Speaker Series

Richard K. Bennett Lecture

Arn Chorn-Pond – Civil Rights Activist

Arn Chorn-Pond is a civil rights activist who is committed to preserving traditional Cambodian music and culture. He will be sharing his survival story.

The lectureship reflects the ideals of originator Richard Bennett, who devoted his life work to accomplishing peace and justice through non-violent efforts.

Sunday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Science Center Theater
Central Campus in Blue Bell

Reserve your complimentary ticket

The lecture is free and open to the community and will be simulcast to West Campus in Pottstown – South Hall Community Room.

Tickets are required for this free event.



Deans' Lecture

Scott Rawlins – The Real Indiana Jones

Scott Rawlins, professor of visual and performing arts at Arcadia University, is a scientific illustrator, naturalist and museum educator. He has traveled extensively around the globe, recording observations of nature in his sketchbooks that he uses for creating his illustration and presentation series.

Deans' Lecture

Friday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m.
Science Center, Room 213
Central Campus in Blue Bell

This event will be simulcast to North Hall, Room 218 at West Campus in Pottstown.

The lecture is free and open to the community; however, you must reserve a ticket.

Reserve your complimentary ticket

Meet & Greet with Scott Rawlins

2 to 2:30 p.m.
Science Center, Room 212

About Scott Rawlins

Scott Rawlins is a scientific illustrator, naturalist and museum educator who has been teaching at Arcadia since 1994. He holds degrees in biology, museum education and medical & biological illustration. In addition, Rawlins has studied scientific illustration at UC Berkeley, environmental education at Antioch College, and British museology through Hertford College, Oxford University. Rawlins currently oversees Arcadia’s major in scientific illustration. He teaches this subject as well as general illustration and design. He has served on the boards of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and has been president of both organizations.

Rawlins has had illustrations published in journals such as the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Invertebrate Biology and Acta Zoologica. His work has appeared in numerous books, including Your Inner Fish, Today’s Botanical Artists and The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration. He presently works as a research associate in vertebrate zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

In keeping with Arcadia’s commitment to the development of a global perspective, Rawlins has taken advantage of a number of “study abroad” experiences, including an opportunity to work with a native healer in Belize, a botanical artist on the Amazon and a nature journalist in Italy. Additional areas of exploration have included Cuba, Egypt and Portugal. In each location Rawlins has recorded observations in his sketchbooks, and this work usually results in a series of illustrations and presentations. In terms of “domestic” interests, Rawlins has been working with paleontologists at Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences, where he draws or reconstructs specimens of various fossil fish, including the well-known “fishapod” Tiktaalik roseae.