• News and Media Relations

    News and Media Relations

    Announcements | Faculty Expertise | Speaking to Press | Crisis Communications

    The Communications Team maintains relations with press and media on behalf of the University, circulating and disseminating information internally and externally, while closely monitoring Arcadia’s presence in the world.

    Media Requests

    University Communications is the primary and sole press and media relations office on campus. All media requests (print, electronic, and other) should be forwarded to Daniel DiPrinzio, Director of Communications; or Donna Whitlock, Media Communications Manager, before being answered. The Communications Team works closely with news media and other external media outlets on publicizing Arcadia news and events; on connecting faculty, staff, students, and other campus members with media outlets, when appropriate; and responding to media requests. Submit a News Release Request.

    Announcements and Accolades

    Students, faculty, staff, or other members of the Arcadia University community who wish to publicize success stories should contact the Communications team, who will strategize on the appropriate development and releasing of the stories.

    Faculty Expertise

    University Communications wants to promote faculty and staff expertise and publicize scholarship and research. Faculty who would like to pursue press coverage and publication are encouraged to use the Faculty Expertise Form to input their expertise, publications, and other related information to help University Communications publicize such successes and knowledge. University Communications will use this information to connect faculty with journalists searching for experts.

    University Communications also offers the community time to coordinate their message, and prepare for their interview. We will also vet the reporter, and may know him/her, and ensure the story direction, as well as find out if they have other stories in the works.

    Speaking to the Press

    University in a State of Crisis or Other Concerns

    University Communications supports faculty and staff when speaking to press on their proven area of expertise. Conversely during a time of crisis, if faculty or staff of Arcadia are contacted for a statement on behalf of the University or matters that involve the institution as a whole, journalists must be referred to University Communications. Our internal team will determine the appropriate representative or statement for the institution.

    Crisis Communications

    During the coordination of emergency response on Arcadia University’s campus, University Communications is the primary contact for all media (reporters, inquiries, interview requests.)

    Crisis Contacts

    • During office hours call University Communications at 215-572-2969;
    • After-hours text or call Laura Baldwin, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, cell: 215-847-9403.

    Communications channels for the Arcadia Community to receive updates during an emergency situation include the following:

    • Local media outlets — Arcadia will send regular updates to the local stations in the Greater Philadelphia area in the event of university closings or serious emergency situations. (ie: NBC 10, ABC6, CBS3, KYW)
    • Arcadia University — Information will be posted via several methods to the Arcadia Community: on the Emergency Information site in the yellow Arcadia Active Alerts box, through Arcadia University e-mail accounts, via the campus phone messaging systems, as well as on MyArcadia Main Page (password-protected portal).
    • Emergency Notification System — Arcadia students and University employees may receive information (emergencies and closings) by text and/or phone message through Arcadia's Emergency Notification System, SendWordNow.
    • News Release RSS feed — Anyone can sign up for the RSS feed and be notified when Arcadia issues a news release.
    • Arcadia Bulletin — Anyone can sign up to receive this weekly e-newsletter about Arcadia University via e-mail.
    • Facebook - Arcadia University Facebook page
    • Twitter — Arcadia University page