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2011

  • OFF CAMPUS Wins, Airs on CW Philly 57

    June 19, 2012

  • Digital Media Publications

    December 31, 2011

    Publications by Digital Media Faculty.
  • 60 Years of Today

    December 15, 2011

  • D&M on Lancaster Ave.

    December 15, 2011

    One of this college’s longest community engagements comes from our Design & Merchandising program in which students have designed visual merchandising displays for the windows of local businesses for more than a decade.
  • Sustainability Minor

    December 5, 2011

    The Department of Architecture + Interiors has launched the new minor Sustainability in the Built Environment. This 24-credit course of study will provide students with a broad overview and a rigorous conceptual tool kit to engage and grapple with the future challenges of the built environment. An emphasis on systems thinking and a collaborative approach to problem solving are central components of the minor. Both non-design and design students will be exposed to a versatile and transferable knowledge environment and learning skills that can effectively be translated to the professional sector.
  • Our Very Own Creative Connectors

    December 5, 2011

    Arts Administration program director Cecelia Fitzgibbon and Assistant Professor Julie Hawkins were both named Creative Connectors for 2011. Since 2006, Leadership Philadelphia, in partnership with National Public Radio’s WHYY, has been identifying leaders who advance the arts through their extensive professional networks and creative approaches to impacting the sector.
  • DUTV Nets Dragons

    December 5, 2011

    We are pleased to report that the Drexel Men’s and Women’s home basketball games will be televised on DUTV except those games televised nationally on ESPN or regionally on Comcast. DUTV will kickoff its basketball season with the Men’s game against Princeton on Saturday, December 10th with tipoff at 4 PM.
  • Fashionistas Visit

    December 5, 2011

    Our Fashion, Design & Merchandising and Product Design Department has been busy the past few months hosting an array of industry insiders for class lectures and critiques.
  • New DNews

    December 2, 2011

    The latest episode of DNews, our student-produced news program on all things Drexel and Philly, will air on DUTV tonight, Friday, December 2nd at 8 PM.
  • All-College Choir and String Orchestra Spread Holiday Cheer

    December 1, 2011

    On Friday, December 2nd, the All-College Choir and String Orchestra will perform together in a free holiday themed concert at 7:30 PM in the Main Auditorium. Together, these ensembles will perform much loved classics from musical giants Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, as well as from Gustav Holst, Cesar Franck, and others, presenting a new take on the beloved music of the season.

  • More Fall Concerts

    December 1, 2011

    The Music Program’s fall concert series will conclude this year with concerts from the University Chorus and Chamber Singers, and the Drexel Concert Band.
  • Jazz the Nights Away

    December 1, 2011

    On Thursday, December 1st at 8:00 PM, the Drexel Jazz Orchestra will play the music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, JJ Johnson, Phil Woods, and other jazz icons.
  • Rock and Pop

    November 29, 2011

    Contemporary rock and pop music comes to the Mandell Theater on Tuesday, November 29th for a 7:30 PM concert featuring Drexel’s Fusion Band & Rock Ensemble. On Wednesday, November 30th, get back to the Mandell Theater and join the Guitar and Mediterranean Ensembles for a holiday concert with a twist.
  • D&M Holiday Kiosk

    November 28, 2011

    The Drexel D&M Kiosk offers something for everyone on your list including one of a kind ornaments, jewelry, home goods, cards, ceramics, apparel, knits, and accessories.
  • DUTV Student Fest

    November 28, 2011

    A week long series of student produced work airing exclusive on DUTV, Drexel University's Television station carried on Fios and Comcast
  • Thing-O-Matic

    November 21, 2011

    Westphal Product Design students along with Electrical Engineering students from the College of Engineering worked for a week assembling a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer. The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer is a revolutionary printer that creates a manufacturing station that allows users to create any type of 3D image and print it from a CAD-generated sketch. Students involved in the project first assembled the Thing-O-Matic printer and then set out sketching their concepts and working through various printing iterations, which are now ongoing projects in the Product Design facilities on the 7th floor of Nesbitt Hall.
  • OFF CAMPUS on the BIG SCREEN

    November 21, 2011

    The college is airing episodes two and three of our award-winning student produced sitcom OFF CAMPUS on the big screen on Monday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Our New Look

    November 18, 2011

    Josh Gdovin, Graphic Design alumnus and owner of Gvodin Designs, a multimedia design shop, designed our new site.
  • Mediterranean Ensemble Concert

    November 18, 2011

    The Drexel University Mediterranean Ensemble will partner with the Society of Ethnomusicology for a special concert of European music titled “A Mostly Balkan Party…Philly Style.” Mediterranean Ensemble director Bruce Kaminsky will encourage the audience to listen and dance to a musical tour of Greece, Albania, and Turkey as well as Ladino, Klezmer and Arabic songs.
  • ITAA Conference

    November 17, 2011

    The International Textiles and Apparel Association’s (ITAA) annual conference was held in Philadelphia this year and chaired by Fashion and Design & Merchandising professor, Dr. Joe Hancock
  • Ticket Masters

    November 17, 2011

    A a panel discussion on the evolution of concert ticketing and how ticket prices have grown so expensive for everyday consumers. Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped will be held Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in the Bossone Research Center
  • Thai Harvest

    November 15, 2011

    The team will host a seminar, The Thai Harvest Initiative, a multimedia presentation on how four Drexel programs came together to empower Thai farmers to use technology to improve their livelihoods, on Tuesday, November 15th at 5 PM in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building room 120. A reception will follow with live music by Drexel alumnus Dante Bucci.
  • An Evening with Jeff Zucker

    October 12, 2011

    Join us for a free-wheeling conversation about Jeff Zucker's career, the state of television today and where it’s headed.
  • Restoring Corridors

    September 30, 2011

    Through its faculty members and alumni, the Westphal College will be playing a major role in a Drexel-Community project funded in part by a $30,000 Philadelphia "Restore Corridors through Art" grant.
  • Emmy Nomination

    September 24, 2011

    OFF CAMPUS, our student produced comedy television series, has been nominated for a 2011 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in the category of College Production, Arts & Entertainment.
  • Half the Sky

    September 23, 2011

    Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China, an important exhibition of Women Chinese artists, will be at The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery.
  • Course Credit for DNews

    September 10, 2011

    The course and production will be supervised by Marty Zied, a distinguished producer of such primetime network news magazine shows as ABC's Primetime and CBS' 48 Hours. Opportunities for students to produce segments, be on camera, or to handle aspects of the physical production and post-production abound.
  • Controlled Burn

    September 9, 2011

    Controlled Burn: Works by Kate Stewart is showing at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery through September 9th. The show features several periods and mediums of Stewart’s work, from new paintings and drawings to collage, and “smoke drawing” done in collaboration with artist Ward Davenny.
  • 2011-2012 Architecture Lecture Series

