stage The Long Christmas Ride Home incorporating Drexel student actors . presented by performance artist and actor Greg Giovanni. Giovanni is trained in the art of Noh and is a founding member of Theatre Nohgaku, the international Noh company.
  • Museum Architecture

    October 1, 2009

    Since 1990 the Freelon Group, established by Freelon, has specialized in designs for higher education, science and technology. Philip Freelon, FAIA, whose firm has been awarded the task of designing the new Smithsonian Museum of African-American History, will give the talk New Museum Projects-Integrating Architecture and Theme on October 1st at 6:30 PM in the Mandell Theater.
  • Uncarved Wood Reception

    October 1, 2009

    Making one of only two US stops in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Uncarved Wood runs through October 21st. Embracing the Uncarved Wood: Sculptural Reliefs from Shandong, China will hold an opening reception on October 1st at 6 PM at the Pearlstein Gallery.
  • Click and Vote (Often)!

    September 30, 2009

    CommandSim has a distinguished list of more than 60 customers in the US and Canada, primarily in industrial and municipal Fire Service, such as the State Fire Academies of Utah, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Quebec, the Las Vegas Fire Department, General Electric and the United States Air Force. CommandSim is used by tens of thousands of emergency first responders across the country on a monthly basis to practice command, strategy, tactics and safe and efficient communication.
  • Winning Graphic Design

    September 30, 2009

    Our student winners will be featured in the Graphic Design USA Design Annual Publication and on gdusa. com. One of the largest design competitions in the country, Graphic Design USA received over 8,000 entries this year and only a few were recognized with an Awards Certificate of Excellence.
  • Planting Seeds of Creativity

    September 29, 2009

    Anne Cecil, Design & Merchandising Professor, presented ‘Planting Seeds of Creativity in Today's Youth to Grow Tomorrow's Workforce' at the Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit.
  • The Drexel Players

    September 24, 2009

    The Drexel Players will present excerpts from 5 original plays.
  • UMusic Business: A Practical Guide

    September 21, 2009

    Marcy Rauer-Wagman signed a book deal with Pearson Prentice Hall for a book tentatively titled UMusic Business: A Practical Guide.
  • Architects Chosen For New Westphal Buildings

    September 20, 2009

    The buildings were acquired through the generous support of an anonymous donors.
    MS&R is currently working on the Arts Union for Carleton College. needs. 3501 Market Street is a four story, 130,000 sq. ft. structure that was designed by iconic Philadelphia architect Robert Venturi in the mid-1970s and features a notable tiled mosaic Market Street faade. 3401 Filbert Street is a 13,000 sq. ft. structure and both properties are sited on over 3 acres of land immediately adjoining the Drexel campus to the west on Market Street, acquisitions which represent an increase in our University City campus of over 3%.
  • DUTV Wants YOU!

    September 20, 2009

    Participating students will work with faculty to learn about how to write and produce television news segments and features about all things Drexel's studio A (4029 in MacAlister Hall).
  • The Year Ahead: A Message from the Dean

    September 20, 2009

    The Dean's message for the start of the 2009 fall term.
  • Crowd Favorite

    September 10, 2009

    Dan Bodenstein along with his team, won the Crowd Favorite award for 2D in the GameJam! competition at the Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) conference in New Orleans.
  • Millimeter Magazine

    September 10, 2009

    Dave Mauriello, was featured in Millimeter Magazine about his work in animation.
  • Semiopticon

    August 30, 2009

    Much like any painting installation, the ephemeral nature of the paintings, whether in a gallery or on the street, transcends the gallery into a worshipped space that will invoke a sense of loss at its removal.
    Not unlike street art or graffiti, the black and white installation, painted directly on the gallery walls, uses semiotic symbols recognized throughout historic and contemporary art to reflect on the innate drive in human nature to communicate through decoration.
  • Modern Architecture

    August 28, 2009

    •As the first place winner, Lisa received an award from Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Thailand at the opening ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Collaboration on Sericulture Research and Development Conference.
  • musical scoring

    August 28, 2009

    •John Avarese won praise in Variety for his musical scoring of the film My Dog Tulip.
  • Happy Birthday Harris Malden

    August 28, 2009

    •Westphal alumni Nick Gregorio, Eric Levy, Juan Cardarelli and Matthew Sanchez were featured in a front page Philadelphia Inquirer story about their film Happy Birthday Harris Malden, which was screened at Drexel in October 2008.
  • WXPN's 'Free At Noon'

    August 21, 2009

    MAD Dragon recording artists Hoots & Hellmouth played on WXPN's 'Free At Noon' and were interviewed on WHYY's ‘Radio Times.'
  • D&M Abroad

    August 18, 2009

  • Style Tribes 2009

    August 10, 2009

    Style Tribes 2009, the Design & Merchandising exhibit that explored how youth subcultures and fashion often become contextualized and endorsed by the market.
  • Drexel Historic Costume Collection

