September 25, 2018
Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is opening its new, custom-built gallery space with the presentation of The Fox Collection, 2008-2018: A Decade of Renewal. The exhibition honors Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13) for their generous support, which made the new gallery possible. It will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 and run through March 23, 2019.
September 17, 2018
To celebrate the grand opening of the new Wawa on Drexel University’s University City Campus, DrexelNow asked faculty and staff to relay their favorite Wawa hoagie order, and why.
September 13, 2018
This October, the Westphal College brings Sean Williams, sneaker culture expert and founder of SOLEcial Studies, to campus through a partnership with the Pennoni Honors College and the Rankin Scholars-in-Residence Program. In a series of events called SOLEcial Studies Obsessive Sneaker Disorder: Celebrating Diversity, Williams will share his experience through a keynote lecture and workshop series.
September 11, 2018
Drexel University’s Westphal College with support from the Rankin Scholarship Fund will present the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet – The Choice, a re-imagining of the popular classical ballet composed by Russian modernist Sergei Prokofiev. This innovative and immersive production is co-created by choreographer and dance faculty, Sandra Parks, and acclaimed pianist and Rankin Scholar in Residence, Frederic Chiu. Romeo and Juliet – The Choice is performed on November 17-18, 2018 in the URBN Center.
September 10, 2018
Recent graduate Kevin Quinn (Film & Video '18) studied abroad at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and had the chance to meet up with members of his family during his stay. Looking over old pictures and memories shared by his aunts and uncles, he was inspired to write the script for The American Wake, which would become his senior thesis film. It’s the story of 18-year old Honora Parsons, who faces a life-altering decision when she’s offered the chance to immigrate to the United States. Kevin and a crew of Drexel students went back to Ireland to shoot the film, and soon enough Kevin found himself on Irish soil once more. This time, The American Wake was no longer just a senior project, but an official selection in one of Ireland’s most prestigious international film festivals.
September 01, 2018
Current Fashion Design student, Amanda Forastieri writes about her time studying at London College of Fashion on Drexel's Study Abroad blog.