Arcadia University News


August 29, 2012

Dwyer Presents on Media Nostalgia in Online Scholarly Forum

Dr. Michael Dwyer , Assistant Professor of Media and Communication, will present “Raphael Saadiq’s Soul Memories” on Thursday, Aug. 30, as part of In Media Res , an online scholarly forum about contemporary approaches to studying media. The presentation is part of this week’s theme: media nostalgia...

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August 15, 2012

Philly Post Features Atkins Article on Human Exploration of Mars

On Aug. 10, Philly Post published "We Should Be Packing Our Bags for Mars Right Now" by Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism. The article follows the landing of Curiosity, the $2.5 billion Mars rover, and speculates about sending humans to the Red Planet in the future. Despite the risks,...

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August 10, 2012

Dwyer Publishes Paper on Recontextualization of 'Oldies' in Reagan Era Films

Dr. Michael Dwyer , Assistant Professor of Media and Communication, recently published “The Same Old Songs in Reagan-Era Teen Film” in the summer 2012 issue of Alphaville. The abstract follows: This article examines the recontextualization of 1950s rock in the form of “Oldies” in teen films of the...

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July 9, 2012

Republicanherald.com: Dicasimirro ’12 Graduates with Individualized Major

Republicanherald.com reported on July 8, that Gemma Marie DiCasimirro ’12 graduated from Arcadia University summa cum laude with an individualized bachelor's degree in strategic communications on May 18. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Phi Beta Delta International Honor...

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June 19, 2012

Color Amidst Concrete: Keswick Coffee House Displays Photography by Greene ’12

Photography can be a lonely enterprise. But Mountain-climbing, city-roaming adventurer Jared Greene ’12 is perfectly content in whatever environment he finds himself in, as long as he's snapping pictures. He arrived at this realization as he studied in Scotland and Australia through Arcadia’s...

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June 14, 2012

Newsitem.com: Besser ’15 Named to Dean's List

Newsitem.com reported on June 14, "Amy Besser, a 2011 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School, has been named to the dean's distinguished list at Arcadia University for the spring semester with a 4.0 grade-point average. She recently traveled to London, England, for the spring preview. She is...

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June 11, 2012

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch: Taylor ’14 Vies for the 'Miss New Jersey' Title

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch reported that Jennifer Taylor ’14 is competing for the title of Miss New Jersey at the Miss New Jersey Pageant, held at Music Pier, June 14-16. At Arcadia, Taylor is a Communications major and President of Arcadia University's Equestrian Club. Her Pageant platform is "To...

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June 11, 2012

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch: Taylor ’14 Vies for the 'Miss New Jersey' Title

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch reported that Jennifer Taylor ’14 is competing for the title of Miss New Jersey at the Miss New Jersey Pageant, held at Music Pier, June 14-16. At Arcadia, Taylor is a Communications major and President of Arcadia University's Equestrian Club. Her Pageant platform is "To...

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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...

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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...

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