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August 7, 2020

Arcadia Esports Promotes Gender Inclusion and Diversity

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Recent data from the analytics platform Playgroundz shows that 78 percent of esports teams have no female players among their ranks, yet women comprise half of all video game players. Despite the dominance of male players in the field, Arcadia Esports stands out among its...

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August 6, 2020

International Student Connor Bowey ’23 Joins Men’s Ice Hockey Team

In the 2021-22 academic year, international student and Sports Business Management major Connor Bowey ’23 will take to the ice for the first time since 2019—this time as an Arcadia Knight. Winnipeg, Manitoba resident Bowey barely recalls a time when he wasn’t on the ice. He started skating when he...

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July 24, 2020

Middle Atlantic Conference Suspends NCAA Competition for Fall 2020

After careful consideration of internal and external circumstances and with the health and well-being of each campus and community in mind, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Presidents made the difficult decision on July 24 to suspend all intercollegiate athletics competition through the fall...

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July 22, 2020

Arcadia Athletics To Induct Five into Hall of Fame

Arcadia University will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 10. The ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m., will mark the tenth class to be inducted since the Hall of Fame's inception in 2008. The Arcadia Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is...

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July 10, 2020

Belloff and Rodgers Discuss Esports Plans in SPIN Podcast

Tim Belloff , director of Academic Technology and Esports, and Bill Rodgers ’18 , assistant director of Esports, discussed the University’s Esports program on the competitive gaming podcast Stay Plugged IN (SPIN). Belloff and Rodgers discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the inaugural...

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July 2, 2020

Men's and Women's Swimming Earn CSCAA Spring Scholar All-America Honors

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Arcadia University men's and women's swimming teams for Scholar All-American honors. Arcadia was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. This year's Scholar All-America honor marks the...

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June 15, 2020

Arcadia Athletics and Recreation's Commitment to Action

Dear Arcadia Community, I want to thank community members who have expressed concern and their desire for the Department of Athletics and Recreation to live up to the values of Arcadia University. The Department reaffirms our commitment to take action against systemic anti-Black racism and to...

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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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March 15, 2020

Arcadia Athletics' Statement on Coronavirus Outbreak

The Arcadia University Department of Athletics & Recreation has issued the following statement regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19: Arcadia Athletics is aware of the severity of the coronavirus and working directly with school officials to monitor conditions. While there have...

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March 15, 2020

Arcadia Athletics March 12 Update to COVID-19

The Arcadia University Department of Athletics and Arcadia leadership have been monitoring the COVID-19 virus closely and making adjustments to University activities and events accordingly. This is a difficult and challenging time. As always, the health and safety of our student-athletes is a top...

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March 4, 2020

From the College of Global Studies, March 4

Dear Students, As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, Arcadia University has published a thorough Frequently Asked Questions page on its website. We encourage all students to review it closely, along with the program and country-specific updates on our Coronavirus Updates Blog. These...

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January 30, 2020

Rendé Encourages Inclusiveness and Service Through Tennis

Pam Rendé Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Tennis 2019 United States Tennis Association Middle States Edwin J. Faulkner College Coach of the Year Advice to students: “Use these four years to explore and really learn the different things that you might have an interest in, because you don’t...

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December 6, 2019

Kuch Center to Close for Renovations Dec. 13

Beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the lower-level fitness center at the Kuch Center will be closed indefinitely for the next phase of construction. Then, on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m., the Kuch Center and related indoor athletic facilities—pool, strength training center, upstairs fitness center, track...

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November 21, 2019

Arcadia Explores Year-Round Campus Usage

University representatives from University Relations, Conference and Event Services, Student Affairs, Facilities, Athletics, and Metz Dining Services participated in a panel discussion, 'Maximizing Year-Round Campus Usage,' on Nov. 14 in Radnor, Pa., which was sponsored by Philadelphia Area...

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October 10, 2019

Theater, Athletics Receive Funds to Expand Campus Facilities

The University continues to expand its academic and extracurricular facilities, with more renovations to the Black Box Theater, esports hub, and Kuch Center. This summer, the Arcadia Foundation awarded a $91,000 grant to the University to renovate the Black Box Theater to support Arcadia’s growing...

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September 12, 2019

Costaro ’23 and Family Persevere, Find Place at Arcadia

On Dec. 8, 2016, Tyler Costaro ’23 found his life upturned. His father and role model, Anthony, had suffered a Grade 5 Ruptured Brain Aneurysm while on a delivery route two hours from his family. The Rockville Center, N.Y. resident had only a 1 percent chance of survival. “As a 15-year-old kid, I...

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August 23, 2019

New First-Year and Transfer Students Begin Their Arcadia Journeys

More than 600 first-year and transfer students started their collegiate journeys at Arcadia on Aug. 23. During Move-In Day, faculty, staff, and student-athletes helped carry mini fridges, bedding, books, and other college necessities into Grey Towers Castle and Thomas, Dilworth, Heinz, Kistler, and...

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June 26, 2019

Arcadia University to Add Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey for 2021-22

Arcadia University’s Athletics Department has announced the addition of men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, beginning in fall 2021. Arcadia becomes the fourth Division III college or university in Pennsylvania to offer ice hockey as a varsity sport, and the seventh college or university in...

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June 21, 2019

Athletics Achieves Highest Rank in Directors’ Cup Standings

Arcadia University Athletics ranked near the top third of DIII athletic programs, as ranked by the The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) 2018-19 Learfield IMG Director's Cup standings released on June 12. With four teams making it to the NCAA Tournaments this year,...

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June 6, 2019

Arcadia University to Run with Track and Field Program Beginning Fall 2019

Arcadia University’s Athletics program announces the addition of a Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field program to its intercollegiate offerings, beginning in fall 2019. “It has been our goal for some time to add Track and Field to our sports offerings,” said Brian Granata ,...

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May 10, 2019

Game On! Arcadia University Launches Esports Program for Fall 2019

Beginning in Fall 2019, Arcadia University will launch a co-educational esports program as a varsity sport where gamers will compete as part of Arcadia’s athletic programs. Some games that are being considered for implementation are League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Rocket League...

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