    August 8, 2009

    •Clare Sauro, Curator of the Drexel Historic Costume Collection, has been cited as an expert on American fashion by Augusta Auctions. s costume collection.
  • Co-op Profile: Katie Reilly

    August 1, 2009

    Music Industry student Katie Reilly's co-op was working at A&M/Octone Records in New York City, a label representing major artists including Maroon 5, Flyleaf, Hollywood Undead, and K'Naan.
  • STAR Student Scholars

    August 1, 2009

    STAR Scholars is a wonderful program that gives academically talented students opportunities to conduct research and scholarship working with members of Drexel's faculty.
  • Westphal at the Fringe

    August 1, 2009

    Philadelphia"s annual Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival showcases dozens of new and established artists presenting theater, music or dance.
  • Jaeyoon Jeong Collection

    July 27, 2009

    Fashion Design Graduate Program alumni Jaeyoon Jeong has opened his own store.
  • Preserving the Past While Inspiring the Future

    July 17, 2009

    •Clare also recently completed essays on Andre Perugia, Salvatore Ferragamo and Fashion Accessories for Oxford Art Online.
  • Mike Rayburn

    July 7, 2009

    Toby Seay produced, engineered, mixed and mastered two instrumental CDs by comedian Mike Rayburn.
  • Arts Administration Lands a Leader

    July 1, 2009

    Former Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO James Undercofler has been appointed as a Professor in the Arts Administration graduate program.
  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

    July 1, 2009

    The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center opened its doors this month and it offers access to state-of-the-art processing, printing and scanning equipment, along with classes, workshops, critiques, lectures, exhibitions and professional digital services.
  • Volunteers Needed, Great Compensation!

    July 1, 2009

    The 2009 Global Creative Economy Conference is a great place to learn about the successful and emerging creative technologies and initiatives that are driving economic growth locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Archiving Legends

    June 20, 2009

    Sigma Sound Studios was Philadelphia's premiere recording studio in the 1960's and today Sigma Sound is considered one of the most influential and prolific recording studios of that time.
  • Charles Evans Fashion Library

    June 20, 2009

    Through a $1 million gift from The Charles Evans Foundation, the Westphal College has created the brand new Charles Evans Fashion Design Library and has established an award scholarship that will cover tuition costs for a Fashion Design student in their senior year.
  • Style Tribes

    June 20, 2009

    An Exploration of Contemporary Subcultures is the theme for this year's Style Tribes exhibit of research conducted by eight Design & Merchandising students in their Visual Merchandising II course.
  • Voith and Mactavish Architecture Show

    June 20, 2009

    Philadelphia architectural firm Voith & Mactavish is known for its innovative designs created within the context of tradition. The firm has been honored for its restoration of Drexel's Paul Peck Alumni Center, the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery and for recreating the chandelier in the Main Building's Great Court.
  • Westphal Summer Program

    June 20, 2009

    For high school students who want to get a head start on college studies, the Westphal College offers intensive summer programs in Music Industry, Fashion, Design & Merchandising, Architecture and Interior Design.
  • What Are Our Faculty Doing This Summer?

    June 20, 2009

    Just because the school year ends, doesn't mean faculty stop working. The summer is a busy and productive time as many faculty continue to teach, conduct research and to present creative and scholarly work.
  • First Person Arts-Call For Entries

    June 11, 2009

    Due by June 30th, submissions should capture idiosyncratic things that are happening where you live - the slices of life that, taken together, will give us a First Person picture of America in 2009 - the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.
  • Andrea Modica Exhibit

    June 1, 2009

    Photography Professor Andrea Modica's exhibit of 11"X14" platinum/palladium studies of nudes and selections from her Fountain, Colorado series are now on display in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery through June 5th.
  • Architecture Senior Show

    June 1, 2009

    The Architecture Senior Show will showcase a wide range of senior thesis projects created over a year-long design process in which students propose and explore independent architectural challenges.
  • Best For Last

    June 1, 2009

    In the coming weeks, Westphal College students will be showcasing their own creative work in eight shows and seven concerts. This college's students produce incredible work and we're enormously proud of their accomplishments. Please don't take my word for it-rather, come and see for yourself.
  • Dance Photography

    June 1, 2009

    The Dancer Within, a Smithsonian travelling exhibition featuring 48 color and black and white photographs by dancer-turned photojournalist Rose Eichenbaum, explores dancers' need to move, create and dance.
  • Digital Media Senior Show

    June 1, 2009

    The Program's senior show on June 6th will feature the students' innovations in digital installations, web design and development, computer games and 3D animation.
  • Fashion Show

    June 1, 2009

    The Fashion Show is produced from start to finish by Design & Merchandising students who create an impressive professional production. The D&M students also produce a full-color, glossy lifestyle and trend magazine, d&m, to accompany the show.
  • Fifth Annual Great Court Concert

