Arcadia University News

May 15, 2012

Gemma DiCasimirro ’12: From ‘Seventeen’ to NBC

By Amanda Card ’12 It was only her senior year of high school when Gemma DiCasimirro ’12 applied and was accepted to be a Seventeen Magazine Reader Reporter, the first of many steps toward a promising future in media and communications. Once focused on pursuing a career in magazines, DiCasimirro...

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April 17, 2012

‘A Spectacular Sight from Above’: Students Tour Inquirer Building with Atkins

By Michael Schwartz ’14 As Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Sally Downey described the newspaper’s history and daily operations, Larry Atkins ’ awestruck students took in the massive press room—the chaos of papers strewn across desks and the rigid geometry of all the cubicles creating a dizzying...

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February 3, 2012

News-Item: Video Communications Major Named to Dean's List

On Jan. 30 the News-Item (Shamokin, Pa.) reported, "Amy Besser, a 2011 graduate of Mount Carmel Area HIgh School, has been named to the dean's list at Arcadia University for the fall semester with a 4.0 grade point average. She is majoring in Video Communications."

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January 31, 2012

Delaney Coaches the 2012 Big Four Lacrosse Clinic

Andrew Delaney , Head Coach of the Men’s Lacrosse Team, is among the 12 coaches who will be instructing at the 2012 Big Four Lacrosse Winter Clinics held at Cabrini College each Sunday in the month of February. The clinic, which is open to all high school athletes, is a recruiting event and will...


January 13, 2012

The Epoch Times: Torley ’11 Provides Office-to-Party Tips

Marykate Torley ’11 recently wrote an article, Transform Office Drab to Party Fab , which appeared in the Epoch Times on Dec. 24. Torley, who gradated from Arcadia with a B.A. in Print Communications, is earning a master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University.

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December 21, 2011

Women's Soccer Players Drosdak, Law named NSCAA All Region

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has announced it's NCAA Division III Women's Soccer All Regional teams for the 2011 season with Brittany Drosdak '12 and Jackie Law '13 featured among the three team selections. Graduating senior center back and the team's captain in 2011,...

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December 21, 2011

Montgomery News: Student on First Year Study Abroad Program Helps Mom Meet Pen Pal

The Montgomery News recently featured an unlikely connection spanning oceans as well as decades. When Scott Rossiter '15, a Global Media Studies major, elected to participate in the First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) in London, it gave his mother, Pam, an opportunity to meet her long-time...

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December 16, 2011

Both Men's and Women's Soccer on NSCAA Academic Award List

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its annual College Team Academic Award for 2011. For the second straight year, Arcadia University's men's and women's soccer teams have earned this outstanding academic honor. A total of 789 soccer teams (218 men, 571 women)...

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December 16, 2011

First Year Seminar Examines Identity and Adaptation Through 'Billy Elliot'

Chris Mullin , Adjunct Professor of Communications, recently led a trip to the Pennsylvania Academy of Music to see Billy Elliot as part of her First Year Seminar, Exploring Cultural Identity Through Media. The course explores mass media from around the world and how it shapes cultural identity...

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December 2, 2011

Who Let the Goonies Out? Whoosh Go!

By Mrs. Bauer Soccer Mom The Philadelphia Union has Sons of Ben. Arcadia Basketball has the Glenside Goonies. And Kuch Center was rockin' as the season kicked off on Wednesday. "We want to make it ultimately the toughest place to play in conference and be as loud as possible for 40 minutes. Our...

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November 17, 2011

Delaware Online: Feggans '07 Founds Promotion Company

Delaware Online recently interviewed Christopher Feggans ’07 , founder of the independent entertainment company BlkUmbrella. The company provides video, editing and promotion in addition to events, as reported by contributor L. Burner. Chris: I got started in 2007 when I graduated from Arcadia...

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November 15, 2011

Coordinating Smiles: Wagner ’12 Interns with Leukemia Society

It’s been a busy semester for Megan Wagner ’12 , who juggles a full course load with her duties as senior staff writer for The Tower , Arcadia's student-run newspaper, and peer mentor for a First-Year Seminar , all while fulfilling her internship requirement. But internships are nothing new to...

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October 28, 2011

Not Wind Nor Snow: Jephson Is Ready for Dome Season

On Thursday, the Bulletin tracked down Jack Jephson , Director of Intramurals and Recreation, to chat about the Dome and the new season of Intramurals and Recreation. After a long week, which included assisting in the resurrection of the Dome, overseeing an epic three-hour Matball game benefiting...


October 18, 2011

Minkus ’09 Lands Dream Job at National Constitution Center

Elizabeth Minkus ’09 , Catering Sales Manager for Brulée Catering at the National Constitution Center , has the job of her dreams and is relishing Philadelphia's young professional scene. Living independently in the Rittenhouse Square District of the city, she feels fortunate for her achievements...

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October 18, 2011

Brownell Reaches 100 Victories at Helm of Arcadia's Women's Soccer Program

Rick Brownell reached the 100-win milestone as head coach of Arcadia University Women’s Soccer’s program with the Knights' 2-1 victory over visiting Lycoming College on Saturday. Brownell is one of two active Arcadia head coaches to reach or surpass 100 wins; Linda Detra, entering her 19th season...

September 30, 2011

Global Media Graduate Embarks on 11-Month Journey to Explore the World

Rose Huber ’11 , who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Global Media in May, is preparing to embark on an 11-month journey spanning 11 countries with The World Race, a division of the Adventures in Missions organization. In January, she will join a 60-member group to serve communities in many...

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September 8, 2011

'Forget Me Nots−For Him,' Writes Card '12 in Work & Lifestyle Magazine

"Your relationship with your lover is one of the cornerstones of a happy balanced life. Keep love strong with nice manly surprises," writes Amanda Card ’12 in Philadelphia's Work & Lifestyle magazine in an article on "Forget me nots—For Him." "So what gifts genuinely surprise him, make him '...

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June 24, 2011

Fehon's Radio Roots Began at Arcadia

By Larry Atkins Former Communications major Jason Fehon ’03 is one of the rising young stars in Philadelphia radio. Fehon has been the Producer of the popular Pierre Robert radio show on WMMR 93.3 FM since 2004. He also has his own on-air program on Saturday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. As a Producer...

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May 27, 2011

Atkins Quoted On Philadelphia Writer's Conference

Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism, was quoted in The Montgomery News on May 24. He comments on the Annual Philadelphia Writer’s Conference, which is being held June 3-5 in Philadelphia Atkins says it’s always exciting to see people come back each year and looks forward to seeing and...

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March 8, 2011

Arcadia Helped Hewitt Pursue Career in PR, Writing

By Larry Atkins As a Public Relations professional, Sandi Hewitt ’07 uses her writing and organizational skills to touch the lives of many people. Hewitt works as a Social/Therapeutic Recreational Director and Event Planner for the Hollinger Group, which is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She...

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March 4, 2011

Strauss: Tasting Her Way Through Careers as a Culinary Writer

By Marinda Morgan Wood ’07 Amy Strauss ’07 developed an understanding of the business world while studying Print and Video Communications at Arcadia. She continues to use that knowledge, along with the skills and experience she’s gained, to excel in her work as a culinary writer and, as she says,...

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