Arcadia University News

April 27, 2020

Community Supports Students in Need Through Arcadia Food Pantry

As the Arcadia University community quickly adapted to the changing educational landscape during coronavirus, departments and offices didn’t forget their dedication to students in need. Throughout the academic year, Knights for Nutrition food pantry serves undergraduate and graduate students who...

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April 23, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: 20 Self-Care To-Dos

Our social media followers shared their favorite self-care practices, creating a "to-do" list for Arcadia community members: Use face masks. Run (inside or outside). Meditate. Listen to music. Give yourself time to relax, even if it's just time on TikTok. Play Animal Crossing. Watch Little...


April 22, 2020

Artist in the Community Course Gets Creative with Online Learning

How do you make an artistic connection at the community and global levels when coronavirus forces the need for social distancing and stay-at-home orders? This is the question pondered by Linda Ruth Paskell , adjunct professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, when the University transitioned...

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April 22, 2020

Henning Provides Wellness, Mental Health Services for Arcadia Community

Final Exam Week is a stressful time for students. It happens each spring and fall when students pour everything they have learned during the semester into measurable assessments. With the pressure to turn in their best academic performance, students often feel anxiety, stress, and worry...

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April 22, 2020

Dr. Rosoff’s Book Shortlisted for Anne Bloomfield Prize

Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Dr. Nancy G. Rosoff ’s recent book, British and American School Stories, 1910–1960: Fiction, Femininity, and Friendship, has made it to the shortlist for the Anne Bloomfield Prize. The book, co-written with Dr. Stephanie Spencer, professor of the History...

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April 20, 2020

Proposed Hybrid Online DPT Program

Arcadia University's College of Health Sciences is developing a hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy program and seeking approval from CAPTE. The program, an addition to the existing accredited physical therapy education program at Arcadia, is in planning for a cohort beginning in Fall 2020 and has...

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April 17, 2020

Countering Racism and Xenophobia

Dear Arcadia Community, We all have been asked to take extraordinary measures in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic. While it is heartening to see communities come together to support one another during this challenging time, it is disappointing to hear reports of a rise in racist and...


April 17, 2020

Pati Hill Catalogue Reprinted for First Solo European Exhibition

Pati Hill’s Letters to Jill: a catalogue and some notes on copying (1979) has been reprinted in an addition of 1,000 on the occasion of “ Something other than either ” at Kunstverein München, the first solo European exhibition of her work since her death in 2014 at the age of 93. This 128-page book...

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April 16, 2020

Hornig ’23 Explores University Sustainability Efforts as Honors Project

Psychology major Jessica Hornig ’23 , a self-professed tree-hugger, wondered: How is Arcadia contributing to a sustainable future? So, for her honors program passion project, she embarked on a journey to learn about the University’s hidden environmental features. In consulting with Tom Macchi ,...

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April 16, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: 12 Tips for Remote Learning

We asked our social media followers to share their remote learning tips: 1. "Stick to a schedule/routine! Give yourself a break when you need it." 2. "Self-motivation is huge. Do some work, and give yourself a reward." 3. "Take breaks!" 4. "'Get dressed' for school work! It'll help you...

April 13, 2020

Actuarial Science Students Named Finalists in Global Competition for Program to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Four actuarial science majors, Hao Huang ’2 1, Shuhan Qiang ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Haoran Zhu ’21 , finished as finalists in an international competition organized by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The annual competition, called the SOA Student Research Case Study Challenge, asked...

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April 13, 2020

Arcadia Sets Sights on Future with Adaptive Strategy

Arcadia University is transforming the higher education landscape through a community-engaged adaptive strategy, ARCADIA 2025 . Over the past two years, the Arcadia community has worked together to build a dynamic and innovative strategy that encourages the University to experiment and take...

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April 13, 2020

The 8th Annual Coming Out Show Goes Virtual

This year’s 8th annual Coming Out Show, created by the “Coming Out” University Seminar, will transition to an online showcase. The course typically culminates with a celebration featuring artwork presentations inspired by the coming out narratives of Arcadia community members, but due to social...

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April 13, 2020

Dr. Appelbaum Co-Edits Book on Effects of Sound in Education

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor of Education, co-edited "Sonic Studies in Education: Echoes, Reverberations, Silences, Noise,” a book that explores the ways in which sound considerations can affect how people recognize, identify, plan, assess, and design educational possibilities within the...

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April 10, 2020

Dr. Noakes to Serve as Interim Director of School of Education

Dr. John Noakes will assume the role of Interim Director of the School of Education, effective June 1. Currently chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Dr. Noakes joined the Arcadia community in 2005 and has served with distinction in a wide variety of roles. He...

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April 10, 2020

Computer Science Students Teach Robotics at Cheltenham, Philadelphia Schools

Computer Science majors Maya Sierra ‘20 , Teresa Ontiveros ‘20 , and Thach Phung ‘20 took their educational Capstone on the road and helped teach Robotics to several local middle and high schools in the Philadelphia area. The students, along with Dr. Yanxia Jia , associate professor and chair of...

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April 9, 2020

Lauren Cain-Baxter '17M Provides Telehealth Counseling, Advice for Self-Care

“When working with clients, l integrate positive psychology as a way to counter the negative things like the grief and sense of loss that they, and many of us, are experiencing,” said Counseling Psychology alumna Lauren Cain-Baxter ‘17M . “But it’s important to recognize the things we have...

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April 8, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Pets Edition

We asked our social media followers to share the fluffy (or scaly... or feathery...) companions that are keeping them #ArcadiaStrong. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Arcadia University ( @arcadiauniversity ) on Apr 8, 2020 at 9:34am PDT The Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC)...

April 7, 2020

College of Health Sciences Pass / Fail Grading Policy

Dear students, faculty, and staff, Due to the unprecedented challenges and disruption brought on by COVID-19, the following College of Health Sciences programs are adopting a pass/fail grading policy for the spring 2020 semester: the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program (based on course...

April 7, 2020

Arcadia’s Grey Towers Castle Crowned as Best Wedding Venue in Montgomery County

A location fit for royalty, Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle was voted Best Wedding Venue in Montgomery County in a public vote by MontcoHappenings, as released on March 27. This is the first time the National Historic Landmark, located in Glenside, Pa., was included in the voting process...

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April 3, 2020

Pass/Fail Policy

Arcadia University has adopted a revised pass/fail grading policy for the Spring 2020 semester. The following opt-in policy applies to all undergraduate students without exception. Individual graduate programs have determined whether to adopt a pass/fail policy for this semester; graduate students...