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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  | February 1, 2013

Alumna Honored With Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Anna Deavere Smith ’71, ’93H was recently awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest awards given in the arts.

As reported in the New York Times, the annual prize is presented "to a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind's enjoyment and understanding of life." Read more.

Arcadia Welcomes Tacita Dean in February

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of JG, a new film project, by internationally acclaimed British-born, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean.

Commissioned by and made for the gallery with funding from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, JG will be on view from February 7 through April 21, 2013. Read more about JG.

Alumni are invited to attend an exclusive reception with Tacita Dean on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut Street). Following the reception, Dean will give remarks before showing the Ballard-themed film, Come and See, a 1984 Russian War epic in Russian and German with English subtitles. The film is open to the public, but the reception is open only to Arcadia alumni and friends. Register here.

Other events will be held, including a reception and screening of the project on Thursday, February 7 in the Gallery at Arcadia University. For more information, click here.

Photo credit: Tacita Dean, JG, 2013. Color and black & white anamorphic 35mm film with optical sound, 26½ minutes Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris

Enjoy the Works of Mozart, Mahler This Saturday

SPSOArcadia University hosts the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Commons Great Room.

The SPSO will perform works by Mozart and Mahler. Tickets and information are available here.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1972 and was created to provide performances of the highest artistic caliber to entertain and educate audiences in the region in order to contribute to the well-being of society by enhancing, enriching, and expanding the cultural lives of the residents of Montgomery County and the North Penn region.

Originally created to replace the Lansdale Symphony, Founding Music Director Leonard Murphy shaped the North Penn Symphony Orchestra into a cultural fixture of the North Penn region. Over the past three and a half decades the North Penn Symphony Orchestra has performed over 550 works by more than 200 composers, collaborating with dozens of guest artists, offering concerts for thousands of people throughout the region.

Cheer on Men's and Women's Basketball this Month

alumni-womensbasketballCome out and support the Knights! Coming off a strong fall sports season, this winter has been just as exciting. Spend an exciting afternoon on campus as the teams make a late-season push towards the playoffs.

Women’s basketball has already won six more games than last year. Picked to finish ninth in the league this year, men’s basketball is tied for third place and eyeing a spot in the playoffs.

Upcoming Games and Events

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Women's Basketball vs. Alvernia at 6 p.m., Men's Basketball vs. Alvernia at 8 p.m. Cheerleaders will perform during halftime of the women's game and Knight Club will perform during halftime of the men's game.

Saturday, Feb. 8: Women's Basketball vs. Lycoming at 1 p.m., Men's Basketball vs. Lycoming at 3 p.m. Cheerleaders will perform during both halftimes. Free popcorn and activities will be part of AU Family day.

Photo: Nancy Parke ’52 and Patty Darling Kile ’56 support the Knights at a recent game.

Register Now: Career Education Events This Spring

career-fairThe Office of Career Education at Arcadia offers undergraduate and graduate alumni an array of services that can assist them in their career and job search, including resume writing, interview techniques and networking advice.

In addition, many programs offered throughout the academic year may be of interest to alumni. Visit the Career Education website for spring semester Career Fairs, Networking and informational events which may be helpful in establishing career goals and furthering professional success.

For registration, more information and questions please contact the Office of Career Education at 215-572-2939 or careerhelp@arcadia.edu.

Highlights from the Campus 'Bulletin'

Alumni Events
Reunion 2013
Our House is Your House - visit Blankley Alumni House and tour campus
Find Us on Facebook
Arcadia Alumni Linked In Group

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