    September 1, 2011

    The Department of Architecture & Interiors of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University will present Bill Black, Robert A.M. Stern, and Judith Bing for this year’s Farajollah & Maryam Badie Arfaa Lecture Series in Architecture.
  • Japanese University Students Visit

    July 31, 2011

    Media and Visual Arts students from Japan's Tamagawa University will be visiting Drexel and Philadelphia from July 31st through August 5th. As part of this cultural exchange, they will exhibit their textile work, along with work by Tamagawa University faculty member Ms. Fujieda, in Nesbitt's Chapman Court from August 1st through the 3rd.
  • Dance in Singapore

    July 20, 2011

    The Drexel Dance Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 45th Annual Singapore Youth Festival, the only regional performing arts group that was invited to participate. The Dance Ensemble will send twelve dancers to the festival to perform a new work by dance professor Olive Prince, entitled Upon Us.
  • Students Design for Mural Arts Program

    July 18, 2011

  • DNews Wins Telly

    July 12, 2011

  • Atlenmüller-Lewis: New Architecture Program Director

    July 10, 2011

    Dr. Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis will join Jon Coddington, the Department Head of Architecture and Interiors, as the new Architecture Program Director.
  • Graphic Design Senior Show

    July 9, 2011

    The Graphic Design Senior Show is an exhibition of outstanding work that represents the diversity of what is created in our Graphic Design program.
  • Terrence Malick Retrospective

    July 9, 2011

    The Philadelphia Film Society and Westphal will present a two-day retrospective of Malick's films.
  • Graphic Design Goes into Orbit

    July 8, 2011

    With NASA's final Space Shuttle launch scheduled for Friday, July 8th, graphic design students have created a set of mission patches at the request of shuttle commander and Drexel mechanical engineering alumnus Christopher Ferguson.
  • The New Express

    June 29, 2011

    Express Inc., the specialty retail apparel chain, recently announced the launch of a new store design concept created by Japanese design firm Wonderwall.
  • Senior Artists Intiative Exhibit

    June 28, 2011

    Senior Artists Initiative (SAI) Fifth Biennial Exhibition will be held at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery from June 20th through July 28th with an opening reception Wednesday, June 29th at 5 PM.
  • Westphal Graduation

    June 11, 2011

    The 2011 Commencement ceremony for the Westphal College will take place on Saturday, June 11th at 4:30 PM in the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center (33rd and Market Streets). Graduates should arrive one hour prior to the start of the graduation ceremony and report to the Daskalakis Athletic Center gym.
  • New D&M Magazine

    June 10, 2011

    The new issue of D&M Magazine was unveiled last Saturday at our annual fashion show. Rivaling the best fashion and lifestyle magazines, D&M is created by Design & Merchandising students in the fall and winter Media Merchandising class with plenty of help from photography students.
  • Save the Date: Senior Send-off

    June 8, 2011

    Join us at World Café Live on Wednesday, June 8th from 4:30 – 7:30 PM for a night of food, friends, entertainment, prizes and the always-popular photobooth. s a great way to say good-bye to classmates, faculty and staff. Please email pictures of your friends, parties, events, artwork and anything else you want to share with your class to Lisa at visco@drexel. edu.
  • Calling all Graduates

    June 8, 2011

    Annual Senior Send-Off is at the World Cafe Live for all westphal graduating seniors.
  • Westphal in LA

    June 8, 2011

    Three years in the making, the Westphal Los Angeles Program will launch this summer with 25 undergraduates from Film & Video, Television, Screenwriting & Playwriting, and 2 Television Management graduate students participating.
  • Shadow Acts

    June 3, 2011

    The College of Arts & Sciences and Westphal have organized a celebration that highlights poetry, jazz, hip-hop and spoken word, all pillars of African American culture. The highlight of Shadow Acts will be new work by award-winning poet Sonia Sanchez.
  • Performing Arts Upcoming Performances

    June 1, 2011

    May 22, 5 PM: Mediterranean Ensemble (Bossone's Mitchell Auditorium)
    June 1, 7:30 PM: All-College Choir and Drexel String Orchestra (Main Auditorium, Main Building)
    June 2- 4, 8 PM: Dance Ensemble (Mandell Theater)
    June 4, 3 PM, June 5, 1 PM: Fresh Dance (Mandell Theater)
    June 2, 8 PM: Jazz Ensemble (Bossone's Mitchell Auditorium)
    June 3, 4 PM: Spring Music Festival: featuring Guitar, Percussion, Mediterranean, Rock Ensembles and the Fusion Band (Drexel Quad)
    June 4, 7:30 PM: Gospel Choir (Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall)
    June 5, 7 PM: Concert Band (Mandell Theater)
    June 5, 3 PM: University Choir (The Great Court, Main Building)
  • WHYY Highlights DHCC's "Rest Your Feet" Exhibit

    May 26, 2011

    WHYY interviews Drexel Historic Costume Collection Curator Clare Sauro about the now outlawed practice of "footbinding" in this Arts and Culture video segment covering the DHCC's "Rest Your Feet" exhibit.
  • Film & Video Senior Show

    May 21, 2011

  • The Onion Editors Speak

    May 11, 2011

    Two long-time editors from the award-winning satirical news organization The Onion, Chad Nacker and Joe Garden, will be coming to campus to deliver a multimedia presentation on pop culture, politics and today's media landscape.
  • Coming to Drexel...

    May 11, 2011

    Tickets for the general public will go on sale, Monday, April 11th also at You will need an active Drexel login to purchase your tickets.
    You will receive an email confirmation of your ticket purchase, followed by a second email regarding ticket pick-up.
  • Women Rock

    May 5, 2011

    Hear from some of the music business’s most powerful women and find out how they broke down walls to build up the careers they love.
  • Don't Forget Mom

    April 29, 2011

    Make Mother's Day easy this year by selecting from a variety of handmade gifts and cards, created by Westphal faculty, students, staff and alumni at the D&M Kiosk. The Kiosk is popping up in Chapman Court (Nesbit Hall, 3215 Market St.) the week of May 2nd.
  • Enter the Dragon

    April 29, 2011

    Drexel University and The Entertainment & Arts Management fund will host the second annual “Enter The Dragon” B-Boy and break dancing competition on Saturday, April 30th from 6 PM until Midnight in Behrakis Grand Hall (3210 Chestnut St. ). “Enter The Dragon” invites break dancing teams from all over the city to compete for a chance to win $500.
  • Faculty Exhibition Wednesdays Fridays

    April 29, 2011

    The College is enormously proud of its talented faculty of artists and designers and this talent is abundantly on display in a major exhibition of faculty work now up through May 27th at the new Pearlstein Gallery at 3401 (3401 Filbert St. ). Taking over 10,000 square feet of raw exhibition space, the inter-disciplinary exhibition showcases over 60 artists and 120 different works of art.
  • Indie Giant Christine Vachon