    June 1, 2009

    Drexel's Great Court in the Main Building allows sound to resonate throughout creating a nearly perfect concert venue.
  • Film & Video Senior Show

    June 1, 2009

    After writing the scripts, scouting locations, creating budgets, hiring actors, and hours of shooting and editing, our 25 Film & Video seniors are ready to present their work.
  • Graphic Design wins

    June 1, 2009

    The Applied Arts Student Awards is a selective international juried competition, and two of our Graphic Design students won awards this year.
  • Henderson Challenge

    June 1, 2009

    Through the generosity of alumna and Drexel Trustee Nina Henderson, Westphal students have a special opportunity to develop their creative business ideas in The Henderson Entrepreneurship Challenge each year.
  • Interior Architecture & Design Graduate Show

    June 1, 2009

    The Philadelphia city government's Office of Arts and Culture's Art in City Hall provides exhibition space to Philadelphia's artists, and our Interior Architecture & Design Graduate Program students are availing themselves of this historic City Hall space for their Graduate Show from June 18th through July 17th.
  • Peace Harmony and Music

    June 1, 2009

    Middle East Peace...Philly Style! is a concert featuring Drexel's Mediterranean Music Ensemble in collaboration with members from internationally-
  • Senior Graphic Design

    June 1, 2009

    Our Graphic Design seniors create designs for corporate identities, books and publications, packaging, paper sculptures, motion graphics and environmental signage. These visual communications will be showcased at their Senior Show on Wednesday, June 10th from 6 PM -9 PM in the Bossone 3rd floor Atrium.
  • Senior Photography Exhibition

    June 1, 2009

    Their work will be on display from June 12th through June 18th in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. The Photography Show kicks off with a reception and a chance to meet the artists on June 12th from 6 PM-8 PM in the gallery.
  • Student Designed Furniture

    June 1, 2009

    Students enrolled in the course Furniture Investigations used their favorite books as inspiration for designing a unique piece of furniture.
  • Board of Governors of The Recording Academy

    May 29, 2009

    Marcy Rauer Wagman was elected by her peers in the music industry on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy.
  • Journal of Culture and Retail Image

    May 25, 2009

  • rave reviews for Hoots and Hellmouths

    May 25, 2009

    The Philadelphia Inquirer, CityPaper and Philadelphia Weekly all wrote rave reviews about Hoots & Hellmouth's new album, ‘The Holy Open Secret.'
  • The Holy Open Secret

    May 21, 2009

    Mad Dragon Recording (MDR) artist Hoots and Hellmouth second MDR release, ‘The Holy Open Secret.'
  • AnnX Exhibit

    May 20, 2009

    Don't miss your chance to see the artistic talents of students, faculty, staff and alumni at the 16th Annual AnnX Exhibit. This exhibit embraces virtually all forms of artistic expression including sculptures, photographs, clothing designs, motion graphics, short films, performances, 3D installations. The exhibit runs from May 26th-29th in the Design Arts Annex (3220 Cherry St), with an opening reception on May 28th from 7 PM-10 PM.
  • Hoots and Hellmouth New CD and iPhone App

    May 20, 2009

    Mad Dragon Recording artist Hoots and Hellmouth second MDR release, The Holy Open Secret, arrives June 2nd and CD release parties are set for May 28th and 29th at Johnny Brenda's.
  • Interior Design Senior Show

    May 20, 2009

    Interior design work for residential, commercial and hospitality, as well as lighting and furniture designs, will be on display in the Interior Design Senior Show at the grand Comcast Center Lobby on Saturday, May 30th from 5 PM-8 PM.
  • Late Night Series CD Release

    May 20, 2009

    The Late Night Series (LNS) has been providing a coffee-house style venue for emerging performing artists for nearly four years. In that time music, poetry and comedy have taken center stage in this laid-back and fun environment.
  • Open Book

    May 20, 2009

    Blaise Tobia was represented at Open Book on May 16th.
  • Senior Send Off

    May 20, 2009

    The Senior Send Off is a Westphal College tradition that's a great way to say good-bye to classmates, faculty and staff. This event, from 5-8 PM, is for all graduating seniors or graduate students who are completing their degrees.
  • Spring Dance Concert

    May 20, 2009

    Student dancers and choreographers will draw on the themes of complexity and multidimensionality to express the many connections between dance and music in the Drexel Dance Ensemble's spring concert, Intricacies.
  • Spring Music Festival

    May 20, 2009

    An exciting year of musical events draws to a close in a big way with the Spring Music Festival from May 31st-June 6th. Music of the past three centuries will be the theme for the Concert Band's performance on May 31st at 7 PM in the Mandell Theater.
  • Three Centuries of Music

    May 20, 2009

    Music from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries will be the theme of the Concert Band's performance on May 31st at 7 PM.
  • Webby Awards

