Arcadia University News

October 1, 2010

First-Year Seminar Students Enjoy Stargazing and S'mores

By Jennifer Sargent ’14 On Tuesday, September 14, two of the First-Year Seminar classes went on a field trip together. The Night Skies of Pennsylvania, taught by Dr. Julia Plummer , and Travel to the Stars: Science Fiction From Star Trek, Star Wars, and Beyond! , taught by Bill Meiers , got on a...

September 24, 2010

Dwyer Joins Communications Department

By Marykate Torley ’11 Dr. Michael Dwyer is the newest addition to Arcadia’s growing Communications program. Having recently completed his English Ph.D. at Syracuse University, Dwyer believes his work in communication and media studies is an all-encompassing study of English, fine arts,...


September 17, 2010

Brinker Publishes Article on 'Self-Rental Dilemma'

Thomas M. Brinker Jr. , Professor and Accounting Program Coordinator, published an article in the Sept. 1 Journal of Financial Service Professionals, “The Self-Rental Dilemma: Is Net Rental Income or Loss Active or Passive for Planning.” Brinker states in his Abstract: “Section 469 and the passive...

June 23, 2010

Alumni Leadership Award Goes to Wainwright

Grace Wainwright, Class of 2010, is the recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award, presented at Reunion by the Office of Alumni Relations to a member of the senior class who exemplifies outstanding leadership qualities that promote pride and loyalty to the University. The recipient recognizes and...


March 22, 2010

Obama Speech at Arcadia Was #1 News Story of Week

When President Barack Obama spoke at Arcadia University on March 8—outside his motorcade jeered by protesters and inside his speech cheered by supporters—he made international news by accelerating the dialogue on the passage of health care reforms. It was the #1 news story of that week, propelling...

January 22, 2010

Atkins Book of Op-Eds Released in Paperback

Larry the Liberal Lawyer Lashes Out , a book by Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of journalism, is now available in paperback (ASJA Press) through Atkins book was first published in 2005 and is a collection of Op-Eds and essays that includes politics, law, journalism, current events,...

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January 22, 2010

Orick Smith ’98: Head Basketball Coach at Morrisville

The Nov. 19 Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.) reports that Orick Smith ’98 was hired as the new head boys basketball coach at Morrisville High School. When Smith was at Arcadia, he was the leading scorer (1,511 points) and third leading rebounder (695) in the University’s history. He served as...


January 19, 2010

Lynn Kressel ’70 Shares Thoughts on Casting, Law & Order

By Leandra Cameron ’10 Studying Shakespeare and going to the theater several times a week during her semester in London exposed Lynn Kressel ’70 to “a world of world of possibilities,” she says. Now she’s an Emmy-award winning casting director who runs her own New York-based casting agency and has...

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January 15, 2010

Alumni First Novels Club Makes Buzz in Literary World

By Erin DuBois ’11 When Frankie Mallis ’09M , Donna Gambale ’08 , Janine Leaver-Burgan ’08 , and Sara Kankowski ’09 enrolled in Adjunct Professor of English Gretchen Haertsch ’s Writing for Children Class in Fall 2007, they never imagined that one day they would be interviewing children’s authors...

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January 12, 2010

Frankie Mallis ’09M: Writing the Dream

By Erin DuBois ’11—For Frankie Mallis ’09M , writing a novel began as a dream, literally; but after two and a half years of painstaking labor, she is finally ready to send her first young adult fantasy novel to an agent. During the months of drafting and revising, she discovered that writing is...

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January 12, 2010

Oakman Named Judge in Poetry Chapbook Contest

Tamara Oakman , a student in the M.A. in English program, has been named as a judge for the Black Women’s Arts Festival’s first Poetry Chapbook Contest. “Tamara Oakman’s is a name I’ve seen many times on the internet waves in regards to Philadelphia poetry,” writes Cassendre Xavier, Founder and...

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January 12, 2010

Chauhan Chairs South Asian Literacy Association Conference

Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan, Professor of English and President of the South Asian Literary Association, was mentioned in an article regarding the 10th annual SALA Conference, which was held in Philadelphia Dec. 26-27. As President of the Association, Chauhan was involved in various activities, including...

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