    April 29, 2011

    Vachon is one of the most influential producers in the independent film industry having produced over 65 film and television projects with three feature films currently in pre-production. Her latest projects include a short-film collaboration with ACE Hotel and online film content producers Massify entitled Lulu at the Ace Hotel, as well as Mildred Pierce, a five-part mini-series adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel starring Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood, which just recently finished airing on HBO.
  • Losing is Winning

    April 29, 2011

    MAD Dragon Records, the student-run record label housed in our Music Industry program, has won the Independent Music Award (IMA) for College Label Release of the Year in two of the past three years and was nominated twice for this year’s awards. The IMAs are the top national awards for college music recording programs and independently produced music and while the judges have made their decisions, voting is still open for fans to decide who they think deserve this year’s IMAs. We need your vote.
  • MAD Dragon Release Show

    April 29, 2011

    Local folk legends and MAD Dragon recording artists, The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones are performing a record release concert in support of their latest release The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones Performing as…Hezekiah Leaves & The Spinning Joneses. The two groups have come together for a highly anticipated collaborative release that hit the streets earlier this spring.
  • New DNews

    April 29, 2011

    The next edition of DNews will feature the important festivities that accompanied President Fry’s Inauguration as Drexel’s 14th President. Find out what the future holds for the University during Julie Fisher’s one on one interview with our new president.
  • New Student Designed Welcome Center Open

    April 29, 2011

    Drexel Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, Joan McDonald, challenged Interior Design students to develop design concepts and ideas for the renovations for the Admissions Welcome Center in the Main Building. The student teams, under the direction of interior design faculty, designed solutions that had to meet the image goals and functional objectives of the new Admissions Welcome Center. The winning team's vision has now come to life with the help of Drexel Facilities.
  • Noises Off: Hilarity Ensues

    April 29, 2011

    Our final Drexel Players production of the season is Michael Frayn’s hilarious farce, Noises Off. The production will feature a young, energetic cast of nine Drexel students and a production team that includes Barrymore Award winners Rosemarie McKelvey (Costume Designer), Shelly Hicklin (Lighting Designer) and Barrymore Nominee Dirk Durossette (Set Designer).
  • Research Day Winners 2011

    April 29, 2011

    Research, Innovation Scholarship and Creativity were celebrated on April 8th when over 400 members of the Drexel Community presented projects at Research Day 2011. We are proud that over 40 Westphal students shared their projects during the daylong presentation in the Daskalakis Center.
  • The Onion: Tickets on Sale Now

    April 29, 2011

    Two long-time editors from the award-winning satirical news organization The Onion, Chad Nacker and Joe Garden, will be coming to campus to deliver a hilarious multimedia presentation on pop culture, politics and today's media landscape.
  • Wild Rompit Concert

    April 29, 2011

    Indie rock band Wild Rompit, a quartet consisting of two Music Industry students, one Entertainment & Arts Management, and one Film & Video student, is writing new songs, touring, and releasing an LP in conjunction with the Late Night Series. They're hosting a show on Friday May 6th and have an album being recorded by Drexel's MAD Dragon Records.
  • Women in the Music Biz

    April 29, 2011

    The Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies and the Music Industry program have organized the panel discussion Women Rock that will focus on women in the music business today. Women are making a mark in all aspects of the music industry from artists to A&R reps, talent bookers, journalists and lawyers and their progress has not always been easy. Rounding out the panel is our very own Music Industry professor Marcy Rauer Wagman, who, in addition to being instrumental in implementing many of our innovative music industry curricula approaches, is an entertainment lawyer and songwriter. All want to hear what these panelists have to say and network with them afterward.
  • Augmented Reality

    April 26, 2011

    Augmented Reality, or AR, uses free smart phone apps that overlay 3-D images and information on top of real-time screen visuals as seen through the smart phone camera lens. Augmented Reality Check: Seeing the Future Now is a Breadboard production in coordination with the Philadelphia Science Festival, Philly Tech Week and PIFA.
  • Philadelphia Business Journal blog

    April 24, 2011

    Jessica Mintz, Fashion Design student, was featured in a Philadelphia Business Journal blog.
  • White Irish Drinkers

    April 21, 2011

    The film will be screened on Thursday, April 21st at 7 PM in University Crossings Large Screening Room (028). s writer-director- producer John Gray, creator of the series GHOST WHISPERER, and his wife and the producer of the film Melissa Peltier, a successful documentary and reality show producer. It won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival and was a finalist for the 2010 Gotham Festival Genius Award.
  • AAGA Advocate for the Arts

    April 20, 2011

    Summary:
    •Attending Arts Advocacy Day was only possible because of the hard work of the Arts Administration graduate program and the executive student-run board of the Arts Administration Graduate Association (AAGA).
    •At the auction, program director Cecelia Fitzgibbon announced that I was the first recipient of the Karen Murdoch Arts Administration Leadership Scholarship for visionary leadership and devotion to continuous improvement.
  • Civil War Music of Philadelphia

    April 20, 2011

    •The history program produced a 16-page CD insert, which discusses the history of the Civil War in Philadelphia within the context of the 14 songs.
    •Students and faculty in our music and music industry programs collaborated with the College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of History and Politics to produce a 2-disc CD to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
  • Israeli Musicians Play Paris

    April 20, 2011

    •In conjunction with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), we will welcome five Israeli Musicians to campus for a special concert on Thursday, April 28th at 8 PM in the A. J.
    •The concert is presented in collaboration with the Westphal College, Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia, American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF).
  • Naturally Sharp

    April 20, 2011

    •Steven Powell, Performing Arts Department Head, these select singers will don gowns and tuxes and will be joined on stage by a three-piece band. s website to hear and see audio and video clips.
    •Naturally Sharp is a select group of 15 talented singers chosen by audition from the University Chorus.
  • Stylish Phils Ballgirls

    April 20, 2011

    •Jessica’s pinstriped design will be the new ballgirl uniform to be worn during community appearances throughout the 2011 season and is being considered as part of the new Phillies Ballgirl fashion line. “They were looking for something fresh, clean, modern, and easy to travel in, so I created just that,” said Jessica. “I used a spandex-like stretch jersey material for the shell of the garment, and I lined it with a tricot fabric.
    •When the final votes were in, Fashion Design student Jessica Mintz was the winner for her sporty-chic design inspired by the traditional Phillies pinstripe uniform with a twist -- a flattering silhouette that will fit many body types.
  • Swat Valley Symposium

    April 20, 2011

    •Norman Brown Professor of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Luca Maria Olivieri, Director, IsIAO Archaeological Mission in Pakistan; Joan Raducha, Associate Dean Emeritus, University of Madison-Wisconsin.
    •Little is known about the complex history of the Swat valley and its diverse artistic traditions despite the attention it receives due to its role in conflict-ridden Afghanistan and Northwest region of Pakistan.
    •Speakers and discussants include Pia Brancaccio, Associate Professor in Art History and author of Gandharan Buddhism: Art, Archaeology and Text and The Buddhist Caves at Aurangabad: Transformations in Art and Religion; Kurt Behrendt, Assistant Curator for South Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; James Caron, Lecturer in Pashto and Contemporary History of Afghanistan and Pakistan, University of Pennsylvania; Harry Falk, Professor of Indology, Freie Univeritat Berlin; Anna Filigenzi, Director of the Uddiyana Project, Osteirreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna; Michael Meister, W.
    •The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center.
  • Women Rock

