Arcadia University News


May 25, 2016

Arcadia Alum Showcases at Cannes Festival

Arcadia University was represented at the Cannes Film Festival this year, when Ryan Regan ’13 and his production partner Derick Crucius had the world premiere of their short-film Charley Tucson on May 19. “It’s a little surreal,” Regan said, who graduated with a BA in Communications with a focus in...

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May 17, 2016

Slesaransky-Poe Featured as Expert in Inquirer on Gender Nonconformity

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , founding dean of the School of Education, was featured as an expert on transgender and gender-nonconformity issues in The Philadelphia Inquirer on May 14. Slesaransky-Poe said she finds it concerning that the public conversation about the needs of transgender and...

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May 16, 2016

Ahmadi ’16 Selected for U.S. Department of State Critical Language Program

Zahra Ahmadi ’16 , an International Studies major with a concentration in the Middle East and Africa, will learn a year’s worth of Persian in just two months in Tajikistan through the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program. Ahmadi , who is from Afghanistan, is among only...

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May 13, 2016

MSN Highlights Dr. Brown’s Research of Pets on Human Psyche

MSN highlighted research by Dr. Christina Brown , assistant professor of Psychology, on the effects pets have on humans when they feel socially rejected. Dr. Brown, whose study in collaboration with researchers at Miami University in Ohio was published in March by online multidisciplinary journal...

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May 11, 2016

Public Health Students Improve Cooking Conditions for Families in Nicaragua

Public Health students at Arcadia University set out to make a difference in Managua, Nicaragua by building mud stoves for underprivileged families from March 5 to 12. Student organizer Megan Dorris ’18MPH and classmates Christine Taylor ’12, ’18DPT, MPH , Jonathan Lopez ’18MPH , Jose Arteaga ’...

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April 26, 2016

Abbey Ryan Awarded Inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of Art and Design, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018. Ryan was selected for her project “the light, the shade," which examines light/dark...

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April 26, 2016

Moran Appointed to National Forensic Sciences Subcommittee

Assistant Program Director of Forensic Science Kimberlee Moran has been appointed to the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Crime Scene Investigation subcommittee. The OSAC is an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and...

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April 26, 2016

Mitchell Discusses Equine Therapy as PTSD Relief

On April 4, Adjunct Professor of Public Health Dené Mitchell ’13MPH, CCRP discussed her research on equine therapy on the American Indian Living radio show and podcast. Mitchell partnered with Sebastian Riding Associates to develop Riding Free , which seeks to reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...

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April 21, 2016

Dr. Eaton Accepted to NEH Institute for Work on African Diaspora

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and director of Global Learning, was accepted into the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, “ Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities ,” at Indiana University Bloomington, July 6-26. “I am specifically...

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April 20, 2016

Paskell Selected as Artist-in-Residence for Moroccan Art Initiative

School of Education professor Linda Ruth Paskell '81, '96M.Ed. will be the Artist-in-Residency at the Green Olive Arts in Tetouan, Morocco, this July as she continues her photography project, “Color of Poverty.” This project brings awareness about struggles facing women in poverty around the world...

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April 19, 2016

Dr. Riggan Receives Fulbright for Research in Ethiopia

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will study how civic education has been implemented in Ethiopian secondary schools, through funding from the Teaching/Research Fulbright award. During her sabbatical, Dr. Riggan will teach two international research and...

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April 18, 2016

Dr. Mangione Named Professor of the Year

Dr. Kathleen Mangione, PT, PhD, FAPTA , professor of Physical Therapy, has been selected as Arcadia University’s 2016 Professor of the Year. Generally regarded as the most prestigious recognition that an Arcadia faculty member can receive, the Professor of the Year award reflects outstanding...

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April 6, 2016

Six to Enter Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016

Arcadia University will induct six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in a formal ceremony on Oct. 8, 2016, in the Commons as part of Fall Fest/Homecoming Weekend. The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is comprised of five former student-athletes— John Connell '07 (baseball), Traci R. Conrad '98 (...

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March 24, 2016

At Honors Convocation, Students and Faculty Honored for Academic Excellence

At the 2016 Honors Convocation ceremony on March 19, more than 850 students were named to the Dean’s Honors and Distinguished Honors Lists for the spring 2015 semester, while more than 900 were named to the fall 2015 lists. Additionally, 55 students were inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha...

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March 14, 2016

Arcadia Program Earns Award to Expand Program for Students with Disabilities

For the first time, the Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate program at Arcadia University will be able to offer three partial scholarships to current and new students with autism, thanks to the $15,000 award as part of Autism Speaks’ Brian & Patricia Kelly...

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February 2, 2016

Akgumus ’15M Receives Prestigious Genetic Counseling Award

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation announced that Gozde Akgumus ’15M will receive the Carolyn Mills Lovell Award at the 2016 ACMG Annual Meeting on March 10 in Tampa, Fla. The prestigious award, presented annually to the researcher who submits the highest-rated...

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January 1, 2016

SGB Welcomes New M.B.A. Alumni Association Board

Members of the M.B.A. Alumni Association Board: Jeff Frazier ’14M, Noreen McDonough ’15M, Liz Zimmer ’14M, Brian Bulman ’12M, Ashley Jones ’15M, Samantha Hobson ’10M, Inessa Gerstman ’11M, and Marco Ward ’98, ’11M Arcadia University’s School of Global Business welcomed a new M.B.A. Alumni...

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December 22, 2015

Dr. Paradis Publishes on African-American Cavalry in Civil War

Dr. James M. Paradis , adjunct professor of history, published “Men of Nerve: The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War” in the December 2015 issue of Military Images , a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. Paradis writes on the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, one of...

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December 3, 2015

Campus UKNIGHTS for Inaugural Day of Giving

On Dec. 1, nearly 700 Knights around the world joined together in support of Arcadia. The inaugural UKNIGHT 1 Day of Giving, a campaign supporting graduate and undergraduate programs, scholarships, and study abroad, exceeded its goals, with 695 donors contributing $48,920 in a 24-hour period. Part...

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November 16, 2015

For Sixth Consecutive Year, Arcadia University Ranked First in U.S. in Study Abroad

For the sixth consecutive year, and for the seventh time in the past eight years, Arcadia University is ranked first in the U.S. in study abroad participation, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report. Arcadia earned the recognition based on the percentage of...

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November 16, 2015

Women's Soccer Wins ECAC South Championship for Third Straight Year

The top-seeded women's soccer team claimed its third consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Championship on Nov. 15 with a victory over second-seeded Lebanon Valley. Melia Ochsner ’16 was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The Knights are the third...

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