Arcadia University News

October 7, 2011

Hundreds of Barefoot Students Flood onto Haber Green

An estimated 600 shoeless feet were the first to rush onto the sparkling new grass as President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III —barefoot and brandishing a bullhorn—led the countdown for students lined up with scissors to cut the ribbon and lead the flood onto Haber Green to celebrate the opening of the...

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September 23, 2011

North American Clean Energy Notes Arcadia's Use of Geothermal Systems

North American Clean Energy recently released an article, “Exploring the Advantages of PEXa-based Geothermal Systems,” which mentions Arcadia University as being on the forefront of implementing this alternative to traditional geothermal piping systems. It’s true that many installers are more...

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September 2, 2011

New Fitness Center Attracts 300 Participants Opening Day

Just in time for the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, the new Fitness and Commons Sports Training Center officially opened on Aug. 31. Attracting more than 300 participants in the first day, the renovated, two-story facility offers a variety of equipment and is for everyone, from the casual...

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July 1, 2011

A Message from Tobey Oxholm

July 1 To All Members of the Arcadia Community: Though I remain on the West Coast for a few more days before Kim and I get on the train to come back home, I wanted to start this special day with this note to you, my new Arcadia family--Arcadia’s faculty and staff. I feel incredibly lucky to have...


July 1, 2011

Reunion 2011: Alumni Awards and Presentations

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Director of Alumni Relations Total Combined 5-year Reunion Gift from All Reunion Classes $6,676,488 50th Reunion Class Gift A special part of Reunion is the presentation of the 50th Reunion Class Gift to the University. This class gift is composed of all the annual and...

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June 30, 2011

Reunion 2011 Recap

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Director of Alumni Relations A beautiful June 4th weekend welcomed more than 250 alumni and guests who returned to campus to celebrate their Reunions, with classmates Sue Decker Fenimore ’61 coming from as a far away as Washington State and Anita Elefant Renaud ’71 coming...

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May 10, 2011

Read It Online: Spring 2011 Arcadia Magazine

The Spring 2011 online issue of Arcadia magazine is now live at . Read about Arcadia students’ journeys and the University’s groundbreaking undergraduate curriculum. Discover Dominica’s bumpy road to a sustainable economy and learn about students’ research on the island’s...

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April 22, 2011

Kuch to Close for Fitness Center Construction

In preparation for construction, the Kuch Center Gym and Fitness Center will be closed for the summer, effective May 10, 2011, at 5 p.m.; the Lenox Pool will be closed for the summer, effective April 29, at 4 p.m. New facilities--the Commons Fitness Center and the Sports Training Centers--are...

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April 8, 2011

Two Rigs Drilling Their Way Across Kuch Field

A pair of drill rigs rolled onto campus Monday night, rumbling past the New Field along Easton Road during a women's lacrosse game. The rigs were headed for Kuch Field, which used to be an athletics field and now is a construction site as the new University Commons takes shape. Since drilling began...

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April 1, 2011

Geothermal Well Drilling Set to Start Monday

Drilling likely will begin on Monday, April 4, on 42 geothermal wells that will use the sustainable energy source to heat and cool the new University Commons. The wells will cover about two-thirds of the field area in front of the new student center. The work is expected to take several weeks,...

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March 11, 2011

Drilling for Sustainability: Geothermal Wells

In early April, the next stage of the University Commons student center construction will be under way—approximately 400 feet underground—as drilling for the 42 geothermal wells begins. Updating the age-old practice of harnessing natural and renewable energy, the geothermal units will use the earth...

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February 18, 2011

Newly Enclosed Pavilion Provides Comfort for All Seasons

As the University Commons construction continues, there are supplementary projects being completed, which are designed to augment the beauty and comfort of Arcadia’s Glenside Campus. Recently, the picnic pavilion, located between the tennis courts, Dome and baseball field, has been enclosed in...

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February 16, 2011

Arcadia Magazine Includes Poll About Fairy Tale Wedding in Castle

The Winter 2011 online issue of Arcadia magazine is now live at . Read about couples that met at the University and take a poll to design a fairy-tale wedding in the Castle. View online exclusives, including a live stream of the University Commons construction, a slideshow of...

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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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August 31, 2010

Claim Your Space on the Fence for New Student Center

As Sarah Schwartz ’10 watched the fence go up and work begin on the new University Commons Student Center, her first thought was, "How can students be a part of this?" The answer she came up with—"Get their names on the fence and be a part of the Campaign for the new Student Center." Coming in Fall...


July 20, 2010

Auritt Excited About University Commons

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 “It feels right to be able to provide for others in an institution you believe in,” says Dr. Joycellen “Jey” Young Auritt ’71 , who serves as Co-Chair of the Major Gifts Subcommittee for the Campaign with fellow Trustee Jo Bennett . Auritt considers her involvement with At...

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June 23, 2010

Construction: Kuch Hospitality Suite Makes Way for Commons

For those on campus this summer, watching the activity around the University Commons construction has been fascinating. A common refrain, “Why am I so fascinated by bull dozers and dump trucks that I have to keep checking to see what’s happening?” Maybe it’s compelling to watch because so much is...

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June 15, 2010

Steele Receives Golden Disc Award for Meritorious Service

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Margaret Wright Steele ’80 was presented with the Golden Disc Award for Meritorious Service at the Alumni Awards Presentation at Reunion on Friday, June 4. Steele was elected to become the second Arcadia alumna to be named Chair of the Arcadia University Board of Trustees,...

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June 15, 2010

50th Reunion Class Works Toward Naming Commons Bridge

A special part of Reunion is the presentation of the 50th Reunion Class Gift to the University. This class gift is composed of all the annual and planned gifts and bequests from members of that class for the past five years. Extraordinary gifts, both large and small, reflect the generosity of this...


June 8, 2010

Commons Construction: A Peek into the Castle Tunnel

Tunnels and trenches are the keywords for work this week on the University Commons. And the campus got a rare peek into the infamous Castle tunnel–visible standing at the Brubaker entrance. A trench along the Dining Complex side of the field will soon contain the University’s electrical power and...

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June 2, 2010

Commons: Work Begins on Electrical, Fiber and Water Lines

Bulldozers and backhoes are hard at work on the University Commons, and this week most of the work is infrastructure—electrical ducts, fiber and communications network, and water, sanitary and groundwater lines. One of the initial projects is to reroute the main electrical duct bank, which...

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