Arcadia University News

April 1, 2015

Video: Flash Rosenberg, Attention Span For Hire

Visiting artist Flash Rosenberg talks about her career as an Attention Span for Hire and how drawing can help the mind to retain and comprehend ideas simple and complex.

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April 1, 2015

Auction of Abbey Ryan Painting to Benefit Scholarship Fund

On March 27, Abbey Ryan ’03 conducted a live painting demo in Grey Towers Castle to benefit the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Arcadia University. Dozens of people gathered to watch on the landing of the Grand Staircase, where a projector gave a close-up of each brushstroke. Many more tuned...

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March 27, 2015

Psychology Department Well-represented at Eastern Association Conference

At the 86th Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference earlier this month, 24 Arcadia students and alumni presented on 15 topics ranging from the power of marketing for bottled water to drug interactions in the brain. Faculty members Dr. Steve Robbins , Dr. Christina Brown , Adam Levy , Dr...

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March 26, 2015

Physician Assistant Students Rally for Marfan Syndrome

In 2010, two-year-old Angelina Dolge passed away due to complications from Marfan Syndrome, a disorder caused by a mutation in the genes that encode for the body’s connective tissue. Though Angelina’s life was cut short, her aunt, Samantha Liddy, PA-S , was inspired to pursue a lifelong career in...

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March 26, 2015

How a Crash Changed Everything for the Art Gallery

March 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Arcadia University Art Gallery’s move to its current location in the Benton Spruance Art Center, a historic structure built in 1892 that once held massive turbines that provided electricity for the Harrison mansion, now known as Grey Towers Castle. The...

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March 24, 2015

Niyizonkiza, Vitetta to Address Graduates at 2015 Commencement

Deogratias Niyizonkiza, founder and CEO of Village Health Works in the African country of Burundi, and Francis G. Vitetta, retired chairman and CEO of VITETTA, will address degree recipients and earn honorary degrees at Arcadia University’s 2015 Commencement ceremonies. Vitetta will address master’...


March 17, 2015

Students Present at Pi Day Math Conference

While some had their fill of pies on March 14, a group of Arcadia students spent Pi Day presenting at the Spring Meeting of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematics Association of America. The event, held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., brought students...

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March 17, 2015

And They’re Off: Preview 2015

On March 13, hundreds of first-year students embarked on Preview , a two-credit course with an international experience. The students will spend a week in one of 16 countries and report on their experiences at next month’s Global Expo .


March 16, 2015

In Memoriam: Arlene Snyder

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Arlene Snyder, Director of Health, Safety and Security. As an experienced expert in the provision of health and safety in international education, Arlene was exceptionally well...

January 27, 2015

13 Join Student Government

The Student Government Organization (SGO) welcomed 13 new members on Jan. 20 during its first meeting of the semester. President Nicolette DeVille Christensen swore in the new student senators.

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April 18, 2014

Photos: Woodstock 2014

Photos by Jordan Cameron ’17, Allee Garry ’14, Amy Jordan ’17, Jennifer Kocsis ’17, Jordan Richards ’15, Christina Yee ’14

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April 11, 2014

TEDxArcadiaUniversity Sets Table for Broad Ideas on Hunger

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 and JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 It may run counter to common sense to think that many residents of one of the most obese cities in America would suffer from hunger. With 25 percent of its population living below the poverty line, though, Philadelphia is not only one of...

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March 10, 2014

Latino Association Raises Funds for Arcadia Scholarship Essay Contest

Christina Rodriguez ’14 , Latino Association president, reflects on this year’s Latin Expo on March 2, the ninth in University history and the fourth she has hosted, as well as the scholarship essay contest she co-founded at Arcadia. “You went out with a bang!” This expression seems to be the...

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March 1, 2014

Friday Night Thieves Crowned ‘King of the Bands’

By JEN RETTER ’16 On Feb. 22, three bands—Codec, Family Vacation, and Friday Night Thieves—and two solo performers— Craig Carrico ’14 and Alisa Thammavong ’15 —took the stage in the Great Room for The Student Programming Board’s annual Battle of the Bands. The talented musicians played both...

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February 28, 2014

Photos: Annual Senior Tradition Marks Years of Memories

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 On a Tuesday evening in February, in the Mirror Room in the Castle, I saw a friend I had made in Paris. He stood at a table next to me, talking with classmates I sort of recognized. Any other day, I would have waved as I passed him on the Green or given him a short nod...

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March 18, 2013

Student Volunteers Become Home Cook Heroes

By JAYSON FLORES ’14 While most students were heading home for spring break, executive members of Arcadia for a Better Community (ABC) Shannon Goerke ’12, Kate Slenzak ’15, Jeremy Garcia ’14 and Jayson Flores ’14 gathered groceries and prepared to drive into Philadelphia. They were set to take part...

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December 12, 2012

The Amnesty International Club Writes for Rights

By JEN RETTER ’16 Thousands of schools and organizations across America participate in the “Write for Rights,” a letter-writing campaign created to defend victims of human rights violations. On Dec. 3, Arcadia’s Amnesty International club hosted AmnesTEA, a meeting held for any student or member of...

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November 5, 2012

Puro Ritmo Showcases Diverse Dance Styles at Penn Museum

By JEN RETTER ’16 On Oct. 8, just over a month after the start of classes, Arcadia University’s award-winning Latin dance club, Puro Ritmo, gave its first major performance of the year at the Welcoming Reception for International Students and Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania. In spite of...

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October 24, 2012

Classic Fairy Tales Remixed at Mr. Beaver

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 The Mr. Beaver pageant, a longstanding Arcadia tradition, was given a touch of whimsical magic this year as male contestants assumed fairy tale princess or magical creature alter egos. Their escorts took on the roles of prince, sidekick or nemesis in...

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September 28, 2012

After 13-Hour Ride to Glenside Southern Songbird Charms New Fans

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 When Emily Hearn finished the first song of her set, “Two Feet on the Ground,” fans broke into applause for the 22-year-old singer-songwriter. “Thank you so much, ya’ll,” she said with a laugh. “Oh my gosh, I just said ‘ya’ll’! I’m from Georgia.” The...

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