    May 20, 2009

    Alumnus Bobby Miller was nominated for a Webby Award.
  • Jim Klein Daytime Emmy

    May 15, 2009

    Jim Klein received his seventh Daytime Emmy nomination in the category of ‘Outstanding Music Direction and Composition in a Drama Series.'
  • Mike Figgis

    May 15, 2009

    •Mike Figgis, the acclaimed director and writer of Leaving Las Vegas screened his film and hosted a Q&A session.
    •In recent years, Figgis has been incorporating innovative digital video technologies into his filmmaking with such films as The 4 Dreams of Miss X, Co/Ma and Timecode. s The Sopranos and an episode of the PBS documentary series The Blues, which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
  • Students designed creative window fronts

    May 15, 2009

    •Students designed creative ideas and solutions for window fronts for several restaurants in University City.
    •Audrey Diestelkamp, Kelli Heilenman, Arielle Nathan and Christina Sioutis created a design for Cream and Sugar; Elise Crummie, Jesse Ligo, Alyssa Mirsky and Jordan Shue created a design for Atiya Ola Spirit Foods; Lauren Giarrocco, Juliana Maynard, Lisa Phillips and Elyse Wissman designed for The Gold Standard; and Tiffany Gravinese, Alexandra Jenusaitis, Gina Vigilante and Bobby White created a design for Desi Village.
  • A Dramatic Opportunity Audition Now

    May 11, 2009

    Next year's Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP) will feature the Azuka Theater Company's production of Long Christmas Ride Home by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel, best known for her play How I Learned to Drive.
  • Cafeacute au Jazz

    May 11, 2009

    Naturally Sharp, the talented group of 14 Drexel student singers, will swing and sing away at their 5th Annual Jazz at the Club concert.
  • Ergo-dynamic Design and Learning

    May 11, 2009

    Dr. Dieter Breithecker is Europe's foremost expert on School Ergonomics and he will talk to School Dynamics- Understanding Ergonomics in the Educational Environment on Thursday, May 14th at 2:15 PM in Interior Design Studio 322A in Nesbitt Hall.
  • Faculty Focus: Kathi Martin

    May 11, 2009

    Fashion Design Associate Professor Kathi Martin is the Director of the Graduate Fashion Program and teaches courses in swimwear, children's wear, drawing, CAD for fashion and textile design.
  • Henderson Challenge

    May 11, 2009

    •Third Place went to Julia Friedland, Amanda McPartland, Arianna Riccioni, Lesli Fonte and Dana Dougherty for Fresh Paint Skate Shop, a skateboarding retail store and school specifically catered to 6-12 year-olds in Southern New Jersey.
    •First Place went to Whitney Enck, Courtney Landis, Wendy Staloff and Danielle Loder for PURE, a premium direct seller of women-specific, all-natural vitamins, supplements and products.
  • Indie Icon: Mike Figgis

    May 11, 2009

    Mike Figgis, the acclaimed director and screenwriter, of the film which starred Nicolas Cage and Elizabeth Shue, will screen the film and do a Q&A session on May 13th at 7 PM in Bossone Auditorium.
  • Philadelphia Premiere

    May 11, 2009

    Tonight, May 11th, we will host the Philadelphia premiere of Objectified with screenings at 6:30 and 9 PM, with a panel discussion following the first screening with Gary Hustwit; Dan Formosa, Founder of Smart Design Worldwide; and Westphal Product Design Professor Mike Glaser.
  • Towards Peace with Music

    May 11, 2009

    Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Udi Bar-David, violinist Hanna Khoury, flamenco guitarist Adam del Monte and percussionist Rolando Morales-Matos will explore and celebrate the commonalities and unique elements of Muslim and Jewish heritage in a performance on May 12th at 7 PM in the Mandell Theater, followed by a reception in the lobby.
  • Andrea Modica Photographer Par Excellence

    May 1, 2009

    Photography professor and Guggenheim Fellow Andrea Modica will premiere her 11"X14" platinum/palladium studies of nudes along with selections from her Fountain, Colorado series in a solo exhibition at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.
  • Bye Bye Bluebird

    May 1, 2009

    This weekend is your last chance to see the cast of ten talented Drexel students playing alongside professional actors of the EgoPo Company in Bluebird.
  • Ink not Ink-Through May 9th

    May 1, 2009

    You have until May 9th to see Ink not Ink, the largest exhibition of Chinese art ever presented at Drexel University, in its only stop in the United States.
  • The Dancer Within

    May 1, 2009

    The Smithsonian travelling exhibition features 48 color and black and white photographs and excerpts of interviews documenting the dancers' candid reflections on the inner workings of a dancer.
  • Westphal Wins Big at Research Day

    May 1, 2009

    Dozens of our students displayed their work in the form of posters, videos, performances and digital media in the DAK and their hard work and creativity did not go unnoticed. Three students won University-wide awards.
  • Popular Culture Association

    April 23, 2009

    Program Director Anne Cecil presented her paper ‘Punk Rock Women Alive and Well in South Philadelphia Part III- Elizabeth Fiend DIY Queen.'
  • Bluebird

