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July 2, 2020

Men's and Women's Swimming Earn CSCAA Spring Scholar All-America Honors

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Arcadia University men's and women's swimming teams for Scholar All-American honors. Arcadia was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. This year's Scholar All-America honor marks the...

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July 1, 2020

TCGS: LGBTQ Pride Month

Drew Villierme-Lightfoot is a Program Manager for England, Wales, and Chile at The College of Global Studies . He shares some of the history of Pride Month and also some of the LGBTQ events that our students have participated in. June is LGBTQ Pride Month across the globe. Typically during this...

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June 30, 2020

Anti-Black Racism Initiatives Into Action

Dear Arcadia Community, On June 11, we announced action steps to support, protect, and improve the Arcadia experience for our Black community members. However, action steps must be accompanied by accountability measures and timelines, areas where institutions often fall short in creating systemic...

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June 30, 2020

Dr. Pedersen ’20DPT Finds Passion in Pelvic Floor Health

To find her calling, Dr. Aase Pedersen ’20DPT knew she had to change the trajectory of her career path as a case manager and supervisor with the Department of Welfare. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University, she knew she wanted to work in a medical profession and began...

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June 30, 2020

New Gateway Student Scholars Receive Special Deliveries

New student scholars in the Gateway to Success program were surprised with a special delivery from the Gateway Leadership Team so they could start their online summer programming in style. Dr. Angela McNeil , director of Act 101/Gateway to Success, Cristina Cintron-Marsh , assistant director of...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Christiana ’16EdD Publishes Research in Social Innovations Journal

Doctor of Education alumna Dr. Kathryn Christiana ’16EdD , supervisor of Gifted Education in Abington School District, published “The Mystery of Wide Variation in Rates of Inclusion: Does Money Make a Difference?” in the April 12 Social Innovations Journal. The article, co-authored with Dr. James...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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June 23, 2020

Public Health Students Explore the Impact of Pennsylvania Land Preservation

Public Health students John Deep ’22DPT, MPH , Alethea Eccleston ’20MPH , and Olivia Kreider ’22M, MPH explored regional land conservation efforts through an interview with Kelly Herrenkohl, vice president of Communications and Engagement at the Natural Lands, a nonprofit organization dedicated to...

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June 22, 2020

Arcadia University Announces Alumni Association Award Honorees

Each year, Arcadia alumni are celebrated for outstanding achievement and contributions in their profession, their community, their classes, and their alma mater. The Alumni Association Honors Committee reviews nomination forms submitted by fellow Arcadia graduates and makes their selections before...

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June 19, 2020

Innovate to Thrive Challenge Selects Four Ideas from Community Submissions

Four ideas were selected as finalists to move to the next stage of the Innovate to Thrive Challenge, which will include different steps for each of the ideas. Congratulations to Helene Klein , assistant dean for Honors and Accelerated Programs, who submitted two finalist ideas; Jan Finn , associate...

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June 18, 2020

Gonzalez ’06 Builds Intersectional LGBTQ+ Community

“I love the job that I do, because we are putting into place many things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew was a possibility,” said Sociology alumnus Ernie Gonzalez ’06 , the operations director of the Compass Community Center in...

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June 18, 2020

Dr. Campbell Uses Johnston Fellowship to Connect Social Justice, Leadership, and Music

“A lot of artists became complacent,” said Dr. Bruce Campbell, associate professor of Education, director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, and 2018-20 Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences recipient, reflecting on how...

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June 17, 2020

Yes! Magazine Publishes Two Arcadia Changemaker Stories

Five student groups in Arcadia University’s “Community and Environmental Health” Public Health course were selected by YES! For Teachers magazine to compete for a chance to have their multimedia projects published in the YES! Solutions Pilot Project . Lindsey McGann , administrative manager of...

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June 17, 2020

Rosso ’16M, MFA Has New Fairytales Book Reviewed by Mookychick

She is A Beast , a book of fairytales by Christina Rosso ’16M, MFA , was reviewed by Mookychick, a London-based feminist media site. The book, published by APEP Publications, centers around thematic issues of morality, patriarchy, and survival. “ She is A Beast is a necessary text in the growing...

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June 16, 2020

Dr. Noakes Featured Around the Country for Expertise on Police and Protests

Dr. John Noakes , interim director of the School of Education, has spent his career analyzing the relationship between protestors and police officers, and the social contract between the state and political dissent. As protests continue around the country, the internationally known scholar on the...

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June 15, 2020

Arcadia Athletics and Recreation's Commitment to Action

Dear Arcadia Community, I want to thank community members who have expressed concern and their desire for the Department of Athletics and Recreation to live up to the values of Arcadia University. The Department reaffirms our commitment to take action against systemic anti-Black racism and to...

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June 15, 2020

Hall Begins Tenure as Vice President for Enrollment Management

Following a national search, Rakin Hall —a higher education expert with more than 20 years of success and strategic management at institutions such as the University of Utah and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC)—was appointed vice president for Enrollment Management. Hall’s...

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June 12, 2020

Arcadia Announces the Kathleen Demery Valverde Endowed Award for Excellence in Research

Arcadia University is pleased to establish the Kathleen Demery Valverde Endowed Award for Excellence in Research. The award will recognize undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Psychology,...

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June 12, 2020

Statement from The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Program at Arcadia University

The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Program at Arcadia University Statement on the Recent Murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the Ongoing Racial Tension in the US The faculty and staff of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program at...

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June 11, 2020

Presidential Message: June 11, 2020

Dear Community, I write to you today not only as your President, but also as a community member. I feel a deep sense of failure as a leader, because so many of you are recounting stories of pain and agony felt for many, many years. As one of our colleagues asked me recently, "What's in our DNA that...

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June 11, 2020

Dr. Tomlinson Re-Elected to APTA Nominating Committee

Dr. Susan Tomlinson , associate professor and director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy, was re-elected to a two-year term on the Academy of Physical Therapy Education’s Nominating Committee of the Clinical Education Special Interest Group. The group, which is a part of...

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