    April 20, 2011

    •Rounding out the panel is our very own Music Industry professor Marcy Rauer Wagman, who, in addition to being instrumental in implementing many of our innovative music industry curricula approaches, is an entertainment lawyer and songwriter. ll want to hear what these panelists have to say and network with them afterward.
    •Women are making a mark in all aspects of the music industry from artists to A&R reps, talent bookers, journalists and lawyers and their progress has not always been easy.
  • Westphal Faculty Shows Off

    April 18, 2011

    A major exhibition featuring the diverse work of our faculty will take place at the new Pearlstein Gallery at 3401 (3401 Filbert St.), from April 18th – May 27th. Taking over 10,000 square feet of raw exhibition space, the multi-media exhibition will showcase over 60 artists and 120 different works of art.
  • Language of Design

    April 12, 2011

    In the lecture, New Knowledge: Recent Research in Art and Design, Aynsley will discuss what it means to conduct design-based and interdisciplinary research. The Graphic Design in California, 1930 - 65: Developing a Language of Vision lecture will focus on work created to market California as a tourism destination and a great place to live. s work on this topic is in advance of an upcoming exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • Paul Hirshorn: "What I Believe"

    April 12, 2011

    Paul Hirshorn was Head of the Department of Architecture from 1986 to 2007, and Head of the Department of Architecture & Interiors from 2007 to 2010. His unique work-study program has grown in size and quality, enriched by the unique 2+4 Option, the ARFAA Lecture Series, Summer Study Tours to Rome and Paris, and the Discovering Architecture program. Architecture Professor Paul Hirshorn will give the Spring ARFAA lecture on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30 PM in the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts. ). will address his thoughts on architecture and education.
  • AIA Win

    April 8, 2011

    Steve Davis designed a sustainable skyscraper in Philadelphia entitled the Green Tower of Philadelphia. His intention was to set a precedent for sustainable towers in expanding American cities.
  • Digital Democracy

    April 8, 2011

    The Rise of Digital Democracy will examine how social media such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube, along with web and television coverage by Al Jazeera, made possible totally unexpected regime change and protests in a number of countries where autocratic governments were previously seen as firmly in control. The uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere in the Middle East demonstrate the incredible power of social media as an instrument for political and social change.
  • Journal of Culture & Retail Image

    April 8, 2011

    The Design & Merchandising Program and University Libraries are proud to present the fifth issue of the Journal of Culture & Retail Image. The articles in this issue highlight iconic retail stores and brands.
  • Brave New World

    April 7, 2011

    The exhibition will focus on the tumultuous years between 1911 through 1919; a period when the interplay between the fine arts and fashion was particularly strong. We will also welcome Rebecca Jumper Matheson, fashion historian and a faculty member in the History of Art department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, who will speak on Thursday, April 14th at 7 PM.
  • The Next Generation of Broadway Composers

    April 3, 2011

    Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP) and 11th Hour Theatre Company will present Kerrigan-Lowdermilk In Concert: You Made This Tour Philly Edition for one night only, Sunday, April 3rd at 7 PM at the Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Sts.). They are celebrating the release of their debut album, First Mistake, with their first tour.
  • Improvise!

    April 1, 2011

    This concert features dance and music performances that require spontaneous creativity and improvisation that displays the talent for in-the-moment decision making, while allowing for enormous individual expression.
    Dance & Music in Collaboration, on Friday, April 1st at 8 PM in the Mandell Theater. 13).
  • Annual Design Charrette

    April 1, 2011

    Beginning this Friday, April 1st, the Design Charrette will be a weekend of intense brainstorming and collaborative design, focusing on the challenges and the potential for our campus as defined by those students who participate. The Charrette brings together students from all across the Drexel community in a design process that’s intended to generate solutions for future directions of our campus.
  • Project Capucci

    April 1, 2011

    In celebration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s current exhibition Roberto Cappuci: Art Into Fashion, the PMA’s Art After 5 series will host a night of “Project Capucci” fashion competitions on April 1st at 5:45 PM.
  • Church of Earthalujah

    March 31, 2011

    Along with his Life After Shopping Gospel Choir, Reverend Billy is coming to Drexel on Thursday, March 31st at 7 PM in Behrakis Grand Hall, to give a new performance about the Church of Earthalujah!
    It’s free for Drexel students and $5 (cash only at the door) for the general public.
  • Aaron Magness

    March 30, 2011

    Through discussion and presentation of everyday experiences at Zappos, Aaron will demonstrate the greater role of customers in shaping their own shopping and purchasing experiences, and creating a relationship with brands. He joined Zappos in 2008 and now oversees brand marketing, public relations and video/blogs as well as business development.
  • Photo Awards

    March 30, 2011

    Ten Students from the Photography program were accepted into the Photographer's Forum 31st Annual Best of College Photography 2011. Our students' work will be published in the hardbound publication Best of College Photography 2011, which is distributed to college libraries and university photography, art and graphic design programs.
  • Research Day 2011

    March 29, 2011

    This year Westphal students will present animations and video games, film and video, dance performances and a variety of design presentations.
    We strongly encourage students, faculty and staff to join in this celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity at the Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC).
  • Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad Program

    March 23, 2011

    Darren will spend 30 days in Brazil learning about the country and culture and will then be expected to share his experiences with Drexel students.
  • Hoots & Hellmouth

    March 21, 2011

    Hoots & Hellmouth, former MAD Dragon recording artists, self-released a new EP after raising $25,000 for the recording.
  • Annual Performance Charrette

    March 17, 2011

    To kickoff the Charrette on Wednesday, April 6th at 6 PM, there will be a workshop on digital media and dance led by MIRO Dance Theater at the Ellen Forman Dance Studio.
    Our 2nd annual performance Charrette, WIRED, will be held from April 8th to April 10th in the Mandell Theater.
  • Calling All Students: Annual Design Charrette

    March 17, 2011

    The Charrette brings students from all across the Drexel community together in a design process that’s intended to generate solutions for future directions of our campus.
    This year’s 2011 Interdisciplinary Charrette entitled “Paths Portals & Places: Re-Thinking the Drexel Campus,” organized by the department of Architecture & Interiors is a tremendous opportunity for students from all Drexel Schools and Colleges to participate in the process.
  • New Mad Dragon Release

    March 17, 2011

    Kuf, Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones performed earlier this month at the annual MAD Dragon concert at Mandell Theater, another event entirely organized by music industry students.
    Local folk legends and MAD Dragon recording artists, The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones, have come together for a highly anticipated collaborative release that hit the streets, Tuesday, March 8 - The Spinning Leaves and Hezekiah Jones Performing as…Hezekiah Leaves & The Spinning Joneses.
  • The Birth of Italian Fashon

