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October 22, 2021

Fall Semester Welcome Message from Wellness Services

Dear Arcadia Community, Wellness Services would like to extend a warm welcome to our new community members, and a welcome back to our returning Arcadia students, staff, and faculty! Counseling Services and Student Health Services have been working over the summer to further develop our services and...

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October 22, 2021

Tickets Available Now for Nov. 15 Empty Bowl Dinner

By Gabrielle Thomas '22 Arcadia University’s 28th annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner -- a staple of the Thanksgiving holiday season -- returns as an in-person event this year on Monday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. At the Castle, attendees will select a ceramic bowl handcrafted by...

October 21, 2021

1,000+ Arcadians Come Home to Celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend

On Oct. 8 and 9, Arcadia alumni, donors, students, parents, families, faculty, and staff, were invited to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend —one of the first opportunities to attend a community-wide, on-campus event in over a year and a half. With a lineup of in-person, hybrid, and virtual...

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October 20, 2021

Arcadia Works to Develop Land Acknowledgement Statement to Recognize Perseverance of Lenape People

Last summer, a group of Arcadia University faculty and staff attended the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, where presenters paid homage to the Indigenous groups from their respective areas and offered workshops on Indigenous pedagogy in higher education. This resulted in Dr. Doreen Loury...

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October 15, 2021

IPCR Students Roleplay as Aid Workers during Simulated Humanitarian Crisis

Over the weekend of Oct. 8-10, students in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program spent nearly 48 hours in Boyer Hall, subsisting on only beans and rice, sleeping on cots, and without cell phones or any electronics, in a simulation of a humanitarian crisis...

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October 15, 2021

Oct. 19: LOVE Pilot Program's First Act-Up of the Semester: Good Trouble 

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the LOVE Pilot Program's first Act-Up of the fall semester will focus on "Good Trouble" with student and community leaders representing business, politics, and education. Panelists include: Napoleon Nelson, Pennsylvania State Representative Jaisy Omollo,...

October 11, 2021

Gaby Segal Publishes Healthcare Worker's Guide for Communicating with Latino Patients

Gabriela Segal , instructor of Modern Languages and Cultures, recently published the textbook, Intermediate Medical Spanish: A Healthcare Worker's Guide for Communicating with the Latino Patient (BrownWalker Press). Segal, who came to Arcadia in 1997, specializes in Human Rights and Human...

October 11, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Event: Today, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Today, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Office of Campus Life is hosting a tabling event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chat. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to visit and engage in conversation and learn more about the indigenous land we occupy, the difference between cultural...

October 11, 2021

2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Class Inducted on Oct. 9

Following a year-long wait, Arcadia University inducted its Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 on Saturday, Oct. 9. The ceremony marked the 10th class to be inducted since the Hall of Fame's inception in 2008. The Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is Dr. Kimberly Canfield '15, '17M, PA-C (women's soccer...

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October 8, 2021

Dr. Velazco Discovers Species of Bat in Northern Peru Connected to Ancient Moche Culture

by Gabrielle Thomas '22 In 2012, Dr. Paul Velazco , now a visiting professor of Biology at Arcadia University, was in a desert in Northern Peru on a postdoctoral research expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) when he made an extraordinary discovery. His research...

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October 8, 2021

Get Creative at LGBTQIA+ Paint Knight on Oct. 15

Arcadia community members are encouraged to show their artistic and creative colors at Paint Knight on Friday, Oct. 15, in recognition of LGBTQIA+ History Month . Participants can paint their pride, whether it be their sexuality, their gender, or their allyship. The event begins at 6:30 p.m in the...

October 8, 2021

Common Read Event Brings Author Mira Jacob to Campus

Author, illustrator, and cultural critic Mira Jacob visited campus on Oct. 6 to speak to students and community members about her graphic book " Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations " for the 2021 Common Read event . After the presentation and discussion, Jacob signed copies of her book for members...

October 5, 2021

Arcadia University Theater Presents The Pit, Oct. 15-17

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for The Pit created by Arcadia University students and alumni. Conceived and directed by Damien Figueras and Alisa Sickora Kleckner, The Pit will play in Parking Lot 12, the Pit parking lot, October 15-17, 2021. Arcadia...

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October 5, 2021

Cook ’17 Publishes on Catch-22 Women Face in Workplace

by Rikki Rosenthal Lindsey Cook , who earned a bachelor’s degree in English at Arcadia University in 2017, recently published a piece in the Villanova Law Review on the legal Catch-22 women face with age and sex discrimination in the workplace. Cook, who also serves on the Review Board for the...


October 4, 2021

Arcadia University Receives $2.25 Million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program Grant for the amount of $2.25 million over five years for work designed to increase student achievement, persistence, and retention. Advancing Retention...

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September 29, 2021

Writing Center, Humanities Research Laboratory Are Newest Academic Beneficiaries of Charitable Support

The Writing Center and the Humanities Research Laboratory at Arcadia are the newest academic beneficiaries of charitable support in the amount of $20,000, divided equally between them. While the alumna wishes to be anonymous, she was moved to make this gift to impact the student experience because...

September 29, 2021

Oct. 1: Documentary Screening of Vincent Who? Featuring Panel Discussion with Producer

On Friday, Oct. 1, Arcadia will host a screening of the documentary Vincent Who?, which details the 1982 murder of Chinese-American Vincent Chin by two white auto workers in an early act of anti-Asian violence. The screening for the 40-minute documentary will be held from 4 to 6 p.m in the Castle...

September 29, 2021

Mitchell Selected as One of 16 in Nation to Coalition for College

By Gabrielle Thomas '22 Mykella Mitchell, senior admissions counselor for Diversity, Access, and Equity at Arcadia University, was selected as one of 16 admissions professionals in the United States to the inaugural cohort of the Coalition Ambassadors for the Coalition for College. As part of the...

September 29, 2021

SAJE Fellows Get to Know Each Other at First Social of the Semester

On Friday, Sept. 24, the Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship came together in a “Get to Know Me” event, where SAJE fellows gathered over an ice cream sundae bar in Stein Fireplace Lounge. This is the first social event of the semester, of which SAJE plans to host monthly. Through...

September 21, 2021

Arcadia University Theater Presents: Fugitive Songs, Oct. 1-3

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for Fugitive Songs by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. Directed by Associate Professor of Theater & Artistic Director Aaron McAllister, Fugitive Songs will play Stiteler Auditorium from Oct. 1 through Oct. 3. This...

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September 21, 2021

Testa ’22M Uses Social Media for Environmental Justice

By Rikki Rosenthal Honey Testa ’22M is using their 123,000 social media followers to inspire environmental justice and action through their work with the Braided Justice Collective. As a member of the Braided Justice Collective, which began in July 2021, Testa is part of a national group of diverse...