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May 22, 2020

Mark Dean Quoted for Psychotherapist Expertise on Dreams

Mark Dean , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in a March 13 WHYY article for his expertise in dream analysis as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia. The news story originated as a segment on The Pulse , a weekly health and science podcast. In discussing dreams and their...

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May 21, 2020

Bonacci '20 Reimagines the Art of Theater During Social Quarantine

By Caitlin Joyce '20 While theater productions around the country have halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting graduate Laura Bonacci ’20 has kept the spirit of performance going through live sketches, illustrations, and motion graphics to capture the essence of dance...

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May 20, 2020

Dr. Goretsky Authors Book Chapter and Presents on Online Education

Arcadia’s Dean of Students Dr. Andrew Goretsky contributed a chapter to the new book Online & Engaged: Innovative Student Affairs Practices for Online Learner Success published by National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Dr. Goretsky authored Chapter 7 of the book,...

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May 20, 2020

Arcadia Adopts SAT-Optional Policy for Class of 2025

Arcadia University will join more than 1,100 universities and colleges nationwide with a standardized-test optional admissions policy beginning with current high school juniors applying for the Fall 2021 semester. In collaboration with University leadership, a working group of Arcadia faculty,...

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May 20, 2020

Pan African Studies Announces Winners of African American Folklore Competition

The annual African Folklore Competition, sponsored by the Pan African Studies , asks students to compose an original folktale with elements of African storytelling. On May 7, Lashanna Bryant ’21 , Eric Hamada ’22 , Tiara Moore ’21 , Tessa Kilcourse ’20 , and Shakiya Smith ’23 were announced as...

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May 19, 2020

Online ABA Certificate Program Ranked Top in Country

Arcadia’s Online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate has been ranked nationally by the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Guide as one of the best online programs for this subject area. Offered through the University’s School of Education, the fully online program was ranked among...

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May 18, 2020

Hall Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management

Following a national search, Rakin Hall —a higher education expert with more than 20 years of success and strategic management at institutions such as the University of Utah and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC)—was appointed vice president for Enrollment Management. Hall’s...

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May 15, 2020

Arcadia Celebrates 40 Under 40 Alumni Honorees

Arcadia University is proud to announce its biennial “40 Under 40” for 2020. This is the second class of extraordinary professionals under the age of 40 who are making strides in their careers to shape the future of the industries they serve, to bring change to their local and global communities,...

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May 13, 2020

Alumni Association Elects Two New Council Members

The Arcadia University Alumni Association Leadership Council will welcome two new members: Maya Johnson ’97 and Stacey Downey ’88 . Both begin their tenure on June 1. Voting for the Leadership Council election opened on April 17 and continued until May 1. During that time, members of the Arcadia...

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May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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May 7, 2020

Graphic Design Students Help Produce Covers for MFA Students’ Books

Arcadia art students have collaborated to create book covers for the manuscripts written by students in the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Creative Writing as part of a cross-disciplinary project. The project was spearheaded by Christian Patchell , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing...

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May 7, 2020

Dr. Scott Publishes in Toxicology Journal on Abuse of Drugs Among Prisoners in Scotland

Dr. Karen Scott , director and associate professor of Forensic Science, published an article in the March 2020 issue of the Oxford University Press’ Journal of Analytical Toxicology titled, “An Insight into Gabapentin and Pregabalin in Scottish Prisoners.” The article was based on a study done with...

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May 7, 2020

In Memoriam: Walter E. Blankley

Walter E. Blankley, a beloved member of the Arcadia University community and husband of Life Trustee Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H , passed away on April 27. Together for 67 years, Walter and Rosemary established an extraordinary legacy at Arcadia, defined by a lifetime commitment to higher...

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May 6, 2020

Arcadia Collaborates with Senator Haywood for Online Social Change Course

Arcadia University and Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood are offering a free, self-guided learning opportunity for area high school students interested in social change. Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant , director of the Office of Social Impact and Innovation, and Senator Haywood are co-instructing...

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May 6, 2020

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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May 5, 2020

Planning for the Fall

Dear Colleagues, I hope that you are approaching the end of the spring semester with a sense of accomplishment and relief. The way you’ve worked together to complete the semester and meet the needs of our students has been inspiring to witness. Thank you for all of your energy and effort. I want to...

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April 30, 2020

Health Care Workers Find Emergency Lodging at Arcadia’s Princess Elizabeth House in London

The College of Global Studies is helping medical students at Whittington Hospital in Highgate, London, as they fight the COVID-19 virus. The Princess Elizabeth House , across the street from Whittington Hospital, is providing local accommodation at no charge to key emergency health care workers who...

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April 29, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Virtual Capstone Edition

We asked our social media followers to sum up their senior thesis in one sentence: 1. "I'm writing about how genetic tests (like 23andMe) affect identity." - Kiara Jacoby '20 2. "I looked at the Public Sphere and WikiLeaks, the Pentagon Papers, and Edward Snowden." - Mary Pat Murray '20 3. "A...

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April 28, 2020

U.S. Rep. Dean, Human Rights Activist Prendergast to Receive Honorary Degrees at Commencement

Arcadia is excited to present honorary doctoral degrees to U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean (PA-4th) and human rights activist John Prendergast at the University's 2020 Commencement ceremonies, planned for Sept. 26. Representative Dean will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws, while Mr...

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April 28, 2020

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...

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April 28, 2020

Dr. Skilton Appointed Director of CTLM

Dr. Ellen Skilton , professor of Education, has been appointed the inaugural Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentorship (CTLM) at Arcadia University, effective June 1. Dr. Skilton will be responsible for assembling a team of faculty, staff, and student partners to support...

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