    March 17, 2011

    Included in the exhibition is Film & Video professor Lise Raven’s ten minute documentary, The Birth of the Italian Fashion Industry.
    The documentary details how young designer Roberto Capucci, who had an eye for the architectural and sculptural aspects of fashion design, created works of art that redefined fashion of the era.
  • Drexel Gaming Ranking

    March 15, 2011

    •The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 150 institutions offering video game design degrees in the United States and Canada. list in partnership with GamePro, one of the most respected brands in the video game industry, reaching over 3 million gamers a month.
    •The Princeton Review announced its selection for best gaming programs across the nation and Drexel Gaming was ranked number five nationally for graduate video gaming programs and ranked number seven nationally for our undergraduate program.
  • Minor Street Studios

    March 13, 2011

    Jon Low, Music Industry Program alumni, mixed the EP at Minor Street Studios in Philadelphia.
  • Design for Impact

    March 10, 2011

    •Mike Glaser, Product Design Professor, participated with the Austin Center for Design, Thinktiv and Frog Design at the Design for Impact boot camp in Austin Texas on Saturday, March 26th
  • Fashion Practice

    March 10, 2011

    •Joseph Hancock, Design & Merchandising Professor, had his article, A Deconstructionist Perspective on Menswear: A Conversation with Siki Im, published in the peer-reviewed journal Fashion Practice, Volume 3, Issue 1 in April/May 2011. s fashion and popular culture.
  • Gaming Program

    March 10, 2011

    The Gaming Program was featured in several news media outlets for being ranked seventh in the nation for undergraduate schools for video game design and fifth for graduate schools by GamePro Media and The Princeton Review.
  • Silver Telly Award

    March 10, 2011

    Dave Mauriello, Digital Media Professor, with Digital Media students Jake Nichols and Nate Shaw, won a Silver Telly Award (the top award) for use of animation and a Bronze for educational work
  • delimagazine

    March 3, 2011

    Darren Walters, Music Industry Professor, and Bantic Media, featured in an interview on the delimagazine.com.
  • Charrettes Are Coming

    March 2, 2011

    For our 2nd annual Performance Charrette from April 8th through April 10th, students will participate in a creative challenge to develop a performance piece based on the theme WIRED. Students will be mentored throughout the Charrette by Olive Prince, Dance professor, and Ted Artz, Digital Media professor, and must be able to commit to working intensively with their teams on the weekend of April 8-10th.
  • Drexel Concert Week

    March 2, 2011

    Our Music Program will end the winter term with a series of music concerts from the Percussion, Rock, Mediterranean, Guitar, and Fusion Ensembles, as well as the All College Choir and String Orchestra, all leading up to a performance from the University Chorus of Mendelssohn’s greatest work, “Elijah”. That same night the Guitar Ensemble, a unique ensemble made up of almost entirely electric guitars, will play a program including “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” theme and the Beatles’ “Hey Jude. ” The All College Choir and String Orchestra will perform on March 11th at 7:30 PM in Main Auditorium.
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    March 2, 2011

    The Academy-award nominated film Exit Through the Gift Shop will be screened Wednesday, March 2nd. The film is directed by prolific street artist Banksy and tells the story of Theirry Guetta, a French born artist with an obsession for street art.
  • Henderson Challenge

    March 2, 2011

    The Henderson Challenge offers Westphal students the chance to compete for over $6,000 in prize monies in a competition for the best business plan. This year there were 51 students participating in 29 teams, representing Music Industry, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising.
  • In Memoriam Johni Crosland

    March 2, 2011

    Johni Crosland passed away on February 15, 2011. She was beloved in the college and to all those in the university who knew her.We hope everyone in the Drexel community who knew and loved Johni will join us in honoring her memory.
  • Israeli Film Festival Returns

    March 2, 2011

    The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia is a celebration of Israeli culture, with the aim of enriching the American vision of Israeli culture and society through film. For the second year in a row, we are happy to support the Israeli Film Festival. In Mitchell Auditorium, we will screen Gei Oni (Valley of Fortitude), a film directed by Dan Wolman, who will also participate in a talk back with the audience and a reception afterwards.
  • Jazz Extravaganza XII

    March 2, 2011

    JAZZ EXTRAVAGANZA XII will feature the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble and the Drexel University Jazz Orchestra and Saxtet on Thursday, March 10th at 7 PM in the Mandell Theater. Under the direction of Professor Joseph Jennings, the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble will present a program of classic jazz compositions that were either composed or performed by the likes of John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis
  • Music Industry Scores

    March 2, 2011

    MAD Dragon records received seven nominations for Independent Music Awards. This Thursday, March 3rd is the annual MAD Dragon concert at the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut St) featuring headliners Free Energy (Astralwerks). Free Energy, named by Rolling Stone as a 2010 artist to watch, will be joined on the bill by MAD Dragon recording artists The Spinning Leaves, Hezekiah Jones, Toy Soldiers and hip-hop MC Kuf Knotz.
  • New Bantic Releases

    March 2, 2011

    Pretend to Be Nice is available both digitally and on vinyl now, with a limited edition of 100 copies of the 7-inch available as red colored vinyl with a screen printed cover and bonus screen printed poster at Bantic Media is a music marketing company run by the students within Drexel University’s Music Industry Program, part of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
    Bantic Media will release 300 limited edition pieces of random colored 7-inch vinyl with full color custom sleeves designed by the band and friends.
  • New DNews

    March 2, 2011

    New DNews on Friday March 4th. Loren McFalls traveled to Naked Chocolate Café to see how some of Philadelphia's best artisanal chocolates and desserts are made. Ian Jabour interviewed WKDU DJ and Drexel student Jay Baker-Johnson.
  • Nominate a Distinguished Alum

    March 1, 2011

    Westphal would like to invite nominations for its 2011 Rankin-Epstein Distinguished Alumni Award.
    Award nominations must be accompanied by a letter of support, listing professional achievements and activities, a list of leadership positions held, awards and honors received, workshops/seminars attended or led, innovations developed, mentoring/sponsorship activities participated in, and all civic and community achievements. s résumé.
  • Madrigal Dinner

    February 25, 2011

    The Chamber Singers is a select group of 18 singers, chosen by audition from the University Chorus.
    Following a dinner feast that harkens back to times of yore, the Chamber Singers will delight with madrigals, chansons, ballettas, and lute songs.
  • Arizona Republic

    February 22, 2011

    Terry Tompkins, was quoted in the Arizona Republic about this year's Grammy's.
  • Posh Bridal

    February 22, 2011

    Janell Berté, Fashion Design alumna, and her store Posh Bridal were profiled in an article.
  • Social Circuit

    February 22, 2011

    Fashion Design students were featured in the Social Circuit section of the Philadelphia Inquirer for their participation in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Drexel Players Present

