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January 22, 2020

Dr. Michael Tevald Challenges Physical Therapy Students to Improve Patient Care

Dr. Michael Tevald Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Director of Post-Professional Programs Expertise: Impact of aging and chronic disease on skeletal muscle physiology and performance Research Focus: Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies, Skeletal Impairments, and Lung...

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January 20, 2020

Arcadia Celebrates DPT Class of 2020

After years of rigorous academic work, the 254 members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020 received their diplomas and were hooded at the DPT Commencement ceremony on Jan. 19. The DPT Class of 2020 is represented with members from the Philippines, France, and Egypt, and domestically...

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January 17, 2020

Arcadia and the Korman Family Dedicate the Laura Minerva Korman Mirror Room

Grey Towers Castle has long stood as a symbol of Arcadia University, its students, and its alumni. Now, the Mirror Room, one of the Castle’s shining examples of elegance, will bear the name of one of the University’s most dedicated alumnae. On Jan. 16, more than 125 members of the Arcadia community...

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January 16, 2020

Arcadia and APTA Host Panel on State of Physical Therapy Care

On Jan. 9, Arcadia University Department of Physical Therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) hosted a collaborative discussion about the practice models for physical therapists, “Practice Revolution: Physician Owned, Corporate, Health Care Systems, Independent, and More.” The...

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January 16, 2020

Service Guides Dr. McNeil Personally and Professionally

Dr. Angela McNeil Program Director, Act 101/Gateway to Success 2019 Martha Washington Award Recipient Courses: Becoming a Life-Long Learner; The African-American Experience in Philadelphia; AU Blueprint; Words of Mass Destruction Advice to Students: “Don’t be afraid to ask questions or...

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January 15, 2020

Arcadia Hosts Students from Jiangsu University for Reverse Preview Program

During a celebratory dinner on Jan. 13, Arcadia’s reverse Preview program welcomed to campus nine students and a visiting faculty member from China’s Jiangsu University. The first- and second-year Jiangsu students are participating in informal English classes and observing Math, Computer Science,...

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January 13, 2020

Dr. Bonin Presents on 19th Century French Culture Clash

Assistant Professor of French Dr. Kate Bonin presented on Stendhal’s novel Armance (1827) at the 45th annual Nineteenth Century French Studies Colloquium on Nov. 1 in Sarasota, Fla. Themed "Enchantment/Disenchantment," the conference focused on the clash of faith, magic, and tradition with...

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January 9, 2020

Parkinson Council Awards Grant to Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program

Community members with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease have found a refuge in the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program in the Physical Therapy Department. Since 2004, the program has supported patients and caregivers with an intensive exercise program that provides a safe environment to...

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January 9, 2020

Dr. Parsons Dick Leads Research on Global Mobility and Immigration Policy

Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker ’42 Endowed Chair Associate Professor of International Studies Director of International Studies Courses : Introduction to International Studies; Research Writing; Conflict and Inequality in Latin America; Migration Politics in the Americas;...

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January 2, 2020

CCEC Hosts “Give and Shred” Event for MLK Day of Service

Arcadia University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) will host a “Give and Shred” event in honor of Martin Luther King Day of Service on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public can securely shred documents with Wiggins Shredding Company and ProShred. This year, CCEC will...

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December 20, 2019

Sweeney Named AVP of HR at Arcadia University

Arcadia University is pleased to announce that Mary Sweeney has been appointed associate vice president of Human Resources. Sweeney assumes her role at Arcadia on Jan. 6, 2020. Sweeney brings significant experience in all aspects of human resources, including performance management, organizational...

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December 19, 2019

Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs

Members of the Arcadia community presented at the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, themed “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health,” which took place in Philadelphia from Nov. 2 to 6. Four faculty members from the Public Health and...

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December 19, 2019

Dr. Tevald Receives Grant for Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies

Dr. Michael Tevald , associate professor of Physical Therapy and director of Post-Professional Programs, received the first-ever Acute Care Research Grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The $40,000 grant will enable the development of evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for acute...

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December 19, 2019

Davis ’20 and ASIA and K-Pop Clubs Celebrate Asian Culture and Cuisine

Asian culture and cuisine were on the menu as part of a collaboration between the ASIA and K-Pop clubs on Nov. 19. Guests were treated to games and entertainment; food from India, Korea, the Philippines, and Japan; and Korean dances, taught by the K-Pop club. Arcadia’s ASIA club represents and...

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December 18, 2019

Jan. 9: Arcadia Hosts Health Conference on Vaping, TB Screening, Eating Disorders, Pain

On Thursday, Jan. 9, Arcadia University's Department of Student Health Services will host the Southeastern Pennsylvania College Health Nurses Association (SPCHNA) Winter 2020 Conference from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mirror Room at Grey Towers Castle. The purpose of the SPCHNA Conference is to...

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December 18, 2019

Harris ’21 Recognized for Dedication to Early Childhood Education During Gov. Wolf’s Innovative Apprenticeships Announcement

Emmanuel Harris ’21 , a student in the School of Education’s PreK-4 Program for Working Professionals , is more concerned about his preschool students being kind to each other than he is about recognition for the work he does as an educator at the Parent Infant Center. However, his classroom was...

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December 18, 2019

Dr. Brasof Receives Blankley Endowed Chair in Education

An educator for more than 20 years, Dr. Marc Brasof , associate professor of Education and director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, received the 2020-23 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education. The award will support Arcadia’s Social Action and Justice Education (...

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December 18, 2019

Strategy Development Continues with "Work in Progress" Exhibition

On Dec. 17, members of the Arcadia University community explored areas of sustainability, First-Year Student Experience, civic engagement, and other topics that emerged from the Strategy Development sessions held throughout the fall 2019 semester. Throughout the day, Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck , Rashmi...

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December 17, 2019

Moore Featured in New York Times for “Farm-to-Table” Approach to Ceramics

Gregg Moore , Visual and Performing Arts professor, was featured in a Dec. 5 The New York Times article for his collaboration with Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Farms restaurant. Moore approached Barber about a “farm-to-table” approach to not only the food served at Blue Hill, but the...

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December 17, 2019

MASC and IPALs Host Karaoke Glow Party

The Math and Actuarial Science Club (MASC) and the International Peer Associates League (IPALs) hosted a Karaoke Glow Party on Dec. 4 to help integrate international students into the Arcadia community and promote inclusivity of different cultures. Over 80 students attended the event, which had...

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December 16, 2019

Ryan Featured in Group and Solo Exhibitions Around the World

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 is making headlines around the world with a variety of art exhibitions. Ryan’s work was on display at Trompe l’oeil Meets Photorealism , at the John F. Peto Museum through Dec. 15, and her last solo exhibition this past spring at the...

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