    April 20, 2009

    A cast of ten Drexel students work along side the professional actors of the brilliant EgoPo Company, bringing a magical fantasy to life in a world premiere production adapted from Maurice Maeterlink's classic Bluebird, currently playing at the Mandell Theater.
  • Charrette Exhibit

    April 20, 2009

    Over 70 students from the College of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, the College of Information, Science and Technology, LeBow College of Business, the School of Public Health, and the Westphal College's Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Digital Media and Entertainment & Arts Management programs participated in this year's Charrette, Urban Oasis.
  • MILK

    April 20, 2009

    Milk, Gus Van Sant's movie about California's first openly gay elected official will be screened by The Foundation of Undergraduates for Sexual Equality (FUSE) on Tuesday, May 6th at 8 PM in Stein Auditorium. The Westphal College is sponsoring this screening as part of Diversity Days in order to support FUSE's mission to work on behalf of Drexel's LGBTQA community.
  • Nicole Miller CEO

    April 20, 2009

    Bud Konheim, Founder and CEO of retailer Nicole Miller, will speak to Fashion's Past, Present & Future on April 21st at 6 PM in Ruth Auditorium as this year's Design & Merchandising Program's 2009 Distinguished Speaker.
  • The Art of Lee Miller

    April 20, 2009

    Due to the success of his "Art of Lee Miller' lecture Antony will present it again for students and the University community on Wednesday April 29th at 5:30 PM in Ruth Auditorium. Finally, he will conduct a dramatic reading of The Angel and the Fiend, a play he wrote about his mother, on Thursday, April 30th at 6 PM in Ruth Auditorium.
  • Albright College Fashion Show

    April 14, 2009

    Dr. Hancock was a keynote speaker.
  • Leaders in Learning

    April 14, 2009

    Professor Christopher Redmann was named one of ten ‘Leaders in Learning' in Variety's 2009 Education Impact Report.
  • Video Game Layoffs

    April 14, 2009

    Paul Diefenbach was interviewed on CBS3 about a video game focusing on layoffs. Click here to watch the video.
  • Divided We Fall

    April 10, 2009

    With a research grant, video camera, and accompanied by her 18 year-old cousin, Valerie Kaur set out across the country with questions for Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Jews and countless other Americans in her four month search for the heart of America.
  • Celebrity Photographs

    April 10, 2009

    Photography Professor Andrea Modica's recent photograph of movie star Anne Hathaway, featured in Newsweek Magazine, has won an award from the Society of Publication Designers (SPD). Her photo will be showcased in the SPD's 44th Publication Design Annual and at their Awards Gala on May 8th in New York.
  • Get Inside NFL Films

    April 10, 2009

    The man who made NFL Films what it is today is their President Steve Sabol who will join us for a talk and video presentation of the 2008 NFL season highlights.
  • Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival

    April 10, 2009

    Film & Video students dominated the awards at this year's Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival. In the Comedy category, Chandler Simms received 1st Place for Paging Dr. Smith, Colin George received 2nd Place for The Boy's Guide to Becoming a Man, and Dylan Steinberg received Honorable Mention for Odd Jobs. In the Drama category Dylan Steinberg received 2nd Place for Birthday Girl and Kevin Martin received 3rd Place for Night Shift.
  • Improv Workshop

    April 10, 2009

    All students are invited to a "Workshop in Creating Character through Physical and Vocal Improvisation' led by Adrienne Mackey, who created the hilarious and successful show, The Giant Squid, for last year's Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
  • Interior Design Sustainability Award

    April 10, 2009

    Recent Interior Design alumna Oriel Poole won first place in the annual Sustainable Hospitality Scholarship Competition hosted by the Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH).
  • MadKo Concerts Bring The Fire

    April 10, 2009

    Garage/indie rock band The Goodnight Lights are having their CD release party on April 24th at 7 PM at The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave. The Goodnight Lights includes bassist Jonah Delso, a Music Industry student, who opened for Coldplay at the Wachovia Center last year.
  • Unique Research

    April 10, 2009

    The College of Media Arts & Design is a major participant in Drexel's annual Research Day, where hundreds of students from all Drexel colleges and schools showcase their research in poster presentations in the humanities, sciences and engineering.
  • Accreditation Visit

    April 1, 2009

    We look forward to the visit as we are very proud of our faculty, students and programs, and the accreditation process, at its heart, affords us an opportunity to examine what we do well and what we can do better, a process that must always be ongoing if we are to best serve our students. s annual meeting in October.
  • Arts Administration Educators at Drexel

    April 1, 2009

    This past week, the Westphal College's graduate Arts Administration (AADM) and undergraduate Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) programs welcomed dozens of arts administration educators from across the country and the world as Drexel hosted the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) annual conference.
  • Faculty Focus: Dr. George L. Starks, Jr.