    February 21, 2011

    Nolan has performed with Lantern Theater Company, Arden Theatre Company, The Wilma Theater, and was most recently seen as General Waverly in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. ” Tickets are $15 or $5 for students/ faculty with ID.
    Director and Theatre program director, Nick Anselmo, is pleased to present a re-imagined, fast moving production of Wilder’s classic, performed in modern dress.
  • The Birth of Italian Fashion

    February 20, 2011

    •Lise was assisted by Film & Video students Elyssa Cusimano, Rich Hamilton and Chip Murphy, and produced the film with Dilys E. s Curator of Costume and Textile who curated the current Capucci exhibition Art into Fashion.
    •After nine months of collaboration between Raven and Blum, Elyssa Cusimano, a Film & Video senior began editing the project, assembling archival film clips and photographs.
  • VOICE JOURNEY

    February 20, 2011

    Zhenya Kiperman's, Film & Video Professor, 13-minute version of his documentary VOICE JOURNEY won the Award of Merit at the 2011 Best Shorts Competition.
  • A Global Expedition

    February 16, 2011

    Karen Curry, Executive Director of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, will sit down with Boyd Matson for an adventurous one on one that takes aim at his travels, which include three climbs up Mount Kilimanjaro, his reporting work, and his globe-trotting adventures.
  • Nat Geo's Boyd Matson

    February 16, 2011

    Boyd was the longtime host of the award-winning series National Geographic Explorer and created the Wild Chronicles series which aired on PBS.
    He now takes a radio audience with him as he continues to scour the globe, offering rare access and in-depth reporting on the state of the natural world.
  • 8th Annual AAGA Art Auction

    February 16, 2011

    •The silent auction is the perfect opportunity to take home a work of art, ticket packages to exciting cultural events, gift certificates for luxury items, and a whole lot more.
    •The auction showcases original artwork including photography, lithography, ceramics and illustrations from Philadelphia artists, as well as donations from local restaurants, theatres and museums.
  • Drexel Players Present

    February 16, 2011

    •The performance and dinner will be staged on Friday, February 25th and Saturday, February 26th at 7:30 PM in the Great Court of the Main Building (32nd & Chestnut Streets).
    •Nolan has performed with Lantern Theater Company, Arden Theatre Company, The Wilma Theater, and was most recently seen as General Waverly in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. ” Our Town will preview on Thursday, February 24th at 7 PM and open on Friday, February 25th at 8 PM.
  • Grateful Dead and Phish Archives

    February 16, 2011

    •The Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux and Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro will be here for two days of events and workshops.
    •Iconic rock bands the Grateful Dead and Phish have been recording and archiving their material ever since the beginnings of their monster careers.
  • MAD Dragon Concert

    February 16, 2011

    •The annual concert is made possible by Westphal’s MAD Dragon Records (MDR) and student-run concert promotion’s arm, MADKO Concerts.
    •Free Energy, named by Rolling Stone as a 2010 artist to watch, will be joined on the bill by MAD Dragon recording artists The Spinning Leaves, Hezekiah Jones, Toy Soldiers and hip-hop MC Kuf Knotz.
  • Madrigal Dinner

    February 16, 2011

    •The Chamber Singers is a select group of 18 singers, chosen by audition from the University Chorus.
    •Following a dinner feast that harkens back to times of yore, the Chamber Singers will delight with madrigals, chansons, ballettas, and lute songs.
  • Nuno Circle

    February 16, 2011

    •The textiles utilize unique weaving techniques and are made of a diverse range of materials: silk, feathers, stainless steel, handmade paper, glutinous yam gel, acrylic-silicone resin, rayon, cotton, bamboo and corn fiber.
    •Sustainability is a theme that reoccurs in many of the textiles - this includes both the physical fiber sense and ethical, often ancient craft techniques. s textiles are pieced together from remnants of other materials and many are made from recycled fiber and post consumer waste including PET bottle fiber. s work is more than a visual and tactile experience; it is a melding of innovation and tradition, a link between ancient craft and modern art.
  • Recognition for Graphic Design

    February 16, 2011

    •So far this academic year, Graphic Design students have won 47 awards and more are sure to follow.
    •The awards keep piling up for our Graphic Design program. in the Graphic Design USA American Package Design Awards Annual 2011.
  • Tonight Boyd Matson

    February 16, 2011

    •Boyd was the longtime host of the award-winning series National Geographic Explorer and created the Wild Chronicles series which aired on PBS.
    •He now takes a radio audience with him as he continues to scour the globe, offering rare access and in-depth reporting on the state of the natural world.
  • Reiko Sudo

    February 15, 2011

    The month long exhibition, organized by Fashion professor Lisa Hayes, will feature textiles that reflect the aesthetic of three-dimensional textile art, a characteristic unique to works by Japanese artists.
    Some of Reiko’s textiles are pieced together from remnants of other materials, and many are made from recycled fiber and post consumer waste including PET bottle fiber or other recycled fibers.
  • Madko Goes Surreal

    February 12, 2011

    The all-ages show, produced entirely by Music Industry students, is on Saturday, February 12th at 1 PM. s all-star synthesizer collective featuring a rotating, ever-evolving and growing cast of musicians.
    The show is sure to be one of the more unusual concerts produced by MadKo, so please come out and see this student-produced concert of very hip music.
  • Opera Meets Project Runway

    February 11, 2011

    The Opera Company has cast fashion models to wear the winning designs, which will travel with the production to three Italian cities after the Philadelphia run from February 11th through the 20th.
    To give the play the genuine feel of high fashion the Opera Company enlisted our fashion design students, along with students from Moore and Philadelphia University, to create the clothes for a scene featuring a runway fashion show.
  • Wearable Art and Sculpture with Movana Chen

    February 10, 2011

    Chen is currently working on the traveling exhibit “Traveling Into Your Book Shelf. ” The exhibit will be on view in the Paul Peck Center Gallery on February 10th and 11th. “Traveling Into Your Book Shelf” is a table display that features a work knitted from shredded pages of books that Chen has collected from friends and acquaintances from all over the world.
    Students who are interested in participating in the workshop should email Alex Horner in the Fashion department at alh89@drexel. edu Chen studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Hong Kong and she studied exhibition art curatorship at the Hong Kong Art School.
  • Traveling Into Your Bookshelf

    February 10, 2011

    Students who are interested in participating in the workshop should email Alexandra Horner in the Fashion department at alh89@drexel. edu Chen studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Hong Kong and she studied exhibition art curatorship at the Hong Kong Art School.
    Chen is currently working on the traveling exhibit “Traveling Into Your Book Shelf. ” The exhibit will be on view in the Paul Peck Center Gallery on February 10th and 11th. “Traveling Into Your Book Shelf” is a table display that features a work knitted from shredded pages of books that Chen has collected from friends and acquaintances from all over the world.
  • Contemporary Art from India

