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March 4, 2021

Moore ’21 Embraces Mental Health As Caregiver

English major Tiara Moore ’21 has never known a “typical” college experience. While she works at the Writing Center, is a peer mentor for the Gateway to Success Program, and was a member of the indoor Track & Field team before COVID-19, Moore is also a caregiver for her mother who suffered a...

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March 3, 2021

Public Art Alumna Publishes Book Based on Collaborative Art Experience at Arcadia

Art History alumna Sydney Welch ’20 published her first book “The Art of Collaboration: An In-Depth Look at Creative Practices for Creative People,” which takes an in-depth look at the origins of collaboration and how it takes shape in different ways. Welch found much of her inspiration for the...

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March 3, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Women’s History Month

Arcadia University has a long and storied history replete with women who have blazed trails, made history, and etched their impact on local, regional, and global communities. This year, Arcadia celebrates Women’s History Month with several events throughout March for students, alumni, faculty,...

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March 2, 2021

Facilities Management Battles Snow, Ice Removal in February

How does Arcadia’s Facilities Management Grounds and Maintenance personnel tackle storms that dump nearly three feet of snow on campus? With 160 tons of bulk rock salt and the unparalleled dedication of staff members. Facilities Management Grounds and Maintenance personnel worked countless hours,...

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March 1, 2021

Koelzer Spotlighted as Ice Hockey “Pioneer”

Kelsey Koelzer has made history as the first Black female ice hockey coach in NCAA history. National and regional media outlets have heralded her appointment at Arcadia University to lead the upcoming women’s ice hockey program, as Koelzer has been featured by the NHL, NBC Sports, 6ABC, and now...

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March 1, 2021

Dr. Riggan Publishes on “Risky” Eritrean Migration to Europe

Arcadia University Professor of International Studies in Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan has researched for years on Eritrea’s policies in terms of nationalism, education, and refugee migrations. Her most recent piece on the subject, about why refugees from the East Africa...

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February 25, 2021

Operating Posture for Fall 2021

Dear Arcadia Community, Arcadia University plans to be operational for as much in-person living and learning as possible starting this fall for the 2021-22 academic year. The community’s commitments to physical distancing practices, wearing masks, and limiting group gatherings have supported a...

February 25, 2021

Q&A with Debra Powell-Wright, Co-Editor of “Philly Jawns”

On Friday, March 26, Arcadia University will host the event My Skin is Black in honor of Women’s History Month. This panel and discussion will focus on how art meets activism. Moderated by Director of Young Men's Initiative at Philadelphia Futures Gabriel Bryant, it will bring together ten of the...

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February 24, 2021

Patricia Cornet ’91, Michel Paul Elected to Arcadia University Board of Trustees

Arcadia University is proud to announce that Patricia Cornet , group director of Community Partnerships at Bristol Myers Squibb, and Michel Paul , a retired executive from Johnson & Johnson who previously served as president of J&J’s Global Strategic Customer Solutions organization, have...

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February 23, 2021

Dr. Miller Publishes Paper in Nutrients Journal

Dr. Melissa Miller , visiting assistant professor of Public Health, recently published an article in the journal Nutrients , titled, “A Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Effectiveness of Coping with Cancer in the Kitchen, a Nutrition Education Program for Cancer Survivors.” The paper examined...

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February 23, 2021

Stephens ’21 Gains Medical Experience During COVID-19 as EMT

Psychology major and pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student Kylie Stephens ’21 wanted a more hands-on internship working with patients as opposed to what she calls a “look but can’t touch” experience. With hopes of joining the medical field as a Physician Assistant after graduate school, she wanted...

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February 19, 2021

Writing Center Provides Support to Students During the Pandemic Through Online Consulting

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 The Arcadia University Writing Center has expanded its outreach and engagement throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusted their pedagogical approaches to consultations by providing synchronous consultations through Zoom as well as asynchronous consultations, where students...

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February 17, 2021

University Advancement Earns Gold for Jones Poundstone Society

Arcadia University is proud to announce that its Division of University Advancement earned prestigious recognition from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), winning gold and bronze District II Accolade Awards relating to the Jones Poundstone Society (JPS). The JPS recognizes...

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February 17, 2021

Reistle ’21 Builds Design Portfolio Through Competitions

Chris Reistle ’21 , Studio Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing, always finds ways to fit his love of art into music and sports. Since the pandemic, his opportunities to combine those passions with professional experience took off through competitions...

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February 17, 2021

Art History Enthusiasts Society to Meet Virtually

Art history enthusiasts now have their own club on campus, after the Art History Enthusiasts Society (AHES) was approved at the Dec. 1 Student Government Organization (SGO) meeting. AHES President and Art History and History dual major Julia Maurer ’23 said that the club is designed to provide...

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February 17, 2021

Dr. Cross ’99M: A Role Model in the Classroom, and at Arcadia, for Black Students

“There are many students who have gone all the way through their matriculation and never encountered a Black male teacher,” said Education alumnus Dr. George Cross ’99M about returning to teach in the Woodbury school district after retiring a few years ago. “I felt like I was needed in the...

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February 16, 2021

McCreery ’20 Monitors COVID Patients in One-of-a-Kind Virtual Response Center

As hospitals continue to combat COVID-19, Political Science graduate Steven McCreery ’20 has taken on a unique role as a virtual monitoring tech for St. Luke's University Health Network in their virtual response center in Allentown, Pa. With the center’s opening on Dec. 19, McCreery is among the...

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February 15, 2021

Arcadia Chosen to Develop Case Study for International Challenge

By Katherine Haines '21 Arcadia University is one of the institutions The Society of Actuaries (SOA) has coordinated with to develop the case study for the 2021 SOA Case Challenge, which is an eight-week international competition where student teams research, analyze, and present solutions to a...

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February 11, 2021

Cruz-Pineda ’21 Finds Identity Through Study Abroad and Service

By Katherine Haines '21 Emily Cruz-Pineda ’21 started her college journey at Arcadia as undecided on her major. Coming from a family of educators, she decided on Education with a minor in Spanish, although she knew being in front of a classroom wasn’t something she wanted in a career. With the help...

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February 11, 2021

Otieno Examines Health Disparities and Human Rights

This semester, Alex Otieno , assistant professor of Sociology, is continuing his long standing concerns around recognizing and promoting the role of culture and institutions in facilitating and, sometimes, resisting social transformation. He is using his courses and role as co-facilitator for the...

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February 10, 2021

Ferrier ’22 Joins Panel to Discuss American Hero

After months of researching local American hero Dr. Frank Erdman Boston, English major Leigh Ferrier ’22 will share what she’s learned at a panel on Thursday, Feb. 11 co-hosted by the Boston Legacy Foundation and Lansdale Public Library on Dr. Boston’s life and legacy. Dr. Boston was an American...

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