    April 1, 2009

    Music Professor George L. Starks, Jr., Director of Drexel's Jazz Orchestra, is an ethnomusicologist, a scholar who studies the "social and cultural aspects of music in local and global environments."
  • Ink not Ink-Now Open

    April 1, 2009

    Ink not Ink contains nearly 100 paintings, prints, sculptures and videos featuring the work of 40 contemporary Chinese artists including the acclaimed Wenda Gu, Wei Quingji and Lin Tianmiao. The exhibit is installed in three different locations on the Drexel campus: Bossone Research Center, the Paul Peck Alumni Center, and the Pearlstein Gallery.
  • iPod, Snacks and Music

    April 1, 2009

    Our final free program of the year with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra welcomes a young and dynamic string quartet of violinists Daniel Han and Hyunju Lee, violist Che-Hung Chen, and cellist Yumi Kendall.
  • Message from the Dean

    April 1, 2009

    At Drexel, our system of quarters and year-round classes means new terms come fast and furious.
  • Nat Geo Student Film Competition

    April 1, 2009

    Vote for The Way We Choose, a 30 second public service announcement, a finalist in the National Geographic Preserve Our Planet video competition, created by students Bunker Seyfert, Margaret Ruder, Bruce Pinchbeck, Evan Nie and Matt Sullivan.
  • One Water

    April 1, 2009

    One Water, an award-winning documentary filmed in 15 countries, celebrates the earth's relationship to water and uses video, local music and commentary to show the fragility of this precious resource.
  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    March 21, 2009

    •YKK Corporation of American is one of the main sponsors of Fashion Week.
  • Design For All

    March 20, 2009

    Maurice Cox, Director of Design for the National Endowment for the Arts, is this year's final Farajollah & Maryam Badie ARFAA guest lecturer in Architecture. At the NEA, Cox supervises the grant process in design, oversees the Mayors' Institute on City Design and the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design, while providing professional leadership in architecture and design.
  • Film Fest Trailer

    March 20, 2009

    For the third year in a row, Film & Video students have created the official festival trailer which will be shown before over 100 films to audiences approaching one hundred thousand movie lovers who attend the 2009 Philly Cinefest which runs through April 6th.
  • Get Bach

    March 20, 2009

    Drexel student musicians and dancers will combine forces for a performance devoted to the works of the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • Ink not Ink Symposium Opening and Gala

    March 20, 2009

    The symposium will create a dialogue between Chinese and American scholars on the topic of contemporary Chinese ink painting, which is evolving from a centuries-long central role in the cultural memory and imagination of China.
  • TV Major Gets the Green Light

    March 20, 2009

    This innovative new major was designed by a committee of faculty members with extensive experience in the television industry.
    The Television major will continue with the production of the student produced drama series Off Campus, and The Daily Digest and The Bruiser Flint Show, all broadcast on DUTV.
  • Urban Oasis

    March 20, 2009

    It was a tremendous success bringing together close to 100 students from Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Management, Digital Media, Engineering, Fashion, Graphic Design, Information Science, Anthropology and Law to work together on an interdisciplinary and pro-social collaboration.
  • Performing Artists Rights Act

    March 13, 2009

    Marcy Wagman advocated directly to congressional leaders regarding the Performing Artists Rights Act.
  • Greening Your Brand

    March 12, 2009

    •Greening your Brand: Orly Zeewy, a brand identity consultant and communications strategist, gave the talk Greening Your Brand: Standing Out in the Green Economy about creating stronger products and companies through the use of sustainability and environmentally conscious strategies.
    •Orly clients include Kraft General Foods and Astra/Merck and she provides strategies for Fortune 500 companies to make their brands both greener and more visible to the public.
  • Animated Animation

    March 1, 2009

    The work of fifteen Digital Media students featuring advanced rendering, modeling and animation techniques will be featured this Thursday night on DUTV as part of the DUTV Student Fest.
  • Arts Administration Annual Auction

    March 1, 2009

    In these tough economic times, the arts need our support more than ever. Each year, the silent auction offers a wide variety of art, crafts, and tickets to numerous Philadelphia-region cultural attractions to the highest bidder.
  • Business Planning Competition

    March 1, 2009

    Each year, our students are encouraged to participate in the Nina Henderson Challenge, a two phase competition, which has students' first submitting concepts for their own businesses and then developing full business plans.
  • Classic in the Dorms

    March 1, 2009

    The next campus concert with musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra will feature Jeff Lang on the horn along with violinist Daniel Han and pianist Natalie Zhu.
  • Downtown 81

    March 1, 2009

    Downtown 81 is considered by many to be as much a documentary as a drama, as it features Basquiat and many of his contemporaries in their own environment's art scene after emerging as a graffiti artist.
  • Fashion Design Awards

    March 1, 2009

    •Ovrview of the Awards that Fashion Design has won.
  • Greening Your Brand

    March 1, 2009

    Orly Zeewy, a brand identity consultant for Fortune 500 companies will be the guest of the Design & Merchandising Program for a talk on creating stronger products and companies through the use of sustainability and environmentally conscious strategies.
  • Habijam for Humanity

