Arcadia University News

December 4, 2014

Jamie Stewart ’17: ‘How to Make the Work You Do Work For You’

Working as a consultant in the Writing Center at Arcadia University, Jamie Stewart ’17 has gotten pretty good at helping other students navigate through trouble spots and improve their writing. So good, in fact, that she is now able to recognize when she is the one in need of assistance. Find out...

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December 4, 2014

Jessica Mallepalle ’16: ‘A Math Major’s Aesthetic’

While Jessica Mallepalle ’16 is acutely aware of the beauty of math , she is finding that art does not always adhere to the rules and logic of mathematics. Read how the math major and art minor rises to the challenge of an art project to steer her right-brain left, allowing her analytical side to...

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December 3, 2014

David Klein ’15: ‘Senior Thesis: Monster or Misunderstood?’

Senior year is here, which means that David Klein ’ 15 and every other Arcadia University senior are busy at work on a Senior Thesis or Capstone project. Klein writes about his journey, from intimidation and fear of the unknown to an appreciation for all he’s learning through the process. Read his...

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December 3, 2014

Jordan Cameron ’17: ‘How to Plan for Study Abroad’

When it comes to planning one of the most transformative experiences college has to offer, it’s never too early. During her First-year Study Abroad Experience in London, Jordan Cameron ’ 17 decided to also spend her entire junior year abroad and returned to Glenside focused and ready to work toward...

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December 2, 2014

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Follow My Feet’

This semester, first-year student Marcella Haddad choreographed a dance for Knight Club: I had the opportunity to choreograph a dance for Knight Club, the largest club on campus. The song I chose was “Follow My Feet” by the Unlikely Candidates. The dance consists of six dancers, and after months of...

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December 2, 2014

Frances Dumlao ’15: ‘Discovering the Hidden Job Market’

In preparation for graduation in the spring, Frances Dumlao ’ 15 attended a presentation by Arcadia University’s Office of Career Education titled “The Hidden Job Market.” There, Dumlao learned how to network with future employers and how to land jobs that are not posted online or otherwise...

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November 4, 2014

‘Because Arcadia’ Offers Insider View of Life at Arcadia

When June Thomquist ’18 moved to Arcadia from Oregon, she likened the southeastern Pennsylvania weather to a tropical climate, a far cry from what she was used to in the Pacific Northwest. It was one of a few adjustments to life at Arcadia; living with someone she’d only met the day before and...

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October 29, 2014

Megan D’Avella ’16: ‘A Glimpse into Our Professors’ Artistic Worlds’

Arcadia University’s Faculty Exhibition offers students, such as art history major Megan D’Avella ’ 16 , the opportunity to check out what their instructors are up to outside of the classroom. D’Avella, whose interest in art exhibitions led her to the Contemporary Curatorial Practices course, has...

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October 29, 2014

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’ 18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read...

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October 29, 2014

Frances Dumlao ’15: ‘How I Got a Magazine Internship in Philly’

Under the pressure of finding a fall semester internship, Because Arcadia blogger Frances Dumlao ’15 perfected her résumé, cover letter, professional wardrobe, and interview skills before landing a position at Grid magazine , which covers sustainability issues and initiatives in the Greater...

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October 9, 2014

David Klein ’15: ‘Destination: Peace Corps’

David Klein ’15 came to Arcadia University certain about his path as a Knight: a first semester First-year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) student, an accelerated track into forensic science. But discovering the opportunities Arcadia offers to explore other interests and get involved on campus and...

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October 9, 2014

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘These Streets Told Stories’

Marcella Haddad ’18 grew up in one of California’s most culturally rich and diverse cities, San Francisco, so she wasn’t expecting to experience anything new and different on her first trip to Philadelphia. However, Haddad soon discovered that “these streets told stories.” As one tale unfolds...

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October 3, 2014

Jessica Mallepelle ’16: ‘The Beauty of Math’

Studying mathematics at Arcadia is allowing Jessica Mallepelle ’16 to truly understand how diverse and inspiring math can be. So when coursework in a particular field last semester left her wanting, she was reminded “...there’s not just one way to solve a single problem.” In her blog post, “The...

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October 3, 2014

Jasmine Henderson ’15: ‘Crossing the Age Divide’ through Shakespeare with Seniors

Transfer-turned-Honors student Jasmine Henderson ’15 is excited to participate in her first service learning experience, a course called Shakespeare with Seniors, which will fulfill Arcadia’s Undergraduate Curriculum requirement for a Global Connections Experience. She’s also nervous to be working...

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October 3, 2014

Casey Coen ’18: ‘Putting the ‘Om’ into My New Home’

Casey Coen ’18 came to Arcadia happy to be a Knight but afraid college life would interrupt her daily practice of yoga. So far, the certified yoga instructor is learning that all it will take to maintain her lifestyle is determination, her mat, and some spare time. In her blog post, “Putting the ‘...

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March 17, 2014

Actor, Playwright Figueras ’16 Brings Words to Life

Damien Figueras ’16 writes about his development as an actor and playwright in his first two posts for Because Arcadia . The English and Theater Arts major recently performed in Arcadia University’s production of Harvey . In “Acting: Learning to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes,” he explains his...

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January 13, 2014

Merton ’14 Shares Photos from Semester in Turkey

Dan Merton’14 spent fall 2012 studying at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey, and apparently fell in love with the country since he plans to return there for graduate school after completing his undergraduate studies at Arcadia University. Experience the breathtaking views of the landscapes,...

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January 13, 2014

Frances Dumlao ’15 Helps Launch Magazine

The challenge of launching a magazine thrust Frances Dumlao ’15 into the world of graphic design and allowed her to see London through the eyes of Londoners. This was all thanks to a course at the University of Westminster, where Dumlao currently is studying abroad, that inspired the global media...

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February 11, 2011

Athletics Staff Move Into New Offices, Commons Construction Continues

As the Arcadia community anticipates the completion of the 62,000-square-foot University Commons student center, there is already reason to celebrate. The new two-story, 19-office east-end expansion of the existing Kuch Center is now open, and several offices are occupied by the Athletics...

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