Arcadia University News


June 26, 2013

Justice Studies Conference at Arcadia Focuses on Community Building and Restoration

From May 30 to June 1, Arcadia hosted the Justice Studies Association (JSA) conference, an event focusing on building, restoring, and teaching communities. The conference included a panel discussion about the Inside-Out program at Arcadia, a national endeavor that increases opportunities for men...

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April 1, 2013

Register Now: Acting Course Takes Students Behind Prison Walls

For students in the course “Inside-Out: Acting Behind the Walls,” all the world’s a stage—even when behind prison walls. This life-changing class developed by Celeste Walker , Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts, brings college students together with incarcerated individuals to study as peers in a...

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February 11, 2013

Van Horne to Present at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting

Dr. Sheryl Van Horne , Assistant Professor and Director of Criminal Justice, Director of Global Security and Emergency Management, will present “Justice Betrayed: Framing the Outcome of Justice on Oxygen Network’s Snapped ” on March 23 at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in...

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September 26, 2012

Van Horne Presents Two Papers at European Society of Criminology Conference

Dr. Sheryl Van Horne presents two papers at the 12th annual European Society of Criminology Conference in Bilbao, Spain, Sept. 12-15. The abstract for the first paper, “When Children Are Killed: Child Homicide in the U.S.,” follows: Although child homicide deaths account for only about ten percent...

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August 29, 2012

Inside-Out Program Explores Social Justice Through Yogic Path

What happens when you put a dozen students in a room with a dozen incarcerated individuals to practice yoga? It's up to Arcadians to find out. “Living Your Yoga” is a course offered through the national Inside-Out program. It takes students behind the walls of the Philadelphia Detention Center to...

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May 10, 2012

Big Fork Eagle: U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist to Pursue Double Major at Arcadia

Big Fork Eagle (Big Fork, Mont.) reported that Amber McDaniel , an incoming member of the class of 2016, was one of 550 semifinalist chosen out of 3.2 million students in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, the highest academic honor in the country. McDaniel will pursue a double major in...

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March 29, 2012

Philadelphia Fox29: Loury Speaks on Racial Profiling

Dr. Doreen Loury , Assistant Professor of Sociology, was a guest on Channel FOX 29 Philadelphia for a Race In America segment on March 29. Joined by Bill Anderson, radio host at 900am WURD, Loury spoke on the topic of racial profiling in response to news related to the Trayvon Martin shooting,...

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March 23, 2012

Exoneree Takes Center Stage at Wrongful Convictions Forum

By Ashley Gast ’12 Faculty, students and members from the community were invited to attend a panel discussion on eyewitness mis-identification and wrongful convictions Tuesday night in the Commons Great Room. The forum was led by Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s legal director Marissa Bluestine,...

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March 2, 2012

Arcadia University Gets a Nod from ‘Scottsboro Boys,’ PA Innocence Project

Arcadia University, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project (PIP) was mentioned in the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Scottsboro Boys Playwise program, which ran at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Jan. 20-Feb.19. PIP teamed with the Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project (PCRP)...

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November 29, 2011

Criminal Justice Major Lands Prestigious Federal Internship

By Purnell T. Cropper Three years ago Ashley Gast ’12 arrived on campus with a plan: study biology and then pursue a master’s degree and career in forensic science. But she had a change of heart after taking Dr. John Noakes ’ First-Year Seminar Contested Convictions: Exploring Claims of Actual...

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September 27, 2011

Van Horne Presents Papers at Criminology Conference in Lithuania

Dr. Sheryl Van Horne , Assistant Professor and Director of Criminal Justice, attended the European Society for Criminology Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, from Sept. 21 to 24. She moderated two panel sessions and presented two papers. The annual conference presents an overview of the latest...

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June 15, 2010

Neafsey Receives 2010 Senior Golden Disc Award

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 At Reunion on Friday, June 4, Stephen A. Neafsey ’10 was presented with the Senior Golden Disc Award for demonstrating a lasting commitment and dedication to Arcadia University and inspiring the admiration of his classmates. The Senior Golden Disc Award is presented to a...

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