    March 1, 2009

    Popular local artists Agent Moosehead, The Color Karma, The Last Emperor, The West Philadelphia Orchestra and Tha Itis will take the stage in the Mandell Theater for the 2nd Annual Habijam for Humanity on Thursday, March 5th.
  • Jazz Extravaganza

    March 1, 2009

    The Spelman Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Joseph Jennings, has extensively toured the United States sharing the stage with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, Nancy Wilson and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
  • Winter Music Festival

    March 1, 2009

    The Winter Music Festival kicks off with the String Ensemble on Friday, March 6th at 7:30 PM as Director Ron Lipscomb leads a program of Strings at the Movies.
  • Art for Arts Administrators

    February 20, 2009

    In these troubled economic times, the arts need our support more than ever, so please donate your paintings, sculptures or drawings so that our Arts Administration students can remind our legislators to not forget this important need.
  • Calling All Students

    February 20, 2009

    Beyond poster presentations, our students present animations, films, dance performances and designs from various disciplines.
  • Debut of The Brass Quintet

    February 20, 2009

    The Drexel Music Program presents an afternoon of chamber music on Sunday, February 22nd at 4:30 PM in the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery.
  • DUTV STUDENT FESTIVAL

    February 20, 2009

    The four-night DUTV Student Festival, showcasing the incredible work of Westphal students on DUTV, starts Tuesday, March 3rd.
    The Fest will feature the world premiere of UNIVERSITY 101, the drama series that brought together students from Screenwriting & Playwriting, Film & Video, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Music Industry and a cast of professional actors.
  • Global Media and Sustainability

    February 20, 2009

    Harron Graduate Program in Television Management will present a panel addressing perspectives of the global media coverage of issues related to the energy and environmental crises on Friday, February 20th at 1:30 PM in Behrakis Hall B's Office of International Programs.
  • Ink not Ink

    February 20, 2009

    Ink not Ink is the first ever survey-scale exhibition of contemporary Chinese art to be presented in Philadelphia and is the largest show of art ever presented at Drexel.
  • Madrigal Dinner

    February 20, 2009

    A sumptuous feast will be served in the company of court jesters and royalty while the Drexel Chamber Singers perform Elizabethan madrigals, French chansons and lute songs at this year's 19th Annual Madrigal Dinner.
  • Mike Rubbo

    February 20, 2009

    •Waiting for Fidel is considered one of the first stalka-mentries, inspiring Michael Moore to make Roger and Me.
    •Waiting for Fidel is part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
  • Producer/Director Mike Rubbo

    February 20, 2009

  • Red Herring

    February 20, 2009

    The Drexel Players will take the stage for five performances of Michael Hollinger's hilarious Cold-War era play Red Herring with opening night on Thursday, February 26th.
  • Scandinavian Design

    February 20, 2009

    DIS is a study abroad institution that helps place students throughout Scandinavia.
  • UNIVERSITY 101 Premiere Screening

    February 20, 2009

    The scripts were written by Screenwriting and Playwriting students, costumes were designed by Fashion Design students, sets crafted by Interior Design students, musical scoring by Music Industry students, and all aspects of physical and creative production were done by Film & Video students.
  • Vote Early and Vote Often

    February 20, 2009

    Dylan & Bruce created a hilarious video for MTV U about why they should be chosen to report live from the Red Carpet on all things Hollywood.
    To no one surprise, Dylan & Bruce made it to the finals and are now competing against nine other college correspondents for the chance of a life time.
  • Dylan Steinberg CW Philly news

    February 11, 2009

    Dylan Steinberg ('09) was featured on the CW Philly news.
  • Mid-Atlantic Costume Society

    February 11, 2009

    Dr. Joe Hancock was elected to the Mid-Atlantic Costume Society of America Board of Directors.
  • Nicole Miller boutique

    February 11, 2009

    Drexel students dressed the mannequins in the display windows.
  • Express Yourself With Ink

    February 2, 2009

    Chukin has studied Shodo (a style of scripting) since childhood. She received her graduate degree from the Japanese Shodo Education Association in Tokyo and subsequently won three prestigious Amori Provine awards.
  • Your First Job in Television

    February 2, 2009

    Come learn How To Get Your First Job In Television from the leading area TV professionals at a career forum sponsored by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on Saturday, February 21st from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM at FOX29 studios.
  • Polish Posters till February 6th

    February 1, 2009

    Political overtones, dark humor and incredible artistic talent are evidenced in the more than 40 posters from our collection that was originally put together by Frank Fox over a lifetime of collecting.
  • An Evening of African American Music

    February 1, 2009

    Under the direction of Reverend Gregory Ross, the Gospel Choir will perform such mainstay hymns as Blessed Assurance, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms/What a Fellowship and The Solid Rock.
  • Free Pizza and the Big Cheese

