Arcadia University News

September 30, 2022

Arcadia University Appoints Donavan D. McCargo, Ed.D., Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students

Arcadia University is proud to announce that, following a national search, Donavan D. McCargo, Ed.D., has been appointed Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students. McCargo will assume his role at Arcadia on Dec. 1. As Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students at Arcadia, McCargo...

September 29, 2022

Arcadia Signs MOU to Relaunch the Nyerere Center for Peace Research in Tanzania

Arcadia University signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sept. 28 with the East African Community (EAC) and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris to re-launch the Nyerere Center for Peace Research (NCPR) in the United Republic of Tanzania. NCPR was originally co-founded by Arcadia and the...

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September 28, 2022

Arcadia Experiences Significant Enrollment Increase of First-Year Students

Enrollment of new first-year students at Arcadia for the 2022-2023 academic year increased 24 percent over last year, the University announced. Arcadia welcomed a total of 483 first-year students in Fall 2022. Arcadia’s newest Knights come from 28 states, an increase from 24 a year ago, and several...

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September 23, 2022

Dr. Cohen Presents at Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Blood Flow Restriction

By Danita Mapes ’23 Dr. Evan Cohen, associate professor of Physical Therapy, presented at the 22nd Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture on Sept. 22 on the use of blood flow restriction (BFR) training to improve muscle strength and functional mobility in those with multiple sclerosis (MS). The...

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September 21, 2022

ASAP Program Offering On-Campus Jobs for Students

The Advancing Students as Professionals (ASAP) program at Arcadia University is looking for student workers for nearly 50 job opportunities on campus. Students looking for on-campus work can apply for positions that include: Student Assistant Social Media Assistant IT Assistant Career Education...

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September 19, 2022

New Knight to Know: Alaina Divirgilio ‘26

Alaina Divirgilio ‘26 Major: Actuarial Science Hometown: Coatesville, Pa. What I’m most looking forward to: Studying abroad second semester in London Why Arcadia: I liked that it was close to home, and a lot of places didn’t have an actuarial science program. Also, the campus. Why I picked my major...

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September 15, 2022

Arcadia University Earns High ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Rankings for Study Abroad, Social Mobility, Undergraduate Teaching

Arcadia University earned high rankings for Study Abroad, Social Mobility, and Undergraduate Teaching in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2023” edition, which was released today. The University placed 9th nationally among all colleges and universities for Study Abroad. Among Regional...

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September 15, 2022

Common Read Speaking Event to Feature Famous Local Author

Author, philanthropist, and U.S. Polo national champion Kareem Rosser will be visiting campus on Oct. 6 to discuss his book “Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport that Changed their Lives Forever.” Rosser will be signing copies of the book, which was assigned to first-year...

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September 14, 2022

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Open for the Fall Semester

Food insecurity continues to be a problem at many colleges and universities across the country. This problem was exacerbated by the COVID pandemic, increasing food insecurity to 38 percent of students at two-year institutions and 29 percent of students at four-year institutions. The Food and...

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September 14, 2022

Author James Lang to Discuss "Distracted" with Arcadia Community

The Arcadia community is invited to a Zoom discussion with guest speaker James M. Lang, Ph.D., about his new book “Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It.” The discussion will begin at noon on Sept. 23. Register for the event here. Keeping students focused can be a...

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September 14, 2022

CHS Announces Updates in Public Health

The College of Health Sciences and the Department of Public Health are thrilled to announce three new appointments: Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye, Ph.D., MPH has been named Undergraduate Program Director of the Department of Public Health; Suzanne (Suzy) Redington, DrPH, MPH, has been named Master of...

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September 13, 2022

Arcadia Students Rock the Knight with Music, Food, Fun, and Friends

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Arcadia community showed their University spirit and celebrated with local residents during the annual Rock the Knight gathering and Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival. Click here to view a photo gallery of the evening. Students, faculty, and staff gathered on Haber...

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September 7, 2022

New Stephanie Feldman Novel to be Published in October

Stephanie Feldman, adjunct professor of English at Arcadia, published a new book called Saturnalia, a fictional novel that critics describe as “bewitching,” “a thrill for readers,” “wonderfully weird and chaotic and sexy and tinged with magic.” The book will be available for purchase on Oct. 11 on...

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September 7, 2022

Arcadia Students “Rock the Knight” at Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the Arcadia University community will celebrate community spirit as hundreds of students will gather on Haber Green to Rock the Knight with music, food, and giveaways before processing along Easton Road to Glenside to enjoy the Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival. Students:...


September 7, 2022

Concert at Arcadia Examines Water and the Black American Experience

Arcadia University will host “Water Speaks,” a special concert examining the role water has played in the history of Black Americans, on Friday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The concert, free and open to the public, is commissioned by the Philadelphia Jazz Project as part of POOL: A...

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September 6, 2022

Creating Awareness at Arcadia this National Suicide Prevention Week

This National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 4-10, 2022), Arcadia University Counseling Services wants to make sure students are aware of the many mental health resources available to them both on- and off-campus. Counseling Services is located on the ground floor of Heinz Hall. Services include a...

September 6, 2022

New Knight to Know: Ashton Appadu '26

Ashton Appadu Major: Acting Hometown: Astatula, Fla. Why Arcadia: I heard that it was a rising program, and I have friends that are already here. From my research, it had everything I was looking for. What I’m most looking forward to: My acting classes

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September 6, 2022

New Knight to Know: Nicholas Greco '26

Nicholas Greco Major: Computer Science Hometown: Apex, N.C. Why Arcadia: I got recruited for the Esports team (Rocket League), and out of all the schools I looked at, the academics and Esports fit the best. What I’m most looking forward to: Getting to meet new people and live in a new state.

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September 6, 2022

Dr. Bartoli, Dr. Michael Publish New AntiRacist Book, “Our Problem, Our Path” 

Dr. Eleonora Bartoli, former director of the graduate program in Counseling at Arcadia University, and Dr. Ali Michael, adjunct professor in Psychology at Arcadia, recently published “Our Problem, Our Path: Collective AntiRacism for White People.” The book calls on white people to talk about race...

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August 31, 2022

Come Out and Dance!

The UKnight Dance Team is looking for new members! If you’ are seeking fun, friendship, and the opportunity to cheer on the Knights all over campus, the UKnight Dance Team is for you. Placement will be on Friday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Kuch Recreation and Athletic Center’s Aerobics Room. Every...


August 31, 2022

Dr. Pederson Selected for Summer Institute on 16th Century Spanish Invasion of Mexico

by John DeRosier Dr. Jill Pederson , associate professor of Art History, was tapped by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for higher education, “Worlds in Collision: Nahua and Spanish Pictorial Histories and Annals in 16th-Century Mexico,” to investigate indigenous...

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