    February 8, 2011

    Sandhini Poddar, Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum, will discuss the vibrant contemporary Indian art scene on Tuesday, February 8th at 5:30 PM in Ruth Auditorium (Nesbitt 125, 33rd and Market Sts).
    Sandhini will discuss how video artists such as Amar Kanwar, still ‘undiscovered’ in the United States, are changing the trajectory of global contemporary art and how institutions such as the Guggenheim are engaging themselves in this new art world.
  • Welcome Louisa Hanshew

    February 8, 2011

    Before that, Louisa worked for The Devereaux Foundation, the Methodist Hospital Foundation, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Albert Einstein Healthcare Foundation. s Centennial.
    In the ten years prior to PAFA, Louisa ran her own development and event management consulting firm whose clients included Cirque du Soleil, the First Robotics Competitions and Drexel University.
  • Evening of African American Music

    February 6, 2011

    The choir will perform hits that include “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,” “Come Thou Almighty King,” and “Great is He. ” The Saxtet, under the direction of Dr.
    In honor of Black History Month, the Gospel Choir and Jazztet will celebrate the rich musical traditions created by Africans in America when they present their annual Evening of African American Music on Sunday, February 6th at 5 PM at the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts).
  • Late Night Series Turns 5

    February 3, 2011

    For more information on Late Night Series, click here or find us on Facebook at Late Night Series - Philadelphia.
    Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times called Late Night Series, “An eclectic performance orgy…a coffee house/poetry slam/hip hop amalgam…” LNS was established by Nick Anselmo, professor of theatre, at Drexel in 2006.
  • Defying the Odds

    January 30, 2011

    Following the screening and a multi-media talk by Jason and his sister Marjorie, Jason will perform in concert backed by a band.
    Jason Crigler , a singer/songwriter and guitarist who performed with Norah Jones, Marshall Crenshaw and countless others, was struck with a massive brain hemorrhage (AVM or Arterio-Venous Malformation) while performing on stage. initial diagnosis that Jason might not live or would only survive in a greatly diminished capacity, his family, including his pregnant wife Monica, and his friends were determined to help him fully recover by caring for him in loving and creative ways.
  • Dance Concerts

    January 29, 2011

    The first performance of the new freshman dance ensemble, New Beginnings, is Saturday, January 29th at 3 PM and Sunday, January 30th at 1 PM.
    The Dance Program will kick off the winter term with a concert from the Dance Ensemble titled Reflected as well as the inaugural concert of the new freshman dance ensemble, FreshDance, appropriately titled New Beginnings.
  • High School Photography Contest

    January 29, 2011

    It is a landmark contest, as no other college offers a high school contest.
    The contest allows our faculty to identify top high school talent from across America and support the efforts of high students and teachers.
  • NET Fest @ Drexel

    January 29, 2011

    Bob, Chris and Kevin created the Shakedown Project as part of their senior thesis and premiered their original work, Jonathan, at the Rotunda in 2010. ve teamed with Philly playwright Jeremy Gable to create a new social satire focusing on an average Philadelphia kid, who learns the hard way how to win over hearts and minds in the internet age.
    Workshops will be led by the Barrymore award-winning Pig Iron Theatre company, the first Mandell Professionals in Residence Project Company, and by First Person Arts.
  • New Dnews

    January 28, 2011

    The next edition of Dnews, the student produced television show that covers all things Drexel, looks at student life, study abroad, and the Late Night Series open mic nights.
    Kevin Melfi produced a piece on Drexel’s Late Night Series featuring a student standup comedy competition.
  • History Channel Returns

    January 26, 2011

    Three top development executives from the History Channel will be at Westphal today, Wednesday, January 26th, as a follow up to the visit of Nancy Dubuc, President of the History and Lifetime Networks.
    David McKillop, Senior Vice President of History Programming; Paul Cabana, History Executive Producer; and Russ McCarroll, History Executive Producer, will discuss the development process which the History Channel uses to bring a show from conceptual stages through production to broadcast.
  • Fashion Dresses Governor's Ball

    January 20, 2011

    •The PCN hosts, Kat and Francine, spent a day in our fashion studios trying on gowns and looking for the right look for the special night. said Kat."
  • Philadelphia Fashion Week

    January 20, 2011

    Kierstyn Beeler, Fashion Design alumna, had her aviation-inspired fashion line featured at the second annual Philadelphia Fashion Week.
  • RJD2: Spin Master

    January 20, 2011

    •RJD2 detailed his process by peeling back the layers of ideas and techniques he incorporates into his songwriting, production and mixing. s move from Definitive Jux and his business strategy for creating his own label. s hottest producers.
    •Local Philadelphia musician, producer, DJ and label owner RJD2 broke down his production process during a discussion on January 19th. The Insane Warrior.'
  • WHYY

    January 20, 2011

    Glen Muschio, Digital Media Professor, was featured in an article on WHYY's news blog.
  • Defying the Odds

    January 14, 2011

    Despite the doctors’ initial diagnosis that Jason might not live or would only survive in greatly diminished ways, Jason has made a near complete recovery.
    Following the screening and a multi-media talk by Jason and Marjorie, Jason will perform a concert backed by a band.
  • Featured Column: Study Abroad in Denmark

    January 14, 2011

    On our study tours through Western Denmark, Sweden, and Norway I began to realize the importance of vernacular architecture and how deeply imbedded sustainability is in Scandinavian culture.
    My desire to travel and learn about Scandinavian architecture and design led me to Denmark for ten weeks as part of Drexel’s Study Abroad program.
  • Glasshouse

    January 14, 2011

    The Glasshouse provides a forum where artists can experiment and explore as a community, and it provides Lital and Eyal a means to explore the social, political, and humanistic complexities of living in Israel.
    On Friday, January 14th, the artists will enact two pieces that will transform the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery into a live performance space.
  • Kuf Knotz and Late Night

    January 14, 2011

    Mad Dragon recording artist Kuf Knotz will perform a free show organized by the Latenight Series and the Homecoming Tradition’s Committee on Saturday, January 22nd.
    Kuf’s first solo album, Boombox Logic, released in the fall of 2010 on MAD Dragon Records, features tracks such as “Sunny Philadelphia,” likely to become another Philadelphia anthem just like Kuf’s song “Unstoppable,” which was played at the World Series and was proclaimed “The Phillies Official Song. ” A native Philadelphian, Kuf was discovered by legendary “Sound of Philadelphia” producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, who signed him to Philadelphia International Records.
  • Return of the History Channel

    January 14, 2011

    Three top development executives from the History Channel will be at Westphal on Wednesday, January 26th as a follow up to the visit of Nancy Dubuc, President of the History and Lifetime Networks.
    The executives will discuss the development process which the History Channel uses to bring a show from the idea stage to air.
  • RJD2: Spin Master

    January 14, 2011

    Local Philadelphia musician, producer, DJ and label owner RJD2 will breakdown his production process during a discussion on Wednesday, January 19th at 6 PM.
    The discussion will also focus on RJD2’s move from Definitive Jux and his business strategy for creating his own label.
  • Winter Dance

