Arcadia University News


February 5, 2015

Basketball Standout Brown Earns Sam Cozen Award

Men’s basketball player Joe Brown was honored at the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association luncheon on Feb. 3 with the Sam Cozen Award, which is presented to seniors in recognition of their performance on the court and in the classroom. The award is named after Sam Cozen, longtime...

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November 20, 2014

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher , an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16 , Lydia Li ’16 , Christine...

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November 20, 2014

Arcadia Students Volunteer at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Robert Buscher , an adjunct professor who teaches Japanese cinematography at Arcadia University, is programming director for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF). At this year’s PAAF, he enlisted the help of Arcadia students, including Fatimah Cassim ’16 , Lydia Li ’16 , Christine...

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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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July 31, 2014

6ABC: Deshpande Discusses ‘Boyhood’

Brock Koller ’05 reviewed Boyhood , a film that captures a coming-of-age story that was shot over a 12-year period, for 6ABC. Koller, a student of Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , professor and chair of media and communication, interviewed for the article. He and Deshpande discussed how the film’s format...

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April 30, 2014

Guest Lecturer, Author Talks Nation Branding With Students

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 “Nation” may conjure a multitude of images: a country’s flag, food, subcultures, patriotism, innovations—any number of things that define experiences within its boundaries. The word “brand” is often associated with clothing, electronics, fast food franchises, even credit...

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April 7, 2014

Nollywood (Cinema from Nigeria) Expert Lectures at Arcadia University, April 9, 11

Akpor Otebele, an expert on Nollywood (cinema from Nigeria) and director of the Arusha African Film Festival , will lecture at Arcadia University on an overview of African cinema using specific examples of Nollywood features, practices, and culture. Wednesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...

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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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January 2, 2014

Retter ’16 Has USA Today College Writing Cited in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently quoted Jennifer Retter ’16 in its Nov. 15 University Directory article, “Living at Home Not As Bad As Some Students May Think.” On Nov. 12, Retter contributed a piece to USA Today College , “My mom is my R.A.: 10 perks of being a commuter student” in which she...

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September 30, 2013

Huffington Post: Atkins Explores a Troublesome Aspect of the Federal Media Shield Law

Larry Atkins , journalist and adjunct professor of media and communication, explains and critiques an amendment to the Free Flow of Information Act, the third federal shield law that Congress has considered, in an article for Huffington Post , “Federal Media Shield Law Should Extend to Unpaid...

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June 27, 2013

Newsitem.com: Besser ’15 Awarded the Provost’s Prize

As she prepared for her upcoming study abroad experience at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, Amy Besser ’15 was awarded the Provost’s Prize, given to the Arcadia University sophomore with the highest cumulative average in three semesters. The video communications major ’s...

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June 27, 2013

USA TODAY College: Dumlao ’15 Teaches Internship Etiquette through ‘Mad Men’

If you’ve had trouble deciphering right from wrong at your internship, you might benefit from watching the televisions series Mad Men. Frances Dumlao ’15 , a Global Media major with a concentration in new media journalism, explains how she’s mastered proper office etiquette—not through seminars on...

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March 25, 2013

USA Today College: Issac ’14 Speaks Out About Poverty Among College Students

On March 20, USA Today College published an article by Print Communication major Christopher Issac ’14 . “My journey: Going to college while going into poverty” focuses on Issac’s struggle to maintain emotional and financial stability in the wake of his parents’ divorce. I never became homeless,...

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March 20, 2013

Moves Like Madison: An Interview with Band of Artists

Sutie Madison ’11 , Director of Band of Artists , studied painting throughout college. However, a course with Alan Powell inspired her to focus on another expressive medium—video—and challenged her to think about dance and disability differently. In her first assignment for the class, Madison, who’...

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March 15, 2013

Arcadia Professor Presents Free Lecture on Tacita Dean and the Soul of Film, March 20

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication at Arcadia University, presents “Tacita Dean, Celluloid, and the Soul of the Film: Analog and Its Other”on Wednesday, March 20. The free lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room, with a reception at 6 p.m...

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February 15, 2013

Deshpande Puts Tacita Dean’s ‘JG’ in Context

Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, recently posted a reflection on Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition, JG : a film project by Tacita Dean . Having briefly spoken with the artist before her the film's debut and lecture on Feb. 7, Deshpande...

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February 4, 2013

Deshpande on ‘FILM’: Dean Keeps the Celluloid Medium Alive

On Jan. 31, Dr. Shekhar Deshpande , Professor and Chair of Media and Communication, published "Tacita Dean-The materiality of the signifier" on His Blog, World Cinema . The article addresses FILM , Tacita Dean's 2011 installation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, and the artist's return to celluloid...

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January 29, 2013

Tedesco ’15 Trains for Music Industry Success

Brittany Tedesco ’15 has never known life without music and couldn’t imagine a future without it. So, looking to merge passion with profession, she set her sights on the ever-changing music industry. Interested both in music production and performance, Tedesco knew she would need the right...

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November 16, 2012

Epoch Times: Torley ’11 Covers de la Renta's Couture for Kids

Epoch Times featured an article by Marykate Torley ’11 titled "Oscar de la Renta’s Couture for Kids" on Nov. 11. The piece recaps the spring 2013 children's wear runway show. Torley earned a B.A. in Print Communications from Arcadia University in 2011 and is currently pursuing a master’s with Full...

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October 10, 2012

Torley ’11 Publishes Article on Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

On Oct. 3, The Epoch Times published "Two Major Beauty Companies Lead in Cruelty-Free Compassion," an article written by Marykate Torley ’ 11. Torley reports on John Paul Mitchell Systems and Urban Decay, companies that have refused to sell their lines in China, where animal testing is required for...

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October 5, 2012

Mixer Offers New Students Path to Major, Career

The student-run event connected freshmen to Career Education staff and services. By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 As students attending the Career Education Mixer sank comfortably into the Stein Fireplace Lounge's patterned chairs, Jayson Flores ’14 offered an energetic greeting and a...

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