    February 1, 2009

    Joining the Dean will be Assistant Dean of Student Services, David Feldman; Director of Administrative Services, Rosalind Sutkowski; and Director of Recruitment, David Miller will be serving pizza, compliments of the USGA and the Westphal USGA rep Liz Kelly.
  • MAD Dragon Concert

    February 1, 2009

    The Spinto Band, Illinois and Slo-Mo along with MAD Dragon recording artists Hoots & Hellmouth and The Swimmers will take the stage on February 6th at 7 PM at the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts. )
  • Faculty Focus: Dr. Miriam Giguere

    January 22, 2009

    As a dance professor, Miriam directs and produces the Drexel University Dance Ensemble and teaches many of the courses in both the Dance major and the minor's dance ensemble.
  • Meet Director Malcolm Lee

    January 22, 2009

    Malcolm will screen his recent hit film Soul Men followed by a Q & A session for free tonight, January 22nd at 7 PM in Bossone Auditorium (3128 Market St. )
  • Photography Contest Exhibition

    January 22, 2009

    The exhibition runs January 31st to February 28th with a public reception on January 31st from 1-3 PM in the Academic Building Photo Gallery (101 N. 33rd St. 4th floor).
  • Academy Award nomination

    January 11, 2009

    Deborah Nadoolman-Landis, was a Rankin Scholar-in-Residence
  • $25,000,000 For New Westphal Design Center

    January 10, 2009

    The buildings, 3501 Market St. and 3401 Filbert St. s Historic Costume Collection. 3501 Market Street was designed by iconic Philadelphia architect Robert Venturi and boasts a notable Market Street faade.
    The college has been seeking a new building for many years in order to accommodate increased enrollment and our new academic programs.
  • Co-Op in Ireland

    January 10, 2009

    •Neil Jordan, the director and producer of The Crying Game and Interview with a Vampire, recently completed production on Ondine starring Colin Farrell. who had worked on everything from Lawrence of Arabia to the Harry Potter movies.
    •Brian worked at ten different locations and fifty sets in Castletownbere and West Cork Island, shooting in cottages and fields in these small Irish villages.
  • Drexel Fashion 2009

    January 10, 2009

    •Drexel Fashion Design students with winning lingerie designs judged by Hochman will also attend the event with their garments for guests to view.
    •The Design and Merchandising students also produce a lifestyle and trend magazine d&m, which guests of the fashion show will receive. a theme that focuses on sustainability and green living in a fashion forward world.
  • Honoring Dr. King

    January 10, 2009

    Sheldon Hackney, President Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Reverend Thomas Lane Butts, Minister Emeritus of First United Methodist Church in Monroeville, AL and author of Tigers in the Dark
  • Indiana Jones' Costume Designer

    January 10, 2009

  • MAD Dragon Tops the IMAs

    January 10, 2009

    A thank you to all who helped with the MAD Dragon IMA awards.
  • Product Design Seminar

    January 10, 2009

    The seminar, on January 23rd at 4 PM in 109 Matheson, will discuss a collaborative design model for moving a concept from the lab to reality.
  • Soul Men

    January 10, 2009

    •Malcolm Lee has directed many successful films including Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Roll Bounce, The Best Man, and Undercover Brother.
    •He got his start working with his cousin Spike Lee on the sets of Malcolm X and Clockers.
  • Winter Dance

    January 10, 2009

    The winter dance concert series runs from January 22nd to the 24th with performances at 8 PM in the Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Sts. ).
    To reserve tickets, call 215-895-ARTS. s finest choreographers and the Artistic Director of Kun-Yang Lin Dancers.
  • World Premiere, Freedom on the Fence

    January 10, 2009

    The Graphic Design program welcomes filmmakers Andrea Marks and Glenn Holsten to campus for the world premiere of their film Freedom on the Fence,a documentary that examines the rise and importance of Polish Poster Art.
  • Cute is What We Aim For

    Dylan Steinberg ('09) directed, wrote the treatment, shot and edited a music video for the band Cute is What We Aim For.
  • Women's Wear Daily

    Women's Wear Daily featured the Drexel Fashion Show and this year's honoree.
  • New And Tenured Faculty

    A description of some of our new and tenured faculty members.
  • Erasure

    Mathieu Gendreau produced a remix for the band Erasure (Mute Records/EMI).
  • Boondock Saints II Stars on Campus

    •Duffy showed clips from his new movie and discussed making the film.
    •Troy Duffy, the writer and director of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, was on campus along with stars Sean Patrick Flanery (Young Indiana Jones) and Norman Reedus on Thursday, October 22nd.
  • First Person Film Fest at Drexel

    •The college presented two outstanding documentaries and hosted the filmmakers to speak with the audiences following the screenings.
  • Travel Research Grant

    Dr. Joseph H. Hancock was the recipient of the Costume Society of America's Travel Research Grant.