    January 14, 2011

    The Dance Program will kick off the winter term with a concert from the Dance Ensemble titled Reflected as well as the inaugural concert of the new freshman dance ensemble, FreshDance, appropriately titled New Beginnings.
    The first performance of the new freshman dance ensemble, New Beginnings, is Saturday, January 29th at 3 PM and Sunday, January 30th at 1 PM.
  • From Post-It to Prime Time

    January 11, 2011

    An Open Discussion with History Channel Development Executives: Three top development executives from the History Channel will be at Westphal, as a follow up to the visit of Nancy Dubuc, President of the History and Lifetime Networks.
  • Hypebot

    January 11, 2011

    Katie Reilly, Music Industry alumna, had her essay featured in an influential music industry blog.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

    January 11, 2011

    Lisa Hayes, Fashion Design Professor, was quoted in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Brand/Story

    January 10, 2011

    Dr. Joseph Hancock, had his book, Brand/Story, favorably reviewed in the newest issue of the International Textiles and Apparel Association's Newsletter.
  • Gasland

    January 10, 2011

    •Matthew Sanchez, Film & Video Alumnus, worked on the just nominated Academy Award documentary feature film Gasland. s core to remove natural gas.
  • videomaker

    January 10, 2011

    Alex Nolen, Film & Video student, was featured in an article on videomaker.com.
  • 8th Annual Art Auction

    January 6, 2011

    This fundraising event helps send Arts Administration graduate students to Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D. C.
    The Arts Administration Graduate Association (AAGA) will host their 8th Annual Art Auction.
  • Glasshouse and Art and Fashion

    January 6, 2011

    As part of the exhibition we will welcome Rebecca Jumper Matheson, fashion historian and faculty member in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
    A few months later, in conjunction with PIFA - Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts - the exhibition Brave New World: Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919 will be at the Pearlstein Gallery from April 7th to May 7th 2011.
  • Design & Merchandising Speaker Series

    January 6, 2011

    This year, the annual D&M Distinguished Speaker Series will bring Aaron Magness to campus on Monday, April 11th. Magness is Senior Director of Brand Marketing and Business Development at Zappos Development, Inc. Aaron has worked in retail for over 10 years with brands that put a focus on customer service. He joined Zappos.com in 2008 and oversees Brand Marketing, PR and video/blogs as well as Business Development.
  • Design Charrette

    January 6, 2011

    The Department of Architecture and Interiors holds an annual interdisciplinary Charrette to get students involved in tackling real world design problems to create solutions for the betterment of local and global communities.
    This year’s Charrette will take place from April 1st through April 4th and will have students thinking creatively about Mobile Medical Units.
  • Let the Client Speak

    January 6, 2011

    Franck, a professor in the College of Architecture and Design and the College of Science and Liberal Arts at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will give this winter’s ARFAA Architecture lecture Let the Client Speak: Design Through Dialogue, on Thursday, January 13th at 6:30 PM in the Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Sts. ).
    Click here for more information about the Architecture program.
  • Performing Arts at Drexel

    January 6, 2011

    They will perform works of faculty choreographers Stephen Welsh, Mina Estrada and Jodi Obeid, as well as two selected student works from the Dance Ensemble concert.
    On February 6th at 5 PM at the Mandell Theater, the Gospel Choir and Jazztet will present an Evening of African American Music in celebration of Black History Month.
  • Rankin Scholars

    January 6, 2011

    Hosted by Design & Merchandising program director, Anne Cecil, Chen will exhibit her work, visit classes, and lecture on her experiences as a Hong Kong based artist and curator.
    Beginning February 23rd our Rankin Scholars will be David Lemieux and Kevin Shapiro, archivists for The Grateful Dead and Phish respectively.
  • Rock -n- Roll

    January 6, 2011

    On January 22nd, Mad Dragon recording artist Kuf Knotz will get the Drexel Homecoming festivities started with a special kickoff concert organized by the Latenight Series and the Homecoming Tradition’s Committee.
    In addition to new record releases, in January we will welcome Jason Crigler, a sought after singer/songwriter and guitarist who performed with Norah Jones and Marshall Crenshaw until a massive brain hemorrhage, known as an AVM or Arterio-Venous Malformation, nearly destroyed his life.
  • Senior Shows

    January 6, 2011

    While we've assembled an exciting lineup of performances, exhibitions and lectures for the coming months, we like to think that we save the best for last. Everyone looks forward to our marvelous Annual Fashion Show. This year's show will be held on June 4th at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. But, our programs in Film & Video, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Photography, and Interior Design are not to be out-done. Their Senior Shows showcase remarkable student work in a series of shows that will be staged towards the end of May and early June in numerous locations on and off campus.
  • Welcome Back From The Dean

    January 6, 2011

    Design Intelligence ranked our undergrad and grad Interior Design programs as top ten nationally, and a number of sites identified our Graphic Design program as one of the country’s ten best.
    We ended the year with Fashionista. com ranking our Fashion program as the 16th best in the world, with only three American schools ranked above us.
  • A Reporter's Journey through the Iraqi War

    November 18, 2010

    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have claimed the lives of over 5,000 members of our armed forces. In his documentary, Full Disclosure, journalist and film maker Brian Palmer explores the human costs of war and the tragic consequences of miscommunication on the battlefield.
  • TV's Game Changer

    November 17, 2010

    Nancy Dubuc is one of the most powerful executives in television. Dubuc will speak to the current and future state of television.
  • Naughty but Nice, with Rob Shutter

    Dishing the Goods on the Grittiest Celebrity Gossip, with popeater.com columnist, Rob Shutter.
  • Art from India

    Sandhini Poddar, Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum, will discuss the vibrant contemporary Indian art scene tonight, February 8th at 5:30 PM in Ruth Auditorium (Nesbitt 125, 33rd and Market Sts).
    Sandhini will discuss how video artists such as Amar Kanwar, still ‘undiscovered’ in the United States, are changing the trajectory of global contemporary art and how institutions such as the Guggenheim are engaging themselves in this new art world.
  • Building Drexels Future

    •Architects and planners who have made design contributions to our campus will assemble for a panel discussion on the future of the Drexel campus.
    •The panel also includes fifth year architecture student Kevin Malawski who will talk about the smart house and the role of this college and others in building an urban home that serves as a “living laboratory” where participants conduct research in the areas of environment, energy, interaction, health and lifestyle with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life in the urban residential setting.
  • Brave New World

    Brave New World: Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919 was made possible through a Westphal College Mini-Grant with additional funding from the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).
    The exhibition Brave New World: Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919 will be at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3215 Market Street, Nesbitt Hall) from April 7th to May 7th.
  • Westphal Faculty Shows Off

    •The College is enormously proud of its talented faculty of artists and designers and this talent is abundantly on display in a major exhibition of faculty work now up through May 27th at the new Pearlstein Gallery at 3401 (3401 Filbert St. ).
    •Faculty from every department in the college is represented.
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