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May 13, 2019

Arcadia to Join MAC Freedom in Realignment in 2020-21

In fall 2020, Arcadia University will join the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom division. The conference, which is separated into the MAC Commonwealth and MAC Freedom divisions, will have a total of 18 institutions. "Our realignment provides a multitude of benefits across the conference,...

May 13, 2019

Egyptian Education Delegates Visit Campus to Learn About STEM Initiatives

Arcadia University’s School of Education hosted Egyptian delegates from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and four universities on April 30, in order to showcase student and faculty research in scientific fields across campus. Carlie Banchi ’19 , Hope Halza ’19 ,...

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May 13, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Reda Abouserie

On April 30, Dr. Reda Abouserie, Chief of Party, USAID-Supported STEM Teacher Education and School Strengthening Activity Project and former First Deputy to the Minister of Education in Egypt, along with 15 other delegates from Egypt, visited the campus as part of a Philadelphia tour funded by a...

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May 10, 2019

Game On! Arcadia University Launches Esports Program for Fall 2019

Beginning in Fall 2019, Arcadia University will launch a co-educational esports program as a varsity sport where gamers will compete as part of Arcadia’s athletic programs. Some games that are being considered for implementation are League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Rocket League...

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May 9, 2019

Ryan Featured in St. Bonaventure University Solo Exhibition

The second edition of Abbey Ryan ’03 ’s painting collection “the light/the shade” is showing as a solo exhibition at the Quick Center at St. Bonaventure University through June 2. The exhibition is the culmination of a 2017 research trip to Patmos, Greece, and is also a part of Ryan’s one-a-day...

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May 3, 2019

Macchi ’12 In the News for Soccer Instagram Series

Chris Macchi ’12 was featured in a March 31 NBCSN segment, “Premier League Mornings Live,” for his Instagram series “On the Ground.” Macchi, who lives in London, uses the series to promote the English league to American audiences. “It’s really just about the fan experience,” said Macchi, whose...

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May 3, 2019

Dr. Theodoraki, Morales ’19 Target Dormant Cancer Cells

Dr. Maria Theodoraki , assistant professor of Biology, and Biology major Theodore E. Habarth Morales ’19 investigated why current chemotherapeutic drugs fail to target dormant breast cancer cells, and examined a new drug—derived from a Southeast Asian plant with naturopathic properties—that may...

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May 3, 2019

Physical Therapy Named Among HealthGrad’s Best DPT Programs

Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program was ranked fifth among the “Best DPT Programs for 2019” in HealthGrad’s northeast region category. Arcadia’s DPT program is recognized as one of the top 20 programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In the last year, the department has also...

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May 3, 2019

CCEC Hosts Annual End-of-Year Collection

Don’t throw away your unwanted home goods—donate them instead. Through May 17, the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) is sponsoring its annual end-of-year collection. All items will be donated to local non-profit organizations. Items to donate: Clothing Furniture Kitchenware (pots and...

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May 3, 2019

Physician Assistant Students Raise Funds for IM ABLE Foundation

Students from the Physician Assistant (PA) program played tug-of-war, dodgeball, and other physical games to raise money to support individuals with disabilities at the PA Olympics on April 13 at the Bamboo Garden in Southampton, N.J. This year, the games pitted Arcadia students against...

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April 30, 2019

Dr. Brinker Publishes Article in The Tax Adviser

Dr. Thomas Brinker , professor of Accounting and executive director of the MBA program, published “Has the TCJA changed the definition of a dependent for children with special needs?” in The Tax Adviser on April 18. In the article, Dr. Brinker explains how special needs children are affected by the...

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April 30, 2019

Public Health Student Society Collects for Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard

The Public Health Student Society (PHSS) collected 10 boxes and two bags of donated clothing for the Jenkintown Clothing Cupboard. The PHSS students organized the clothing drive with three collection sites, created posters to advertise the project, quality-checked the clothing to ensure donations...

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April 26, 2019

Mohr ’12M Receives Forensic Science Award

Forensic Science alumna Amanda L.A. Mohr ’12M received the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Irving Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section, which focuses on the research and detection of poisons and drugs in medical and legal investigations. The Irving Sunshine award is given to...

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April 26, 2019

Faculty, Staff Present at Next-gen Network and Technology Conference

Interim Chief Information Officer Leslie Margolis , Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Vitaly Ford , Director of Infrastructure John Zottola , and Senior Network Engineer Matt Flint attended the 2019 KINBERCON Conference on April 2-3 in Philadelphia, Pa. In fall 2018,...

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April 26, 2019

Arcadia Establishes Public Relations Student Society

Chris Mullin , instructor in the Department of Media and Communication, helped establish Arcadia’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The society has over 300 chapters nationwide, with almost 10,000 members. Mullin, joined by Communication and Media Studies major...

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April 24, 2019

Mao Li'19 Passes Actuarial Science Exams

Mao Li '19, Actuarial Science major, recently passed the Short-term Actuarial Mathematics (STAM) exam from Society of Actuaries (SOA), representing his third exam completed upon graduation. STAM is a new course offered at Arcadia, which was developed after the curriculum change in Fall...

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April 24, 2019

Dr. Hickman to Speak at International Dyslexia Association Symposium

Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, served as a panelist for the “Knowledge and Practice Standards Symposium,” hosted by Read by 4th and the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association at Temple University on April 15. Aligned with the movement in the School...

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April 24, 2019

Arcadia University Passes “Refugees Welcome” Resolution

By Olivia Grajewski ’20 Arcadia University’s Student Government Organization passed an “I Welcome” resolution on April 18 declaring the campus a welcoming and safe place for refugees. An effort led by the international organization Amnesty International, “I Welcome” resolutions are official, non-...

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April 23, 2019

Finals Week and Summer Hours for Campus Facilities

Arcadia University facilities will have adjusted hours for finals week and summer hours. Kuch Center Monday, April 29: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 to Thursday, May 2: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5: noon to 6 p.m. Monday,...

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April 23, 2019

Arcadia Nationally Ranked Among Forensic Science Programs

Arcadia University’s Forensic Science 4+2 program was ranked in Bachelor Degree Center’s “25 Best Bachelor’s in Forensic Science for 2019.” The rankings note that Arcadia’s program allows undergraduate Chemistry and Biology majors to enroll in the master of Forensic Science degree, as long as they...

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April 22, 2019

Black Alumni Association Celebrates Inaugural Preview Scholarship Recipients

“I feel like I’m part of history,” said Stephanie Quarshie ’22 , a Biology major who went to Paris on Preview. She’s one of 10 students who received the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU)’s inaugural Preview scholarships for 2019. “I’m grateful. Preview is why I came to Arcadia...

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