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July 23, 2021

Professor Otieno Appointed Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Alex Otieno , a faculty member in the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department, was appointed associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 12. In this role, Otieno will contribute to several important initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences including...

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July 23, 2021

Testing for Unvaccinated Individuals, Masking Approach, and Vaccine Records

Dear Arcadia Community, We are a little more than four weeks away from the start of one of the most eagerly anticipated fall semesters in recent history at Arcadia. We are excited about bringing students, faculty, and staff back to campus. Currently, we are in Tier 1–Moderate of our Operational...

July 22, 2021

Dr. Zarzycki Explores New Treatment for ACL Recovery Through National Grant

After Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, athletes may struggle to return to their previous optimal level of performance, even after physical therapy. Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Ryan Zarzycki believes the key to unlocking ACL recovery could be in the nervous...

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July 21, 2021

Students Present Research at College of Physicians Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Ten Master of Public Health students at Arcadia University presented research at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia’s Student Research Section on Public Health and Preventative Medicine. The student presentations, listed below, focused on a variety of important public health issues,...

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July 19, 2021

Knights Get Hired LinkedIn Program Helps Graduates Find Success

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 The Office of Career Education (OCE) helps recent graduates and alumni find job opportunities through their Knights Get Hired Program. Recognized as an innovative program in the field of career services, The Knights Get Hired program was featured in the National Career...

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July 16, 2021

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

“Our resident assistant (RA) told us that we needed to meet in the chat—now room 107 in the Dining Hall—at midnight,” Assistant Dean of Student Success Bre Donnelly ’04 recalls about the night of Nov. 20, 2000. “It had long been rumored that there was going to be a name change. It was a very unique...

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July 15, 2021

Presidential Message: Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

President Ajay Nair Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University Friday, July 16 Today marks 20 years as Arcadia University, which builds upon our 168-year-history of Beaver Female Seminary, Beaver College and Musical Institute, and Beaver College. Each iteration of this storied institution has made...

July 13, 2021

Dr. Bhukhanwala Awarded $212K PAsmart Grant to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities

Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Early Childhood Education Program Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala has been awarded a PAsmart Grant to expand the apprenticeships opportunities in the PreK-4 Program for Early Childhood Education Working Professionals from the Pennsylvania Department of...

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July 8, 2021

Arcadia Examines Curriculum, Professional Development in ABRI and JEDI Framework

Following a year of progression on its 41 Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) , which were implemented by President Ajay Nair and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeff Rutenbeck in June 2020, Arcadia University faculty and staff are examining curriculum, scholarship, and...

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July 8, 2021

Asamoah ’21M Establishes Organization to Support Girls in Ghana

During a trip home to Kumasi, Ghana in 2018, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumna Comfort Asamoah ’21M was appalled by the treatment of young girls who work in the markets. Asamoah observed and heard stories of girls as young as 8 years old being transported from impoverished...

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July 7, 2021

You’re Not Alone: Mental Health Coming Out of the Pandemic

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 “We made a huge change in our lives, and now we are expected to snap our fingers and go back to the way things were,” said Psychology Instructor Dr. Alison Clabaugh . “I just don't think that's going to be the way that it works for a lot of people.” As restrictions...

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July 6, 2021

Dr. Macalalag Awarded $2 Million NSF Grant for Collaborative Research on STEM Teaching

Associate Professor of Education Dr. Augusto Macalalag will explore how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) interdisciplinary learning impacts 7th- through 12th-grade student understanding through an educator professional development program.This collaborative research is...

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July 2, 2021

Transitioning to Tier 1 Status

Dear Arcadia Community, Arcadia University is pleased to announce that it has transitioned into Tier 1 status of our COVID Operational Tiers . This transition is due to several factors, including the success of our mitigation measures, the increase in the percentage of vaccinations for University...

July 1, 2021

Honors Students and Alumni Thank Klein for Outstanding Mentorship

Assistant Dean for Honors and Accelerated Programs Helene Klein doesn’t expect thanks for the individualized attention and mentorship she provides to her students, but that’s exactly what she received when her graduate assistant presented her with a book of personalized messages. These submissions...

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July 1, 2021

Fostering a Culture of Dignity, Personal Responsibility, and Shared Safety This Fall

Dear Arcadia Community, Arcadia University is eagerly anticipating an exciting fall semester, and I am delighted to report that we will be able to return to predominantly in-person academic, residential, and co-curricular activities. We expect most students, faculty, and staff to be back on campus...

June 29, 2021

Physician Assistant Class Graduates with Skills Needed in Today’s World

The Department of Medical Science faculty cheered on the Class of 2021 during an extraordinary celebration at the White Coat and Commencement ceremonies on May 20. In total, 99 students graduated from the program in 2021 during a year of postponed clinical rotations and online learning...

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June 28, 2021

Creative Writing and Graphic Design Collaboration Provides Real-World Experience

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Creative Writing got the chance to see their manuscripts in book form after collaborating with Art and Design students. The cross-disciplinary project brought together Christian Patchell ’s Typography class...

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June 24, 2021

How OSVPE Provides Resources to LGBTQ+ and All Students

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (OSVPE) was developed from a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women and focuses on assessing, implementing, and sustaining programs on sexual violence prevention and education for the campus...

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June 22, 2021

Alumnae, Faculty Publish on Drug-Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Amanda D’Orazio ’15, ’17M and Amanda Mohr ’12M and faculty members Dr. Karen Scott , associate professor and program director of Forensic Science, and Dr. Barry Logan, associate professor of Forensic Science, published “ Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation...

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June 21, 2021

Dr. Riley ’04DPT Receives CHS Alumni Achievement Award

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 Dr. Brooke Riley ’04DPT has used her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree to advance the healthcare options available to the Jamaican people. Her exemplary international work is what earned her the College of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award this spring. Dr...

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June 18, 2021

Dr. Hickman Receives 2021-2022 Steve Goldberg Faculty Development Award

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, received the 2021-2022 Steve Goldberg Faculty Development Award for her project to revise pre- and in-service educator preparation and development programs in relation to social justice and culturally responsive...

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